Posted by John Butterfield on Jan 15, 2018
For new member Steve Payerle, it’s all about service.
Steve was inducted into the club at the October 25 meeting. A former member of the Dublin AM Club, Steve resigned to concentrate on the growth of his business and the birth of his son. He found thaat he still had the desire to be of service to the community and felt the time
was right to become re-engaged in Rotary.
“Rotary has a soft spot in my heart,” Steve says. “I am aligned with the vision and goals of Rotary and it’s a good fit at this stage in my life to join the Dublin-Worthington Club. I’m looking forward to doing good in the community with like-minded individuals.”
Steve’s sponsor is Club President Tim Shear, who was introduced to Steve by board member Bill Shantz. Steve and Bill connected through a
business-networking group, Dublin Premier AmSpirit Club. Steve is a past president of the club. 
Although he has been a member for only a short time, Steve is already involved. He will host six students for dinner on January 20 as part of the Youth Exchange Weekend activities, and he has attended an Interact Club meeting. He plans to use his technology expertise to assist in managing the club’s website and will also be involved in the membership committee.
Steve grew up in the Akron area and graduated from Green High School, where he played first trumpet in the school’s marching band. He is a
graduate of The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business. He majored in Management Information Systems and was president of the Information Systems Association.
Upon graduation in 2009, Steve was hired by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as an IT auditor. While working, he also began developing a plan for a small business focusing on the IT needs of household users. In 2012, he began working full-time on his business, Bytesurance. The company has evolved to focus on IT services for small businesses and recently re- randed itself to Next Level Technologies, which more accurately reflects what the company does for its clients and sets the tone for the future. 
The company, located in the Worthington School District, takes an innovative approach to managing IT for small businesses by providing everything a client needs, from highspeed workstations with solid state drives and dual monitors to servers and network infrastructure. Steve says his company’s customer service and on-site support are consistently praised by his clients.
The company serves all types of small businesses, but its primary markets include healthcare, financial services, insurance and manufacturing.
Three core values guide Steve and his employees: 1) do it right, every time; 2) own it (take responsibility and see things through to the end); and 3) always improve.  He thinks the company’s success so far has been due in part to his focus on accountability, developing standards
and processes, and organization. He has learned that as his business has grown, he needed to shift his focus from the technical side to operations, sales and other areas that may have a big impact on the company in the future.
Steve and his wife, Rebecca, have a son, Max, who is 18 months old. Rebecca is a senior project manager for McGraw-Hill. They live in
Dublin. In addition to his career and family, Steve enjoys tinkering with new technology, is a car enthusiast, considers himself an “audiophile” and enjoys the occasional indulgence of fine whiskeys (usually Scotch).