Firoz Lalji is chairman of the board of directors of nfrastructure. Firoz is also president, CEO, and co-founder of Zones, Inc. Throughout the company's 30-year history, Firoz has provided the vision and leadership necessary to transform Zones into a global solutions provider and award-winning business enterprise.
In addition to Zones, Firoz owns the Fana Group Companies, an investment holding company operating in the United States and Canada. Prior to his tenure at Zones, Firoz was the founder, president and CEO of Kits Cameras, Inc., which he built into a chain of 225 stores across the U.S. and Canada. He sold Kits Cameras in 1997, and joined Zones as CEO in 1998.
Firoz was born in Uganda and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree (Economics) from the London School of Economics in 1969. He attended Harvard Business School from 1991 to 1993. He serves on multiple advisory boards, including the board of directors of US Bank of Washington, the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, the London School of Economics, and the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Firoz is also founder and chairman of the Program for African Leadership (PFAL) Foundation www.pfalfoundation.org, which grants scholarships to African students. Additionally, Firoz runs the Program for African Leadership at the London School of Economics.
Daniel T. Pickett III
Daniel T. Pickett III is president and chief executive officer of nfrastructure. Mr. Pickett was appointed chief executive officer in July of 2008 and has served as chairman of the board from 2005 through October 2016. Mr. Pickett is also president of Hudson River Capital Holdings, a private investment company.
Prior to joining nfrastructure, Mr. Pickett was senior vice president and general manager of Enterprise Banking Solutions at ALLTEL, which he joined following the acquisition of ACE Software Sciences, a software company he founded in 1995. Mr. Pickett began his career in 1990 with KeyCorp in Albany, New York. At KeyCorp, Mr. Pickett held a series of positions in technology and operations. He played a key role on KeyCorp's M&A team, responsible for integrating the retail delivery platforms and networks of more than a dozen acquisitions over a five year period and rising to vice president. While at KeyCorp, Mr. Pickett was also responsible for the company's Advanced Technologies Division.
Mr. Pickett holds a degree in industrial and management engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Mr. Pickett is a trustee of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and serves on the boards of the Pickett Family Foundation, Vanguard Behavioral Solutions, Albany Medical Center, and Albany Medical College.
Gerald Anderson is chief financial officer (CFO) at nfrastructure and was appointed in June of 2014. Mr. Anderson is responsible for overseeing nfrastructure's accounting, finance and treasury activities and helping set strategy for financial growth targets.
Prior to joining nfrastructure, Mr. Anderson was CFO at Plug Power, a public company in the alternative energy field. While at Plug Power, Mr. Anderson helped restructure the company on a focused growth path while overseeing all accounting, human resources, IT, manufacturing and supply chain activities. Prior to Plug Power, Mr. Anderson was both treasurer and director of finance for Intermagnetics General Corporation where he led numerous acquisitions and growth strategy initiatives. Mr. Anderson has also worked as CFO for a venture capital company and for over fifteen years in various financial roles with KeyCorp. Combined, he has over thirty five years of financial experience with a heavy emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and helping companies grow profitably.
Mr. Anderson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of Arizona and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in New York State. He lives in Clifton Park with his wife and three daughters. Mr. Anderson has served on the Boards of Gilda’s Club and the Cloud Institute of Sustainability Education.
Bill Morrissey is executive vice president of sales at nfrastructure. In this capacity he is a change agent and primary catalyst in helping nfrastructure become a top choice of the world’s best brands. He gains insight into target markets to determine strategic fit, and then leads the company’s pursuit plans in these critical markets by aligning the efforts of sales, operations, and the appropriate business partners into a comprehensive sales platform that continues to deliver sustained double digit growth. This focus on execution in markets served results in the conversion of mindshare to market share, the creation of long term relevance based on lasting relationships that leverage mutual trust, and sustainable value for the nfrastructure brand.
