Leadership



Jim Cantin, President

"Simplicity is key to great design."


Jim's led Leveraging Technology through 18 years of diversification and growth. He took his corporate experience at Bausch & Lomb and Eastman Kodak to develop a personal vision of the possibilities he could create by integrating software systems. His interest in unlocking new value from technology innovation continues today, taking the Company into deeper knowledge and expanding strategies for adding value to our clients' businesses.


Connect with Jim on LinkedIn to follow his articles and thought leadership on IT trends.

Wayne VanNewkirk, Executive Director

"It's not enough to just install a new product, you have to look at what's affected upstream and downstream, and design an integrated solution that optimizes performance."


Co-founder Wayne VanNewkirk leads our practice area of technical consultants and integration specialists in the delivery of solutions, platforms and managed services. Before co-founding Leveraging Technology, Wayne built his technical depth and project management expertise at Eastman Kodak. He has the "right stuff" to lead our teams to successful implementations across our diverse set of specialized technologies. Connect with Wayne on LinkedIn

Mike Cardillo, Executive Director

"All companies try to align investments to meet business needs. Those with effective Enterprise and Business Architecture Programs are much more successful and get the most out of their investments."


Mike manages the Enterprise Architecture Practice at Leveraging Technology. In various roles at Excellus Blue Cross, Mike led strategic planning and architecture and was responsible for project execution, system integration, infrastructure, tooling and quality assurance. Today, he helps assure that our clients benefit from the big picture perspective and superior execution.


Connect with Mike on LinkedIn to see his posts about the value of Enterprise Architecture in design, standards and alignment that enable companies to make the most of their investments in people and technology.

Bradley Gay, Director Managed Services and Information Management

“Thinking bigger than you usually do allows you to deliver previously unforeseeable business value. This is achievable with the right leadership, team, and attitude, all moving in the same direction, staying focused on the goal."


Brad directs and builds out Managed Services, B2B, Big Data, and Project Management solutions for Leveraging. Brad has successfully delivered technical and business solutions by achieving maximum business value within budget. He has worked in all areas of IT and several industries including health care, manufacturing and utilities at companies such as Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Johnson & Johnson and Bausch & Lomb.


Connect with Brad on LinkedIn where he has shared some best practices on evaluating and customizing Managed Services to fit your needs.

Sandy Kleinberg, Director Business Architecture

"In today's business world, pressure is increasing to deliver highly accurate solutions to ever more complex problems in record times. Your company deserves a thoughtful, well-designed solution that sets up long-term success in a reasonable timeframe."


Sandy leads the business architecture practice at Leveraging Technology. He is an accomplished facilitator and excels in large program planning, software requirements, vendor selection and process improvement. Sandy began his career as a systems engineer in the defense industry and moved into program management and business architecture in the health care system. Today he helps clients turn company strategies into executable projects that achieve goals.


Sandy publishes frequently on LinkedIn with thoughts and experience on how businesses successfully execute projects that achieve goals -- and how to turn strategies into executable projects. Connect with Sandy.