Employee Spotlight: Christine Sveom
Christine Sveom joined IBEX IT Business Experts in September 2017 as the HR & Benefits Manager. Prior to joining the IBEX team, Christine has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry as an executive leader with experience in multiple facets of accounting, operations, and administration. In past roles she was instrumental in streamlining and improving processes, enhancing productivity, and implementing technology solutions. Christine chose to work at IBEX to further her Operational experience, and because IBEX’s strong IT background and vision for growth excited her.
As IBEX’s HR & Benefits Manager, Christine serves as a link between employees and management. She is the main point of contact for employees during on-boarding, benefit processing, and covers all other administrative needs. Christine’s role also encompasses Accounting and Office Management. She oversees payroll, labor law compliance, and employment standards. When asked what she likes most about working at IBEX she replied “I enjoy the work diversity as well as collaborating with leadership and the rest of the IBEX team to achieve the company goals.”
We are thrilled to have added Christine to the IBEX family!
Employee Spotlight:Meredith Baldwin
Meredith Baldwin joined IBEX IT Business Experts as the Recruiting and Training Coordinator in May 2017. She attended Bryant and Stratton College where she obtained her Associate of Applied Business Degree. She has years of experience in the training and testing industry and small business management. Before starting at IBEX, she co-owned and operated a restaurant franchise where she was responsible for recruiting and training employees. Shortly after selling the franchise, she moved to Georgia and opened her own testing center. She took great pride in providing customers with a quality testing environment while maintaining testing security, transmission of data, and candidate privacy.
As IBEX’s Training Coordinator, she is responsible for planning and implementing all training activities for the company. Her responsibilities include identifying training needs, utilizing a variety of training methods and tools, overseeing logistics for training classes, and collaborating with clients. She maintains detailed records and gathers feedback from trainers, trainees, and clients in order to assess the effectiveness of all training activities.
Meredith also serves as IBEX’s Recruiting Coordinator. As the Recruiting Coordinator, she is responsible for staffing a variety of positions by using the most effective means to find qualified candidates. She reviews resumes, contacts candidates, conducts background checks, assess candidate’s’ character and potential, and schedules interviews. She enjoys her role in helping grow IBEX’s business and reputation.
We are so happy to have Meredith as a part of the IBEX Family!
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AVAYA TELECOM VOICE ENGINEER – A large University System in the Northeast is looking for an Avaya Telecom Voice Engineer to assist with an organization wide transformation project. The primary role is to provide technical and operations support of the University telecommunications and video conferencing systems. The responsibilities include the development and maintenance of standards for hardware, software, servers, peripherals, network, and leased/subscribed/private lines and networks. Must have advanced Avaya Skills.
IBEX is excited to enter a Channel Partnership with Denver, Colorado-based ProtectWise, the most Innovative Cyber Intrusion Detection System of our time.
“When IBEX first engaged with ProtectWise, we both knew our companies would be a great fit. This partnership allows us to offer a low burden, highly effective, Cloud-based Intrusion Detection System that can be deployed in a distributed network in minutes. This futuristic Cyber System propels our IT Service offerings into a new category. We now have a complete portfolio for our clients to make sure IT Services are Managed, Governed and Protected from the bad guys.” Tracey Grace, President & CEO
The ProtectWise Grid™ combines unlimited visibility and the detection of complex threats that develop over time, giving the security team the strategic advantage to hunt and investigate threats through every stage of an attack. By harnessing the power of the cloud, ProtectWise has the unique ability to create an unlimited retention window with full-fidelity forensics, automated retrospection, and advanced visualization—all with the ease and cost-savings of an on-demand deployment model.
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Director of Enterprise Info Security | Contract | Cleveland, OH
Attention Information Security Legends! Do you like setting strategy and seeing your plan in motion? Do you like interacting and are you a great communicator? Do you live and breathe IT Security?
We are currently partnered with a State-of-the-Art Teaching hospital in Cleveland, OH seeking a dynamic Leader to develop and deliver a comprehensive Information Security strategy. You will set the direction of this Research and Teaching Hospital System and optimize the security structure. You will be building your own team and as a critical component of the CIO Leadership Team, must have the vision and ability to execute on a strategic plan. Do you have what it takes?
7 Years of Experience in Information Security
Policy Development – Audit & Regulatory Experience
Risk Management & Incident Response
Business Process Experience
CISSP, CISM or other Equivalent Security Certification and Experience
Nice to Have:
Healthcare Specific Experience
Today’s AFCEA Atlanta Small Business Event, hosted at Dobbins Air Reserve Base brought out Colonel Jerald H. Narum, Dir/HQ AFRC/A6, Director of Air Force Reserves. He provided a great overview of the Commands’ focus on Cyber Security and how they are systematically utilizing best in breed technology to ensure their systems are secure and attracting top talent to engage in today’s Cyber warfare. Awesome to have my son Garyn with me for the Event. He did an awesome job manning the table and represented IBEX well!
AFCEA awarded Gabriel Savage, Aerospace student at Morehouse College with ROTC Dual enrollment at Georgia Tech with a $1500 Scholarship. He is a bright young man!
Maj.Andrea M.Walthour, Commander and Mr. Jimmy Woodruff did a great job coordinating the event. Thanks Kathy Swacina for getting us engaged!
The National 8(a) conference was a hot ticket last week. I know that many are uncertain because of the new administration and all that presidential transitions always bring. Overall, there was a lot of optimism in the sessions I attended and the theme was “Stay the Course.” If you are successful at what you are doing, keep doing it. Pending contracts aren’t going to go away over night. Any long lasting change in the Small Business Sector will take around 2 years to funnel down from the Fed, good or bad. My strategy of partnerships won’t change, however, as we continue to grow, I will look for additional Mentor Protege opportunities and to partner with larger firms to gain experience and capacity. Here’s to a successful 2017!!
IBEX has been selected into the highly competitive Georgia Mentor Protégé Connection (GMPC) Program – Class of 2017 and is excited to have been paired with Cox Enterprises and Vanessa Lane, Supplier Diversity Program Manager.
“Right out of the gate, Cox has shown their commitment to our success in the GMPC program. We are excited to be matched up with such a great company with a strong commitment to the success of small business, people and community development.”
The Georgia Mentor Protégé Connection (GMPC) provides opportunities for small businesses in the U.S. State of Georgia to benefit from a partnership with a corporate mentor for one year. Emerging firms can build relationships, explore new technologies, learn best practices, and benefit from the wisdom of corporate executives who are committed to the long-term health and growth of small businesses in Georgia.
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Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues of $18 billion and approximately 60,000 employees, the company’s major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution, high-speed Internet access, telephone, home security and automation, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Cox Automotive (automotive-related auctions, financial services, media and software solutions); and Cox Media Group (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers and advertising sales rep firms).
The company’s major national brands include Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book and Manheim. Through Cox Automotive, the company’s international operations stretch across Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America. To learn more about Cox’s commitment to people, sustainability and our communities, please visit CoxCSRReport.com.