Meet Our Team

About The Team

At xByte Technologies we are only as good as our team. That’s why we surround ourselves with the best and brightest individuals. Each person is not only unique, but also highly qualified in his/her area of expertise. Meet our team!

Our Team is Growing

xByte Technologies has grown exponentially, and is constantly looking for talented individuals to be a part of our team. If you think you have what it takes, check out our careers page to see if we have a position for you.

xByte Technologies Executive Team

  • Tom Santilli

    Founder and Chairman

    Tom Santilli

    Founder and Chairman

    After receiving a B.S. in Industrial/Systems Engineering with a minor in Business Administration, Tom began his IT career over 23 years ago at the University of Florida IT department. Wanting to build a server for his own use, he purchased a couple of servers to build the configuration he wanted, and sold what he didn’t use. He quickly realized that he was really good at building servers, and that he could make money selling them and the parts. xByte Technologies was born. Over a decade later, xByte still thrives off that initial concept and is known throughout the Dell hardware community for exceptional customer service and quality products.

  • Stephen Jaynes

    Partner and Vice Chairman

    Stephen Jaynes

    Partner and Vice Chairman

    Stephen received a BBA in Finance from the University of Georgia and began his IT career over 15 years ago, working for a first business class hosting company. He became an xByte partner in 2008 and has helped the organization grow over 400% since then. Stephen oversees everything from sales initiatives and personnel decisions, to partner/growth opportunities. He has been to over 25 countries, enjoys football, car racing and coaching youth soccer. If it’s a nice day, you’ll most likely find him fishing on his boat.

  • Ryan Brown

    CEO

    Ryan Brown

    CEO

    Ryan graduated from Virginia Tech with an Accounting Information Systems degree and has been in the I.T. industry for 15+ years. His career began talking to customers about their business needs as a sales engineer for an ERP software company. Since then, he has ventured into product management, marketing, and sales management. Beyond knowledge of both software and hardware technologies, he has an expertise in understanding business’ needs and finding the right solution. Ryan has been at xByte for 7+ years, where he gets to lead the best team in the industry. Ryan and his wife recently had a 3rd child. She used the 3rd child to convince him to get a mini-van. He wants to make sure everyone knows it's her car.

  • David M. Weber

    CFO

    David M. Weber

    CFO

    David has been with xByte for 9+ years. He brings marketing, merchandising, taxation, accounting, and corporate finance experience to xByte. David manages several risk reduction, recording, and reporting roles for xByte; including accounting, financial statements, insurance, asset protection and taxes. When David isn't working, you'll most likely find him playing Poker, enjoying his grandchildren, cheering for the Packers.

  • Timothy Powers

    VP of Product Management and Strategy

    Timothy Powers

    VP of Product Management and Strategy

    Tim began his IT career over 20 years ago, working with CBM computers, loading the MD DOS and Windows 3.1 on Model 25's (stacks of 3.5" floppy disks... click to continue). He has been with xByte for 9 years. As the ViP of Product Management and Strategy, he facilitates the relationships and transactions of buying and selling. He is a music enthusiast and insists that he will get the band back to together soon.

  • Jon Clauson

    VP of Operations

    Jon Clauson

    VP of Operations

    Jon has 10+ years in mechanical design and quality engineering experience. He has been with xByte for over 4 years and oversees all of the building maintenance and warehouse operations: inbound, receiving, fulfillment, shipping, and inventory. In addition to managing the building and warehouse, he also manages and maintains our ISO 14001 certification. Additionally, Jon is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. He utilizes his certification by demonstrating team leadership, understanding team dynamics, and exercising all aspects of the “define, measure, analyze, improve and control (DMAIC)” model in accordance with Six Sigma principles.

  • Dianne Callis

    Director of Human Resources

    Dianne Callis

    Director of Human Resources

    Dianne has been with xByte for 7 years. She has a degree in Business Administration and has over 20 years of experience in administration work. She was born in Massachusetts, moved to Washington DC, where she spent most of her career. Fun fact, she went to the original Woodstock.

xByte Technologies Enterprise Sales Team

  • Andrew Ripley

    Enterprise Sales Manager

    Andrew Ripley

    Enterprise Sales Manager

    Andrew has been in the I.T. industry for over 17 years. He has vast experience and expertise, ranging from Dell and IBM servers, storage, clustering and back-up solutions to antivirus software. He is certified in IBM eCommerce, Dell, Backup Exec, Storage Foundation and Antivirus. As an Enterprise Sales Manager, Andrew helps customers find the right solutions at the right price. Andrew is a mind reader. Call him and find out!

