About

Why WYRE?

WYRE Technology was founded to solve a very specific problem. Our region—Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the surrounding areas—had few managed services providers (MSPs), and none had emerged as the clear choice for modern businesses. There was a serious need for a team with technical depth, a broad skill set, and amazing customer service.

Enter: WYRE

Cofounded by Mike Wade, Tyler York, Lee Behar, and Dave Baughn, WYRE leverages extensive experience in the IT industry with a focus on security, monitoring, management, and communication.

 

We want to empower businesses like yours through technology. To do that, we take the time to vet products in every category, from industry giants to new players carving out market share. The tech industry is extremely dynamic, and we've capitalized on starting fresh to bring a set of cutting edge, yet mature offerings that enable your staff and support your business.

Core Services:

Development Tools

Your Business, Your Way

WYRE customers span many industries, including:

  • Small and medium business
  • Multilocation retail
  • Enterprise
  • Manufacturing
  • Education
  • Industrial
  • Health care
  • State and local government

Whether your company already has an internal IT department or is searching for a trusted partner, WYRE is ready to build a relationship that helps you stay current and competitive.

In Tennessee and around the world, we always help!

Meet Some Of Our Team

Mike Wade

Mike Wade

CTO and Cofounder

Mike’s career in tech has been decades in the making. Starting with a fascination of programming as a kid, he got his first official job in the field in 1994. After gaining extensive experience in software development, cloud architecture, and advanced VoIP solutions, his ultimate goal was to start a company with like-minded people to bring enterprise solutions to small- and medium-size businesses in the region. In 2021, he succeeded, and WYRE was born.

On quiet days, he likes to spend time with his family, cook, restore pinball machines, and explore the world of bourbon.

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Dave Baughn

COO and Cofounder

A veteran of the US Marine Corps, Dave has decades of experience in the field of IT, including running his own consulting business. Over the years, he worked his way up through the industry and honed his technical skills, focusing on networking and voice.

“WYRE was an opportunity to build a business we can all be proud of; to be able to provide exceptional service to our customers; to allow our customers to focus on their core business initiatives and less on IT; and to provide an environment where our team members can grow to their potential.”

He believes in WYRE, calling it “a great company with unlimited potential. It is an honor to be part of something this amazing with all of the team.”

Dave is actively involved in the amateur (ham) radio community. In summer 2020, he got his Technician license, then upgraded to General class. This year, 2022, he upgraded again to Amateur Extra and is a volunteer examiner in several local clubs in the area.

Tyler York

Tyler York

CEO and Cofounder

Tyler’s technical career began immediately after high school, when he enlisted in the US Air Force. During his time in the military, he served as a cybersystems operator in the 83rd Network Operations Squadron, stationed at Ramstein Airbase, Germany. This assignment fast-tracked his career development and prepared him for future deep technical roles in enterprise IT and consulting.

Later, as an engineer at TVA, his team drove automation initiatives and the first implementations of cloud technologies such as Azure and AWS.

This early cloud experience opened the door to consulting opportunities, where he helped architect cloud infrastructure for Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. With the business experience gained from consulting and connections made from years of high-level technical work, the foundation was laid.

In 2021, the founders of WYRE saw a need for an IT managed services and consulting company that provided uncompromisingly excellent customer service and expert technical assistance. WYRE was built to fill that need.

When Tyler isn’t busy at WYRE, he’s out on adventures with his family, chasing motorsports dreams, traveling, and enjoying nature.

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Beau Moffatt

Vice President of Customer Success

Beau started working in IT in 2001 while still in college. He has experience working on teams in both large organizations like BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee as well as with small and medium sized businesses.

He brings experience in managing projects, customer service and digital marketing to help clients find the right solutions for their specific needs.

For fun, Beau enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, running and hiking. He is also a co-organizer of the WordPress Chattanooga Meetup.

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Jeremy Roberts

Support Manager

A veteran of the US Marine Corps and Army & Navy Reserve, Jeremy began his IT career in 2016 as a recruiter. In 2017, he began working as an IT desktop technician, then progressed to network administration.

His current position is Support Manager.

He chose WYRE because he liked the small office/family feel. “It’s an amazing opportunity to work with so many different technologies.”

In his free time, Jeremy enjoys camping, trail running, playing guitar, hiking, and traveling with his wife.

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Angela Wade

Director of Growth

Angela has been involved in the IT industry since the early days, working as technical support for various businesses in and around Chattanooga. In 2003, she moved to the field of publishing, where she spent years helping authors of all stripes find their voice—and their audience.

In 2022, it was time for another adventure, and she shifted into technical writing. With a passion for brainstorming, researching, planning, writing, and editing everything from marketing materials to security assessments to IT articles, Angela’s goal is to help WYRE connect with its customers in a meaningful way.

When she isn’t working, she spends her time hiking, birdwatching, painting, and reading.

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Aaron Sachs

Senior Solutions Architect // Lead Engineer

Aaron started in tech in 2009 as a desktop support technician at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, while working on his MS in Communication. From there, he started working at Pilot/Flying J in their QA department and eventually moved into doing Linux system administration. Prior to WYRE, his focus was on working with distributed systems, with an emphasis on observability and monitoring.

In November 2023, Aaron made the move to WYRE. “The team is fantastic. I had a ‘dating’ period with WYRE as a contractor and got to experience the company culture and the people. The team is top-notch and committed to delivering the best experience for their customers, partners, and employees.”

When he has a spare moment or two, aside from spending time with family, Aaron is a multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, banjo, and the bouzouki. He also likes to brew beer (he won an award for his strawberry-cream ale!) and enjoys playing video games.

