Headquartered in Denver, CO since 2004, Sanity Solutions specializes in comprehensive solutions and services for your IT and data management needs. More than a value-added reseller (VAR), we take a personalized approach by identifying your unique business needs and creating strategic goals and technical solutions to maximize your investments and results. We are committed to delivering value through true partnerships and legendary customer experience.

Our employees are trained on the latest products, services, and industry standards to reach beyond your objectives, including eliminating data loss, increasing data availability, and lowering overall costs with continual technical and account support. With hundreds of certifications across technical, implementation and sales functions, the Sanity team dedicates itself to knowing the latest technological innovations and servicing clients across industries including state, local, education and federal organizations.

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Our Crew

  • Jason Cherveny

    President & CEO

    Jason Cherveny, President and CEO, founded Sanity Solutions in 2004. Since the company was founded, it has earned many economic and industry accolades including Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, Colorado Companies to Watch, Top Private Colorado Companies, and numerous technology related awards and honors.

    Jason graduated with a Bachelors in Business Management from University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire, and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Denver. He resides with his wife and their four children in Denver, Colorado. When not working or having fun with his family, Jason enjoys traveling, tennis, golf, skiing, and other athletic endeavors. Jason is Sanity Solutions reigning nerf Ping Pong Champion, and is best friends with James Bond.

  • Eitam Arad

    Manager, Security Engineering

    Eitam Arad serves as the Technical Security Practice Manager at Sanity Solutions. Originally from Israel, Eitam joined the Sanity team to further build out the established security practice to help our customers enhance and harden their security posture, all while providing legendary customer experience.

    Eitam brings over 17 years of experience in the IT industry, focusing on Cyber Security for more than a decade. In previous roles, Eitam has worn many hats during his professional journey such as: Virtual CISO, Senior Consultant and Engineer, Solutions Architect, Program & Project Manager, and more.

    Eitam has earned his CCSP certification in May 2019, and is constantly pursuing the path toward other certifications.

    In his free time, you can find him indulging in any outdoor activity Colorado has to offer, such as snowboarding, rock climbing, hiking, camping, SCUBA diving. You name it he’s in!

  • Keith Barnholt

    Account Executive

    As seasoned pro with Sanity Solutions Keith has seen it all. From data security for local government entities, to trouble shooting storage for the leading manufacturer in smartphone protection, customizing solutions is his passion.

    Although Keith has always been fascinated by technology, before joining Sanity Solutions he worked in sales in the ski industry. We are glad he stepped away from the slopes and entered into a world of storage and servers.

    Keith enjoys anything outside, hiking, skiing (both season dependent), and jumping off giant rocks into questionably cold water.

  • Jesse Belnap

    Account Executive

    A member of our Utah based team, Jesse Belnap is an account executive with a wealth of experience in the backup and disaster recovery part of the IT equation. Prior to Sanity, he over saw various parts of the channel relationship, spent some time in the world of retail management and studied at Utah Valley University.

    Jesse says Sanity’s focus on clients and employees, plus a good reputation “in the biz,” drew him to the culture and opportunity.

    With a strong interest in fitness (including some modeling), Jesse can be found hiking, canyoneering and paddle boarding around scenic Utah with his wife and two daughters.

  • Mary Burns

    Partner Alliance Manager

    Mary Burns brings over 30 years of industry experience to Sanity Solutions and is no stranger to the team after working with Sanity in a distributor role for seven years. Joining Sanity has enabled Mary to establish greater presence and connections with the Colorado business community. She was also attracted to the vibe of the Sanity family and way of doing business.

    Although never getting an at bat, Mary spent 14 years in Major League Baseball. She helped “computerize” MLB from the ground level as she oversaw distribution of the first two PCs that went to each ballclub. She also served as the first IT Director for the Colorado Rockies and after raising her two daughters in the Centennial State, she will always bleed purple.

