Who We Are
Architects of modernization, engineers of automation, and agents of business transformation.
Our strong heritage in both applications and IT infrastructure are essential elements of our approach to developing new solutions. Today, it is the further integration of applications and infrastructure that unleashes the power of mobile connectivity, cloud computing, and data security.
Since 1975, we have partnered with our customers to accelerate the adoption of new information technology to create business value. Our passion for IT is guided by our vision of customers for life.
We believe in driving performance through innovation.
We are trusted advisors and a community of experts who believe in the power of IT to drive performance and deliver customer value.
Technology itself is not a magic solution. It takes integrated advisory, consulting, and managed services; experts with both IT and business acumen; and, industry-leading technology partners to accelerate time to value and deliver exceptional results. For more than four decades, we’ve been trusted advisors to thousands of customers across a broad spectrum of industries. Our tech experts have over 800 certifications and know how to deliver successful outcomes across platforms and specialties. From hybrid cloud to security to data—whether on-premise, in the cloud, or anywhere in between Advizex offers the resources of a global company with the personalized support of local sales and technology resources.
C.R. Howdyshell is an accomplished executive with a proven track record of building strong teams, while establishing excellent customer and partner relationships to exceed business goals.
Since joining the company in 2003, C.R. has led several technology initiatives broadening the Advizex value proposition to our customers. He also serves as the Advizex Executive Partner for the VMware relationship.
Chief Operating Officer
Kurt Schnieders has worked internationally for over 35 years providing executive leadership, business strategy and technology solution delivery across multi-cultural landscapes. Kurt brings a deep understanding of the retail and financial services sectors as he has served as CIO for DICK’S Sporting Goods, L Brands and ING Latin America. Having been a customer for 15 years prior, Kurt has long been an advocate of Advizex’s experience, superior customer care and technical abilities.
Chief Technology Officer
Leveraging his over 20 years past experience as a diverse technical architect, Chris joined a technology firm as a senior consultant for 6 years prior to joining the Advizex team as a presales architect in 2011. Chris has been helping customers solve business problems and assisting customers with aligning IT and business strategy to produce beneficial business outcomes.
Chief Marketing Officer
Matt Gaudio is an experienced leader of technology companies, strategies, and people. Matt is currently managing the managed services business unit, marketing, and partnerships at Advizex.
Prior to Advizex, Matt was the CTO for Findaway World, a provider of digital content to retailers, libraries, schools, and the U.S. military. Matt has led the ideation and creation of Findaway’s digital platform and mobile apps, as well as creating a modern and robust technology infrastructure and strategy.
Matt has spent time in the venture capital and private equity space with a stint at Morgenthaler Partners where he rebuilt their technology infrastructure while interfacing with portfolio companies.
Matt is a graduate from Penn State University and holds many Penn State and Big Ten honors related to his time spent on the Penn State basketball team.
Vice President of Operations
Cindy is a highly-skilled operations professional experienced in process improvement, team building, partner relationship management, contract negotiation, and cost reduction. She ensures the Advizex product business runs efficiently, providing structure, process direction, and support to a variety of teams to better enable them to serve customers. She also serves as the Advizex expert on the inner workings of the IT channel business.
Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary
Mr. Garito is a results-oriented leader, with extensive experience in financial operations, strategic planning, business analytics, cash management, and mergers and acquisitions. He oversees accounting, treasury/tax, credit, human resources, legal and services operations as the CFO of Advizex.
Prior to joining Advizex, Mr. Garito held senior financial roles at CBIZ, a leading provider of insurance and assurance services. He managed the finances of the divisional businesses, led teams that navigated an organizational restructuring, and conducted several dozen nationwide acquisitions as part of a company growth strategy. Throughout his 30-year career, Mr. Garito also held financial leadership positions at mid-market and global companies in the manufacturing, transportation, and professional services industries.
Mr. Garito earned a bachelor’s of science degree in Accounting from Lehigh University and is an actively licensed CPA.
Vice President, Professional Services
An accomplished IT leader, Kevin oversees the company’s Professional Services practice, helping customers modernize and automate, as well as enabling digital transformation to deliver true value to their users and their organizations.
Kevin joined Advizex Technologies in 2016 as National Practice Director before becoming Vice President Professional Services in 2019. As National Practice Director, he oversaw a number of nationwide practices, including IT Modernization, the Oracle Business Unit, ServiceNow, and Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery.