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Our Team

Meet the ByteSpeed Team

Leadership Team

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Chip Homme

President

Chip is the President and founder of ByteSpeed. He has more than 32 years of experience in the computer industry.

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Scott Bleth

Vice President

Scott has more than 32 years of experience in the computer industry, starting with selling IBM parts in Pennsylvania. Scott is one of the founders of ByteSpeed. Along with being involved with major company decisions; he is the top sales person at ByteSpeed, where he manages accounts in Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, and Nebraska.

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John Tupa

Vice President

John started in the computer industry nearly 32 years ago, beginning in the accounting department of a company which focused on selling computer parts. Then he moved to sales. Tupa now manages the accounts of ByteSpeed’s largest customers, who are located in Georgia. He also manages accounts in Wisconsin.

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Jason Redfield

General Manager

Jason is the General Manager at ByteSpeed. He has more than 25 years of accounting experience, including 18 years in the computer industry.

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Lucas Hulne

Chief Technology Officer

Lucas is ByteSpeed’s Chief Technology Officer. He has nearly 21 years of experience in the computer industry, and is responsible for the ByteSpeed helpdesk, production, R&D, and product testing.

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Anna Hanson

Sales Director

Anna Hanson has 13 years of sales account manager experience at ByteSpeed. In addition to managing the ByteSpeed sales team, Anna places a large focus on building partnerships with local organizations in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

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Kyle Beckius

Purchasing Manager

Kyle has more than 10 years of experience with ByteSpeed. He worked his way up to Purchasing Manager and was previously the Sales Manager and Production Manager. As the Purchasing Manager, he is responsible for the purchasing team and acquisition processes throughout ByteSpeed.

Territory Management Team

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John Tupa

(218) 277-0449

GA, WI

John started working in the computer industry nearly 32 years ago, beginning in the accounting department of a company which focused on selling computer parts. From there, he moved into a sales role. John now manages two of ByteSpeed’s largest territories: Georgia and Wisconsin.

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Scott Bleth 

(218) 227-0450

AR, MO, MS, NE, TX

Scott has more than 32 years of experience in the computer industry, starting with selling IBM parts in PA. Scott is one of the founders of ByteSpeed as well as the top salesperson. Scott manages AR, MO, MS, NE, and TX.

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Brian Hoots

(218) 227-0479

IL, KS, OK

Brian joined ByteSpeed in 2010. When he’s not working, he’s spending time hunting, fishing, or writing music. 

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Kevin Hoots

(218) 227-0477

IN, PA, TN

Kevin joined ByteSpeed in 2016. When he’s not at the office, he’s fishing, hunting, or golfing.

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Gavin Doppler

(218) 227-0496

AK, MN (N), ND, WY

Gavin joined ByteSpeed 2016. When he’s not at work, he can be found hunting, snowboarding, or traveling to new places.

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Grant Hagen 

(218) 227-0494

MI, NJ, OR, WA

Grant joined ByteSpeed in 2017. When he’s not in the office, he spends his time playing softball or golf, and reading.

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Dixon Schwan

(218) 512-1052

CA, DC, DE, MD, NV

Dixon joined ByteSpeed in 2018. If he’s not in the office, he’s learning to code, watching or playing hockey or football, or spending time outdoors.

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Steve Haman

(218) 227-0493

MT, NY, OH

Steve joined ByteSpeed in 2017. When he’s not working, he’s busy cooking, watching or playing various sports, or taking classes at CycleBar, a cycling studio.

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Ken Young

(218) 227-0497

SD, UT

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Tanner Duncan

(218) 227-0446

CT, HI, ID, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT

Tanner joined ByteSpeed in 2017. If he’s not at work, he’s spending time with his wife and daughter, watching or playing sports, or traveling.

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Charlie Jordan

(304) 237-8282

KY, VA, WV

Charlie joined ByteSpeed in 2017. If he’s not working, he’s golfing, fishing, or taking his family on vacation.

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Zach Braaten

(218) 227-0492

AZ, CO, NM

Zach joined ByteSpeed in 2018. When he’s not in the office, he’s spending time playing video games, golfing, or playing softball.

