Leadership

Ahmed R. Ali : President & Chairman
Ahmed R. Ali
President & Chairman

Ahmed Ali started his career working for various firms in the D.C. Metro area while studying Engineering in college. With a passion to serve our nation in the Armed Forces, Ahmed joined the U.S. Navy. Upon completion of his military service, Ahmed received his B.S. in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland, an M.S. in Information Assurance from Capitol Technology University and also holds an MBA with a concentration in International Business. Ahmed has also completed further executive education level programs at Harvard University, Georgetown University, and Dartmouth College.

Through Ahmed's leadership, TISTA is developing into a leading provider of innovative technologies and mission critical solutions to the federal government and various commercial entities. Ahmed brings with him over 20 years of military, federal government, and civilian experience in Engineering, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, and Project Management. As a United States Navy Veteran, Ahmed understands the mission critical requirements of the Department of Defense, the Intelligence community and Civilian agencies. While serving, Ahmed worked on various aspects of Engineering, Fire Control Radar, Weapons Systems, Electronic Warfare, Communications, and Information Technology. Ahmed served onboard an Arleigh Burke class Guided Missile Destroyer, and completed several deployments throughout the world in support of various military operations. Duty stations included Recruit Training Command (IL), Naval Surface Warfare Center, (VA), Pearl Harbor (HI); Bolling Air Force Base (DC), and the Pentagon (DC).

Ahmed R. Ali
President & Chairman

Ahmed Ali started his career working for various firms in the D.C. Metro area while studying Engineering in college. With a passion to serve our nation in the Armed Forces, Ahmed joined the U.S. Navy. Upon completion of his military service, Ahmed received his B.S. in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland, an M.S. in Information Assurance from Capitol Technology University and also holds an MBA with a concentration in International Business. Ahmed has also completed further executive education level programs at Harvard University, Georgetown University, and Dartmouth College.

Through Ahmed's leadership, TISTA is developing into a leading provider of innovative technologies and mission critical solutions to the federal government and various commercial entities. Ahmed brings with him over 20 years of military, federal government, and civilian experience in Engineering, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, and Project Management. As a United States Navy Veteran, Ahmed understands the mission critical requirements of the Department of Defense, the Intelligence community and Civilian agencies. While serving, Ahmed worked on various aspects of Engineering, Fire Control Radar, Weapons Systems, Electronic Warfare, Communications, and Information Technology. Ahmed served onboard an Arleigh Burke class Guided Missile Destroyer, and completed several deployments throughout the world in support of various military operations. Duty stations included Recruit Training Command (IL), Naval Surface Warfare Center, (VA), Pearl Harbor (HI); Bolling Air Force Base (DC), and the Pentagon (DC).

Ahmed R. Ali
President & Chairman

Ahmed Ali started his career working for various firms in the D.C. Metro area while studying Engineering in college. With a passion to serve our nation in the Armed Forces, Ahmed joined the U.S. Navy. Upon completion of his military service, Ahmed received his B.S. in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland, an M.S. in Information Assurance from Capitol Technology University and also holds an MBA with a concentration in International Business. Ahmed has also completed further executive education level programs at Harvard University, Georgetown University, and Dartmouth College.

Through Ahmed's leadership, TISTA is developing into a leading provider of innovative technologies and mission critical solutions to the federal government and various commercial entities. Ahmed brings with him over 20 years of military, federal government, and civilian experience in Engineering, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, and Project Management. As a United States Navy Veteran, Ahmed understands the mission critical requirements of the Department of Defense, the Intelligence community and Civilian agencies. While serving, Ahmed worked on various aspects of Engineering, Fire Control Radar, Weapons Systems, Electronic Warfare, Communications, and Information Technology. Ahmed served onboard an Arleigh Burke class Guided Missile Destroyer, and completed several deployments throughout the world in support of various military operations. Duty stations included Recruit Training Command (IL), Naval Surface Warfare Center, (VA), Pearl Harbor (HI); Bolling Air Force Base (DC), and the Pentagon (DC).

Asif Ahmed : Chief Executive Officer
Asif Ahmed
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Ahmed currently leads TISTA's Civilian Operation, and brings over 15 years of federal experience to the company. He offers a unique blend of technical expertise, agency domain knowledge, program marketing, corporate infrastructure, and business development expertise in the federal IT market.

Prior to joining TISTA, Asif supported numerous federal IT contracts as a program manager, project manager, and corporate monitor. He’s held senior leadership positions for over 8 years, leading various divisions including: corporate IT operations, government IT contracting, products and applications, multimedia and distance learning, and IT security and infrastructure.