    Mary has a BA in Geography from the University of South Florida and although her plans to become a meteorologist for an airport with free flight benefits didn’t work out, we are excited to call her one of our own.

  • Craig Casey

    Solution Architect

    Craig Casey is a Solution Architect for Sanity’s team based in Utah. Craig joins us from a previous position as a Senior Manager of Telephony for a large sales acceleration software company and before that he was a Systems Engineer and Infrastructure Manager for Powdr Corp in Salt Lake City. With a degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, Craig has always had a passion for building and designing solutions to any problem.

    Craig is an avid skier, and the minute he could walk, his parents strapped on a pair of skis and sent him down the mountain. He has not only skied all over North America but New Zealand as well.

  • Gabby Contreras

    Staff Accountant

    Gabby is a member of Sanity’s accounting team based in Colorado. She’s quick with cards, an accomplished runner, and has a green thumb. For the last 12 years she has been on the west coast; she argues, “the best coast”. After dabbling as a blackjack dealer, she joined Cattleman’s Inc. and was a key member of the team that orchestrated an accounting software transition, among other projects.

    Gabby lives the active lifestyle; she enjoys volunteering, working at the community gardens, has run multiple marathons, and practices hot yoga.

    Although she is a San Francisco Giants fan, we are glad she chose to join the Sanity family.

  • Gary Cooper

    Vice President of Sales

    Gary comes to Sanity solutions with over 26 years of technology sales experience. Although Gary is known for specializing in Silicon Valley start-ups, he has extensive knowledge and experience working with, and for, the partner community.  After working with Sanity Solutions on the vendor side of the house, Gary could not help but notice the positivity and team culture that defines Sanity. When the opportunity presented itself, Gary had no problem quickly making the move to become part of the Sanity team.

    Gary entered the field of technology sales in 1994 after 19 years in the construction industry. A graduate from Chico University in Northern California, Gary specialized in being a multisport athlete and also earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance with a concentration in Portfolio Management and Arbitrage. Outside of work, Gary enjoys just about any kind of outdoor activity including skiing, cycling, golf, hunting, fishing, hiking, camping and recovering from these pursuits. Gary is a devoted husband and proud father of two  wonderful girls that of course, he has no issue in telling you all about!!!

     

  • Nick Cupery

    Solutions Architect

    Nick Cupery works with our Minnesota team as a Solutions Architect. Originally from Wisconsin, he enjoys spending time outdoors. Nick is a University of Wisconsin – Stout grad and proudly and faithfully cheers on the Brewers, Badgers and Packers. In 2006 he got a degree in Service Management with an emphasis in IT Management and cut his teeth in both the end user support world as well as on the product vendor side. Way, way before that, Nick got his first computer at age 11 which had a whopping 8 MB RAM and 250 MB hard drive.

    Nick decided Sanity was a good fit for him when his career direction met up with the culture of the company and we’re thankful for that every day!

  • Alex Dillon

    Inside Account Executive

    Alex joined the Colorado based team in 2021 from his home state of Oklahoma. A Business Management and Ethics graduate from Mid-America Christian University, he joins us from the vendor side of the business and brings a wealth of knowledge in delivering legendary customer experiences.

    Alex cites Sanity’s down-to-earth culture and work-life balance as reason he made the move along with an opportunity to grow professionally and personally.

    Like most Sanity folks, Alex is active in the outdoors and is a live music (specifically metal) buff and a musician himself. When he isn’t working on the new house he and his wife just purchased; he might be dusting his neon bar sign collection, maybe in skinny jeans (his admission, not ours).

  • Sheila Gentile

    Chief Operating Officer

    After deciding day trading commodities wasn’t actually her life’s dream, Sheila made the move to join Sanity in 2013 after being immediately drawn by the culture. Sheila leads team operations with several years of business development and management experience; however, despite her 6 years at the Denver Broncos, she still occasionally asks for clarification on the definition of “offsides.”

