Our Team

Team Bios

Leadership Team

Bobby Reed
Bobby Reed
President

Bobby Reed is an entrepreneur and business owner with an expertise in Custom Software Solutions. He has been providing custom solutions to political campaigns, small businesses, associations, and nonprofits since 2002.

Bobby started his business shortly after graduating from MIT with a degree in Computer Science in 2002, where he focused his studies on emerging web technologies. His first solutions included cloud based voter targeting database programs. From there, he added professional web design to his portfolio, along with online fundraising and eCommerce solutions. After successfully developing over 30 websites, he launched his first Software as a Service (SaaS) solution focused on fundraising in the political arena, and grew that product to support clients in California and Washington DC. Bobby incorporated his business as Capitol Tech Solutions, and now their works focus on technical consulting, application development, mobile application development, and energy efficiency applications based on the in house cloud infrastructure. In addition to the online solutions, he grew his technical consulting business to provide software expertise to Apple, Pearson, and the California Medical Association.

Bobby has been the lead project manager on several internal applications, as well as providing technical consulting to local businesses. Recently, Bobby developed an application to manage energy in portable classrooms using wireless thermostats. He developed the technical specification documentation after meeting with end users, and then saw the project through to completion.

Today, Capitol Tech Solutions is a fast growing technical solutions firm based in Midtown Sacramento, with 13 employees and counting. The company reflects Bobby’s core values of hard work and quality service, and has a passion for improving business experiences through custom technical solutions.

Bobby was born and raised in El Dorado County, and now lives in Sacramento with his wife Erin and two boys Eli and Isaac.

Steve Davey
Steve Davey
Partner
Vice President, Business Development

Steve Davey has over 15 years of experience as a senior legislative, regulatory, media and political strategist,including serving as Chief of Staff in the Senate and Assembly; acting as primary Campaign Manager on local, regional and statewide campaigns and initiatives; supervising all relationship building and media relations efforts;managing all staff, consultants, work flow and day-to-day operations associated with a fast-paced Capitol office.

Lead Government Affairs for a statewide trade association with more than 200 members, including developing and implementing political strategies; representing the industry before local and statewide media; managing finances and PAC; supporting board management and engagement; leading regular communication with membership regarding legislative and regulatory affairs.

In 2004, Steve and Bobby Reed founded Capitol Tech Solutions, a successful software and technology consulting firm. Steve leads the business development of electronic marketing strategies; providing technology consulting services to a broad and bipartisan range of political, local government, trade association and corporate clients throughout state and nation.

Digital Marketing Team

Steven Vance
Steven Vance
Account Manager for Digital Marketing

Steven started his career in Digital Marketing in the summer of 2012 with an internship at Blast Analytics & Marketing, which eventually let to the page of working into a role as a Digital Marketing Specialist. Over the next four years while working in Digital Marketing, he studied Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing and graduated from California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) in May of 2016.

In January of 2017, Capitol Tech Solutions hired Steve to assume the role as an Account Manager for our Digital Marketing Clients. His background and experience with Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Content Development, Social Media Marketing, and Website Analytics has allowed for a smooth integration to work with our clients. Steven is continually growing and learning more about Strategic and Technical SEO Methods, as well as Paid Advertising on Google and other Social Media Facets to better serve our Digital Marketing Clients.

Jeremy Hawes
Jeremy Hawes
Project Manager for Website Development

Jeremy served in the United States Army from 2001 - 2005 handling administration and database development in transportation logistics. After completing his service he then completed his B.S. in Business Management in 2010 and then began working in website & software design and development.

He has been building websites and software extensions using the latest in design and development techniques for a variety of popular platforms and frameworks including Shopify, WordPress, NationBuilder, RapidWeaver, Wix, and Bootstrap.

Che-Hung Liu
Graphic UI/UX & Website Design

Che graduated from California State University of Sacramento with a degree of Bachelor of Science: Graphic Design in 2015. After graduated from College, he started to explore different things in related fields. Today he continues to seek different opportunities and accumulate skills in creative fields. Also, proceeds on the path of the creative career.

