Who We Are
In 2008, we started specializing in cloud technology. These tools saw us design public, private and hybrid cloud solutions for emerging and mid-sized companies seeking to protect critical server data like financials, email messages, databases, etc. They also reduced operational costs in server backup and recovery.
The Solutions Team offers ultra-secure, multi-million dollar, high-redundancy data centers readily accessible to our clients, unlike the alternatives. Our clients receive all of the benefits of an in-house information system and more diverse platform availability for a significantly lower cost of ownership.
Todd Gooden has always been driven. In 1996, he received the Mississippi Business Journal's ''Top 40 under 40'' distinction—awarded annually to rising business leaders throughout the state. He was twenty-four at the time, making him the youngest person to receive the award.
Two decades and three companies later, he recently received the prestigious award of The Most Successful Entrepreneurs of 2018 by Beyond Exclamation Magazine.
In 1995, Todd founded Consultrix Technologies, a technology services firm in Jackson, Mississippi. Under his leadership as President and CEO, the company was named in Mississippi Business Journal's list of 40 Fastest Growing Businesses five years in a row and reached annual revenue heights of $9 million per year before its sale in December 2006.
Nowadays, Todd remains driven for a good cause. The Solutions Team provides IT services in the healthcare, dental and legal fields, assisting 2.5 million patients and clients each year to receive care from their physicians and counsel. Todd was recognized by the Mississippi Business Journal as one of the state's top CEOs of the Year for 2020. As founder and CEO, Todd's goal is to increase the company's reach and touch 25 million lives each year by 2025.
''When you have a service that helps doctors, dentists and veterinarians in providing care, it would be wrong not to share it,'' Todd says.
Todd's drive expands beyond work. He's an avid whitetail hunter and enjoys all things outdoors, like boating, camping, golf and football. He lives in Brandon, MI, with his wife, Mrs. Brandi Gooden, with whom he has four children.
Shane Fowler is our team's chief technology officer. He handles all aspects of technological planning and design for the firm, including project timelines, knowledge transfer and duties to other members of the technology team.
Mr. Fowler is an IT veteran with 18 years of experience in the field. He was a Senior Data Engineer for Switching/Routing Technologies for Carousel industries in North America. He was responsible for disaster planning, and he designed customer networks for voice and data integration. He would also serve post-sale equipment installation and programming. A man of many hats, Mr. Fowler was the company's VMWare pre-sales engineer for the southeast United States.
Before working with Carousel, Mr. Fowler was the Technical Services Manager for Pearl River Resort in Philadelphia, MI. He led the IT staff during the construction and launch of the Golden Moon Hotel and Casino in 2002. Working on a tight schedule for all planning and installation, his team designed, built and installed a data center consisting of 4 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 is The Solutions Team's Director of Technology Development. He is responsible for engineering and integrating customized cloud hosting and managed service solutions for our clients. His Unix expertise and more than a decade of leadership experience speak for themselves.
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 the Application Support Specialist (SDS, CMP, CMS Administration) for Pearl River Resort in Philadelphia, Miss.