    Sanity is actually not her first foray into the world of IT; Sheila spent some time in sales with a small IT services back in 2000 when “fax blasting” was the tactical sales order of the day. Needless to say things have changed a lot and for the better.

    When she’s not improving processes and running analysis, she’s developing her debut podcast(s) and her brunch blog – both expected to release sometime…eventually…in the future.

     

     

  • Chris Gross

    Vice President of IT

    Serving as Vice President of Sanity Solutions since 2013, Chris has been responsible for not only engineering and network infrastructure but product development as well.

    Chris Gross has an extensive background in data center and service provider’s infrastructure. During Chris’ tenure as CTO at Latisys Chris deployed revenue generating services such as managed security, network connectivity, private cloud services, multi-tenant cloud services, dedicated server products, data backup, storage as a service, of the infrastructure which support managed service to include shared and multi-tenant infrastructure that support over 2000 customers across 250,000+ sq ft of data center. Chris has an extensive background in designing network infrastructure for service providers such as MCI.

    Chris received his Bachelors of Science in Electronics Management from Southern Illinois University. He also enjoys having extensive conversations about Star Wars with his co-workers.

  • Nick Goodman

    Solutions Architect

    Nick joins Sanity from Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas where he was a Systems Administrator for the managed service provider Consuro, a strategic partner of Dell.

    Nick not only has over 15 years in the IT industry, he also brings to Sanity multiple certifications and a variety of experience to our Colorado team. His previous experience as a managed service provider  brings a new expertise to Sanity Solutions.

    Nick is an avid home brewer and is 1/2 of the brain behind the now commercially brewed ale “Snowmageddon”. The brew was a small batch that had been featured at a local brewery and won best of show at a home brew competition. The name is commemorating the freak foot of snow fall in Ft. Worth in 2011. He has two cats and two dogs, and had served as Director of the Texas Chapter of the Home Brewers Association.

  • Rustin Greenstreet

    Account Executive

    Rustin Greenstreet has been serving his clients at Sanity since 2007, and is one of the original members of the Sanity Solutions Account Executive team at our headquarters in Denver. Like others, it wasn’t Sanity that drew Rustin to Colorado, but comparably warmer winters than Wisconsin where he grew up and also received his degree in Marketing Education from the University of Wisconsin.

    Rustin previously was an account executive at a Telecom ISP provider based in Colorado Springs. Being in the technology field, moving to Sanity was a seamless transition. Rustin was drawn to Sanity because he wanted to further his efforts into Enterprise technology and was, and still is, intrigued by the industries endless potential for growth.

    As a shareholder of the Green Bay Packers, Rustin can also add Super bowl winning franchise owner to his resume. More impressively is he coached his daughters t-ball team to an undefeated season. True they don’t keep score, but you know who won.

  • Jeff Higgins

    Inside Account Executive

    Jeff ‘Cool’ Higgins is a member of our Inside Sales Rep team in the bread basket of America.

    Jeff says that joining the Sanity family was an easy decision. Before joining our inside team in Oklahoma, Jeff was taking care of clients with Dell EMC as an Inside Account Manager for 5 years. Jeff decided to jump on the opportunity to join us because of early collaboration with our team and his confidence in our solutions, level of client care, culture, and leadership.

    When Jeff is not supporting his clients and the Sanity team, he enjoys cooking, traveling, fishing, building things and, believe it or not, yardwork. Every spring he competes in the Mobile Bay Memorial Day Fishing Tournament with his dad and brother. Two full days of fishing for Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo and Mahi Mahi (where do we sign up?).

  • Kris Hooker

    Inside Enterprise Sales

    Kris Hooker is an invaluable member of Sanity’s ISR team. Kris joins us from 18 years at Dell EMC in Austin Texas, 11 of those focused on Data Center solutions. Kris wanted to work with Sanity so he could further assist the team in solving complex customer problems in creative ways.

