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Bernard Robinson

Founder and President

As a high-performing, results-driven, analytical person, it’s no wonder Bernard started NTS and built it into the successful company it is today. Currently, he enjoys using his leadership background to motivate, train and mentor people at all levels of expertise. Bernard gained his extensive experience at companies such as CMS/Halifax, Comtech, Inc., IBM and Xerox as both a sales manager and a marketing manager. Just some of the awards and recognition Bernard has received in recent years include Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, the Richmond Times Dispatch Rising 25 Award and Virginia Business’ Fantastic 50 Award. Under his helm, NTS has been named a DiversityBusiness.com Top 100 Diversity Owned Business for multiple years and one of the Inc 500 Fastest Growing Companies.

Bernard’s HOT LIST

Superpower

Knowing the future

Childhood dream job

Knew I wanted to be a millionaire

Family holidays are:

Wonderful. The major focal point in the year.

Favorite movies

Enter the Dragon 300 The Last Samurai The Princess Bride The Breakfast Club

Breakfast

Oatmeal with the works, ham and eggs

Sam Panicker

Vice President of Cyber Security + Integration Services

When the team at NTS wants to know today what’s happening in technology tomorrow, they turn to Sam. With gigabytes in his blood, Sam is the go-to guy to link technology with business strategies. You can count on him to think two steps ahead to match the right system to the right client.

Before he came to NTS, Sam’s formidable 20-year career included the position of Director of Infrastructure Operations at both Massey Energy Company and Sentraliant (SIRIUS Satellite Radio). At Massey, he managed enterprise infrastructure and operations for over 30 subsidiaries. And at Sentraliant, Sam managed all operations, data centers and the company’s NOC. During his career, Sam has developed policies and procedures complying to ISO and IL standards, and designed nationwide enterprise networks integrating voice, video and data.

Sam’s HOT LIST

Favorite movies

Blade Runner
The Princess Bride
Star Trek

Name of pet

Chewbacca

iPhone or Droid?

I live the iLife and prefer anything iOS; however, you don’t have to look hard to find a Droid attached to me, as well.

Childhood dream job

Pilot or race car driver (I love speed!)

Holidays with my family are:

Full-blown festivals incorporating my family’s Indian heritage