A team of over forty engineers, guided by industry experts.

Meet the partners of SouthTech: the company Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operations Officer, and Chief Technology Officer respectively. Together, they lead SouthTech’s team of highly trained technical specialists and maintain key relationships with client decision makers to ensure quality of service.

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Paul Hoffman, CEO

Paul Hoffman is SouthTech’s CEO. He has overseen the company since 2002, back when it was known as Kerkering Barberio Information Services and was still a part of the highly successful Kerkering Barberio Group. As the company grew, under Paul Hoffman’s leadership, it eventually became strategically beneficial to break from the group and become the independent SouthTech you know today. He is a CPA but always had a love for technology.  His initial experience was working for Arthur Andersen in their tax department and then eventually managing tax software development for the international firm.  As CEO, Paul Hoffman focuses on developing a positive company culture where SouthTech’s near-fifty employees can grow and learn. He leaves every day operations in the hands of his two trusted partners, but is never out of touch and always has his door open.



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Nathan Bailey, COO

Nathan Bailey is a man of many hats at SouthTech. As COO he provides the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that SouthTech has the proper people, processes, and tools in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency.  He handles everything from daily technical briefings to working with team managers to establish critical KPI’s that will keep the Client Services team on task, and even manages the SouthTech hiring process. Nathan Bailey has, like CEO Paul Hoffman, been with SouthTech since it’s inception as part of the Kerkering Barberio Group. That’s not the only thing these two partners have in common, either; both are certified CPAs and originally come from accounting backgrounds. This allows them to bring something to the table that clients love: a focus on maximizing client profits through effective use of Technology.



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Chad Goble, CTO

Chad Goble has been a member of the SouthTech team from day one.  Over the years Chad has filled the roles of Technician, Network Administrator, Sales Engineer and presently the Chief Technology Officer and has been certified in technologies ranging from Netware to Microsoft, Cisco and Security.  As SouthTech Chief Security officer Chad manages the Network Administrator team as well as the Network Operations Center and SouthTech internal systems in addition to overseeing compliance for HIPAA and PCI.  Chad believes that clear communication helps to set expectations and establish trust with his clients and his staff.  In his spare time Chad is an avid cyclist who enjoys amateur racing and sits on the board of a local cycling club.