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 also speaks 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 watching Storage Wars, and Shark Tank 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
Last vacation to: Sandbridge at Virginia Beach


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

Technology Consultant & Project Manager

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.


Ryan Ritz

Ryan Ritz

Inside Sales

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. Even though computer parts are not her forte, chances are if you are looking for any kind of cable, she can help you find it. In addition, she started taking over purchasing to include choosing and interacting with suppliers, reviewing inventory, tracking and receiving orders, and making sure that orders get to our customers or technicians in a timely manner. Nicola has three daughters, ages 16, 13, and 7 who keep her busy. There are only two seasons in the Adimey household, summer where they like to be active outdoors or go to the beach, and hockey season when she coaches the Amherst / Sweet Home / Clarence Girls Varsity hockey team and both her two oldest daughters play. So chances are if she's not at US itek, you can find her at a rink around Western New York or Southern Ontario.

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


Jocelyn Alvarado

Jocelyn Alvarado

Office Assistant

Coming soon.


Sharif Hamdy

Sharif Hamdy

Service Coordinator

Coming soon.


Jo Weissberg

Jo Weissberg

Computer & Network Support Specialist

Jo was born in New York and raised in Israel. His great passions in life are technology and travels. Since he was 8 years old he knew he will deal with computers and technology later in life as he was watching his father assembling and dissembling computers. In Israel Jo worked as Technical support specialist at Bezeq International (The largest Internet Service Provider in Israel) where he excelled in explaining to customers complex technical concepts, so that the clients could understand them. Not only did he fight computer threats successfully, but also fought against real terror during his military service. Jo participated at a great networking project leaded by Bezeq INT and army during which he acquired expertise in sophisticated technologies. He also holds a Microsoft MCP certificate, a Cisco CCNA (score: 1000/1000) and currently studying for the MCSA certification with expertise in servers. The combination of extensive technical knowledge and ability to understand customer needs, allows him to provide the highest level of service to USitek clients.

Favorite quote: “Hakuna matata!” (Aka don’t worry, be happy!)
Favorite movie: The Shawshank Redemption
Favorite band: Arctic Monkeys
Marital status: single (in the meantime)
Languages: Hebrew, English
Food: After 3 years army service I can eat almost anything ☺
Visited countries: Belgium, France, Netherlands, UK, Georgia (country in EU), Czech Republic, Hungary, Finland, and Italy. Does Canada count? ☺
Next trip: Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia or coast to coast road trip
IOS or Android: Android!
Always wanted to do, but haven’t yet: Learn to ski, probably this winter I will!
Would like to meet: Bill Gates


Ken Ryan

Ken Ryan

Computer & Network Support Specialist

"I am currently studying electrical engineering technologies at Buffalo State College. I have gravitated towards leadership positions my whole life, starting from my Cub Scout/Boy Scout troops as a child, following into supervisor positions at summer jobs, and continuing to be captain of my high school & collegiate running teams. My experience with working alongside other as well as my education in technology makes me proud to help provide CareFree IT technology support to our clients."

Ken is responsible for client communications, service scheduling, customer service and the vendor management of our CareFree IT clients in our Network Operation Center. During his time here he has showed that his attention to detail has gained customer appreciation and his determination to deliver excellent support all our clients will ensure that their needs are met in a professional and timely manner.

Hometown: Syracuse NY
Heritage: Irish
Favorite Hobby: Long distance running
Favorite Sport: Professional Video games (E-sports)
Something I’m learning: Playing the Piano
Favorite Book: 10,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Person I would like to meet: Soren Bjerg


Samuel Brett

Samuel Brett

Network Administrator

Born and raised in New York City, Sam went to Brooklyn Technical High School, studying Computer Science, before coming to the University at Buffalo, and graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Fate is fickle, though, and Sam has always gravitated to tinkering, and fixing things. He continued to learn computers throughout his career, and joined the US itek team in 2014. Sam currently acts as a Network Administrator, visiting clients, doing proactive work, and getting ahead of issues before they become major problems.

