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Leadership Team

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Walter McKinlay

Walter McKinlay

Inside Director & Co-Founder

Walter McKinlay

Inside Director & Co-Founder

Walter McKinlay is the Inside Director and Co-Founder of DYONYX. Since the company's inception, Walter has provided wisdom and insight in creating a new organization that offers something markedly different in a very crowded business management and technology services market. As an entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Walter owns Moss Oak, a real estate company that owns and leases residential and commercial properties throughout London. He is also the proprietor of Domaine De Mourchon, a vineyard in the French Southern Rhone valley. A native of London, Walter has developed a number of successful companies over a 35-year span, including an international freight forwarding organization specializing in oil and gas exploration equipment transportation, an information management and records storage company that has expanded into 15 locations in Europe and the United States, and Scottish hotel interests in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Walter completed his military service in the British Royal Navy serving two years aboard minesweepers and submarines. He is a keen yachtsman and has, over the years, sailed transatlantic and several long distance ocean passage trips. (www.domainedemourchon.com)

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Q & A with Walter McKinlay

Why did you choose to be an outside advisor to the DYONYX team?

It goes without saying!

How is DYONYX different from other companies you’ve worked with and advised?

I am pleased to say that DYONYX has the same "get up and go spirit" as the companies I have previously managed over the past several years, and should a problem incur with a client (no company is exempt from this) I know DYONYX will immediately put matters right.

If you could tell a customer one thing about DYONYX, what would you tell them?

DYONYX would tell them "You, the customer, are our first consideration."

Major General Robert Halverson

Major General Robert Halverson

Board Director

Major General Robert Halverson

Board Director

Major General Robert Halverson began his military career on August 9, 1963, upon graduation from Colorado State University. He served on active duty for 15 years with assignments in Germany, Vietnam, Belgium and in the US. After numerous command and staff assignments, General Halverson took command of the 49th Armored Division in September of 1998 and was promoted to Major General. During his command tour, the 49th Armored Division Headquarters with the Signal Battalion and Engineer elements and the Active Army's 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, was deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina where he commanded Multi-National Division (North), Stabilization Force 7. Upon return to Texas, General Halverson continued to command the 49th Armored Division during times of mobilizations for airport security throughout Texas and security of sensitive sites in multiple states following the September 11, 2001 attack on the United States. In addition to his military service, General Halverson worked for the State of Texas for nearly 20 years. He served in the Governor's Division of Emergency Management where he was responsible for all aspects of planning, preparation and response to emergencies and disasters. He also served in the Department of Insurance as a Deputy Insurance Commissioner for Safety , where he oversaw all safety and loss prevention programs of insurance companies doing business in Texas.

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Q & A with Major General Robert Halverson

Why did you choose to be an outside advisor to the DYONYX team?

Prior to accepting the position I did some research on the company. I found that DYONYX enjoyed a very fine reputation within the business community of Houston.  I also found that the people who worked at DYONYX were happy to be at the company and thought it was a great place to work.  During my first visit to DYONYX I was very impressed with the professionalism and enthusiasm that the leadership displayed for the company.   I concluded that DYONYX would be a great company to join.

How is DYONYX different from other companies you’ve worked with and advised?

The other companies with whom I am associated are more involved with work that includes components of weapons systems or software development for military use.  My military background lends itself to that type of operation.  However, DYONYX is focused on the structure and management of data systems as used not only with military but with government and commercial applications. 

If you could tell a customer one thing about DYONYX, what would you tell them?

DYONYX has expertise and experience to make your business more productive and efficient. The expertise in the information technology field will allow you to focus on the business and not be concerned about the systems.

