LEADERSHIP

Ram Mattapalli

CEO

As the Founder of Zolon Tech, Mr. Mattapalli oversees the management of the corporation as well as its employees, vendors and consultants. He provides complete leadership, furnishing overall company direction while managing the implementation of business strategies and all daily operations. Additionally managing the development of all products and services, applications, bid and proposal writing, and pricing, Mr. Mattapalli develops and approves all companywide plans, policies, procedures and staff allocations, administering all the logistical components of the company.

As the official principal contact with clients, contractors and sub-contractors, Mr. Mattapalli develops plans and schedules for each tasked project that minimize response time between all concerned parties. His diverse and adaptable marketing strategies are derived from networking and creating business development alliances with other reputable firms, personal contact with existing and potential clients, and steady collection and dissemination of industry and company information.

Under Mr. Mattapalli’s leadership, Zolon Tech has been SCAMPI A-appraised at the Systems Engineering Institute’s (SEI’s) Capability Maturity Model Integrated Maturity Level 3 (CMMI ML-3) — a rating that places Zolon among the top five percent (5%) of all IT services firms worldwide. Zolon Tech’s quality management system (QMS) is registered to the ISO 9001:2015, ISO 20000-1:2011 and ISO 27001:2013 standards. Attainment of these industry standards required an executive commitment to excellence and a significant financial investment — both are characteristics that set Zolon Tech apart from its competitors.

Prior to founding Zolon Tech, Mr. Mattapalli worked in senior technical positions at EDS, Accenture and Ernst & Young. Mr. Mattapalli holds an M.S. and a B.S. in engineering, and an MBA from Duke University.

Goutham Amarneni

President

As President and Co-founder, Mr. Amarneni is responsible for development and execution of Zolon’s organizational strategy to achieve leadership in the staffing industry. Our inclusion in multiple supplier advisory panels and close collaboration across MSPs is a testament to the success of the strategy. Mr. Amarneni is constantly looking for ways to achieve operational efficiencies through workflow innovations in delivery processes by reducing lead time in closing customer requisitions. Additionally, Mr. Amarneni is responsible for mentoring delivery managers in achieving their full potential through executive coaching sessions. 

Having experimented with setting up multiple small businesses such as HUBZone (a Certified Small Business) and drawing upon this experience in efficiency to scale, Mr. Amarneni is currently engaged in Zolon Tech’s global expansion of staffing and IT service delivery operations in Canada, Singapore, the Middle East and India through a focused mergers and acquisitions strategy.

Mr. Amarneni was responsible for delivery and operations of federal contracts for the United States Department of Transportation, Department of Labor and Transportation Security Agency. Mr. Amarneni is very interested in leveraging this experience to mentor upcoming small businesses in the federal and commercial domains.

Before founding Zolon Tech in July 1998, Mr. Amarneni worked as an Oracle Specialist with multiple customer engagements for Telespectrum Worldwide Inc. and Systems Engineering Services Corp. Mr. Amarneni holds an M.S. in engineering from Texas A&M University and is an active member of the Virginia Minority Supplier Diversity Council, American Staffing Association, Staffing Industry Analysts, United States Pan Asian American Council and National Minority Supplier Diversity Council.

Zach Smith

Executive Vice President

Mr. Smith is Vice President of Zolon Tech. In his current role, he is responsible for the contract management of Zolon’s civilian and defense contracts. He is responsible for establishing high-level contract policies and processes to ensure achievement of corporate expectations. He drives implementation of strategic contract opportunities with the most significant impact to the corporation. He participates in development of business alliances, acquisitions and divestitures, source selection procedures and processes, make or buy determinations, and risk management directives.

Before joining Zolon, Mr. Smith held resource management leadership roles with IT services companies RST Inc. and Oxford Global Resources Inc. Before entering the IT services industry, Mr. Smith was a professional tennis player. He played ATP tennis circuits in Spain, India, Germany, Belgium and France. However, his first career was as an officer of the United States Army, serving tours in the U.S. and Europe.

Mr. Smith is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, for which he played intercollegiate varsity tennis and squash, ultimately serving as the tennis team captain. For the past 10 years, his principal hobby has been working as a soccer referee at both the junior and adult levels.

Kirk Macchiavello

Vice President

Mr. Kirk Macchiavello is Vice President, Civilian at Zolon Tech. He is responsible for the growth, delivery and client satisfaction of IT programs and services across the federal civilian market, including the Department of State. Mr. Macchiavello is a dynamic operations P&L executive with 25 years of experience building and delivering management and technology solutions and services to federal civilian agencies and commercial clients. 

