Who We Are
BreakFree Solutions provides practical cloud, DevOps, and automation professional services to the enterprise. We offer prescriptive approaches based on clearly defined positions, which are built on real world experience.
We dismiss the idea perpetuated by those that would have you believe that DevOps and transformation is a tool purchase away. We also avoid the pontification of DevOps theorists that focus on the fluffy idea that DevOps is all about culture. Instead, we understand what it really takes to help an enterprise institute and execute cloud, DevOps, and automation services at scale.
Because we understand the impact DevOps can have on all areas of the IT value chain, we built a diverse team of experts with skills in cloud native design, cloud architecture, infrastructure automation, software development, continuous deployment, security, DevOps, and Agile delivery.
Our company culture is built on the idea that today’s technologists understand the importance of continuous learning and change. In selecting our teammates, we don’t post positions and sort through resumes, but instead, we search for and build relationships with individuals that fit our profile. BreakFree equips them with the tools, time, mentorship, and reward structure to continually grow their skills.
Our Leadership Team
For over 30 years, Mitch Northcutt has been a trailblazer in the development and implementation of business technology strategies. He has been on the forefront of major technology paradigm shifts. Considered a pioneer by his peers and customers alike, Mitch excels at identifying the best possible solution for complex technology challenges. His passion for innovation serves him well as the President of BreakFree Solutions, where he develops and directs the delivery of forward-thinking IT solutions and services. Mitch continues to quickly identify technology trends and assemble and lead high performance teams that together deliver on-target services.
Vice President of Services
For over 20 years, Robert Wilson has worked with enterprises to improve data center infrastructure and delivery of technology services. Robert was at the forefront of the server virtualization revolution and a leader in accelerating its adoption. His passion and expertise in problem-solving drives Robert, and he thrives on constructing solution alternatives that improve an organization’s technology capabilities. At BreakFree Solutions, Robert is the Vice President of Service Delivery, and is responsible to build and lead the consulting and engineering team. Before joining BreakFree, Robert held a number of IT senior leadership positions at UBS, Cummins Inc., GlassHouse Technologies and Asurion.
Chief Technology Officer
While working to help enterprise IT organizations virtualize their data centers and adopt mobile technologies, Bradley Clerkin was quick to recognize the impact that cloud computing, automation, and lean processes would have on the IT landscape. Bradley dedicated himself early on to developing cloud expertise and building his broad base of DevOps experience. Over the past five years, Bradley has been a key player in helping several household name disruptors change the way applications are built, deployed, and managed. In his capacity as BreakFree’s Chief Technology Officer, Bradley maintains his unwavering focus on cloud, automation, and DevOps. He leads the development of the BreakFree Delivery Framework™, the development of our service offerings, and equips the delivery team with tools and training programs. Before joining BreakFree Solutions, Bradley built a successful DevOps practice at Slalom. Prior to Slalom, Bradley held a variety of technical leadership positions at Ahead, GlassHouse Technologies, and CoreBTS.
More About BreakFree Solutions
BreakFree Solutions is a LaSalle Solutions company. Since 1980, LaSalle Solutions has been helping customers with valuable and flexible solutions that simplify their technology operations and free up capital, time, and resources to enable continued investment in the growth and success of their business. BreakFree continues that tradition through modern IT Solutions.
LaSalle Solutions is a division of Fifth Third Bank, National Association serving in the Commercial sector focused on technology and finance solutions. LaSalle and Fifth Third Bank share Midwest roots and a proud commitment that puts customers at the center of everything we do. Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio and the indirect parent company of Fifth Third Bank. Fifth Third Bancorp’s common stock is traded on the Nasdaq® Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.” Fifth Third Bank was established in 1858. Deposit and Credit products are offered by Fifth Third Bank, National Association, Member FDIC.
Do you truly understand what it really takes to help an enterprise institute and execute cloud, DevOps, and automation services at scale? We are a mobile workforce that offers a stellar benefit package, excellent work/life balance, paid time off, sick time, and the opportunity to work with a great group of technology architects and experts in the business of IT. If you are skilled in cloud native design, cloud architecture, infrastructure automation, software development, continuous deployment, security, DevOps, and Agile delivery, we’d like to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BreakFree Solutions is a proud member of the Illinois Technology Association (ITA). The ITA is focused on scaling Illinois techcompanies and exists to help elevate the local tech community and make Illinois the place for tech companies to thrive.