ROCKVILLE, Md., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FedStore Corporation, a leading IT solutions provider, today announced the appointment of Skip Trahern, a 27-year industry veteran, as President. Mr. Trahern is charged with leading FedStore during its period of unprecedented growth and assembling a team of industry experts to take FedStore to the next level.
"From the success that the Company has had with the NASA SEWP IV contract, it was apparent that there was a great deal of pent up demand for what we do best," said Mr. Trahern. "Our areas of expertise match and anticipate the government's growth areas. As a certified and verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, I'm pleased that we have an excellent track record of performing on time and on budget. We also have a long time working relationship with the most trusted and innovative companies in the industry including Apple; Hewlett Packard; Cisco; Dell; IBM; VMWare; Symantec; and Microsoft. This is an exciting company with unique opportunities and challenges and I'm delighted to help FedStore grow."
"Skip is our 'man of the hour,'" said Jack Cayouette, Founder and CEO. "We look to Skip's experience and expertise to help us staff and grow the Company in a number of areas. We welcome Skip to the FedStore family."
Mr. Trahern brings over 27 years of experience in the federal, state & local, educational and healthcare marketplaces along with a demonstrated track record in building organizations, strategic planning and driving revenue and profitability.
Prior to joining FedStore, Mr. Trahern was a Region Manager at Cisco where, in two years, he grew Cisco's business over 55% at the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice.
Prior to Cisco, he spent 24 years at Hewlett Packard (HP) in positions of ascending responsibility culminating in his role as Vice President and founder of HP's public sector and education business unit for the Company's imaging and printing organization. He grew that organization from 12 employees to over 150 and drove revenues in excess of $2.5 billion.
Mr. Trahern holds a B.A. degree in Marketing and Finance from the University of Maryland and has participated in advanced executive education studies from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Business School and the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business. He has served as a board member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and of Hewlett Packard's Grant Board.
FedStore Corporation is an award-winning, emerging leader providing innovative public sector information technology (IT) solutions from the most respected and predominant names in the industry designed around healthcare, enterprise network infrastructure, storage, video teleconferencing, and both cyber and physical security. As one of 38 contract holders on the seven-year, multi-billion dollar NASA SEWP contract, FedStore is the leading Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) SEWP IV contract holder.
FedStore is a privately-held, (ISO) 9001:2008 certified, Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) certified and verified SDVOSB. Located in Rockville, MD, a suburb of Washington, DC, the Company has increased its revenues since its inception and in 2010 was a $167 million solutions provider.
CRN, a leading publication and website dedicated to the IT Channel, chose FedStore as its 2010 Public Sector Award Winner and Federal Integrator of the Year. Further, FedStore was the top ranked company on Washington Technology's 2010 Fast 50 fastest growing businesses and among the top 50 on the 2009 Inc. 500 fastest growing privately-held companies in America. For further information, please see http://www.fedstore.com.
SOURCE FedStore Corporation