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About Us

Our passion is creating and delivering innovative solutions that bring IBM z System Mainframe and Distributed Systems platforms into closer proximity. The Proximal Systems Corporation management team have all worked with the z System platform for several decades and are eager to help your business increase efficiency and lower costs.

Our Team


After graduating from Brigham Young University with a BS degree in Mathematics and an MS degree in Electrical Engineering in 1980, Ron started his IBM Mainframe career at Amdahl Corporation. His experience at Amdahl included CPU hardware design and system performance architecture. He founded Platform Solutions Inc. (PSI) in 1999 as a spin-off from Amdahl to pursue IBM Mainframe hardware emulation on the Intel architecture and IBM acquired PSI in 2008. Ron founded PSC in 2009 as a logical extension of his innovative IBM Mainframe work to bring the same efficiencies to the mainframe software market as Amdahl and PSI had offered in the hardware market; providing full compatibility while extending the capabilities of the Mainframe in new directions.


Tony started in the Mainframe world over fifty years ago as a systems programmer at a UK brokerage firm and later BMW AG. He joined Amdahl in 1978 where he honed his hardware skills, working as a development engineer. Tony subsequently went to PSI in 2002, being the lead software debug engineer in the successful implementation of IBM’s z/Architecture on Intel. After IBM acquired PSI, he agreed to help Ron Hilton develop a new patent-pending technology. Tony produced a proof-of-concept software implementation of the technology, coining the phrase “proxy coupling” to describe it. In this leadership role, Tony continues to develop and enhance the PSC proxy coupling technology.


Toby’s tremendous experience in IT can be traced by a long list of accomplishments. He is ITIL Foundation Certified, SANS GSLC Certified, has over 20 years Data Center Management experience, and managed a diverse set of large 24×7 customer support organizations which covered all facets of IT. In his experience Toby has provided support on a number of programs and solutions such as: high volume/secure Mainframes, enterprise mid-range computers, server farms with over 1500 Unix/Windows servers, desktop support, customer facing internet online systems, time critical nightly batch applications and nationwide voice/data networks, for firms including California Federal Bank, Navy Federal Credit Union, Citigroup, and Zions Bank.


JB is a partner in the firm Advanced CFO. He has served as the outsourced CFO of numerous high growth companies in the wholesale, retail, technology and medical space. JB graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Accounting and later received his MBA from the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business. JB is a licensed CPA and teaches for the Utah Association of CPA’s. He currently serves as a member of the Board of the Association for Corporate Growth and is active in the MountainWest Capital Network. He has been an adjunct professor at Brigham Young University for over 20 years and is also an adjunct professor at the University of Utah. JB has worked with many companies on mergers and acquisitions as well as helping to raise debt and equity capital from various sources.