Wayne Hunter
President and Chief Executive Officer

Wayne Hunter is the President and CEO of AvTek Solutions, Inc. where he concentrates his efforts on providing the best solution to customers. Wayne has over 30 years of experience in Information Technology, focusing on implementing storage and data systems, IT management, and systems integration.

Wayne is passionate about solving IT problems and affecting positive change for customers. He is especially proud of AvTek’s reputation of trust that has been established with customers over the last decade.

Colleagues and customers know that Wayne is unafraid of a challenge because he is willing to adapt to the ever changing technical landscape. Wayne has worked diligently to make AvTek an industry leader through his belief that customer success is directly tied to AvTek’s success.

Before AvTek Solutions, Inc. Wayne successfully launched another company, Lexicon Information Concepts, LLC, which was acquired by Legato Systems, Inc. Prior to Lexicon, Wayne was the Manager of Systems Integration Group at EMASS, Inc. and a Systems Administrator at Convex Computer Corp. Wayne started his career by serving six years in the Navy.

Outside of work, Wayne can be found at the lake, a Rangers game, or relaxing with family.

Andy Damiano
Senior Solutions Architect, Tier 4 Engineer

Andy joined the AvTek team in 2011 as the Senior Solutions Architect. He has the ability to look at systems from end to end, and analyze everything in between. He is gifted with the ability to logically evaluate any and all troubleshooting, from the smallest detail to a wide scope of an entire network or project. He starts at one end, meticulously reviewing every component, technology, concept and product until reaching the end of the system chain. He has the patience and drive to finish any project to perfection.

In his spare time, Andy is a junior redneck mad scientist. You may find him tinkering with BioDiesel, Tower building, operating a Ham radio, or doing just about anything outdoors.

Matt Hale
Services Manager

Matt joined AvTek in 2010 and is the Services Manager. Matt is the Project Manager and keeps the AvTek wheels turning as he manages the day to day software and portals for AvTek, which is no small task! Matt knows AvTek inside and out!

In his spare time, he likes to work on his ranch and enjoys gaming. He is a self proclaimed Minesweeper expert! Matt also loves to research current events.

Jessica Simon
Operations Manager

Jessica started working at AvTek Solutions in 2014 as the Operations Manager. Her vast experience in Accounts Payable, Finance, and inside sales brought great value to the AvTek team. Prior to AvTek, Jessica used these skills at an Automation and Control Distributor (a Value Added Reseller). She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and also enjoys learning about all of the new advances in the ever changing Information Technology Industry.

Jessica was born and raised in California, but came to Texas as fast as she could in 2007. When she isn't hanging out with her corgis, she can be found shopping, crafting, baking, working on puzzles, glamping, or just hanging out with her family.

Anthony Schepis
Tier 1 Engineer

Anthony came on board in 2021 as a Support Engineer. He has a solid IT background with 5 years of experience. While being an expert in Microsoft O365, he's passionate about staying up to date on all things IT! He tackles problems and prides himself on finding the right solutions for AvTek clients.

When Anthony isn't working, he can be found spending time with family, working on cars, playing video games, taking his black Labrador retriever, Stormy, on nature walks.

De'Andre Chandler
Tier 1 Engineer

De'Andre joined the AvTek team in 2022 as a Support Engineer. He brings a computer science background as a former help desk administrator, application developer, and an IT service representative. De'Andre is a dependable technologist dedicated to providing timely and quality customer support, troubleshooting hardware and software, and resolving network issues with the passion to expand his knowledge in all areas of IT!

When De'Andre is not working, he enjoys singing, playing video games, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.

Jennifer Gonzales
Customer Success Manager

Jennifer joined AvTek in 2022. She's a connector who loves to build relationships with clients and will jump at the chance to create solutions. She couldn't be more excited to join the Avtek Team and collaborate on ways to be proactive and maintain solid relationships with clients. As a 2020 MBA graduate from West Texas A&M University, Jennifer is looking forward to using her knowledge and experience in customer care and technology as a complementary extension to AvTek Solutions.

