Chief Executive Officer
Lou is the Chief Executive Officer of Adeptia, responsible for driving the overall strategic development of Adeptia, as well as leading business development, sales, marketing and fundraising activities.
Building upon a progressive career in sales, sales management, and business development, Lou has achieved a successful track record of continuous growth for both Fortune 500 and high-growth businesses in Information Technology and Telecommunications. Prior to Adeptia, Lou worked for EDS Corporation in the Information Solutions business, where he led multi-functional, mega-deal teams in developing outsourcing opportunities for Fortune 1000 companies in the Chicago area, producing sales engagements worth over $300M. Previously, Lou was Senior Director of Sales and Business Services at Ameritech’s start-up long distance division. As a key executive in building the new division, he was directly involved in all business aspects of initiating, developing, growing and launching this billion-dollar company. Lou also led his organization as the preferred sales and support channel for retail, wholesale and cellular long distance, generating over $150M annually. Earlier in his career, Lou held sales positions of increasing responsibility for companies such as Oracle, Digital, and Xerox.
Lou has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Southern Illinois University.