President and CEO
Mark Madigan is the Founder, President and CEO of IT Cadre. With 29 years of systems engineering, software development and executive management experience, Mark is responsible for developing and executing long term strategies as well as working directly with clients, his management team, and employees to meet customer goals and objectives through innovative solutions.
Mark served as an Army officer, managed systems engineering, software development and integration teams for IBM Federal Systems and served as an MCI Director of Technology for software application development, testing, and operations before establishing IT Cadre. His combination of technical skills and extensive management experience in large corporate environments gave him an understanding of complex customer problems and the difficulties in implementing sound, cost effective solutions.
Mark founded IT Cadre in 2001 on the idea that innovative engineering solutions come from teams of smart, inspired and hardworking people that are given the freedom and opportunity to challenge the conventional hit-or-miss approaches to solving customer problems. IT Cadre established a new engineering practice called Visualization Engineering® built upon sound engineering principles, deep technical skills, experience, and creativity. Our engineers utilize a powerful set of processes and tools to bring clarity and direction to customer problems.
In a time when only 30% of small businesses survive ten years, IT Cadre has flourished. In the past ten years, under Mark’s leadership and vision, IT Cadre has won significant contracts with government and commercial clients and provided customers the difference they needed to succeed.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering with a concentration in Computer Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point. As an Army Officer, he was Airborne and Ranger qualified and served in the 4th Infantry Division.
Chief Engineering and Technology Officer
Mike Morrisroe is the Chief Engineering and Technology Officer of IT Cadre. His strategic vision and technical efforts have been instrumental to IT Cadre’s innovation and success in the federal and commercial market space.
Mike is the principal architect of IT Cadre’s proprietary Methodology for Vision Achievement (MVA). MVA is a Visualization Engineering® methodology developed to quickly analyze complex customer problems, resolve roadblocks and conflicts, and envision solutions. Using MVA, IT Cadre significantly reduces the amount of time necessary to deliver system and software solutions to customers.
Prior to joining IT Cadre, Mike held multiple engineering and management positions at MCI where he revitalized legacy applications and engineered staffed and led the development of MCI’s residential local systems. Mike graduated 14th in his class at the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. As an Army Officer he served in Operations in Bosnia and Somalia.
Executive VP of Product Development
David Alison is the executive vice president of product development for IT Cadre. David’s primary responsibility is to lead the strategic direction and implementation of product initiatives across IT Cadre’s lines of businesses. As a successful business entrepreneur, executive and technical leader, he is also a senior resource for client engagements.
David has 28 years of IT experience in a wide range of businesses and has served in senior leadership and technical roles in companies like Symantec, Vovici and Thomson Publishing. His background includes software engineering and development, user experience and interface design, project and team management and executive level positions within technology companies. David has written extensively for various publications throughout his career, including PC Week (now eWeek), PC World, Network Computing and Windows Magazine.
In 1998 David founded WebSurveyor, a company that provided internet based tools and hosting for creating, conducting and analyzing surveys. Under David’s leadership as CTO and Chairman he helped the company grow at a dramatic pace, hitting the Inc 500 list in 2003 & 2004 and becoming a member of the Software 500 in 2004. Prior to the sale of WebSurveyor in 2006 the company was processing over 23 million survey transactions per month and had an uptime record of 99.997% annually.
After WebSurveyor was sold to a venture firm, David became the CTO of the newly formed company, Vovici. At Vovici, he was responsible for consolidating the products and operations of several acquired companies. David left Vovici in 2007 to become an independent investor in select small businesses before joining IT Cadre in 2011.
Vice President of Marketing and Community Relations
Maria Madigan is the Vice President of Marketing and Community Relations at IT Cadre. Maria is responsible for overseeing marketing as well as developing and implementing IT Cadre’s community outreach program. IT Cadre looks to show leadership not only in its innovative engineering solutions but by strengthening the relationship between businesses and their communities.
During the last twenty years, Maria has worked in a variety of marketing, communications, and advertising sales venues. As a founding member of IT Cadre, Maria was responsible for creating IT Cadre’s marketing programs and setting up the internal business operation functions. Today, Maria is a key member of the IT Cadre senior management team, creating strategic marketing initiatives, overseeing communication functions, and leading the community outreach program.
IT Cadre’s community outreach program looks to support community organizations in need. IT Cadre is a strong supporter of organizations that focus on children as well as the men and women who serve in the US Armed forces. Our support of the Wounded Warrior Project, local education institutions and community health organizations gives IT Cadre the opportunity to give back to those who have served our country and helps the most vulnerable individuals at risk in the community.
