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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 SUPERHEORES. And we eat super viruses for breakfast.  

MEET THE TEAM:
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Justin Harbison

Systems Engineer

Justin Harbison is our Systems Engineer.  Originally from FairhopeAlabama, 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).

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Ryan Ulicsni

Support Specialist

Ryan Ulicsni is the Support Specialist at nSpire. He is from Destrehan, Louisiana and has a passion for technology. After trying a few different industries he found his home in information technology. In his free time he is a music hipster, baseball fan, and creole/cajun cooking enthusiast. With his youthful charisma and positive attitude he brings a fresh perspective to the company.

Superhero Qualities: 

Ryan has the drive. He’s the first line of defense for our clients.  He handles business at level 1 so your problem doesn’t get to level 2. Ryan is super-fast, super-smart and adds an energy to our Superheroes lineup that we would be lost without.