Ripple has been a Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE) since 2007. We know a few things about WFHMeet The Team
We’re a Results-Only Work Environment. That means Ripplers work where they want, when they want, so long as the work gets done. ROWE demands the highest levels of personal responsibility, expects everyone to be ass-kickers, and rewards that by treating people like adults.
If your goals include increasing productivity, streamlining workflows, and improving efficiency, then we’re definitely on the same page. Great IT is an investment in your people, and Ripple helps keep them happy and productive.
It’s our job to help people get their work done, not just fix things when they break. And that philosophy is at the core of being a Rippler. We’re not just IT experts; we’re people-people.
Work happens from anywhere. You should have the same secure, first class experience no matter where you are.
Ripplers are a diverse group with one very important thing in common - we get results. Meet our team of IT experts and learn what makes us tick.
Who? Mike Landman founded Ripple in 1997 and dedicated himself to two propositions: That IT should be about empowering people instead of computers, and that people should have the freedom to do their best work.
Where? Mike moved to Atlanta in 1995 when living intown was considered weird. He’s spent most of those 25 years in West Midtown in search of a properly built Manhattan.
Three words that describe Mike:
Humans first, always.
Who? Jayesh is the Chief Operating Officer at Ripple. His mission is to empower Ripple’s clients get their work done. He accomplishes this by aligning the operations at Ripple to support the mission. When not at Ripple, Jayesh trains regularly, drives a swim taxi for his daughters, and engages in personal challenges (obstacle course racing, military style crucible events, etc.).
Where? He's lived all over the country and has been in Atlanta since '95. He attended Georgia Tech and graduated in 2000 with a Bachelors in Computer Science. He's been in technology consulting since 1997. In 2003 he started his own consulting company. In 2004, he combined efforts with our now CTO, Aiman, to build Avision. He then sold Avision to Ripple in 2016.
Three words that describe Jayesh:
Grateful, driven, and teammate.
Who? Aiman is our CTO and tester of all things. His mission is to use technology to help Ripplers and clients be more productive and happy. He is a proud father of 3, and coaches all three kids' soccer teams. Aiman enjoys playing soccer, and is a Latin dance machine. He's also a hardcore Liverpool and Atlanta Falcons fan (Rise Up!).
Where? Aiman came to us when Avision Technologies joined the Ripple family in the spring of 2016. Aiman has been working in the IT field since 1996 and, after graduating from Georgia State University, Aiman began channeling his experience and passion for IT into creative ways to help people. Aiman teaches fellow Ripplers to work hard to find the best answers daily and is always ready to lend a helping hand.
Three words that describe Aiman:
Precise, passionate, and big hearted.
Who? Kim is the Client Services Manager, which means she oversees the Client Services lifecycle and how finance, procurement, and strategy responds to and evolves the client experience. It is the sole responsibility of the Client Services Manager to ensure all clients are treated like a human. When not at Ripple, she can be found enjoying a horror movie, cuddling with her dogs, kayaking, hiking, and dancing (music optional).
Where? Originally from Dunedin, Florida, Kim joined Ripple in May 2014 after graduating with B.S. in Business Administration. She lives in the suburbs of NW Atlanta with her husband Kyle, 3 huge dogs (Leroy, Otis, and Remy Jeff), and a Three-Striped Mud Turtle (Littlefoot).
Three words that describe Kim:
Crazy dog lady but also silly, kind, and affectionate!
Who? Chris is Ripple's Director of People Operations. Outside of Ripple, he dabbles in music, video games, and spends time with his wife and two children.
Where? Chris comes from a mechanically-inclined family and grew up listening to the language spoken by troubleshooters. At the age of 7, his mother brought an Apple IIe computer home and this sparked a fascination with technology. He found that the same principles applied to working on jet planes and cars also worked with computers. He also was interested in people and the dynamics of relationships and emotions, and he completed a BS in Psychology from Georgia State. After several years working as a mechanic, he went back to school for an IT degree and was hired straight out of school by Ripple in 2007 as a Support Engineer. He served as Service Delivery Manager for much of his time. Throughout the years, he steadily applied himself more and more into nurturing and developing his fellow Ripplers, and in January of 2022, officially assumed the role of Director of People Operations.
