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10th Annual Entrepreneur Lecture Series
Rich Carlton

Rich Carlton is president and COO of Data Reality, and is responsible for sales and data center operations teams.

Carlton was previously the executive VP for GramTel, Inc., a South Bend based data=center services organization. At GramTel, he led sales efforts that resulted in more than 300 percent growth and a fivefold increase in managed data center space in three states. After GramTel's acquisition by Cincinnati Bell, Carlton's responsibilities increased to include overseeing the overall operational team, as well as the sales team efforts in Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan.

Carlton has a long history of building service and solution-driven teams that provide great value to the clients of the organization while building value for shareholders. He is a member of the St. Joseph County (Ind.) Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, a member of the board of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and chairman of the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center's People, Vision, and Mission committee. Carlton earned a bachelor of science degree in business from the IU Kelley School of Business.