We did not believe that enterprises should accept as adequate performance the fact that mobile devices regularly dropped their connections to their most important applications. We did not believe that terminal emulation software should require the purchase of another software tool to manage and remotely control telnet sessions and update configurations. Because of this, we introduced our next generation terminal emulation and advanced session management product to address these issues.
From our headquarters in Irvine, California, StayLinked serves customers throughout the world with an extensive network of value-added resellers and device manufacturer partners. The StayLinked team has earned our company a reputation for high-quality products that just work and a level of customer support that creates the highest level of customer loyalty.
At StayLinked, we continue the innovative efforts that first led to the development of our uniquely designed, purpose-driven software, and we take great pride in our continuing ability to serve the diverse needs of our partners and customers.
Gary took over as President and CEO of StayLinked Corporation in August 2013, following the untimely passing of the company’s founder, Dave Griffith. Previously, Gary served as the corporate Senior Vice President and General Counsel, with responsibilities that included providing advice and counsel on corporate direction, governance, contractual relations, and commercial, employment, and litigation issues. He also served as Vice President of Business Development, and as the Product Manager for the company’s StayLinked software product, leveraged his extensive experience in the areas of technical business practices and procedures, as well as business relationships.
Prior to joining the company in 2004, Gary practiced law for 25 years, primarily in the areas of commercial and corporate transactions, as well as civil litigation. As a sole practitioner with a successful law practice, he served as the company’s corporate counsel on an outsourced basis from its inception in 1991. Gary received a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a law degree from Western State University College of Law, where he served as Editor-In-Chief of the Law Review. He has been a member of the California State Bar since 1978.
Dan joined StayLinked in 1995 and served as Vice President of Client Technical Resources before becoming President. Dan brings over 20 years of extensive technical and business experience with information technology. His technical experience includes systems analysis, acquisition, implementation, management, operation, and maintenance. Business aspects of his IT experience include the implementation and integration of EDI, ERP, and e-commerce systems.
Prior to his career with StayLinked, Dan served as IT Manager on an outsourced basis for a $1.5 billion major refrigerated and frozen food manufacturer. As part of that engagement, he was responsible for all IT activities at 12 manufacturing and distribution locations nationwide. Dan began his IT career as a system operator, later becoming a programmer analyst for an automotive wheel manufacturer. From 1987 to 1995, Dan served as IT Manager for a large food manufacturer and distributor.
Justin Griffith is the CTO of StayLinked and is responsible for driving StayLinked’s overall product roadmap and strategy. A proven leader and a major contributor to StayLinked’s recent global expansion, Griffith joined StayLinked as a technical support specialist in 2004. Shortly thereafter, he implemented the company’s first channel technical enablement program. His close interaction with customers and the partner channel fueled the feedback he leveraged as Product Manager for the next decade, and in 2014, he led the company’s release of modernized terminal emulation, StayLinked SmartTE. In 2017, Griffith conceptualized and directed the implementation of the industry’s first terminal emulation hardware automation framework.
Griffith is regarded as an important voice in the areas of technology adoption and migration, and he has emerged as a thought leader in a market facing the challenges of Android migration and IoT disruption. His guiding principle—to always remember the human element—has reinforced StayLinked’s reputation as an innovator in helping companies move to new technologies and optimize productivity.
Jay has more than 15 years of experience in developing and promoting products and brands to the enterprise mobility market. As Vice President of Marketing, Jay is responsible for the overall strategic and tactical direction of StayLinked's marketing, communications, and public relations activities. He oversees the development and enhancement of StayLinked's image and position in the industry and works closely with strategic partners and resellers to deliver best-of-breed software to the market.
Prior to joining StayLinked, Jay worked at Wavelink Corporation where he served in a number of roles in product management and marketing, most recently as Vice President of Marketing.
Mark joined StayLinked in 1990 and currently serves as Vice President of Research and Technology. He is responsible for keeping the company on the industry’s cutting edge and finding the best solutions to meet the ever-evolving requirements of our clients' businesses. Having now been involved in information technology for over 20 years, Mark has extensive experience in a wide range of technologies, including IBM iSeries application development, Microsoft Windows application development, client-server technologies, web application development, networking, and wireless.
Mark has worked with various application development languages including RPG/LE, Java, Visual Basic, C, and Assembler. Over the years with StayLinked, Mark has been heavily involved in major projects for our clients, developing the technology infrastructure to support these types of critical systems. Most recently, he leads an elite product development team which has created a new wireless application architecture for extending reliable host emulation to the StayLinked platform.
Padraig is an experienced technologist, architect, and strategist with a focus on enabling business innovation and transformation through the use of technology. His broad experience in the mission-critical enterprise mobility space involves collaboration and partnership with leading global OEMs, managed service providers, VARs, and distributors. He has worked closely with high-profile customers and led the architecture, design, and rollout of many large-scale mobile deployments, delivering the best possible mobile experience to the customer. He has more than 25 years' experience in software innovation, most recently as CTO of B2M Solutions, a thought-leading software company based in the U.K. specializing in delivering real-time, business-centric analytics for mobile devices.
Padraig's responsibilities as European General Manager include managing and expanding StayLinked's presence in the region; overseeing European operations including client services, business development, sales, and customer account management, as well as bringing new StayLinked business intelligence products to market.
Soozy joined StayLinked in 2001 to assist the StayLinked Sales Team before transitioning into her role as General Manager. She is responsible for developing the business processes involving sales and contract administration, overseeing order processing, as well as managing all customer financial transactions. She is also an integral part of the StayLinked channel partners program.
Prior to her career at StayLinked, Soozy worked as executive assistant for five years at a commercial real estate company, where she reported to the CEO and handled daily office tasks, as well as the corporate finances. She also managed investor relations for the company. She is happily married and has a beautiful little boy.
Ron’s most recent role was as Vice President of Global Sales at AetherPal, a company specializing in remote support and interactive training for mobile devices. AetherPal was recently acquired by VMware. Prior to joining AetherPal, Ron was the Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at B2M Solutions, a U.K. company focused on the development of mobile device analytics.
Previously, Ron had been the President of Worldwide Sales and Services for Psion Corporation, a company acquired by Motorola Solutions. Ron had originally joined Psion as the VP of Marketing and was subsequently promoted to the role of President, Americas, prior to his appointment to the global role in 2009.
David Griffith founded D&E Support Professionals, Inc. (1991) and evolveIT (formerly eBusiness Solution Pros, Inc., 1998), the developers of StayLinked software. Dave was a seasoned executive with more than 25 years of information technology systems implementation and customization experience.
Dave held CIO, VP of Information Technology, and Director positions with companies ranging from $60M to $1.5B in sales during his career—often on an outsourced/interim basis. Dave assisted in several restructuring and turnaround efforts for troubled companies owned by large LBO groups. He had a broad knowledge of the issues surrounding troubled and under-performing companies in transition, and had a keen ability to quickly isolate and correct systems issues and problems. Relying heavily on a hands-on style, Dave specialized in developing and implementing information technology plans and providing interim IT management to organizations in diverse industries, including specialty chemicals, automobile parts, heavy vehicle manufacturing, and processed foods. David received his education at California Polytechnic College, Pomona, in business and information systems.
Dave was a strong guiding force and leader, and his presence in the industry is greatly missed but definitely enduring.
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