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Employee Owner: Jeff Starling

Jeff has over 30 years of experience in the Information Technology industry.
His professional experience spans an array of voice and data network environments in the automotive, chemical, education, manufacturing and military sectors and most recently, managing the networks of a global manufacturing company with data centers in the US, Europe and Asia. His roles have included network engineering and support for global wide-area voice and data networks, Cisco firewall and VPN implementations, network analysis, WAN optimization, PBX design and installation, Internet security, application performance enhancement, and network cost-containment strategies. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving as Telecommunications Systems Specialist, primarily in Europe and the Middle East. He is a Senior Network Consultant.


Jeff’s certifications include: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP), Accredited Integration Specialist – HP Procurve Networking, Accredited Systems Engineer – Procurve Campus LANs, Blue Coat Certified Proxy Administrator (BCCPA), Blue Coat Certified Proxy Professional (BCCPP), Blue Coat Certified Security SE.


He and his wife Cindy will be celebrating 25 years of marriage next May. They have 2 daughters, Kristi, a junior at IU and Rachel, a junior at Southridge HS. Fall is his busiest season. If he’s not driving an equipment truck for the Southridge Marching Band, he’s enjoying hunting season trying to do his part to keep venison in the freezer and deer off the highways.


Contact your Keller Schroeder Sr. Account Manager to learn more about Jeff and how you can leverage his experience and skills to benefit your organization.

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Fall Fusion 2012: Winter Wonderland


It was sunny with a pleasant high temperature in the 60’s, but at Keller Schroeder’s offices on October 7th, nearly 200 guests were offered an early glimpse of a beautiful winter scene. This year’s annual Client Appreciation Event, with its “Winter Wonderland” theme, gave clients, employee-owners, and selected vendor partners the opportunity to connect around some good food, good conversation, and good fun.


In support of our community, Keller Schroeder partnered this year with Aurora, a local agency focused on addressing the needs of the homeless in and around Evansville. Attendees were encouraged to bring clothing and personal items to assist those who are currently homeless, as well as those who have successfully transitioned into newly-found housing. Keller Schroeder provided leadership funding, Keller Schroeder employee-owners provided leadership giving of their own, and attendees were entered into a gift-card drawing as an incentive to bring items with them to the event. In all, hundreds of items worth thousands of dollars were donated.


Key vendor partners who attended this year’s event and provided support and sponsorship included Cisco, LifeSize, K2, Barracuda.

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Employee Owner: Brian Reine

Brian has over 13 years of experience in the Information Technology field. He has worked in the education, construction and manufacturing industries serving at both technical and management levels. His experience includes networking, programming, systems analysis and design, and systems integration. He specializes in solving business problems using Microsoft technologies. Prior to joining Keller Schroeder in 2010, Brian served as an Information Technology Manager overseeing the global IT infrastructure and services for a large construction and manufacturing company. While possessing an extensive knowledge of Microsoft Server and Messaging technologies, he also has hands-on experience with NetApp storage, corporate antivirus, backup, and web filtering solutions, as well as experience with switches, routers, firewalls, and wireless solutions. He is a Senior Consultant.


Brian’s certifications include: A+, Network+, I-Net+, Security+, and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer + Messaging.


Brian’s an Evansville West-sider, coaches basketball teams for his kids’, Ashley and Xavier. He also plays a round of Par 3 golf now and again and is an amateur runner, recently participating in a Zombie Run.


Contact your Keller Schroeder Sr. Account Manager to learn more about Brian and how you can leverage his experience and skills to benefit your organization.

