If you overhear a conversation between our team members at a party, you may require a translator. They literally speak another language as they talk about 99.999% SLA, SSAE16 SOC I Type II compliant data center, GRC and SOX, integrated perimeter firewalls, site-to-site VPN, and 2-factor authentication.
While you may not understand all the geek speak, you can be sure it translates into your business having a productive and secure IT environment today. And well into the future. Our team thinks through your problems. We mean even the smallest details because those could become bigger issues if left alone. Then they create solutions most other managed IT service providers think are impossible. Plus, with the brainpower we have in place, you can be sure your technology matches your business goals.
George is the President and founder of ThrottleNet. He began building websites in 1999 and in 2007 shifted ThrottleNet’s focus to become an early adopter of the managed service provider model. Even as a kid, George has had an entrepreneur mindset. Whether he was reselling golf balls on the 12th hole of the Clinton Hill Golf Course or conquering the neighborhood through catalog sales, he was quick to recognize an opportunity to make a difference. Through it all, George’s passion has been technology. Early on, he was mindful of its potential to make things better and improve lives. This philosophy remains the driving force behind ThrottleNet. George has a son and daughter and enjoys concerts, online gaming, mountain biking, and most of all, golf.
Mike has been with ThrottleNet since 2006. He started as an MSCE network engineer working directly with customers. In 2008 he became the first networking director and in 2010 ThrottleNet’s second CEO. As CEO he has seen the company more than double its revenue, double the number of employees, add 24-7 support, and convert to an open book management style. After eliminating the nearly $500,000 in debt he inherited when he became CEO, he has implemented a zero-debt management policy. When he’s not winning the MSP Mentor 250 award, Mike loves to play hobby board games with friends and family, master video games, and lift weights. He is terrible at golf. Really. Terrible. He is happily married and has three girls and one cat.
Eric is the Chief Operating Officer at ThrottleNet. Prior to ThrottleNet, Eric served in the US Army and worked at Deloitte & Touche. Eric has been a key contributor in making ThrottleNet one of the top Managed Services Providers in St. Louis and in the Midwest. Eric has always had a passion for helping other people make better use of and understand computers. This mindset has been ingrained as part of ThrottleNet's culture. Eric is married and has two daughters. When not busy working or having fun with his family, Eric enjoys exercising, computer gaming, sci-fi flicks, and mountain biking.
Chris started with ThrottleNet in 2011 as a Solutions Consultant bringing with him almost 20 years of selling experience across a variety of products, services, and solutions. When not overseeing ThrottleNet’s sales team, Chris enjoys dreaming of skateboarding again, playing golf, and spending time with his family. Those that work with Chris describe him as being process-driven, analytical and talkative. Ridiculously talkative.
Todd began his career at ThrottleNet as our first vCIO, and his work continues to be the inspiration for that position today. His previous experience as a senior Windows administrator, his easy-going personality, and his dedication to acting in the best interest of each client made him ideal for the role. Todd currently oversees our Managed Services division, and when he's not doing that, he enjoys tinkering with his home automation and gadgets to the point where he constantly has to retrain the family on how to turn on the lights. He has a way-better-than-average sneaker collection and enjoys NASCAR and the Saint Louis Blues. Todd's coworkers might describe him as a bit of a detail-oriented perfectionist continually seeking new ideas that make ThrottleNet a better partner for our customers. Just a bit.
Rebecca is the Financial Controller of ThrottleNet, Inc. She has been with the company since May 2015. While working in the finance world, she earned her Master’s degree in Accounting and graduated from UMSL with her Bachelor’s degree in Business. She enjoys traveling, bringing her dog to work, and hanging out with her daughter in her free time. Her friends, family, and coworkers would all agree that she is friendly, focused, dependable, and caring.