•  Executives - Troy FortuneTroy Fortune
    Vice President & General Manager

    Troy Fortune was named vice president and general manager of immixGroup in July 2018. He brings with him over 30 years of channel sales leadership experience in both commercial and public sector markets.

    Since joining Arrow Electronics in 1995, Fortune has distinguished himself as a highly effective sales executive with a proven track record in growing channel business and enabling partners to streamline and grow their businesses. He spent many years focusing on the storage business and was an integral part in establishing a dedicated storage business unit at Arrow.

    After Arrow Electronic’s acquisition of immixGroup in 2015, Fortune was asked to lead immixGroup’s infrastructure systems business and the overall channel organization. His industry knowledge, strong leadership skills and visionary approach have contributed greatly to the growth and expansion into new business areas in the public sector.

    immixGroup is the public sector business unit within the enterprise computing solutions division of Arrow Electronics (NYSE: ARW). Founded in 1997, immixGroup become the largest value-added distributor of enterprise IT products for the U.S. public sector.

     

     Executives - Vaughn HarmanVaughn Harman
    Senior Director, Enterprise Solutions

    Since 2008, Vaughn Harman has managed and developed immixGroup's enterprise sales teams.  A successful sales and business development executive, Harman has a proven track record of building and leading sales teams selling IT solutions to both government and commercial markets.  His sales and management experience spans more than three decades, including experience in negotiating and closing complex enterprise technology agreements, developing lead generating marketing programs and establishing strategic alliances for corporations such as Xerox and Computer Associates (CA).  He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with concentrations in marketing, finance and international business from Towson University.

     

     Executives - Tim LarkinsTim Larkins
    Director, Market Intelligence

    After earning his MBA in 2010, Tim Larkins joined immixGroup as an individual contributor, specializing in opportunity identification, forecasting, and trend analysis. Now as the Market Intelligence director, Larkins focuses on personnel management and strategic pursuits (such as developing a proprietary database of intelligence on COTS opportunities, creating an analytics capability, and business development and capture support). His team helps drive value and growth to immixGroup and its suppliers and partners. Prior to joining immixGroup, Larkins had eight successful years in sales and business development. He earned his MBA from Benedictine University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Furman University.

     

     Photo of Jeff EllinportJeff Ellinport
    Division Counsel

    Jeff Ellinport manages legal and compliance functions and oversees immixGroup’s 40+ contract vehicle programs. He is responsible for reviewing the ongoing engagements with original equipment manufacturers, software publishers, cloud service providers and their partners. He has deep knowledge and experience in government contract vehicles, federal procurement regulations, IT licensing, cloud services, subcontract agreements, government relations and federal contract claims. Prior to joining immixGroup in 2006, Ellinport held senior corporate counsel positions with companies including Qwest Communications Corp. (Century Link), Inktomi (Yahoo!), and Siebel Systems (Oracle). Ellinport has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Bates College and a JD from George Washington University.

     

      Rita-Walston-HeadshotRita Walston
    Senior Director, Marketing Programs

    Rita Walston oversees strategic programs for Arrow ECS’s commercial business units and the immixGroup public sector channel marketing team. Her team provides strategic and tactical marketing planning, logistics, management and support to IT manufacturer suppliers and solution provider partners. Sheis also the lead on immixGroup’s annual Government IT Sales Summit, the industry’s preeminent event. Her 25-year career includes IT business development and sales, publishing and media market research. Walston has a master’s degree in creative writing from Queens University of Charlotte and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Wayne State University in Detroit.