C3 is thrilled to announce its newest Sales Engineer, Steve Mockaitis! Steve will focus on helping clients design and engineer the best technology solutions that fits their organization's needs. His goal is to help consultants guide clients into choosing the right products, at the right price point, with the right vendors. His favorite technology to discuss with clients is SD-WAN. His focus has been in circuits and SD-WAN, designing solutions including dual diverse connectivity with SD-WAN technology combined with configuration and deployment of professional and managed services! Steve loves to geek out over SD-WAN!
Steve graduated from the DePaul University in Chicago with an English Literature degree and began his career within the technology world in 2009 as an intern for a VAR. He worked in many internal departments of the business, including returns, accounts payable, purchasing, and marketing. In 2017 he joined the managed services side of the business where he supported circuit quoting and aggregation, SD-WAN, and SOW creation.
So what makes Steve a rockstar? His love for SD-WAN and his passion in designing solutions to enable the drive towards digital transformation. Steve noted, "I really like working around SD-WAN. I am fascinated with the drive towards digital transformation of all aspects of IT, how SD-WAN can be a starting point for modernizing and optimizing network topology and changing the way organizations consume technology. I know it's boring, but it's already evolving into SASE and beyond!"
When Steve isn't working and helping clients, he loves to do anything that related to music. He's been playing guitar for 20 years and played in a rock band when he was younger. Rock on, dude! He also loves to watch movies and hang out with his wife and sons.
So what else can we tell you about Steve? Well his story doesn't end here. He now lives in Buffalo Grove with his wife, Jill, who he met in College, and two boys, William (5) and Nolan (3). William is a true Lego Master and loves to build things, while Nolan is the goofball of the family and loves to go to the park! There is always lots of fun and lots of laughs inside the Mackaitis household!
Want to learn more about Steve? Here's 3 interesting facts about him:
1. He used to have piercings and a mohawk.
2. He grew up around the corner from the "Home Alone" house.
3. He has been a Type 1 Diabetic since he was 12.
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