Meet the Team

Jake Sherrill - Founder and Chairman

Jake Sherrill - Founder and Chairman

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Jake comes a long background of leadership and executive responsibility.  As a part of America’s Business Benefit Association, Jake built one of the strongest teams in the company.  His passion and dedication give him a drive to success that will surpass anyone.  As he entered the IT atmosphere at Fogo Data Centers he was the first employee and was able to take the company from an idea to a successful venture, where he was managing 2/3 of the company.  He was then recruited by Business Technology Architects where he developed relationships and partnerships that would lead him to where he is today.  Jakes knowledge of data centers and the cloud has given him the proper respect and title of Trusted Advisor.  And don’t let his large stature fool you because his loving and caring nature will overwhelm you as you get to know him.

Tino Mantella - President and CEO

Tino Mantella - President and CEO

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Tino Mantella, prior to joining Tier4 Advisors on January 9th, 2017, had amassed over 25 years of experience leading three of the nation’s more prestigious organizations – National Arthritis Foundation, the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, and, most recently, the Technology Association of Georgia.

Through each of Mantella’s experiences he applied exemplary business principles in disciplines such as: strategic planning, marketing, customer relations, finance, and business development. The outcomes, related to Mantella’s book of work include but are not limited to: helping to make Georgia a top state in the nation in respect to technology business growth; building the TAG membership from under 500 to over 35,000; and building Georgia’s technology brand through developing a comprehensive communication strategy that produced nearly 1 billion media impressions per year.

Mantella’s 12 year career at TAG provided him with a wealth of knowledge regarding the needs and opportunities of the nation’s technology stakeholder base. His career has been built on service to others which is why he is most excited to support companies through the procurement services provided at Tier4 Advisors.

Nate Sherrill - Chief Operating Officer

Nate Sherrill - Chief Operating Officer

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Nate comes from a business owner background and entrepreneur.  He is well educated in finance, accounting, and business management and leadership.  While succeeding as a financial analyst and helping a business understanding where they were losing money, Nate decided to go into business for himself.  Nate is very driven and can see future ideas come to life.  Nate is a Mountain Dew enthusiast that could out drink any if he were to be challenged.  So far, none have even fathomed the idea of challenging.

 

Eric McVey - Chief Information Officer

Eric McVey - Chief Information Officer

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Eric is a highly experienced IT leader that is able to build strong customer relationships and a more complete understanding of customer needs through dedication and effective communication. He has over 26 years of experience in developing and selling logical IT solutions, in addition to providing thought leadership, specifically in data center strategies including expansion/consolidation; all with solid fiscal responsibility.  Eric has worked for companies such as McKesson, The Home Depot, and Verizon Telematics.  Eric is a God fearing man and likes long walks on the beach with his wife Lisa, looking for all the golf balls he has hit in the lakes and rivers over the years. Maybe one will wash up on shore!

Tom Strickland - Senior Director Solutions Architecture

Tom Strickland - Senior Director Solutions Architecture

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Over 30 years with expertise in Cyber/Physical Security in Hyper Critical Infrastructures and Assets

Extensive experience managing and delivering consulting and innovation guidance. Areas of expertise includes the convergence of operational and information technology environments, Smart Grid, NERC-CIP, cyber and physical security, audit and compliance, policies and procedures, project scoping and delivery of professional services.

Hands on experience managing and delivering global projects end to end ranging from determining proper corporate strategic project goals through run and maintain life cycles. Expertise includes all levels of mission critical projects, audit, assessment and management of risk identification and mitigation, security, data center design and specification, mergers and acquisitions, operational and IT audit and implementation project teams.

 

Tukker Penrod - Director of Operations

Tukker Penrod - Director of Operations

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Tukker comes from a strong background in Operations Management that has helped him excel in helping Tier4 build a solid foundation for the future growth.  With proficiencies in Microsoft Office Suite, thought leadership, and a drive for success, Tukker is able to add great value to the operations team.  He has 7yrs of operations background working as a manager at Key Property Construction, Industrial Pressure Works, and McClure Design and Build.  He is well organized and very detail oriented which has exceled the marketing of Tier4 to a whole new level.  Tukker can be quiet and reserved when you first meet him, but once he gets to know you, you just can’t get him to shut up.

