Your Strategic IT Partner

Liberty Technology has a host of highly trained, certified experts who assist our clients with immediate remote support as well as on-site service. Our mission is to ease our customers’ technical pains by keeping their systems running smoothly and efficiently, as well as educating them on how to make the most out of their systems and software. We provide proactive services to resolve issues and keep them resolved.

Our Core Values

Own your chicken

Own your chicken

That chicken (project/job/task) is depending on you. Chase it down, feed it, love it, make it your own. A fully formed human anticipates need, takes initiative, finds the needed resources, and gets the job done right and on time.

Be cool, golden rule

Be cool, golden rule

Be the person your team wants to be around and the person clients want to work with. Know what you know and, more importantly, what you don’t. Be a changer, not a complainer. As Scott Adams says, “Be brief and say something positive.”

Be self-feeding

Be self-feeding

A fully formed human is a lifetime learner – on and off the clock. Nobody has it all figured out, so have the drive to become a master of your skill set. Seek constructive criticism and act on it.

Be a honey badger

Be a honey badger

Maintain a sense of urgency and responsibility toward the task at hand. Sink your teeth into it and don’t accept defeat. Meet challenges and change with boldness and determination.

Flip mode IT

Flip mode IT

As Stark County’s Phil Davison famously quoted Einstein: “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Have the winning passion to learn from your mistakes and see pain points as opportunities for disruption. Keep striving for the best outcome in a bad situation.

Be smarter together

Be smarter together

You’re only as smart as we all are, together. Don’t just answer; teach. Be connection oriented (TCP) over connection-less (UDP). Be a reliable human data transmitter who adds value by sharing what you’ve learned. Remember: A rising tide lifts all boats; and sinks the anchored ones.


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Ben Johnson

CEO and Founder


CEO and Founder

Born This Way.

Some people are thrown into entrepreneurship by circumstance and opportunity. They happen to come along with the right combination of talents to take advantage of the zeitgeist. Others are born to make opportunity wherever and whenever they land. Ben Johnson is of the latter kind. From the time he began selling bicycle and lawnmower parts from his family’s salvage yard at three years old , Ben has founded one successful business after another, culminating in his consulting for some of the largest IT companies in the world. Throughout the years, he’s shown he possesses the instinct and savvy to spot opportunity, and move on it fast!

Entrepreneurship is always somewhat of a gamble, but Ben has proven that he knows when to hold ‘em, when to fold ‘em, when to walk away, and when to run. For example, when Ben and a partner started their first computer business in 2001, it thrived – even placing high on the first-ever MSP Mentor list in 2007. But in 2008, wanted to branch out on his own. Eight of the 10 other employees followed Ben, and the skeleton crew set up shop, rebuilt all the infrastructure from scratch over Memorial Day weekend, and Liberty Technology was up and running and taking calls in fewer than three business days. Three of those intrepid employees are still onboard with the company.

To some, starting all over would be disheartening. To Ben, it was invigorating. He was able to build Liberty with a unique and benevolent culture that attracts people with like values of curiosity, tenacity, personal responsibility, and living out loud.

In 2009, Liberty Technology began publishing “Kitchen Drawer Illustrated,” an artsy and informative print and online magazine to feature and celebrate the people, businesses, history, and talent of the local area. In turn, the ad design and sales for the magazine were so successful, Ben’s fourth startup, Kitchen Sink Marketing, a full-service agency, grew out of the endeavor in 2017.

Meanwhile, Liberty was gaining traction each year. In 2012, Liberty was named the Lon Touchstone Small Business of the Year by the Griffin Chamber of Commerce. In that same year, Ben was named one of the top 150 most influential SMB consultants in the world and was also one of five finalists for the Georgia SBDC Businessperson of the Year. In 2013, Liberty was named to the MSP Mentor Top 501, CRN Next-Gen 250, CRN Fast Growth 150, Bulldog Alumni 100, and Inc. 5000. Notably, 2017 marked Liberty’s fifth consecutive year being named to Inc.’s list of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies. Additionally, in 2015, Liberty was recognized with Resolution in the Georgia State Senate for Job Creation.

