Leadership

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Leon Thomas

Leon Thomas

President and CEO

Leon co-founded Jelecos in 2000 and is responsible for the strategic direction of the company.  Thomas has over 18 years of experience leading major IT initiatives and has served in numerous advisory and consulting roles during his career.  He was named to Omaha’s 40 under 40 list, honoring 40 successful professionals under 40 years old in the Omaha area.  He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a doctorate from Creighton University.

Alex Waugh

Alex Waugh

Infrastructure Services Manager

Alex has over 15 years of IT experience, and has held many different roles throughout his career. Alex started working at Jelecos in 2014. He is the Infrastructure Services Manager, which ensures that the IS team and datacenters run smoothly. Alex holds certifications with VMWare & Citrix. Alex is a Creighton alum ’01 and received a BSBA from the Heider College of Business in Management Information Systems. When Alex isn’t busy at the data centers he is spending time with his wife and son or working on his house.

Marika Birkby

Marika Birkby

Client Services Manager

Marika has over 10 years of account and project management in IT. She has worked at Jelecos since 2008 as the client services manager and is responsible for all aspects of account management and customer satisfaction. She enjoys her jobs because she is able to build lasting relationships with our clients while ensuring efficient business process management. Marika is from New York and moved to the Midwest to attend Central College. She graduated with a Bachelors in History. She is a dedicated volunteer for the Cystic fibrosis foundation of Omaha and has been helping out with the organization for the past 6 years. When Marika is not as work, she is most likely to be with her family, cooking or reading new novels.

Ryan Broermann

Ryan Broermann

Application Services Supervisor

Ryan started working at Jelecos in its early years, he left for a few years to gain professional development experience, then returned to Jelecos around 2014 to work as the application services supervisor and lead developer.  Ryan enjoys watching the Huskers play football and is an avid golfer.

Matt Rau

Matt Rau

Channel Sales Manager

Matt joined the Jelecos team in 2015 as the Channel Sales Manager.  He has over 14 years of experience in the technology industry, specifically in software and managed service sales. He is a member of several professional groups such as, the ALA Nebraska chapter, FAC, Omaha Chamber of Commerce, and HIMSS of Nebraska organization. Matt takes pride in serving his community. He has volunteered with the National Kidney Foundation, and has recently started to volunteer for the Cystic Fibrosis foundation of Omaha. Matt received his Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising and Marketing from the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK).  While attending UNK Matt was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, and has served on their alumni board. In his spare time Matt enjoys traveling, golfing, attending sporting events, and raising his twin boys.

Jess Anderson

Jess Anderson

Marketing Coordinator

Jess has more than 15 years of experience in marketing and business development, and started with Jelecos in 2016. Jess is the Marketing Coordinator, focused on driving Jelecos’ marketing and advertising initiatives for company growth and brand awareness. Jess enjoys developing strategies for success, and utilizing the latest technologies to position Jelecos in the market. When Jess isn’t at Jelecos, she enjoys camping, hiking and fishing with her family.

The Jelecos Difference

Jelecos invests heavily in compliance to provide our clients with turn-key solutions including Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS), HIPAA HITECH, SOX, GLBA and more. We are one of the only service providers in the region with third-party PCI certifications in both infrastructure and application development. With our multiple SSAE 16 certified data centers, we provide end-to-end compliance solutions.

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