Rene SotolaRene Sotola

Former CEO

Rene Sotola joined NewPush in February 2015 as EVP & General Manager North America.  He took on the CEO role from June 2016 to September 2018.  Currently, Rene is a trusted advisor and part-time engagement manager on key projects. Rene is a visionary with international senior-level management, consulting and product development experience. His background includes bringing brand-new technology to the market, visionary use of technology to maximize business benefits, strategy, business planning, and a full lifecycle project and program experience. Mr. Sotola joined from CGI, where he had worked for over 18 years. CGI a large system integrator and Mr. Sotola led the global telecom practice and the mobility and IoT practices. He was also the vice-chairman of CGI’s Global Technology Council, consisting of top 20 technologists. Prior to joining CGI, Mr. Sotola was employed by US and European consultancies and product companies in both technical and management roles. He is a frequent speaker at US and international conferences, an author of numerous white papers, a US patent holder, Chartered Engineer in IEEE, and a Fellow and a Chartered IT Professional in the British Computer Society. He holds an M.S. in Computer Science and an M.S. in Computational Science.

Gren Gale

Senior Project Manager

Gren has over 20 years of Project Management experience and has managed major projects involving up to 170 staff and $17M spend across a wide range of disciplines including IT, Business Change and Marketing. He is a Prince 2 registered practitioner and a Professional Scrum Master. He has worked for major UK Blue Chips and Consultancies, is a prolific Blogger on Project Management and is the author of Project Management for SMEs.

David Monarchi


David holds a Ph.D. University of Arizona in Operations Research.  His fields of expertise include Systems Engineering, Statistics. Monarchi has spoken at 46 national and international presentations, seminars, colloquia. David brings his extensive experience in problem solving and analytics to help strengthen quality assurance and build meaningful metrics to measure performance and quality.

Bill Herndon

Application Support and Migration

Bill is an experienced consultant with a concentration in systems integration, installation, deployment and configuration of the WebSphere Application Server and Domino software families and related products.  He has 20 years of systems experience and 14 years of senior-level architecture consulting experience with a variety of industries, including insurance, banking, manufacturing, education and healthcare.  His core competencies include knowledge in current and historical versions of WebSphere Application Server, IBM Connections, Microsoft.NET, WebSphere Portal Server, Lotus Domino, and CiCenter.  Bill also possesses very strong skills in systems administration and infrastructure planning for applications running under the Windows, OS/400 (iSeries), AIX (pSeries), and Linux (PowerPC and Intel) platforms.

Jay Sudowski

Co-Founder & CTO, Handy Networks LLC

Educated on the East Coast, and joining forces with the West Coast, Jay has been active in the hosting industry since 1997. Jay went on to co-found Handy Networks in 2000 a cloud hosting company. Currently, Jay manages all day to day operations of their 4,000 square foot data center space, located in downtown Denver, Colorado. Jay has extensive experience in network management, and recently completed a forklift upgrade from Cisco to Juniper core switches. Jay oversees our global network operations, supervises our Denver based support staff, and drives innovation for our data-center initiatives, as we move to a software-defined data-center environment.

Jim Whitfield

Vice President at Hi Country Wire & Telephone

Jim is an experienced technology executive with experience in information technology, oil and gas exploration, data management, data analysis (analytics), unified communication, infrastructure architecture, infrastructure strategy, and marketing. A strong leader with proven results at implementing new technologies, solutions, and processes in team environments.