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17Jan
EITS NAMED GREG POYNTER AS THE NEW DIRECTOR OF SALES
Business

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Enterprise IT Solutions announced Greg Poynter as their new director of sales, effective January 1, 2019. Poynter is an expert sales leader with a technical background and over 18 years of experience in engineering, sales and leadership positions.

Poynter’s new role as the director of sales is focused on solving our customers’ information security problems through fostering mutually beneficial partnerships with clients and industry peers. The ability to facilitate sustainable security solutions enables clients to focus on their core business processes while EITS protects their data and mitigates the risks of cyber-attacks.

“Greg is uniquely qualified to lead our business-savvy and technically knowledgeable sales team as they connect with our customers to find the right architectural, operational and organizational solutions to their security needs,” says managing partner, Paul Penny.

Poynter’s passion for security solutions is proven by his experience and dedication to solving customers’ hardest information security problems. He previously worked as a network engineer, systems engineer, account manager and sales manager at corporations such as Cisco, VMWare and World Wide Technology. Poynter received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of South Florida and his Master of Business Administration in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix. He is also a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE #8691 Emeritus).

“EITS has an amazing culture and a talented core team that I believe will grow EITS as the strongest security partner in the Carolinas. I am extremely excited to join a team that has a strong foundation of technical expertise and a reputation for doing the right thing for each customer,” says Greg Poynter.

About EITS

EITS helps businesses and government agencies build and maintain robust IT environments through strategic, comprehensive and tailor-made security solutions. We aid agencies and businesses who have suffered data breaches to remediate their issues and lower the risk of future cyber-attacks. The EITS blueprint provides a scalable, adaptable and agile architecture that is hardened to DOD-level security standards. Our holistic approach addresses the architectural, operational and organizational components necessary to achieve and maintain sustainable security. For more information, visit us online at www.eits.com

For more information contact:

Shayna Frey
Director of Marketing
Enterprise IT Solutions
704-576-7832
freys@eits.com

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10Jan
EITS HIRES ANDY SHOOK AS THE NEW SERVICE DELIVERY MANAGER
Business

Andy ShookCHARLOTTE, N.C. – Enterprise IT Solutions announced the hiring of Andy Shook as the new service delivery manager, effective December 1, 2018. Shook is a hands-on leader with over 20 years of experience in information technology specializing in sales and service at the intersection of technology and people.

Shook’s role as the service delivery manager consists of managing the overall customer experience at EITS from cradle to self-sustainable security. He is in charge of ensuring a great experience for every customer by making sure that we scope, propose and deliver high-quality services to fit the customer’s needs.

“EITS is well-positioned to scale and differentiate in our space. We’re not a value-added reseller trying to ‘bolt-on’ a security practice. We are a strategic and agile cyber-security services organization with high-quality skills that are evident when we assist in protecting our customers’ businesses and reputations. I’m honored to join such a respected firm,” says Andy Shook.

Shook has held positions such as IT director, sales engineer, associate vice-president, and client services director at many information security and technology organizations. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and has Federal Top-Secret Clearance in the United States. Shook was also highlighted in CIO Magazine as a top 100 chief information officer in 2006.

Shook is based in the Charlotte, North Carolina area and works throughout the Southeast.

About EITS

EITS helps businesses and government agencies build and maintain robust IT environments through strategic, comprehensive and tailor-made security solutions. We aid agencies and businesses who have suffered data breaches to remediate their issues and lower the risk of future cyber-attacks. The EITS blueprint provides a scalable, adaptable and agile architecture that is hardened to DOD-level security standards. Our holistic approach addresses the architectural, operational and organizational components necessary to achieve and maintain sustainable security. For more information, visit us online at www.eits.com

For more information contact:

Shayna Frey
Director of Marketing
Enterprise IT Solutions
704-576-7832
freys@eits.com

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26Oct
Want to nail your interview? Here’s how!
Business

• Review the job description:  Read the description carefully, and highlight the key focal points or requirements that you feel are important to the client based on the overview, especially those you feel align well with your skill-set and experience. Your recruiter will assist you with this as well.
• Think about what interests you about the job:  Be prepared to explain why you are interested in the job. Avoid negative comments regarding past employers or positions.
• Prepare stories and examples:  Based on the skills highlighted in the description, come up with a few short stories or examples to explain your related experiences in these areas. Once you get a clear understanding of the role from the interviewer(s), choose a few stories to share. Stay on topic and focus mainly on achievements. Also, provide a few examples of hurdles and how you overcame them. Focus on the STAR method:
    S: The Situation – describe it

    T: The Task or problem – what dilemma or problem did you face?
    A: The Action – what action did you take?
    R: The Result – what was the result of your action?
• Define weaknesses:  Be ready to clearly describe your weaknesses. “I work too hard” is not an appropriate answer even if it’s true. Weaknesses don’t have to specifically relate to your field, but can be areas where you may have little interests, or that don’t directly relate to this job or project.

• Define strengths:  Identifying strengths is usually easier than defining weaknesses. Consider past supervisors or co-workers… what would they consider your strengths? Where do you excel? Don’t go overboard, and only share skills or qualities that you can prove or exhibit.
• Remember names:  Pay close attention to the interviewer(s) and listen for their names and roles. Respond to individuals by name. This not only is a way of showing respect, but also interest and attention to detail.
• Think about your speech pattern, and breathe:  Often times when nervous, people speak quickly or ramble. Pay attention to your speech pattern, breathe deeply, and speak clearly and slowly. When asked questions, pause for a moment to formulate your response to avoid rambling.
• Test your phone equipment ahead of time: When interviews will be held via conference call or video conference call, test your equipment prior to the interview date and time.

• What Skype says about you:  When using video conference calls, look around the room. What is in the background? Is the room cluttered, or neat and clean? Remember, interviewers are looking for insights as to your character.
• Ask questions:  Be sure to ask a few questions about the job, this shows interests in the position. Questions can relate to the technical aspects of the job, or even the work environment.
• Don’t be afraid to say you don’t know:  It is completely appropriate to admit that you may not know something being asked of you. This can be followed up with “I don’t know, but I enjoy challenges and opportunities to grow….”

• Prepare a closing statement:  Think about saying something that will portray gratitude for giving you consideration for the job. Reiterate your interest in the position, and the value you will bring to the table. Request that they give you strong consideration for the job if you feel you are a great fit.
• Edit your online profiles:  Prior to your interview, be sure to clean up your online social media content. Clean up the “trash” and ensure the character you are portraying is one that is hirable!

… And finally, be sure to bring your game face!

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