About us

Our Story

In 1986 Robert L. Nelson founded the information systems consulting firm of R.L. Nelson and Associates, Inc. (RLN) to provide systems consulting services to area businesses. The Company maintains its corporate office in suburban Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Since the firm’s inception, RLN grew steadily by delivering quality services to a broad client base throughout the Eastern United States. Among its valued clients are many privately and publicly held businesses including multi-national Fortune 500 companies.

In June of 2007 RLN and Vertical Solutions Inc., a Pittsburgh based Information Technology Services firm joined forces to create Vertical Solutions-an R.L. Nelson and Associates Company. This combined the traditional application service offerings of RLN with the ability to source, implement and support the infrastructure necessary to run those and other applications throughout the client organizations.

In 2012 we opened a new office outside of Denver Colorado.  I guess you could say that if the town has mountains, we have an office!  

Our Mission

Vertical Solutions is a team of dedicated IT professionals focused on contributing to the success of our clients by “Increasing profitability through the integration of people, processes and technology.”

During our 30 years we have gained unique insights into each of these elements and can say that each of these elements must be aligned towards our client’s goals to help the achieve them.

It’s also not a coincidence the “people’ come first in this equation. To guide our offerings and fulfill our mission we stay focused on our Core Values:

  • To deal honestly and with integrity in all aspects of our lives.
  • Commitment to life-long learning and improvement of self, clients, and society.
  • Dedication to treat people with the highest level of respect.
  • Realize an adequate (fair and reasonable) rate of return on our investment.
Vertical Solutions Pittsburgh Healthcare IT Provider

“Increasing client profitability through the integration of people, processes and technology”

Pittsburgh IT Provider Vertical Solutions best customer

Why Vertical Solutions

Vertical Solutions has the knowledge and expertise to help your organization be more proactive and improve performance with limited investment. We work with our customers to understand their goals from a business perspective, then suggest the correct solutions to bridge that gap.

As a Microsoft Gold Partner, Vertical Solutions offers the highest levels of technical expertise, strategic thinking, and hands-on skills. We focus on solving technical, operational and end-user challenges. Our team encompasses a broad range of expertise and real world perspective; we are MBAs, CPAs, and MCPs.

Meet Our Team

President

Bruce Nelson

President

Responsible for the operational and strategic vision of the company, in addition to providing high end consulting services to clients.. MORE

COO

Ben Speca

COO

Since joining Vertical Solutions Ben has helped to apply integrated systems technology into both the Vertical Solutions Client Services and operational efficiencies. MORE

CIO

Marc Silverman

CIO

Marc is responsible for our Data Center Operations and the development of new technology offerings for our clients. . MORE

vCIO

Chris Bowman

vCIO
Project Coordinator

Scott Ruyevcan

Project Coordinator
Tier I Technical Support

Anthony Gray

Tier I Technical Support
Account Executive

Justin Krentz

Account Executive
Tier I Technical Support

Henri Adolf

Tier I Technical Support
Business Applications Consultant

Tyler Mains

Business Applications Consultant
My Favorite

Project Engineer

My Favorite
vCIO

Josh Prager

vCIO
Dynamics GP Support Technician

Matt Trotzuk

Dynamics GP Support Technician
Tier II Technical Support

Annie Regan

Tier II Technical Support
Tier II Technical Support

Leo Stankus

Tier II Technical Support
Network Administrator

George Micik

Network Administrator
Dir of Support Operations

Blair Ward

Dir of Support Operations
Network Administrator

Kevin Lynch

Network Administrator
Account Executive

Tyler Lewan

Account Executive
Recruiting Coordinator

Crystal Somers

Recruiting Coordinator
Customer Success Manager

Tina Featheringham

Customer Success Manager
Director of ERP Services

Joe Critchlow

Director of ERP Services
Tier II Technical Support

Catie Brewster

Tier II Technical Support
Tier II Technical Support

Scott Velmer

Tier II Technical Support
Network Administrator

Ryan Kelly

Network Administrator
Tier II Technical Support

Dylan Hommel

Tier II Technical Support
Tier I Technical Support

Chris McConnell

Tier I Technical Support
Corporate Controller

Erin Linde

Corporate Controller
Tier I Technical Support

Daniel Taylor

Tier I Technical Support
ERP Consultant

Mike Kramm

ERP Consultant
Tier I Technical Support

Greg Boyan

Tier I Technical Support
Tier I Technical Support

Randy Horst

Tier I Technical Support
Tier II Technical Support

Andrew Shook

Tier II Technical Support
Network Administrator

Mike Morris

Network Administrator