Martin has nearly 20 years of experience reviewing and implementing technology solutions. In 2001, Martin migrated from a corporate career and fast-paced Puget Sound environment to a much more satisfying personal and professional lifestyle in North Central Washington. For the first 12 years in Wenatchee he served as the Technology Director for the local CPA firm, Cordell, Neher & Co., PLLC. Although primarily focused on the firm’s internal computing and software, he thoroughly enjoyed solving client technology needs. As a result, in 2013 he opted to leave the firm and founded SimplePowerIT to focus exclusively on delivering frustration-free technology solutions to NCW businesses and nonprofits.
Over the years, Martin has served in Executive Positions on the Boards of numerous regional nonprofits, including the Greater Wenatchee Area Technology Alliance (GWATA), Leavenworth Recycles, Mission Vista, Wenatchee Outdoors, and Wenatchee River Institute.
Martin likes to balance his “screen time” with outdoor play. When not in front of a computer or with family, you’ll most often find him biking the foothills of Wenatchee, skate skiing the Leavenworth and Methow Valley cross-country trails, or backpacking and ski touring in the North Cascades.
Martin helped me assess my organization’s current technology capabilities. He asked simple questions that allowed me to identify what our needs were, then provided information on options to take us where we wanted to be within our budget. What sets Martin apart is his ability to take the complex world of technology and break it down into concepts a consumer can understand. He takes the time to understand your company’s current technology, how you want to use technology in your business, and what kind of investment you are ready to make today.
Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce
Community Foundation of North Central Washington is a small office full of non-techy people. For years we have struggled with our server setup and our desire to be a paperless office. Martin was able to look at our needs and give us a hassle free system that runs itself, costs less and has eliminated our server! We couldn’t be happier!
Martin has been proactively supporting all of our office technology for the past 5+ years. When we need immediate help, we can always count on him for a solution and when we need to plan for changes he provides options that fit our needs. Martin’s approach means I don’t have to worry about our technology; that’s a huge relief and allows me stay focused on real estate and managing my business.
Laura Mounter Real Estate
Martin is always proactively looking out for our IT needs and has helped us in the migration to cloud based management. He is very knowledgeable in this aspect of IT and is constantly looking out for our best interest, for the business, and for effective time management.
-Dr. Steven Koch and Dr. Jason Barnes,
Vision Source Wenatchee
As a full-service CPA firm, Cordell, Neher & Company, PLLC has a broad range of technology needs, all of which are critical in delivering high quality products to our clients. During his years as our Director of Information Technology, Martin proactively planned and provided support that made us confident our technology environment would run smoothly day-after-day. As our firm evolved, Martin was able to observe, listen and then recommend and implement cost-effective technology solutions that addressed our current challenges. Martin has an approach that allows him to effectively communicate and support users and clients irrespective of their own technology skills. We valued his insight and service approach and now recommend his services to clients without hesitation.
-Jeff Neher, CPA,
Cordell, Neher & Co., PLLC