FNTS is a trusted multi-cloud and managed IT services provider with a proven history supporting mainframe environments and a wide range of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, AIX and iSeries.
With a more than 25-year track record, we specialize in partnering with customers in highly regulated and compliance-driven industries due to our elevated security posture and layered security solutions. We operate one of the most secure, technically advanced data centers in the United States, where the full scope of our operations is based
With a continued focus on orchestrating agility, transparency and IT optimization for customers, FNTS keeps cost containment top-of-mind.
Our executive team is comprised of certified and tenured IT experts with a breadth of industry experience.
FNTS President Kim Whittaker is a passionate leader with extensive knowledge in identifying trends, strategic solutions and new technologies that meet technical needs facing organizations today. She has served FNTS since 1996 and was named President of the company in 2017. Kim is instrumental in developing strategies for emerging technology, IT trends, enhanced security capabilities and customized managed service solutions. Kim cares deeply about the customer experience and long-term relationships. She ensures that FNTS provides high-level service and products to clients who rely on responsive, redundant and reliable solutions.
Before joining FNTS, Kim held positions at First National Bank of Omaha and Principal Financial Group. Kim has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Finance from the University of Nebraska. Kim’s career was spotlighted in Nebraska Quarterly, a Nebraska Alumni Association publication.
As the first female President of FNTS, she leads FNTS’ Women in Technology initiative, inspiring youth to consider future careers in technology. As a member of the AIM Institute not-for-profit board, Kim is invested in growing the tech talent pipeline and increasing diversity in the technology industry.
Kim is a Husker fan and once played on the University of Nebraska’s golf team. In addition to rooting for the Huskers and playing golf, Kim enjoys spending time with her family.
Chief Financial Officer and Operating Officer
Dan Caldwell is the chief financial officer and operating officer of FNTS, where he is instrumental in strategic planning and financial oversight, as well as the support of all customer touchpoints through the operation support center and service account managers.
Dan brings more than 20 years of finance, accounting, and general management experience with top Omaha companies such as Union Pacific Corporation and ConAgra Foods. Before his current role, Dan joined FNTS’s holding company, First National of Nebraska, where he served as vice president of business planning and analysis in 2007.
Dan holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Creighton University, and Master of Business Administration, also from Creighton.
Chief Information Security Officer
FNTS Chief Information Security Officer Robert LaMagna-Reiter is a leading, trusted cybersecurity expert who holds several industry certifications. He has knowledge of the latest cyber threats and strategies to mitigate risks. Robert implements information security strategies and roadmaps for FNTS’ clients through risk management; strategy and mitigation tactics; architecture and engineering; regulatory compliance and IT governance; and adherence to policies.
There is no compromise when it comes to security. FNTS offers the security services for organizations that require stringent security standards and industry-compliant regulations. Leveraging more than a decade of industry expertise, Robert is a strategic advisor, consulting with current and prospective clients to achieve security initiatives within their organizations, helping them to understand the value and risk reduction to their enterprise through utilizing the security offerings provided by FNTS. He understands clients’ goals and objectives in an effort to suggest ways FNTS can help them achieve their goals in a cost-effective manner.
Robert regularly speaks about related strategies and tactics at a number of nationwide events and has a network of colleagues who also hold vast expertise in information security. He holds a number of industry certifications including:
Robert’s past experience includes leadership roles in information security for transportation, government communications, retail, e-commerce and managed services industries. He has a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Robert enjoys spending time with his wife, family and friends. Rob also enjoys bowling and has achieved a perfect 300 game. Additionally, he was previously a part of the UNO bowling team.
Chief Technology Officer
Ken Marr, FNTS Chief Technology Officer (CTO), is a strategic and innovative leader who assists in developing long-term technology strategies to ensure FNTS remains steps ahead of technical change in the marketplace, continuing its long-standing history of providing tailored IT solutions to clients worldwide. While embracing the growing sophistication of technology, Ken works to ensure maximized results for organizations of all sizes through FNTS’ scalable, secure and custom-built IT solutions.
With more than 25 years of industry experience, Ken has vast knowledge of IT operations, software engineering, data management and digital transformation initiatives, including the creation of an entire technical ecosystem and many software products, as well as advanced technology platforms.
Originally from Juniata, Nebraska, Ken graduated from Hastings College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Human Resource Management.
Ken enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters, traveling, hunting, fishing, boating and scuba diving.
