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Meet the V2 Systems Team!

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Erik Briceño

President & CEO

Erik has been steering the direction of how Managed IT Services are impacting business operations from Manassas VA to Washington DC.

Erik Briceño is the owner of V2 Systems, Inc., one of Northern Virginia’s leading Information Technology Managed Service Providers. He is an inspiring leader for its employees and instrumental business partner for its customers. He is passionate about V2’s purpose, dedicated to exceeding expectations and a consummate professional not afraid of jumping in and getting his hands dirty.

Prior to joining V2 Systems in 2002, Erik was a co-founder and COO of Ampcast.com, a leading provider of online resources servicing over 5,000 independent musical artists. At Ampcast.com, Erik spearheaded all aspects of corporate development, funding, strategic vision, and business development for the firm.

From 1997 to 1999 Erik held the position of Acoustic Systems Engineer for Electric Boat Corporation, a leading defense contractor. In this role, Erik was responsible for the acoustic fidelity of two noise critical systems and components in the US Navy’s nuclear submarine systems. Erik holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a Masters of Business Administration from George Mason University.

When not working, you will find Erik a dedicated family man, raising two young children with his lovely wife Karen. Together, they enjoy building legos, playing baseball, skiing, riding horses, swimming, traveling, and fixing up old Mopars.

How long have you been in the IT industry?: 14 years

How long have you worked at V2?: 14 years

What are your specialties here at V2?: Leading, delegating and shepherding

When not working, what do you enjoy in your free time?: All sports (especially tennis), fixing things, guitar, drums, cars, reading, traveling, skiing, horseback riding, friends and family.

Married?: 10 wonderful years.

Spouse? Kids? Pets? What are they like?: 2 very active, young children. No time for pets.

Favorite Movies/TV shows?: Game of Thrones, House of Cards

What do you want to do when you’re retired?: Travel, art, golf and grandkids.

With unlimited funding, what would you invent?: Teleportation

Favorite Quote?: “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is the noblest; Second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” – Confucius

Favorite Books?: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Favorite Music/Artist?: Too many to list.

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Chris Rajca

Technology Business Advisor

Chris Rajca, the lead Technology Business Advisor, specializing in Managed IT Services from Manassas VA to Washington DC.

Chris Rajca is the Technology Business Advisor for V2 Systems Inc., one of the leading Northern Virginia Information Technology firms providing full-service “tailored” IT solutions for small businesses. Chris is committed to helping businesses identify opportunities to improve the management of their IT by assessing and understanding their requirements and making qualified recommendations.

Prior to joining V2 Systems in 2012, Chris was the Director of Business Development at Capital Computers & Networks as the lead sales representative. In this capacity he provided client generation, account management, marketing management, contract development as well as establishing and leading company sponsored seminars and networking events.

From 1989 to 2010, Chris worked at Freddie Mac, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, as a Technical Analyst, Manager of Operations and Director of Operations. Originally hired to assist in the development of Freddie Mac’s new tax system he eventually moved onto support of their financial systems using PeopleSoft Software. After several years of development and support Chris moved into a management role for these systems as well as providing management support for an Incident/Problem Management Support Group helpdesk.

How long have you been in the IT industry?: 32 years

How long have you worked at V2?: 3 years

What are your specialties here at V2?: Technology solution advocate for our clients

When not working, what do you enjoy in your free time?: Gym rat

Spouse? Kids? Pets? What are they like?: Cat – Sir Samuel – Maine Coon

Who would you like to meet alive or dead and why?: Ronald Reagan, Abraham Lincoln

Favorite Movies/TV shows?: Blood Diamond, Wall Street, Shawshank Redemption, Blacklist, The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead

What do you want to do when you’re retired?: Open a tiki bar on a beach in Antigua

Favorite Quote?: “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Favorite Music/Artist?: Dave Matthews Pandora station

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Chris Waskowich

Virtual CIO

Chris Waskowich, Chief Information Officer of V2 Systems. Offering innovative Managed IT Services for two decades.