David Crowley

David Crowley

Board Member

David Crowley

Board Member

David Crowley is an accomplished 31 year veteran of the Energy Service Sector, currently serving as President & COO of Geokinetics. Geokinetics is one of the world's largest independent, international land and shallow water geophysical service companies with over 5000 employees, presence in over 20 countries, and employing over 60 nationalities. David's prior positions include President and CEO of Enventure Global Technology, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer at Grey Wolf Drilling, and Senior Vice President at THE Offshore Drilling Company. Prior to that Mr. Crowley enjoyed a 20 year career at Schlumberger where he held various management positions including a number of international assignments. A graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, David also participated in advanced Management programs at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France; The London School of Economics and Political Science; and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Q & A with David Crowley

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Chuck Orrico

Chuck Orrico

President & CEO

Chuck Orrico

President & CEO

As President and CEO, Chuck is responsible for the overall financial and operational performance of the company, strategic planning, risk management and emerging markets. Chuck has more than 35 years of experience in helping clients develop business solutions through IT strategic planning, information management and technology investment. Prior to co-founding DYONYX in 1996, Chuck worked 12 years at Hays Information Management, a multi-billion dollar information management company with global operations. There, he held a variety of senior management leadership positions in sales, operations, technology and finance. Today, Chuck's entrepreneurial spirit and keen business acumen have helped DYONYX maintain its focus on quality, which has resulted in improved business operations for its clients. Chuck attended the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas on a four year golf scholarship and received a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1984. As a firm believer in community service, Chuck supports critically important causes such as Texas Children's Hospital, Children’s Advocacy Center of Houston (CAC), Boys and Girls Country, Love 146, Salem Ministry Missions, College Golf Fellowship, and served as the Past President of the board of directors for The Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas www.cactx.org

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Q & A with Chuck Orrico

Why did you start DYONYX?

Originally, I saw an opportunity to offer highly proven, mature IT support services to the Small to Medium Business (SMB) space with significant flexibility and lower price points. Traditionally, only the large enterprise clients could afford these type services and even then, there was not much flexibility in the service provider’s delivery model. Having worked in that space for 12 years prior, I learned enough to know we could improve that model without sacrificing quality and still offer the client greater flexibility at rates they previously could not afford. Fortunately, that delivery model worked and as a result of increased automation over the last 20 years we have been privileged to successfully migrate that delivery model to both the SMB and Fortune 5000 markets.

What excites you about DYONYX?

First, watching employees’ careers develop. We have a lot of staff who have worked for DYONYX 10, 15 and some 20 years. To watch them grow, develop and ultimately assume leadership positions is very exciting to me. Second, the talent of our staff continues to amaze me. Our industry can change so quickly and to watch them transform DYONYX every two to three years as a result of new technologies available is very impressive. We have to constantly ensure our client’s infrastructures are secure, highly automated and accessible at all times. As fast as technology changes, accomplishing this task is no small feat and they do it extremely well. 

Why would a customer want to do business with us?

Our flexibility and responsiveness combined with our innovation. These are the words most commonly used by our clients when we ask them what they like best about DYONYX. We are a strategic advisor and partner with our clients, not just another IT vendor. We always want to understand our client’s business needs, anticipate those needs and remain as flexible as possible to help them achieve their business goals. When you combine that level of customer service with the cloud brokerage and computing technologies we have developed, it is a very compelling business case our client’s like to invest in.

Why would prospective employees want to work at DYONYX?

Our family atmosphere, career growth opportunities, and working with really cool technologies! In today’s very competitive labor market, we have to always seek ways to not only attract, but retain top talent as a result of the technologies we offer our customers. In order to do this, we have to create an atmosphere where our employees feel valued, appreciated and want to come to work every day. As fast as we are growing, we always try and promote from within first to ensure we retain that valuable employee knowledge.

Patrick Clary

Patrick Clary

Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

Patrick Clary

Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

Patrick Clary is Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for DYONYX. Patrick's focus is financial performance, operations strategy and policies, employee alignment with corporate goals, and operational excellence. Prior to joining DYONYX, Patrick was involved in the start-up and management of two technology services firms and spent 10 years with Certified Associates, a national recruitment and staffing management firm. Patrick holds a BS in Management with a minor in Marketing from Clemson University.

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Q & A with Patrick Clary

What initially brought you to DYONYX?

The people. DYONYX is made up of individuals who care about each other and strive to satisfy the customer. We love seeing our customers happy.

What excites you about DYONYX?

The potential for growth and the family focused environment.

Why would a customer want to do business with us?

We have a unique ability to provide customized solutions in the managed services space. We’re focused on delivering exceptional customer service and proactive support.

Why would prospective employees want to work at DYONYX?


The people, the potential and the environment.

