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About Us

PTP is a company of enablers.  Our customers are innovators that do not have time to wait on technology and turn to PTP to assess, design, manage and optimize their technology in the cloud.  We are passionate about meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations and advocating on their behalf.

Who are we? Cloud experts. Industry veterans. Champions of game-changing innovation.

Our Team

Ethan Simmons   

Managing Partner
Simmons started his IT career in the early 90s, working for several leading-edge companies that provided him exposure to some of the early Internet networking technologies. In 1996, Simmons co-founded his first company, NetTeks, focusing on helping businesses adopt VoIP and virtualization solutions. In late 2008, Simmons successfully managed the acquisition of NetTeks

Gary Derheim  

Vice President, Marketing & Business Development
Starting his career in direct sales roles in manufacturing, logistics and technology, Derheim learned consultative selling and problem solving. This led to leadership roles in Business and Product Development, responsible for crafting service logistics outsourcing contracts with major computer manufacturers such as Apple, HP and MicronPC.

Eric Ransden  

Director, Account Services
Ransden started his career in IT in the financial services industry in the early 90s where he led the adoption and integration of client server computing and leading-edge networking technologies. As Manager of Technology Services, he was responsible for the corporate infrastructure, data center, network, help desk, application deployment, and corporate

Mike McElaney  

Vice President, Sales
McElaney started his sales career in telecommunications at RCN/UltraNet in 1996, selling voice services and Internet connectivity to commercial and higher-ed clients in the Boston area. In 2002, he joined AT&T’s Enterprise sales team in Boston, where he focused on providing complex WAN and hosting solutions to Fortune 1000 clients. In 2004, with VoIP and security

Dan Lattuada  

Director, Operations
With a background in engineering and project management, Lattuada began his career in the mid-2000s as a project manager for a cloud-based unified communications provider. In 2007, he joined NetTeks, progressing to the lead of the regional PMO (after NetTeks was acquired by INX).

Our Strategic Partners

Our Community Involvement

Our mission is to help companies that change the world, but that change begins in our own communities with our “PTP Gives Back” efforts. Through these initiatives our teams have stocked the shelves at food banks, sorted supplies for disaster relief and adopted families to share holiday cheer.

PTP Gives Back – American Cancer Society Hope Lodge

The PTP Gives Back team was honored to have the opportunity to provide dinner and entertainment to the guests and caregivers at the American Cancer Society (ACS) Hope Lodge in Boston, MA.  The Hope Lodge provides the opportunity for organizations like PTP to plan,...

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PTP Gives Back – Matthew 25: Ministries

The PeakPlus team out of PTP's Cincinnati, OH office came together last week with a repeat of service assisting the great work of the Matthew 25: Ministries.  With a desire to support our local communities, PTP actively works with Matthew 25: Ministries which is based...

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PTP Gives Back: 2019 Efforts

Throughout the year, PTP identifies opportunities to help those in need and give back to the communities in which we work. The holiday season is when help is especially needed, and our Cincinnati and Norwood teams, along with our families, spend a day of service with...

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PTP Gives Back: Norwood Food Pantry

The Pinnacle Technology Partners (PTP) teams in Norwood, MA and Cincinnati, OH continued to deliver on the PTP goal of making an impact in our communities and giving back to our fellow community members. Our HQ team in Norwood, MA supported the Norwood Food Pantry by...

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