  • Brad Beebe

    Enterprise Sales Representative

    Brad Beebe

    Enterprise Sales Representative

    Brad has been with xByte for 4+ years. His area of expertise is enterprise solution selling, servers, storage, and networking. As an Enterprise Sales Rep, Brad focuses on solution selling and tries to make every customer's experience so extraordinary that they will never forget us and will always come back. He is both Dell and HP Enterprise Sales certified, along with certifications in Veeam and VMware. Brad was born and raised in Fenton, MI. When he isn't helping his customers, he is most likely golfing, fishing or simply enjoying the outdoors.

  • Ernesto Sanchez

    Enterprise Sales Representative

    Ernesto Sanchez

    Enterprise Sales Representative

    Ernesto has been in I.T. for 5+ years. He began at home fixing computers as a side opportunity. Shortly after he began working for Best Buy's Customer Service and Geek Squad team. His area of expertise is hardware solutions and works with customers to define their hardware needs and solutions. He bilingual and manages all the LATAM (Latin America) accounts. Ernesto is a proud father to 6 year old boy (a mini Ernesto). He spends his weekends at his son's soccer and football games and watching the Buccaneers in matching jerseys.

  • Zeb Mendiola

    Enterprise Sales Representative

    Zeb Mendiola

    Enterprise Sales Representative

    Zeb has been with xByte for 5+ years. As an Enterprise Sales Rep and Certified Dell Technician, Zeb provides customers with unprecedented sales support. His experience at xByte also includes logistics coordination, fulfillment, and sales support. Zeb loves liberty & all things political… and he can also make a mean batch of popcorn.

  • Mike Rigo

    Enterprise Sales Representative

    Mike Rigo

    Enterprise Sales Representative

    Mike comes from the Geek Squad (yes, that one), where he refined his technology trouble shooting skills and developed a passion for providing solutions in the rapid-changing tech world. Mike is devoted to helping customers find exactly what they need and enjoys doing that every day, here at xByte (sans clip-on tie). Mike prides himself on being the go-to-guy, he has a large and awesome wolf dog that sings with him. He will absolutely crush you in a game of Magic: The Gathering.

  • Josh Fabry

    Sales Associate Lead

    Josh Fabry

    Sales Associate Lead

    Josh has been selling computer products for about 7 years, with an expertise in computer hardware and software. Josh channels his past customer service experience to provide the xByte team with strong customer support. He leads the Sales Associate team by delegating web orders, RMA’s, and assisting Enterprise Reps. When he is not providing customer support on orders, he is calling clients to stay in touch. If you hear from him, say hello! In his spare time, Josh plays the bass guitar and video games.

  • Joshua Wireman

    Sales Associate

    Joshua Wireman

    Sales Associate

    Joshua is a prior service U.S Army Infantryman. He was stationed at Ft. Stewart, GA with the 3rd Infantry Division. Joshua started his career in I.T on March 7th, 2016 with xByte working in the Sales Department. His daily tasks include selling I.T. equipment such as Dell servers, hard drives, processors, and memory. In his spare time, Joshua enjoys the outdoors. He is an avid Firearms Enthusiast and has a passion for his family, God, and diesel trucks.

xByte Technologies Wholesale Team

  • Chris Richardson

    Wholesale Account Representative

    Chris Richardson

    Wholesale Account Representative

    Chris brings over 5 years of computer services knowledge to the xByte wholesale team. As a hobby Chris also builds high end gaming PCs. He leverages those skills and experiences to identify purchasing and sales trends, and moves our inventory accordingly His area of expertise is Dell server hardware. Chris is currently pursuing his BSIT and plans to graduate in 2016. He is also a proud first time father to a baby girl born in May!

xByte Technologies Product Management Team

  • Korey Fonner

    Assistant Product Manager

    Korey Fonner

    Assistant Product Manager

    Korey began his I.T. career in 2007 repairing computers. He has been part of the xByte team for 7+ years and is involved in product pricing, vendor selection, and inventory management. Korey is the liaison between the Product Manager and associated departments, and also articulates customers’ problems/needs while implementing changes accordingly. He is Comptia A+ and Network + certified. Fun fact, he can wiggle his ears and his favorite color is green.

