Huntington, New York, June 10, 2014– Teq, the educational technology and professional development company, today announced that Chris Hickey has been promoted to president, from his position as chief sales officer.
In his new role, Hickey will drive the overall business strategy for Teq, focusing on developing its new software and services division into a national presence. Hickey will continue heading sales operations, as well as the professional development division.
“Teq is a great company with great people. There is a strong executive staff, with a very focused culture,” said Hickey. “I’m thrilled to be instrumental in driving the future of a company that for over 40 years has been a leading force in the fusion of technology and education.”
Hickey has led the Teq sales team for more than a year. Before joining Teq, he spent more than 15 years at CA Technologies in senior executive and sales roles. Hickey headed up CA Technologies Channel Sales Division as Senior Vice President, and also founded the Home & Home Office Division and the Small Business Division. Throughout his career at CA, he managed SMB and Enterprise accounts, Storage and Security products, and served in key roles, including as Senior Vice President of Channel Sales and Marketing, Vice President of Sales Accounting, Vice President of Channel Operations, and Vice President of Licensing. Hickey also spearheaded the divestiture of CA’s anti-virus security line to Total Defense. He later went on to serve as president of Total Defense, the fastest-growing cloud security company in the country.
“Chris is a highly-skilled senior executive who will help lead us through rapid growth and expansion,” said Damian Scarfo, CEO of Teq. “We are poised to enter a new era of product innovation, with the best educational technology professional development team in the country, and Chris is the ideal executive to grow our business.”
Dedicated to championing the evolution of the modern classroom, Teq has provided solutions to improve student learning since 1972. Its professional development team of more than 23 education professionals works closely to empower educators, leverage and improve technology integration, and increase student achievement and success in the Common Core curriculum. Teq provides clients with a unique blend of experienced service, innovative products, and incomparable support while fostering passion and creativity in the twenty-first century learning environment.
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