Meet the People Who Drive Our Success
Richard Creson, President
With a background in the information technology field dating back to 1966, D. Richard Creson founded Meridian Technology Group in 1990.
Richard began his career at the Ford Motor Company World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, then one of the largest data processing facilities in the world. After working at Ford, he then served in information technology-related positions for various companies until earning his Bachelor of Business Administration/Accounting Degree from the University of South Florida in 1975. From that point forward, Richard’s focus broadened to include finance and accounting.
After college, Richard returned to the Ford Motor Company World Headquarters where he served as systems audit manager from 1975 to 1980. Then in 1980, Richard moved to Portland, Oregon, where he was the manager of systems audit for Evans Products Company. Three years later, he moved to San Francisco to be the financial controller of San Francisco, California-based Impell Corporation. In 1986, Richard returned to Portland as the controller and chief financial officer of Impell-Pacific (a startup venture between Impell Corporation and PacifiCorp based in Portland, Oregon). In 1989, Richard was named general manager of Systems Integration Services for Impell-Pacific. Recognizing a void in the information technology consulting field, Richard put his extensive business and technical experience to work and formed Meridian Technology Group.
Rick Skogmo, Vice President of Business Development – Pacific NW and Western USA
Rick joined Meridian Technology Group in 2005. Rick brought over 23 years of information technology sales and marketing experience to Meridian. His background includes both sales and marketing of hardware, software and IT staffing. He served as branch manager and vice president for 12 years with Western Data Corporation, and prior to that, Branch Manager for Infogroup Northwest. His current role with Meridian is business development within all of Meridian’s Western U.S. accounts. Rick is a native Oregonian and attended Oregon State University.
Brandon Newsom, Managing Director– South and South Central USA
Brandon serves as Managing Director with a focus on building strong relationships/partnerships in the State of Texas. Since his background includes over 20 years in the IT Consulting and Professional Services Industry managing clients and teams, he brings a great amount of experience to Meridian Technology Group. Brandon’s history includes working with clients and executives in many industries and is knowledgeable in all vertical markets supporting their projects from beginning to completion. He participates in local and national technology organizations and is an active member of HIMSS. He enjoys spending time with family and being involved with his community. Brandon is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University with a BA in Speech Communications.