James Melchor

James Melchor

Chief Technology Officer

James Melchor

Chief Technology Officer

James Melchor is the CTO for DYONYX and is responsible  for establishing the company's technical vision and leading all aspects of the company's technology capabilities development. James works as a technology advisor within the DYONYX'S board of Directors and collaborates with internal departments including managed services, delivery, program management, sales and marketing, finance, administration, program and operations to improve the security, efficiency and resilience of DYONYX's services and customer specific solutions. James adds more than 13+ years of experience and demonstrated ability in evaluating, selecting, and implementing technology solutions, policies and procedures to increase the depth and breadth of DYONYX's service offerings to customers.

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Q & A with James Melchor

What initially brought you to DYONYX?

The ability to work in the IT industry, which is in a constant state of change. Also, to be more specific, the ability to work for a company that treats you like a person- not a number- and provides and mentors you like your own family would.  

What excites you about DYONYX?

The amount of potential the company has, the great things we are doing to ramp up to be real innovators in the market, and the strong teams we have built and are building! The people excite me the most. I feel like we are building a mini Apple!

Why would a customer want to do business with us?

Because we are not your average IT consulting company, we like to establish ourselves as partners with our clients to provide exceptional service. We love to understand the challenges of the industry and help solve the issues our partners have with business process and enabling efficiencies with technology.

Why would prospective employees want to work at DYONYX?

Exceptional culture!

Talbot Theiss

Talbot Theiss

VP of Strategic Accounts

Talbot Theiss

VP of Strategic Accounts

Talbot Theiss joined DYONYX in 1996 as one of the company's original employees and has been an integral part of the company's success. Talbot has managed every aspect of the company's operational requirements and has overseen every major customer engagement for commercial and federal, state, and local clients. Talbot works closely with DYONYX Service Delivery and Program Managers to support existing outsourcing clients and ensures that every aspect of service delivery gets proper attention to achieve the highest level of customer satisfaction. Prior to joining DYONYX, Talbot worked at Computer Sciences Corporation at NASA Johnson Space Center and Wang / I-NET progressively supporting desktop, application development, server hardware / operating systems, and network infrastructure. As a Senior Network Engineer he designed, deployed and supported the Cisco infrastructure for Time Warner's global network including the European network in the UK and Germany. Talbot earned his BBA, Information Systems Management from Lamar University in 1988.

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Q & A with Talbot Theiss

What initially brought you to DYONYX?

DYONYX was a new venture in 1996 when I joined.  Although I had a promising career with a large consulting company I was intrigued by the opportunity to contribute to something embryonic together with ownership that possessed exceptional integrity and drive.

What excites you about DYONYX?

There are three main things that excite me about being a part of DYONYX:  1)  Working with high quality people every day who appreciate their field of work and hone their skills to produce a professional image and perception of DYONYX; 2) With every day being able to take action and know I am making a difference in a company not so large that individual actions are lost in an ocean of activity; and 3)  An understanding that although we have a company to operate and service to deliver, that our leadership values people and truly promotes a culture of family and friendship.

Why would a customer want to do business with us?

I have been told by clients on several occasions that it is our flexibility that make us attractive to them.  By that I mean although contracts are important and must provide each party with protections, DYONYX is a true partner and in simplest terms, we will work closely with clients to ensure our service evolves so as to match our client’s ever-changing need.

Why would prospective employees want to work at DYONYX?

Technology will continue to evolve and as it does the challenge is to identify what will stick and what will not.  DYONYX must continually understand how service offering must change and remain competitive.  Everyone at DYONYX can contribute as we encourage a culture of seeing good ideas come to fruition in the marketplace…a very rewarding experience indeed.

Jeff Powers

Jeff Powers

Controller

Jeff Powers

Controller

Jeff Powers is Dyonyx’s Controller and is responsible for all the Finance and Accounting functions of the Company.  Jeff is a Certified Public Account that has over 40 years of finance and accounting experience, including 19 years of SEC experience.  Ten years of his SEC experience was with a New York Stock Exchange traded International Gold Mining Company where he served as Vice President and Controller.  Prior to coming to Dyonyx, Jeff worked in Houston as the Chief Financial Officer for an oil field services company for 13 years.  Jeff graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Arizona in 1973

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Q & A with Jeff Powers

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