Our Team

David Stinner

David Stinner

President

David is the President and Founder of US itek, overseeing company direction and growth. David, an optimist, believes science and technology improve life. Impossible is not in his vocabulary, and he thrives under pressure. His roots in computer hardware dates to the 1980s, taking apart and reassembling TRS-80 and IBM XT computers as a child. The journey in the technology business began as a 10-year-old merchant, selling at Hamfests, county fairgrounds, computer shows, culminating in retail and wholesale operations, mail order and ecommerce, selling tens of millions of dollars of computer hardware and ranked the number one system builder by CRN Magazine. Anticipating the commoditization of hardware, David pivoted to Managed Services, providing professional services to small and medium sized businesses.

He has a passion for consulting with business owners to find and remediate the pain points of technology, utilizing technology to reduce inefficiencies, and providing peace-of-mind security, the pillars of CareFree IT. "Technology Success", his business mantra, is a combination of best practices, where technology and security are strategic to business goals.

David holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees, in Linguistics and in Geography/International Business from the University at Buffalo and participated in the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) program from the University at Buffalo School of Management in 2009. He also served two terms on the UB Alumni Association board of directors.

He is active in his community, sitting on multiple committees at the Town of Tonawanda and the Kenmore Tonawanda Union Free School District, as well as holding an Executive Director position at the Kenmore Tonawanda Chamber of Commerce. A leader in the IT community, David holds an Advisory Board position for the ASCII Group, an organization of 1300 IT providers, and is an Xchange Board Advisor for The Channel Company, advising IT vendors of their programs and offerings.

David is married with five sons and resides in Tonawanda. In his time away from the office, he enjoys reading, traveling, and cycling with the kids.

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 Game: I don’t have patience for games
First Computer: TRS-80 with Floppy Drive
Favorite author: Yuval Noah Harari
Recent Favorite Books: The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande, Factfulness by Hans Rosling
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!


Mark P. Clift

Mark P. Clift

Vice President of Information Systems

Mark is a technologist with over thirty years’ experience in the computer networking and cybersecurity field. Prior to US itek, Incorporated, Mark was an accomplished Master Electrician holding licenses in multiple Western New York Municipalities. In 1998 he started a consulting practice, Electric.com, that he merged into US itek in 2004. As Vice President of Information Systems his responsibilities include engineering US itek’s Cloud, Managed IT, and Cybersecurity practice, as well as overseeing its Datacenter and Network Operations Center. He holds numerous certifications from Microsoft, CEH and CompTIA that along with his vast network security knowledge and business acumen empowers him to lead and mentor the network administration and Helpdesk teams at US itek.

Favorite ice cream: Death by Chocolate
Favorite Movie: Lord of the Rings – The Return of the King
First Operating System: DOS 3.0
Favorite Game: Falcon 3.0
Favorite Hero: Saint Thomas Aquinas
Favorite Internet Browser: Edge Chromium
Favorite Coffee: Dark Roast Black
Favorite restaurant: Kostas
Favorite writer: Deacon James Keating


Dan Tirone

Dan Tirone

COO

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 for over 25 years, and now provides business consulting services. He is 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 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: Terry Pegula


Nelson Montgomery

Nelson Montgomery

Business Development & vCIO

Graduate of: Boston University, B.S. of Business
Proud of: My 10 year old daughter!
Hobbies: Squash, Golf, Reading, Canoe trips, Walks
Favorite ice cream: Haagen Daz Swiss Vanilla Almond
Favorite Movie: Casablanca
Favorite Hero: Steven Hawking
Favorite Internet Browser: Chrome
Favorite writer: Jim Harrison
Favorite quote: JFK, “We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.”
Best Wings in Buffalo: Gabriel’s Gate Chicken
Last vacation to: Algonquin Park
I have always wanted to: Sky Dive
Without leaving WNY, would most like to meet: Super Bowl Winner team


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 3 daughters ages 21, 18, and 12 who keep her busy. There are only 2 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 Varsity girls hockey, her 2 oldest play college hockey and her youngest for a Buffalo travel team.

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


Jeffrey Landberg

Jeffrey Landberg

Technology Alignment Manager

Jeff was hired in November 2018 as a Computer/Network Support Technician and shortly after took on the role as Technology Alignment Specialist working onsite directly with the customer. After over a year in that position, he was promoted to Technology Alignment Manager. Since then, Jeff has been responsible for the coordination of our Service Desk as well as the development and implementation of our best practices across all our clients networks and technology infrastructure. He is the evangelist of standards and alignment through scheduled on-site visits, documentation, and develops a technical relationship with our clients based on the Technology Alignment process. His role is paramount for the creation of our strategic Technology Roadmap Review meetings with clients and our vCIOs. His goals are to use the alignment process to reduce Helpdesk service requests and as a result our clients enjoy increased functionality, fewer technology issues, better morale, and reduced risks.

He is currently attending ECC pursuing his degree in Information Technology and Networking while working full time at US itek. He has been working on computers since he was 13 years old and on networking equipment since he was 14. He has done work for a wide range of clients and helped install all the networking equipment at the new University at Buffalo School of Medicine. He is eager to bring his skills to US itek.

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!


