Igor leads the operations and support team for Grand Consulting. He has been providing technology solutions to Iowa businesses since 1999. He has implemented and managed solutions for clients in the health care industry, legal practices, accounting firms and large retail stores, among others. He’s not one to brag, but Igor and his wife, Suzana, are proud owners of Iowa’s largest collection of bowties and shoes.
Thai provides technical support (and on-the-fly therapy) for Grand Consulting’s clients. Before becoming an I.T. guru, he spent years in the service industry perfecting his customer service skills, ability to carry multiple hot plates, and many other tricks. When he's not fixing your problems (technical and otherwise), Thai furthers his expertise as a photography wizard and short film director; he’s actually won several awards along the way. Fun fact: Thai once started a vintage scooter club called The Corporation.
Sara is the Office Manager for Grand Consulting. She wears many hats: scheduling, billing, de facto HR, and occasional plant stylist. In addition to being the glue holding us all together, Sara sews and fosters dogs. When she’s not being Office Manager Extraordinaire or chasing dogs around, she spends her time cooking and playing dominos with her husband, Tyler.
As Grand Consulting’s first official apprentice, Halil ventured into new territory not only for himself, but for our company. Before joining the team, Halil worked for several years as an Assistant Manager at Hy-Vee and also attended DMACC. In 1998, his family immigrated to the United States from Sarajevo. After living in Arizona for a short time, they moved to Johnston, Iowa, where he attended high school. Halil enjoys computers, CrossFit, video games, and hanging out with his family including Ali, his German Shepard.
At the end of all those cables, phone lines, and servers, Z-Shan knows someone is just trying to get their job done. When they need help, he busts out his handy I.T. toolkit and gets to work. He enjoys the challenges that each new project brings. Outside of work, he loves spending time with his wife, reading, playing video games with friends, and keeping fit. Oddly enough, he finds himself dedicating more time to his yard each year, even though his yard has remained the same size.
Apprentice - Help Desk Technician
Yan is Grand Consulting’s newest apprentice. She is currently diving into the world of I.T. by learning the fundamentals and shadowing other members of our team. Yan previously worked as a team lead at a data analytics company and hopes to learn how to better communicate with clients and how to solve problems in new ways. In her free time, she indulges in many creative pursuits such as digital illustration, video editing, and connecting with artists around the world. She’s even working on a webcomic series and an online store to sell her original merchandise.