Team

Team 2018-09-11T20:00:10+00:00
Kurt Stein Vista Tech Solutions

Kurt Stein – East Coast
President and Founder

Strategic, Proven

Provides operational excellence and best-of-class technical experience, with an in-depth understanding of industry stakeholders. Sixteen+ years as a Client Business Manager in the Enterprise segment of AT&T, honed Kurt’s customer/client-facing skills. The prerequisites of this role were a strong technical background, an understanding of all AT&T’s products and services, and an ability to implement his client’s strategies through collaboration with IT Teams, as well as their Executive Management Teams.

What Drives  Kurt

Kurt is passionate about delivering a superior experience to his clients and partners. It was for this reason that Kurt founded Vista Tech Solutions, it’s foundation rests on his many years as an AT&T management and complex sales professional, which has catapulted Vista Tech’s success alongside a team of highly-experienced professionals who continue that vision. Kurt prides himself in the strong relationships he has built in the industry and leverages this ecosystem to develop long-term, cost-efficient solutions for his customers.

Core Competencies/Traits: 

Kurt’s comprehension of AT&T’s products from Network Based Firewalls, Web Security Services, to AT&T Consulting’s Social Engineering Audits, to PCI Engagements, Cloud offerings, Mobility and Wide Area Networks (MPLS/Switched Ethernet), makes him your go-to person for data, connectivity, and virtual solutions.

    • Highly self-motivated, dedicated and analytical
    • Adept in fast-paced working environments
    • Exceptional at problem-solving and operational management
    • Solid budgeting and financial analysis experience for planning and development
    • Cross-functional team and workflow management

Top Performer highlights as a Client Business Manager:

    • 2004 – 2009      120% to 159% Revenue Growth Attainment
    • 4 Time Gold Club Winner (Top 20%) of the AT&T Business Sales Force 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
    • 1 Time Leaders Council Winner (Top 2%) of the AT&T Business Sales Force, 2004

Top Performer highlights as a DNAE:

    • 1999 – 2003      25% to 210% Quota Attainment / 110% to 200% Revenue Growth Attainment
    • 2 Time Gold Club Winner (Top 20%) of the AT&T Business Sales Force 2000, 2001
    • 1 Time Leaders Council Winner (Top 2%) of the AT&T Business Sales Force, 2001
K Stein Vista Tech Solutions

Kiersten Stein – West Coast
Director, Operations and Information Systems

Insight. Impact. Excellence.

A 35-year, strategic solutions veteran whose passion runs deep for prototyping and taking technological models to the next level. Kiersten owned and operated a full-service design, marketing and multimedia agency for more than 20 years with past clients such as TimeLife, Standard Microsystems, Schein Pharmaceutical, Pall Corp., Dell, and Epson. As an Executive V.P., V.P. of Marketing for an international firm, she was focused on custom products spanning diverse industries and countries within the music and packaging industry. Kiersten also co-founded a full-service event company, an international mentoring program, and was a Channel Art Director in a high-tech publishing firm. Kiersten’s operational and entrepreneurial experience, with a degree in Business Information Systems and a focus on international management, allowed for an easy transition into the role of operations director and the navigation of industry systems and products. 

What Drives  Kiersten

“Cost-benefit is measured by the value of leverage a company acquires”

Core Competencies/Traits:

    • Innovative personality and collaborative acumen
    • Convergent web solutions, e-commerce, mobile
    • CRM, CMS, database design and maintenance
    • In-depth customer and client-facing experience (small to enterprise level)
    • Company growth strategies and assessment
    • Cross-functional team and workflow management

Career Successes

Cutting-edge: Devised and customized various virtual reality environments for companies such as Nikon, as a key source for branding, personalization, and profitability to uniquely market mainstream products; retail and e-business customer conversions of 38%+

Pioneering: Spearheaded product development initiatives for the music and spoken word industries. Patented media storage and packaging products utilizing recyclable materials; streamlined design to reduce overall industry production costs by 30%, amounting to B2B-B2C cost-savings ranging in millions.

Authority: Received the Retailers Choice Award of Distinction for the marketing of innovative products

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Christine Atchley – Mid West
Director of Accounts

Experienced, Vested

Christine has worked in telecommunications for more than 20 years and has learned the Industry from the ground up. She held numerous positions in AT&T as an Account Executive for AT&T Acquisition Sales Hunter Primary Business Accounts and for local services as part of the first sales team in Kansas City to begin selling local access to AT&T customers after the acquisition of Teleport Communications. She provided sales support and training for AT&T as an Onboard Trainer and Support Liaison for new hires, and as an AT&T Alliance Channel Technical Support Manager for Voice and Data Services, she managed a post-sales team responsible for expedite and escalations to assist in missed, critical events as well as the initiation of customer non-standard deliveries. Christine’s skill sets have also been honed in process management as a Lead Project Manager of Network Services and an Operations Manager for an AT&T Solution Provider back office.

What Drives Christine

Professionally, Christine is motivated by problem-resolution and providing a solution that meets, or exceeds a customer’s expectations. When she can flawlessly execute a solution, it generates a high level of personal reward, as well as customer satisfaction. It is very satisfying she says, “when a customer associates me and our company with excellent customer service.”

