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Our Story

M2 is an information technology solution provider. We work closely with government and commercial clients providing system design, integration and implementation.

We are a top-ranked, value-added reseller of Hewlett-Packard products, and are qualified to work with organizations of any size and solutions of any scale. Additionally, our unique experience and qualifications in the contracting process makes us extremely easy to do business with.

Founded in 2000, we are an agile group of technology professionals with one goal in mind – to deliver innovative technology with superior service. Hopefully, you are visiting our website because our reputation intrigued you to find out more. Thank you for stopping by - take a moment and look around.

Our Leadership Team

Management Team

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.

— John C. Maxwell, Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker

Mark Martinez

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Mark has dedicated his professional career to providing unparalleled service to customers and has built one of the most successful IT companies in the federal marketplace. His commitment to customer service started long before M2 was founded and is the most critical component of Mark’s philosophy and approach to creating a successful business.

This customer centric approach has served as the foundation for a very successful 35 years in the Information Technology sector. During his Air Force career, Mark held key positions in data center operations, policy and procedures, and program management. He was motivated by a single purpose – deliver superior content and service to the customer. Upon retirement from the Air Force, Mark accepted a sales position with an Information Technology Value Added Reseller (IT VAR) leveraging his background in both technology and the Air Force. His success and impact was immediate and he was soon recruited and hired as the Vice President of Sales for another IT VAR focused on the Federal sector. During his four years in sales management, Mark grew the company’s revenue over 50 percent year-over-year by creating a culture of customer first and providing a human connection to IT solutions.

With his diverse experience, the time was right for Mark to start his own company. During the past 12 years, Mark has put together a team of individuals at M2 that share a single purpose and are committed to delivering the highest level of service to our customers. Mark’s dedication to customer service is evidenced by the mission statement of M2’s ISO 9001 Quality Management System — "Validate Excellence through Customer Satisfaction".

Sue McElyea

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Chief Operating Officer/CFO

Sue is an accomplished and integrity-driven professional with more than 30 years of experience in finance, operations, human resources, customer service and administration. Her leadership and oversight of the day-to-day operations of the business ensures that even the most minor details are executed efficiently and effectively. While Sue's focus is on the internal operations of the company, her understanding of the expectations and needs of the customer is the motivation behind her achievements in strengthening internal controls and improving operating proficiency. Sue's "behind the scenes" management of the finances, operations and administrative functions of M2 have helped to develop the company into a synergetic force with a passion to excel in customer satisfaction.

Prior to joining M2 Technology in 2003, Sue held similar management positions with other technology and service firms from a start-up company to a major communications corporation. Sue was drawn to M2 because of a parallel philosophy that a company should be built on trust, credibility and ethical behavior in everyday transactions with customers, partners and team members.

Mike Tollinger

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Director of Contracts

Mike provides expertise and guidance to our sales force as it relates to Government contracting opportunities. Mike has over 32 years federal contracting experience and has held various management contracting positions within industry. While in the Government he was a contracting officer with unlimited signature authority and provided cradle-to-grave contracting support for major weapon systems and complex information technology acquisitions. Within industry Mike has served as a Program Manager for Computer Data Systems Inc. and Executive Vice President for OnBoard Software, Inc. Mike's current responsibilities with M2 include contract administration, bids and proposals, partner agreements, quality assurance, and facility security tasks. Mike manages the day-to-day contracting operations and provides contract administration through contract closeout. Additionally, Mike is the M2 quality assurance manager and was instrumental in spearheading M2's efforts to achieve ISO 9001-2008 certification.

JoAnn Catcott

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Director, Solutions Architecture

JoAnn Catcott manages the Solutions Architects for M2 Technology in support of our sales organization. JoAnn has 34 years of experience in the computer industry. In the early years of her career she worked in computer management, programming, application deployment and project management. For the last 19+ years she has been a solutions architect for data center products including servers, storage and networks.

To better support her customers, JoAnn has achieved multiple certifications across several computer manufacturers, including Hewlett-Packard’s Master Accredited Solutions Expert – Storage Solutions.

JoAnn also manages the Salesforce environment for M2 which includes coordinating customizations, enhancements and training in support of our customers, vendors and sales organization.

Rick Beare

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IT Manager; VIZVOX Deployment Manager

Rick Beare has two distinct roles at M2 Technology; Manager of the Corporate IT Department and as the VizVox Deployment & Support Manager. VizVox, a wholly owned subsidiary of M2 Technology; manufactures an IP based Video Visitation system for Correctional Facilities. Rick has over 33 years of experience in network and system design and the installation and maintenance of IT infrastructure environments. Rick specializes in networking and video applications to include terminal services, VPN & firewalls, web hosting, VOIP, wireless networking and network security. Rick has held positions in the U.S. Navy and various technology companies supporting a wide array of hosting and networking applications.

  • Case Study

    Customer Service and Technical Support

    Client: Naval Air Systems Command
    Issue: Complex Problems

    "Service has always been outstanding. Response times are almost instant! Excellent customer service. Elki has always been there to assist in our technology needs."
  • Technology Feature

    Data Center Network Switch

    HP A5820 series 10-Gigabit Switches are a revolutionary new line of flex chassis switches which are the most advanced 10-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switches developed by HP. They deliver a unique combination of unmatched 10-GbE port density, high availability architecture (HA), and full Layer 2 and Layer 3 dual-stack IPv4 and IPv6 support. The A5820 series features line-rate performance on all ports and cut through switching to minimize latency. These switches are extremely versatile and can be used in enterprise core and distribution applications as well as data center top-of-rack server access applications.