Team Archive - Ashburn Consulting LLC

Alexandra Bose

Alexandra Bose

Ms. Bose has over 18 years of experience in directing full scale human resource operations. She brings a proven track record using excellent personal, communication, and organization skills to lead and improve the HR department, recruit exceptional personnel, and improve department efficiencies. Ms. Bose holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Georgia.

Justin Britt

With 15+ years of experience, Mr. Britt is well versed in corporate accounting functions and his background includes financial reporting, budgeting, analysis, and strict compliance with regulatory standards. Prior to joining Ashburn Consulting, Mr. Britt worked as the Controller for IT By Design in Jersey City, NJ. Mr. Britt holds an MBA from Monmouth University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Rowan University.

John Rudolf

Mr. Rudolf has over 25 years of extensive IT account management, project management, and business development experience with public and private organizations. He is an accomplished and results-driven professional, providing expertise in directing the sale, delivery, and project management of cutting-edge technology-based solutions. Mr. Rudolf brings demonstrated IT deployment, operations, architecture, cost control, and project management capabilities with proven experience as a Hybrid IT Cloud Architect and Technical Project Manager. Mr. Rudolf is a VMware Certified Professional (VCP), Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE), and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).

John Tymann

Mr. Tymann is a seasoned Cybersecurity expert with over 35 years of experience in designing, directing, and implementing complex network, cloud, and cybersecurity solutions with a long track record of driving strategic, high-profile technology projects and leading technical teams.  At Ashburn Consulting, Mr. Tymann develops and markets security service offerings relating to Cloud, Identity, Application, Network, and Infrastructure security; has developed professional services partnerships with security vendors; and creates and leads programs for the repeatable delivery of cybersecurity solutions.  Mr. Tymann is committed to helping Ashburn clients meet their cybersecurity objectives with the most advanced, reliable, and supportable solutions available.  Mr. Tymann holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and industry certifications including CISSP, ITIL 4 Foundation, CEH, Palo Alto PCNSE, and CyberArk Certified Sentry.

Dan Veloce

Mr. Veloce has over 20 years of experience in architecture, design, security, implementation, configuration, and support of enterprise technology infrastructure.  He manages consulting resources and customer relationships within several business sectors, including Federal, SLED, and Commercial entities. Mr. Veloce provides expert level technical and project management support and guidance to engineering resources distributed within client environments, including traditional enterprise LAN/MAN network environments, secure mobility deployments, and Public Safety & SCADA networks. He also serve as de facto technical team lead within customer account engineering departments to provide leadership and guidance in the completion of major technical initiatives, to include several projects to provide geodiverse, active/active Internet border security and network redundancy, redundant data center and MPLS core networking infrastructure design and zero downtime implementation, full scale network and network security assessments and remediation, network and security architecture and engineering services, and mobile device management policy and deployment. In addition, Mr. Veloce acts as a client representative in interactions with product vendors, to include the precise communication of technical issues and functionality requests to promptly accomplish client technology solutions; this support includes advanced
debugging of technical issues, and problem and/or feature request escalation within the vendor customer support organization up to the executive management level. Mr. Veloce holds a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and certifications from Zscaler (ZCSE, ZCSP, ZSC) and Palo Alto (Prisma
Cloud Fundamentals, ACE).

Kevin Sansom

Mr. Sansom is an IT leader with over 30 years of project management and lean/six-sigma experience working with public sector and private sector clients to meet their business needs. He brings diverse experience in building and managing program/project management offices (PMOs), IT operations, network construction, application/systems, security compliance, process improvement, and other service delivery and customer engagement projects. As Ashburn Consulting’s Director of Customer Engagement & Service Delivery, Mr. Sansom oversees the portfolio of customer engagement and service delivery projects and mobilizes awarded sales opportunities into project execution, managing them through to completion to ensure each new project is fully staffed and coordinated with each client, while ensuring project goals and milestones are met to each customer’s satisfaction. Mr. Sansom holds a bachelor’s degree in Business & Computer Science from Linfield University, a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), and is PMP, Six Sigma Black Belt (SSBB) and ITILv3 Foundation certified.

Rob Shields

Mr. Shields is a seasoned senior network engineer and consultant with over 25 years of experience working in numerous enterprise and service provider network environments. As Ashburn Consulting’s Director of State and Local Government and Education (SLED) & Commercial Accounts, Mr. Shields provides management oversight of network engineers supporting these projects and clients, mentors engineers, and provides first-in consulting for new projects and programs. Mr. Shields has worked on network designs and implementations for county governments, federal agencies, service providers, and commercial customers. He is experienced working on all phases of network deployments, including network design, complex integrations within production environments, and continued operational support and troubleshooting. Over the past 15 years, Mr. Shields has worked with several MPLS-based networks supporting L2 and L3VPN technologies, as well as with the latest Cisco data center technologies. Mr. Shields holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from George Mason University and maintains the following active certifications: CCIE, Cisco Certified Specialist – Enterprise Core, PCNSA, NSE 3, and AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner.

Paul Kapalka

Mr. Kapalka is responsible for managing a portfolio of contracts consisting of enterprise network architecture, engineering, cybersecurity, and operations programs. He has more than 17 years of technical project and program management experience with demonstrated excellence in strategic planning, project oversight, and technical execution of large, complex initiatives, with over 12 years’ experience managing projects and programs for Federal, State and Local governments. Mr. Kapalka leads and manages conceptual architecture and design projects related to network modernization and cybersecurity enhancements; initiates innovation projects; and provides research, analysis, proof-of-concepts, and pilots of new technologies and capabilities, bringing a strong track record of working in high-pressure environments and managing cross-functional teams that collaborate as a focused unit to achieve mission and business goals. Mr. Kapalka holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems & Decision Sciences from George Mason University, as well as PMP, CSM, ITILv3, CCNA, CCNA Security, and CCDA certifications.

Ben Eiserike

Mr. Eiserike is the Director of Proposals & Contracts and serves as the EOS® Integrator for Ashburn Consulting. In this capacity, he oversees the administration and execution of organizational programs, strategies, policies, and procedures; leads all proposal and contract compliance efforts for IT consulting projects; and manages all contract administration and support activities. His 20+ years of consulting, quality assurance, and project management experience includes leading process improvement, compliance, and knowledge management efforts. Mr. Eiserike is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP # 1747561), ISO 9001 Internal Auditor, and member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society with a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from University of Maryland, College Park.

James Burris

Mr. Burris has over 30 years of IT consulting and management experience within the network engineering industry. After beginning his career with Booz Allen Hamilton, Mr. Burris worked as a network and security consultant supporting UUNET/Worldcom/MCI’s large fortune 500 customer base during the Internet boom. Mr. Burris also worked for General Dynamics as a team lead providing Network & Security services to Fairfax County Government. For the last 20 years, he has been one of the distinguished network engineers supporting the overall network design, integration, and management of Fairfax County’s carrier-class DWDM/MPLS INET network. As President & CEO of Ashburn Consulting since 2005, Mr. Burris leads the strategic direction and culture of the organization. Mr. Burris holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance, a master’s degree in Telecommunications Management, and certifications in the following: CCSI, CCSA/CCSE, CCNA, and CCNP – Advanced Routing