EATONTOWN, N.J., June 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTG), a value-added information technology (IT) channel company providing innovative sales and distribution solutions for emerging technology vendors, has nominated and elected Gerri Gold to its Board of Directors (the “Board”) at the Company’s 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
Gerri Gold has nearly three decades of executive experience in the IT and equipment financing business. She is currently the senior vice president and Chief Operating Officer of HPE Financial Services, the IT asset management and financing division of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE), with $13 billion in assets under management operating in over 50 countries worldwide. At HPE Financial Services, Gold is responsible for the transformation of the business with a focus on continuous innovation at a service, market, and operational level, while delivering profitable growth.
“Gerri brings a wealth of industry experience and know-how to our Board. Her knowledge of the European marketplace as well as her strategic planning acumen will be particularly valuable. We look forward to her input during our ongoing strategic evaluation and annul planning processes,” said Jeff Geygan, Wayside’s Chairman of the Board. “I believe Gerri fills an important role on our Board, offering a unique and diverse perspective as the company continues to execute its long-term growth and acquisition plan through our Climb Channel Solutions businesses.”
During her career, Gold has held numerous critical leadership roles in HPEFS, Compaq Financial Services as well as AT&T, where she was one of the founding members of AT&T Capital Corp. Gold has led through a number of mergers and divestures at AT&T and with Compaq-HP.
Gold is a graduate of the University of Michigan and earned her MBA in Finance from New York University. In her spare time, Gold mentors young entrepreneurial talent. These successful collaborations include businesses in bio-tech, software, and the legal profession.
“The team at Wayside has built a dynamic organization that delivers easy access to superior IT solutions for resellers and businesses around the globe,” said Gold. “I am delighted to have the opportunity to help the team at Wayside scale and grow these solutions. This is a particularly exciting period for all businesses as we collectively emerge from the pandemic lock-down and I’m very optimistic about the road ahead.”
About Wayside Technology Group
Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTG) is a value-added IT channel and solutions company specializing in emerging technologies. Wayside operates across the US, Canada and Europe through multiple business units, including Climb Channel Solutions, Sigma Software Distribution, Grey Matter, Interwork and TechXtend. The Company provides IT distribution and solutions for emerging companies in the Security, Data Management, Cloud, Connectivity, Storage & HCI, Virtualization, and Software & ALM industries.
Additional information can be found by visiting www.waysidetechnology.com.
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The Company, its directors and certain of its executive officers are participants in the solicitation of proxies from the Company’s shareholders in connection with the Company’s 2021 annual meeting of shareholders. The Company intends to file a definitive proxy statement and a WHITE proxy card with the SEC in connection with any such solicitation of proxies from the Company’s shareholders. SHAREHOLDERS OF THE COMPANY ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO READ SUCH PROXY STATEMENT, ACCOMPANYING WHITE PROXY CARD AND ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE AS THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. The Company’s soliciting material filed with the SEC on January 15, 2021 as DEFA 14A (the “DEFA 14A”) contains information regarding the direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, of the Company’s directors and executive officers in the Company’s securities. If the holdings of the Company’s securities change from the amounts provided in the DEFA 14A, such changes will be set forth in SEC filings on Forms 3, 4, and 5, which can be found through the Company’s website at www.waysidetechnology.com or through the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Information can also be found in the Company’s other SEC filings, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020. Updated information regarding the identity of potential participants, and their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be set forth in the Company’s definitive proxy statement and other materials to be filed with the SEC in connection with the 2021 annual meeting of shareholders. Shareholders will be able to obtain the definitive proxy statement, any amendments or supplements to the proxy statement and other documents filed by the Company with the SEC at no charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Copies will also be available at no charge at the Company’s website at www.waysidetechnology.com.
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