As President/Founder of intelligent technology solutions, inc. Joe has embraced technology to improve his life and the businesses of others. As a technology professional with experience in both Fortune 500 as well as Local enterprise he draws upon this knowledge to provide clients with advice beyond just technology. Joe believes in excellent customer service and constant communication with clients, his greatest satisfaction comes from seeing them happy. As a hands-on leader Joe exudes strong technical skills and expertise that is apparent to all of his clients.
In the years prior to starting intelligent technology solutions, inc. (i.t.s, inc.) Joe worked as the CIO/Executive Director for Collegis Inc. at SUNY - Ulster County Community College in Stoneridge, NY. There, he developed partnerships with major technology vendors including Cisco, Microsoft, and Dell.
Prior to SUNY Ulster Joe served as the Executive Information Systems Manager & 3rd Party Manager for Ross Systems in Atlanta, GA and as Senior Analyst and Security Administrator for the Financial Systems division of Albany Medical College.
He received his A.S. from Columbia Greene Community College and his B.S. from SUNY Empire State College in Albany, NY.
Joe is a member of many organizations which include:
- AITP-Association of Information Technology Professionals
- Alumni Association President, Columbia Greene Community College
- Ark Lodge 48, Free and Accepted Masons of NY
- Coxsackie-Athens Rotary
- Coxsackie Flag Football, Board Member and Former Commissioner
- Henry Hudson Youth Soccer, Board Member & Travel Coordinator
Outside of workng, Joe enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children, and puttering around the yard and in his now available Garage-Mahal. Soccer being his passion he enjoys both coaching and actively playing throughout the Capital District. Luckily his family has become self-proclaimed soccer junkies...
Director of Web Services
Jonathan has been with i.t.s. since January 2005. He started as an entry level technician and grew into a management role with the company. Jonathan created a web hosting company while in college and continued to run the company while working at i.t.s.. In March of 2006 Jonathan sold his hosting company (Remly Communications) to i.t.s. and has been working to grow that line of business ever since. Jonathan’s primary focus while at i.t.s. has been network and security services and internet based products. However, Jonathan continues to be a problem solver for the company and prides himself on being that “utility” employee. Jonathan spends countless hours of his free time researching and testing new technologies and processes.
Director of Technology Services
Chris has known that he wanted to work with computers for most of his life which has highly motivated him to better himself as an IT professional. While pursuing his Associates in Computer Information Systems, Chris began repairing computers for friends and family in his free time. Realizing his passion for the field but not sure of what area to specialize in, Chris began working as a technician at i.t.s. in 2005 to explore his options.
After four years at i.t.s., Chris ventured back to school to earn his Bachelor’s degree. In May of 2011, Chris graduated with Honors receiving his B.S. in Computer Networks and Systems Administration at Sage College of Albany. In addition to earning his bachelors Chris also was recognized for his academic excellence, earning a 3.9 GPA, and welcomed into the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society. This chapter recognizes high scholastic achievement for adult students that face competing interests of home and work. Chris is currently working to finish his certifications in MSCA and MCSE. Though Chris has a strong technological background, he always looks forward to the challenges new clients bring.
While Chris has been busy at i.t.s., he has been even busier outside of work. When not at i.t.s, Chris enjoys working on his house with his wife and spending time with family and friends. He can usually be seen on the weekends with his sons and "two biggest helpers" Christopher Jr. and Cameron playing and working in the yard.
Manager of Client Services/Support
Matt has always had an interest in learning and experimenting with computers. This interest led him to attend Hudson Valley Community College. There he pursued a degree in Computer Information Technology and obtained his associates in May of 2009. The next step for Matt was to obtain his B.S. in Computer Information Systems at Sage College of Albany. During his course of study, Matt completed an internship at i.t.s. and shortly after was hired as a technician. Matt is open to all opportunities the future may hold for him at i.t.s.
In his free time Matt enjoys playing his guitar and drums. He also enjoys volunteering his time working with children and teens teaching music along with volunteering at his church. He also enjoys watching sports and spending time with his family and friends.
Erik has spent many years tinkering with computers on both the hardware and software ends, at least as far back as the days of the Commodore 64. In 2014, after working as a commercial web offset printer, he completed his B.A. in Computer Science from The University at Albany (SUNY). He began working at i.t.s. soon afterwards.
