Latin Chamber Of Commerce Launches Technology Initiatives with Business Continuity Technologies
" New technology value added benefits to its membership
" Transitioning LCC to the Digital Age
As CEO, Lester Keizer brings to Business Continuity Technologies (BCT) over 30 years of executive responsibilities. Under his tenure he oversaw the transformation of BCT from it’s parent company Connecting Point of Las Vegas a product centric company to a service centric organization. As a result, the company was chosen as number 1 in the State of Nevada and number 14 world-wide as the most progressive managed service technology provider.
As Senior Vice President for Community Psychiatric Centers, a company rated by Business Week in 1991 as one of the most valuable publicly held U.S. Companies, he developed and managed the Residential Services Division. He grew this division by $75 million before its sale to Vencor (now Kindred Healthcare.) While serving as Vice President of development for Prime Med, he closed on a $32 million dollar deal with a large hospital system and materially participated in this company’s growth from a startup company to a $200 million dollar leading provider of institutional pharmacy services before its sale to a publically traded company. He has also served as a Senior Vice President of sales for one of the nation’s largest home health providers and served as Vice President for Med Diversified in the development and promotion of technology, telemedicine and e-commerce on a national and international level.
As an innovative business developer, Mr. Keizer has excelled in developing technology and technology solutions to various lines of business including the management and development of an international hospital on the island of Antigua through a joint venture with rock star Eric Clapton. Lester Keizer grew up in Indonesia, New Guinea and Borneo (where his parents served as missionaries), went to college in England and later earned his Bachelor’s degree in Theology from Southern Adventist University in Tennessee and his Masters degree in Administration from Andrews University in Michigan. Lester Keizer an accomplished speaker has presented at many regional and national conferences. He previously served on the Board of Directors for CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association and the Varnex Advisory Board. Lester Keizer is also the co-founder of Hands That Give, The I.T. industry’s first disaster recovery response organization modeled after the Red Cross. He is a classically trained pianist and organist. He loves to snow ski in the winter, water ski in the summer and participate in 100 mile century bike rides.
Earle Keizer President & COO, is a senior IT Technical Services Leader, with extensive experience managing change, generating customer satisfaction excitement and consistently providing deliverables as expected by today’s client base, He understands how to help and collaborate with customers and vendors in order for them to exceed their business goals all within a challenging and changing business environment. By utilizing expertise honed from front line technical positions to senior management positions, he is able partner with clients to strategically plan, implement and manage projects to completion within prescribed time and budgetary parameters.
Most recently, Earle was with Novell Technical Services. His last position there was Global Services Director/Principal managing a team of 65 People Managers, Support Account Managers and Technical Support Engineers covering the entire East Coast and accounted for over 50% of the North America Services revenue. His customers included Fortune 1000 companies, Federal, State and Local governments and many educational institutions ranging from well known universities, state-run university systems, community colleges and private schools.
He was recognized by Novell as Director of the year and awarded the President’s Club award for exceeding customer satisfaction goals, attaining and exceeding financial and productivity targets and having the highest employee satisfaction scores within the Technical Support organization. These attributes describes clearly the some of the core competencies of Earle.
Earle began his technical support career at Wang Laboratories in the technical trenches as a Hardware engineer, moved on to be a Software Engineer, then Technical Support manager, Data Center Manager, Outsourcing and Help Desk Project Manager, and Partner Support Manager.