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WHO WE ARE
Bill Buchanan, CEO
“We strive to hire employees who are as dedicated to our client base as our leadership team. At BridgeTek Solutions, all of our employees work very closely together with one common goal – customer satisfaction. Our clients deserve our best effort every hour of every day.”
Bill brought over two decades of experience to his role as Chief Executive Officer of BridgeTek. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Business from Furman University. Before starting BridgeTek, he and our COO Tom Clinton built Computer Software Innovations, which they sold in 2012. For 13 years, Bill held the position of Senior Vice President of Technology and Cloud Services BridgeTek.
As our CEO Bill motivates, provides structure, and oversees all finances and other key management areas. His responsibilities include making major corporate decisions, managing the overall operations and resources of our company, and leading the development and execution of growth strategies. He guides our mission and vision, ensuring that our focus stays firmly within our field and that we are never distracted from our goal of being the best SLED Market Technology Service Provider in our region. Bill works closely with our clients to develop and implement their short-term and long-term strategies, nurturing long-standing relationships and evolving our offerings to more effectively and efficiently achieve their goals. His personal connections with representatives of the world’s leading technology vendors have contributed to valuable partnerships that benefit all our clients.
In his leisure time, Bill enjoys traveling, playing golf, and running.
Tom Clinton, COO
“What we do matters. Our technology solutions for the public sector ensure safety in our schools and include the most advanced and effective learning tools. We bridge the gap between our clients’ IT needs and the systems, products, and services that will best serve them. Every person we employ, every client we serve, and every decision we make is important.”
Tom’s incomparable contribution to the leadership of our company includes developing and implementing goals and strategies for growth. He enthusiastically motivates and oversees the daily operations of our team while monitoring the financial indicators that support our success. Always accessible and supportive to our employees, clients, and partners, Tom plays an integral role in establishing policies and procedures that promote our company’s values, culture, and vision.
Tom balances his busy work life with leisure activities like weightlifting and sporting events, and values his time spent at his church and traveling with his two daughters.
John Semberger, President
“After six years of business, I can’t name one client who wouldn’t speak highly of our service. We’re human, we’ve made mistakes. But we invest the time, energy, resources, and whatever else is needed to ensure that our clients are totally satisfied.”
Like the rest of our leadership team, John doesn’t spend much time behind a desk and is frequently found joining our onsite team to help with installations. He believes that when clients see BridgeTek leaders having hands-on involvement in their projects, it creates a competitive advantage over much larger companies where top management is usually disconnected from the day-to-day client operations.
Married for 41 years to a teacher, and as the son of an English teacher, John’s interest in the public sector isn’t surprising. He is happiest spending time with his five grandchildren and is active in his church.
Kelley Turpin, Vice President of Sales and Marketing
“Everything we do has value. Our solutions have long-term benefits that really make a difference in the community. We have an amazing, loyal team of employees that share our core values in customer satisfaction. They understand the importance of what we do as an organization and strive to deliver exceptional results. We will continue to listen to our clients and continue to develop solutions and services that will help them meet their growing needs. We are committed to our clients and our employees, and we will stay steadfast in those values.”
She is constantly expanding our partnerships with leading edge manufacturers to ensure that we continue to provide our clients the best solutions based on the latest technologies and products.
Kelley’s authentic concern for her clients’ well-being is matched by a genuine appreciation of the role each member of our team brings to supporting our core value of complete client satisfaction.
Kelley is a strong supporter of Claire’s Army, a charity organization that supports families with children battling cancer and gives back to her community through her active involvement in her church’s efforts to help those in need. She seeks balance in her life by spending time with her husband and two sons. She is a dedicated sportswoman, enjoying skiing, swimming, snorkeling, basketball with her boys, golf, tennis, and running in the park with friends.
Jason Lepper, CTO
“I truly enjoy introducing new technology to our clients and explaining the benefits that will improve their lives.”
Jason’s technical vision and high customer service standards ensure that our clients can rely on us for projects that run as smoothly as possible with any disruptions resolved quickly and completely. He provides sound technical leadership in all aspects of our business. He identifies, compares, selects, and implements technology solutions to meet our clients’ current and future needs. His advice informs our company strategy for technology platforms, partnerships, and external relationships.
