AIS, a growing Indianapolis-based IT managed services, consulting, strategy and security company, has added three key personnel to their team: Ivan F. Baird, Jr., Darcy Lee, and Amber Fields.
Ivan F. Baird, Jr. – CFO
After serving 10 years with Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council as the Executive Vice President of Finance and Operations, Ivan comes to AIS as the Chief Financial Officer. He will provide sound, forward-looking, financial leadership so that the company can effectively manage its assets, control costs, leverage opportunities and grow the business. He will be responsible for managing all key financial aspects of the business: treasury, credit, costing, and tax, to ensure effective, efficient and secure operation, based on 23 years of experience in private, public, and non-profit sectors. As a graduate of Alabama A&M University, Ivan started his accounting career with American Express, Tax and Business Service in Minneapolis, MN where he was on the acquisitions and transition team and specifically focused on accounting transition, contract management, budgeting, and reporting for acquired accounting firms. Ivan is an active member of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church (EMBC), and serves as a leader of the EMBC, dFree® Financial Literacy Program and is on the Advisory Board at the Indianapolis Mt. Zion Federal Credit Union.
Darcy Lee – Director of Sales
Darcy Lee joins AIS as the Director of Sales. She earned degrees in Cognitive Science and Psychology from Indiana University, and comes to AIS with over 17 years of sales and marketing experience, having served a variety of brands across verticals, including Ferrari, Harley-Davidson, Brooks Life Sciences, Steel Dynamics, Zimmer Biomet and T2 Systems. Darcy is responsible for building relationships, driving the company’s overall sales strategy, managing the sales team, and implementing strategic sales plans. Darcy is passionate about relationship development and supporting women in STEM, currently serving as Past President on the Women & Hi Tech Board of Directors, an organization AIS proudly supports.
Amber Fields – Director of Corporate Sales
Amber Fields comes to AIS as a Director of Corporate Sales. Her leadership strengths include sales, marketing and customer experience. She brings rich experience in tech strategy and infrastructure that she uses to help clients enable their business and people needs. Amber believes in the power of relationships with her clients and her community. When she’s not elevating her customers with tech infrastructure, she’s speaking to groups on authenticity, engaging in your work and capitalizing on your network. She is a graduate of University of Indianapolis and Zarvos Leadership Coaching. She serves on the Board of Directors for Damar Services, and continuously invests in her skills as a participant in Rise & Thrive Indianapolis, Toastmasters International and Women & Hi Tech.