What is CloudHound?


CloudHound is a leading provider of strategic telecom and cloud solutions with an emphasis on companies in the Greenville, SC area. CloudHound assesses clients’ current telecommunications infrastructure and strategizes future objectives to source and negotiate the best solutions from our network of more than 200 vendors.

Our goal is to provide our customers with the best possible communications infrastructure for their business. We provide a variety of products from simple mobile plans to complex cloud solutions while evaluating needs and providing our customers with innovative options to implement the best possible solutions.

Through our partnerships with ScanSource and Intelisys, we have direct access to over 200 vendors, providing customizable and dependable services through a single point of contact. Our knowledge and experience help layout a platform of voice, data, and cloud services together to provide a one-stop shop for your telecommunications needs.

The technology world is constantly evolving, now faster than ever. Businesses must keep their phones ringing, the internet connected, data backed up and secured, and their networks safe from hackers, all while staying under budget. Our team of experts stay up to date on the latest solutions, so you don’t have to. Cloudhound offers a full spectrum of telecom and IT assessments with the aim of improving service, lowering rates, and increasing network security. By partnering with CloudHound, you are gaining the peace of mind that you have the best and most secure services for your business at the lowest rate. And when technology evolves, CloudHound will help you navigate through the uncharted waters.

Meet the CloudHound Team


John Sterling

John Sterling

Owner

John is an affliate with the Clemson MBA Program and a serial entrepreneur with companies including Datastream, Foxfire, Sterling Sales, and CloudHound. He is the owner of Foxfire Software, a long-time VAR (Value Added Reseller) that develops high-end, customizable Warehouse Management Software and only sells it through the ScanSource channel. When ScanSource purchased Intelisys and got into the telecom distribution business, it was natural for John to add that service to the offering for his customers and personal business network through CloudHound.

For more information on John, please visit his LinkedIn.

Amy Childers

Amy Childers

Executive Assistant

Amy has a sincere desire to help people get to where they are at their best.

She believes that when a leader is at his or her best, their confidence and positive energy transcends to the rest of their team, their community, and even their family. Amy has experienced great leaders go on creative tangents, but the execution of those ideas was where they stopped. She has also worked with leaders who are distressed, unorganized, and going in multiple directions. What they needed was someone to pull everything into a system and everyone onto a team. She is a catalyst who redirects the behaviors and quiets the chaos to yield outcomes.

Being behind the scenes is where Amy is most effective. She genuinely cares about people and getting to know them, so she can help them shine in the spotlight. From building fitness regimes to organizing files and developing systems to improve efficiencies, Amy does what it takes to help take people to the next level and achieve their desired results.

Jack Sterling

Jack Sterling

Co-Founder and Sales Agent

As a Co-Founder of Cloudhound, Jack brings a unique dynamic to the team. Currently, he is an MBA candidate at Clemson University, concentrating in Business Analytics. Prior to CloudHound and Clemson, Jack spent nine years as a communications and coordination specialist in the US Navy SEAL teams, solving complex problems in advanced network environments. From planning and executing highly complex, global operations to testing and evaluating next-gen battlefield technology, Jack has faced and overcome many challenging tech hurdles. His adaptive thinking and long term strategic planning experience enables him to effectively diagnose business issues that can be addressed with technology solutions. He enjoys listening to his clients’ story to understand both their current technology infrastructure and their desired end goals, Jack effectively communicates their needs to the right providers, quarterbacking the design, adoption, and implementation of game changing technology solutions.

As a native of Greenville, SC, Jack grew up loving the outdoors, playing all kinds of sports and other team-based activities. His love of the team environment was instrumental in his journey to the SEAL teams and now is a fundamental factor in his ability to work with technology leaders and their teams across many industries. In addition, he has a passion for helping fellow Special Forces members find success and happiness after their military careers are over. A graduate of The Honor Foundation, a San Diego-based non-profit transition institute for Special Forces veterans, Jack hopes to highlight Greenville as an ideal landing spot for his brothers in arms. Jack lives in Greenville with his wife, Gwen, and their two children, Max and Haddie.

Johnny Garstka

Johnny Garstka

Business Development Specialist

As an intern with CloudHound, Johnny brings the knowledge that he has acquired from his studies at Clemson University, as well as one year of full-time work experience with the American Junior Golf Association. Johnny completed his undergraduate coursework at Clemson University during May of 2015 in accounting, finance, and management information systems. After completing his undergraduate studies, he served as a tournament director at the American Junior Golf Association in 2016, where he was responsible for all the logistical planning and execution of six national junior golf tournaments in six different states. He returned to Clemson University where he graduated with an MBA in May of 2018. He is always up for a challenge and is looking forward to the opportunity to help the CloudHound organization become the best that it can possibly be.

