MainSpring consultants are fun, innovative and diverse, but there’s also one common thread—we believe in the idea of a legacy. Learn how our story, values and approach create a culture and impact that’s undeniable.
MainSpring consultants are fun, innovative and diverse, but there’s also one common thread—we believe in the idea of a legacy. Learn how our story, values and approach create a culture and impact that’s undeniable.
Marshall is the CEO and founder of MainSpring. His goal every day is to create a community of employees, clients and partners that help people create a legacy of success—in life and in business. From a three-person company in 1993 to more than 50 employees in four states supporting clients at home and abroad, Marshall remains focused on growth. He earned the 2014 Smart CEO Innovator Award, but is most proud of the countless employee-earned honors and being named one of the D.C. area’s best places to work.
He enjoys his family, loves to exchange stories, and shares his pain as a Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Capitals fan every chance he gets.
Tom Keller joined MainSpring in 1999 as a client liaison in the cabling department, then created and developed the first iteration of the managed services offering and finally joined the consulting ranks.
As President and Chief Operating Officer, Tom oversees the development, management and growth of the MainSpring government consulting division as well as the ProSuite Support Centre. Tom borrows from his years of government experience to implement process-based consulting standards and resolution strategies across the firm.
A music enthusiast and fan of all things Philadelphia, Tom is most enthusiastic about being a dad to his three kids.
Ray Steen has been with MainSpring since 2014 and has more than 20 years of experience in strategy, consulting and communications. Ray oversees high-level consulting with new and existing clients, professional services engagements and strategic partnerships.
Prior to MainSpring, he worked for General Dynamics and Booz Allen Hamilton as a strategic communications officer for the U.S. Army and stakeholder outreach project manager for the Department of Homeland Security. Ray also served as a national spokesperson for the American Red Cross.
Ray’s a fantasy sports nut, Bears and Celtics fanatic, coach and dad to five kids.
Tony Blevins joined MainSpring in 2007 as a systems engineer with the Support Centre. There, Tony managed our ProSuite technical support staff who help our clients be more productive with their technology. Tony currently manages our professional services team, working directly with clients, implementing best practices and automation standards to streamline efficiencies.
Prior to MainSpring, Tony was enlisted in the Army where he started his IT career in 2003. Afterward, Tony served as consultant for the Department of Energy. Today, he uses his experiences serving the government to implement a wide-range of battle-tested solutions for public, private and nonprofit MainSpring clients. Tony enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and young son.
Jeremy joined MainSpring in 2000, completing a brief stint in the cabling division before becoming a technical consultant. For the next 10 years he worked directly with clients and managed the group before transitioning to his role as MainSpring’s virtual vCIO. Jeremy works with business owners and execs to align IT strategy to organizations’ strategic business initiatives. His experience as an IT consultant and role as a business leader at MainSpring arms him with valuable insights and reach back into the firm and its partners to help clients grow and get better control of their mission.
Jeremy loves watching the Capitals, Chiefs and Terps whenever he can, although with two little ones at home, that isn’t always possible. He’s also the reigning MainSpring Fantasy Football Champion.
Kenji joined MainSpring in 2012 as their Support Centre Lead. He’s responsible for overseeing MainSpring’s Support Centre and working with ProSuite clients on technical issues. Prior to working in IT, Kenji was also a chef concierge at multiple high-end hotels, like the Mandarin Oriental and the Biltmore, and was a personal concierge to multiple celebrities in Miami, Fl.
In his free time, Kenji likes to travel as much as he can. He’s a big fan of Real Madrid fútbol and also enjoys watching the English Premier League.
Jim joined MainSpring in 2014 and is the go-to guy on all technical project management (PM) activities. He has over 5,000 hours of technical PM experience recognized by the Project Management Institute.
By combining his PM experience with his Microsoft certifications, Jim works closely with clients to identify the root business problem. He then develops a plan to use technology and business processes to get them to the best place possible for their business. Jim’s solutions are known for being elegant and concise, while keeping solutions simple and practical to efficiently achieve the proper result.
Jim enjoys spending time with his family, camping, home brewing beer and the occasional video game.
Amer Yaqub has more than twenty years of business development experience with a diverse group of companies including AT&T, Quaker Oats, Washington Post, and Homesnap. He also is an adjunct professor and has taught business classes at Hood College, George Mason, and currently teaches a leadership course at the University of Maryland. Amer studied economics at Carnegie Mellon and got his MBA from Columbia University.
