Indianapolis-based Aura IT Consulting has hired Mike Rooks as senior cloud and systems administrator and Rachael Barter as regional client relationship manager. Rooks most recently served as director of IT at Blue Pillar and as a senior service engineer on Microsoft Corporation’s Azure service delivery team. He holds the following certifications: Cisco Certified Network Professional, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer on Windows 2003 & 2000, CompTIA A+, and CompTIA Network+.

Barter will focus on helping small and mid-size Indiana-based businesses implement IT solutions that streamline processes and assist Aura IT in its mission to deliver quality resources and expertise. She previously served as director of client experience at RenPSG, as channel director at Nexlink and as executive corporate solutions manager at AT&T. She brings to the organization more than 10 years experience helping organizations to better leverage technology to meet their business goals.