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Sabrina Mayaan

(218) 227-0485

IA, MN (S), NC, SC

Sabrina joined ByteSpeed in 2017. When she’s not working, she’s drinking coffee, walking her two dogs, or listening to true crime podcasts.

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Nic Goettle

(218) 227-0458

AL, LA, FL

Nic joined ByteSpeed in 2019. If he’s not working, he’s snowboarding, bowling, or playing pool.

Sales Administration Team

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Jodi Pritchett

Sales Administrator

Jodi joined ByteSpeed in 2010. When she’s not at the office, she’s four-wheeling, hunting, or knitting.

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Tyler Bussmann

Sales Administrator

Tyler joined ByteSpeed in 2018. When he’s not working, he’s restoring old cars, researching the stock market, or spending time with his dogs.

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Mitchell Brackett

Sales Administrator

Mitchell joined ByteSpeed in 2019. When he’s not at work, he’s traveling, playing strategy games, or enjoying the outdoors.

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Katie Anderson

Sales Administrator

Katie joined ByteSpeed in 2018. If she’s not at work, she’s watching Game of Thrones, kickboxing, or practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Network Engineering Team

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Robert Ogan

Robert has been working in the IT field since 1994. He started his career in the U.S. Navy, moved on to John Deere Information Systems, and then Bettendorf Community School District. In 2014, Robert joined the server team at ByteSpeed and has led the team through more than 1,000 successful infrastructure deployments.

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Chris Polley

Chris has been working in the IT industry since the ‘90s. He began as a tech assistant as a high schooler for Independent School District #318 in MN, later graduating with an Associate’s degree in Computer Network Administration. From there, he gained experience at SEI as a computer and server support technician. He joined the ByteSpeed team in 2006 and has designed and deployed dozens of servers, SANs, and web caching solutions.

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Andy Benson

Andy joined the ByteSpeed team in 2009 where he began as a PC builder. He quickly moved up to the networking team and became the Network Administrator. Andy vets all new products before they are added to ByteSpeed’s portfolio as well as running ByteSpeed’s wireless network, network switches, UPSs, backups, SAN solution, servers, and internal databases.

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Paul Schumaier

Paul began his IT career with an Associate’s degree in Computer Support Specialist. He’s been gaining server and networking experience since 2004. In 2014 he joined the ByteSpeed team. Paul provides server, Ruckus, and CacheBox support to ByteSpeed customers, while also leading server assembly and quality control internally.

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Jason Verbout

Jason’s background consists of an Associate’s degree in Network Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in IT Management. He started his IT career in 2003 working for Tech Team, providing network and custom application support. From there, he became Network Administrator at Bettendorf School District and St. Ambrose University. In 2015, he joined the ByteSpeed server team where he excels at remote deployment of switches, routers, SANs, and more.

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Danny Mathison

Danny began working at ByteSpeed in 2015 as a PC builder, quickly moving up to the imaging team and then to the helpdesk team. He previously obtained his Associate’s degree in Information Technology. He began training with the server department in 2018 and accepted a role onto the team full time. He has experience with troubleshooting and resolving issues; installing servers, switches, and routers; migrating Active Directory, and setting up QoS on routers.

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Bill Hartog

Bill rejoined the ByteSpeed team in 2018 after gaining additional server administrator experience at American Farm Bureau Insurance Services, Inc. (AFBIS). He brings his experience from AFBIS and GoMoorhead where he ran cable, installed switches and servers, administered VMware, Microsoft Server 2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2016, WSUS, Office 365 and additional enterprise-level solutions.

Marketing Team

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Brenda Clifton

Marketing Manager

Brenda joined ByteSpeed in 2011. She enjoys hanging out with her family and two awesome cats, as well as live music.

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Deb Pavek

Marketing Coordinator

Deb joined ByteSpeed in 2002. She spends her spare time at her lake home, visiting her grandchildren, and snowmobiling.

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Bonnie Steen

Tradeshow Coordinator

Bonnie joined ByteSpeed in 2006. She enjoys reading, volunteering, and traveling internationally in her spare time.

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Kate Roehrich

Marketing Coordinator/Contract Specialist

Kate joined ByteSpeed in 2017. She spends her spare time listening to podcasts, traveling, and reading.

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