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Management Team To find the strength of a company, look at its leadership. Our management team is comprised of some of the best and brightest innovators, business leaders, technology experts, and industry professionals. Let us put our experience to work for you.

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Audrey Dunning
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Pedro Barelli
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Rick Kotermanski
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Dan McDermott

Audrey Dunning

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO of Summa, Audrey is responsible for running all facets of the business, including managing day to day operations and executing on the company's growth strategy and initiatives. Audrey has a proven executive management track record and over 25 years of driving sales growth in the technology industry. Under her leadership, Summa has consistently grown its revenue base, while maintaining high rates of employee and customer retention. During her tenure, Summa has received numerous recognition awards, including being named to the Inc. 5000, the Pittsburgh 100 List of fast-growing, privately-held companies and has consistently been ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in Pittsburgh. Prior to Summa, Audrey held sales leadership positions in distributed systems software at IBM/Transarc and Software AG, after beginning a career in sales with Xerox Corporation. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Pittsburgh Technology Council's Pgh Tech Women's Network and is an active volunteer member of Powerlink, a non-profit organization that helps women-owned businesses grow profitably. She earned a B.S. in Business and Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Pedro Barelli

Chief Operating Officer

Pedro is Summa's Chief Operating Officer and one of its founding members. In his role as COO, he oversees operations activities, including Finance, Recruiting, Legal and Human Resources. Pedro is a former Senior Technical Manager and Principal Consultant with over 20 years of experience. Pedro holds a MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

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Rick Kotermanski

Chief Technology Officer

As Summa’s CTO, Rick is responsible for leadership and execution of Summa's technology strategy and new practice development. Rick also leads the teams responsible for new business development focused on Summa’s core consulting business, Business Transformation Solutions, UX Design and Vertical Practice areas. Rick has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the architecture, management, design and implementation of mission-critical applications. His experience includes a proven track record in end-to-end responsibilities on application modernization, systems integration, SOA and product development projects using a variety of technologies. Prior to Summa, Rick was a WebSphere Development Manager at the IBM Pittsburgh Lab. Rick holds a B. S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Dan McDermott

Chief Delivery Officer

As Summa’s Chief Delivery Officer, Dan is responsible for leading Summa's talented consulting team and ensuring that Summa's client engagements are successfully delivered with the highest degrees of quality and customer satisfaction. A 22 year technology veteran, he is an accomplished Project Manager with a strong understanding of software development lifecycles and Project Management methodologies. Prior to joining Summa, Dan was a Customer Support and Development Manager for IBM. Dan holds a B. S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.

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