    Kris has an already established connection to Colorado and started his career at Vail Resorts before his time in Austin. Although himself not a song writer, Kris was named after Kris Kristofferson.

  • Kimberly James

    Marketing and Branding Director

    Kimberly James serves as the brand management and marketing lead for Sanity.

    A college volleyball player and Finance major at West Texas A&M, she came home to Colorado to finish her Masters in Sports Management at the University of Denver. Kimberly cut her teeth in the world of sports marketing and bringing brands to the masses one bull ride or one off road race at a time.

    When she’s not telling the Sanity story to the world of tech; she’s planning her next trip abroad or back down to Texas (sometimes it’s the same thing) or practicing her dressage skills. She’s been known to enjoy brunching with the best of them and serves as our resident type A lover of planning and excel sheets.

  • Kenny Lark

    Senior Account Executive

    Kenny Lark is one of the most senior members of the account executive team at Sanity. Kenny is a Colorado native who attended the University of Colorado and after enjoying all the state and university had to offer, graduated with a degree in Communications after a self-described “extended” undergrad career. His love for learning made the transition to technology seamless, and under guidance of our very own Mike Gluck, quickly became a trusted advisor to his clients.

    Kenny has recently accepted the new position of dad to a baby girl, in addition to his duties as Sanity’s resident urban chicken farmer.

  • Cassie Marshall

    Inside Sales Executive

    Originally from Missouri, Cassie now calls Tulsa, OK home with her husband, three children and their dog Boomer. She has over 15 years in the industry and currently supports Sanity’s Utah team. With her degree in Agriculture from Murray State University, Cassie may have had very different career plans at one point but has hit her stride in IT and helping build innovative solutions for customers. Feeling at home with Sanity’s culture and client approach, Cassie has become an integral part of the sales process by ensuring a legendary customer experience.

    An avid traveler, Cassie and her family continually check off countries from their international destinations wish list. When she is not jet setting around the globe, you can find her in a CrossFit gym or working on her golf game.

  • Jason McDonald

    Account Executive

    Jason McDonald is an Account Executive and integral member of our Utah team. With his degree in computer science, Jason had over ten years of experience in IT consulting prior to joining Sanity Solutions.

    Jason grew up surfing in his home state of California gaining him the epithet “Surf”. As a nod to the sport, the culture, and the nickname, Jason’s son’s middle name is Surf. Although now landlocked, Jason has traded in his surfboard for a snowboard to take advantage of the world-class mountains of Utah.

    Jason has admitted that he was drawn to Sanity’s culture, work-life balance, and casual Fridays.

  • Kyle Nice

    Account Executive

    Originally from the OKC area, Kyle has been in technology sales for several years with tours in the oil and gas and investment worlds as well. An Oklahoma State University alum, Kyle cut his customer experience teeth bartending at the world famous Eskimo Joe’s; you fellow OSU alums know what we’re talking about.

     

    Kyle joined the Sanity team because it was a place for him to continue developing his passion for technology and building customer relationships. The people, culture, brand, and company-wide growth mindset help sweeten the deal too.

     

    Mr. Nice says he has always had to live up to his surname and tries to own it everyday. We like to also call him by his full name, Kyle B. Nice, so feel free to do the same.

  • Matt Nickel

    Account Executive

    Originally from Northern California, Matt joined the Sanity team by way of the Pacific Northwest; Portland to be exact. Matt brings extensive experience in IT solutions sales covering accounts up and down the west coast focusing on a variety of technologies.

    Looking for something a little different, he was drawn to the opportunity to join Sanity’s outside the box thinking on how to best deliver a legendary experience to customers.

    A graduate of California State University Chico, Matt has never lived too far from one mountain range or another and can be found hiking up a mountain in the summer and snowboarding down one in the winter.

  • Christian Olson

    Account Executive

    Christian Olson is an account executive based in Minnesota. He joins Sanity after several years in the industry with experience on both the manufacturer and distribution sides.

