Spohn & Associates is a parent company of three unique technology-related consulting practices. Technical expertise with flexibility allows our engineers, consultants, and trainers to serve Fortune 500 companies and medium-to-small businesses alike. We provide the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you have the right-sized solution to fit your unique business profile.

A privately held company established in 1998 by Darren L. Spohn, Spohn & Associates, Inc. is comprised of specialists providing problem-solving solutions in IT security consulting, telecom and  sales and technical training.  Spohn’s team of experts serves a national and international client base.

Spohn Consulting is primarily an IT security testing firm. Services offered include penetration testing, holistic enterprise security assessments, and regulatory compliance audits (HIPAA Security Rule, Texas HB300, FFIEC). As a third-party independent auditor, our cybersecurity experts are able to provide a firm foundation for our clients to utilize the findings and documentation to fix vulnerabilities and improve their overall security posture.

Spohn Telecom Alliance helps businesses buy, install and maintain telecommunications services from leading carriers.

Customized Training Solutions

Spohn Training, offers in-depth training courses that are tailored for the unique business needs of each customer. High impact classroom and eLearning courses are customized to meet specific client requirement and measured for return on investment.

In order to dramatically increase the impact that each member of your staff has on company performance, you must provide the training that empowers them to produce measurable results.

Spohn training content is customized to each customer's requirements and utilizes unique reinforcement process for higher content retention levels. Each instructor-led course is delivered by dynamic trainer/consultants who do what they teach, can impart their knowledge in a passionate and dynamic way, and can provide direct feedback and one-on-one personal interaction. Spohn training imparts knowledge and knowledge is power! Power leads to action and action leads to results. Spohn training is knowledge, power, action, and results - a powerful return on investment!

Our Approach

Interactive, comprehensive coverage of material, with pre- and post-course reinforcement in a manner that facilitates learning retention. We improve upon industry retention rates of 10-20% for one-day classes to 30-40% through reinforced learning using the following process:

  • Pre-qualifying, pre-assessment
  • Seminar style learning or Interactive eLearning environment
  • Collaborative learning methods
  • Post-class reinforcement (conference call, Web-based material access)
  • ROI Measurement

Instructor knowledge

All instructors are part time trainer/part time consultant, thus remaining up to date on real-life implementation of the emerging technologies. In addition, each instructor has a passion for teaching the material.

Familiarity with Competitive Environment

Having provided both training and consulting services to the industry for 15 plus years, instructors are often educated on the clients' competitor's products and services.

Course Customization

Most courses are specifically customized for the client. All material is continually updated based on changes in technology and the competitive environment.

Best of Breed Training

Our Clients consistently rate our courses the best they have ever taken both within their company and in the industry.

Scalability of Training Expertise

Our Company provides training and consulting around the globe to many Fortune 1000 clients. Our courses range from Basic 101 introductory to advanced courses. Short delivery timeframes are no problem.

Brand Name Recognition

Spohn Training has an excellent track record of delivering training with results to our clients (references provided upon request). Our trainers include internationally recognized, published authors and speakers.

Since its conception, Spohn has had the honor of being held in high regards by industry peers and receiving several awards including the following:

2010 Spohn signs partnership contract with AboveNet Communication INC. Spohn makes top five of Network Integration and Services Firms, Austin Business Journal

2009 Signs partnership contracts with ACC, Verizon, XO Communications, and PAETEC Recognized by Austin Business Journal as 7th largest Network Integration and Service Firm (based on Revenue)Selected as an AT&T Solutions Provider Gold Champion

2008 Opened 5th Office location

2007 Spohn Data Security Consulting contract to provide NETAudit™ security assessment and business continuity services to AT&T customers nationwide under the AT&T label extended for an additional 5 years

2007 AT&T’s top Three Solution Providers- for the third year

2006 AT&T’s top Three Solution Providers- for the second year

2005 Spohn Data Security Consulting becomes Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (QSA)

2005 Spohn Data Security Consulting becomes Payment Card Industry Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV)

2005 AT&T’s top Three Solution Providers

2004 Contracted as one of AT&T preferred Solution Providers

2003 Channel Partner with AT&T established Spohn’s NETAUDIT™

2002 Spohn Data Security Consulting awarded 5 year contract to provide NETAudit™ security assessment and business continuity services to AT&T customers nationwide under the AT&T label

2001 Spohn Telecom recognized as AT&T Network’s preferred consultant to Fortune 1000 clients

2000 Won Austin Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Company

1998 Established with three core solutions: Telecom, Security, Training