Mounts Named In Business Journal's Outstanding Women

The Wichita Business Journal recently recognized outstanding local businesswomen who will be honored at their annual Women in Business program. Fifteen women were announced; among them, ISG Technology’s own Amy Mounts.

The Women in Business initiative recognizes professional businesswomen who are entrepreneurs, upper-level executives or partners in their organizations, have had their business in operation or been in a similar line of work for at least 3 years and are living and working in the Wichita area.

Amy has been a member of the ISG Technology leadership team since 1998, joining the company as Director of Sales and Marketing. She later transitioned to General Manager and relocated to Wichita, KS and led one of ISG’s largest operations. In her current role, Amy has responsibility over the professional services team. Prior to ISG Amy held marketing leadership roles in the financial services industry. She holds a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Kansas and continues to be an avid KU basketball fan. She resides in Wichita, KS with her husband and children.

The honorees will be featured in a special WBJ publication and will be recognized at a luncheon in July at the Hyatt Regency Wichita. The 2016 group is the sixth class of honorees to be recognized.

Get to Know Amy

How did you first learn about ISG Technology?
I’ve been with ISG Technology for 18 years. I started with a previous owner, with whom I had a mutual acquaintance. He reached out and I came on board as the Director of Marketing.

How has ISG helped you in your career development?
I’m fortunate to say that my career has been developed here at ISG. I’ve had the opportunity to experience several different departments and roles, which has truly shaped and guided me in having a well-rounded view of ISG.

What advice would you have for women in business?
It’s about not being afraid to speak out, get involved and lead. We are in a male dominated industry, but that should not stop you from pursuing a leadership role.

What do you like most about ISG?
The people. I have loved the opportunity to spend time traveling to every office to collaborate with each of our employees; most recently the chance to get to know the technical team a little better.

Best vacation you’ve been on?
Probably Riviera Maya, it is just beautiful!

Do you have a favorite newspaper or blog?
I read the Business Journal and the Wichita Eagle. They both have insightful information as it relates to business.

Do you recall any embarrassing moments at work?
I’m sure there are plenty – but you’ll have to ask my co-workers for those details!

What are your hopes for ISG Technology?
In recent meetings with several different groups, it is clear we have a new shared energy towards our vision to become a leading hybrid technology partner. I see the energy that has been built and it’s amazing to be part of.

ISG Employee Wins Citrix System Engineer Award 2014

ISG Technology is pleased to announce that Richard Faulkner has been selected as the Citrix® Central Region Channel Systems Engineer award recipient.  Citrix is a leader in virtualization, networking and cloud infrastructure to enable new ways for people to work better. As a Gold Citrix Solution Advisor, ISG helps clients achieve multiple business benefits through virtualization, networking and cloud infrastructure.

Each year, Citrix Channel Managers nominate Partner Systems Engineers to the Channel Operations team with a written proposal on why the individual should be considered. Faulkner has been a member of Citrix’s Partner Technical Expert Council for 7 years, and has received three additional awards from Citrix for contribution to content development and exams. As the Solutions Delivery Manager for ISG in Oklahoma City, Faulkner architects Citrix solutions and leads a deployment team. This award recognizes his expertise and influence out of all the Citrix VAR’s in the Central US.

“I nominated Rich due to his overall attitude of excellence in execution,” said Doug Darby, Senior Channel Manager Central US for Citrix. “We have recently significantly raised the requirements to be a Gold Solution advisor, and ISG easily met these new requirements. Rich is a leader within ISG, as well as with Citrix teams.”

“ISG uses Citrix solutions to improve user experience and processes, while delivering support savings and increased data security,” said Miles Franz, Vice President of Professional Services for ISG. “In addition, the total cost of ownership is dramatically decreased—with clients doubling the lifespan of hardware at less than half the replacement costs of traditional PCs.”

Congratulations, Rich!