Meet the people who set the Virtual-Q standard for integrity and exceptional service.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Virtual-Q was founded in 2009 by CEO, Victor Quinones. With more than 32 years of experience in the information technology industry, his mission was to make IT smart, simple, and scalable for their clients. Virtual-Q provides IT as a Service ™ which features a hosted desktop solution – the “Q”. Designed for companies of any size, the Q reduces on-going costly IT capital expenditures related to the end-user computing experience. Virtual-Q has become a leader in the managed IT services field delivering the highest levels of customer, partner and employee satisfaction and results.
Mr. Quinones serves on the advisory board for Dun & Bradstreet, has received two BBB Winner of Distinction awards and was honored with The Best Place to Work for Commuters and The Clean Air Champion designation by the by the Houston Galveston Area Council. Virtual-Q was recently recognized as The Houston Business Journal’s top 2020 Largest Houston-area Cyber Security companies and The Houston Business Journal’s top 2020 Largest Houston-area Minority-Owned Businesses, in addition to Best Places to Work.
Mr. Quinones studied Computer Science at The University of Houston and was on the Dean’s List. He has received his Microsoft Certified Network Engineer, Novell Certified Network Engineer, VMware and Cisco Certified Engineer Certifications.
Chief Operating Officer
Steven Mohr serves as Virtual-Q’s Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Mohr has a rich combination of over 35 years’ experience in IT organizations and large enterprise consulting and sales management. Prior to joining Virtual-Q, he was an Executive Advisor with Gartner Executive Programs. In this role, Mr. Mohr provided one-on-one council to CIO’s on their most important strategic issues and objectives, sharing best-practices, leading trends and custom solutions. Areas of advice and consultation include IT Strategy, Business/IT Alignment, Governance, Organizational Design, Benefits Realization and Cost Optimization. Mr. Mohr personally engaged with and advised 50+ CIOs with mid-size and Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Mohr also has significant experience in growing profitable professional services practices, establishing successful management teams and leading them in setting strategy that exceed revenue, profitability and client experience goals. Previously, Mr. Mohr led consulting services at Microsoft Corp. As Practice Manager, he led consulting services for all Microsoft product technologies installed into Fortune 500 companies in the Gulf Coast District. Mr. Mohr also worked for IBM where he was District Director for the Southwest District of Lotus Professional Services, responsible for sale and delivery of enterprise messaging and collaboration solutions for Global 1000 client. At IBM, Mr. Mohr successfully grew revenue every year, including a 100% increase in his final year. Responsibilities at IBM and Microsoft included full P&L responsibility encompassing strategy, sales and marketing, operations, financial management, human resources and delivery.
Mr. Mohr began his career with Shell Oil where he worked in various positions for over 10 years including Systems Analyst, Project Manager and Corporate Auditor.
Mr. Mohr graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Computer Science from Sam Houston State
University in 1984.
Vice President of Finance
Victor A. Quinones serves as the Vice President of Finance for Virtual-Q. In this position he has responsibility for the worldwide finance function in sales, marketing, professional services and product development in addition to corporate financial planning & analysis.
Prior to this position, Mr. Quinones was the Vice President, Corporate Development. In this position, he managed significant elements of the company’s mergers and acquisitions, investments and licensing transactions.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Quinones has served in a variety of positions for the State of Texas and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Mr. Quinones is also the founder of God’s Rainbow Christian Academy based in Sugar Land, Texas.
Chief Security Officer
Brad Vanderford serves as Virtual-Q’s Chief Security Officer and has over 30 years of information technology and security experience across multiple domains and industries and is chiefly responsible for Virtual-Q’s information and corporate security.
Brad is a proven business and technology leader and is primarily responsible for establishing the enterprise vision, strategy and programs to protect people, information, and technologies at Virtual-Q and customers.
In addition, Mr. Vanderford served as Senior Manager of Information Security for LivaNova, a worldwide leader in cardiovascular and neuromodulation solutions, improving quality of life through innovation. Brad was responsible for the strategic leadership of the information security program and establishment of annual and long-range security goals, including security strategies, maturity models and roadmaps for process and technology solutions.
Prior to LivaNova, Brad served as Business Continuity and Security Manager for Universal Weather and Aviation and held a variety of technical and leadership positions in Oil & Gas, Information Technology, Consulting, Manufacturing and Aviation industries where he led enterprise security risk assessments, implemented network security and vulnerability management solutions, developed security awareness training, application security, business continuity programs and delivered global technology solutions for enterprises and businesses of all sizes.
As Director of Consulting Services with Deloitte, Brad received the Leadership Award for establishing an engagement management program to effectively manage 100+ consultants to improve solutions delivery efficiencies for Deloitte and Hewlett Packard.
Compaq’s Director of Worldwide Channel Services recognized Brad and his teams for the successful development and launch of the Compaq Services Network including web sites focused on training accreditation and worldwide channel management solutions.
Kyle Vessels serves as Virtual-Q’s Chief Architect and oversees the operations and growth of the company’s cloud infrastructure. This includes Datacenter, Server, Network, Storage, Backups for Virtual-Q and its customers. He is responsible for researching and identifying current and future technology services, industry standards and technology architecture.
Kyle has worked in IT for over 14 years in numerous capacities. His expertise has enabled him to work in a variety of industries within IT bringing his passion for solving complex problems to his customers.
Director of Business Development
Joni Stinger is the Director of Business Development at Virtual-Q. With more than 25 years in sales and operations, Joni is known for maximizing operational excellence and consistently providing catered solutions for her clients. She believes in putting people first—forming lasting, working relations where she can provide seamless integration for her clients’ business and IT needs.
Joni graduated from Houston Baptist University and has lived in Sugar Land for over 40 years. She is active in the community and has volunteered for various honorable organization such as the Exchange Club of Sugar Land and the Blue Bird Circle.
The IT industry is often impersonal. Many businesses never meet the people behind their technology. They purchase a contract for cloud services, and when something goes wrong, they call a service line that connects them to an outsourced call center. At the end of the month, these businesses receive a bill from their provider that could be the same amount as last month or hundreds more, depending on how you used your technology. With big-name cloud services providers, IT is a transaction and nothing more.
At Virtual-Q, we bring a personal touch to the IT industry. Instead of simply selling predetermined service packages, we learn about your company, discuss your technology goals, and develop a completely custom contract that fits your current needs and budget. As time goes on, we check in to make sure you’re getting the most out of the Q—if not, we adjust accordingly.
When you need help, we don’t send you to a call center and route you through different people until you finally find someone who can solve your problem. One of our technicians answers the phone and addresses your issue within minutes—no exceptions.
We don’t care how much your flat monthly fee is or the role you play in your business; when you need help, we give it. Every Virtual-Q employee offers the same level of extraordinary service to all customers.
IT should be personal—it’s an essential component of your business. If you know your insurance agent, accountant, and property manager, you should know your IT provider too. Get to know us and experience the difference between other managed IT companies and Virtual-Q.
If you own a business that needs more from its managed IT solution, the Virtual-Q team wants to hear from you. Get in touch to learn more about our revolutionary cloud computing technology and meet our dedicated service professionals.