Meet the Intel Technology Provider Board of Advisors

The Intel Technology Provider (ITP) program seeks to give our members an advantage. The benefits of membership and the resources we provide are varied – as varied as our partners. The ITP program consists of members with widely different business models, including system builders, cloud providers, managed service providers and traditional resellers. Therefore, it’s important for us to gather influence from a cross-section of partner types, in order for the program to be of the highest value to you. Our goal is to develop a community of partners, which rises above the compe­tition and shares experiences to foster a network where organizations can find opportunities to work together.

For the ITP program and its members to be successful, we must be closely engaged with you, our partners:

–  Sharing aspirational ideas, best practices and future road maps

–  Advising on ways to overcome challenges in the market and tap emerging opportunities

–  Listening to you and hearing about what you experience in your day-to-day business

–  Responding to the issues that are important to the success of your business

–  Acknowledging achievement and rewarding excellence

The Intel Technology Provider Board of Advisors is an integral component of this engagement. The members of the Board of Advisors represent your interests and experiences, lend their expertise to assist you in your business, and help keep us focused on delivering the resources you need for success. As successful members of Intel’s partner channel, the companies represented by the Board of Advisors collaborate to consolidate knowledge and best practices to provide resources for resellers to capitalize in emerging and growth areas.

Meet some of the members of the Board of Advisors:

Jon Bach

Jon Bach


Puget Systems

Jon founded Puget Systems in 2000 and attributes their success to their passion for the customer experience and relationship. Jon’s area of technology expertise is in enthusiast PCs and workstations. Jon is looking forward to helping you leverage your own personal enthusiasm to find ways to differentiate your business in a crowded market.

Connect with Jon on LinkedIn

Follow Jon @jonbach on Twitter


Eric Cheung



Eric Cheung is the founder and CEO of CyberpowerPC.  As a PC Gamer from early on, Eric found CyberpowerPC to share his passion with fellow PC Gamers.

Connect with Eric on Linkedin

Follow Eric @cyberpowerinc on Twitter


Dave GuzziDave Guzzi

Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Equus Computer Group

Dave is responsible for the ISV/OEM, HPC, Cloud/Datacenter and VAR business units for Equus, a leading supplier of Purpose-built servers, embedded computing, and PC solutions.

Wallace Santos

Wallace Santos



Wallace’s vision and enthusiasm for building the perfect PC stems from being a lifelong gamer and car enthusiast. MAINGEAR’s custom PCs possess a mix of high-end power and performance. His avant-garde ideas, commitment to immersive design, along with the pursuit and integration of new technologies, provide a truly unique entertainment experience. Wallace’s area of expertise is in PC gaming, strategic relationships and product marketing.

Connect with Wallace on LinkedIn

Follow him @santos_wallace on Twitter

chris schmidtChris Schmidt


Microsel, Inc.

Chris is the founder and president of Microsel, where he oversees strategic growth initiatives including sales, marketing and operations. Microsel offers a comprehensive line of custom-designed desktops, workstations, servers, notebooks, tablets, small form factor computers and components. Microsel’s fulfillment services include managed inventories, custom packaging, product bundling, custom hardware and software integration, and testing and certification services. Chris’ area of expertise is in mobile devices such as tablets, unlocked phones, small form factor computers and accessories, and in custom manufactured computing solutions.

Connect with Chris on LinkedIn

Follow him @CPSchmidt45


Gautam Shah

CEO & President

Colfax International

Colfax is a leading provider of innovative and expertly engineered workstations, servers, clusters, storage, and personal supercomputing solutions. Colfax offers a broad spectrum of completely customizable high-performance computing solutions. Colfax’s customer base includes Fortune 1000 companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. Founded in 1987, Colfax International is based in Sunnyvale, California and is privately held.


Kevin WasielewskiKevin Wasielewski

CEO, Co-Founder


Before starting ORIGIN PC, Kevin gathered over 15 years of professional experience with leading companies such as Dell, Alienware, and GameStop. Kevin has expertise in multiple industries and channels of distribution, which has allowed him to create key contacts in the retail, technology and gaming communities. Kevin’s sales, marketing, and business development experience includes originating projects with leading companies including Best Buy, Circuit City, CompUSA, GameSpot, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, GameStop/EBGames, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, and many others. He has been an avid gamer for decades and understands the technology and gaming industries both as a professional and as an enthusiast.

Connect with Kevin on Twitter and Linkedin

herman-lowHerman Yeh

President and CEO

Northern Micro

Herman Yeh, B.Sc., is President and Chief Executive Officer of Northern Micro.  Herman graduated from the University of Toronto with a Computer Science and Statistics Degree and subsequently founded Northern Micro in 1985.  With over 30 years’ experience in the IT industry, his passion for information technology and entrepreneurship led him to start Northern Micro as a home based business that he has grown into a Canada wide operation. Today Northern Micro is a full service IT solution provider, employing close to 100 people with Headquarters in Ottawa and offices in Quebec City, Montreal, Halifax and Vancouver.  In 2010, Northern Micro was awarded the Business People’s Choice Award as a Gold IT Supplier. CDN has rated Northern Micro 33rd on their list of top 100 Solutions Provider in Canada for 2012. Active in industry; Herman has been President of the Canadian Information Technology Providers Association (CITPA) since 2005 and a member of the Intel Board of advisors since 2010.

Connect with Herman on Twitter : @YehHerman or find him on LinkedIn

Several members of the ITP Board of Advisors will be at #ISS2014. I encourage you to say hello at ISS and connect with them on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. And please, join the conversation by connecting with us!

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