Field Chief Technology Officer
As FNTS Field Chief Technology Officer, Chris Williamson assists in developing strategic partnerships and long-term digital transformation initiatives with clients. Chris has extensive knowledge of service offerings and partner-driven solutions to provide organizations with a deep understanding of FNTS’ capabilities and technical solutions to meet overall growth strategies.
Chris also leads the development of next-generation capabilities and services that simplify IT operations, enhance cost savings, modernize applications and shorten delivery times.
Chris has more than 25 years of experience with leading IT infrastructure, application development and service delivery teams in business environments, ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies.
One of his career achievements has been co-founding and leading the technology team at Sirius Satellite Radio (now SiriusXM) during its development and growth stages.
Chris became familiar with FNTS in 2007 as Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Bruno’s Supermarkets LLC, where he was responsible for all aspects of technology strategy and operations. During a critical divestiture program, Chris engaged FNTS to provide hosting and managed services that successfully drove Bruno’s digital transformation.
Since 2012, Chris has provided CIO advisory services through Mainline Information Systems Inc., serving clients across a range of industries and frequently serving as an interim CIO and CTO. Chris also has held IT leadership positions at retailer L Brands Inc. (Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works) and global media giant EMI Group PLC (Capitol Records, Virgin Records).
Chris holds an MBA from Northeastern University and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Western New England University. He also holds certifications as an Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Practitioner, an International Enterprise Architecture Institute (iEAi) Certified Enterprise Architect (CEA) and a Six Sigma Black Belt.
Chris remains active in his community, serving as a Troop Chair with the Boy Scouts of the Greater Alabama Council, in addition to providing counsel to startups through the Venture Mentoring Network at Northeastern University.
Chief Revenue Officer
Rick Kingsbury is the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) for FNTS. He has more than 35 years of technology leadership experience, including 20 years in the services provider market. Rick is responsible for accelerating corporate growth, focusing on integrating go-to-market plans, pipeline management, sales and demand generation, process maturity, and talent management. Rick started with FNTS in November 2018 as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing and in early 2020 transitioned into his current role as Chief Revenue Officer.
Prior to joining FNTS, Rick built his technology career with companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Dell/EMC and was responsible for building and/or managing a complete go-to-market sales strategy for industry leaders.
Rick is big fan of his Nebraska Cornhuskers, St Louis Cardinals and now Super Bowl Champions …Kansas City Chiefs. He resides in Omaha, Neb. with his family and enjoys golfing, fishing, and traveling to any warm beach.
VP of Marketing
Dan Chicoine is the Vice President of Marketing for FNTS. He is responsible for all aspects of FNTS’ marketing efforts including; planning and strategy, brand, research and insights, and customer advocacy. In addition, Dan oversees FNTS’ strategic partnership programs with organizations such as; Microsoft, VM Ware and Dell EMC. He joined FNTS in 2019 as Director of Marketing and was named to his current position in July of 2020.
With a strong emphasis in marketing strategy and planning for over 20 plus years, Dan has held marketing roles with a wide-range of organizations from start-ups to Fortune 500. Early in Dan’s career he co-founded Omaha Entrepreneurs (a local non-profit that helps entrepreneurs connect and network with investors and service providers) that eventually merged with another non-profit, Midlands Venture Forum, where he volunteered and served on the board of directors.
Dan is an avid sports fan (SKOL VIKES) and enjoys going to concerts, working out, spending time at the lake, and always working/struggling to improve his golf game. Originally from South Dakota, he attended the University of South Dakota before moving to Omaha, Neb. after college where Dan still calls home today.
FNTS’ mission is to provide scalable, secure, and customized hosted and remote managed services with exceptional customer service and best-of-breed technology. We want to raise the bar in the data center industry by providing a more personalized and flexible experience, and by helping clients stay on the cutting edge of technology adoption and usage.
FNTS places high value on customer service and work ethic. While not ostentatious, our team is made up of energized, hardworking problem solvers with a long history and breadth of industry experience. We focus on creating lasting relationships with our customers.
Unlike other managed services providers that force customers into defined packages, FNTS offers flexible terms in a flexible architecture—even offering a la carte services. We take a consultative approach, work collaboratively to develop a customized right-fit solution, and support a variety of operating systems and hardware platforms.
Legacy systems are phasing out, digital technology is on the rise, and cloud compute has entered the multi-cloud era—and through it all, FNTS takes a strategic approach to long-term solutions, well beyond traditional borders, and free from mind-numbing, routine IT maintenance.