Mr. Morrissey has thirty five years of extensive experience in sales, customer relationship management and operations in the information technology industry and with the United States Air Force. He joined nfrastructure in 2004 and has held numerous positions including vice president of business development and chief operating officer. He served as director of services sales for North America at Alcatel-Lucent and spent twenty years at IBM as a certified client executive and sales director managing cross functional teams covering some of North America’s largest commercial and public sector clients. Mr. Morrissey served as an officer in the strategic air command for five years as a senior missile combat crew commander – instructor/evaluator, earning a regular commission and a top secret ESI level 6 security clearance. Mr. Morrissey has a master's degree in business administration from the University of Missouri and an undergraduate degree from St. Michael's College. He has furthered his education through various executive programs at Harvard Business School, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and Wharton Business School. He is married to his College Sweetheart, has 4 children, and resides in Upstate NY.
Chris Pickett is senior vice president of business strategy for nfrastructure. He has held this position since January of 2016. In this role Mr. Pickett is responsible for corporate development and sales strategy. With his extensive history at nfrastructure, Mr. Pickett provides the executive team with valuable insight and perspective as it relates to sustained revenue growth. Mr. Pickett has served in various roles during his tenure at nfrastructure including most recently as vice president of sales and marketing. He held that position from July of 2012 through January of 2016 during which the company averaged 35% year over year growth. Mr. Pickett was responsible for the direction, development, and management of nfrastructure’s sales and marketing operations. The role included the cultivation of sales strategies and the implementation of programs to assist in meeting the company’s overall sales objectives.
Prior to his role as vice president of sales and marketing, Mr. Pickett served as managing director for nfrastructure, focusing on major strategic initiatives. These initiatives included business development and account management for high-profile accounts. In this role Mr. Pickett oversaw more than 50% of nfrastructure’s revenue.
Mr. Pickett holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management with concentrations in entrepreneurship and finance from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). He resides in Mechanicville, NY with his wife and three children.
Anthony Riccio is vice president of product strategy and partner channels for nfrastructure and was appointed to this position in July of 2012. Mr. Riccio is responsible for providing strategy and direction on the hardware, software, and services partners nfrastructure works with to deliver solutions to customers. In this role his focus is on executing an end-to-end strategy with technology partners to bring industry-leading technology to customers as they solve business problems and gain a competitive edge in the market place. Mr. Riccio is responsible for $82M+ in product revenue derived from the resale of industry leading hardware and software products.
Prior to joining nfrastructure in January of 2009, Mr. Riccio was global account manager for Juniper Networks where he had global responsibility for a $22M+ service provider territory comprised of companies like Bloomberg, Vonage, and the NYSE Euronext. During his 5 years at Juniper Networks he worked with large service providers and enterprises to build and expand their highly resilient Global MPLS-based network infrastructures. Mr. Riccio began his career in 1984 with IBM Corporation in White Plains, New York. At IBM, Mr. Riccio held a series of positions in accounting and finance before moving into technology in IBM's field sales organization. As part of IBM's field sales organization, he held various positions including systems engineer, network specialist, project executive, and regional sales manager. During his sixteen years with IBM, Mr. Riccio supported many Fortune 100 companies like KeyCorp, New York State, Fleet Bank, and General Electric in their implementations of mission-critical voice and data networks upon which they relied upon to run their businesses. Mr. Riccio holds a degree in accounting from Bentley University.
Gerald Goff is nfrastructure's vice president and general manager of mission critical projects. Mr. Goff joined nfrastructure in 2015 and is responsible for leading the continued expansion of nfrastructure’s ultra-low, low and medium voltage construction business. In conjunction with expanding these current competencies, Mr. Goff is responsible for developing new business opportunities in areas parallel to, but not currently part of the company’s core business portfolio.
Prior to joining nfrastructure, Mr. Goff was Director of Site Construction and Infrastructure for GLOBALFOUNDRIES, the world's first full-services semiconductor foundry. In this capacity, Mr. Goff had full responsibility for project definition, business need, scope, budget and schedule. He was responsible for management of capital budgets totaling in excess of $2.5B. Mr Goff has also held positions with AMD, Asyst Technologies, and Texas Instruments and brings close to thirty years of industry experience to his role at nfrastructure.
