Gale Sayers | Chairman Emeritus
Gale is Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Sayers. After completing his professional football career, Sayers returned to his alma mater and served as Assistant Athletic Director at Kansas University. Gale was then Athletic Director at Southern Illinois University from 1976 through 1981.
Following a successful career in professional football and athletic administration, Gale launched a computer supplies business in 1983. and built the business into a world-class provider of technology products and services.
In 1999, Gale was inducted into the Chicago Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame. He is also a past recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Gale previously served on the Board of Directors of Triad Hospitals and American Century Mutual Funds.
Hemanth Parasuram | Chairman
Hemanth Parasuram is Chairman of Sayers. Hemanth is also Managing Partner of Virgo Capital, a leading private equity firm for technology companies and a certified minority-owned business.
Prior to establishing Virgo Capital, Hemanth was the Director of Corporate Development at TIBCO Software, where he led numerous strategic investments and acquisitions. Previously, Hemanth worked in the High Technology Mergers and Acquisitions group of Goldman Sachs, where he advised clients in a variety of industries, including software, hardware, and online media.
Hemanth received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Chris Callahan | President and Chief Executive Officer
Chris Callahan serves as President and CEO for the company, overseeing all interactions among Sayers clients, partners, and employees. Chris is responsible for the execution of the company's overall strategy and vision. Through Chris' leadership Sayers has realized significant year over year growth in both revenue and new customer acquisition.
Prior to Sayers Chris led enterprise, educational and new business sales for Britannica.com and worked as a senior consultant at Arthur Andersen LLP.
Chris holds a BS in Finance from the University of Illinois. Chris and his two daughters live in Park Ridge, IL.
John Kasser | Chief Operating Officer
John Kasser serves as Chief Operating Officer for the company, where he directs finance, operations, and professional services. John also acts as the executive sponsor on a number of client and partner relationships.
Prior to joining Sayers in 2002, John was a consultant for financial and technology businesses, including Comdisco. He was focused on improving business processes and financial results. John began his professional career at KPMG.
John and his wife, Stella, are involved in a number of charitable organizations, including the Gale Sayers Foundation and the Chicago Children's Museum. John has a BS in Accounting from Southern Illinois University. John, Stella, and their son, Joshua, reside in Palatine, IL.
Alan Bibergall | Sr. Vice President, Business Development
Alan Bibergall serves as Senior Vice President of Business Development for the company. Al and his team are responsible for the development of Sayers' new and existing enterprise clients. As an expert in performance enhancing IT management solutions, Al is a trusted advisor to many of Sayers' largest clients. He is also responsible for the management and growth of Sayers' core data center partners.
Prior to joining Sayers in 1997, Al served in a number of sales and business development roles with ELEK-TEK. He holds a BS in Sociology from Northern Illinois University. Al coaches youth soccer teams involving his four children in Wheaton, IL.