Leadership Team

The Cloud Sherpas leadership team brings a variety of different experience to the table and each member boasts an average of 18+ years of experience in the enterprise solutions industry. Since our founding in 2007, the leadership team has guided Cloud Sherpas to tremendous growth and remained dedicated to the vision of becoming the world’s leading Cloud Services Brokerage.

David NorthingtonChairman & CEO

David is the Chairman & CEO of Cloud Sherpas, focused on growing the business, client satisfaction and establishing Cloud Sherpas as the market’s leading Cloud Services Brokerage. Recently named a Top 25 Innovator of 2013 by CRN, David has over 25 years experience leading professional services organizations with a focus on enterprise technology, having served as the COO of Capgemini North America, EVP of  Kanbay, COO of Adjoined and CEO of Plaut Consulting. At Capgemini, he oversaw multiple profit and loss centers across the US and Canada and provided strong leadership in many areas including people management, profit optimization and vertical expansion.

Chris ArroyoCFO

As Chief Financial Officer, Chris is responsible for the Financial and Shared Services operations for Cloud Sherpas. His areas of focus include helping the business manage through a high-growth, profit generating program. Chris brings more than 17 years of experience in the areas of Finance and Operations in the Technology and Consulting industry, as he has held many leadership positions including Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Capgemini North America. At Capgemini and Ernst & Young, he specialized in optimizing internal cost structures and enhancing the business operational efficiency, discipline and predictability of operations, monthly forecasting and monthly financial close processes. He played an integral role in developing competitive client pricing and deal structure strategies and negotiating many of the company’s largest and most complex contracts. Chris has also held leadership positions in the areas of financial and operational management, financial modeling and securities pricing at both Bank of America and Deutsche Bank. Most recently Chris served in an advisory role for high-growth companies.

Gary DiOrioPresident, Salesforce

Gary is the President of the Cloud Sherpas’ salesforce.com Business Unit. He comes to Cloud Sherpas with an extensive leadership background and over 20 years of experience in the consulting and software industry, most recently serving as the leader for one of Capgemini’s largest business units in North America. Under Gary’s leadership, the unit experienced market leading, top line growth each of the last two years. In addition to this top line growth, Gary grew profits over 50% in each of the same fiscal periods, establishing and maintaining double digit operating profit margins. Prior to leading this unit, Gary led the firm’s largest Service Line where, under his leadership, revenues doubled. Before joining Capgemini, Gary was the North American President for Intershop, a leading provider of comprehensive e-commerce software solutions, and served as the North American CEO of Plaut AG, which focused on SAP consulting, license sales and IT-services. Gary holds a Bachelor of Science from Auburn University and a Masters of Science from Drexel University.

Douglas ShepardPresident, Google

Doug is the President of Cloud Sherpas’ Google Business Unit, focused on growing the business as the leader in the Google Enterprise ecosystem. Doug has spent most of his career helping to launch and then build high-growth technology companies. Doug previously worked at EVault as Vice President, Enterprise Sales. During his six-year tenure, from 2002 2008, he helped lead EVault from 2 Million to 48 Million in revenue and a successful acquisition by Seagate Technologies. Prior to Cloud Sherpas, he was responsible for North American sales at Atempo for three years. Doug holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington and Lee University.

Jason WojahnPresident, ServiceNow

Jason is the President of Cloud Sherpas’ ServiceNow Business Unit. Prior to Cloud Sherpas, Jason served as Vice President at Navigis. Jason has over 18 years of experience in leading diverse, multi-national teams of IT Services Management and Project Management Professionals. Jason has a deep knowledge of IT services and support, continual improvement, cloud enablement and cloud adoption. Jason is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado and is both Project Management Professional and ITIL Certified.

Paul MansfieldAPAC General Manager

Paul is the General Manager for the Asia Pacific region at Cloud Sherpas.  He is responsible for the growth and operations of the salesforce.com, Google, and ServiceNow business units across Australia & New Zealand, South East Asia and Japan.

Paul joined Cloud Sherpas in early 2012 after Cloud Sherpas acquired Weblinc, a salesforce.com consulting partner that Paul founded and directed.  Through the experience at Weblinc and his previous experience as a General Manager at QM Technologies, Paul has established a successful background in General Management and a strong reputation for leading high growth businesses.  While at QM Technologies, Paul managed a $30 million operation and was part of the senior management team that successfully listed the company on the Australian Stock Exchange.  Paul contributes expertise in mobile computing and applications, security, architecture and IT operations to Cloud Sherpas.  Paul is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting & Business Systems from the University of Wollongong.

Michael CohnSVP Marketing

Michael is a co-founder of Cloud Sherpas and the Senior Vice President of Marketing. He is responsible for developing the company’s overall market message and executing demand generation programs. Michael brings over 15 years of marketing experience to Cloud Sherpas, specifically in the areas of technology services marketing, product marketing and channel marketing. Prior to founding Cloud Sherpas, Michael served as the Director of Marketing at Optimus Solutions and as a WW Channel Marketing Manager in IBM’s Software Group. Michael holds an MBA from Emory University and enjoys spending time with his two young children.

David HoffSVP Technology

David is a co-founder and the Senior Vice President of Technology at Cloud Sherpas. He is responsible for emerging technologies, overseeing customer support and internal operations at Cloud Sherpas. David brings over 15 years of IT management experience to Cloud Sherpas. Prior to joining Cloud Sherpas, David served as the Director of Mobility Solutions at Corus Group and Director of Program Management at Optimus Solutions. In these roles, David built professional services practices focused on solution development and implementation using a mix of technologies from Microsoft, RIM/Blackberry and IBM. David holds a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA in Technology Management.