As Chief Technology Officer for and owner of Blue Collar Computing, Arthur Dodd brings both technical and business expertise to the company. With 20+ years of industry experience behind him, Arthur specializes in creating custom IT solutions tailored for small and medium-sized businesses like yours. He is a graduate of Elmhurst College and boasts certifications in CCNA, MCP, A+, Network+, Security+ and Server+. A Linux guru and an open source software advocate, Arthur is the IT professional you can count on for state-of-the-art yet cost-effective technology solutions. In his time away from the office, Arthur enjoys pinball, reading, subjecting his wife to his culinary creations and playing with their Mini Schnauzer, Sophie.
Service and Project Manager
As a Project Manager for Blue Collar Computing, Benjamin Ebert brings over 12 years of experience leading projects in numerous verticals. He has supported and managed complex technology solutions, including BR/DR, compliance, collaboration, and virtualization. Benjamin thrives on understanding a client’s business operations and how technology can sustain, enhance, or propel their mission. When not focusing on the mechanics of a client’s business, Benjamin enjoys time with his family, is an aviation enthusiast, and avid DIY home renovator.
Senior Technical Analyst
For over ten years James has been implementing technical solutions for business customers across the nation. While a tech geek at heart, he’s been focussed on making sure business needs are met with all new rollouts and projects. James is CompTIA A+ certified and excels in virtualization management but enjoys playing with Raspberry PI projects, vintage card, and video games in his free time.
Chris has over 5 years of experience working in IT services. He has previous experience working as a service desk technician, service desk lead, and network administrator. Chris has always had a passion for IT and technology since he can remember. In the 5 years that he has been working in the IT field, he has gained the skills and accomplished more than most people with 10+ years of experience. Chris attended Moraine Valley College and completed the Computer Technician, Computer Support Associate, and Cisco Network Associate programs. On top of this he has also obtained his CompTIA A+ and Network+ certification and is currently working on his MCSA.
Steve has been working as an IT professional for more than eight years. From corporate call centers to helping small non-profits and local businesses, he has brought a consistent customer-centered approach to support. Steve is passionate about leveraging information systems to improve business processes and user experiences. An AmeriCorps alumni with more than 4,000 volunteer hours, he feels the transition from national service to IT support was surprisingly natural, because at the end of the day this work is not primarily about repairing machines, it is about helping people. Steve has studied formally at Western Governors University and holds CompTIA certifications in A+, Project+ and Security+. He still enjoys volunteering when he can, as well as reading, writing, photography and playing with his son, Silas.
Blue Collar Computing is partnered with the best vendors and technology companies to make sure all IT and business technology needs are met. From low voltage cabling to cloud infrastructure, our reach is endless with our network of local partners. No project is too large for our skill set.