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Howell Strain

Senior IT Infrastructure Engineer

Howell was introduced to IT as a kid. “I read computer magazines my dad brought home, getting deep into the weeds of the tech stuff.” That fascination never left, and while in college for engineering, he watched the business world begin to embrace technology. He wanted to be a part of it and began by creating computer accounts for his freshman support group. That led to him working for the college for a few years before heading out into the world as a contractor. “I was the, ‘Howell, they want to do a thing. Can you make that happen?’”

After twenty years of technical and project-delivery experience, he and his wife started their own company: Good Fortune Soap. Three years later, they sold it, and it was time for a long break.

Howell found out about WYRE when it was still just an idea. Then in August 2023, while job hunting, he saw a posting. “I sent Mike Wade a text: ‘Want to grab coffee and talk?’ ” It turned into an interview. “I had been out of tech for almost five years, and they saw potential and what I could bring. I liked the people I met—I knew I could work with them. There’s also a strong potential to influence the direction and growth of the company.”

In his downtime, Howell likes to spend time with his family, hiking, mountain biking, and camping. “I also read a lot that I’m not going to do anything with. For instance, I’m super interested in metallurgy and material science.”

Craig Soborowicz

Craig Soborowicz

Senior Engineer

Craig began his career in the IT industry back in 1998. His job was to manage DNS servers for a large telecommunications company.

Since then, he’s been able to learn a lot of different technologies—from networking and firewalls to public cloud and SDWAN. His personal favorite is networking, but he’s happy to have a wide breadth of experience.

In early 2023, he and WYRE found each other. He liked the people, and he felt that his varied experience was a great fit!

In his spare time, he enjoys reading and working on whatever home-improvement project his wife has dreamed up. He’s also a novice gardener and is learning how to not kill plants.

Dayron Daugherty

Dayron Daugherty

IT Solutions Architect // Senior Microsoft Systems Administrator

Dayron started in IT in 1997 when he realized his love of playing video games and building computers could lead to a career. His first technical job was repairing computers in a large retailer’s tech shop. From there he started gaining various IT industry certifications, opening new opportunities in the corporate world.

Now with over twenty-five years of experience, Dayron has worked in the areas of PC repair, desktop support, networking, database administration, IT management, and systems administration and security—both on-prem and in the cloud. He has provided these services to a wide range of industries, including retail, mortgage, non-profit, education, healthcare, and government. Having experience in supporting organizations from small business to large enterprise, Dayron provides expert solutions and support that businesses need.

In 2022, Dayron started working with WYRE as a consultant on various projects. In May 2024, he was excited to join the company full time as an IT Solutions Architect and Senior Microsoft Systems Administrator.

Outside of work Dayron enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing bass guitar, lifting weights, and (still) playing video games.

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Matt Klüg

Support Engineer III

Matt discovered IT as a kid. His knowledge and ability have been mostly self-taught, but he’s also had some great mentors.

Matt was looking for new opportunities in the IT field and met Mike and Dave while collaborating on a project together. In short order, they became friends. Through that friendship, an opportunity developed with WYRE, and today Matt is proud to be a part of the team.

In his spare time away from WYRE, Matt enjoys time with his family, handyman work, and some time on the airwaves as an amateur radio enthusiast.

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Alejandra Ortiz-Sanchez

Support Engineer II

Alejandra became interested in IT at a young age when she was learning how to bypass the block on YouTube at the school her mom taught at. From there, she did small tech-related jobs at the school. She realized how much she enjoyed that type of work and helping people, and decided to stick with it.

Alejandra chose to work with WYRE for a few different reasons. “First, I love the fact that we have such good relationships with our clients. I love that I can walk into the office and be greeted by everyone there, and I can joke and have regular conversations with them. It really feels like a big family. Everyone has been so supportive and helpful—I truly feel like they’ll have my back and help me succeed.”

In her spare time, she loves to go hiking, whether it’s taking her dog to a nearby trail or traveling out of state to spend a few days in one of the national parks. Sometimes, she brings her DSLR camera to take some landscape shots, so she can print them out and stick them in a photo album or hang them around the house. “Any chance I get to be outside, I like to take advantage of!”

Billy Reynolds

Billy Reynolds

Support Engineer II

As a kid, Billy always wanted to build his own computer and continually pulled apart the family one. “Then in college, I saved up to spec out my own that I still use today. Plenty of fixing grandparents’ PCs and setting up the new devices family members got, as well!”

Billy started his business IT career in early 2019 with contract jobs, which he really enjoyed. When he moved to Chattanooga in 2021, he began working with Volkswagen as an IT analyst.

He made the move to WYRE because “the chance at starting with a small company where my work would have a direct impact, as well as being able to learn alongside peers, made WYRE more than exciting to join.”

In his free time, Billy has an assorted collection of plants he maintains, along with a cat named Binks. “Outside of that, I enjoy simulation games, being around friends, and anything outdoors.” He tries to continually learn a language and is currently working on German. “Mein Deutsch ist nicht so gut, aber Ich lerne jeden Tag!”

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Patrick Wade

Graphic Designer

Patrick has always had an intuitive sense of both symmetry and design, and he realized these skills were a perfect fit for what WYRE needed. A visit to the office in 2021 clinched it: “I liked it so much that I wanted to come back, and it spiraled up from there. I’m very happy to have landed this opportunity, and I love working with the team. I’ve also gotten to work on all kinds of aspects of graphic design, and it’s been really enjoyable to help build the company.”

He spends most of his free time trying to better his art skills, playing video games, and staring at trees. He also occasionally works on projects in writing and music.

Jerry Tse

Jerry Tse

Sales

With a deep background in sales, Jerry has the essential tools to manage new clients and current business. His passion is to empower people through education, helping them uncover win-win solutions. 

“I’ve been at WYRE since September 2021 and have the unique privilege of growing our sales department from scratch, with customer experience as our focus.”