Tommy Ryan, President
Tommy serves as the President for ThreeWill. Besides running the day to day operations, he is responsible for two of the most important areas of our business – hiring the best people and helping them grow while at ThreeWill and making sure that we deliver on projects.
He has over twenty years of technical project experience and over fourteen years of software consulting experience. Tommy worked for a number of years at W.L. Gore and Associates (Gore), where he was a Process Engineer. Many of Tommy’s strong beliefs in running a company (flat structure; more focus on responsibility and commitments rather than titles; and providing sponsors rather than managers to enable people to succeed) come from his years at Gore where he was involved with manufacturing Gore-tex (R) fabric.
Tommy has a strong technical background in Microsoft Development, and has co-authored books on a number of Microsoft .NET technology subjects.
Tommy holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University. Tommy enjoys spending time with his wife Linda (who also works at ThreeWill) and their three children.
Danny Ryan, VP Business Development
Danny serves as Vice President of Business Development at ThreeWill. His primary responsibilities are to make sure that we are building partnerships with the right clients and getting out the message about how we can help clients.
Danny often speaks for Microsoft on technologies such as Groove, InfoPath, and SharePoint. He has produced technical content for Microsoft on ASP.NET, IIS, SharePoint, Microsoft Office, C#, and SQL Server. He co-authored an ASP.NET Book and has created a 7 hour video on building solutions using SharePoint technologies.
Danny worked for a number of years at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he was part of growing their Microsoft Ecommerce Practice. This is where he formed his foundational skills in project management and process. He believes in heavy testing, lightweight software development processes, and stacking teams with the best people you can to ensure success.
Danny holds a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech – he’s always looking for a better way to do things. Danny enjoys running and spending time with his wife Amy and their three children.
Joe Markiewicz, VP Finance
Joe is the Vice President of Finance for ThreeWill and chairs the Board of Managers. His experience includes holding major executive positions for several companies.
Joe brings extensive business experience to the ThreeWill executive team. His business experience is broad, ranging from Regional and National Sales Management to VP Operations. Joe has taken his variety of experiences to three successful privately held companies where he has served terms as the Board Chairman.
His most recent position was with Alcoa Fujikura Ltd., where he worked with senior management on acquisitions of Telecommunications companies. In addition, he was the President of TICS Corp. in Charlotte, NC. TICS is a voice and data installation company of approximately 200 employees.
He graduated from Gannon University with a degree in Industrial Management. Joe enjoys sailing and spending time with his grandchildren.
Linda Ryan, VP Administration
Linda is the Vice President of Administration for ThreeWill and is the Secretary for the Board of Managers. Besides making sure we have top notch benefits and happy Associates, Linda manages payroll along with account receivables and payables.
Linda has a passion for ensuring that the fine level details get the proper attention no matter the area of responsibility. Whether it being onboarding new Associates, mantaining the books, or keeping the office stocked, she makes sure things are in working order. Linda’s background in Nursing comes through in her interaction with Associates, Clients, and Partners. She puts people first and strives to make things simple and easy.
Her career has come full circle from her early days of banking and starting college in Accounting. She graduated from Clemson University with a BS degree in Nursing. She was a hospital nurse for 8 years before she started helping ThreeWill with their HR practices.
Bruce Harple, Director of Delivery
Bruce is a Director of Delivery with ThreeWill. He has over thirty-five years of extensive experience and proven success in IT Professional Services Management, COTS Product Development, Application Management and overall Financial Management.
As a Managing Principal at Life Cycle Engineering (LCE), Bruce led multiple Programs within the DoD in the area of Knowledge Management/Collaboration/Records Management/Data Warehousing. As an HP Executive, Bruce managed a $16 million portfolio of projects for Fortune 1000 clients. His clients included Ernst and Young, Delta Airlines, Tsys Corporation (a division of Synnovus), Federal Express, and Home Depot. His responsibilities here included overall project and client management, POAM development and management, budget development and management, development and execution of the staffing model, and overall financial performance reporting. Prior to HP, Bruce was the Director of IT at Dun & Bradstreet Software where he managed the migration of the entire Application Portfolio to a Year 2000 compliant portfolio. This included development and execution of the overall Y2K Application Roadmap, definition of all supporting projects, recommendation of all COTS and custom application solutions, and overall budget and financial management for this effort.
Bruce’s primary role at ThreeWill is to ensure the successful definition, staffing, execution and completion of engagements for ThreeWill customers.
Bruce holds a BS in Business Administration from Auburn University. Bruce currently resides in Charleston, SC and will be relocating his family to Atlanta, GA.
Kirk Puffenberger, Director of Strategic Alliances
Kirk is Director of Strategic Alliances with ThreeWill. He has over 20 years of experience with Microsoft and over thirty years of experience in the software industry with proven success in Sales, Marketing, and Business Development. Kirk has managed sales resources and developed sales strategies to work with Fortune 500 accounts as well as large geographical sales territories.
During his first 10 years at Microsoft, Kirk was responsible for enterprise accounts such as BellSouth (now AT&T), Home Depot, and Siemens and represented some of the largest accounts for the Southeast district. Over the last 10 years he has been responsible for managing Microsoft partnerships and alliances with Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and Systems Integrators. He has specialized in working with ISVs to identify and develop new lines of business resulting in multi-million dollar annuity streams.
As ThreeWill’s Director of Strategic Alliances, Kirk is responsible for developing and managing strategic relationships and growing new business opportunities for both the channel and ThreeWill. Over the last five years, many of the most innovative ISVs have turned to ThreeWill to integrate their products into the SharePoint platform.
Kirk holds an MBA in Marketing from Mercer University and a BSEE in Computer Design from Old Dominion University.