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Michael W. Dahlhauser, Founder President and CTO

Michael brings more than 15 years experience in information technology and engineering. His expertise includes computer, server and network configurations, as well as installation and configuration for servers and phone systems. Michael founded Astila Corporation in June 2006 and rapidly grew the company. In support of this growth, he developed and managed the company’s data center with primary responsibility for designing the systems to support email, operations, and customer support and phone systems. Prior to founding Astila, Michael was the go to guy for MT Pros where he was responsible for all technical systems, operations and customer support. Prior to MT Pros Michael served as Senior Network Engineer for Dave and Busters with overall responsibility for developing and maintaining the corporate network systems. Michael has mastered Microsoft 2003 Server, XP Professional, Exchange Server 2003 and 2007, Symantec Backup Exec, VMWare and RES PowerFuse.

David P. Smith, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing

David brings over 25 years of Sales Leadership, Indirect Channel and Executive management experience, in a variety of markets including Healthcare, Legal, and Fortune 1000 enterprise software, Information Technology, and Telecommunications.  Most recently he served as Director of Sales and Marketing for Nivis (a leader in mesh network wireless solutions).  Prior to joining Nivis, David served as Director of Sales for DiVitas Networks and before that as General Manager with Vocera Communications, where he led the company in sales.  He is a results-oriented, strategic sales and marketing leader who prides himself on building high-performing teams devoted to long term client and partner relationships.

Phillip R. Coleman, CFO

Phillip brings 28 years of experience and Leadership in Finance and Rapid Growth Start Up and Early Stage Companies in the Technology, Franchising and Services Markets. Phillip has served as a Consultant and CFO of Astila since its inception. Prior to working with Astila, Phillip worked for eight years with Innovative Brands, Inc. where he served as President and CFO. During that time he developed financial systems, franchise systems, training systems, operating manuals and operating systems for companies with over $200 million is annual revenue. Additionally, he supported over $15 million in capital with J. P. Lazard, Cordova Capital, Private Equity and Angel Investors. Prior to co-founding Innovative, Phillip co-founded and worked with C & M Partners LLC starting up, developing and selling four companies. Phillip began his career in the audit department with Ernst and Young, LLP in the Atlanta office after graduating from the J. M. Tull School of Accounting in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.