Chris Swiatkiewicz – President

Chris Swiatkiewicz earned his Accounting degree with a minor in MIS from University of Minnesota – Duluth.  Chris has 20+ years of managing application developers and technology sales.  He has been apart of multiple small startups through is career.  He played baseball at UMD and is in their Hall of Fame.  After he played 7 years of professional baseball.  

Kenneth Barringer – Sales Manager

Ken Barringer earned his BSME from Utah State University in 2000 and his MBA from Wayne State University in Detroit in 2004 while designing cars for Ford Motor Company.  Since graduating though his focus has been on the global product development of capital equipment in multiple industries including carbon fiber, solar, display and thin film deposition.  Ken has also pioneered multiple small business start ups.  His passion for hard work and fitness aligned to help him complete his first Ironman in 2017.  Ken has excellent relationships with multiple Industrial OEMs and Enterprise focused Solutions Providers in our area and is the team lead for storage and sensor technologies.

Mike Solar – Sales Engineer, Kansas City Office Manager

Mike has over 30+ years designing and selling electronics where for over 20+ years he has been working as a Sales Engineer with Customer 1st. Mike is responsible for managing our Kansas City based office, as well as OEM accounts and distribution for our southern territory. Previously with NCR (designing SCSI controllers) and then National Semiconductor in various sales roles, Mike has a BSEE from the University of Kansas.

Doug Caradonna – Sales Operations Manager

Doug comes from 20+ years of IT, consumer and marketing sales and sales operations.  Doug has worked with infrastructure management solutions for Microsoft Sharepoint customers at AvePoint, workflow/contract management and cloud storage solutions for Salesforce customers at SpringCM and content marketing solutions assisting PR agencies for their customer needs at Brandpoint. Roles included account management, sales and sales management prior to his sales operations responsibilities here at Customer 1st. Educated with a BA in Philosophy and AA in Sociology, Doug is committed to our customers and supplier’s needs and success.

 Mark Krezowski – Consultant

Mark comes from 39 years of semiconductor, system and entrepreneurial sales experience previously at intel, ST Micro and Sun Microsystems. Roles included sales and sales management up through president and CEO roles prior to his ownership in Customer 1st. Educated with mechanical, industrial and electrical engineering degrees in addition to MBA and International Management degrees. Mark is committed to our customers and principals needs and success. Mark is our team lead for our HPC and enterprise market place.

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