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The DZ Team

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Thomas Gilsenan + -

Thomas Gilsenan, founder and president of DZ Solutions, began as a systems engineer and evolved into a leader in today’s IT consulting world. DZ’s unique corporate culture and passion for customer service is built from Gilsenan’s ability to recognize and cultivate raw talent. His firm commitment to the continued education of DZ’s workforce and aptitude to build and inspire effective teams defines DZ. Gilsenan, a coffee aficionado, lives in Santa Monica and is an avid marathon runner.

Brittany Smith + -

Bringing 10 years of experience, Brittany Smith comes to DZ Solutions as our manager in accounting. Before working with DZ, Brittany worked extensively in the field of sports accounting with companies such as Bravo Sports and AEG. She appreciates DZ’s commitment to customer service and customized high-tech client solutions.

Brad Winett + -

Brad Winett previously served as Senior Technologist and earlier as Vice President of Business Development and Marketing during seventeen years of tenure at DataDirect Networks (DDN). Mr. Winett also served as Sr. Director of Business Development at Isilon Systems and Vice President of Alliances at IBRIX. Additionally, Mr. Winett was an eight-year Hewlett-Packard employee and a member of the technical staff at Hughes Aircraft Company. He received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois.

Ryan Jensen + -

With over 7 years experience as a network engineer for DZ Solutions, Jensen oversees the delivery of networking and security-related services. He is responsible for evaluating the latest networking and security solutions for on-prem, cloud and hybrid deployments. Originally from Chicago, Ryan is a graduate from the University of Illinois College of Engineering and enjoys playing beach volleyball and camping.

Carolyn Kiefer + -

DZ’s Marketing hosts over thirty customer-awareness and solutions events with select partners and clients annually. As Marketing Manager, Carolyn Kiefer is responsible for the reach and integrity of DZ Solutions brand. This includes all aspects of partner engagement on the web, on the ground and in the media. Additionally, she manages DZ’s internal and sales operations. Kiefer, a native Angeleno, is a USC graduate, avid swimmer and traveler.

Justin King + -

DZ’s engineering team, comprised of full-time Systems Engineers, delivers technical solutions on-time and on-budget. The team holds multiple certifications from a long list of technology manufacturers and engages in quarterly training and certification initiatives to keep DZ’s expertise up-to-date and the best in the business. The engineering manager is Justin King who joined DZ Solutions in 2009. He holds a degree in computer science and is a tabletop and video gaming enthusiast.

Mike Somich + -

Committed to a consultative, vendor-agnostic approach, DZ’s sales team focuses on best-of-breed technology solutions and customer-focused professional services consignment. DZ’s salespeople work closely with DZ engineers to ensure proposals best fit our clients’ needs. Mike Somich, a sports-enthusiast and native of Illinois, leads the sales team. He joined DZ Solutions in its fourth year, in 2009.