Brian Kevin Clarke

Solutions Architect


I have been in the Information Technology (IT) space for over 30 years, holding a variety of leadership, consultative, and supporting technical roles.

I bring passion and value to each role and remain as hungry as ever to stay challenged and learn new skills/technology.


Solution Architect January 2010 – Present

OneNeck IT Solutions, Des Moines, IA

(Vital Support Systems acquired by TDS in 2014 and rebranded as OneNeck IT Solutions)

This role allows me to support a strong team of sales executives in earning and maintaining a trusted advisor relationship with clients. The role requires discovery and discussion pertaining to short and long-term business objectives, followed by research as required in building enabling technical solutions.

My role is directly supporting a team whose technology product sales exceeded $100M in 2021, with technical engineering project sales exceeding $6M.

Technologies: Cisco, HPE/Aruba, Palo Alto, Microsoft


• Thought leadership

• Pre-sales client engagement / requirements discovery

• Solution recommendations and design

• Project Statement of Work (SoW) and Build of Materials (BoM)

• Project oversight and related responsibilities

Owner June 2004 – December 2009

Nextep, Des Moines, IA

This role allowed me to provide technical education and consulting services throughout the US and abroad, primarily specializing in accelerated certification “boot camps” for individuals pursuing higher-level Cisco certifications.


• IT training for professional Cisco certification paths (CCNA, CCNP, etc.)

• Consulting services for Cisco networking and security solutions


  • Excellent communication

  • Public speaking

  • Thought leadership

  • Clear-minded situation handling

  • Process efficiency

  • Capability and willingness to provide stable leadership through difficult situations


  • Network Architecture/Design

  • Security

  • Routing/Switching/Wireless

  • Data Center

  • Collaboration

Brian Clarke