The faces behind Your local team.

Ben Kley

Ben Kley

President

Ben Kley’s career experience of Operations Management in the IT service industry revolved around reliability and customer service. He brought focus on these areas when he moved to Colorado Springs, CO in 2007 and took on the roll as the General Manager of Falcon Broadband. In 2018 he was promoted to President and GM where he added value and quality to complete the 4 pillars of the new brand, StratusIQ. Ben’s volunteer work includes serving on the Telecom Policy Advisory Committee and he also served as the Chairman of the Board for the Eastern Plains Chamber of Commerce. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the College of Business at East Carolina University in 2000 and has since obtained ITIL and PMP certifications. He enjoys coaching youth lacrosse and basketball along with playing golf and mountain biking.

Curt Ambroso

Curt Ambroso

Controller

Curt Ambroso has been with StratusIQ since 2018 where he is a member of the Senior Management Team and oversees all the company’s finances and accounting. Along with his MBA, he has over 20 years’ experience in his field. Before joining StratusIQ, Curt worked in the technical and hospitality industries where he helped in launching a billion-dollar franchise’s new accounting system and managed the accounting of a national gift card program. As a longtime resident of Colorado, Curt is an enthusiastic outdoorsman and a family man. He is an advocate for people with special needs in Colorado Springs and volunteers with the local Challenger Baseball program to help special needs athletes play baseball.
Sebastian Nutter

Sebastian Nutter

Director of Sales & Marketing

Sebastian Nutter joined the Senior Management Team at StratusIQ in 2020 to oversee and lead all things sales and marketing related. He has more than 16 years of experience managing sales teams and working in the B2B arena. Prior to joining StratusIQ, Sebastian worked in the intellectual property and hospitality industries. Some notable career accomplishments of Sebastian’s are helping launch a local restaurant and assisting his Fortune 50 clients win high profile patent infringement lawsuits. Sebastian is a lifelong resident of Colorado and an avid outdoorsman. He volunteers as a committee member for the Colorado Springs Ducks Unlimited Chapter and is deeply involved in the Colorado Springs small business community.
Kim Bettinger

Kim Bettinger

Director of Operations

Kim joined StratusIQ in 2022. Hired to lead our Operations Department she will oversee Service Delivery, Systems Management and Outside Plant. She has more than 20 years’ experience in telecom, business solutions and business operations for non-profit and for-profit organizations. Kim has been in Colorado Springs since 2000 where she has raised her family with her husband Dave. Kim is a volunteer for Inside Out Youth Services here in town and the global organization PreEmptive Love.

Scott Wolford

Scott Wolford

Systems Manager

Scott Wolford became a member of the StratusIQ team in 2019 and manages the technical staff. He has a great deal of experience in large system integration, commissioning, and configuration. Before coming to StratusIQ, Scott worked in many high-profile Broadcast facility builds such as the ESPN multi-floor buildings where he obtained contracts for the builds and developed engineering/integration. He also assisted in the building and rebuilding of facility systems for clients like DIRECTV and EchoStar. Scott has been a resident of Colorado Springs since 1975 and, although has traveled extensively for this work, he now resides there permanently.

Rick Mount

Rick Mount

Senior Network Engineer

Rick Mount joined StratusIQ in 2005 when his former company was acquired by Falcon Broadband. He has more than 25 years’ experience in Networking and Wide Area Network Management. Prior to joining StratusIQ, Rick served in the Military for 18 years in the Communications Field. Rick is from Wisconsin but has spent over 40 years in Colorado Springs. He enjoys fishing the lakes in Colorado and spending time with his grandchildren.

Chris Otrin

Chris Otrin

Senior OSP Engineer

Chris Otrin joined StratusIQ in 2008 as an engineer to build the company’s mapping system from scratch. He has 22 years’ experience in the Cable TV industry with 17 years of it as an Engineer. During his time with StratusIQ, he has also held positions as an installer, technician, and fiber splicer. Prior to joining StratusIQ, Chris worked for Adelphia and was a contracted engineer for Time Warner. While at Adelphia he started as a new installer and worked his way up to Western Regional Design Manager in less than 5 years.  Before entering the cable, TV business Chris spent 12 years in the US Army on tanks and watercraft. His hobbies include modifying and collecting NERF guns, Scottish Reenactment, and attending Renaissance Festivals.

Brent Roy

Brent Roy

Commercial Project Manager

Brent Roy has worked in the operations side of telecommunications companies for over 20 years. He joined StratusIQ in 2018 as a Field Technician. Prior to that he worked for a fast-growing CLEC (Competitive Local Exchange Carrier) designing and implementing order flow and escalation procedures. Brent’s #1 focus is providing exceptional customer service by always going above and beyond expectations.

Justin Landis

Justin Landis

OSP Engineer

Justin Landis joined StratusIQ in 2017 as an Install Technician and has worked his way up the ladder to his current position of Outside Plant Engineer. Prior to StratusIQ, he spent 10 years working at Comcast where he focused primarily on commercial installations. He has played an important role in securing funding for the continued expansion of the StratusIQ network in under-served rural areas. Justin spends his free time playing video games where he appreciates a fast and stable connection with low latency.

Rosaura ‘Rose’ Rojas-Dawson

Rosaura ‘Rose’ Rojas-Dawson

Operations Supervisor

Rose joined StratusIQ in 2019 with 23 years of technical experience and 27 years of customer service experience. Rose is prior service Army Signal Corps and has deployed to Afghanistan, Kuwait and Iraq. She is from Los Angeles, California but has been living in Colorado for 21 years. Rose has a degree in Information Systems Management.
Seth Thomason

Seth Thomason

Field Tech Supervisor

Seth is a Colorado native who was raised in Falcon and graduated from Widefield. He joined the Marine Corps right out of high school and spent 5 years in the Infantry with multiple combat deployments to Helmand, Afghanistan. After his active-duty time, he joined the reserves and started his telecommunications career as a technician. Seth quickly became the only quad tech in Arapahoe County and then one of only two quad techs in El Paso County. He joined StratusIQ in December of 2021, bringing with him all his knowledge and leadership capabilities which he uses to continue building and growing our talented technician crew.

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