About : Leadership

Leadership

Our team has decades of experience in technology asset management, including former educators and school administrators, as well as former Apple executives and Apple engineers. We understand your challenges.

Mike McKenna

Mike McKenna

President
Seth Smith

Seth Smith

Vice President of Product Sales

Seth Smith is Vice President of Sales at Diamond Assets, one of the most trusted sources of pre-owned Apple devices.

With more than 10 years of industry experience, Seth is skilled at sourcing and selling Apple hardware. Leading the product sales division, Seth is responsible for creating and maintaining relationships with a robust channel of direct e-Commerce platforms, national retail chains, wholesalers and international markets.

Prior to joining Diamond Assets, Seth held business development roles with NetSource Communications, a cloud services company, and Vintage Tech Recyclers, a technology recycling and asset management company.

Seth attended Waubonsee Community College and resides in the Chicago area.

Charles Duarte

Charles Duarte

Vice President of Business Development

Named an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2013, Charles has spent his career advocating for the transformative role technology can play in dynamic learning environments. He was an educator in Arizona, California, and Minnesota, where he built and strengthened district-level programs, developed partnerships among school districts, created opportunities for enhanced community engagement, and led a variety of professional learning opportunities for teachers and administrators. Charles also spent a number of years with the Development Executive team at Apple.

Jeremy Eggers

Jeremy Egger

Vice President, Business Development - Midwest U.S.

Jeremy is a 20 year veteran in helping educational organizations manage their technology assets. Prior to joining Diamond Assets, Jeremy was a systems engineer for Apple’s Education Division for over 10 years. He worked with hundreds of schools to support their vision of technology in education, and was involved with LETSGO-WI, an organization of schools that developed strategies to successfully manage their Apple equipment fleets to provide an incredible experience for students and staff.

Penny Hartwell

Penny Hartwell

Vice President, Business Development - Northeast and Mid-Atlantic U.S.

Penny has more than 20 years experience running sales and support functions for large scale education programs in 35 states. Before joining Diamond Assets, Penny served as senior vice president of Kaplan Higher Education, where she oversaw admissions technology, operations, learning, career services and high school, community and military relations programs.

Mark Rand

Mark Rand

Vice President, Business Development - Southeast U.S.

Mark is a 10 year veteran in helping educational organizations manage their technology assets. Prior to Diamond Assets, he served as an account executive at Apple, where he serviced hundreds of school districts in Texas. Notably, Mark helped Stephenville Independent School District deliver technology to every student (1:1), deploying more than 4,000 iPads in under two years. Prior to joining the Apple Texas team, he served school districts in Northern California, where he successfully negotiated the deployment of more than 6,000 MacBook Air laptops to the Sacramento City Unified School District.

Ryan Egan

Ryan Egan

National Enterprise Account Executive

Ryan Egan is national enterprise account executive for Diamond Assets, the most trusted Apple hardware trade-up partner, where he focuses on helping businesses create sustainable technology strategies by maximizing their current Apple equipment’s residual value.

Ryan has extensive experience helping organizations manage their technology assets. He joins Diamond Assets from Apple, where he served as a sales team manager for the Apple Online Store, leading SMB growth in U.S., Australia/New Zealand (ANZ) and Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) markets. He also served as an inside account executive for K-12 schools in Southern California.

Prior to joining Apple, Ryan worked as a senior loan officer for major financial institutions.

He and his family reside in Houston.