As executive vice president of technology solutions, Michael Qualley leads Sirius’ solutions group, which includes the software-defined data center (server, storage, network and workspace), data center solutions (migration, strategy and engineering), and security lines of business. Mr. Qualley also leads Sirius’ solutions operations (enablement, pursuit and delivery) teams. Sirius’ technology solutions teams deliver cross-platform, multi-vendor technology solutions to clients throughout North America. These teams work closely with more than 250 manufacturer partners and engage with Sirius clients to tackle complex challenges and assist with formulating outcome-centric solutions that improve performance, reduce cost, lower risk and drive innovation.
Previously, as senior vice president of technology products and system solutions at Forsythe, Mr. Qualley managed Forsythe’s network, server, storage, and systems consulting practices and manufacturer partnerships. He joined Forsythe as vice president of support services, to build the company’s maintenance contract, support contract, and software license management business to enhance Forsythe’s “one-stop shopping” IT infrastructure services model.
Before joining Forsythe, Mr. Qualley worked with ABN AMRO North America to launch Neogration Inc., a provider of outsourcing services. As president and CEO of Neogration, he was responsible for the company’s overall direction, including evaluating the market viability of new offerings, developing asset commercialization processes, and building partnerships with other technology leaders.
Prior to launching Neogration, Mr. Qualley served as vice president of technology, professional services, and operations for Commerx, Inc., a Chicago-based provider of business process automation technologies and services. In this role, he was responsible for all phases of the company’s private trading networks, including strategic partnerships, product development, implementation services, and client support services.
Mr. Qualley served in executive positions in Chicago and Amsterdam with ABN AMRO, including vice president of technology solutions, responsible for the development and support of the company’s vertical Internet applications division. Previously, he headed the bank’s global groupware and messaging division out of its Amsterdam headquarters.
Mr. Qualley began his career with systems integrator Crowe Chizek and Company LLC, where he was a senior supply chain consultant responsible for the design and supervision of MRP installations that bridged legacy software packages to new systems.
Mr. Qualley holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from DePauw University. He is a member of the Society for Information Management (SIM).