Our Team

Our team is the best in the business

Our staff combines their expertise in technology with real-world business experience. They are knowledgeable about the best in class solutions for your business and they stay abreast of the new and emerging technologies. Our staff can rapidly assess their impact on your business and your bottom line. Our technical staff hold a plethora of professional certifications, and they are constantly increasing their knowledge and expertise with training and certification in new technologies.

Our Management Team

Having served in leadership roles at both large and small companies, we understand that technology must support specific business needs. We know technology must work within a budget, and be flexible enough to change as your needs do. We realize the importance of a secure, reliable technology architecture that delivers a clear ROI. This experience makes us the right partners for your business.

Hamish Davidson

President & CEO

As President & CEO Hamish Davidson has executive responsibility for the overall strategic direction as well as sales and marketing oversight for ProviDyn®. He brings over 25 years of IT experience and enterprise industry experience—leveraging a large enterprise approach and processes development ideology to the business. His expertise includes operational efficiency improvement, telecommunications, information security, disaster recovery and business continuity.

Prior to joining ProviDyn, Hamish was a Managing Principal at Zyman Group where he led initiatives which drove growth from $10M to $65M and expansion from Atlanta to a global presence in less than three years. Throughout his career, Hamish has managed IT operations and projects for Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. including Walmart, MCI, Hewlett Packard, General Electric, Alcoa, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Acxiom UK Ltd, Norfolk Southern, and SunTrust Bank. He also ran his own consulting firm, Enterprise Consulting Services, for five years.

Technically, Hamish is proficient in LAN/WAN architecture, Client/Server technologies, wireless technologies, web technologies, midrange systems, legacy systems and enterprise support. He’s also a Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), VMware Sales Professional (VSP), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCDA).

Born and educated in London, Hamish also spent time in South Africa before crossing the Atlantic to America where he married and started a family. Outside of the workplace, he finds solace hiking, traveling with his wife and three children, and serving as a scout leader. He also enjoys classic European cars and motorcycling through the mountains.

Walter Nirenberg

Senior Director, Operations

Walter Nirenberg is ProviDyn’s Senior Director, Operation. In that capacity, Walter is charged with providing superior leadership to an expanding operations team while enhancing customer management and assisting in the development of new services.

An accomplished IT professional with 20+ years of experience in a diverse range of technologies, Walters's expertise includes strategic planning, business process improvement, operations management, data center design and operations, networking, VoIP, virtualization and platform management.

With a proven ability to implement standards, procedures and processes that improve business functionality, Walter has led global teams of world-class engineers, helping organizations revitalize Help Desk operations and incorporate an ITIL Support Service model, dramatically reducing recurring IT issues and maintaining 99.99% uptime.

Prior to joining ProviDyn, Walter was a Senior Director—IT Operations for SARALUX LLC, where he spearheaded Infrastructure Technical Program Management to support key and critical initiatives. He has also held technology leadership positions with AT&T (Bellsouth) and several prominent technology-focused companies.

Walter attained a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and holds a broad array of certifications including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). He is currently working to become a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Walter and his wife, Sabrina, have recently moved from Douglasville, Ga., and are starting a new chapter in Midtown Atlanta. They have one daughter, Trinity, and two fur-babies, Chocolate and Ponce. Walter is passionate about animal rescue and works with several animal rescue groups in the area. In his free time, Walter enjoys watching the Falcons (he’s a season ticket holder), scuba diving and playing the drums. He is currently learning to play the electric guitar, as well.

Linda Messing Williams

Director of Client Services

Linda Messing Williams, Director of Client Services at ProviDyn is part of the management team and assists in the development of operational procedures and company strategic initiatives. Linda serves as the client contact for escalated problem identification and resolutions and has used her 29 years of industry experience to increase customer satisfaction and deepen customer relationships.

Prior to joining ProviDyn, Linda served as the Director of Helpdesk Services at Altuscio Networks and was Director of Technical Support at Tree, LLC. She also was President and owner of Innovative Technologies, Inc. for 16 years.

Linda studied Criminal Justice at Columbia College, Columbia, MO. She is a charter member and past president of the East Cobb business association, and has served as a leader in both Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts. Linda and her husband Brett enjoy a full house including six children, two grandchildren, four cats and a dog. Recently retired from ice hockey and karate, she enjoys riding her motorcycle, hiking and doing volunteer work whenever she can.

Jed Fearon

Solution Advisor

Jed Fearon is a Solution Advisor for ProviDyn, helping companies reduce risk, lower operating expenses and increase productivity by embracing the strategic value of IT. Jed, a seasoned sales professional, came to ProviDyn in 2014 with a strong commitment to customer service and the goal of offering a highly differentiated MSP experience to the Atlanta marketplace.

Prior to joining ProviDyn, Fearon worked in progressively responsible sales and marketing positions, culminating with his most recent engagement as Director of Business Development with Digital Agent, a private cloud telephony and IT services firm. Jed has more than 14 years in the Managed Services industry specializing in voice, data, IP telephony and IT solutions for the SMB market. Jed brings value to his clients by using out-of-the box thinking and has excelled at forging alliances with clients and colleagues in companies with complimentary solutions—creating mutual value for all stakeholders. He is also a cyber security evangelist and maintains an active speaking schedule delivering Employee Cyber Security Awareness Training to organizations all over the greater Atlanta area.

Jed holds a BA in English from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA with a concentration in Marketing from American University in Washington D.C. He is active in HTG Sales Ignite and regular events at Atlanta Tech Village and The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). Jed is the proud owner of two rescue dogs and is an avid drummer, performing weekly in the worship band at his church Atlanta Westside Presbyterian. Other interests include surfing, fitness, jazz, reading and comedy writing.