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:

  • Cybersecurity
  • IT support
  • Networking
  • Infrastructure
  • Device management
  • Identity and access management
  • Voice
  • Internet connectivity
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Your Business, Your Way

From 5 users to 5,000, WYRE works with all industries, including:

  • Small and medium business
  • Multilocation retail
  • Enterprise
  • Manufacturing
  • 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.

Meet Some of Our Team

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.

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

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.

Matt Klüg

Systems Administrator

Matt discovered IT as a kid. “I started on an Apple 2 someone gave me, first computer I ever owned. That was short-lived because I was gifted an old Compaq with a 486 processor with Windows 3.1 on it.”

Over the years, 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.

Matt is a volunteer fire captain for Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department, headquartered in Collegedale, Tennessee. He also enjoys some time on the airwaves as an amateur radio enthusiast (Technician-level license) and dabbles in home handyman work.

He’s been married to his lovely wife, Hollie, for four years. “We also have an absolutely spoiled-rotten cocker spaniel named Lexie.”

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.”

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.

James Petty

Solutions Architect

James began his career in IT in 2010 while still in college. Since graduating with a masters in management information systems, he's become a leader in the field, with MVP status in Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management. He is also a two-time Microsoft Most Valued Professional.

James was lead author for Learn PowerShell in a Month of Lunches (fourth edition), and he chairs both the PowerShell + DevOps and Automation + DevOps global summits.

In his rare time off, he likes to spend time with his daughter and remodel his house. He’s also very active with the Boy Scouts in Chattanooga.

Patrick Wade

Graphic Designer

Patrick has always had an intuitive sense of both symmetry and design, and he realized this was the 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. It spiraled from there. I’m very happy to have this job, and love working with the team.”

In his free time, he dabbles in art, music, writing, and programming, and has an extreme fascination with nature.

Beau Moffatt

Project Manager & Website Development

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.

Anthony Jirouschek

Chief Cybersecurity Consultant

Anthony’s cyber 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 Ramstein, Germany, with WYRE cofounder Tyler York. While there, Anthony was a directory services administrator for all the European bases.

Later, Anthony became a cyberwarfare operator stationed in San Antonio, Texas. During this time, he and his team were responsible for proactively hunting, identifying, and killing threats to the Air Force’s network.

In 2021, when WYRE Technology was created, it presented a unique opportunity for Anthony to help his friends Tyler and Mike grow their business and provide needed services to their customers. Today, Anthony helps WYRE provide cutting-edge cybersecurity solutions and advanced services, such as penetration testing.

When Anthony isn’t assisting WYRE, he is pursuing an acting career in Atlanta, playing beach volleyball, and traveling.