Leadership Team

Greg GaldiGregory G. Galdi

President and Chief Executive Officer

Gregory Galdi began his career as a chemist at Brookhaven National Labs, working on projects such as radioactive waste management and hydrogen storage processes. It was there that he was introduced to technology and was struck immediately by its ability to increase speed and productivity, as well as technology’s overall capability to make things better. Much better. Custom Computer Specialists was founded in 1979 on this realization. Since its inception, Greg has kept Custom’s mission the same: to deliver technology solutions that represent the “best value” to our customers – that exact point where customer expectations on quality, cost, and timing converge. Greg manages Custom with integrity and honesty, placing immense value on the company’s three customers – its people, its clients and its business partners. Greg is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, a three-time Entrepreneur of the Year finalist and recipient of Southampton College’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. In his spare time, Greg is an auto racing enthusiast and a member of the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA). Greg graduated from Long Island University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.

Alan LacherAlan Lacher

President, CustomTech Software

Alan Lacher joined Custom in 2004 as a Director, was promoted to Vice President in 2007, Chief Operating Officer in 2011 and ultimately was promoted to president of CustomTech Software, a newly branded division of Custom Computer Specialists in 2014. He currently leads Custom’s Software Services Division, with a focus on best-in-class Education and Healthcare solutions. He is responsible for strategy development and operations, while maintaining top-level P&L accountability for our SaaS based offerings. As a member of Custom’s senior leadership team, Alan brings 20 years of business process consulting experience and delivery of enterprise technology solutions. He also possesses an entrepreneurial perspective and extensive experience innovating service-based offerings. Alan was responsible for launching Custom’s Infinite Campus™ practice in 2004. Today, that group services over 1000 schools across 10 states. He was also an integral part of the acquisition of our ConexSys healthcare business and the transformation of our industry leading HI-IQ platform. Alan began his consulting career at Accenture and later served as Director of Professional Services at WinMill Software. He completed Executive Education programs in Strategy and Marketing at Wharton (University of Pennsylvania) and earned his BBA in Management Information Systems and Business Administration from the University at Albany, State University of New York.

Dennis CallagyDennis Callagy

President, IT Division

Dennis Callagy joined Custom as Senior Vice President of Professional Services in 2012 and was promoted to President of the IT division in 2016.  Dennis is responsible for leading sales & marketing, consulting and technology solutions, managed and on-site IT services, large scale deployment and project management services. As a member of Custom’s senior leadership team, Dennis is responsible for leading change and transforming customer facing operations to enrich the customer experience.    He takes a personal approach to building customer relationships, while delivering strategic and practical knowledge to maximize performance to increase efficiencies and exceed customer expectations. Dennis holds a BA degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and has held senior management positions at technology and financial services companies such as CompuCom and FIS, where he was directly responsible for increasing profitability, streamlining operations and improving customer satisfaction.