Core Competencies/Traits:

        • Network services project management
        • Technical support management for voice and data services
        • Contract generation
        • Pricing guidance, approvals and research
        • Well-versed in AT&T systems
        • Personnel training

Professional affiliations
AT&T Certified Solutions Selling Expert

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Lance Powell – Mid West
Director of Enterprise Communications

Motivated, Results-oriented

Lance—Mobility and Network Certified 2017-2018—prides himself on his diverse skill set acquired through his experiences with retail, medical, and technology. While at Sears Holdings, Lance brought in the highest sales volume of any sales consultant in his region, two years in a row. At Bako Integrated Physician Solutions, Lance managed the Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi territories and served as the liaison between the Pathology Lab, Dermatologists, and Podiatrists that the lab assisted. For more than 5 years at AT&T, he held various technical and direct roles concerning customer interaction, from managing multi-million dollar accounts to product specialization. Lance was awarded numerous merits and exceeded his business goals year-over-year. Through these involvements, Lance has distinguished himself with the ability to manage, engage, and strengthen relationships with customers as well as peers.

What Drives Lance

His family is his number one motivator on a daily basis. A close second, is his eagerness to contribute to his Partners meeting and exceeding their personal and professional goals.

Core Competencies/Traits:

          • High degree of mobility experience and knowledge
          • Efficient customer analysis capabilities
          • Effective in developing sales presentations
          • Skilled in partnering with C-Level executives
          • Cool and comfortable under pressure
          • High energy/optimistic approach to business process

Career Successes
AT&T Run Through the Warehouse (2015)
Over 300% of Quota Attainment in all Categories (2013)

Professional affiliations
AT&T Business Sales Leadership Program

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Beau Hernandez – East Coast
Director of Business Development

Energetic, Detail-oriented

Beau’s background is in Finance and his experience spans resource and personnel management, customer care and support. He has been a registered representative of The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and has held a Series 7 license (general securities representative (GS) license) and has been a Series 63 Uniform Securities Agent Licensed Financial Consultant. Beau has consistently placed in the top 5% of Top Producers Tier, out of 1000 Reps, during his years with Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services. He has also been involved in the sale of several successful IPOs such as, WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment), Krispy Kreme, and Cleveland Indians.

What Drives Beau

His children and family drive him; setting a good example for his children especially regarding work ethic and communication.

Core Competencies/Traits:

          • Ethical and driven
          • Collaborative, great people skills
          • Quick learner, methodical
          • Visionary

Successes
Recognized ICOS Pharma, and its Compound IC351 as Powerful Client Opportunities, long before the compound was FDA approved for production.

Professional affiliations
Certified Telecom Solutions Professional (Intelisys Certification – Complete)
Cloud Computing Solutions Professional (Intelisys Certification In Progress)
Former Series 7, Series 63 Licensed Financial Consultant
Former NYS, NJ Licensed Mortgage Originator

Rakesh Patel – East Coast
Director of Infrastructure Solutions

Experienced, Innovative

Rakesh Patel is a seasoned IT executive with expertise in all facets of IT infrastructure. Rakesh was a Senior Director of Global Infrastructure Architecture and Network Operations for 10 years with Liz Claiborne/Kate Spade & Company. In this role Rakesh built multiple “A” teams while reducing expenses across the infrastructure landscape. He’s skilled in email solutions, retail financial transformation initiatives, storage, datacenter consolidation, and IT service management.

What Drives Rakesh

Technological challenges and collaboration, increasing efficiency.

Core Competencies/Traits:

          • Strategic, motivated, leading-edge
          • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
          • Microsoft Certified Professional Plus Internet
          • VMWare Certified Professional

Successes:

“Rakesh has the ability to asses any challenge holistically, managing all aspects of a project and is tenacious in getting the job done right. Most of all, he is a great person to work with.”

Global Network – Rakesh led an initiative that replaced the global MPLS network with an IPSEC VPN solution reducing network costs by 50% and increasing redundancy by 100%.

WAN Acceleration – Implemented a strong network performance for remote users which increased by 10.

Mobility – Introduced the use of iPads in retail locations allowing for optimal customer engagement. In addition to iPads, Rakesh was able to reduce mobility costs 60% by implementing data pooling plans.

Security – In addition to participating in yearly PCI filings, Rakesh spearheaded the implementation of ForeScout Network Access Control. Implementing NAC provided immediate visibility to all devices connected to the network. In addition, the implementation was able to provide real-time status of a device.

Serviceability – Rakesh partnered with HR to optimize new hire on-boarding from two weeks to two days.

Data Centers – Virtualization is a key benefit to having multiple Data Centers. Under Rakesh’s leadership the disparate Data Centers acted as one. Technologies implemented were Cisco Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV), EMC VPLEX, VMware virtualization. OTV, allowed subnets to span multiple locations. VPLEX, allowed for synchronous replication of data, virtualization allowed for more optimal use of hardware.

End-User Computing – By applying the appropriate equipment, teams were able to improve productivity by more than 30%.

VISTA TECH SOLUTIONS

A Master Agent for Telecom Services and Cyber Security, we help Enterprise companies sort through complex technology offers to implement the right wired and wireless solutions for their business

ATT Bronze Solution Provider Champion

CONTACT US

  • Holmdel, NJ
  • 732.526.4240
  • support@vistatechsolutions.com

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