Who We Are
Meet your vision21 team.
With over 40 years of experience in the IT industry, spanning multiple businesses and education systems, our team of highly-qualified professionals are ready to work with you to meet your needs.
Dana White | CEO, COO & Co-Founder
An NC State grad, Dana brings over 20 years of operations and management experience after working with the world’s largest brands, such as UPS. In her role at vision21, Dana helps to connect the dots between the company’s customers, sales and our wholesalers so that the team can provide customers across every industry the best possible IT solutions at the best possible prices – while delivering products quickly. Dana is an integral part of the team, helping both Rick and Daniel as they work directly with customers.
When not focused on vision21, Dana loves cheering on NC State’s football and basketball teams, spending time with friends and enjoys traveling with her husband and two sons.
Rick White | President & Co-Founder
Bringing over 25 years of IT experience, Rick and his wife started vision21 because they saw a huge opportunity to provide strategic solutions for various industries in an area that can sometimes feel overwhelming and seem costly. An NC State grad, Rick uses his experience in North American channel sales working for technology’s biggest brands to provide his customers 360 degree solutions to meet business needs and drive overall success. Moreover, Rick has extensive knowledge in analytics and applies that expertise to help vision21 customers see what their current IT solution costs, efficiencies and areas for opportunity are.
In his free time, Rick enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his wife and two sons.
Daniel Willis | Account Executive
Daniel brings 15 years of IT strategy and sales experience to vision 21. With a focus on truly getting to understand his customers and act as an extension to their own team, Daniel has a high level of expertise as it relates to laptops, notebooks, desktops, printers, software and more. Additionally, Daniel can help you identify the correct pairing of networking equipment to help run your business efficiently; bringing a wealth of knowledge around switches and routers, wireless networking and VOIP. Daniel has helped to outfit many of the North Carolina’s various county’s public schools with the tools necessary to develop successful students, teachers and administrators.
In his free time, this ECU grad enjoys cooking, cheering on the Carolina Panthers and spending time with his daughter.
Julio Lainez | Account Executive
Julio brings over 15 years of experience in the technology industry with an unparalled passion for his customer’s success. His variety of leadership roles have expanded vision21’s reach across the US, Canada, Puerto Rico and Latin America. He combines his OEM relationships and unique solution based skills in Healthcare and Enterprise business industries for various Cloud, Network and customized IT solutions.
In his free time, Julio enjoys traveling and spending time with his two daughters.
Grant White | Creative Director
Grant’s enthusiasm for the family business and creative drive is reflective in our marketing brochures, website design and monthly eFlyers. He’s pursuing a BA in Communications and Media at Appalachian State Univ while testing his skills and building a portfolio with the family business.
Grant is an avid runner, loves music, photography and spending time with his dog (Harper).