About Us

We are experts at managing business IT infrastructure. More importantly, we love what we do, and seeing our clients succeed with technology.

We have a tremendous passion for engineering IT solutions for business. Cardinal (CTS, Inc.) is the premier Managed IT Services Provider in the Shenandoah Valley, and surrounding areas.

We provide complete IT support solutions for businesses, from strategic consulting and planning, to implementation, management, 24×7 monitoring, layered security & digital defenses, and remote/onsite help desk support.

Our Mission

We know from experience that administering a business network properly is crucial to your bottom line. Cardinal prides itself on delivering the best in customer service and support. We will surpass what you expect of an IT support company. At Cardinal we believe that knowing our customers needs begins with listening to you, and maintaining that communication always so that we can provide the best support possible. Cardinal Technology Solutions, Inc. maintains and improves our clients networks, while advancing their business goals.

Our Team

Leslie Hicks

President and Tier 3 Engineer / Hardware Architect

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Leslie is the CEO of Cardinal Technology Solutions, Inc. (CTS). He is an IT professional with over 20 years of experience in network administration, technology training, management and customer support. He has proven success in multiple industries with building and managing teams, developing solutions and creating results for both large and small organizations. Certifications in networking, hardware, and client / server operating systems coupled with his experience and passion for technology, he has presented solutions to clients that are both economical and time saving. He has an Associate of Science in Network Engineering with concentration in Microsoft and Cisco products.

Leslie served honorably with the United States Marines and is a veteran of Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, and Operation Desert Sabre. His awards and decorations include the Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), and Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait).

Chris Russell

Vice President / Sales

Bobby Maphis

Tier 2 Engineer

Jason Shirley

Tier 1 Engineer

Tom Stamulis

Cyber Security / Cyber Risk Expert

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Tom is the owner and Managing Director of True North Group. As a trusted partner of CTS, Inc. True North Group provides and specializes in cybersecurity and cyber risk. They help businesses successfully navigate all areas of Governance, Risk, and Compliance by providing services to assess risk, develop and enhance strategies, and design cost-effective solutions addressing cyber threats of both today and tomorrow.

Tom has over 25 years of cybersecurity experience, and began his career in the US Army Signal Corps before transitioning to Military Intelligence as a Counterintelligence Agent with assignments in Germany, the US, and Middle East. Tom served his country honorably in both Operation Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Tom is certified as an Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and Information Security Manager (CISM), and is Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control.

Jorge Gutierrez

Executive Advisor

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Jorge Gutierrez has served as the CEO for the BMOC GROUP since November 2011. His passion is to serve others and develop human capital through leadership development and quality of life improvement.

Jorge retired honorably from the Armed Forces and is a graduate of the US Army Engineer School and the USASMA Academy. His education includes a Bachelor of Science and a MS in Management. He served as an Adjunct Professor for Central Texas College where he taught Leadership Counseling. Jorge is a Doctoral student of Organizational Leadership. Jorge is a published and contributor author of The Change 7: Insights Into Self-Empowerment.

Jorge’s awards and decorations include The Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medals, and the Master Parachutist Badge., Silver Order of de Fleury Medals and Service Certificate signed by the President of The United States.

Jorge has led company turn around initiatives in different sectors, converting them into productive business services centers that continue to thrive today. Jorge served in various non – profit boards
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