| ||Chris Malanuk |
Known for his hot temper, caustic nature, and amazing seven finger speed-typing skills, Chris relaxes with failed attempts to play guitar and he enjoys spending time in the endless pursuit of culinary interests. Chris is a happily married father of two boys and a golden retriever and lives in Mt. Pleasant.
| ||Jon Piebenga |
One of Jon's greatest pleasures is his children’s shock when he wears a tie. He believes that the best reason to work hard is to allow time off, and since we do spend a lot of time working, he values how nice everyone at Verge is. Currently his favorite game involves racing his wife and two daughters to identify the random pictures that their computer decides to show them (extra credit for naming others at the event but not pictured!).
| ||Mark Monterastelli |
Mark has excellent balance and can walk in a perfect circle. People say he looks like Matt Lauer but he actually thinks like him too. Years ago he discovered the meaning of life but forgot to write it down. He knows the exact location of every food item in the supermarket. He can bake 30 minute brownies in 20 minutes.
| ||Allie Seymour |
Born and raised in Suburbia just north of Chicago, Allie is thrilled to be residing in the shadows of Wrigley Field. She not only loves cheering for her Wisconsin Badgers and Green Bay Packers, but you can find this sports nut spiking a volleyball at the beach all summer long (despite her constant clumsiness and terrible sense of balance- she swears that wall ran into her). She recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin as an engineer, and is excited to jump into the IT world and be a part of Verge Solutions!
| ||Allyson Means |
Allyson is a sweet Southern girl who grew up in beautiful East Tennessee. She spends her free time at the beach, cheering on the Tennessee Vols football team, baking/cooking, and hanging out with her wonderful husband, Seth, and 1 year old son, Hilton.
| ||Amy Patterson |
Amy came to the Charleston area seven years ago from Raleigh, NC with her husband and two daughters. She loves the outdoors for sittin' and sippin' a beverage, but prefers to camp in a hotel with room service and wi-fi. Amy is seriously committed to her home team, "the real Carolina…UNC" and continuing to keep the southern tradition of pound cakes and monogram showers alive and well. Her life long ambition is to own a real tiara. During her down time as a true southern belle, she helps Verge with go to market strategies.
| ||Anna Sollars |
Growing up in a military family, Anna learned to adapt to change and appreciates the chance to meet new people and travel to new places, motivating her to move to Charleston, SC in October 2006. Whether at work, home, or in the garden, she applies those traits to manage a career and a family; making every interaction an opportunity for continued growth.
| ||Ashley Worrall |
Ashley crossed the border from North Carolina to South Carolina in September 2011 with her husband, Jeff, and adorable English Bulldog, Peyton. Ashley's parents were obviously preparing her for this southern transition as they raised her on sweet tea and biscuits. As the Marketing Manager at Verge she gets to fuse creativity with strategy to create value, solutions, and relationships. In her downtime she is attempting to experience Charleston living at its finest, so she can be found lounging on a porch sipping mint julips, hanging out at the beach, or perfecting the “rustic meets modern” motif of her 177 year old house.
| ||Barbara Norman |
Barbara was born and raised in a small town in Minnesota in a large family that helped her learn how to deal with almost any kind of person. She now lives in Northern California with her husband Steve and golden retriever Bailey and in her spare time enjoys reading, bowling, gardening and visiting new places world-wide.
| ||Bethany Sitachitta |
Bethany is from a small town in WV, and as a West Virginia University alum, she’s a hardcore Mountaineer fan! In her spare time she enjoys taking her dog Slaton for runs, playing volleyball, and spending time with her friends. Favorite day of the week…SUNDAY FUNDAY!!! “Good friends are like stars…You don’t always see them, but you know they are always there.” -Unknown Author
| ||Brandi Andrews |
Brandi is originally from the upstate of SC…a small town called Pelzer that has one traffic light. She has fun spending time with her husband, family, friends, and miniature dachshund, Sophie. Besides watching Dexter and The Newsroom, Brandi loves going to the beach, concerts, football games (GO Gamecocks!!!) and trying out new restaurants. She hopes to fulfill her longtime dream of becoming a full-time Parrothead someday!
