About Us

Topel Forman Information Services is a different type of IT company. Tired of working for companies trying to sell templated solutions and services, we broke off to start a company that focused on creating and building real partnerships with the companies we work with.

Who we are & how we got here

In 1995 Arnold Klein and David Chlopecki started a company to serve the just emerging personal computer industry. With an inherent sensitivity to the needs of small businesses, the two brought a personal approach to what was often a complex and confusing new technology. Their humor and strong work ethic built a foundation that would continue to grow and expand over the next twenty years. That those early clients are still with us today speaks to the qualities that have made us successful: trust, integrity, and creating solutions that work for our clients.

Leadership

Our expert leadership team is passionate about offering an approachable, comprehensive IT solution to all Topel Forman Information Services’ clients.

David Chlopecki

Managing Partner | Member

David Chlopecki began his IT career by running his Father’s software company Versi Data after earning his degree in Computer Science from NEIU in 1995.  At this time, he customized accounting software and implemented computer systems for businesses whose needs were becoming increasingly dependent on technology.  Shortly thereafter, he met Arnold Klein who was essentially doing the same thing with the same emphasis on client relations.  It was in 1997 that Dave merged the client base from his Father’s company with Arnie’s client base at Topel Forman and they turned their passion of implementing cutting edge technology into a successful, client-focused business.

Arnold Klein

Founding Partner | Member

Arnold Klein started in the computer industry prior to the advent of the personal computer. He started by designing and then writing software for a steel service center. With the advent of the personal computer many companies needed their staff trained on the use of personal computers and migrate people from the large heavy iron of mainframes to the smaller and more diverse applications available with personal computers. Starting in one of Chicago’s largest Insurance Information Center he gradually started helping small companies setting up their networks and writing custom database applications. He joined Topel Forman in setting up Topel Forman Information Services, LLC where he brought his client base along with Dave’s to build the company we have today.

Chip Jirek

Member | Partner

Chip joined the firm in early 2007.  He graduated from DePaul University, School of Computer Science in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Human & Computer Interaction.  Chip’s core strengths are his attention to detail and his ability to bridge the gap between new technologies and peoples understanding of how those technologies can be used to meet their goals. Exemplary customer service has always been paramount for Chip and he prides himself on the ability to understand business operations, creating new avenues of productivity and efficiency, and building lasting professional relationships based on trust. On January 1st of 2016, Chip was made a Partner of the firm.

The Topel Forman Information Services Team

There’s no perfect word to describe everyone on the team, except of course “dedicated”.

Kyle Sullivan

Sr. IT Consultant | Operations Manager

DePaul University
School of Computing & Digital Media
Bachelor of Science

Ralph Sanchez

IT Consultant | Project Manager

California State University, Northridge
School of Engineering, Computer and
Digital Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Science

Anthony Prochaska

Sr. IT Consultant | Network Engineer

Governor’s State University
Bachelor of Science

Ben Canfield

IT Consultant | Client Services

DePaul University
School of Computing & Digital Media
Bachelor of Science

Dennis Coveyou

IT Consultant | Client Services

DePaul University
School of Computing & Digital Media
Bachelor of Arts

Graeme MacDougall

IT Consultant | Client Services

DePaul University
School of Computing & Digital Media
Bachelor of Arts

James Scherer

IT Consultant | Client Services

The City College of New York
Bachelors of Engineering in Computer Engineering

Chicago is our home

Most of us have lived in Chicago our entire lives. We love working here and are proud to support other homegrown companies striving to leave their mark on the world.