Michael founded Neetek in 2006 to help companies bridge the gaps that often result when trying to create a comprehensive IT strategy with limited headcount and a finite budget. He constantly encountered these challenges in his career prior to Neetek where he held IT Management positions at various companies of different sizes in a wide variety of industries but always had this same problem. It seemed difficult to find an IT company that could be flexible enough to meet all of the constantly changing IT needs driven by the business, especially at tech startups and other fast growing companies, and that is how Neetek started. In his free time, Michael enjoys spending time with his son, riding motorcycles, and has a passion for good food and wine.
Chief Financial Officer
Brian brings an extensive corporate law and accounting background to Neetek, having practiced accounting and law for 22 years before transitioning to providing C-level consulting services to a variety of companies, ranging from personal services to high-tech. Brian started his career at the then Big-8 accounting firm Arthur Andersen, before moving to Silicon Valley-based law firms Brobeck, Cooley and Gray Cary (now DLA Piper), and then founding his own law firm in San Francisco. In his free time, Brian enjoys spending time in Lake Tahoe, watching his son’s travel baseball team and his daughter’s musicals, and attending live music events.
Diana is responsible for Neetek’s centralized dispatch and scheduling, as well as Accounting and Human Resources. Prior to joining Neetek, she provided bookkeeping and operations support to Neetek and other customers through her own consulting business for 11 years. Prior to that, she was Director of Marketing at GoIndustry DoveBid. In her free time, Diana enjoys her family, being outdoors in the Bay Area and volunteers her time to youth education, arts and sport groups.
Sales & Recruiting Manager
Joanna is responsible for Neetek's constantly ongoing talent management, business development, and marketing programs. Joanna brings years of experience in recruiting and marketing from various tech companies including Google, eBay, and most recently InsideTrack. Along with her role at Neetek, Joanna also sits on the Board of Directors at Vessel Logistics, a marketplace platform in the Cannabis industry that she co-founded in 2016.
Ed is a well-travelled man who has visited pretty much every major metropolitan area in the world doing IT installations prior to Neetek at KKR where he was a Principal responsible for the global IT network, and GoIndustry DoveBid where he was Network Manager also responsible for their global IT network. Now focused on the Bay Area, Ed primarily works on cloud systems, information security, and network engineering. In his spare time, Ed coaches his son’s basketball team, is a Dance Dad for his daughter, plays classical piano and likes photography.
Lead Solutions Consultant
Jonathan has had a passion for IT ever since his college days where he earned his Associate of Science in Information Technology as well as Fiber Optics at Heald College. Working at AT&T as a Fiber Optic Technician, he then made the move to an IT career and became Staff Consultant at Aethion Systems Integration. Then, most previous to his post at Neetek, Jonathan was IT Manager at Dynavax Technologies. In his free time, Jonathan is a huge Bay Area sports fan and volunteers his time to his children’s school.
Rudy started his 20-year well-rounded IT career in the field working on many types of systems, everything from point-of-sale and PBX to network and server systems for companies like Cisco and Juniper. Rudy then took this diverse skill set to a 10+ year run in corporate IT, working for tech companies like Tumbleweed Communications and Critical Path. Rudy’s most recent post prior to Neetek was at Eze Castle Integration where he was a lead tech in their San Francisco office. In his free time, Rudy is an EDM DJ, an avid gamer, a certified aircraft pilot for single-engine aircraft, and also practices Tai-Chi.
Nicholas ("Nik") brings over 15 years of experience in IT upon joining Neetek in 2018. He worked at startups Technorati Media (later acquired by Synacor) and Glu Mobile before moving to the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, where he served as System Administrator. His primary responsibility at Kleiner included VMware backup and maintenance, Symantec Endpoint Suite support and Tier 3 escalation. In his spare time, Nik enjoys hiking the East Bay’s amazing trails with his wife, tinkering on a custom computer projects, and PC gaming with his friends.
Ray joined Neetek in 2018 after a 12-year career at AT&T where he held various positions specializing in all aspects Network Engineering with focus on Cisco. He started his career at AT&T at Pacific Bell Network Integration where he worked on a team of consultants performing network design and deploy for new office buildouts and moves, much like how Neetek does today. Later in his career at AT&T Ray worked as Escalation Field Engineer where he was dispatched as third-level escalation for chronic issues and uses that deep and wide experience to effectively serve Neetek's customers today.
Tony brings over 20 years of experience in IT servicing corporate infrastructure for multiple Fortune 30 companies across the United States and Europe. He specializes in all aspects of server, domain, virtualization on various operating systems. He started out his IT career in Silicon Valley in the 90's working for start-ups, later moving to NYC for over 15 years working for Anthem BCBS and Express Scripts (who recently merged with Cigna). In his spare time, Tony enjoys playing the Bass, listening to music and spending time with his family, dogs, and friends.
Christian Lapena Portillo
Christian started working in IT back in his college days where he earned his Associate of Science in Computer Networking at City College of San Francisco. From there he jumped right into a new IT career working at corporations like Corovan and Anki, then later migrating to IT Services companies like FCIP Networks and Echo Technology Solutions. Christian's experience in both sides of the IT solution makes him a great fit at Neetek where we're constantly providing solutions, with a particularly high focus on customer-specific needs. In his spare time, Christian enjoys spending time with family, friends, as well as his 3 dogs and 2 cats.
Vikram (Vik) brings 15 years of IT experience at a wide range of companies from tech startups to investment firms. After spending years working on Corporate IT & Infrastructure, he shifted his focus to cloud, cybersecurity & compliance. Vik worked at Tumbleweed, Selectica, Marcus Millichap, Horsley Bridge Partners, and later started his own consultancy. He specializes at understanding business needs and aligning them with the right technology solutions. In his spare time, Vik enjoys motorcycling, hiking, and studying for various IT certifications.