Norman founded Data Integrity in 1981 with his brother. They built the company into one of the most highly respected resellers in Canada, consistently ranking in the Top 100 VARs in the country. They started by providing peripheral products to mainframe customers, then evolved with industry changes, the introduction of the personal computer, and the client server computing era.
By the turn of the century and with several key acquisitions under his belt, Norman had positioned Data Integrity as one of Canada’s top solution providers in the end user computing and technology services world. In 2000, with the acquisition of Educonnect, Norman also became a higher education reseller, which included a retail presence on the campus of York University. It has since evolved into a new technology eCommerce partnership with other higher education institutions.
With the acquisition of Skipton Group in 2014, Norman now presides over the newly minted Data Integrity as its president.
Rob was involved with the founding of Skipton Group going back to 1998 and, as the company’s president, led it to becoming one of IBM’s top Business Partners in Canada. Through several early acquisitions (in 1999 and 2000), the business grew rapidly in the IBM Server and Storage market. It evolved into a comprehensive provider of enterprise-class data center solutions integrating hardware, software, and services.
Rob held various management roles in sales and finance during a 16-year career with IBM in Canada and the United States. He was instrumental in the founding of IBM’s Leasing Company in Canada in the late 1980s, as well as the creation of IBM’s Used Equipment Remarketing business internationally. Rob left IBM in 1996 to become the Senior Vice President of Comdisco Canada, the world’s largest independent leasing and disaster recovery organization at the time.
After engineering the merger with Data Integrity in 2014, Rob is now vice president, overseeing all sales and marketing.
During his 30-year career with IBM Canada, Bruce honed his IT technical skills throughout the evolution from mainframe-centric to today’s open systems architectures. After leaving IBM, he established Danforth & Associates, with a focus on the design and implementation of Information Technology solutions to solve critical business problems across multiple industries.
Bruce brought his expertise to Skipton Group in 2001, providing leadership to its technical professionals in their execution of both pre-sales and post-sales engagements. Involved in all aspects of Skipton’s solution design and delivery business, Bruce has established himself as an architectural and professional services leader.
As a certified TOGAF Infrastructure Architect, Bruce continues in his role as chief technology officer of Data Integrity.