About Cloud Cover

Working in different areas of IT consulting for over 20 years, Brent knows the frustration and hassle companies constantly face with IT problems. When technology does not work for your business, it’s not only frustrating and time consuming, it’s downright expensive.

Your employees can’t do their jobs when their technology doesn’t work. Brent saw a better solution to make businesses run seamlessly with less effort and less cost. So he started CloudCover to successfully provide everything your business needs to run a cost effective, hassle free, well-managed and secure IT.

We now support companies and non-profits of all facets and sizes to keep their IT running smoothly by proactively maintaining. We pride ourselves on always being reliable, responsive and trusted. We are your IT department, for less cost and with more expertise.

BRENT KENREICH | CEO

Cloud Cover LLC was founded by Brent Kenreich, who has more than 25 years of experience in IT, finance and consulting. He holds premier certifications from Microsoft, VMware, and Cisco, CompTIA and Banyan. His first MCSE was for Windows NT in 1997. He has a B.S. in computer science as well as a graduate degree in finance from The Ohio State University. He recently added published author to his credentials with the release of an exam guide covering Microsoft’s Windows 2012 Operating system. Brent has installed phone systems, planned and supervised the migration of entire data centers, upgraded switch fabrics and moved entire networks to the “cloud”. He also provided automation support for a deployment of 14,000 workstations and 800 servers on a multi-year project. Under Cloud Cover, Brent has implemented and directed IT processes for companies that produce over 200 million in revenue, annually.

Favorite Quote: "Improvise, adapt, overcome." -Dwight Eisenhower

"That which is bad, if brief, is half as bad. That which is good, if brief, is twice as good." - Baltasar Gracian

Spirit Animal: The ConnectWise Owl

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HOLLI HOUSEWORTH LANGFORD | DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Holli is a Columbus, Ohio native who graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Textile Science. Her career began in Interior Design where she built several design programs for various companies looking to expand their businesses. Holli has experience in managing and running small family owned businesses and larger corporate run companies. She is the proud mom to Emily, and Ian, her dogs, Lulu and Willie and new rescue kittens, Peppermint Patty and Marcie. She enjoys Pilates, cooking, music and traveling with her husband, Mitch.

Favorite Quote: "Well behaved women rarely make history." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Favorite Movie: Sixteen Candles

Spirit Animal: Elaine Benes (Seinfeld) or any female front woman in a rock band

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EMILY JONES | SERVICE DESK COORDINATOR

Emily was born and raised in Southern Ohio and now lives in Westerville and she is a mom to one adorable little girl. She comes to us with many certifications from the University of Michigan but don't worry, she is still a Buckeyes fan. She loves to paint and cook, especially French and Indian dishes.

Favorite Quote: “It is better, I think, to grab at the stars than to sit flustered because you know you cannot reach them."

Favorite Movie: Step Brothers

Favorite Food: Wings

GERALD GRIESSEL | IT SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Gerald is from Cape Town, South Africa and brings to our team his adventurous and outdoorsy spirit. He is an expert in many areas of IT and is certified in VMWare, Microsoft and VEEAM. Taking clients to the next level in their business is a Goal he strives to achieve. Kitesurfing, hiking, stand up paddle boarding and surfing is what you will find him doing on weekends.

Favorite Food: Food that not only fills my tummy, but my Soul as Well

Favorite Quote: "Nothing changes if Nothing Changes" — Einstein

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ANDREW PATTERSON | SENIOR SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT

Andrew holds a master’s degree in Network and Communications Management from Keller Graduate School of Management. Andrew has been in the professional IT world for over 16 years has worked up through the ranks in various organizations. He started out as an IT Consultant and throughout his time in professional IT, he has been a Customer Support Specialist, Network Engineer, Senior Systems Engineer / ServiceDesk Supervisor, and was most recently a Director of Technology Architecture and Operations. Andrew enjoys helping organizations realize the value and impact that technology can bring while helping in a virtual CIO capacity. He holds professional certifications from Microsoft and CompTIA. Andrew lives in Hilliard with his wife Elizabeth and two daughters, Audrey and Eleanor. He enjoys cooking, music, traveling, and playing games.

Favorite Food: Sushi

Favorite Movie: Star Wars (All of them)

Favorite Quote: “Do or do not. There is no try.” - Yoda

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EVAN LAWRENCE | ON SITE TECHNICAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Evan graduated from The Ohio State University with a BS in Geographic Information Systems. He has two cats, Meck and Asuna that he loves hanging out with. His enjoyment of dismantling things to understand how they work, led him to a career in IT. He began his professional journey at OSU as a sales representative and later transitioned to the repair room. There, he worked his way up to the second chair to the lead repair tech. Subsequently, I joined a small company as a service help desk technician, where I wore multiple hats to address various IT challenges. In his free time, he indulges in photography, spending quality moments with his brothers, and playing video games.

Favorite Food: The steak, Warios Way from Warios Beef and Pork

Favorite Movie: Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Favorite Quote: “Change is scary, but so is staying the same.” Anonymous

MICHAEL MARAIS | TECHNICAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Michael is from the beautiful, Richards Bay, South Africa. He has many certifications and his degree in IT Networking and was awarded as a top student in his graduating class. He now has 11 years of experience in IT in all aspects of from end user support to more advanced networking, firewall and server support. In his free time, Michael enjoys cycling, being outdoors and gaming.

Favorite Food: Pasta

Favorite Movie: Predator (1987)

Favorite Quote: "Trust your instincts. Intuition doesn't lie." - Oprah Winfrey

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KAYLA HETRICK | MARKETING ASSISTANT

Kayla is an Otterbein MBA graduate student from Columbus, Ohio. Her passion for meaningful work has led her to contribute her skills to nonprofits and small businesses. She enjoys traveling abroad, true crime podcasts, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. Kayla’s next European trip is starting in Iceland and ending in Barcelona!

Favorite Restaurant: Aladdin’s

Favorite Movie: Tammy

Favorite Podcast: Crime Junkie

LULU | CHIEF DOG OFFICER

Lulu is happy to be our CDO and takes pride in doing a great job for our team everyday. Lulu is a Columbus, Ohio native Golden Doodle and lives with her family, including her dog brother Willie and kitten sisters, Peppermint Patty and Marcie. Her daily responsibilities include, increasing team morale, alerting the team to visitors, napping, receiving attention from the team and doing tricks for treats.

Favorite Quote: “Can you please feed Lulu?”

Favorite Snack: Anything and everything she can get her paws on

Spirit Animal: A 5 pound lapdog

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ORDER A COPY OF BRENT'S BOOK

The goal of this book is not to introduce or thoroughly explain the material covered on the 70-417 exam. Rather, the aim of this book is to provide an in-depth review for those already familiar with the material. It reduces the number of surprise questions that often appear on a Microsoft exam -- questions that can make test takers wonder exactly what exam objectives would have led them to study the material in question.

"Our company has been working with Cloud Cover since it first started in 2012. Cloud Cover has shown great dedication to our company. They are responsive to our daily IT challenges, and make sure to follow up quickly. Cloud Cover also works hard to keep us safe by staying up to date on all security measures and making sure our team learns and knows about those dangers. Along with that, they work closely with us to make sure we are managing our equipment properly and help us to strategize for our future needs. I can’t say enough about Cloud Cover and their team. They have become an essential part of our company. They are part of our family."

Sara L. , National Sales Manager, International Manufacturing Company

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