Our Team of Technology Experts
Brett Harney, Principal:
Brett is the co-founder and principal of Corporate Technologies Group. As an experienced telecommunications consultant, Brett has helped develop the culture of doing the right thing for the client that the team at Corporate Technologies Group applies day in and day out. With the internal structure that Corporate Technologies Group has in place, as well as the portfolio that Corporate Technologies Group has to work from, we can ensure that our clients are maximizing their telecom services and expenditures.
Prior to Corporate Technologies Group, Brett honed his knowledge at Cable & Wireless, Inc. where he was a major account manager and a President’s Club winner multiple times.
Brett graduated from Kent State University in a Business Management and Marketing Degree. Personally, he believes it is important to give back. This is part of the reason why much of his time is spent with the local youth in coaching sports. Brett is also the Regional Commissioner for the AYSO Region #1026 youth soccer organization. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing and supporting our CLE sports Team. He lives with his wife and three children in Twinsburg, Ohio.
Jeff Sumner, Principal:
Jeff co-founded Corporate Technologies Group with Brett Harney in 1999. As a principal at Corporate Technologies Group, Jeff applies his sales expertise and customer service focus to create positive relationships with clients.
The firm began with the idea that customer service will set it apart from the competition, and this has been proven through the tremendous growth of Corporate Technologies Group over the last several years.
Before starting Corporate Technologies Group, Jeff enhanced his skills in the world of local and long distance telecommunications with Warwick Communications in Cleveland. Jeff’s experience with Warwick enabled him to see the need for specific focus on customer service and exceeding client expectations.
Jeff is a graduate of The University of Akron. He lives in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio with his wife and two children. He is a 2008 recipient of the 30 For The Future Award and a graduate of Leadership Hudson. Jeff is also an active board member of the Small Business Council of The Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce.
Business Development Team
Ron is a Senior Account Manager at Corporate Technologies Group and as been apart of the team since 2016. He has previously spent the last decade dealing in the Telecommunications and Wireless industries. Today, he is responsible for managing accounts and creating new business relationships for CTG. Ron enjoys working with companies to understand their IT initiatives and how CTG can help them make the correct decision for those initiatives, while also developing long-term and productive relationships.
Ron received his Bachelors of Business Administration at Cleveland State University. In his free time, Ron enjoys spending time with his family and friends, golfing, and improving his personal health.
Shana is the newest member of our sales team. Joining us in early 2018, she is a Senior Account Manager at Corporate Technologies Group. She has been in the telecommunications industry for 20+ years, bringing knowledge of the industry with her. She enjoys building relationships with customers and helping them find solutions to fit their needs.
Shana received her Associates degree in Human Resource Management from Trumbull Business College. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
Client Support Group
Sherri has been a Client Support Manager at Corporate Technologies Group since 2002. She feels that CTG has a diverse portfolio of services and providers that gives her an opportunity to find the right fit for her clients. She says that this makes each and every day unique, since she works closely with CTG’s clients to manage their projects to meet their telecommunication needs. Sherri has been in the telecommunications business for 20+ years, previously working in roles as Executive Appeals Specialist, Strategic Account Manager, and Project Manager.
Sherri received her Associate’s Degree of Applied Business, with an additional certification in Project Management. Away from work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their four children.
Jen is the Senior Client Service Representative here at Corporate Technologies Group. She has been at CTG since 2005 but has been involved in customer service for 24 years. Jen started in this profession because she enjoys talking to people and helping clients solve issues.
Jen received her Project Management Certification at The University of Akron. She currently resides in Cuyahoga Falls with her husband and two kids. Jen enjoys spending time with family, friends, and a good book.
Chrisy has been an Account Development Representative at Corporate Technologies Group since 2006. She implements orders, project manages hosted phone and data installations, provides phone training to clients along with resolving repair issues and more. She strives to be successful with the everyday challenges in Telecom. Chrisy enjoys working with CTG clients daily and her goal is to ensure all clients have their telecom solutions running smoothly without any issues.
Chrisy earned her Business Administration Degree at Thiel College in Greenville, PA, and she received her Project Management Certification from the University of Akron. In her spare time, she enjoys playing sports, being on the water, and watching her kids play sports. Chrisy is a huge Cleveland sports fan, along with being a Michigan Wolverines fan as well.
Julie is an Account Development Representative for Corporate Technologies Group. In this position, Julie helps coordinate and support projects with clients. Julie has had a lot of previous experience at Cable & Wireless where she worked as the Senior Branch Administrator and Account Development Representative. Julie is always excited to bring a high level of customer service to our clients.
She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Communications degree. Away from work, Julie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching sports and listening to good music.
Brandon is our Director of Solutions and Engineering and has been with Corporate Technologies Group since 2013. He helps with the sales process, as well as helping design, implement, and troubleshoot client networks. Brandon has multiple certifications including CCNP R+S, CCNA, CCNA Security, CCDA, CXFS, MCSA 2003, MCTS, MCP, Security+. Brandon enjoys being able to help clients build a better solution. Previously, he was a Network Engineer/Administrator for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.
Brandon has a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Security, along with an Associate’s Degree in Network Hardware and Software. He likes staying in shape by going to the gym and rock climbing, along with spending time with his wife and their dogs.
David is part of the Network Engineering team. He has been working with computers for over 32 years, and brought his skills to Corporate Technologies Group in 2012. David looks forward to the challenge of designing and supporting our clients’ network needs.David has multiple certifications including: CCNP R&S, FIREWALL, SECURE, CCNA Security, CCDA and CCNA.
David received his Bachelor’s of Science, Computer Information Systems Degree with a minor of Business Administration at The University of Akron. He resides in the Portage Lakes area and enjoys riding bicycles and kayaking with his wife.
Kelly is the Office Coordinator and Manager for Corporate Technologies Group. She has been a member of our team since September of 2016. She feels that it is vital to have someone in an office management position who is easy to communicate with, rely on, and can handle multiple responsibilities daily to be successful. Kelly enjoys playing a role on various tasks to try and help CTG grow and make it an enjoyable place to work.
Kelly likes to spend her time outdoors, on the water, riding recreational vehicles, and exploring new places. She has a big place in her heart for animals and loves to spend time with family and friends.
Leighton is Corporate Technologies Group’s Marketing Coordinator and Sales Support. She is always looking for new and exciting ways to promote and grow CTG, as well as growing herself professionally. Leighton has an Associate’s Degree of the Art’s from Stark State College and just recently graduated from Kent State University in Spring 2018, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with majors in Business Management and Marketing.
She was a member of Delta Sigma Pi, a co-ed business professional fraternity, and is an active member in their alumni chapter. She enjoys reading good books, cooking, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends.