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 team 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 30 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.
Andrew Stefansky | Exec Director of Sales
Andrew brings 25+ years of IT supply chain and sales experience to vision 21 with experience at IBM, Lenovo and Sales/Sales Mgmt in the business partner channel. Andrew earned his Bachelor of Commerce focused on Marketing Management from University of Guelph.
In his free time, this proud Canadian enjoys cooking, playing hockey, cheering on his 2 daughters and son in their multiple sports and spending time with his wife.
Adam Blum | Executive Director of Sales
Adam has over 15 years of technology sales experience. Adam has demonstrated his ability in being a Sales Leader and trusted advisor to customers with expertise in creating sales strategies. Adam obtained his MBA from the University of Dayton and his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Francis Marion University.
In his free time, Adam spends it with his beautiful daughter and loving wife. He enjoys all things A/V, cooking and being incredibly inconsistent at golf.
Kevin Lenard | Senior Solutions Architect
Kevin has over 15 years of technology sales/services experience. Kevin’s role provides a consultative approach and unsurpassed flexibility in meeting my customers’ needs. He’s has unsurpassed customer service with his accounts, operates with a team player spirit, work-smart approach, and a can-do attitude.
In his free time, Kevin spends time with his son and dabble on the side in buying, refurbishing, and reselling single family residences.
At the end of the day, his dedication, professionalism, and technical expertise that makes him successful. Per Kevin “But success is only one part of my motivation- I truly care about helping others. When you work with me in either business, you can be assured that your success is my primary objective.
I’m always willing to help in any situation, and find unique solutions.”
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 McCullough | Account Executive
Grant excels at researching and consulting with his clients to understand their business operations, goals, and pain points. His innovative thinking and strategic planning are extremely valuable but his customers tell us his ethics are his greatest strengths.
In his free time, Grant and his wife are traveling to sporting events with their daughters.
Gerard "Jerry" Farrell | Account Executive
Jerry has a broad spectrum of IT and experience in the technology, healthcare industries plus a Navy veteran as well. Jerry always places his customer success as a priority with his “Make IT Happen” attitude.
In his free time, Jerry enjoys working out, running and spending time with his children.
Ryan Edwards | Technical Services Mgr
Ryan’s IT experience takes vision21 to another level. His skills include large Windows and Chrome deployments and he can deploy operating systems over PXE and creating virtual machines. His certifications include Microsoft, Comptia, VMWare, Cisco, Veeam, WatchDog to name a few.
In his free time, Ryan is a 6th degree Kenpo Karate black belt and owner(SIJO)/instructor of his own Dojo. He enjoys spending time with his wife and children.
Mark Dunn | IT Support Specialist
Mark’s has a vast experience with channel partners and end customers like Wells Fargo where he’s led technical teams and large PC and laptop deployments.
In his free time, Mark loves cooking and spending time with his wife and dog “Charlie”.
Dustyn Schmelzla | IT Support Specialist
Dusytn’s skills include large Windows and Chrome deployments, remote server maintenance and creating virtual machines. His specialities include Microsoft Server, VMWare, Veeam, to name a few.
In his free time, Dustyn spends time on his farm and spending time with his wife and daughter.
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, and photography.