The Zypha U.S.A. Team

The Zypha Solutions Team

Executive

Darryl Keys - President & CEO

Darryl Keys

Darryl Keys commenced his career in banking in the corporate banking division of Nat West Bank, before serving as Head of Corporate Banking of the London office of MeesPearson, a major Dutch bank for which he built a successful and highly profitable operation. Darryl was head hunted by Singer and Friedlander, a London independent merchant bank, and was appointed a Director in the corporate banking division, responsible for new business and strategy whilst pioneering ground-breaking sports finance financial instruments during which time he served as President of the Executives Association of Great Britain,

He left banking to structure and launch a sports media business through which he became Chairman of Mike Gatting’s (England cricket captain) Testimonial Committee and was appointed Director of the Rugby Football League. More recently, he has advised a number of companies focusing on strategy, business planning, fundraising mechanisms and cross-Atlantic trading, specialising in technology and environmentally friendly businesses.

Account Management

Jason Wolfe - Sales Director

Jason Wolfe

Hailing originally from the Midwest and possessing a genuine passion for sales, Jason’s career has been an incredible journey that has taken him all across the United States. Having been recruited to work for a variety of bellwether companies in fast-paced industries ranging from solar to construction design to currently IT, he has held such leadership roles as Senior Account Manager, Senior Sales Manager, and currently Director of Sales.

When he’s not fostering partnerships for Zypha, he enjoys epic runs outdoors, kayaking the backwaters of southwest Florida with his beautiful wife Katrina and attempting to compete with his step-son in their on-going Xbox One challenges.

Darrel Hampton - Vice President Sales

Darrel Hampton

Tri State Regional Manager for Solar Age Industries, Regional Manager for ARS Roofing systems (Alcoa Shake systems), California Regional Manager for Alside Corporation ( Contractor, builder products company) Owner of CFG Financial ( Contractors Funding Group), Co-Owner Discount Solar, INC. , Owner South American Solar Industries. Extensive sales and training background in commercial and residential sales, tangible and intangible products.

Graduate of University of Michigan, University of Texas at Arlington with degree in Business Administration and Marketing. Pacesetter Graduate.

Decorated Vietnam Veteran. Proud Dad of a RN Chemo Nurse Daughter Tegan Matthews and even prouder husband of Christine Hampton.

Dave Powell

Dave Powell

Dave Powell has been residing in Charlotte County for 33 years. During that time he has established himself as a business leader. For many of those years he was a real estate broker and was active in the Realtor community and served as President of the Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, North Port Association of Realtors. In addition he has served in the same capacity for the Economic Development Council, The Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce and the Charlotte Harbor Rotary Club. He continues to serve on the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation Board and is a past Chairman of that organization. Dave has worked through several retirements and is now the managing partner of an LLC that markets and sells Zypha products. His wife Arlene and he have 3 children and 4 grandchildren and celebrated 62 years of marriage.

Prior to coming to Charlotte County, Dave held store manager positions with Sears and Montgomery Ward. He also served as an Artillery Officer in the US Army.

Tom Setchel

Tom Setchel

Tom has spent more than 18 years in IT sales and sales management He saw the decline in main frames and the proliferation of Client Server Network systems and now the return of centralized computing with the “Cloud”. Tom says he prides himself in being able to keep abreast of emerging new and exciting technology and matching it to the needs of his customers that allows them to remain efficient and effective in operating their businesses. He was involved in the very first commercial install of a wireless data network in the state of Georgia in 1999. He points out that this Cloud Computing concept is not really new technology but it is greatly improved and affordable for small and medium sized businesses. His company was the first Citrix reseller in the state of Georgia in 1997 where he was able to introduce several of his large corporate clients to the concept of Software as a service, the beginnings of today’s cloud computing. He says” it is about time” that people have awaken and recognize the enormous benefits server based computing brings to small and medium sized businesses. He is excited to have the opportunity to represent Zypha’s complete virtual managed desktop solution.

In his spare time Tom has been involved with a project in Haiti to help the people of that poor country learn to lift themselves out of poverty, and reduce deforestation by working with a Non-Profit organization called Public Private Alliance Foundation (www.ppafoundation.org) to grow and produce more sugar cane to manufacture fuel grade ethanol and to design and manufacture Haitian made cookstove to burn the fuel.

