In addition to our management team, Focus has an expert team of engineers and technologists to guide and serve our customers. Meet a few of our engineers, and frequent bloggers, to learn more about our team.
Chief Technology Officer
Bill Smeltzer is the CTO at Focus Technology Solutions. With over twenty years of experience in the technology industry, Mr. Smeltzer is recognized as a thought leader and trusted advisor to clients. Mr. Smeltzer and his team have strong expertise in identifying and evaluating emerging technologies. He has extensive knowledge in all aspects of IT solutions, with expertise in infrastructure, data centers, cloud and security. Mr. Smeltzer is very hands-on and works side-by-side with the Focus technology team to design innovative technology solutions. Prior to joining Focus in 2004, Mr. Smeltzer was an ASN Partner at EMC and the VP of Sales at URS.
VP of Professional Services
Mike Godfrey is the VP of Professional Services at Focus Technology Solutions. Mr. Godfrey a twenty year veteran in the IT space with experience working with Enterprise Data Center technologies in public and private high-tech industries. He has a proven track record in Managing, Architecting, and Implementing large Enterprise Data Center projects, such as Data Center migrations and massive blade server implementations. Mr. Godfrey brings a deep understanding of Storage and Virtualization solution strengths and extensive knowledge of competitive landscapes; helping customers translate their business objectives into a set of clearly articulated technology needs.
CISO / CyberSecurity Practice Director
Denny Dean is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and the CyberSecurity Practice Director at Focus Technology Solutions, leading our team of security experts. Denny brings a wealth of experience in successfully developing innovative cybersecurity solutions from small businesses to global organizations and supports Focus as a leader in this market. He is highly recognized for his deep understanding and commitment to CyberSecurity program development, operations and improvement. His background includes work with familiar names like Harvard University, Staples, The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, RSA, Fleet Bank, and the Hanover Insurance Group where he served as CISO for 10 years, managing the global cybersecurity program for this 5 billion-dollar, financial sector enterprise.
Awards and certifications:
- Ranked #117th internationally amongst all CISO’s by ExecRank in its “Top Security Executive Rankings” award (2012)
- Co-recipient of the “Best Security Team” award issued by SC Magazine (2007)
- Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)
- Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
- Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA)
- Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) foundation
Converged Practice Manager
Raghavendra Bsrao joined Focus Technology to lead and further develop our Converged Infrastructure Practice. He brings a wealth of experience in data center technologies, having spent the last seven years in the VAR space implementing hyper-converged services. Prior to that, he held technical consultant roles at IBM and EMC. Mr. Bsrao is recognized as an industry leader, holding over thirty technical certifications including expertise in designing and implementing converged infrastructures across DellEMC, Cisco, VMware, Nutanix and HPE platforms.
Senior PreSales Engineer
Chris has designed, deployed and managed solutions in the IT field for over 17 years. He has applied his trade across a wide expanse of company sizes, ranging from small, 5-10 user firms, to global Fortune 500 companies and above. He is well versed in many hardware platforms to include HP, Dell, Cisco, and EMC to name a few. His software specialties include VMWare virtualization solutions, Microsoft BackOffice and Citrix platform solutions. His ability to understand requirements from various levels of management within varying sizes of companies, and effectively communicate between them have proven an invaluable tool in delivering quality and innovative solutions to our clients that not only fit IT’s current needs, but allow all company personnel to benefit from the right solution in the right place for years to come.
Senior Network Engineer
Mark has been working in the industry for over 20 years. He holds several networking certifications including Cisco CCNP, CCDP and Extreme Networks ENS as well a number of specializations for each organization. In addition to routing and switching Mark works extensively with WIFI networks. He currently has achieved the industry recognized CWNA certification as well as the Ekahau Certified Survey Engineer (ECSE) and Extreme’s ECE-Wireless. He has designed and implemented wireless infrastructures throughout New England including K-12, higher education, hospitality, finance and local government.
Senior Systems Engineer
Corey has been working as a professional service engineer for over 18 years of which 8+ years have been with Focus Technology Solutions, Inc. Corey has 10+ certifications from Microsoft including MCITP Enterprise Administrator for Windows Server along with MCITP Enterprise Messaging Administration. He also holds VMware VCP certifications for Datacenter and View along with EMCIE certifications for Data Domain, Avamar, and Celerra. He also holds additional certifications for HP and Symantec. Corey has designed and implemented Exchange high availability and site resilient configurations for customers ranging from SMB to environments with over 2,000 mailboxes. He has also planned, designed, and implemented Active Directory environments ranging in size from a single domain to multiple forests. For VMware environments, he has designed and deployed VMware View environments up to 200+ users along with vSphere clusters ranging in size from two to many hosts. Corey has also planned and performed migrations from on-site Exchange/AD environments to Office 365 and Azure. He has also designed and implemented backup solutions for customers ranging in size from small single server deployments to multi-site deployments with replication for off site backups.