Three words that describe Chris:
Genuine, sturdy, and saltybeer.
Who? Melissa is the Director of Strategy at Ripple, where she helps to guide the delivery of strategic initiatives that align technology and solutions to the business goals and needs of her clients. Outside of her day-to-day at Ripple, she loves to volunteer in her community as a Sunday School teacher, spend time with her family and kids, and also swim.
Where? A Texas-born, Jersey native, Melissa has lived all over the map from New Jersey to Turkey, but started calling Georgia home in 2005. She graduated from the New Jersey Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Management Information Systems.
Three words that describe Melissa:
Ambitious, personable, and warmhearted.
Who? Pamela is the Marketing Manager at Ripple. She enjoys the simple things in life, like cuddles with her cats, sudoku, crossword puzzles and watching drag. Pamela is fluent in English and Spanish, conversational in Portuguese and Italian, and wishes she could speak every language in the world.
Where? Pamela was born and raised in the Atlanta area but has been a world traveler since before she can even remember. She has been all over the globe from Cuba to Macau, but one of her favorite countries is Spain. Careerwise, she spent six years in marketing communications in the travel industry visiting exotic locales like the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Cincinnati before coming to Ripple; but it was in 2010, when she was slinging Korean tacos, that she first met her now-fellow Ripplers! Never underestimate the power of tacos.
Three words that describe Pamela:
Quirky, creative, and warm.
Who? Joan’s genuine love of people makes her the perfect fit as Ripple’s Director of Partnerships. With a background in sales and marketing, Joan has spent a majority of her career "in the field" - working with customers, growing markets, and managing teams. When not working, she can be found cycling the Silver Comet Trail with her family, paging through Architectural Digest, or (hopelessly) training her dog to fetch something more useful than a sock.
Where? Joan currently calls Atlanta home with her two daughters, husband and rescue dog, Oliver, but is a California native by way of Michigan. She studied Marketing and Communications at University of Michigan and completed her MBA at Emory’s Goizueta Business School. Joan has worked for some of the world's largest multinationals, but there is nothing quite like being part of the journey of a fast-growing company that challenges the status quo.
Three words that describe Joan:
Strategic, relationship-focused, and energetic!
Who? James is a Senior Solutions Architect. He helps build plans, processes, and procedures that support the service delivery team. He enjoys being outdoors as much as possible. He and his wife enjoy hiking, camping, and biking at nearby parks. Providence Canyon, Sweetwater Creek, Don Carter State Park, and Pine Mountain are a few of their favorite spots.
Where? Born and raised in the Tampa Bay area, James narrowly avoided becoming "Florida Man" by moving to Virginia at the age of 14. We imagine that he must have missed the humidity (but not the gators) because eventually, he found his way down to Georgia. James is now settled in Atlanta and is at no risk of becoming a Florida stereotype.
Three words that describe James:
Devoted, compassionate, and stubborn.
Who? Justin is a Systems Engineer. Outside of work, he likes working on and modifying his S2000 and WRX. He plays guitar, video games, and likes working on upgrades at his new house. He's also a big DIY nut.
Where? He was born in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and moved to Georgia when he was very young. He managed a small IT company for three years, then moved into IT for flight operation systems for an airline company in Atlanta before joining Ripple.
Three words that describe Justin:
Meticulous, dedicated, and comical.
Who? Nick is an Infrastructure Engineer at Ripple. After work, Nick loves to play golf and hang out with friends, family, and his dog, Krewe the Dood. He is a big sports fan who supports the Braves, Arkansas (Woo Pig!), and tolerates his wife’s loyalty to the LSU Tigers.
Where? Nick was born in Louisiana and went to college at University of Louisiana at Monroe where he graduated in 2019. He got married and moved to Atlanta where he started working for Ripple.
Three words that describe Nick:
Reliable, dedicated, and friendly.
Who? Nicole is the Procurement Manager for Ripple. In her spare time, she makes nerdy crafts (her words) for local Atlanta conventions, streams video games, and her favorite holiday is Halloween. Nicole is also an avid comic book collector, and has every issue Nightwing has appeared in since 2011.
