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Trace3 Expands Executive Team with Tech Data Vet as President

The new president was with Tech Data for more than 14 years.

Edward Gately

January 13, 2022

2 Min Read

Trace3 has expanded its executive team by adding Tech Data vet Joe Quaglia as president.

As part of the Trace3 executive team, Quaglia will work alongside regional sales teams to expand sales and solution capabilities to support Trace3 clients and partners. Trace3 provides consultation services and advanced technical solutions.


Trace3’s Joe Quaglia

Prior to Trace3, Quaglia was with Tech Data for more than 14 years. He most recently was president of the Americas and global services. He led sales, operations and client success across the region and globally.

Last September, Synnex and Tech Data completed their $7.2 billion merger to form TD Synnex. The merged entity created a mega-distributor with more than 150,000 customers in more than 100 countries.

Strong Value Proposition

“I’ve been a partner of Trace3’s for many years and admire the company’s business model,” Quaglia said. “It has one of the strongest value propositions in the industry and a true client-first culture. I am pleased to join the team for this exciting next phase of growth.”

Rich Fennessy is Trace3’s CEO.

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“Joe has been in the industry for 34 years and brings tremendous experience that will assist Trace3 in continuing to grow and expand its role in the industry,” he said.

Last fall, American Securities, a U.S. private equity firm, announced its acquisition of Trace3. Fennessy said with the new ownership, Trace3 will continue investing in its talent and expanding its service capabilities. American Securities purchased the IT consulting firm and Microsoft Azure cloud partner from H.I.G. Capital.

Trace3 specializes in cloud, data center design, security and business intelligence. The company also has a venture capital (VC) CXO briefing program, which provides IT research and trend analysis to customers.

It’s managed services span cloud, managed network, network operations center (NOC), and infrastructure capabilities.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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