Vice President, General Manager
Pat Dionne directs the overall operations of Abilis, with responsibilities including project leadership, business development, strategic planning, human resources and financial accountability for the company throughout the United States.
A graduate of the Université of Sherbrooke, Pat holds a degree in Management Information Systems and brings a wealth of international experience from large scale information systems development and integration projects in Australia, Canada, and the United States.
He joined the Abilis team in 2004 and has been a key contributor in large enterprise deployments while growing into his current leadership position.
Vice President of Sales and Customer Relations
A 25-year veteran of the information technology consulting industry, Tom Demerson oversees the business development and customer relationship components of Abilis’ correctional services business.
In this role, Tom directs all stages of the sales and marketing functions and oversees a team of talented resources who support these activities. A graduate in computer science from the University of New Brunswick, Tom has a background that began in the technical side of software engineering, and eventually grew into management and director-level roles.
Tom has been involved in all Abilis’ major corrections accounts from both a business development and sales perspective, as well as currently handling major account management responsibilities.
Director - Business & Government Relations
Peter Reilly leads Abilis’ business and government relations work with additional responsibilities including industry analysis and the identification of new market opportunities.
He joined the Abilis team following a long and distinguished career in telecommunications, with extensive experience in several areas of business administration including strategic planning, market and economic analysis, financial modeling, stakeholder management, media and community relations, labor relations, budget management and administrative oversight.
Peter has been appointed to several government advisory committees, served on numerous community nonprofit foundation boards and has also provided strategic and operational direction to a number of athlete foundations, including the Michael Phelps Foundation, and Hannah’s Gold Foundation. He earned his undergraduate degree in mathematical economics from Brown University and also has completed the Rutgers University Advanced Management Program as well as Leadership Maine, the Maine Development Foundation program for preparing statewide leaders to shape the state’s future.
Director of Business Development, Abilis, US
Bruce has over 30 years of leadership experience with some of the world’s largest most complex businesses including HP, Apple and Microsoft. Bruce has successfully grown existing businesses, identified expansion opportunities, and led significant organizational change based on customer satisfaction improvements. His ability to think strategically, simplify complex challenges, turn innovative ideas into action, and help others get the right things done, enables him to positively impact clients across all industries. As Director of Business Development for Abilis, Bruce will build upon Abilis’ success in meeting client’s needs to date, focus on understanding the business needs of new clients and bring Abilis’ resources to bear in delivering innovative technical solutions to best meet those needs.
Previously, Bruce worked for Microsoft for 15 years, delivering value to many of the largest, complex enterprises while ensuring the highest levels of customer satisfaction were maintained. Bruce joined Microsoft in 1997 as an account executive, was in the Financial Services Group since its founding in 2001, and was a district team manager for Financial Services for 4 years, overseeing sales and account management functions servicing 15 of the largest financial customers. Bruce led the district’s customer satisfaction program for 3 years resulting in achieving the number one position in the US. Prior to joining the Financial Services team, Bruce worked with the Higher Education, HealthCare, and State and Local Government markets.
Bruce was an Account Executive for Apple Computer (1989 – 1997) covering some of the largest Universities in the US. Bruce also worked as an Account Executive for Hewlett Packard (1984 – 1989) servicing manufacturing, government and University segments.
Bruce holds an MBA from Boston University and a BS in Engineering also from Boston University. Bruce moved to Camden, ME with his wife, Julie and gained small business ownership experience by operating Camden Bagel Café LLC for 2 years.