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.
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.
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.
Keith has worked as a recruiter, sourcer, researcher, and consultant for highly diverse clients (from startups to Fortune 500 firms) throughout the San Francisco Bay Area since 1986. He conceived, designed, and implemented corporate recruiting strategies at multiple recruiting companies. Keith has been a featured panelist at recruiting conferences such as the annual conference of the Black Recruiters Network, the Technical Recruiters Society, and the Recruiting Innovation Summit. In his free time, Keith is a board member of The Specialists Guild (http://specialistsguild.org), a non-profit organization designed to train and place members of the ASD spectrum in technical positions, and AASCEND- the Autism, Asperger, Coalition, for Education, Networking and Development (www.aascend.org), and is Co-host of the BAVC-award winning AASCEND-TV public-access television program.
Stuart brings a wealth of Financial Services industry-specific IT experience to the table here, where he was IT Director at Apex Capital and previous to that Systems Administrator at KKR. Along with his role at Neetek, he’s also an entrepreneur and actively involved in the FinTech industry via his own firm, Renascent Technologies. Our affiliation with Renascent Technologies provides an expanded scope and geographical reach in our service offering. In his free time, Stuart loves to go scuba diving, race cars and spend time with his family.