His healthcare IT experience includes the Center for Information Technology (CIT), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Administration on Aging (AoA), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Center for Substance Abuse and Prevention (CSAP), and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT).

Mr. Ahmed holds a B.A. from Notre Dame College, and an MBA from University of the District of Columbia (UDC).

Asif Ahmed
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Ahmed currently leads TISTA's Civilian Operation, and brings over 15 years of federal experience to the company. He offers a unique blend of technical expertise, agency domain knowledge, program marketing, corporate infrastructure, and business development expertise in the federal IT market.

Prior to joining TISTA, Asif supported numerous federal IT contracts as a program manager, project manager, and corporate monitor. He’s held senior leadership positions for over 8 years, leading various divisions including: corporate IT operations, government IT contracting, products and applications, multimedia and distance learning, and IT security and infrastructure.

His healthcare IT experience includes the Center for Information Technology (CIT), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Administration on Aging (AoA), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Center for Substance Abuse and Prevention (CSAP), and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT).

Mr. Ahmed holds a B.A. from Notre Dame College, and an MBA from University of the District of Columbia (UDC).

Asif Ahmed
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Ahmed currently leads TISTA's Civilian Operation, and brings over 15 years of federal experience to the company. He offers a unique blend of technical expertise, agency domain knowledge, program marketing, corporate infrastructure, and business development expertise in the federal IT market.

Prior to joining TISTA, Asif supported numerous federal IT contracts as a program manager, project manager, and corporate monitor. He’s held senior leadership positions for over 8 years, leading various divisions including: corporate IT operations, government IT contracting, products and applications, multimedia and distance learning, and IT security and infrastructure.

His healthcare IT experience includes the Center for Information Technology (CIT), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Administration on Aging (AoA), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Center for Substance Abuse and Prevention (CSAP), and Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT).

Mr. Ahmed holds a B.A. from Notre Dame College, and an MBA from University of the District of Columbia (UDC).

Marion Devoe : Chief Information Officer
Marion Devoe
Chief Information Officer

Marion Devoe, CISSP, PMP began his career in Information Technology after graduating from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Management Science and Information Technology. He has over 12 years of experience working as a solutions provider for various federal agencies. Early in his career Marion worked as a Lead Software Engineer on several high profile, mission critical DoD applications.

Marion received several awards from high-ranking officers for the work he performed in deploying applications to Iraq and Afghanistan. Marion eventually transitioned out of software engineering and moved into information assurance and project/program management as his career progressed.

After working for one of the nation’s largest defense contractors Marion began to focus on entrepreneurial pursuits. He formed a company and was awarded software engineering contracts to support DISA, DOJ, and the City of Richmond. Marion is an experienced Cybersecurity and Information Security expert and serves as TISTA’s executive Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity programs. Marion’s strong work ethic and professional experience has helped TISTA establish strong relationships with its clients. Marion has played a key role in TISTA’s growth through his ability to expand the company’s footprint with existing clients by providing superior service.

Marion Devoe
Chief Information Officer

Marion Devoe, CISSP, PMP began his career in Information Technology after graduating from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Management Science and Information Technology. He has over 12 years of experience working as a solutions provider for various federal agencies. Early in his career Marion worked as a Lead Software Engineer on several high profile, mission critical DoD applications.

Marion received several awards from high-ranking officers for the work he performed in deploying applications to Iraq and Afghanistan. Marion eventually transitioned out of software engineering and moved into information assurance and project/program management as his career progressed.

After working for one of the nation’s largest defense contractors Marion began to focus on entrepreneurial pursuits. He formed a company and was awarded software engineering contracts to support DISA, DOJ, and the City of Richmond. Marion is an experienced Cybersecurity and Information Security expert and serves as TISTA’s executive Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity programs. Marion’s strong work ethic and professional experience has helped TISTA establish strong relationships with its clients. Marion has played a key role in TISTA’s growth through his ability to expand the company’s footprint with existing clients by providing superior service.

Marion Devoe
Chief Information Officer

Marion Devoe, CISSP, PMP began his career in Information Technology after graduating from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Management Science and Information Technology. He has over 12 years of experience working as a solutions provider for various federal agencies. Early in his career Marion worked as a Lead Software Engineer on several high profile, mission critical DoD applications.

Marion received several awards from high-ranking officers for the work he performed in deploying applications to Iraq and Afghanistan. Marion eventually transitioned out of software engineering and moved into information assurance and project/program management as his career progressed.

