Our Team

Our Leader

Vince Tinnirello

Vince Tinnirello

CEO

Vince founded Anchor in 2002 starting as a one man consulting practice. He handles all sales, marketing, and account management responsibilities at Anchor. Vince has over 15 years experience in the IT industry and is passionate about helping small businesses focus on running their businesses rather than worrying about IT solutions.

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Michael McFarland

Michael McFarland

Chief Technology Officer

Michael is Anchor's CTO and has been working for the company since August of 2006. Much of his experience stems from enterprise networks with both the Florida Department of Education and the University of Florida. His positions have ranged from helpdesk support and server operations to key management roles overseeing security, maintenance and performance of technology infrastructures. He also served in the Navy aboard the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy in the area of avionics. Michael has an MBA in Technology Management and a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology. Today, he is responsible for management and oversite of all major server and network projects implemented by Anchor. He is also the manager of our centralized services group as well as research and development.


Jason Allison

Jason Allison

Service Desk Engineer

I grew up in San Diego, California. My love for computers started with games like Oregon Trail and Where in the World is Carmen San Diego. In the late 90’s my friend showed me how to build my own gaming computer and I was hooked. I soon found out how much I loved troubleshooting and fixed computers. Everything I know has come from my general thirst for knowledge. I love to know how and why things work and how to fix them. My first IT job was with a small startup pharmaceutical company where I learned a lot about small business IT and what it takes to get a company off the ground. Fun fact, I was born in Australia!


Chris Groves

Chris Groves

Service Desk Engineer

I was born a military brat in Wiesbaden Germany. As a child I moved around frequently but spent a majority of my childhood in Miami, FL. As long as I can remember I’ve been interested in technology and like many who go on to be in the IT field, was unofficially appointed the family technical support. At the age of 19 I joined the USAF as a Cyber Systems Administrator at Hickam AFB where I earned my 5 level as well as my Security + certification. It feels great to be in a career field where I am challenged every single day with new and unique opportunities and have to come up with solutions in order to make life easier Anchor clients. Outside of the office you can find me somewhere on a mountain hiking, fishing, cooking or just exploring the city with friends and family.


Matthew Hopkins

Matthew Hopkins

Service Desk Engineer

I was born and raised in Colorado. After earning my degree in marketing at the University of Colorado, I realized I had a more natural ability working with computers. I have obtained the following certifications MCITP, MCSE, MCP, ITIL and A+. The frequent changes to technology keep me active and on my feet. I'm a huge Denver sports fan and a season ticket holder to University of Colorado football games. I'm also a movie buff and love to catch a great flick whenever possible.


Patrick Kiah

Patrick Kiah

Lead Project Manager

Patrick grew up in western New York and moved to Colorado in 2000. Online gaming got him into building PC’s for himself. This sparked his interest on the “inner workings” of computer networks and systems. Patrick’s time in the industry has been short by comparison to most at his level, only having been in the IT industry since December of 2009. He recently joined Anchor after working as Senior Infrastructure Technician, bringing to Anchor a broader knowledge of multiple systems/solutions and building on his best attribute: excellent customer service. Current certifications include Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA), MCP, ITILv3, Sec+ and A+. Patrick looks to continue expanding his knowledge with new systems that are focused on small business and to keep doing what he loves - making people happy!


Andrew Langan

Andrew Langan

Service Desk Engineer

I was born and raised here in Colorado. I moved around the metro area quite a bit growing up, I’ve lived as far south as Littleton and as far north as Brighton. My first exposure to IT was thanks to my mom, she was working in IT for the USGS and I remember when I was out of school accompanying her to work sometimes. Watching her at her desk and sometimes making trips to the parking garage size server farms, where mapping and survey data was stored. I currently hold a CompTIA A+ certification and working towards my MCSA. The IT field presents daily opportunities for learning and growth. I love being the “guy” that fixes the problem. I like knowing that my work directly impacts a user’s day. I enjoy camping, hiking, archery, and Robot Wars.


Joe Miller

Joe Miller

Network Administrator

Originally from the small town of Ashland, MO, Joe Miller moved to Colorado in 1999 while proudly serving in the US Navy. Joe has been working in the field of IT since 1992. Joe holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Information Technology/Networking & Telecommunications from the University of Phoenix. Current certifications include Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist Windows Server 2008.


Corey Pottratz

Corey Pottratz

vCIO

Corey has been with Anchor since November of 2013. Corey not only has a technical background but also has a Project Management and Customer Relations experience. What attracted Corey most to Anchor were our high standards in Customer Service and the emphasis we put on the customer experience. Previously, Corey was an IT Manager for a Customer Service company. It was during this role that Corey’s passion for great customer service within the IT industry began. As vCIO, Corey is focused on aligning the business goals of our clients with their technology. Corey has been married for 9 years to Autumn and they have a lovely 4 year old daughter Khloe. They enjoy getting to the mountains as often as possible to soak in the beauty of our state.


Rick Roundy

Rick Roundy

vCIO

Rick comes to Anchor Network Solutions with over 25 years of experience in technology. He began as a technician for the NYNEX Business Centers, Computerland and US West MRG before moving on to enterprise networking at Cabletron Systems and Copper Mountain Networks. After the bust of the technology bubble in the early 2000’s he started his own company to support the small and mid-sized business market. After 5 years working at that venture he joined Solve IT, Inc. During his 9 year tenure at Solve IT, he moved up the ladder from a field engineer to account manager and eventually becoming part owner and Director of Business Development. In April 2015, Solve IT was acquired and this presented an opportunity for Rick to move on to a new chapter at Anchor Network Solutions. Rick just celebrated his 23rd wedding anniversary with his wife Valerie. They have 2 children, Travis and Tia, who are currently attending school at the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Northern Colorado respectively.


Mike Stewart

Mike Stewart

Service Desk Manager

Mike is originally from California but with a longing to find a more balanced life, moved to beautiful Colorado. Mike has been building and repairing computers since 2005 and in that found a desire for a career. Mike was a Best Buy employee for 6 years working his way from a Geek Squad technician to a manager position. He saw the limitations on what he could learn in the technology field through Best Buy and began to search for more opportunities. Mike has worked his way through the ranks at Anchor and is currently the Service Desk Manager. He spends his days mentoring and training the Service Desk Engineers. Mike hopes to lead Anchor to the next level with his passion and drive.


Judy Tinnirello

Judy Tinnirello

Accounting Assistant

After retiring from her full time job in 2007, Judy joined on with Anchor part time, working remotely from Florida. She brings her career experience as a legal assistant and an administrative assistant in both the hospitality industry and the education area to the Anchor team. She handles accounting, billing and other administrative tasks for Anchor.


Alex Trentini

Alex Trentini

Escalations Engineer

Alex is one of Anchor’s Server Operations Engineers and has been working for the company since February of 2012. Originally a technician for one of Anchor’s vendors, he met most of the staff in 2008 and was hired on to the team due to the great rapport established over the years. He grew up in the Atlanta area where he had worked in various areas of computer support since 2001. Bringing over 10 years of IT Industry related customer, desktop, and server support to the team, Alex strives to provide top-notch technical support while maintaining the Customer Service excellence that makes Anchor what it is.


James Varga

James Varga

Network Administrator

I was the family "tech guy" long before starting my career in IT. After a decade in the financial industry, I've spent the last 7 years managing IT for my clients in New York City. Looking for a change of pace and a better lifestyle, my wife and I decided to relocate to Colorado with our three children. I love hiking, skiing and swimming. I'll also read just about anything I can get my hands on. We love being outdoors and are enjoying the amazing experiences that Colorado has to offer.