| ||Bryan Byler |
Bryan is originally from Maryland, but relocated to Charleston to attend The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. He went on to attend Grad school at Regis University in Denver. Bryan is a competitive powerlifter and bodybuilder, making him the official muscle of the Charleston office. He actually came with instructions: Must be fed every 3 hours or turns into a Gremlin. He is a huge Michigan football fan (Go Blue!) and enjoys working on his truck which is so loud that it often sets off car alarms.
| ||Carolyn Inhoffer Montes |
Carolyn loves life and all the adventures that come with it. Be it skiing, traveling to new places, Penn State and Football Saturdays, to lazy days on the beach with her husband, Fernando, and friends - every day’s an adventure! For the moment, she can be found ‘residing’ between NJ and her SC Verge ‘home’, aka the Hampton Inn.
| ||Charles Freeman |
Born and raised in North Georgia, Charles is a compassionate person with a strong desire to help. Having endured many hardships through his life from childhood to adulthood, Charles is equipped with patience, perseverance and a strong competitive nature. In his spare time Charles enjoys traveling, home projects and spending time with family and friends.
| ||Christie Sutton |
Christie believes in following the Irish Sutton motto “Live to Live” and for that reason alone can be seen laughing at her own jokes. She is known to embody the passion of Pacino: “You’re out of order! The whole trial is out of order!” and carries that same passion into her allegiance to the Philadelphia Eagles. She also loves travel - the more exotic the better - and has made some dear friends in far off lands. Stateside, she enjoys being a short drive from her parents, three brothers, nieces, nephew and of course, the ocean.
| ||Chuck Leonard |
Chuck has previous history with Solucient, A.C. Neilson, and Dupont. He can fill a glass of water, he can fall down a ski hill, and he was born before photography.
| ||Collette Waddell |
Shortly after moving back home to Northern Virginia after college, Collette realized that life spent sitting in traffic was not for her. Since relocating to Charleston, Collette has kept busy juggling work, school (whose idea was it to go back for more?), the beach, a husband, and two Chihuahua’s, but if you were to ask her, she’d say that life could not be better!
| ||Danielle Faust |
Danielle grew up in the Big Apple, has resided in Florida and Colorado, but Mount Pleasant is now her happy home (where she gladly spends summers on the beach and winters without shoveling snow). Danielle and her husband Brian realize their Orange and Blue Florida Gator colors stick out like a sore thumb here in the Lowcountry, but they remain fiercely loyal to their college team, and are bracing themselves for the day when their two daughters express a desire to attend Clemson or USC. After 12 long years working in the rental car industry, Danielle happily joined the Verge family and was promptly nicknamed “Stella” by her fellow Account Managers.
| ||Danielle Hollingsworth |
Danielle is originally from New Jersey, but now calls Charleston, SC home. A lover of everything outdoors, Danielle enjoys spending her time away from the office going on adventures with her fiancé and their Labrador son.
| ||Danielle Roca |
Although Danielle loves all things Boston: Fenway Pahk, The wicked awesome Pat’s, Lobstahs, and The Cape; she unfortunately just couldn’t hack the blistery winters of New England any longer. She escaped to Charleston with her husband and dog and now enjoys the sunny weather, exploring the culinary scene, and the beaches of the low country.
| ||Israel Weiszner |
Israel (Izzy) is a Midwestern native with good ole fashion values. Israel has worked for over 12 years to help healthcare organizations improve quality, efficiency and outcomes by leveraging technology and the internet. Israel loves traveling, spending time with his nieces and nephews and a good spy tv show or movie.
| ||Jason Dynak |
Born and raised in Western Mass, Jason realized he spent way too much time wondering where the summer went as he raked leaves and shoveled snow. One visit to the Holy City in 2010 was all it took to know he wanted to call it "home". Two months later, he packed his bags and moved south with his high school sweetheart. Two years later, he married her on Folly Beach and bought a house in Mt Pleasant where he plans to grow his roots and raise a family. In his spare time, Jason is an avid photographer whose latest inspiration is derived from the very historic and scenic lowcountry landscape.
