Chad Massaker

Chad Massaker

CEO Carceron ♦ IT Support ♦ Managed IT ♦ HIPAA Certified ♦ Author ♦ International Jiu Jitsu Gold Medalist

Location
Greater Atlanta Area
Industry
Information Technology and Services

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Chad Massaker's Overview

Current
  • CEO & President, Certified HIPAA Security Professional at Carceron
  • Founder & Head Aficionado at Speakeasy: Exclusive Cigar Club for Atlanta B2B Execs
Past
Education
Connections

500+ connections

Chad Massaker's Summary

While pursuing a degree in psychology at Kennesaw State University, I got caught up in the information technology bubble and skipped my plans to pursue a terminal degree in psychology. When I graduated, I went to work for a New York-based hospitality management company called Sentry Hospitality, that specialized in managing 4-star+ conference centers and resorts. Four years later, I had designed, installed and managed the networks of several large resorts and conference centers across the country while also providing ongoing IT support to those properties.

Then 9-11 happened & the hospitality market tanked and I found myself without a job. I essentially was forced to resign & become a vendor to Sentry which was how Carceron was born. I partnered up with the man who had gotten me into computers in college, Jeffrey Lee, and we never looked back.

Now, well over 12 years later, we serve clients all over the country, primarily in the professional services industries such as healthcare, financial services, legal services, etc. We specialize in helping businesses maximize productivity and collaboration with their IT investments. We accomplish this by providing a suite of various managed IT services, including:

► IT Support (Helpdesk, Monitoring, etc.)
► Outsourced CTO Services
► Cloud Services (SaaS & IaaS)
► Telecom / VoIP Services
► Regulatory Compliance Solutions
► HIPAA Compliance Training
► Internet Connectivity (Broadband) Solutions
► Strategic IT Consulting

✆ 678-529-6310
✉ sales@carceron.net

Recent Company Recognitions:
♦ First managed IT services provider in Atlanta to earn the CompTIA MSP Trustmark
♦ Named to CRN Magazine's MSP500 list in 2014
♦ Named to MSPMentor's 501 list in 2013 (top 501 MSPs in the world)
♦ Named to CRN Magazine's Next-Gen 250 List in 2011 & 2012

Recent Personal Recognitions:
♦ Gold Medal in the 2013 IBJJF Pan Am Tournament (largest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament in the World)

Chad Massaker's Projects

  • Microsoft Office 365 Migration for 190 End Users

    • May 2014 to May 2014
    Team Members: Chad Massaker, Jeffrey Lee

    We had a client using a more expensive hosted Exchange provider. We proposed to move them to Office 365 which cut their monthly mailbox costs in 1/2 while simultaneously providing more value. We completed the successfully is about 72 hours. End Users had no loss of down time in terms of access to new incoming email, while still maintaining access to their old email while it was be migrating into their new mailboxes. (The majority of the 72 hours of was just waiting for data copy from the old provider to Office 365).

Chad Massaker's Experience

CEO & President, Certified HIPAA Security Professional

Carceron

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

March 2002Present (12 years 7 months) Metro-Atlanta

Chad's role at Carceron is business development through strict adherence to Carceron's core values. Chad is responsible for setting leadership goals for management that focus on: development of a strong company culture where people love to come to work, customer service and solutions that create nothing less than raving fans, and, completion of goals that bring value to the company, such as information technology certifications.

Founder & Head Aficionado

Speakeasy: Exclusive Cigar Club for Atlanta B2B Execs

November 2010Present (3 years 11 months) Location: Secret Speakeasy Bars Throughout Atlanta

Speakeasy is a secret society of Atlanta business executives that meet monthly to network, make new friends, and just relax over a fine cigar and your favorite libation. Our goal is to create a warm, relaxing environment that facilitates deeper social connections with a limited group of high quality individuals. In other words: business to business networking at its best.

All members are approved by Chad Massaker and should meet one or more of the following criteria, in order of preference:

* Be Business Owner or C-Level Executive of a B2B Business for 5+ years with 3+ employees
* Be a business consultant / solopreneur of at least 5 years who's clients are primarily businesses (not consumers)

Speakeasy has approximately 250 members.

I.T. Director

Sentry Hospitality

October 1999January 2002 (2 years 4 months)

Managed information technology for various 4-Diamond conference centers along the east coast.

Computer Technician II

Kennesaw State University

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

19961999 (3 years)

This is where I started working in computers. I trained under Jeffrey Lee (now my partner in Carceron).

