Our Team

Greg Bischer

Greg Bischer

President and CEO

Greg has been in the Information Technology (IT) field since 1991, where his first job was to replace typewriters with personal computers. From basic PC installations in the early 90's, to designing and building today's state-of-the-art, corporate networks, Greg has been part of the revolutionary developments in the IT industry from the beginning. Greg blended the best practices and lessons he learned from developing IT solutions for organizations including the Taubman Companies, and Plante & Moran to create GRIT Technologies. He is committed to providing customized IT solutions with an emphasis on client-service. His passion is to help small-to-medium sized businesses utilize technology as a differentiator, not an inhibitor.


Timothy Boyes

Timothy Boyes

Chief Operating Officer

With more than two decades of experience in Information Technology, Tim is a dedicated problem solver and provides strategic planning, systems implementations, and proactive management for GRIT Technologies’ clients. In addition to constantly researching and evaluating emerging technology, Tim has a knack for helping clients determine which technologies are appropriate to meet their business objectives. Tim holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan, as well as many industry certifications, including MCSE, MCNE and Project+. When Tim isn't working on a big customer project, he enjoys golfing, reading and spending time with his family.


JD Wilt

JD Wilt

Chief Technology Officer

JD Wilt brings more than 10 years of IT experience to the GRIT Technologies team with expertise in design, engineering and system administration in a variety of industry verticals, including manufacturing, healthcare, legal, construction, finance, retail and hospitality. JD’s in-depth knowledge of these industries and markets enables him to develop and execute long-term technology strategies that integrates with our clients’ overall business processes, helping them achieve their business goals. JD is responsible for shaping GRIT Technologies product development and technology strategy. His focus on and commitment to perfecting GRIT tools and processes, will ensure we provide excellent customer experience and world-class technical support to our clients. JD attended Lawrence Technology University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. He also holds and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer Certification.


Joshua Van Berkum

Joshua Van Berkum

VP of Sales

Joshua Van Berkum is passionate about embracing the positive change that technology brings to small businesses. Having been in the "technology trenches" for years, as well as owning his own business for 20 years, Joshua is equipped with the patience and know-how that it takes to make technology decisions carefully and implement proper plans quickly. Still learning and always adapting, Joshua is continually striving to grow his customer’s businesses through innovation, while ensuring his client’s return on their technology investment.


Matt Lang

Matt Lang

Technical Account Manager, VCIO

Matt has over 15 years of experience in the Information Technology industry. Matt Joined GRIT Technologies in 2013 as project engineer. With a background as a problem solver who possesses excellent communication skills, Matt works hard to ensure client satisfaction at all levels. His focus on the technical details, and his consistent communication, ensure there are no surprises, and that all stakeholders, clients, engineers, project managers and third party vendors alike, understand progress of all plans, and in-flight project status. Matt is diligent in making sure that projects are completed on time, within budget and with as little disruption to day to day business as possible. His excellent communication skills, combined with technical know-how and business savvy are uncommon characteristics in the technical engineering field.


Frank Fahey

Frank Fahey

Director of Business Development and Project Management

Frank has 25 years of operational and executive leadership experience across multiple industries including manufacturing, government and IT. His career has been dedicated to supporting the professional growth of employees and peers, and focused on exceptional client care. Frank has molded individuals into teams, while developing strong client partnerships and business relationships. In addition to people care and business development, he has broad project management and delivery assurance experience. Frank leads by example, stresses teamwork, a strong work ethic based on mutual trust and integrity, and a “client first” focus at all times. He is a graduate of Wayne State University and Thunderbird Global Management School’s Leadership Program. Frank is committed to providing best in class services and consistently exceeding the expectations of GRIT Technologies clients.


Amy Zmikly

Amy Zmikly

Marketing & Account Manager

After spending 15 years shaping the minds of Gifted & Talented students in the classroom, Amy returned to her true calling of marketing and account management where she previously had experience in manufacturing, retail and IT industries. Amy is responsible for developing, implementing and executing strategic marketing initiatives for GRIT Technologies, as well managing several accounts. She has a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from University of West Georgia and a M.S. in Instructional Design & Technology from Walden University. Amy is passionate about developing strong relationships and dedicated to exceeding client expectations. Her other passions include her husband, kids, dogs, traveling, music and coffee (lots of coffee).


Pam Huber

Pam Huber

Bookkeeper

Pam has over 26 years of accounting experience working in manufacturing, restaurant, landholding and IT companies. She started her career in Accounts Payable and continued by learning Accounts Receivables, Payroll, General Ledger, Financials and Human Resources. Later, Pam worked her way up to Account Manager for a restaurant and catering company in the Metro Detroit area. She has an associate degree in Small Business Management with a focus on Accounting from Schoolcraft College. When she’s not crunching numbers for GRIT Technologies, Pam enjoys kayaking with her husband and spending time with her grandchildren and her beloved dog, Lady.


Jeff Aimone

Jeff Aimone

Purchase Manager

Jeff has more than 20 years of experience in Human Resources and Administration. He is responsible for Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Customer Quotes, Purchasing and Office Management. Prior to joining GRIT Technologies, Jeff spent 20 years serving in the United States Navy as a Yeoman; mainly responsible for the administration of personnel records, performance evaluations, naval instructions, and protocol. Jeff is committed to providing the highest level of customer service to GRIT Technologies clients as well as his fellow employees. Jeff has a BS in Business from the former New Hampshire College, now Southern New Hampshire University, (2000) and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Central Michigan University.


