About BizTech Magazine

BizTech explores technology and business issues that senior IT leaders and business managers face when they’re evaluating and implementing a solution. BizTech presents technology and business best practices, best-of-breed technology products and case studies from the field. BizTech is published by CDW.

About CDW


Headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill., CDW is a leading provider of technology solutions for business, government, education and healthcare. With a balanced portfolio of 250,000 small-, medium- and large-sized customers, CDW generated net sales of $9.6 billion in 2011, and currently employs more than 6,900 coworkers in 25 locations across the U.S. and Canada.

Founded in 1984 by entrepreneur Michael Krasny, CDW pioneered the business model that melds personalized business-to-business technology distribution with advanced technology services. Today, CDW is ranked No. 267 on the FORTUNE 500 list of America’s top companies.

Editor in Chief - [e-mail]

Ryan has been a magazine and newspaper editor for 13 years, with the last seven covering a variety of bases for BizTech. As Editor in Chief, he works on developing editorial strategy and is always on the lookout for new writing talent and sharing great stories with the IT world. Before working on CDW’s family of magazines, Ryan worked at the Kane County Chronicle, the Moline Dispatch and the Rock Island Argus newspapers. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, biking and obsessively following Iowa Hawkeye sports. Against his better judgment, Ryan is raising his children as Cubs fans.

Editorial Director - [e-mail] 

Vanessa has worked on the magazine since April 2005. Previously, she spent 18 years at Government Computer News, as managing editor, news editor and writer. In her former spare time, before her family-of-four years, she liked to read a book in one or two sittings and dive wrecks along the Carolina shores and reefs around any Caribbean island.

Executive Editor - [e-mail]

Marla is a 16-year magazine industry veteran, having begun her career with EMedia, a now-defunct trade magazine that focused on digital storage technologies. She later worked as an editor for publications serving the pharmaceutical, lodging, education and residential architecture industries before returning to her tech roots in April 2010 as managing editor of EdTech. In her spare time, she likes to read paper books and magazines and root for the Red Sox and Nationals.

Managing Editor - [e-mail]

James is a veteran technology journalist with many years of experience in creating and developing magazine and online content. He is passionate about mobile tech, music and running.

Senior Editor - [e-mail]

Brad is a senior editor for BizTech magazine and works closely with media relations and other professionals to develop articles for the magazine. Brad was most recently a public relations specialist at S&S Public Relations. Before that, he handled public affairs for the U.S. Department of Energy. When not following the Cubs and Hawkeyes religiously, Brad is an avid distance runner and has been competing in races across the Midwest for more than 15 years.

Online Content Manager - [e-mail]

Ricky publishes and manages the content on BizTech magazine's web site. He's a writer, technology enthusiast, social media lover and all-around digital guy.

Art Directors
Gregory Atkins,
Kevin Hambel

Copy Editors
Allison Leopold, Ellen Wu

Project Managers
Brandon Wamsat, Nikki Tretler
Production Artist
Susie Stevenson
Photo Editor
Sara Elder
Eugene Lee
Ad Design & Production
Tina McCartney,
Tom Crawford
Digital Project Director
Chris Dornfeld 
Senior Web Developers
Gwyneth Morgan, Brock Fanning 
Partner Advertising
Karl Schulz
847.419.6283 orkarlsch@cdw.com
Amyn Meherally, Christian Giebler, Jen Olsen, Jocelyn Hoffman
Subscription Change Requests
Kim Vandenheuvel
847.371.2309 or kimvan@cdw.com
Senior Vice President of Sales
Christina M. Corley
Vice President of Business Sales
Jill Billhorn
Jim Garlow 
Thomas E. Richards 

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