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Info-Tech Announces a Promotion and 2 New Hires

The research company has elevated Dr. Scott MacDonald to director of field sales for the Western states. The new additions are Matthew Hazlett, regional director for California; and Scott Magerfleisch, who will serve as executive adviser for the company, advising senior executives.

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Info-Tech Research Group, which has a long history of working with California state government departments and agencies, has reported two new hires and an executive promotion.

Dr. Scott MacDonald
Dr. Scott MacDonald
Dr. Scott MacDonald has been promoted to director of Public Sector Field Sales for the Western U.S. In that role, he oversees sales to public-sector agencies in the states west of the Mississippi River.

“I am honored to now be in a position in which I can shape how we interact with IT leaders across California,” MacDonald told Techwire. “I have spent years attending and speaking at local events like MISAC, CCISDA, CIO Academy, etc., and I am excited to build on local relationships by delivering extraordinary value through my team.”

MacDonald received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Mount Allison University and his doctorate in philosophy/neuroscience from Western University. He has a business and consulting certification from the Graduate Management Consulting Association, and his background in voluntarism includes working with the London (Ontario) Brain Bee and with Shepody Psychiatric Ward.
Matt Hazlett
Matt Hazlett

The newly named regional director for California is Matthew Hazlett, a Sacramento-based sales professional with more than 15 years’ experience. Before joining Info-Tech last month, Hazlett most recently served as an account executive with Gartner in the San Francisco Bay Area. Before Gartner, he held various sales and management roles with BirdEye,, Cisco, Act-On Software, Systems Integration Solutions, and George S. May International Co.

Hazlett earned his bachelor’s degree in organizational communication from California State University, Sacramento.

“I am excited to be joining Info-Tech’s Public Sector team,” Hazlett told Techwire. “IT teams often struggle operationalizing key initiatives and priorities with their business stakeholders. I was drawn to Info-Tech’s practical, actionable approach, which gives clients the resources they need to better align to and execute on the organization’s critical priorities.”

A statement from Info-Tech leadership said: “Matthew brings a wealth of experience in the technology sector supporting IT leaders and their teams. His physical presence in California will be instrumental to ensure that value is delivered from CIOs all the way down to the citizens that they support.”

Scott Magerfleisch
Scott Magerfleisch
Also new to Info-Tech is Scott Magerfleisch, who has been named executive adviser for the company. Magerfleisch is a veteran of the public and private sectors, with his most recent professional roles including chief information officer and IT director for Colorado cities including Greeley and Thornton. Magerfleisch has a background in telecom and networking services, having worked as senior telecommunications administrator for Westminster, Colo. Before entering government, he was a voice network analyst and network services manager for FirstBank Data Corp.

Magerfleisch has an Associate of Science degree in computer science from Colorado Northwestern Community College; his Bachelor of Science in information technology from the University of Phoenix; and his Master of Business Administration in IT management from Western Governors University. He also has a credential in Digital Transformation in Government from the Harvard Kennedy School.

“I was drawn to join the Info-Tech team after being a client for a number of years and seeing the value they bring to CIOs (like myself),” Magerfleisch told Techwire. “After over 25 years working in technology, the last 15 in the public sector, I saw an amazing alignment with my desire to be a servant leader and Info-Tech’s focus on serving their clients in the best way possible. Info-Tech has a passion for helping public- and private-sector CIOs and IT staff work smarter, not harder.”

In its statement, Info-Tech leadership said: “It is important that we speak the same language as our clients. Info-Tech invested in Scott as an ex-CIO in the public sector to share his expertise with other CIOs and to steer them in the right direction to better satisfy their stakeholders.”

MacDonald added: “Info-Tech’s top priority as an IT advisory firm is to better understand and serve our members in their own backyards. We have made a significant investment in our public sector vertical by hiring talent (like Matthew and Scott) who are passionate about making an impact at the level of the stakeholder and citizen.”

MacDonald, who’s based in Ontario, Canada, is familiar to many in the California IT community. With his science background, he has been a frequent speaker at industry conferences and forums.

In his LinkedIn profile, he says: “I’m best summarized as a squash-playin’ neuroscientist who can throw a Frisbee really well but can barely keep a golfball on the fairway to save his life. I’m a PhD academic gone rogue who now delivers keynotes for an IT Advisory firm ( and who sells their services. If you’d like to play a round of squash/Ultimate Frisbee/golf, learn a cool fact about the brain, or chat about the world of IT, let’s grab a coffee or shoot me an email,”
Dennis Noone is Managing Editor of Techwire. He is a career journalist, having worked as a reporter and editor at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies in California, Nevada, Texas and Virginia, including as an editor with USA Today in Washington, D.C. He lives in the Northern California foothills.