Leadership, Cloud Team & Colo Team

Rex Smith
Founder and CEO

Rex, working with Tim Mullahy and others, founded Liberty Center One in 2007. They acquired a building and built out what remains today a State of the Art Data Center. Rex has a broad background in technology and training having implemented a number of large programs for the automotive industry using technology solutions: focusing on Product and Customer Service Education.  Rex earned his B.A. in Social Science and Master’s degree in Adult Learning at Michigan State University. He has excelled at helping customers find the right solution for their issues and them making sure that the solution is implemented well.

Brian Franco
Director of Network Operations

Brian started with Zimcom in 2008 as a network engineer and now manages and oversees all datacenter operations for the company. In addition to keeping our datacenter infrastructure in tip-top shape, Brian has a broad background in IT and a vast technical skillset that allows him to find and create solutions to complex issues that have proven invaluable to our clients.

Jason Huebner
V.P./General Manager

Jason is responsible for the Cincinnati operations of the company including business development, sales and marketing. Since joining the company in 2001, Jason has managed to have a hand on nearly all aspects of the company, from overseeing support operations, to finding and maintaining happy clients, to strategic planning and budgeting for future growth. Away from the office, Jason is an active volunteer in the community serving on the Board of Directors for both the local Chamber of Commerce (including a term as past President) and the Southwest Ohio JDRF chapter.

Steve Searles

With over 18 years’ experience in the industry, Steve started at a young age as a talented network engineer in the telecom industry. Today, Steve can be found overseeing all network and infrastructure operations for Liberty Center One and One Cloud Services, as well as driving new product development and key strategic initiatives. Or you might see him one summer evening flying his hot air balloon over the Cincinnati metro. Steve has been a featured speaker at various technology seminars and events, and has played a key role as technology adviser for numerous clients through the years.

Vince Barrett
Business Development Manager

A passionate problem solver, Vince is skilled in uncovering client needs and crafting effective solutions. Described as an inspirational business leader, he has over 35 years’ experience across multiple industries and sectors. Vince has consulted with an extensive roster of middle market and Fortune 1000 clients including Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Digital Equipment Corp, IBM, Bank One, Dell Financial Services and John Hancock. A Michigan native, Vince received his BBA in Finance and Accounting from Western Michigan University.

Ed Eades
Solutions Architect

Ed has a track record of developing and leading large technical teams and driving initiatives to successful completion. Extensive experience in defining technology direction, developing road maps, and promoting best practices. Design and implementation of various cloud platforms (open stack, Azure, AWS, cloud stack) and software defined networking. Ed has production technology experience with multi billion-dollar companies such as Munder Capital, General Dynamics, and IBM. He is highly certified in several technology disciplines that support Liberty such as Cloud Architectures, Storage Solutions, Web Apps, and multiple Microsoft certificates. His commitment and drive come from his loyal service to his country in the United States Air Force.

Tim Mullahy
Managing Director

Tim manages the operations of Liberty Center One and One Cloud Services, a leading regional provider of IT Solutions focused on the needs of enterprises looking for high availability infrastructure and services. Tim has a demonstrated history of success in the information technology and services industry. Over 30 years’ experience working with some of the world’s largest companies and brands including Allied-Signal, BorgWarner, Chemical Bank, Chevron, Chrysler Corporation, DuPont, Ford, GE Capital IT Solutions, General Motors, Lincoln-Mercury, Raytheon, TeamDetroit and Visteon. Bachelor of Arts from University of Detroit Mercy

Tim Ameser
Data Center & Cloud Services Advisor

Tim is responsible for Business Development & Account Management for Liberty Center One. He has a passion for fitting the best technology available for a client’s environment. His consultative approach builds strong relationships as he represents both Liberty’s and the client’s needs. Tim’s career experiences have focused on technology from industry leading companies such as Gartner, EDS, and other Hewlett Packard companies. His on-going educational achievements have supported his career from Miller Heiman, ValueSelling Associates, and LaSalle University, Bachelor of Science in Marketing.

Richard Kaniewski
Data Center Operations Manager

Richard has over 25 years of Data Center / IT experience in a variety of capacities and has been responsible for operations, maintenance, renovation and relocation of multiple data centers in the Application / Web hosting and Communications industries.  Richard has been with Liberty Center One since 2019 as the Operations Manager and works with customers and vendors daily to resolve issues and to accommodate any needs that may arise.  He is a graduate of Henry Ford Community College and has obtained several industry standard certifications: Most recently from the International Data Center Authority: DCES, DCIE & DCIS.