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  • All of our senior executives spend most of their time sharing hard-won experience with our customers. They oversee every one of our projects first-hand throughout your relationship with Tier1. And that's not just a promise; it's the core of our process.

    Rob Guidarelli, Chief Executive Officer

    Rob Guidarelli

    Chief Executive OfficerTier 1, Inc.

    Rob has been in the IT industry for more than 30 years, eight of them at Oracle Corporation. In addition to positions with several other IT companies, Rob was responsible for IT strategic planning, software evaluation and acquisition, and application development projects at a global manufacturing company.


    Edward Eichler, Chief Operating Officer

    Edward Eichler

    Chief Operating OfficerTier 1, Inc.

    Responsible for the life cycle of Tier1 implementation and remote support engagements, Ed matches solutions to customer needs from project inception through production support. His more than 25 years in information technology include 10 years with Oracle Corporation. In almost 20 years of practice with Oracle EBS, he has managed EBS engagements including large scale implementations, upgrades,  assessments, and planning engagements, as well as the establishment of Tier1’s Managed Services approach and delivery methods.


    Maz Zankowski, Chief Technical Architect

    Maz Zankowski

    Chief Technical ArchitectTier 1, Inc.

    Maz has worked in IT for more than 25 years, eight of them as a consultant for Oracle Corporation. His varied roles have involved software implementation, operations, sales, and management in banking, networking, microfilming, and database/software enterprises.


    Craig Krouse, Vice President, Client Services

    Craig Krouse

    Vice President, Client ServicesTier 1, Inc.

    Craig creates and executes project work plans as well as the delivery of Tier1’s Managed Services offerings. Craig has over 10 years of experience working exclusively with Oracle Technology as a technical developer and now manages our Oracle e-Business Suite and Hyperion implementation and upgrade projects. Earlier in his career, he spent five years in international consulting as a technical lead and project manager for an environmental consulting firm.


    Marcie Newell, Director, Sales

    Marcie Newell

    Director, SalesTier 1, Inc.

    Marcie has 15 years of sales experience. She is responsible for the execution of sales opportunities at Tier1, the management and development of the sales team, and leading and coordinating Tier1’s sales efforts with Marketing and Client Services. She has been with Tier1 since 2007.


    Phil Rainsberger, Director, Strategy & Customer Experience

    Phil Rainsberger

    Director, Strategy & Customer ExperienceTier 1, Inc.

    Phil has been in the Oracle consulting field for two decades.  During his career, Phil’s varied roles have included software implementations, managed services/support, practice management, solution design, and cloud migrations/deployments.  Phil has been a part of many different types of customer engagements and has a vast amount Oracle knowledge to share which is a natural fit for him to be in charge of Tier1’s customer experience.  With the advent of Tier1’s Private Oracle Cloud, Phil has taken on the role to develop new business strategies around how Tier1 can offer “best of breed” services and help our customers migrate to Cloud solutions.


    Gary Popielarczyk, Director, EPM Services

    Gary Popielarczyk

    Director, EPM ServicesTier 1, Inc.

    Gary has been a consultant specialist in the Hyperion suite of products for over 18 years. His career has included a wide range of Finance and IT roles across multiple industries, including manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and education. He has been involved in all stages of project implementations, and managed numerous full-lifecycle implementations, upgrades and rebuilds, as well as managed services for ongoing application support.


    Teri Rutkowski, Director, Development Services

    Teri Rutkowski

    Director, Development ServicesTier 1, Inc.

    Teri has worked in IT for 30 years and has dedicated the past 20 years to specializing in Oracle E-Business Suite technologies.   With her diverse technical background, functional expertise and project management experience, she is responsible for delivering solutions to help customers resolve unique business problems. Over the years, she has worked in a wide variety of industries including healthcare, financial, retail, and manufacturing. In addition, she has managed numerous implementation, upgrade, and application extension projects.


    Sarosh Sepai, Director, DBA & Infrastructure Services

    Sarosh Sepai

    Director, DBA & Infrastructure ServicesTier 1, Inc.

    Sarosh brings with him multi-industry experience in IT service delivery, having consulted for more than a decade for IBM Global Technology Services on 130+ customer-facing multinational engagements. In his current role, he is responsible for managing Tier1's database & IT infrastructure managed services the USA and global teams, ensuring delivery of quality IT services to meet/exceed customer expectations.


  • If your responsibilities include running an Oracle environment, you may already have heard from our sales representatives. They work hard not to intrude, but they know from experience there’s almost sure to be a time when your operation can benefit from a conversation with an Oracle expert from Tier1.

    In the meantime, thanks for permitting us to stay in touch.

    Marcie Newell

    Marcie Newell

    work412-381-9201 ext. 114

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    Territory: Northeast/Carolinas


    Greg DeLeonardis

    Greg DeLeonardis

    work412-381-9201 ext. 106

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    Territory: Mid-Atlantic


    Toby Schwab

    Toby Schwab

    work412-381-9201 ext. 153

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    Territory: Midwest/West


    Mike Cugliari

    Mike Cugliari

    work412-381-9201 ext. 159

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    Territory: Southwest/South