Coastal Cloud Management

Sara Hale, Managing Partner

Sara Hale, Managing Partner of our Cloud Solutions practice – Sara is a seasoned consulting executive with 15+ years of consulting experience including extensive hands-on experience with advanced technologies.  In the past 5+ years she has focused on implementing cloud-based solutions including, HubSpot, Marketo, Jitterbit, Vertical Response, Constant Contact, DocuSign, EchoSign, Conga, Cloudbilt,  Google Apps,  and  Sara is certified.

Education: B.S. in Computer Science, Duke University 

Tim Hale, Managing Partner

Tim Hale, Managing Partner of our Communications & Media and Public Sector industry practices – He has 25+ years of consulting experience, 21 years as a partner at Accenture, working with Fortune 500 companies around the world.  Tim has deep knowledge of several industries, business processes, enterprise data architectures, and operational systems.   He also successfully led many large, complex transformation programs utilizing global delivery models.  Tim architected Coastal Cloud’s unique domestic SaaS delivery model and is certified.

Education: B.S. in Commerce, McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia

Erik Dunnigan, Managing Director - Midwest & Nationwide Public Sector

Erik Dunnigan, Managing Director of our Midwest practice and Nationwide Public Sector practice – Erik has 15+ years of leadership experience in the private and public sectors in Kentucky. During his leadership roles at the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, Erik worked with a wide range of private and public companies across the Commonwealth.  He understands the many industries that flourish in the Midwest and how cloud technology can accelerate their growth.  Erik is also a nationally respected expert in Economic and Workforce Development.  He speaks frequently at industry meetings and conferences.  Prior to joining our team, Erik was the acting Secretary for the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (CED).  Erik led a major, state-wide implementation of at Kentucky CED and has first-hand experience of the power and potential of the platform.  

Education: MBA from Morehead State University and a B.B.A. from the University of Kentucky

Lori Lenehan, Managing Director - Healthcare & Life Sciences Industry Group

Lori Lenehan, Managing Director of our Healthcare & Life Sciences practice – Lori has 25+ years of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Sales Force Automation (SFA) consulting experience.  Lori is an expert in multiple CRM & SFA solutions across many industries and specializes in healthcare and communications.   During the past 8 years, Lori has worked with the Sales & Marketing Cloud from  Prior to joining us, Lori was a partner with Accenture in their CRM and Salesforce practice.

Education: MBA in Finance from George Washington University and a B.A. in Political Science from George Washington University.

John Haswell, Client Executive, Florida & Carolinas 

John Haswell, Client Executive for our Florida & Carolinas region – John has 25+ years of management and technology consulting experience.  John is an expert in technology solution delivery using global delivery models and has served Fortune 500 clients in the United States, Japan, and China.  Prior to joining us, John was a partner at Accenture and an executive at EDS.  John manages our key client relationships in Northeast Florida and the Carolinas.  John holds multiple Certifications.

Education:  B.A. degree from Strayer along with a Computer Science degree from Penn State

Gene Compton, Chief Technical Architect

Gene Compton, Chief Technical Architect – Gene has 30+ years experience developing, enhancing, and managing information technology systems. Gene has a talent for molding technical and nontechnical individuals into motivated, high-performing teams. Gene has led the development and implementation of several enterprise solutions. His expertise in systems architecture is particularly noteworthy, crossing many industries, but his foundational strength lies within the healthcare and communications industries. Gene holds both Salesforce Administrator and Service Cloud Consultant Certifications.

Education: B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Alabama, Huntsville

Melinda McNab, Director, Economic & Workforce Development Industry Group

Melinda McNab, Director, Economic & Workforce Development Industry group – Melinda has 15+ years of experience in marketing, business development and CRM where she specialized in creative strategy, marketing plan development/management/implementation, team management, technology, advertising, start-ups, communications, strategic planning.   With a passion for international business, Melinda has been a principal in several technology-based startups from conception through funding, staffing and operation. Melinda holds Administrator Certification.

Education: B.S. in Communications, Florida State

Brian Gannuscio, Director, Emerging Industries

Brian Gannuscio, Director, Emerging Industries – Brian has 10+ years of experience in software design, mobile applications, information technology and CRM where he specializes in Sales & Service Cloud, solution design, system architecture, system implementations, and project management.  With a passion for technology and entrepreneurship, Brian has been a principal in several internet/mobile technology startups where he developed several mobile applications and led all development efforts.  Brian currently holds Administrator and Developer Certifications.

Education: B.S. Information Technology, Southern New Hampshire University

Tom Miller, Managing Director, Southeast Region

Tom Miller, Managing Director, Southeast region - Tom has 15+ years of management and technology consulting experience delivering projects of all sizes in various industries with a focus on telecommunications, healthcare, energy and utilities.  Tom is a proven leader, able to design and deliver solid solutions to business problems.  Prior to joining Coastal Cloud, Tom was the Managing Director for a leading regional consulting firm establishing their presence in the Carolinas.  In addition to being a Salesforce Certified Administrator, Tom holds multiple delivery certifications including Project Management Professional and Certified Scrum Master.

Education:  M.B.A. from Bentley University and B.S. in Business from Merrimack College

Chris Hahn, Managing Director

Chris Hahn, Managing Director – Chris has 25 years of experience as a business executive and consultant to major Fortune 500 corporations where he specialized in the consumer goods industry, focusing on supply chain, logistics, ERP and major corporate change initiatives. During 13 years with Accenture, he worked in business development and led project teams on engagements generating as much as $100M. After Accenture, Chris was instrumental in transitioning a small startup consumer goods company to a global company with revenues exceeding $140M.

Education: BS Computer Science from College of William and Mary

Michael Ackerman, Senior Technical Architect

Michael Ackerman, Senior Technical Architect – Michael has over 20 years of experience in technology. During 14 years with Accenture, he managed multi-million dollar projects with strategic clients, specializing in data management and data architecture. During nearly nine years with Clarabridge, Michael was responsible for the development and delivery of Clarabridge end-user technology; overseeing all project coordination, technology, engineering and implementation for Clarabridge's products. He managed changes to the product road map, resourcing/staffing requirements, technology architecture and project coordination for the product releases, including direct management of a mixed on/off shore team.

Education: BS Finance from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University – Pamplin College of Business