Governing board

Steve Girard
Founder - Agree Technologies and Solutions

Steve has over 30 years of experience in the Information Technology industry. He has founded or cofounded three profitable companies operating in business today. In addition, Steve has successfully created and managed several business units for public companies ranging from Business Intelligence to a Regional Consulting Office. With this experience behind him Steve has turned his passion and energy to Agree, where his single focus and commitment is to its continued growth and success.

Steve has a Bachelor's in Management Information Systems from Idaho State University, and lives in Boise, ID with his wife, son, and two daughters.

Rich Collins

Rich has over 20 years experience in Information Technology. After a successful career as an Information Technology Executive, he ventured into Sales and Business Development for two Global Consulting firms. Rich has successfully partnered with over 50 major accounts in 14 states helping clients in a multitude of areas including: architect ERP, Internet, Business Intelligence, Storage, Disaster Recovery, Security, and Networking solutions. Rich has also served on the International Board of Directors for the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (

Rich is a graduate of Boise State University, and lives in Boise, ID with his wife, two daughters, and one son.

Mark Valente

Mark Co-Founded Imagine Computing, LLC with Steve Girard; focusing on the development of an Enterprise Warehouse and Reporting Package that is now in service at companies as diverse as utility Pacific Gas & Electric, manufacturer Adaptec Inc, and internet portal eBates!

While studying Computer Sciences and Economics at the University of California at Berkeley, Mark joined a start-up internet company, AGMS, where he designed and managed the networking infrastructure and applications for a worldwide gemstone trading network. Subsequently, Mark became Executive Vice President, a Board Director and helped fend off two hostile takeover attempts and a "White Knight" acquisition deal with Reuters.

Located in Danville, CA in the East Bay, Mark is married with one son, two cats and dog.

Joe Wood

Joe has been involved in IT consulting, IT management, sales and sales management for over 30 years. His career stops include: Arthur Andersen, Price Waterhouse, KPMG, Fujitsu and IBM. He has also held several executive positions at CompHealth; the nation's first Locum Tenens (Physician per diem staffing) company. During his career Joe has experienced a wide range of strategic management, technology management, and staffing issues in a variety of industries and environments.

Joe currently resides in Utah and holds a BA and MBA from Utah State University.

George Janssen

George has over 25 years of sales and marketing experience. He offers Agree a strong business background and a teamwork driven approach which is essential to growing a business. He has extensive experience managing and maintaining the requirements of large national clients.

George has a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from Bemidji State University in Minnesota. George lives in a suburb of Minneapolis, MN with his wife and 3 children.

Ron Manu

Ron brings with him over 20 years experience in the IT Industry. Throughout his career Ron has gained valuable experience in: Sales, Marketing, Recruiting, Project Management, and Infrastructure. His specific Information Technology disciplines include: Healthcare, Government and Automotive industries. This experience coupled with his outstanding interpersonal skills make Ron a valuable member of the advisory board.

Ron has a Bachelor's of Business Administration with emphasis in Computer Information Systems from Idaho State University. Ron lives in Meridian, ID with his wife and three sons.