Born in the cloud and 100% focused on AWS infrastructure, Trek10 specializes in leveraging the absolute best tools and AWS platform services to design, build, and support serverless and event-driven architectures for our customers. We excel at building complete serverless applications, with multiple enterprise production deployments under our belt, including experience with use-cases such as IoT, media management, data-processing pipelines, and more.
In addition to building highly optimized solutions on AWS, Trek10 provides 24/7 monitoring and support, specifically designed for AWS deployments via Trek10 CloudOps and a technical response team fully staffed by AWS certified engineers. Massive scalability, high up-time, heavy automation, and remarkably low operating costs are our hallmarks.
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.
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.
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 a AWS Certified Solutions Architect.
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 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 a professionally certified AWS Solutions Architect.
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.
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 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 Developer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shane Fimbel, Ph.D. has significant expertise in developing and operating 24/7/365 data center, cloud infrastructure, and fiber optic networks in the Midwest. Dr. Fimbel also held leadership roles at the Purdue Research Foundation. With more than ten years of venture and start-up experience, Dr. Fimbel has started twelve companies by providing leadership during the formative stages of corporate development. Dr. Fimbel holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Notre Dame as well as a bachelor's degree in Biology from Wabash College.
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.