Josh joined the MainSpring team in 2021 as a Virtual Chief Information Officer. Prior to joining MainSpring, he served as a Senior IT Director for a Frederick construction company. Josh also served as the Director of IT for a city government and served as a Senior Microsoft Cloud Consultant. Josh brings more than 20 years of IT experience to the team and is working on achieving his MBA in IT management.
Cleon joined MainSpring in 2013 and has over 20 years of IT consulting experience with small businesses, nonprofits, associations and the government. From his work at the Department of Treasury to his tenure at MainSpring, he has worked at all levels of information technology, ranging from technical support and security compliance auditing to strategic consulting.
In his free time, Cleon enjoys playing basketball, running and scuba diving. He’s also an avid Dallas Cowboys and L.A. Dodgers fan.
Jolene joined the MainSpring team in 2021 as a Virtual Chief Information Officer. Prior to MainSpring, Jolene worked for a leading managed services provider (MSP) in Massachusetts helping organizations with IT strategy and consulting. She also brings experience in the behavior health field.
Jairo joined MainSpring in February of 2021 as a systems engineer in our Support Centre where he provides technical expertise to our ProSuite clients. For over 30 years, Jairo has been IT troubleshooting and problem-solving for corporate clients while increasing their satisfaction and productivity. He brings an impeccable talent and work ethic to the team.
As a Colombian, Jairo enjoys watching professional soccer games especially when his national team is playing. He also cherishes a good cup of coffee in the morning, and the delicious food that his wife cooks at home. He’s the proud father of three children and likes to spend time with his family and attending church on the weekends. Jairo also plays the guitar and would love to learn to play piano.
Craig joined MainSpring in 2009 as a systems engineer. Previously, he was in the Air Force for many years, providing IT support and working as a broadcast engineer. Later, he transitioned to Hewlett Packard, where he provided IT support for their internal employees. After that, he worked for United Launch Alliance–supporting launch operations and general IT needs for the Atlas 5, Delta 4 and Delta 2 unmanned rockets in Cape Canaveral, Fl. Now, at MainSpring, Craig provides IT support for all ProSuite clients.
Craig enjoys cruising around and spending time with his two sons, whom are both autistic. He is a big supporter of raising Autism awareness. While he’s not a fan of any particular sports’ teams, he does enjoy watching sumo wrestling in his free time.
Matt joined MainSpring in 2018 as a systems engineer. He’s a former Marine with over 10 years of in-house IT management experience, as well as six years of experience working with an MSP. Currently, he’s responsible for providing technical support to ProSuite clients.
In his free time, Matt enjoys painting, photography, working on his old motorcycle, playing the guitar and drums and spending time with his two kids, Emma and Aaron. He’s the proud owner of a dog and three cats, and he has an uncanny ability to tame wild, neighborhood squirrels! You can also find Matt cheering for his alma mater, the Nebraska Cornhuskers any chance he gets, as well as the Washington Redskins and the Washington Capitals.
Joseph joined MainSpring in 2018 as a Systems Engineer and brought with him over 20 years of technical experience. He began his career in the shipping industry and has worked at multiple Fortune 500 companies. For the past 10 years, Joseph has been working in the MSP arena, building processes and ensuring that customers receive excellent service. In his spare time, Joseph loves to ride his Harley all over the sunshine state. He also belongs to an organization that empowers abused children. When Joseph is not working or helping children, he likes to spend family time with his twin boys, wife, and dog, as well as spend time on his multiple hobbies from mechanics to air brushing.
Ashley joined MainSpring in July 2018 as project coordinator, after having previously worked as a service, event and project coordinator, as well as a procurement agent in the IT industry. She serves as lead liaison for MainSpring’s operations—ensuring client needs and requirements are met.
Ashley brings an adventurous spirit to the MainSpring culture; she enjoys swimming, fishing, exploring, kayaking, hiking and just spending time outside with family and friends. She also has a daughter, Cassidy, whom she shares a birthday with, along with two elderly cats, Grayson and Trixie. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys cooking, traveling, working on cars, DIY crafting, restoring old furniture and cheering on her favorite sports teams—the Washington Capitals, Dallas Cowboys and the Auburn Tigers.
Shadi joined MainSpring in 2018 as a professional services consultant. Previously, he worked as an engineer at another MSP. Currently, Shadi is responsible for working with clients onsite and/or remote on hardware and software projects.
In his free time, Shadi enjoys spending time with his family and friends, including playing soccer and basketball with his four sons. He has also been a die hard fan of Real Madrid since the 8th grade. Shadi also is fluent in American Sign Language, which he learned from a childhood friend.