Prior to joining Zolon, Mr. Macchiavello was Senior Director at Attain, where he led the federal/Department of State IT and management consulting services business, including the Securities and Exchange Commission EDGAR program, for which he received the 2014 Attain Federal Program of the Year Leadership Award. Previously, Mr. Macchiavello was Vice President at Apptis/URS, where he led the national security and foreign affairs business.

Mr. Macchiavello has comprehensive experience across the full system development life cycle utilizing CMMI, systems integration and process improvement methodologies, and is a recognized leader of software development/agile Centers of Excellence. He holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Macchiavello has been an active participant in several industry and community organizations including ACT-IAC and the National Kidney Foundation. He is currently a member of the ACT-IAC 2016 Partners executive leadership development program, and served on the steering committee for the National Kidney Foundation’s 2nd Annual Organ Donation Awareness charity basketball tournament at the Verizon Center.

George Kantsios

Vice President- IC/DoD

Mr. George Kantsios is Vice President, IC/DoD at Zolon Tech. He is responsible for the growth, delivery and client satisfaction of IT programs and services across the Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense. Mr. Kantsios’ combination of business operations, capture and technology leadership has provided mission focused differentiated advantage and execution across his 25 year career. Mr. Kantsios leverages his experience to build win/win partnerships and to cooperatively drive business growth.

Prior to joining Zolon, Mr. Kantsios was Vice President of Capture Management and Proposals at NJVC where he focused on securing vehicles, strategic pursuits, capture strategy and spinning out a new ANC 8(a) business. Mr. Kantsios joined NJVC from American Systems, where he served as vice president of capture management leading strategic pursuits, increasing corporate probability of win and growing capture expertise and quality by leveraging business winning teams. Previously, Mr. Kantsios was a long-term employee of BAE Systems. Most recently, he served as Chief Engineer for BAE SYSTEMS’ $650 million IT and cyber security business. He also was senior director, advanced programs, responsible for planning and managing investments for leading-edge technologies such as mobile, cyber and cloud solutions. Earlier, Mr. Kantsios held senior engineering and leadership positions with MITRE, Hewlett-Packard, Northrop Grumman Corporation and SAIC.

Mr. Kantsios has comprehensive experience across the full DEVOPS life cycle utilizing CMMI, systems integration and process improvement methodologies, and is a recognized leader of enterprise and systems architecture. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Physics from Radford University and a Master of Science in Computer Science from the Old Dominion University.

Manish Dadhich, PMP

Vice President / Technical Solutions Architect

Mr. Manish Dadhich is Vice President at Zolon Tech. He is an experienced technologist and has skills in program management, project management, process improvement and supply chain management. He holds several industry certifications such as PMP from Project Management Institute, Certified Supply Chain Professional from APICS, ITIL V3 and MCTS.

In his current role, Mr. Dadhich is responsible for driving the growth of the company by providing business solutions that meet customer requirements. He evaluates business requirements to identify potential software, hardware and system architectures that can be employed to meet business objectives. He develops potential technical solutions to meet business needs and supports analysis of alternatives for best fit. He evaluates technical trends and provides recommendations for technology and architecture to meet business objectives. He performs research on emerging technologies to support proof-of-concept capabilities and identify future solutions for the organization.

Mr. Dadhich has been an integral part of Zolon’s success. He has led several process improvement initiatives such as CMMI, ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 and ISO 9001:2015. Prior to joining Zolon’s Federal practice, Mr. Dadhich was responsible for the delivery of technical solutions to Zolon’s fortune 500 customers. As a project manager, Mr. Dadhich led the delivery of supply chain solutions to Zolon’s customers and performed numerous technology demonstrations to show proof of concept. Before joining Zolon, Mr. Dadhich was involved in delivering supply chain solutions to the customers of SSA Global (now Infor), Keane and International Rectifiers. Mr. Dadhich is a graduate of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and holds a master’s degree in nanotechnology.

David A. Callner

Senior Director of Technical Innovation and Services

David A. Callner is the Senior Director of Technical Innovation and Services for Zolon Tech. Mr. Callner provides technical capture management of Federal and DoD opportunities to drive business growth; leads the corporate Center of Excellence to enable innovative solutions and capabilities; and facilitating the implementation of solutions and practices across programs to ensure service delivery excellence.

