Meet The Team

Michael I. Pirron, MBA, PMP

Chief Executive Officer

As founder of Impact Makers, Michael has developed a new business model that takes social entrepreneurship to a new level. Impact Makers is a for-profit company that has gifted its ownership to the community and contributes 100% of its net profits to charities over the life of the company. Michael spent the early years of his career as a Senior Consultant with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) based in Sophia Antipolis, France. His tenure allowed him to consult, with increasingly complex engagements, throughout the EMEAI (Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India) region.  more

Carl Miller

President

As President of Impact Makers, Carl uses his considerable program/project management and operational experience to continue to build our delivery capabilities and help grow our business.  Carl leads our day to day delivery of consulting services and business operations.  Carl gained a wealth of consulting experience in the Federal and State markets early in his career.   more

Scott D. Mayo

Senior Vice President, Client Solutions

Scott is a management professional with more than 20 years of experience in leadership, technology, marketing and sales. He has a proven track record of growing businesses, including their services, locations and revenue. His industry experience includes information technology, healthcare and financial. He has expertise in business transformation, strategic planning, reorganizations and performance management.  Scott’s previous leadership roles were as President of Strategic Solutions of VA, a Virginia-based IT managed services provider, SVP with Carlisle & Gallagher Consulting Group, a Financial Services management consulting firm, and SVP with Keane, Inc., a $1B global outsourcing firm. more

Rodney Willett

Senior Vice President, Business Strategy

Rodney joined Impact Makers in 2011 as Vice President of Business Strategy.  He is a member of the company’s executive team, leads its business development efforts for government, and oversees marketing and public relations.  Rodney has more than 25 years of experience working with government and commercial entities and helping to meet their management and technology needs.  Prior to joining Impact Makers, Rodney served as public sector lead for Virginia for North Highland, a global management consulting company. Prior to joining North Highland, Rodney directed Virginia’s state government Internet portal (www.virginia.gov) and served as president of Virginia Interactive, LLC, the Virginia subsidiary of the e-government company NIC. The Center for Digital Government recognized the Virginia portal and its e-government services as the best state Internet portal in the nation because of its innovations in delivering citizen and business services online. more

Will Thompson, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Will has over 25 years of finance and operation experience with several middle market and Fortune 500 companies. Over the past 15 years Will has served as CFO at several fast growth companies in the technology space. Will has extensive experience in providing clear direction and strategic vision, especially during times of high growth. Will lead the restructure of a software business and has been a key advisor to many technology companies. Will’s extensive experience includes IT consulting, software, computer integration and IT staffing.  more

Cathie Brown, CGEIT, PMP, CISM,CISSP

Vice President, Governance, Risk, & Compliance (GRC)

Cathie joined Impact Makers as a Principal Consultant  in 2012. She has more than  25 years of experience including work within State Government as Deputy Chief Information Security Officer of the Commonwealth of Virginia and experience within a Regional Healthcare System where she held various positions in IT.  Most recently, she has focused on management consulting engagements bringing value to clients in state government and healthcare entities.   more

Jeff Meck

Vice President, Management & IT Consulting (MITC)

Jeff is a Senior Business Strategist and leads the Impact Makers Management and IT Consulting Practice. Jeff has over twenty years of consulting experience and proven success in executive leadership, business development, client relations, Internet strategy/design/development, process engineering and management. He has significant experience designing and implementing enterprise solutions and leading large enterprise engagements, including Enterprise Portal and Content Management, ERP and custom developed solutions. Jeff has implemented solutions within the following industries; Power Generation, Manufacturing, Media, Retail, Financial Services, Non-profit and Commercial IT Services. more

Lewis Broome

Principal Consultant & Data Services Lead

Lewis Broome is a Principal Consultant with responsibility leading the Data Services practice. As an innovative and practiced thought-leader in data management, Lewis has more than 20 years of experience successfully designing, managing, implementing and leading global data management and information technology solutions. His successful track record is marked by strong leadership coupled with a passion for driving data and technology solutions from a clear business-value proposition.

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Ed Ciszek

Program & Project Management Practice Lead

Ed is the Program & Project Management Practice Lead.  For more than 20 years, Ed has led companies, federal and military facilities, and organizations to change through IT and Business Process Re-engineering. He excels in leading teams in environments that require operational excellence and continuous improvement while balancing risk taking with clear performance goals.

Ed holds certifications in ITIL Foundation Certification, Lean Six Sigma, Program Management Office Management (PMOM), Group Facilitator – Master, and Project Manager – Master, PMI PMP.  more

Brendon Cornwell

Principal Consultant & Digital Practice Lead

Brendon Cornwell is Digital Practice Lead and Principal Consultant. Brendon is an experienced consultant and expert in delivering solutions through digital strategy, user experience, interaction design and technical implementation across a broad scope of industries, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to universities to government organizations. more

Ross Decker

Client Solutions Lead

Ross rejoined the company in 2012 as Client Solutions Lead with responsibility for expanding Impact Makers’ commercial and healthcare practices. Ross brings Impact Makers over a decade of experience in strategy and product management.

Prior to rejoining Impact Makers, Ross was the Vice President of Product Management for Molina Healthcare’s Medicaid fiscal agent business (acquired from Unisys).  more

Howard Powlesson

Principal Consultant

Howard joined Impact Makers as a Principal Consultant in 2012. Howard is a broadly experienced technology executive with over 35 years of experience in assignments spanning multiple industries. His areas of expertise include IT strategy, Enterprise Architecture (technology, infrastructure, business process, and strategy), complex program and project management, IT and business process outsourcing, business process management, process re-engineering, service delivery and service management, ITIL-compliant process assessment and re-engineering, executive management and consulting, and contract negotiation.  more

Andy Savage

Principal Consultant

Andy  joined the company as a Principal Consultant in 2012. He is a Certified Master Scrum Lean/Agile Coach and an entrepreneur with vast experience in creating profitable businesses through the organic application of technology to meet customer needs. Andy combines his vast experience, new technologies and project management methodologies stemming from Lean practices first invented by Toyota to meet his customer needs.  more