Tom is a Rotarian and spends much of his time in service above himself. Tom enjoys the outdoors and can be found most weekends on the backwaters of the Myakka or Peace Rivers in his Kayak, enjoying the beauty of South West Florida.

Technology

Rick Ciglar - Vice President of Operations

Rick Ciglar

Rick began his Technology career in 1998 working for a contracted helpdesk provider supporting Fortune 500 clients. Over the next 17 years, he held various internal IT support and management positions for organizations in the Energy, Medical, Construction, and Non-Profit sectors. Joining Zypha in 2015, he returned to his IT roots working for a contracted technology provider. Rick lives by the motto “Work Smarter – Not Harder” and tries to instill that belief in everything Zypha does.

Originally born and raised in Philadelphia, Rick relocated to Florida in 2005 and currently resides in Fort Myers where he enjoys boating, fishing, and biking.

Jeff Smithling - Technology Specialist

Jeff Smithling

Jeff Smithling has a proven technical expertise in a career spanning 18+ years in Information Technology. His experience with hardware from Intel 8088 processor to AMD FX-8320E and software from DOS 6.22/Win 3.1 to Win 10 leads directly to IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service). The vision I developed about holistic systems means that people are an integral part of any IT infrastructure. Freeing people with better technology to focus on the thing that makes them a vital part of their organization is what I do! Technology changes very quickly, while the person who uses the tools stays the same. I used to say with pride that I have solid experience in multiple heterogeneous enterprise environments, but now I deliver a simple, unified, powerful technology solution and with it, peace of mind.

Slater - Software Support Engineer

Slater

Slater brings over 35 years of I.T experience to the Zypha Team. From managing I.T departments to creating custom web applications, Slater supports the diverse software implementation and support issues for Zypha customers.

Slater created this site.

Zypha Solutions

Dave Powell

Dave Powell

Dave Powell has been residing in Charlotte County for 33 years. During that time he has established himself as a business leader. For many of those years he was a real estate broker and was active in the Realtor community and served as President of the Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, North Port Association of Realtors. In addition he has served in the same capacity for the Economic Development Council, The Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce and the Charlotte Harbor Rotary Club. He continues to serve on the Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation Board and is a past Chairman of that organization. Dave has worked through several retirements and is now the managing partner of an LLC that markets and sells Zypha products. His wife Arlene and he have 3 children and 4 grandchildren and celebrated 62 years of marriage.

Prior to coming to Charlotte County, Dave held store manager positions with Sears and Montgomery Ward. He also served as an Artillery Officer in the US Army.

Tom Setchel

Tom Setchel

Tom has spent more than 18 years in IT sales and sales management He saw the decline in main frames and the proliferation of Client Server Network systems and now the return of centralized computing with the “Cloud”. Tom says he prides himself in being able to keep abreast of emerging new and exciting technology and matching it to the needs of his customers that allows them to remain efficient and effective in operating their businesses. He was involved in the very first commercial install of a wireless data network in the state of Georgia in 1999. He points out that this Cloud Computing concept is not really new technology but it is greatly improved and affordable for small and medium sized businesses. His company was the first Citrix reseller in the state of Georgia in 1997 where he was able to introduce several of his large corporate clients to the concept of Software as a service, the beginnings of today’s cloud computing. He says” it is about time” that people have awaken and recognize the enormous benefits server based computing brings to small and medium sized businesses. He is excited to have the opportunity to represent Zypha’s complete virtual managed desktop solution.

In his spare time Tom has been involved with a project in Haiti to help the people of that poor country learn to lift themselves out of poverty, and reduce deforestation by working with a Non-Profit organization called Public Private Alliance Foundation (www.ppafoundation.org) to grow and produce more sugar cane to manufacture fuel grade ethanol and to design and manufacture Haitian made cookstove to burn the fuel.

Tom is a Rotarian and spends much of his time in service above himself. Tom enjoys the outdoors and can be found most weekends on the backwaters of the Myakka or Peace Rivers in his Kayak, enjoying the beauty of South West Florida.