Chris Waskowich is the Virtual CIO for V2 Systems. Chris is the certified expert in leveraging technology to deliver quality managed IT services for V2’s clients. He is dedicated to guiding his clients through the maze of matching business need to technology potential, which includes process standardizing, workflow optimization, budget forecasting, training and generally answering the question, “how can we use technology to do things better?”

Along with Erik Briceño, Chris was a co-founder and CTO of Ampcast.com and was responsible for managing and executing the entire technical infrastructure of Ampcast.com.

Prior to Ampcast.com, Chris was an Acoustic Engineer for Electric Boat Corporation from 1995 to 1999 and was responsible for the development and administration of custom software designed to track and analyze the overall acoustic performance of submarines. Chris holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Material Science from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Science in Technology Management from George Mason University.

How long have you been in the IT industry?: 21 years

How long have you worked at V2?: 14 years

What are your specialties here at V2?: Chief geek

When not working, what do you enjoy in your free time?: Mountain biking, making beer

Spouse? Kids? Pets? What are they like?: Wife and 2 kids. The boy is a born engineer/artist the girl is a princess.

Favorite Movies/TV shows?: The Usual Suspects / The Walking Dead

What do you want to do when you’re retired?: Travel

With unlimited funding, what would you invent?: The Replicator from Star Trek

Which would you rather fight: A horse sized zombie duck or 50 duck-sized zombie horses?: I’m pretty sure I’d prefer the horse-sized zombie duck. Regardless of the outcome, I’m pretty sure it would be a quick battle.

Favorite Quote?: Those that know how will always work for those that know why.

Favorite Books?: The Songs of Distant Earth

Favorite Music/Artist?: Classic Rock

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Dan Lhotka

Senior Systems Engineer

How long have you been in the IT industry?: 18 years

How long have you worked at V2?: 15 years

Specialties at V2 Systems?: Terminal Services and Remote Desktop, Servers, Workstations, Hardware

When not working, what do you enjoy in your free time?: Playing video games, watching movies and football, reading.

Favorite Movies/TV shows?: Star Trek 2 The Wrath of Khan and Aliens would have to be my all-time favorite movies. I can pretty much recite the script word for word for both of them. TV Shows – Game of Thrones, obviously. The Knick, Ash vs Evil Dead, The Walking Dead.

What do you want to do when you’re retired?: Build custom made furniture – something I have always wanted to do, and never have the time or space to do.

Any languages you’d like to learn?: Japanese.

With unlimited funding, what would you invent?: an Electromagnetic repulsion field

Which would you rather fight: A horse sized zombie duck or 50 duck-sized zombie horses?: 50 duck zombies, cause I can punt things pretty well.

Favorite Quote?: “Good; Bad – I’m the one with the gun.” – Ash, Army of Darkness “I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious.” – Vince Lombardi “No man ever won a war by dying for his country. Wars were won by making the other poor bastard die for his.” – Patton, (from the movie Patton, not an actual quote from Gen. Patton)

Favorite Books?: The Wheel of Time series (Robert Jordan), The Cosmere series (Brandon Sanderson)

Favorite Music/Artist?: I like everything but country, pop, and new rap (circa 1995 rap is fine). Beethoven, Snoop Dogg, The Who, Beatles, Iron Maiden, CCR, etc.

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Leilani Wardle

Senior Systems Engineer

How long have you been in the IT industry?: 12 years

How long have you worked at V2?: 9 years

What are your specialties here at V2?: AWS, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Active Directory

When not working, what do you enjoy in your free time?: Playing GW2 with Husband. Trying new recipes. Exploring New York State and New York City.

Married?: Yes

Spouse? Kids? Pets? What are they like?: Input error.

Who would you like to meet alive or dead and why?: Elon Musk. So I could charm him into giving me a free Tesla S and installing his new home solar system into my soon to be house. Also to find out how to get involved with his space program.

Favorite Movies/TV shows?: The West Wing, Voyager

What do you want to do when you’re retired?: Travel everywhere with the Husband.

Any languages you’d like to learn?: French, Russian, Arabic

With unlimited funding, what would you invent?: Faster than light spacecraft engine.