    He credits the opportunity to develop his skill set and career in building wholistic solutions for clients instead of providing singular products as the reason for becoming a member of the Sanity team.

    A graduate of St. Cloud University, Christian studied General Business Management and (like 99.9% of the Sanity team) likes all the outdoor stuff; golf, hiking, snowboarding, volleyball and being on the water; as that is the unspoken law in Minnesota.

  • Sam Packer

    Professional Services

    Before joining the Utah team at Sanity, Sam was with the Famous Brands family (Mrs. Fields & TCBY), not as a baker but as a System Administrator. Prior to that, he worked for an IT MSP and supported SMB companies throughout Salt Lake and Utah County for 3 years.

    Sam has lived and worked in Utah for over 17 years. He is currently serving in the United States Army Reserve in the Computer and Radio Support Division. Through the reserve training, he completed Cisco CCNA, Comptia Security+ and Network+ certifications.

    A fun fact about Sam, he is a farmer! He has a small bitcoin farm in his homelab.

  • Jonathan Seashore

    Solution Architect

    Jonathan Seashore liked working with Sanity Solutions so much he decided to join us as a Solution Architect serving our Denver Office. When on the customer side of the desk, Jonathan was the IT Manager for an online coupon retailer.

    Jonathan has over 22 years of experience in the IT industry. He received his undergrad in Computer Information Systems from Colorado Christian University and his Masters in CIS from Regis. Jonathan passed the CISSP exam in August of 2018, on his first try!

    Jonathan was drawn to Sanity to be in an environment which he could make a profound positive impact in the lives of those that lean on data center technology.

    An athlete and amateur zookeeper, Jonathan enjoys being in the great outdoors of Colorado with his family and tending to his dog and 7 fish.

  • Danielle Shylanski

    Cybersecurity Practice Manager

    As one of our resident security experts, Danielle provides clients with legendary customer service and makes it a priority to work hand-in-hand with our sales teams to understand client needs and deliver security solutions in an ever-changing threat landscape.

    Prior to joining the Colorado Sanity Solutions team, Danielle grew up in the St. Louis area and attended Bradley University. She had a successful career with Anheuser-Busch but was drawn to the world of IT solutions. She says one of the biggest reasons for coming to Sanity is the one-of-kind family you get when you join this crew.

    Danielle enjoys giving back in the community in which she lives, and participates as a mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado non-profit organization. She is a self-anointed above average parallel parker and a champion in the world of recreational volleyball.

  • Matt Sturtz

    Senior Field Engineer

    With over 20 years in IT, Matt joins Sanity from an internet-based advertising startup where he supported multiple international datacenters and over 10 billion video requests per day. Matt also has experience on the vendor relationship side managing purchasing and procurement processes.

    He says Sanity was a chance to make a career shift and to return to a “startup-like culture” with a focus on the customer being the primary driving force.

    In his free time, you can find him on the slopes, in his SCUBA gear or serving on the board of Backstory Theater, a local non-profit theater company for youth and families. If that doesn’t work, try him on a ham radio because he dabbles in that too!

  • Joey Tennyson

    Account Executive

    Joey Tennyson joined Sanity Solutions as an Account Executive in Denver in 2015. Before joining our mile high team, he was an Account Executive in the Minnesota office of our partner, Dell EMC. Shockingly, Sanity was not what brought Joey to Colorado. After his transition, he found Sanity through the power of the internet and word of mouth. He immediately meshed with our company culture and work life balance.

    Like a staggering number of the Sanity Team, Joey graduated from the University of Wisconsin (other noted alumni include, founder Jason Cherveny, Senior Account Executive Eric Webster, and Senior Account Executive Rustin Greenstreet), with a degree in Economics. His education, and time on a D1 soccer team, have lent to his ability to work with his clients, our partners, and Solution Architects to develop the best configuration and environment to serve their needs and facilitate their success.

