Who We Are
AHEAD is a consulting company that helps enterprises transform how and where they run applications and infrastructure.
From strategy, to implementation, to ongoing managed services, AHEAD creates tailored cloud solutions for enterprises at all stages of the cloud journey.
We’re driven by a belief that cloud adoption and acceleration is a crucial component of enterprise innovation, and we’re committed to finding opportunities to enable IT to better enable business.
Why Enterprises Choose AHEAD
Cloud Solutions Expertise
We are cloud experts who are transforming business through consultative engagements, intellectual property, executive briefings, and thought-leading events.
Our partners are leading technology companies who we have carefully selected for their ability to deliver immediate and long-term value to our clients.
Our Enterprise-First Perspective
Our flexible approach to cloud adoption and acceleration is designed with enterprise needs in mind. We create solutions that address complex challenges such as:
- Leveraging existing investments while adopting emerging technologies
- Building consensus on an approach and timeframe for cloud adoption across the organization
- Addressing organizational changes and skill gaps created by cloud transformation
The AHEAD Lab and Briefing Center
Hands-on experience with emerging technologies is what enables us to develop the solutions our clients require.
The AHEAD Lab is where we evaluate and provide feedback on new partner technologies, and where our clients can interact with industry experts and test technologies before implementing them in their environments.
Meet Our Leadership Team
Founder & CEO
Daniel Adamany is the founder and CEO of AHEAD. In this role, he is responsible for company vision, strategy, and execution, engaging directly with clients…
Daniel Adamany is the founder and CEO of AHEAD. In this role, he is responsible for company vision, strategy, and execution, engaging directly with clients and partners to ensure that AHEAD continues to meet and exceed expectations. Daniel started AHEAD with the goal of creating a company that could provide true, comprehensive technology solutions to enterprise clients. He is very passionate about AHEAD’s core values: collaborate, innovate, drive.
Before founding AHEAD in 2007, Daniel served in several different roles at EMC after starting his career in sales at IBM.
Daniel is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and created the Moving Lives AHEAD foundation with his wife, Kate. He is also involved in several entrepreneurial ventures within various industries, including real estate, hospitality, and entertainment.
Areas of Expertise
University of Wisconsin-Madison Bachelor of Science (B.S.) – Mechanical Engineering
Eric Kaplan joined AHEAD in 2010 as the Chief Technology Officer managing AHEAD’s consulting and service delivery organizations. In this capacity, Eric guides his team in evaluating clients’ business and technological requirements in a rapidly evolving landscape. In turn, his team develops and delivers solutions for enterprise organizations looking to drive adoption and accelerate the move to agile and cost-efficient platforms within their own data centers and the cloud.
Additionally, Eric manages AHEAD’s Lab environment, its internal IT department, and AHEAD’s technology partnerships.
Prior to joining AHEAD, Eric served in many IT-oriented roles at EMC, a technology industry market-leader, where he was responsible for architecting next-generation data center solutions and driving technology strategy.
Areas of Expertise
Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) – Information Systems
Executive Vice President of Sales
Tim Frank joined AHEAD in 2008 to help build the company’s sales organization. As the Executive Vice President of Sales, Tim is responsible for AHEAD’s revenue growth…
Tim Frank joined AHEAD in 2008 to help build the company’s sales organization. As the Executive Vice President of Sales, Tim is responsible for AHEAD’s revenue growth and execution, partnerships, and most importantly, customer satisfaction. Prior to joining AHEAD, Tim spent 7+ years with EMC, a technology industry market-leader, in both sales management and account management positions leading sales and engineering teams all across the United States. In these roles, he received several national awards for leadership and achievement as a top performer year after year.
Tim has also been a guest lecturer for sales management in the MBA program at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois
With over 20 years of experience in sales, sales management, and revenue execution, Tim’s proven track record and vision have been invaluable to AHEAD’s growth as a premier technology company.
Areas of Expertise
Financial Structuring – ROI/TCO
DePaul University - Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business,
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A)., Finance and Entrepreneurship - Graduated with Honors
University of Wisconsin-Madison Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Andrew Szafran joined AHEAD in 2016 as the CFO overseeing finance and operations. He has over 25 years of financial management experience and has acted as a CFO for both privately-held and public companies since 2002.
Andrew brings a wealth of experience from a variety of industries; most notably, business services, value-added distribution, telecommunications, and private education.
He has a strong track record helping enterprises grow successfully while delivering the highest levels of service and value to their customers.
Areas of Expertise
Finance & Accounting
Planning & Analysis
Capital Markets & Banking
Mergers & Acquisitions
The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business,
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A)., Finance & Accounting
Cornell University, College of Arts & Sciences Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Government