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Ken Lamneck
President and Chief Executive Officer - Insight
Lamneck
President and Chief Executive Officer - Insight

Ken Lamneck doesn’t believe in settling for the present. He is fascinated with the future and technology, and the way each inspires the other. This interest and vision have driven Ken from the West Point Military Academy to Insight, where he leads the company as chief executive officer.

After five years in the U.S. Army, Ken began his civilian career as an IBM engineer. But he found that sales and marketing better suited his competitive spirit and the servant leadership principles he learned while in uniform.

Ken honed his technical knowledge and people skills while rising through the ranks at Arrow Electronics. As president of Arrow’s Industrial Computer Products business, he was drawn to the rapid pace of innovation in the emerging IT industry. He moved to Tech Data Corp., where he directed its growth and operations across the United States, Canada and Latin America.

In 2010, Ken joined Insight. His approachable, hands-on leadership style can be seen in Insight’s corridors every day, as he motivates teammates and aligns their efforts with Insight's strategy to help clients manage their business today and transform for the future.

    Glynis Bryan
    Chief Financial Officer - Insight
    Glynis Bryan
    Chief Financial Officer - Insight

    Behind every great vision for the future is a leader with the know-how to prioritize resources and make investment decisions that are timely, bold and wise. Insight Chief Financial Officer Glynis Bryan learned this fiscal stewardship in the transportation industry. Then, in a midcareer move, she mastered the fluid, aggressive decision-making the IT field requires.

    Glynis was raised in Jamaica. Her mother was a financial professional. But Glynis earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology before discovering her own talent for financial analysis and management. It led her to an MBA in finance at Florida International University and an internship at Ryder System Inc. Over the next 16 years, Glynis honed her financial and analytical skills as she rose to senior vice president of Ryder and CFO of the company’s largest business unit, Ryder Transportation Services.

    In 2001, Glynis was named chief financial officer of APL Logistics, where she applied her skills on a global scale for the Oakland, California-based shipping firm. Her success caught the attention of Swift Transportation Inc. and, in 2005, Glynis became Swift’s executive vice president and CFO.

    She was intrigued by the pace of change in the IT industry and by the vision and versatility required to support such a rapidly evolving field. Glynis became Insight’s CFO in 2007. With a strong team around her, she has helped guide Insight through expansion, recession and into recovery. She remains an eager and inquisitive student of the IT industry, working to keep the company agile and responsive in an ever-evolving market.

      Steve Dodenhoff
      President - Insight North America
      steve-dodenhoff
      President - Insight North America

      Steve Dodenhoff got his start by following numbers. Careful calculation took him first into finance, then to banking and real estate. But a desire to innovate brought him out ahead of the figures: into software and information technology. 

      A finance graduate from the University of Colorado Boulder, Steve was working as a mortgage banker when he noticed a glitch in the loan approval process. So he and his friends started a company that created software to expedite preapprovals. The company didn’t last, but Steve’s fascination with IT as a problem-solving mechanism did.

      Steve talked his way into the tech sector, convincing MicroAge to look past his financial background and start him as an IT marketing manager. He spent 10 years with MicroAge — partnering with resellers and clients directly, building new capabilities to serve emerging trends, and leading sales and services organizations. He developed a transparent, data-driven leadership style that produced results.

      His approach took him to Integrated Information Systems. Then, in 2002, Steve was named president at Enghouse Interactive. As a leader there, he directed expansion and acquisitions and led the software provider to substantial global growth.

      Steve joined Insight in 2012, believing the company’s capabilities, in-house talent and corporate culture would fit well with his growth-based approach. He oversaw the company's rebranding in 2015 and provided the vision for Insight's evolution from a traditional hardware and software reseller to an end-to-end systems integrator.

      Today, Steve oversee all North American operations, and his grasp of emerging technologies — and the numbers they can yield — keeps the company on a course for success.

        Wolfgang Ebermann
        President - Insight EMEA
        Wolfgang Ebermann
        President - Insight EMEA

        Wolfgang Ebermann always thought he would take over his father’s business in the wood industry. So he prepared by studying international marketing and interning at a North Carolina veneer company. But when he found that fostering innovation in the wood market took almost as long as growing the trees to harvest, Wolfgang sought a younger, more agile industry.

        Drawn to computers and their growing impact on everyday life, he pursued a career at a company with core values that matched his own. He liked Hewlett-Packard’s emphasis on personal empowerment and teamwork. Wolfgang became international account and marketing manager for HP’s European Printer Division in 1989. He managed HP’s strategic marketing programs with international software companies, securing connections between printers and software products.

        One of his strategic accounts was Microsoft. Inspired by Microsoft’s entrepreneurial spirit, Wolfgang became part of the company’s German senior leadership team, taking over the business unit for Germany/Austria/Switzerland in 1991.

