Jim Turner, CEO
Jim Turner is the founder and CEO of Hilltop Consultants. Prior to founding Hilltop Consultants in 2003 and before working with Sage Solutions Group, Jim served in consulting roles for the U.S. Patent Office and the U.S. Senate. Jim got his start in IT with technical positions with IBM, Madison Square Garden, and Six Flags. Jim possesses a deep range of experience in various industries, providing technical and management consultative support for such organizations as law firms, lobbying firms, trade associations, and small- and medium-sized businesses.
A popular speaker, Jim often educates businesses on cloud storage, backup and disaster recovery, and business continuity. He also serves on the advisory boards of multiple cloud service providers. Jim is active in local the community and also volunteers his time and service to homeowners associations and other organizations, also receiving the Montgomery County Civic Federation’s Community Hero Award in 2015
Doug Furst, COO
Douglas Furst serves as Hilltop Consultants’ COO, overseeing all aspects of the company's operations. Doug joined Hilltop in 2015 and has 27 years' of experience in the Managed IT Services sector. Prior to Hilltop Consultants, Doug was employed at All Covered, where he helped to triple the size of the company by improving operations and building systems to support the growth. Prior to that Doug held similar roles at Eze Castle and a number of other MSPs in DC and Boston. Doug holds a BA from Allegheny College and an MBA from Babson College.
Daniel Clarke, Vice President
Dan Clarke serves as Hilltop's Vice President, overseeing Marketing, Business Development, Web & Professional Services — with over 19 years’ of experience in marketing strategy, communications, sales/business development, and web/digital/creative strategy, design and development. Prior to joining Hilltop, Dan has built and spearheaded the marketing divisions of corporations that include a national Managed IT Services Provider and international civil rights law firm.
Alongside his role in overseeing all aspects of the company's marketing & business development strategy and execution, Dan also uses his depth of experience, creativity and ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking as a Virtual CIO (vCIO), web developer and digital strategist. His team's relentless energy, tenacity and service delivery helps to provide Hilltop's clients with powerful insights, platforms and solutions that can help take their businesses to the next level and beyond.
David Kaszowicz, Executive Vice President - Atlanta
David Kaszowicz joined the team at Hilltop Consultants in 2015 as a part of the asset acquisition of NSource IT, where he was the President and founder since early 2007. David started his technology career at ITT Technologies where he rose to IT Manager for the Space Technology Division. As a government contractor, David implemented global, knowledge-sharing systems based on MD Sharepoint Server technology and translated this experience into developing similar systems for global trade associations. These experiences inspired David to establish NSource IT, where he focused on supporting associations, law firms, and government affairs/regulatory organizations. At Hilltop Consultants, David’s responsibilities include guiding the organization into new markets, business development, and product/partner development.
David has held a variety of leadership positions in IT-focused civic organizations, has served his community through appointments to Alexandria City Commissions, and has received awards for his volunteer leadership at the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce.
Paul Recksiek, Director of Consulting
Paul Recksiek serves as Director of Consulting Services for Hilltop Consultants, overseeing its technical service teams. Paul, who has more than 15 years’ experience working with Managed Service Providers (MSPs), joined Hilltop in 2005. He takes pride in ensuring Hilltop delivers best-in- class performance from both a technical and service perspective. When not managing service delivery, Paul performs network security assessments, software demonstrations, and trainings for a wide variety of clients. A native New Yorker, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Wake Forest University.
Sal Agha, Director of Client Services
Sal Agha serves as Director of Client Services with Hilltop Consultants, providing technical and project management leadership through application of his extensive client relations experience. He has deep industry knowledge and skill related to project management, Cloud computing, and Microsoft Server products. With 16 years’ experience in the IT industry, Sal has significant expertise and experience with an array of technologies and methodologies, including designing network/server infrastructure, migrations, maintenance, disaster recovery planning, and project delivery and execution. He has worked with hundreds of businesses to create greater efficiency, reduced downtime, and lower operating costs.
Prior to joining Hilltop Consultants in 2004, Sal owned a computer and technology support business that was acquired by Hilltop. Sal holds Masters’ degrees in Information Management and Project Management as well as a Bachelor’s of Computer Science from Strayer University. He also holds a number of industry certifications from Cisco (CCNA), Microsoft (MCP, MCP+, MCSE), and Comptia (A+).