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Mike Colesante

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Member since: Jun 16, 2012

Mike Colesante is President and co-founder of Terian Solutions. In this role he is responsible for the overall leadership and strategic direction of the company.

Mr. Colesante brings with him more than 15 years of management, financial and operational experience from fast growing technology companies. He understands the processes and controls vital to delivering the best possible customer experience and has implemented those strategies at Terian Solutions to assure their customer service is second to none and stays that way. He has implemented the financial controls necessary to drive results and manage the challenges that come with leading a high growth company.

Before co-founding Terian Solutions Mr. Colesante served as Chief Operating Officer before becoming the Chief Financial Officer and advisory board member of Ebiz Enterprises, a publicly traded company. He was responsible for all SEC reporting as well as compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. He was also responsible for raising multiple rounds of capital in both the private and public markets.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Colesante was a co-founder, board member and CFO of Jones Business Systems, a high tech startup based in Houston Texas. Jones Business Systems was on the Houston 100, a list of the 100 fastest growing companies, five years in a row. During his eight years at Jones he executed over ten acquisitions and divestitures. He also negotiated seven bank credit line increases starting at 0,000 increasing to million. That allowed the company to grow from a start up to over million a year in revenue while "spinning off" several successful companies. It was during his time at Jones that Mr. Colesante first realized the fundamental flaws of a tape based backup systems.

Prior to Jones Mr. Colesante served as controller of Sunbelt Publications a regional book publisher in San Diego, California.

He earned a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. He has published several articles about managed backup services, data protection and disaster recovery. He is quoted in various magazines articles on the topic.

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