Our Team

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Leadership that Inspires Excellence

Success that spans four decades happens when a business is built on teamwork and is dedicated to creativity, professional growth, and continued opportunities for all employees.

We employ the best team possible so that our clients get the best advice, service, and technology on the market. Our engineers and consultants maintain the highest levels of certifications (link to certs page) and are continuously learning and keeping up to date with the newest technological advancement.

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Carson Soule

Chairman

Carson Soule is a co-founder of CAS Severn. Currently, he is a Co-Chairman of the management board and serves as financial advisor for the company. As a co-founder with a highly technical background, Mr. Soule directed the technical staff and guided the company’s technical path. He has written in publications such as iSeries and e-Pro magazines.

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Doug Gerstmyer

CEO

Doug Gerstmyer is a co-founder of CAS Severn and currently serves as CEO and Co-Chairman of the management board. He serves as legal advisor and mentor to President Steve Drew. In founding CAS Severn, he brought his business and sales acumen to gather and lead an energetic sales team and develop strategic partnerships with technology vendors. He formerly managed the sales team, marketing department, and sales operations department.

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Steve Drew

President

Steve Drew joined CAS Severn in 1998 after more than a decade with IBM. He previously served as Vice President of Commercial Sales. Mr. Drew’s focus is on building strong relationships, both with our clients and our partners. He is responsible for day-to-day operations and sales strategy. Equally at ease speaking to clients and managing sales and technical executives as he is working with our partners toward a common goal, Mr. Drew’s drive will help to lead CAS Severn into its next phase of success.

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Joseph King

CTO, Vice President of Presales and Technology Services

Joseph King joined the CAS Severn team in 2005, and has responsibility for the Pre-Sales Consulting group and oversees the engineers and consultants in the Technology Services Department. In addition to setting strategic direction and goals, Mr. King steers our technical ship by learning about and sharing the latest technology practices with our internal team and clients. This ensures our clients get the right technology solutions for their environments.

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John Blanchette

Vice President Operations

Mr. Blanchette came to CAS Severn in 1992 and currently serves as Vice President of Operations. In this position, Mr. Blanchette is responsible for all day-to-day operations, including recruiting and hiring new employees and subcontractors. He is also responsible for managing the staff augmentation team, the application development team, and the enterprise content and process management team.

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Tom Maskell

Vice President Sector Sales

Mr. Maskell came to CAS Severn in May 2004 as an account executive, bringing more than 30 years of IT-related experience, which includes 15 years in an executive role. He was named the leader of the government sales team in March 2007 because of his broad range of IT management and sales experience. The team he manages serves the education sector and federal, state, and local governments. In 2010, he was promoted to Vice President. Mr. Maskell also brings his knowledge of IBM’s eServers, software pillars, and storage infrastructure. He continues to guide his clients in purchasing complete solutions that solve real-world business challenges and provide significant return on investment. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Towson University and an MBA from Loyola College. Prior to joining CAS Severn, he worked for SYSCOM, Inc. in Baltimore.

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Steve Muchow

Vice President of Services and Project Management Office

Mr. Muchow joined the CAS Severn team in 2005 with more than 10 years of technical project management experience. In 2017 Mr. Muchow was elevated to Vice President in recognition of his leadership and contributions to the project management process for the company. He now manages all professional service delivery and CAS Severn’s Project Management Office, ensuring quality and customer satisfaction throughout all phases of the project life cycle from customer requirements to final customer acceptance. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the John Hopkins University and has been a certified PMP since 2005.

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Shawn Brogan

CPA, Controller

Mr. Brogan joined CAS Severn in 2010 and leads the firm financially. He has been part of several acquisitions and company realignments. He manages the accounting, administration, payroll and employee benefits staff and manages both day-to-day and long-term financial decisions. Prior to starting at CAS Severn, he worked as a senior financial analyst at a property development company in Catonsville, MD and prior to that he worked as a senior accountant for a public accounting firm in Columbia, MD. He graduated with an Accounting degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 2003.

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