One certain key to Ben’s success is his constant drive to learn. He reads obsessively, both online and off, eager for knowledge and personal growth. Liberty team members commonly wake to find emails from Ben with links to articles on cutting-edge tech, time-stamped in the wee hours of the morning. Ben graduated from Gordon College with an AA in Psychology, and then went on to earn a BA in English Literature at University of Georgia and a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University. His list of certifications is vast, and his commitment to continuing education as a core value is evident in the accomplishments of Liberty’s staff. Ben is an Alumni of the Cisco SMB Advisory Board and member of the NexGen Board. He is an Ekahau Certified Survey Engineer (ECSE) and a Cisco Spark Master Ambassador.

Always an active member of the community, Ben has served on the Board of the Griffin Chamber of Commerce and was Chairman of the Griffin/Spalding Downtown Council. He is currently on the Board of the Griffin-Spalding Tourism Association, as well as serving his third term as Spalding GOP Chairman. Beginning in 2010, Ben’s companies sponsored a wildly popular annual Beerfest, themed around Griffin’s infamous native son, Doc Holliday.

Ben has been happily married to Tracy, his high school sweetheart since 1999. They have a smart, beautiful daughter, Alexa Morgan. In his spare time he reads obsessively both online and offline, enjoys high-definition anything, and attempts to spend time with family and friends.

Personally building and maintaining relationships with individuals and companies, as well as the technology that helps them aspire to something better, is a major differentiator for Ben. It’s a top priority and a real key to his success. Ben’s deep industry relationships and knowledge have caught the attention of leaders from some of the largest IT companies in the world. His ability to visualize how companies’ platforms and ecosystems can interact, to build strategic alliances, and to develop new solutions is leading to exciting opportunities for consulting and collaboration on a global scale. Never, ever complacent, Ben continues to live by the motto “Innovate or die – you’re only as good as your last big thing.”

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Ashley McDaniel

Integrator and Chief Financial Officer


Integrator and Chief Financial Officer

Ashley McDaniel earned her associate’s degree in Foreign Language from Gordon State College, her BA in International Economic Affairs from University of West Georgia, and her MBA from Georgia State University. Ashley worked as a lifeguard, bank teller, receptionist, bookkeeper, server and wait staff trainer before bringing her considerable talents to Liberty Technology and has been with the company from its very beginning. As CFO, Ashley is responsible for managing the company’s financial departments, including Accounting, Finance, HR, Administration, and Internal IT. She works directly with Liberty’s CEO, Leadership team, and Finance and Administrative departments to ensure the entire organization is operating effectively and efficiently.

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Charles Goodsell

Chief Operations Officer


Chief Operations Officer

Charles supports the team by designing and configuring projects or consulting on their own designs. He makes sure clients are getting what they need and that everything will integrate smoothly. Charles is also responsible for Liberty’s internal IT, making sure everything is humming along like it should.

One of the original staff of Liberty Technology, Charles worked for CEO Ben Johnson as a Bench Tech at the first company Ben co-founded and then followed him to Liberty in 2008.

In his spare time, Charles enjoys playing Magic: The Gathering and eating his favorite food, lasagna. He is married to Andrea, our Sales Operations administrator, and together they love spending time with their dogs, Sadie and Chila, and cats, Lilly and Rosie.

Charles earned his Bachelor’s in history from Berry College and has earned an impressive list of certifications, including:

• Cisco Certified Network Professional Routing and Switching (CCNP Routing and Switching)

• Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)

• Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching (CCNA Routing and Switching)

• Cisco Unified Computing Technology Support Specialist

• VMware Certified Professional 5 – Desktop (VCP5-DT)

• VMware Certified Professional 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization

• CompTIA A+

• CompTIA Net+

• Certified Meraki Network Operator (CMNO)

• Certified Meraki Network Administrator (CMNA)

• Microsoft Certified Professional

• Microsoft Office User Specialist

• VMware Sales Professional (VSP)

• VMware Technical Sales Professional (VTSP)

• Pivot3 Certified Sales Professional

• Pivot3 Certified Pre-Sales Technical Professional

• Veeam Sales Professional

• Veeam Technical Sales Professional

Our Team

Join our team

We do what we do because we value liberty. Yours and ours. We know that businesses and communities flourish when we embrace change and find ways to connect more meaningfully to what matters most. We all have limited time and energy, so it’s important to continuously question and improve our connections to our work, our teams, our customers, our community. Because when our connections are strong and true, we’re at liberty to go further than we might have imagined. And that’s freedom.

That’s Liberty.

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