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Employee Owner: Chris Haynes

Chris has over 13 years of experience in the Information Technology field. His career has spanned Distribution, Financial and Healthcare environments. In his previous job, he supported several hundred AIX, Linux and Solaris healthcare servers nationwide. His responsibilities included OS installation, migrations, upgrades, patches; backup & recovery strategy and design; security hardening, performance and tuning; and project and team management. He has administered many of the infrastructure applications that typically run in the UNIX/Linux environment, including several major backup and monitoring applications. In addition, he has supported several types and brands of Storage Area Network (SAN) technologies and implemented VMware virtualization. Since joining the Keller Schroeder Systems Team, Chris has broadened his experience, and as a Senior Systems Consultant, he has specialized and become certified in NetApp storage & VMware server and desktop virtualization technologies. Chris designs and implements storage/virtualization solutions and optimizes backups for those solutions. Chris has performed many installations, upgrades, and migrations in these technologies, migrating critical customer systems from other storage solutions, as well as numerous physical to virtual (P2V) migrations from stand-alone Windows and Linux servers to virtual machines. Chris has kept current on his Linux administrative skills as well and continues to support our own Linux based NetMinder solution, and many of our customers’ Linux systems too.


Chris’ certifications include Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4 Certified Technician (RHCT), VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 3 & VCP4, Cisco Unified Computing Technology Design Specialist.


Chris and his wife Dawn celebrated their 19th Wedding Anniversary in April. They are both originally from the Effingham, IL area and have lived in Evansville since 2002. They have two sets of twins, 10-year-old girls, and 7-year-old boys. Their kids’ after school sports and events keep them quite busy. They enjoy camping and exploring as a family and try to visit a famous US landmark or attraction at least once a year.


Contact your Keller Schroeder Sr. Account Manager to learn more about Chris and how you can leverage his experience and skills to the benefit of your organization.

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Employee Owner: Corey Ainscough

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Corey has over 13 years of experience in the Information Technology field. Prior to his role with Keller Schroeder, his experiences came from the Educational environment where his focus was primarily on support of workstations for facility and staff. Corey then spent nearly seven years with Old National Bank supporting and managing projects involving development and migration of over 3,500 workstations in six states, server builds/migrations for acquired banks along with daily support of backups, messaging and nearly 400 additional applications. His most recent efforts focus around security architecture and implementation as well as Microsoft server and messaging technologies for various sized clients including a Global Nutrition Company. With over 100 locations in 30+ countries, this client utilized Corey where he spent the better part of six months traveling globally in order to support phases of a complex project including site conversions in Europe and Asia.


Global travel was a fun experience for Corey who grew up in the small southern Indiana town of Odon (population 1,400). Corey moved to Evansville in 1997 for college where he later met his wife Megan in 2006. They now live in Newburgh with their two sons Reid (23 months) and Carson (12 weeks). When he is not playing trains or reading books to his sons, Corey enjoys renovating investment properties and training for half marathons. He is a Senior Consultant.


Contact your Keller Schroeder Sr. Account Manager to learn more about Corey and how you can leverage his experience and skills to the benefit of your organization.


Corey’s Certifications include:
Global Information Assurance Certified in Security (GSEC), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer + Security (MCSE + Security), Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist – Windows Server 2008 (MCTS 2008 Server), Comptia Security+, Comptia Network+, Certified Novell Administrator (CNA)

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Employee Owner: Tim Deem

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Tim has over 25 years of experience in the Networking arena, including experience in managing Bristol-Myers’ Global Network, and managing a regionally-based Internet Service Provider operations center. He has been directly involved in designing, planning, implementing and troubleshooting Wide Area Network (WAN) and Network Security projects for International companies, large enterprises and small businesses. In addition, his recent experience he been as the technical lead for deploying secure and robust Unified Communications (voice) solutions for enterprises with both US and International locations. He is a Senior Network Consultant.

Tim is a home grown, Evansville native and a graduate of the University of Southern Indiana. His wife, Diane, and two sons, Nathan and Joshua, live on the west side of town (Go Reitz!) and he can often be found tapping his foot to his substantial eclectic collection of music or focusing behind the lens of his Nikon D90 capturing people, landscapes, buildings and other area sights.

