Founded in 2003, IT Concepts was established with a simple yet important promise to “deliver technology concepts that work.”
This founding principle which permeates throughout our team and company culture has propelled ITC to the upper echelons of the industry. With award-winning services and unflinching dedication to country and clients, ITC remains committed to teamwork, innovation, and collaboration. This collective team energy has allowed us to stay small with a diverse and dedicated group of technology experts while thinking big and tackling our clients' most pressing challenges head-on.
John M. Epperly is the President of IT Concepts, Inc. He oversees strategy, service delivery operations and business development companywide and is responsible for all profit and loss. John has more than 25 years of business executive leadership experience in federal and commercial markets in management consulting, telecommunications, IT services, aviation, manufacturing and cybersecurity.
In addition to his corporate career, John continues his service in the U.S. Army and Army National Guard. John has over 30 years of service to the nation including combat experience and is currently a Major General commanding the 29th Infantry Division headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
John holds an MBA in Finance from Drexel University and a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering and International Relations from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
John is an avid SCUBA diver and enjoys the outdoors as an adventure traveler. He is also an adult volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America.
Jon supports ITC’s continued growth and strategic direction as the Director of Solutions. For the past 20 years, he has delivered software programs successfully across the IC and Federal government. He is a jack of all trades and has performed just about every job in the software development lifecycle (we’re not kidding – configuration management, quality assurance, system administration, database administration, software development, system architecture, program management, business development, program control, and contracts). He now focuses on providing solution architectures for ITC’s customers and lines of business. Jon holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is an avid technologist and in his spare moments works on upgrading his house, playing tennis and rooting for U of M sports.
As ITC’s Director of Human Resources, Tom provides strategic operational direction in all areas of human resources including compliance, employee relations, staffing, and workforce planning, organizational development, compensation, and benefits administration. Prior to joining ITC in 2014, Tom worked for a large Human Capital Management Federal consulting firm, managing Human Resource support contracts for multiple federal agencies including DHS Headquarters and its component agencies, GSA, TSA, and GAO as well as multiple international commercial clients. With a strong background in business process re-engineering and human resources, he has developed and implemented business processes and quality assurance standards that have aligned with his client's requirements and goals. Tom was instrumental in the success of the GAO’s award-winning Employee Resource and Information Center project as well as the standup of the Transportation Security Administration’s Recruitment Operations Center, managing multiple teams assisting in the staffing of all federal airports across the United States post-9-11. Tom holds a B.A. in Speech Communications from the Metropolitan State University of Denver and is SHRM CP and Lean Six Sigma certified.
Tim served as a counterintelligence warrant officer in the US Army for 20 years and has over 30 years of experience in the federal intelligence and technology fields. Tim has broad experience leading teams supporting the Nation’s intelligence and security objectives through the use of technology. Tim is a well-versed software development lifecycle having served in multiple positions in program, configuration, requirements, test, quality, and release management and business analysis. Most recently, Tim led our company’s achievement of ISO 9001, 20001 and 27000 certifications as well as our CMMI maturity level 3 appraised processes for development and services.
B.B.A., James Madison University
With more than 10 years supporting DoD and IC organizations, Ben is a Business and Requirements Analyst with a proclivity for human resources information systems and learning management systems. He has supported multiple upgrades for various COTS applications utilized by federal customers and is currently providing direct functional, testing, and training support to one of our clients.
Ben lives in Arlington, VA with his wife and two kids. When he isn’t working, he spends time hiking, fishing, playing sports, and keeping his out-of-town friends and family up to date with a blog outlining his son’s exploits and battle with Cystic Fibrosis (CF).
Tracie has more than 18 years of experience assisting small businesses to define, organize and operate their finance and contract functions. Tracie is responsible for ITC’s overall financial and strategic management. She oversees the finance and contracts departments with the goal of providing effective efficient service to internal and external stakeholders. Prior to coming to ITC, she performed similar duties for a small cybersecurity government and commercial services provider, where she also supported the successful sale of that business. Tracie is a licensed CPA in Virginia and has a BS in Finance and Management from Virginia Tech.
Jeffrey Dance is the Director of Business Development for ITC and is responsible for developing and leading the firm’s growth strategies. He brings more than 35 years of senior leadership in project management and IT operations, both in industry and in Government. Prior to joining ITC, he spent 7 years at Booz Allen Hamilton as a Senior Associate focusing on the DIA IT market and supporting the strategic captures of ESITE, EMT, EIEOS, and EPS. Mr. Dance spent 25 years at the DIA as a senior manager supporting business applications and leading the Back Office alignment initiative for the CIO. Mr. Dance holds an MS in Technology Management from the University of Maryland and a BS in Printing Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is also a certified Project Management Professional, (PMP). An avid Alabama college football fan, he is always happy to discuss the Crimson Tide’s latest victory!
Phillip is an accomplished and results-driven professional with extensive and broad-based experience in the IT and Technical Sales industry. Recognized for exceptional performance at consistently exceeding business goals for sales quotas, customer retention, revenue goals and service metrics. He has a proven track record in Consulting with strong knowledge of IT and healthcare, demonstrated ability to interact positively with co-workers and customers from diverse backgrounds utilizing strong interpersonal and communication skills, leading to successful business opportunities.
Pinakin Patel is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ITC and responsible for our strategic vision, innovative business model, and financial performance. Under his leadership, ITC has experienced tremendous growth based on the principle that “our success is measured only by the success of our clients.”
Before joining the company, Mr. Patel served as the Department Manager and Deputy Director of the Information Security Solutions consulting practice with a large Department of Defense consulting firm. Mr. Patel received a Master’s in Management of Information Technology from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Computer Science at Rutgers University. If you don’t have over an hour to dedicate, don’t ask him any questions about his children (Ryan and Sanya) and their soccer careers.
Amy Johnson is the founder and COO of ITC. Amy is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the company and is responsible for creating employee alignment with corporate goals. In the role, she is ultimately responsible for ensuring corporate compliance and sustaining optimal internal operations.
When Amy founded ITC in 2003, she worked as an independent consultant providing IT Consulting services to various public and private sector customers specializing in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementations in Human Capital Management. Amy is a driven and motivated individual who enjoys working with people and making a difference. Being an owner gives her immense satisfaction knowing she is able to provide others with an opportunity and build a culture that is more family-oriented than most. Amy grew up in Richmond, VA and received her Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems from Virginia Commonwealth University. In her spare time, Amy enjoys traveling, music and is a huge animal lover!
John has over 20 years’ experience in software development and delivery across the public and private sectors. As a graduate from the University of Central Florida with degrees in Accounting and Management Information Systems and a Master’s degree from The George Washington University his educational experience brings a unique view to IT systems. When it comes to IT he has a unique view of looking at problems and immerses himself it to the problem being solved looking at it as a user, a developer, operations staff and the financial impacts a solution will have. John is always driven to go farther and do the impossible from building his own airplane to competing in full and half Iron Man Triathlons.