Melvin Thoede has over 20 years of hands-on Executive, Management and Consulting experience focused on delivering practical solutions. His down-to-earth and rolled up sleeves approach allows Melvin to work with businesses ranging from startup operations to established companies during both good and challenging times. He designs implements solutions which increase employee production while fully utilizing and leveraging current and future technology. The effect of his approach helps businesses improve their bottom line, streamline their operations and reinforce reorganized human capital to best achieve corporate goals. Simply put, the greatest value Melvin brings to businesses is his ability to deliver plain-speak technical advice to address whatever real-life challenges they face. He will not consult for the sake of consulting. Rather than offering broad-based recommendations based on a preset agenda, Melvin focuses on the immediate client challenge. This can be as simple as replacing the part and not the machine, or rebuilding rather than purchasing new equipment. His reputation for integrity and innovation is not based on technology. It comes from his willingness to always place the needs of his clients before his own.
Melvin’s combination of traditional and nontraditional consulting approach with his clients enables him to be extremely effective with his solutions. His unique blend of Strategic, Internal Operations, and Technology expertise is the direct result of good old fashion hard work and his ability to listen to his clients. Leveraging the team of experts he has assembled, Melvin is able to support or augment the technology, design, sales, disaster planning needs for any client he serves. His ability to adapt his approach to different operating environments comes from his extensive experience serving a variety of industries, including insurance, education, technology, and distribution.
Steve is responsible for managing the Low Voltage Divisions and Business Consulting for eDot as well as Finance and Administration.
Steve Jaffe has over 20 years of hands-on Executive, Management and Consulting experience. As CEO of eDot, Steve is responsible for managing the Low Voltage Divisions for eDot as well as Finance and Administration.
His eclectic variety of businesses, experiences and clients has allowed Steve to work with companies during both good and challenging times to increase revenue, improve the bottom line, streamline operations, solidify internal technology and reorganize human capital to best achieve corporate goals.
Steve does not take the traditional consulting approach with his clients. His focus is holistic. “There is no department in any organization that does not impact other departments. No strategy or program can ever be designed without integration plans. There is no point of making recommendations that cannot be achieved.”
The expertise from Steve comes in the form of Corporate Strategy, Finance and Budgeting, Marketing and Branding, and Internal Operations. Steve has assembled a team of experts in technology, design,
M & A, disaster planning, legal and accounting to augment virtually any need a client faces. Steve has extensive experience in a variety of industries, including insurance, technology, and distribution.
Vice President of Operations
Patrick is responsible for the daily operations of eDot. He manages our team of engineers, and the backend systems and processes required to support our customers. In addition, Patrick plays an integral role in all aspects of new and existing client management including; consulting, project management, business development and long term retention.
Senior Vice President, eDot Low Voltage
Todd Hepler is the Senior Vice President for the Low Voltage Division of Edot. He is responsible for managing all company operations as they relate to Network Cabling and Security Systems Sales, Service and Installation projects. The scope of his division includes: video surveillance; access control, low voltage cabling, cable management and noise cancellation. He also leads the company in the design and implementation of outdoor wireless networking and solar/wind powered security solutions.
Prior to joining eDot, Mr. Hepler was President and CEO of Digitek Security. He joined eDot in September 2011, following the acquistion of DigiTek Security.
Mr. Hepler obtained his Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and has a Master of Science degree from DePaul University.
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