The Company

About TechHouse

TechHouse is a business technology consulting firm with offices in Chicago, IL and Orlando, FL. A Microsoft Gold-Certified Partner, we have provided consulting services and training for corporate and SMB businesses for over 25 years. We empower organizations and communities to make the most of their talents, and take pride in the custom-fit solutions we provide.

What We Do

We have helped businesses move to Microsoft Cloud since its release. Our latest specialties are in personalized data management and security technologies.

We also specialize in email setup, SharePoint, Skype and Teams, CRM, and implemented a tremendous suite of reporting and security applications.
To learn more, check out our solutions.

Our Leadership Team

Kathy Durfee, CEO and Founder

Certifications in SQL, GP, and CRM

Kathy founded TechHouse in 1995, following a career as a database developer and business process engineer with firms PepsiCo and Accenture. Initially TechHouse focused on software development and process redesign for Fortune 50 firms. Over time, TechHouse’s specialties shifted as the marketplace demand shifted towards cloud, integration, and business application solutions. Today, TechHouse continues to focus on making the most of evolving technology to help businesses thrive.

Kathy graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with Honors in Chemistry and a Master of Arts in English.

John Zaporteza, Technical Team Lead for Hybrid and on Premise Solutions

Certifications in Windows Server, Sharepoint, SQL, and CRM

John started his nearly 20 year career as a network support and administrator before joining the consulting team at TechHouse. He is TechHouse’s technical team lead for on premise and enterprise technologies. In his personal life, John is a film connoisseur and Spartan Race alum.

John graduated from University of Central Florida with a degree in Computer Science.

Alex Melching, Technical Team Lead for Cloud Solutions

Certifications across Azure and Office 365

Alex is a native Floridian, born and raised in the Tampa Bay area. Alex is the technical lead of the Cloud division at TechHouse. He is a contributing author to Microsoft Press and a frequent speaker on the latest in Microsoft Cloud technologies. Alex is also involved with the IT PRO Camp and is the Founder and Community Leader of the Tampa Bay Virtualization Users Group (TBVUG).

Alex is a graduate of FSU and ITT Technical Institute with degrees in Computer Networking Systems and Information Systems Security.

Venkaiah Kolagani, CRM Development Lead

Certified in CRM

Venki has focused on application development and support with MS CRM for the past 10 years. His projects have included web service development, application integration and custom portal development.

Venki graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University with a degree in Computer Science and Engineering.

Beatrice Pinkus, Journey Guide Lead

Beatrice “Bea” is a native of Chicago who came to Florida for vacation only to set her roots near Anna Marie Island. In January of 2015, she joined the TechHouse team as the Customer Care Team Lead bringing a 27 year background in customer service and Management. She is passionate about photography and enjoys spending time in nature with her friends and family in her down time.

Bea has a BA in Multimedia and Web Design from the Illinois Institute of Art

Olsfred James, Client Engagement Team Lead

Olsfred “Fred” is the Client Engagement Team Lead at TechHouse. He is responsible for continued client relationships and customer satisfaction. His favorite part of working at TechHouse is being able to navigate solutions to clients who are deeply passionate about the future of their business. Fred’s idea of a perfect day starts with the beach and ends with solved Sudoku puzzles.

With an extensive background in Customer Service, Fred brings a great attitude and willingness to take on any task.

Roberta Keimig, Marketing and Back Office Lead

Roberta has recently moved from Iowa to Florida. She has over 20 years experience in corporate management. Roberta is the Back Office manager for the accounting and marketing teams at TechHouse. She has experience in CRM, Office 365 Suite, and Microsoft products. Roberta has a passion for carpentry work and relaxing with her family in her free time.

Roberta has a BS in Criminal Behavior Psychology from Mankato State University.

Cassie Stone, Analyst

Cassie has worked primarily in the healthcare industry and has experience in CRM, Visual Basic, and RedCap. She is a member of the Project Management Institute’s Tampa Bay chapter. She was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio and now resides in Dallas, Texas.

Cassie has a BS in Business Management with a minor in Business Analytics from The University of South Florida.

Lesley Randall, Quality Assurance Lead

Lesley is a professional generalist for over 35 years, in the fields of Administration, Information Technology, Business Development, Project Management, Customer Liaison, Sales and Marketing, Quality Control, Training, and Human Resources. She provides Customer Care, Quality Control and Human Resources for Techhouse.

Lesley has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Human Resources.