Executive Leadership

Tony Pezeshkian

Chairman of the Board/C.E.O.

A man only preceded by a name that most can’t spell, let alone pronounce. Although most call him Tony P this might be a good time to just get that out of the way…. Sound it out, just as it’s written. [Pe-zesh-key-an]

Now that we have your attention and you’re no longer thinking of every possible way to pronounce that awesome name, we want to tell you a little bit about what makes him so much more than just an interesting name.

Growing up in a large family, a teenage boy ventured far beyond his comfort zone in order to get the education he had always dreamed of. In the late 1970’s, Tony made the decision to relocate to the United States. He was fueled by ambition and energy. In spite of obstacles ahead of him (knowing very little English being the most challenging) he pressed on, earning his degree in Business Administration, from Central State University. Upon completion of that degree, he set his sights on a sales position with a small office equipment dealership in Oklahoma City. For those who know him today, draw inspiration from the stories of what would be a difficult climb to the top. Most would probably agree, there is no better way to learn the value of equality, passion and hard work. Tony challenged himself daily, mastering the art of business to business relationships. In 1995, after becoming a valuable top producing team member, Tony purchased a small portion of Summit Business Systems’ assets. Tony made the absolute most of the handful of current clients. With the help of a 17 year old data entry clerk (our current Vice President) and only 1 technician (our current Director of IT), Tony made a name for Summit Mailing and Shipping Systems within the Oklahoma City market. He led his team of 3 to success and eventually, in 1999, purchased the remaining assets of Summit Business Systems and Summit Family of Companies, Inc was formed. That team of 3 has grown to over 60 today, between 3 locations, yet Tony still manages to spend time learning about their personal and professional goals, as well as the families they return home to each day. He has a consistent focus on promoting happiness, health and prosperity within the walls of present day Summit. Tony is equally inspired by his employees as they work daily to perpetuate his vision of a business built on a foundation of honesty, virtue and loyalty within the communities they serve each day.

Tony and his wife of over 20 years, Evelyn, currently reside in the metro Oklahoma City area. They have two children, Sara and Ryan. They enjoy traveling and spending time as a family.

 

Cory Brown

President 

Those who have had the pleasure of meeting and knowing Cory, during his time with Summit, may admit that they didn’t get quite what they expected. When introduced to a leading force within a multimillion dollar corporation, one wouldn’t expect someone to exude the technical knowledge, market analytics and experience that Cory harnessed at such a very young age.

Cory began his career with Summit at the age of 17, already having a passion for technology. Cory learned very quickly that in an industry led by people almost twice his age, his passion was a good start, but wouldn’t be enough to make a name for the business he would lead one day. Cory began absorbing as much as he could during his early days with Summit. This wasn’t hard considering he handled or assisted with just about every facet of the organization. However, Cory found that most of his knowledge was gained not within the walls Summit, but within the walls of the businesses he supported. In addition to his work at Summit, Cory was focused on his education and graduated from Yukon High School. Cory began to perfect his business intellect as a business administration and biblical theology double major. It was during this time that he worked diligently to develop an ability to deliver a spoken message in such a way that today, it earns the attention and applause of the most critical of audiences. In 2001, Cory graduated from Mid American Christian University. Upon graduating, he accepted the position as Vice President of Summit. The position proved to be second nature for him, overseeing day-to-day operations with a focus on the Sales and Service departments. He continued building on the foundation and vision which Tony worked to develop for Summit. Cory challenged himself to become immersed in an area he believed the industry was headed, solutions. He knew this was an area in which Summit could leverage their unique scope of expertise. The Oklahoma City market possessed a need within businesses for more than just hardware, the need for solutions to business challenges. He began gaining the knowledge to develop and implement software solutions for these challenges. Many of which were improvements for process inefficiencies that the competition of Summit hadn’t even identified yet. Cory also assumed the responsibility of implementing and overseeing internal technology initiatives, always looking for the most efficient administrative and service processes in an effort to create a more loyal client base. Summit team members would agree that he doesn’t just inspire them to gain knowledge and skill, but often you must seek it out, master it and most importantly…. Apply it.

Cory resides in Edmond with his family. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his family and friends.

 

Rob Golowenski

Chief Financial Officer

Rob grew up in Ohio and relocated to Oklahoma as a teenager. He joined the Summit team in 1988, working initially in the warehouse, and then continued to become deeply rooted within the company by understanding the administrative side of the business. Rob possesses an impressive attention for detail and this quality was a major contributing factor to his role at Summit. After Tony purchased the assets of Summit Mailing and Shipping Systems in 1995, Rob remained as a valued member of the Summit Business Systems team. In 1999, when Summit Family of Companies was formed, Rob brought with him a thorough understanding of the company’s financial positioning. After earning his degree in Accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma, Rob accepted the position of Chief Financial Officer with Summit in 2001. During his tenure, along with fellow Summit executives, Rob led the implementation of a successful business model which allows the company to experience continued growth and financial stability. Although, most of our clients rarely have the joy of working with Rob directly, they can rest assured that he is working diligently night and day to guarantee that Summit will remain an industry leader and continue to provide quality support for our clients. In addition to maintaining the overall fiscal and budgetary responsibility for the organization, Rob oversees all administrative operations for the business. He has also closely managed the accounts of many of Summit’s most prestigious clients. Those clients, along with our own Summit team members, have come to hold an abundance of trust and respect for Rob. The trust and respect he has earned stems from his hard work, passion for his friends, family and coworkers, as well as proving to be a man of his word. It’s obvious to those around him, that Rob believes the success of an organization is only amplified by the relationships which flourish from within and extend to the communities we support.

Rob resides in Tuttle, with his wife Dusty. They have 3 sons, Rhett, Jack and Luke. Along with his family, Rob is a very active supporter within Tuttle’s youth sports programs, particularly wrestling.