Chief Executive Officer
As CEO of Vology, Shevlin has grown annual revenues from $1 million in 2002 to over $135 million in 2013. Shevlin's ability to leverage and apply technology to streamline business processes has been the catalyst to Vology's consistent growth. Today, the company leverages this technology as the backbone of its sales and marketing operation, supporting more than 5,000 customers worldwide.
Under his hands on leadership, Vology has been named one of the Best Places to Work in the Tampa Bay area for the last 5 years. Additionally, Vology has been included on the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest-growing private companies for 8 consecutive years.
“Common sense must prevail at all times." -Myself
Chief Financial Officer
As Vology's COO, Steve Torres oversees all financial, operational and HR functions, including strategic planning, accounting and reporting, taxes, mergers and acquisitions, risk management, business intelligence, purchasing and logistics management.
Torres brings a wealth of strategic leadership experience to the company, including expertise in public and private capital offerings, financial and operational transformations and regulatory compliance expertise, specializing in SEC and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
Torres joined Vology as CFO in 2007 after serving as Director of Financial Reporting for Jabil, Inc., a Fortune 250 global electronics manufacturing company. During his tenure at Jabil, Inc., Torres managed the corporate financial reporting and SEC compliance functions. He played a key role in several domestic and international acquisitions, handling transactions with values ranging between $5-million to $900-million.
Prior to joining Jabil, Inc., Torres served as Director of Financial Reporting and Tax at Syniverse Technologies, a global telecommunications solutions provider, where he played an integral role in orchestrating the company's $281-million IPO, then the largest IPO in Tampa's history. Before Syniverse, Torres served as the Senior Manager of Financial Reporting for the $10-billion U.S. segment of Tech Data, a Fortune 100 global distribution company.
Torres began his career as an auditor at Arthur Andersen, LLP. Torres is a CPA and earned his Bachelors degree in Accounting from the University of South Florida and his MBA from Regis University.
“There's not one of us that's as smart as all of us." -Myself
Vology President John O'Shea brings over 18 years of experience in developing and implementing customer centric strategies in the IT industry.
John joined Vology in 2012 from Tech Data Corporation, a $26 billion Fortune 109 ranked global IT distribution company. At Tech Data John served as Vice President, HP Solutions and was responsible for sales and marketing for their largest vendor partner, Hewlett-Packard. Prior to that O'Shea served as Vice President, Networking Product Marketing. In his 16 years at Tech Data he served in a number of leadership roles including marketing, purchasing and sales. He was named Tech Data's Vice President of the Year in 2011.
O'Shea was recognized in 2012 as a Young Hispanic Corporate Achiever by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility. He has also served on the Boards of the Pinellas County Urban League and the Pinellas Unit of the American Cancer Society.
O'Shea holds a B.A. from the University of Florida and an MBA from The Florida State University.
“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Senior Vice President, General Manager
With over 20 years of technology sector marketing, sales, operations and professional services experience, John brings his extensive experience in sales, developing emerging business opportunities, strategic partnerships and delivering best-in-class technology solutions to Vology's global customer base.
Prior to joining Vology, Medaska created and led technology solutions organizations within the networking, server, storage, telephony and PC sectors, delivering new and pre-owned solutions from top vendors such as IBM, Cisco, HP, Lenovo, EMC, Avaya and other leading vendors.
He served as Vice President at IT Xchange, where he developed and managed the company's North American solutions business. Prior to that, Medaska was Senior Vice President at Relational Technology Solutions, where he led the enterprise solutions business in North America and managed OEM, vendor and distributor relationships. During his career, Medaska served in a range of executive and management roles at Intrasec Corporation, ActivCard and Intermedia Communications. He began his career at IBM.
Medaska holds a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering from the University of South Florida. He currently serves on various boards and has been a board member for ASCDI as well as Vice President of the Tampa Bay ISSA chapter. He is currently President of the Tampa Bay InfraGard organization, a member of ELA and a member of the Tampa Bay Technology Forum.
“Don't ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance and my kindness for weakness."
Vice President of Business Development
Winston brings a special brand of leadership to Vology, along with enthusiasm, and dedication to his customers.
Graduated with Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from UCF. His major was Finance.
