Enhancing Workforce Productivity with Advanced Technology

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Moderated by Red River President Jeff Sessions, guests addressed the following topics:

  • Why cybersecurity most often captures the spotlight, while physical security for employees has a significant impact on productivity.
  • The role of intrusion detection, physical access control, environmental control and video surveillance in tightening physical security.
  • The positive impact of providing workforce productivity solutions such as video communications, secure data access, and enterprise application mobility.
  • How cloud fits in and why is it important to the workforce.

Sessions was joined by Red River’s Paul Cohn, physical security practice lead; Wade Van Gilder, senior director of technical services; and Paul Krein, vice president of digital and cloud solutions.



Jeff Sessions PhotoJeff Sessions, President, Red River

As President of Red River, Jeff Sessions determines the company’s go-to-market strategies and aligns business divisions to drive corporate synergy, innovation and growth. Leveraging the expertise of Red River’s strong partner portfolio, Sessions maps Red River’s core capabilities to the company’s corporate objectives to establish integrated and comprehensive IT solutions. In addition, Sessions provides strategic guidance and consultation to government cli­ents and prospects to ensure the most robust IT recommendations. During the course of his career, Sessions has held multiple executive leadership roles within Red River and leading technology companies, including GMRI, PC Mall Gov and Arrow Electronics. 


Paul Cohn PhotoPaul Cohn, Physical Security Practice Lead, Red River

Paul Cohn leads Red River’s physical security practice. He is a seasoned professional with over 10 years of experience in business development, solution selling, commodity hardware, and professional services. Mr. Cohn has a proven track record of developing and implementing complex physical security solutions for the Federal and Commercial/Enterprise markets. He devotes himself to long-term customer relationships that benefit both Red River and the clients they serve. Mr. Cohn demands excellence in everything he does, and inspires it for those around him.


Wade Van Guilder PhotoWade Van Guilder, Senior Director of Technical Services, Red River

As Red River’s Senior Director of Technical Services, Wade Van Guilder is responsible for the company’s technical go-to-market strategy, leads the presales engineering team and oversees company-wide technical certification programs. Prior to joining Red River in 2013, Van Guilder spent over 14 years with Cisco Systems leading a large worldwide team and driving significant technical sales within the Federal Healthcare and Service Provider markets. Early in his career, Van Guilder served as a telecommunications professional and network engineer at Minnesota Power, NordicTrack and SUPERVALU.  Van Guilder graduated from the University of Minnesota as a Computer Engineer, holds an MBA from the University of St. Thomas, and maintains his Professional Engineering (PE) License in the state of Minnesota for electrical engineering.  



Paul KreinPaul Krein, Vice President of Digital and Cloud Solutions, Red River

Paul Krein oversees Red River’s fast-growing Digital and Cloud Practice, supporting federal and commercial organizations in leveraging Red River’s expertise as they invest in Digital, Cloud and in X-as-as-Service solutions. He has a breadth of cross-industry experience ranging from high-tech and telecom to Public Sector, Financial Services and Manufacturing. Prior to Red River, he built and led Deloitte Consulting’s Federal Cloud Team in the Federal Office of the CTO, served on the CIO Advisory Council as well as led Deloitte’s strategy, marketing, cross organizational alignment and readiness for Cloud services. Krein also held various positions in Professional Services, Channel Programs, Business Development and Pre-sales Engineering at Sun Microsystems, Inc. Krein holds an MBA in Finance and Organizational Strategy from the Simon School, and a B.S. E.E. from the University of Rochester.

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