Meet Justin Hicks, Edafio’s new hire spotlight

A picture of Justin Hicks, network operations engineer with his wife

The new hire spotlights recognize the people-powered stories of the incredible individuals committed to our clients’ and Edafio’s success and are fundamental to our vibrant culture. From consultants and engineers to sales leaders and administration and beyond, we’ll get to the heart of our team so you can get to know us a little bit better and find out what makes us tick. Today, we are delighted to introduce our most recent hire, Justin Hicks, Hicks brings 17 years of IT where he helps our clients use their technology and maintain uptime and access to their IT environment. If you have a moment, be sure to send Justin a message welcoming him to our rapidly growing company! Now let’s learn more about Mr. Hicks!

Tell us a little about yourself.

I am a native of Pine Bluff and moved to Little Rock for college where I have resided ever since. I enjoy spending time with my wife and our two nieces and nephews, and one dog. In my spare time, I love reading, listening to podcasts, playing video games and have a great appreciation for instrumental music.  

What does your job entail?

As a member of the NOC (Network Operations Center) Team, my job entails helping our clients better utilize their technology and maintaining their access in an effort to enable their success.   

What brought you to Edafio?

I have always loved and had a fascination for technology. I worked for 17 years at UALR  helping people with disabilities have better access to technology. I came to Edafio to challenge myself into expanding into other areas I could grow in. 

Do you have a personal motto or mantra?

“We got cheese at home.”

What do you like to do most outside of work?

Listening to music while reading comic books

Do you have a favorite newspaper, newsletter, book, blog and/or podcast?

My favorite podcast is “Last Podcast on the Left.”

What skill do you think everyone should learn?

How to cook scrambled eggs properly (low and slow, with butter.)

Are you interested in working at Edafio? Check out our Careers page to learn more about who we are and our current openings!

Melissa Swann

Melissa Swann brings 25 plus years of experience in integrated marketing, public relations, face-to-face event management, sales activation, and client relationship management to her Director of Marketing at Edafio Technology Partners. Among the more versatile professional service marketers in the field, Melissa combines experience, knowledge, and expertise rarely found in a single individual: strategic planning, branding, creative concept development, and design and project management are all areas where Melissa has added value, built business and distinguished herself from her peers. With a record of achievement across the whole spectrum of communication channels and audiences, she has proven her effectiveness in understanding market needs and in developing compelling programs and content targeted to both consumer and business-to-business audiences. Melissa has a unique ability to simplify the presentation of complex product and service offerings and make them more accessible and actionable.



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