Contact your Keller Schroeder Sr. Account Manager to learn more about Tim and how you can leverage his experience and skills to the benefit of your organization.

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Employee Owner: Brock Henning

BrockHenning Brock’s professional experience spans over 20 years across a broad array of network environments including healthcare, banking, education, government/military, and most recently restaurant services with Colorado-based Boston Market Corporation, where he was the lead Network Architect for their 500+ location VPN and VSAT hybrid network.

His certifications include Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and A.A.S. Information Systems Technology.

Brock’s roles have encompassed network engineering and support for organizations on a national scale, including Enterprise multi-site Wide Area Networks, Datacenter and Local Area Networks, multi-homed Internet Access technologies, Cisco Firewall & VPN implementations, Network Analysis and Benchmarking, PCI Network Security & Vulnerability Assessments, Network Intrusion & Threat Prevention, and Disaster Recovery Design and Testing.

Prior to joining Boston Market, he was the lead Network Architect for a multi-state financial institution where he designed, implemented and supported over 75+ branches with a variety of key technologies including Cisco voice and data solutions. While in the healthcare industry, he supported a multi-protocol multi-carrier Wide Area Network for the largest Catholic health system in the United States, handling voice, video, and data applications for over 100,000 employees.

Brock is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving our country during the early 1990’s as a Security and Communications Specialist for NORAD and the U.S. Space Command at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Colorado. He and his wife Sarah will be celebrating 16 years of marriage in 2011. Brock has been a native of Evansville since 1973 and after a brief 5 year stay in Golden, Colorado, his family, including daughter Morgan and sons Jared and Braden, are returning to the Evansville area.

Contact your Keller Schroeder Sr. Account Manager to learn more about Brock and how you can leverage his experience and skills to the benefit of your organization.

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Employee Owner: Brad Mathis

BradMathisBrad brings over 25 years of experience in the Information Technology and Security fields to Keller Schroeder. His experience encompasses several diverse industries, including, but not limited to, health care and financial services. From 2004 to 2011, Brad served as Vice President and Corporate Network Security Manager, as well as Network Information Security Officer, for Old National Bank. Prior to that, he provided IT consulting services for a leading Wall Street financial management company, Canada’s largest telecommunications company, as well as several smaller companies. For several years before that, he managed wide area network and security infrastructure services for a large multi-location health care organization.

He serves on the Program Advisory Committee for ITT Tech’s School of Information Technology. Brad recently completed a term on the state board of directors for the Indiana InfraGard Members Alliance; a private sector partnership with the FBI. He is actively involved with the Rotary Club of Warrick County and has held multiple leadership positions with them, including club President. Brad also volunteers his time to present (ISC)2’s Safe & Secure Online, a program that stresses Cyber Safety to area youth. In 2009, Brad was a guest speaker at the SANS Log Management Summit in Washington, D.C.

Brad and his wife Lisa will be celebrating 26 years of marriage in 2011. An import from Southern Illinois, Brad has lived in the Evansville area since 1985. Their 22 year old daughter, Brittany, will be getting married in the fall. She will be graduating from USI in the spring with a Masters in Occupational Therapy. Their twin sons, Nick and Zack, 19, are freshman Engineering students at USI.

Contact your Keller Schroeder Sr. Account Manager to learn more about Brad and how you can leverage his experience and skills to the benefit of your organization.

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Employee Ownership Milestone

Employee ownership makes a difference! Keller Schroeder celebrated five years as an employee-owned enterprise in March. Since becoming majority-owned by an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) in 2004, the firm’s positive momentum has accelerated:

  • Named as one of Indiana’s “Best Places to Work” in 2006
  • 2007 Cisco Outstanding Indiana Customer Satisfaction Award
  • Became the first Evansville-based Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in 2007
  • 2008 Cisco Outstanding Growth Award
  • Celebrated 30-year anniversary in 2008 (founded in 1978)
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