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The future of the distributed workforce is here. (Way sooner than expected.)

The rise of the distributed workforce has been evolving for decades. But in the space of a few months, a global pandemic accelerated the entire world headfirst into a future of remote working, distance learning, and online interactions of all types. There’s no going back.

Back-burner ‘maybe’ just became a front-burner mandate.

Organizations of all sizes—in every industry—must make rapid leaps from strategy and planning to implementation. Not just to create operational advantage but to respond to this new normal. Now is the time to move forward. Now is the time to engage the right partner.

Coretek has been building the future for more than 15 years.

Coretek is uniquely qualified to help organizations deploy enterprise-grade distributed workforce solutions that are cost-effective, fast to implement, secure, and easy to use. Our unrivaled expertise will guide you quickly from strategy through implementation to management. In a time of rapid change, we’ll help you move ahead with confidence.

 

 

Coretek Services is an industry-leading Systems Integration, IT Consulting, and Managed Services firm that delivers high value and innovative solutions. We provide your best cloud experience.

Business Outcomes - We work with clients to identify desired business outcomes and custom-design an IT architecture based one ach client's unique Requirements.

Entire Solution Lifecycle - We address all solution stages from assessment, planning and implementation, to ongoing operational maintenance. We embed security in everything we do and deliver.

Your Cloud Journey - We specialize in facilitating a customer's cloud journey from strategy to optimization and ongoing support.

The Azure Management Suyite (AMS) - The AMS portal gives you the tools to manage your cloud investment and is supported by our Coretek Success Manager(s)

 

To be named a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Providers (MSP), Microsoft and an independent 3rd party vet our capabilities to verify that we can deliver upon our mission to ensure our clients achieve Project Success. No Exceptions!



 

 

Leadership


Ron Lisch Coretek Serices

Ron Lisch Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Ron founded Coretek with the mission of fostering a culture that attracts great people who want to work with other great people to solve the toughest IT problems. He is a native of Indiana and a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington’s Kelley School of Business with a degree in Finance. He sharpened those skills in technical, sales, and leadership positions at Siemens and Unisys (formerly Burroughs). His broad experiences position him as a leader who truly understands the business and operations of IT services.

Ron also has a strong sense of community and desire to pay-it-forward both locally and globally. He sponsors the Coretek team as a volunteer with area food banks, home improvement projects through services like Rebuilding Together, blood drives, and "adopt a family" programs. He also traveled with an international mission trip in 2019 to help build out a Coretek-sponsored computer lab and training facility at a school in India. Whether it is helping customers, partners, employees, or the community, Ron lives and breathes Coretek’s core focus, which is committed to building a culture that attracts and retains the best people.

 

 

Ray Jaksic, Chief Operating Officer

As a co-founder of Coretek, he is passionate about Coretek's culture. Ray authored our mission statement that is as core to Coretek today as it was the first day it started: Project Success. No Exceptions! In his role as the Chief Operating Officer, he leads all aspects of delivery and quality assurance. He has over 15 years of hands-on consulting experience. He has held critical contributing roles within almost every aspect of Coretek from being Coretek's first billable consultant, Sales, Sales Management, CTO, and now the current position of COO. He brings a unique combination of technical understanding and process execution expertise to the role. He focuses on securing Coretek's place as the #1 Cloud Service Provider in the US and building a culture to attract and retain the best people. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, supporting his son in his basketball aspirations, donating time and resources to his church, and golfing. Ray holds a bachelor's degree from Purdue University, an MBA from Wayne State University, and held the Project Management Professional certification from 2003 through 2016.

 

 

Andrew Sharp, Chief Financial Officer

Andrew is the backbone of Coretek, running the day to day financial operations and the back-office. He brings experience in both business administration and general management with a deep background in the financial industry, audit, restructuring. Andrew concentrates his efforts on building a better working life for all employees using best-in-class tools and optimizing processes. He is a highly competitive and driven, as noted by his time playing college-level football and obtaining his accounting degree from Western Michigan University - Hayworth College of Business. Andrew held a role as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Detroit, working in the Private Company Services division, VFC auditing brands around the world, and a controller for Detroit Trading Company. He now spends his free time with his family and looks forward to teaching his kids to play football in the future.

