Goodwin Recognized as IT Executive of the Year and Enger as Emerging Technology Leader
ATC co-founder and managing partner, David Goodwin, was recognized as IT Executive of the Year last Thursday by Technology First. The Technology First Leadership Awards could not be held in person due to COVID-19. Instead the award proceedings were conducted via Zoom conference call on Thursday evening, August 6th, where winners were announced in seven categories.
Technology First is an industry-led, industry-driven trade association based out of Dayton, OH. Its goal is to develop the southwest Ohio region into the best-connected IT community. “The Techie Awards” recognize the contributions of IT professionals ensuring a vibrant Southwest Ohio IT community, exemplifying the Technology First “values of creating a community to share knowledge, grow business, and build for the future.”
In addition to Goodwin’s win, ATC Cincinnati’s CTO, Nick Enger, was recognized as the winner of the Emerging Technology Leader category. Incredibly, ATC was also a finalist in the Best IT Services Company category but came up short to TEKsystems’ Dayton team.
(Cast your vote for Nick to win the Goering Center’s Rising Star Award here.)
According to Technology First, the IT Executive of the Year award is given to a senior-level professional responsible for influencing progress and developing teams through leadership excellence. And, the Emerging Technology Leader award is given to an IT professional that has exhibited excellence and technical leadership within their organization.
“There were strong nominations across the board,” said Technology First judge Scott Dennull. “It’s clear ATC has a good thing going and their leadership has a lot to do with that, hence the awards. With today’s climate putting an emphasis on ‘work-from-home,’ their subject matter expertise within cloud communications will come in handy—going forward—for organizations trying to adapt long term.”
During the Zoom ceremony, Andy Lehman, CIO & senior V.P. for Kettering Health Network, announced the winner of the IT Executive of the Year award, stating that Goodwin “started spearheading ATC Cincinnati’s evolution from simply a ‘broker’ of long distance and other antiquated telecommunications services to a full-fledge IT consultancy with deep expertise and access to over 250 technology providers. As a result, ATC has been at the forefront of the telecom-IT convergence, modeling an innovative practice and suite of services to help organizations—mostly mid-market to enterprise—create business value from wide area networks, IT, and the cloud.”
Jon Scruggs, manager of infrastructure and support for Hobart Service, announced the winner of the Emerging Technology Leader award, stating that Enger “early in his career focused on developing his technical aptitude and business acumen. This allowed him to overcome barriers that coincided with being a young IT professional. His innovation came through his personal drive to develop his own technical aptitude. This approach has been particularly instrumental in driving his ability to design and architect next-gen IT services, which has led to the onboarding of many large and complex mid-market and enterprise clients, where he serves as the technical lead.”
ATC’s trusted advisor, solution-agnostic approach—led by both Goodwin and Enger—has proven to resonate with IT leaders looking for a better way to source business-critical IT solutions and services. ATC offers over 250 technology providers, including all the leading players, in four service segments: voice, data/connectivity, cloud and cyber security.