11C - Indirect Fire Infantryman

US Army

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Military industry

January 1990January 1994 (4 years 1 month)

I was named Top Gun in my AIT class. Because of this I was on the Fire Direction Control (FDC) squad of every mortar platoon I ever served on (Korea and Ft. Strewart, GA). My job was to take fire requests from forward observers and run those requests through a ballistics computer which would convert the request information (coordinates, win speed, spread of fire, types of rounds, etc.) into numbers that the firing line needed to aim their mortars. Being on FDC, we were also in charge for communications for the platoon and maintained several radios in our M-577.

Chad Massaker's Organizations

  • CompTIA: Convergence Community

    Vice Chair - Executive Council
    • January 2014 to December 2014
  • Georgia Aquarium - Next Wave Society - Aqua Vino Committee

    Committee Member
    • March 2013 to Present
  • CompTIA Unified Communications Community

    Executive Council Member
    • August 2012 to December 2013
  • Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

    Ambassador
    • January 2011 to Present

    A volunteer position that helps the chamber with orienting new members to the benefits of the chamber and how best to leverage it.

  • X3 Foundation

    Board Member
    • June 2011 to Present

    www.x3foundation.org

  • KSU Flourish Awards Luncheon

    Chair (2x) & Board Member
    • January 2009 to September 2012

    An annual luncheon put on by the college of the arts at KSU to fund scholarships. The awards are given to supporters of the Arts in Metro Atlanta.

  • Theatre in the Square

    Board Member
    • January 2010 to June 2012

    The theatre finally succumbed to bankruptcy in 2012 and closed. Unable to ever fully recover from the recession.

  • Cobb County Schools Facilities & Technology Committee (eSPLOST Oversight)

    Board Member
    • 2007 to 2008
  • Leadership Cobb

    Education Day Co-Chair
    • 2007 to 2007
  • Marietta Kiwanis

    Member & Volunteer for Various Committees
    • 2003 to 2008
  • Kennesaw Charter School

    Vice Chair of the School Board
    • 2003 to 2007
  • Kennesaw Business Association

    Membership Committee Chair
    • 2004 to 2004
  • Marietta Business Association

    After Hour Committee Chair
    • 2008 to 2008

Chad Massaker's Honors and Awards

  • CompTIA Security Trustmark

    CompTIA
    • September 2014

    The CompTIA Security Trustmark™ identifies solution providers that consistently follow security best practices by helpings companies to identify regulatory compliance gaps and address problem areas in security policies, processes and planning. This vendor-neutral, business-level credential has been developed with the support of technology companies at the forefront of the IT security industry."

  • CRN MSP 500: Managed Service Provider Pioneer 250

    CRN Magazine
    • February 2014

    This year CRN is launching its inaugural Managed Service Provider 500 list, a project recognizing the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose forward-thinking approach to providing managed services is changing the landscape of the IT channel.

    The MSP Pioneer 250 is a list of channel companies with a business model heavily weighted toward managed services, focused on the small and mid-size business market.

  • CRN Next-Gen 250 - 2013

    CRN Magazine
    • August 2013

    Carceron's 3rd time in a row receiving this award. CRN's annual Next-Gen 250 identifies solution providers that are on the cutting edge of technology and business model shifts, driven by their focus on markets such as virtualization, cloud computing, data center and mobility.

  • CompTIA MSP Partners Trustmark

    CompTia
    • August 2012

    By successfully completing the requirements for the CompTIA MSP Partners Trustmark, Carceron has demonstrated a commitment to best practices in the realm of managed IT services.

    All of the organizations found in this directory have:

    * Agreed to a Code of Conduct
    * Conducted a review of documented policies and procedures for the operations, management, finance, and services of their business
    * Submitted documentation supporting the above
    * Testified to the use of proper automated tools and systems to conduct a managed service
    * Provided 3 customer references, contacted and verified by CompTIA

  • CRN Next-Gen 250 - 2012

    CRN Magazine
    • August 2011

    CRN's annual Next-Gen 250 identifies solution providers that are on the cutting edge of technology and business model shifts, driven by their focus on markets such as virtualization, cloud computing, data center and mobility.

