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Meet Our Leadership Team

Sean McDermott

President and CEO

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Founder of Windward Consulting Group. In addition to Windward, Sean was the Founder and CEO of RealOps, Inc., the pioneer in enterprise management Run Book Automation solutions which was acquired by BMC. Before starting Windward, Sean held senior positions with Predictive Systems and Booz Allen Hamilton.

Sean Mcdermott

Mafa Amr

General Manager

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Mafa is responsible for revenue generation and sales opportunities, as well as overall P&L for all business units. Prior to rejoining Windward, Mafa held a Management position at Nexius Solutions, Booz Allen Hamilton and Predictive Systems and previously spent a decade with Windward where he led the Commercial Sales Team.

Charles Semones

Managing Director - Fortune 500

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Charles is responsible for managing all staff and resources within the Enterprise Services vertical, as well as program and project delivery, and business development. Prior to joining Windward, Charles spent 26 years at Xerox, responsible for the development of network and monitoring technologies and product development.

Charles Semones

Chris Demory

Managing Director - Government Solutions

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Chris is responsible for all revenue generation, sales opportunities and project delivery for Windward’s Government Solutions business unit. Prior to joining Windward, Chris held leadership positions for systems integration and software companies such as TechTrend, IBM, Software AG, and Accenture. Chris brings 20+ years’ experience in the areas of distributed computing, cloud infrastructure, and business process solutions.

Chris Demory

Nichole Kelly

Vice President of Marketing

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Nichole is responsible for elevating Windward’s market position by demonstrating our value and competitive advantage to our addressable market. Nichole creates growth strategies that leverage our unique subject matter expertise to add measurable value to our prospects, customers and internal team members. Prior to joining Windward, Nichole has spent the last 22 years shaping the B2B marketing industry through her work with the Fortune 1000 companies as a market strategist, thought leader, motivational speaker and published author.

Pete Tony

Controller

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Pete is responsible for maximizing the return on financial assets by establishing financial controls, policies, procedures, and reporting systems. In addition, Pete monitors and confirms financial condition through both internal and external audits and achieves budget objectives by scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances, and initiating corrective actions. Prior to moving to the role as controller, Pete spent 15 years as the general accounting supervisor at Windward.

Pete Tony

David Ragsdale

Consulting Director - Fortune 500

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David is responsible for managing project delivery and leading business development efforts for his financial and insurance clients in the Enterprise Services vertical, as well as managing staff and resources in the Enterprise Services business unit. Prior to joining Windward, David spent 10 years at Freddie Mac working a majority of those years in the operations management and service management areas.

David Ragsdale

Bill Driscoll

Consulting Director

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Bill is responsible for business development, project delivery, partner management and team leadership for his clients in Windward’s Commercial Services business unit. Bill rejoined the Windward team with 20-years’ experience leading professional services teams, notably with SevOne, Capgemini, US Air Force and Windward, focused on intelligent and automated IT service and operations management.

Daniel DeSandre

Consulting Director - Government Solutions

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Daniel is responsible for managing day to day targeted client projects, increasing revenue and growing the business. Prior to joining Windward, Daniel has been in the ITSM realm for over 18 years has experience in areas of Project Management, ITIL training, education and process design. Implementing large projects and designed processes for public and private corporations to improve their overall quality, efficiency and effectiveness of service.

Daniel Desandre

Cody Jelinek

Director of Recruiting

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Cody is responsible for all talent acquisition and resource management. Prior to joining Windward, Cody held various senior positions in executive search firms where he oversaw and led successful recruiting departments. Cody brings extensive experience and expertise in Technical Recruiting, Customer Relationship Management, and IT Service Management.

Michele Darwin

Director of Corporate Social Responsibility

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​Michele is responsible for Windward’s overall CSR strategy to identify, ideate and execute philanthropic, charitable and cause-related initiatives including the Windward Foundation. She maintains all donor and partner relations, fundraising and communications for the Windward Foundation and organizes the District Music Benefit, the foundation’s annual fundraiser. Previously, Michele spend 7 years leading marketing efforts for Windward Consulting Group.

Michele Darwin