 

Brian Barnes, Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Brian is an expert in translating business issues into technology solutions. He leads the most talented group of solution architects in the United States. Together they work with customers, partners, and account teams to design an accurate and flexible solution-based approach to our customer’s unique business and technical requirements. He was the Vice President of Enterprise Technology managing the Server, SAN, and Workstation service lines in the large Financial Services and Banking industry, as well as serving as Sr Architect in multiple consulting organizations. Brian is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor’s in fine arts, giving him the ability to visualize and communicate complex concepts while making it simple for this audience to understand. He is sought-after as a speaker, sharing client stories and emerging technology breakthroughs. 

 

Bill Frohriep, Vice President of Sales

Bill is responsible for all aspects of sales, including leading the sales team, sales strategy, structure, goals, operations, revenue generation, and training and development. He leads his team with a cool head, and an intensity saved only for those worthy of a “Senior Master”, which he is in martial arts. Bill is a highly motivated coach and channels it into helping his team provide cloud-first solutions and strategies to Coretek’s clients. He has extensive experience across industries providing Cloud, SaaS, IaaS, Data Centers, Disaster Recovery, MPLS, SDWAN, Managed Services, and Cybersecurity solutions. Bill attended Eastern Michigan University, where he acquired both a bachelor and a master degree in Marketing and Communications. When not focused on exponentially exceeding his sales targets, he spends time with his wife boating and enjoying seeing his four young children grow.

 

Andy Scofield, Vice President of Human Resources at Coretek Services

Andy Scofield - Vice President of Human Resources

Andy is a progressive HR professional and invests a significant amount of focus on company culture and delivering value-added employee programs. He has a background in rapid growth, full-spectrum global HR leadership within the technology space. Before joining Coretek Services, Andy spent the past 12 years at Secure-24|NTT. During his time with Secure-24, Andy served in a variety of HR roles, most recently holding the Director of Human Resources position. He has a background in HR, Administration, and Facilities Management and also supporting many different business units. Andy is a graduate of Wayne State University. When he is not providing executive-level leadership and guidance to Coretek's HR operations, Andy enjoys the outdoors, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Jim Hunter - Chief Information Security Officer

Jim is responsible for managing Coretek’s internal security policies and procedure as well as helping Coretek clients secure their environments. He is an expert in cybersecurity management experience combined with strong technical knowledge in a wide variety of areas from cybersecurity controls, incident management, cloud hosting, web hosting, data center management, infrastructure, and web application development. He has held CISO positions at Icahn Automotive and CareTech Solutions, where he built and managed similar security practices. He is a retired Captain and Firefighter for the Clawson Michigan Fire Department. He enjoys his free time when he can get it on his gentleman's farm north of the city, where he is building his wife's dream home.
 

 

 

Awards

Microsoft Partner Award Winner

IGEL Innovation Partner of the Year

Citrix Innovation Partner of the Year

Citrix Cloud Partner of the Year

 

 

Social Responsibility &
Community Involvement

Coretek seeks to show God's love in the lives of people through partnerships with faith-based community organizations and charities around the world.

Coretek Services - Locally Community Involvement

In Southeast Michigan, Coretek employees and family members worked together on service projects like rehabilitating homes and supporting local food banks. Recently, we transformed a home for a local family, working together with them to provide them with a functional and relaxing home.

Coretek Service- Partnership Community Involvement

Internationally, the Coretek supported “Project India” in 2019. A mission effort focused on providing much-needed hygiene and medical supplies, educational needs, and improvements in educational technology. The team created training manuals, designed classrooms, and installed equipment to give these students hope and a future filled with opportunity.

 

Coretek Services International Community Involvement

Coretek partners with many agencies: Barnabas International, Cadence Intl, Ethnos360, eWay Ministries, Frontier Ventures, International Christian Community EURASIA, Kids Alive International, Living Hope Intl., The Navigators, Training Leaders Intl, and Wycliffe Bible Translators.

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