Management Team

Some right brained, some left… some creative, some analytic… some of us even think we’re “both.”

Regardless, Keystone’s management team is well-balanced group of professionals built to bring you effective, impactful solutions.

We are a competitive bunch that realizes that winning you over requires ongoing, consistent effort.

 

Greg Cordray – Founding Partner, Keystone Technology Consultants

The founder and president of Keystone Technology Consultants, Greg has over two decades of experience with helping businesses succeed by managing their technology needs. Greg has taught over eight-thousand hours of technical instruction, can program in over ten computer languages, holds multiple technical certifications from Microsoft, and develops curriculum as a board member of the University of Akron’s Center for Information Technologies and e-Business. He also holds a degree in Computer and Information Science Engineering from Ohio State University. He held technical positions for multiple companies including retail titan, the Limited Brands and public accounting giant, Crowe Horwath. With his creative nature and desire to improve business and individual objectives, Greg quickly realized he could make a difference by venturing into his own start-up consulting company, resulting in the founding of Keystone Technology Consultants.

Always on the look-out for ways to improve efficiency and cut costs by researching, testing and deploying cutting-edge hardware and software, providing technical training, and establishing a solid technical support team; Greg has set-apart Keystone Technology Consultants as a pioneer in the information technology field.

 

Brian Fontanella – Partner, Keystone Technology Consultants

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Brian’s professional career in the information technology industry began sixteen years ago when he attended Ohio State and Cleveland State University, studying Computer Science Engineering.  He continued on his quest for knowledge by quickly gaining multiple technical certifications from Microsoft, where he now holds a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer certification and is also a Microsoft Certified Technical Instructor.  With his passion for technology, Brian also became an expert in the IT field with emphasis in systems administration, virtualization, security, network administration and implementation, database design and support, and integration of custom and standard systems.

Partnering with Keystone in 1998, Brian set out to take technology and apply it to business with the goal of making each company more efficient, help them overcome their obstacles, save costs, and make each business more competitive.  Brian has developed a keen eye for how businesses get bloated with inefficiencies and how these inefficiencies can be retooled for a sleeker, cost-saving, strategically focused organization. Working side-by-side with our clients designing and implementing IT infrastructure, Brian has made a positive impact in these key areas helping over one hundred businesses achieve their goals.  In a tough market, his vast array of expertise and leadership qualities has guided Keystone to a period of growth, increasing our size more than three-fold.

David Howard – Managing Partner, Keystone Technology Consultants

David Howard is a seasoned, client- focused consultant.  His strengths include the ability to help an organization define its goals, develop a plan to achieve its goals, and then align the people and technology to support those goals.  He spent 12 years as a supply chain consultant to the department of defense.  Following that experience, he served as an information technology consultant, working with the leaders of organizations such as Charles Schwab, Ernst and Young, the Cleveland Clinic, and over one hundred other organizations of varied sizes and industries.

Public speaking and presenting are also part of David’s skill set.  He spoke to the Air Force Chief of Staff and its senior leadership on “Changes in the Supply Chain”.  He also presented seminars on “Technology Application in the Pharmaceutical Replenishment Process” to 5,000 students at the Air Force Institute of Technology, and “Business Intelligence Applied” for chief executive officers.

David’s strengths allow him to serve in key roles in the sales and delivery process for each of the firms he engages.  He has produced results such as a 25% increase in revenues for a company one year after taking over sales management.  He also manages multi-million dollar projects and helps organizations build a technology team and align it to the business. He currently serves as a partner for Keystone Technology Consultants in Akron, OH offering services as a retained CIO and business strategy planning.

Sean Yost – Director of Client Services

Sean is a sales and management professional with a focus on proactive customer service and development. He has excelled in working with different types of people and personalities to develop long lasting relationships with Keystone’s customers, partners, and vendors.

With over 7 years in information technology and over 11 years in client services, sales and team building, Sean brings a broad range of skills to Keystone.  When Sean came to Keystone, it employed 5 people – and in 6 years it has grown to almost 20. His ability to adjust and adapt quickly to changes has been valuable for both Keystone and its customers.

 

Gene Whaley – Business Development Executive

Gene Whaley Gene is an experienced sales and business development professional with a determination to completely understand a customer’s issue and work diligently to provide a solution tailored to them. He has demonstrated the ability to maintain long term relationships while working within a wide range of industries and working with a variety of people within those organizations.

With over 15 years in technology solutions and over 25 years in sales, marketing, and business development roles, Gene has a passion to identify and work closely with potential customers to assist them with identifying their core needs and then rallying the necessary resources to solve their concern.  He also enjoys public speaking and has facilitated a number of business related and team building seminars as part of his experience.

Ken Hartz – Support Team Manager

Ken is a seasoned IT leader with a focus on client satisfaction. His strengths are resolving technology issues by collaborating with different teams to drive remediation, leading to stable work environments. Being ITIL certified, Ken understands the IT Service Management processes and applies them to the daily routine of managing a high performing support team. Ken has been in technology management for over 25 years leading Fortune 500 teams of 10 to 350 engineers.

When not coaching his team at Keystone, Ken can be found coaching high school sports and officiating for many sports at the highest level in northeast Ohio.

Ken’s strengths allow him to build productive teams that work well together. He loves hearing that the clients are pleased with Keystone’s work and that we are making a difference in the user experience while using technology!