In his spare time, Erik can be found spending time with his family. Also, a lifelong musician, he has played with several bands as guitarist, bassist and/or vocalist, most recently with "The Knuckleheads."
Jared has always enjoyed using electronics from a very young age, as his grandfather would always have him learning new things on computers he had around his house. As he got older his focus turned more to gaming on computers and on gaming consoles. But after a few years of college at SUNY New Paltz, Jared realized he wanted to pursue a career in the IT field. He decided to switch majors and started fresh at HVCC. He received an Associate’s Degree in Computer Information Systems, achieving multiple Deans list awards along the way. His eagerness to learn more from actual hands on experience led him to accept a position on the i.t.s. team in June 2015. Through this position he looks to continue to grow and build a career in the IT field.
When Jared is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. His hobbies mainly revolve around sports and working out. Jared also continues to build his side business as a Realtor.
Having always been fascinated by technology, the decision to join the IT field became an easy one to make. After building his first computer and years of tinkering around with operating systems, he landed a job with a Network Surveillance Integrator. He spent 2+ years programming and installing IP camera systems in a major city. This offered valuable experience in break/fix, remote troubleshooting computer systems, RF systems, and Cisco switches.
Joining the i.t.s. team has allowed him to relocate from the Newburgh area to Albany which has brought him closer to family. In his free time he enjoys playing sports such as tennis and golf. He also enjoys staying current with the latest technology and spending time with his family in Chatham and Glens Falls.
Web, Media & Graphic Design
Jeff joined the i.t.s. family in 2010, after completing a B.S. in Web Development at Sage College of Albany. Since joining the staff at i.t.s, Jeff has integrated his design style into work with clients old and new. His education added coding and database skills to complement his graphic design background, making him a valuable member of the team. Jeff looks forward to the unique challenges his position continues to bring.
Jeff enjoys spending time with friends and family in Albany and Saratoga Springs. In December 2014 he adopted Rio, a lab-pointer mix who occasionally will visit the office. Jeff loves finding excuses to travel such as live music and sports, and particularly enjoys playing soccer and ice skating.
Debbie has been with i.t.s. since 2006. Since being employed at i.t.s., Debbie has streamlined the billing process and done her best to ensure accuracy in all client financial matters. In addition to the customer financials, she handles all accounts payable, payroll, HR, maintenance of office records and also facilitates communication between all employees on a daily basis.
During the period of January through mid-April each year, Debbie also runs her income tax preparation business, Unison Tax Service, out of her office at i.t.s.
In her spare time, Debbie loves spending time with her family, proud beyond words to have; Christopher, Maureen, Anne and Catherine call her "Mom". In the spring of 2011, "Nana" joyously became her third name and with the addition of Christina to her growing family, she proudly added “mother in law” to the list. When the kids and grandkids aren’t around you’ll usually find her working around her house, mowing her lawn, planting flowers, hanging out in her pool or proudly bragging to anyone listening about her "absolutely beautiful" grandsons; Braiden, Christopher Jr, Alexander and Cameron. Most recently, Debbie has welcomed her "gorgeous" first Granddaughter, Leah. On the days she does venture away from home, she can be spotted driving around in her "awesome, mean yellow toy" with the convertible top down, further enjoying life.
Heather has been at i.t.s since the beginning but formally since 2007. Whether you need help with a simple issue or are trying to track down one of the technicians, Heather is the friendly voice on the other end. In addition to managing phone calls, scheduling technician appointments, and "level 1 technician" problems, Heather also manages shipping and receiving for the office.
When not at work, Heather enjoys spending time with her family and is currently spending most of her time making college visits with her two teenagers. Whether she is on college campuses or on the soccer fields, she is keeping busy outside of the office.
Cheryl started at i.t.s in 2010. As the afternoon voice you will hear when calling i.t.s, she has quickly become a valuable member of the team. Cheryl not only manages the phones, but she also assists in project management for the media/design department.
When not at i.t.s., Cheryl is busy with Starfish Communications and the Hudson Valley Wine Magazine. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, and Zumba classes. Her true passion is traveling whenever possible, and spending time with her husband.