Evan Marty brings more than 20 years ofexperience in custom integration to Ihiji Ihiji - the leading remote-managed services provider for the technology integration market since 2009 announced today that it has hired industry veteran and HTSA board member Evan Marty as the new Director of Technology Services. Formerly of VIA International, VIA Home, and Paragon Technology Group (acquired by VIA International), Marty joins the Ihiji client technology team to guide dealers toward an effective RMR business model. Already busy in the company’s brand new Austin headquarters and in attendance at this week’s Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) Fall Conference in Chicago, Illinois, Marty brings more than 20 years of experience in the custom integration industry to Ihiji. As part of the company’s Client Technology Team, Marty will focus on nurturing key Ihiji dealers as they work to develop and expand their recurring monthly revenue streams through Software-as-a-Service offerings provided through Ihiji remote network monitoring and management solutions, including Ihiji invision software and the forthcoming Ihiji ServiceManager, to be introduced at the 2015 CEDIA Expo. Longstanding advocate of Ihiji Marty joins Ihiji directly from VIA International, where he co-developed Home Manager, a proprietary web-based application that is an aggregation of tools designed to achieve operational efficiency throughout the organisation. The solution includes Ihiji remote network management solutions, project documentation repositories, and support ticketing, helping VIA to better implement and manage their customer support services business. Prior to joining VIA International, Marty held the title of Director of Technology Services at Paragon Technology Group, where he was instrumental in bringing Ihiji remote monitoring and management to his organisation as a means to reduce operational costs, improve the client experience, and generate new services revenue. “I was one of the world’s first five users of the Ihiji appliance and Ihiji invision solution,” says Marty proudly. “I quickly became one of the most vocal evangelists for the brand, and I’m excited to bring that passion and knowledge to the organisation, where I can actively help dealers reduce costly truck rolls and realise increased profits through service contracts.” On a mission to help technology integrators Marty remains a board member for the buying group HTSA, where he works with technology integrators to improve their marketing, procurement, and overall business operations. He brings these same concepts and vision to Ihiji integrators, helping them improve efficiencies and strengthen their position in the marketplace. “We welcome Marty to our team with enthusiasm. As a former successful Ihiji dealer with decades of industry experience, he is uniquely qualified to guide our customers toward a business model that focuses on service contracts as a means of recurring monthly revenue,” says Ihiji Founder Stuart Rench.
Joseph Kolchinsky, Founder and Managing Director of OneVision, joins ihiji Board of Directors ihiji the leader in remote network management with its award winning ihiji invision service, is pleased to welcome to its Board of Directors Joseph Kolchinsky, Founder and Managing Director of OneVision, a pioneering technology integrator based in Boston. As ihiji deepens its focus on creating solutions to support the fast growing market surrounding the “Internet of Things” (IoT), Joseph will bring a highly valued perspective from the home technology management space. Joseph’s appointment comes at a time when ihiji has been expanding core capabilities of their existing invision service to better support technology professionals, managed service providers, and IT service desks. New role: “Joseph has a clear understanding of how technology will continue to impact the daily lives of consumers with the IoT. He shares the ihiji vision of delivering comprehensive and powerful tools for technology professionals to enable them to efficiently and profitably manage this technology for their clients,” said Stuart Rench, ihiji CEO and Co-Founder. Joseph added, “ihiji’s network management solution is a requirement for proactively and comprehensively managing installed technology. As technology professionals and managed service providers carry the ever-increasing burden of managing these devices, ihiji’s invision service will enable them to do so with minimal resources and increased client satisfaction – a win-win for everyone.” The ihiji executive team is looking forward to Joseph’s guidance as a key strategic advisor in helping to position the company in this rapidly evolving environment. As ihiji continues its development of solutions to support the professionals who manage the IoT in the modern home and office, the company is well positioned for exceptional growth in 2015.