Maria has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Communications with a minor in Fine Art from the College of New Rochelle and Iona College in a cooperative program.
Senior Director of Program Management and Delivery
Jim Morgan is IT Cadre’s Director of Program Management. In this role, Jim works closely with customers to develop technical solutions to business problems. He has over 25 years of experience in Information Technology and extensive senior management experience leading large and complex project implementations.
Jim’s career started with U.S General Accounting Office where he supported Congress by preparing audits, reports and testimony on the efficiency and effectiveness of various Federal Government programs. After GAO, Jim was a lead consultant to the Internal Revenue Service on a cash reconciliation and Financial System Implementation. Jim then transitioned to telecom where he worked for 13 years at MCI and Verizon as the Director of the Program Management Office. In this role, he led fast-paced, complex implementations to support residential, business and federal customers.
Jim earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin, and earned his MBA from Penn State University. He is also PMP certified.
Director of Systems Engineering
Jim Hofstetter is the Director of Systems Engineering at IT Cadre. He is responsible for transforming customer requirements, objectives and current environment into the design and roadmap of the best possible solution. Jim’s organization develops and uses a robust set of visual-based tools that aid the accessibility of complex systems engineering efforts so that they are understandable to management, technical teams and end users. This encourages the resolution of issues, improves communication and translates into a faster implementation of the solution.
Jim has more than 25 years of experience in the Government IT consulting and telecommunications industries with more than 10 years in systems engineering and architecture. Prior to joining IT Cadre, he was one of the Chief Operational Support System Architects for Sprint’s WiMAX project. He has also worked as a software developer for a NASA contractor at two separate NASA facilities. Jim was then webmaster for a satellite communications company and a solutions architect for a telecommunications solution provider as well as several civil agencies in the US Government.
Jim Hofstetter holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.
Senior Director of Software Engineering
Josh Martin is the Director of Software Engineering and is responsible for managing teams throughout the software discovery and development process. Josh is a proven leader and seasoned developer, with considerable experience across federal, manufacturing, and retail industries. He has extensive international experience, including postings in India, and the Philippines. Josh has an established track record of building systems from concept to commercial delivery.
Prior to joining IT Cadre, Josh held the position of Development Manager and Principal Engineer at Monster Government Solutions. At Monster, he led development teams across multiple, large-scale releases of Monster’s web-based applicant tracking software. Previously, he was a senior software engineer for General Electric, and is a graduate of its Edison Engineering Leadership Program. Josh was also the President and Co-Founder of AtticLegend.com, an early social networking site.
Josh Martin was awarded his Masters degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and received his Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Richmond.
Director of Strategic Planning and Implementation
Rob joined IT Cadre after a 26-year career in the Air Force where he was privileged to serve with America’s finest sons and daughters: Airmen, Sailors, Soldiers and Marines. From the Cold War through Desert Storm, and Operations ALLIED FORCE, IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM, Rob held strategic leadership positions in many domains, including commanding combat bomber units, directing a major AF command’s nuclear portfolio, finding and fixing enterprise-wide problems in the nuclear force and leading civil capacity development in Iraq. After returning from Iraq, Rob became the Air Force’s Director of Inspections where he created, developed and implemented a new performance management system across a global 700,000 person, $120 billion organization. As IT Cadre’s Director of Strategic Planning and Implementation, Rob delivers trusted insight and thoughtful solutions to help clients see and solve their toughest problems.
Rob earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Astronautical Engineering from the U. S. Air Force Academy, a Master’s Degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College of National Defense University, a Master’s of Aerospace Science Degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a Master’s Degree in Military Operational Art and Science from the Air Command and Staff College of Air University. He is PMP® certified.
Senior Director of Customer Quality Engineering
Dave Antos is the Director of Customer Quality Engineering. He joined IT Cadre as an experienced professional ready to help accelerate IT Cadre to the next level of growth. He supported the United States Post Office contract with data analysis, test and client management in support of the enhanced technology platform launched fourth quarter 2011.
Dave has over 25 years of experience managing the delivery of software development from concept to reality. His clients, staff, peers and management recognize the drive and passion he has for communication and delivering on project commitments. He has proven experience and knowledge of all facets of the project lifecycle in times of crisis and prosperity.
Dave started his career mid 80’s selling MCI Long Distance service before settling into a technology focus working on many strategic software projects like MCI Friends and Family, MCI Local service and Voice over Internet Protocol. As a Director in IT for MCI, WorldCom, and Verizon he led numerous projects and teams to successful launches. The fast paced Telecom experience helped to sharpen his organization skills with the ability to manage several concurrent initiatives under constant change.
