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John Thayer

John helps OST Sales Executives achieve their aspirations within the context of OST’s culture. He supports OST’s entrepreneurial spirit of independently run businesses within the sales team. In addition, he has responsibility for co-determining strategic direction and achieving company-wide goals.

Over the past 26 years, John has held and performed a variety of roles in the technology industry. After earning his BS from Grand Valley State University, he became Lead Systems Consultant and Manager of Support Services at Technicraft in Virginia. Later John held Sales Engineering and Sales roles at Data General. After 5 years as VP of Information Services at a private firm in the Detroit area, John enjoyed being a Sales Executive with Sun Microsystems. Having been recruited away from Sun, John spent 9 years in direct sales and management with EMC. John later joined HP, where he met OST. The ensuing great relationship led to a subsequent decision for John to join OST as the Director of Sales and, most recently, being promoted to V.P. of Sales & Strategic Business Development in 2015.