Our Team At Pierson

Deb Pierson CEO and president

Deb 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. She generously donates time to a number of worthy causes in the region, including the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater PA and Executive Women International. 

Deb and her husband Jeff have two daughters, one dog and a flock of chickens.

Dave DeCecco, project manager

Dave DeCecco, Project Manager

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.Dave also holds technical certifications for IBM Enterprise Storage and Lenovo Data Center Servers.

Outside of professional interests, Dave enjoys all things outdoors especially skiing, cycling and hiking; and spending time with his wife and three children.

Steven Dorsey, implementation services business development representative

Steven Dorsey, Implementation Services Business Development Representative

Steven brings four years of office and accounting experience along with a 2020 Marketing degree from Shippensburg University. Prior to accepting the internal sales role at Pierson, he worked both as an AV technician and warehouse technician for the company. 

Steven has an extensive technical knowledge of Excel, marketing strategies and analytical problem solving along with his soft skills in customer relations and connecting people with solutions. 

While not in the office, Steven spends his time fishing, hiking, exploring the outdoors, and doing photography. He enjoys spending his time sharing those activities with his friends and family. 

Kelly Erler Technology configuration team project manager

Kelly Erler, Project Manager - Configuration Team

Kelly brings over 15 years of Customer Service and Management Experience to the Pierson Team.  Prior to joining the Pierson, she was an account specialist and then manager of a customer service team for a Law Enforcement Supply Company. 

Kelly loves to problem solve and is always looking for ways to enhance the customer experience.  As the project manager for the Configuration Center Team, she will apply her management and customer services skills to ensure the configuration projects are completed timely and accurately.

Outside of work, Kelly enjoys spending time with her children, watching soccer, and cooking.

Sue Hanes administrative sales assistant

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 sales team by providing holistic support via in administration and communication.  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 a lovable red-nosed pit bull. Sue enjoys spending free time with her family, visiting wineries and reading.

Adam Lerch - implementation services financial manager

Adam Lerch, Director, Project Operations

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 execution side of projects through his work as a Technical Lead, Project Operations Lead and Financial Analyst. 

Adams is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science Accounting Degree from Smeal College of Business with a minor in Environment of Business Law. 

Outside of Pierson, Adam is quite the handyman and can be typically found renovating his home and working on Pinterest projects for his wife. He also enjoys any activity in the great outdoors including hiking, fishing and kayaking.

Gretchen McCommons implementation services business development representative

Gretchen McCommons, Implementation Services Business Development Representative

Gretchen brings more than 10 years of inside sales and customer service experience. Prior to joining Pierson, she was an account service representative with a major east coast police supply chain. 

Gretchen brings with her the knowledge to manage White Glove accounts by addressing any ongoing problems or issues with suggestions and resulting solutions. She excels at maintaining customer relationships while working efficiently and professionally.

Gretchen is married to her husband Dennis and has three children. Her interests include hiking, kayaking, having family gatherings, and going to the beach.

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