It all started when I was about 10 years old. I was always on the computer playing games and surfing the internet. One day I crashed the family computer and spent a few days trying to fix it. Unfortunately, I was just a young kid and didn't know what I was doing. My uncle was the computer fix-it guy so I watched him fix things. After that, things just started to click and the rest is history. For school, I attended the University of Hawaii at West Oahu and earned a Bachelor's in Computing, Electronics, and Networking Technology (CENT). I have previously worked with the DoD as a contractor for technology refresh projects. I currently hold Microsoft's Windows 7 Enterprise Administrator certification and plan to continue earning more certifications. The greatest satisfaction that I get from customers is knowing that I was able to help them out. A job well done feels amazing. I enjoy working at Intech because of the awesome atmosphere and people that come with it. I am constantly learning about a many different technologies and how to implement and maintain them. When I'm not working, I enjoy playing punk rock music, playing video games, and tearing it up at the local motocross track.
I majored in Programming and Business Admin at DeVry Institute of Technology in Phoenix, AZ. I returned to Hawaii in 1992 and found a position in a local computer reseller. While there I earned several industry certifications, including my CCNA, MCSE, and CNE. The majority of my work focused on large network deployments and support and eventually was promoted to be the company’s CIO. One interesting note, Integration Technologies started out as the primary service partner for this VAR back in 1991. The next step in my technology journey brought me to Hyatt. As the Regional Director of IT for Hyatt Resorts Hawaii, I was responsible for all areas of IT including the implementation of the developed standards, project management, policy compliance, contract negotiations, capital planning, and the overall daily well-being of the IT departments. The hospitality industry fit my personal philosophy of “service with aloha” and allowed me to grow both personally and professionally. I have watched Intech grow throughout the years and the decision to join a team of dedicated, innovative and fun people was an easy one for me. When I have free time, you can find me spending it with my wife and kids or on a golf course trying to figure out why I keep slicing the ball. I am happy to be a part of the Intech team and look forward to growing with the company while providing our customers with efficient and reliable computer networks.
I got started with computers at an early age, initially playing games on my TRS-80 with a tape drive and became hooked on technology. Since then, I have had many years of experience and have acquired several industry certifications such a Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician, Microsoft Small Business Specialist in 2003 and most recently my Microsoft Certified Professional for Windows 7. I know that computer issues can be one of the most frustrating experiences in modern life, so I enjoy being able to help our clients resolve problems so they can focus on their business, instead of their network. In my personal time, I enjoy bicycling, scuba diving and underwater photography.
As an anthropology major, I've always been fascinated by how the progression of culture has often been contingent upon technological advancements. Computer technology is the bellwether of cultural progression, the end result of which is a more well-connected and technologically au courant global population. Having worked in the field of customer service for almost 9 years, I thoroughly enjoy working with people in hopes of providing them with world-class service that surpasses their expectations. I find it to be truly delightful to interact with our customers and bolster their faith in both us and the services that Intech provides to them. The staff at Intech is comprised of some of the most talented yet down to earth people with whom I've ever had the pleasure of working. Their devotion to outstanding service expands both to the customers as well as to intraoffice operations. When I'm not delving into the newest issue of Wired magazine or Popular Mechanics, I spend most of my free time running, riding my motorcycle, studying etymology and enriching my vocabulary, or concocting epicurean delights.
Technology is essential to the ever-changing world. However, the human component of technological advances is also ever-increasing and extremely necessary. I firmly believe that people have an important place in the technological world. I graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2011 with a BA in Psychology and a minor in sociology. Discovering the "how" and "why" people think played a huge role in going into customer service. In the growing technological world, fewer interactions occur between people but human interaction is vital to ensuring excellent customer service and gauging customer needs. Intech allows me to provide excellent customer service by meeting the needs of our customers in a friendly and personable way. Intech also values teamwork and productivity while allowing us to meet our personal goals in a fun and engaging environment. In my personal time, you can find me relaxing with good food and good company.
At a young age, I realized that the limitations on available information and the people with whom we could interact that were caused by geography, were nearly nonexistent on the Internet. I embraced this seemingly limitless venue, in which a person was judged by how he presented himself, as opposed to the preconceived stereotypes typically imposed upon "kids". This led me on a quest for information and knowledge, on which I continue, to this day. When I was 16, I entered into the IT field as a professional and have since worked for non-profit organizations, the University of Hawaii, small Internet service providers, and several managed service providers and have done freelance IT work as well. I currently hold the following Certifications: MCITP: Enterprise Administrator Server 2008; MCSE: Windows Server 2003; MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician; MCDST: Windows XP; CompTIA Security+; CompTIA A+. The human element of technology provides a constant stream of new challenges, which only encourages my natural curiosity and keeps me working hard. Being able to help others is the icing on the cake. It is rare to find a company that cares so much about its clients and employees, and at the same time, is able to responsibly run a business. The Work hard Play hard philosophy allows us to be highly productive while still having a good time at the office. I enjoy music in most forms, but nothing makes me happier than attending a heavy metal or alternative rock concert. I also enjoy weightlifting, boxing, and playing poker.
