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Kevin Grawe
Kevin Grawe – Company President
Kevin has been a leader in the technology training industry for over 17 years. As Marketplace President (1996-2001) for the training division of IKON Technology Services, he grew the central division to achieve over $25 million dollars in revenue building up 10 locations with over 130 employees. In 2001 Kevin purchased the divisional assets from IKON to create Centriq Training, which grew to dominate the high end corporate IT training market in Kansas City. In 2005 Kevin expanded the company’s concerns to the consumer IT training market by the acquisition of Foss Training and continues to grow the company’s influence in technical markets throughout the Midwest.
Ted Parker

Ted Parker – Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Ted Parker became a partner in Centriq Training after structuring the acquisition of the company from IKON in 2001. Prior to that, he served as General Counsel of a publicly traded travel and technology company where he managed the acquisition and divestiture of multiple companies as well other strategic corporate initiatives. Ted has served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Centriq since 2002. During that time he has overseen significantly increased corporate technical training revenue as well as the addition of the individual Career Track training division, the Streamline professional skills training division and the Connection staffing division.
Dean Bezdek

Dean Bezdek – Vice President of Operations
Dean has seen the company through its many incarnations from the days as US Connect, through IKON Office Technology Solutions, to its current standing as Centriq Training. His responsibilities have likewise evolved from Director of Accounting, to CFO/Vice President of Finance to his current role as Vice President of Operations. Dean has full accountability for the company’s finances as well as overseeing Administration, IT and Instructor divisions, property management and overall Human Resources for the company. Dean has migrated company books from private to public and back to private, implemented numerous accounting databases and continues to make major contributions felt throughout the entire company.
Jessica Oliver

Jessica Oliver – Director of Operations
Jessica is Centriq’s communication specialist with responsibility for the smooth running of both Corporate and Career Track training programs, as well as general operations, technical and administrative staff recruitment, and program development. Starting in Centriq’s Careers Division, she developed the Career Services Department into a thriving hub of activity in service of our students actively changing careers. Her background as a Recruiter and Business Development Specialist for Kansas City based companies enabled her to make Centriq’s Career and Recruitment Divisions a great success in a very short time period. Jessica is an Iowa native and graduated with Distinction from Iowa State University.
Justin Ruby

Justin Ruby – Corporate Sales Manager
Justin joined the Centriq team as the Corporate Sales Manager on December 1, 2008. He has been in Sales Management for over 13 years - 8 of which have been in IT. His responsibilities include managing the Corporate Sales team, creating and maintaining strategic partner relationships, generating new lead opportunities and developing C-Level relationships within the Centriq Managed Account program. Justin works diligently with the Operations division of Centriq to ensure customer satisfaction. Justin and his team have achieved year over year revenue growth every year since joining Centriq.
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