About AHEAD

Experts in Enterprise Cloud

The AHEAD Difference

The AHEAD team shows me every time that they care about our well-being and want to make sure we succeed on all fronts. I truly feel they are a partner and not a vendor.

Dan Kirkwood, Director, Global IT Hosting and Operations GroupAdient logo

We educate on the possible.

Our clients lack the time to keep up with emerging and evolving technologies. Thru investment in our labs, briefings program, and engineering resources, we uncover advanced capabilities and solutions that are achievable today.

We manage the balancing acts.

Our clients face difficult tradeoffs between demands for innovation and requirements for operational excellence. We help navigate competing objectives, delivering speed and flexibility along with savings and security.

We bridge both worlds.

Our clients weren’t born in the cloud. They require a mix of on- and off-premises resources. We maintain deep roots in the data center, but have invested heavily in cloud, enabling us to build solutions that span these two worlds.

We provide the blueprints.

Our clients are on the hook to deliver better services for less, which takes time and can’t be fulfilled by a single project. Our Enterprise Cloud Delivery Framework(c) accelerates timelines and successful outcomes.

We stitch it all together.

Our clients have complex environments. We specialize in stitching together service management, cloud, data center, and security into holistic solutions that address technical, operational, and financial objectives.

The AHEAD team shows me every time that they care about our well-being and want to make sure we succeed on all fronts. I truly feel they are a partner and not a vendor.

Dan Kirkwood, Director, Global IT Hosting and Operations GroupAdient logo

Leadership

Daniel Adamany

Founder & CEO

Eric Kaplan

Chief Technology Officer

Tim Frank

Executive Vice President of Sales
Andrew Szafran

Andrew Szafran

Chief Financial Officer

Tom Pohlmann

Chief Marketing Officer

Michael Hoehne

Chief People Officer

The Fundamentals

2007 AHEAD Founded

10 Offices

300 Employees

350 Successfully Completed Engagements

500 Clients Served

60 Technology Partner Solutions with Deep Expertise in IT Infrastructure

Careers at AHEAD

Our collective purpose is to learn, grow, and win together.

Enterprises Choose AHEAD

AHEAD has served more than 500 clients in building and managing their enterprise clouds.

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Improved Day 2 Operations on AWS

Creating a more predictable, secure, and responsive public cloud.

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Digital Transformation on Azure

Delivering a standardized, secure, and scalable analytics offering using Azure.

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Creating a Platform for Innovation

Law firm BGD creates a platform to support world class client service.

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Improving Utilization with Converged Infrastructure

Vollrath achieves 90 percent server utilization and provides a more unified IT backbone.

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Using Automation to Reduce Provisioning Time

Rockwell reduces provisioning from eight weeks to 30 minutes.

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Architecting the Hybrid Cloud

Consumers Energy applies VMware tools along with Puppet and GitHub to reduce costs and speed delivery.

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Better Together

AHEAD partners with 60 technology providers, all geared toward optimizing the enterprise cloud.

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AHEAD is an AWS Premier Consulting partner, having attained the DevOps and Storage Competencies. The designation recognizes AHEAD as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member who delivers both technical proficiency and proven client success with AWS.

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AHEAD is a Gold Cloud Platform Competency partner with Microsoft Azure. To achieve this status, businesses must submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects, meet a performance commitment, and pass technology and sales assessments.

AHEAD maintains deep competencies in all Cisco product lines, including networking and security. We earned the Cisco Advanced Security Architecture Specialization in 2017, and have formed an entire practice supporting Cisco’s AppDynamics platform.

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Since its inception in 2007, AHEAD has been a key partner of DellEMC. We’re honored to have won the DellEMC Extraordinary Partner of the Year award in 2018.

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AHEAD is a Gold Status Partner for both Sales and Service, thanks to our demonstrated success in selling and implementing the ServiceNow platform, and maintaining high customer satisfaction scores.

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Since its inception, AHEAD has been a key partner of VMware. We’re honored to have won the Americas Partner Innovation Award in the category of Professional Services.

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