STEP Announces New Additions to Leadership Team

COVINGTON, Ky., December 6, 2023 -- STEP, Where Innovation Meets Execution, is pleased to announce two new hires and a promotion today. Ken Thomas has joined the company as Senior Director of Services, Matt McNeel has also been hired as Sales Director, and Todd Kelly has been promoted to Chief Technology Officer.  

Ken Thomas comes to STEP with 30-plus years of networking leadership experience. He started as a partner in a company installing Thin-net LANs, followed by 11 years leading server and networking teams at Verizon. Ken’s career continued at Integration Partners (IPC) where he led the professional services team through its infancy to over 170 PMs, PSEs, and managers. He is excited for this opportunity to join STEP’s team and continue to help it grow. 

Matt McNeel joins the STEP team as a highly accomplished Senior Sales Director with 15 years of Technology Sales leadership experience. With expertise in U.S. Sales, Channel Sales, Strategic Planning, and Operational Excellence within the Medical, Enterprise, and Government sectors, Matt’s solution focus will be in the Networking, Security, Cloud, Customer Experience, Data Center, Wi-Fi, 5G, SaaS, SASE, Contact Center and IVR spaces.

Equally exciting is the news that after nearly 4 years at STEP as SVP Solution Engineering, Todd Kelly has been promoted to Chief Technology Officer. In his new role as CTO, Todd will help drive STEP’s largest customer opportunities as well as high-level technical relationships with key vendors.

“One of the emerging market inflection points that continues to accelerate is the adoption of carrier coverage extension (micro-DAS/RDS) and private cellular in large manufacturing accounts that STEP has recently won, including some of the largest automotive manufacturers,” said Ed Walton, CEO of STEP. With these additions and changes, I am confident we are better positioned than ever to help our clients achieve their goals by embracing new innovative Industry 4.0 initiatives and drive real business outcomes,” added Walton.

About STEP:

STEP is a highly innovative, award-winning, nationwide IT services engineering firm specializing in solutions powered by strategic experts and best-of-breed technologies that guide their clients through complex IT challenges. STEP was founded in 2014 and has become one of the fastest-growing technology firms in the Midwest. Their portfolio enables enterprises with solutions for wireline, wireless, cellular, cloud, security, collaboration, and managed services. STEP is a privately held company headquartered in Covington, Kentucky. STEP is where innovation meets execution. For more information, visit STEPs website or follow on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.


Katie Johnson 
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