Born in the cloud and 100% focused on AWS, Trek10 specializes in leveraging the absolute best tools and AWS platform services to design, build, and support cutting-edge solutions for our clients. We are widely regarded as a global thought leader in the serverless space, and our team is one of the foremost experts in the development and implementation of complete serverless applications, with multiple enterprise deployments under our belt supporting use-cases such as IoT, media management, data-processing pipelines, and more.
In addition to designing and building solutions for our clients, Trek10 also supports AWS environments via Trek10 CloudOps, a 24/7 managed service tailored specifically for AWS deployments. Backed by a technical response team fully staffed by AWS certified rockstars, Trek10 CloudOps provides proactive monitoring, automation, and management for over 50 global clients. Massive scalability, heavy automation, and remarkably low operating costs are our hallmarks.
Jim Abercrombie spent the last 12 years involved in the financial markets in Chicago. During this time Jim personally traded over 800 billion dollars of US Treasury securities. In addition to trading Jim has significant experience valuing and investing in companies, from start-ups to well established businesses. He brings deep financial knowledge and business strategy experience to the Trek10 team. Jim has a bachelor's degree in Economics from Wabash College and he is a CFA Charterholder. Jim is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect.
Michael is a senior at Indiana University majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Mathematics. Through extra-curricular pursuits and previous experience working with cutting edge technologies, Michael has (already) accumulated a wealth of experience. Michael started with Trek10 as an intern for the summer of 2017, working primarily on the AWSume project and other high-value internal projects for Trek10’s Professional Services and CloudOps teams. He has a strong foundation in Computer Science, and is very eager to learn new things. Michael enjoys combining what he’s learned into building something amazing.
James Bowyer graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Computer Science, and brings to Trek10 expertise in security and automation from his experience working under an ISSO in a traditional data center setting in Maui, HI. James is focused on applying his knowledge alongside established best practices to better leverage next-gen tools and AWS services, specifically AWS Lambda, on behalf of Trek10's CloudOps clients. When not experimenting with new technology, James enjoys watching football, playing cards, and writing. James is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect.
Prior to joining Trek10, Forrest spent several years leading AWS and serverless engineering projects at Infor. He understands the challenges faced by enterprises moving to the cloud and loves building solutions that provide maximum business value for minimal cost. An enthusiastic contributor to the broader cloud community through blogging and speaking, Forrest interviews the top names in cloud for his "Serverless Superheroes" series at A Cloud Guru and also creates their "FaaS and Furious" cartoon series. Forrest holds a master's degree in computer science from Georgia Tech and is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect.
Paul Brenner, Ph.D., PE is the Associate Director for Notre Dame’s Center for Research Computing (CRC) and a scientific advisor for Trek10. He is a published expert in the field of HPC on IaaS platforms. Dr. Brenner is also an Assistant Professor in Notre Dame’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering, as well as an Engineering Office & Squadron Commander in the US Air Force Reserves. Dr. Brenner conducts HPC research as well as grant development to grow the computational infrastructure of the CRC.
A little more on Aaron is coming soon. Until then, let's just say that Aaron specializes in leveraging the absolute best tools and AWS platform services to design, build, and support serverless and event-driven architectures for our customers. Aaron an AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional and an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional.
Nick Caston has over 15 years of business development and B2B marketing experience with SaaS products and managed services. He brings a rich history of brand development and awareness creation to the team and leads the marketing and sales efforts at Trek10. Nick graduated from the University of Notre Dame with degrees in Marketing and Computer Applications, and is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect.
Brandy brings 20 years of experience in customer support, web development, R&D, business development, sales, quality control, and management to Trek10. She served Bashpole Software for seven years and eventually led them as President and COO. She has experience and has professionally tutored college students in System Modeling and Design, Database Management, and Web Development. She previously offered web-based consulting services and has served as a technical executive. She holds a Bachelor’s in Web Development and a MBA.
Prior to joining Trek10, Shane served as Chief Operating Officer of Global Access Point. During his tenure, he closed debt and equity transactions of over $35M and built operations achieving consistent annual revenue growth of 40-50% by expanding services in the data center, cloud infrastructure, and fiber optic network space. Shane earned his Doctorate in Neuroscience from the University of Notre Dame and his bachelor’s degree in from Wabash College where he currently serves on Board for the Center for Innovation, Business, and Entrepreneurship.