Jason Zurro

Jason Zurro

NOC Manager

Jason joined the GRIT family in October of 2016. His position as a NOC manager will allow for monitoring and maintaining of all systems. Jason has been in the IT field for 15 years. Going to school for IT, he found a passion in computers and technology and perused a career in this field. He is certified in Wireless Surveying from Fluke, along with Labtech and WatchGuard firewalls. His area of interest is medical, and he is very proficient with Pacs systems and EMR software.


Bobby Clark

Bobby Clark

Project Team

Bobby started his career at GRIT Technologies as a summer intern. Through his hard work, determination and passion for client services, he moved quickly through the ranks of Level 1 & Level 2. Today, Bobby is GRIT Technologies’ Service Manager and ensures that client issues are resolved in a timely manner and that our clients are happy. He oversees all incoming support issues; hardware installs, deployments, and strives for customer satisfaction.


Oakley Clark

Oakley Clark

CFO (Chief Fun Officer)


Sara Compton

Sara Compton

Project Team

Sara joined GRIT Technologies in 2010. Her love of computers started at a young age. She always knew she wanted to have a career in IT. Sara’s first IT position was for a nationwide tax company as a remote dispatch technician. Sara started at GRIT Technologies as a level 1 helpdesk technician, and then rose quickly through the ranks as a level 2 helpdesk technician, Helpdesk manager and now NOC Manager. Today, Sara and her team take a proactive approach to our client’s networks with monitoring the network environments to prevent issues and problems before they occur. Sara has completed her Masters of IT from American InterContinental University (2011).


David Orlo

David Orlo

Project Team

David Orlo is a Senior Systems and Network Engineer at GRIT Technologies; with over 10 years of experience. David manages the day to day operations of the GRIT datacenter. David specializes in VMWare Virtualization, Microsoft Networking, and several UTM Platforms. In his spare time he is an Electronics Engineer Hobbyist and Software Design Hobbyist building custom hardware where commercial solutions don’t exist and designing software to solve complex IT projects.


Chris Zysnarski

Chris Zysnarski

Service Manager

Chris manages the service and the project teams at GRIT Technologies. He takes a customer-focus approach to ensure that the right processes, people and technology are in place to align IT with the business needs of each client. Chris is a graduate of Macomb Community College and Oakland University. He has worked in the banking/credit union industry in various IT capacities including service desk and process management for over 29 years. An enthusiastic fan of all sports especially University of Michigan football, Chris enjoys playing softball and hanging out with his wife and three boys.


Don Quarles

Don Quarles

Service Team

Don joined GRIT Technologies in January 2015, becoming a valuable member of the GRIT Service Desk team. He learned quickly, working as the first level of support, answering calls and interacting directly with clients. Don responds to issues immediately, effectively resolving them, or escalating to the engineering staff, or the senior NOC team as necessary. Don joined the United States Marine Corps Reserve in 2012, and is currently a LCpl and is responsible for (you guessed it) IT work when he has to attend to his military duty. With the flexibility afforded him through his key role at GRIT Technologies, Don juggles his work and his duties in the Marine Corps. Don is also working on his Associates Degree in Microsoft Networking at Baker College and plans to obtain a Bachelor Degree in some type of IT Networking.


Ryan Storye

Ryan Storye

Service Team

Ryan Storye joined the GRIT team in 2016 with aspirations to become a valuable asset in the IT field. Ryan first started his career in IT when he joined the Marine Corps Reserve in 2010 as a Data Technician. Ever since he was introduced to the IT field he strives to learn more and more every day. Ryan is currently a part of the GRIT Service Desk team. His responsibilities are taking incoming phone calls and assisting clients through their issue. Ryan combines his years of customer service with his knowledge of IT to provide friendly and helpful service to our clients.


Dylan Morrow

Dylan Morrow

Service Team

Dylan has always had a love for technology, and prior to working at GRIT Technologies, he spent two years working in retail in computer sales and as a computer technician, specializing in computer hardware. Dylan prides himself on providing the best customer service possible for GRIT clients. Dylan is excited to be returning to school to complete a degree in Cyber Security.


Brian Hobig

Brian Hobig

Service Team

Brian is a student studying Computer Science at Wayne State University, with a powerful passion for all things IT, as well as intricate knowledge in networking and security. Brian joined GRIT Technologies in 2012, starting as a Level 1 helpdesk technician, and swiftly moving on to become our On-site support tech. Brian brings all manner of fixes to our clients directly, as quickly and efficiently as possible, along with his signature expertise and attention to detail. Brian is the intelligent, friendly face that our clients see on a regular basis, ensuring every need is met on-site, hands-on, and on time.


Andrew Hoogerhyde

Andrew Hoogerhyde

Service Team

Andrew is a graduate of Baker College with a Bachelor's in Computer Information Systems. Andrew is a Certified Microsoft Administrator and has over 17 years' experience in the Information Technology and Customer Service fields, working for companies such as Hewlett Packard and EDS. His current role as Systems Engineer entails ensuring great customer service to our GRIT clients by managing level 2 service issues. A rabid Red Wings fan and softball-player, Andrew also enjoys Tiger's baseball and spending time with his family. Chances are, when Andrew isn't maximizing your network infrastructure's efficiencies, he's probably staying up too late watching hockey.