Leadership

Your Technology Team

As a leader in innovative solutions, Pearl Technology presents custom IT services to businesses in Central Illinois and across the United States. Our expertise in analysis, design, integration, and optimization has enabled connection in many industries.

No matter your core business, technology plays an important role in daily operations. And we understand that when it fails, your business suffers. That's why our team works with you to architect a custom strategy.

  • Simplify Technology
  • Keep Your IT Running
  • Assure Safe, Seamless, Effective Connections
  • Save Your Business Time, Money, Resources

Plus, we can often do it for less than it would cost you to manage these solutions on your own.

 

Meet Our Leaders

Dave Johnson—President

Dave joined Pearl Technology in 2012. He is responsible for all aspects of ensuring that Pearl Technology runs properly, which includes ensuring clients have the solutions they need to remain connected. Dave oversees the operation of all Pearl Technology's core capabilities and negotiates needed acquisitions (including CIAN, A5, and IAS Technology).

Dave works from our headquarters in Peoria Heights, Illinois, and is a member of InfraGard, which is a partnership between the FBI and private sector for the protection of the U.S. Critical Infrastructure. He is committed to the community and the promotion of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Thus, Dave is the cofounder of the Pearl Technology/Richwoods Township STEM Academy and is involved in all their events. He is also a member of ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) U.S. Education Committee and a certified BBQ Pitmaster for charity events. Dave has 3 adult children and 9 grandchildren.

Connect with Dave: dave.johnson@pearltechnology.com

Dave Johnson


Chris Dewitt—Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Chris joined Pearl Technology in 2020 and works out of the Detroit, Michigan area. He is responsible for leading the company's growth and revenue, along with managing partner relationships. Chris also spearheads marketing and branding to assure Pearl Technology is a nationally recognized technology leader.

With more than 16 years of global sales experience, Chris has managed and built global sales, marketing, and delivery teams throughout the world. He has also worked for large system integrators, where he led business units and industries, as well as built mid-size companies from a national to a global presence.

Chris says he came to Pearl Technology because he was excited about the culture and drive for growth throughout Pearl Companies. He is utilizing his past experiences to make Pearl Technology a nationally known leader in the technology space.

Connect with Chris: chris.dewitt@pearltechnology.com

Chris Dewitt


Anthony Mini—Senior Vice President, Security and Operations

Anthony joined Pearl Technology in 2021 and oversees all technical operations, including our data centers, cybersecurity, and IT solutions. He has more than 20 years of experience.

As a major with the Air National Guard in Peoria, Anthony served as commander of cyber operations since 2009. He is an accomplished technology professional with experience in strategic planning, project management, and cybersecurity. In addition to his proven success across public, private, and non-profit organizations, Anthony has the following certifications: CIO, CISSP, CCNA-Cyber Ops, ITIL, Sec+, and 6 Sigma (Green Belt). Anthony also holds a Master's of Science, with a CIO concentration, from the National Defense University College of Information and Cyberspace.

Anthony and his wife, Cristen, live with their three children in Central Illinois. His hobbies include aviation, golf, coaching hockey, and all things technology.

Connect with Anthony: anthony.mini@pearltechnology.com

Anthony Mini


Jeremy Caldera, CTS-D, CTS-I—Senior Vice President, Audiovisual Technology

Jeremy joined Pearl Technology in 2021 and works out of our headquarters in Peoria Heights, Illinois. The former CEO of IAS Technology, he currently oversees audiovisual integration solutions. Jeremy specializes in the planning and design of AV systems, organizational management, employee management, and the development of corporate standards and strategies for business growth.

An expert in the professional AV industry with over 25 years of experience, Jeremy was recently named to the SCN Magazine International AV Hall of Fame and has received several other awards, including AVIXA International Educator of the Year, AVIXA International Young AV Professional, and one of the area's 40 business leaders under 40. He was also nationally recognized as one of the top 40 most influential people under 40 in the industry by CI Magazine.

Jeremy lives in Eureka, Illinois, with his fiancée, three children, and three Great Danes. He is actively involved as a volunteer within the professional AV industry and his community as well. Jeremy has served as the chair of AVIXA's Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) Certification Program, a member of AVIXA's Leadership Search Committee, and the chair of the committee for renewal of the AVIXA/ANSI 2M standard. Jeremy has also taught advanced AV design at Columbia College Chicago and sits on the academic advisory board of the Audio Arts & Acoustics department.

Connect with Jeremy: jeremy.caldera@pearltechnology.com

Jeremy Caldera

Community Involvement

In addition to our work with the STEM Academy Peoria, we are also actively involved as a company with:

  • Goodwill Industries
  • Midwest Food Bank
  • United Way

Our employees also give back within their communities through a variety of other organizations.

Pearl Technology Services


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Cybersecurity

Pearl Technology can help keep your employee and customer information safe from threats.

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Data Centers

Securely house your expensive equipment and enable seamless disaster recovery—with better security, more IT expertise, and scalable options.

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IT Solutions

No matter your core business, technology plays an important role in your daily operations. We can simplify it for you.

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VAR

Pearl Technology is also a leading technology value-added reseller, providing everything your business needs to establish a safe and effective IT network.

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AV Solutions

We offer custom audiovisual integration technology to assure seamless communication throughout your business.

Learn More

 

Pearl Technology Services


...

Cybersecurity

Pearl Technology can help keep your employee and customer information safe from threats.

Learn More

...

Data Centers

Securely house your expensive equipment and enable seamless disaster recovery—with better security, more IT expertise, and scalable options.

Learn More

...

IT Solutions

No matter your core business, technology plays an important role in your daily operations. We can simplify it for you.

Learn More

...

AV Solutions

We offer custom audiovisual integration technology to assure seamless communication throughout your business.

Learn More

...

VAR

Pearl Technology is also a leading technology value-added reseller, providing everything your business needs to establish a safe and effective IT network.

Learn More

Whether it's cybersecurity to help keep your employee and customer information safe from threats, IT solutions to serve as your hands-on IT department, software or hardware from a value-added reseller, or one of two data centers to securely house your expensive equipment and enable seamless disaster recovery, Pearl Technology has you covered.