  • CRN Next-Gen 250 - 2011

    CRN Magazine
    • August 2012

    CRN's annual Next-Gen 250 identifies solution providers that are on the cutting edge of technology and business model shifts, driven by their focus on markets such as virtualization, cloud computing, data center and mobility. You can view the list here: http://www.crn.com/news/channel-programs/240005998/2012-crn-next-gen-250.htm

  • Metro Atlanta Small Business Person of the Year, Top 5 Finalist

    Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
    • June 2010

    Press Release: http://www.metroatlantachamber.com/atl-newsroom/items/2012/07/12/debbi-shapiro-named-2010-small-business-person-of-the-year

  • MSP Mentor 250

    MSPMentor.com
    • September 2011

    The MSPmentor 250, are executives, entrepreneurs, experts, coaches and community leaders shaping the global managed services market. More information: http://www.mspmentor.net/top-250-people/

  • MSP Mentor 250

    MSPMentor.com
    • September 2012

    The MSPmentor 250, are executives, entrepreneurs, experts, coaches and community leaders shaping the global managed services market. More information: http://www.mspmentor.net/top-250-people/

  • Turknett Leadership Character Award Nominee

    Turknett Group
    • February 2008

    About: http://www.leadershipcharacter.com/Awards2.php

  • Cobb County Top 25 Small Business of the Year

    Cobb County Chamber of Commerce
    • June 2006
  • Cobb County Top 25 Small Business of the Year

    Cobb County Chamber of Commerce
    • June 2005
  • Cobb County Small Business Community Involvement Award

    Cobb County Chamber of Commerce Award
    • November 2005
  • Psychology Alum of the Year, 2003

    Kennesaw State University, Department of Psychology
    • June 2003
  • 1 Gold Medal - USA Judo Senior Nationals

    USA Judo
    • May 2014

    Competed in one of the largest Judo tournament in the country and won gold medal in my second-ever Judo tournament.

  • 1 Gold Medal, 1 Silver Medal - IBJJF Pan Am Tournaments

    International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF)

    The IBJJF Pan Am Tournament is the largest, most prestigious tournament in the world for practitioners of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This annual event brings in 3000+ competitors from all over the world. I won the gold in March 2013 and the silver in March of 2012.

  • 3 Gold Medals, 3 Silver Medals - IBJJF Regionals

    International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF)

    The International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) host international, national and regional events. These medals were won in Atlanta, Boca Raton, Miami and Boston. All acquired in 2011-2014.

  • 4 Gold Medals (undefeated)

    North American Grappling Association (NAGA)

    NAGA is a National Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and grappling league. Acquired 2011-2013.

  • 4 Gold Medals, 3 Silver Medals

    Lutador Grappling Tournament

    A large tournament held annual in Atlanta, GA. Acquired 2011-2014.

  • 1 Gold Medal

    COPA American Submission Grappling Championships

    Acquired in 2012.

  • 1 Silver Medal

    Waka Mu Sha Judo Tournament

    Acquired in 2013

Chad Massaker's Skills & Expertise

  1. Business Management
  2. Microsoft Windows Server
  3. Microsoft Exchange Server
  4. Microsoft Windows Desktop
  5. Microsoft Office
  6. Marketing & Business Development
  7. Networking
  8. Managed Services
  9. Network Security
  10. Windows
  11. Small Business Server
  12. Sonicwall
  13. Email Encryption
  14. Systems Monitoring
  15. Security
  16. Cloud Computing
  17. SaaS
  18. IT Strategy
  19. Solution Selling
  20. Vendor Management
  21. Outsourcing
  22. New Business Development
  23. Account Management
  24. IT Management
  25. Customer Satisfaction
  26. Strategic Planning
  27. Mentoring
  28. Business Strategy
  29. VoIP
  30. Customer Relations
  31. Team Management
  32. System Monitoring
  33. Management
  34. Virtualization
  35. Telecommunications
  36. Business Development
  37. Program Management
  38. Disaster Recovery
  39. Leadership
  40. Customer Service
  41. Servers
  42. Project Management
  43. Strategic Partnerships
  44. Training
  45. B2B
  46. Lead Generation
  47. Entrepreneurship
  48. System Administration
  49. Consulting
  50. HIPAA

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Chad Massaker's Certifications

  • Certified HIPAA Security Professional

    • 4MedApproved
    • September 2013
  • Executive Certificate in Cloud Computing

    • CompTIA
    • August 2013
  • Executive Certificate in Mobility

    • CompTIA
    • August 2013
  • Microsoft Certified Professional - Small Business

    • Microsoft
    • License 3875042
  • VMWare Sales Professional

    • VMWare
    • 2012

Chad Massaker's Education

Kennesaw State University

B.S., Psychology

April 1996December 1999

Psychology Alumnus of the Year, 2003

Activities and Societies: Psi Chi, Psychology Club (President)

Chad Massaker's Additional Information

Interests:

SCUBA Diving (PADI Advanced, Rescue, Deep & Wreck), Mixed Martial Arts (watching), Information Technology, Business, Cigars, Red Wines, Weight Lifting, Business Training, Audio Books, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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