Our Team

Clint Babcock

Chief Executive Officer

Clint is responsible for company strategy and overall vision of the organization. Clint is always directly engaged with customers and strategic partners to ensure ongoing success.

Prior to founding Link Solutions Group, Clint was integral in the development and growth of EMC’s Flash Division. Before EMC, Clint spent over 6 years as a successful Sales Leader in the Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky markets. Clint has received multiple awards for his accomplishments with EMC and System Integrators.

Simon Babcock

President

Simon is responsible for running sales operations and strategy for Link Solutions Group. His focus is to create internal and customer facing processes that gives our customers the absolute best experience possible. Simon co-created the Link Engagement Framework that is one of the key differentiators for Link Solutions today. This framework provides our customers with a true white glove pre/post sales experience that our customers have come to expect.

Simon has close to 15 years of sales leadership experience, most recently with Dell EMC as a Director of Sales responsible for all pre/post sales activities for Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.  Prior to joining Dell EMC, he ran multiple sales teams and opened up several sales offices across multiple states.

Joshua Perkins

Chief Technology Officer

Josh is responsible for the overall technology vision of the organization, recognition of emerging technologies, and identification of future platforms and partnerships.  His focus is to educate our customers on emerging technologies, and to design innovative go-to-market solutions that empower their teams to meet business and digital transformation goals.

He brings over 10 years of IT experience, most recently with Dell EMC as a leading Presales Engineer covering emerging accounts and large public-sector clients.  Prior to joining Dell EMC, he held top leaderships roles in both IT and Marketing in the manufacturing and metals verticals.  

Troy Hewitt

Director of Engineering

Troy is responsible for the operational activities of the pre-sales engineers, the certification and training of the Link personnel, and the Link Solutions Lab and assessment tools. Troy is dedicated to working closely with clients to ensure the highest level of value and satisfaction.

Prior to Link Solutions Group, Troy spent over 6 years at EMC as a Senior Solutions Architect. Troy was an integral piece in growing the Data Protection Team to one of the most successful Business Units within EMC. Before EMC, Troy spent over 13 years at Logicallis where he was responsible for managing their Storage Practice. Troy has been given multiple awards for his contributions at EMC and Logicallis.

Elizabeth Haeussler

Chief Operating Officer

Elizabeth is responsible for the overall business operations and performance.  She works closing with internal and external clients improving processes and expanding products and services. 

With over 10 years in the finance and accounting industries she provides a structured approach to organization in this dynamic and growing business. Prior to joining the Link team, Elizabeth worked as a consultant analyzing and reviewing various businesses for growth and expansion. 

Mark Dykstra

Vice President of Sales

Mark is responsible for overall account management and customer experience for Link Solutions Group clients. Mark has built a reputation on his ability to assist customers with large strategic initiatives and has a unique ability to show the financial impact of technology to the business.

Mark has over 20 years professional experience in business and technology.  Prior to joining Link, he held numerous leadership positions at IBM and EMC and spent the first phase of his career in public accounting earning his CPA credentials at Ernst & Young.

Matt Balazovic

Director of Advanced Services

Matt is responsible for the success of post-sales delivery services for Link.  He manages the services process from scoping and project management through deployment. 

Matt adds over 15 years of enterprise project management  experience working alongside Fortune 100 companies.  He particularly excels in technical planning and collaborative approaches to global, multi-division, and cross-functional projects and programs.

Mark Prusaitis

Sr. Technical Consultant

Mark is responsible for providing technical solutions to solve account challenges that store, protect, and analyze data. He focuses on solutions that meet both current and future account requirements and that provide the highest levels of asset utilization, maximizing efficiency and simplicity.

Mark has over 35 years of IT experience, most recently with EMC as a Technical Pre-Sales Consultant managing Enterprise level accounts in Health Care and related industries. He also holds both technical and business degrees which gives him a breadth of knowledge from technology solutions to financial impact. This provides Link customers with the best solutions to meet their technical and financial needs for any project.

Rick Milton

Sr. Technical Consultant

Rick is responsible for helping customers solve IT challenges, both in their data centers and in their approaches to the cloud.

Rick brings over 20 years of Pre-Sales Technical IT experience to the team.  Prior to Link Solutions Group, he was a Senior Solutions Engineer in Enterprise Pre-Sales for 4 years at EMC.  For more than 12 years he was a Field Technical Sales Specialist at IBM.  Throughout his career, he has held multiple certifications across a variety of technologies.

Shane Brandy

Sr. Account Executive

Shane is responsible for the states of Ohio, Pennsylvania & West Virginia for Link Solutions Group. Shane is known for always putting the customer first and is committed to ensuring successful outcomes and partnerships. 

Prior to Link Solutions Group, Shane spent the past 3 years at EMC as a Senior Account Executive focusing on mid-market accounts in Northern Ohio. Before EMC, Shane spent 3 years in the business to business mobility space and 4 years in supply chain and logistics at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

Josh Hupp

Sr. Account Executive

Josh is responsible for customers within the state of Indiana for Link.  

Josh has over 8 years of IT experience most recently running sales and operations for a regional cloud provider focused on developing data center strategies catered to production (IaaS) and disaster recovery solutions.  Josh’s team covered regional territories of over 20+ states across the Central states and East Coast. Prior to his tenure in the “as-a-Service” vertical he held various professional positions in IT staffing and Human Resource Management as well as local leadership board positions for IT groups and other nonprofit agencies. Josh attended Purdue University with a focus in Technology Leadership and Entrepreneurship.

Nick Granger

Sr. Account Executive

Nick brings a background in both finance and technology to assist customers with their challenges.  He focuses on creating robust business justifications behind every desired technical purchase, whether through means of revenue generation or cost reductions.

Prior to working at Link Solutions Group Nick has experience in Enterprise Application Outsourcing, Infrastructure and Enterprise Software sales.  Nick has over 10 years of experience in technology and a proven track record in delivering a positive customer experience.

Loni Soulliere

Sr. Account Executive

Loni is focused on accounts throughout Michigan across a wide array of company sizes and industry verticals.

Loni brings over 8 years of experience in the IT industry.  Her unique background of hybrid roles brought operations and sales together, allowing her to build strong business strategies and relationships with her clients and provide the best solutions for their individual needs.  Prior to joining Link Solutions Group, Loni was in the managed hosting sector with Nexcess and Secure-24.

Gino Mace

Sr. Delivery Engineer

Gino is responsible for the installation and configuration of customer equipment, data migrations, and knowledge transfer.

He brings over 20 years of Technical IT experience to the team.  Prior to Link Solution Group, he was a Storage and Backup Engineer at Henry Ford Health System for almost 19 years.  Throughout his career he has had the opportunity to manage a wide variety of technologies and platforms.