Rob Hale – President
Rob is an accomplished IT Executive with 20+ years of hands-on experience managing, delivering and implementing large scale applications. In 1999, Rob founded ECommerce Systems, Inc. (now ECS Team) to focus on creating a consulting company that establishes successful delivery as a standard for doing business. Since those humble beginnings as an individual contributor to project success, ECS Team has grown to two locations with staff working on numerous projects and strategic initiatives in the IT business space in Denver, Atlanta and the domestic U.S.
Rob is very active on project and staffing requirements as well as providing guidance to customers to fully support their needs. He is actively involved on key ECS Team initiatives and is considered an industry expert when it comes to large scale, custom application development.
A 1988 graduate of DeVry University in Phoenix, Rob currently resides in Parker, Colorado. He has been married to his wife Beth since 1995 and they have two daughters. They consider Colorado home and have lived here since the late 1980s.
Outside of Work
Kurt Kellner – Chief Technical Architect
Kurt is an accomplished Chief Technical Architect with 18 years of hands-on experience designing, delivering and implementing large scale applications. Kurt joined ECS Team as Chief Technical Architect and partner in 2000. Since then, he has designed and architected several SOA applications using both off the shelf foundation software, as well as open source technologies.
He possesses both design and implementation skills with the ability to easily support strategic (C-Level) and tactical (application developers) business demands. Kurt recently spoke on behalf of Oracle at OpenWorld on their Fusion Middleware software, presenting on easily deploying feature rich browser based web applications.
Kurt continues to have his hands on architecture approach and is engaged with customers to fully support their project needs. He is actively involved on key ECS Team initiatives and is considered an industry expert in large scale, high availability, mission critical application development. He currently resides in Littleton, Colorado and is a Colorado native.
Joel Mischke – Chief Financial Officer
After joining ECS Team in 2012 as Controller, Joel now serves as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Joel has over 10 years of accounting experience in public and private accounting. He was previously an auditor for a top ten accounting firm where he managed staff and client relationships, as well as evaluated risk, internal control structures and engagements to successfully complete audits for a variety of clients.
Joel managed ECS Team’s day-to-day accounting operations and was instrumental in the implementation of the NetSuite/OpenAir ERP system as the company’s controller. In his current role as CFO, Joel is responsible for the overall administrative, financial and risk management operations of ECS Team. He also directs all financial reporting and metrics. Joel thoroughly enjoys the problem-solving aspect of his job, especially mining data to facilitate management decisions.
Joel is a graduate of Metropolitan State College with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting. He is married to Erica and they have two children, Colton and Riley. Joel enjoys spending time with his family, golfing and riding horses in his spare time.
Tim Dahltorp – Chief Operating Officer
Originally from the Chicago area, Tim started his career as a commercial banker and worked in Chicago in that role for 10 years. Tim and his family moved to Colorado in 1997 after a four-year stint in Manhattan as the CFO of a music distribution company.
Since moving to Denver, Tim has had a number of C-Level roles with companies, both private and public, in various industries including financial services, biotechnology, transportation, commercial real estate, entertainment and professional services. In fact, he became acquainted with ECS Team while serving as EVP of Strategy and Corporate Development, Director and CIO of a larger ECS Team client from 2007 to 2008.
When Tim is not working you will find him hanging out with his wife Karen of 29 years and their two children or on the golf course. He also enjoys hiking, camping, scuba diving and a good bottle of wine.
Mark Carlson – Chief Technology Officer
Joining ECS Team in 2014, Mark brings 28 years of industry experience. In 2003, he founded Conneva, Inc., a company that provides enterprise architecture and SOA design and development services to large customers. For his most recent client, high-resolution satellite imagery provider, Digital Globe, Mark supported cloud development and application modernization initiatives as a member of the enterprise architecture team.
Prior to starting his own firm, Mark was a consultant with Accenture and BSG. He also held several IT executive roles with Boston Market, JCIT, Bentley Management and Nexstar (now part of Bank of America).
Mark earned his Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Baylor University. He and his wife, Neva, have been married for 28 years and have four children, two who were adopted from Cambodia in 2003. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring Colorado’s backcountry by ATV, winter sports and international travel.
John Himebook – General Manager
John was engaged to manage and develop the ECS Team footprint in Atlanta by utilizing his proven skills for expanding on successful engagements to manage custom software development and integrate technology solutions. John is highly effective at understanding the client’s business needs and recommending effective solutions. He is passionate about bringing talented people together to solve ever-changing challenges for customers by delivering business value through their projects and staffing needs. John enjoys the outdoors, weekends on the lake and riding cross country on a touring bike. He has three children, two adult, and one in high school. They share his passion for getting out and doing instead of sitting inside and watching.