Our Team

Meet Our Management Team

Jamison West

Founder / CEO

Jamison, who founded the company that is now Arterian in 1995, envisions a future where every small to mid-sized company will have an IT partner become a vital part of its core operations team keeping them free from disaster and flourishing.

That vision was the driving force behind his decision to launch his own IT support and consulting firm. Recognizing the need for businesses to have IT partners they could rely on in the face of ever-evolving systems and an onslaught of highly sophisticated viral threats, Jamison's company began serving customers in Seattle and the surrounding area. His enthusiasm for IT technology makes it easy to rally others into his personal mission: to keep reliable IT infrastructure at the forefront of his customer's businesses by merging personalized attention with professional service at reasonable costs.

Jamison stays connected in the industry and enjoys being an active participant in the Microsoft Heartland Technology Group, the Puget Sound Small Business Server Peer Group (PSSBS), and attending key conferences to keep well-versed on the latest IT advancements. Arterian represents the excellence Jamison strives to achieve in every aspect of his life. He takes pride in his company and stands by the strength of his team to provide his customers with phenomenal personalized service.

Jamison holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Washington. When he's not personally overseeing his clients' operations, he devotes time to his kids and wife, a good book, or even a pickup basketball game to create a positive work/life balance.

Amanda Rankin

COO

Amanda oversees our managed services, professional services, and account management groups, ensuring that clients receive consistent service no matter which part of Arterian they're working with. She believes strongly that service is the most important aspect of client services. "Providing high-quality technology consulting is ultimately about relating to people," she says. "I always strive to understand the business each client lives in, and how to create solutions that will best support that particular business."

Amanda brings more than ten years of experience in the technology field—including technology consulting for clients across multiple industries—to her position. She previously served as Director of Professional Services for X-BAR, an IT service company that became part of Arterian in a merger.

Away from work, Amanda spends as much time as possible with her husband and two boys, and is trying to find the perfect Tuscan restaurant.

Chris Brown

CFO

Chris got his start in finance at a large moving and storage company right out of college and over the course of his career worked his way up to CFO and Director of Finance at various companies. He brings over 20 years of financial acumen to Arterian.

Before coming to Arterian, Chris managed a small IT services firm in North Dakota, overseeing a team of professionals while growing the business to be a leader in Managed Services in western North Dakota. His experience in IT along with his finance background allow Chris to bring a unique perspective to the Arterian team.

Chris received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Dakota. He currently facilitates a national peer group of IT companies.

Chris loves all things related to airplanes, being a Commercial/Instrument rated pilot both on land and sea. He enjoys spending time with his spouse and dogs, along with an occasional round of golf.

Catherine McLellan

VP of Human Resources

Catherine is a seasoned human resource professional with over twenty years of experience directing global HR programs for both start up and Fortune 500 companies in the Technology and Consumer Products industries. She has a broad human resources background as both a strategic business partner and hands-on HR practitioner and has held senior human resources roles with Motricity, Starbucks Coffee Company and Microsoft.

Catherine's passion and expertise lie in developing and executing solid organizational strategies that create a sweet spot between talent and business strategy. She has extensive experience collaborating with leaders at all levels of the organization to drive impactful human resources programs to promote employee engagement and meet corporate goals.

Holding a Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Management from Albion College and a Strategic Human Resources Certificate from eCornell University, Catherine is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), Human Capital Institute and several other industry groups.

Rob Thedens

Professional Services Manager

Rob has been working in the IT industry since 1995, including stints as a project engineer and owner of his own consulting company. He is a firm believer that learning each client's business is the most important part of his job. "If I can understand your business better, I can help you do that business better," he says.

His perfect day away from work would include motorcycles, family, BBQ, and sun—with a little jazz thrown in for good measure.