We aspire to be a part of something bigger than technology alone: we want to be agents of change and innovation. We help transform the use of information by collaborating with clients and empowering them to leverage technology for more efficient business.
Our identity is rooted in our engagements with our clients and tied to their success at every level. Our clients are our business and as we engage with them from envisioning to execution, we work to become an integral part of their business as well.
Our leadership team guides our methodologies and practices:
MEET OUR TEAM
Jay Kirby is founder and executive vice president of Troubadour. Jay has a demonstrable track record for attracting talent and money and building successful IT integration firms, with Troubadour being his third successful venture. Jay founded Troubadour in 1997 and sold it in 2000 to one of the largest commercial electrical firms in the southwest, Pfeiffer and Son. He remains actively involved in steering the day to day operations and triple digit growth of the firm. Jay sits on numerous product and partner advisory boards both at the executive and field sales level. Under Jay’s leadership, Troubadour has built a strong reputation for excelling at the toughest technologies and “operationalizing” solutions seamlessly into the client’s organization. He intentionally named the company so it would not sound like a typical technology firm, which it clearly is not. Jay is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin University.
Todd Swaney is vice president of operations at Troubadour. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, Todd began his career with Troubadour’s parent company, Pfeiffer and Son and was transitioned a year later to Troubadour as a LAN/WAN field engineer. Within two years Todd was the lead engineer of the data center practice and the following year moved into operations. Under Todd’s direction, Troubadour launched a series of office automation strategies to streamline and centralize every aspect of back office management, including customer management, project tracking, timekeeping, invoicing and expense tracking, eliminating manual processes and paper usage by over 50%. Troubadour has tripled in size without adding additional back office staff, with greatly reduced processing errors and improved customer service.
Bob Layton is vice president of sales at Troubadour. Bob is responsible for the delivery of sales strategy, executing the vision of customer satisfaction, growth and profitability across the team. Prior to joining Troubadour, Bob was Select Account Manager for Cisco Systems, Inc. where he led in four of the five sales metrics in the Southern area, was a member of the number one region in the North American Theatre and led the adoption of advanced technologies in Houston marketplace from 2001 to 2009. A graduate of the University of Mississippi, Bob is dedicated to professional growth and business networking and is active in the Houston Community in multiple civic and philanthropic organizations.
Tim Barto is vice president of marketing for Troubadour. Tim is responsible for brand management, marketing strategy and developing alliance partners. As a 20 year veteran of high tech sales and marketing, Tim has worked for global telecommunication carriers, regional datacenter providers and expert, boutique consulting firms, including MCI, Reliant Energy Communications and his own firm C2, whose most famous client was Gene Simmons and the global brand, KISS. Throughout his career, Tim has been responsible for multi-million dollar government and commercial contracts, has been an industry speaker and author of numerous published pieces on technology. Tim attended the University of Wisconsin in Lacrosse & Oshkosh.