As Excel Technologies’ CEO, Deb brings 31 years of program management, general technology, and resiliency expertise with a specific focus on organizational survivability and crisis management. Her organizational experience includes the National Security, Defense, Civilian, and Commercial sectors. Despite having spent more than 20 years as resiliency specialist, her beginnings as a technologist means she keeps her hands in current and emerging technology trends and is comfortable moving between discussions of IT business use cases to software and infrastructure as a service to monitoring bloom patterns in a pandemic. Deb studied at the University of Virginia and remains a life-long, curiosity based, learner.
She is almost always accompanied by her trusty side-kick, Honor.
Tom has 24 years of IT experience, including 20 years in the federal government space. Tom’s focus is program management and hands-on engineering for full life cycle applications and system development. Projects included identification of user requirements, design, prototype development, programming, installation, user training and customer support. He is a Certified Lotus Professional (CLP) Applications Developer and has developed several Lotus Notes-based applications for both government and commercial customers, focusing on workflow applications. Tom currently serves as a systems integrator for a government messaging modernization project, along with his responsibility for managing Excel contracts. Tom received his Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland.
Ren has spent more than 30 years in the IT field with a focus on application development for key business systems. Upon graduation from Western Michigan University, Ren got his start as a software developer for a large federal agency. He specialized in end-user productivity and organizational messaging applications. During his tenure with the government, Ren was rapidly promoted into management, primarily in applications development. Ren then moved into the world of commercial consulting working for Lotus Development, focusing on Lotus Notes applications. After the acquisition of Lotus by IBM, Ren developed the security tracking application for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. Ren left IBM to serve as the Director of Commercial Services and as a Senior Scientist at Creative Technology until it was purchased by General Dynamics.
Ren founded Excel Technologies in 2003 and served as its President until 2016.