Johnny is a native of Springfield, VA and is the oldest of four children. In his free time, Johnny enjoys playing golf, reading, and skiing.

Chandler Bouzek

Chandler Bouzek

Marketing Manager

Chandler returned to her hometown of Greenville, SC to pursue her MBA from Clemson after spending a year and a half in Nashville, TN. While in Nashville, Chandler worked in the operations department for a finance broker-dealer processing stock market trades as well as real estate investment trust purchases.

Chandler enjoys being involved in the community as well as the Clemson Student Association. Chandler also obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina in Mass Media. After obtaining her MBA, Chandler hopes to become a successful businesswoman in sales and consulting.

Her role at Cloudhound is to organize and create sales-stimulating content as well as develop the Cloudhound brand.

Zachary Zielinski

Zachary Zielinski

IT Project Manager

Zach is currently an MBA candidate at Clemson University. He moved down to South Carolina in January of 2018 and is extremely grateful he made the move. Prior, he spent his whole life in New York, graduating from Binghamton University in December of 2017, majoring in Business Administration concentrating in Management Information Systems. While at Binghamton, he also worked as an IT Technician for his high school. There, him and his team managed over 2,500 devices including iPads, thin clients, and desktops. Together, they established their school district as the leaders of technology implementation in the classroom in all of New York State.

With a strong background in both business and information technology, Zach plans to be the bridge that keeps these two units strong and moving forward together.

His ultimate goal is to transform business through information technology.

John Harrison

John Harrison

Senior Advisor & Mentor

CloudHound is happy to have John Harrison as a Senior Advisor and Mentor to the company. He brings 23 years of work experience in executive sales management to the CloudHound team, while also having an MBA from Clemson University, where we concentrated in entrepenuership. He accepted his first sales job from John Sterling with Datastream. While with Datastream, Mr. Harrison successfully built two different national sales teams. His specialties are Telecommunications and Cloud Services. Before CloudHound, John worked as the Vice President of Sales in POS and Barcode Services at ScanSource for over four years.

"I have never worked in a culture that was more fun and more rewarding than my time at Datastream, and our goal is to build an organization like that again, and I want to give back to young professionals like Jack Sterling the way John Sterling has mentored and helped me and so many others like me, that have gone on to have very successful careers."

Grant Dickinson

Grant Dickinson

Inside Sales Agent

Grant is currently a senior at Clemson University, where he is set to graduate in the Spring of 2019. He is pursuing a degree in Business Management. Grant is involved in CloudHound, as well as several other companies, where he works as an inside sales agent, but also assisting wherever he can.

Grant is originally from Hillsborough, NJ, but recently moved to South Carolina. He had his eyes set on the South, and more specifically Clemson, since his senior year of high school. One of his favorite moments is when he watched the Clemson Tigers win the National Championship in Tampa Bay back in 2017. More importantly, he is extremely impressed with the quality mentors he has networked with around Clemson and Greenville. In his free time, Grant enjoys plenty of outdoor activities, such as surfing, wakeboarding, and mountain biking.

Ben Ranson

Ben Ranson

Technology Intern

Ben Ranson is a person with not enough problems - in fact, he’d like to tackle yours. A high school graduate with an interest in all things technical, Ben has spent his whole life in Greenville, South Carolina. Ben's main focus is website development.

While he should have been studying for exams, Ben has run science demos, robotics clubs, and STEAM nonprofits in the Upstate. In fact, Ben has led his robotics team to compete at the world level. One robot he create shot wiffle balls through goals with percise calulations while another picked up heavy containers, lifting them eight feet into the air to place onto a scale.

Ben is headed to the University of South Carolina where he will study Physics and Mathematics.

Matthew Christman

Matthew Christman

Operations Intern

In the fall, Matthew will begin his senior year at Clemson University majoring in Management with an emphasis in Supply Chain and Information Systems. He will be working at Foxfire, a partner agency to CloudHound, focusing on general operations.

Matthew is originally from Pittsburgh, PA, but decided to make the trip to Clemson for several reasons. Firstly, Matthew believes Clemson has established a successful brand name, partly due to their athletics. He enjoys watching a variety of sports, especially the Clemson football team, as they have been dominant throughout his undergraduate studies. Additionally, Matthew was drawn to South Carolina, partly due to the culture, but he also enjoys traveling to different states around the US to experience different parts of the country.

Throughout his life, Matthew has been involved in serval activities, including football and track. At Clemson, Matthew is a member of the Wall Street Investment Club and the Sigma Pi Fraternity.

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