Charlie joined MainSpring in December of 2018 as a ProSuite administrator. Previously, he gained experience working as a systems engineer at another MSP. Currently, at MainSpring, he’s responsible for interacting directly with clients, providing on-site audits and conducting projects.
In his free time, Charlie enjoys hiking and camping on the weekends, along with spending time with his wife, their three dogs and three cats.
Donovan Parker-Aleem joined MainSpring in 2022 as Technical Support Engineer. Before joining MainSpring, Donovan worked as an IT engineer, assisting staff and small businesses with IT changes, onsite support and technical documentation. On the weekends, Donovan spends time studying for his computer science degree and learning new programming languages such as Java and Python.
He also enjoys working on cars. He is a huge fan of extreme sports, and his favourite skateboarder is Mike Mo Capaldi. Donovan is a nationally ranked powerlifter and was selected last year to be a part of Team USA powerlifting for the United States Powerlifting Association (USPA). He currently holds two Maryland State records in two different weight classes, 220 and 242!
Prat joined MainSpring in March of 2008 as their application developer team lead. He’s responsible for helping clients develop custom, innovative solutions to better grow their business. He also provides guidance to other developers when needed.
Prat enjoys fishing, traveling and playing basketball in his free time.
Maria Melendez de Salas has served as the firm’s FileMaker licensing and hosting guru since 2008. She’s a staunch believer that FileMaker has a place in every business. She’s widely known in the FileMaker world as the go-to person for all things FileMaker licensing and hosting, and been recognized by Claris International for her expertise. She has over 20 years of experience in business development, consultative sales and customer service. Maria loves to be involved in her community, spending time with family, enjoys crafting and a good game of dominos.
Mike Beargie has been with MainSpring since 2013 and has over 10 years of application development experience. As a developer, he creates solutions for clients in a wide variety of sectors across the U.S. and abroad. Prior to working at MainSpring, Mike worked as the lead developer for a consulting company, serving high profile political, special interest and nonprofit clients in the Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio, markets.
Mike regularly presents solutions and best practices to the FileMaker development community around the country, and is well known as an answer man online as well. In 2014 and 2016, Mike was recognized with the FileMaker Excellence Award for community contributions. Mike is a man of many hobbies, including woodworking, home brewing, art and music.
Ryan joined MainSpring in April of 2018 as an associate application developer and works in our Towson office. He graduated from Towson University with his bachelor’s degree in computer science and is responsible for developing and supporting software and database applications for MainSpring’s client base, as well as internal projects.
Ryan enjoys spending time outside, hiking, biking, swimming, snowboarding and flying drones. He also enjoys rock concerts, bowling and watching MMA and wrestling. His favorite sports team is the Baltimore Orioles.
Jeff Drake joined the MainSpring team in 2021. Prior to joining MainSpring, Jeff was working as a Senior FileMaker Developer for PaleoWest, a Phoenix-based company that does cultural preservation. He worked primarily on their internal systems as well as their commercial iPad app.
Jeff has been married to his wife Anna for more than 20 years and has three kids. One of Jeff’s current passions is fixing up their old house. Jeff grew up in a diehard Yankees household living about 20 minutes from New York City. To this day, he still loves the Bronx Bombers, but now that his family is in Cincinnati they love the Reds as well.
Sean Moore joined the Dataworks team in 2021 as an Associate Developer. Sean is a FileMaker and Web Developer who has built and maintained solutions to handle a wide variety of educational needs including admissions, billing, and a health office.
Sean has a dog named Stella who is a two-year lab rescue from Texas and who loves to play fetch in the river for hours on end. He also claims to be a bit of a nerd because in his downtime he plays Dungeons and Dragons and participates in the heavy list combat in the Society for Creative Anachronism (putting on full armor and hitting people with sticks). Sean also enjoys going for hikes or camping and taking Stella to the park.
Since Sean lives in Massachusetts, he feels obligated to root for the Red Sox and Patriots. Another fun fact is that Sean is passionate about learning science and sustainability, and he also really enjoys riding his motorcycle through the hills.
Dean Martin has been with MainSpring since 2015. He provides administrative oversight for his team, which has members stationed across the country and abroad. Prior to MainSpring, Dean spent 22 years in the Army, retiring in 2009 as the 555th Engineer Brigade Communication Chief. Since then, he has worked for General Dynamics as the Western Regional Manager at Fort Lewis and also the Korea Operations Manager at USAG Yongsan, Seoul South Korea.
