EATONTOWN, NJ--(Marketwired - Oct 17, 2016) - TechXtend, a leading value-added provider of safety and security, data center, client computing, disaster recovery and virtualization solutions announced today the addition of David C. Hespe as Senior Education Consultant. Mr. Hespe is an accomplished leader with more than 25 years of public service experience in the New Jersey educational sector. In this newly created position, Hespe will spearhead TechXtend's technology outreach in the K-12 and higher education market and help further implement TechXtend's path into the public sector.

"In order to prepare students for the challenges of 21st century careers and the rigors of higher education, educational organizations must provide curriculum and instruction that are supported and infused with technology. By joining the TechXtend team, I will be able to assist education leaders in satisfying this demand for high quality dependable technologies to support learning and district operations within the constraints of ever tightening budgets," said David C. Hespe.

Mr. Hespe served as the Commissioner of Education for the State of New Jersey from March 2014 to September 2016, after being appointed by New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie. In this role, Hespe implemented numerous initiatives including placing New Jersey in the forefront as a national leader in the use of technology in the classroom. Prior to this role, he served as President of Burlington County College from September 2012 to March 2014, which had an enrollment of over 10,000 students, and from August 2011 to September 2012, he worked with the New Jersey Department of Education as their Chief of Staff. In this role, Hespe assisted the commissioner in providing leadership across divisions and various projects. He previously served more than a decade earlier as Commissioner of Education from 1999 to 2001 under former New Jersey Governor, Christine Todd Whitman. 

"David has spent the past two decades working in the educational sector where he continuously promoted the use of technology, and the role that it plays for both students and faculty members. This is why we are confident that he will continue this tradition, and drive our business while supporting the needs of current and future education-based customers," stated Kevin Askew, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing, TechXtend.

Hespe's extensive service in public education also includes previous positions at Rowan University's College of Education, interim superintendent of Willingboro Schools, and Vice President of the Liberty Science Center, where he worked on the development of the STEM program.

David C. Hespe received his B.A. and Juris Doctor from Rutgers University. Hespe is a practicing attorney who served as First Assistant General for the State of New Jersey, and has engaged in the private practice of law.

About TechXtend
TechXtend (formerly Programmer's Paradise) is a leading value-added provider of software, systems and solutions for corporations, government organizations, and academic institutions across the United States and Canada. With a solutions focus on cloud computing, storage and data management, business intelligence and information management, and mobile device management, TechXtend helps technology professionals gain optimal return from their investments in software and hardware. With our 30-year Programmer's Paradise history as the leading independent source of developer and database tools, customers continue to rely on TechXtend for in-depth product expertise, unparalleled value and selection, and fast, accurate turnaround. TechXtend is a subsidiary of Wayside Technology Group, Inc., a public company since 1995 (NASDAQ: WSTG). For more information, visit, or call +1.800.599.4388, or +1.732.389.8950. In Canada, call +1.888.423.2700. Follow us on Twitter (@TechXtend) and Facebook (TechXtend).

About Wayside Technology Group
Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTG) was founded in 1982 and is a unified and integrated technology company providing products and solutions for corporate resellers, VARs, and developers as well as business, government and educational entities. The company offers technology products from software publishers and manufacturers including Bluebeam Software, CA Technologies, Dell/Dell Software, ExaGrid Systems, Flexera Software, Hewlett Packard, Infragistics, Intel Software, Lenovo, Micro Focus, Microsoft, Mindjet, Samsung, SmartBear Software, SolarWinds, Sophos, StorageCraft Technology, Super Micro Computer, Inc., TechSmith, Unitrends, Veeam Software and VMware.