About Central Data
Central Data, founded in 1973, delivers competitive edge technology solutions for wholesale distributors of all sizes and industries. We “connect the dots” across the distributors’ business enterprise with a total solution comprised of software, hardware, network services, consulting, training and long term support. Our mission is to enable distributors to increase productivity, improve profitability and drive growth.
We are much more than just a software and hardware 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 the MidCentral and Midwest U.S.
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.
Our Core Company Purpose and Values
These 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
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.
Our Leadership Team
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 Distribution SX.e partner and implementation leader. In 2002, Midge took the helm, becoming President and Owner of Central Data. Under her strong leadership, Central Data has been profitable every year, grown 100% and is the largest Infor SX.e/CloudSuite Distribution partner 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 SX.e/CloudSuite Distribution.
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.
Chief Product Officer
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.