Our Leadership Team

Our engineers are seasoned, certified, professionals with years of real field experience.

Our engineers maintain the highest level of vendor certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, 3Com, Citrix, HP, BlackBerry, and SonicWall. We require ALL our staff to complete on-going training to ensure we are up-to-date on the latest technologies and solutions. You won’t find a more experienced team of professionals. That’s why we are XPERTECHS!

Michael Mellott


Michael Mellott is the President of XPERTECHS, a leading technology provider to small and medium sized businesses in the Baltimore and Washington metro areas. Michael’s 30 + years of experience in a combination of areas including sales, marketing, finance, software development, account management, and networking technology has led him to be a leading provider for IT services, computer support, remote support and helpdesk assistance for growing businesses.

Michael and his team at XPERTECHS are a trusted technology partner to over 300 businesses in the Baltimore & Washington Corridor, and across the country.

Mike Mellott, Jr.

Vice President

Mike Mellott Jr. is a second-generation owner and the Vice President of Managed Services, responsible for the care and support of each of our clients’ accounts. Mike incorporates his 13+ years of IT consulting and project management experience into the daily support, service, and implementation of XPERTECHS managed solutions. In previous roles, Mike worked as a senior technology and financial systems consultant at Deloitte Consulting where he served Fortune 1000 clients across the manufacturing, financial services, and technology industries. He is a graduate of Villanova University School of Business and native of Howard County, Maryland. Mike enjoys working with small and mid-sized businesses, helping them grow and succeed with technology!

Slade Gottschalk

Chief Technology Officer

Before being named CTO in July of 2019, Slade Gottschalk was an senior engineer with XPERTECHS for over 21 years. Slade brings with him more than 30 years of experience working in the IT industry in both the public and private sectors with roles in sales and operations, service and support, as well as design, engineering, and security services. He played a key role in the development of our managed services solutions ensuring flexibility in response to an increasingly demanding marketplace. Slade enjoys solving the technical challenges faced by organizations in this era of rapidly evolving technologies.

Joe Mellott

Vice President

XPERTECHS welcomed Joe in 2015 as a Project Manager. Joe utilizes his 12+ years of construction management and IT consulting experience to provide high caliber service and an excellent client experience. Joe’s responsibilities focus on introducing a wide variety of clients to new and innovative technology and services. Joe incorporates his professional passion and project experiences to provide IT managed services, cloud solutions and technology services for fast-paced new and traditional businesses. Prior to joining XPERTECHS, Joe was a project manager for seven years at Clark Construction. He managed several multi-million dollar construction projects ranging from government labs to private health care facilities with concentration in the IT / telecom, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing designs. A graduate of Bucknell University Freeman College of Business, Joe enjoys providing tailored customer service experiences while getting to know XPERTECHS’ clients and the industries they serve. In his free time, Joe enjoys playing sports with his kids and hunting.

Kim Ferguson

Financial Controller

Kim has been our financial controller for over fifteen years! Her responsibilities include overseeing the company’s day-to-day operations and business transactions. Kim also works closely with our vendors, and is always here to assist with our client’s needs! Prior to joining the XPERTECHS team, Kim worked in the health insurance administration field.


Chris Freeman

Operations Manager

Chris joined XPERTECHS in 2012, and assumed the role of Marketing Manager. Since then, Chris’ position has evolved into both marketing and sales. His responsibilities include generating new leads and prospects through various marketing initiatives, managing the company website, and assisting current customers with purchasing new hardware and software. Before joining XPERTECHS, Chris worked for a digital marketing agency where he served as a project manager. Chris enjoys getting to meet prospective clients, and providing excellent customer service to current customers.

Amber Levett

Office 365 Solutions Architect

Amber joined XPERTECHS in early 2019 as our resident Microsoft Office 365 expert bringing two decades of senior level client support experience to the team. Amber’s reputation speaks volumes to her tireless dedication in providing ‘white-glove’ support and establishing long-term relationships with clients. As a graduate from Towson University and former Senior Technical Lead, Amber enjoys leveraging her skills and experiences to reveal the root of complex technical challenges, while providing innovative solutions to our clients.