Our Team

David Stinner

David Stinner

President

David is the founder and president of US itek, where he oversees all the department managers, heads up business development, and is the Virtual CIO for our client base. In July of 2007 we were ranked the Number 1 System Builder by CRN Magazine and profiled as the cover story for "10 White-Hot System Builders" that have found success focusing on cutting-edge technologies and market niches. David holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees, in Linguistics and in Geography/International Business from the University at Buffalo. After completion of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership program from the University at Buffalo School of Management in 2009, he was also nominated to the UB Alumni Association board of directors. David has been working in the computer hardware field since he was 17 years old. Prior to founding US itek, he worked at a large White-Box system builder starting as an assembler, moving to repair technician, then telephone support specialist, then quality control inspector, webmaster, and ultimately the Director of Purchasing, in charge of product development and over $120,000 in daily Just-in-Time buying. His passion for consulting with business owners and organization directors to find and remediate the pain points of technology, install technology to reduce inefficiencies, and provide the peace-of-mind of data backup, disaster recovery and network security, are the pillars of the CareFree IT support offering that is the core competency of US itek. His focus on several vertical markets including advanced manufacturing, legal, healthcare, and engineering allows him to share the best practices, such as the manufacturing ISO framework of accountability, or the security of HIPPA regulations in Healthcare, across all clients. Impossible is word that is not in his vocabulary, and under pressure is when he thrives the most. David has also been a speaker at multiple seminars on the topic of: Social Networking - Growing Your Business by Applying Social Networking Tools. His forward thinking and planning has allowed US itek to offer exceptional solutions that provide return on investment in the area of Managed Services and adaption to today's fast-changing business technology. David is married with five sons and resides in Tonawanda. In his time away from the office, he enjoys traveling, cycling with the kids, and reading business books.

Family: Wife Dawn and Five Sons
Resident of: Tonawanda
Education: University at Buffalo: Geography, BA Linguistics, BA
University of Buffalo School of Management: Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Class of 2009
Favorite TV shows: Storage Wars, Shark Tank
Favorite Game: I don’t have patience for games
First Computer: TRS-80 with Floppy Drive
Favorite author: Michael Gerber & Jim Collins
Recent Trip: Louisville, KY cycling along banks of Ohio River with my triplets and then to Franklin, KY to see the 2017 Solar Eclipse in Totality!


Dan Tirone

Dan Tirone

Virtual CFO

Dan has practiced public accounting for over 25 years as the sole proprietor of Daniel Tirone, Certified Public Accountants, a leading professional tax, accounting, auditing, and consulting practice in Buffalo, New York. His firm was especially noted for innovative thinking applied to business and governmental entities. He was the President of a local medical products manufacturing firm for two years and Chief Financial Officer of one of the largest medical billing companies in Western New York. He has also taught at Bryant & Stratton College, Erie Community College as well as developed and delivered courses to industry professionals on emerging technology topics. He is the owner of Manage Your Books, an online bookkeeping, payroll and income tax practice that concentrates in delivering services to small business online. He has acted as President/Chief Restructuring Officer of a local manufacturing company and has consulted to businesses both pre and post-bankruptcy. Dan is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo (1981), the Harvard Business School Club Management Development Program (2005), and the Past President of the Buffalo Chapter of the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA) where he also served on the Governmental Accounting, Banking Committees, the Emerging Technology and Subchapter S Committees. His community involvement has included being a founding member of the Eastern Hills Sunrise Rotary, an Exempt member of the Snyder Fire Department and Past member and Chairman of the Erie County Audit Committee.

