Hayes Drumwright, Founder, CEO
Started Trace3 with one hundred dollars at a time when no one thought he would be successful. Against those odds he's managed to build a company that currently generates nearly $300 million in 2011 in sales and services annually. In 2009 the company earned INC Magazine: Fastest Growing Private Companies in the US in 2010 Hayes himself was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in OC and the Desert Regions. Hayes is also heavily involved with giving back. He is currently focused on helping Project Hope School (www.projecthopealliance.org) through volunteering and leading fundraising efforts.
Nate Julson, Chief Financial Officer
As the Chief Financial Officer, he leads both the Finance and the Operations team. He came to Trace3 one year into the company's existence and helped navigate the company through a stifled economy, while maintaining a 100% headcount and eventually reaching our $300 Million revenue goal of 2011. Nate’s career in finance and operations started in the tech industry, with a value-added reseller as well as an internet-marketing company.
Chad Cardenas, Chief Innovation Officer
Chad Cardenas is the Chief Innovation Officer and leader of the New Technology Integration (NTI) group at Trace3. The NTI group is responsible for the research, vetting, and integration of new technology relationships at Trace3 – a critical component of the continued Trace3 focus on evolving internally as well as enabling our clients to do the same. Chad is also responsible for the Venture Capital partnerships that contribute to emerging tech research and client participation in early-stage company briefings. Prior to joining Trace3 in 2002, Chad spent 6 years with a then-little-known storage company called NetApp, contributing to the growth of the company from $33M to over $1Billion in revenue through various front-line and management roles within the sales and channel organizations.
Chad lives in Southern California with his wife and 3 children, supports the Project Hope Alliance providing housing and education for families in need, is Treasurer and board member of the Town & Country School, and enjoys being a Partner In Hope with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Chad has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication from the University of California at Santa Barbra.
Terri Cooper, Vice President, Services and Operations
Terri Cooper is Vice President, Services and Operations of Trace3. Terri began her career with Trace3 in April 2012 and is based out of the Denver office. At Trace3 Terri is responsible for Human Capital Services, which includes Professional Services, Resource Management Services and Managed Services. Terri is also responsible for the internal operations of the Trace3. Terri’s background in operations and services allows her to leverage her years of experience in building best practices and right sizing processes to reduce costs and deliver high quality service in support of changing business needs.
Prior to joining Trace3, Terri served as Vice President Global Operations at CSG International. At CSG Terri was responsible for IT Operations for the Service Bureau (Software as a Service) and Managed Services businesses as well as support for internal IT operations around the world.
Terri served as Vice President Technology Services at iStructure where she led the successful growth of a managed data center outsourcer from the mainframe to the open systems business. Prior to joining iStructure Terri was Director Revenue Systems at Level where led the deployment of the initial billing systems.
Terri started her career at Anderson Consulting (Accenture) working in all phases of application development and systems implementation.
Terri serves as a Middle School Sunday School teacher and on the Community Outreach and Chairs the Capital Finance Campaign at Lutheran Church of Hope in Broomfield, Colorado.
She a Bachelor of Science degree with distinction in economics from the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University.