Where? Nicole’s background is in purchasing and operations management for retail and technology. She graduated from Arizona State University in 2019 with a BA in Film which feeds her creative side, but she has always been passionate about helping others through organization and defining processes to build efficiency. Now say that three times fast.
Three words that describe Nicole:
Organized, calm, and sincere.
Who? Nina is the Bookkeeper at Ripple. Her favorite thing to do is go to concerts. She has been to thousands of shows and has stories for days - music is life! She also likes to travel to see shows and her friends. Nina is also a huge advocate for pitbulls as both a pittie mom and rescuer. Her current baby is a senior, special-needs pitbull named Daenerys, who goes everywhere with her.
Where? Nina grew up in the Midwest, but has traveled all over the world. Most of her relatives are scattered across Europe, where she spent many summers as a child and young adult. In her career, she has mostly gravitated towards businesses that are smaller and have a family feel. You know, a Humans FirstⓇ kind of business.
Three words that describe Nina:
Loyal, compassionate, and fun.
Who? Anthony (Ant) is a Support Specialist. Or, as he puts it, "I help people when their computer is rude." Outside of Ripple, Ant enjoys video games, hanging with friends, taking care of his dog, and messing around with his home computer lab.
Where? Anthony was born on Long Island, but moved to Georgia when he was 6 years old and has been there ever since. He studied IT at Georgia Southern for a spell, then spent five years waiting tables and learning a lot about working with customers before joining Ripple.
Three words that describe Ant:
Cheerful, polite, and wild boar.
Who? Caroline is the Service Coordinator at Ripple. Outside of work, Caroline is a fire performer and artist who conceptualizes and organizes art shows. She loves developing short plays with her friends which dig into themes of science fiction, history, and Jungian psychology. She has performed in several art venues across Atlanta. She is also an avid hiker, traveler, sci-fi fan, and meditator.
Where? Caroline got her BA in History and MA in Writing and Digital Communications from Agnes Scott College. Her earlier career was working in the Atlanta art scene and non-profit space, where she focused on supporting small farmers and local food systems. While still a passionate local food activist, Caroline pivoted to IT and loves utilizing her passion for listening, helping, and problem solving in the tech space.
Three words that describe Caroline:
Compassionate, curious, and driven.
Who? Corey Borovicka is a Senior Support Specialist. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing video games, and woodworking with his wife. Corey is a self-taught IT wizard that worked as a technician before moving into a Managed Service Provider role for the past six years.
Where? Corey was born, raised, and currently resides in northeast Ohio. His curious nature led him from building desks as a way to keep busy during the pandemic to renovating his own house! He takes advantage of his proximity to Cleveland to enjoy music from one of the top five symphony orchestras in the US with his daughter.
Three words that describe Corey:
Happy, inventive, and curious.
Who? Brian is an Escalation Lead. He is a big fan of retro gaming on his MiSTer FPGA and smoking BBQ - Memphis-style, the only way that matters.
Where? Brian grew up in North Mississippi, moved to Atlanta to work with Ripple. He recently moved to St. Augustine, Florida, where he is conveniently located just minutes from the Fountain of Youth. Besides, no matter what happens in life - good or bad - it’s always better by the beach.
Three words that describe Brian:
Hard-headed (in the best way), empathetic, and passionate.
Who? Jumaan is a Senior Support Specialist. Outside of Ripple he likes to keep his eyes and ears open.
Where? Born and raised in New Jersey, Jumaan went to Rutgers for journalism and film. He stumbled clumsily into IT and, well, it stuck. He first became a Rippler in New York City from 2011-2014 and now is back!
Three words that describe Jumaan:
Nasty, brutish, and short.
Who? Tamon is an Infrastructure Engineer. Outside of Ripple, he plays competitive sports. Well... Esports that is. So, he's big on video games. He also dabbles in various different arts and loves a good D&D party. Other than that stuff; he likes to build media servers.
Where? Tamon is originally from a small, rural town in Alabama. He lived there until his family moved to the big city (AKA Birmingham) while he was in 3rd grade. He lived there until 2015 when he moved to Atlanta.
