Meet Our Team
Since 1982 we have been providing the advanced telecommunications and IT solutions to our customers. Starting from a small cabling and telecom company, we’ve grown as one of the largest and most respected Managed Technology Services Providers (MTSP) in the communities we serve, known for its exactitude in engineering and innovative solution specific technical expertise.
Dale Stein: President and CEO
Dale Stein, one of Southern California's leading entrepreneurs, co-founded Technology Assurance Group (TAG), an international organization of independently owned telecommunications and Managed Technology Service Providers (MTSP), and currently serves as a Partner. For more than 20 years, Dale has held the responsibility for developing TAG's strategic planning and guiding its business development.
With over 35 years of proven entrepreneurial, business strategy, management and sales & marketing experience, he is one of the most sought-after speakers on technology and its impact on successfully managing and growing businesses.
In 2009, TAG entered into a partnership with i‑NETT (previously known as Southern Counties Telephone, Inc), a Southern California leader in unified communications. Dale serves a central role as President and CEO of i‑NETT and has been the driving force behind its growth from a small local cabling and telecom company in Ventura California, to an industry leading regional MTSP with locations in Ventura, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside and San Diego counties in Southern California; Maricopa (Phoenix), Pinal, Pima and Yavapai counties in Arizona and in Clark County (Las Vegas), Nevada.
Dale has served on several Boards of Directors of companies in the communities he lives and works in to share his vast business experience of working in start-ups, early stage and established companies in crises.
John Lehmkuhl: Vice President, Operations
John is responsible for the day-to-day management of i‑NETT’s MTSP and Telecommunications Projects, Technical Engineers, 24/7/365 multi-state Service Group and Telecom Systems installation and service.
He has over 18 years of experience in IT Management with a vast technical skill set and experience running the day-to-day operations of IT Companies. He has been involved in virtually every facet of working in and managing an IT business, including new client acquisition, project management, hiring, training and financial management.
His extensive skill set includes Microsoft Azure/Office 365, Microsoft Exchange and Sharepoint, Amazon Web Services Architect, Cisco Switch/Router/AP Programming, Network Security, VMware, SQL& NoSQL Database Management, Google Workspace, HIPPA/SOX/CCPA Compliance, Enterprise Resource Planning, VoIP Telephony and more.
Nick Dreyfus: VP of Sales
Nick Dreyfus has joined the team as Vice President of Sales. Since 2015, Nick has been helping business owners to improve their IT infrastructure so employees can increase security, productivity, and reliability. Nick Dreyfus brings a strong background in IT with over twelve and a half years as a systems administrator for a mid-sized firm, plus over a decade of consulting and network architecture. He is poised to help businesses navigate the future of managed services, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity. As an experienced network services engineer/architect with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry, Nick is poised to help i-NETT's clients take advantage of the latest advancements in technology.
Virtually every business in the modern era is facing the question of IT infrastructure and how they should build it in order to outpace modern threats. With cybercriminals looking to exploit weak systems, employees in desperate need of real-time collaboration tools and management searching for cost-effective IT solutions, Nick is excited to help businesses to regularly formulate intelligent IT strategies that create environments for work teams to flourish and scale. Dreyfus stated, “Most business owners aren't IT experts, nor should they be. Our goal is to step up into an advisory role, educating and strategizing with businesses in the same manner that an in-house CIO or CTO would. That way we can come up with better ways to optimize their operations, ensure scalability and fortify their cybersecurity as they grow.”
Fortunately for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs), Nick has spent the majority of his career finding the most practical applications that leading-edge technologies solve to improve the operational efficiency of businesses. This skillset has only become increasingly important as more businesses embrace the cloud, hybrid workplaces, remote workers, and cybersecurity. In fact, he added, “When your IT network is continually optimized, everyone who touches the network benefits. Employees, management, vendors, customers, prospects…It's one of the few ways to increase efficiency, productivity, and morale across every department in your business all at once. It's remarkable how even a tiny bit of strategic IT planning can empower your staff to perform at a higher, more efficient, and productive level across the board. With businesses already facing so many challenges daily, I take great pride in lending our expertise to business owners who are best served when they only need to focus on growing their organization. I'm thrilled to be part of such a strong team that can ensure that your business is scaling as securely, intelligently, and as cost-effective as possible.”
Dreyfus enjoys working with clients and helping understand their culture and how the current infrastructure works for them. These conversations are paramount for any IT organization to properly architect a solution which will improve reliability, scalability, productivity and most importantly security. Security is seen as too expensive of a add-on, and out of reach for most businesses in this challenging economy. At i-NETT we have access to the most cost-effective leading technologies allowing us in many cases to add in an entire cyber security offering without increasing the cost due to our cost cutting approach to infrastructure everywhere else in the organization.