As Senior Vice President of Network Operations and Chief Information Officer (CIO), Kevin facilitates operational successes for both clients and the enterprise through proactive technology solutions. Overseeing High Touch’s network operations center, cybersecurity practice partnerships, virtual CIO consulting, and internal IT, Kevin’s strategic leadership and vision forms the foundation of our comprehensive solutions experience. Kevin’s vision for bringing the human touch to managed technology services has been integral to cultivating High Touch’s IT Solutions line of business.
Senior Vice President of Network Operations/CIO
With over 30 years of experience working in the technology industry, Kevin’s accumulation of knowledge has been instrumental in growing High Touch’s Midwest profile. Kevin has developed his technology expertise from working with several well-known organizations, including Pizza Hut and Safelite AutoGlass. Beginning his career with High Touch in 1992 as a Client Support Engineer, Kevin has grown alongside the company, helping champion major initiatives to expand High Touch’s presence as a total technology solutions provider.
Working from inside an entrepreneurial company, Kevin is constantly looking for new ways to support High Touch’s growing customer base using technology. He has served as a key member on High Touch’s acquisitions team, developing the company’s acquisition strategy, finding and securing acquisitions, and overseeing integration efforts. Kevin has also spearheaded efforts to build High Touch’s cloud infrastructure to support internal and external clients.
His leadership in the technology space extends from his office at High Touch to the local community, including serving as a founding board member of FlagshipKansas.Tech, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to highlight the innovation and ingenuity at work in Kansas’s cities and communities, develop and implement strategies for attracting and retaining technology talent, and support workforce training and education programs to meet the demand of the technology sector.
Kevin serves on the Wichita State University Business School MIS Advisory Board, the Butler Community College Early College IT Academy Board, and the Friends University Cybersecurity Advisory Board. He has volunteered for many local nonprofit organizations, including the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Wichita, and Youth Entrepreneurs. Recently, Kevin was named Honorary Commander of the 22nd Communications Squadron by the U.S. Air Force McConnell Air Force Base. In 2015, Kevin was recognized by the Wichita Business Journal with the 2015 CIO Award.