Which would you rather fight: A horse sized zombie duck or 50 duck-sized zombie horses?: The horse sized zombie duck because numbers are the only way the zombies win.

Favorite Quote?: “I don’t like quotes.” – Anonymous

Favorite Music/Artist?: Christmas carols

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Marc Wilcox

Service Desk Manager

How long have you been in the IT industry?: 25 years

How long have you worked at V2?: 7 years

What are your specialties here at V2?: Making sure our clients get what is promised by setting standards monitoring and verification.

When not working, what do you enjoy in your free time?: Karate instructor, Skiing

Spouse? Kids? Pets? What are they like?: Karate kids and 1 crazy Jack Russell mix

Who would you like to meet alive or dead and why?: Nikola Tesla so we can continue his work

Favorite Movies/TV shows?: Sixth Sense, Pulp Fiction

What do you want to do when you’re retired?: Whatever I want

Any languages you’d like to learn?: Latin

With unlimited funding, what would you invent?: Lightspeed travel

Which would you rather fight: A horse sized zombie duck or 50 duck-sized zombie horses?: Duck is yummy

Favorite Music/Artist?: no country, no Pop

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Chad Jordan

Systems Engineer

How long have you been in the IT industry?: 20 years

How long have you worked at V2?: 4 years

What are your specialties here at V2?: Server and workstation support. Wireless implementation and support.

When not working, what do you enjoy in your free time?: Mentoring young adults and music

Married?: Yes

Spouse? Kids? Pets? What are they like?: Wife, three kids, 2 cats, and 30 young adults.

Favorite Movies/TV shows?: Xmen, Killing Fields, Shawshank Redemption, Avatar, Secret Life of Bees, Green Mile/Grimm, 24, Blue Bloods and Criminal Minds.

What do you want to do when you’re retired?: Travel

Any languages you’d like to learn?: Spanish

With unlimited funding, what would you invent?: A way to make teenagers to young adults listen to parents during that timeframe.

Which would you rather fight: A horse sized zombie duck or 50 duck-sized zombie horses?: Neither, I’m a lover not a fighter.

Favorite Quote?: “Make each day your masterpiece.” – John Wooden

Favorite Books?: Bible

Favorite Music/Artist?: Gospel, R&B, Jazz/The Winins, Fred Hammond, Glady Knight, Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson.

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Victor Hunter

Systems Engineer

How long have you been in the IT industry?: 13 years

How long have you been working at V2 Systems: 3 years

When not working, what do you enjoy in your free time?: Video games, Starting arguments on social media and fortifying couch forts with my daughter.

Married?: No chance Lance.

Spouse? Kids? Pets? What are they like?: Two dogs: Brigadier General Peepers McGuiness and Sir Cosmo Kramer. One daughter: Olivia. She’s the greatest.

Favorite Movies/TV shows?: Forest Gump, Big Trouble in Little China and Goonies

What do you want to do when you’re retired?: invent the teleporter finally after putting it off for all these years.

Any languages you’d like to learn?: Klingon and Mandarin.

With unlimited funding, what would you invent?: Well, the teleporter obviously.

Which would you rather fight: A horse sized zombie duck or 50 duck-sized zombie horses?: That’s an extremely personal question I’m not comfortable discussing.

Favorite Quote?: “You’re about as useful as a one-legged man in an arse kicking contest.” – Dad

Favorite Books?: a Kindle

Favorite Music/Artist?: NOT Drake, Future, or Noah Shebib

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Erin Wallace

Systems Engineer

How long have you been in the IT industry?: 10 years

How long have you worked at V2?: 1 year

What are your specialties here at V2?: Being 150% awesome

When not working, what do you enjoy in your free time?: I enjoy playing video/card games with family & friends, playing piano and producing music into the late night.

Spouse? Kids? Pets? What are they like?: Wife, two dogs (Logan and Izzy) and a rabbit named Emmett. Logan is a human trapped in a dog body, Izzy will do anything for you to throw a ball. Emmett is probably the chillest rabbit on the planet.

