VP, Sales Operations
Paul Burch is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a B.A. in Finance. He and his wife, who started working at Abacus on the same day, reside in Smyrna with their two girls.“When I started at Abacus no one even had a smartphone; now we all depend on that technology to help run our lives and businesses. One of the things I love the most about Abacus is that we can adapt to major changes quickly. We are big enough to handle any deal size but small enough to be flexible and do whatever it takes to make things work for our customers.”
David Todd graduated in 2000 from Georgia Institute of Technology. He married his wife Holly in 2004 and currently lives on Lake Oconee in Greensboro, GA with his three kids David Jr., Anna Caroline, and Eleanor. He enjoys golfing and travelling with his family.“In April of 2001 I was hired to start the Cisco product line at Abacus. Armed with a fax machine and a Cisco Networking for Dummies book I started buying used Cisco parts which were “inventoried” in an open cubicle in our Vinings high-rise. Since then, our Cisco team has grown year over year in both size and technical skill sets which has enabled our organization to expand into multiple new ventures. While we have worked hard and enjoyed success in business, I am equally proud of the culture we have created. While many companies talk about it, Abacus has the tenured employees that prove it.”
VP, Servers & Storage
Phillip Meers is a graduate of West Georgia with a Business Management Degree. He and his wife, Erin, live in Canton, GA with their two boys Hudson and Harris. He enjoys coaching his boys in the different sports they play.“I started at Abacus in February of 2002 and didn’t know a thing about enterprise level computers, so obviously I was a perfect fit to buy and sell HP UX equipment. I have been lucky to be at Abacus from the very early days and learn so much about business and sales; learning lessons through the growing pains of going from a ten person company to 90 person company. Also, with Abacus’ extremely small turnover rate I have been able to watch my co-workers and their families grow. I am looking forward to continually growing the Abacus name within the used IT hardware industry.”
Kim Christopher graduated with a B.S. in Business Management from Jacksonville State University in Alabama. Previous to working at Abacus, she was the Logistics Manager at Global Computer Express in Atlanta.“I like to say I'm the Personal Assistant to the “Stars.” That's because I work for our sales team to manage equipment shipping around the country and around the world. Freight forwarding is a huge expense in the brokerage business so understanding the legal and regulatory issues and negotiating the financial aspects of each shipment is critical. For example, did you know that you cannot ship items in wood to China? Yep - everything must be packed in plastic and non-organic materials or they'll get turned away at the port. Managing the freight details helps us ensure timely delivery for our customers and makes a significant difference in costs.”
John Davis is a graduate of Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Fla. with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He is a native of Swainsboro, GA, and currently lives in Atlanta. He joined the Abacus team in 2006 after working six years in retail accounting and inventory management. He is a former professional baseball player and was drafted in 1995 by Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers.
After helping his father open up Specialty Sheet Metal Systems in Blairsville, GA, Nate decided to look for local opportunities that dovetailed with his passion for computers, technology, and music so he could stay close to Atlanta’s music scene. In 2013, he started out in the Shipping and Receiving department and was quickly amazed at the volume and frequency of all the different product lines that would come through our doors. He joined the Cisco engineering team in 2016 and went on to the Lab and Warehouse Supervisor for Abacus. He continues to look forward to many years of growth with the Abacus Team and family.“What sold me on Abacus, was the support they put into their employees, and the ability to grow and present opportunities for our team. I learned everything I needed from great co-workers that were always available and excited to answer all of my questions and teach me along the way.”
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