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Stephen HandVP, TechnologyTilson

Stephen Hand is the VP of Technology at Tilson, leading a team that delivers comprehensive technology and security solutions throughout the organization. Steve was introduced to the IT world in the 80s with Retail Inventory Control and Point of Sale solutions and worked with many large national and niche retailers before founding Know Technology in 1998. Know Technology grew to be a well-known Systems Integrator in New England, servicing primarily financial services, healthcare, and retail organizations. As an early provider of Managed IT & Security Services, Steve and Know Technology were also a leading Microsoft partner, winning Microsoft’s Global Partner of the Year Award in 2009. Steve sold Know Technology in 2013 and, before joining Tilson in 2018, provided independent consulting services to help organizations think critically about their operational issues, focusing on technology and security, often utilizing Microsoft Office 365 and Azure solutions. Steve has BS in Business Management & Marketing from the University of Maine and has served on the boards of many tech and business development organizations including MTI, MTUG, ConnectME, and MESDA.