Tony Terbrueggen

As I moved up in my career to leadership roles, I often had to build and rebuild IT organizations and had to reestablish the credibility of the IT groups that I inherited. They often had lost the trust of the stakeholders not because they weren’t capable, but rather because their fear of doing something wrong had caused them to do nothing at all. I encouraged my team to be willing to try, to sometimes fail, but to always learn and move on. That is how I build teams that know that it is safe to stretch themselves, and ones that readily bring new thinking to complex problems and challenges. And that is how I have built the next generation of leaders.

When I began my IT career in a systems engineering role, those early lessons in sales paid off. I noticed that my peers were often paralyzed by their fear of making a mistake, while I easily delivered solutions on-time and in innovative ways because I wasn’t afraid to try something new—to look beyond the obvious. And if an approach didn’t work, I quickly learned from that attempt and moved on—to me, it was just a “teaching moment.”

“If you want to succeed, double your failure rate.” – Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

Career Timeline

2022 – Present


Associate Director

I have been engaged to oversee the portfolio of IT projects and help align resources and expectations with the executive team. Sonoco has been in business for more than 120 years, Sonoco’s global diversified portfolio of consumer, industrial, healthcare, and protective packaging provides built-in diversification for investors all within one company.

2019 – 2024

Terbrueggen Consulting Services, LLC

Leader of Information Technology

Technology Leader for Contract, Contract to Hire, or Permanent opportunities in North Atlanta. Willing to travel. Currently contracted with Presidio advising on their EarthLink Technology migration projects.

2019 – 2022

EarthLink Internet

Program Manager

I have been contracted to oversee the migration of EarthLinks systems into a new data center as well as a number of transformational projects. A private equity firm purchased this retail business in January of 2019 from Windstream Telecom and is creating a very exciting, nimble company to provide premier internet services.

2016 – 2018


Director Of Technology Services

Recruited to bring enterprise expertise to address IT operational deficiencies that were impacting all departments leading to significant increase in overtime and resulted in a damaged IT reputation. Tasks included transformational responsibilities to meet demands of the business. Guided the team through the in-depth planning and execution of a company-wide re-branding; tasked with the development of a cloud hosting strategy. Led team of 5 direct reports and managed the IT group in charge of systems across 78 companies.

2013 – 2016

JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

Director of Technology Services

Recruited to provide leadership for a failed relationship between a World Omni subsidiary company and the Corporate IT Services group. Mandate included rebuilding the engineering team in response to changing business needs and restoring trust between Corporate IT and subsidiary. Led team of 4 direct reports and 18 total team members.

2010 – 2013


Director Of Application Management

Based on prior performance, promoted and assumed additional responsibility for all business systems. Increased team to 15 direct reports focused on managing 89 business applications that included the company enterprise resource planning system. Continued to manage database administration, and infrastructure services.

2006 – 2010


Director Of Network Services

apped to take over all infrastructure management increasing team to 7 members consisting of engineers and administrators. The quickly growing company was struggling and needed increased accountability of constant demands on complexity of growing business.

2001 – 2006


Manager Of Back Office Support

Following success in individual contributor role, promoted to Manager of Back Office Support to manage a team of five; led hiring, training and staff development. Created policies/procedures where none existed to establish consistent back office systems.

1998 – 2001


Sr. Systems Engineer

Began as consultant and then hired full time to manage all technology projects for this new company. Accountable for all enterprise technology projects that included infrastructure and systems implementations.

1997 -1998

Inacom Information Systems Corporation

Systems Consultant

Brought on to this industry leader to provide technology consulting, education, and procurement services. In charge of the analysis, design and integration services implementations for a number of Jacksonville based clients such as Children’s Home Society and PSS World Medical.
➣ Led the sales team with $10K in recurring monthly services revenue.

Voluteer Timeline

2020 – Present

TechBridge Inc.

Success Coach

2019 – Present

Year Up


2019 – Present

Kettering Executive Network, Inc. (KEN)

2019 – Present

Atlanta Community Food Bank


Through Technology Cares, Technology Shares group of Ricky Steele

2006 – 2012

The Senior Life Foundation, Inc.

I provided support for online web services to support the ongoing mission of collecting funds and advertising the foundations successes.

2015 – Present

BH Technology Group

Technology Admistrator

Since its inception in 2012, BH Tech has worked with 50 organizations to deliver affordable technology education to more than 4,000 older adults.
The BH Tech mission is to improve the health and well being of seniors in Greater Atlanta. We believe through teaching our seniors how to engage in the use of today’s technology will promote a happier, healthier and longer life.
Though we strive to effectively distribute our organization’s resources in combating senior social isolation, we do rely on the strong support of individual donations, corporate giving, and advocacy.

Habitat For Humanity

Build Volunteer

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. They believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities.

Knights of Columbus

4th Degree Knights

Our charitable activities encompass an almost infinite variety of local, national and international projects. From international charitable partnerships with Special Olympics, the Global Wheelchair Mission and Habitat for Humanity to our own Food for Families and Coats for Kids projects and other local charities, the opportunity to work together with fellow Knights and their families is virtually endless.