Our Team

Your IT Superheroes

We’re fast & efficient, our tech knowledge is strong and we have the uncanny ability to anticipate and attack a looming problem.

We are your IT SUPERHEROES. And we eat super viruses for breakfast.  


Bob Oster

Owner, CEO

Bob Oster is the CEO and owner of nSpire Technologies and is a New Orleans native.  He attended the University of New Orleans where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management.  Having a love of technology, he pursued certifications with Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix, and RSA, which ultimately led to merge his degree and passion into one business.  With over 20 years of experience, he has the acuity to guide businesses to ultimate IT efficiency.  Bob has co-authored two technical books, with future plans to write his own and is a professional public speaker in the areas of technology and referral networking and is also a GoldMan Sachs 10,000 small business graduate.

Superhero Qualities: 

Bob has the vision. Not necessarily x-ray vision, but the kind of vision that enables him to see the BIG picture.  Bob delivers the technology your company needs nowand also looks to the future to make sure you always have what you need to be successful.  He’s our leader. Strong in mind and in body.  He’s also a family man and cares about his work family just as much as his wife and kiddos. Ok, almost as much.


Melanie Stringer

Office Manager

Melanie is our fearless Office Manager.  A debutante of River Ridge, she brings a broad range of experience to the nSpire Team.  Her true forte is her organization and relationship building with a true desire to always be helping.  She has been a coordinator and administrative manager for much of her career, but she is most proud of being the founder of The Children’s Neuromuscular Foundation of Louisiana in 2007.  Melanie has a Bachelor of Arts from LSU and is the proud mother of four fantastic boys.

Superhero Qualities: 

Melaine has the 2 P’s: Patience & Personality. She puts up with all of us.  Melanie is our SuperGal Friday, every day of the week. She has exceptional people skills,and thank goodness hers is the first voice you’ll hear when you call us. She’s our social activities coordinator (a big job with this crew) – and we all know better than to talk to her in computer geek speak. Although when we do, she smiles at us politely.


Shawn Kelly

Business Development Specialist

Shawn Kelly is a Metairie native, recently returning home following a 5 year stint in Atlanta. Shawn is the proud father of his three children: Madi, Rori and Max. Graduating from Brother Martin High School and UNO with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, Shawn is delighted to join the nSpire team following a nearly 20 year career in technology based sales and sales management in both telecommunications and digital marketing. In his spare time, Shawn enjoys coaching his sons’ football, basketball and baseball teams at Cleary Playground in Metairie.

Superhero Qualities: 

Shawn Kelly has the Endurance. With an unparalleled fighting spirit matched by no other, his competitive nature and tenacity to win ensures he will never stay down. He can make the daily choice to be happy and rise to the occasion. Shawn’s perseverance and extraordinary charm gives him that competitive edge to find the right customers just for us. He will never give up to find that win-win scenario for everyone.


Richard Bramlett

Senior Systems Engineer

Richard Bramlett is the Senior Systems Engineer and our Lead Technician here at nSpire. A native of Covington, he has been working in the IT industry for over 20 years and brings his years of experience and Microsoft certifications to round out the team. His passions involve music, movies, and discovering the latest tech trends. Richard loves developing and maintaining relationships with clients, giving them trust and confidence in nSpire’s ability to deliver the highest level of service.

Superhero Qualities: 

Richard has the knowledge.  We’d say Richard has already forgotten more tech knowledge than most people will ever know… except Richard never forgets.  He is a wealth of knowledge and while you may not want his high-tech explanation, you will want the end result. And that’s as simple as this: Richard can figure it out when no-one else can.


Justin Harbison

Systems Engineer

Justin Harbison is our Systems Engineer. Originally from Fairhope, Alabama, he moved to New Orleans with his family as a teenager. He’s since fallen in love with the city as well as the New Orleans Saints, but still yells "Roll Tide" during the SEC football season. With a love of technology, he decided to attend ITT Technical Institute to pursue his Associates Degree in Network Systems Administration. Justin has a passion for scripting and making things work and is the driving force behind the managed monitoring services that are offered at nSpire.

Superhero Qualities:

Justin has the personality. Justin is as friendly as he is smart. And that’s a lot. Need a techie-translator you can actually understand? Justin is your (super)man. And while “outdoorsy” may not come to mind when you think of tech-genius, Justin is that too. His kryptonite: he can’t say no. (So, go ahead, ask him for that upgrade – just don’t tell the boss).


Ali Duplantis

Service Coordinator / Dispatcher

Ali Duplantis is a Service Coordinator / Dispatcher at nSpire. She grew up in the New Orleans area, and current pursuing a degree in Business Administration online at the Louisiana State University – Alexandria. Ali loves high-paced environments, which is why she also works weekends as a bid coordinator for live and online auctions. She loves to see technology used to improve people and businesses.

Superhero Qualities: 

Ali can fly. She can rise up and see the entire picture. Like a super air traffic controller, Ali quickly sees where to direct the service techs for maximum productivity. She soars over the list of tickets constantly scanning for any adjustments that need to be made. Her ability to see the big picture also lets her communicate at super speeds with clients about any changes to our schedules. When times are tough, Ali kills them with kindness.


Ryan Range

Support Specialist

Ryan Range is a Support Specialist at nSpire. He is originally from Shreveport, LA , but has called NOLA home since 2014. A former collegiate athlete, Ryan understands that teamwork makes the dream work. Maybe that’s why he fits in so well at nSpire. Ryan enjoys his work so much that he often brings projects home so he can continue learning. That is, when he’s not working out or playing with his 3 young children. We appreciate the calm, even-keel vibe he brings to the company.

Superhero Qualities: 

Ryan Range has the strength. He is on the front lines of defense for our clients. Range doesn’t let anything get past him. Looking at him, you may attribute that to his brawn, but his brain is his real superpower. He always stays calm and collected under pressure – handling business at level 1 so that your problem doesn’t get to level 2.


Ryan Malbrough

Support Specialist

Ryan Malbrough is a Support Specialist at nSpire. He was born and raised in New Orleans. The IT bug bit him back in high school, when a teacher noticed Ryan’s tech talents and asked him to help set up the school’s first computer network. His passion for IT has grown ever since. Ryan loves the daily challenges that working with nSpire clients brings, and he is always quick to provide the right solution. Ryan has two teenage boys and (not surprisingly) their favorite thing to do together is play video games.

Superhero Qualities: 

Ryan Malbrough has the conviction. You can go ahead and add another quality to Ryan M.’s lineup: Determination. He simply won’t walk away from a problem until he’s solved it. He actually enjoys stepping out of his comfort zone to tackle new challenges! Although you might initially describe him as quiet, give him a hot second – because his real superpower lies in his ability to intently think problems through in order to provide nSpire clients the answers they need.


Sean Fried

Support Specialist

Sean Fried is a Support Specialist at nSpire. He was born in the New Orleans area, but grew up in Arabi and Mississippi. He recently returned to New Orleans after a short stint in Colorado. Sean obtained his Associates in Business Technology in 2010 but spent 7 years chasing the rock star life. Sean played and toured with his band for those 7 years before entering the corporate world. You may be surprised to hear that Sean speaks Japanese rather fluently, has spent quite a bit of time in Japan and met his wife there. He also enjoys playing video games, listening to, and creating music, and is a huge fan of professional Overwatch (a video game for those who don’t know).

Superhero Qualities: 

Sean is faster than a speeding bullet. You may find things fixed before you even know the problem exists. With great precision, Sean is able to complete many issues in a single day! He shrugs off virus’ and uses his speed to tackle both the small and big obstacles in his way.