About. The Wired Team.
The Wired Team
Our team’s reputation is centered around maintaining a high level of core cabling and networking expertise among all staff and demonstrating quality and efficient workmanship through the deployment practices of our field based teams. We advance that philosophy through: consistent training, the proper experiences via quality leadership, investing in state of the art tools and test gear, a fully equipped fleet, and the employment of a loyal dedicated staff. Our investment in personal growth, training, and the opportunity to advance within the organization is a consistent fundamental of our success.
Our team leaders have 20+ years experience from out in the field to across a wide field of industries. We are authentic, passionate and exceptionally smart individuals that work together to service, educate and solve Client’s technology needs and challenges.
Wired Communications and the cabling business it represents today dates back 20 years when KLF Business Systems entered the structured cabling marketplace under the leadership of our current president Kyle Kitchen. KLF was founded in 1968 by three partners, including Kyle’s father, Charles. The Kitchen’s played a significant role in the success of KLF until the late 1990’s when purchased by Expanets and then later G3 Technology Partners. In April 2005 Wired Communications was created through an asset purchase arrangement to further grow the cabling business in a more independent, nimble, and cost effective business model. Through these company transitions Wired has retained many of its key original employees and enjoys an experienced and dedicated team today.
When not cheering the Wired team on to bigger and bolder projects, you’ll find Kyle relaxing on the golf course or perfecting his score at the bowling alley. Spending quality time with his family is a top priority and you can find them cheering on their favorite Cubs and Colts. teams. Kyle is also a member of the Ft. Wayne Friar’s Club.
Nick BowsherGeneral Manager Operations
Nick has over 20 years experience in all aspects of innovative problem solving - keeping the business running fast and in continuous forward motion.
For more than 8 years, Nick’s expertise has proven invaluable from in the field to the boardroom. When thing are going just right, you can bet he had a hand in it, and when things are not going as planned, you can bet he will fix it.
A graduate of Ohio, Nick likes to spend time with his wife and four children. He enjoys the outdoors and sports and cheering on the Colts and Pacers.
Jim SouthGeneral Manager Operations
Jim is a 30 year industry veteran, tapped to head the Augusta office operations. He has been running things in the land of the green jackets for several years.
Jim’s expertise and dedication to the business in Augusta is the kind of tailored business model we like to work with. See a need and put your best people on it.
When he is not running the Georgia show, he enjoys Bass fishing, NASCAR, the Colts and Notre Dame Football (not a fair weather one, luckily) and rifle building and shooting.
Karen GrundBusiness Development Manager
Karen brings 25 years of technology experience to Wired’s team, since joining in 2015. She has worked with many prominent Indiana businesses to determine the best use of technology to fit current and long term needs. Together Kyle and Karen are working to communicate to Wired’s core clients the value of investing in cabling infrastructure and knowledgeable technicians in the field. Forward thinkers, with fast flexibility, for today's changing technology marketplace.
She loves to spend time on Lake Maxincuckee and on the beaches of Florida with her husband and son. She is learning a lot about golf watching her son play for Cathedral High School in Indianapolis.
A diehard, lifelong, fan, Karen is still beaming from the Cubs win.
Brandon LeffersBusiness Development Manager
Brandon likes to push the technology envelope and knows what’s new and what’s now. But more importantly, he knows what systems and technologies will help businesses maximize their technology investment, increase efficiency, and ultimately impact their bottom line.
He is out to find you. The next wired forward and fast business partner, ready to get the fastest speed and the most technology for the best price.
He slows down to hang out with his kids and family.
Eric brings 10 years of experience in the structured cabling industry to the wired team. His start as a field tech, gave him hands on experience in the field, which has carried over into his role as engineer. He is the keeper of the official playbook and his role is to create a clear plan, design and scope of work to give the customer and technicians a complete understanding of the project. Tall orders don't upset him.
Another IU grad on the team, cheering on the winning teams and the challenged ones. When he's not untangling client issues, you can find him out on the course improving his game.
Lisa brings 19 years of stellar accounting experience to the Wired team. She is new to our team, but we are counting on her to keep the numbers crunching and the cash flowing. Her role to manage us and our finances is a challenging one and she is more than qualified for the task.
When she is not juggling us she is juggling her family of 4 sons and a daughter. In her really spare time, she is a die hard Green Bay Packers fan. Those are the only kind of Packers fans!
Tom SweeneyBusiness Manager
Tom has a long-term work history with the team for the past 15 years and has been on the wired fast forward thinking team for almost 6 years.
He came up through the business as a technician and is now a master juggler of office managing logistics. If you have a question about something or aren’t even sure what your question is – Tom is your man. He keeps everything running smoothly behind the scenes.
Jon TimmonsMarketing & Client Care Manager
Jon has over 12 years experience in sales, customer service, and marketing. He is in charge of our social media efforts, updating all Wired documents with new branding, website content, and starting our new customer service department. If he is not helping Wired, he is fishing or bowling.