Our Team is Your Team
Carl Rizzo | President
Carl has managed major implementations from selection through go-live. He has a high level of experience re-structuring projects that have stalled or shown consistent budget overruns and or missed deadlines. Carl's experience has been with re-tooling underperforming IT departments. He has used several implementation methodologies such as Oracle AIM and Microsoft SureStep.
Kimberly Riley | Director of Operations
Having a combination of an operations and customer service background for 15 years, Kim brings a level of organizing and planning your projects to an elevated level. Projects from implementing your full Office 365 environment to simple trainings are planned according to resources, scope of work, internal talent, and timeline. With this approach all elements of quality, time and scope are included no matter the engagement. When Kim isn’t busy planning, she enjoys time with her family, taking a run and trying new restaurants.
Valarie Tassari | Senior SharePoint Manager
With over 30 years’ experience in the high technology and software development industries, Val has participated in every facet of the software development lifecycle —requirements, user interface design, testing, documentation, training, support, and project management. Val’s customer-centric focus and knowledge of SharePoint’s functionality ensures successful project implementations and satisfied customers. In her free time, Val teaches Serbian dances for a children’s group called Jedinstvo and sings in her church choir.
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Jacob Ward | Solutions Specialist
Jake has been with KGC since May 2018, beginning in sales then moving into SharePoint and Power BI development. After graduating with a Masters in Geo-Environmental Studies from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in 2011 with a focus in applied GIS, he has since gained experience in GIS for urban parks and electric utilities, renewable energy sales, and LiDAR technology used in the development of autonomous vehicles. In his spare time, he enjoys writing and playing music with friends, attending concerts, Pirates baseball, playing tennis, traveling, sunshine, and spending time with his girlfriend and family.
Marc Witkin | Office 365 & SharePoint Architect
Marc is the Office 365/SharePoint Architect for KGC Solutions, with nearly 5 years of experience building and supporting intranet solutions. Marc focuses on design, construction, and workflow while closely following Microsoft’s latest updates to Office 365 tools like SharePoint, Flow, and Power BI. A believer in making information make sense, Marc supports clients through hands-on training, detailed documentation, multimedia learning materials, and videoconferencing. After hours, Marc enjoys the Pittsburgh Penguins, virtual reality, and working through Asian cuisine cookbooks.
Soma Bajpayee | SharePoint Developer & Architect
Soma’s academic background in engineering and information science has allowed her to bridge the gap between end users and IT as a contract engineer and project analyst. Through her work with KGC Solutions, Soma has expanded her working knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint platform and related Microsoft 365 products. She has valuable experience in designing, developing, managing site content and capabilities for SharePoint environments in financial organizations, engineering corporations, and research and development firms. Her technical skills allow her to focus on delivering customized solutions. Soma has also been involved in promoting and teaching the valuable of science, math and technology in elementary education. Her work with teaching programming and fundamentals of engineering to school-aged children crosses over in her ability to train and prepare end users in the business world.
Shane Christy | SharePoint Engineer
Shane Christy is a SharePoint Engineer at KGC Solutions. He writes applications for SharePoint Online and SharePoint on-premises and performs server diagnostic and web design work. He specializes in creating innovative and easy-to-use applications that enhance the out-of-the-box functionality of SharePoint. He graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Information Systems: Design and Development and a minor in Chinese Language. In his free time, Shane Christy enjoys spending time with his wife and son. He also enjoys reading books, listening to classical music, watching movies, and studying foreign languages.