President & Solutions Architect
Author, speaker, trainer, and business advisor, Matthew Adkins is a results-driven professional with nearly 15 years of experience in the design, implementation, and administration of business networks. Matthew holds an associate’s degree in Network Systems Administration from Stautzenberger College and is currently finishing a bachelor’s degree in Management and Organizational Development from Spring Arbor University. He has provided technical consulting services, systems administration, and management for some of America’s best known corporations including a Fortune 500 healthcare provider. He holds numerous technical certifications from the world’s most renowned technology organizations. In addition to managing day to day operations at VanGuard, Matthew is well known in the outsourced IT reseller community as a managed services consultant and member of the Level Platforms and AVG CloudCare Partner Advisory Councils. In his time away from the office, Matthew enjoys photographing drive-in movie theaters, reading science fiction, and watching the Toledo Mud Hens. He volunteers as a Live Video camera operator and Financial Peace University assistant for Cedar Creek Church. He is an Eagle Scout and Life Member of Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity.
Field Support Engineer
Paul provides onsite support to VanGuard’s clients. Paul is CompTIA A+, Lenovo, HP, and Dell Certified and is proficient in a wide range of business technologies. In addition to several years of experience in the Information Technology field, Paul is experienced in real estate management and understands the technical and budgetary demands involved with today’s Realtors and property managers.
Help Desk Lead
Mike is an expert at delivering remote support services and is the Help Desk Lead. He is CompTIA A+ Certified and a Microsoft Certified Professional. In his 16+ year career, Mike has provided technical support for some of America’s largest corporations. He also has marketing and graphic design experience in property management. Tiring of the corporate life, Mike has found a home in the Toledo area supporting small business clients who he feels are, “far more pleasant to work with.” In his spare time Mike enjoys online gaming, reading, and writing short stories.
Education/HIPAA Specialist & PM Lead
Ken specializes in Education and Medical consulting as well as Client Development and project management. Ken is a Certified HIPAA Security Professional and Microsoft Certified Professional. In addition to working several years in the Information Technology field (heathcare and manufacturing), Ken is experienced in real estate management and sales. Ken holds a B.S. in Scientific and Technical Communication from Michigan Technological University. In his spare time he likes to take walks on the beach, work out, and enrich himself through reading.
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.