Envision. Execute. Soar.
IT sales, consulting and solutions that deliver results
KS2 Technologies was incorporated in 2001, but the genesis of the company began in 1992. It was then that Dan Shinedling Sr. began DSI, a reseller of IBM hardware. KS2 began to take form as Dan’s son, Dan Jr., came aboard and finally, Eric Kuefler.
The resulting company brought together the unique expertise of three passionate individuals united in a common goal to make IT work smarter. Today, Eric Kuefler, Dan Shinedling Sr., Dan Shinedling Jr. and their associates have made this their mission: IT sales and solutions that consistently deliver positive, measurable business results.
A breed above
Today KS2 stands as a recognized IBM Gold Business Partner delivering consistent IBM infrastructure and software sales plus IT consulting that goes the extra mile. KS2 specializes in innovative IBM technologies including IBM Power® systems, PureApplication/PureFlex Systems, IBM Storage and IBM WebSphere Software. We also serve as an Oracle Platinum Partner to deliver best-in-class JD Edwards ERP consulting and solutions including net new installations, upgrades, project based services and managed services.
More than just a consulting firm
KS2 is not just an IT consulting firm. We are something more. KS2 brings together best-of-breed infrastructure (hardware, private/public Cloud), software and professional services to fully serve the needs of your business. We take you start to finish from vision to production.
Watch your business soar
At KS2, we combine our skills and years of experience with best-of-breed systems to provide IT solutions that add value to your business. KS2 has helped businesses in many different industries including: Healthcare, Financial Services, Manufacturing and Distribution, Oil and Gas, Engineering and Construction, Land Development and Homebuilding.
While products, systems, and technologies change, KS2 continues to deliver solutions that solve business problems and deliver exceptional results.
Dan Shinedling Jr.
CEO / Co-Founder
A graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in Industrial Engineering, Dan Jr. possesses a keen entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for making IT soar. Dan began his professional career in 1992 as a developer and integration consultant. Looking to build something new, Dan joined his dad at DSI in 1995 and launched what would become KS2’s professional services practice. Since that time the practice has served both the IBM and JD Edwards communities, automated and integrated business processes for customers across a host of industries, and now offers Managed Services to maintain stability and continuous improvement of IBM and Oracle/JDE systems and software.
Today, Dan continues to focus on ways to make IT work better for business and to enable KS2’s personnel and its clients to be successful.
President / Co-Founder
Eric is a born entrepreneur. He brings to the team an unswerving intensity and a proven sales and professional services track record. A graduate of Florida State University, Eric holds dual degrees in Accounting and Finance. He began his career at Motorola and was part of a global implementation team that implemented Oracle applications in Singapore, Ft. Worth, Germany and the United Kingdom. After a successful launch at Motorola, Eric started an independent company focused on Oracle JDE consulting and solutions. This company was later merged into KS2 and helped form the JDE Practice that is soaring today.
With Eric, good is not good enough. Reaching for excellence is his mantra. As an IT and Finance professional, he understands the importance of each project’s business value and its impact to the customers’ bottom line.
CTO / VP of Cloud Services
Ed Vazquez is an innovative and loyal technologist who has lead KS2’s Middleware, Integration Mobile and Software Development Practice since 2014. After graduating from the University of Kansas, Ed became Sprint’s Program Manager of eCommerce, managing over 40,000 IT project hours of website functionality buildout before becoming Sprint’s General Manager of Web Service Integrations and SOA Implementations.
Today at KS2, Ed not only leads the Middleware practice but also manages KS2’s Kansas City office where he oversees the delivering of solutions and managed services for IBM’s products. A results-oriented IT leader with over a decade of experience, Ed’s expertise helps KS2 provide solutions to clients seeking to strengthen their processes.
Dan Shinedling Sr.
Sales Consultant (Retired from role as CEO)
Dan brings years of IT wisdom and entrepreneurial insight to KS2. After 27 years with IBM in a variety of roles, Dan took advantage of the IBM early retirement program to start DSI Consulting, a hardware-centric venture. It wasn’t long until DSI Consulting evolved into what KS2 Technologies is today. He helped form KS2 in May of 2002 along with his son, Dan Jr. and their partner Eric Kuefler. With the addition of Mr. Kuefler to the staff and the change in direction from a strictly hardware reseller to a full service provider, it was decided that DSI Consulting would also change its name to KS2 Technologies, Kuefler and the two Shinedlings. Now retired from his role as CEO, Dan works as a Sales Consultant concentrating on the hardware/infrastructure reseller program as an integral part of the overall business. In addition, Dan continues to work with the various business partners that KS2 has relationships with and interfaces with IBM.
KS2 delivers value in everything we do. We are IT problem solvers who excel in providing the right technology for the right situation at the right time. Our team is nimble. Our delivery is predictable. And our integration is seamless.
IT skills that measure up to your IT needs
Our services are a unique blend of IT infrastructure (hardware, public/private Cloud), IT software and IT services. This three-pronged approach offers maximum value for the midmarket and Fortune 1000 company.
The KS2 team assesses your business goals and puts together IT solutions that integrate hardware, software, Cloud and professional services in one comprehensive package.
A history of satisfied clients
At KS2, we’re not simply about completing transactions. We’re about building relationships. Little wonder why so many of our clients are willing to be references for us. Our clients know us and know they can trust us to make the right recommendations, implement the right hardware, software and professional services––on time and on budget.
Thanks to our deep domain expertise with both IBM and JDE platforms we continue to build strong, lasting client partnerships. Our seasoned, collaborative project teams deliver measurable results. Our user-centered and business-driven solutions are designed to fit your company’s needs and deliver an unparalleled ROI.
KS2’s work continues to be acknowledged by our clients, partners and industry authorities.
Being good is not good enough
We aspire to be the very best.
Our clients success and delight is our number #1 priority.
They are our biggest source of success.
Take the High Road
Trust, integrity, respect and accountability in all relationships.
Communication is key when creating great product.