Founder, CEO & Chairman of the Board – Zunesis, Inc.
Mr. Shaffer has over 30 years of experience in the IT industry and has been instrumental in building several successful IT businesses. For the past 15 years, Mr. Shaffer has served as CEO and Chairman of Zunesis, Inc., a prominent Information Technology company operating in the Rocky Mountain/Southwest region of the United States. Zunesis is built on three unwavering values:
Serving customers to make their lives better
A team-oriented, fun culture where every employee is valued & developed
Giving back to the community
Prior to Zunesis, Mr. Shaffer held senior business leadership and sales positions with Avnet, Sprint, SSDS, and Contel Information Systems.
Mr. Shaffer has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Computer Science and has written 3 books: Network Security, Academic Press publisher; The Transition to Open Systems, Morgan Kaufman publisher; and Business Intelligence for Electronic Commerce, Morgan Kaufman publisher.
He and his wife, Joan, have lived in Colorado since 1983 and raised both of their children in Colorado. Their daughter, Jordan, and husband, Bryon, now live in Melborne, FL; and their son, Dylan, and wife, Megan, live in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Steve enjoys golf, hunting, fishing, the outdoors, and Alabama / Denver Bronco’s Football.
Mr. Shaffer was the previous President of the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity, Metro Denver and served as co-Chair of the World of Hope Campaign. Since 2008, Zunesis has funded the construction of Habitat homes each year in the Denver-metro area. Zunesis also works collectively as a group on Habitat construction sites and Habitat ReStores each year throughout the Denver-metro area.
Founder, VP Engineering and Services, Secretary of the Board of Directors – Zunesis, Inc.
With over 30 years of IT industry experience that includes software development, management of IT Operations, building a technical services practice, and consulting on IT projects throughout the United States and Canada, Mr. Hughes has developed a solid understanding of the industry and brings that perspective to his current role as VP of Engineering and Services at Zunesis, Inc.
In addition to his Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Management, Mr. Hughes has achieved some of the industry’s highest accreditations including VMware’s VCP-DCV, and Hewlett Packard’s Master SAN Architect, as well as certifications from Veeam, and others.
Mr. Hughes and his wife moved to Colorado in 1984 where they raised two daughters. James has cycled throughout Colorado and has participated in many of the premier Colorado rides including Ride the Rockies, Triple Bypass, Courage Classic, and Elephant Rock. Together, James and his wife enjoy cycling, hiking, recreational kayaking, and travel. James actively volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and has served on their Corporate Leadership Team.
Chief Technology Officer – Zunesis, Inc.
Mr. Gosselin has over 30 years experience in the IT industry. His first 15 years were spent working in the oil and gas industry in roles that included data center operations, desktop support, server support, project consulting, and solution development and deployment. Mr. Gosselin worked for an IT company to help create and define a pre-sales consulting organization. This experience has helped Mr. Gosselin develop a solid understanding of the industry from both operations and architecture perspectives.
In addition to his BSBA (with an emphasis on Information Systems), Mr. Gosselin has achieved accreditations such as Microsoft Certified Professional, HP BladeSystem ASE, VMware Certified Professional and ITIL Foundations for IT Service Management. Mr. Gosselin has also served on his children’s Swim team Board of Directors and has been a baseball coach and Scout Leader.