Why we do what we do
Working in different areas of IT consulting for over 20 years, Brent knows the frustration and hassle companies constantly face with IT problems. When technology does not work for your business, it’s not only frustrating and time consuming, it’s downright expensive.
Your employees can’t do their jobs when their technology doesn’t work. Brent saw a better solution to make businesses run seamlessly with less effort and less cost. So he started CloudCover to successfully provide everything your business needs to run a cost effective, hassle free, well-managed and secure IT.
We now support companies and non-profits of all facets and sizes to keep their IT running smoothly by proactively maintaining. We pride ourselves on always being reliable, responsive and trusted. We are your IT department, for less cost and with more expertise.
Meet the Cloud Cover Team
Brent Kenreich | CEO
Cloud Cover LLC was founded by Brent Kenreich, who has more than 20 years of experience in IT, finance and consulting. He holds premier certifications from Microsoft, VMware, and Cisco, CompTIA and Banyan. His first MCSE was for Windows NT in 1997. He has a B.S. in computer science as well as a graduate degree in finance from The Ohio State University. He recently added published author to his credentials with the release of an exam guide covering Microsoft’s Windows 2012 Operating system. Brent has installed phone systems, planned and supervised the migration of entire data centers, upgraded switch fabrics and moved entire networks to the “cloud”. He also provided automation support for a deployment of 14,000 workstations and 800 servers on a multi-year project. Under Cloud Cover, Brent has implemented and directed IT processes for companies that produce over 200 million in revenue, annually.
Favorite Quote: "Improvise, adapt, overcome." -Dwight Eisenhower
"That which is bad, if brief, is half as bad. That which is good, if brief, is twice as good." - Baltasar Gracian
Spirit Animal: The ConnectWise Owl
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70-417 In-Depth Review: Upgrading your Skills to Windows Server 2012
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Holli Houseworth | Director, operations and Marketing
Holli is a Columbus, Ohio native who graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Textile Science. Her career began in Interior Design where she built several design programs for various companies looking to expand their businesses. Holli has vast experience in managing and running small family owned businesses and larger corporate run companies. As our Director of Marketing, she partners with our sales team to positively promote our business and further grow as a team. As our Director of Operations, she takes on many managerial roles and duties to support our team, so that we can focus on helping our valued clients achieve greater success. She is the proud mom to Emily, 13 and Ian, 8, Lola the cat and Lulu the golden doodle. Holli is also proud to serve on the Board of Directors for Future Possibilities, a kid coaching non-profit organization.
Favorite Quote: "Well behaved women rarely make history." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Favorite Movie: Sixteen Candles
Spirit Animal: Elaine Benes (Seinfeld) or any female front woman in a rock band
Zachary Polen | It consultant
Zach is a Columbus, Ohio native who has been with Cloud Cover from the beginning. He graduated from Columbus State Community College with an Associates Degree in Interactive Multimedia. Zachary has 15 years of experience in information technology, multiple certifications and vast expertise in IT. His knowledge and experience in IT are a great asset to the Cloud Cover team and to our clients.
Favorite Quote: “A day without laughter is a day wasted. – Charlie Chaplin
Favorite Movie: Princess Mononoke
Favorite Snack: Fresh Pineapple
Greg Bean- deflumer I IT consultant
Greg Bean-DeFlumer brings over 10 years of IT experience to Cloud Cover. He has several degrees and IT certifications, including an Associate of Science from Roane State College, a Bachelor of Music from East Tennessee State and is CompTIA A+ and Net+ certified. His vast array of knowledge in all areas of IT makes him a perfect fit to help our client's technology needs. He lives in Worthington with his wife, Jessica and their Siberian Huskies, Dorian Gray and Nymeria.
Favorite Quote: "Don't pick something ridiculous for your favorite quote." - Mom
Favorite Movie: Inception
Spirit Animal: Christopher Walken
john korting I It Consultant
John grew up in rural southeast Ohio and attended nearby Ohio University/Athens; he graduated from The Ohio State University with a major in accounting and computer science. John has worked as at consultant at major accounting firms and for several years he managed a firm similar to Cloud Cover. His projects have included all the tasks needed to keep small business IT systems secure, reliable, organized and optimized financially. John lives in Upper Arlington with his best friend and wife Deb Korting.
Favorite Quote: Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you'll be able to see farther. - JP Morgan
Favorite Movie: Groundhog Day
Spirit Animal: Bob Newhart
deb korting I Operations Support Consultant
Deb has a B.S in Restaurant Management from The Ohio State University. Early in her career Deb earned a Certified Interior Horticulturist accreditation while working as a Design and Sales Consultant for a Columbus-based interior landscape firm. This effort resulted in a lasting enjoyment of landscape gardening. For the last years she has been the Owner and Operations Manager at InfoGuard where her talents include accounting, purchasing and inventory management, website and email hosting management. Deb brings her accounting and purchasing experience to Cloud Cover as an Operations Consultant. Deb has been happily married for 45 years to her husband John.They have a son Michael, daughter and son-in-law Kate and Tim, and grandson James.
Favorite Saying: ‘One you miss is one you can’t make up. – unknown. Deb: I like this because it can apply to many situations – first impressions, events, friends.
Favorite Food: Pasta
Favorite Movie: Please don’t make me choose.
michael korting I IT consultant
Michael is a Columbus, Ohio Native that Attended the Ohio State University. He has been in the Computer Industry since 1993 and has worked building and maintaining computer networks since 1996. Michael has held various networking and server certifications over time and is an expert in Microsoft Windows, both Server and Workstation and Exchange Email Servers. Michael is caretaker to two cats, Scipio and Allegra, and his free time is spent with his Fiance Kim.
Favorite Quote: “I never let a statue tell me how nice I am” – Malik Taylor
Favorite Movie: The Hunt for Red October
Favorite Food: An 8oz Filet Mignon, cooked medium.
ian crockett | IT Consultant
We are happy to welcome Ian to our IT support team. He is originally from Johnstown, Ohio but has been in Cincinnati for the last few years where he has earned and B.S. in Information Technology. He is about to graduate with his masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati, which will be an a great addition to his IT knowledge and experience.
Favorite Quote: "Be the change that you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi
Favorite Movie: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Favorite Snack: Nachos
Rachel kincaid I Service coordinator
Rachel graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.A. in Political Science. She spent the first few years of her career as a teacher in Louisiana before returning home and making the transition to a career in IT. She has earned her A+ and Network+ certifications Per Scholas. She lives in Clintonville with her two cats, Esther and Zeke. Rachel is looking forward to applying her diverse skills to provide a great experience for our clients.
Favorite Quote: “Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” - Oprah Winfrey
Favorite Movie- Monty Python, Life of Brian
Favorite snack: Chocolate
Lulu I Chief Dog Officer
Lulu is happy to be our CDO and takes pride in doing a great job for our team everyday. Lulu is a Columbus, Ohio native, Golden Doodle and lives with her family and her cat, Lola. Her daily responsibilities include, increasing team morale, alerting the team to visitors, napping, receiving attention from the team and doing tricks for treats.
Favorite Quote: “Can you please feed Lulu?”
Favorite Snack: Anything and everything she can get her paws on
Spirit Animal: A 5 pound lapdog