Jeff Sumner, President
Jeff started TechGuides, Inc. in 1999 after being a partner in a California-based computer support company for six years. Jeff uses his 16+ years as a consultant to make sure TechGuides clients receive the best technology advice and support available. Jeff is a past board member of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Board and has been featured in The Eastern Technology Council’s Technology Times. With security being a top concern among many clients, Jeff has earned his CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) certifications to better help his clients address that concern. Jeff received his degree in English and American Literature from Brown University.
George Sandford, Director of Technical Services
A graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia, George Sandford joined the company in 1999 after a career in the nightclub and foodservice industries. His responsibilities include managing client technology initiatives, examining and researching new technologies, and keeping abreast of changes in the industry. George has been working with computers for more than twenty years, and still has his original TI 994a and Atari 800xl systems. Today, George is a Microsoft Certified Professional and is an A+ certified technician. In addition to his love of technology, George is an avid amateur chef, an active writer, and studies traditional Chinese martial arts.
Brian Martz, Director of Client Services
Brian Martz is responsible for client project management and developing relationships with new clients and maintaining relationships with existing clients. Brian is also an Apple Help Desk Certified Specialist (AHDCS). Prior to TechGuides, Brian was Director of Business Development for HireKnowledge, a technology-based position placement firm with a national presence. Brian received two degrees – a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.S. in Marketing – from Gannon University in 1996. While at Gannon, he was a 4-year letterman on the wrestling team and stays involved in the sport today by coaching the Phoenixville Youth team.