Mr. Goff holds degrees from Texas State Technical College and Arizona State University and has completed leadership development at Harvard Business School.
Jennifer Perrotta is the senior vice president of services for nfrastructure. In this role, Ms. Perrotta is responsible for the solutions developed for nfrastructure customers as well as their successful implementation and execution through organizational leadership and alignment. She is accountable for the key performance indicators that drive customer satisfaction and growth while maximizing overall financial health for the services organization. Ms. Perrotta began her career with nfrastructure in 2007 as the manager of the project management office and solution design, was promoted into the role of director of product development in 2010, and then to vice president of operations in 2013 where she sustained exemplary customer satisfaction and financial health during significant company growth periods.
Prior to joining nfrastructure, Ms. Perrotta began her career with IBM in 2001 in New York, NY as an IT Specialist and later moved into project management where she attained project manager professional (PMP) certification in 2005 and became an IBM-certified senior project manager in 2007. Ms. Perrotta was responsible for a portfolio of over $150M, including of IBM’s largest financial services customers, as well as multiple, sizeable retail customers. Ms. Perrotta was also responsible for the education, solution design and pricing of new business in this market to increase IBM’s global project portfolios and revenue. Ms. Perrotta holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science from Boston College. Throughout her time as a student at Boston College, she was a division I scholarship athlete, 1997 big east rookie of the year, and captain of her team for two years.
Amy Buckley Harlow
Amy Buckley Harlow is the senior vice president of human resources and administration at nfrastructure. Ms. Harlow was appointed to this role in 2007 and is responsible for all phases of Human Capital. Ms. Harlow joined nfrastructure in 2006 as director, technical staffing.
Prior to joining nfrastructure, Ms. Harlow worked in the staffing and recruiting industry, most recently with NESCO Accounting & Finance, a national staffing firm where she successfully launched the Albany, NY branch. Ms. Harlow began her career in 1993 with a regional pharmacy benefit management company which generated over $275M in annual revenue. There she held several accounting & financial management roles including corporate controller. During her tenure, Ms. Harlow played a critical role in the development of corporate policies and processes as well as the integration of financial processes upon the sale of the company to a publicly traded firm.
Ms. Harlow received her Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Siena College and bachelor of science in accounting degree from the State University of New York at Oswego. She holds the Human Resource Certification Institute designation of a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and the Society of Human Resources Management designation of SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-CSP). Ms. Harlow served on the executive committee and board of directors for the Capital Region Human Resources Association (CRHRA) and is a past president of the Albany chapter for the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).
As Chief Technology Officer, Michael Martin oversees nfrastructure's senior engineers and technologists, leads the development of new technologies and services, and is responsible for nfrastructure's internal IT strategy and operations. Mr. Martin brings fifteen years of industry experience to his role at nfrastructure, with deep experience leading complex enterprise technology initiatives, building high performing teams, and optimizing IT resources to improve company performance.
Prior to joining nfrastructure, Mr. Martin held a variety of senior technology leadership roles including directing a nationwide business intelligence consulting practice and leading product development for NY State's $7.5B wholesale electricity e-commerce marketplace. Mr. Martin holds multiple technology and IT process optimization credentials, including ITIL and Lean Six Sigma certifications and also certified experience with data center technologies and cloud services.
Mr. Martin received a Master of Business Administration degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Kevin O’Neil is chief accounting officer of nfrastructure. Mr. O’Neil was appointed chief accounting officer in June 2014. He has served in roles as both chief financial officer and corporate controller.
Prior to joining nfrastructure, Mr. O’Neil was chief financial officer of a regional construction firm, where he directed all fiscal functions of the operation. Mr. O’Neil began his career in 1994 as a CPA for a prominent CPA firm in Tech Valley. In this role, Mr. O’Neil was dedicated to helping clients achieve business success by helping them establish practical and sound tax and financial processes.
Mr. O’Neil received his Bachelor of Science in accounting from the State University of New York at Oswego. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.