Who would you like to meet alive or dead and why?: Albert Einstein so I could try and understand what he thought about the nature of reality.

Favorite Movies/TV shows?: Pulp Fiction, Ex Machina, Cabin in the Woods, The Wire

What do you want to do when you’re retired?: Own a futuristic space-themed bar/winery on the West Coast.

Any languages you’d like to learn?: Japanese, Spanish

With unlimited funding, what would you invent?: A device that could convert sunlight energy with the same efficiency as plants.

Which would you rather fight: A horse sized zombie duck or 50 duck-sized zombie horses?: The horse-sized zombie duck and then tame it because zombies are awesome.

Favorite Quote?: “The unexamined life is not worth living” – Socrates

Favorite Books?: Maybe someday. (That’s not a book title)

Favorite Music/Artist?: Drake, Future, Noah Shebib, Big Sean, Beyonce

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Norman Nogales

Network Engineer

How long have you been in the IT industry?: 9 Years.

How long have you worked at V2?: 414 days, 7 hours, 13 minutes and 12 seconds.

What are your specialties here at V2?: Hosted solutions, Network Support, Apple Support, Server and Desktop support. (Unofficial: Ping-Pong)

When not working, what do you enjoy in your free time?: I sit on my chair and wait until the next work day.

Spouse? Kids? Pets? What are they like?: I have one daughter, she is amazing.

Who would you like to meet alive or dead and why?: Nikola Tesla, compare notes on death ray.

Favorite Movies/TV shows?: Transporter, Spiderman (2002), Constantine, Matrix, Sherlock.

What do you want to do when you’re retired?: Travel with family.

Any languages you’d like to learn?: English, Mandarin, Russian.

With unlimited funding, what would you invent?: Spacecraft able to travel and colonize other galaxies… also a Self-cleaning toaster.

Which would you rather fight: A horse sized zombie duck or 50 duck-sized zombie horses?: 50 duck-sized zombie horses. 50 more times the fun, 60% less dangerous.

Favorite Quote?: “Mmmm… unexplained bacon.” Homer Simpson

Favorite Books?: Harry Potter, Tuesday with Morrie, Atlas Shrugged, The Time Traveler’s Wife.

Favorite Music/Artist?: Michael Jackson, Ludwig van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin, Diplo, Celia Cruz, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett

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Maria Cumberland

Controller

How long have you been in the IT industry?: 3 years

How long have you worked at V2?: 1 year

When not working, what do you enjoy in your free time?: Free time? Is there such a thing? 😉 IF, I get the chance, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends (wine and dine), shopping, reading and commenting on politics, catching up on my favorite shows, and the occasional Trivia Crack/Clash of Clans/Fall Out Shelter/Candy Crush

Spouse? Kids? Pets? What are they like?: 5 crazy kiddos (1 girl and 4 yes FOUR, boys (Gabriela, Nicolas, Dominic, Cristian and Xavier.) Oh, and my other man child, my husband Robert of 14 years. We just got a German Sheppard puppy for Xmas, Zoe.

Who would you like to meet alive or dead and why?: (crickets)

Favorite Movies/TV shows?: Lord of the Rings (trilogy), Star Wars “trilogy” (Mark Hamill version, I had a major crush on him), Total Recall (Original), and recently Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow and Guardians of the Galaxy. TV Shows: Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Dexter

What do you want to do when you’re retired?: Travel to other countries and keep working (keep my mind busy)

Any languages you’d like to learn?: Portuguese

With unlimited funding, what would you invent?: I would invent a substance that enables you to consume and relish all the good eats out there, without it affecting your weight or well being.

Which would you rather fight: A horse sized zombie duck or 50 duck-sized zombie horses?: Fight? Can I just shoot the Zombie Duck in the head?

Favorite Quote?: I just became a Naturalized Citizen so right now it’s:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” ~Thomas Jefferson

Favorite Books?: Twilight Series Stephanie Myers

Favorite Music/Artist?: Currently I like Lindsey Stirling, Elle King and The Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol.1.