Daniel Pickett, III ’90
Dan Pickett is co-founder, CEO, and chairman of the board of nfrastructure, a company that designs, builds, and operates technology infrastructure and applications for large enterprises.
The Clifton Park, New York-based company works with more than 100 customers including GlobalFoundries, adidas, HSBC, and IBM. In 2015, nfrastructure ranked 1920 on Inc.’s Fastest Growing 5000 Company list. nfrastructure employs about 340 in its Clifton Park headquarters with a presence in New York City, Charlotte, Norfolk, Dallas, Chicago, Boston, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles.
Nfrastructure was presented with the CRN Solution Provider 500 Award, has been on the Albany Times Union Top Workplaces list, and has served as a Cisco Master Collaboration Specialization team. In 2013, Pickett was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year finalist for the New York region.
Pickett is also president of Hudson River Capital Holdings, a private investment boutique. Hudson River Capital Holdings makes controlling investments in United States companies with enterprise values greater than $5 million, sustainable cash flow greater than $1 million, and flexible capital structures.
Prior to joining nfrastructure, Pickett was senior vice president and general manager of Enterprise Banking Solutions at ALLTEL. He joined ALLTEL following the acquisition of ACE Software Sciences, a software company he founded in 1995. ACE Software Sciences was purchased in 1999 for an undisclosed amount. At ALLTEL, Pickett was responsible for a global customer portfolio that generated over $1 billion in total revenue and had over 1,000 employees. He began his career in 1990 with KeyCorp in Albany, New York, where he held a series of positions in technology and operations, and played a key role on KeyCorp’s mergers and acquisitions team.
Pickett is founder and director of the Pickett Family Foundation and serves on the boards of Vanguard Behavioral Solutions, Albany Medical Center, and Albany Medical College.