Special Recognition and Awards
US Men's National Soccer Team, 1979-1985
NASL Soccer Bowl winners, Tulsa Roughnecks, 1983
First American to gain a work permit in England 1988, Oldham Athletic (2nd division)
Tampa Bay Rowdies goalkeeper, 9 years
Tulsa Roughnecks goalkeeper, 3 years
APSL All Star, 1988-1989
UCF 3x All-American, UCF Athletic Hall of Fame
What it all means to you...
One of the things about this job, that I enjoy the most, is to provide to customers business solutions that make their life easier. They can go anywhere for the solution, but they choose us. It is heartwarming to know that we have people who care, and do go the"extra mile" for customers all the time. That is a big differentiator! I love to compete, it makes us all better at our jobs. I am delighted to be part of such an enthusiastic and energetic team, here at Vology.
“Never, never give up" -Winston Churchill
Vice President of Vendor Relations
Mr. Malivuk joined Vology in 2008 as Director of Operations and in 2011 was promoted to Vice President of Operations, responsible for warehouse operations, global procurement of goods, the quality management system and business intelligence. He was promoted to his current role of Vice President of Vendor Relations in 2012 and is responsible for the strategic management of Vology's supply chain, comprised of managing the partnerships with OEM's, distributors and vendors, developing Vology's solutions roadmap, global procurement of goods and growing the wholesale channel.
Mr. Malivuk brings extensive, diverse leadership experience to the Company, with a rich mix of operations, finance, supply chain, business intelligence, sales and product management. Before joining Vology, Mr. Malivuk led business intelligence and process improvement projects in accounting and financial reporting for Sage Software.
Prior to his tenure at Sage Software, Mr. Malivuk held a variety of leadership roles in finance and accounting, business intelligence, sales operations and sales at Tech Data Corporation. He began his career as Operations Manager for Stephen Gould Corporation. Mr. Malivuk holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and an MBA from the University of South Florida. He currently sits on the board of the United Network Equipment Dealers Association (UNEDA), an alliance of more than 300 of the top used network equipment dealers worldwide.
“lotto balls that don't bounce around will never be picked" and “don't confuse activity with productivity"
Vice President of Digital Marketing
As VP of Digital Marketing, Rich oversees the strategic direction of digital strategy across a convergence of Marketing, Ecommerce and Business Analytics departments at Vology.
Prior to assuming his current role, Rich was Director of Operations responsible for warehouse operations, including Vology's data and voice engineering labs, counterfeit detection program, and materials quality control, as well as enterprise-wide ISO 9001:2008 compliance. He joined Vology as Director of Finance with oversight over financial reporting, operational finance, budgeting and other strategic finance functions.
Prior to joining Vology, Rich spent more than 10 years in investment banking where he focused on assisting rapid-growth companies raise necessary debt and equity capital, as well as conducting key capital research and analyses primarily in the area of applied valuation. He received his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2001, and still maintains several other elite finance designations for the purpose of applying unconventional solutions to business issues across a variety of departments.
Rich began his career out of college as a retail banker and credit analyst. He holds a BS degree in Business Administration (Economics) from the University of West Florida and an MBA in Management from Goizueta Business School at Emory University, where he graduated with honors, and with the distinction of “Most Valuable" student contributor as voted by his classmates. Rich's areas of academic interest at Goizueta were economics, finance, cost accounting, operations research and marketing science.
He enjoys casual sporting activities, snowboarding, competitive go-karting and time spent with his wife and daughter.
“The common man is not concerned about the passage of time, the man of talent is driven by it." -Shoppenhauer
General Manager | Vology West
Jeff Smith is the General Manager of Vology West in Irvine Ca. Jeff is responsible for the strategy and execution of the Vology West operation, including leading the sales and engineering teams, crafting technical solutions offerings, and defining the teams overall market approach.
Jeff joined Vology in 2014 via the acquisition of the State, Local, and Education division of Govplace. Jeff was also the General Manager for Govplace where he spent 4 years on the Executive Leadership team. During his management tenure, his division sustained consistent compound annual revenue growth of 30% while improving profitability, employee retention and customer satisfaction. Previous to that, Jeff spent nearly a decade in business development roles and serviced customers throughout California specializing in datacenter transformations and managed services / utility computing solutions.
Jeff is an active contributor to multiple public sector customer organizations, such as CCISDA (County Governments), CETPA (K-12 Education), MISAC (Cities), and CISOA (Community Colleges).
