IT Consulting Grows at CTG

November 1, 2015 –

OZ Magazine

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Many new additions mark growth at Comprehensive Technical Group (CTG), particularly in the IT managed services department.

Kevin Scott joins CTG’s IT managed services department as its new hosting systems engineer and will be responsible for current client operations as well as new operations. He brings 15 years of overall IT experience and five years of technical project management experience in a variety of industries. He is an MCSA Windows Server 2008 and a VMware Certified Associate. In his most recent role at JP Morgan Chase, Scott served as a Technical Operations Analyst. In that role, he was a member of the team responsible for the maintenance of over 10,000 physical/virtual servers, as well as the high level escalation point person for the desktop and help desk teams. Prior to working at JP Morgan Chase, Scott served as Systems Administrator/Project Coordinator for Sunguard Availability Systems, Philadelphia, PA. In this position, he was responsible for the configuration, testing, design, and implementation of Disaster Recovery Procedures, with a focus on Netbackup, Windows and VMware platforms for over 300 of Sunguard’s customers. Scott also served as the team lead and escalation point person for ten other administrators, providing leadership, guidance and support as needed.

Account manager Tyler Davis joins CTG’s IT Managed Services department and will be responsible for all of CTG’s existing and future IT clients. In addition, Davis will work closely with CTG’s support and operational groups to ensure clients receive the best service and support for their organizational needs. Davis brings three years of IT experience and five years of client management experience. In her most recent role at Oracle, Davis served as inside sales representative, advanced customer support where she handled transactional support and business development for the central and southeast regions in the United States. Prior to working in inside sales, Davis served as implementation consultant for Oracle’s Fusion Human Capital Management applications suite, where she was the lead for talent management.

John Pirtle will be responsible for managing all network operations for corporate and client functions. In addition, he will work closely with the sales department to develop CTG’s network service offerings. Pirtle brings over 15 years’ experience as a hands on professional in technical management with progressive experience in network service delivery. In his most recent role at E*TRADE Financial in Alpharetta, Georgia, Pirtle served as manager of network administration. His responsibilities included managing a 24 x 7 staff that handled all network operations for multiple high-transaction data centers, offices and various call centers throughout the United States and overseas. Prior to E*TRADE, Pirtle was network manager for TMX Finance (the parent company for the Titlemax chain) where he and his staff managed the data center, office and retail store networks. During his tenure, the data centers were redesigned to provide increased capacity and hardened security. Additionally, he oversaw technical and cost refinements to the wide area network allowing for rapid store growth, an increase from 800 to over 1,400 locations within two years. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and has many technical certifications in both network hardware and monitoring tools.

New CTG engineering manager, Tim Sloan.

As engineering manager, Tim Sloan will be responsible for overseeing systems design, documentation and commissioning for the company’s integration projects. He brings 15+ years of broadcast engineering, design, integration and project management. Sloan has held leadership roles at TI Broadcast Solutions Group as well as CNN. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Engineering from Western Kentucky University and received the highest GPA in his graduating class. Most recently at ION Media Networks, Sloan served as director of engineering, responsible for implementing a digital workflow, multiple master control playout, and satellite uplinks to 60 ION TV stations. In addition, his staff was responsible for 24/7 maintenance and upgrades to the entire facility that included production and post-production support. Prior to working at ION Media Networks, Sloan served as senior director of engineering for NorthStar Studios. In this position, he was responsible for multiple master control playouts for various TV networks, as well as designing and managing a major technology rebuild worth $2.7 million.

Jim Wile, CEO and Managing Principle for CTG said, “Tim’s years of industry experience and leadership will help build a better CTG.   Sloan added: “I am honored and pleased to join the CTG team. In addition, I’m very excited about the future CTG is embarking on.”

Finally, Patrick Webber has joined the sales department as senior sales representative. Webber will be focusing on the Atlanta market. He brings 20 years’ experience as a seasoned sales and account manager with a successful track record in new business development and sales across a wide array of B2B markets. In addition, he has significant technical sales experience and has sold a broad range of high-tech products and services. In his most recent role at Crawford Media Services in Atlanta, Webber served as sales manager. There, he successfully handled expanding the business base by developing new accounts and reviving dormant relationships throughout the southeast region. In addition, he increased penetration into television, entertainment and government sectors based on pre-existing relationships. He has worked with accounts such as The NFL Network, The Golf Channel and Univision. Prior to working at Crawford Media Services, Webber worked for Encompass Digital Media in Atlanta.

CTG’s Jim Lee, sales manager, says, “Pat’s experience in our industry will make a great addition to the CTG team and will enable us to improve and expand our customer relationships in the Atlanta market.  Webber added: “With the ongoing convergence of broadcast and IT, CTG is well positioned for the future and I am excited to be part of the team.”

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