Dynamic Quest is pleased to announce the promotions of Willie Lash to Vice President of Business Operations, Cliff Bean to Director of Sales and Dave Powers to Director of IT Services. All are currently serving in key leadership positions at the Greensboro-based main office.
As Vice President of Operations, he will be responsible for all of Dynamic Quest’s operations, and sales and will oversee the firm’s profit centers such as data centers, helpdesk support, IT services and technology solutions centers. All of Dynamic Quest’s managers and supervisors in the various lines of business will now report to Lash.
Lash brings a wealth of knowledge to the position with 30 years of experience in the IT field. Before starting with Dynamic Quest as the Virtual CIO and Project Manager, he had previously been with ITG for over 23 years as the Assistant Vice President of Information Technology. At ITG, he was responsible for the company’s global network infrastructure. Lash began his career in the military by serving as a computer technician in the Signal Corps of the US Army. He later received his degree from North Carolina A & T University.
As Director of Sales, he will be responsible for supervising Dynamic Quest’s sales executives and setting the strategic direction for the Sales Team. He is responsible for ensuring that Dynamic Quest targets profitable markets, developing strategic plans and developing sales products and services to match customer demand with overall marketing communications.
Bean comes from a strong and proven sales background. He was previously in the role of Sales Manager and has been at Dynamic Quest for over 10 years. Before Dynamic Quest, Bean worked with NUVOX as a Sales Executive and in the trucking industry as a Regional Vice President.
He started his career by serving 7 years in the US Air Force, and attended East Carolina University.
As Director of IT Services, he is responsible for ensuring that Dynamic Quest is a strategic business partner with its clients by achieving their objectives and financial goals. He will oversee the daily operation of the 23 person Project Management Office which includes the Project Managers, the Project Management team, Technical Account Managers and the Strategic Management team. Powers enters his new role as a12-year employee of Dynamic Quest. Before Dynamic Quest, he gained experience in web services for the medical community as a network engineer. He earned his degree in Mathematics with a concentration in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Previously, he had been in the US Army.
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The internal team was energized. With the Level 1 work off its plate, the team turned its attention to the work that fueled company growth and gave them job satisfaction.
We did a proof of concept that met every requirement that our customer might have. In fact, we saw a substantial improvement.
We did everything that we needed to do, financially speaking. We got our invoices out to customers, we deposited checks, all the things we needed to do to keep our business running, and our customers had no idea about the tragedy. It didn’t impact them at all.
“We believe our success is due to the strength of our team, the breadth of our services, our flexibility in responding to clients, and our focus on strategic support.”