Rob Hootselle
Founder

Now a fixture in Georgia's tech scene, Mr. Hootselle is recognized as an early force in the enterprise flash storage movement while working under Steve Wozniak(Founder, Apple) at Fusion-io and most recently at Tegile Systems, Over the past ten years, his leadership helped introduce HyperConverged solutions from Nutanix & SimpliVity (now HPE) into hundreds of companies such as Yamaha, AT&T and TBS. An avid public speaker, he has presented his views on modern technology advances at over 45 technology conferences and is currently the host of the Disruptive Technologies Tour. In addition to his role at C&W, Rob has been a key investor in several startups including AS400Warehouse, Axiom Technologies & FPG.

Byron Braun
COO

Hailing from the Mississippi's Gulf Coast, Byron brought his talents to Atlanta in 1999 and quickly gained a reputation as an trusted adviser in the telecom marketplace, His early career centered around managing commercial IT strategies for franchises, deploying infrastructure projects and complex networks in the retail marketplace. As his business grew, his consulting skills and unique insights led him to his role as COO of Cloud & Wire. Currently, Mr. Braun is responsible for overseeing Global Operations & Channel Development in the Americas, is an active member of the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance and continues to improve his skills by recently becoming Six Sigma Certified in project and process management.

Alicia Koval
Director of Systems & Support

Since taking the reigns of the Operations division in 2017, Alicia has been instrumental in reshaping the customer service, accounting and provisioning procedures that affect the day-to-day operations at Cloud & Wire. While internal duties make up the majority of her work, Alicia has also left her mark on the Disruptive Technologies Tour framework by overseeing the aggressive expansion plans that will showcase additional sponsors & showcase dates scheduled for the 2018 docket. A veteran back-office administrator and customer success manager in the connectivity market, Alicia has managed thousands of deployments and continues to sharpen her skills by achieving her Six Sigma certification.