After working for one of the nation’s largest defense contractors Marion began to focus on entrepreneurial pursuits. He formed a company and was awarded software engineering contracts to support DISA, DOJ, and the City of Richmond. Marion is an experienced Cybersecurity and Information Security expert and serves as TISTA’s executive Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity programs. Marion’s strong work ethic and professional experience has helped TISTA establish strong relationships with its clients. Marion has played a key role in TISTA’s growth through his ability to expand the company’s footprint with existing clients by providing superior service.

Hemant Sharma : Chief Technology Officer
Hemant Sharma
Chief Technology Officer

Hemant brings his strong experience and expertise on technology and value creation, including strategy, direction, and technical operations. He is a dynamic technology and business thought leader with proven track record in formulating and applying technology strategies and enterprise level solution options to deliver quantifiable business value and in achieving recognizable return on technology investments. He has provided strategic and pragmatic thought leadership in technology areas with a strong commitment to collaborate, innovate, execute, and deliver consensus-driven strategic solutions to meet client needs and bring considerable value to their organizations.

Hemant has over 27 years of experience in areas ranging from product development and management, delivery and implementation, strategy and business development, large systems design and development, architecture and framework development, and software engineering. Most recently, Hemant was Vice President for Product Management at Edifecs, a healthcare technology company, where he was responsible for the strategy, technology roadmap, engineering, and delivery of encounter management and value based care solutions. Prior to that, he was responsible for the Public Sector practice at Edifecs, where he developed the market strategy and enterprise level solution options for the Federal, State and Local markets. Hemant joined Edifecs from CGI where he has worked for over 20 years and most recently was the CTO responsible for developing the business strategy along with  various business units, participating in solution development for sales and business development opportunities, and incubating emerging technologies.

Hemant Sharma
Chief Technology Officer

Hemant brings his strong experience and expertise on technology and value creation, including strategy, direction, and technical operations. He is a dynamic technology and business thought leader with proven track record in formulating and applying technology strategies and enterprise level solution options to deliver quantifiable business value and in achieving recognizable return on technology investments. He has provided strategic and pragmatic thought leadership in technology areas with a strong commitment to collaborate, innovate, execute, and deliver consensus-driven strategic solutions to meet client needs and bring considerable value to their organizations.

Hemant has over 27 years of experience in areas ranging from product development and management, delivery and implementation, strategy and business development, large systems design and development, architecture and framework development, and software engineering. Most recently, Hemant was Vice President for Product Management at Edifecs, a healthcare technology company, where he was responsible for the strategy, technology roadmap, engineering, and delivery of encounter management and value based care solutions. Prior to that, he was responsible for the Public Sector practice at Edifecs, where he developed the market strategy and enterprise level solution options for the Federal, State and Local markets. Hemant joined Edifecs from CGI where he has worked for over 20 years and most recently was the CTO responsible for developing the business strategy along with  various business units, participating in solution development for sales and business development opportunities, and incubating emerging technologies.

Hemant Sharma
Chief Technology Officer

Hemant brings his strong experience and expertise on technology and value creation, including strategy, direction, and technical operations. He is a dynamic technology and business thought leader with proven track record in formulating and applying technology strategies and enterprise level solution options to deliver quantifiable business value and in achieving recognizable return on technology investments. He has provided strategic and pragmatic thought leadership in technology areas with a strong commitment to collaborate, innovate, execute, and deliver consensus-driven strategic solutions to meet client needs and bring considerable value to their organizations.

Hemant has over 27 years of experience in areas ranging from product development and management, delivery and implementation, strategy and business development, large systems design and development, architecture and framework development, and software engineering. Most recently, Hemant was Vice President for Product Management at Edifecs, a healthcare technology company, where he was responsible for the strategy, technology roadmap, engineering, and delivery of encounter management and value based care solutions. Prior to that, he was responsible for the Public Sector practice at Edifecs, where he developed the market strategy and enterprise level solution options for the Federal, State and Local markets. Hemant joined Edifecs from CGI where he has worked for over 20 years and most recently was the CTO responsible for developing the business strategy along with  various business units, participating in solution development for sales and business development opportunities, and incubating emerging technologies.

