Sunrise Technology Leadership

 
Wesley Rhodes

Wesley Rhodes

Chief Operating Officer

Wesley is currently the Chief Operating Officer for Sunrise Technology, LLC a Kroger commercial technology venture company which invents and sells Kroger advanced technologies to other companies. Wesley also serves with Kroger Corporation as the VP of Technology Transformation focused on the application of new technologies, paradigms, methods, and innovations to better serve Kroger customers. Prior to joining Kroger, Wesley had an eighteen-year career with IBM where he served in numerous capacities including as the Chief Technologist in Artificial Intelligence, Cloud & Cognitive computing, as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Sensemaking, as the CTO for Corporate Strategy and as the Deputy CTO for US and NATO National Security and Defense.

Dave Steiner

Dave Steiner

Director Of Sales

Dave leads the global sales organization for Sunrise Technology. Dave joined Sunrise in January of 2019. Prior to Sunrise, he spent the past 18 years with Pomeroy/Getronics, a global information technology company. From 2016-2018, Dave served as the managing director and Vice President of Sales for the global retail vertical focused on selling technology and services to the grocery, specialty retail, and quick serve restaurant industries. Prior to 2016, Dave held various positions with the company beginning as an Account Manager from 2001-2009, Key Account Director from 2009-2011, then Vice President of Technology Sales, Key Accounts from 2011-2015. Dave earned his bachelor's degree from Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana.

Jeff Siekman

Jeff Siekman

Product and Software Development

Jeff serves as Director of Product and Software Development for Sunrise. Jeff is a highly regarded technology strategist, and innovator focused on bringing market-driven products to life in Government, Financial, Retail, Healthcare industries over the past 30 years. Before joining Sunrise, Jeff held multiple senior leadership positions developing products in Payments and Retail verticals at Fifth Third Bank that solved market needs of customers allowing them to focus on their core business and customers. Jeff also served as CTO of First Data Government division where he worked with customers to develop and commercialized products in government, healthcare and payments space.