Team

Online Tech’s management team has decades of experience managing and leading successful high tech services businesses, from startups to Fortune 500™ global providers.


Brad Cheedle, Chief Executive Officer

Brad Cheedle, Chief Executive Officer

Brad joins Online Tech as a veteran technology executive and entrepreneur with 23 years of experience. His professional expertise includes corporate finance, sales and business development, engineering, technical operations, marketing, product development and mergers and acquisitions. He has helped launch companies and organizations at WOW!Business, Zayo Group, Qwest Communications, Onfiber Communications, Level 3 Communications and MCI Communications.

Brad has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado, Monfort College of Business, where he is an active alumnus. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the University of Northern Colorado Montfort School of Business and supports the organization's entrepreneurial programs.

 

Tom Wilten, Chief Financial Officer

Tom Wilten, Chief Financial Officer

Tom is Online Tech's Chief Financial Officer, who has built his career around corporate finance and strategy. His previous experience includes Qwest Communications, where he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and strategic business review. Tom capped his career at Qwest by leading the process for the $22 billion merger with CenturyLink.

Tom holds an MBA in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in economics from Cornell University. In his spare time, he focuses on his family of three children, serves on the Board of Trustees for the Colorado/Wyoming Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Good Shepherd Foundation board, and has been a volunteer recreational soccer coach.

 

Nick Lumsden, Vice President of Technology and Product Strategy

Nick Lumsden, Vice President of Product Strategy and Technology

Nick has invested 20 years as a leader in early stage and growth companies, principally focused on healthcare, data analytics and cloud computing. He joined Online Tech in 2013, bringing a deep skill set in cloud infrastructure and development operations. Before Online Tech, Nick was one of the early engineers at Inovalon driving rapid-scale growth from a handful of employees to a multi-billion-dollar valuation during his seven-year tenure. There, he was responsible for the infrastructure organization, supporting more than 5,000 employees and one of the largest medical data sets in the U.S. He holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Michigan Technological University and is particularly active in entrepreneurial mentorship, serving as an advisor both in his capacity as a leader and as an alumnus. 

Nick is also a father, adventurer, bookworm, coffee-fueled-late-night coder, musician and weekend woodworker. When he's taking a break from enabling Online Tech's clients to transform their businesses, you'll find him exploring canyons or breaking things with his kids.

 

Jason Yaeger, Senior Director of Solutions Architecture

Jason Yaeger, Vice President of Business Development & Strategic Solutions

Jason is Online Tech’s Vice President of Business Development & Strategic Solutions, Risk Management Officer and Security Officer. In his seven-plus years at Online Tech, he has guided the company through successful completion of many audits, including SAS 70 Type I, SAS 70 Type II, SSAE 16, SOC 1-3, HIPAA, PCI 2.2, PCI 3.0 and Safe Harbor. In addition to overseeing solutions architecture across all of Online Tech’s data centers, Jason is also the vice president and founding member of the Southeast Michigan Chapter of 7x24 Exchange. Prior to Online Tech, he was manager of Internet operations at 20/20 Communications, where he spent eight years developing the company’s wireless and Internet initiatives.

Jason has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance and accounting from Eastern Michigan University.

 

Kathy Fox, Finance Manager

Kathy Fox, Vice President, Finance

Kathy joined Online Tech in 2015 and is the company’s Vice President of Finance, leading the development and management of industry-leading financial modeling, analytics, and tracking and forecasting data across all segments of the business. She came to Online Tech with extensive experience in finance, accounting, auditing, contracts, and financial operations, with more than 30 years across diverse industries such as technology, consulting, and government contracting.

Kathy holds a BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas, and she was a registered CPA for several years in the State of Texas.

 

Kurt Shaldenbrand, Product Design Manager

Kurt Schaldenbrand, Director of Product

Kurt has been delivering products that people love for more than 30 years. His experience spans a wide range of verticals, including healthcare, finance, staff, insurance and many others. Kurt insists that all Online Tech's products deliver exceptional experiences, from the moment clients first learn about them on the website or in a solution discussion, through deployment and on-boarding, right on through to how they show up on an invoice. 

Kurt holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Michigan, where he is also the head coach of the cycling team.

