Meet Your IT Experts

Your Team that Can Help You Achieve IT Greatness

Introducing the IT Experts Behind Nitor Solutions

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Tim Smith

Founder and CEO

In November of 2006, Tim founded Nitor Solutions. The company takes its name from the Latin meaning “to trust in, to depend upon, to strive, to persevere.” Since then, it’s been his passion to help customers optimize IT efficiency and maximize their potential. His mantra is work smarter, not harder, and he holds several premier industry certifications, including Microsoft, Cisco and VMware.

Before Nitor’s inception, Tim worked with major Winston-Salem corporations as a Director of IT for Frisby Aerospace and Primo Water. While growing a new business, Tim earned his MBA from Wake Forest University in 2008. He graduated from High Point University with a BS in computer science in 1999. He is a “devil-dog” at heart, having served four and a half years in the United States Marine Corps, where he earned many meritorious awards and promotions and achieved the rank of Sergeant. Tim is a lifelong North Carolinian and currently resides near Clemmons with his high school sweetheart.

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Chad Carter


Chad Carter started with Nitor in 2014 as a Director of Sales and currently serves as President. Prior to working for Nitor, Chad worked for Dell for nearly 10 years in a variety of roles, including sales, services and leadership. He has a real passion for making Nitor’s clients, partners and employees better each day. Chad is a highly trained sales leader and has recruited the best salespeople and engineers to serve on the Nitor Team

He was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee and currently resides outside of Nashville in Gallatin with his wife and two kids. Chad attended Metro Baptist School and received a baseball scholarship to Trevecca Nazarene University. He is very involved in youth sports and coaches both his son and daughter in travel baseball, softball and basketball.

Mike Luinstra, VP West

Mike Luinstra

Vice President (West)

Mike joined the Nitor team in 2024. Mike has over 30 yeas experience in construction and project management. Prior to coming on board with Nitor, Mike worked all over the world as a SME with Shell. Mike also served in the Navy as a diver. He is from Houston and currently resides in the DFW area with his wife and 3 kids. While not working, he enjoys motocross and spending time with his family.

Abbie Smith, VP of East

Abbie Smith

Vice President (East)

Abbie Smith joined the Nitor team in 2022 in a sales position. Currently manages the Eastern Region. Born and raised in Winston-Salem, currently residing on the coast of NC. Outside of work favorite hobbies are reading and videogames, having recently taken up gardening.

Denise Horstmann, CFO

Denise Horstmann


Denise Horstmann started with Nitor in 2024 as the Chief Financial Officer. Denise is a seasoned financial executive with over two decades of experience in accounting and financial management. She is skilled at leading diverse teams and implementing innovative business solutions. Denise has a proven track record of transforming business processes, boosting efficiency, and securing substantial revenue growth.

Denise was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but has lived in North Carolina for most of her life. She attended Meredith College and received a Bachelor of Science degree and MBA from the University of Phoenix. Denise currently resides near Winston-Salem with her soon-to-be husband and two kitties.

Evan Rosay, Director of operations

Evan Rosay

Director of Operations

Evan joined Nitor in 2024 as the Director of Operations.  Evan’s background includes over 25 years of IT and Operations leadership.  Those that know Evan, know there are several keys that wind his clock, repeatability, reliability, scalability and transparency.   Collin Street Bakery and Pallet Logistics of America are a couple of companies that still enjoy the benefits of his leadership and process improvements. When he isn’t at work he can be found with his kids either racing BMX bikes or teaching mixed martial arts.

Michael Damron, Director of Installation

Michael Damron

Director of Installation

Michael Damron joined the Nitor Team in 2024 as Director of Installations. Michael comes to Nitor with over 14 years of experience in the Security Industry.  During this time Michael has had several rolls in Installations, Customer Service, Sales and Leadership. He was born and raised in Fort Worth and currently resides in Godley, TX with his wife of 15 years and their 2 sons. When Michael isn’t working, he enjoys riding his bicycle, working out, tending to cattle and fences on his Family Ranch.

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Dave Austin

Director of Engineering

Dave Austin joined the Nitor team in 2012 as a Senior Engineer and is currently the Director of the Engineering Team. He is a graduate of East Carolina University and holds a BS in business administration. Having more than 22 years of experience in the IT industry, Dave has been the helm of large projects since the .com bubble. Before coming onboard with Nitor, he worked for Wake Forest Baptist Health, one of the largest healthcare systems in North Carolina.

Dave currently resides in North Carolina with his wife and three children. He’s a lifelong musician and a woodworking craftsman. He can often be found during the school year traveling with his family to support his children’s various sporting events, including basketball, gymnastics and dance.