Meet the Team

Dedicated Professionals Ready to Help Your Business Grow.

Ken Schmitt

Ken Schmitt

Managing Partner

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As one of the founders of TechStone and a veteran of the technology consulting space, Ken brings nearly 20 years of experience.  Having worked at the Big 5 firm Cap Gemini as well as small-mid-size consulting groups like Iconixx, Ken has applied the best practices of both and how they best benefit the customer.  He has worked with leaders in the energy, utilities, media, retail, and high tech industries.  Ken has been integral in helping companies succeed whether in automating their order to cash or procure to pay processes through key middleware solutions.

In 2011, TechStone won the Houston Fast Tech 50 award for revenue and profit growth with Ken leading all sales efforts.  He also leads all partnership activity and strategy with Oracle and Software AG.  As the remaining founder of TechStone, Ken provides the operational guidance for TechStone’s continued success and growth.  Mr. Schmitt resides in West University with his wife and two daughters.  He graduated from the University of Texas with a B.S. in Advertising.

Nathan Hill

Nathan Hill

VP of Operations

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Nathan Hill has over 15 years of experience in resource management and oversees recruiting, HR and business operations for Techstone.  Some of those activities include recruiting for client projects, resource management and back office operations.  Hill began his career in 1996 as a recruiter for Hall Kinion in San Jose, CA. Hill achieved President’s Club in 1998, 1999 and 2000.  Prior to entering the staffing field, Hill worked as a sales representative for group benefit programs designed for small employers in the southern California region.

In 2007, Hill joined Techstone Technology Partners as a resource manager. He is repeatedly recognized by peers, clients and candidates alike as an outstanding team player who pays attention to details.  Hill has two children in middleschool and a wife of 20+ years. They live in McKinney, Texas and enjoy time with water sports such as canoeing, kayaking and boogie boarding. Of course, those usually require a trip to the ocean…

Matthew Frank

Matthew Frank

Practice Director, Middleware Solutions

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Matthew Frank is a solutions-oriented IT Professional with 16+ years’ experience.  Matthew brings to Techstone a vast amount of experience in the middleware space.  For the past 13 years he has focused his attention on middleware and has worked with webMethods, Oracle’s SOA Suite and Tibco.  He has lead global teams and understands how to effectively implement the offshore model and has worked with managed services providers.  Additionally, Matthew is effective at liaising with clients, cross-functional departments, and senior management to gather requirements for the development of customized solutions.  He received a B.B.A. in Business Computer Information Systems from University of North Texas.

Matthew currently resides in Round Rock Texas with his amazing wife, Tracy, beautiful daughter, Emma, and wonderful son, Ethan.  When he is not working, he devotes his time to God and his family.  Additionally he enjoys spending time wood working, playing sports and being outside.  He desires to one day live in the mountains and retire on the slopes.  Matthew is a great asset to the organization and can be contacted at mfrank@techstonellc.com.

Marco Ramirez

Marco Ramirez

Practice Director, JD Edwards

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Implementing JD Edwards was his first job right after he graduated from Tec de Monterrey as a Computer Systems Engineer in 1995. Being a consultant became one of his passions. Throughout his professional career he’s helped and supported clients in a variety of industries as well as business processes in all versions of JD Edwards. His approach to projects is quite simple but yet effective: commit honestly to your client and add value.

Marco Ramirez gives our JD Edwards Practice a balanced touch of experience, knowledge, skills and interpersonal values. His contributions make our JD Edwards Practice competitive, respectable and reliable. Marco can be contacted at mramirez@techstonellc.com.