About Achieve 1

Achieve One is a regional integrator of technology-based business solutions covering Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. Built on products and services from the world’s top technology companies, Achieve One solutions are installed, configured and supported by our dedicated teams of highly certified experts.

With the right people and the right partners, we are able to focus on solutions to help businesses like yours cut costs, increase reliability, ease the burden of management, maximize flexibility, mitigate risk and improve service.

We require our teams to be certified in multiple disciplines and products, so they can help you get from the high-level architecture of a solution all the way down to the technical configuration and implementation of point-products.

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Achieve 1 Leadership

Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas

President / CEO

Mike has been with Achieve One since it was founded in 2009. He has worked in the IT industry for over 25 years with experience running global account teams for leading solution manufacturers. At Achieve One, Mike is responsible for setting the company’s strategy and vision while driving overall business growth. A graduate of Radford University, Mike enjoys spending time with his two teenage children and wife, as well as fishing and coaching baseball.

Chuck Pollard

Executive Sales & Operating Officer (ESO)

Chuck joined Achieve One in August 2017 after a 17 year career at EMC and then DELL Technologies Chuck started his IT career as a Senior Account Executive responsible for large accounts across Virginia and DC, before managing enterprise sales for Virginia and North Carolina the last six years. At Achieve One, Chuck is Director of Sales and Operations and part of the Executive team. A Richmond native, Chuck is a graduate of North Carolina State University. Chuck resides in Richmond with his wife and four children and has enjoyed coaching youth sports and volunteering on various local Boards and booster clubs.

Shane Pierce

Shane Pierce

Business Development Executive

Shane has been with Achieve One since 2012, but has been working in the IT industry for over 9 years. He is responsible for managing existing customer relationships as well as mentoring and assisting the sales organization in the execution of commitments to Achieve One’s clients. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, Shane enjoys coaching his three children in numerous sports and can been seen out on the greens when he’s not working.

Eric Umstead

Eric Umstead

Director of Technical Services

Eric has been with Achieve One since 2016. He has been in the IT industry for 20+ years. Eric has a Master‘s Degree in Executive IT Management from VCU. At Achieve One, he is responsible for the success of internal and customer facing technology initiatives. Eric’s core strengths include Datacenter Architecture, Leadership, Team Building, Coaching, IT Governance, Data and Systems Lifecycle Management, Process and Project Management, Presentation and Communication. Away from the office, Eric enjoys spending time with his family and immersing himself in the great outdoors.

Michael Von Slomski

Michael Von Slomski

Managing Consultant

Michael Von Slomski joined Achieve One in 2018. He has more than 23 years’ experience as an IT Transformation executive and change agent having worked for IBM Global services, Northrop Grumman, and most recently, Markel Corporation assisting their global business, partners, and customers with IT Modernization. His duties have had him assisting companies like Johnson & Johnson, Nokia, Avaya, Logitech, M-real, and the Commonwealth of VA realize their IT goals. Additionally, Mike spent 7 years in the US Army assigned to a Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) where he received numerous awards to include deployment for Operation Desert Storm. Mike’s role as Managing Consultant will be guiding our customers through Hybrid Cloud adoption and the modernization of their IT departments. Mike continues to live in Richmond VA enjoying spending time with his two sons. He is also an avid off-shore fisherman who is working on his coast guard captains license.

Steve Curry

Manager of Cloud Services

Steve Curry came on board with Achieve One in 2017. With 17 years of IT experience across the healthcare, media, insurance, banking, legal, and service provider sectors, Steve has been delivering hosted desktops and applications utilizing both public and private clouds to some of the most demanding businesses in Asia and Europe. He brings a wealth of knowledge to our Cloud Service Practice and to the Virginia market. In his spare time Steve enjoys soccer, formula one, and eating his way across Richmond’s restaurant scene.

Frank Jenkins

Frank Jenkins

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Frank has been with Achieve One since 2012 with over 25 years in the finance industry. He is responsible for Achieve One’s financial selling, contract and credit efforts. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, Frank enjoys spending time at Lake Gaston with his wife and son.