About Central Data
Founded in 1973, Central Data is a strategic software and services provider to wholesale distributors of all sizes and industries.
We “connect the dots” across the distributors’ business with a total solution comprised of Infor CloudSuite SaaS software, cloud services, business consulting, training and long-term support.
Our mission is to enable distributors to increase productivity, improve profitability and drive growth.
However, we are much more than just a SaaS provider – we are your trusted, long-term technology advisor and business partner. As a privately held company, we don’t focus on shareholders, but rather on providing exceptional technology solutions and services to distributors throughout North America.
From our onset, our commitment and focus has been to champion distributors to leverage technology while they optimize their bottom line performance. The tools to accomplish this have changed dramatically over the decades, but our commitment to helping our customers reach their full potential has never wavered. It’s the core of what we do every day. It’s why we go above and beyond to help drive their success.
CEO / Owner
Marguerite (Midge) Davidson joined Central Data in 1996. Having run two previous software entities, she was selected to spearhead Central Data’s business initiative to focus on becoming the premier Infor partner and implementation leader.
In 2002, Midge took the helm, becoming President and sole owner of Central Data. Under her strong leadership, Central Data has been profitable every year, grown 100% and is one of the largest Infor Distribution partners in North America, earning many awards for sales and customer retention year over year.
She participates in many select industry groups including the Infor Software Advisory Committee as an active leader in the future goals of Infor.
President / CFO
Joe Davidson joined Central Data in 2006 as our CFO and in October of 2018 was promoted to President. Central Data has experienced growth and has been profitable each year under his strong financial direction. As a second generation leader, Joe is a key customer advocate and plays an important role in the ties between work Central Data performs and customer satisfaction.
Prior to joining Central Data, Joe held financial positions for several years at Chase Bank and also at Ford Motor Credit after he was selected in their “best of the best” recruitment from Oakland University.hide
CTO / Tech and Programming Services
Daryl Ziegelman joined Central Data in 2001 and led the company’s software development efforts until becoming Vice President of Sales in 2011. Having spent his entire career (over 25 years) in the wholesale/distribution software market, Daryl is well-known in the industry as a “distribution guru”.
Daryl is a leader, mentor, and world-class demo expert, serving on many Infor committees including software development strategies and user group teams was elevated to his current role in 2018.
In 2023, Daryl was recognized with the TUG Influencer Award.show less
VP / Consulting Services and Support
Julie Zindle has been working with Distribution software since 1995, originally as a buyer and then in a Systems Admin role for an industrial distributor. She moved into implementation consulting in 2001 and never looked back. With Central Data since 2016, Julie now manages the consulting services team and is actively engaged with overall client experience and customer success.
VP / Consulting and Project Mgmt
Jane Stencel has substantial experience of leading and managing change; I possess leadership abilities in business process re-engineering initiatives and managing IT projects and IT customer service.
I am highly motivated with a proven record of accomplishment in project management, risk assessment and mitigation, and solution oriented issue management.
VP / Sales and Marketing
Shane Doyle is Head of Sales and Marketing at Central Data. In this role he assists in guiding Distributors as they navigate their business onto the Cloud across ERP, Ecommerce and Data Analytics. Shane started his tech career with Compuware and was one of the first employees at Bluestone Software prior to their IPO and acquisition by HP.
His ERP experience was formed at Central Data in 2005 when he led Madre Software, a Microsoft Dynamics practice that was eventually acquired by Western Computer.
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Our Core Purpose and Values
- Respect & Support One Another
- Personal Excellence
- Own It