Leadership

Tom Chisholm

Tom Chisholm

President

A co-founder of Network Technologies, Tom is a technology visionary. In 1993, when he formed the company, he chose the name "Network Technologies" because networking PCs to share information was a new and innovative business concept he wanted to bring the SMB. He is regularly reviewing and researching new tech. Tom's commitment to staying ahead of the knowledge curve keeps Network Technologies at the forefront of Kansas City technology service providers. This drive, in turn, challenges his colleagues to continue to think outside the box in providing customized and practical solutions. Tom saw the changing business trends early and led Network Technologies from being a value-added reseller to one of Kansas City's first managed service providers (MSP) over a decade ago. To always do "the right thing," as he likes to say, is his style of leadership, which provides the foundation on which the company is built.

Tom enjoys camping and spending time with his wife and grandkids or piddling in his workshop. He is an active member of the 151st Street Church of Christ. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Trustees, as Treasurer, for Ghana West Africa Missions.


Tim Wayland

Tim Wayland

Vice President

One of the founders of Network Technologies, Tim's passion for excellent, complete, fast customer service, has been a foundation of our company's credo since the beginning. His sincere insistence on doing what is right for our clients underpins our entire company culture. It's this philosophy that has allowed us to become one of the most respected and trusted service providers in the area. His 30-plus years of experience in technology, coupled with his business acumen, has allowed Network Technologies to navigate the sometimes-treacherous economic landscape for over two decades successfully. Tim is always looking for ways to improve the Network Technologies client experience.

When not working, Tim enjoys spending time with family, golfing, and traveling. Tim is also an active member of the 151st Street Church of Christ, serving in a leadership role.


David Bentley

David Bentley

Quality Manager

David helps ensure high-quality service delivery and processes for our internal and external clients. He is currently serving as Support Manager on an interim basis. David has experienced all departments at Network Tech and currently serves as the Total Quality Manager.

David offers a broad breadth and depth of knowledge and experience in IT and the Managed Services Provider space and is heavily focused on continuous improvement of Network Tech. His resume includes several industry certifications obtained throughout 20 years of professional IT service, ranging from Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA, HP, and other industry certifications.

When not at the office, David enjoys travel and spending time with family.


Matt Cortner

Matt Cortner

Chief Operating Officer

Matt has been in the IT industry for over 15 years and has been with Network Technologies for half that time. Matt started as a support tech in 2012 and worked his way to COO in 2019. Matt believes in working hard and smart and utilizes his people and analytical skills to accomplish the goals set before him.

Matt can think outside the box and provides an encompassing effort to troubleshooting problems. He entered the IT industry to help people, and that has not changed with his roles. Now Matt applies his problem-solving skills to a variety of issues, not just technical ones. He enjoys being able to help clients and employees at NTI reach resolutions, and he is always striving to make processes more efficient.

Matt and his wife are always busy with their three children and all the family and sporting activities of the Cortner family. He enjoys coaching and watching the many sporting activities of his kids. He is also an avid Chiefs, Royals and Sporting KC fan.


Gigi Rice

Gigi Rice

Operations Manager

Gigi is a natural at organization, coordination, and focusing on the details. These are essential skills for her current responsibilities of invoicing clients, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, and report management. She assists in the organization and structure of the office as a whole as well. She started as a service coordinator, then support manager, and is currently the operations manager. She is looking forward to celebrating her decade milestone with Network Tech soon.

Gigi is always ready for a challenge. She is typically a part of everything we are testing in-house concerning our reporting and management software. Be it an addition to what is currently in place, or going outside the box to find a resolve, Gigi solves problems!

Gigi and her fiancé enjoy being outdoors and partaking in any activity that will take them outside. She enjoys being with family and often travels to different parts of Kansas, Texas, and Illinois to visit relatives and friends. She has two Siberian huskies, Dax and Domina, whom she refers to as her fuzzy children.


Chris Robertson

Chris Robertson

vCIO, Team Lead

Before joining Network Tech, Chris worked for VARs and then tech giants (Novell, Symantec & HP). He is experienced "on both sides" of IT – having a passion for technology and a solution sales background. His previous experience with software start-ups in competitive markets prepared him for the fast pace of a successful MSP.