        In his 22-year career at Microsoft, Wolfgang’s philosophy of personal empowerment and team achievement took him up through the ranks. His ability to foster innovative thinking and encourage organizational development allowed him to take on a variety of exciting executive roles at Microsoft. In 2010, Wolfgang was named Microsoft’s vice president and chief operations officer for Central and Eastern Europe.

        The same entrepreneurial spirit that drove Wolfgang to HP and Microsoft led him to Insight in 2014. As president of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operations, Wolfgang works toward increasing Insight’s value to overseas clients. He also leads the build-out of Insight’s services arm so that hardware/software and services can serve as the company’s twin engines, propelling it toward its most promising future.

          Jeff Shumway
          Chief Information Officer - Insight
          Jeff Shumway
          Chief Information Officer - Insight

          Jeff Shumway has made a career of serving and protecting.

          While pursuing his bachelor’s degree in business administration, Jeff tested for the Phoenix Police Department at the suggestion of one of his professors and earned a spot in the next academy class.

          On the police force, he held positions in patrol, vice, narcotics and, perhaps most importantly, computer services. “That’s when I really developed a desire to work with technology and provide meaningful solutions.” Jeff worked with civilian developers and programmers on the computer terminals that go inside police cars.

          Family responsibilities took precedence over the police force, and Jeff left public service to protect IT systems at Belden Communications. There, he performed his first SAP system implementation. “And that’s when I was hooked.”

          Based on that success, Insight recruited Jeff in 2005 to work on a large SAP enterprise resource planning implementation. He learned the intricacies of the business and progressed from systems business analyst to director to vice president and senior vice president of global information systems, responsible for day-to-day IT operations across each of the countries in which Insight operates.  

          Always hungry for greater knowledge, Jeff went back to Arizona State University and earned his Master of Information Systems Management degree. In 2019, he was promoted to chief information officer.

          Today, Jeff spends his days ensuring the company’s IT systems are secure, up, performing and stable. “These are not optional. They are fundamental to the success of our company.”

            Helen K. Johnson
            Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer - Insight North America
            Helen K. Johnson
            Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer - Insight North America

            Once she earned her accounting degree, Helen Johnson anticipated a pretty standard CPA career path. But her experience in accounting, treasury and corporate finance across multiple industries gave Helen a view into a range of clients, businesses and industry-specific challenges. Her ability to identify different economic drivers and paths to profitability across diverse end markets brought her to Insight.

            After graduating from Arizona State University, Helen started her career in public accounting and then chose a permanent path in the corporate world. Her early work found her delving into company financials in a variety of fields, including healthcare, real estate, electronic payments and IT. She discovered the most interesting part of her work was learning each organization’s unique structure. With that knowledge, she leveraged the company’s strengths and opportunities to meet basic financial goals like growth, profitability and operational efficiency.

            Helen’s experience taught her the dynamics of restructuring, resource allocation and process optimization. Her skills in these areas took her to eFunds Corp., where she served as senior vice president and treasurer for seven years.

            Insight hired Helen as senior vice president and treasurer in 2007 to drive our capital acquisition, risk management and investor relations activities. In January 2013, Helen was named chief financial officer for Insight, North America. In this role, she works side by side with the management team to develop a more information-based culture focused on driving business performance. These efforts have expanded the finance team’s role in the business. This has closely aligned fiscal planning with business analytics and sound accounting practices to drive growth and financial success.

              Jen Vasin
              Senior Vice President, Human Resources - Insight
              Jen Vasin
              Senior Vice President, Human Resources - Insight

              Jen took to the skies to find her passion in human resources and leadership.

              After earning her bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University (ASU), she went to work for America West Airlines as a flight attendant. Not only did she soar physically, but she learned how organizations work and discovered her knack for managing teams. She became an HR leader and went on to earn her Master of Business Administration degree from ASU.

              After 9/11, Jen wanted to be more grounded, so she joined Calence and led HR through growth from 80 employees to more than 500. Insight acquired the company in 2008, and Jen’s career continued to climb. She took on increasingly more responsibility at Insight, and was promoted to vice president of HR in 2012. Today, Jen leads the Insight human resources team in North America, representing more than 6,600 teammates.

              "My top advice to teammates is to choose culture over any element of employment, because culture is most impactful to your happiness and to the success of any organization."

              Jen shares Insight’s core values of hunger, heart and harmony with teammates. She is a leader in Insight’s philanthropic endeavors, including the Reach program, whose mission is to connect children with technology through in-market giving to the communities in which Insight operates.

              Under Jen’s tenure, Insight founded the In It Together Foundation, which serves teammates in times of crisis and is jointly funded by teammates and Insight. Also under Jen’s leadership, Insight has been listed several times on the Phoenix Business Journal’s Best Places to Work and was awarded a spot on the Fortune 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity in 2018.