Take your business to the next level with leaders that are highly engaged in your success.
Fueled by our passion for service excellence, each of our leaders play a crucial role in the execution of our strategic direction with the skills, expertise, and real-world experiences you’d expect from one of the nations most recognized technology services provider.
Before joining our team, Bob worked at COTG – A Xerox Company as the Vice President of Sales for almost 30 years! Before his career in sales, Bob graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Economics from Benedictine University.
Christine has an extensive background in sales, where she landed herself in the top 1% of sales Nationally at La-Z-Boy! She also has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design where she also provided GED tutoring to those living in the Savannah Homeless Shelter.
Before joining our team, Chris was an Account Manager at Martin Whalen Office Solutions as well as a hockey coach at St. Jude Hockey Club. In fact, Chris is a USA Hockey Level 4 Coach! He earned a Bachelor of Education in History from Saint Xavier University.
Outside of the office, Chris volunteers as a Youth Hockey Coach and is the President of the Associate Board for Sertoma Center, Inc., a non-profit organization that supports those living with disabilities in Illinois.
Earning his degree at DeVry University and working as a service manager before joining Proven, Dave is proud to be a growing part of our 20-year history.
Outside of work, Dave enjoys his time on the golf course and spoiling his grandchildren.
Emir’s background includes Director of Technology at Liberty Furniture and Managed at Geek Squad (surprise, surprise!). Emir has a strong information technology background, with a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Systems and Master of Business Administration.
Prior to joining our team, Emmanuel worked as a Sales Lead at Best Buy. Emmanuel earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Valparaiso University, where he focused on International Business.
Prior to joining our team, she worked at COTG – A Xerox Company for over 25 years! Gina completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting at the University of Illinois Chicago.
When Gina is not busy keeping our finances in order, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
Before joining the Proven team, Jacki gained over 10 years of experience as an Attorney in private practice. She earned her Juris Doctor or Law Degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law. While there, she was a member of the Society of Women in Law and served as Treasurer.
Outside of work, Jacki enjoys spending time with her friends and family, playing with her three children, and staying active.
Before joining Proven IT, Kelly received her degrees at Western Illinois University and Roosevelt University and worked at Distinctive Business Products, which was owned and operated by the Cosich Family.
She is a member of SHRM and a volunteer at Bridge Church of Algonquin. When Kelly is not busy coaching our wonderful team, she loves spending time with her three children, cheering them on at the baseball and softball fields!
Before joining the Proven team, Kevin worked as a Director of Sales at a technology company, where he generated a 60% increase in revenue. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Southern Illinois University. Here, he was also a part of the Sky Diving Club!
Prior to Proven, Mark was a Consultant at Impact Networking where he gained industry knowledge. He attended Eastern Illinois University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
Prior to Proven IT, Matt worked as a Network Administrator where he specialized in upgrading and implementing new servers, softwares, and other programs to optimize workflows. Matt earned his Bachelor’s of Information Systems from Eastern Michigan University.
Before joining the Proven team, Matt worked as the Director of Sales and Business Development for a telecommunication company. He attended Eastern Illinois University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. There, he was also a part of the Sigma Pi – Beta Gamma Society.
Nick’s impressive portfolio includes being the Director of IT M&A and Infrastructure at Flex Technology Group and IT Director at COTG – A Xerox Company. Nick gained his impressive skillset from Provident University, where he received his Masters Science in Information Technology.
Before joining Proven IT, Phil worked for W.W. Grainger for decades and he received his education at the College of DuPage. Outside of work, Phil is a running enthusiast, having completed the Soldier Field 10 Miler race three separate times, with the goal of completing his fourth this year.
Before joining the Proven team, Tim worked at both COTG – A Xerox Company and Canon Solutions America where he gained industry knowledge and success. He also has a Bachelor of Arts from Roosevelt University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from National Louis University!
Bill received his B.S. in Applied Science and Technology from Illinois State University and was inducted into the ISU C.A.S.T. Hall of Fame.
Outside the office, he is an active member of the Economic Club of Chicago and board member of Thresholds and the Chicago Loop Alliance. Married for over 20 years with two children, Bill and his family are actively involved in the community, school district and multiple charities.
Dan, one of Proven’s Managing Partners, has been with the company for over 13 years. His main duties include Business Development and being one of Proven’s top sales reps. Before joining the company, Dan received his degree from Michigan State University and worked in the Real Estate industry. Since joining Proven, Dan has been awarded the title of Top Sales Rep in four separate years and eventually became a partner in the company, a feat which he considers his greatest success as a Proven IT employee.
Dan is a member of The American Hotel and Lodging Association, Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association, Illinois Network of Charter Schools, and Chicago Leadership Academy.
Outside of Proven IT, Dan is a devoted father to three young daughters and enjoys playing golf in his free time.
Chris has been with Proven IT since 2010 as a Managing Partner. He provides insight on marketing trends and opportunities to implement business strategies that allow Proven IT customers to accelerate their business success with a holistic approach to sourcing, onboarding, and sustaining value-driven technology.
Before joining our team, Chris has another 8 years of experience in sales. He received his education from the University of Notre Dame, where he focused on Business Development. Chris currently volunteers at both Big Shoulders Fund and Shedd Aquarium where he is a member of the Auxiliary Board.
As one of Proven IT’s Managing Partners, John Ross has been a key part of our leadership for over 17 years. He is passionate about building strong relationships and growing our footprint in the Chicagoland market. As a sales consultant, he has the honor to work with talented individuals from many of our 4,000+ customers. His contributions have helped grow our IT Services, which serves as a primary example of how Proven IT’s future vision is helping our clients to achieve the security, accountability, and functionality needed for today’s IT infrastructure.
John Ross received his Business Degree from DePaul University. Before starting at Proven IT, he served as a Sales Executive for Lake Effect Powersports where he perfected his customer service skills.
Tory Cosich has been with Proven IT since the very beginning, over 20 years! As a key member of the leadership team, Tory’s main goal includes business development and strategic partnerships. Tory has played an instrumental role in growing the company from a small startup to one of the largest technology firms in the nation.
Before joining Proven IT, Tory graduated from DePaul University with a degree in Marketing. For the last 10 years, Tory has belonged to the Chicago Business Resource Group (CBRG), where he participates in fundraising efforts for organizations and non-profits throughout the Midwest.
A fun fact about Tory is that he has done over 10 Ironman competitions and 3 ultramarathons!
Brett has been Proven IT’s Chief Operation Officer for over 20 years. His leadership over the past two decades has helped propel Proven to new technological heights, expanding the business across the many facets of the fast-moving IT industry. Always striving for new horizons, Brett has been instrumental to key acquisitions such as ThinkTank in 2021.
Before starting at Proven IT, Brett received his Business Degree from Indiana University Bloomington and worked as a Consultant for Price Waterhouse Management Consultants. While performing his COO duties at Proven, he obtained his Master of Business Administration (EMBA) from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.
Brett enjoys time with family and is known as the Grill Master at the Proven office!
The founder and CEO of Proven IT, John Cosich has helped transform our business into one of the most respected IT solution providers in the United States. With over 20 years at Proven IT, John has built a proven track record of driving business growth through innovative technology strategies with a focus on customer satisfaction.
Prior to starting Proven IT, John attended Valparaiso University where he studied business and was a part of the Tau Kappa Epsilon society. He landed his first job with Xerox, where he gained industry experience and excelled as one of the top performers in the country.
In his free time, John loves to hit the green and show off his golfing skills!