Jeff is a longtime surfer and has traveled from El Salvador to Indonesia searching for waves in the most remote locations of the globe. Jeff also plays guitar, and was in a hard rock band called Weazul Meat. Jeff lives in Southern California with his wife Julie.
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."
Director of Managed Services
Damon Brown is the Director of Managed Services at Vology, and is based in the Irvine, CA office. Damon's strategic focus is expanding Vology's private cloud offering, a utility computing service that allows customers to have a private, secure infrastructure integrated platform with a pay-per-use model.
Damon also manages the Vology West services delivery team, who is responsible for projects ranging from storage installation to data center redesign consulting. Damon is PMP certified and has managed 100's successful projects in he's career. He also holds and maintains the highest level of technical certifications from multiple manufacturers that authorize Vology to sell and implement solutions in customer environments.
Damon joined Vology in 2014 via the acquisition of the State, Local, and Education division of Govplace, in which he co-founded in 1996. As CTO of Govplace, Damon utilized awareness of information technology market trends and customer objectives to establish the overall service initiatives of the Professional Services department. Damon was responsible for building, deploying, and maintaining the internal research and development process, which resulted in the Govplace service portfolio.
When Damon isn't working, he is spending all of his time with his two very active boys. He is also a 4th degree black belt, and in his rare downtime, he enjoys playing some guitar.
“He who knows best knows how little he knows."
Director of Software Development
John Dionne has been with Vology since 2006, beginning his career at the company in the role of Senior Developer and moving to his current role as Director of Software Development in August 2007. His main responsibilities are leading Vology's software development efforts for the Internal Systems and eCommerce teams.
Since starting his IT career in 1997, John has worked on complex software projects for companies such as GATX Corporation, Lakewood Engineering, TAP Pharmaceuticals/Abbot Labs, SubmitOrder.com, State Farm Insurance, Northern Trust Bank and Publix Supermarkets.
John is a Certified Scrum Master and Agile evangelist. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics, from Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland.
“If your culture doesn't like geeks, you are in real trouble." -Bill Gates
Director of People Operations
Jen is a seasoned HR professional with over 17 years of experience in strategic human resources roles with a strong focus on strategic talent development in high performance organizations. She is a proud graduate FSU, home of the #1 football team in the nation – sorry Gators. Jen's passion is aligning the HR function to drive business forward, and she does this by empowering leaders to high performance.
Jen started her career in a Fortune 10 financial services organization, and she has led HR in a variety of global enterprises. She is also an entrepreneur, owning and operating her own consulting business for 3 years. For the past 7 years she has focused on the technology industry. Jen has played a critical role in establishing Vology as a destination for top talent. Just look around.
Jen and the People Operations team will be relentlessly focusing on strengthening Vology's position asTHE Place to Work. They will do this by developing an organization of top talent focused on developing and leading top talent.
Director of Managed Services
Dan Patrick is the Director of Professional Services for Vology leading a highly skilled team of Solution Architects and Technical Consultants. Dan's role includes setting the technical direction of Vology's Services team, and designing next generation solutions for today's Datacenters.
With almost 20 years' experience in the technology industry Dan is an expert in the deployment and operations of Tier-1 and Carrier Grade systems for Enterprises and Operators. Mr. Patrick joined Vology after a two year stint in the Management Consulting world, and a successful 15 year career at Microsoft serving in roles that focused on Solution Development, Testing, Operations Consulting and Product Support.
Dan's experience includes serving in technical leadership roles, architecture and design, financial modeling, complex program management, product roadmap, and requirements analysis. He has extensive experience working within both the business and engineering organizations of large service providers and enterprise organizations. At Microsoft Dan managed a $20 million support delivery portfolio of Fortune 100 customers including major Telecommunications and Cable providers along with Media and Entertainment Companies. Prior to leaving Microsoft he was responsible for all IP Video Support in the US. Dan has lead teams supporting networks comprised of 15,000 Windows Servers and 11 million devices.
Dan is an avid outdoorsman and fishermen. Among his many accomplishments, he is most proud of being an IRONMAN FINISHER swimming 2.4 miles, cycling 112 miles and running a marathon of 26.2 miles – all in the same day.
“Who we are is a matter of where we are going…" – Todd Skinner (team leader of the first Grade 7 free climb in the world on the East Face of Trango Tower in the Himalayas and my friend)