Infrastructure Technology Peer Groups

We form these groups with the people who fulfill the IT Manager Role within their systems integration organization. IT Managers are responsible and accountable for the smooth running of our computer systems within the limits of requirements, specifications, costs and timelines. In some organizations, the IT Manager is known by other terms, such as “Director of IT,” “Chief Information Office,” or “System Administrator.” Ultimately, someone that would be interested in discussing how to:

  • Manage information technology and computer systems
  • Plan, organize, control and evaluate IT and electronic data operations
  • Manage IT staff by recruiting, training and coaching employees, communicating job expectations and appraising their performance
  • Design, develop, implement and coordinate systems, policies and procedures
  • Ensure security of data, network access and backup systems
  • Act in alignment with user needs and system functionality to contribute to organizational policy
  • Audit systems, identify problematic areas and implement strategic solutions in time
  • Preserve assets, information security and control structures
  • Handle annual budget and ensure cost effectiveness
  • Handle annual budget and ensure cost effectiveness
  • Implement IT aspects of product and services
Dave Patterson, Grantek Systems Integration, Inc.

Grantek has been extremely fortunate to be associated with an Exotek led peer group. Exotek facilitates this group of 9 CEO’s. Exotek’s industry knowledge and business experience has proven valuable as the group discusses various business challenges and exciting new opportunities. If you and your company are open to sharing your experiences and want to gain insight from a group of like-minded executives, these peer groups are for you. I have been involved with various peer groups over my business career and I can clearly state that the Exotek led group is by far my best experience.

Dave Patterson
Owner, Grantek Systems Integration Inc.
Ken OMalley, aeSolutions

We are a new member company to the peer group having joined a year ago. I have been impressed with the high-value sharing of ideas from knowledgeable and successful people with direct experience in our industry. It seems like we’re all focused on overcoming the same challenges, so the discussions are directly and immediately applicable to our business. If you get a chance to join one of these groups, I would highly recommend it.

Ken O'Malley
PE, CFSE, President
David Blaida, Matrix Technologies, Inc.

Matrix Technologies has been part of a peer group for several years.  As one of the shorter tenure leaders within the group, I have found great value in discussing the experiences, knowledge and forethought brought by the other executives. The key to the success of the group is the willingness to share and to help each other, all for the betterment of our industry.  If you come to the group with the right mindset, it will certainly help you grow as a leader and as a company.

David Blaida
P.E., CEO/President, Matrix Technologies, Inc.
PC Romano, Avid Solutions

I have been a member of an Exotek-led CEO peer group for many years, and have found tremendous value in it. We also have several of our people in some of the other functional peer groups. One great side benefit has been the relationships that have grown between the peer group companies, which in turn leads to collaboration on client projects. We’ve shared resources with most of the companies in our group, and I’d strongly encourage other CSIA companies to consider participating in facilitator-led peer groups.

PC Romano
President, Avid Solutions
Frank B. Riordan, DMC, Inc.

I have been a member of an Exotek Peer Group since the start of 2014. Our group consists of 8 executives from a diverse set of companies and our meetings. The value from the group has been significant – in the time I’ve been a member, my company has more than tripled in size and has gone from two offices to eight. Having a sounding board of peers who understand my business has been invaluable. I would highly recommend an Exotek Peer Group for anyone looking to improve & grow their business.

Frank B. Riordan
President, DMC, Inc.
Jeff Miller, Interstates Control Systems

Interstates has been involved in peer groups for many years and if you are not currently a part of one I can personally vouch for how much value they will bring to your organization! We also have been using the Traction model in our organization for a few years and have found it to be very effective at helping our leader team focus on the right things and get things into execution. Thanks Exotek for offering this value to our CSIA organization!

Jeff Miller
Director of Project Management, Interstates Control Systems
Stacey Rodvelt, Bachelor Controls, Inc.

I look forward to our Exotek peer group discussions. It is always refreshing to hear new ideas and perspectives on issues we face every day. I am thoroughly impressed by the knowledge and experience of everyone in our group and their willingness to help others learn and grow.

Stacey Rodvelt
Controller, Bachelor Controls, Inc.
Tom Wright, Syscon Automation Group

We have had some great discussions in our Exotek Peer Group. It’s such a treat to meet with like-minded leaders in our same space. Exotek is doing a great job keeping us on subject and engaged. Highly recommended.

Tom Wright
President, Syscon Automation Group
Daniel Lee, Global Process Automation

Our meetings with Exotek and other like-minded members are always appreciated and well received.  Our meetings allow for the group to discuss pertinent topics that we are facing and discuss possible solutions for all within our group.  I highly recommend joining such a group!

Daniel Lee
President and CEO, Global Process Automation
Darren Jones

Thanks for running another great meeting. You’re a master at corralling topics and keeping conversations relevant and moving forward while engaging all attendees. I must say that it has been a breath of fresh air to have dialog and insight both with you and the peer group members.

Darren Jones
DMC, Inc.​

Yes, I’m interested in seeing if there is a Peer Group for me

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