Dan Dillman

Dan Dillman, CEO

Dan Dillman is the founder and CEO of A2U. Under his leadership, A2U has earned the fastest growing technology company in Pittsburgh two years in a row (2016, 2017) and achieved Citrix Platinum Partner status, an achievement designated to only about 30 companies in the country. Dillman’s promise to hire only the best, technical staff and philosophy to sell customers a solution – not a product – have been the key drivers in the company’s explosive growth.

As an industry thought leader around mobility, virtualization and how to optimize IT networks — Dillman brings a wealth of experience from managing IT projects at SMB to large-scale companies with 50,000+ user implementations. His IT background spans a range of verticals, particularly healthcare, across the state of Pennsylvania and throughout the region.

Prior to founding A2U in 2003, Dillman was the technical lead at FedEx in charge of desktop and application delivery to its roughly 1,000 facilities around the U.S. and Canada. Later, he joined UPMC as the senior Citrix architect. In 2018, Dillman was named a winner of Pittsburgh’s CEO of the Year Award.

Dillman has been called the “best in the business” when it comes to developing IT solutions and enabling companies with the technologies they need to mobilize business.

Cliff Miller, CTO

As A2U’s CTO, Cliff Miller is chief problem solver as it relates to IT systems. In this role, Miller oversees all technical staff.

A Citrix expert with 15 years of technical experience under his belt, Miller brings a wealth of knowledge around mobility, security and virtualization. Miller is a certified Citrix Virtualization Specialist and Citrix Networking for Apps and Mobile Security Specialist. In addition, he is a Citrix-certified associate in networking and a Citrix-certified expert in virtualization. Under his leadership, A2U was recognized nationally in 2018 at Citrix Summit by earning the Pre-Sales Technical Excellence Award.

In his nearly four years at A2U, Miller has spearheaded a long list of comprehensive strategies for companies across the region and has designed, implemented solutions for some of IT departments’ biggest challenges. Prior to working at A2U, Miller was an integral part of IT teams at UPMC and FedEx.

Whether businesses are struggling with management of multiple devices, legacy system migrations, data center consolidations or anything in between – Miller has positioned himself as a technical strategist who plays a leading part in setting A2U’s corporate strategy and driving its overall technological infrastructure.

Robert Hammond, Vice President, Sales

A 20-year veteran in sales and a Rugby world champion, Hammond hails from the Beaver State and believes that hard work and building relationships have been key ingredients to his proven success.

Hammond has been an integral part in contributing to A2U’s explosive, year-over-year growth and expanding the company’s reach into nine states (and counting). After three years of tremendous sales achievement, Hammond was promoted to vice president of sales at A2U. In this role, Hammond oversees the sales and sales operations personnel.

Prior to joining the company, Hammond served as vice president of global business development at 10ZiG Technology where he increased market share across North America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and Asia-Pacific. Previously, he was also part of Motorola’s success throughout the 1990’s and early 2000’s.

Hammond says he has a passion for learning and for partnering with solution providers and customers to create tailor-made solutions to uniquely serve the needs of businesses today (and tomorrow).

A seasoned leader, Hammond believes that leadership is about relating to people and being able to motivate others.

By having a keen understanding of business needs and challenges, as well as the ability to align technology and engineering services to solve those pain points – Hammond has positioned himself as a trusted advisor to large enterprises and small businesses alike, which is the cornerstone of the A2U business model.

Bridgette Borst Ombres, Vice President of Communications and Strategic Partnerships

A former television news reporter turned PR and marketing professional – Bridgette Borst Ombres has worked in communications across agency, corporate and nonprofit for more than a decade.

Ombres has media trained more than 350 spokespeople for organizations around the country and has consulted for brands such as Google, Angry Birds, Vestas, Boy Scouts of America and Earth Day Network. Over the years, her work has appeared in top media outlets throughout the country like MSNBC, NPR, Rolling Stone, Bloomberg News, Politico, Washington Post and many more. She’s spoken at dozens of industry conferences and workshops on marcom-related topics and has been called one of the industry’s top media strategists.

In her role as director of marketing and communications at A2U, Ombres is the chief brand ambassador leading marketing strategy and overseeing all brand touch points.

When asked to define leadership, Ombres says, “To me, a leader embodies a culmination of self-awareness, self-control, effective communication and a take-charge-and-inspire attitude.”

Ombres is a member of Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), PRSA-Pittsburgh, Memorial Park Church, as well as serves on the TEDxPittsburgh committee and the Beaver County Children’s Museum Advisory Board. She also enjoys being a mentor in West Virginia University’s Reed College of Media.

Ombres is a proud alumna of the University of Charleston where she earned degrees in broadcast journalism and applied leadership studies. She also holds a master’s degree from West Virginia University’s Integrated Marketing Communications program.

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