Chairman of the Board
John founded Insight Investments, LLC in 1987, and continues to grow the company through his foresight and keen understanding of industry trends. He began his career working for a venture backed telecommunications startup company and later distinguished himself in the National Accounts Division of IBM.
As CEO and Chairman of the Board of Insight Investments, LLC, John focuses on areas of management and growth, emphasizing to clients, employees, and vendors the absolute importance of long term thinking in preserving lasting business partnerships. His strength is anticipating technology changes and positioning the company to take advantage of them.
John has a B.S. from University of California, Santa Cruz and an M.B.A. from Arizona State University where he graduated with honors. He has four children, 2 grandsons and 1 granddaughter, and is an active member of Legatus.
RICHARD M. HEARD
Richard Heard is President of Insight Investments, LLC and holds a seat on the Board of Directors. He has been with Insight Investments, LLC since its inception in 1987. Throughout his tenure spanning more than two decades, Richard has been directly involved in every aspect of the business. His executive and financial leadership has been instrumental in the evolution, nationwide growth and overall success of the company. Today Insight Investments, LLC is the premier choice for businesses seeking support in managing the financial acquisition, implementation and service of Information Technology solutions. Under Richard's direction, the company's three divisions have embarked on a course that is successfully solving many of the most pressing IT product, services and financing needs. The company has been honored with several high profile partner awards for quality and customer service, has achieved many technology excellence standards including ISO 9001:2008 certification, and continues to grow at record rates. Richard holds a B.S. in Economics and an MBA and is married with two children. In June of 2011 Richard was named the Ernst & Young Entrpreneur of the Year for Private Companies in Orange County, CA.
Chief Financial Officer
David joined Insight Investments, LLC in 2006 with nearly 15 years of experience in finance/operations.
As Chief Financial Officer of Insight Investments, LLC David oversees Insight's accounting and finance efforts. He also develops and maintains relationships with investors and lenders. Prior to his appointment to Chief Financial Officer, David served as Vice President of Strategic Planning.
Prior to Insight Investments, LLC David worked for Lehman Brothers' Investment Banking Division where he focused on M&A and corporate finance. He has also worked as a logistics manager / process engineer for Procter & Gamble.
David received a B.S in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles and an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. David is married with two children.
VP of Engineering
Chief Technical Officer
Rob joined Insight Investments, LLC in September 2005 as Director of Engineering for the Integrated Systems division of Insight Investments, LLC and was quickly given the additional responsibilities of internal technology as Chief Technical Officer for all of Insight Investments, LCC. He has over 20 years experience in storage hardware and software, networking, systems architecture and engineering. Prior to joining Insight Integrated Systems, he was vice president of system engineering at NuView, Inc. where he oversaw enterprise-level storage architecture solutions for customers worldwide.
Before NuView, Rob worked at Network Appliance leading the system engineering team for the Southwest region in growing the storage business from $27M to $90M.
In addition to his experience managing the vendor-side of storage and networking technology, Rob has also served in IT management roles directing the architecture and operations of large IT infrastructures focusing on "productizing" infrastructure services to increase availability while decreasing operational costs.
Rob has a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.S. from University of Southern California and an M.B.A. from University of California at Los Angeles. He is married with two children.
Senior Vice President - National Sales
Rob Flannery is the Senior Vice President of National Sales for the Insight Integrated Systems division. Rob brings over 12 years of sales and sales management to the business. Insight Integrated Systems also known as IIS strives to always be ahead of the curve, ready to anticipate changes, and respond to the needs of our customers. Rob's successful track record, extensive knowledge of the industry and rewarding customer/partner relationships has proven to be extremely valuable to IIS and more importantly to the sales team that reports to him. Before joining IIS Rob was the Director of Sales for CA and a District Sales Manager at EMC.