Meet the Team
Alan Vink has been involved in the Software & Managed Services Industry since 2000, predominantly based in Sydney, Australia, where he founded a start-up Software Business in 2003 to develop an Application Services platform based on the Linux Operating System.
Alan spearheaded the initial VC funding rounds, lead early-stage product development and grew the business over 10 years to include a Managed Services offering that surrounded the core application services product, through organic growth and acquisition.
Alan’s hobbies include motorcycle riding and restoring Vintage BMW Air-Cooled motorcycles.
Working in the computer industry has always been a first love for Chad who helped start a successful internet advertising company in Colorado. After six years managing IT and growing that business to a publicly traded entity he came to Los Angeles to study theology at Fuller Seminary. Building on a degree from Baylor and a Masters in Divinity he has spent the last 15 years leading and serving a large church where he oversaw operations and finance as well as all things technical.
Chad returns to his first love by joining Be Structured to function as Director of Operations where his diverse experience in finance and operations helps to drive corporate growth through strategic planning and execution. He and his wife of over 19 years have 4 kids and love the beach as well as fixing up old houses.
Prior to founding Be Structured in 2007, Chad enjoyed an outstanding career in IT that includes the Mayo Clinic, building an IT department from scratch for a healthcare start-up that grew to over 100 employees and 20 locations, and consulting for many non-profit organizations.
In those years he saw that small businesses and organizations, especially those under 100 employees, have struggled to get the support they need for the technology that runs their business. He started Be Structured to be an agent for change, helping small businesses and organizations thrive. Chad loves being virtual CTO for our clients, where he sits with leadership and plans for their growth – together.
He is an avid runner (ultra long distance) and audiophile.
Chris is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in Computer Information Systems. In 2011, after having spent 3 years working in IT, Chris came to Be Structured eager to face new challenges and put his skillset to good use. Since then, he has worked helpdesk to support our clients, gone into the field to implement new solutions for customers, and now manages our helpdesk team.
When not in the office, Chris enjoys reading up on, and tinkering with, various technical products and solutions, going to record stores, and seeing live music performances.
Ernie Edmonds comes to us with extensive experience in technology and security leadership with some of the most resilient and secure Federal and Commercial environments in the world. He has acted as Chief Information Security Officer of the US Capitol Complex and Petco Inc., Chief Architect at the US Department of Homeland Security, and Global Lead Architect, Chief Technology Officer, and Product Manager roles at Hewlett Packard.
While Ernie is a diehard Virginia Tech Hokie, he has been adopted by the University of Southern California where he lectures at USC Price School of Public Policy on matters of Communications in Government, Hacking, Social Engineering, and Cyber Warfare and Countermeasures.
When enjoying personal time, Ernie enjoys stunt riding motorcycles, playing the drums, first person gaming, and spending time with family and friends. He is also an avid movie buff.
Gannon has been in IT for nearly 8 years, providing consultation services and working diligently to maintain client systems in a variety of environments both large and small. He joined Be Structured in February 2014 as a systems administrator, where he enjoys working directly with clients and developing a rapport with everyone he meets.
Born and raised in Orange County, he graduated from ITT Technical Institute with an AA in Computer Science and Information Technology. His hobbies include scuba diving, playing the drums, reading, and socializing with friends, in addition to deepening his interests in technology and science.
Rosa has 9 years experience in the medical field working as an ophthalmic technician for a well renowned neuro-ophthalmologist with a background in aerospace engineering. There she learned the importance of integrity and ethics in the workplace. She plans to bring her knowledge and experience to Be Structured and learn new and innovative ways to accomplish her tasks.
Rosa has a passion for women in leadership and leads a mentorship program for at-risk girls and survivors of the sex-trade every Sunday. She also has a passion for music and started her own podcast where she interviews local artists and releases new records.
ROXANNE PIPKIN TAMAYO
Roxanne spent 6 years in the non-profit world before joining Be Structured in April 2011. As Office Manager, Roxanne is the Jane-of-all-Trades. She dispatches helpdesk tickets, assists the team by making sure all client requests are serviced in a timely manner and issues resolved to their fullest. She also manages the team’s schedules and makes sure big projects are on track.
Roxanne graduated from UC Santa Cruz and moved to LA shortly after. When not managing the team at BSTG she’s spending time in Pasadena reading books, watching movies, or getting outdoors with her family.
Sean has been working repair of all sorts since dismantling his father’s stereo equipment without tools as a child. With experience in construction, welding, soldering, electrical repair, car repair, carpentry, plumbing, and computer repair, he has been fascinated with how things work and how to rebuild them. He has worked in Legal, Healthcare, SMB, Restaurant, Enterprise, private offices, and factory IT and is happy to be a part of the team at Be Structured.
Sean is originally from Alabama, but graduated from Georgia Southern University, lived and worked in Hong Kong for two years, worked in Chicago for 10, and is happy to just have recently relocated to L.A. He enjoys performing whenever possible and researching new computer hardware.