BJ McCullough
BJ McCullough
Account Manager for eFundraising Connections

BJ McCullough comes to CTS from the Real Estate Industry, providing over 15 years of experience in Admin and Sales. BJ joins the team as the Account Manager for eFundraising Connections, a political campaign contribution platform partnered with CTS, which allows her to utilize her skills to provide clients with a high caliber of customer service and support.

While her previous role placed her as an agent and office manager, she understands that clients are the lifeblood of any good business and finding a solution that works for both parties is the ultimate goal at the end of the day.

Robert Haney
Robert Haney
Inbound Sales Representative

Robert Haney will join the CTS digital marketing team as a dedicated Inbound Sales Representative. In addition to his sales position, Robert will be collaborating with other members of the CTS team to generate carefully curated online content for all of our clients; that will be available through our blog and newsletter.

Robert comes to CTS as a recent Marketing graduate of Sacramento State. For the past five years, he’s worked at 101.9 The Wolf in Sacramento, hosting the successful nightly radio program as Jay Roberts.

Engineerings Team

Steve Reed
Steve Reed Jr.
Software Engineer

Steve started his career developing projects for the State of California, with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. There he honed his .NET development skills and server development. He joined Capitol Tech Solutions in 2009 as the first employee, and has been focused on building web based applications both internally for CTS and on client projects. His projects include MVC applications, web services, front end java development, and extensive SQL development. Steve's projects have helped fuel the growth of CTS and he currently serves as the lead .NET developer on staff.

Steve Reed Sr.
Software Engineer

Mr. Reed has been a software professional for 40 years. During this time he has worked in nearly all facets of the industry: Operating System development, Database Design and Development, User Specifications, and formal classroom teaching. During a portion of his career he worked for a Fortune 100 company where he managed a staff of Software Engineers. He made a conscious career choice to focus on technical development over management. He currently specializes in software development for control systems, and works vertically within the systems from iPhone and Android development to website design and deployment.

Chuck Merkle
Senior PowerSchool Developer

Chuck has been a technology professional involved in education for over 30 years. He was a science teacher when he first came out of school, then graduate studies in Visual Communications/Message Design at Ohio University and Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University, followed with a stint at Apple in K12 and Higher Education systems design and as the lead developer for an online school in Ohio. Chuck joined CTS in 2012, and his current role as Senior PowerSchool Developer has evolved from his experience working in PowerSchool’s State Compliance Technology team for over 7 years, as well as years of experience with PowerSchool when tailoring it for use with the online school. Chuck lives and works from his home in northeastern Ohio, in rural Amish country.

Benjamin Moulton
Benjamin Moulton
Lead Web Developer

Ben first started programming by recreating Pong and Asteroids as a teenager. After he got his degree in Computer Science from UC Davis in 2007, he started working at a Fortune 500 company developing Auto Insurance software. He later transitioned to Web Development, becoming the sole developer for the California Medical Association. Today he specializes in PHP, JavaScript, SQL and .NET working for a variety of websites.

Brady LaBrine
Brady LaBrine
Database Engineer

Brady ventured into the business of all things data shortly after graduating from Sacramento State with a degree in Applied Mathematics. Armed with skills in statistics and a strong sense of curiosity, Brady immediately assisted with the development of fraud detection software, finding new indicators of suspicious behaviors within various verticals such as Medicaid and Unemployment Insurance. Here at CTS, he intends to further develop his skill sets in database engineering, data science and programming. Brady is also an avid climber and snowboarder.

Ed Gwynn
Ed Gwynn
IT System & Network Admin

Ed started his post college career in the entertainment software industry way back in 1988. Over a span of 15 years he worked for three prominent software development companies in various capacities on a wide variety of products. Working with both internal and external development teams, Ed feels he has had the privilege of working with some of the most talented and experienced individuals in the industry. Breaking from the entertainment software business, Ed became a tinkerer in a number of areas, not the least of which were very basic and simple HTML5, CSS, and even Python. Recognizing that he would only ever be a tinkerer, he furthered his education by attending MTI Sacramento and earned an AS degree in Systems Administration. Capitol Tech Solutions is a dream come true for Ed and he is enjoying the continued (and often overwhelming) training and education he is receiving.