Debra A. Pierson President and CEO
A certified Project Management Institute (PMI) Professional, Deb has built a solid reputation for technical support and project management services, first at IBM and now at Pierson, which she founded in 1993. As President and CEO, she oversees business development and operations, and establishes relationships with key business partners.
Deb thrives on watching her team members consistently solve customer challenges. As a woman-owned enterprise, she is passionate about lending guidance and assisting women in business.
Deb generously donates time to a number of worthy causes in the region, including the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater PA and Executive Women International. She and her husband Jeff have two daughters, two dogs and a flock of chickens.
Rick Loffredo Director of Operations
Rick brings more than 25 years of performance leadership and business experience to Pierson. Prior to joining Pierson, he held administrative and systems integration positions with IBM and D&E Communications.
As Director of Operations, Rick oversees all aspects of the organizations operations, including accounting, human resources and project performance.
Rick is married with two adult children. Outside of work, he enjoys cooking, fishing, gardening and reading.
Joe Tabone Senior Account Executive
Joe brings over 36 years of relevant work experience to Pierson. Starting in East Fishkill, NY as an electrical engineer and moving into a sales career in the late 80’s. His sales career has been primarily in the IBM server business, first with AS/400, System i, Power Systems including IBM i and AIX solutions supporting Fortune 100 companies in the greater Philadelphia area. His last role in IBM was with the North America Linux on the Power solutions team with a specific focus on SAP HANA. He holds certifications in IBM POWER8 Sales, POWER8 Enterprise Technical Sales, and POWER8 Scale-Out Technical Sales.
Joe is married to his wife Laureen and has four children and three grandchildren. His Interests include racquetball, skiing, hiking, and reading.
Curtis Wilson System Availability Manager
Curtis joined Pierson in 2008 after retiring from IBM with 31 years of service, and brings a wealth of technical expertise to the company. Curtis serves as an IBM System Availability Manager on the PA Compute Services IT contract, overseeing the IBM Change Management, Incident Management and Problem Management processes, and working to ensure that IBM supported systems are available to the customer. Curtis is married with four children and four grandchildren and resides in Harrisburg. His certifications include: ITIL® V3 Service Operation Certified; IBM Websphere Cast Iron Technical Sales Professional V1; IBM MobileFirst Sales Professional V2; and Power Systems with POWER8 Sales Skills V1
Dave DeCecco Senior IT Project Manager / Account Executive
Dave is a seasoned IT project management professional with more than 30 years of experience in the industry, bringing extensive strengths in project management, IT infrastructure and service delivery management. Prior to joining Pierson, he worked for IBM in various capacities, including manufacturing, marketing and IT outsourcing. Dave has earned his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and holds a certification in Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) V3 Foundation. Outside of professional interests, Dave enjoys all things outdoors especially skiing, cycling and hiking; and spending time with his wife and three children.
Sue Hanes Administrative Sales Assistant
Dependable and trustworthy, Sue impresses Pierson’s clients with her extraordinary attention to detail. She is an integral part of the hardware sales team, working as a team with other Pierson staff and vendor partners in order to achieve success. Previous experience includes 12 years of on-site project administrative support for Labor and Industry along with other government agencies. Sue and her husband have two grown children, Emily and Michael, and also an active pit bull puppy. Sue enjoys spending free time with her family, visiting wineries and reading.
Adam Lerch Financial Manager
Adam’s history with Pierson began in 2005 when he joined the team as an Installation Technician. Over the course of his career with Pierson, he’s gained invaluable knowledge of the inner workings from both the administrative and the execution side of projects through his work as a Technical Lead, Project Operations Lead, and Financial Analyst. Adam’s current role as Financial Manager requires him to draw on this firsthand experience.
Adam is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science Accounting from the Smeal College of Business with a minor in the Environment of Business Law.
Outside of Pierson, Adam is quite the handyman and can typically be found renovating his home. He also loves any activities in the great outdoors including hiking and kayaking.
Dawn Kleckner Bookkeeper
Dawn is responsible for all bookkeeping duties as well as providing administrative support to all parts of the organization. Her organizational skills and attention to detail help ensure that Pierson can continue to provide excellent service to its many clients.
Originally from Philadelphia, Dawn has called the Harrisburg area home for 32 years and now resides in Dillsburg. She is passionate about sowing into her family and building a legacy that her two adult children can carry on in their own families.
Dawn and her husband were blessed to have both of their children get married in 2017, but their home is anything but an empty nest with one Golden Retriever, Marley, and four rescue cats now roaming the halls. When she’s not working or tending to family or animals, Dawn loves to travel and hopes her next big adventure awaits in Italy or Alaska!