Key Personnel

Richard K. Ellison

CEO, Co-Founder

Richard K. Ellison has managed Technology Solutions since its inception in 1995. Mr. Ellison has extensive experience in the Information Technology field with Duke Energy Corporation. He has held positions as technician, consultant, project management, and department manager. Mr. Ellison has a bachelor's degree in Management from Southern Wesleyan University as well as an Associate Degree in Nuclear Engineering.


H. Stan Smith

CIO, Co-Founder

H. Stan Smith has managed Technology Solutions since its inception on 1995. Mr. Smith has extensive experience in information technology and industrial electronics with Duke Energy Corporation and Tri-County Technical College. He has an Associate Degree in Engineering, with a major in Electrical Engineering Technology, from Tri-County Technical College. Mr. Smith has successfully managed his own business, Clemson Electronics from creation in 1979 to its sale in 1983.

Benjamin Ellison

COO

Ben Ellison is co-founder and COO of ArmorRack. He is responsible for setting the company's vision and strategic direction including coordinating product development and information security. He holds a BSBA in International Business and Economics from the University of South Carolina. He is an avid programmer and is currently settling down with Node.js. When not at the office, he enjoys Hornets basketball, the outdoors and adventure travel to unheard of locations.


Adam Boggs

Technical Support Manager

Adam Boggs served in the U.S. Air Force as Network Operations Control Technician for four years. He worked for Prestige Phone Service for one year and has worked at Technology Solutions since November of 2003. Adam has an Associate in Computer Science Degree and is A+ Certified with Certificates in Symantec Backup Exec, Endpoint Protection, Cisco Small and Medium Business Account Management and Engineering. Adam is also an Eagle Scout and Boy Scoutmaster.


Joey Sarkees

Director of Business Development

Joey Lynn Sarkees joined Technology Solutions of SC, Inc. in 2015 as Director of Business Development. Mrs. Sarkees has more than fourteen years of experience in telecommunication and sales. Mrs. Sarkees was previously an account executive with DukeNet Communications and also sold network and voice solutions for Verizon Business/Terremark. She is an active member of Upstate Women in Technology and Clemson Elementary Parent Teacher Association.

Tari Prince

Receptionist, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Billing

Tari M. Prince has been with Technology Solutions since 2013 as the Administrative Assistant. Mrs. Prince has ten years of experience in this field. She was previously the Administrative Assistant to the Director of Adult Education for Anderson School Districts l &ll, and SC Region One RAETEC. She is a former member of Anderson Area Childcare Association and Anderson County SAFE KIDS Coalition.


Chad Shipman

Network Operations Manager

Chad C. Shipman has served as Operations Manager for Technology Solutions of SC Inc. and Innovative Communications Inc. since 2003. Mr. Shipman has extensive experience in the IT field as a technician, consultant, and network manager. He has designed and managed carrier grade international networks. Mr. Shipman has installed network operations centers, hosting facilities, high speed networks and Fiber-To-The-Home developments. His current endeavors include designing and Implementing a full VMware Cloud hosting Solution to support Multiple client work loads.

Tim Taylor

Customer Support

Tim Taylor graduated from Newberry College with a major in Business and a minor in Accounting. He worked in Information Technology at Nason for 16 years performing network maintenance and installation and maintenance of peripheral equipment. Tim has worked with Technology Solutions since forever.


Michael Sluder

Customer Support

Michael Sluder has worked for Technology Solutions since April of 2011. He graduated Columbia Southern University in Alabama with Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology and Minor in Business. He also has 2 Associate’s degrees in Arts & Science from Tri-county Technical College. Michael is experienced in computer service from the single PC to corporate networks and is responsible for supporting some of our major corporate customers. Michael is also an Eagle Scout and Master Mason.