Mainstream Technologies hires Carter, Quandt and Watson

Mainstream Technologies is pleased to announce the hiring of David Carter as Software Developer, Dylan Quandt as Service Engineer and Paul Watson as a Systems Engineer. 

David has a total of 27 years experience in technology, of which 18 years is in software development. Prior to joining Mainstream, he was a contractor for Northrop-Grumman and Deloitte Consulting, working on behalf of the Department of Human Services. He began as a senior level developer and rose to team leader. Earlier positions include 11 years with TransAmerica Employee Benefits as a team-lead in software development and nine years with Edafio Technology in systems work and software development.

David’s free time is consumed by traveling throughout the U.S. in competitive swing dancing. He is in a long-term relationship and has a grown son in the U.S. Navy.

According to Steve Althoff, Director of Software Development: “I am excited to have David as part of our development team. He has a positive attitude and takes great pride in his work. His long history as a professional software developer will be a huge asset to our clients.”

After a previous 4-year tenure, Dylan re-joins Mainstream Technologies. Earlier positions include service technician for Dillard’s (1 1⁄2 years); support tech for AT&T (2 years); and two years for CompUSA as technician. He has two years of course work at Pulaski Tech in information technology. He is an avid backpacker and martial arts practitioner.

According to Justin Leavell, Director of IT: “We are excited to have Dylan back on our team. His previous experience allowed him to immediately make an impact for Mainstream allowing us to service our clients better.”

Paul has a combined total of 18 years experience, most recently as an independent contractor for United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas serving as network engineer/systems administrator. Prior to that, he served in various IT capacities for Allied Tech Group, Hewlett-Packard and AT&T Wireless. He and his wife live in Sheridan and they have one grown daughter. Paul likes to ride motorcycles and does volunteer work for United Cerebral Palsy.

According to Justin Leavell, Director of IT: “We are excited to have Paul on our team. His experience and skills bring depth and leadership to Mainstream allowing us to service our clients better.”


Since 1996, Mainstream ( has evolved into one of the most established IT services companies in the Mid-South, serving clients from its Arkansas locations including headquarters in Little Rock, a second operations facility in Conway, as well as a sales office in Bentonville. Their staff of information technology professionals serves business and government customers across the nation with Managed IT Services, Custom Software Development Services, Cybersecurity Services, and Hosting.