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.

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!

Eloy Gonzalez
Customer Success Manager

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.

Lois Connors
Marketing Manager

Lois joined AvTek Solutions in May of 2024. With a wealth of experience and a proven track record in marketing strategy development and execution, she brings a fresh perspective and innovative ideas to the company. Her strategic insights will be instrumental in driving AvTek's marketing initiatives forward, ensuring our brand remains at the forefront of the industry. In downtime, Lois enjoys reading and spending time with her family and dogs.

Katie Vitale
Marketing Coordinator

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. ​

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.

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.

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.

Gerard Connors
Senior Solutions Architect, Tier 4 Engineer

Gerard Connors, originally from Newfoundland, Canada, is a seasoned professional with 28 years of experience in the IT industry. He holds a degree in Computer Science and has an associate in network administration and Electronic Technology. Gerard's career is underpinned by a robust portfolio of certifications including A+, Network+, CCNA, Security+, MSCE, CEH, Certified Apple Tech, and Certified in Corning Fiber Optics.

Gerard has a rich background that includes military service and ongoing roles in law enforcement as a Reserve Police Officer. He is a proud member of InfraGard, an organization dedicated to enhancing national security through information sharing.

In 2013, Gerard founded allyIT, a thriving IT solutions company that he has successfully owned and operated for almost 11 years. His entrepreneurial spirit is complemented by a commitment to community service, notably as a member of the Paragould Masonic Lodge, where he served as Worship Master in 2024.

Outside of work, Gerard enjoys spending time with his family, including his wife, two children, and 3 dogs. His hobbies range from playing pool and hunting hogs to collecting firearms and knives. He is an avid traveler who enjoys exploring new destinations with his loved ones and attending live hockey games, and cheering for his favorite team, the Montreal Canadiens.

Gerard's professional goals include obtaining his CISSP certification and further solidifying his expertise in cybersecurity. His diverse skill set, combined with a passion for technology and community, continues to drive his success in both business and personal endeavors.

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!

Zach Jones
Tier 3 Engineer

Zach’s experience with computers began in childhood with Windows 95 on a 2GB HDD, sparking a lifelong fascination with technology. As a military dependent, he had the opportunity to live in various locations, fostering his enduring passion for technology.

Professionally, he specializes in virtual machines (VMs), Azure, and cloud infrastructure. He derives satisfaction from leveraging VMs to host game servers for personal enjoyment and for the benefit of friends, a hobby that combines technical expertise with his love for gaming.

Deon Collier
Tier 3 Engineer

With over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, Deon brings a wealth of expertise across diverse sectors including Internet service providers, Managed Service providers, and small PC repair shops. My career journey has seen me excel in various roles such as Network Operation Center Engineer, System Administrator, and Network Administrator.

Specializing in VoIP and Unified Communications, he has implemented robust solutions that enhance communication efficiency. My proficiency extends to virtualization technologies encompassing Virtual LANs, Virtual Switches, Virtual routers, and Virtual machines, leveraging both Windows and Linux platforms as a power user.

Additionally, his technical acumen includes Fiber Optic installations and configurations, as well as Wireless Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint setups, ensuring reliable and scalable network infrastructures.

Prior to his civilian career, he proudly served in the U.S. Navy for 7 years, with assignments on two aircraft carriers, USS Constellation and USS Carl Vinson. During my tenure, he achieved the rank of AZ2 (Aviation Maintenance Administration, Second Class) and obtained an Associate of Science degree in Computer Support from San Joaquin Valley College in Fresno, CA.

Outside of work, his passion for fishing provides a balance to his professional endeavors, reflecting his dedication to both personal and professional excellence.

Anthony Schepis
Tier 2 Engineer

Anthony came on board in 2021 as a Support Engineer. He has a solid IT background with 6 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, taking his black Labrador retriever, Stormy, for walks, driving, breaking and fixing cars, and reading.

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.

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.

AJ Booth
Tier 1 Engineer

AJ Booth is currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science at Arkansas State University, with an expected graduation in December. Prior to his academic journey, he accrued three years of valuable experience in retail, where he honed his skills in customer service and interpersonal communication.

AJ's passion for technology extends beyond the classroom; he finds fulfillment in assisting others with their computer issues and delving into the intricate infrastructure that underpins modern society. His enthusiasm for IT is driven by a desire to contribute to technological advancements that positively impact people's lives.

Outside of his academic and professional pursuits, AJ enjoys spending his leisure time playing games and cherishing moments with his family, friends, and beloved dog, Charlie. He also nurtures a love for travel, relishing opportunities to explore diverse cultures and cuisines around the world.

Trey Hamilton
Tier 1 Engineer

Trey is a dedicated family man with a passion for technology. From a young age, he demonstrated a knack for computer systems, having repaired his first PC at the age of 12. Since the era of Windows 95, he has cultivated extensive experience in both gaming and PC maintenance, culminating in my proficiency with Windows 98 and Linux operating systems.

Beyond conventional use, Trey enjoys exploring the boundaries of technology, particularly through tinkering with and modifying gaming consoles to support custom software. As a committed husband and father of two, his family remains his top priority in all aspects of my life.

Donnie Kirby
Tier 1 Engineer

Donnie earned an A.A.S. in Business Technology from Black River Technical College and began his career in manufacturing before transitioning to the IT field over two and a half years ago. With a passion for listening to others and helping them, he believes in the power of kindness in all interactions.

In his IT role, Donnie is committed to continual learning, dedicating time outside of work to research and study to stay abreast of industry trends and advancements. His proactive approach ensures he remains adept in leveraging technology to solve problems and streamline operations.

Outside of work, Donnie enjoys outdoor activities such as deer hunting and tackling Jeep trails. He values spending quality time with his family and church community, finding fulfillment in both personal and professional pursuits.