Our Team

July 5, 2017

OUR TEAM

Technology Solutions of Michigan celebrates their move to a new office space in Kalamazoo, Michigan
Steven Heystek, the founder of Technology Solutions of Michigan

Steven Heystek

Steven, the founder of Technology Solutions of Michigan, has come a long way since he began building and fixing computers back in 1986. As a young man, Steven worked for his family construction business. However, he had the winter off, and he had to find a way to pay the bills during those months. So, he self-taught himself how to build and repair computers. In 1992, he followed his passions in the computer industry by starting his own computer business, and thus, Technology Solutions of Michigan was born.

Josh Heystek

Josh was raised in Mattawan, and as a result of being the son of Steven, the founder of Technology Solutions, Josh was constantly surrounded by computers during his childhood. Growing up in this environment, it was only natural that Josh would follow in his father’s footsteps and become a part of the technology industry. After studying computer science and business at Davenport University, Josh became an information technology manager at Technology Solutions. Josh is happily married and lives with his two kids.

Josh Heystek works at Technology Solutions of Michigan
Ted Roberts is a developer at Technology Solutions of Michigan

Ted Roberts

Ted grew up on a farm in Vicksburg, and early on, he realized that he had a knack for problem solving. While in high school, Ted won several awards for java programming through Business Professionals of America. From there, he went on to attend Kalamazoo Valley Community College, where he further pursued his interest in computer programming. After gaining the necessary skills, Ted went to work at Technology Solutions as a developer, and has been with the company for ten years.

Zach Briggs

Zach was raised in Three Rivers, but it was not long before he left to pursue his diverse interests in technology, game design, robotics, and physics. Following high school, Zach attended Harvard University in Cambridge, where he studied computer science and applied physics. After having leadership roles in companies such as Rapid Kinetics, eFusion Systems, and Uplink Studios, just to name a few, Zach returned home to Kalamazoo to continue his technological career as a developer at Technology Solutions of Michigan.

Zach Briggs is a developer at Technology Solutions of Michigan
Darrell is sitting at the conference table where he does his sales pitches

Darrell Wagaman

A native to the Kalamazoo and Portage areas, Darrell spent the first 5 years of his business-to-business sales career in the foodservice industry. With a solid track record in outside sales under his belt, Darrell then migrated to technology. For the next 27 years, Darrell marketed office equipment technology to much of Southwest Michigan, during which time he and Steven Heystek established a friendship and working relationship. Darrell sold the technology while Steven’s IT group supported the network printing, scanning, and faxing. Throughout his career, serving others has always been Darrell’s primary focus.

Betsy Beldock

Betsy Beldock has moved around quite a bit during her active and diverse career. Originally from Midland, Betsy is a graduate of Ludington High School and Calvin College in Grand Rapids, where she studied business and psychology. After college, Betsy worked as an account manager at Acucorp, a software company in San Diego. After five years, Betsy returned to Michigan, where she took a managing position at Wolverine bank. Eventually, Betsy came to Kalamazoo, where she was a manager at Medical Weight Loss Clinic. After a few years as an insurance producer, Betsy met Steve, the President of Technology Solutions of Michigan, and she decided to join the Technology Solutions team.

This is a head shot of Betsy Beldock, who does sales at Technology Solutions of Michigan
Nick Myers is a sales associate at Technology Solutions of Michigan

Nick Myers

Nick Myers was born and raised in the Portage area. After graduating from Portage Central High School, he decided to explore other parts of the country, living in New York City, Austin, Texas, and Vail, Colorado, over a period of seven years.  After starting a family, Nick decided to return home to Portage and has enjoyed being back for two years. Nick’s sales career got its start while he was living in Colorado, where he was the Group Sales Manager for a resort hotel next to a world class ski resort. After returning to Michigan he got into Real Estate sales. He did that successfully for two years, but knew it wasn’t something he was passionate about. That’s when he found his true calling at Technology Solutions of Michigan. After spending many years in Customer Service, Nick’s primary goal is to provide an excellent experience for all of our clients.

Gowthami Vinayagam

Gowthami was raised in Bangalore, India. She studied computer science and engineering back in India and worked as a software engineer. Gowthami attended Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo where she further pursued her interest in computer science and technology. After finishing school, Gowthami started as a developer at Technology Solutions of Michigan. In her free time, she loves to travel and explore.

A headshot of Gowthami, the new developer at Technology Solutions of Michigan
Ava is web developer for Technology Solutions of Michigan

Ava Wood

Ava, the youngest team member at Technology Solutions, discovered computer science while attending the Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center. Propelled by her interest at school, she started as a summer  intern at Technology Solutions before being hired as a web developer. In her spare time, Ava enjoys playing soccer, golf, and violin. She plans to attend Columbia University in New York next year.

Michael Wheeler

Michael was raised in Portage, and from an early point in his high school career, he knew that he had an interest in computers. After taking a class in C++ programming, he was sure that he wanted to pursue the field of computer science. Following high school, Michael attended Michigan Technological University to study computer engineering, where he learned more about programming. After two years, he joined Technology Solutions to continue learning as a developer.

A headshot of MJ, an intern at Technology Solutions of Michigan in Kalamazoo