Leadership

Chris Froman

Christopher C. Froman Executive Chairman

Chris Froman is Executive Chairman of the Board of Pomeroy, after serving as President and Chief Executive Officer for nearly nine years.  Early in his tenure as President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Froman successfully led Pomeroy through a public-to-private transaction, as well as subsequent mergers, acquisitions and changes in company ownership.  Prior to joining Pomeroy, Chris served as Senior Vice President of OKI Printing Solutions, and he also held executive roles at Lexmark International and IBM Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  An active volunteer in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern KY communities, Chris is the former Chairman of the Board of the Cincinnati Red Cross, serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the United Way, the Board of Directors of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Cincinnati Regional Business Committee.


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Brian J. Robinson Chief Executive Officer

Brian Robinson is Chief Executive Officer of Pomeroy. He originally joined Pomeroy in 2016 as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Robinson is responsible for the strategic direction and competitive positioning of the company and leads the senior management team.  Prior to joining Pomeroy, Brian was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at General Cable Corporation (NYSE trading symbol: BGC) a position he held since 2007. Over a seventeen-year career at General Cable, Brian held positions including Vice President and Controller and Assistant Controller, International. Before joining General Cable, Robinson was Audit Manager with Deloitte & Touche LLP, working both in the U.S. and abroad.  Brian is a graduate of the University of Dayton and volunteers his time at local educational institutions in his home town of Loveland, OH.

Pomeroy consistently ranks as one of the largest IT services companies in North America, and is currently listed as among the largest IT consulting organizations in greater Cincinnati. The firm is most proud of the consistent recognition it has received by the United Way, and other charitable organizations, for the positive influence and contributions our 4,200 employees have made to the numerous communities in which we live and serve throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

John Gularson

John Gularson Chief Operating Officer

Jack Gularson is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of Tolt Solutions and is now Chief Operating Officer at Pomeroy. Prior to joining Tolt Solutions, Jack was an Executive Vice President of MICROS Solutions, Inc. where he served as the Executive Vice President of ecommerce from 2012 to 2014 and the Senior Vice President of MICROS-Retail from 2006 to 2012. Jack also served as the Chief Operating Officer of Jinfonet Software and has held executive management positions with Bottomline Technologies, Hyperion, and Tartan Laboratories. Jack received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Delaware in 1991.

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Kristi Nelson General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer

Kristi Nelson is the General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer at Pomeroy, with responsibility for the overall management of Pomeroy’s legal affairs, human resources organization, facilities and the Company’s technology solutions team. She advises the Company on a wide range of matters, including corporate compliance, strategic decisions, human resources, and other legal and regulatory matters. Prior to joining Pomeroy, Kristi was Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Corporex Companies, Inc., a closely-held real estate development and investment firm headquartered in Covington, Kentucky. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (“KHEAA”) and the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation (“KHESLC”), as well as the Northern Kentucky Convention Center Corporation, the Northern Kentucky University Foundation and Skyward.

She has also done voluntary work as a member of United Way’s Northern Kentucky campaign cabinet, and she helped initiate regional workforce development programs as a member of Class I – Leadership Action, a Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Leadership Program. Kristi earned her JD degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law and her BA degree from Arizona State University. Kristi is admitted to the Kentucky and Ohio bars.

PJ Thelen

Peter (PJ) Thelen Chief Sales Officer

PJ joined Pomeroy in January, 2000. From that date until January, 2009, when he was promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales, PJ held various management level positions within the company, beginning as General Manager and CFO for the Cincinnati branch office from 2000-2005, RVP of Sales for the Great Lakes Region in 2006, VP of Enterprise Sales for the Great Lakes and Northeast regions in 2007 and Vice President of National and Alliance Sales in 2008. PJ has over 15 years of experience in the technology industry with significant focus on Lifecycle Services Outsourcing. Before joining the Company, PJ, a C.P.A, was a consultant with Arthur Anderson for seven years. PJ earned his bachelor’s degree from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama.