President and CEO
With a drive and determination to help businesses solve their problems using technology as a tool, Curt Hicks joined the Center for Computer Resources (CCR) in 1992. Through his visionary leadership, CCR has become one of Michigan's top IT companies over the past two decades.
After receiving his degree from Michigan State University, Curt worked for an automotive decal manufacturer where he completely computerized their quality control department. That is when he was bitten by the technology bug.
Curt needed to move to the technology industry and became the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Xytec, a software development company focused on wholesale distribution software and international letters of credit tracking software. He helped Xytec grow from a tiny startup to a staff of 15 employees before it was sold.
At CCR, Curt worked as a software designer, business analyst, application specialist, account manager and Executive Vice President before being named President in 1997 -- just five years after joining the company. He was instrumental in transforming CCR into a company that specialized in providing Microsoft-based solutions, and drove CCR to become an elite Microsoft partner in 1997. In 2000, CCR was awarded the Microsoft Small Business Solution of the Year award. Under Curt's leadership, CCR grew from a 10 person company to a 35 employee organization over a 10 year period.
Over the years, Curt has been very involved in different professional organizations. From 1998 to 2009, he served on the Microsoft Small Business Server Advisory Council. He was a feature presenter at the Microsoft Small Business Server 2000 International Launch Event in Atlantic City, NJ. He was the keynote presenter at the first SMB Nation conference in Indianapolis, Indiana in 2003, and later chair of the 2008 SMB Nation conference in Seattle, Washington. He served on the ConnectWise Advisory Council for four years and is currently a member of the invitation only national technology industry peer group, True Profit Group. He is also an accomplished public speaker, having presented many times at industry events such as the Microsoft Fusion, Microsoft Worldwide Partner, Microsoft Small Business Symposium, SMB Nation, and ConnectWise conferences.
Curt has also been featured in Beatrice Mulzer's book "Making it Big in Small Business 2006" where he is recognized as one of the top 15 SMB consultantsresellers in the world.
Curt lives in Macomb, MI with Carol, his wife of 24 years, and their two daughters. He enjoys skiing, family time, Red Wings hockey and Michigan State University football.
VP of Sales/Partner
John Bamberger heads the company's Sale's Department. He joined CCR in April 2010 and brings with him over 30 sales experience.
His past experience includes serving as CCO with gloStream where he managed a Physician consultant sales force and was responsible for growing and maintaining gloStream's Partner network. He spent much of his time working alongside sales team members with Partners and with Doctors to keep the sales process moving while simultaneously working with the client support team to ensure client satisfaction remains high.
Recognizing significant market potential in reselling vendor products to small and midsized companies, John founded SequoiaNET.com in 1991. The company specialized in designing, installing and maintaining e-commerce infrastructures and Web-based applications. Under his leadership SequoiaNET.com grew from a one-man entity to a 600-consultant organization in just nine years, and was named Microsoft's Partner of the Year. John also was named Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year for his efforts.
In 2000, John sold SequoiaNET.com to Analysts International, a leading publicly-traded e business application developer and network solutions provider. He first served as the company's senior vice president of sales and operations before becoming its chief operating officer and senior vice president. In these roles, John developed and managed a dynamic sales force whose efforts brought fast and profitable growth to Analyst's bottom line.
John is very active with local Southeastern Michigan charities and philanthropic institutions. John holds a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.
Director of System Integration/Partner
As a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and an A+ Certified technician, Joe Moore brings 22 years of technical and SMB experience to the team at Center for Computer Resources. Joe currently manages the field support team at CCR, and joins the team in the field for escalated incidents.
Joe holds an AA in Systems Analysis from Oakland Community College, and over the years has worked for renowned technology companies in quality assurance, programming, network analysis and network engineering.
Joe has a passion for keeping up with the latest technology that CCR provides, as well as home entertainment integrations, and enjoys extensive reading of online technical articles and blogs.
When he's not at the office or reading up on the latest and greatest technology, Joe enjoys spending time with his wife, two college-aged children and close group of "beer snob" friends, who regularly participate in beer and wine tastings around town.
As Center for Computer Resources CFO, Craig Yanos brings almost 30 years of financial experience to the team. Graduating from Wayne State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and later going on to complete his MBA in finance at Eastern Michigan University, he was gaining work experience before he was even done with school. Starting at North Detroit General Hospital as their Director of Fiscal Services, Craig continued his career working in the medical field. He worked at several other hospitals in positions ranging from director of financial service, administrator and even president, until 1998 when he started his own financial and strategic consulting company, Elite Services/CFO 2 GO. Through his company he became familiar with CCR and was hired on as the company’s part time CFO consultant in 2005 and joined the team full time in 2012. Outside of work, Craig enjoys spending time with his wife and their six children. He says the kids many sports activities keeps him busy, whether it’s coaching or just spectating but when he gets the chance, he enjoys golfing. He also enjoys exploring new technology and playing around with the newest gadgets he can get his hands on.
Director of Help Desk & Mobile Solutions
As the Director of Help Desk and Mobile Solutions, Everett Michaud brings over 20 years of systems and support experience to CCR’s team. Joining CCR in 2012, Everett is responsible for delivering help desk services, as well as introducing mobile application development services to CCR clients. Prior to joining CCR, Everett worked at Kelly Services where he served as their Director of Global Infrastructure for the previous 7 years. In his role at Kelly Services, Everett and his teams delivered network, email, desktop and mobile services to 12,000 users in over 2000 locations around the globe. Before his time at Kelly, Everett served as the Director of Professional Services for Analyst International for 10 years, leading their software development, help desk and field service teams. After starting out as an electronic systems specialist with the Air Force working on the Minuteman missile system, Everett completed his associate’s degree in computer information systems and accounting from Baker College. Through the next almost 20 years of his career, Everett was responsible for launching many new business ventures for the companies he worked for, including a new help desk business for Sequoia Diversified (later acquired by Analysts International) and obtained certifications in many technology platforms including Novell, Microsoft and Unix systems. He is also ITIL certified and previously held the position of Vice President of Michigan Help Desk Institute (HDI) for a number of years. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife of 5 years and extended family. He is also a big sports fan and especially a fan of the Detroit Tigers; so much so, he created an iPhone application called Tigers Schedule, which received over 10,000 downloads last year from people in over 30 countries. He considers himself a hobbyist in home automation, home repair and computer programming and says he is lucky to have been able to align his passions with his work.