Ash Mahmood : Executive Vice President
Ash Mahmood
Executive Vice President

Mr. Mahmood leads several of TISTA’s strategic Federal Civilian Accounts, State & Local practice and supports capture management on strategic pursuits and new/emerging accounts. His 15+ years of experience include business development, large-scale project & program management, business process re-engineering, information technology leadership and complex systems implementation including ERP, e-Procurement, data warehouse, business intelligence and cyber security solutions. Since joining TISTA, Mr. Mahmood has added several new agencies to TISTA's growing list of multi-year prime contracts - this includes, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

Prior to joining TISTA, Mr. Mahmood was a Director of State & Local ERP practice for one of the largest global IT Services provider. He served in a leading role in numerous large-scale IT projects at 25+ State and Local government entities including State of Missouri, Commonwealth of Virginia, State of Maine, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Illinois Department of Public Aid, City of New York, and the City of Los Angeles.

Mr. Mahmood also provides Executive Leadership to TISTA's Proposal Development and Contracts Management team.

Ash Mahmood
Executive Vice President

Mr. Mahmood leads several of TISTA’s strategic Federal Civilian Accounts, State & Local practice and supports capture management on strategic pursuits and new/emerging accounts. His 15+ years of experience include business development, large-scale project & program management, business process re-engineering, information technology leadership and complex systems implementation including ERP, e-Procurement, data warehouse, business intelligence and cyber security solutions. Since joining TISTA, Mr. Mahmood has added several new agencies to TISTA's growing list of multi-year prime contracts - this includes, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

Prior to joining TISTA, Mr. Mahmood was a Director of State & Local ERP practice for one of the largest global IT Services provider. He served in a leading role in numerous large-scale IT projects at 25+ State and Local government entities including State of Missouri, Commonwealth of Virginia, State of Maine, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Illinois Department of Public Aid, City of New York, and the City of Los Angeles.

Mr. Mahmood also provides Executive Leadership to TISTA's Proposal Development and Contracts Management team.

Ash Mahmood
Executive Vice President

Mr. Mahmood leads several of TISTA’s strategic Federal Civilian Accounts, State & Local practice and supports capture management on strategic pursuits and new/emerging accounts. His 15+ years of experience include business development, large-scale project & program management, business process re-engineering, information technology leadership and complex systems implementation including ERP, e-Procurement, data warehouse, business intelligence and cyber security solutions. Since joining TISTA, Mr. Mahmood has added several new agencies to TISTA's growing list of multi-year prime contracts - this includes, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

Prior to joining TISTA, Mr. Mahmood was a Director of State & Local ERP practice for one of the largest global IT Services provider. He served in a leading role in numerous large-scale IT projects at 25+ State and Local government entities including State of Missouri, Commonwealth of Virginia, State of Maine, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Illinois Department of Public Aid, City of New York, and the City of Los Angeles.

Mr. Mahmood also provides Executive Leadership to TISTA's Proposal Development and Contracts Management team.

Eric Smith : Executive Vice President
Eric Smith
Executive Vice President

Eric Smith began his career as an IT professional at the Department of Transportation (DoT) and a small government contracting Health IT firm while studying at Bowie State University. Eric completed his undergraduate degree earning a B.S. in Computer Technology with a minor in Business Management. He has several years of experience within the public sector, academia and federal government. As a federal employee, he managed several defense related projects supporting DISA and USCYBERCOM.

Eric received several awards and recognition from high-ranking officials for his performance while serving within the federal government. He played a key role in decreasing DSO’s IT budget by introducing new technology, including virtualization, data de-duplication, and cloud technology. While supporting USCYBERCOM, Eric also helped tremendously decrease their cyber-attacks on the perimeter of the GIG enterprise network.

After working with the federal government, Eric began to focus on entrepreneurial pursuits. He formed an IT contracting firm and was awarded several contracts providing IT support ranging from web application development to day-to-day end user support, for small businesses as well as federal agencies such as NAVAIR and DOT. With his vast range of knowledge in Business Development and Information Technology, Eric is uniquely qualified to support TISTA in becoming a leading resource for innovative Information Technology solutions.

Eric Smith
Executive Vice President

Eric Smith began his career as an IT professional at the Department of Transportation (DoT) and a small government contracting Health IT firm while studying at Bowie State University. Eric completed his undergraduate degree earning a B.S. in Computer Technology with a minor in Business Management. He has several years of experience within the public sector, academia and federal government. As a federal employee, he managed several defense related projects supporting DISA and USCYBERCOM.

Eric received several awards and recognition from high-ranking officials for his performance while serving within the federal government. He played a key role in decreasing DSO’s IT budget by introducing new technology, including virtualization, data de-duplication, and cloud technology. While supporting USCYBERCOM, Eric also helped tremendously decrease their cyber-attacks on the perimeter of the GIG enterprise network.