His role as vCIO/Team includes client advocacy, IT planning, IT compliance, IT project coordination, and IT risk management.

  • Former NTI WIT award winner
  • NTI Spotlight award 2018
  • Miller Heiman – Large Account Management
  • HP Converged Infrastructure
  • Adtran NetVanta certified sales

When not working, Chris is an active member of St. Peter's church/parish in Kansas City, Missouri, and the Kansas University Alumni Club. He enjoys fishing, kayaking, playing guitar, and watching The Bachelor with his wife and daughter.


Shelby Helms

Shelby Helms

ProServices Manager

Shelby grew up in Oklahoma boating, riding dirt bikes, bicycling all over town, and attending church. He attended Oklahoma Christian University before becoming a Master Electrician.

He began his journey with Network Technologies in 2007 to grow the cabling and infrastructure division. After partnering with Windstream in 2010 to install Allworx VoIP phone systems for their clients, he progressed to become a top 5 national Allworx Partner technician and well known for completing the most challenging installations.

Since that time, he has moved into the ProServices Manager role where he leverages his leadership and practical experience to keep our client’s projects on schedule and on budget. His dedication to making every project successful for the client shows in the high satisfaction results Network Tech receives from our clients upon project completion. Shelby enjoys going to work every day and cherishes the relationships he has built with his colleagues and clients.

Shelby enjoys spending time with his wife of 15 years and their four children. He is handy, remodeling and updating around the house, and unlikely to run out of ideas thanks to his wife's brilliant imagination. Shelby enjoys camping, hiking, and swimming in spring-fed watering holes with his family. He also travels to Ghana to volunteer at Ghana West Africa Missions, Village of Hope, Heritage College, and 7A's Costech School.


Clark Thompson

Clark Thompson

New Accounts Executive

Clark works with businesses that are frustrated with the time and effort required to ensure compliance or unsure of how to make the best use of their IT budget. He's passionate about solving problems and helping clients succeed.

As a veteran leader in the tech field, Clark provides expertise in helping small- to mid-market businesses navigate their technology roadmap. His experience includes networking, systems integration, telecom, and web and application development.

The Kansas City Council has recognized him for launching a volunteer effort to clean up city trash and litter before an NCAA tournament. His community involvement includes work with Boys Hope Girls Hope of Kansas City, as well as Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Clark has two amazing daughters with successful careers, and he's getting ready to celebrate 30 years of marriage. He grew up in the state of Maine and travels back every "summa for Lobsta Fest!"


Erick Anderson

Erick Anderson

Network Administrator Manager

Erick loves to exceed customer expectations and always to improve and refine processes.

Erick joined Network Technologies in 2019 and serves as the manager of a great team of Network administrators providing support, service, and best practices to our customers.

Erick entered the MSP industry in 2014 and enjoys all aspects of the business. He is a 1998 University of Robert Morris graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
He has also completed course work and certifications for Microsoft, Connectwise, ITIL, Fortinet, and Sophos.

Erick and his wife, Tracy, have a son and dog. He enjoys reading, watching sports, and helping local animal rescue groups.


Sam Seitz

Sam Seitz

Centralized Services and IT Ops Manager

Sam's primary responsibilities are to ensure that Network Tech's internal IT operations are secure and running smoothly so we can provide stellar, consistent, and uninterrupted service to our clients. Client success is his primary motivator. By maintaining a rock-solid ship internally, Network Tech can drive exactly that while accelerating clients' business strategies through automation and dependable maintenance.

Having started as a tier 1 support tech, Sam has worked up through the ranks and touched nearly every department in his tenure here at Network Tech. This experience gives him a unique perspective and facilitates insight into our operations that ensures our excellent service delivery remains best in class.

His recent achievements include:

  • Three-time WIT (What It Takes) award winner
  • 2020 Spotlight award winner for exceptional service in the face of client adversity
  • 2016 PowerShell one-liner champion

An avid photographer and automation enthusiast, Sam spends his time outside work coding and dreaming up ways to make life easier – when he's not taking far too many pictures of his gorgeous beagle, Luna.