Alan Smith Joins Antares Leadership Team as CFO

Alan Smith will serve as Antares’ first CFO. His expertise will help sharpen Antares’ edge, as we expand our services into more competitive areas.Baton Rouge, LA – Antares Technology Solutions, a Baton Rouge based software development and information technology consulting company, recently welcomed Alan Smith as its first CFO. Smith will be based out of the Baton Rouge headquarters where he will help oversee and steer the company’s financial course.

Smith graduated from LSU with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, and then later received his MBA from the University of New Orleans. In addition to his academic and professional qualifications as a CPA, Smith brings many years of experience as a CFO to local companies, including his most recent post, which was over an electronics company that also included software product sales.

Always looking for top talent, Antares is excited to welcome Smith aboard. CEO Ezra Hodge says that the addition of Smith’s experience comes at an opportune time for the growing company.

“As a Louisiana-based software company that is expanding into more competitive areas around the country, we need the experienced financial leadership that Al brings to our company in order to further sharpen our edge and continue to grow,” says Hodge.

As the new CFO, Smith said he looks forward to joining a talented leadership team and contributing to the company’s expansion.



Antares once again sponsors SQL Saturday Baton Rouge

Free SQL Server, Sharepoint and .Net training. What more could an IT Professional ask for? Don’t miss out on this free training!

Don’t miss out on this FREE training event in Baton Rouge – SQL Saturday

Antares Technology Solutions is proud to help sponsor SQL Saturday Baton Rouge, a nationally sponsored but locally organized technical training conference, for the 5th consecutive year.  If you’re interested in FREE SQL Server, SharePoint, .NET Development and Business Intelligence training we hope to see you there!

For the Baton Rouge technology community, this live and local training event has it all. During each session, experienced IT professionals will provide in-person practical training that you can apply directly to your own job.  Speakers will discuss a wide variety of topics including Business Intelligence, Database Administration, SQL Development, SharePoint, IT PRO, .NET, career development and MORE. The community driven event offers in person training, networking possibilities and let’s not forget great prizes.

This year’s SQL Saturday will be hosted at the LSU Business Education Complex on August 2, 2014, and could be the biggest one yet. SQL Saturday events are hosted all over the map, from New York City to Shanghai, but Baton Rouge boasts one of the largest in the world.   Online registration is now open and filling up fast, so reserve your spot now.

Visit www.sqlsaturday.com for information and registration.



2nd quarter tech tuesday

When the brightest minds in the area’s technology sector and Louisiana’s finest local beers combine, you’ve got this quarter’s Tech Tuesday, at Tin Roof Brewery.
Baton Rouge, LA — Antares Technology Solutions, a software development and information technology consulting firm, is proud to help sponsor BRAC’s networking social Tech Tuesday for ten years  running. Tech Tuesday provides a fun, relaxed environment for people to network with the region’s top professionals. This quarter’s Tech Tuesday starts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday April 15, 2014 at the Tin Roof Brewing Company.  Registration for the event is free.

Tech Tuesday, hosted by BRAC, provides an outlet for professionals to discuss, explore, share, support, and learn. While connecting with others who share a passion for technology, attendees are treated to free appetizers and a cash bar. There’s no better way to celebrate the growth of our community, and discover what exciting new things lie ahead.

BRAC aims to propel the Baton Rouge metropolitan area to a more prosperous economic future, and has been a vital contributor to the growth of the Baton Rouge technology community.  Here at Antares, we share that same goal. Since 1988, Antares has been an active presence in the Baton Rouge area business and technology community, and we hope to continue our growth as a company as our community grows with us.

For more information or to register please visit http://www.brac.org/brac/events_tech.asp



New Blood

Antares is excited to introduce to you a few of our new employees. We have been busy growing since our merger with eGov Systems and below you will find a few new faces. We are excited to have each one of them join our team now.

David Wallace joins Antares as the Regional Director of Business Development to help cultivate new business relationships and expand services throughout the south central region. Wallace has over 23 years of business development experience and plans to bring his extensive expertise in prospect/client analysis to the growing company. As part of the Antares team, Wallace will lead the initiative to expand the company’s presence in Austin and continue growth of the greater Houston and Dallas client base.

Kurt Bueche joined Antares in September 2013 as a Project Manager and to assist in Business Development and will specialize in onsite data extraction. Previously serving 12 years as the vice president of operations at Presonus, Bueche intends to bring his 25+ years of management and information systems experience to the company. Always looking toward the newest, most cutting edge technology, Bueche says, “I’d like to increase my knowledge of web based development, portals and the newest IT technology that is being implemented here at Antares.”



Moving on up!

Antares Technology Solutions is please to announce as part of our recent merger with e-Gov Systems and growth plans for the future, we have moved to a new location.

Our new physical address is:
8282 Goodwood Blvd. Suite W-1
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Our new mailing address is:
P.O. Box 64968
Baton Rouge, LA 70896

Phone and fax numbers remain the same:
Phone  (225) 922-7748
Fax  (225) 922-7749

Again, please make note of our address change and update your records. We appreciate our clients and the support of our partners and vendors. You all have helped contribute to our growth. Please call me at 225-922-7748 ext. 1103 or email me at lthomas@antaresnet.com if you have any questions or need additional information.