LEADERSHIP

Jim Millican

President

Shortly after graduating from The College of Wooster, Jim Millican went to work for a small IT service provider in a sales and marketing position. In that job, he found that working on the technology was way more fun than selling it. And he struck out on his own.

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Travis Grundke

Executive Vice President

A graduate of The College of Wooster, Travis studied International Relations, Spanish and economics. Following college he worked in retail before heading back overseas to Spain for graduate school while acting as the facilities manager for The Hiram House during breaks back in the US. While he developed a great appreciation for Jamón Serano, olive oil and marcona olives he missed leading a team and solving problems.

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Jim Millican

President

Shortly after graduating from The College of Wooster, Jim Millican went to work for a small IT service provider in a sales and marketing position. In that job, he found that working on the technology was way more fun than selling it. And he struck out on his own.

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Travis Grundke

Vice President, Operations

A graduate of The College of Wooster, Travis studied International Relations, Spanish and economics. Following college he worked in retail before heading back overseas to Spain for graduate school while acting as the facilities manager for The Hiram House during breaks back in the US. While he developed a great appreciation for Jamón Serano, olive oil and marcona olives he missed leading a team and solving problems.

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Jim Abbott

VP, Client Solutions

Abbott or Abbey as he’s known around our offices (since there was already a Jim on board and the founder takes precedence) is a lifelong resident of the Cleveland area, and he’s also our Grillmaster in Chief. He came to Ashton in 2014 with a wealth of sales and marketing experience, which is precisely why he’s our sales and marketing manager.

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Laura Fisher

VP, Client Services

Laura began her Ashton career as our ‘house mother’ (service coordinator) and quickly worked her way up the ranks to Service Manager. A former collegiate lacrosse player (and another College of Wooster alum), she’s all about customer service and building a team. Positivity is key, and Laura’s mantra is “Today is going to be the best day of the year!”

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Lisa Kontorchik

VP, Business Administration

One of the longest-serving members of the team. She’s a Midwesterner who loves oceans, and a Clevelander who loves the Steelers (we let that slide).

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Jim Abbott

Sales & Marketing Manager

Abbott or Abbey as he’s known around our offices (since there was already a Jim on board and the founder takes precedence) is a lifelong resident of the Cleveland area, and he’s also our Grillmaster in Chief. He came to Ashton in 2014 with a wealth of sales and marketing experience, which is precisely why he’s our sales and marketing manager.

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Laura Fisher

Service Manager

Laura began her Ashton career as our ‘house mother’ (service coordinator) and quickly worked her way up the ranks to Service Manager. A former collegiate lacrosse player (and another College of Wooster alum), she’s all about customer service and building a team. Positivity is key, and Laura’s mantra is “Today is going to be the best day of the year!”

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Lisa Kontorchik

Office Manager

One of the longest-serving members of the team. She’s a Midwesterner who loves oceans, and a Clevelander who loves the Steelers (we let that slide).

TEAM

Justin G.

SYSTEMS ENGINEER

Energetic, Eager, Persistent

AKA “Gally” or “Thurston”.  Barbecue and Browns fan, companion of German Shepard, Ruby. Considers computers a hobby, as well as a profession. Supports several cancer research charities.

Justin O.

SENIOR ENGINEER

Traveler, Thrill Seeker, Warranty Voider

A.k.a. “Joaks,” an email address that stuck. Interested in cars, autocross, audio equipment, music, movies. Cat owner, Dad. Pre-IT jobs included selling pool tables and hot tubs.

Pete

SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Persistent, Steady, Conservative

Long-time golfer, also took up Tae Kwan Do with his daughters. Fan of the Buckeyes, steak and the Special Olympics. Earned bachelor’s in Business & Psychology.

Anthony

SENIOR ENGINEER (TECHNICAL LEAD)

Fun(ny), Friendly, Tall-ish

A.k.a Cold Cheese, The Collector, “Hey, yo Tony.” Favorite food: “Pasta, naturally.” When not walking Toro The Weiner Dog, he’s tackling DIY projects at home, or bowling

Francisco

SALES REP

Energetic, Positive, Funny

Married father of three crazy kids who keep him on his toes. Loves sports and still plays recreationally, whenever possible. Enjoys taking on new challenges and finding ways to better himself. Referred to as the PuertoVegan.

Bret

SENIOR ENGINEER

Determined, Independent, Reliable

Coming Soon

Adam

SYSTEMS ENGINEER

Curious, Interested, Persistent

Happy father and husband. Second generation computer engineer. Enjoys motorcycles and music in his spare time.

Tyler

ENGINEER

Patient, Friendly, Kind

When not working, into archery, camping, video games, cars and animals. Studied advertising and marketing in college and trained to be an air traffic controller before moving to IT. Too many office nicknames to list.

Tom

ENGINEER

Ambitious, Honest, Loyal

Coast Guard veteran. Gave his dogs pop culture-inspired names: Dexter, Jarvis and Jango Fetch. Favorite team: The Avengers. IT career grew out of his interest in gaming.

Cat

MARKETING & SALES ASSOCIATE

Attentive, Enthusiastic, Outgoing

Retired college basketball player.  Earned her Bachelor’s Degree from The College of Wooster in Communications Studies.  Enjoys traveling, cheering for the Chicago Bears, and making pancakes.

Sam

ENGINEER

Dedicated, Trustworthy, Productive

Played drums in multiple bands. Loves steak and potatoes. Strangest job was at a pizza parlor- ask him about it!

David

ENGINEER

Monster, Bubbles, Dependable

Known as ‘Stiles’ or ‘Bubbles’. Video game enthusiast. Grew up playing soccer, good enough to be invited to play in Austria, until he was temporarily paralyzed.

Tom E.

ENGINEER EMERITUS/SECURITY TRAINER

Inquisitive, Loyal, Teacher

Over 30 years doing user support and he still enjoys helping people solve technical problems. Loves teaching, so Security Awareness Training is still on his schedule. Enjoys scuba diving and bird watching.

Jarred

ENGINEER

Composed, Rational, Witty

Rock music enthusiast. Books are always better than tv/movies. Likes to travel but happy to stay at home. Loves wrestling and football.

Dan

ENGINEER

Determined, Independent, Reliable

Enjoys the outdoors and enduring Cleveland’s tough weather. Hobbies include eating, gaming, exploring new places.  Thinks he was a police dispatcher in a previous life.  Adorable animals are his weakness.

Jeff

ENGINEER

Calm, Curious, Hungry

Known internally as ‘Silent P’ (ask him).  Enjoys sports, video games, and passing time with a good IPA. Is terrible at tennis but will sweat it out nonetheless.

Tony

SYSTEMS ENGINEER

Pertinacious, Philosopher, Farmer

Details coming soon.

Systems Engineer

SYSTEMS ENGINEER (OPEN)

Collaborative, Flexible, Curious

If you’re a great communicator, have outstanding attention to detail, and have the necessary technical skills, we’d love to chat with you.  We’re always looking for outstanding talent!  https://www.ashtonsolutions.com2019/06/12/it-systems-engineer/

Support Engineer

SUPPORT ENGINEER (Open)

Troubleshooter, Tenacious, Listener

We’re always searching for talented team players.  If you’re looking for variety in a rewarding position, and have the right technical skills, we’d love to hear from you. https://www.ashtonsolutions.com2019/01/01/it-support-engineer-2/

Caleb

ENGINEER (INTERN)

Kind, Composed, Thankful

Currently studying Networking and Cyber Security at The University of Akron.  Loves blasting a tuba in the UA Marching Band.  Reads poetry in his free time.