Leadership Team 2018-03-05T18:59:26+00:00



Brian GardnerPresident
Brian Gardner founded ImagIT Solutions in 1999. His entrepreneurial mindset and bold vision has brought the company from its humble beginnings and transformed it into a global powerhouse with coverage in 45 countries. Brian is a self-taught computer and electronics expert with a wealth of computer networking knowledge and experience. He surrounds himself with a team of expert networking professionals, always focusing on quality service to continue taking ImagIT to new heights. Brian works closely with the senior leadership at ImagIT to ensure that we not only continue to define our core values, mission and culture, but also that the entire company operates by these every minute and every hour. Brian drives growth at ImagIT by dedicating time to meeting with clients and prospects externally while developing the skills of the leadership team internally. By focusing on personal advancement of the ImagIT team, cooperation, and innovation, Brian is shaping ImagIT into a world class organization bringing expert IT solutions to Channel Partners, MSPs, and Enterprise businesses.

In his spare time, Brian enjoys adventure sports, travel, and entrepreneurial ventures. He is also founder of The Gardner Foundation, supporting charitable organizations assisting children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Joe BedalowDirector of Marketing
Joe Bedalow is the Director of Marketing at ImagIT, where he establishes ImagIT’s global Sales and Marketing strategies to drive awareness and uncovers demand while developing enterprise-level and international partnerships. Joe has authored several pieces centered around the importance of efficient IT environments and partnerships to the long-term success and scalability of a business. Joe is passionate about the development of his team and teaches a course on the world-renowned “Challenger” sales method which demonstrations how to execute complex, large-scale business-to-business solutions.

Around the community, he volunteers with several organizations. A couple of his favorite local factions are IAG (Individual Advocacy Group) and Misericordia both of which help individuals with special needs live full, self-directed lives. He also works with the tuition assistance programs at his Chicago-based alma maters St. Ignatius College Prep and FXW. In his spare time, Joe follows his beloved Chicago sports teams and participates in recreational athletics several times a week. Joe holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Kansas.

Steve MartDirector of Engineering
Steve Mart joined ImagIT in Fall of 2017, bringing with him 30 years of IT experience including various roles managing global infrastructure and business application teams (both domestic and abroad). Steve holds a B.A. in Botany from Miami University, and a M.S. from Carnegie-Mellon University in Public Management and Policy. Steve’s focus at ImagIT is on ensuring our team works cohesively and improving our abilities to service customers by keeping the organization abreast of cutting edge technologies and current best practices. Steve drives growth at ImagIT by working to increase engineering knowledge, manage projects within budgets, and deliver quality services for our customers. As the head of ImagIT’s most expansive division, Steve helps move ImagIT forward by leading with effective communication, trust and relationship building, and an abundance of patience and perceptiveness.

In his spare time, Steve enjoys travel, recreational sports, and watching Chicago sports teams (especially the Chicago Blackhawks). He also enjoys spending time walking around his local community with his wife, and their dog Kasey. Steve is the proud father of two college-age kids; a son who attends Illinois State University & a daughter who attends The Ohio State University.