After working with the federal government, Eric began to focus on entrepreneurial pursuits. He formed an IT contracting firm and was awarded several contracts providing IT support ranging from web application development to day-to-day end user support, for small businesses as well as federal agencies such as NAVAIR and DOT. With his vast range of knowledge in Business Development and Information Technology, Eric is uniquely qualified to support TISTA in becoming a leading resource for innovative Information Technology solutions.

Eric Smith
Executive Vice President

Eric Smith began his career as an IT professional at the Department of Transportation (DoT) and a small government contracting Health IT firm while studying at Bowie State University. Eric completed his undergraduate degree earning a B.S. in Computer Technology with a minor in Business Management. He has several years of experience within the public sector, academia and federal government. As a federal employee, he managed several defense related projects supporting DISA and USCYBERCOM.

Eric received several awards and recognition from high-ranking officials for his performance while serving within the federal government. He played a key role in decreasing DSO’s IT budget by introducing new technology, including virtualization, data de-duplication, and cloud technology. While supporting USCYBERCOM, Eric also helped tremendously decrease their cyber-attacks on the perimeter of the GIG enterprise network.

After working with the federal government, Eric began to focus on entrepreneurial pursuits. He formed an IT contracting firm and was awarded several contracts providing IT support ranging from web application development to day-to-day end user support, for small businesses as well as federal agencies such as NAVAIR and DOT. With his vast range of knowledge in Business Development and Information Technology, Eric is uniquely qualified to support TISTA in becoming a leading resource for innovative Information Technology solutions.

Rodney Caswell : Executive Vice President
Rodney Caswell
Executive Vice President

Mr. Caswell is the Executive Vice President for services and solutions for the Department of Veterans Affairs. In a highly focused role, he is concentrated on the unique Health IT and Benefits needs of the VA and our nation's Veterans. His mission is to help, in our own way, to make the VA relationship a more cohesive, positive experience for the Veteran.

Mr. Caswell's career took off as Chief Project Engineer at a Silicon Valley firm and DaimlerChrysler's global CRM agency. There, he led the development of DaimlerChrysler's web applications that streamlined the customer service experience in 27 global markets. Moving into Federal contracting, his career highlights include VP at SAIC, VP at KGS (VA Business Unit), COO at VETS, Inc., and President of XLR8 Consulting. His portfolio includes, but is not limited to the USAF, DoEd, Commerce, HHS and VA.

Mr. Caswells' customer-centric IT experience is now leveraged in Health IT solutions that focus on the patient's needs, the caregivers knowledge, and system security and efficiency.

 

 

 

 

 

Rodney Caswell
Executive Vice President

Mr. Caswell is the Executive Vice President for services and solutions for the Department of Veterans Affairs. In a highly focused role, he is concentrated on the unique Health IT and Benefits needs of the VA and our nation's Veterans. His mission is to help, in our own way, to make the VA relationship a more cohesive, positive experience for the Veteran.

Mr. Caswell's career took off as Chief Project Engineer at a Silicon Valley firm and DaimlerChrysler's global CRM agency. There, he led the development of DaimlerChrysler's web applications that streamlined the customer service experience in 27 global markets. Moving into Federal contracting, his career highlights include VP at SAIC, VP at KGS (VA Business Unit), COO at VETS, Inc., and President of XLR8 Consulting. His portfolio includes, but is not limited to the USAF, DoEd, Commerce, HHS and VA.

Mr. Caswells' customer-centric IT experience is now leveraged in Health IT solutions that focus on the patient's needs, the caregivers knowledge, and system security and efficiency.

 

 

 

 

 

Rodney Caswell
Executive Vice President

Mr. Caswell is the Executive Vice President for services and solutions for the Department of Veterans Affairs. In a highly focused role, he is concentrated on the unique Health IT and Benefits needs of the VA and our nation's Veterans. His mission is to help, in our own way, to make the VA relationship a more cohesive, positive experience for the Veteran.

Mr. Caswell's career took off as Chief Project Engineer at a Silicon Valley firm and DaimlerChrysler's global CRM agency. There, he led the development of DaimlerChrysler's web applications that streamlined the customer service experience in 27 global markets. Moving into Federal contracting, his career highlights include VP at SAIC, VP at KGS (VA Business Unit), COO at VETS, Inc., and President of XLR8 Consulting. His portfolio includes, but is not limited to the USAF, DoEd, Commerce, HHS and VA.