My interest in technology began in grade school and I have been working in IT since my sophomore year in college. I studied Computer Science in college and hold several Microsoft certifications and some basic network certifications, as well as over 2 years of experience in the industry. I like helping people solve their technical problems because I understand how daunting it is to have to use computers at work and be faced with problems that impact productivity. I enjoy working at Intech because I like the challenge of tackling complex technical issues. It is a very fast-paced environment that promotes professional growth. In my spare time I play tennis and enjoy reading and writing.
I hold a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Villanova University. I began my management career with Hyatt Hotels, and am a graduate of the Management Training Program. I spent several years as a department head in the hotel industry before joining Intech as VP. I joined Intech in 1998 and quickly completed a number of industry certification programs.
Chairman / Owner
I majored in Management Information Systems and minored in Computer Science at Eastern Washington University in Washington state. I started programming my first personal computer in 1981 and what started as a hobby turned into a college major, and then eventually a career. In the late 80's and early 90's I worked as an IT Director, managing networks for Hyatt Hotels where I was involved in building one of the first IP WANs between the 5 Hawaii Hyatt hotels. I left the hotel industry to start Intech and almost 20 years later, Intech is nationally ranked by Inc Magazine's "Inc 5000" and by PBN as one of the "Fastest 50" small businesses in Hawaii, enjoying a growth rate of over 20% annually. We have a great customer base and we have become friends and trusted business advisors with our customers. I'm especially proud of our staff in how they care for our customers -- they treat our customers' systems as they would their own systems -- really living by the golden rule. I spend most of my free time with family and my wife Kerry and I also like to ride motorcycles at the Kahuku offroad motocross park, golf and scuba dive.
Director of Technical Engineering
My introduction to technology took place when I was around 14 years old. It started with building our first family computer with my father. From that point, my progression has been relatively fast paced. I received my first career certification when I was 15 years old, and continued to grow in this field after graduation by working for an IT consultant on the mainland. Throughout my career, I've obtained additional certifications from Microsoft and Cisco. I enjoy working with our customers because of the wide range of personalities and business types. I like meeting new people and enjoy helping them with their technology needs. Intech is a great place to work because of the variety of individuals and their talents. Intech has employed a great team of people who have unique strengths and who are the type of people you would like to hang out with after work. It's a very energetic atmosphere, and we can have a great time in the office while doing what we love. Outside of work, I enjoy hanging out with friends and trying new things. I like the outdoors, the beach, hiking, volleyball, and swimming.
I was first introduced to the world of technology by the United States Navy where I worked on a nuclear submarine repair ship. The world has changed since then, so I am in no way a technical asset to the Company. I am in awe of the technical capabilities of our employees who are the best of the best. My Navy experience drove me to get a Mechanical Engineering degree, which launched my business career. The desire to learn and seek new experiences has resulted in a broad business background. I have grown into a Business Manager with a record of profitably growing service, manufacturing, distributor and aftermarket organizations by increasing sales and productivity. Success to me is helping customers profitably manage their company. One of the factors in achieving this is following the IBM Business Creed: (1) The individual must be respected. (2) The customer must be given the best possible service. (3) Excellence and superior performance must be pursued. This philosophy has guided my efforts in helping companies exceed customer expectations. Intech has created a culture that respects the individual, focuses on providing state-of-the-art technical systems and superior support. Where else would you want to work? This is one reason we have been identified as one of the best places in Hawaii to work. My hobbies are hunting, fishing and target shooting, none of which I do very often because I enjoy the game of business so much.
I've began working as an accounting and administration professional in 1998 after taking online courses through the University of Phoenix. I enjoy getting to know our customers and like the fact that our company is able to provide money saving solutions for their businesses. Working at Intech has allowed me to do what I am best at but also learn more about the rapidly changing technology industry. During my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and volunteering for D.A.R.E., M.A.D.D., Hawaii Partnership to Prevent Underage Drinking, More Than You Think, Drug-Free Coalition and Special Olympics.
Sales & Marketing Manager
I've been fascinated by technology in so many ways from an early age, it is truly a "Life Simplifier". It continuously gives me a broader perspective in how we long to do more and be connected to one other. I've had close to 10 years in Technology Sales, started as a copier sales person which slowly paved the way into the Information Technology Sales. Being on the cutting edge of Technology I've enjoyed helping organizations leverage what Technology has to offer especially in ways of improving, streamlining their businesses but ultimately SIMPLIFYING LIFE. This is what I believe technology's goal is. Intech is truly one of the best places have ever worked at, the work atmosphere is very conducive to productivity and the focus is always on our customers best interest. One of my favorite hobbies is playing music. Arranging, writing and producing music helps me view the world in a different light as music is a very powerful tool for the mind.
Like many of my peers in the IT industry, my humble beginnings lay in video games. Since my first Nintendo until now it is probably my favorite pastime. During high school I dabbled a bit in IT, taking some elective courses such as A+ and Web design. Most of my experience comes from my time as a full time Enlisted member in the Hawaii National Guard. While originally I was trained to be able to set up networks in deployed settings, when I came back to Hawaii everything had already been in place so we just fell back to an admin role. Through the Guard I’ve been able to obtain various AF based qualifications as well as some basic level certifications. I enjoy helping customers because I know what it feels like to be frustrated by something out of your control. Intech is just an awesome place to work. The work environment is really dynamic and fun especially compared to the rigid military environment I was used to. I’m pretty much down for anything. Though I might not always be the best (I’m looking at you surfing and basketball) there’s always many laughs to be had.