Graduate of: State University of New York at Buffalo
Proud of: My professor son and Lawyer Daughter
Hobbies: Fly Fish; Sporting Clays; Swim, Bike Run
Favorite ice cream: Anything from Lake Effect
Favorite TV show: Shark Tank
First Operating System: DOS
Favorite Operating System: Linux
Favorite Game: Old School Super Mario Brothers
Favorite TV Channel: Netflix
Favorite Hero: Spiderman
Favorite Internet Browser: Chrome
Favorite Coffee: Tim Horton
Favorite restaurant: Chef’s
Favorite writer: Grisham
Favorite book: Andromeda Strain
Favorite quote: Jack Nicholson, “You can’t handle the truth”.
Best Wings in Buffalo: Duff’s
Last vacation to: Italy
I have always wanted to: Ice Skate
Without leaving WNY, would most like to meet: Ulla Bak


Mark P. Clift

Mark P. Clift

Vice President of Information Systems

Mark has been working as a technologist in the computer networking and security field for over 25 years. Prior to this Mark was an accomplished Master Electrician holding master licenses in Buffalo and Tonawanda New York. In 1998 he started a consulting business and in the summer of 2004 he merged that business with US itek and now holds the position of Vice President of Information Systems. He holds numerous certifications from Microsoft, CEH and CompTIA. His vast knowledge and experience is a tremendous asset appreciated by US itek peers, clients and colleagues. He can always be counted on to tackle and solve the most complex design and troubleshooting issues. He is responsible for engineering the systems that comprise our Cloud and Managed Services practice, our Network Operation Center and our data center operations. He also is the lead network administrator of CareFree IT clients and senior technical mentor to the entire helpdesk team.


Rob Kibler

Rob Kibler

Design Desk & vCIO

Rob joined the US itek team October 2016 as a Technology Consultant and Project Manager, bringing almost 20 years of experience within technology. He has consulted for Fortune 500 companies as well as spending 6 years working for a Managed Services Provider while living in the Denver Metro area. He greatly enjoys the varied day-to-day challenges that technology has provided over the years, treating this profession like a series of small sequential puzzles that demand solutions which he tackles with badger-like tenacity. The experience of Managed Services he brings is an exceptional fit for US itek, giving him the ability to apply common sense solutions within the organization as well as being able to think on his feet (so to speak) regarding clients' wants and needs. Some of the projects that Rob has worked on include: a conversion of 1200+ users from Banyan Vines to Microsoft Networks (TCP/IP) and Exchange; a multi-phased and multi-million dollar project for the global roll out of Clarify and Oracle being the principle individual to migrate or regress code to and from various development stages; and projects to covert organizations from one EMR to another - including data migration, software roll out, and end user training.

If anything, you'll never hear Rob say that he's bored!

Proud of: Moving to Buffalo from Denver, Colorado, sight unseen!
Hobbies: Drawing, Painting, spending time with his dogs, camping and hiking in the middle of nowhere!
Favorite Question: "Why would you move to Buffalo from Colorado?"
Favorite color: Indigo
Favorite sport: People Watching - it is a spectator sport!
Favorite writer: W.B. Yeats
Last vacation to: Bracebridge, Ontario
Least Favorite Food: Korean - it tastes like loneliness!
Little Known Fact: While living in the Rockies, his closest neighbor for 15 years was a quarter-mile away. (He's getting used to general population again!)


Nelson Montgomery

Nelson Montgomery

Outside Sales & Project Manager

Coming soon.


Nicola Adimey

Nicola Adimey

Finance Coordinator

Nicola started working as the office assistant in 2015, her job focusing on purchasing, inventory, and helping improve and mainstream some of the inner office protocols. She is very organized and likes to take on new projects, so when the position of finance coordinator became available, she was happy to take on the new responsibilities. As the Finance Coordinator, she is in charge of all accounting functions and her duties include overseeing accounts payable and receivable, processing payroll, preparing budgets and financial statements and being responsible for keeping pertinent records and handling relevant inquiries.

Nicola has three daughters, ages 19, 16, and 10 who keep her busy. There are only two seasons in the Adimey household, summer where they like to be active outdoors, go to the beach, and visit family and friends in Germany and hockey season when Nicola coaches the Amherst / Clarence / Sweet Home Girls Varsity hockey team, her two younger daughters play travel hockey for the Buffalo Bisons and her oldest daughter plays hockey at college, now in her sophomore year.

