It takes more than being number one to make your business communications seamless. It takes passion. It takes dedication. It takes people who know technology and how to make it work harder for people (not the other way around).
TBL’s founders, Alan, Patrick, and David are all highly trained CCIE-certified engineers. They established their careers working for places like Cisco and IBM. They united to form TBL to help underserved, mid-size companies become more capable and competitive through agile technology connecting real people in remarkable ways.
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Alan Sears, President & CEOAlan was Cisco’s IP Telephony Systems Engineer in Virginia for seven years, and the first to achieve the CCIE Voice certification when it was launched in 2003. As President & CEO, Alan has led TBL since its inception, and strives to make TBL a fun and rewarding workplace for its employees. A natural leader and avid skier, Alan balances his humanity side of techumanity by getting outdoors as much as possible. After the snow melts you can usually find him hiking or fishing – if you can keep up!
David Cantwell, Technical Team LeadDavid Cantwell has been designing, deploying and supporting Cisco networking and Unified Communications solutions since 1999, and achieved the CCIE Voice certification in 2005. David is fortunate to lead a highly skilled and highly certified group of Solution Engineers who deploy and support a wide variety of Cisco Unified Communications and Computing solutions. In his downtime he enjoys family picnics and NOT playing computer games…really!
Patrick Tredway, Collaboration Practice LeadPatrick is a CCIE Voice certified engineer and has been working with Cisco Unified Communications since 2002 as an end customer, integrator and consultant. He has been an instructor in the Richmond technical training community and has a passion for network security that complements his voice talents. Patrick’s business acumen allows him to design solutions that transform businesses, not just replace a company’s old phones with new ones. For a licensed pilot who enjoys having his head in the clouds, Patrick is a remarkably grounded individual.
James Wheat, Operations DirectorJames believes that clear and informative communication is at the heart of success in business and in life. Whether information is traveling over wires or in waves, James is energized by the idea that human lives can be positively impacted with technology. This foundational idea has proven to be very effective in serving clients and maintaining strong relationships. When he’s not checking out the latest technology, you’ll find James enjoying the great outdoors with his family... camping in the tree fort with his kids while using the latest mobile gadget to find a constellation pretty much sums it up.
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Dan Griles, Sales ManagerDan has been in sales since graduating from the Virginia Military Institute in 1995. After long and successful tenures at both Ricoh and CDW, he now leads the TBL sales team. Dan believes that we work for our clients, and strives to build relationships where we are merely an extension of their team. By providing the right solutions and services to help companies meet their business goals, we add value to our clients and TBL. When not helping customers, Dan spends his time coaching youth football and baseball, and in the winter you can find Dan and his family outdoors enjoying the various hunting seasons around Virginia.
Steve Glissman, Project ManagerSteve is a people person - he's just as comfortable on the phone as he is meeting you face to face. Steve's keen attention to detail and passion for solving problems for clients drive him to stay at the forefront of virtualization and collaboration. With more than 10 years of success in enterprise solutions, Steve strives to keep our clients in front of the latest technological advances. When he is not keeping our clients' projects on track, you can find him catching up on Virginia Tech football with his wife and daughter at home.
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Bryan Garbett, Business Process ManagerBryan is active in all aspects of the business, from processing orders to preparing financial statements. Bryan has been a Certified Public Accountant in Virginia since 2007 and was previously employed as a senior associate with KPMG, one of the “Big Four” public accounting firms. Bryan’s experience and financial acumen bring a unique perspective and skill set to TBL. And when he’s not keeping TBL’s financial records in order, Bryan enjoys running and rooting for Virginia Tech sports.
Erin Jett, Process CoordinatorErin moved to Richmond 13 years ago from the small town of Reedville, VA on the Chesapeake Bay. With over 10 years of administrative and accounting experience working for several reputable companies in the area, Erin has always been commended on her ability to adapt to changes quickly both in her professional and personal life. When she is not reconciling a quote or placing an order, you can find her enjoying photography, mastering a game of Sudoku, or appreciating anything to do with being on or around the water.
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Harley Stagner, Solutions EngineerHarley is a product of the VMware Resident Program, where he consulted on large virtualization projects as a part of VMware’s Professional Services. Harley's a published author: his latest book on VMware is available on amazon. He also served as technical editor for Chris Wolf and Erick M. Halter’s book, "Virtualization: From Desktop to the Enterprise." Harley is the only VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) in Central Virginia, and the 46th in the world. Complementing his professional accolades, Harley has amassed an equally impressive collection of rap music, which he can be found listening to almost every day…thankfully on headphones.
Kevin Pendleton, Solutions EngineerKevin brings more than 10 years of experience working in the Information Technology field. Kevin’s primary focus is on EMC storage and VMware for TBL’s Data Center practice. A VMware Certified Professional (VCP) and EMC Technical Architect (TA), Kevin swings a mighty big stick when it comes to helping clients with their IT and data center needs. And when Kevin isn’t at work, you can find him swinging another kind of stick out on the links...chasing a little white ball around.
Sean Crookston, Solutions EngineerSean is a Solutions Engineer responsible for Data Center implementations and support at TBL. Sean holds certifications from VMware, Cisco, EMC, Microsoft and ITIL. Throughout his career, Sean has engineered technology solutions for the healthcare, government, manufacturing, publishing/broadcast and hi-tech industries that streamline business processes and reduce operational expenses. An avid (and we do mean avid) baseball fan, he enjoys rounding the bases whenever he can.
