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

We work with innovative companies to help them access, optimize, govern and secure their mission-critical cloud environments, so they can go about their business of bringing breakthrough products to market more rapidly. We actively monitor your environment, provide you with critical alerting, and provide actionable performance reports. And we do this 24x7x365.

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.

Rick Pitcairn

Vice President, Managed Services

Pitcairn is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in IT, specializing in managed services and leadership. Pitcairn began his career as an engineer, quickly climbing the ranks, learning multiple technologies while showcasing his talent and expertise to deliver successful outcomes and solutions.

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.

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