Summa adds Senior Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development to Team

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Dan Pavlick is former VP of Information Technology with Philips Respironics

Summa, a provider of IT consulting and system integration services and solutions, has hired Dan Pavlick as Senior Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development.

As a member of Summa's executive team, Pavlick will evaluate and develop corporate strategies and growth initiatives. He will play a crucial role in setting Summa's direction for the future, with a particular focus on developing solutions, practices and capabilities with customers and partners.

Pavlick has more than 25 years of experience in enterprise business strategy, technology and product marketing. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Information Technology Services for Philips Respironics, where he was responsible for enterprise information technology, including strategic planning and governance, business solutions, the project management office, service management program, sourcing, enterprise architecture, operations and risk management.

Prior to Philips Respironics, Pavlick held various strategy, information technology and marketing executive positions at Straightline Source (a division of United States Steel), ZEFER Corporation and PNC Financial Services Group.

“It is a privilege to have someone of Dan’s caliber join our executive team,” said Audrey Dunning, CEO of Summa. “As an experienced business and IT executive and former customer of Summa, Dan is uniquely qualified to bring a ‘voice of the customer’ focus to our messaging and customer solutions.”

In addition to adding Pavlick, Summa recently acquired HarvestGold, a leading Salesforce.com Consulting Partner, and created a new CRM solutions practice led by the HarvestGold team to provide comprehensive cloud computing and IT solutions. Summa was also recently named a Pittsburgh 100 company as one of the fastest-growing companies in the region.

“Summa has enjoyed consistent, steady growth, and I feel fortunate to have been part of it as a member of the advisory board. I expect to make further contributions as a member of the executive team," Pavlick said. "I look forward to engaging with the business community through the execution of our strategy and through our delivery of high-value solutions to our clients and partners."
Pavlick holds Bachelor of Science degrees in industrial management and information systems from Carnegie Mellon University. He earned an MBA from Duquesne University with a concentration in finance and marketing.

In addition to his other roles, Pavlick is active in the professional community, serving on the IT Advisory Board for Duquesne University’s School of Business.

About Summa
Since 1996, Summa has been providing high-impact IT consulting services and customized, commercial-grade software development for companies ranging from regional businesses to Global 2000 firms. Summa specializes in helping companies evaluate and implement IT modernization strategies to better meet their business objectives and is an industry-leading provider of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Portal and BPM solutions. Summa is a recipient of numerous honors, including its ranking on the Pittsburgh 100, a ranking of the fastest-growing companies in the region. For more information, contact us at 412-258-3322 or sales(at)summa-tech(dot)com, or visit http://www.summa-tech.com.

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