Meet Our Staff – The Team

Just your normal everyday group of Jedi Knights, Humanoid Robots and Magic Sorcerers!

Pinellas Computers is a team of hand-picked Technology Enthusiasts and IT Experts. Every member of our staff is highly skilled and well trained in all aspects of technology service, sales and support. From desktops to laptops, PC to Mac, and cell phones to servers – you won’t find a team with more knowledge and experience this side of Silicon Valley!

Here’s a bit more info about our team members and some of their favorites:

Ryan M

Ryan M

Founder / CTO / IT Orchestrator

Ryan (’89) is an entrepreneur. He’s also a problem solver, automation innovator, Corvette enthusiast, and mountain-dew-aholic. Half self-taught, half-schooled, all geek; Ryan transformed Pinellas Computers from a part time hobby, to a garage workshop, into a multi-location retail repair chain. With his constant urge to take things to the next level, Ryan has extensive knowledge in all areas of computer hardware, software & networking, as well as public communication, market branding, and financial strategy. Ryan’s nicknames are “Bossman”, “Malize”, and “R-Monae”. Sometimes he fights dragons, and Windows 7 was his idea.

Drink – SURGE and Mountain Dew (Voltage)
Lunch Place – William’s Sub Shop (Yum-Yum Club)
Dinner Place – Thai Pan Alley (Plate #127)
TV Shows – The Profit, Suits, White Collar, Numb3rs

Mike G

Mike G

VP of Operations / Screw Tightener

Mike (’91) has loved technology and computer gaming since his childhood. As the main tech enthusiast of his friends/family, he is constantly adding to to his arsenal of solutions. He attended PTEC for Computer Systems Technology and is certified as CompTIA A+ and CompTIA N+. He loves troubleshooting and finding answers to new and unique problems. In his spare time, he enjoys competitive online games and spending time with his wife and son. He was also a stunt double for Nicolas Cage on ConAir.

Drink – Dr Pepper
Activities – Playing football with his son
Games – Diablo 3, any FPS game (Counter Strike, Battlefield Series)
TV Shows – Chuck, The Walking Dead, Spartacus

Bob D

Bob D

VP of MSP Relations / Cookie Taster

Bob (’88) is a problem solver who is always thinking outside of the box. From tinkering with computers since the age of 7, building his first 286 custom PC, to being a beta tester for Windows XP. Whether it’s taking apart computers, televisions, or other electronics; Bob has a knack for hands-on projects and business. An early adopter of Windows 7, Bob is always anxious to get the next generation. He also makes a mean Cuban sandwich.

Snack – Homemade chocolate chip cookies
Websites – Element 14, Pandora
Activities – Music creation, playing guitar, cello, piano and violin.
Memory – The sound of a floppy drive upon boot up.

Owen P

Owen P

VP of Talent / Password Sorcerer

Owen (’85) likes to think outside the box; working on projects such as a mineral oil submerged cooling system for his Xbox gaming console. He has been across the world, from Ireland to South Africa; before calling Pinellas County his new home. Owen loves gadgets and performing hardware and software mods to get technology working better than ever. He is also fluent in Klingon.

Drink – Cherry Coke
Activities – Playing Guitar
Games – 7 Days to Die, BF4, GTA
Movies – A Beautiful Mind, Donny Darko

Dennis M

Dennis M

IT Engineer / CPU Whisperer

Dennis (’90) has a wide range of IT knowledge acquired over his lifetime of working with computers. Ranging from the basic training to hardware/software troubleshooting, Dennis has mastered some of the most complex skill sets in the field. Always eager to learn something new, Dennis is constantly challenging himself to new projects in an effort to gain even more knowledge. In his off time, he enjoys reading one of his many leather-bound books, in his apartment filled with the scent of rich mahogany. He can also communicate with crickets.

TV shows – Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Justified
Food – Chinese takeout, Anything home cooked
Activities – Fishing, Bike riding, Going to the beach

Dalton S

Dalton S

IT Expert / Data Wrangler

Dalton (’96) is a tech who hasn’t written a bio yet. As such, we’re temporarily just making up things about him. For instance – before legally having it changed, his name used to be Leopold Julian VanPelt IV.

Sport – Pillow fighting
Spice – Oregano!
Ethanol rating – 93

Aaron H

Aaron H

IT Expert / Alt+F4 Warlock

Aaron (’01) is a tech who hasn’t written a bio yet. As such, we’re temporarily just making up things about him. For instance – before legally having it changed, his name used to be Leopold Julian VanPelt IV.

Sport – Pillow fighting
Spice – Oregano!
Ethanol rating – 93

Anthony M

Anthony M

IT Engineer / Android+iOS Warlock

Anthony (’90) is a tech who hasn’t written a bio yet. As such, we’re temporarily just making up things about him. For instance – before legally having it changed, his name used to be Leopold Julian VanPelt IV.

Sport – Pillow fighting
Spice – Oregano!
Ethanol rating – 93

Jared M

Jared M

IT Enthusiast / Blue Screener

Jared (’84) is a tech who hasn’t written a bio yet. As such, we’re temporarily just making up things about him. For instance – before legally having it changed, his name used to be Leopold Julian VanPelt IV.

Sport – Pillow fighting
Spice – Oregano!
Ethanol rating – 93

Jenn H

Jenn H

IT Enthusiast / Restart Wizard

Jennifer (’90) is a tech who hasn’t written a bio yet. As such, we’re temporarily just making up things about her.

Sport – Pillow fighting
Spice – Oregano!
Ethanol rating – 93

Jofie O

Jofie O

IT Enthusiast / Memory Maverick

Jofie (’94) is a tech who hasn’t written a bio yet. As such, we’re temporarily just making up things about her.

Sport – Pillow fighting
Spice – Oregano!
Ethanol rating – 93

Victor D

Victor D

IT Engineer / Network Pinger

Victor (’80) is an enterprise solutions expert and networking specialist. With extensive experience in all flavors of Windows Server, VPN and RDP; Victor has the encyclopedic knowledge to eliminate problems before they occur. After managing a private MSP operation in the bay area and abroad, Victor began to co-op with Pinellas Computers, and quickly saw the advantages of working with a well formed team and unified operation. In 2017, Victor joined forces with Pinellas Computers full-time to provide enterprise support for small businesses. He also never eats lunch.

Place – The Bahamas
Movies – The Notebook
Food – Cuban sandwich

Darth V

Darth V

Complaints Department / Problem Silencer

Darth Vader (46) was once a heroic Jedi Knight, who became seduced by the dark side of the Force. Later he became a Sith Lord, and led the Empire’s eradication of the Jedi Order. He remained in service of the Emperor, the evil Darth Sidious, enforcing his Master’s will and seeking to crush the fledgling Rebel Alliance. He is not very good with computers… or customers; but his skills with the Force are second to none.

Lightsaber – Red
Spaceship – Super Star Destroyer
Movie – Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Gone – But Not Forgotten

A special thanks to our alumni – They helped us shape what the company is today!

Stuart B

Doug K

Jeff F

Evan B

Josh R

Nick D

Daniel K

Chris M

Sean M

Chris S