The IT Managed Services team provides solutions for project work, server design, advanced network design, compliance testing, help desk and many other IT services. Our team is constantly learning new technologies to keep our customers networks safe, monitored, supported and compliant.

Justin Branham

Director of IT

Justin Branham is Unified’s Director of IT. He brings 15 years of IT experience to his role, and he was raised in Eastern Kentucky and attended Shelby Valley High School and Eastern Kentucky University where he majored in Information Technology Network Administration. He was initially introduced to Unified while working for a customer, Credit Solutions in Lexington. After working closely with our Lexington team, he decided to join our company. When he’s not leading the operations of our Managed Services Team, Justin enjoys being on the lake, waterskiing and wakeboarding. He is a motorcycle enthusiast and when not riding his Harley, he is a coach for Harley Davidson’s Riding Academy out of Man O War Harley Davidson in Lexington (another Unified customer). He resides in Richmond with his wife Stephanie and their five-year-old daughter, Emma.

Bruce McDonald

Project Manager

Bruce McDonald joined Unified Technologies in February 2019. Bruce has over three decades experience in information technology, project management, and technology implementation. A native of Indiana, Bruce found a new home in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky after serving in the Marines. Bruce is an alumni of Eastern Kentucky University and Bluegrass Community and Technical College where he also worked for many years. Bruce enjoys family, fitness, nutrition, and motorcycle touring.

Dan Nelson

Systems Engineer

Dan joined the IT Managed Services team in 2021. He is a graduate of Zane State College with an Associate Degree in Electrical Electronics Technology. From 1995 to 2009 he worked for Gannett Newspapers in various IT roles. For the last 10 years Dan worked for a major advertising agency as a Systems Specialist, offering Desktop level support for 200 employees, managing ordering and inventorying for the IT Department and scheduling third party technicians. Dan and his wife Sherry have 4 sons and 8 grandchildren (with 2 on the way). When he’s not handling IT issues for UT customers, he is Pastor Nelson at a church in Jeffersontown.

Doug Banks

Systems Engineer

Doug has been in the telecommunications industry since 1997. Doug specializes in advanced application and large enterprise with Mitel installations. He lives in Meade County where he has been a Board member on the Meade County Fair Board for 18 years. Doug and his wife, Melinda, have two children who are both active in the 4H club raising and showing project swine.

Jagger Simon

Systems Engineer

Jagger graduated in 2021 from Sullivan University in the field of Cybersecurity. He has always had an interest in computers and is excited to be working in both IT and customer support with an amazing team. His main interest in IT is network administration, in which he enjoys configuring and troubleshooting networks. In his time off he enjoys hiking, spending time with friends, and collecting vinyl’s.

Keegan Morris

Systems Engineer

Keegan came to Unified with 7 years’ experience in wireless telecommunications sales. In his words, he’s excited to be on a motivated, customer centric team focused on learning in an ever changing technology environment with the leader in the area. His main interest is LAN networking and infrastructure planning and execution. Keegan is a die-hard UofL fanatic and an even bigger Star Wars nerd. He’s a self-proclaimed “Louisville native with cheeseburger in paradise dreams.”

Matt Pursell

Senior Systems Engineer

Matt has been in the IT field since 2008, holding a variety of IT positions throughout the years. He had absolutely no desire to become an IT Pro, but the needs of the Marine Corps dictated otherwise and he’s been in IT ever since. He is married, has 6 year old twins, and two teenagers and has nicknamed his house “The Zoo”. When not working, Matt and his family enjoy spending as much time outside as possible tending to the garden, swimming, and playing sports with the kids.

Tyler Jennings

IT Systems Engineer

Tyler is a self-taught IT consultant with an associate degree from Bluegrass Community and Technical college. He is passionate about anything technology and helping others. He loves cybersecurity and tries to approach problems from a security first perspective. When Tyler isn’t at work, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family, video games, and the outdoors.

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