 

Reina Lingle - Director of Communications

Reina Lingle - Director of Communications

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Reina is a Digital Media Evangelist leveraging social media to lead data-driven SMART campaigns identifying the value in unstructured data. Reina led a consulting practice helping small businesses, startups, and nonprofits communicate messaging on their products, services, and offerings. She is a board member on the TAG Data Science & Analytics society. She received her certificate in Big Data & Data Analytics from Emory Continuing Education in the Fall of 2015. She is curious about data and the insights gained to help drive business decisions. Reina is an endurance athlete officially on a fundraising team for MJFF TeamFox to increase awareness and funds for Parkinson’s research. She is a long distance trail runner and a Stand Up Paddle Board competitor in GA and FL.

Sam Galbraith - Vice President Client Engagement

Sam Galbraith - Vice President Client Engagement

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Sam is an innovative IT professional with proven skills in Business Development, Data Center Services, IT Business Alignment, Cloud Service and Managed Services.  Sam specializes in areas such as Managed Service, Infrastructure Outsourcing, Remote Infrastructure Management, Cloud Computing, Biometrics Software, SaaS, Data Security, Data Archiving, Remote Data Storage, E-mail Discovery, Hosted Exchange.  He is also an expert in areas such as Business Development, Selling Services, Contract Negotiations, Strategic Partnerships, Channels, IT Asset Rationalizations, Pipeline Management, Team Building & Collaboration, Comfortably Explain technology to Non-Technical Executives.  Obviously Sam is good at everything IT.  In fact, we call him the Mayor of Atlanta when it comes to all things IT.

 

Kelly Higgins - Vice President Solutions Architecture

Kelly Higgins - Vice President Solutions Architecture

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Kelly is an information technology executive with experience leading global strategy, infrastructure and operations. Success building global teams and overseeing all aspects of the IT infrastructure. Proven ability to lead change in a complex technical environment, collaborating with all levels of the organization and aligning technology services with business goals.  Kelly has gained his knowledge and experience from companies such as Travelport, Worldspan, and Crawford & Company.  Kelly is a quiet but proficient bear, but not like a mean, scary bear; more like Winnie the Pooh.

 

Sam Sherrill - Senior Director Client Engagement

Sam Sherrill - Senior Director Client Engagement

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Sam started his career in pest control services in California where he built successful client relations teams.  He excelled so well that he was approached to help open and start other branches.  The business was eventually sold to Terminix which says a lot for the business that they had just built.  Sam gained quality knowledge and experience from this that led him into a career in IT.  He started at Digitel where he gained a half dozen certification on the telephony side of the business.  Sam brings a strong, confident attitude to Tier4 and is well versed with all things phones.  His has a keen eye to help identify the problem and put together a solution that not only will fix the problem but propel the business forward.  He can also be very loud in speech so don’t hesitate to help him understand to use his inside voice.

 

Jordyn Adams - Senior Director Client Engagement

Jordyn Adams - Senior Director Client Engagement

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Jordyn has more than seven years of experience working in the B2B, enterprise, healthcare, and technology spaces. As a Senior Practice Director at Tier4, Jordyn manages the company’s Nashville market where she has built an expansive network of contacts and clients who default to her on all matters related to procurement. Jordyn holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from California State University, Sacramento, and when she’s not helping clients optimize their technology, she can be found spending time with her family, cooking, bass fishing, or traveling, and has a strong appreciation for a nice bottle of wine.

Mark Taylor - Senior Director Client Engagement

Mark Taylor - Senior Director Client Engagement

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Mark helps organizations change the way they purchase IT services. I’m a trusted technology advisor and procurement pro. I have experience with assisting IT professionals at Fortune 100/1000 companies to tech start-ups.

We (Tier 4 Advisors) take a tremendous amount of pride in being overly efficient and helping our clients drastically compress procurement project timelines. Additionally, we not only get to witness the immediate results from our efforts but we also get the opportunity to cultivate new relationships that last forever.

Tier4 Advisors was founded on the principal of helping IT professionals procure data center (colo/cloud) and telecom (voice/data) services in an efficient and effective manner. We do this with our niche expertise, strategies, and methods that are proprietary to us.