Mr. Caswells' customer-centric IT experience is now leveraged in Health IT solutions that focus on the patient's needs, the caregivers knowledge, and system security and efficiency.

 

 

 

 

 

Connie Zhong : Vice President, Health and Civilian Sector
Connie Zhong
Vice President, Health and Civilian Sector

Connie has over 20 years of business management, marketing, finance, and technology experience in governmental, commercial, and international business organizations.  For the most recent 15 years, she has provided management consulting services to federal, state & local government clients with a focus on health information technology (Health IT).    Connie’s passion for the missions of government agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services including CMS, NIH, CDC, and FDA is evident through successful program and project implementations which she has supported within these agencies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connie Zhong
Vice President, Health and Civilian Sector

Connie has over 20 years of business management, marketing, finance, and technology experience in governmental, commercial, and international business organizations.  For the most recent 15 years, she has provided management consulting services to federal, state & local government clients with a focus on health information technology (Health IT).    Connie’s passion for the missions of government agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services including CMS, NIH, CDC, and FDA is evident through successful program and project implementations which she has supported within these agencies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connie Zhong
Vice President, Health and Civilian Sector

Connie has over 20 years of business management, marketing, finance, and technology experience in governmental, commercial, and international business organizations.  For the most recent 15 years, she has provided management consulting services to federal, state & local government clients with a focus on health information technology (Health IT).    Connie’s passion for the missions of government agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services including CMS, NIH, CDC, and FDA is evident through successful program and project implementations which she has supported within these agencies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Willingham : Senior Vice President
David Willingham
Senior Vice President

David Willingham began his IT career in 1972 supporting the EPA in Network Operations. His expertise with IBM Mainframes and Front End Processors was in support of the SNA architecture. He moved forward to build on his skills with AT&T Federal over a 14-year period from 1980 to 1994 where he took a more direct role in business development and program management with proficiency in the SNA architecture. Here he provided services to key National Security Agencies involved in national defense for the government of the United States.

David then transitioned to a small Washington, D.C. based IT company to lend his now considerable leadership experience to its growth and development. The organization moved forward during his 10 year tenure from $1 million in annual revenue to $25 million. In large part, as a result of David’s work, the company transitioned from an exclusive product based company to a full enterprise IT service provider with a key role in major government agencies, including the State Department, Defense Intelligence Agency, US Army, US Navy, Department of Justice, Defense Information Systems Agency, Defense Logistics Agency and various other government organizations and groups.

In his current leadership role with TISTA, David provides senior level capture and program management to preeminent Government agencies. He is deeply involved in the management of a strategic Government agency’s Cyber Security Team in direct advancement of the United States War Fighters. David has achieved many industry and specific architecture certifications and in addition to full time involvement in his career and he is pursuing further education at Columbia University.

David Willingham
Senior Vice President

David Willingham began his IT career in 1972 supporting the EPA in Network Operations. His expertise with IBM Mainframes and Front End Processors was in support of the SNA architecture. He moved forward to build on his skills with AT&T Federal over a 14-year period from 1980 to 1994 where he took a more direct role in business development and program management with proficiency in the SNA architecture. Here he provided services to key National Security Agencies involved in national defense for the government of the United States.

David then transitioned to a small Washington, D.C. based IT company to lend his now considerable leadership experience to its growth and development. The organization moved forward during his 10 year tenure from $1 million in annual revenue to $25 million. In large part, as a result of David’s work, the company transitioned from an exclusive product based company to a full enterprise IT service provider with a key role in major government agencies, including the State Department, Defense Intelligence Agency, US Army, US Navy, Department of Justice, Defense Information Systems Agency, Defense Logistics Agency and various other government organizations and groups.

In his current leadership role with TISTA, David provides senior level capture and program management to preeminent Government agencies. He is deeply involved in the management of a strategic Government agency’s Cyber Security Team in direct advancement of the United States War Fighters. David has achieved many industry and specific architecture certifications and in addition to full time involvement in his career and he is pursuing further education at Columbia University.

David Willingham
Senior Vice President

David Willingham began his IT career in 1972 supporting the EPA in Network Operations. His expertise with IBM Mainframes and Front End Processors was in support of the SNA architecture. He moved forward to build on his skills with AT&T Federal over a 14-year period from 1980 to 1994 where he took a more direct role in business development and program management with proficiency in the SNA architecture. Here he provided services to key National Security Agencies involved in national defense for the government of the United States.

