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December 19, 2018

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President & CEO, CTN Solutions
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Drew Morrisroe is an innovative entrepreneur and senior executive leader with more than two decades of success across the technology, not-for-profit, higher education, and management consulting industries. 

Drew began his information technology career in 1991 – while in high school – when he served as a part-time assistant to the director of information systems at InterDigital Communications Corporation, a leader in the wireless industry. This led to Drew providing IT and financial consulting services to small businesses in the Philadelphia area.  In 1997 he founded CTN Solutions, and has built the business into a leading provider of IT services in the greater Philadelphia region.

Earlier in his career he received the distinction of “40 under 40” in Philadelphia, which recognizes a group of young business people annually for their roles in the business and civic community.

Passionate in regards to not-for-profit and charitable initiatives, Drew has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East and Europe – including Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo, Serbia, Guatemala, and Israel – to work closely with victims of war and genocide or those afflicted by poverty. In 2013, he founded the American Balkan Leadership Enterprise (ABLE), a U.S. based non-profit organization to provide economic development and humanitarian support to the Balkans. He frequently travels to the region as a speaker and presenter.

For more than 25 years, Drew has served as a board member for various organizations. He successfully chaired the strategic planning committee of Philadelphia University whose work led to the strategic combination of Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University. The Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Foundation has been a special focus of his efforts. Among his accomplishments, he involved HOBY with the 1997 Presidents’ Summit for Volunteerism and has traveled with Hugh O’Brian, HOBY’s founder, to establish programs in Europe and the Middle East. Drew was presented HOBY’s Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of his work to serve youth throughout the world.

He currently serves as a member of the board of trustees of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, chairman and president of ABLE, chairman of the Board of Governors of the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Foundation, a board member and director of the MidAtlantic Employers’ Association, Education Works, and several private companies.

A sought-after public speaker and presenter, Drew attained a BS in Information Systems and Finance and an MBA in International Business from Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) and has been recognized with the University’s Philip Elkin Award for his business leadership.

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COO, CTN Solutions
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Rami Barakat is a business, risk management, and information technology leader with more than 30 years of experience in the business consulting, financial, legal, and software industries. As the Chief Operating Officer at CTN Solutions, Rami oversees the team of engineers and directs strategic planning for client projects.

Rami works closely with CTN clients to understand their requirements, trends in their industry, and changing workforce needs. He works extensively in managed IT, cloud computing, IT consulting, application services, security, and business communications. As a subject matter expert, Rami evaluates risk matters and provides guidance to clients, occasionally acting as a virtual CIO.

Prior to joining CTN, Rami was an entrepreneur in the fields of financial management, process analysis, information technology, and risk management consulting. Among his many successes, he built and sold a consulting company that had been listed in the top 40 of the Philadelphia region’s fastest-growing, privately-held companies, for three consecutive years. Rami coordinated the outsourced roles of CFO/Controller, CIO, and Executive Coach for his clients, who included Danella Construction Company, Almo Corporation, and Penn Mutual Life Insurance among others.

Prior to his role as an entrepreneur, he was Vice President at Commerce Bancorp. Rami created and directed Sarbanes-Oxley and Business Continuity programs to identify risks, to address corporate governance, and to improve the overall controls associated with management and reporting of financial information. Responsible for supervising the consolidation of Commerce’s five banks, Rami directed all organizational and technology aspects of this project that impacted business processes and systems. Previously, Rami served as Senior Vice President at Akcelerant Consulting, overseeing deployment of financial software and services to clients throughout North America. There, Rami developed forecasts and budgets, increased operational efficiency and effectiveness by developing new staffing plans and processes, as well as proactively identified areas where technology positively impacted client businesses.

Rami also served as Controller at the American Red Cross and Manager of Accounting at Pechner Dorfman Legal Services, earlier in his career.

Rami studied business administration at Villanova University and earned his MBA at Drexel University.

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Founding Partner, CMS Source
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Ralph Cetrulo is a founding partner of CMS Source, a holding company for Cetrulo & Morgan Group, The Acquisition Group and Mergence Consulting. These companies provide accounting, business intermediary and business advisory services to individuals and small to mid-sized companies. Ralph specializes in mergers and acquisitions, corporate divestitures, business valuations, financial forecasts and projections, debt and financing services, tax planning and personal financial planning. He has done extensive stock option planning for high net worth individuals. He has also partnered with attorneys to litigate tax cases before the Delaware Tax Appeals Board and the U.S. Tax Court. His experience spans various industries including distribution, construction, service, real estate, retail, non-profits, education and medical. Ralph began his career in 1988 as an intern with Cover and Rossiter, P.A. Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Delaware in 1990, he joined Cover and Rossiter full-time as a staff accountant. In 1996, he was made partner of the 20- person, three-partner firm. During his six years as partner, Cover and Rossiter grew by thirty employees and revenue increased by 130%.

