Breakthrough Technology Group Taps Travis Sales as CIO

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Travis is among the most respected and true pioneers of virtualization, and his expertise will ensure our ability to deliver reliable, cost-effective and innovative solutions to enterprises of all sizes

Breakthrough Technology Group (BTG), a leading cloud, managed services IT and telecomm solutions provider, today announced that it has appointed Travis Sales as Chief Information Officer (CIO).

With more than eighteen years experience in technology, Travis brings a wide knowledge base to BTG ( In addition to providing executive and technical leadership, he will be directly responsible for all hosting services, solution development, data management, and information systems within the organization.

"I'm excited to be joining BTG. Private cloud solutions have many nuances and BTG has demonstrated a unique understanding on how to leverage these offerings for maximum impact with their customers. I look forward to bringing my experiences to this diverse team and to helping BTG expand its position as a market leader in private cloud, virtual desktop and universal application support."

Prior to joining BTG, Travis served as a Staff Engineer at VMware, Inc., where he was a leader within the End-User Computing business unit, and instrumental in both developing and bringing VMware ThinApp and VMware Horizon to market. Of note, is that Travis was also a founding member of VMware's Center of Excellence group.

Travis’s tenure at VMware began as a result of the company’s acquisition of Thinstall February 2008, at which Travis was a principle.

From datacenter management to software development, Travis has always been at the forefront of new technologies both from an enterprise level and that of a provider. His background and experience has been shaped over the years from working with the leaders in the technology industry. As a highlight, Travis was the IT Director for a technology company founded by former Microsoft Chief Technology Officer, Nathan Myhrvold.

The son of a USMC Colonel, Travis also was member of the US Navy after attending Texas A&M University.

“As the demand for virtualization and cloud computing continues to grow, an essential component in our ability to best serve customers is having world’s best and brightest minds on our team. Travis is among the most respected and true pioneers of virtualization, and his expertise will ensure our ability to deliver reliable, cost-effective and innovative solutions to enterprises of all sizes,” said Jeff Kaplan, CEO and founder of Breakthrough Technology Group.

BTG offers a full suite Professional and Managed Services, with categorical expertise in SAAS services including Exchange, Archiving and SharePoint, Private Cloud Builds and Management, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and Shared Desktops, and Application Packaging as a Service.

BTG offers many of these solutions out of its hosted AppsAnyplace platform that provides enterprise-class solutions, including business continuity. (BTG also provides many of these solutions on a client premise.) A certified Microsoft, Citrix and VMware partner, BTG is also the highest Revenue Generating Solution Provider to AT&T for the past two years, and offers the full AT&T products and services suite, such as voice, Internet Protocol (IP) and multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) data, hosting, mobility services and application integration.

Breakthrough Technology Group ( is a leading IT and telecommunications solutions provider, and highest-producing AT&T Channel Solutions Partner. Founded in in 2007, BTG maintains a singular focus on supporting its enterprise customers through utilizing the most advanced and cutting-edge technologies. The inherent knowledge base of the Company's veteran team spans the entire IT landscape, from the cloud-based virtual desktop and storage solutions, remote monitoring and individual end-user IT support. Year-over-year, BTG is the leading AT&T solution providers worldwide, allowing the company to fully support the entirety of its clients’ IT needs. With a hyper-focus on specific IT practice areas and a deep understanding of carrier networks, BTG has proven itself to be an unquestioned leader and industry pioneer.

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