James comes from a background in operations and process improvement with over 12 years of experience working in various industries. An intraprenuer at heart, James has been instrumental in developing multiple subsidiaries for companies, including the first international office for Better World Books. James attended Indiana University. He is a member of the CloudOps team and working to improve internal processes within Trek10 with a focus on scalability.
Christopher "Kreece" Fuchs brings over 14 years of e-commerce industry and start-up experience to the team. An engineering graduate from the University of Notre Dame, Kreece co-founded and grew Better World Books into one of the world’s leading Internet retailers. Kreece is an entrepreneurial, creative problem solver and applies his technical and analytic abilities to drive new product development and customer solutions at Trek10. Kreece is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect.
Charlie has over 10 years of software development experience, ranging across startups to companies of more then 1,000 employees. He has experience transitioning desktop software to SaaS solutions and has deep expertise building and working with web APIs/services, including Reddit’s, eBay’s, and Amazon’s (AWS, MWS, and Product Advertising) APIs. Charlie graduated from Indiana University with honors and four publications. Charlie is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional.
Joel graduated with top honors from Indiana University with a degree in Computer Science. He brings a background in bookkeeping and five years of experience developing desktop applications to the Trek10 team. Joel is married and has three children. Joel is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional.
A little more on Don is coming soon. Until then, let's just say that Don specializes in leveraging the absolute best tools and AWS platform services to design, build, and support serverless and event-driven architectures for our customers. Don is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional and AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional. Don is also the first member of our team to join the All 5 Club.
As an avid technologist, music aficionado, and burrito connoisseur, Mike has spent the last 10 years entrenched in everything from tiny consumer electronics to large enterprise infrastructure, and is now a certified Amazon AWS Developer Associate. Staying on the cutting edge and adapting to the constantly evolving digital landscape is Mike’s top priority. When he isn’t burying his face in a computer, one can find Mike enjoying the finer things in life such as playing guitar/drums, Rocket League, and blogging about consumer electronics and technology (so he’s really never not in front of a computer).
Tony Reyes as spent the last 14 years helping customers transform their businesses by adopting cutting edge technology through software and services. At Trek10, Tony's role is to continue on that track record and increase client adoption of Trek10's offerings through sales and partnership efforts. Tony holds a BA from Wabash College and an MBA from the Illinois Institute of Technology's Stuart School of Business.
Rob has spent his career honing his interpersonal, technical, and problem solving skills. He spent 5 years in customer service and management, followed by over 5 years in software development and consulting. He has experience working and consulting for everything from startups to Fortune 500 enterprises in a variety of industries including manufacturing, healthcare, and finance. Rob has earned a MS in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Indiana University and a BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Purdue University. Rob is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional.
Jared Short is an accomplished software developer across multiple platforms, with over a decade of experience working with startups to fortune 100 companies. Jared is part of the Trek10 team leading the charge into the serverless world and event driven applications. He works with the technology on a daily basis, and believes that the paradigm will drive a new age of computing with faster, more cost effective, and easier to manage infrastructure. Jared is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional and an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional.
Josh brings significant technical expertise to the team, having worked as a Security Solutions Architect for Accenture's Technology Consulting practice for 4 years, where he worked on a variety of implementations for several Fortune 500 clients across many industries. Specifically, Josh has designed and scaled complex solutions in the fields of cloud security, IAM, endpoint security, among others. Josh also has a background in networking and is CompTIA Network+ certified. Josh has multiple years of experience in the AWS ecosystem and is currently focusing on sales engineering and continuing to scale Trek10's professional services team. Josh is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional.
Andy Warzon has 16 years of experience in the IT industry and startups. An engineering graduate with honors of the University of Notre Dame, Andy founded the technology team of Better World Books, a groundbreaking social enterprise and one of the largest used booksellers in the world. Andy is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional and a recognized expert on IaaS strategy and implementation.
Ken Winner graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Computer Science. He has a background in cloud services and desktop applications and was a winner of the INCapitolHack in 2016 with his team's mobile application. When not tinkering with software Ken enjoys streaming Rocket League, and playing with his dogs. Ken is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect.