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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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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Sheila Conn

Technology Services Manager

Sheila Conn joined CAS Severn in 2005, and has more than 25 years’ technology experience including time at Syscom and AppNet prior to her move to CAS Severn. Her CAS Severn career includes progressive work experience leading up to her current role as technology services manager. From project management to writing complex statements of work to building and managing implementation teams, she ensures client satisfaction every step of the way. She has an associate’s degree from Anne Arundel Community College and is a U.S. Army veteran.

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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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Anthony Fares

Vice President of Engineering

Tony Fares joined CAS Severn in November of 2017. He has more than two decades of information technology experience, having spent time serving both in government organizations and large IT solutions companies. He quickly became a vital member of the technical team and showed outstanding leadership among his colleagues. Due to his leadership and contributions to the company’s success, he was elevated to Vice President of Engineering in 2020.

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Francesca Galbani

Staffing Services Manager

Francesca Galbani joined CAS Severn in 1997 as an application programmer. She has more than 20 years of experience in information technology including application architecture, development, business integration, database design, systems configuration and management.  She acquired her PMP certification in 2013 and has been a project manager for several projects. In 2016, she was promoted to being the Manager for CAS Staffing Services: she is the liaison between our contractors and our clients and works with our internal recruiter to find the best candidates for our clients. She holds a master’s degree in information systems from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

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Rebecca Howell

Sales Support Manager

Since joining CAS Severn in 2013, Rebecca Howell has been involved in all aspects of CAS Severn’s sales operations, improving efficiency and channel relationships through the years. She leads the CAS sales operations team in implementing channel processes for our key partners, renewing our existing customer business and supporting the sales organization with pricing, tools and analysis. She attended the International School of Bangkok Thailand and is currently attending Strayer University.

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Joseph King

CTO

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. Mr.King was selected to the elite 2019 IBM Champions program which recognizes and rewards external experts and thought leaders for their work with IBM products and communities.

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Heather Marsh

Human Resources Manager

Heather Marsh joined CAS Severn in 2012 and has contributed in many areas of the administrative department as she progressed to her current position as Human Resources Manager. She oversees all aspects of employee on-boarding, payroll, benefits, and reporting. She is a Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) Certified Professional and received a bachelor’s degree from Towson University.

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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 Johns Hopkins University and has been a certified PMP since 2005.

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Karrie Pollack

Facilities Management

Karrie Pollack joined CAS Severn in 2010 as an administrative assistant and has earned several promotions in the last ten years leading to her current responsibilities as Order Processor Specialist and Facilities Manager. In addition to lending support to the purchasing and accounting team, she helps to keep things running smoothly for the facility. She attended Western Maryland College, now McDaniel College, where she studied Sociology.

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Connie Roberts

Chief Marketing Officer

Connie Roberts joined CAS Severn in 2016 with a 40-year career in sales and marketing and has more than 10 years’ experience in technology channel marketing. She is an expert in digital and traditional demand generation strategy and tactics and is continuously learning new methods of reaching customers. Among many awards through the years, she has been recognized by business partners with a 2018 Geography Excellence Award for Digital Marketing Excellence, a 2014 Choice Award for North American Marketing Excellence, and was selected to serve for four years on a prestigious North American Business Partner Marketing Council. She attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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Frank Wilson

Vice President Sales and Operations

Frank Wilson, a graduate of Loyola College of Baltimore, joined CAS Severn in August of 2017 after more than 30 years in a variety of sales and leadership positions in the technology industry. Mr. Wilson started his IT career with IBM in 1984 in the Baltimore/DC office and has served this region his entire career. As vice president of sales at Mainline Information Systems, he helped build the commercial and federal business and contributed to Mainline becoming one of the largest IBM resellers at the time. Mr. Wilson also served as director of sales and general manager at Sirius Computer Solutions, growing the Maryland, Virginia and DC market share. Mr. Wilson is focused on leading CAS Severn’s planned growth and expansion, overseeing the sales team and the day-to-day sales operations.

Our Founders

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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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