Jeff Mertz

Senior Network Engineer

So we had a client that badly needed wireless internet access to a secluded building in the middle of winter, where no road would dare go in the cold months. Mere mortals would view this situation and proclaim “Oh don’t even!” But the Safety Net office isn’t stocked with mere mortals, it has…Mertz. Jeff hops on a snowmobile, powers through raging snowstorms risking life and limb, scampers up a snow encrusted roof, and…boom…the client is surfing in style. Seems he takes above and beyond to a literal extreme.

Jeff Mertz has the primary responsibility of implementing server and network infrastructure projects. Utilizing his almost 14 years of experience and passion for hardware and networking, he has been able to find solutions to many complex problems for the benefit of Safety Net clients. With previous experience at Eaton and General Motors, Jeff brings enterprise methodologies to the small and midsize markets.

Jeff attended Michigan State University and obtained a Bachelors Degree in Telecommunications. He almost has too many certifications to list, but for starters he’s a Certified Ethical Hacker, Cisco Certified Network Professional Security, Cisco Certified Network Associate +Security, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Microsoft Certified Professional, VMware Certified Professional, and holds Comp/TIA A+ and Dell Enterprise Storage certs.

Oh, and don’t even get him started on smartphones or computer hardware. One of his superpowers gives him the ability to elaborate for hours on these subjects, and remember, the rest of us ARE mere mortals.

Certified Ethical Hacker, CCNP Security, CCNA +Security, CNSS 4033, VMware Certified Professional, MCSE