David then transitioned to a small Washington, D.C. based IT company to lend his now considerable leadership experience to its growth and development. The organization moved forward during his 10 year tenure from $1 million in annual revenue to $25 million. In large part, as a result of David’s work, the company transitioned from an exclusive product based company to a full enterprise IT service provider with a key role in major government agencies, including the State Department, Defense Intelligence Agency, US Army, US Navy, Department of Justice, Defense Information Systems Agency, Defense Logistics Agency and various other government organizations and groups.

In his current leadership role with TISTA, David provides senior level capture and program management to preeminent Government agencies. He is deeply involved in the management of a strategic Government agency’s Cyber Security Team in direct advancement of the United States War Fighters. David has achieved many industry and specific architecture certifications and in addition to full time involvement in his career and he is pursuing further education at Columbia University.

Jill Carney : Senior Vice President
Jill Carney
Senior Vice President

Ms. Carney leads TISTA’s Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) delivery organization. Her 29 years of experience in supporting the federal space include operational oversight, contract management, business development, program management, compliance, and strategic planning. Prior to joining TISTA, Ms. Carney had executive leadership roles in organizations that deliver complex solutions for contracts in Civilian and Department of Defense agencies, with significant focus on the Health IT for the past 15 years.

Ms. Carney earned her B.A. from Gettysburg College where she double majored in English and French.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jill Carney
Senior Vice President

Ms. Carney leads TISTA’s Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) delivery organization. Her 29 years of experience in supporting the federal space include operational oversight, contract management, business development, program management, compliance, and strategic planning. Prior to joining TISTA, Ms. Carney had executive leadership roles in organizations that deliver complex solutions for contracts in Civilian and Department of Defense agencies, with significant focus on the Health IT for the past 15 years.

Ms. Carney earned her B.A. from Gettysburg College where she double majored in English and French.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jill Carney
Senior Vice President

Ms. Carney leads TISTA’s Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) delivery organization. Her 29 years of experience in supporting the federal space include operational oversight, contract management, business development, program management, compliance, and strategic planning. Prior to joining TISTA, Ms. Carney had executive leadership roles in organizations that deliver complex solutions for contracts in Civilian and Department of Defense agencies, with significant focus on the Health IT for the past 15 years.

Ms. Carney earned her B.A. from Gettysburg College where she double majored in English and French.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday Iyomahan : Senior Vice President, Finance and Accounting
Monday Iyomahan
Senior Vice President, Finance and Accounting

Monday Iyomahan is Sr. VP Finance & Accounting with TISTA Science and Technology Corporation and is based in the firm's Rockville office. Mr. Iyomahan joined TISTA Science and Technology Corporation in October 2013 and has over 25 years of finance and accounting specialty and industry experience primarily in government contract and management consulting services. His responsibilities include overseeing a diverse talent base across all areas of corporate finance and accounting. He also provides financial and business counsel to leadership on critical matters including strategy and forecasting. In this role, he also has responsibility for the relationship with the firm’s external auditors and banks.

Mr. Iyomahan's areas of experience and focus include: Accurate and Consistent Application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting, Cost Proposal and Contract Award Negotiation, IDIQ Contract reporting Compliance, Provisional Indirect Rate Negotiation and Contract Closeout, Budget and Cost Management, Cashflow Management, Bank Line of Credit Negotiation and Periodic Reporting.

Before joining TISTA, Mr. Iyomahan was Director of Finance and Accounting at Westover Consultants, Incorporated from 1996 through 2013. He earned his B.Sc. in Accounting and MBA with a concentration in Finance from Alabama A&M University, Huntsville, Alabama.

Monday Iyomahan
Senior Vice President, Finance and Accounting

Monday Iyomahan is Sr. VP Finance & Accounting with TISTA Science and Technology Corporation and is based in the firm's Rockville office. Mr. Iyomahan joined TISTA Science and Technology Corporation in October 2013 and has over 25 years of finance and accounting specialty and industry experience primarily in government contract and management consulting services. His responsibilities include overseeing a diverse talent base across all areas of corporate finance and accounting. He also provides financial and business counsel to leadership on critical matters including strategy and forecasting. In this role, he also has responsibility for the relationship with the firm’s external auditors and banks.

Mr. Iyomahan's areas of experience and focus include: Accurate and Consistent Application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting, Cost Proposal and Contract Award Negotiation, IDIQ Contract reporting Compliance, Provisional Indirect Rate Negotiation and Contract Closeout, Budget and Cost Management, Cashflow Management, Bank Line of Credit Negotiation and Periodic Reporting.

