Steve Plumlee
Steve PlumleeChief Executive Officer

Steve Plumlee, CEO of Certified CIO, has been a veteran of the IT industry for over 20 years. He purchased Certified CIO and became CEO in 2005. Since then, he has steadily grown the business, very often through satisfied clients recommending Certified CIO to their associates. He has worked as Director of IT for Chesapeake Research Review where he supervised implementation of new HIPAA regulations. He has also founded startups in custom IT services, strategic consulting and team management. He has been a featured in local media, including WBAL Radio, as panel member due to his IT expertise.
Steve graduated from Penn State University and is certified as an MCP, Microsoft Small Business Specialist, and also holds an A+ and CEHv8 certification. His personal expertise includes:

  • Virtual CIO (vCIO)
  • Business workflow planning and IT alignment
  • SWOT Analysis & Needs Design
  • Ethical Hacking and Security
  • CRM Design & Management
  • Cross system implementation between Windows, Linux and Macintosh
Shaun Miller
Shaun MillerVirtual Chief Information Officer

As the vCIO, Shaun manages the cybersecurity of Certified CIO and its clientele. Shaun is in charge of completing compliance and risk assessments, and then reports findings and recommendations to the organization. Some standards of assessments performed may include, but are not limited to: HIPAA for medical professionals, and NIST 800-71, and CMMC for governmental agencies and partners. Shaun executes a customized risk assessment as needed because not all clients are the same and may have a wide array of needs that must be attained/obtained. He also heads quarterly business reviews to ensure the customer is allocating its IT resources efficiently.

Paige Starchok
Paige StarchokDirector of Sales

Paige M. Starchok, Director of Sales at Certified CIO and graduate from West Virginia University, began her career in the Technology industry back in 2011. Her extensive experience in Sales has come from a variety of roles that she has held in Inside and Outside Sales, Sales Management, as well as Operations and Sales Process Implementation.
The bulk of Paige’s career was spent at KYOCERA Document Solutions, Mid-Atlantic, where she took on the role of running her own sub-division in the Enterprise Content Management space as the Senior Solutions Manager. This opportunity allowed her to gain a vast understanding of database configuration, third-party application integrations, managed services through cloud computing as well as a new challenge in business/departmental operations.
Paige is certified as a Privacy Associate and Security Expert related to HIPAA Regulations and is heavily involved throughout the state of Maryland in various networking organizations for business professionals.

Carey Turner
Carey TurnerHuman Resources & Finance Manager

Carey is the behind-the-scenes backbone of Certified CIO. Her role is to ensure all of the billing is completed accurately and in a timely manner. Carey also provides administrative support to the team so they can focus on supporting you.

Eric Lamdin
Eric LamdinService Manager

Eric works directly with Certified CIO clients addressing day-to-day IT issues with great skill. Eric has been transitioning into a management role with the company. Previously, Eric worked as a Level 2 Engineer at an MSP that services automotive dealerships. He began his career in IT working for Oracle|micros assisting hospitality businesses to utilize their software effectively. Eric graduated from Salisbury University in 2013 with a degree in Information Systems.

Ken Taylor
Ken TaylorProject Manager

A southern York, PA native, Ken began his foray into the IT world at York Technical Institute where he graduated the head of his class and with a 4.0 GPA. Since then, Ken worked as an independent IT contractor and for high profile managed service providers in the area. Ken excels at onsite deployment and setup of new infrastructure from firewalls to servers.

Mike Boteler
Mike BotelerNetwork Operations Manager / Programmer

Mike Boteler owns a dual role for Certified CIO as NOC Engineer and in-house coder. Computer programming began in Mike’s life in the late ’80s starting with QBASIC. Keeping up-to-date with current program technologies, specializing in .NET applications, he’s an avid coder and much of his experience and knowledge of computer technologies started there. Then in 1998, Mike’s professional IT career began with an MSP based in Beltsville, MD working with large corporations, small businesses, and house calls. Today, Mike manages and implements the tools required to keep Certified CIO and their customers monitored and working.

Brenden Blosser
Brenden BlosserEngineer

Brenden began his career in IT working for a low-profile MSP before moving onto his role as a technician for Kyocera Document Solutions, where he configured, deployed, and serviced Kyocera copiers/printers. Shortly before coming to Certified CIO, he was in Desktop Support for an MSP serving the automotive industry. He is very excited to be at Certified CIO and to see what the future brings.

Janice Montgomery
Janice MontgomeryEngineer

Working for Certified CIO is the start of Janice’s IT career. She has always been passionate about delivering technical support to all people. In high school, she ran a club called the Cyberdoves which served as the go-to team for any and all Network and Troubleshooting issues the school needed to be resolved. Janice was able to utilize and enhance her skills interning at an area MSP before graduating from the Community College of Baltimore County in 2019 with a degree in Network Technology. Janice is very excited to see what her future holds with Certified CIO!

Joel Chambers
Joel ChambersEngineer
Joel’s career started in programming, landing a junior software engineering role at 16, mostly working with Turbo Pascal and Visual Basic with some minor DBA duties using MS SQL. He taught the MCSD Boot Camp course for a time before transitioning to a mixed IT/IS role in 2007. Joel joined the Certified CIO team in March 2021.
Jennifer Nesbit
Jennifer NesbitEngineer

Jenn began her career in IT working in the manufacturing industry in 1997.  She earned a B.S. in Information Technologies w/ concentration in Cyber Security from Southern New Hampshire University in 2020.  Jenn joined the Certified CIO team in June 2021.

Jason Hiner
Jason HinerMarketing

Jason’s responsibilities at Certified CIO include procurement, purchasing, marketing, and other sales-related activities. Prior to joining us at Certified, Jason worked at an audio production company in Frederick and is a veteran of the US Army, having served in 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Fort Bragg, NC. He holds a B.S. from Towson University in Electronic Media and Film and an A.A.S from Frederick Community College in Business Management.