Hobbies: D&D, Hiking, finding new restaurants, being hilarious
Favorite movies: Star Wars, Aliens, Pulp Fiction, Princess Bride
Favorite belonging: Lightsaber (Purple, of course)
Heroes: Joss Whedon, Wil Wheaton, Quentin Tarentino, Samuel L. Jackson
First Operating System: Windows 95
Favorite Coffee: Cold Brew Coffee from Public Espresso
Favorite restaurant: Wasabi
Favorite Tabletop game: Cards Against Humanity


Alex Wilson

Alex Wilson

Centralized Service Network Specialist

"I work as a hardware support technician for US Itek since August of 2013 setting up nearly all new PCs for our clients and troubleshooting everyday problems.  I'm currently enrolled at Erie Community College for Information Technology and Management of Information Systems, and striving for my Cisco CCNA networking certifications."

Early in 2013 Alex was studying computer networking at the Cisco Lab inside Kenmore East High School when his class took a field trip touring our new facility on Niagara Falls Blvd then under construction. He was able to see the expansive cable plant, electrical and building infrastructure necessary to build a Cloud Service Provider, and afterwards was persistence at perusing the start of his technical career with us. He applied for a showroom sales position but requested to work in the Network Operation Center. His persistence paid off, and with the advanced skills he earned at the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District's Career Technical Education (CTE) program, he now performs tasks such as operating system and software setup, PC and Thin Client deployment all while studying for his IT and MIS degree at Erie Community College. He is a valuable part of our Tier 1 Helpdesk team and proof that the 21st century high school STEM preparedness training is a reality. Read more in the Buffalo News Article: http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/schools/ken-ton-upgrades-career-ed-for-21st-century-20140309

Hobbies: Playing Soccer and Hockey
Favorite sports team: Pittsburg Steelers
Favorite TV Channel: FX
Hero: Steve Jobs
First Operating System: Windows Me
Favorite Coffee: Tim Horton's
Favorite restaurant: Moe's
Last vacation to: Colorado Ski Trip


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


Ray Rodriguez.

Ray Rodriguez.

PC Technician

Marital status: In a Relationship
Family: 2 Sons (Ages 5 and 2) and a Daughter (Age 9 Months)
Resident of: Kenmore
Origin: Hispanic (Puerto Rican)
Graduate of: Fortis Institute
Education: Associate Degree in Computer Information Systems/Networking
Languages: Spanish and English
Favorite quote: “To be that man, you've got to beat the man. Woooo!” (Ric Flair)

Hobbies: Gaming, Audiophile (Love all types of music at the best quality), Movie Fanatic, and spending time with my love ones.
Favorite beverage: Dr. Pepper or Coffee!!
Favorite movie: Harry Potter, Scarface, Superbad, American Pie, The Hangover and Grandmas Boy to name a few.
Favorite candy: Reese’s
Favorite color: Blue
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite restaurant: Texas Roadhouse
Favorite band: Hollywood Undead, Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, Nirvana and many more.
Favorite sport: Pro Wrestling
Favorite TV show: Anything Supernatural (Vampire Diaries, True Blood, ETC..) and Anime (Naruto, Dragon ball!!! Etc..)
Favorite Game: Call of Duty, Destiny, Final Fantasy, I love all types of games.
Favorite Game Console: All of them (PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo)
Favorite Hero: Goku and Steve Jobs
First Operating System: Windows ME
WiFi Devices in my Home: Asus RT-AC5300
Broadband Speed: 1GBPS!!
Favorite Coffee: Anything Starbucks
CDs or MP3s: Flac, mostly use apple music now.
Mobile OS: I like both Android and IOS
Smartphone: Galaxy S7 Edge
Best Wings in Buffalo: You tell me!
Always wanted to do, but haven't yet: Visit Tokyo Japan, Paris, Italy, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.
Would like to meet: Bill Gates, Fusajiro Yamauchi and Akira Toriyama