Sarah Freeman, Owner of Network Hardware Supply Distribution (NHSD), partners with clients to offer network infrastructure solutions that are tailored to their desires as well as their needs. Between the refurbished hardware options, buyback program, repair services, vendor liaisons, and their own line of compatible optical transceivers, NHSD clients have the flexibility to choose how to design their networks to fit the long term vision of their company.
Freeman has over 12 years of experience in the IT wholesale industry. She started in New York, working for a server/storage reseller. Her role was to develop the refurbished networking hardware product line. By 2012, she had gained enough industry knowledge to pursue an ownership role and partnered with Network Hardware Supply (est. 2007) in Arizona. The following year, she made the big move from small town Western New York to the main warehouse location in Tucson. From there, she was able to develop and streamline processes, creating greater efficiency in all areas of the daily operations. By the start of 2016, the other partners had decided to pursue other interests, leaving her with the opportunity to advance. Seizing the opportunity, she launched NHSD in June 2016 while successfully maintaining business continuity throughout the transition. She spent the first year revitalizing the infrastructure while creating a growth plan that has her on track to double her earnings in her second year. She is currently working on another growth plan to up-level again in year three. Her vision is to create a fun, positive atmosphere where she can help her employees and clients can create their own success while growing as individuals.
Freeman is serving her third year as an officer on the Board of Directors for UNEDA (you-need-a), an international trade association for IT hardware brokers. She is involved with the Women in Technology group at Pima Community College and is developing an internship program, offering hands on experience for future network engineers. She enjoys giving back to the community and plans to use her success to help young women gain interest in pursuing IT related careers. To learn more about NHSD, visit their website and follow them on Facebook.