Dave has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration from Towson University. Dave and his wife have one son in college, and another in the United States Marine Corps. He is an avid saltwater fisherman when he can break away for recreation.
Jack Picciuto, PhD
Director of Operations Analysis and Planning
Jack came to IT Cadre after a 24-year military career as an aviation officer and senior operations research analyst for the US Army. His aviation assignments included command of an Apache helicopter company/unit in Desert Storm. In addition to flying helicopters, Jack served on the faculty at the US Military Academy (West Point) as an assistant professor of mathematics for 9 years, and included a deployment to the Afghanistan Military Academy in 2005 as an advisor. His research areas and interests with the Army included topics such as Chem-Bio detection systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, and helicopter crash survivability. After 24 years in uniform, he worked for three years as a senior operations research analyst for the Air Force as a government cost chief on cyber defense systems, and then as the director of institutional research for the US Military Academy.
Jack earned a bachelor’s degree from West Point, a master’s degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Operations Research, and a PhD in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida. He is PMP® certified.
Director of Finance and Contracts
Jenny O’Brien is the Director of Finance and Contracts. Jenny is responsible for all aspects of the finance function including regulatory reporting and contract compliance. Jenny is a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Virginia and has twenty-five years of progressive accounting experience. She has worked with both large companies and small start-up ventures. As Director of Finance and Contracts, she works directly with IT Cadre’s top management to successfully meet the financial challenges of a growing company in the competitive DC market.
In her current role, Jenny works extensively with budgeting, profit planning and projection, operations analysis, as well as government compliance and reporting. In her previous roles as a Corporate Controller and Director of Financial Systems, she has extensive experience in financial systems migration, maintenance and support. Her background includes experience in public accounting, health-care, hospitality and government contracting industries. Jenny’s knowledge and background provide a solid foundation for IT Cadre’s continued growth.
Jenny O’Brien has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Colorado State University.
Director of Business Development, DoD and Civilian Agencies
Linda’s strength lies in building strong relationships based on understanding her customer’s mission and investing in their business objectives and problems. As the company’s ambassador, she understands the value of IT Cadre’s methodologies and innovative Visualization Engineering® and Agile Software Development services and how they can be leveraged to solve her customer’s most complex problems and enhance their ability to achieve their mission.
Linda has over 20 years of experience in business management with large systems integration firms. She played key roles in business development, sales and marketing, account management, market research, proposal management, and business capture. Her prior federal contract experience includes time at Northrop Grumman (PRC), CSC (GTE Government Systems), and Zenith Data Systems.
Linda Murphy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing with a concentration in Information Systems from The Ohio State University.
Managing Director, Life Sciences and Financial Services
Ellen McDonald is IT Cadre’s Managing Director of Life Sciences and Financial Services. Ellen brings 25 years of executive leadership in the biopharmaceutical industry having led businesses in a venerable mix of two large Fortune 50 pharmaceutical companies, three biopharmaceutical start-ups and a global clinical research organization. Her strong foundational knowledge of the biopharmaceutical industry, as well as her experience in raising capital and driving deal structures, makes Ellen ideally suited to steer IT Cadre’s expansion in the Life Sciences and Financial Services Industries, leading in the New Jersey/New York markets and beyond.
Prior to joining IT Cadre, Ms. McDonald served as Chief Business Officer, Senior Vice President at two biopharmaceutical start-ups, Aeterna Zentaris, and the newly established US subsidiary of Chugai Pharma. At both firms, she played a key role in establishing new strategic directions for the enterprise and facilitating relationships with the financial community. Previously, Ms. McDonald served in very senior level positions at two Fortune 50 companies. The most recent as Senior Vice President, Cardiovascular Marketing and Medical at Bristol-Myers Squibb, managing a $4.25 billion portfolio of cardiovascular products. She was responsible for leading the growth in sales of Plavix®, the second-largest-selling drug in the world as well as Pravachol® and Avapro/Avalide®. Ms. McDonald began her career in the pharmaceutical industry at Johnson & Johnson, where she rose to the leadership of the company’s largest pharmaceutical franchise as Vice President, Oncology at Ortho Biotech.
Ms. McDonald held a position as a Director of Group Mark Financial as well as a position as a Director of Cobalis Corporation, and is currently a member of the Princeton Foreign Policy Group. She earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in General Engineering at the United States Military Academy, West Point, following which she served for five years abroad as an officer in the U.S. Army. She also earned a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree in the Executive Program at Columbia University.