All roads for Dave Chaput, during his successful career in IT sales, led him to VAE, Inc. As the company’s Director of Sales, Mr. Chaput is in charge of running and building a team of motivated, knowledgeable, adaptable people who are ready to do what it takes to build on the company’s successes. Taking the reins of the sales organization in 2017, he has expanded the sales team, adding dedicated outside sales and formalizing VAE’s three main sales areas: Engineering Services, Product Resale, and the ITPIE product line.
Mr. Chaput, like many on the company’s team, served his country in the U.S. Air Force as an officer and chief of the engineering branch at the Pentagon. This is where he met VAE co-founder Nolan Guagenti. The pair worked together in modernizing the Pentagon’s entire network while Mr. Chaput worked as an account executive with Cisco Systems Inc.
During his tenure with Cisco, Mr. Chaput rated in the top 1 percent of public sector salespeople and top 10 percent for Cisco overall, landing him a spot in the Chairman’s Club for his sales acumen. Mr. Chaput put Cisco back on top in terms of sales in the Army, growing revenues from $13 million to $98 million just before he left the company in 2017.
Mr. Chaput’s energy, knowledge, and passion for IT sales make him an integral part of the VAE family and the company’s future successes.