Foskett Services creates community and content in the enterprise information technology space. We are headquartered in Hudson, Ohio, with staff working both in the office and remote.
Who We Serve
We build communities of independent technical influencers, content marketing professionals, and IT practitioners
What We Do
We leverage these communities to create and share quality content: Field Day events, paid content creation, and earned editorial
How We Do It
We will be ethical, positive, and supportive to our communities, employees, and partners
Who We Are
We will never forget that the generosity of the people in our communities is the source of our success!
The world of information technology is at a crossroads. Traditional IT systems face disruption not seen since the open systems revolution of the early 1990’s: The rapid adoption of Internet-scale services, the proliferation of a new breed of edge computing devices and AI, and a wholesale shift in application development approaches threatens the very foundation of IT infrastructure in the enterprise.The
Marketing and communication is being transformed by these same forces, with community and person-to-person contact replacing mass media. Social media, user-driven content like blogging and podcasting, and collaborative events like our own Gestalt IT and Tech Field Day have become the new vehicle for corporate communication and marketing.
Foskett Services sits at the crossroads of enterprise IT and media transformation. We organize events, build and support community, foster content creation activities for enterprise IT companies and the end users they wish to reach. But we are also listeners and speakers. We are IT pros who deeply care about technology and walk the walk. We’re not a PR or media company. We’re us.
Where to Find Us
Foskett Services is headquartered in beautiful Northeast Ohio, between Cleveland and Akron and close to the Cuyahoga Valley National Forest. Our office in historic Hudson, Ohio is our home base, and is designed to be a flexible work space for our team. It includes an open area for group work, meeting rooms, private offices, and a video studio.
We have a flexible working arrangement, with most Ohio employees coming in to the office a few days per week as needed for their productivity. We also have workers outside the local area who work from their home offices in Oklahoma and Colorado. Our Field Day events are often held on-site in Silicon Valley, Austin, Boston, New York, Barcelona, and many other places around the world.
Organizer in Chief — After spending over a decade providing consulting and analysis services to enterprise IT organizations and infrastructure vendors, Stephen Foskett launched his own services organization to face this wave of change head-on. This group applies core best practices for managing IT systems to the emerging post-PC world.
Stephen can often be found on stage delivering keynote speeches and seminars on enterprise technology. He is also deeply involved in the organizational side of our events, often leading the group in discussions and traveling between presentations. Stephen works out of the Hudson, Ohio office.
Event Lead — Tom Hollingsworth writes about networking and related technolgies on his blog at NetworkingNerd.net. With 10 years of experience in the IT field, Tom has covered the bredth of technology from desktop deployment to data center installation. He brings his unique perspective to his writing as well occasionally lending a voice to the Packet Pushers podcast.
Tom is a popular speaker at industry events on the topic of networking and next-generation IT. He also organizes and leads networking events for Foskett Services, including Networking Field Day and our Tech Field Day Extra events at Cisco Live, Intel, ONUG, and more. Tom works out of our Oklahoma office.
Business Development and Events Manager – Matt Garvin is responsible for client engagement and event support for Tech Field Day. He works closely with sponsors, delegates, and the Gestalt IT team to help ensure successful Tech Field Day events and manages the event support team and offerings.
When not at work, Matt is probably playing some sort of game: most commonly board games, video games, or sports. Matt is also a Dad of 3, Cleveland sports enthusiast, and wannabe movie buff. Matt works out of the Hudson, Ohio office.
Content Program Manager – Shannon Foskett manages the Gestalt IT content program offerings, from business development to delivery. She is also responsible for accounts receivable and payable, invoicing and contract processing, and bookkeeping.
Shannon has degrees in Molecular Virology and Biotechnology, and is a certified teacher. She has taught High School Chemistry and worked in the biotech industry. She also volunteers with the Humane Society and was a foster mom for dozens of kittens.
Event Video Editor – Andrew Blackburn is an event video editor at Gestalt IT, where he brings years of film and editing experience to Tech Field Day. He collaborates with the production and event teams to create high quality video of Tech Field Day events.
In his free time, Andrew enjoys taking photos, playing disc golf, hiking and camping. Andrew works out of the Hudson, Ohio office.
Social Media Specialist – Corey Dirrig is the Social Media Specialist at Gestalt IT and Tech Field Day, bringing years of community building and leadership experience to the table. He works alongside his colleagues to organize, build, create, and share content across social media. He also manages the content on the Gestalt IT and Tech Field Day websites. Corey is most excited about building the community both through social and in-person interactions at Tech Field Day.
Outside of work, Corey is most likely playing video games, watching something nerdy, writing for his website, or recording his own podcasts and content for his YouTube channel. He is also a husband, father of two, avid Browns and Cavs fan, artist, and lover of burritos. Corey works out of the Hudson, Ohio office.
Event Coordinator – Rachael Fritz is an Event Coordinator at Gestalt IT and brings her years of customer service and leadership experience from hospitality to Tech Field Day. She works alongside the delegates, presenters, and the Gestalt IT team to organize successful Tech Field Day events. Rachael is most excited about traveling for her position.
After work you can find Rachael walking her dogs around the neighborhood or binge-watching Grey’s Anatomy, again. On the weekends she is adventuring to someplace new with her fiancè or enjoying a sporting event with family. Rachael works out of the Hudson, Ohio office.
Executive Assistant – Megan is thrilled to bring her organizational skills to the Foskett Services team. She is responsible for managing the schedules and communications of the key company executives. Her duties include prioritizing emails and phone calls, gathering documents to prepare for meetings, and keeping the team organized!
After work you can find Megan dancing, exercising, or sewing up her latest design. She enjoys musicals and Disney movies, and tacos are her favorite food group. Megan works out of the Hudson, Ohio office.
Content Project Specialist – Shawn Ruby is the Content Project Specialist at Gestalt IT and brings with him years of customer relations and project management experience across many industries. He works closely with our clients and delegates to help create meaningful and interesting content. He is also involved in the planning and execution of our popular “On-Premise IT Roundtable” podcast series.
Outside of office hours, Shawn can often be found practicing photography and spending time with family. An outdoor enthusiast, he also enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and travelling. Shawn works out of the Hudson office.
Technical Writer – Sulagna Saha is a writer at Gestalt IT where she covers all the latest in enterprise IT. In profession for 6 years and counting, she has written widely on miscellaneous topics. On gestalt.com she writes about the hottest technologies in Cloud, AI, Security and sundry.
A writer by day and reader by night, Sulagna can be found busy with a book or browsing through a bookstore in her free time. She also likes cooking fancy things on leisurely weekends. Traveling and movies are other things high on her list of passions. Sulagna works out of the Gestalt IT office in Hudson, Ohio.
Event Coordinator – Melanie Sparber is an Event Coordinator at Gestalt IT and brings her years of customer relations and leadership experience from a smorgasbord of various industries. She works alongside the delegates, presenters, and the Gestalt IT team to organize successful Tech Field Day events.
In her free time, you can find Melanie dedicating time to her non-profit, exploring new parks, enjoying a local concert, or competing in pool tournaments. Melanie is a lover of books, animals, good food, and positive attitudes. Melanie works out of the Hudson, Ohio office.