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About Us IntelliNet at a Glance

IntelliNet, an IT Management as a Service (MaaS) Company, is a premier network management, cloud innovation and information technology provider.

IntelliNet’s solutions enable customers to focus on core business objectives while divesting “chore” but crucial tasks. Through our experienced, certified staff of IT professionals and best-in-breed tools, we improve your ability to view and control applications and infrastructure and free your staff from day-to-day maintenance and repair, enabling them to focus on strategic objectives. Our experience spans nearly every industry vertical, including education, healthcare, government, insurance, legal, manufacturing, public utilities and software development.

Everyone at IntelliNet works to understand each client’s unique culture, values, people, and mission. Whether working with an international, publicly traded company or a small, locally-owned business, the IntelliNet solution starts with building customer relationships on a foundation of quality and uncommon attention to service.

IntellIiNet At a Glance

  • 20 Years in Business
  • Considered an ITMaaS “IT Management as a Service” (Gartner)
  • Grew the Lines of Business (LOB):
    • 24x7 Monitoring and Management
    • 24x7 Remote Service Desk/Help Desk
    • Cloud Services, Hosting, Co-location
    • IT Projects
  • All Full-Time Employees
  • 2015 New Corporate office buildout 17,000 sq/ft.
  • GSA Certified
  • Certified Cleveland Small Business (CSB)
  • Member of Business Volunteers Unlimited (BVU)



Richard E. Taton


Richard “Dick” Taton is one of the co-founders of IntelliNet Corporation.  He brings with him 40+ years of IT and business knowledge.  Dick has successfully piloted several start-ups and other entrepreneurial endeavors.  Dick is focused on the long-term objectives of the organization and maintaining and strengthening IntelliNet’s strategic customer and partner relationships. His passion for business is only equaled by his passion for servicing our customers.

Prior to IntelliNet, Dick founded Datacorp Business Systems Inc., an IT consulting and development firm.  Dick successfully managed this firm from start-up in 1980 through its acquisition by a national consulting firm in 1996. Before Datacorp, he held senior management positions with a large health insurance provider and a fortune 1,000 global manufacturing firm.  He managed datacenters around the world and was responsible for multi-million dollar IT assets and staff.

Dick has served on several Profit/Non-profit boards.  He attended John Carrol University and the Wharton School of Business Executive Program.  He is a twin-engine rated pilot, an avid musician and has been inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame.

Karl Kleinert

Chief Executive Officer

Karl Kleinert is a decorated leader with 20+ years of I.T. sales management, channel, and executive experience in driving first-class organizations focused on cloud, managed services, and complex enterprise environments.  He is an accomplished professional with an extensive background in sales, business development, and strategic partnerships.  Karl applies entrepreneurial vision to implement  market expansion and competitive displacement with a demonstrated history of success winning worldwide business deals in high-technology industries.

Prior to joining IntelliNet, Karl spent nearly 20 years at IBM in a variety of sales and management positions, including an assignment in Japan to grow the enterprise business.  He attended Miami University and is the past Board President at Cleveland Christian Home and Charity Director of the NOR Porsche Club.  He enjoys ice hockey, golf, and the occasional track day down at Mid-Ohio when his wife and 4 daughters are not outnumbering him.

Ron Taton


Ron Taton is a co-founder of IntelliNet and has been a key component of IntelliNet since its beginning; he has literally worked in every aspect of the company.  Ron currently manages the day-to-day operations, strategic goals, and overall direction of the company.  His passions lie in customer satisfaction, process improvement, and project management.  He was fortunate enough to be educated by Dr. Harold Kerzner in project management and process improvement best practices.

Prior to IntelliNet Ron was Managing Director for Modis Inc., and served as Director of Consulting Services for Datacorp (acquired by Modis). Ron has successfully been involved in several start-ups and has proven organizational skills that have helped him manage the growth of the organizations while focusing on uncommon attention to customer service.

Ron attended the University of Cincinnati and the Baldwin-Wallace project management program.  He has served as president of the West Lake County Exchange Club a non-profit focused on the emotionally and physically challenged.  Inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame, NCAA wrestler, and youth wrestling coach and likes volunteering and the outdoors.

John O’Donnell

Vice President, Operations

John O'Donnell has been a key member of IntelliNet’s senior management team for over 10 years. John is a Technology Executive with 25+ years in Operations, Sales Management, and Executive Leadership roles, and his current responsibilities at IntelliNet cover all aspects of business operations. He has extensive experience in designing solutions that are flexible and concentrate on business outcomes. John works alongside the sales team to make sure sales and operations are aligned for our clients’ benefit.

Prior to IntelliNet, John has worked in consulting, management and sales capacities in the information technology and finance industry for companies such as Computer Sciences, Keane, Merrill Lynch, Cap Gemini and Datacorp Business Systems. John’s background is in technology, operations management, finance and marketing.

John is an experienced sailor, enjoys racquetball and is a competitive snooker player and chess player. John is an avid supporter of the Waiting Child Fund and the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northeast Ohio.

Community and Not for Profit Activity

IntelliNet over the years has donated $200,000+ to charities and other non-profit groups.

University Hospital and Rainbow Babies & Children

Rainbow Babies / University Hospital

Lake Health

Lake Health Systems “The Glitz”

Dancing Classrooms

Dancing Classrooms

The Cleveland Museum of Art

Music Room Donated

Cleveland kids in need resource center

Shoes & Clothes for Kids

Star menu

Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio

Pet shelter

No-Kill SPCA Pet Shelter & Clinic

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo - Securing a future for wildlife

Cleveland Zoo (Metroparks) & Zoological Society