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Dan Hughes


What are your responsibilities at Sakon?
Dan leads Sakon’s network services and expense management strategy, working to build the unique systems and processes that power what industry insiders have called “one of the most competent practices in the world.” He directs company-wide financial controls, collaborates with senior management to set the strategic plan for product and service development, and provides executive oversight of Sakon’s key accounts and partnerships.

What did you do before this?
Previously, Dan was a director at a leading international communications services provider where he supervised global network deployments, negotiated major telecom and equipment procurement contracts, oversaw financial planning, and managed outsourcing initiatives. Before that, he was a senior analyst at Chela Financial. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with emphasis on Economics from Wesleyan University and a professional business certificate in leadership and management from the University of Vermont.

What do you do when you’re not here?
Dan loves spending time with family and being outdoors skiing, kayaking and cycling. He’s also a coach for three different sports: soccer, basketball and baseball.

Why is this an exciting time to be working at Sakon?
“Sakon has enjoyed 15 years of continuous growth and, with the launch of our new platform, we’re in an exciting position to take advantage of the changing dynamic within corporate IT. I’m extremely excited about the impacts of SD-WAN, cloud and the mobilization of the workforce as these factors fundamentally change the way enterprises work—and we can be there to help enterprises embrace it in a smart, strategic way.”