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Founder & President
Dan Rahko is the founder and president of SBT Partners. His career of over 20 years in information technology began with a leading Boston computer hardware reseller. He progressed from systems engineering and sales into a leadership position where he spearheaded the company’s successful entry into managed services. His efforts as an innovator in creating managed service solutions created the foundation for a new line of business. He was awarded an ownership share in the company. After the company was sold, Dan relocated to Charlotte and started SBT Partners in 2009. His goal was to deconstruct the traditional managed service model and build a better and more cost-effective way to deliver IT services and solutions to accommodate the full needs of small to mid-sized businesses (SMB).
Dan created a new model with the primary focus on consultative solutions that could be adapted exclusively to meet the needs of the SMB and delivered as an all-inclusive “IT Utility Bill”. In Dan’s view, no two clients are alike. They all, however, have one thing in common. They want to focus on their primary business. They do not want to build and retain a costly internal IT delivery and support team. They don’t want to buy and own IT systems that require frequent and expensive upgrades. They want a service that will work for them today, provide for growth, and not break the bank.
Information technology has changed exponentially since Dan first began his IT journey. In a world of cloud computing, ever-changing hardware and software, and cyber insecurity, today’s businesses need a total IT management solution. A consultative organization made up of people with all the skills required to offer a total IT solution, encompassing all these elements as a service, is that solution.
Imagine one monthly “utility” bill for all your information technology needs without the expense of an internal IT group and ownership of expensive IT equipment. That’s what we’re talking about. That’s what makes SBT Partners unique.
I encourage you to familiarize yourself with the concept of a total IT management solution by using our website as a guide. Then call us.
Vice President of Operations
Adam Cochran serves as the vice president of operations at SBT Partners, bringing more than 17 years of global enterprise IT experience. He earned a bachelor of science degree in management information systems at Kettering University in Flint, Michigan. In addition to obtaining ITIL V3 certification, he holds several certificates from Microsoft and multiple backup technologies. Adam specializes in all things Microsoft, VMware, storage, backup, disaster recovery, business continuity, and cloud technologies.
Adam gained experience in a vast array of IT positions before joining SBT Partners in 2014. He began his IT career in Michigan as a computer technician for a public school district before securing a network administrator role at a locally based global manufacturing company. There, he traveled the world implementing new technologies, completing server upgrades and domain migrations, and transitioning newly acquired businesses.
In 2009 he accepted a systems engineer II position at a leading CPG sales and marketing agency in Florida. He worked with a small team of IT professionals who were responsible for the management and administration of more than 1,000 Windows servers, VMware, storage, and disaster recovery. He received the Silver Star Chairman’s Award for his efforts in successfully transitioning the company’s multimillion-dollar data center to a secure colocated data center with minimal impact.
After moving to North Carolina in 2011, Adam obtained a senior systems engineering position at a managed services organization. He was responsible for providing both managed and professional services for large and global customers.
Adam joined SBT Partners in 2014 as senior systems engineer and was quickly promoted to director of professional services. Adam now leads a team of professional services engineers who ensure the highest customer satisfaction by successfully delivering personalized IT services. His primary responsibilities include managing the professional services team, pre-sales engineering support, and IT road mapping. Adam also serves as a senior escalation resource for both managed and professional services.
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