When he’s not working on his MBA, Dean enjoys hiking in the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, as well as boating on the Puget Sound. You can also find him rooting for his favorite football team—the Seattle Seahawks. Go Hawks!
Leann joined MainSpring in June 2004 as their clinical applications consultant/SME. With over 20 years of experience in the clinical environment as a nurse and nurse practitioner, Leann is now working in healthcare information systems for the Army. She is responsible for software testing, OTS application training, providing help desk and end user support in addition to being a clinical resource and SME.
Leann enjoys traveling, reading and watching her daughter play travel softball. She is also currently attending school for her Healthcare Informatics certification.
Laura Micheals joined MainSpring in June of 2018 as the accounting and sales associate.
She assists in our accounting department with a variety of bookkeeping tasks as well as helps our Filemaker team with setting up our hosting clients. Laura recently took a part-time position with our Government Solutions group as a Modeling & Simulation Specialist supporting live, constructive or virtual training across multiple project assignments.
Prior to MainSpring Laura worked at Mercy Regional Medical Center for 23 years as an ICU nurse and then diabetes educator.
Laura enjoys gardening and lives in Ohio with her husband Marshall.
Mike joined MainSpring in 2010 and has spent the last four years of his 10-year IT career supporting the Army’s cybersecurity mission. As a security engineer, Mike is responsible for ensuring that systems are compliant with DoD and federal cybersecurity regulations by performing vulnerability assessments, designing remediation strategies and implementing innovative security solutions.
Mike has been a member of the Information Systems Security Association since 2011 and earned his (ISC)2 CISSP certification in 2013. He enjoys spending his free time practicing security research in his home lab, hanging out at Baltimore music venues and traveling the U.S. with his wife.
Damien joined MainSpring in 2007 and is a senior engineer. He’s responsible for creating and maintaining the electronic medical record systems for the Army.
In his free time, Jonathan enjoys spending time camping with his wife and son. He is also a survivalist, and he routinely practices methods with his family and students.
Theresa Dalton joined MainSpring in 2013 and serves as the human resources manager for the team. She is responsible for managing new hire onboarding, payroll, benefits and the 401(k) profit sharing plan. She has over 18 years of business experience, including process development, employee engagement programs, contract administration and recruitment. Prior to MainSpring, Theresa was the director of operations for a small start-up government contractor and managed all activities related to the operations and development of the company.
Theresa is a loyal D.C. sports fan, especially the Washington Capitals, Nationals and Redskins and attends games every chance she gets. She also enjoys spending time traveling with her husband and family.
Michele Tate has been with MainSpring since 2014 and has 15 years of experience in customer service, accounting and office managing.
Prior to MainSpring she worked briefly for the Frederick County, Md, school system as a pre-K through 5th grade substitute teacher before deciding to return to her roots in accounting.
She enjoys musical theatre, live music and assisting her husband on his DJ gigs. She’s a mom to her canine child Mardi Gras, an advocate for pit bulls and bully breeds and is an avid New Orleans Saints fan who can often be heard yelling Who Dat!
Rebecca La Tourette joined MainSpring in September 2020 as an experienced and forward-thinking Accounting Assistant. Her role supports the Accounting Manager with daily bookkeeping and customer interaction.
Prior to joining MainSpring, Rebecca spent the last 20 years in the corporate housing and the hospitality industry. She brings significant experience in accounts payable as well as problem solving skills.
In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys cooking, theater and singing… especially singing while she’s cooking! She also cheers on her favorite teams, the Ravens, Maryland Terps and Auburn Tigers when they’re playing. But, her most cherished time is spent with her husband Doug and visiting her son in Pittsburgh.
Renee Haverland joined MainSpring in 2021 and serves as the Senior Office Administrator for the team. She provides comprehensive administrative and marketing support to a diverse team of information technology professionals.
Prior to joining MainSpring she worked as an Administrative Assistant for a private firm who specializes in helping individuals and corporate clients set and achieve their investment goals.
Renee is a single mom with two children. She enjoys spending time with her children, going to parks, watching and discussing movies and television, and swimming. She is also fluent in American Sign Language.
Make every interaction count, whether it’s with a client, vendor or co-worker. Strong, meaningful connections lead to retention.
Own the problem; don’t assume someone else has it. While you may not work an issue from start to finish, ensure closure.
Think outside the box to resolve a problem. In our industry, many tasks are somewhat routine, but make sure you are always thinking of a better way.
Today not tomorrow; see a problem, fix a problem.
Find the ‘win-win’.