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Jesse Drew

Employee Owner: Jessee Drew


Jessee has over 19 years of experience in small to large businesses, government, and healthcare industries.  In his previous role as a Senior Systems Engineer he architected, designed and deployed the physical-to-virtual consolidation of 200 physical servers for local government. He has designed and migrated standalone physical direct-attached storage to enterprise-class tiered storage on several different NAS and SAN products via ISCSI and Fibre Channel. He was responsible for design, implementation, and maintenance of Dell & HP servers, Cisco UCS blade servers, HP EVA storage systems, and NetApp FAS/V series storage systems. In addition, he has designed and implemented several backup and replication solutions using NetApp SnapProtect, SnapMirror, SnapVault, and Symantec Backup Exec. He has designed and deployed physical, standalone Exchange services and multi-server Virtual Exchange environments. He also designed and implemented Microsoft domain services, including new deployments, migrations, and consolidation tasks from disparate Windows domains to a consolidated Windows domain.  Jessee has performed many different physical and virtual migration scenarios of both hardware and storage and continues to develop the needed skills to support our customers needs.

Jessee’s certifications: VMware Certified Professional (VCP) on vSphere 4 (VCP4),  Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer on Windows Server 2003,  Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA): Messaging on Windows Server 2003,  Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) on Windows Server 2003,  Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP),  Certified Novell Engineer (CNE) on Novell 3.12,  Certified Novell Administrator (CNA) on Novell 3.12

Jessee has been married to his wife Lynn for 25 years. They have a daughter, Jasmine. In his spare time, Jessee enjoys taking motorcycle road trips, playing golf, and spending time outdoors.

Contact the Keller Schroeder Account Team to learn more about Jessee and how you can leverage his experience and skills to benefit your organization.

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Employee Owner: Matt Barton

Matt has over 14 years of experience in the Information Technology field. Prior to his role with Keller Schroeder, he was a Systems Engineer for a multi-location durable goods manufacturing company, supporting a VMware environment of 500+ servers spanning Windows Server 2000-2012 R2. He also has several years of Sr. Systems Administration experience working for Tier 1 automotive suppliers. His primary area of focus was on operational systems deployment and support, providing expertise to ERP and shop floor IT initiatives. Most recently, Matt led a large multi-domain Active Director & Group Policy consolidation initiative, DR and Business Continuity testing utilizing VMware Site Recovery Manager, and multiple Microsoft server migrations, including File/Print, Exchange, and Remote Desktop Services. His other skill areas include VMware VDI, Cisco UCS, Backup/Recovery solutions, and Barracuda Appliances.

Matt’s certifications: VMware Certified Associate-Data Center Virtualization,
MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration

Matt currently lives in Evansville with his two children, Olivia and Alexandria. His hobbies include hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities. He also enjoys watching baseball and playing video & board games.

Contact the Keller Schroeder Account Team to learn more about Matt and how you can leverage his experience and skills to benefit your organization.

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Are You Friendly? (Mobile Websites and Web Applications)

Dan Ehrhart, Vice President of Applications

Psychology Today defines friendliness as, “a down to earth approach that is welcoming and positive.” So, what is mobile-friendliness? For a website, it’s one that is easy to use on a mobile device browser requiring no page resizing or horizontal scrolling.

Why is it important to be mobile-friendly? Well, it’s down-to-earth, welcoming, and increasingly it’s the window through which people first encounter your organization. Many people will not endure an unfriendly site. And 57% of users will not recommend companies with poor mobile sites (Source: Search Engine Journal).

Here are some local examples of website traffic:

  • Nineteen percent of Keller Schroeder’s website visitors come from mobile devices.
  • For a handful of manufacturers, it’s 25%.
  • A sports league exceeded 50% of visits coming from smartphones this year.

Mobile-Friendly-WebsiteDiscouraging a significant and growing percentage of website visitors doesn’t seem wise for any organization. To find mobile visitor info for your website, look at your on-site web analytics tool (e.g., Google Analytics). Also, check the bounce rate, which means the user left your site without going to a second page. If your site is not mobile-friendly, the bounce rate will probably be higher for the mobile category than the one for desktop/laptop.

