Dan joined the Palitto Consulting Services, Inc. (PCS) team in October, 1998 as a career change from finance and sales positions in the Cleveland area. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Miami University with a major in Finance. The story of how Dan came into contact with PCS is unique. His wife Debbie was working at a PCS customer and she thought her husband would be a great asset to the PCS team!
Since joining PCS, Dan helped found and grow Small Business Technologies, Inc. (SBT). SBT is focused on serving the unique needs of small businesses. He particularly enjoys the variety of opportunities and challenges afforded as a consultant and an account manager. His passion is helping businesses achieve their goals through the effective use of technology. Dan is NET+ certified and is also certified in a number of vendor specific technologies including offerings from ShoreTel, VMWare, Netgear and Microsoft. He is a Cisco Certified Sales Expert and has earned the ITIL V3 Foundation certification. Dan has received a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Certification, a Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT1) Certification, Configuring Windows 8.1 Certification, and an Entersays Certified Specialist Routing and Wireless Certifications. Dan serves as a mentor in the PCS and SBT teams. He also serves on the PCS, SBT and Intelligent Systems Integration, Inc. (ISI) leadership teams.
Dan has served on the Advisory Committee for the IT curriculum at ITT Tech in Strongsville, OH for the past 9 years. He is a member of the Northeast Ohio Small Business Server Partner Group and also volunteers for Junior Achievement of America.
Customers often express their appreciation of Dan’s caring attitude. He is often described as “empathetic.” Customers also appreciate his willingness to create solutions within their budget. One of Dan’s exceptional strengths is in his ability to explain the business benefit and return on investment (ROI) of a technology to a non-technology person.
Dan enjoys traveling across the country and abroad with his family. They have visited Italy, Switzerland, France and Scotland along with a good number of U.S destinations as well. He is also heavily involved in leadership roles in his church and the Tres Dias Christian Community. Continuing his first love of his younger days, he always keeps an eye out for local and professional soccer activities and spends several evenings each week at a local gym.