Combining business acumen with technical savvy, these executives guide our talented employees to create innovative solutions that enable our customers to connect, communicate and collaborate with confidence.
Bryan C. W. Tate • Founder, Chairman and CEO
Tate is the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer for Digitel Corporation; a Georgia based IT Solutions Company, providing "CLOUD Services", datacenter, virtualization, data storage, unified communications and network infrastructure solutions to mid-market business customers, and wireless solutions to rural municipalities. Mr. Tate has acquired seven companies and sold an Internet subsidiary in 2008. Prior to founding Digitel Corporation in 1983, Mr. Tate held various management positions at NCR Corporation, Questor Corporation and was interim Chairman and CEO of a publically traded NASDAQ company.
Mr. Tate earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology in 1968 from Ohio University. Mr. Tate served in the United States Army from 1968 to 1974, and was an Airborne Combat Infantryman in the Republic of South Vietnam. He led a rifle platoon with the 1st Infantry Division, and later served with the 173rd Airborne Brigade.
Mr. Tate has been active in the business community and has testified before the United States Senate Committee on Small Business regarding the regulatory issues confronting small business. Mr. Tate also served on the Georgia State Senate - Electronic Commerce Study Committee as a Member of the State of Georgia Digital Signatures Task Force.
Mr. Tate has and continues to serve his community as a past President/Director with the Spruill Center for the Arts; Past President/Chairman of the Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association (AVVBA); Founding Chairman of the AVVBA Foundation, Inc.; and serves on the board of directors and chairs the Membership Development Committee for Business Executives for National Security (BENS), www.bens.org, a national, nonprofit organization of senior business leaders working for a more secure America. He has also served on the Board of the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce, and founding Board of the Convention and Visitor's Bureau of Dunwoody.
Mr. Tate is married and has one grown son and three grandchildren. Bryan and his wife, Johanna, reside in Dunwoody, Georgia, and have a farm in Rutledge, Georgia, where they raise miniature Hereford cows and miniature donkeys. They attend Genesis Bible Church in Dunwoody and Pine Grove Presbyterian Church in Newton County.
Art Bottoms • Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Bottoms joined Digitel Corporation in 2002. Mr. Bottoms holds a C.P.A. Certificate from the State of Georgia and has a B.B.A. in Accounting from Mercer University and an M.B.A. in Finance from Kennesaw State University. He has over fifteen years of experience in Senior Financial Management positions as controller and CFO with technology companies. Over the years Mr. Bottoms expertise has been a true asset to other technological based companies and his stewardship is welcomed at Digitel Corporation.
Luis Simonet • Chief Technology Officer
Having joined Digitel Corporation in the spring of 1999, with over 10 years of experience in Information Technology, Mr. Simonet has brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to Digitel Corporation. Mr. Simonet Holds advanced certificates from: Cisco, VMWare, EMC, Novell, AVAYA and Microsoft. He has worked with numerous companies to design and implement their I.T. infrastructure and is currently a member of DAC's taskforce for Nortel Networks. Mr. Simonet graduated from Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio, with B.A. in Biology.
Marnie Kelleher • Human Resources Director
Ms. Kelleher joined Digitel Corporation in 1993 as the Director of Human Resources. Prior to joining the company, she was employed with Neiman Marcus in Atlanta for 16 years, initially as the Training Director, and then promoted to the Manager of Human Resources. Ms. Kelleher holds a degree in Education from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and has completed Post Graduate work in Vocational and Career Development at Georgia State University. She is active in SHRM, the HR Ritz Group, and a volunteer with the Assistance League of Atlanta.