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The Patriot Talent Solutions Team

Patriot Talent’s Leadership

Mike Teske, President

Mike Teske is President and co-founder of Patriot Talent Solutions. With more than 10 years of experience in Information Technology solution sales and delivery, Mike’s focus is to set strategy and foster a culture of innovation. Prior to founding Patriot, Mike gained experience in various recruiting roles with leading and innovative companies such Computer Sciences Corporation and Scripps Networks Interactive. Additionally, Mike served for over nine years as a United States Army Airborne Infantryman.

Mike currently resides in Knoxville, with his wife, Jess and three sons. He enjoys youth sports coaching, fishing and boating.

Joe Storch, Director of Business Development

Joe Storch is a partner and Director of Business Development for Patriot Talent Solutions. With more than 15 years of experience in Information Technology solutions sales and delivery, Joe is focused on delivering the best technology solutions to our customers to help them meet their business needs. Prior to joining Patriot, Joe gained experience in IT Solutions sales covering both the Enterprise and SMB space, as well as having vertical focus in Government, Financial Services, and Healthcare along the way. Additionally, Joe is an Alum of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and occasionally remembers something that he learned in school.
Joe currently resides in Knoxville, TN with his wife, Jessica (An Air Force Veteran), and seven children (3 boys and 4 girls). He enjoys coaching youth sports, exercise, eating😊, as well as serving on several non-profit boards.

Chad Branton, Chief Technology Officer

With more than 23 years of experience in Information technology and software development, Chad’s focus is to leverage a complete IT and software development solution for businesses to leverage. Chad has a bachelor’s degree in Information Science with a focus on business analytics and software development. He also has a master’s degree in computer science with a focus on software engineering.

Chad currently resides in Knoxville with his daughter, Chloe. He enjoys hiking, geocaching, and boating.

Meet the Team

Amy Lovelace, Sr. Account Manager

Amy has more than seven years of experience in Information Technology solution sales and delivery. She is focused on building trusted partnerships with our customers to deliver top technical talent and solutions to meet their business needs. Amy held other recruitment and sales positions in her past and since becoming part of the Patriot team, she has merged the two into a rewarding career. She is an Alum of Carson-Newman University and currently lives in Rockwood, TN, with her husband Fred (a Navy Veteran) and their two Pitbulls, Gus and Gabbi. They enjoy living the lake life with friends and family.

Emma Lee, Strategic Support and Special Projects

Emma Lee is the Strategic Support and Special Projects Coordinator with Patriot Talent Solutions. Her focus is assisting in the efficiency in Patriot’s operating strategy helping drive the quality of the company. Prior to joining Patriot, Emma worked in private equity where she gained a diverse skillset with a multitude of administrative skills allowing her to be flexible in the company and move special projects forward. Emma has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and is owner-operator of a babysitter referral service in her off-time. She enjoys traveling, cheering on the Vols and spending time outdoors with her husband, Parker, and their children.

David Moir, Sr. IT Recruiter/Account Manager

David has over twelve years’ experience in the IT staffing space. His experience focuses on Applications, Infrastructure and IT leadership positions. David has lived in Knoxville for the last 23 years with his wife Leah. He enjoys sharing the benefits of working and living in East Tennessee with IT professionals throughout the country. He is active at his church and is very involved with local and international missions.

Lauren Brabston, IT Recruiter

Lauren Brabston is an IT Recruiter for Patriot Talent Solutions. Prior to joining Patriot, Lauren spent more than eight years’ in the service industry. Lauren made the transition into the “recruiting world” by keeping the service mentality and personal touch on the relationships she builds with IT professionals. Lauren received a B.A in Communications from Tennessee Technological University.

Born and raised in Knoxville, TN, Lauren currently resides here with her pup Delilah. She enjoys taking her dog to the dog park and relaxing at home in front of a good movie.