The Bering McKinley Team


A rich blend of MSP industry consultants and former MSP owners who turn sales, service and financial know-how into business and revenue results.


Bering McKinley, helping MSPs Win!

What We Do Best


value winning

Winning isn’t a zero-sum equation.  One person or firm need not lose for another to win.  If what you are doing isn’t winning, then why do it?  We help identify where to change so you can win.

love change

We love working with firms and people who LOVE CHANGE or are learning to love change in order to win. We will help you identify a problem, consider solutions, decide on a solution, and execute a solution.

Keep curious

Curiosity is about how business works, relationships between various decisions, and their impacts.  We value curious clients and are always looking for better ways to win.

Practice Humility

We value client partnerships that behave with humility.  We know that there is no single answer to a scenario, and we are not binary thinkers. We are continuum thinkers that practice humility in our solution building and thought process.



A Team Of Professionals

Josh Peterson


Having 18 years in the industry and working with hundreds of MSP owners, Josh helps you break down the excuses and falsehoods that keep success at bay, delivering a formula that has been implemented thousands of times for IT company success. You can count on him to address your biggest challenges head-on.

Jim Peterson

Management Consultant

Over the past 20+ years, Jim has served the IT Industry in technical engineering, solutions architecture, and MSP owner roles. Today Jim consults with business leaders around their financials and business models. He is dedicated to helping MSP owners continue to love the business that they have built.  

Stephanie Krintz

Application Consultant

Stephanie has dedicated her career in consulting to mastering every aspect of ConnectWise Manage.  As a seasoned Dispatch & Service Instructor and Lead Consultant, Stephanie strives to find better ways to deliver Service Management and Service Delivery. 

Ben Altman

Management Consultant

Ben brings over 15 years of management leadership across the full spectrum of technology and non-technology services. Knowing that strong relationships are paramount for clients to trust before they purchase, Ben consults his clients on best practice sales management techniques that drive revenue results.


Rose Avila

Application Consultant

As a Bering McKinley Institute Instructor and ConnectWise Consultant, Rose has helped MSPs build and define processes, workflow, and procedures around ConnectWise Manage and Sell and other productivity software tools. She understands the challenges and real-world best practices for helping MSPs get the most out of their software investment and grow better businesses.

Will Young

Application Consultant

Will is an automation junkie and service management authority. He combines his superpowers to help MSPs better automate operations by making service management tools “talk” to each other resulting in simplified processes that streamline efficiencies and improve outcomes. You can expect him to ask, “what can you be automating next?”

Mike McKeen

Management Consultant

Mike is a 25-year veteran in the IT/technology space. He has spent his career analyzing technical requirements, performing strategic IT planning, implementing an innovative design, and now heads up the Bering McKinley’s Education Institute, which provides industry Training & Certification Courses.


Daniel Lapish

Management Consultant

Daniel served as COO of an MSP for the last 10 years. During this time, he leveraged ConnectWise Manage extensively to turn a start-up VAR into an MSP machine. Dan’s hallmark skill hinges upon his ability to build best-in-class processes around all things operations (not just service delivery) while implementing those practices within ConnectWise Manage. 

Ashley Hurley

Application Consultant

Ashley has worked with MSPs her entire career, focusing on business operations, back-office admin support, and creating policies, all within the ConnectWise environment. Ashley’s work with MSPs to utilize the system to its fullest has propelled her to better understand how to blend the Manage, Automate and Sell modules into a set of requirements that fit an MSP’s unique needs. 

Duffy Guschel

Project Manager

Duffy provides the backend support that keeps every one on point and moving forward. Duffy comes to Bering McKinley with 20 plus years of leadership, coaching and client-facing experience, of which 5 of those years were dedicated specifically to PM work.  When he’s not managing projects, you will find him outside playing tennis or tinkering with his boat.  

Katrina Ramsey

Application Consultant

Katrina is a high-value consultant who brings strong operational and back-office skills.  As an Application Consultant working daily in ConnectWise, she combines back office knowledge with industry best practices to help MSPs break out the “process rut” to achieve their desired goals.

Matthew Middlestetter

Management Consultant

It’s not often that one person combines management, ownership, capital investment, lifestyle, and branding in one resume, but that’s what Matthew brings to the game. As a former MSP owner and now Branding, Problem Solving Consultant & Capital Growth Coach, Matthew shares his expertise with those who want to achieve his success.

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