VIP's executive team has held a variety of key leadership roles at many of today’s most prominent technology innovators and IT consulting powerhouses. Their combined experience allows VIP to operate with greater efficiency. VIP’s management team is committed to helping employees achieve their career and professional development goals. VIP has a track record of positioning clients to address their most important technology challenges to successfully meet their critical business needs.

Jonna Ward VIP

Jonna Ward
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Jonna founded VIP in 1996, leveraging her unwavering commitment to client satisfaction and using her innate ability to balance insight and ideals with tactical action and results.

With Jonna’s strategic, operational, and financial leadership, she transformed VIP from a company operating out of her home to a global consulting firm. Prior to founding VIP, she was an executive with Accenture, where she implemented large systems to increase revenue, maximize performance and streamline processes for large organizations. She is known for her participation in government reform and commitment to philanthropic endeavors.

Patrick Quarry

Patrick Quarry
Chief Business Development Officer, Government Solutions

Patrick brings an impressive track record of business development and knowledge of IT in the public sector market. He is particularly focused on creating VIP’s go-to-market strategy. Patrick is adept at balancing knowledge with innovative solutions to expand VIP’s footprint in the government sector and achieve outcome-oriented results.

Prior to joining VIP, Patrick held executive sales and business development roles at ACS/Xerox and other large technology integration firms.

Nishant Argawal

Nishant Agrawal
Chief Operations Officer, Government Solutions

Nishant has more than two decades of experience in helping government clients to overcome complex business and technology problems. Nishant focuses on delivery of high-quality solutions to public sector organizations, revenue growth, optimizing performance and expanding VIP’s network of key partners. He works closely with emerging technology providers to deliver measurable results and drive digital transformation across government organizations.

Prior to joining VIP, Nishant held leadership roles at KPMG/BearingPoint where he provided management and oversight for large-scale IT initiatives.

Jeff Betcher

Jeff Bettcher
Chief Business Development Officer, Commercial Solutions

Jeff has more than 20 years of leadership experience spanning across a wide variety of Commercial industries. He has been involved at the ground level, leading the development of VIP’s unique Software as a Service (SaaS) and custom delivery model.

Jeff is focused on the continued expansion of VIP’s technology relationships and determining which solutions will best help VIP to deliver measurable business results to corporations in a number of key vertical markets.

Brad Davidowitz

Brad Davidowitz
Chief Operations Officer, Commercial Solutions

Brad oversees all pre-sales, solution delivery, and customer support functions for commercial clients. He has over 20 years of diverse technical experience and particular expertise in the areas of application delivery management and software quality processes. He is responsible for developing comprehensive consulting services to develop and deploy technology solutions that align with measurable business outcomes.

Prior to VIP, Brad held key technical roles with organizations such as Securian and GMAC ResCap.

Patti Bennion

Patti Bennion
Chief Financial Officer

Patti oversees VIP’s accounting, treasury, financial analysis, and financial reporting efforts. With over two decades of experience, she has served in a variety of senior leadership roles including CFO, Controller and Senior Financial Analyst. As a Principal Consultant, she implemented large ERP systems for both public sector and commercial clients.

Patti’s background includes work with organizations such as Deloitte, CoreLogic and Foundation Health Corporation.

Steve Carpenter

Steve Carpenter
Chief Administrative Officer

Steve has years of progressive and diverse experience in corporate operations. His areas of knowledge and expertise include human resources, legal, contract administration, mergers and acquisitions, corporate compliance, security clearances, corporate insurance and procurement.

Prior to joining VIP, Steve served as a leader in human resource and administrative areas for a large systems integration and public accounting firm. Steve has been a key member of the VIP executive management team since joining the organization in its early days.

Hung Vu -Chief of Operations and Product

Hung Vu, Chief of Operations and Product, Meridian Knowledge Solutions

Hung is a high-impact leader with recent executive leadership roles at Ad Exchange Group and VBrick Systems. Hung brings deep learning industry expertise to Meridian, having served as Chief Technology Officer of eChalk, a K12 class management platform. He also served as SVP of Product Engineering and Technical Integration at Plateau Systems (now SAP SuccessFactors) where he first built an LMS, and later, a talent management suite.

Hung served in the US Naval Reserve where he had the honor of being the first naturalized Vietnamese-born naval aviator. He graduated from Elmhurst College with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and completed the Leading Product Innovation program at the Harvard Business School.

Hung enjoys a variety of activities from tai chi to Spartan runs, as well as gardening & landscaping.