President and CEO
Lou Germain is the President and CEO of Function5 Technology Group, which has seen significant growth under his leadership. He has been recognized for his entrepreneurship, including as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and being listed on the Rochester Business Journal's 40 under 40 list. Lou also has a background in hockey, having played at the collegiate and professional levels. He is committed to philanthropic efforts and serves on various advisory boards, including the Signal 30 Fund which supports New York State Police. Lou lives in Victor, NY with his wife and two sons.
VP of Finance and Operations
Doug Spiker is a consultant for Function5 Technology Group and oversees the financial health of the company, including accounting, payroll, banking, and administration. He served in the US Army for 11 years and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Tennessee Technological University, as well as several technical and financial certifications. Along with his wife, Lauren, he manages Melissa's Living Legacy Teens Living With Cancer Foundation, a non-profit supporting teens with cancer. They live in Henrietta, NY.
VP of IT and Engineering
Kris is the Vice President of Logistics with a decade of experience in technology services. He manages Information Technology and Engineering support systems, data and hardware services, and application development and deployment. Kris is a holder of various technical certifications and has an Associate in Science Degree in Computer Science and an Associate in Applied Science in Computer Technology and Networking from Finger Lakes Community College. In 2002, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology. Kris resides in Rochester, NY, with his wife, Heather.
Function5 Account Managers are among the most talented and hard working in the Information Technology industry, and they represent a spectrum at least as large and diverse as the markets that Function5 serves. But each has one thing in common – a singular, focused commitment to customer satisfaction.
Our Account Managers hold key industry certifications to add value to your buying experience. Our account managers use their knowledge and creativity to develop the best, most cost-effective solution to your requirement.
Our engineers are highly trained and experienced at delivering a full spectrum of services, from systems integration and configuration to storage and networking infrastructure. As an independent reseller, free to select from the top manufacturers, Function5 engineers evaluate best-of-breed for your project to create a solution that best meets your hardware needs.
Function5 engineers hold critical industry certifications indicating advanced expertise in the products from which your system solutions are built. This industry-respected competency adds extraordinary value to your project and provides tangible proof of our commitment to excellence.
Commited to do the right thing.
Function5 operates under two overarching principles.
- Do the right thing. This maxim guides our decisions in all transactions. We instill this philosophy in all our employees. Whether dealing with customers, suppliers, business partners or employees, we first ask, “what is the right thing?” While implementation of this principle can have, and has had short-term cost implications, we believe failing in this directive will have negative long-term implications.
- Firm belief in and commitment to recycling. This concept is the very heart of what we do. In an environment already threatened from all sides, including eWaste, we believe one of the highest functions we can fulfill is returning IT assets to their highest best use. Adherence to that premise—putting functional assets back into use—results in tens of thousands of items restored to productive use rather than filling landfills or other wasteful conclusions. However, non-productive items are also returned to their highest best use…shredded, melted and separated into their component elements, ready to be reused in manufacturing.
We believe it is our responsibility to educate companies that the reuse of functional equipment is a powerful element in sustainability. It reduces waste and lowers consumption resources in the continual manufacturing of new equipment embracing the reuse of IT equipment are saving money and extending networking equipment lifecycles. Although manufacturers typically release new products every year or two, IT hardware generally has a much longer productive life.
These two corporate principles work in harmony with each other. We believe our focus on secondary market hardware, resulting in the highest level of recycling, is “doing the right thing.”
Professional. Focused. Dedicated to your success. Committed to do the right thing.
Function5 is always seeking qualified individuals to join our team. Successful candidates must enjoy working in a small, fast-paced entrepreneurial environment. Individuals should be self-starters possessing high energy, a commitment to excellence, and enthusiasm for success.
We offer one of the best benefits plans in the area, including health, dental, paid vacations and more. We provide an excellent working environment based on the premise that our employees are the reason for our success.