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Independent Technology Group
Proudly celebrating 15 years of solving our customer's greatest challenges.


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Quick Facts

Some highlights about ITG

Logistics Reach

Many of our customers rely on ITG to coordinate logistics of gear into countries outside of the United States. In 2015 alone, we shipped to 26 different countries and 6 continents.

Who do we partner with?

ITG partners with over 30 best of breed manufacturers in networking, cloud, and security. Our partners range from Fortune 500 brands such as Juniper Networks and HP Enterprise to startup emerging technologies such as Minerva Labs that solve unique customer pain points.

Who are our customers

Our customer base is diverse, including large national brands and small businesses. Some highlights include 5 of the world’s largest companies in their industry, as well as household names like Carl Karcher Enterprises, Guitar Center, DTS, and UC Santa Barbara.

Our Customers

Here's a snapshot of our customers

CKE Restaurants

CKE Restaurants

Locally based company that franchises, licensees, and operates the Hardee's, Carl's Jr., La Salsa, and Green Burrito restaurant chains.

Guitar Center

Guitar Center

Guitar Center is the largest chain of musical instrument retailers in the world with 269 locations throughout the United States.

dts logo


DTS is a pioneer in audio multi-channel and cinema surround sound signal processing systems.



The major operator of bus and rail service in Los Angeles County, California. Includes schedule, fare, and route information. Also offers service advisories.



Academic home of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Research affiliation: Association of American Universities.

California State University San Bernardino


California State University, San Bernardino is a public university and one of the 23 general campuses of the California State University system

About ITG


  • 2001

    September 18th.

    Kevin Barker and Doug Marlin found ITG with the goal of using their decades in business to meet customer's needs in a unique way

  • 2010

    ITG hires its first employee

  • 2014

    ITG earns "Growth Partner of the Year" from Juniper Networks  

  • 2015

    Vendor of the Year

    ITG is named one of 10 national partners for Fortinet

  • 2016

    Kevin Barker receives the North America Partner Engineer ("Ingenious Champion") of the Year award  

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Meet our amazing leadership team

Kevin Barker ITG

Kevin Barker

Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer

Kevin Barker is a 30 year veteran of the information technology space with a highly successful career spanning many industries. Past positions he has held include CIO, Director of Operations, and Director of IT. He most recently was awarded by Juniper Networks with their Norther America Ingenious Champion of the Year award in 2016, and often is found writing a day one book or helping the Juniper team put together a certification test.

Kevin's first job was professional horse jumping in England, and when not working in the ITG lab, he can be found downhill mountain biking, snowboarding, skiing, or teaching a cooking class at a local culinary school.


Doug Marlin ITG

Doug Marlin

Co-Founder, SVP of Sales & Marketing

Technology solutions require the investment of valuable IT resources and dollars. Utilizing a strong business background, Doug understands his customers' strategic objectives and can accurately gauge the financial impact that investing in technology has on their bottom lines. As one of the founding partners of Independent Technology Group, Doug Marlin brings a well-tenured financial savvy to the job of providing enterprise network and security Solutions for his clients. Doug provides the wisdom, guidance and relationship building needed to ensure a smooth and cost-effective solution is achieved and maintained.

Meet our amazing engineering team

Our engineers each have a minimum of 5 years of experience working for customers, and at least 10 years of overall IT industry experience.

Garett LaBerge ITG

Garett LaBerge

Network Engineer

Garett has a background in technical support and as one of ITG’s experts in access control, wireless, and Fortinet technologies, he applies that background in the form of superior customer services. Garett also manages ITG’s malware lab, testing both new and older anti-malware security solutions against today’s threats.

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Mark Soho ITG

Mark Soho

Network Engineer

Mark is a network engineer at ITG and has a degree in Computer Science from UCDavis. He also has several certifications from Juniper Networks.

Alan Wong ITG

Alan Wong

Senior Network Engineer

Alan has over 20 years of experience in the IT technology space, from managing network infrastructures to working as a field engineering consultant for IT equipment manufacturers.  He has owned an infrastructure with over 300 locations, serving over 10,000 users. Alan is now one of the chief research engineers for ITG, evaluating new technologies for customer success.

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Shane Green ITG

Shane Green

Senior Network Engineer

Network Architect and 20-year IT veteran, Shane Green has always loved connecting things. His love of Legos as a child advanced as he grew up into putting together technical pieces to create highly performant networks. Shane is a hands-on network designer who has worked in multiple industries ranging from being an IT Security Consultant at the 2002 Winter Olympics to moving large amounts of data to support online video streaming for major entertainment companies.  

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Kevin Barker ITG

Kevin Barker

Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer

Along with being the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Kevin Barker is also one of ITG's engineers. Spanning several companies and certifications, he provides valuable expertise and experience as he assists some of ITG's top profile clients.


Penetration Testing


Penetration Testing

ITG also offers physical and virtual penetration testing services. We have someone specifically trained to evaluate, dissect and penetrate vulnerabilities and weak points in your physical and virtual network.

ITG is a Value-Added Integrator (VAI) that specialize in Layer 3 to Layer 7 IT solutions, from compute, networking, storage and security.

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