Central Data

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.

Leadership Team

Marguerite Davidson

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.

Joe Davidson

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.

Daryl Ziegelman

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.  

Julie Zindle

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.

Jane Stencel

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.

Shane Doyle

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

Central Data is an EOS company and our core values are the guiding principles for the way we strive to conduct ourselves in every business endeavor with our customers, partners, vendors, and each other. First and foremost, our core purpose is “To Create Raving Fans”. We do this by following these core values:

  • Respect & Support One Another
  • Personal Excellence
  • Client-Centric
  • Own It
  • Integrity

We Invest in our Team

Central Data recognizes that among our most valuable assets are the dedicated employees who work hard to deliver reliable solutions and quality services to each of our valued customers. That’s why we invest the time and resources into recruiting the very best and brightest to be a part of our talented team.

We have built an inclusive company culture that encourages “going the extra mile” along with an employee-friendly environment to ensure the ongoing success and satisfaction of our customers and our employees.

Rock-solid Customer Support

When our customers need support, we have a dedicated team of knowledgeable and friendly professionals ready to assist. From the simple to the complex, we solve problems with fast resolution and complete customer satisfaction as our goal. We love our customers and collectively work-our-butts-off to make sure they love us back.