| ||Jill Volpe |
Jill comes to us from the big apple after moving to Charleston, in August of 2011, to escape the snow, the subway and the tourists. Although it’s been quite a transition, she loves being able to run outside in January and being a stone’s throw from the beach! When not at Verge, Jill enjoys decorating and redecorating her first home, cooking (except chicken), baking cupcakes, running and the occasional hot yoga class. When she grows up, Jill hopes to own a farm where she can rescue all animals that need a good home. She lives in Mount Pleasant with her boyfriend and beautiful fur baby.
| ||Jim Giannakis |
Jim was born in Melbourne, Australia to Greek Parents. From a young age, Jim always had a fascination with computers and went on to complete his Bachelors of Computer Science degree at Monash University in Australia. Four years ago, Jim decided he needed a change. He moved to Kansas City, met and married his wife Natalie. Outside of work, Jim enjoys grilling, music and guitar playing. He misses the beaches of Australia.
| ||Jon Elling |
A digital native, Jon Elling was raised on a steady diet of beta software and told bed-time stories in Pascal.
| ||Jon-Paul Ciambra |
Jon-Paul grew up in Northeastern New Jersey where, from a young age, he was quick on his feet and always thinking three steps ahead. Ever heard of "Marinara Sauce"? Yep that was all JP. By his sophomore year in high school Mario Batali was his muse and his “sandwich art” was known throughout the Tri-state area. Presently Jon-Paul enjoys the culinary delights of sunny Charleston South Carolina including his wife’s specialty tofu with acorn squash.
| ||Josh Huspen |
A suburbanite most of his life, Josh grew up in Schaumburg, IL. He moved to Chicago in 2007 where he truly enjoys the food and live music scene the city has to offer. As one of the Verge data integration team he works to automate client import/export as well as bridge the gap between our own legacy system. He enjoys playing guitar, gaming, a bit of hockey and anything that plugs into the wall.
| ||Katie Forster |
Beyond being the Verge resident bug zapper and data updater, Katie is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and in Hap Ki Do. She teaches martial arts, enjoys baking and gaming, and adores spending time with her daughter, Abby, and her friends. She and Abby live in the Chicago suburbs with their cats Arnold and Waffle.
| ||Kelly Gentry |
Kelly grew up in the hometown of J.C. Penney (Hamilton, MO) and now resides in the hometown of Jesse James (Kearney, MO). Aspiring to be famous (or infamous) himself, he joined Verge as a Regional Sales Director in 2011. An admitted sports junkie, Kelly coaches youth teams and is an avid Missouri Tigers fan! His biggest joy is raising his children, Drew and Lilah, with his wife, Angie.
| ||Kenneth Slifer |
Kenneth hails from the great state of Arkansas – via North Carolina and Kentucky. A true southern in denial, Kenneth enjoys pretending to be worldly and well read (prefers magazines and online articles), tech savvy (iPad, Google, and RSS feeds – no coding), and a foodie (enjoys eating and drinking. A LOT). Kenneth enjoys sharing his accent with clients from all over the country and keeping the office fun and hydrated.
| ||Kristen Odum |
Kristen fancies herself an “outdoor enthusiast in the right conditions”- camping in 60 degree temps, kayaking in less than five mile per hour winds, and hiking in between bug seasons. She also enjoys blending the old with the new, like enjoying craft beer while revisiting the sweet, sweet art of Miming. She is a newlywed living in Mount Pleasant with her husband Brian and their perfect dog, Scarlett.
| ||Kristy Stehney |
Kristy has been in healthcare for over 15 years working with hospitals, healthcare systems, consulting firms and insurers. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, Bill, two children and dog, Oli.
| ||Lara Brock |
Lara grew up in Atlanta and loved being a short drive from the foothills of the Blueridge Mountains where she spent a lot of time in cool, mountain water. Shortly after college, she and her husband opted for coastal living and have called Charleston home ever since. She now enjoys exploring tidal creeks and rivers and playing in pluff mud. On weekends she and her family can always be found near the water building sandcastles, bird watching and appreciating all of the treasures that the ocean has to offer.
