Coda Global is built on a team of experienced entrepreneurs and technologists who have come together to create a unique company. A core belief at Coda is that culture and teamwork are more important than any other aspect of professional life. Click on an image to learn more about each member of our global team.
Our Leadership Team
Sam is a successful entrepreneur and executive with privately held and public company experience. Following a 12-year career at IBM, Sam co-founded Compete in 1995 and helped build it into one of the largest WebSphere consultancies. Compete was acquired by Perficient, a publicly held technical services firm in 2000. The acquisition of Compete introduced an IBM relationship to Perficient, where Sam served as COO for two years. Sam later co-founded Ascendant Technology in 2004 and as CEO built a global team, recognized for quality delivery and the alignment of technology for business advantage. Sam oversaw the acquisition of Ascendant by Avnet, Inc. in 2012. In his role as a Global Leader of Avnet Business and IT Services, Sam managed the software and services relationships with IBM, SAP, HP, and Oracle. A passionate leader, Sam has been attracting and retaining top talent and building long term relationships with clients and partners for over 25 years. He actively participates on the boards of several technology firms, including Oculus360 and Belong Software. Sam is a competitive sportsman and enjoys golf, basketball and bocce.
Prior to joining Coda, Sharan was a key member of Ascendant Technologies, responsible for establishing global delivery capabilities. During his tenure, he guided the profitable growth of the global delivery organization from first employee to 150 offshore resources. Sharan transformed the services delivery organization into a hub of innovation by building futuristic ideas, delivering accelerators and developing products and assets. He strongly believes that innovation is driven by culture and is currently building Coda’s Innovation Center in Chennai, India using that same philosophy. Sharan is the heart and soul of our India operation and his passion and drive for successful customer outcomes informs and improves every one of Coda’s development projects.
Troy possesses innovative leadership qualities that enable Coda to outpace the market with our Cloud and DevOps business. Since 2006, Troy has developed several successful Cloud and Data Center Automation practices leading teams that built over 100 private, public, and hybrid clouds hosting over a million workloads. Troy has a distinct method for blending the practical with the strategic solely focused on improving technology with automation, helping Coda’s customers not only embrace modern IT but also seamlessly integrating IT offerings, tools, and services to their full capacity to establish significant ROI and measurable business outcomes. In his free time, Troy is busy taking care of his large brood and enjoying every moment spent wrangling his eight children – no easy feat but also no problem for Troy.
Terry has been in the IT services business for over 25 years. He has held a number of leadership roles including VP of Operations for LaserScan Systems, VP of Operations at Paclid Systems. and Director of Operations for the Southeast of Syscom. Terry co-founded en technologies in 2000 and served as COO. When Ascendant Technology acquired entech in 2010, Terry played an integral role in successfully integrating the two companies. He was VP of Operations and GM for the East throughout the 2012 Avnet acquisition. After the acquisition, Terry served as the Senior Director of North America Operations for the Business and IT Services division of Avnet. Terry is an avid (albeit average) golfer and enjoys spending time with his family and building stuff in his garage.
Dave brings over 20 years’ experience selling enterprise software and services that enable CxO’s to embrace DevOps and Cloud computing. He started in the DevOps/Cloud/Automation space back in 2005 when he joined Opsware, Inc. where he managed the Cisco OEM and strategic partner relationships. After HP Software acquired Opsware, Dave became VP of Sales for Seamless Technologies (acquired by Avnet in 2013) where he led a sales team that was responsible for over 100 Private, Public, Hybrid clouds and was named HP Software Partner of the Year in 2013. His background of direct and partner sales allows him to build out a very rich ecosystem of partnerships that drive multiple routes to market. In his free time, Dave enjoys spending time with his family and sports, specifically golf.
Joe co-founded Coda Global, bringing nearly 20 years of experience in application development and enterprise architecture to customers throughout his career. At Coda, Joe works to grow our channel relationships for the benefit of our customers, bringing together the best artificial intelligence, cloud platform, and DevOps solutions in the market today. Prior to Coda, Joe established the Global Development and Managed Services Support capabilities at Ascendant Technology, making these delivery practices a core delivery route-to-market for all of Ascendant’s consulting businesses, including Cloud Hosting, Mobile, Commerce, Quality Assurance. At Avnet Services, Joe added software lifecycle capabilities to the global delivery approach, spearheading DevOps integration to Avnet’s offerings. When not working with Coda’s valued customers and channel partners, Joe enjoys road biking, mountain biking, running and time with his children.