If your website is ready to be replaced, consider responsive design, which allows for one site that dynamically adapts to devices ranging from smartphones to tablets to PC monitors. If you are happy with your website, consider a separate mobile site. Experienced with both approaches, Keller Schroeder can likely save you some blend of time, money, and grief.

Mobile-friendliness is not only for public websites. What software in use by your organization would be much more effective if accessible on a smartphone or tablet? If you are an application developer or your company develops or uses custom web apps, consider making mobile-friendly your standard approach. It’s a lot more efficient to build in mobile-friendliness from the beginning. We can help you get started, explore evolving an existing application, or develop your next web application. If instead you want a mobile app, we can help you with that as well.

For more information on mobile, visit www.www.kellerschroeder.com/mobile or scan the QR code below.


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Drew Rub

Employee Owner: Drew Rub

Drew’s 15 years of Information Technology experience began in the gaming industry supporting the network of a casino. He was involved in several infrastructure upgrades which included client PCs, system servers, and network hardware. Since joining Keller Schroeder in 2006, Drew has continued to expand his experience by working with clients ranging from regional financial institutions to small local businesses. Drew has been involved in several Microsoft server deployments and migrations, messaging deployments and upgrades, and desktop system migrations and upgrades. In addition, Drew provides first-line support for Keller Schroeder’s technical assistance line as the first contact for clients requiring support.

Drew’s certifications: Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP); Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA): Messaging (Windows Server 2003); Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows 7 and Office 2010, Deployment

Drew currently lives in Evansville, Indiana with his wife Danielle. In his spare time, Drew enjoys grilling, movies, reading, and walking/running. He also has a huge love of the Star Wars universe and has a first degree black belt in Shotokan karate.

Contact the Keller Schroeder Account Team to learn more about Drew and how you can leverage his experience and skills to benefit your organization.

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$ecurity Matter$ Conference

Carissa Montgomery, Marketing Assistant


The Keller Schroeder Infrastructure Solutions Group was once again well represented at the annual Patterns of Distinction – $ecurity Matter$ Conference, held at Murray State University’s Curris Center in Murray, KY. This marked the 7th year for the successful event, the largest technology security conference in Western Kentucky.

SchuylerPresenting2Schuyler Dorsey, Systems Engineer with Keller Schroeder, was featured as a Technical Track guest speaker during the event. His presentation, entitled “Mitigations Native to Windows”, focused on how buffer overflows work, how attackers use vulnerabilities to exploit systems, the several mitigation features built-in to Windows that can greatly enhance security, and the Microsoft EMET management tool. Schuyler has over 5 years of experience in the Information Technology field with a Master’s of Science in Information Security & Assurance. His certifications include Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional: Enterprise Administration (MCITP).

TyGreetingAccount Development Group members Michelle Zehner and Ty Eblen also represented Keller Schroeder at the company’s conference table. They had the opportunity to meet and engage prospective clients in our growing Kentucky market areas.

Congratulations to all on a successful event!

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Kris Linville

Employee Owner: Kris Linville

With over 10 years of experience in the Information Technology field, primarily in the Financial/Banking industry, Kris has supported Linux servers running intranet, extranet and web sites along with custom-developed online banking applications. Kris’ technical skills include OS installation, migrations, upgrades, patches, backup and recovery design and implementation, security hardening, performance tuning, project management, and customer service support. Kris joined the Keller Schroeder team in August 2011 to focus on Linux, VMware and NetApp system technologies.

Kris’ certifications include: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4 Certified Technician (RHCT), Cisco Unified Computing Technology Support Specialist, Cisco Data Center Support for UC Specialist, VMware Certified Professional (VCP5), VMware Desktop Virtualization 5 (VSP-DV), NetApp Accredited Installation Associate, NetApp Accredited Storage Architect Professional

Kris currently lives in Newburgh with his wife, Brianna and two children Logan (age 11) and Lanae (age 7). His hobbies include martial arts, video games, action movies, and dabbling in website design. Kris and his family also enjoy camping and spending time outdoors.

Contact the Keller Schroeder Account Team to learn more about Kris and how you can leverage his experience and skills to benefit your organization.

