Be a bright light in a dark world...

Architecting, implementing, and/or managing small, medium, and large enterprise IT solutions.

About Core Technology Advisors

"Be a bright light in a dark world..."

In an environment that demands timely results, compliance, and security... we facilitate successful outcomes utilizing innovative leading edge technologies, top-tier consulting, and world class design and implementation services.

What make us different?

Having several year’s experience in both the IT VAR/consulting and software/hardware business we put together a company that ​follows best practices - from a client's perspective, and unique capabilities​ - from a technology perspective.

The following separate​s​ us from the rest​:

We have a thoroughly vetted ​vendor offering that contain​s ​innovative/disruptive technologies​.  ​​Our partners ​offer “game changing” solutions in information security, ​data ​storage/backup,​ compute/hyper convergence, ​cloud technology options, and enterprise/end user tools​. In addition, we offer hosted managed services as well as third-party data center hardware maintenance.​  Times are changing rapidly in IT.  Many options are available which creates confusion.  We make sense of it all.

A personal touch and individual dedication to a “customer-centric” philosophy is pervasive at Core Technology Advisors. The technology business changes frequently but “old school” values still remain within our company. People still buy/consult from people they like, trust, and respect. Our goal is to earn the “Trusted Advisor” role in each organization that we engage with and to become an extension of their IT department.

We have over 155 years of combined technology experience within our organization.  This covers all areas of our infrastructure expertise.  Migration into new more efficient solutions and ​moving ​into a private, hybrid, or public cloud requires a knowledge base of both new and older legacy solutions.

Agility IT Services is a sister company that develops “custom business application software"​. All our developers are US based located in PA. We build sophisticated business applications including complete presentation, data and logic layers. This is accomplished with a single Natural-Language based No-Code development tool widely considered the fastest development tool in the world. As an option you have the ability to acquire the development tool for internal use or going the hybrid route with us doing the initial work and handing the rest over to your staff.

Internal application development teams are most likely backlogged with business unit revenue generating requests.  Agility ITS prevents an unpopular and destructive phenomenon called “shadow IT” by accelerating required application development and/or change.

Executive Leadership

Teresa Smalczewski
CEO

Teresa was born on the Big Island of Hawaii and grew up immersed in her Hawaiian, Chinese, and Portuguese heritage.  She attended the prestigious Kamehameha Schools in Hawaii, and went on to study international business at California State University, and Japanese language at UC Berkeley.  She worked for start-up companies in Sacramento and the Bay Area in California, then relocated to Florida with her employer.  Tim and Teresa met in Florida and currently reside in Tampa with their three children.

Tim Smalczewski
President

Tim was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, and graduated with a BS from the University of Dayton.  He resided in Ohio for a few years after college, and eventually relocated to Boca Raton, FL to work for EMC.  In addition to EMC, Tim has worked in various roles for StorageTek, Forsythe, and CommVault, and as a Director of Southeast and Caribbean Sales for cloud backup and compliance strategy at Druva, Inc.  After 20+ years in IT, Tim and his wife Teresa established Core Technology Advisors, LLC, a "Women/Minority Owned Small Business/IT VAR/Consultant" in Tampa, FL.  The company specializes in information security, cloud technologies, storage, and enterprise/end user tools.

Tom Duong, CISM
Security Principal

Tom provides expert advice on the design, implementation, and management of cybersecurity solutions.

With over 20 years of experience, Tom has built and led many global teams to prevent various cybersecurity threats targeted at organizations large and small. He profoundly understands the importance of enabling clients with the right solutions to secure and strengthen their defenses against cyber attacks.

Before joining Core Technology Advisors, Tom was a Senior Manager at PwC, where he built and led global cyber teams focused on cyber governance, network security, and endpoint security. Prior to PwC, Tom was a top consultant at Forsythe Solutions Group and received Forsythe’s Outstanding Performer Awards for 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Tom started his career as a Systems Engineer at Harris Corporation where in just two short years, his team designed and won the FAA Next Generation Flight Planning system. 

When not working on cyber challenges, Tom enjoys volunteering as a USA Swimming official and caring for rescued hermit crabs with his wife and two sons. Tom holds an Honors Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University and is fluent in English and Vietnamese.

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IT Roundtable Discussion
Cyber Security: Threats, Trends & Defenses

Coopers Hawk Wine Bar/Restaurant
4110 West Boy Scout Blvd.,
Tampa, FL 33607

January 31, 2019
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(By invitation only)
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