In November of 2002, Ralph founded Cetrulo & Morgan Group, a public accounting firm headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware. 95% of Ralph’s targeted clients followed him to the new firm. The Company, which began with five employees, now employs 15 people and services close to 900 clients.

In an effort to expand beyond traditional accounting services, Ralph founded CMS Source as a holding company in 2005. The Company was formed to provide business advisory and business intermediary services to small to mid-sized companies. These services, initially marketed to existing clients, have allowed the Company to expand into new markets.

In a separate venture, Ralph partnered with a non-office call center in 2003 and in five years, through acquisitions and organic growth, grew revenues from $1.2 MM to $16+ MM. This placed the Company on Inc.’s list of the fastest growing companies three years running, and the Philadelphia 100 six years in a row.

Ralph is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Delaware Society of CPA’s; he is a member of Special Olympics of Delaware; on the Board of INPACT America; on the Executive Board of the Delaware Workforce Investment Board; a former member of Finance Committee Member for the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce; former member of the BBB and past President of the Brandywine Country Club.

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IT Services Entrepreneur
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Tom Dugan has been working in Information Technology for over 40 years in varying capacities from Field Technician to Senior Management. As a parallel entrepreneur, Mr. Dugan started and sold two companies operating both organizations simultaneously for 5 years during which both organizations had astounding growth. His first company, eSource Group, was ranked as Philadelphia’s 14th Fastest Growing Company by the Philadelphia Business Journal. Shortly thereafter, his second company, Recovery Networks, ranked 6th on the Philly 100 in 2009 and was also on the list in 2010 and 2011; Recovery Networks was also the co-awardee for the Best Practices in Business Continuity along with Hewlett-Packard for its work in innovating recovery solutions. The company was also honored as the country’s fastest growing urban companies by the ICIC (ranked #45 in USA). eSource and Recovery Networks were sold in 2009 and 2013, respectively.

After successful exists of both his companies, in 2014, he was selected as the Director of Technology for the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015. In this role, Mr. Dugan was tasked with managing all aspects of the World Meeting of Families Congress as well as the first visit of Pope Francis to the United States. Working with various public and private entities, his role was to prepare the City of Philadelphia for arrival of millions of visitors, tens of thousands of attendees, thousands of priests, hundreds of bishops, scores of archbishops, dozens of cardinals … and one Pope.

Mr. Dugan currently is a Senior Director at Dell Technologies focused on Private Cloud Converged and Hyper-Converged architectures.

Active in numerous activities, Mr. Dugan is a Rugby Coach and referee; a member of the MS Leadership Class of 2004; co-founded, organized and led two non-profit organizations in Philadelphia; and is a member of the Board of Trustees for Neumann University in Pennsylvania. Mr. Dugan holds a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Mathematics from Drexel University.

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Principal And Owner Of JRI Consulting
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As a seasoned Serial Entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience operating and re-aligning entrepreneurial and private equity-owned companies as well as corporate divisions, Ted now focuses his practice solely on CEO’s and owners of small and mid-sized businesses to help them grow beyond their comfort level. He coaches them to get over, under, around or through any situation. With an affinity for “moving parts” businesses, he has personally managed the performance (both financial and product or service) and cultural transformation of seven companies. To every challenge, he brings the ability to inspire, assess, and leverage talent at every level.

Ted’s success in working with Owners and CEOs as an Execution Coach is derived from his personal experience. Having not only managed, but also personally owned all or part of three of the companies he transformed, he knows at a personal, emotional and financial level, what it’s like to have the lives of his employees in his hands—not to mention his house on the line and numerous personal paychecks in his top desk drawer. His approach to Execution Coaching is as a trusted advisor who stands next to a CEO/Owner in his or her time of need and support. Ted knows what it’s like to be lonely at the top and recognizes the value of having someone who’s willing to cry “Baloney!” or “Great Job!” without fear and with experience.

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