  • Ted Rittmeyer

    Marketplace Admin & Product Analyst

    Ted Rittmeyer

    Marketplace Admin & Product Analyst

    Ted began his I.T. career with xByte in 2014. A Sarasota native and graduate of the University of South Florida with a degree in Information Technology, Ted worked as a Server Technician for 2 years before advancing to his current role of Marketplace Administrator. Prior to xByte, he worked in e-commerce selling consumer electronics for 7+ years. His primary responsibility consists of establishing and managing xByte’s marketplace channels (eBay, Amazon, Newegg). Additionally, Ted works closely with the rest of the product management team to provide product analysis and marketplace research. He is CompTIA Security+ certified and has a background in web design, e-commerce, I.T. security and I.T. hardware. Fun Fact: Ted started selling toys and other collectibles on eBay when he was 12!

  • Daniel Villaveces

    Networking Product Manager

    Daniel Villaveces

    Networking Product Manager

    Dan received his bachelor’s degree from The University of South Florida with a degree in Finance. Additionally, he also earned an MBA from Florida International University. He started his career in I.T. working with a German telecommunications company in the sales department. Currently, Dan is the Networking Product Manager at xByte and works alongside the sales team helping to find the right solutions for our customers’ requirements. In his spare time, Dan enjoys running, golfing and an evening out with friends and family. He is fluent in both English and Spanish and travels often to South America. Fun Fact: He owns dairy cows on a farm in Colombia.

  • Apryl Reeser

    Wholesale Account Representative

    Apryl Reeser

    Wholesale Account Representative

    Apryl has over 15 years’ sales experience working with end users, distributors and manufactures. She is dedicated to providing her customers with superior customer service and has been named a “Customer Service HERO” award twice in her past position. At xByte she supports the team with sourcing components and fulfills client sales orders. Apryl is a native Floridian and lives in the area with her husband, daughter and rescue mutt. In her free time, she enjoys kayaking, cycling and watching Packer football

xByte Technologies Technology and Support Team

  • Todd Kisida

    Director of Technology and Support

    Todd Kisida

    Director of Technology and Support

    Todd has been in the I.T. industry for 20+ years. He began his career working at the University of Florida’s Division of Continuing Education, where he was a coordinator maintaining servers and workstations. From there, he transitioned into a director level position with UF’s College of Design Construction and Planning. His area of expertise is in virtualization, server applications, and storage. Todd began his career at xByte in 2012. As the Director of Technology, he manages all of the internal I.T. and is xByte’s lead system engineer. Todd has been married over 20 years and has 2 teenage children and a pug.

  • Sean Mello

    Sr. Enterprise Sales Engineer

    Sean Mello

    Sr. Enterprise Sales Engineer

    Sean is a University of South Florida graduate, with an Information Systems degree. Early on, Sean had developed a passion for understanding the function of computers. What once started as a curious search for knowledge has developed into a fulfilling career in IT. His expertise is in troubleshooting, installs, operating systems, hardware, software, and more. Sean has been an xByte team member for over 6 years, and holds a CompTIA A+ certification, as well as various Dell Partner Direct/Dell TechDirect certifications, and VMware VTSP Certification. At xByte, he manages the website configurators, pre/post-sales support, as well as R&D. Sean’s past time includes his love for golf (has 1 hole-in-one) and enjoys fishing.

  • Kevin Tissera

    Web and Desktop Application Programmer

    Kevin Tissera

    Web and Desktop Application Programmer

    Kevin is new to the xByte Team and has been in the IT industry for just over 3 years. His interested in technology began in college when he worked as an Easy Tech Technician for Staples; working both on the sales floor selling computer products and completing the maintenance work on them. After obtaining his Information Technology degree at Montclair State University in New Jersey, Kevin took a job with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Tampa, FL where he was introduced to the enterprise level of computers. His expertise is with Programming and Database Management, working with mostly Microsoft Technologies ASP.Net and C#. Kevin is responsible for maintaining our database and ensuring everything runs seamlessly to provide our customers with a great experience. Fun Facts: Kevin plays guitar. He also once had a cat named “Cat”.

xByte Technologies Marketing Team

  • Lyndsie Ezell

    Marketing Manager

    Lyndsie Ezell

    Marketing Manager

    Lyndsie has been in the technology/marketing industry for 8+ years. She got her start in marketing and I.T. project management/QA, working closely with software developers and coders on functionality elements for an advertising platform. Her area of expertise is marketing, specifically brand development/management. As the marketing manager, she helps manage and grow the xByte brand through media relations, advertising, SEO, and more. She is a huge history buff, and has seen the mini-series “Band of Brothers” too many times to count, but hundreds would be a decent estimate.

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