Todd Gooden: Chief Executive Officer
Todd Gooden is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Solutions Team. Under his leadership, since forming in 2007, the company has already amassed a sizeable portfolio of emerging to mid-sized business clientele from across the United States. His responsibilities include developing and implementing the firm's strategic vision, while working closely with business partners and resellers to ensure customer needs are thoroughly met.
Mr. Gooden brings more than 22 years of professional engineering and technology consulting experience to the firm. In 1995, he founded Consultrix Technologies, a full service technology services firm in Jackson, Mississippi. As the President and Chief Executive Officer, he served as the driving force behind the company's vision and growth, ultimately reaching annual revenue heights of $9 Million before its sale in December 2006. For five straight years, from 2002 – 2006, the company was named to the KPMG, LLC, and Mississippi Business Journal's list of Mississippi's “40 Fastest Growing Businesses.” Only companies increasing their annual revenue over the previous year are eligible for consideration. At the age of 24, Mr. Gooden received the Mississippi Business Journal's “Top 40 under 40” distinction – awarded annually to rising business leaders throughout the state. At that time, he was the youngest person to ever receive the award.
Shane Fowler: Chief Technology Officer
Shane Fowler is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of The Solutions Team. He is responsible for all aspects of technological planning and design for the firm, including project timelines, knowledge transfer and duties to other members of the technology team.
An IT veteran with more than 18 years or professional experience, Mr. Fowler served as a Senior Data Engineer for Switching/Routing Technologies for Carousel Industries of North America prior to co-founding The Solutions Team. His responsibilities included disaster planning and design of customer networks for voice and data integration, as well as post-sale equipment installation and programming. He also served as the company's VMWare pre-sales engineer for the southeast United States.
Prior to his stint with Carousel, Mr. Fowler served as the Technical Services Manager for Pearl River Resort in Philadelphia, Mississippi. He managed an IT staff of 13 during the construction and launch of the Golden Moon Hotel and Casino in 2002. During this period, on a compressed timeline for all planning and installations, he managed the design, build and installation of a data center consisting of four network locations, 600 computers, 45 servers and 2,000 slot machines.
Mr. Fowler holds numerous professional accreditations, including his distinction as an Extreme Networks Design Engineer, a Meru Networks Certified Design Engineer, and a Microsoft Certified System Engineer.
Mike Clark: Director of Technology Development
Mike Clark serves as Director of Technology Development for The Solutions Team. A Unix expert with more than a decade of IT leadership experience, Mike is responsible for engineering and integrating customized ‘cloud’ hosting and managed services solutions for The Solutions TEAM’s clientele.
Prior to joining The Solutions TEAM, Mike served as Director of Information Technology for Grand Station Hotel and Casino in Vicksburg, Miss. He also served for nearly a decade as Application Support Specialist (SDS, CMP, CMS Administration) for Pearl River Resort in Philadelphia, Miss.
Shane Adams: Director of Security
Shane Adams serves as Director of Security for The Solutions TEAM. A veteran IT executive with more than 21 years of leadership experience, Mr. Adams is responsible for engineering and integrating customized ‘cloud’ based security solutions for The Solutions TEAM’s clients, particularly those representing the healthcare, legal, gaming and hospitality industries.
During his career, Mr. Adams has developed effective Information Security programs for organizations based on globally recognized control frameworks from the SANS Institute,
National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) and Payment Card Industry Council (PCI).
Prior to joining The Solutions TEAM, he served as Director of IT Engineering for Pearl River Resort in Philadelphia, Miss., where he developed the company’s information security strategy using a suite of industry leading products and solutions as well as implementing extensive operational policies and controls.
Steven Brantley: Production Team Manager
Steven Brantley serves as Production Team Manager for The Solutions TEAM. He oversees customer service and support for The Solutions TEAM’s clients. A veteran IT executive with more than 10 years of experience, Mr. Brantley has previously served as Network Technician for The Solutions TEAM since joining the firm in 2014.
Jacob Newton: Business Consultant Manager
Jacob Newton serves as a Business Consultant for The Solutions Team. A veteran business development executive with more than 7 years of experience in sales, Mr. Newton's responsibilities include developing and maintaining relationships with potential and existing clientele, as it relates to development, support and integration of the company’s products and services.