I am a Partner and Founder of vitaltech Solutions. All of my time at vitaltech is dedicated to improving the overall client experience via the Proactive-IT product. This involves working creatively and strategically with clients alongside the vitaltech team members to advance environments and reduce technical issues.
In my spare time, I enjoy exploring Chicago and attempting to eat as much of the great food that the city has to offer. To recover from the indulging eating adventures, I force myself to also maintain an active lifestyle. I frequently visit the gym during the week. During the warmer seasons, I hit the mountain bike trails in the surrounding suburbs of Chicago and have recently taken up snowboarding for the colder months.
My technical career started with a B.S. in Network Technologies from DePaul University, during which I also acquired a CCNA and Network+ certification. I thoroughly enjoy working with technology. It has been over 10 years since I started in the ever changing industry and look forward to it every day. My early years began working as a systems administrator for a mid-sized law firm. From there, I joined the consulting industry at a firm where I solely managed multiple small businesses IT environments and was part of a project management team for a 10,000+ VoIP phone implementation for a large Chicago financial institution. My time at the consulting firm solidified my career path and lead me to partner with Mike Berk and start vitaltech Solutions.
Here I spend my time maintaining and advancing our client environments. Examples of my daily responsibilities are:
Assessing and making recommendations for general IT best practices;
Managing the implementation of major IT environment transitions such as network, server, and software upgrades;
Developing disaster recovery plans;
Creating technology lifecycle and financial plans;
Managing the move of IT environments to a new location;
Strategically improving client environments to make them more efficient; and
Overseeing the implementation of customer relationship management solutions;
When not working with clients, I strive to keep up with all of the latest solutions and products by actively attends nationwide technical conferences and vendor events.