Mr. Callner previously was the Chief Technology Officer at CALNET, Inc. He oversaw technological aspects of software, infrastructure, security, data systems, and communications for all CALNET’s IT work. Mr. Callner had complete P&L responsibility for all IT programs, and business development efforts for the company. In addition, he also worked as Chief Technology Officer for companies like Obsidian Global, LLC and Daon Trusted Identity Services (DTIS). Mr. Callner was the Chief Architect at REI Systems and was proven as a thought leader accountable for developing solutions, technology strategy, and roadmaps for all emerging and corporate strategic pursuits. He led the capture, solution development, and wrote the technical volume for a pipeline of $1 Billion of new business opportunities. The current win count is $590 million dollars of new business wins that he personally established customer relationships, teaming, solution development, and wrote the majority of the proposals. At Raytheon, he led the technical direction for the Civil-Solutions sub-product line that contributed about 1.2B dollars to Raytheon’s total 24.1B revenue. In this role, he led the technical direction for over 1500 employees, led all Raytheon Civil top pursuits, and helped execute all Raytheon corporate strategic programs.

David has a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and undergraduate degree from the University of Texas both in Computer Science. David also served our country proudly by serving four years in the US Army, and was deployed to Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1995 under the Implementation Force (IFOR) to oversee the implementation of the military aspects of the Dayton Peace Agreement to the ending of the Bosnia War.

Bill Warren

Director - Regional Accounts

Mr. Warren is the Regional Accounts Director for Zolon Tech. In his current role, he is responsible for developing new contingent staffing opportunities both regionally and nationally. He drives the development of new business relationships and is responsible for overall delivery to the customer.

Mr. Warren has over 30 years of experience in sales and marketing, including 25 years of building and leading successful sales teams offering information technology, solution selling and contingent staffing services. He possesses excellent skills in client interaction, personnel management, motivation, organization and communication, and a proven ability to assume expanding levels of responsibility and to identify and resolve complex issues. He has extensive experience in both the commercial and government market spaces, and is insightful and decisive. “Many are called, but few are chosen.”

Before joining Zolon, Mr. Warren spent 14 years with Adecco E&T in various sales positions, including Branch Manager and Sales Director roles. During his time at Adecco E&T, Mr. Warren was a key contributor to the year-over-year success of the region. Before entering the IT contingent staffing services industry, Mr. Warren was a key driver with several successful companies in the IT and solutions selling vertical. In addition to developing and closing new business opportunities, Mr. Warren has managed existing accounts and cultivated new business at several Fortune 500 companies.

Mr. Warren is an Ohio native and a proud graduate of Youngstown State University. He is an avid sports fan and active member of several civic organizations.

Vish Hiremath

Director - MSP/VMS Services

Vish Hiremath joined Zolon in 2009 and has made significant contributions, leading to increasing responsibilities within the organization. Since joining, he has dedicated himself to supporting MSP/VMS clients such as CareFirst BCBS (Beeline), Verizon (Bartech/FieldGlass), AT&T (Volt/IQN), AmeriHealth Caritas (RightSourcing), BAE Systems (Acro/XRM), SunGard AS (Volt/IQN), Sabre Systems (TAPFIN/FieldGlass), Ameriprise Financials (IQNavigator), Liberty Mutual (Volt/IQN), Raytheon Corp. (Volt/IQN), DynCorp International (SearchPros), Catalent Pharma (Kelly OCG), Medtronic (Kelly OCG), Duke Energy (Guidant/FieldGlass), HP Govt. Services (FieldGlass), Ingersoll Rand (Allegis/FieldGlass), Lockheed Martin (DCR Workforce), Genentech (ProUnlimited/WAND), Pepsico (Volt/IQN), Novartis Pharmaceuticals (ProUnlimited/WAND), SAIC (Allegis Group Services), Siemens (Randstad/FieldGlass) and many more.

He is also involved in all areas of client servicing, recruiting, strategic planning and assisting of the proposal team on the various federal government RFPs. Vish has close to 15 years of experience in IT services sales and services delivery.

Prior to Zolon, Vish was instrumental in establishing the U.S. operations for a $100 million Indian public company (Glodyne Technoserve) and was actively involved in the business integration of two acquisitions for Glodyne. He has also worked in the e-Learning and custom content industry in areas of client services, delivery, sales and account management.

Vish earned his B.S. in computer science from the University of Pune, India, and is well-versed on emerging technology trends in the industry.