About

About “The Firm”

Granite Peak Systems is an information technology consulting firm located in Billings, MT. We’re a firm of 1 actually. Tom Rupsis (that’s me) is the president, founder and owner of the firm as well as its sole employee.

Working with small to mid-size companies in the Billings area, I focus on delivering impactful technology solutions. I seek projects that help your company accelerate growth, reach defined business goals, or manage the growth you already have underway. Many small, lower budget projects meet this standard by greatly improving the efficiency of a process or opening up an additional revenue stream.

Proficiencies

Business Intelligence: SQL, MS SQL Server Reporting Services, Crystal Reports, MS Access

Software development: ASP.NET, MS SQL, VB.NET, C#, javascript (Moment of truth: I’m a hack of a programmer. Nobody would hire me for expert programming services!)

MS Office development: Sharepoint, InfoPath, Excel, Access

Industry Solutions: Timeforce (time and attendance), Aloha QuickService/Table Service (point of sale), TruckMate (transportation management)

Project management: External CIO support; Software evaluation, selection, and implementation

Certifications

Project Management: Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)

Business Analysis: Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP)

Technical: MCTS – SQL Server 2005 & SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence

More About Me

Tom RupsisI’ve been developing, implementing and managing technology solutions for over 15 years. Prior to founding Granite Peak Systems, I was the Director of Information Systems for Employee Benefit Management Services (EBMS). In that role, I managed a 15 person IT group responsible for all technology services including infrastructure support, application development, and the company’s compliance with HIPAA Security regulations.

Prior to EBMS, I worked for McDonald’s Corporation. During my tenure there, I was a manager on a complex supply chain system, gained international experience working on a global ERP project, and spent several years developing technology solutions for the accounting, payroll and HR departments.

I also worked for Hewitt Associates, a leading HR consulting firm, as a business analyst.

I hold a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Mathematics and Economics from Vanderbilt University.

I am married with two children, and I enjoy hiking, fly fishing, golf, cycling and photography.

You can read more about my background on my LinkedIn profile.

Contact Me

Granite Peak Systems, LLC
PO Box 80892
Billings, MT 59108
Tel: 406-672-8292
Email: trupsis@granitepeaksys.com

Kiva

Since 2007, I have funded a Kiva account in recognition of my clients. Whenever I get a new client, or find a microloan that relates to the industries my clients serve, I contribute to the account. You can see my lender profile here:

http://www.kiva.org/lender/gpsclients