We owe our reputation and our successes to all of our talented people. Their experience, creativity, dedication, and problem-solving abilities enable us to deliver truly effective solutions to our clients.
Because of their depth of experience, they have an almost intuitive grasp of business challenges and the technologies that will best meet those challenges. Most importantly, they listen to our clients, conducting ongoing dialogue and maintaining open communications throughout each engagement.
We recognize the importance of the contributions each employee makes to our work, and that our open, friendly workplace, with an environment of respect, is the reason we can consistently deliver expert solutions to our clients.
Even though we only mention our Management team below, we understand that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Matt Hodgson – President and Chief Executive Officer
Matt is President and CEO of hodgsonConsulting, a web technology firm founded in 2001. Hodgson specializes in driving businesses, associations, and other organizations to focus on business goals and objectives and then develop a strategy for the implementation of technology and their web presence.
Prior to forming Hodgson, Matt was the Director of Web Development at Iconixx where he managed a department of 40 employees including user interface designers, user interface developers, information architects, and application developers. While working with Fortune 500 companies ranging in industry from financial services to entertainment, he managed project budgets between $75,000 and $2,000,000.
Matt began his web development career as an HTML developer in 1994 with Thompson Publishing Group. He joined Iconixx in 1995 as the Development Manager and worked with clients such as US Airways, Riggs Bank, GE Information Systems, PEPCO, CitiGroup, Dean Witter, and EFI. Matt won three ADDY awards for his programming and development on the Dean Witter, GWI, and EFI CD-ROMS. Matt was appointed as the Director of Web Development in early 2000. Matt has a BTech Degree in Cartography from Kingston College, London.
Matt is a former president of the Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County (CVC-MC), and an active board member of A Wider Circle, a nonprofit based in Silver Spring, Maryland, whose mission is to End Poverty.
Garry Sittig – Vice President, Marketing & Sales
Garry is responsible for the overall sales and marketing direction of hodgsonConsulting. An information technology industry veteran, he has experience in sales and sales management. Prior to joining Hodgson, he was a Regional Vice President for a managed security services company.
Formerly, Garry was a founder and President of a start-up information technology company providing network support and project management to companies in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. Garry was also General Manager, Maryland Region for an international multi-billion dollar financial services organization.
Garry holds an MS in Information Technology from the University of Maryland.
Matt Walker – Senior Business Analyst
Matt Walker joined Hodgson in 2010 after spending the preceding 15 years building businesses on or using the web. He worked at Oracle Consulting until 1995, at which point he left to start one of the web’s first ad networks. Later, Matt was heavily involved in three more web-related startups.
Matt holds the following degrees: an MA in National Security Studies & Intelligence from Georgetown University, an MIPP in Intelligence from Johns Hopkins University, an MBA in Marketing and Information Technology from George Mason University, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia.
In addition to his pursuits in the fields of business and technology, Matt also finds time to research and write scholarly articles. His piece entitled “Should Intelligence Support to Private Industry Be Enhanced?” appeared in the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs on March 28th, 2011 (Volume 12, Issue 1). In this article, Matt discusses the role of national intelligence agencies in international business competition.
Cate Deters – Director of Finance
Prior to joining Hodgson, Cate worked at America Online, Inc. for over 3 years. Cate started her career in accounting working closely with the marketing department on Partner Support and Bounty and Royalty Support. Cate spent her last year at AOL working in Partner Marketing as Manager of Expense and Forecast.
Cate graduated from Loyola University Chicago, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance and Economics.
Alex Oprica – Director of Technology
With more than 10 years experience in software engineering, application development and web technologies, Alex is skilled at requirements gathering, architecting systems, developing application frameworks and leading projects through all phases of development.
Prior to joining Hodgson, Alex was a software engineer with Transistor Devices Inc., a developer of high-technology power conversion products. Alex received his BS in Computer Science from New York’s Polytechnic University.
Alex is a highly experienced software engineer with extensive knowledge of VB.NET, ASP.NET, C#, Classic ASP, PHP, C/C++, Visual Basic 6.0, Java (J2EE), LabVIEW, PC Assembly, Assembly and C for microcontrollers, MATLAB, MathCAD, ModelSim, and XILINX. Alex is also Ektron Certified and is the resident Ektron expert at hodgsonConsulting.
Kevin Vess – Creative Director
Kevin Vess is a skilled graphic designer with experience in web, print, and logo development. In his design work, he focuses on creating attractive, user friendly websites that account for speed, readability, and accessibility. Kevin is also a talented developer, with extensive experience in developing WordPress and other open source, PHP-based content management systems.
Kevin holds a BFA from Gibbs College.
Stacy Del Gallo – Director of Project Management
Stacy began her career as an E-Commerce Project Manager for 1st Mariner Bancorp before transitioning to a position as Project Manager for DecisionStep, Inc. After building experience in managing resources, timelines, and client expectations, Stacy joined Hodgson in 2008.
Stacy has worked with every manner of client at Hodgson, from large multinational corporations such as Cisco Systems, Inc. to small nonprofit organizations like the Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD). This experience with a diverse client base has given Stacy the ability to be highly efficient in managing resources, maintaining clear lines of communication, and upholding a high standard of accountability.
For the past three years Stacy has managed Hodgson’s relationship with TANDBERG (now part of Cisco) and continues to be an integral member of their web team: she collaborates with marketing managers across the globe to deliver websites focused on demand generation, dynamic microsites, and custom tools, all of which help grow the company’s customer base and search engine rankings. After Cisco’s acquisition of TANDBERG, Stacy began serving as a key facilitator in the process of rebranding all TANDBERG websites, tools, and microsites with the Cisco brand identity.
Stacy received her Project Management Professional certification in February 2010 and is an active member of the Washington, DC chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI). She has extensive experience with creating large, detailed project plans using MS Project and in-depth annotated wireframes using MS Visio.
Stacy holds a BA in sociology from Washington College.