Atlanta, GA 30309
“The CEO of one of our healthcare customers said “Lots of companies can do this, what I’m looking for is 3 options and your optimal recommendation. Be our trusted IT advisor and deliver.
So we did.
We can help your company think through it and then do it. ”
~ John Alston – CEO, ClubDrive
We operate on the simple premise that technology should enable people to focus on their core business without distraction or interruption. Every person in our organization understands that the human element of technology is wildly important.
Concierge level service means that when customers have a problem they talk to a capable and friendly professional who helps them get what they need. Every person on our staff clearly understands that we exist ‘to be of service’ to our customers. Our service team is led by Daniel Morse.
Our technology team develops hardware and software platform configurations for individual customer business requirements. Additionally, they manage new customer implementation, upgrades and any changes the customer requests. Their goal is to provide fast and reliable technology. Our technology team is managed by Nathan Kelley.
John G. Alston – Founder & CEO
John is an IT veteran with more than 25 years’ experience in creating and managing business operations. He founded ClubDrive in 2008 when enterprise level cloud services were still a new idea.
Previously he served as Chief Information Officer for One Georgia Bank, where he developed, and administered the bank’s IT systems. John spearheaded a secure access on demand thin client network for bank staff, deployed its remote capture program and updated its IT programs for usability, scalability, redundancy and disaster recovery. The system received the FDIC’s highest ratings for regulatory compliance for a bank with more than $200 million in assets.
Alston serves as a trustee for the John N. Goddard Foundation Inc., a post he has held since 1999, and in 2008 joined the board of Angel Flight Soars, Inc. where he is now Chairman. He was a director for NetPlanner Systems Inc. from 2000-2003.
Catherine Waite – Chief Financial Officer
Catherine brings 30 years of experience in finance, operations, executive management, operational improvement, and merger & acquisitions. Most recently, she worked for One Georgia Bank as Executive VP of Operations.
At One Georgia Bank, she worked on improving operational efficiency, compliance and developing product lines to enhance income of the start up institution. Prior to joining One Georgia Bank, she acted as COO of University Credit Union, were she led efforts to successfully integrate another credit union into its systems, culture and service delivery platforms. She has extensive consulting and banking experience, including finance, operations, compliance and mergers and acquisitions. She has worked in a consulting capacity for many of the top US banks in operational improvement and systems integration and migration.
Steve Sachs – VP of Business Development
Steve has spent 30 years working with companies to acquire and manage effective communications technology. Prior to joining ClubDrive, Steve worked at XO Communications.
He Has experience working with companies of all sizes and with unique operational requirements that gives him the depth business understanding to develop solutions that work. Throughout his career, Steve has successfully helped companies bridge the divide between business and technology priorities. He has worked ‘hands on’ deploying fiber optic installations, enterprise level IT implementations and developing architecture solutions. In addition to knowing how technology actually works, he has particular acumen to understand the business/operational requirements that the technology supports.
Nathan S. Kelley, Sr. – Chief Technology Officer
Nathan S. Kelley, Sr. has more than 20 years’ experience in information technology and engineering. His expertise includes computer, server, and network configurations, as well as installation and configuration for servers and phone systems.
As a Microsoft Certified Professional, Kelley was previously the Senior Network Engineer for the Teachers’ Retirement System of Georgia (TRSGA). His responsibilities included maintaining core file servers along with onsite and offsite replication servers. Kelley also installed, configured, and maintained the Citrix server farm along with the required suite of Citrix products.
Before joining TRSGA, Kelley was a Systems Engineer at OBx Solutions and Centrinet. He also served as a network engineering consultant for ACS, Inc, consultant for ACD Networks and Essential Networks, systems support manager for PearlNet, Director of Information Technology for Richardson Associates-Electronics, and both senior engineering technician and senior electronics technician for Scientific Atlanta.
Kelley’s professional repertoire covers a wide continuum of skills including server and network equipment design, file server support and maintenance, IT staff education, network traffic management, cluster server configurations, and firewall configuration and maintenance. He also acquired special expertise in servicing customers with mortgage loans and loan programs.
Kelley’s career also includes extensive consulting experience, specifically for OBx Solutions, CentriNet and ACS, Inc., troubleshooting computer systems at all levels, teaching Microsoft Server functions to IT organizations, and designing client/server and VPN networks. He configures hubs, switches, routers, and firewalls (Cisco, Netopia, Hewlett Packard, and Ascend) and works with Mitel, Nortel, and Avaya phone systems.
Devin Gillespie – Administrative Operations Manager
Devin is a seasoned operations professional with extensive experience in administrative organization and project coordination. She has worked in both private business and government before joining ClubDrive in 2016.
While working as an administrative leader in a variety of industries, Devin developed an advanced skill set in problem solving, personnel management, internal and external communications and interdepartmental organization. She is also a seasoned project coordinator with a focus on customer satisfaction and open communication. Throughout her career she has successfully ensured that initiatives are well organized, well communicated and kept on track in order to provide customers with a seamless experience in which they never feel left in the dark. Additionally, Devin serves as the internal EOS implementer for ClubDrive systems, advancing ClubDrive’s internal organization and productivity so that we may best serve or customer’s needs.