Kristen Telaak

Kristen Telaak

Technology Alignment Coordinator

Kristen is the newest addition to the US itek family. Prior to joining us, she worked at the IT Service Desk at a large medical institution on the Buffalo medical campus. She has worked in the IT field for over 7 years. In 2007, Kristen graduated from UB with a BA in Media Study with a concentration in Graphic Design and Technology. In 2012, she graduated with an AAS in Computer Forensics. Her background and knowledge span from building PCs at home (prior to her college years) to building basic websites to taking coding classes to IT Support and procuring Business-level hardware. As you can tell by her educational history, Kristen is always willing to learn. She likes to expand her knowledge whenever she can. She also wears several hats at US itek to make things more challenging.

Kristen is a lifelong Buffalo Bills fan. She has two children. She enjoys cooking, baking, and being creative with her Cricut. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, even when the Bills are not playing.

Graduate of: State University of New York at Buffalo
Hobbies: Crafting with my Cricut
Favorite ice cream: Perry’s Let’s Dough Buffalo
Favorite Movie: The Hangover
Favorite Game: Spades
Favorite TV Channel: Hulu
Favorite TV Show: The Office
Favorite Sports Team: Buffalo Bills
Favorite Music Artist: Our Lady Peace
Favorite Hero: Wonder Woman
Favorite Internet Browser: Chrome
Favorite Caffeine: Arbonne’s Fizz - Strawberry
Favorite restaurant: Amici’s (Kenmore, NY)
Best Wings in Buffalo: Duff’s
Last vacation to: Roadtrip to Hershey, and Philadelphia, PA and Atlantic City, NJ.
I have always wanted to: Sky Dive
Without leaving WNY, would most like to meet: Buffalo Bills


Carson Smalling

Carson Smalling

Centralized Service Engineer

Carson joined the US itek team in November of 2018 as a Computer/Network Support Technician. He graduated from SUNY Fredonia in May of 2018 with a B.S. in Computer Information Systems. Throughout his studies, he has worked with data mining, web development, Object-Oriented Programming, MS Office, and more. During his time with US itek, he has become skilled in networking, software, and hardware, while also becoming a Certified Sophos Engineer. Carson’s favorite thing about his job is facing the most complex problems and developing an intricate solution to better our customer’s productivity.

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


William Hinson

William Hinson

Computer & Network Support Specialist

William joined US itek in April 2022 as a Computer and Network Support Specialist. Before this he worked on the NGEN and SMIT projects supporting the United States Navy and their Contractors through its IT Service Desk. He graduated from George Mason University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Global Affairs and a concentration in Global Economy and Management. His certifications in IT include CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security +. He is passionate about computer and network hardware, building custom workstations in his free time and researching new technology in the IT field.

Graduate of: George Mason University
Hobbies: Video Games and Computer Assembly
Pets: 3 Fancy Rats
First Operating System: Windows 98
Favorite Game: Warframe


Trevor Schissel

Trevor Schissel

Computer & Network Support Specialist

Trevor joined US itek in March 2022 as a Computer & Network Support Specialist. Born in New Mexico, he lived there until he was 12, moved to Kansas and then joined the Army when he was 17. In the U.S Army, he was a 25N (Communications) at Fort Bragg NC for 50th ESB JFE Airborne platoon. He attended Wester Governors University fulltime for Cyber Security, and is also working on getting A+ certificate, and PNPT Certificate during his free time. He’s highly motivated and anytime he has to escalate a ticket he does 100 pushups.

Hobbies include going to the gym, spending quality time his girl-friend, and occasionally playing video games.

Resident of: Raleigh, North Carolina
Biggest Strength: My Ambition
Biggest Weakness: Finding work/life balance
Favorite game: Fortnite
Favorite Artist: Lil peep, xxxtentacion, Juice WRLD
Favorite Song: Lil Peep x Xavier Wulf - Drive
Pets: 3 Cats


Daniel Hark

Daniel Hark

Computer & Network Specialist

Daniel joined US itek in November of 2021 as an intern during his Junior year at High School. He has been helping the team with setting up new systems and working with old systems. In March 2022, he was offered a job and joined the helpdesk as a Computer & Network Specialist. Daniel, now a senior at Kenmore West will be continuing his education at Niagara County Community College for business administration. He really enjoys helping others with problems and working with technology. He is looking forward to expanding his knowledge and improving his skills with his career path at US itek.

Hobbies: Skateboarding, Kayaking, Shopping
Favorite Artists: Ice Nine Kills, Motionless in White, IC3PEAK
Favorite Restaurant: Kyoto
Favorite Game: Blackjack
Favorite Food: Pierogis
Favorite Song: Outrun, Veil of Maya


Dylan Joseph

Dylan Joseph

Software Integration Coordinator

Dylan joined US itek in March 2022 as a Software Integration Coordinator. Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, he grew up playing video games and reading every book in his house. Dylan built his first computer in 2012 at the age of 11 which he still uses to this day, albeit with many upgrades since then. He is an award-winning poet and cyclist, and between 2012 and 2018 he was a member of the All-State Symphony Orchestra playing at Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo. After a year at Buffalo State for English Education, he enrolled in the University at Buffalo Cybersecurity Bootcamp, where he is currently pursuing seven different certifications in the networking and cybersecurity field. His hobbies include mountain biking, bowling, reading, and making music with his violin and various other instruments.

Favorite video game: Command Conquer Red Alert 2
Favorite book: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R Tolkien
Best Wings in Buffalo: Bar-Bill Tavern
Favorite music artists: Nas and Frank Sinatra
Favorite TV show: The X-Files
Favorite Movie: Donnie Darko
Favorite instrument: Accordion
Favorite internet browser: The Onion Router