Leadership

Joe O’Daniel – PRESIDENT, VIRTUALIZATION & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Joseph O’Daniel is an expert in network technology, security, and virtualization. He has a long and stellar career in technology, beginning with serving four years in the US Army, stationed in Germany. Following that service, Joe owned or was CTO of several businesses, all related to computer hardware or software. For 10 years, he was also Director of Technology in a Dallas area school district. Joe’s passion of focusing on each customer’s unique needs drives the Unified ConneXions team to focus on innovative and long-term problem solving and provide the exemplary service needed in today’s fast paced world.





 

Chris Cunningham – SR. VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS OPERATIONS & PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Chris Cunningham provides broad financial leadership at Unified ConneXions, with responsibility for the organization's accounting, treasury, risk control, business planning and analysis, tax, legal, and investor relations. In addition to his proven ability in facilitation, problem-solving, crisis management and conflict resolution, Chris' experience includes aligning corporate financial initiatives to achieve company objectives and leading organizations through aggressive growth and change.

Previously, Chris has held senior financial management positions at HVE ConneXions, Inc. He began his career as the Director of Information Technology at a leading academic institution in Dallas.

Chris is a member of the North Texas CFO Association. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Howard Payne University and MBA in business administration with a concentration in management and information systems from Dallas Baptist University.

 

Eric Cunningham – VICE PRESIDENT, SALES & MARKETING

Eric Cunningham has an extensive background in education and sales. Following several years in educational leadership positions, he joined Unified ConneXions and brings valuable experience and marketing knowledge to the company. Specializing in outstanding customer service, Eric understands the technology needs of both the corporate and education fields. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from Northeastern State University and a Master's degree from Lamar University.







 

Shailan Topiwala – Sr. Director, Business Operations

Shailan Topiwala is a leader in professional services with demonstrated success in business development and technology and transformational program delivery. His former employers include blue chips IBM, HP, PWC, Siemens, Huawei, and Bell Canada where he was Regional Vice President.

Shailan is an agent of change and practice leader having led multi-geography teams in Asia, Europe, UK, the Middle East, Nordics, and Africa. Commercial accountabilities have included opportunity development, closure and delivery on programs, and outsource contracts in the order of $500M+ (USD) per annum.  With pointed accountability for profit and loss as well as revenue, Shailan is responsible for the UCX Professional Services team as well as the Network Services delivery.

Shailan holds a Bachelor of Mathematics and a graduate degree in Computing Science from Dalhousie University in Canada.

 

Justin Lindsey – DIRECTOR, VIRTUALIZATION

Justin Lindsey is a virtualization expert with 10+ years of experience in designing and implementing highly successful solutions for enterprise and education clients. With his broad background and leadership, the reduction of customers’ IT financial and carbon footprint, consolidation of racks of physical servers into virtual environments, and reduction of power and cooling needs while increasing system reliability and performance are only a few of the many talents Justin brings to the table. He is a valuable asset to the HVE team and holds numerous certifications from VMware.






 

Jon Linsenbardt – SR. DIRECTOR, SERVICES & SUPPORT

Jon Linsenbardt oversees all corporate and education client monitoring solutions for Unified ConneXions. Through his previous experience in designing and implementing desktop virtualization environments as well as server virtualization environments for multiple clients, Jon offers exceptional expertise in troubleshooting and diagnosing across all customer systems, regardless of size or configuration. He also is an expert in Microsoft Services, including Server, Active Directory, Exchange, and SharePoint.







 

Mark Dickson – DIRECTOR, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING & SERVICES

Mark Dickson is one of Unified ConneXions’ leading subject matter experts in Microsoft Enterprise and Productivity Solutions. Mark has spent over 15 years in the information technology field, and since joining Unified ConneXions in 2010, has delivered a broad range of solutions to customers in enterprise integration, business intelligence, and cloud services. Prior to his work at UCX, Mark held various technical and management positions in education and government institutions in north Texas.