Three words that describe Tamon:
Waaaay outta sight!
Who? Andrew is a Support Specialist at Ripple. He also is a drummer for several bands and teaches drums to students. Fun fact about Andrew is that he hiked the entire Appalachian Trail with his best friend in 2013!
Where? Since Andrew’s mom was an aspiring actress/model, he lived in beautiful places like Los Cabos, Vancouver, and Whistler, British Columbia while growing up. Now he calls Atlanta home where he’s been since 2008 with his cat Maxine, who adopted him when she crawled out from underneath his car one lucky day.
Three words that describe Andrew:
Optimistic, considerate, and fun.
Who? Ramon is a Support Specialist. During his personal time, he enjoys spending the afternoon with his partner, two dogs, two turtles, and playing video games. The Legend of Zelda and God of War are his favorites to play.
Where? Ramon has lived in a few states ranging from New York, Massachusetts, and Florida. Everywhere has its perks. The people in Boston were very friendly, when he lived in Tampa and Orlando he enjoyed the warm weather, but he currently calls Brooklyn home. He loves being near his family; but to be honest, he’d rather be in Florida.
Three words that describe Ramon:
Anime game nerd.
Who? Jared is a Field Specialist at Ripple. He enjoys making music with his friends in his spare time, playing video games, and reading every day. His favorite book series of all time is Harry Potter, and he is a Ravenclaw.
Where? Jared grew up in Decatur, Georgia, where he still lives today. He studied Business Management and Entrepreneurship at Kennesaw State University (GO OWLS!), but moved from the management field into the world of tech. One year in and he loves every new experience!
Three words that describe Jared:
Honest, dependable, and friendly.
Who? EJ is a Senior Support Specialist. He enjoys console gaming on his PS5 and Xbox, traveling (San Francisco is a favorite), and serving his local community with his Phi Beta Sigma brothers.
Where? EJ was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina but left after high school to enlist in the Navy. While in the Navy, he began his IT career, serving for 5 years before moving to Atlanta and becoming a data center technician for GE. Other opportunities followed that brought EJ into the world of MSPs before he eventually found his home at Ripple.
Three words that describe EJ:
Direct, opinionated, but laid-back.
Who? Chioke is a Support Specialist. Outside of Ripple he enjoys sporting events, traveling, and dabbling in beatmaking on his mini home music studio setup.
Where? Chioke was born in Daytona Beach, Florida. He spent the early portion of his childhood living in NYC before moving to Atlanta at the age of 13. He attended Georgia State University and previously worked for IBM and the State of Georgia, among others, before joining Ripple.
Three words that describe Chioke:
Easy-going, laid-back, and diligent.
Who? Parker is a Support Specialist at Ripple. In his free time, he likes restoring vintage computers, bicycle trail riding, tinkering with his Coyote GT Mustang, and hobby engineering/computer science.
Where? Parker has lived in Georgia his entire life, from South Atlanta to Savannah and back to North Atlanta. While living in Savannah, he completed school and became the sole technician at a small MSP, but wanted to be part of something bigger. That’s when he joined the Ripple family and left Savannah.
Three words that describe Parker:
Patient, positive, and innovative.
Who? John is a Support Specialist at Ripple. When not working, he likes to spend his time gaming, tinkering with his home lab, and hiking through the rural hill country of Texas. He also has two adorable cats that love to cuddle (and wake him up better than any alarm clock could).
Where? Born and raised in Houston, John now resides in the close-knit community of Athens, Texas - AKA “The Black-Eyed Pea Capital of the World” and home to the longest-standing fiddlers’ competition in the state. Don’t fight him on it - he not only participated in his college debate team, but he ranked in the top 20 nationally in his division. While in college, he also found his love of and knack for IT and has been part of the MSP industry ever since.
Three words that describe John:
Creative, thoughtful, and spirited.
Being a ROWE company, we are duty-bound to hire only the very best people. People who are not only great at what they do, but are also self-directed, motivated, and think strategically. So our hiring process is methodical, personal, and, well, long. Check back here for a list of open positions as they become available.