Tech Team

Greg Cordray – President & Partner

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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, Director of Projects

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Brian’s professional career in the information technology industry began sixteen years ago when he graduated from Cleveland State University with a degree in 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

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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, Client Services

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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.

Mike Riemenschneider – Director, Special Projects

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Mike Riemenschneider has been excelling in the Information Technology for nearly three decades. Always upbeat and energetic, Mike’s track record is filled with success stories in a variety of roles, from strategic planning to customer acquisition and support, from product development to general management of large IT firms.

Prior to joining Keystone, Mike served as the Vice President, Operations for NeTeam Systems, a $15M technology company specializing in the design, sales and implementation of wireless infrastructure. A native of Northeast Ohio, Mike made major contributions to the sales, operations, and overall management for Hottle & Associates, Telxon Corporation, and Basic Computer Corporation.

Mike “Goddard” lives in Fairlawn with his wife Lynn.

Brice Milla – Tech Consultant, Projects

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Brice graduated from Baldwin Wallace College and joined Keystone as a Technical Consultant in 2010. Recently, Brice has joined our Projects team where he helps design and deploy efficient and reliable IT infrastructure.

Brice’s Microsoft certifications include:

  • MCITP in Server Administrator for Windows Server 2008

 

 

Brandon Conrad – Client Services Coordinator

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Brandon keeps all of our client technology projects documented and organized; he oversees each project execution to make sure the deployment is completed without issue and completed in a timely fashion.  Brandon has been with Keystone for three years, coming to us after honing his skills at Fairchild Semiconductor and graduating with a degree in MIS Marketing and Communications from Ohio University.

 

 

Justin James – Support Team Supervisor

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Justin is extremely dedicated to his work.  He lives and breathes technology; he is the go-to-guy when no one knows a solution and one is needed.   He has been with Keystone over five years and is a graduate from the University of Akron. Justin’s Microsoft certifications include:

  • MCITP: Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008
  • MCITP: Server Administrator on Windows Server 2008
  • MCITP: Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) on Windows Servers 2003
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) on Windows Server 2003

 

 

 

Rick Wuebker – Tech Consultant, Support

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Rick comes to Keystone with a strong background in customer support and technical expertise. His role at Keystone is to apply his adeptness with client support to be a valuable resource for our clients. Rick is a graduate of Cuyahoga Community College.

 

 

 

 

Matt Nezbeda – Tech Consultant, Support

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Matt came to Keystone two years ago bringing with him experience from working in the IT field for Kurtz Brothers, Inc. and from his education at the University of Akron. Matt has a passion for technology and an innate ability to solve problems.

 

 

Stephanie Thoma – Finance Assistant

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Stephanie Thoma has been in the Accounting and Bookkeeping fields for the past twenty plus years.  She started out working at Myers Industries in the Accounts Payable department and then was promoted to Payroll Administrator, where she was in charge of processing a 1200+ weekly payroll with employees located in virtually all fifty states.  There she was in charge of processing all payroll, review and audit of the payroll, garnishments, special pays and wage and hour laws for each state.

Having a desire to go out on her own, she decided to become a Realtor to compliment her husband’s New Construction Home Building business.   Stephanie became a successful Mega Million Dollar Producing Agent and Top 5 agent in her brokerage of 45 agents.  While an agent there, she also worked for several small businesses handling their books, whether it was doing payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable or invoicing.  From this, Stephanie realized the need for a “back office” concept.  So many of the business people that she worked for had the same issue:  that of not enough time to do all the things that a small business had to do.  It seemed that all of the small businesses were experiencing the same issues of trying to work the job, sell the job, budget, and plan and keep track of the money coming in and going out.  These business owners were literally working seven days a week.

In 2007 she went to work for a technology company.  In this position she handled the Accounting functions and Payroll.  From there she joined Keystone.

Stephanie loves doing what she does and wants to help the small to medium size business person achieve their goals of doing what they love best:  growing their business.