 

Cyndi Lyon, Director of Service Delivery

Cyndi Lyon, Director of Service Delivery

Cyndi brings over twenty years’ experience focused on improvement process and overall customer experience to Online Tech. She is responsible for managing and scaling the client services, deployments, and data center operations teams to better serve our clients. An enthusiast for first impressions and the overall customer experience, Cyndi is focused on creating a seamless customer-centric experience which brings together diverse internal expertise to establish best practices and simplify process for our customers. Before coming to Online Tech, she was the Director of Professional Services with Foresee, managing a team of analysts, setting the overall on-boarding strategy for customers, and building out the professional services consultant role and product offerings. Prior to that she was the Planning Director for the City of Romulus, where she established the city’s first Planning Department. Cyndi works out of the headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan, office and has an honors Bachelor degree from Eastern Michigan University.

When she is away from the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and heading north to enjoy the Michigan seasons.

 

Tim Bradley, Manager of Network Services

Tim Bradley, Senior Manager of Engineering

Tim has more than seven years of experience working in the IT and networking field. He began his career working at the help desk for Midland public schools before transitioning over to a managed service provider in the Tri-City area. Tim joined Online Tech in 2011 as a Network Administrator and has since gone on to design and deploy the core networks at each data center. He recently transitioned to the management team and currently leads the Network Services team.

Tim holds dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Network Administration and Network Security from Davenport University. He also holds Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) and Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) certifications.

 

Farooq Ahmed, Product Engineering Manager

Farooq Ahmed, Product Engineering Manager

Farooq has been with Online Tech since 2004 and currently is in charge of Product Engineering and manages product development. He is the chief architect of the OTPortal™ platform, Online Tech’s feature-rich dashboard that helps clients and delivers on-demand access to server monitoring, management and customer support. His career spans more than 18 years specializing in systems analysis, design, development and systems architecture. Farooq has previously designed components for online payment systems as well as the banking industry.

Farooq earned his undergraduate degree in math and physics as well as his master's in computer science, both from the University of Karachi.

 

Christopher Rizzo, Marketing Manager

Christopher Rizzo, Marketing Manager

Christopher has been with Online Tech since 2009 and is currently Online Tech's Marketing Manager. In his eight-plus years at Online Tech, he has been promoted five times and has led the company's main lead generation engine, the company website, for more than seven years. In addition to overseeing the marketing team, Chris is responsible for all aspects of Online Tech's brand and digital marketing promotion. Prior to Online Tech, he was a Research Assistant at the University of Michigan Survey of Consumers in the Institute of Social Research.

Chris holds Bachelors in Economics and Organizational Studies from the University of Michigan and is a guest speaker at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business Photography Club.

 

Stefan Richardson, Manager of Technical Services

Stefan Richardson, Manager of Client Services

Stefan comes to us with more than eight years of IT team management and client support experience, most recently as Field Services Supervisor with Anthelio Healthcare Solutions, where he hired and led a large team of field technicians supporting McLaren Healthcare Facilities customers across mid and southern Michigan. Previously, also at Anthelio, he held positions as a Customer Site Associate (training physicians on how to use EHR software) and Service Desk Team Lead (where he led a team of 40+ tier 1 and tier 2 service desk technicians).

 

Pawel Branski, Manager of Cloud Infrastructure

Pawel Branski, Manager of Cloud Infrastructure

Pawel has been with Online Tech since April 2015 and currently serves as Manager of Cloud Infrastructure, where he is responsible for creating and maintaining all backups and virtualization of Online Tech’s cloud systems. He works closely with solutions architects to provide client solutions for multi-tenant and private clouds. He also is responsible for implementing and maintaining business continuity for clients and Online Tech. Before coming to Online Tech, Pawel was the director of network operations and infrastructure for ForeSee Results in Ann Arbor, where he focused on all virtualization, storage, software and hardware needs. He has more than 15 years of experience with servers, virtualization technology and data center management.

Pawel has a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Eastern Michigan University.

 

Mike Feldkamp, Talent manager

Mike Feldkamp, Talent Manager

Mike officially joined Online Tech in April 2018 after 3.5 years as a third-party recruiter helping to find talent in this tight labor market. Mike’s 15 years of professional experience reads like someone who went to University of Michigan undergrad thinking he’d get into law school (that’s Mike!) – four years as an English teacher, a year in social media, driving and dispatching for a taxi company, and more than six years recruiting, specializing in IT. Not exactly a straight line to Online Tech, but one he’s happy has brought him here.

Mike’s BA in English Language and Literature is good for proof of solid book recommendations and grammar corrections. He will visibly cringe when he hears someone say “I seen it” or “Irregardless.” An insufferable music addict, Mike strangely struggles to keep a beat, although he does clap on the 2s and 4s. He enjoys golf, international travel, and keeping up with…his young nephews.

 

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