| ||Lori Jones |
Lori is a 5-foot tall animal-loving Italian born and raised in Southern California. In her spare time she enjoys volunteering, movies, reading, gardening and shopping (or just about anything that doesn’t involve the inside of an operating room). She has 14 years of experience working in healthcare. When she grows up, she wants to be a neurosurgeon.
| ||Marei Draper |
Marei has been in the finance field for over 15 years. When not being a numbers girl, she enjoys running, all things outdoors, travelling and time with her family and friends. Marei lives on Folly Beach with her husband, three children and two bulldogs.
| ||Marietta Haffey |
Marietta has worked in healthcare for over 25 years, including quality management, health information systems, provider relations, and sales. She lives in Spokane, WA with her husband and family. Family and friends are the center of Marietta’s life and for that she is most grateful. She also bakes a terrific chocolate chip cookie.
| ||Mary Henderson |
Mary is a redhead for a reason. Born and raised on St. Simons Island, she ventured to the College of Charleston for higher education in 2006, and the rest is history. Despite southern roots, Mary’s deep Georgian accent only surfaces after a glass of red wine or if she’s agitated – fair warning. As part of Verge’s marketing team, Mary serves as the Marketing Manager’s right-hand woman supporting creative strategies and initiatives with detail coordination, plan execution and snarky commentary. Outside of work, Mary tutors college students at her alma mater and the Citadel while also serving as the Fundraising Chair for HALOS. Swearing that running is cheaper than therapy, she has grand aspirations to do a race in all 50 states and is currently training for the Disney Princess half marathon in Orlando, Fla.
| ||Mary Timmes |
One of 8 children (far left in photo), Mary lives in Winter Park, FL and has been married to John for 29 years with 3 children. Dancing/cheerleading in high school led to work as a dancer/character at Disney World and then as a tour guide/trainer. An RN for 32 years, Mary cared for cardiac patients taking her love of “high-tech” to the healthcare software industry, quality consulting, healthcare sales, and is certified as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
| ||Matt Beadnell |
Originally from the chaos that is the DC metro area, Matt moved to Charleston to chase the woman he eventually married. Matt fancies himself a master of the non-essentials (yard games, laundry folding, sandwich making) and loves to tell a great story…no matter who says they take too long. He lives in downtown Charleston with his wife Liz and two dogs.
| ||Matt Vines |
Matthew Vines is a Senior .net Developer and enjoys spending time with his family and playing soccer. He currently resides in Blue Springs, MO with his wife Sarah, and son Tavin.
| ||Matt Wilson |
Matt currently resides in the Chicago area and has recently worked with Accenture and Thomson Reuters. Aside from building the cloud infrastructure at Verge, he enjoys spending time with family and visiting his hometown of Myrtle Beach, SC as much as possible.
| ||Meka Cobb |
Meka was raised in Summerville, SC and still calls it home. She’s a family oriented person and loves spending leisure time with family and friends. When she’s not out having children’s play dates or taking up space at her mother’s house, she enjoys relaxing at home and entertaining her almost 2yr old daughter Amari. Meka’s evenings are usually filled with episodes of Dora the Explorer and Bubble Guppies; therefore there’s never ending learning of Spanish, or ensuring that she never loses site of all of her shapes and numbers! Love it!
| ||Megan Clancey |
Megan moved to Mt. Pleasant, SC with her husband and two children from Pittsburgh where she owned and operated a funeral home for the past 12 years. She is a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the West Virginia University Mountaineers. She and her family are enjoying the beach, restaurants, and all the fun things to do in Charleston.
| ||Mike Domin |
Mike joined Verge Solutions after moving to Charleston SC to escape the hustle and bustle of Northern VA. When Mike isn’t Account Managing, he can be found on the beach or running through the woods with his wife and furry son Gilbert.
| ||Mike Personett |
Mike Personett enjoys reading, trying to golf, and keeping up with his 17 year old son and 19 year old daughter. He and his wife Becky live in Texas, and hope to add traveling to their list of favorite things once the kids are through college.
