The TNS Management Team
The management philosophy is based on responsibility and mutual respect. TNS creates an environment that encourages education and achievement in order to hire, develop, and retain the best people available. Management leads by example and participates in daily operations.
Dave Norwood, President and Sales Manager
Dave Norwood launched Trusted Network Solutions in 2005 with a vision to provide high-end computer network equipment and services to small and medium enterprises. His business and management experience, along with his strong technical background, has helped TNS evolve into a leading network infrastructure and security value-added reseller.
Soon after graduating with an MBA from the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business with a dual focus in Entrepreneurship and Information Management in 2005, Dave launched Trusted Network Solutions, which has grown into a thriving business that employs more than 15 professionals.
Dave cut his teeth as a business leader in the 1990s as an assistant manager and buyer for the largest grocery store in Wisconsin. He left his successful retail career to move into the technology industry, joining the Enterprise Networking Team of Northwestern Mutual, a Fortune 500 company based in Milwaukee. While working as a systems engineer for Northwestern Mutual, Dave earned multiple technical certifications, including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Certified NetWare Engineer (CNE), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate (JNCIA). After five years with Northwestern Mutual, he moved to Salt Lake City and joined a start-up venture as a technical account executive, helping turn the new business into a successful value-added reseller.
In addition to his role as President of TNS, Dave teaches senior- and masters-level information technology courses at the University of Utah and Weber State University. A 1996 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (with a bachelor’s degree in information management systems), Dave is a native of Brainerd, Minnesota. Today he lives in Holladay, Utah with his wife Maureen and son Jackson.
Jackie Grobstein, VP of Operations and Partner
Jackie Grobstein has worked as an operations professional executive for more than 30 years and is currently an officer, director and shareholder of Trusted Network Solutions.
In seven years with TNS, coupled with 23 years of business experience with prior corporate employers, Jackie has gained extensive accounting, finance and management capabilities, as well as many other diverse operational skills, including project design and management, employee policy and procedure creation, office layout design, construction and furnishing, shareholder relations, and government compliance.
Prior to her executive operational positions, Jackie was a top performer in managing a five-state territory for 15 clothing and accessory manufacturers, and designed, implemented, and successfully executed sales and marketing strategies and plans. As a single mother of three, Jackie left this travel-intensive position in order to raise her family while continuing to work full-time initiating and developing her operational skills.
Jackie holds an associate degree from LDS Business College and received her bachelor’s degree in business management in 2014 from the University of Phoenix.
Russell Lindsay, VP of Engineering and Partner
Russell is a seasoned veteran in the computer-consulting field. He has worked for numerous Value Added Resellers around the Salt Lake Valley, including a successful start-up. With over 10 years of experience as a consulting network engineer, Russell knows networks and how to work with clients. He knows how to listen to clients and he uses the gained knowledge of the problem to provide the solutions they need.
Russell started developing his technical mind at Utah State University while working on his mathematics degree. He went on to earn numerous certifications such as Microsoft® Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE®), Certified NetWare® Engineer (CNE®), Checkpoint® Certified Security Administrator (CCSA®), Cisco® Certified Network Associate (CCNA®), Foundry Networks® Certified Network Engineer (FNCNE®), NetScreen® Certified Security Associate (NCSA®), and Juniper Networks® Certified Internet Associate (JNCIA-FWV®).
Russell has developed long-term relationships with his clients and has built programs to improve client service levels. His extensive engineering experience and client focus will allow Russell to successfully lead the engineering department at TNS.