Wallace Franklin, Vice President of Information Technology


Phoenix Innovate’s new Vice President of Information Technology brings 30 years of experience building print automation processes, an invaluable skill that will help us grow and shape an innovative environment. Wallace will be responsible for our infrastructure, managing all application server platforms, connectivity, and resource availability. No stranger to adaptation, Wallace has decades of problem-solving and strategic planning experience. His knowledge in the print and mail industry from an IT level will be used in our continuous development of high-integrity devices on our production floor.

Said Mike Spalding, department leader, “The 30 plus years of IT and, most importantly print & fulfillment IT, that Wallace brings will be a huge positive for the organization. I am most excited with the level of automation Wallace and his fellow IT team members have developed to streamline data intake, processing, and formatting to quickly output files ready to print. Wallace’s range of experience on both the development and infrastructure side of IT will be of great value to our continued growth.”

“I am proud to work for a company with so many talented people and so much potential for growth,” said Wallace. “I’m looking forward to the exciting challenges ahead.”

Wallace’s innovative mindset and willingness to tackle large- and small-scale challenges make him a real asset to the team, according to Mark Gaskill, Phoenix Innovate’s EVP of Marketing and Research. “Wallace brings extensive experience in bringing ‘outside the box’ thinking solutions to life. His ability to understand complex processes and distill them into automated solutions is an area in which he excels. I think he will fit in so well with our culture of innovation.”

Wallace holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Michigan College of Engineering. When not at work, this card-carrying member of the Bloomfield to Richmond Cyclist Club can be found at every opportunity on the Macomb orchard trail trying to get home before the sun goes down. 

Mike Spalding
Mike Spalding

Chief Technology and Compliance Officer

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