Shea received his start in the IT industry 15 years ago while working his way through college at Brigham Young University as an assistant account representative at Propeller, Inc. Propeller was a direct VAR for Toshiba Computer Systems that handled enterprise accounts such as Oracle and Peoplesoft. A couple years later, he was offered a senior sales position from one of Propeller’s competitors, Calculated Research and Technology. Here, he remained for five years until he was recruited away by an IBM Premier Business Parnter based in Colorado. While working for this IBM partner, he saw the potential in the market for a more open standards based solution set in both hardware and software. Thus, Open Source Tailors was born as a company who “tailors” open source solutions to drive down the cost of IT while driving up performance.
Shea graduated with a degree in Economics from Brigham Young University, is married with 4 children, loves SCUBA diving, mountain biking, and anywhere tropical!
Zachary Taylor, CISSP is a founder of Open Source Tailors. Created together with his brothers, OSTailors benefits from Zachary’s years of experience in the IT industry. His focus with the company is on systems engineering (both pre and post-sales), consulting, services, solution architecture, and support.
Zak holds a bachelor’s degree in information systems from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University as well as several industry certifications including Bacula Foundation, ITIL v3 and CISSP.
Above all, Zak is a family man. He loves spending time with his wife and two children and strives to help customers reduce the time it takes to manage today’s complex IT environments so they can do the same.
Matt Kingdon has been an IT sales consultant since 1995 when he worked for IBM on the State of California sales team. Prior to that, he sold computer based materials testing systems to research institutions around the world. After leaving IBM, Matt went to work for an IBM distributor, Avnet, supporting IBM business partners in the western US. Returning to field sales, Matt moved to Sandy, UT in 2001 to sell IT hardware, software and services to Utah businesses.
Matt is a customer service professional consulting with IT clients to investigate, select and implement IT components that help bring IT in alignment with business objectives. Today’s dynamic IT environment is constantly evolving as new technologies and architectures bring a multitude of options to impact IT operations. Sorting through the options is a daunting task. Matt works with clients to explore how virtualization and open source appliances can compliment and leverage a client’s current investment in IT. Defining IT requirements demands resources with extensive experience in IT hardware, software, maintenance and managed services. Matt works with clients to drive down the cost of IT while meeting the IT demands for rapid scalability, high performance, self-service and standardized services. Partner with Matt, partner with OSTailors for IT excellence.
Jacob Taylor began his career in IT Solutions and Services in 2002, while working his way to a degree in Economics from Brigham Young University. While a student there, Jacob joined his brothers in founding Open Source Tailors and brought some of the first sales to the organization from a client who followed him to this exciting new company.
Upon completing his University Studies, Jacob accepted an opportunity to train at Cisco Systems. While the Cisco Account Manager for the State of Washington Government, Jacob leveraged certifications in Network Design, Data Center Virtualization, IP Communications, Video, Wireless, Security, and WAN Acceleration. His architectural and value-centric approach shepherded his clients through difficult economic circumstances by infusing valuable ecosystem partnerships, grant funding, and real ROI.
After 5 years at Cisco, Jacob has returned to Utah with his wife and 2 children.
Consult with Jacob to enliven your business and to realize the benefit of effective IT across your organization.