Matthew Adkins

President & Solutions Architect

Author, speaker, trainer, and business advisor, Matthew Adkins is a results-driven professional with nearly 18 years of experience in the design, implementation, and administration of business networks. After several years at healthcare provider HCR-Manorcare, Matthew helped found Vanguard technologies and has since provided technical consulting services, systems administration, and management for some of America's best known corporations. Matthew has a degree in Network Systems Administration and holds numerous technical certifications. In addition to managing day to day operations at Vanguard, Matthew is well known in the outsourced IT reseller community as a small business IT managed services consultant, event panelist, and member of industry trade association ASCII's Member Advisory and Vendor Advisory Committees. In his time away from the office, Matthew enjoys reading science fiction and watching the Toledo Mud Hens. He is an Eagle Scout, Rotarian, and Life Member of Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity. He volunteers in Live Video Production and Financial Peace University at Cedar Creek Church and is a member of the Toledo Rotary Community Services Committee and Audio-Visual Unit.



Paul W.

Technical Support Specialist

Paul has been with Vanguard for over five years and provides remote and onsite support to our clients. Paul is CompTIA A+, Lenovo, HP, and Dell Certified and is proficient in a wide range of business technologies. Paul is a specialist in supporting the older applications and databases many of our clients. As a graduate of The Virus Doctor’s Virus Remediation Training, Paul is the point person for our malware response. In his spare time, he enjoys online gaming.

"I enjoy working with people and being able to help them solve their problems is one of the most satisfying elements of my job. The constant challenges in the tech field makes it always exciting for me and I get a kick out of learning something new"

Dylan H.

Technical Support Specialist

Dylan has been with Vanguard for two years and provides remote and onsite support to our clients. Dylan was born with a strong passion for computers and IT and always has his head in a book or video learning more about technology. He specializes in documentation and system deployment and is our point person for on-site maintenance and migration. In his spare time he enjoys online gaming. Dylan volunteers with the Live Video Team at Cedar Creek Church.

"I love working in an environment that is always changing. It's so much fun to come to work every day and have a new challenge to overcome or something new to learn."

Kristy Adkins

Service and Operations Manager

Kristy is our Operations Manager, specializing in finance, office management, dispatch, and engineer coordination. She holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Accounting from Stautzenberger College and joins VanGuard after several years in the accounting and retail industries, including a position as a customer service manager. Kristy enjoys collecting KISS memorabilia and carousel horses, drawing, reading, writing short stories and crafts like cross-stitching, plastic canvas and knitting. She volunteers in the Hospitality and Live Video Teams at Cedar Creek Church.

"I am blessed with an amazing team to work with and to be able to help manage a business that believes in true customer service. We are here to provide not only the best service possible, but to build a great relationship with our clients and the community. I love talking to our clients each day and I try to make their day just a little bit better.”

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