Jason’s focus on addressing and immediately resolving issues has resulted in our enviable reputation for uncompromised reliability and an ever-increasing amount of repeat business and renewed contracts.
When he isn’t working, Jason enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, camping, fishing, and attending church.
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Join Our team of Professionals
We are always looking for talented professionals who can bring new perspectives and life experiences to our team. If you are looking for a place that values your knowledge, passion, and desire to succeed, we are right for you.
We recognize that our employees are our most important assets. Therefore, we are committed to offering a comprehensive benefits package that provides for the protection and well-being of our employees and their families. BridgeTek Solutions offers a comprehensive selection of insurance plans that accommodate all our full-time employees.
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- Multiple Medical plan options, including a Health Savings Account
- Voluntary Dental plan options
- Voluntary Vision
- Short-and Long-Term Disability
Retirement & Savings Plan
You have an opportunity to save for your future with the BridgeTek Solutions 401(k) matching Retirement Plan.
Time Off – Work-Life Balance
Everyone needs time away from the job for rest and relaxation. We provide paid holidays throughout the calendar year and a vacation accrual rate that is based on your continuous years of service.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.
News & Events
Lockstep Technology Group, a leading provider of technology solutions which recently launched Lockstep Education, dedicated to serving the unique needs of Information Technology in Education, will combine with BridgeTek Solutions, a leader in education IT solutions to offer an industry-unique comprehensive portfolio of IT services to K-12 and Higher Education.
Lockstep and BridgeTek share a common purpose to provide technology solutions that enable a robust, scalable, innovative, secure, and highly engaging learning environment. With combined resources, Lockstep, based in Atlanta, GA and BridgeTek, based in Piedmont, SC will strengthen their market positions in the Southeast and offer their K-12 and Higher Education clients turn-key solutions that range from staff and student devices to technology in the classroom such as cloud-based solutions and leading-edge virtual reality offerings. In addition, the combined teams will offer advanced engineering and cybersecurity services.
Both organizations take pride in being customer-centric and client obsessed and partnered with hundreds of districts and higher education institutions over the past decade. “We all experienced the importance of technology in education over the past year. Our combination accelerates our mission to impact more educators by providing a wider suite of technology solutions,” Bill Buchanan, CEO, BridgeTek Solutions.
“The passion and purpose embodied by the BridgeTek team align with everything we do at Lockstep. We’re excited to be able to immediately offer a wide range of technology solutions that enable educational success.” Mahendran Jawaharlal, CEO, Lockstep Technology Group.
Lockstep Technology Group provides IT solutions and services that enable organizations to focus on their core mission. Lockstep Technology Group recognized that the technology in education is different and founded Lockstep Education, a purpose-driven organization that believes technology is at the core of education. Lockstep’s mission is to empower and augment education technology teams to be strategic enablers in a rapidly changing environment. We eliminate the distractions and complexity of infrastructure, security, and access. We believe today’s technology leaders are co-creators of tomorrow’s strategies in a world that requires technology to optimize outcomes while evolving in real-time through the adoption of new tools.
BridgeTek Solutions LLC is a leader in IT Solutions specializing in the K-12, Higher Education, as well as the State and Local Government vertical markets. With decades of experience servicing this market, we understand how to deliver innovative, market driven, scalable, and cost-effective total solutions. Our client retention rate which spans several decades underscores our ability to resolve their complex issues with best of class products as well as unmatched design, consulting, engineering, and support services.
What Our Clients Say
Barbara Nesbitt, Assistant Superintendent for Technology Services
“BridgeTek Solutions is incredibly knowledgeable in every area of technology including hardware, software, infrastructure, and operating systems. Their work ethic, dependability, and customer relations are at the highest level possible. I would not hesitate recommending them for any project in any area of technology.”
– Joel Whitesides, Executive Director of Technology
– Susan Shirley, Director of Technology
– Paula Yohe, Director of Technology and Information Systems
“I love having BridgeTek Solutions on my team. Their support is superior, and their prices are the lowest we have found. Everytime I have asked for help, they have delivered.”
– Curtis Arrowood, IT Manager