Before joining TISTA, Mr. Iyomahan was Director of Finance and Accounting at Westover Consultants, Incorporated from 1996 through 2013. He earned his B.Sc. in Accounting and MBA with a concentration in Finance from Alabama A&M University, Huntsville, Alabama.

Monday Iyomahan
Senior Vice President, Finance and Accounting

Monday Iyomahan is Sr. VP Finance & Accounting with TISTA Science and Technology Corporation and is based in the firm's Rockville office. Mr. Iyomahan joined TISTA Science and Technology Corporation in October 2013 and has over 25 years of finance and accounting specialty and industry experience primarily in government contract and management consulting services. His responsibilities include overseeing a diverse talent base across all areas of corporate finance and accounting. He also provides financial and business counsel to leadership on critical matters including strategy and forecasting. In this role, he also has responsibility for the relationship with the firm’s external auditors and banks.

Mr. Iyomahan's areas of experience and focus include: Accurate and Consistent Application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting, Cost Proposal and Contract Award Negotiation, IDIQ Contract reporting Compliance, Provisional Indirect Rate Negotiation and Contract Closeout, Budget and Cost Management, Cashflow Management, Bank Line of Credit Negotiation and Periodic Reporting.

Before joining TISTA, Mr. Iyomahan was Director of Finance and Accounting at Westover Consultants, Incorporated from 1996 through 2013. He earned his B.Sc. in Accounting and MBA with a concentration in Finance from Alabama A&M University, Huntsville, Alabama.

Mary Porter : Senior Recruiting Manager
Mary Porter
Senior Recruiting Manager

Mary is a highly skilled Senior Talent Acquisition Manager with 14 years’ experience in talent strategy, driving employee engagement and company performance within the government contracting space.

In her role as Talent Acquisition Manager with TISTA and with the help of her team, she serves a critical role in partnering with the business leaders and understanding the needs and demands of the business and their clients. Her focus to attract, onboard, and retain top talent goes well beyond that of a candidate’s technical proficiency – she understands and is able to align talent, culture, and business needs attracting the right candidates in a way that impacts overall employee and client satisfaction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Porter
Senior Recruiting Manager

Mary is a highly skilled Senior Talent Acquisition Manager with 14 years’ experience in talent strategy, driving employee engagement and company performance within the government contracting space.

In her role as Talent Acquisition Manager with TISTA and with the help of her team, she serves a critical role in partnering with the business leaders and understanding the needs and demands of the business and their clients. Her focus to attract, onboard, and retain top talent goes well beyond that of a candidate’s technical proficiency – she understands and is able to align talent, culture, and business needs attracting the right candidates in a way that impacts overall employee and client satisfaction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Porter
Senior Recruiting Manager

Mary is a highly skilled Senior Talent Acquisition Manager with 14 years’ experience in talent strategy, driving employee engagement and company performance within the government contracting space.

In her role as Talent Acquisition Manager with TISTA and with the help of her team, she serves a critical role in partnering with the business leaders and understanding the needs and demands of the business and their clients. Her focus to attract, onboard, and retain top talent goes well beyond that of a candidate’s technical proficiency – she understands and is able to align talent, culture, and business needs attracting the right candidates in a way that impacts overall employee and client satisfaction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mitchell Blanchard : Director, Contracts
Mitchell Blanchard
Director, Contracts

Mitchell Blanchard joined TISTA in September 2016 bringing over 25 years of experience managing Government and Commercial contracts. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He began his career in the aerospace industry with McDonnell Douglas Corp. and has served a diverse range of clients, from fortune 100 firms such as United Technologies Corporation, Unisys, and Booz Allen Hamilton to small entrepreneurial businesses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mitchell Blanchard
Director, Contracts

Mitchell Blanchard joined TISTA in September 2016 bringing over 25 years of experience managing Government and Commercial contracts. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He began his career in the aerospace industry with McDonnell Douglas Corp. and has served a diverse range of clients, from fortune 100 firms such as United Technologies Corporation, Unisys, and Booz Allen Hamilton to small entrepreneurial businesses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mitchell Blanchard
Director, Contracts

Mitchell Blanchard joined TISTA in September 2016 bringing over 25 years of experience managing Government and Commercial contracts. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He began his career in the aerospace industry with McDonnell Douglas Corp. and has served a diverse range of clients, from fortune 100 firms such as United Technologies Corporation, Unisys, and Booz Allen Hamilton to small entrepreneurial businesses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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