Management Team

Robert Koch

Robert Koch
President

Robert Koch was named President on August 1, 2009, assuming responsibility for ABS's commitment to service excellence and its pursuit of corporate growth. Mr. Koch has been with ABS since April 2000 and has held various executive positions including Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and General Manager. During his ABS career, Koch has been responsible for the financial management, forecasting and operational performance of ABS and for positioning the company to sustain its growth objectives. Prior to joining ABS, Koch served as Vice President-Accounting, Systems and Administration for the Industrial Bank of Japan and as Manager of International Accounting and Reporting for Baker & McKenzie. Koch is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. degree from DePaul University. He is a member of the Illinois CPA Society and Vistage, serves on the Board of Directors for a local service agency and is President of the Center Cass School District Board of Education.

Hector Gonzalez

Hector Gonzalez
Director of Operations

Hector Gonzalez directs and coordinates the operations of ABS, managing daily activities and allocating tasks and resources to meet quality standards for service and customer satisfaction.   Gonzalez also acts as chief liaison with clients recommending optimum solutions to help achieve business objectives.  Prior to his 15-year tenure at ABS, he served as Operations Manager for Inacom, a leading IT consulting firm, and managed multiple locations including both on-site and remote technical engineers.  In addition to various industry related certifications, including MCP and CNA, Gonzalez holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Western Illinois University.

Sharanjit Bhatthal

Sharanjit Bhatthal
Chief Technology Officer

In his role as CTO, Sharanjit Bhatthal is responsible for introducing ABS to emerging technologies, market and industry trends, and long-term IT strategies. Bhatthal continues to oversee the Consulting and Networking division in addition to ensuring the security of ABS infrastructure, its data and that of its clients, and enhancing services and support both for internal operations as well as for ABS clients. He also chairs ABS's Technology Committee tasked with exploring new products and services. Bhatthal holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Electronic Engineering and Technology from the Devry Institute of Technology.

TJ Mitchell

TJ Mitchell
Director of Sales and Marketing

TJ Mitchell first joined ABS when the company was founded in 1982.  In the early 1990s, he managed ABS’s computer repair division overseeing production and quality control for its largest client, Unisys Corporation.   As part of ABS's inbound marketing strategy, TJ has primarily been responsible for all internet marketing content and analysis as well as lead nurturing and new business development. Prior to his current role, Mitchell held the title of Manager of Administrative Services which included all HR functions, purchasing, marketing, and sales support. Mitchell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Public Affairs and English from Syracuse University.

 

Stacey Roos

Stacey Roos
Sales Executive - New Business Development

In his position as Sales Executive, Stacey Roos is responsible for new business development, working closely with key prospects and partners, and recommending IT solutions to meet their goals and objectives. He brings over 20 years of experience as a proven sales professional having demonstrated high performance within a variety of service and product sales to C-level executives in both Fortune 500 and mid-sized firms. Roos is typically positioned in the top 15% of his peers, receiving countless awards for his contributions. While at Gartner, he was able to achieve $20 million the first year of sales in the new Emerging Markets Division, and while leading strategic marketing campaigns was personally responsible for sales to AIG, Citicorp, Wyeth. MetLife, GE and other blue chip organizations. In addition to direct and indirect sales, Roos has trained and supervised sales teams leading them to exceptional achievements. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a dual major in Communications and Japanese Studies from the University of Minnesota.