Meet the skilled team of experts who are happy to take care of all your information technology needs.
Scott Putnam President/CEO
Scott Putnam began working at Apex as a technician, while still a student at Shasta High School.
By the time he was 25, he was President of the company, which has grown to a staff of 30 under his leadership. Scott has over 20 years of experience in business consultation as well as in the design, implementation and administration of advanced technologies for a wide range of clients, from small business to large corporations. He recently received the 2010 Virgil Covington Award from the Redding Chamber of Commerce and has also received awards from the SMART Resource Center and Redding Rotary.
As President/CEO of Apex, he has twice accepted recognition as one of the top 100 most innovative IT providers in the world and has maintained Microsoft Gold Partner status for over five years. In addition, Scott maintains addition to advanced partnerships with companies such as CISCO, CITRIX, HP and Dell. Scott’s technical certifications include Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA), MCNPS and MSPSI. He serves on the Thanksgiving Basket Committee for Redding Rotary, and as an AWANA leader for Redding Neighborhood Church. He also serves his community through generous contributions to charitable organizations. He and his wife, Natalie and their children, Joel, Hannah, Leah, Micah, Naomi and Levi, live in Redding.
George Passidakis Director of Sales & Marketing
George Passidakis holds an M.I.S. degree and brings over 25 years of experience as an Information Technology professional to Apex.
He is dedicated to bringing complicated technology down to earth for everyday use, ensuring our clients get the personal and professional service they deserve. George is a CEDIA Certified Professional Designer as well as a C-7 Licensed Contractor whose experience includes: founding his own custom database applications company, working as an IT consultant and holding a position as an IT manager for Cisco. He has extensive knowledge of and experience with Microsoft products and other traditional IT, including Web development and wireless technologies.
When he’s not providing expert IT solutions to our clients, George enjoys exploring the great outdoors, his kids, camping, audio/video, and home automation.
Tracy Willis Corporate Controller
Financial business practices follow GAAP principles of fiscal integrity, promote accountability, and maintain client trust.
She brings a wide range of experience to the Apex Team, including more than 20 years of accounting and auditing experience in the hospitality field, as well as a few years of systems installations way back when! During her long tenure with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Tracy was responsible for operating the financial division at individual properties. She directed the Accounting, Purchasing, and IT departments. This includes opening eight luxury hotels (four international properties) where she implemented accounting and business IT systems, as well as performed onsite system and process training. This experience, combined with her specialization in system conversions and internal audit, has given her a unique ability to analyze a wide range of business systems and operations as they relate to accounting and financial controls. On an interesting note: Tracy also spent more than 4 years as an Elementary School teacher! Tracy holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University in Consumer Economics with a concentration in Business Management.
Away from Apex, Tracy enjoys spending time with family, serving people in our community and internationally, as well as involving herself in biking, kayaking, creative arts, theater, and dance.