Our Leadership Team

Brian M. Hess


An entrepreneur and leader in the managed service community, Brian founded Spera Partners (then TEQ Guys) in 1996 after recognizing the need for technical strategy, system security and information technology support while working at large corporate institutions.  His expertise covers systems, network & security consulting, internet security design, and technology business process improvement.  He has spent his career as an Information Technology professional, receiving certification as a CISSP, as well as sales and technical certificates with vendor partners such as APC, Cisco, Dell, Microsoft, Sophos, and VMware.  Since the company’s inception, Brian has acquired three managed service providers and grown the company to include a variety of corporate and education clients.

Glenn Stants

Director of Operations

With expertise covering a wide range of technical disciplines, Glenn has spent over 15 years consulting in the areas of design, deployment, and project management for virtual infrastructure, and large-scale network design and deployments.  His focus on exceptional client relationship-building combined with extensive strategic planning – from technical architecture and engineering to budgeting – provides a unique skillset to facilitate improved business processes through technology.  In addition to Dale Carnegie professional development courses, Glenn has also accomplished his Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).

Holly Trimbur

Office Manager

Before joining Spera Partners in 2020, Holly spent almost 20-years at CCN Pharmacy, a Pittsburgh-based specialty pharmacy, holding various positions in administration, marketing, human resources, and customer service.  Her prior experience included Account Management for a New York-based advertising agency as well as non-profit work with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre in advertising and media relations.  Holly leads the marketing efforts for Spera Partners in addition to office management and vendor partnerships.

David M. Schweitzer

Director of Project Management & Client Services

David has over 30 years of project management experience in areas including hardware, software, operating systems, networking, applications, and security.  His emphasis on communication, critical thinking, and task management combined with expertise in small business networks provides an accomplished, client-focused approach to technology solutions. David started his career with a large multi-billion-dollar technology company then moved to a smaller local data center where he recognized that there were better approaches to technology for the small business market and started his own company, DMS Computer Services, in 1982.  DMS was acquired by Spera Partners in 2021.

Joseph Lachendro

Education Technology Coordinator – Team Lead

Joe has been on the Spera Partners team since 2013, specializing in technology for school administrators, faculty, and students.  A Pennsylvania Certified Educator with a Bachelor of Science in Education, Joe discovered his interest in technology post-grad and found his niche when he was able to combine both education and technology in his daily work.  A Level 2 Google Certified Educator, Joe has been teaching and providing technology coaching for 6-years.  He oversees Spera Partner’s team of Education Technology Coordinators who work on-site for some of our education clients, providing hands-on support.

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Tom Cline

Infrastructure Design Manager

With over 25 years in the telecommunications industry, Tom is an experienced Field Engineer in fiber and ethernet-based technology.  Before joining Spera Partners in 2021, he spent 18 years with Verizon – most recently in Network Assurance – where he achieved 99.9% network reliability for customers. 

Skilled in Voice over IP (VoIP), Software Installation, Networking, Fiber Optics, and Wireless Technologies including LTE, Tom will be heading our new Structured Cabling Division.  His expertise with both large and small-scale wiring implementations brings a new benefit to our clients for trusted service.

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