| ||Monica Schaefer |
Monica was born and raised in Wichita, KS and spent an abundance of time with her Granny and Papa in Arkansas. She married young at 19; this year will be 10 years married to her husband, Anthony (Dec. 2013). They moved to Charleston in March of 2009 to be closer to family after Anthony left the Air Force. They have a 4 year old daughter, Ella. She keeps them on their toes by being the center of the world. Monica enjoys being outdoors: gardening, kayaking, sailing, swimming, bird watching, etc. She has an old soul with a massive sweet tooth. Monica can do basically anything from arts and crafts projects to handyman work. Someday, she would love to live in the cool mountain air over-looking a small town and watch the thunderstorms roll in through the hills.
| ||Nils Werckmeister |
Nils was raised in Los Angeles but finds himself shoveling Chicago snow these days. He likes playing guitars that are slightly older than him and driving cars and motorcycles that are slightly younger than him.
| ||Philip Wilcox |
Philip spends most of his time searching for ways to bring barbershop quartet singing back into mainstream popularity - a Sisyphean task, to say the least. A professional actor and musician in New York City for 13 years, he recently relocated to Charleston with his wife, Julie, and son, Jameson. They spend most evenings at home marveling at their upgrade in square footage.
| ||Russ Walter |
Russ grew up in the suburbs northwest of Chicago and spent summer vacations in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. When he visited the city with friends during college it was an easy decision that he would move here and stay forever. Russ attended the University of Delaware for an undergraduate degree in Agriculture (sounded fun to be outside) and continues to visit the campus and follow UD sports as often as possible. He loves the peninsula of Charleston and lives downtown enjoying the bars, restaurants and activities of the city with his fiancée, Jenny and beagle, Beauregard.
| ||Ryan Wagner |
Ryan grew up in the Chicagoland area and currently resides there with his wife and two dogs. He's determined at making computers work for him, and that passion carries over into his free time where he likes to work on his home automation system.
| ||Sara Nemeth |
Born and raised in northern Indiana, Sara has over 10 years of experience working with healthcare organizations in roles in both sales and marketing. In her free time, she enjoys fishing, home remodeling, baking, cheese making, and watching Green Bay Packers and Notre Dame football games with her husband Tim.
| ||Shannon Carter |
Shannon grew up in the big city of Elliott, SC (one whole stop sign). He went to Clemson University where he is still a very avid supporter of all things Clemson. He has spent his entire career working in the accounting and finance fields. He has lived in Mt. Pleasant for over a decade and has a lovely wife Allison and two wonderful daughters Ellie and Anne Collins. In his spare time Shannon enjoys being on the water and tailgating for Clemson football games and has a deep passion for music and sports. His wife says he missed his calling in being a sports broadcaster.
| ||Stephanie Stilling |
Stephanie has been working with hospitals and health systems for over 15 years in roles including consulting, physician relations, account management and sales. She lives in the Chicagoland area with her husband Brad, 3 year old twin daughters, and their chocolate lab.
| ||Sundeep Govathoti |
Prior to becoming a Vergen, Sundeep was employed as a Sr. Business Analyst at Peminic where he supported clients through transitions and technology updates. In his spare time, he dreams of playing in the World Series of Poker and is still working on his poker face. Sundeep has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from JNTU, India.
| ||Tyson Bechtold |
Tyson swears he was born in 1518 in the village of Glenfinnan, on the shores of Loch Shiel. In the present, he resides in the small township of Greenwood, MO, where he and his wife and 4 sons share a fortified stronghold! He enjoys sports and athletics, along with guitar and friends. Tyson’s personal motto: "There can be only one!"
| ||Wes Stallard |
After spending four years in the Active Duty USAF as an F-15 Crew Chief, a short stint as a carpenter’s helper, a two year stint as a contracted F-15 instructor in Saudi Arabia, and an 8 year duration in the USAF Reserves as a C-17 Electrician, Wes earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from the College of Charleston. In his personal time, Wes is aspiring to become a professional PBA bowler, he loves tinkering with cars, computers, and Christmas light displays, spending time on the water in his Sea Ray, and being a good dad to his son, Evan Giovanni.
| ||Zach Tindall |
Zach has been a victim of name-ism all his life and here at Verge is no different, which is why he is last on this list. He is a computer geek at heart and loves jalapeño flavored Vienna Sausages. "When life gives you lemons, find someone who's life gave them vodka and have a party" - Ron White