We Are Stronghold

An Award Winning IT Solution Provider
in Joplin

We believe in

Honesty

We only want what’s best for you and your staff. Because of this, we’ll never recommend services you don’t need.

Professionalism

Everything we do is done with the utmost of professionalism. We provide nothing less than enterprise excellence.

Community

Without everyone around us, we wouldn’t be here. Our mission is to give back and build up the local community.

Partnerships

You aren’t just a client to us … you’re a partner. We want to help you succeed. We want to see your business grow.

Our Partners

To bring you the best, we only partner with the best.

Community. Technology. Progress.

Internally and externally, we’re all about fostering a positive environment. We build long-lasting relationships with our clients; we provide high-quality IT solutions no matter what, and we promote a strong, faith-based culture.

Message from CEO

Internally and externally, we’re all about fostering a positive environment. We build long-lasting relationships with our clients; we provide high-quality IT solutions no matter what, and we promote a strong, faith-based culture.

CEO, Stronghold Data

Meet the TEAM behind Stronghold

CEO

James Richards

James Richards is a serial jelly bean eater with over 30 years of experience in the Information Technology industry. Growing up around the first generation of home computers, he always had a strong interest in technology and is continually grateful to be in a profession that he honestly enjoys. James is a problem solver who’s vision to provide quality is the foundation of Stronghold Data. His goal is to deliver solutions for customers that truly impress them with the outcome. His authenticity and compassion for his team and clients extends into the community with his active leadership roles. He is a harsh critic of tomatoes and mushrooms, but a lover of fast cars, family time at the lake, and discussing business on the golf course.
CIO

David Markley

David Markley is a self-described cybernetic organism, living tissue over a metal endoskeleton. As the Chief Information Officer, he ensures that Stronghold Data’s services make full and efficient use of information technology. David specializes in systems development, implementation, integration, and information security. He likes to keep working in his spare time, and occasionally takes a break to sing with his Southern Gospel Quartet. David’s favorite color is pink, he enjoys spending time with his family, and has a good sense of humor fueled by a love of puns. He doesn’t know sign language, but he thinks it’s pretty handy.
Service Director

Joe Thomas

When Joe Thomas’ rugged good looks and sparkling personality didn’t get him far in life, he decided to give hard work a try. Joe has been working in the IT field since 2006, and joined the Stronghold Data team in 2011 as the Service Director with a passion for learning, solving problems, reaching goals, and encouraging others to do the same. Joe is committed to meeting customer needs by overseeing a team of knowledgeable technicians who provide excellent service. He enjoys the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, mountain biking, and working out on his lunch breaks. Joe spends his spare time with his wife and two kids and loves (almost) every minute of it.
Sales Director

Jason Rincker

As the Sales Director, Jason Rincker is always looking for the next adventure. With over 28 years of professional development experience, his natural chemistry with others makes him excel at building successful business relationships. Highly proactive and positive, Jason spends his free time volunteering and networking in the community. He loves spending time with his family, playing baseball, running, and cycling. He believes in living a life full of experiences and can frequently be heard repeating “You’re killin’ me, Smalls!”
Service Lead

Jeremy Miller

Service Team Member

Todd Friskey

Service Team Member

Kyle Kessinger

Service Team Member

Eric Michael

vCIO

Nathan Blanchard

Service Team Lead

Chris Oakes

Project Engineer

Jon Horton

Service Team Member

Hayden Laepple

Service Team Member

Brie Richards

vCIO Administrator

Ismary Hernandez

vCIO

Avion Bryant

Project Engineer

Matt Doss

Project Engineer

Jordon Steever

Service Team Lead

Jimmy Escobar

Service Team Member

Garrett Logan

Service Team Member

Dylan Jones

vCIO Administrator

Ismary Hernandez

vCIO

Lathem Stroud

Project Engineer

William Moore

Service Team Lead

Nick Whitten

Service Team Member

Erin Dial

Service Team Member

Josh Hylton

Service Team Member

Terrek Phelps

Service Team Member

Kyle Kirkpatrick

vCIO Administrator

Ismary Hernandez

Our promises are not empty words!

Don’t take it from us. Hear what our clients have to say about Stronghold Data and our 24/7 IT Support Services.

Based in Joplin, Missouri and serving the Midwest region

  • Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Joplin, Missouri
  • Wichita, Kansas
  • Springfield, Missouri
  • Bentonville, Arkansas
  • Pittsburg, Kansas
  • Miami, Oklahoma
  • Webb City, Missouri

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