Channel Chief


John Sheaffer, President and CEO, Sysix Technologies


LOCATION: Westmont, Ill.
YEARS WITH THE COMPANY: Three
Age: 36
QUOTE: 'Our goal is to ask what is a client's expense, not what's your budget. We can consolidate services so you're spending less than you were before.'

Despite a slowdown in the economy, privately held Sysix Technologies is in a growth mode. The company made an acquisition last year and is looking for more companies that fit its model. Executives say the company's approach is to deliver value where customers need it, and is not a product approach. There are no plans to take the company public, Sheaffer said, adding that Sysix has an options program that keeps shareholders happy, and the company does not need the cash.