Dan Porcaro is a founder of PSM and is our resident business strategy expert. He is passionate about helping businesses grow and has spent the past 25 years growing and developing companies.
In 1991, Dan began his strategy career as an Executive Director at Lansystems, a nationwide network integration firm headquartered in New York City. His region quickly grew into one of the most profitable regions for the firm.
Recognizing his talent, Workgroup Productivity Corporation (WPC), a Lotus Notes consulting firm, asked Dan to help grow their firm, nationalize their services, and locate a buyer. Over the course of a 3-year period, Dan was able to accomplish the strategic growth plan and find a buyer for the firm. However, after the transaction was complete, Dan felt a pull to create something more.
From 1998 through 2012, Dan founded and ran Project Leadership Associates (PLA), a business and technology consulting firm headquartered in Chicago. Using his vast experience in business strategy, Dan was able to grow PLA from a single employee to a successful firm supporting 250 employees, six offices nationwide, and $50 million in revenue.
Dave Stolarek rounds out the PSM team as our resident sales, marketing, and telecommunications expert with over over 15 years of experience in all three industries.
Over the course of his career, Dave has held a variety of prestigious direct sales, leadership, and executive positions. He began his foray into enterprise telecommunications at Global Crossing (now called Level3) in 1999, managing partnerships with some of the world’s largest consumers of IT and communications services.
After over 13 years at Global Crossing, Dave served as the Senior Vice President of Global Sales for Inteliquent (formerly Neutral Tandem/Tinet), a Chicago-based $300 million global voice data and IP transit business.
In 2013, Dave ventured out on his own and opened d2 Consulting, Inc., an IT and infrastructure consulting company specializing in telecom expense management, network sourcing, and cloud service integration. He grew d2 Consulting into a successful and thriving business before joining friends and fellow businessmen, Dan Porcaro and Mike Mete in founding PSM Partners, LLC.
A testament to the PSM work ethic and overall experience, our technology expert and founder, Mike Mete, began his IT career as a Help Desk Consultant at Project Leadership Associates (PLA).
Over the next 15 years, Mike spearheaded the growth and development of PLA’s Managed Services offerings. What began as a small, local consulting group swiftly grew into one of the largest national practices within the National MSP Marketplace.
In each of his many roles, Mike has proven that he is both a tech leader with a passion for helping businesses develop a strong technical infrastructure to support their business goals. Most Recently, Mike consulted for a National MSP to structure, enhance, and refocus their SMB Operations.
Jay brings 15 years of experience within the Technology Services, Staffing and Talent Management Industries. His resume of work includes long term relationships within the Fortune 500 space, providing resources for application development, business intelligence/big data and network/infrastructure. Jay has an equally impressive tenure working with mid-market businesses, providing similar services and helping companies scale. Prior to joining Porcaro Stolarek Mete Partners, Jay worked for a $10 billion IT consulting firm where his responsibilities included building talent strategies for customers and providing alternative IT delivery solutions. Jay’s passion is developing long-term relationships with his clients and building trust, providing transparent communication and working to consistently exceed their expectations. Jay regularly exceeded sales targets and was recognized as a President’s Club top performer while in direct business development roles. When Jay is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, living in downtown Chicago. He also enjoys golfing and an occasional ski trip to Colorado.
With over 10 years of experience, Frank Anderson is uniquely qualified to lead PSM’s Managed Services Practice. During his career, Frank has held just about every technical position from the service desk up to running Operations for multiple companies. Frank has been responsible for sourcing, implementing, and managing a variety of technology initiatives for professional services firms, associations and manufacturing companies with a focus on small and mid-size businesses.
In his current role at PSM, Frank is primarily responsible for delivery oversight of PSM’s managed services groups, as well as client relationship management and business development. Prior to joining PSM, Frank worked for Internet Brands overseeing operational delivery of web solutions and media websites for their key Health SMB vertical. Prior to Internet Brands, Frank worked for a local MSP focused on small businesses. He honed his technology skillset while working with owners and executives to build their IT initiatives and technology roadmaps. He worked his way up to Director of Operations, transforming and overseeing the entire technical practice.
With over 20 years of experience across a broad landscape of solutions and industries, Jon brings deep capabilities to lead the Solutions Integration practice at PSM. Over the course of his career, he has helped transform countless businesses from an on-premise approach to hybrid and cloud first organizations. Broad experience with Azure, AWS, Rackspace, and Microsoft Office365 allows Jon to partner with clients to select the best solutions for their business needs.
Prior to leading the Solution Integration group, Jon worked as a senior solutions architect guiding organizations to understand and transition to future-state technologies and platforms. With deep experience in Hyper-V, VMware and networking, Jon applies this knowledge to solve the complex challenges facing clients today.
Always looking to get in front of a room of clients and whiteboard a solution, Jon's passion for discovery and solution generation is apparent with all clients he works with. When not at a whiteboard, Jon is passionate about family and Chicago sports.
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