Our People

CEC has evolved from a small local radio shop to a nationally recognized systems integrator because of our people. Our passion for technology and taking care of customers are what makes us successful, allowing us to deliver customized and, at times, unique solutions to the businesses we support. 

Leading the Way

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Why CEC

Our Values

  • Customer Focused

  • Integrity

  • Passion

  • Reliable

  • Respect

  • Safety Minded

  • Team Oriented

Join Our Team

If you like a fast-paced environment and are passionate about taking care of customers while solving their business challenges, CEC may have an opening for you.

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Executive Leadership

  • Matt has been with CEC since 1983, and has held key roles in operations and management. Matt drives CEC’s focus on efficiency, continuous improvement, and quality customer service. Starting out as a technician, Matt was named CEC president in 2006, and CEO in 2012. He has educated members of the systems integration industry by serving as a speaker and instructor for national organizations, including NSCA (National Systems Contractors Association), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Iowa Telecommunications User Group (ITUG), the Iowa Technology and Education Connection (ITEC), and the Electronic Security Association (ESA). Matt is a member of InfoComm, the Iowa Association of Business and Industry, and NSCA. He also serves on Ascom’s Business Development Council.

  • Kelley joined CEC in January 2017 as the vice president of finance to strategically lead CEC’s financial management. Kelley is a CPA with a BBA in Accounting from Boise State University and a BBA in Finance & Spanish from University of Iowa. Formerly Kelley was the business analysis manager in financial control at HSBC in Chicago, where she is originally from. Prior to CEC, she was the chief financial officer at Orchestra Iowa & Paramount Presents in downtown Cedar Rapids. She has held several positions on the Board of the Cedar Valley Montessori School since the Floods of 2008.

  • Since joining CEC in 1982, Randy has held positions in field operations, service, sales, management, and engineering. He currently serves as CEC’s vice president of operations. In this role, he manages CEC’s engineering services, including technical design, consultation, and quotations. Randy is a member of ASIS International, has served on several technology advisory committees, and has degrees in engineering technology and management development.

  • Garrett has been with CEC since 1998, holding a number of positions in field operations and project management and branch management. In 2012, Garrett was named vice president of sales, directing CEC sales companywide. He holds a degree in electronics/telecommunications from Indian Hills Community College, as well as multiple certifications.

  • Shereen’s journey with CEC started in 2014 with launching CEC’s training department. Shereen leads CEC’s People and Organizational Excellence (POE) department with executing people strategy in support of the overall strategic direction of CEC. Her team’s focus is specific in the areas of employee engagement, and organizational effectiveness. Shereen leads CEC’s HR department, training and onboarding functions, as well as continuous improvement and processes. She holds a bachelor of education, masters of educational learning and administration, and is completing an MBA.

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