It’s 501 Somewhere: Michelle & Ray Orsini on Diversity in the Industry, Cloud Connections Summit

Ray and Michelle Orsini, CEO and CFO of OIT, talk diversity in the industry and company culture in a COVID world.

Allison Francis

July 28, 2020

Ray Orsini, CEO at OIT (Orsini IT) and Michelle Orsini, chief financial officer, have been in the game long enough to know that company culture is a huge part of business’ success. Particularly when face-to-face interactions are scarce, special attention must be paid. There are also a lot of conversations happening around diversity in the industry, and the channel as a whole.


OIT’s Ray Orsini


OIT’s Michelle Orsini

We at Channel Partners and Channel Futures are strong supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement. And we just came out with a statement outlining that support. Michelle, a Latina in tech, shares her thoughts on where the industry stands and her hopes for the future.

Channel Futures is dedicated to fostering an atmosphere of diversity and inclusion in the channel and the technology community. Thus, we are featuring content around topics of race, diversity and inclusion to spur discussion of these important subjects. Visit our webpage dedicated to diversity and inclusion.

In this installment of “It’s 501 Somewhere,” Michelle and Ray talk frankly about their company culture, diversity in the industry, and their Cloud Connections Summit.

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About the Author(s)

Allison Francis

Allison Francis is a writer, public relations and marketing communications professional with experience working with clients in industries such as business technology, telecommunications, health care, education, the trade show and meetings industry, travel/tourism, hospitality, consumer packaged goods and food/beverage. She specializes in working with B2B technology companies involved in hyperconverged infrastructure, managed IT services, business process outsourcing, cloud management and customer experience technologies. Allison holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations and marketing from Drake University. An Iowa native, she resides in Denver, Colorado.

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