    Joey played soccer in Germany and even considered moving there permanently, but decided that the technology industry was a better long-term career.

  • Sabine Thermidor

    Staff Accountant

    Sabine has been an integral part of the Sanity Solutions accounting team for several years. Beyond having a passion for numbers, she also enjoys cooking and was the previous owner of a Caribbean cuisine food truck.

    She likes the culture, the people, and her every day here at Sanity. She is constantly learning about the technology that Sanity is involved in and enjoys the community and family environment that Sanity Solutions fosters.

    She and her family moved to Colorado from the sunshine state of Florida. She enjoys spending time with her family and cooking up a storm. She is passionate about improving the education standards and practices in her native Haiti, and raising awareness of the lifestyle environment of the island nation. Fun fact, in middle school she played the bass clarinet, please note she does not accept requests.

  • Justin Tolzmann

    Professional Services

    Justin was introduced to Sanity as a contracted employee through a consulting company for 2 years prior to joining our team. Justin found that the types of projects he was working on with Sanity were always way more interesting than end user support he currently was employed for. We enjoyed his company and his great work we offered him a position on our team, and he gladly accepted!

    Justin attended classes in networking, programming and computer hardware at South Central Technical College in Minnesota before coming to Colorado.  He currently holds and has held various industry certifications: Network+, A+, Nutanix CCIC, VMware VCP6:DCV, Dell SC and Converged.  Primarily focused on storage, virtualization and software defined.

    Fun fact about Justin: He’d like to spend a year at the South Pole. That sounds cold yet intriguing.

  • Eric Webster

    Senior Account Executive

    Eric Webster has been with Sanity since nearly the beginning; in fact, he is employee #2 behind founder Jason Cherveny. Prior to joining Sanity, Eric was in Minneapolis working for a local solutions provider and has amassed over 20 years of IT experience in all.

    As second on board, Eric has seen the full arc of Sanity’s history from trail blazing, to building, to growing. In fact, Eric remembers when the first company coffee machine was purchased!

    Another graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, Eric earned his BBA and minored in Philosophy. Eric has taken full advantage of everything living in Colorado has to offer including finishing four marathons and hitting the slopes on a regular basis. He also joins Rustin Greenstreet as a co-owner of the Green Bay Packers.

  • Jim Woolley

    Account Executive

    Jim Woolley is part of our Sanity Utah team and is responsible for clients in the commercial and public sector. For ten years prior to joining Sanity Solutions in 2014, Jim worked for Dell as a global account manager. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise across client computing and data center technologies and is always looking for new ways to support his clients in achieving their business goals through information technology.

    Jim has been active in the IT industry since 1987 working both for channel partners and manufacturers including Alpine Computing, MicroAge, Uinta Business Systems, Gateway, Dell and now Sanity Solutions. He enjoys the variety and the constant evolution of the data management industry, and finds success in his long-term connections with his clients.

    An alumnus of Utah State University, Jim loves to support his alma mater in watching the Aggies football and basketball games. When not at work, you will find Jim volunteering and coaching youth sports, and supporting his family in their many activities.

  • Kris Zuber

    Account Executive

    Based out of Minnesota, Kris Zuber is a seasoned veteran on the Sanity Solutions team with a plethora of sales experience dating back to the turn of the century.

    A former college hockey player at the University of Saint Thomas, Kris brings his innate sense of teamwork to the table while enjoying the healthy work / life balance Sanity offers.

    In his spare time, you can find Kris still actively involved as the director of his hockey association, coaching youth hockey and putting in the miles as his kids’ pro bono Uber driver.

Our Mission

Sanity’s mission is to create distinctive value for our clients by providing a legendary customer experience, working with our clients to create solutions that best serve their unique environments while conducting corporate activities to the highest ethical and professional standards. We create a mutually rewarding environment for all of our stakeholders.

Our Values

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