Managed Solution Leadership

Culture is built, not bought

The members of the Managed Solution leadership team have a tremendous amount of combined experience in leadership, management, and technology. The shared passion for innovation and collaboration of this team fuels their success. And after all, our success is measured by your success.

Get to know the team. We’d love the opportunity to get to know you.

Sean Ferrel
CEO/Founder

Sean founded Managed Solution because he believed there was a better way to provide IT talent to help businesses with their exponential growth of data, technology needs and business challenges as it relates to IT. Sean is equally passionate about both people and technology, and truly believes it’s about finding the right people to empower the technology that can take your business to where it needs to go. When Sean isn’t discussing business objectives or learning about the latest and greatest technology, he enjoys travelling, spending time with his family and fishing.

Jennell Mott
Chief Operations Officer

As one of Managed Solution’s first employees in 2004, Jennell has had a huge impact in shaping and growing Managed Solution into what it is today. Coming from an Environmental and Science background, Jennell has always enjoyed solving complex problems, and technology has allowed her to apply these skillsets and navigate this ever-changing field. Throughout her career at Managed Solution she has worn many hats and has had her hand in every facet of the business including sales, culture, operations, technical support and now leads our entire One Technical Team. Jennell works closely with all of our vendors, especially Microsoft, and as a result has become an expert in Microsoft products and solutions. Jennell’s dedication to both her colleagues and customers is unmatched and is a testament to Managed Solution’s success. To relax, she enjoys hiking, beaching it up, crafting, solving puzzles and spending time with her Frenchie.

Alecia Wilson
Director of Business Programs and Project Management

Alecia is Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and Microsoft CIE Certified. For Alecia and the PMO, it’s all about the details and setting the right expectations. With those in mind, the result is customer satisfaction. Alecia has 8 years in IT consulting and project management, and as director of the PMO, the team strives to adapt to each project’s needs. In her free time, Alecia enjoys yoga, photography, going to the beach, and hiking, and spending time with her daughter (the coolest 14-year-old ever) and her dogs.

Tina Rountree
Director of Sales

Tina is a lifelong learner and expert at multi-tasking between work and being a mom of four. Tina is passionate about being a student of technology and eats, drinks, and breathes Microsoft. With 15 years of experience working with the small business community in San Diego, Tina has a deep understanding of how the right technology and systems can have a profound impact on the growth of an organization. Tina enjoys spending time with her family (including her cats) and lives in the Little Italy area where she loves to frequent the area’s eclectic restaurants with her husband.

Amanda Hawthorne
Director of People & Culture

Amanda aims to put the human back in human resources. From recruitment to retention, she is fully committed to exceptional employee experiences. Amanda has built her career supporting teams in the tech space and loves creating positive impacts in our employees’ professional lives. Since 2015, Amanda has helped Managed Solution exceed employee expectations with creative culture activities, meaningful benefits programs, and performance development initiatives. Amanda leverages her knowledge as a PHR-certified professional to foster a fun, safe, and inclusive workplace. When her out of office memo is turned on, you can find Amanda traveling, exploring San Diego’s craft brewery scene, or sitting by a pool with a good book.

Christi Williams
Senior Marketing Manager

Christi has worked for a variety of small to medium businesses and as a result, has worn many hats and become very resourceful. She is always eager to learn the next best thing in marketing and is HubSpot Certified in a variety of areas including Inbound Marketing, Content Marketing, Email Marketing, and more. She’s been in digital marketing for almost 10 years and loves the human side of it – her belief is that marketing is really just about delivering the right resources to the right person at the right time to help people solve their problems. When not at work, Christi likes going to the beach and playing volleyball as well as attending live concerts and sporting events, especially baseball and football games.

Richard Swaisgood
Director of Cloud Productivity & Automation

Richard has been part of the Managed Solution team since 2007 and because of his thirst for IT knowledge, he has played many integral roles within our organization. These roles include deployment, implementation, migration, management, and optimization of Microsoft solutions. In fact, Richard holds over 12 Microsoft Certifications. Because of Richard’s deep and wide understanding of technology, he is easily able to take a client’s pain or vision and turn it into a cost-effective and secure solution. When Richard isn’t studying for his next certification, he enjoys taking hikes with his wife and their miniature dachshund, and relaxing at home watching TV and movies.

Tony Pecora
vCIO

Tony is an Azure Certified Administrator, MCSA- Windows Server Certified, Citrix Certified Professional, and he keeps adding more to his trophy case. Tony has been a critical part of our customers’ success and his claim to fame is that he helped a company save $250,000 on their IT expenses. Tony loves being able to help clients and turn IT from a perceived necessary evil to a benefit and ROI-generating productivity tool.  When Tony’s not helping customers make better investments in IT, he likes to stay active by playing softball, hiking, and camping.

Greg White
Solutions Architect

Greg has vast experience in the IT world, especially when it comes to Managed Services. His ability to dig in and get to the root of a problem, resolve it, and document the findings in great detail is what makes him so successful in his role. According to Greg, the best part about IT is the opportunity to learn something new each day and share that knowledge to help others solve business challenges. Outside of solving complex technical issues, Greg enjoys being outdoors – relaxing on the beach, hiking, and visiting the zoo.

Topher Thomas
Onboarding & Documentation QC Engineer

Topher’s love for technology is what got him into the professional world of tech about 8 years ago. One of his favorite projects was migrating an entire infrastructure from an overloaded IT closet to an enterprise data center – in a single weekend! Topher’s favorite part about technology is that it’s always evolving and he loves working with a team to find the right mix of tech and people to solve real-world problems. Outside of work, Topher enjoys sports, camping, traveling and riding motorcycles.