Who We Are
AHEAD delivers the speed and flexibility in IT that your business demands, while driving the efficiency and security that it requires.
Let us transform how and where you run applications and infrastructure. From strategic consulting, to implementation and managed services, we create tailored solutions at all stages of your enterprise cloud journey.
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
Chief Technology Officer
Eric Kaplan is the Chief Technology Officer at AHEAD and a 20-year industry veteran with expertise in infrastructure, automation, storage, virtualization, and enterprise cloud.
Eric Kaplan is the Chief Technology Officer at AHEAD, a leading provider of IT consulting and enterprise solutions focused on enterprise service management, cloud, DevOps, security, and data center infrastructure. A 20-year industry veteran, Eric has seen the impact that innovation in these domains has on clients—making them more nimble, transformative, and customer-focused.
With expertise in infrastructure, automation, storage, virtualization and enterprise cloud, Eric helps to define and execute AHEAD’s go-to-market strategy, as well as establish and expand its technology and emerging startup partnerships through his relationships with the venture capital community in Silicon Valley and Israel.
In addition to managing both the AHEAD Services and Pre-Sales organizations, Eric oversees the AHEAD Lab and Briefing Center, a highly dynamic and sophisticated multi-vendor lab environment. The lab offers a hands-on experience, enabling clients to explore innovative and emerging technologies and interact with industry experts to help find a guiding strategy for executing cloud solutions in the enterprise.
Prior to joining AHEAD in 2010, Eric served in Sales Engineering, Product Management and Strategy roles at Dell EMC (formerly EMC). Eric began his career at InstallShield Software Corporation.
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
Tom Pohlmann joined AHEAD in 2017 as CMO responsible for brand, messaging, demand generation, events, and media relations.
Highly regarded in the technology sector as an innovator and thought leader, Tom excels at guiding businesses through transformations in their strategy and go-to-market efforts. He has 25 years of experience, including leadership roles at data and analytics solutions providers, as well as 14 years at Forrester Research, where he ran the IT research and advisory business unit, plus corporate strategy and marketing.
Areas of Expertise
Marketing & Branding
Digital Business Transformation
Analytics and Customer Insights
Publishing & Public Speaking
Kellogg Graduate School of Northwestern University, Master of Management in Marketing and Finance
University of Dayton, Bachelor of Arts and Science