Chon Nguyen,    Founder & CEO   Chon Nguyen is a successful entrepreneur based in Tampa, Florida. At a young age, he started an IT managed services business that is still growing today. His strong interest in the hospitality industry led him to develop a kitchen recipe solution software for multi-unit restaurants, and he also became a partner at The Proper House restaurant group. In 2017, he created Newgentek to provide end-to-end, turnkey technology solutions for multi-unit operators, hospitality and enterprise markets.

Chon Nguyen,

Founder & CEO

Chon Nguyen is a successful entrepreneur based in Tampa, Florida. At a young age, he started an IT managed services business that is still growing today. His strong interest in the hospitality industry led him to develop a kitchen recipe solution software for multi-unit restaurants, and he also became a partner at The Proper House restaurant group. In 2017, he created Newgentek to provide end-to-end, turnkey technology solutions for multi-unit operators, hospitality and enterprise markets.

 
Jason Riverol,    Director of Professional Services   Jason Riverol attended the University of South Florida. He has over 10 years of experience working in the restaurant industry in both Tampa and Park City, Utah. In 2012, he began doing Point of Sale software installations for local restaurants, which was a catalyst for his career in hospitality IT. In 2013, he transitioned to the Audio/Video industry, where he took on a support technician role and quickly became a lead technician. In 2017, he started at Newgentek as Director of Client Services and now leads the Professional Services Team, focusing on special projects.

Jason Riverol,

Director of Professional Services

Jason Riverol attended the University of South Florida. He has over 10 years of experience working in the restaurant industry in both Tampa and Park City, Utah. In 2012, he began doing Point of Sale software installations for local restaurants, which was a catalyst for his career in hospitality IT. In 2013, he transitioned to the Audio/Video industry, where he took on a support technician role and quickly became a lead technician. In 2017, he started at Newgentek as Director of Client Services and now leads the Professional Services Team, focusing on special projects.

 
Derek Armstrong,    Customer Success Manager   Derek Armstrong attended the College of Central Florida to pursue his engineering degree. Switching his focus to IT, he joined the IT Department of a large restaurant chain as a Level 1 Support Representative in 2014. Utilizing his engineering background and knowledge of IT, he was quickly promoted to a Level 2 Technician, and ultimately became Technical Manager. In 2018, Derek joined Newgentek as a Level 3 Systems Engineer and was promoted to Customer Success Manager at the beginning of 2019. Providing key knowledge and leadership experience in the Restaurant IT Industry, he now oversees Newgentek’s Support Department.

Derek Armstrong,

Customer Success Manager

Derek Armstrong attended the College of Central Florida to pursue his engineering degree. Switching his focus to IT, he joined the IT Department of a large restaurant chain as a Level 1 Support Representative in 2014. Utilizing his engineering background and knowledge of IT, he was quickly promoted to a Level 2 Technician, and ultimately became Technical Manager. In 2018, Derek joined Newgentek as a Level 3 Systems Engineer and was promoted to Customer Success Manager at the beginning of 2019. Providing key knowledge and leadership experience in the Restaurant IT Industry, he now oversees Newgentek’s Support Department.

Jared Lederhandler,    President   Jared Lederhandler is a business leader focused on successful outcomes for our customers, employees and vendors. He has held senior leadership roles within the professional audiovisual industry since 2005 with IAVI, Kramer Electronics, Spinitar, and most recently Harman Professional. In 2006, he received his Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) Certification through AVIXA. He looks forward to growing Newgentek with a passionate team that provides cutting edge technology and best in class customer service.

Jared Lederhandler,

President

Jared Lederhandler is a business leader focused on successful outcomes for our customers, employees and vendors. He has held senior leadership roles within the professional audiovisual industry since 2005 with IAVI, Kramer Electronics, Spinitar, and most recently Harman Professional. In 2006, he received his Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) Certification through AVIXA. He looks forward to growing Newgentek with a passionate team that provides cutting edge technology and best in class customer service.

 
Chris Daniell,    Director of Engineering and Implementation   Chris Daniell was born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in Tampa, where he has spent much of his professional life. He has a background in aviation maintenance but transitioned to the IT/AV industry in the early 2000’s. He became certified by Building Industry Consulting Services International (BICSI) and quickly became a BICSI Technician 3 to further his physical infrastructure career. He was managing a home theater company when he was given the opportunity to move into the commercial space. Chris has positioned himself around upcoming technology and teams to continue his professional development. He joined the Newgentek team in late 2017 and is very excited to help make the company a leader in the industry.

Chris Daniell,

Director of Engineering and Implementation

Chris Daniell was born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in Tampa, where he has spent much of his professional life. He has a background in aviation maintenance but transitioned to the IT/AV industry in the early 2000’s. He became certified by Building Industry Consulting Services International (BICSI) and quickly became a BICSI Technician 3 to further his physical infrastructure career. He was managing a home theater company when he was given the opportunity to move into the commercial space. Chris has positioned himself around upcoming technology and teams to continue his professional development. He joined the Newgentek team in late 2017 and is very excited to help make the company a leader in the industry.

 
Anthony Cutrono,    Controller   Anthony Cutrono received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of South Florida. He worked at MetLife for 11 years in SEC and Statutory Reporting, filing the various statutory filings. In 2012, he became the Corporate Controller at Peak Power Services, a full service provider in the Telecommunications and Cellular industry. In 2017, he took the position of Controller at Newgentek, responsible for all financial functions of the business.

Anthony Cutrono,

Controller

Anthony Cutrono received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of South Florida. He worked at MetLife for 11 years in SEC and Statutory Reporting, filing the various statutory filings. In 2012, he became the Corporate Controller at Peak Power Services, a full service provider in the Telecommunications and Cellular industry. In 2017, he took the position of Controller at Newgentek, responsible for all financial functions of the business.

John Schmidt,    Senior Vice President of IT   John Schmidt is a seasoned IT veteran who has served in many roles from desktop support to regional sales engineering manager. His career started in electrical engineering for Northrup Grumman working on Top Secret projects for the Navy. In 1996, he jumped into IT and quickly learned computers, servers, networking and security. He designed and deployed infrastructure for large enterprises such as Marsh McLennan and PWC. From there he honed his technical skills with systems engineering for Juniper Networks and Netskope. He looks forward to building a world class services organization at Newgentek.

John Schmidt,

Senior Vice President of IT

John Schmidt is a seasoned IT veteran who has served in many roles from desktop support to regional sales engineering manager. His career started in electrical engineering for Northrup Grumman working on Top Secret projects for the Navy. In 1996, he jumped into IT and quickly learned computers, servers, networking and security. He designed and deployed infrastructure for large enterprises such as Marsh McLennan and PWC. From there he honed his technical skills with systems engineering for Juniper Networks and Netskope. He looks forward to building a world class services organization at Newgentek.

 
Megan Nguyen,    Director of Marketing   Megan Nguyen received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida. She has held sales positions in the the medical device industry with Smith & Nephew and Bioventus, where she successfully grew her territory sales year over year. Her passion for sales and marketing led her to Newgentek in 2017. She looks forward to implementing innovative marketing initiatives, with a focus on educational content for Newgentek clientele and helping the sales team with sales initiatives.

Megan Nguyen,

Director of Marketing

Megan Nguyen received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida. She has held sales positions in the the medical device industry with Smith & Nephew and Bioventus, where she successfully grew her territory sales year over year. Her passion for sales and marketing led her to Newgentek in 2017. She looks forward to implementing innovative marketing initiatives, with a focus on educational content for Newgentek clientele and helping the sales team with sales initiatives.