Dakota Ferriman Senior Director, Strategic Sales
Dakota, Senior Director, Strategic Sales, joined the Aluma team in 2014, following a series of challenging assignments in distribution, retail, banking, private equity, telecommunications, and transition leadership. At Skyview Capital’s NewNet Communication Technologies unit, he led the Hangzhou, China-based transition of several hundred employees as part of a $500M strategic acquisition of a Motorola global business unit. Also, at NewNet, he drove new customer acquisition programs that resulted in dramatic increases in sales bookings each year. Since his arrival at Aluma, Dakota has been a key member of the sales organization that has grown annual revenue by over 400%. He attributes his success to being focused on customer satisfaction and working collaboratively with colleagues. Dakota lives in New York City with his wife and their two beloved canines.
Joseph Blume Manager, Sales Engineering
Joseph Blume, Manager of Sales Engineering, began with Aluma Tower as a Lead Welder and Fabricator in 2009. His keen eye and attention to detail has helped propel Joseph to his current role in sales engineering. Joseph has been integral in relationship management for some of Aluma’s largest customers and has participated in the development of product drawings and general process improvements. His extensive knowledge of the company’s products and collaborative nature make him a valued member of the Aluma Tower sales team.
Joseph currently resides in Vero Beach with his wife, Bethany, and their three children: Brady, Sadie, and Levi.
David Hardt Account Vice President
David serves as Account Vice President of Sales at Aluma Tower and is responsible for managing customer relationships and sales for Aluma Tower’s vast portfolio of clients. Before coming to Aluma Tower in 2021, David held senior key positions at Motorola, Google, ARRIS, and CommScope. During his career in the communications industry, he led a portfolio of accounts and programs for customers such as: AT&T, Direct TV, Warner Media, Verizon, Sprint, NASCAR, Boingo, and Dish Network.
He brings enthusiasm, knowledge, innovation, and partnership to his consultative sales style working to delight customers with solutions that not only meet their needs, but far exceed their highest expectations. He has been recognized by his industry, customers, and company for many awards, such as: Teamwork in Selling, Taking the Initiative, Collaborative Partner Award, and the Customer Connect Champion multiple times.
David has earned his MBA from Loyola University in Chicago and BA from Western Illinois University. He resides in the suburbs outside of Chicago with his wife, Leah, and their five children. Outside the office, David can be found spending time with family and friends, cheering on the Chicago Cubs, fishing, polishing his Jeep or riding his mountain bike.