About AHEAD

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

Daniel Adamany
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

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

Entrepreneurship
Strategy
Sales

Education

University of Wisconsin-Madison Bachelor of Science (B.S.) – Mechanical Engineering

Eric Kaplan
Chief Technology Officer

Eric Kaplan joined AHEAD in 2010 as the Chief Technology Officer managing AHEAD’s consulting and service delivery organizations. In this capacity…

Eric Kaplan

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

Cloud Computing
Storage
Virtualization
Business Development
Product Management

Education

Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) – Information Systems

Tim Frank
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

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

Cloud Computing
Solution Sales
Financial Structuring – ROI/TCO

Education

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
Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Szafran joined AHEAD in 2016 as the CFO overseeing finance and operations. He has over 25 years of financial management experience and…

Andrew Szafran

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
Process Improvement
Capital Markets & Banking
Mergers & Acquisitions

Education

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

We’re a collaborative, innovative, and driven team inspired by learning.