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Our Team

At Continuum, our core values enable us to attract top technology professionals to join our team. Our professionals take pride in delivering services that genuinely improve our clients’ businesses.


David A. Guess
Mr. Guess specializes in applying business and information technology skills to solve unique business challenges. He has served as past President of the Community Bank Advisors Network, a group of consultants that provide technology and consulting services to over 2500 community banks nationwide.  Mr. Guess received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from University of Missouri. He obtained the Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) designation.  He also obtained the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA). He has served on the MSCPA (Missouri Society of CPA's) Technology Committee.

 


Michael A. Smith
Responsible for the direction of all technical services of Continuum Technology Group, Inc. Since joining Continuum in 1998 he has designed, implemented and maintained networks for clients in a variety of industries. Prior to joining Continuum he worked for McDonnell Douglas Corporation for 16 years. His achievements at McDonnell Douglas include manager of the Avionics Labs Network Support Group, leader of the Avionics Fiber-Optic Design and Fabrication Group, and "Teammate of Distinction" award among other honors and achievements.  Mr. Smith has received the Chancellor's Certificate from University of Missouri in TCP/IP, UNIX and Novell. He has obtained the following certifications; Microsoft Certified System Engineer, Microsoft Certified Professional + Internet and Novell Certified Network Administrator.

 

Ryan P. Essman
A network consultant with over 15 years of experience. Since joining Continuum in 1999 he has implemented both Novell and Microsoft network operating systems for clients in a wide range of industries.  Mr. Essman has received the Associate of Technology in Computer Network Technology from Ranken Technical College, graduating with honors on the President’s List and a 4.0 GPA. He has obtained the following certifications: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Microsoft Certified Professional + Internet, Novell Certified Network Engineer, Novell Certified Network Administrator and Computing Technology Industry Association A+ Technician.


Christine S. Brendel
A network consultant with over 20 years of experience. She has had extensive experience with data and voice networking technologies, in addition to installing and configuring router equipment including high speed digital circuits-frame relay, ATM, point-to-point, ISDN, broadband and wireless access.  Ms. Brendel received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from McKendree College in 1992. She has obtained the following certifications: Microsoft Certified Professional, Certified SonicWall Security Administrator, Novell Certified Network Administrator, Avaya Implementation Professional Specialist and Avaya Professional Sales Specialist, Allworx Certified Professional, 3CX Certified Engineer.