Inilex, a leading provider of intelligent telemetry solutions for vehicles, is strengthening its leadership team with the addition of Robert Cichon as the company’s new chief technology officer (CTO), and the promotion of Kelly Ream to director of training.
Cichon joins as a seasoned technology veteran with more than 20 years of experience developing, implementing and managing mission-critical applications. A true technologist with strong business skills, he will play a key role in shaping Inilex’s technology strategy as it embarks on its next phase of growth. Cichon will lead the company’s technology team and drive core innovations that meet the needs of Inilex’s growing client base and open doors to new business opportunities.
Cichon most recently served as the CTO of Newtek Business Services, where he managed the company’s nationwide technology resources and large-scale IT initiatives. Prior to that, he spent six years contributing to the growth of Newtek’s retail web hosting business as its president and chief operating officer.
Earlier, Cichon worked for American Express, leading numerous tier 1 technology projects and building several successful software development teams. He holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Computer Information Systems, and is a primary inventor on a U.S. software patent.
“Robert has a strong track record of applying technologies that solve important customer problems, and brings to Inilex the proven ability to architect and lead highly successful technology teams,” said Michael Maledon, CEO of Inilex. “His expertise and leadership will be valuable assets as we continue to advance the vehicle telematics industry and maintain a brisk pace of innovation.”
Inilex has also promoted Ream to director of training, a newly created position. He will be responsible for creating, conducting and supervising development programs for Inilex’s employees and key partners. Ream formerly served as the company’s regional sales director for the East Coast.