Bill McKone and Ray Southworth are the Trustees of Netria. They have a fiduciary responsibility to protect the assets of the trust for the beneficiaries, including the stock that represents a retirement benefit for employees. The trustees also have a number of duties to carry out on behalf of the trust, including negotiating the ESOP's corporate stock purchase and engaging an independent third party to appraise the corporate stock each year.
In 2003 Ray founded Netria with partner Bill McKone, as a leading secondary sourcing company for IT VARs. After over 10 years of owning the company, Ray decided to turn Netria into an employee owned company in 2014. Today, as the Chief Operating Officer, Ray sets the vision and overall direction for the organization while managing the day-to-day operations of the company. Ray brings over 30 years of IT/Technology experience to the role and has held various senior leadership roles at several leading IT companies.
Bill McKone founded Netria alongside Ray Southworth in 2003 and acts as Netria’s President. Before jumping into the IT world, Bill held various leadership positions in the wine industry for over 25 years. Since then Bill has become an IT expert and supports many accounts across North America, including one of our largest named accounts SHI.