President and CEO of TSI, Mark Putiyon graduated Cum Laude from Strayer University with a BS in Information Technology and a minor in Programming. Mark is the former president of Tech Solutions and has over 25 years’ of IT industry experience. He holds certifications in Microsoft, Novell, Apple, Cisco, Barracuda and Dell. Mark manages the technology department and the sales and marketing teams of TSI. Additionally, he spent three years in the Mojave Desert with the United States Army. He is involved with his local church by serving as a Deacon. Mark volunteers with both youth and audio visual ministries as well. When away from the office he enjoys paintball, video gaming, playing cards and his favorite board game, Settlers of Catan, with his boys.
Nathan NakaoDirector of Engineering and Support
Nathan is a seasoned IT Professional with over 18 years of experience. Starting at a small ISP in Hawaii, he climbed the ranks to Systems Administrator in less than 2 years. Since then his experience with technology ranges from SMB with fewer than 10 employees to Fortune 500 companies with over 8,000. He’s held positions in IT in Technical Support and Systems/Network Administration until becoming the IT Director of a major nationwide Dialysis Company. He holds certifications with Microsoft, Cisco, and Watchguard. Currently, he provides professional technical and engineering solutions and experienced project management for TSI. Nathan’s personal interests include watching his daughter grow into an intelligent, independent person with a passion for ice hockey and art, and spending as much time as possible with his wife. He also strives daily in the betterment of the Human Race by giving away all his knowledge and experience to anyone who’s willing to listen.
Terence JacksonDirector of Cybersecurity Operations and Architecture
Terence graduated from Howard University with a B.B.A. in Management Information Systems. He holds certifications from CyberArk, RSA, Oracle and the Identity Management Institute. He has over 16 years experience working in Information Technology & Security for large and small federal contractors and as an independent consultant. Terence is also a STARS Mentor at Mach37, a Virginia based Cybersecurity Accelerator. In his free time Terence serves on the AV and Social Media Ministry at his church. He enjoys spending time with his wife and family which includes his teenage son and four year old daughter. He’s an avid Marvel movie watcher and enjoys technology news and research.
Charles GhentSenior Project Engineer
Charles has over 30 years of IT experience from technical support to project management. After serving in the US Navy as an Electronics Technician, Charles worked as an Engineering Technician and learned how to service PCs and other peripherals on the job at a major Defense Contractor. Over his career he continued to advance in business application development, database management, IT support, and project management working at large commercial banks, telecommunications companies and eventually contracting for the Federal Government. Before coming to TSI, he spent many years providing IT systems administration and application management for local Law Enforcement agencies. When he is not in the office he enjoys spending time with his family, bowling, computer games and taking care of his 4 dogs.
Rich BakerMarketing Director
Rich graduated from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, PA, with a BA degree in Political Science and a minor in Philosophy. He has over 20 years sales, marketing and management experience in the retail and consumer products industries. In his free time Rich enjoys spending time with his two boys. He also enjoys playing and coaching basketball.
Matthew ValdezSales Manager
Prior to TSI I was an owner/chef at my own restaurant for 11 years. After closing the business, I worked as a sales manager at Sysco Foods where I managed numerous bilingual accounts. During this time, I was named rookie of the year my first year, had multiple record sales weeks and helped many restaurant owners increase revenue and profits. I graduated from Stratford University with a degree in Applied Science. While not working, I enjoy hiking, fishing, football, and most of all spending time with the family.
Kevin ChamplinSoftware Engineer