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OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Bruce Gibbs
Founder & President
St. Louis, MO

A Jefferson City, Missouri native, Bruce began his career at Modern Business Systems (MBS) a family business where his father and mentor—Hallie Gibbs—introduced him to the industry in which he found a passion for improving customer experiences.

Steve Azinger
Technology Services Managing Partner
St. Louis, MO

For the past 15 years, he has been in technology sales and sales management. Steve is passionate about helping companies embrace technology to achieve growth and maximize profitability.

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Andrew Gilstrap
Vice President
St Louis, MO

Prior to joining the GFI Digital team, Andrew was Director of Operations for Sangita Capital Partners.  Andrew came to GFI Digital in the summer of 2016 with over eight years of sales and management experience. 

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Carrie Tsalamandris
Chief Financial Officer
St. Louis, MO

She has experience in a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, manufacturing, importing, and construction. Carrie joined GFI Digital in November 2006 as an Accountant and was promoted to Accounting Manager in May 2008.

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Corey Backues
Vice President of Sales
Jefferson City, MO

Corey has a passion for sales manager development and customer service with over 27 years of experience in the office equipment industry. He oversees the GFI Digital sales department in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas. 

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Chrissy Roofe
Vice President of Marketing
St. Louis, MO

She began her career in the restaurant industry as a corporate trainer writing training programs, opening new locations, and training restaurant operators. Eventually finding a niche in marketing, Chrissy’s expertise include public relations, marketing strategy & planning, media placement, and corporate events.

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Jeffrey Cook
Executive Vice President of Operations
St. Louis, MO

Jeffrey Cook began a career in the copier industry in 1994 when he had just earned a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering. With several years of experience as a technician and after a brief career in the telecom industry, he joined GFI Digital in 2001.

Sarah Gibbs
Controller
St. Louis, MO

She began her career at Ernst & Young in the Corporate Tax department where she gained 3 years of experience working with clients on a variety of tax compliance and tax accounting engagements.

Lisa Murawski
Director of Human Resources
St. Louis, MO

Although Lisa studied accounting, her 25+ years of experience led her through a natural transition into benefits and payroll management where she found her niche in Human Resources. She has been overseeing this department at GFI Digital since 2006 when there were just 90 employees.

Spencer Overfelt
Director of Sales
St. Louis, MO

He joined the GFI Digital sales team in July of 2012 and continues to build his career here. As a President’s Club recipient in 2013 & 2014, Spencer’s dedication afforded him a Sales Manager position in April of 2014. 

Matt Schuler
Director of Operations
St. Louis, MO

A Wisconsin native, Matt holds a BS in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin -Lacrosse. Matt began his career in Boulder Colorado with Rockies Brewing Company where he quickly moved into production management.

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Dave Gossett
Senior Director of Technology Services
St. Louis, MO

Dave has been in Information Technology management and leadership for over fifteen years. He has experience in a variety of industries including accounting, banking, legal, advertising, manufacturing, distribution, and finance.

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Rob Goth
Director of Sales
Mid-Missouri

Rob began his tenure in the industry in 1985 working as a sales representative for MBS in Jefferson City, Missouri. After winning multiple President’s Clubs, he was promoted to the sales management team in St. Louis. 

Jason Trent
Director of Sales
Central Illinois

Jason grew up in central Illinois and holds a double major in Business Communications and Business Administration from Truman University. He started his career at Modern Business Systems selling facsimile systems in the Kansas City market.

Charlie Gilstrap
Director of Sales 
Kansas City, KS

Prior to joining the GFI Digital team, Charlie spent time as a medical sales rep, in addition to running a successful small business. Charlie came to GFI Digital in December of 2014 as a manager-in-training. 

Taylor Lehman
Sales Manager
St. Louis, MO

He began a career in sales with GFI Digital in 2014. His successes here include being a 3-time President’s Club winner and Sales Representative of the year in two different categories for 2020.

Carly Sands
Sales Manager
Kansas City, KS

Carly joined GFI Digital in 2019 as an Account Manager. She earned 3 consecutive President’s Club awards in that role, leading to her to a promotion to Sales Manager in January of 2023.

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Sam Turner
Sales Manager
St. Louis, MO

He started at GFI Digital as an Intern in 2015 and became an Account Manager in May of 2016. He has been a Sales Manager since August of 2019 and has built a winning culture within his sales team based on the foundations of trust, integrity, tenacity and communication.

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Andrew DeGreeff
Sales Manager
Kansas City, KS

Following the completion of the Enterprise Management Trainee program in St. Louis, Andrew relocated to Kansas City in 2021 to take on the role of an Account Manager at GFI Digital. He attributes his success to GFI Digital’s core values and commitment to service excellence, leading to his promotion to Sales Manager in December 2023. 

Misty Blackstone
Sales Manager
Cape Girardeau, MO

Misty’s career began at the young age of 14 where she worked alongside her father in the electrical industry earning her apprentice license at just 16.  She worked for various distributors in the field for the next 16 years in sales and asset management.  

Joe Buysee
Sales Manager
Bloomington, IL, Peoria, IL

As a lifelong resident of Central Illinois, Joe graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from Illinois State University.  Joe started in the industry immediately as a Sales Rep for CDS Office Technologies in their Peoria branch.  He became the Peoria Branch Sales Manager for the next 10 years leading his team to one of Minolta’s top 5 dealer branches in the nation.

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Charles Anderson
Sales Manager
Springfield, MO

In November 2023, Charles was promoted to sales manager and oversee the Southwest Missouri region.  Since 2017, Charles has been with GFI Digital and helped the Springfield, MO branch’s growth and success from its early days as the third sales team member hired. A three-time President’s Club winner, he played a pivotal role in expanding GFI Digital’s offerings to his Springfield customers.

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Allen Strasburger
Customer Experience Manager
St. Louis, MO

Originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Allen has had an interest in IT since he was 16. After high school, he joined the Army and was deployed to Desert Storm. With that experience under his belt, he attended the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs.

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Robert Macklem
Director of Technology and Integration
St. Louis, MO

Robert grew up in Buffalo, NY, and moved to Missouri in 1992.  After finishing college, he worked in IT for a regional healthcare system managing the network, datacenter, and service desk teams for 14 years.  In 2013, he completed his MBA and transitioned into a leadership role.  Robert joined GFI Digital in 2016.

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David Black
Director of Architecture and Engineering
St. Louis, MO

A Southeast Missouri native, David has been working in Technology for more than 30 years. He has worked in Contact Center, Manufacturing, and Communication industries leading Security, Network, Server, Data Center and Big Data teams and organizations.

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Ryan Dingley
Director of Sales
Columbia, MO

After graduating from the University of Missouri and Columbia College, Ryan joined the world of copiers and printers, spending 18 years with Modern Business Systems, IKON Office Solutions, and RICOH. Throughout his career Ryan has delivered results in local, national, and global markets and has a proven track record of success in Managed Print, IT, Network Services, Document Imaging, and Software.

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