Citizenship: Germany, Nicola moved to Buffalo in 2000
Languages: Besides German and English, she also speaks French and Spanish
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Food: Spaghetti and Ice Cream


Josh Blair

Josh Blair

Service Coordinator

"I have an extensive background in customer service and pride myself in my ability to know what our clients expect and need. Communication are the key component in this field and I feel that my communication skills are top notch. I am an active listener and that provides me with the ability to gather the needed information to quickly solve my customer's problems."

Josh communicates with our clients to assess and coordinate client issues pertaining to Cloud, Desktop, Network, Mobile and other technology. He has worked in the IT field since 2010, and with his past experiences running a family business, and working in customer service sets him apart to truly care about our client's needs.  Working as both a Field Specialist and a Computer and Network Support Specialist on the CareFree team, he has the necessary experience to resolve client side issues in a timely manner. In 2013 he completed an degree in Information Technology to solidify his place in the field of technology support, and is constantly learning new skills to make him a valued resource on the Helpdesk Team!

Marital status: Married
Family: 4 kids and 5 grandchildren with another due May 2018.
Resident of: Gowanda, New York
Graduate of: Gowanda Central & ITT Technical Institute
Proud of: My family
Favorite candy: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
Favorite sport: Lacrosse
First Operating System: Windows 98
Favorite writer: Kim Harrison


Carson Smalling

Carson Smalling

Centralized Service Engineer

I joined the US itek team in November of 2018 as a computer/network support technician. I graduated from SUNY Fredonia in May of 2018 with a B.S. in Computer Information Systems. I hope to increase my networking knowledge and get my CCNA certification sometime in the near future.

Hobbies: Music
Favorite sports teams: Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres
Favorite Movie: Step Brothers
Favorite TV Show: The Office
First Operating System: Windows 98
Favorite Artist: Eminem


Gary White

Gary White

Field Network Specialist

Gary joined the US itek team in the summer of 2016 as a Field Network Specialist and comes with many years of desktop support experience for Macs and PCs. He brings his silicon valley experience to Buffalo and is excited to be part of the US itek team to provide field service for home and business customers.

Favorite quote: No matter where you go, there you are.
Favorite movie: The Matrix
First Computer: Atari-800
Hobbies: 3d Modeling, Lasers
Marital status: Single
Languages: English
Food: Pizza
Resident of: Williamsville
Coffee: Black
IOS or Android: iOS
Always wanted to do, but haven't yet: The Kessel Runl!
Would like to meet: Bill Gates


Jeffrey Landberg

Jeffrey Landberg

Technology Alignment Specialist

I joined the US itek team in November 2018 as a computer/network support technician and have since filled the role as Technology Alignment Specialist. I am currently attending ECC presuming my degree in Information Technology and Networking while working full time at US itek. I have been working on computers since I was 13 years old and on networking equipment since I was 14. I have done work for a wide range of clients and helped install all the networking equipment at the new UB medical school downtown. I am eager to bring my skills to US itek and help our clients get the services they need.

Hobbies: Working on Cars and Kayaking
Favorite Movie: Lone Survivor
Favorite TV Show: The Office
First Operating System: Windows 98
Favorite Artist: Ski Mask the Slump God
Favorite Food: Water! – it is the best thing for ya!


Jake Fischer

Jake Fischer

Computer & Network Support Specialist

I started work at US itek in April 2019 as a Computer/Network Support Specialist. I am currently attending ECC pursuing my Information Technology degree. I have 5+ years of experience working with computer and networking equipment and have four certificates from the Cisco Networking Academy. I come from a more hands-on background of repairing computers at Geek Squad, and I am determined to keep learning higher-level IT concepts with US itek.

Hobbies: Kayaking, Listening to music
Favorite Book Series: Harry Potter
Favorite TV Show: House MD
First Operating System: Windows 98
Favorite Artist: Stokeley
Favorite Food: French Toast all day
Learning How To: Ride motorcycles