TNT is backed by a professional and knowledgeable team of business and technology consultants and highly certified network engineers who can be your trusted advisers. They possess a detailed understanding of industry trends, network technologies and solutions to ensure high service levels that our customers expect. Your technology, as well as your customer and company information is in good hands with The Network Team as a Managed IT Service provider.
TNT leadership sets an example for employees by making it a priority to stay up to date and educated on the most current technology trends. Whether you are looking for a Manged IT Service provider, or simply support for a one-off project, we can provide rich expertise and superior service.
Leaders. Our leadership sets vision and executes our company strategy.
Jeff Gaura - President
Jeff Gaura lives in Monroe, North Carolina, and holds professional certifications from Cisco, Microsoft and Citrix Systems, (MSCE, MCT, CCSP, CCA, CCNP) and is responsible for overseeing the success and failure of the sales and technical divisions of the company, as well as managing the finances and directing corporate growth. He leads by example, keeping his certifications up to date and expands the company only when there is justification, not just opportunity. He keeps the company debt free, avoiding the pitfalls of his competition.
Prior to a career in IT, Jeff was a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal and a school teacher for six years afterwards. He earned his B.S. from Washington University and his Master’s in Education from Columbia University in New York City.
Jeff speaks several foreign languages including Nepali and Tharu. An avid athlete, Jeff trained for and competed in the ITU Duathlon World Championships in 2014, 2015 and 2016. He is currently 10th in the World in Long Course Duathlon for his grouping. He is an active member of TeamUSA and spends many hours honoring Christ by running, cycling and eating clean food. He leads a home group at his church, with his wife, Linda, and has two boys. He enjoys fishing, camping, hiking, reading and loving his wife.
Linda Gaura - Finance
Linda is majority owner of TNT and has been since 2011. Linda handles all aspects of banking and finance, and also enjoys discovering innovative business strategies and interesting new people and opportunities for TNT.
Linda comes from strong business background. Her father, Manuel Gaetan, was a CEO of a multi-national textile firm during the golden years of textiles and has many titles and accolades to his name. He is an influential and highly successful migrant from Puerto Rico.
Linda has 10+ years working in banking and has supervised a staff of nearly 30 loan processors. Linda was also the owner of PNC Log Homes, a log home distribution company, selling log kits and solar technology to the niche of the general public interested in alternative living in houses made of all wood. Her home projects have been featured in multiple magazines and trade publications.
Linda is a tremendous and inspiring public speaker. She works with the Core Compassion Project, a non-profit that works to create awareness and funds for women recovering from breast cancer and in need of Pilates therapy.
Linda and her husband Jeff live in a log home in Union County with their children. She enjoys exercise, nutrition, and gardening.
Dan Whitt - Sales Manager
Dan Whitt has been with The Network Team since 2009. As the account manager and sales manager, he carries sales goal responsibility, hiring responsibility, training and managing the other sales staff at TNT.
He has been successfully selling and managing in the IT industry since the mid-70’s. He has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and M.S. in Engineering Management, both from Texas A&M University.
Dan is also a commercial/instrument/multi-engine pilot, has a computer network in his home which he built and maintains, and is happily married with children and grandchildren.
Dan pastors a church as well, making his personality and vision an ideal fit for the goals of TNT as being a firm who wishes to serve its constituents in a Godly manner.
Mike Wilson - Project Manager
Mike Wilson joined the Network Team in August of 2015 to serve as the Project Manager. Mike spent 7 years working as an English teacher for abused and neglected children in the custody of the Department of Social Services in Bedford, VA until 2012 when he moved to the Charlotte area to manage two retail stores as the General Manager of Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt. During his time as a teacher, Mike was also in charge of managing the computer systems and network, including multiple websites, and he loved the challenge and enjoyment of improving people's lives with technology.
Mike has a Bachelor's degree in Religion and a Master's degree in Teaching from Liberty University, and he is also working on another Master's degree from North Carolina A&T University in Information Technology. He has Comptia's Network+ certification and also has the Cisco Certified Networking Associate certification in Routing and Switching and Cisco/Meraki CMNA in cloud networking technology. He is currently studying for the CCNA-Security and hopes to pursue CCNP in Routing and Switching after that.
Mike has been married to his wife, Kristy, for 13 years and they have 6 children. He loves spending time with them doing sports, riding bikes and exploring. When he's not with his family or working, Mike loves to read and play basketball or soccer.
Certifications: Comptia Network+, CCNA Routing and Switching