Chief Executive Officer
Greg Stipe is the new CEO of Future Generation Resources (FGR). Mr. Stipe is an industry leader in field service outsourcing, having founded ChannelForce in 1993. Under his leadership, ChannelForce came to market with a new, innovative approach to delivering outsourced field level implementation that became the industry standard by the late 1990’s. ChannelForce helped companies like Adobe, Apple, Sandisk and numerous others grow through effective field level representation. Mr. Stipe helped develop the first browser based reporting system that allowed customers to get anytime, anywhere, 24/7 access to their critical field level data. In 2007 ChannelForce was acquired by Allegis.
Prior to founding ChannelForce, Mr. Stipe was a Vice President with First Interstate Bank in the International Treasury Division in Los Angeles California. He is a graduate of Bethel University in St. Paul MN and currently lives in Atlanta, GA. He is married and has two high school age children.
Steven W. Maggs
Chief Financial Officer
Steve Maggs has a long track record of innovation and success in various areas of information technology. In 1981, following seven years as a practicing CPA, Steve entered the computer industry as a consultant, implementing personal computer-based technology in the business workplace. His career included executive positions with Inacomp Computer Centers and ownership of Mericom Systems, a large regional value added reseller that he sold to AmeriData Technologies. Mr. Maggs served AmeriData for two years as Senior VP of Operations, and Chairman of AmeriData Canada, assisting the company in acquiring more than 20 companies in seven countries. AmeriData became GE IT Solutions in 1996.
Throughout Mr. Maggs’ computer career, he assisted computer manufacturers by serving on numerous dealer advisory councils including those of IBM, Compaq, Toshiba and NEC.
In 1996 Mr. Maggs co-founded Interliant, a leading webhosting and application service provider, pioneering once again in a new era of information technology. Subsequently he has continued his entrepreneurial passion as a business owner, investor or advisor of many successful companies including, Telephonetics Inc, IP Merchant Solutions, LLC, Verity Professionals, Inc. and Channelforce, Inc.
Vice President of Business Development
Ross Venuti has been a high level manager with over 35 years of general management, marketing, business development, and sales experience in the technology industry. He is recognized within the computer industry as an accomplished distribution channels strategist and operational leader.
Ross’ career included 30 years at IBM where he held a variety of management assignments including U.S. Channel Sales Program Director for the Personal Systems Group. For 3 years Ross was also Vice President of IBM Product Marketing at Pioneer Standard Electronics, a premier IBM Business Partner and a leading distributor of electronic components and computer systems. In addition, he was an Executive Director at Market Source, an outsourcing company that provides sales resources to B2B and retail companies
In recent years, Ross has served as a consultant to various technology centric companies.
Ross joined IBM out of Northeastern University in Boston where he majored in Business Administration. He is married with 3 children.