Meet The TeamWe're small but mighty – a staff built not only on technical know-how but hands on experience, friendliness and a passion for helping our clients get the most out of technology.
Robert MervaCisco Select Certified Professional, Owner and CEO
Robert has been fortunate to spend the last 10 years in the IT industry; a tenure evenly split between consumer, small business and enterprise consultation, repair and administration. Near the release of Windows 98, he started his career repairing, troubleshooting, networking and building personal computers for home users.
Soon, Robert moved to managing Windows-based enterprise networks, i.e., large scale network environments of about a dozen or so servers and a few thousand PCs and users. While managing these networks, he took the time to study and practice in a variety of specializations (multimedia and video production, web development, wiring and infrastructure, email server administration, etc.) in an attempt to become as well-rounded and knowledgeable as possible – and, of course, to feed his obsession.
In the beginning of 2007 Robert formally incorporated and embarked upon his mission to bring sensibility, flexibility, experience and a few core moral concepts together to provide a well-rounded, complete IT consulting package. Avrem Technologies, LLC was born.
Brock BurkhartNetwork+, Security+, IT Technician
Brock is a lifelong Ohio Valley resident. After graduating from Carrollton High School he enrolled at Youngstown State University to further his education. It was at YSU were he started his career in IT as well as a military career.
Brock enlisted in the Ohio Army National Guard as an infantryman his freshman year at YSU. That summer he attended infantry school at Fort Benning, GA for 15 weeks. Upon completion of this course he served as an automatic rifleman for the 1-145th A Company located in Canton, Ohio. He then returned to YSU and enrolled in the Army ROTC program. During this time Brock switched units and began serving with the 838th MP Company in Austintown as a Platoon Leader. Brock graduated YSU with a bachelor's degree in information technology and he also earned his commission as an officer in the Army Signal Corps.
In February of 2011 Brock graduated the Signal Basic Officer Leadership Course at Fort Gordon, GA and is currently serving as a Battalion Communications Officer for the 112th Engineer Battalion out of Brook Park, OH. He joined Avrem Technologies in August of 2011 and brought with him a wealth of knowledge not only in technology, but also leadership and customer relations.