Gene Salvatore – CEO
Gene Salvatore got bit by the Internet and Web Hosting bug early on. Somewhere in the 1990’s during those early days of dial up modems, bulletin boards, Compuserve and America Online, Gene saw opportunity and the future.
Gene has been active in the internet and web hosting industries since 1995 when he decided to start focusing his energies on bringing RI businesses, primarily affiliated with the Real Estate Market, online. It was then that Gene, along with his wife Maureen, started one of RI’s first web design firms, Online Imaging.
In 1996, in association with the RI State Multiple Listing Service [RI MLS], Online Imaging developed and programmed one of the first comprehensive, database driven Real Estate Web Sites in the country. Publicly launched in 1997 with a database of searchable listings, photos, comprehensive up to date information, directories of associated businesses, services and so much more, RI Living [http://www.riliving.com] became an instant success … as well as a model for real estate web sites to follow in its path.
For the next 4 years Online Imaging worked closely with the RI MLS and its members agencies. Throughout this time, Online Imaging was responsible for the development and web presence of many of RI’s popular and premier Real Estate web sites and destinations.
In 1999, after splitting his time between the growing web operations and nearly 15 years in the automotive and custom aftermarket business in New England, Gene made a decision to exit the Retail Mobile Electronics Industry and joined the management team at Adgrafix Corporation in Sudbury, Massachusetts. As Vice President, Gene played a vital role in the companies growth over the next three years, as well as the companies $20 Million Dollar sale to Allegiance Telecom in March 2001.
After working for a brief period of time for Allegiance Telecom under the Hosting.com banner, Gene partnered with Robert Bennett serving as Vice-President and Managing Partner of Archieboy Holdings. A holding company for more than 30 distinct, market driven web hosting companies, Gene managed the day to day planning, implementation and running of the Administrative and Datacenter Operations.
Many of the brands Gene co-founded and launched while Vice-President now reside in GreenTree Hosting’s Portfolio of companies. After Archieboy’s acquisition of Boston Datacenters in November 2004, Gene joined the Boston Datacenters, Inc. team as Vice President of Operations and minority owner.
Following the sale of Boston Datacenters in November of 2006, Gene and his wife Maureen left the corporate world. Putting their focus and energies completely back into Online Imaging, the company was rebranded and renamed to GreenTree Hosting, LLC.
As CEO Gene brings more than 20 years of Business to Business, Business to Consumer, Retail, IT, Internet and Management experience to GreenTree Hosting. Still able to push a broom, “light up” a server or close and integrate an acquisition, Gene enjoys the challenges of operating fast paced businesses.
An avid NASCAR Fan, Gene lives in Southbury CT with his wife and children. He enjoys the outdoors, roller coasters, movies, is a self-prescribed “computer geek” and knows way too much about NASCAR. When he is not behind a computer screen or cheering on his favorite driver, Gene can usually be found working out in the yard or riding the John Deere.