Trivalent Group Announces Promotions: Trivalent Group, one of Michigan’s largest technology firms, recently announced two promotions. Bob Nally has been promoted to a virtual CIO position. Nally previously served in the roles of inside sales and vice president of sales and operations. Nally is an accomplished technical professional with expertise in client relations, vendor management, team building and understanding the importance of managing technology for business benefit. Clint Lake has been promoted to project manager. Lake previously held the role of systems engineer splitting his time between clients in Grandville and Portage. Established in 2003, Trivalent Group, Inc. has emerged as one of Michigan’s largest technology firms through strong leadership, organic growth and acquisitions. Trivalent Group exists to lower the cost of use and eliminate the operational headaches of technology. Trivalent’s services allow clients to take advantage of cutting edge technologies by subscribing to various ‘managed service’ options that would otherwise be cost prohibitive to purchase outright. Bundling hardware, software, bandwidth and support capabilities together improves efficiency, reduces downtime and can result in significant cost savings. Trivalent is headquartered in Grandville, with offices in Mt. Pleasant, Kalamazoo, and Battle Creek.

Scott Sieracki Joins IDV As Executive Vice President Global Sales: Lansing-based IDV Solutions announced today that security industry veteran Scott Sieracki has joined the company as executive vice president – global sales. In this role, his primary responsibilities will be to drive the company’s revenue and develop and manage IDV Solutions’ sales force and global channels to market. Sieracki brings more than 20 years of enterprise software and security industry sales and management expertise to IDV Solutions, with experience at Tyco / Software House, Quantum Secure, VerticalNet and Open Options Inc. His accomplishments include a track record of growing revenues and building global sales channels at both established companies and start-ups. Sieracki’s new position comes as IDV Solutions prepares to launch Visual Command Center version 2.0, an upgrade to its risk awareness and response software used in security operations centers. Visual Command Center unites data from external sources, enterprise systems, and internal devices into a real-time, common operating picture. IDV Solutions is a data visualization software company that helps organizations discover opportunity, identify risk, and take action. By repeatedly solving key problems for customers in the Global 2000 and government, IDV and its products have earned a reputation for innovation, speed, and the highest quality user experience. For more information, please visit

Plante Moran Partners Appointed to Influential Posts: Plante Moran PLLC, one of the nation’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, announces two Michigan-based partners have been appointed to prestigious board positions in the state. Donna Hanson, an assurance partner in the firm’s Auburn Hills office, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants and will serve through 2013. The MACPA has 18,000 members and is the leading statewide professional organization dedicated to promoting and enhancing the value of the CPA profession in business, education, government and public accounting. The Board of Directors provides strategic leadership for the Association. Hanson succeeds Paul Bryant, CPA, also a Plante Moran partner, who served on the MACPA board for several years. Doug Wiescinski, a partner in the Southfield office, was appointed by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to the Michigan Municipal Services Authority (MSA). Also referred to as a “Virtual City,” the MSA was created to encourage best practices, teamwork, and inter-local cooperation between municipalities and school districts, At Plante Moran, Wiescinski directs the firm’s IT consulting practice. Created by inter-local agreement, the 12-member MSA Authority oversees the development of shared city services between Grand Rapids and Livonia. The agreement allows the communities to collaborate in the delivery of services such as IT, finance and accounting, payroll processing, and health care pooling.