Managing integrated communications solutions.
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Who we are

UBT Manufacturer Certifications include:

AVAYA – sales certified
AVAYA Manufacture Trained service and installation
  -Partner Systems
  -IP Office R-4.0/Voicemail Pro
  -IP Office R2.1 – R4 / Voicemail Pro
  -Legend / Magix and UDP – Switch networking
AVAYA Certified Associate (ACA)

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About Us

United Business Technologies, Inc., was formed in 2010 to integrate the services, experience and geographic scope that the founding partners serve separately. The advantage to the client is having one local contact person who can then bring in any resources, from a variety of vendors, needed to complete the job.
Founding partners Dave Gleason and Brian McClain have worked in a variety of industries as telecommunications systems installers, vendors and consultants. They understand what it’s like to be sold a solution that doesn’t deliver what’s promised. That's why they are involved not only in consulting but also in the ongoing management and maintenance of client life safety and communications solutions.
The three partners have different types of expertise combined to deliver the total package. To enhance services, they have developed strong relationships and have built a consortium of business technology professionals.

Dave Gleason

 

Dave Gleason
Dave.Gleason@unitedbt.com

Dave Gleason has 28 years of telecommunications experience that began while he was in college. He began working for a telemarketing company, and eventually managed an inbound call center. In 1994, he went into business as a telecommunications systems vendor, and was president of Sand Communications, Inc.. Gleason and Brian McClain began working together in 1989 and in 1995 McClain joined Sand Communications. In 2004, Gleason and McClain were approached by RSM McGladrey to join that company and create a VoIP practice. McClain remained in his role as an Supervisor/Information Technology Consultant until 2006. Gleason worked in sales until 2007 when began Steadfast Associates, Inc. an Atkins, Iowa based telecommunications company.

Industries:
Telemarketing, manufacturing, financial services, higher education and government

Manufacturers Certifications
AVAYA – sales certified
Status Solutions
Path Solutions
Aerohive – sales certified
Allworx

Education/Training
Computer Information Systems, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa

Steadfast Associates, Inc., 2007-Present
Owner, steadfastassociatesinc.com
logo Steadfast Associates, Inc. Atkins, Iowa

Steadfast Associates works with customers to help them find the best telecommunications solution then implement it. Clients are not limited to a particular hardware or software platform because Gleason works many equipment vendors. Gleason doesn’t just recommend a solution, but works with clients through implementation to ensure that they’re getting the projected results.

Brian McClain 


Brian McClain
Brian.Mcclain@unitedbt.com

Brian McClain has 25 years of telecommunications experience began with the Iowa Army National Guard 234 Signal Battalion in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. McClain worked as a telecommunications analyst and in 1989 he and Dave Gleason began working together. In October of 1995, McClain joined Gleason at Sand Communications as a partner. In 2004, McClain and Gleason were approached by RSM McGladrey to join that company and create a VoIP practice. McClain remained in his role as an Information Technology Consultant until 2009 when he started his own company, Strong Tower Solutions Inc., based in Shellsburg, Iowa.

Industries:
Utilities, telemarketing, banking, media, military, higher education and government


Manufacturer Certifications
AVAYA Manufacture Trained service and installation
-Partner Systems
-Legend / Magix and UDP – Switch networking
-IP Office R2.1 – R4 / Voicemail Pro
AVAYA Certified Associate (ACA)
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)  - Certification class
ShoreTel Manufacture Trained
Status Solutions
Path Solutions
Aerohive – Sales certified
Allworx

Education/Training
Project Management  Institute – Introduction Project Management


Strong Tower Solutions, Inc., Shellsburg, Iowa, 2009-Present
Owner, strongtowersolutions.com
logo Strong Tower Solutions, Inc. Shellsburg, Iowa
Strong Tower Solutions provides project management for clients to successfully implement new telecommunications systems or move existing system to a new facility. Services include new system design, installation and user training; VoIP implementation for single or multi-site locations; ordering and coordinating carrier services; and consulting for Voice and DATA networking design.