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 building an IT department from scratch for both a transportation and 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.
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.
JENNIFER JOHNSONJennifer has been in IT for over a decade in a variety of industries including legal, financial, and retail. Her passion is assessing how IT departments can improve processes and procedures to deliver high-quality services faster, ensure data integrity, and support the mission of the business. She is ITIL Foundations certified and planning on perusing intermediate ITIL certifications.
Hailing from Seattle, Jennifer moved to Southern California for sunshine and new experiences. When not reading blogs about asset management, she likes to get out with her dog and explore this new city she now calls home.
Krishna has over 10 years of IT experience and has been lucky enough to gain experience from industries as diverse as financial services, hospitality, broadband, and professional services. His diverse professional background makes him a perfect fit for work at a managed services provider like Be Structured. He's very excited to be working in such different environments getting to meet new people and experience new equipment setups every time he starts a job here.
Krishna hails from Illinois and (maybe needless to say) is loving his new home in Los Angeles, California. Krishna loves working on his home lab and spending personal time further learning and perfecting his skills.
Originally from Mississippi, Rebecca graduated from the University of Alabama in 1996 with a degree in Child Development and Family Studies. After moving to Los Angeles and working in the nonprofit world for 15 years, she took a break from work to raise her children. She’s excited to be joining the Be Structured team. Rebecca will be helping Be Structured stay in tip top shape on the administrative front and provide executive assistance to Chad Lauterbach.
In her personal time, Rebecca loves reading, movies, travelling and spending time with her husband and two daughters.
ROXANNE PIPKIN TAMAYO
Roxanne spent 6 years in the non-profit world before joining Be Structured in April 2011. As Operations Manager she handles the day to day operational functions including managing contracts and billing for all customers, processing and tracking all purchases, and keeping the office running smoothly for all team members.
Roxanne graduated from UC Santa Cruz and moved to LA shortly after. Outside of work she spends her time actively volunteering in the Pasadena community, watching primetime TV, and 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.