Jeff founded NTI in 1998 with his partner and has remained an active project manager, in addition to acting as Principal in Charge on hundreds of projects. Under his leadership, NTI has built a portfolio which exceeds 1,000 projects, largely from clients that return with a 2nd, 3rd, or more projects after their initial experience. He is an RCDD with a BAAS from the University of Delaware who had 15 years of experience largely as an entrepreneur before founding NTI. Jeff is married with 4 children. His hobbies include fishing, woodworking, and construction projects around the home and spending time with his family at the lake in a cabin he and his kids built several years ago.
As a Principal in the company, Scott is responsible for all NTI services offered on projects he manages. He also manages our Kennesaw office, and is our senior mentor for NTI’s production team members. He has served as either Principal in Charge or Project Manager for hundreds of projects involving all aspects of technology systems design and implementation. Scott has been in the consulting business since 1988 and holds a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of CO.
John is our Business Development Director and manages all facets of business development, including lead generation, NTI branding, sales management, marketing, client retention and the NTI newsletter. He also works with a variety of administrative efforts to help improve effectiveness and efficiency. When he joined NTI in 2008, John brought 25 years of experience in sales, management, and marketing with software and technology services companies. He holds a BS in Business from the University of New Orleans. John is married with 4 adult children and 3 grandchildren. He enjoys hosting the Sunday family dinner, hiking, great food, and traveling with his wife and friends.
Kathy joined NTI in 2007, bringing over 30 years accounting knowledge and experience with her. Her prior experience included a manufacturing business, a manufacturer’s representative, a general contractor, and an international holding company which included Universal Studios and the Hard Rock Hotel division. Her accounting education and Business Administration degree was earned at Miami-Dade College and the University of Miami. Kathy is married with three adult children, 6 grandchildren and remains active by playing tennis, walking on a regular basis, and exploring her family roots. She also loves to travel, and recently experienced a “bucket list” trip to her ancestor’s country of Italy.
As an Associate Principal, Ilya is actively involved in all phases of projects including programming, design, construction administration, and procurement and implementation management. His credentials include an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Telecommunications (in Russia), M.S. Computer Science from Southern Polytechnic University. He is an RCDD, a Network Transport Specialist, and a PMP. Ilya began his career in 1985 in the Fiber Optics Research field, and now has vast experience with design and project management for the cabling infrastructure for Voice and Data, CCTV, Card Access, CATV/MATV , plus Wireless Networks and Distributed Antenna Systems.
Mike joined NTI in 2014, and brought with him 18 years of experience of project design, project management and management of people. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication from the Art Institute of Atlanta, and is PMP and LEED certified. Mike is an outdoor enthusiast who spends his weekends kayaking, individually and as an instructor. He is also a committed volunteer for Team River Runner (TRR), a program that teaches veterans how to kayak, and at the local animal shelter, working with dogs.
“Ro” is an original NTI employee. Before joining the fledgling NTI in 1998, Ro already had 20 years of experience working as draftsman and designer. From his home country of the Philippines, Ro achieved an Associate in Architecture from St. Louis University, a BSFA in Interior Design from the University of Santo Tomas, and completed Computer Aided Drafting from the Access Institute of Computer Technology. Ro loves drafting and preparing working drawings of different disciplines, whether engineering or architectural. His career of over 3 decades is evidence of his commitment.
Alvin’s expertise and disciplined approach to projects makes him a most productive designer, focused primarily on audio visual systems. Since joining NTI in 2014, he is working toward his CTS, already having achieved the status of InfoComm-Recognized AV Technologist. He has an Associate of Applied Science for Drafting from Gwinnett Technical College. Alvin is married with 3 children and enjoys fishing and camping when he is not spending time with his family.
Before joining NTI in 2016, Chris worked at Madison Industries Inc. for 6 years where he provided design services as well as other services such as structural steel detailing and developing AutoCAD standards. He attended Auburn University, is a sports enthusiast and enjoys making mouth watering BBQ, brisket and jerky, when he’s not spending time with his 3 children.
Brian joined NTI in our drafting department in 2017, having recently completed his Associate in Drafting from Athens Technical. He came referred by his professor and has lived up to his referral as a welcome resource to our growing business. His credentials also include his Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Georgia, and certificates in Graphic Design and Global Tesol Accent Reduction. Brian could easily be considered a “renaissance man”, as a self-described artist who plays the violin, and enjoys drawing in his free time.
Mary Jo joined the NTI family in September of 2017, bringing with her 14 years of experience in civil and architectural design, plus extremely well-developed design documentation skills with AutoCAD and Revit.
She is organized, detail-oriented, as well as a conscientious self-starter, and immediately added value upon her arrival at NTI’s Kennesaw office. When not working, Mary Jo enjoys exploring new places and spending time with her two grown children, Ricky and Halie Jo.
Sho joined qthe NTI design team in November 2018, having been referred as a top AutoCAD student at Gwinnett Technical College. Before joining NTI, she worked as an Elfa Designer at The Container Store where she created plans with design techniques and custom design of residential spaces. She remains enrolled at Gwinnett Technical College where she will receive her Advanced AutoCAD Technician Degree in May 2019.
Sho has proven to be a self starting high achiever who is detailed-oriented and versatile, with exceptional analytical skills which show in her work.
Deidre started her career as a Data/Billing Analyst for MCI/WORLDCOM in 1996. She studied Accounting at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Before joining NTI she worked as an Accounts Payable Lead for Beazer Homes Corp. for 4 years.
Deidre joined NTI at the beginning of 2019 and is a great addition to our Accounting team.
Whitney joined NTI in July of 2018, initially working part-time, providing various sales, marketing and administrative assistance as she finished her degree at Georgia Gwinnett College. Whitney quickly proved herself to be a valuable and disciplined student of our business, adding much needed resource to continue the growth of our company.
After graduating with a degree in Business, and a Management major, Whitney was hired as a full-time employee as a marketing assistant. Whitney is also a Youth Ministry Leader, who enjoys spending time with her family, and reading inspirational, history and mystery books.
David brought with him vast experience in the IT and low voltage industries when he joined the NTI design team. With a career that started at Emory University in 2000, David has worked as a network engineer, technology consultant, and project manager for 20 years.
David’s background included a lot of relevant experience for our company, such as working with IT systems, network integration and AV systems, and working as an AV Designer, with both Revit and AutoCAD. David’s broad and extensive experience provided immediate benefit to the NTI design team. In his downtime, David loves to watch soccer, hike on beautiful days, and read history books.