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Employee Owner: Mike Sanford

mikesanfordWith over 20 years of experience in IT and the last 12 in networking, Mike has served as Network Administrator for a manufacturing company and maintained network environments for domestic and international sites. Mike’s experience also includes work with a financial institution maintaining over 70 banking centers and lending institutions, as well as a large national hospital system. He has installed, maintained and supported wide area and local area networks, including firewalls, Virtual Private Networks and network monitoring solutions. Mike also has experience with Cisco’s Unified Communications Manager and Unity Connections voice platforms.
Mike and his wife Misty reside in Evansville as do two of their four children, Emma and Kelsey. Their other two children, Justin and Gabriella are active members of the US Navy and reside in Norfolk, VA. Mike’s an avid sports fan, but had to abandon his promising basketball career due to a back injury that forced him to have height reduction surgery. Mike and Misty recently welcomed their first grandchild, Brayden, into the family and much of their time is dedicated to that new adventure.
Contact the Keller Schroeder Account Team to learn more about Mike and how you can leverage his experience and skills to benefit your organization.

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Employee Owner: Lee Lamey

LeeLameyLee has over 11 years of experience in the Information Technology field. He was the lead Network Administrator for a large healthcare organization where he designed and implemented the Cisco network infrastructure including Route/Switch, Security, and Wireless. He also assisted in maintaining the Microsoft Active Directory domain services in an environment with over 300 servers. His most recent efforts have been centered around planning and designing networks for several small and medium businesses for all infrastructure areas including Local and Wide Area Networks as well as voice and data servers. In addition to these infrastructure projects, he has acted as the lead deployment and troubleshooting engineer for a large radiation therapy manufacturing company where he focused on network connectivity and server systems on the radiation machine. Within his role at Keller Schroeder, Lee supports clients’ Networking, Microsoft, VMware and NetApp Virtualization solutions. Lee is a Senior Systems Consultant.

Lee’s certifications include: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Lee and his wife Beckie have been married 16 years and have 4 children, Brayden, Ava, Easton and Owen. His free time is filled with family, camping and CrossFit!

Contact the Keller Schroeder Account Team to learn more about Lee and how you can leverage his experience and skills to benefit your organization.

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Employee Owner: Adam Bertram

Adam BertramAdam has over 14 years of experience in the Information Technology field. After spending five years in full-time break/fix desktop administration for a large university and area small businesses, Adam gained eight years experience designing and managing networking solutions and Microsoft server/desktop environments. This includes Cisco and HP ProCurve switches, Cisco wireless access points, Microsoft Exchange installation and administration, Active Directory administration, upgrades, and migrations and general Windows Server system administration. Recently, he implemented a Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 infrastructure managing 3,500+ PCs and 500+ servers from the ground up. Adam also has extensive experience with scripting technologies such as VBScript and PowerShell to assist in deploying large groups of software and automating complex tasks.

Adam’s certifications include: MCP, MCSA, MCSE, A+, Network+, Security+, MCTS:Configuring Exchange 2007, MCTS:Designing Message Solutions with Exchange 2007

Adam and his wife Miranda have been married 9 years and have a 4-year old daughter Ella. Adam’s free time is occupied with family, selling used books online or any number of technology-related side projects.

Contact the Keller Schroeder Account Team to learn more about Adam and how you can leverage his experience and skills to benefit your organization.

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Employee Owner: Toby Ellis

Toby Ellis
Toby Ellis is a Senior Network Consultant with 16 years of experience with Microsoft Windows Server and related technologies. He has been directly involved in the design and implementation of Active Directory, Group Policy, Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Small Business Server, Terminal Services and Microsoft Clustering. In addition to Microsoft technologies he has also designed and implemented VMware solutions and specializes in physical to virtual conversions of Microsoft server solutions. His additional skills include Cisco firewall and switch configuration, and Apple hardware and operating system support.
Toby’s certifications include: Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator, Microsoft Exchange and SQL servers, Active Directory Infrastructure, and VMware Virtualization.
Toby is an avid cyclist and plays guitar with his band The Waywards. He has been married to his wife Jesika for 7 years and they have two lovely daughters; Margo (age 6) and June (age 2).
Contact a Keller Schroeder Account Manager to learn more about Toby and how you can leverage his experience and skills to benefit your organization.