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Executives:

Mike McDermott

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Mike joined Zirous in 2001 holding over twenty years of progressive Information System management experience. He has a vast understanding of both strategic and tactical solutions. Strong management, communication and interpersonal skills allow Mike to orchestrate the development, communication and execution of strategic solutions for clients’ business problems.

Doyle Freeman

chief technology officer

Doyle joined Zirous in 1987. Doyle has worked with Oracle’s database and tools since 1993. His experience includes database design and development and implementation of client server and Web-based applications. As CTO, Doyle offers strategic vision when applying technology to business processes. This vision has proven to be an invaluable resource to Zirous’ clients.

Elias Karthan

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Elias joined Zirous in 2002 and has over 26 years of IT experience. His broad understanding of technology and years of experience working with business users allows him to understand complex business problems and demonstrate how technology can be used to create solutions. As COO, Elias is responsible for prioritizing and managing customer, employee and organizational requirements.

Mike Spear

Vice President OF SALES

Since Mike joined Zirous in 1993, he has been selling software and IT solutions to Zirous’s growing client base. During his tenure, Zirous has emerged as a national leader for IT consulting services. Mike has spearheaded sales and marketing strategies to expand Zirous’ business practices, allowing for consistent growth both geographically and financially.

515.974.5522
mike.spear@zirous.com

 
 

Directors:

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Avi Thakur

DIRECTOR OF SOA AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

Avi joined Zirous in 2007. He manages Zirous' SOA and Development practice which is responsible for effectively and efficiently implementing integration and Enterprise Application solutions to our clients. Avi is involved with project implementations as well as building upon Zirous' best practices and process necessary to support client projects.

 

David Cline

DIRECTOR OF IMPLEMENTATION SERVICES

David joined Zirous in 2010 and has over 15 years of hands-on development experience and technical team leadership. His understanding of business issues and focus on communication allows him to guide diverse teams to solid solutions.  In his role as Director of Implementation Services, he provides practice area direction and guidance regarding new technology opportunities.

Brandon Frost

Director of Project Management Office

Brandon joined Zirous in 2008. He has over 20 years of experience in information technology. As Director of the PMO he oversees and provides direction for the project management office and manages multiple client projects from inception through to completion.  Brandon ensures that projects run smoothly, roadblocks are eliminated, and Zirous clients are pleased with the results of Zirous engagements.

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Bruce Younts

DIRECTOR OF INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

Bruce joined Zirous in 2011. He provides leadership and direction for infrastructure services at Zirous. Aligning with our business model of solving problems, the infrastructure team ensures the platform exceeds requirements to include high availability, disaster recovery and ongoing monitoring and management.

 
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Megan Tell

Director of Strategic Projects

Megan joined Zirous in 2008. As Director of Strategic Projects, she leads and manages the implementation of large-scale projects and internal strategic initiatives. She manages the allocation of company resources, works with leadership to define priorities and facilitates strategic management processes that ensure project success and drive company growth.

 
 

Sales Staff:

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Chris Lang

TECHNOLOGY SALES MANAGER - IOWA, NEBRASKA

Chris handles the sales of Oracle technology, Cloud Services and Managed Services in Iowa and Nebraska. 

515.974.5530
chris.lang@zirous.com

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Dustin Shivvers

TECHNOLOGY SALES MANAGER - BIG DATA AND CLOUD

Dustin handles the sale of Data Management through Hortonworks and Hadoop in Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, 
Kansas and Missouri.

515.974.5566
dustin.shivvers@zirous.com

Tiffany Steffen

TECHNOLOGY SALES MANAGER - Kansas, Missouri

Tiffany handles the sales of Oracle technology, Cloud Services and Managed Services in Kansas and Missouri.

515.974.5535
tiffany.steffen@zirous.com

 

Marketing:

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Emily Hoch

COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING MANAGER

Emily handles marketing and communications initiatives.

515.974.5595
emily.hoch@zirous.com

Human Resources:

Jenni Hipwell

Jenni Hipwell

Human Resources Manager

Jenni handles recruiting and human resources initiatives. 

515.974.5571

jenni.hipwell@zirous.com

 

Your IT goals, achieved with Zirous

For 30 years, Zirous has established its reputation for being an accomplished information technology and consulting company. We strategically strengthened our position by partnering with Oracle in 1992. As a cutting edge implementer, we’ve since partnered with Hortonworks to offer the benefits of Hadoop to our customers. Continuing to expand to meet the needs of our customers, Zirous partnered with EMC and Microsoft in order to provide our clients the platform that will best fit their requirements.

The team at Zirous is committed to executing best practices and going above and beyond industry standards to provide viable solutions for our customers. 

Your Local, Reliable Resource

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Headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, Zirous is never too far away from our Midwestern clients. Around here, being from the Midwest means a couple of things; you work hard and you always treat people with respect.

For over 30 years, that's how we've done business and we'd love to work with you, no matter where you're located.

 

 

Our Mission is Your Success

We aim to support our position as an established IT solutions provider in the US Central region with exemplary sales and service. Zirous will continue to provide a superior experience for our customers and strive to expand our contributions to include innovative technologies and new territories.

We will achieve these goals by engaging and retaining technologists and sales staff who share our values of ingenuity, integrity, selflessness and honesty.

 

Fostering a Flexible, Collaborative and Dynamic Work Environment

Zirous’ corporate culture includes high-quality solutions delivered by collaborative, dynamic teams of consultants who thrive on complex challenges. Success is not only measured by the quality of solutions provided to the client, but by the individual growth of our staff.

We believe that talent is developed and nurtured by allowing each employee the opportunity to examine and challenge his or her current methods and practices. Most importantly, Zirous’ management team recognizes the importance of maintaining work/life balance and allocates flexibility in order to meet employees’ needs.