Meet Our Management Team
Karen Kalantzis – CEO
Karen Kalantzis is the CEO and an owner of Corporate Network Services, Inc. Karen leveraged her in-depth knowledge in the computer reseller industry to start the company, along with her partner, in 1993. Her previous work experience includes Hewlett-Packard Company, Falcon Microsystems and MBI Business Center. Karen was also named a “CEO You Need to Know” by the Maryland Gazette in September 2008.
Active in the local business community, Karen is a Past-President of the Poolesville Community and Economic Development Committee, and member of the Bethesda and Poolesville Chambers of Commerce. She earned an MBA from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University with High Distinction. In her time away from the office, Karen enjoys watching her children’s sports games, traveling, going to shows, and reading. Greek School has ended but she still hopes to continue to learn the language. Contact her at email@example.com.
Brenda Sneed – President
Brenda Sneed is President of Corporate Network Services, responsible for all operations at the company. Brenda has been instrumental in formalizing CNS’ internal administrative processes and developing employee programs. A seasoned professional, Brenda brings to CNS a wealth of experience from Chase Manhattan Bank in New York and QVC in West Chester, PA, where she was responsible for developing its corporate quality program.
Brenda graduated from Trenton State College with a degree in Special Education. She is a member of the Montgomery County Chapter, Society for Human Resource Management. Active in the local community, she has served on the Board of Elections for Poolesville, Poolesville Basketball Association and PTA. She also enjoys golf and traveling. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marshall Micheals – Vice President of Business Development
Marshall Micheals is Vice President of Business Development of Corporate Network Services, Inc. and a founding partner.
Marshall has extensive knowledge and experience in technical consulting and networking design. Clients are eager to work with him because of his understanding of technology and his ability to translate that understanding into layman’s terms. He helps customers update their business processes for improved productivity and information flow.
Marshall holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Ohio University, in Athens, OH, and numerous technology certifications. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching youth basketball. Contact him at email@example.com.
Jason Tierney – Vice President of Product Development
Jason focuses the majority of his efforts at Corporate Network Services on improving our existing product line and moving the company into new product arenas, as well as overseeing the strategic direction of all three operations groups. Jason plays a pivotal role in ensuring customer satisfaction and the overall success of the organization. In addition to these responsibilities, he is often called upon to tackle the toughest technical problems and manage large projects for our clients, based on his extensive knowledge in IT infrastructure and Microsoft networking environments.
Jason has worked in the IT field for more than 15 years and is honored to be a part of several industry advisory committees, including the Microsoft Partner Research Panel, the IPED Partner Advisory Board, the Zenith Partner Advisory Board, TrendMicro SMB Product Council Member and the Kaseya Influencer Committee. These appointments enable Jason to use his breadth of knowledge to ensure that these large industry players understand the finer points of operating a small business and tailor their products to meet this vital need. Jason also regularly speaks at industry events and Web panel discussions in an effort to educate business owners about the many benefits of business automation and remote managed services. As a confirmation of his work, Jason was honored as a member of the MSPMentor.net 250, an annual list of the top 250 experts shaping the managed services industry.
Jason holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland, and is a recognized MCSE and MCITP: Enterprise Administrator for Windows Server NT 4.0 through Windows Server 2008. A busy parent of two, Jason also enjoys traveling, fine dining and the occasional novel. Contact Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tom Keller – Vice President, Government Solutions
Tom Keller leads the development and growth of new government business and advances and maintains effective key agency relationships, ensuring the strategic objectives of the company are met and executed by his team. He strategizes, develops, prices, and responds to government acquisition opportunities and cultivates key relationships with external partners when necessary to respond to bids. Tom has used his knowledge of the government contracting process and the U.S. Army Medical Command to develop new positions and new arenas for CNS integration. His staff provides a vast array of Enterprise IT solutions ranging from traditional system administration to tactical medical liaising.
As a member of the Executive team, he supports the overall process of management and corporate decision-making to ensure the organization maximizes its short and long-term profitability. He works with other executives and managers on the implementation of the company’s strategic and operational plans and budget.
Tom started as a client liaison in the cabling department, then created and developed the first iteration of the managed services PROSuite Help Desk and finally joined the consulting ranks. Tom is an accredited Information Assurance Security Officer and carries several DoD and U.S. Army IA and SA certifications. Prior to his time with CNS, he attended Salisbury State University and worked in early childhood education. When he’s not training his three children to be staunch Philadelphia sports fans, he spends time playing soccer and hockey. Contact Tom at email@example.com.
Jeremey Kaikko – Manager of Consulting & Integration
Jeremey Kaikko is the Manager of Consulting and Integration at Corporate Network Services. He started with CNS in 2000 as a cabling technician and has steadily worked his way up with his impressive work ethic and technical prowess. Jeremy has served as a Remote Support Specialist, a Systems Consultant and as a Team Lead Project Manager over the last several years, giving him valuable insight into all sides of our customers’ operations and technology needs for business development. He and his staff have been instrumental in rolling out our managed services solution, PROSuite, while providing “white glove” service to our customers. Jeremy is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer who has received several vendor certifications in various technologies, following his studies at Randolph-Macon College. In his spare time, he is a devoted fan of football, hockey and basketball, rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs, Washington Capitals and Maryland Terrapins. When he is not working or rooting for his favorite team, Jeremy enjoys traveling to North Carolina, Florida or Aruba. Contact Jeremy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chuck Melton – Application Development Manager
Chuck Melton is the Application Development Manager for Corporate Network Services / Anvil Dataworks. In the last 4 years, Chuck has served as the Project Manager and Senior Developer, consistently working his way up due to a demonstrated ability to ensure application development projects are completed in a way that achieves and exceeds our customer’s goals. Chuck helped reorganize the development department to increase productivity by focusing responsibilities for each developer based upon their strengths. Before coming to CNS, Chuck worked as a support contractor for FileMaker Inc and Apple Computer after he attended Essex Community College and Towson University. He is an avid Baltimore Ravens and Orioles fan, and he is starting to come around on the Capitals. Chuck also loves to cook and camp. Contact him at email@example.com.
Tony Blevins – Managed Services Manager
Tony is the manager of Corporate Network Services’ managed services practice, including PROSuite and the Support Centre. His certifications of MCSA: Security, MCSE and MCITP: Server Administrator and his extensive experience providing IT support benefit customers and his employees alike. Prior to working at CNS, he supported the Department of Energy’s network and for 6 years he was in the Army Signal Corp. Tony has a baby boy and in his spare time he enjoys travel, dining, and riding his motorcycle. Thanks to his exposure to other CNS employees, he has also become a Washington Capital fan over the last few years. Contact Tony at firstname.lastname@example.org.