Creative Technology Partners – Simplifying your complex IT infrastructure
Creative Technology Partners was founded with one goal in mind: to remove the complexity surrounding wide area networking. For over 30 years, CTP has been designing, implementing and managing complex IT environments for some of the nation’s largest enterprises—while keeping it simple on the client side.
As technology has evolved, so have our capabilities, supported by our exceptional team of client success managers, NOC and advanced engineers. Our strong strategic partnerships in the IT industry have helped us deliver creative solutions to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing marketplace and technical environment.
"Partnering with Creative Technology Partners allowed us to meet critical deadlines in our port upgrade project that was part of a broader retail store re-design. Their flexibility played a critical role in our ability to successfully complete over 400 demarc extensions and circuit installs in just two weeks."
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We help enterprises adopt software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solutions and manage the entire life cycle of their next-generation network. Our "total solution" approach and focus on customer satisfaction means that you can focus on your business while our team handles your IT project, start to finish. Our approach includes:
- Review application and business requirements
- Benchmark current state network and application utilization
- Develop next-generation network roadmap
- Oversee SD-WAN evaluation and proofs of concept (POCs)
- Source and manage deployment of SD-WAN, internet, and wireless services
- 'Round-the-clock' SD-WAN and network management services through ADNet, our customized network management platform
- Provide a single source of truth portal for all networks and management services
- Zero-downtime and Bill Guarantee SLAs.
RJ Chapple President
In addition to leading the team’s vision and execution, RJ is responsible for maintaining and growing business relationships with both clients and strategic business partners. A member of Creative Technology Partners’ Board of Directors, he reports directly to the chairman.
RJ joined CTP’s National Account Management division in 1995; he was promoted to vice president of sales in 2004 and president in 2009. Prior to CTP, RJ held various management positions with Avis, including regional director of operations.
RJ received a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communication from Ohio University.
Rick Duran Executive Vice President
Rick is responsible for leading the sales efforts in support of CTP’s expansion and growth. As a member of the executive team, Rick is also responsible for key business partnerships and evaluating new service offerings for introduction to the marketplace.
An 18-year-plus veteran of the technology industry, Rick has extensive experience in communications and hardware solutions. Before joining CTP in 2009, he held numerous positions with AT&T, including leadership of the AT&T Premier Client Group for South Texas, a $331-million business unit. Before AT&T, Rick was regional manager with Cisco Systems, one of several executive positions he has held in telecommunications.
Rick received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Houston.
John Costoulas Chief Operating Officer
John leads company operations including professional services, contract management, sales and network engineering, project management, IT operations and IT strategy.
A 40-year veteran of the technology industry, John joined CTP in 2005 after serving as US director and VP of information technology for Omni Offices/HQ and then CIO for the Americas at Regus. For 21 years before that he worked in various technical and managerial positions within Wisconsin Bell, Southern Bell, AT&T and BellSouth.
John is a US Army veteran, with service in Vietnam.
Kirsten Neeley Corporate Controller
Kirsten is responsible for the company's financial statements, general ledger, cost accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budgeting, tax compliance, and various special analyses. She is a financial leader with over 10 years of executive experience in the technology industry. Prior to her current role, she served as a controller for an Atlanta-based multi-business corporation. Kirsten holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from Kaplan University.
Brian Fleming Vice President, Service Delivery
Brian manages the day-to-day operations of the network operation center and our Network Engineering team. As a member of the executive leadership team, he proactively supports business goals and objectives through operational procedures that improve the customer experience through people, process and technology.
As a 30-year-plus veteran in the information technology industry, Brian has extensive experience in delivering and supporting IT solutions to meet customer and business requirements. He has held numerous positions with Lendlease, a multi-national construction, property and infrastructure firm, including leading the Global Infrastructure Management and 7x24 Service Management & Delivery teams. He also led the IT Operations Transformation function which improved operational efficiency, agility, flexibility and cost-effectiveness.
Joe McKinney Vice President, Advanced Services
At CTP, Joe manages a broad portfolio of services and solutions for enterprise and growth markets. He also oversees a company-wide initiative that drives leadership in several areas of private and public cloud environments while combining research, development, product management, solutions engineering, sales and marketing.
Joe, who has 16 years’ experience in the software industry, previously worked in sales, marketing and product management for companies including CA, Compuware, Visual Networks, Brix Networks, Narus and OPNET Technologies.
Kevin Hyed Director of Sales Engineering & Solutions Architecture
Kevin provides engineering design and support for sales and operations in addition to providing direction and leadership to the engineering and project management teams. A member of the executive committee that researches, reviews and operationalizes new products and services, he reports to the COO.
Kevin, who began his professional IT career at CTP in 1989, has over 23 years of IT experience in WAN/LAN design, deployment and WAN, and application support using Cisco, Adtran, Juniper, SonicWall, OPNET and other applications.
Joshua Peterson Senior Solutions Architect
Joshua assists with the research, review and analysis of new products and services that leverage the latest technology. He reports directly to the Executive Vice President.
Joshua has been with CTP for 14 years and has extensive knowledge of the management platform, client solutions, and operations within the network operations center and engineering departments. During his tenure, he has moved through various roles within the NOC and network engineering before moving into a leadership role and providing a best-in-class experience to our clients. This enables Joshua to advise our clients on best practices and how to increase their network’s efficiencies and management, as well as recommend newer technologies that could allow higher availability, increased bandwidth and a more seamless solution to their current environment.