For fun, Jennifer loves to explore and relax in the outdoors whether it be camping, hiking, grilling, kayaking, or taking scenic photographs. She's also a foodie who will embrace every moment to cook or try new recipes and foods with friends and family!

Jeffrey Castillejo
Tier 1 Engineer

Jeffrey joined AvTek in 2023 as a Support Engineer. After earning his Degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from California State University, Channel Islands, he entered the IT world to explore his passion for helping people with computer related issues. Jeffrey brings a strong background in customer service, and a great understanding of troubleshooting software and hardware issues.

In his free time, Jeffrey enjoys hanging out with family, going on food trips around the city, and keeping up to date on anything tech related.

Katie Tuttle
Business Development Representative

Katie joined AvTek in 2023. She brings her project management skills and customer-focused experience to the team. Katie is dedicated to building long-term trusting relationships with clients and creating customized solutions to meet their business needs.

Born and raised in DFW, she graduated from the University of Kansas in 2022 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Strategic Communications with a minor in Business Administration.

In her free time, Katie enjoys playing video games, yoga and shopping. She is also an avid Mahjong player.

David Cox, CISSP
Chief Security Officer

David's IT journey started back in the mid-80's, working with greenscreens and mainframes. Over the next 30+ years, his experience grew to include IT Infrastructure design and support, as well as operational management within the Managed Solution Provider industry. David's latest area of expertise is in the Compliance arena, where he has gained experience working with IRS1075, HIPAA, CMMC and IRS4557. His passion for working with clients as they navigate through the overwhelming landscape of the different cybersecurity frameworks has led him to the role of Chief Security Office at AvTek Solutions, Inc. As CSO, David will be responsible for the organization's Security Program and tracking the cybersecurity compliance with AvTek Solutions' clients.

When not focusing on all the latest developments in Cybersecurity and Compliance, David enjoys travelling with his Wife and daughter, and getting in a good round of golf whenever possible!

Katie Vitale
Marketing Assistant

Katie joined AvTek in 2023. She is bringing her creativity, efficiency, and organizational skills to the marketing team. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2014 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Education. Katie spent years as a teacher developing skills that are helping her shift her career over to marketing and business administration. In her free time she likes to spend time with and travel the world with her husband and dogs. ​

Darryl Syé
Tier 3 Engineer

Darryl joined AvTek in 2023 as the Tier 3 Engineer. His approach of gathering facts about an issue, then deconstructing it until he finds a solution is, as he says, "...like the old Oakland Raider's defensive strategy of gathering up the entire offensive line, then tossing people out until they find the one with the football." He attributes this to his parents and his uncle (who was responsible for the implementation of the first computers at the Department of Defense, and challenged him with debugging programs).

Over the past several decades, he's held roles such as Technical Specialist, System Administrator, Systems Engineer, and Executive Support Specialist. He also served several years in the Army as his battalion's lead Information Systems Operator/Analyst and Information Assurance Security Officer.

In his free time, Darryl enjoys driving, performing stand-up and improv comedy and being the tester for his wife's recipes!

Eloy Gonzalez
Sales Development Representative

Eloy joined AvTek in 2023. He is a self-motivated and enthusiastic worker, bringing forth a proven track record of achievement and a reputation for positive collaboration. Confident, hard-working, and committed to seeing results in whatever the position calls for, Eloy is a great asset to the sales development team.

He graduated from Midwestern State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education.

In his free time, Eloy enjoys traveling, camping, and riding all-terrain vehicles with family and friends.

Ethan Sutherland
Sales Development Representative

Ethan joined AvTek in 2023 after graduating from The University of Georgia with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications Studies. Ethan is a dedicated and driven individual with a tenacious desire to be successful in whatever he is doing.

In his free time he enjoys spending time on the golf course, watching sports, and spending quality time with family and friends.