Bryce Hazlewood, Solutions EngineerBryce has been maintaining and troubleshooting a wide verity of communication systems for the last eight years including satellite, radio frequency and analog. A United States Air Force veteran, Bryce is a trained air traffic controller who put his talents to practice as a Combat Control Journeyman. He is CCNA certified and is currently pursuing both CCNP and CCNP-Voice certifications. When his face isn’t buried in a book, he enjoys being outside and playing golf.
Neal Webb, Support EngineerNeal has been supporting Cisco voice and data network systems for the past 6 years. He enjoys learning how complex systems work and applying that understanding to solving the problems of our clients. When Neal is not reading a history book or watching a documentary on military history, he is pursuing Cisco Voice certifications or losing at video games to his two sons.
Jon Dudding, Solutions EngineerJon developed his technical skills while serving in the Navy. His enthusiasm for technology led him to certifications with Novell and achieving his MCSE. Recognizing the value in Unified Communications, Jon quickly collected the CCNP and CCVP designations from Cisco so that he could be an expert in all aspects of the networking and communications infrastructure. He is currently pursuing the CCIE Voice certification with vigor. Jon enjoys cooking and anything he can do outdoors, but you will probably find him mountain biking. Jon is continually on the search for the best pork recipe on the planet, and is happy to share some of the favorites he has discovered.
Wayne Miao, Account EngineerWayne has been designing, deploying and supporting Cisco Unified Communication solutions for the last ten years. He brings this experience to his role at TBL from Berbee-CDW and HP. Wayne achieved his CCIE Routing & Switching certification in 2001 and is actively pursuing the CCIE Voice. When he is not working on customer solutions or spending time on the latest UC technologies, Wayne enjoys outdoor activities including fishing, skiing and scuba diving. On rainy days when he is forced to stay inside, you can find him enjoying a good weekend playing computer games.
Lance Eaton, Support EngineerLance brings a wide array of experience of helping clients to troubleshoot their network environments. A native of Fredericksburg, Lance is recognized for his knowledge of Cisco networking devices and applications, in addition to his proficiency in German. In his freizeit, Lance enjoys urban cycling and watching the Hokies.
Sharif Alkatib, Solutions EngineerSharif initially began troubleshooting, deploying and supporting Cisco networking devices at an early age. He started by building a strong foundation in routing and switching and became CCNA certified while still in high school. He now specializes and focuses on deploying Cisco Unified Communications solutions. Sharif is the type of person that enjoys a good challenge and is currently pursuing the CCIE Voice certification by spending every waking moment either reading or configuring. In his free time, he likes to tinker with mobile devices, play video games and read tech blogs. When not connected to electronics, a good weight-lifting session clears his mind.
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Gary Woods, Account ManagerAs a TBL Networks Account Manager, Gary has more than 15 years of experience selling Cisco, EMC and VMware solutions – from both the manufacturer while he was at Cisco as well as from within the reseller community. An alumnus of Oklahoma University (“GO SOONERS”), when Gary's not counseling his clients on technology, you can find him on the tennis court or sailboat racing on the Chesapeake Bay.
Cameron Corbin, Account ManagerCameron has been a top Account Manager for TBL since day one. In fact, according to Cameron, "If CCIE’s were given for Account Management, I'd be #00001.” He brings an enthusiasm and dedication to service felt by clients and colleagues alike. A major in Management and Finance at Minnesota State University, Cameron consults clients on ways to invest in IT strategies to better their business in any economy. When he is not telling you why Minnesota is the best state in the country, Cameron can be found enjoying a good run or (an even better) day on the golf course.
Neil Nicoll, Account ManagerWhile you can find Neil working on a home construction project, listening to the quickmix on Pandora, or pedaling the back roads of Central Virginia, his passion for work is to help his clients develop meaningful technology solutions that help their business thrive. He brings years of relevant experience to his role as a TBL Account Manager from working at Compaq, in the reseller community and then at HP. A longtime resident of Charlottesville, you can bet when the University of Virginia is playing, Neil is rooting for them.
Tiffany Bush, Account ManagerAs a graduate of College of Charleston with a degree in the Science of Sociology, Tiffany has a keen sense of understanding the importance of connecting people and processes via the use of technology. That foundation, as well as her experience in the software and solutions engineering space, has led her to believe in the power that technology gives businesses to perform. When she is not helping her customers achieve their goals you can find her volunteering in her community, traveling, working out, reading, enjoying outdoor activities, attending sporting events with her husband (Go Braves and 49ers!), or simply relaxing at the beach with friends and family.
Candice Cobb, Account ManagerCandice brings her 8 years of experience in sales and management to the Hampton Roads area. What Candice loves most about our business is the opportunity to make a meaningful connection with people. She believes in having a high level of trust with her clients to achieve that perfect solution for everyone. Candice is a highly motivated individual. She is not only extremely dedicated to her work but to her family as well. Candice is big sports fan (Go UNC, Yankees and Chelsea FC!). If she is not at a soccer game watching her children, you can find her with family and friends relaxing in the Outer Banks.
Toni Harrison, Inside Sales Account ManagerSince 1997, Toni has been in the technology industry working for a carrier and systems integrators with the Cisco, EMC and VMware product lines. As an inside sales account manager, Toni assists the sales team in servicing our clients, allowing us to provide a greater level of attention to and focus on those we serve. When she is not taking care of customers, Toni spends her time keeping up her garden and caring for her dogs and horses.
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