Our Company

For over 20 years, we've lead the way in delivery of managed IT infrastructure, compliance and data center services to enterprises across industries nationwide.

  • Leadership
    • Our executive team is comprised of certified and tenured IT experts with a breadth of industry experience.
    • Kim Whittaker, President

      Kim Whittaker is responsible for setting the company's vision and strategy and identifies solutions to meet the technical challenges facing enterprise businesses today.  Whittaker has been with First National Technology Solutions since 1996, prior to that, she worked at First National Bank of Omaha and Principal Financial Group.

      Whittaker is a graduate of University of Nebraska – Lincoln with a degree in Marketing and Finance.  She has her MBA from the University of Nebraska – Omaha.

    • Dan Caldwell, Chief Financial Officer and Operating Officer

      Dan Caldwell is the chief financial officer and operating officer of First National Technology Solutions (FNTS), where he is instrumental in the strategic planning and financial oversight of FNTS, as well as the support of all customer touchpoints through the operation support center and service account managers. Dan brings with him more than 20 years of finance, accounting, and general management experience with top Omaha companies, such as Union Pacific Corporation and ConAgra Foods. Prior to his current role, Dan joined the FNTS’ holding company, First National of Nebraska, where he served as vice president of business planning & analysis in 2007. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Creighton University and Master of Business Administration, also from Creighton

    • Ken Marr, Chief Technology Officer

      Ken Marr has more than 25 years of experience with a vast amount of knowledge in IT operations, software engineering, data management and digital transformation initiatives, which include the creation of an entire technical ecosystem. As Chief Technology Officer, Ken is responsible for long-term technology strategies, keeping the customers on the cutting-edge of technology.

    • Arvind Thapar, Vice President of Strategy

      Arvind Thapar is the Vice President of Strategy at FNTS, who engages with our clients on business strategy, innovation, partnerships and go-to market imperatives. As an executive representing FNTS, Arvind drives the strategically aligned business message with focus on revenue, sustainable technology solutions, agility, security and simplicity of execution.  Arvind’s core focus is to achieve business outcomes by leveraging best-of-breed solutions that align with our clients’ business & IT strategy, architecture and priorities. 

      Arvind is a senior business and information technology executive with 25 years of diverse industry experience, and a proven track record of executing and achieving business-centric results.  He has defined and executed the “* as a Service” as a deployment and consumption model for numerous Fortune 500 clients.  He has demonstrable strengths in forging strong, sustainable executive level relationships, as well as the ability to drive strategy, and vision by skillfully identifying potential opportunities in a diverse technology and political environment.  He has a deep grasp of macro-level issues as well as minutiae and key performance indicators (KPI’s) required to drive revenue, efficiencies, and to mitigate risk.

      Arvind has been a student of financial market trends and behaviors since the early 90’s; this has enabled him to assist clients and customers during critical decision-making junctures for a longer term strategic outlook as well as for a shorter term tactical and operational time frame.

      Prior to his career at FNTS, Arvind has held leadership and executive positions at firms like FNB Omaha, Sirius Computer Solutions, IBM, Moody’s Analytics & Dell Technologies (Dell, Dell EMC, VMware, Pivotal, Boomi, Virtustream, RSA, SecureWorks). He has a BS in Aeronautical Engineering from PEC in Chandigarh, India. At the graduate level, Arvind has received an MBA, as well as MS degree in Information Systems from the University of Iowa. He is based in the USA.

    • Robert LaMagna-Reiter, Senior Director of Information Security

      Robert LaMagna-Reiter is the Sr. Director of Information Security, supporting FNTS and its customers by managing information security risks & engineering, overseeing regulatory compliance & IT governance, and enforcing adherence to policies. Robert holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems (focus in Information Assurance) and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Robert also possesses various industry certifications including CISSP, CISM, CHP, PCIP, and Security+. Robert has 12+ years of information security & risk mitigation expertise and has held positions in the transportation, government communications, and retail/e-commerce industries.


    • Michael O’Neil, Director, Operation Center

      Michael first joined the First National family in 1998 as a high school intern for the company assisting with mainframe operations for the Y2k project. After graduating high school, he became one of the first network control operators for FNTS  to run batch processing in the year 2000. After serving 15 years at First National, in roles ranging from help desk, network engineering and capacity planning, he rejoined FNTS in September 2015 as manager of the FNTS Command center.  Today as director of the operation center and with over 17 years of technology experience in the financial industry, Michael has been able to provide a fresh approach and new perspective to operation management.  

    • Larry Long, Director of Engineering

      Larry Long is the Director of Engineering for First National Technology Solutions where he oversees the Engineering Team, a passionate, consultative group focused on developing and maintaining long-term relationships. With more than 20 years of industry experience, he brings reliable automation and technology expertise to a role where he is responsible for the development of each engineer and assists in implementing best practices. Larry also serves as the primary liaison for engineering across all customer organizations at FNTS.  

      Throughout his career, Larry has track record of developing other tech professionals, increasing collaboration cross-functionally and implementing organization. He has led training classes on Linux and general internet-based topics, has a strong background in technical leadership and possesses a wealth of knowledge in infrastructure management, specifically in Linux and Unix environments. Larry will draw from his strong technical experience in his mentorship of engineers on day-to-day operations, communications and in providing technical solutions. Additionally, his expertise in trouble-shooting, developing automation and improving efficiencies for enterprise IT management will be an asset to the FNTS Engineering Team. 

      Larry’s past experience includes operating in a large-scale environment of more than 8,000 Linux systems and 5,000-plus Windows systems in 24/7/365 settings. Before joining FNTS in October 2017, he served in technology operations and systems engineering leadership roles with 3CInteractive and Motorola.