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Leadership Team

The Team effectively solving business and IT challenges enabling the agility and flexibility your organization needs to thrive.

Richard C. Ricks

Founder & CEO
Richard Ricks, founded Silver Tree Consulting & Services in April 2014. He is responsible for the company’s strategic plan, consulting partners and assuring client relationships are excellent.
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Tony Doye

Tony Doye’s breadth and depth of experience across both the IT services industry and corporate business disciplines makes him ideally suited to the role of President for Silver Tree Consulting & Services.
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Dan Larson

COO & Managing Director, Strategy Execution
Dan oversees Silver Tree’s Account and Delivery management for all client engagements, working closely with all practice and category leads, putting in place the capabilities needed for excellence in delivery and scalability.
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Cliff Strickland

CTO, Managing Director, Technology Optimization
Cliff leads Silver Tree’s Managed Services (Applications, Infrastructure, and Cloud capabilities) working closely with clients, partners, and our practice and category leads to deliver reliable, scalable, next-generation managed services to our clients.
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Heidi O’Leska

CMO and Practice Lead, Branding & Marketing
Heidi O’Leska drives the marketing strategy at Silver Tree. She also leads branding & digital marketing strategies for our clients.
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Tim Blythe

Senior Partner, Technology, Strategy & Operations
Tim is an inspirational leader, bringing 30+ years of experience focused on growth and organizational/operational effectiveness to Silver Tree.
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Timothy P. McNamara

VP, Client Services
Tim McNamara is a seasoned Senior Executive with more than 40 years of success across the IT, manufacturing, aerospace, and defense industries.
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John E. Petronzi

Client Engagement Partner & Practice Lead, Intelligent Automation
John Petronzi is an executive with extensive experience in successfully managing technology businesses, developing business value propositions for global fortune 1000 corporations and leading teams of diverse business technology professionals to achieving challenging goals.
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Patrick Savard

Practice Lead, ServiceNow IT Service Management
Patrick Savard has extensive experience in technology leadership, with strong capabilities in IT Service Management (ITSM) and IT Program Management.
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Vickie Price

Practice Lead, Human Resources
Vickie is fortunate to have been able to work in a profession that she loves for most of her adult life. Starting with her first job as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, she’s served in leadership roles, helping organizations to make the most effective use of their people.
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Gary Cokins

Practice Lead, Enterprise Performance Management
Gary Cokins (Cornell University BS Industrial Engineering/Operations Research; Northwestern University Kellogg MBA) is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author in enterprise and corporate performance management (EPM/CPM) systems.
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John Tomeny

Practice Lead, IT Asset Management
John Tomeny is an internationally recognized IT Asset Management standards author and educator. He provides Software & IT Asset Management and Optimization services to Silver Tree clients, helping organizations to significantly reduce their spend on SaaS, on-premise licensing and hardware.
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