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. He has held executive positions at Coalfire, Booz Allen Hamilton, Elbit Systems of America and Verizon Business.
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.
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!
Jon supports ITC’s continued growth and strategic direction as the Chief Technology Officer. For the past 25 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.
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.
Brianne (Bri) Brodeur is the Vice President of Growth responsible for maturing growth strategy, service offerings, and client portfolio using her 18+ years of Federal consulting and business development experience. Her expertise and demonstrated methodologies, differentiators, and best practices have resulted in $10B+ in awards during last 5 years alone. As a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, she brings a deep appreciation for and understanding of how to distill complex IT and engineering concepts to win. Prior to joining ITC, Bri founded Arc5 Consulting and worked with her team to support large, mid, and small size Federal consulting firms leading the pursuit and delivery of business development initiatives, primarily focused on Defense and IC markets. Before that, Bri supported a top 10 consulting firm, ultimately leading the Proposal Content Development Team.
Bri lives in Vienna, VA with her husband, three kids, and goldendoodle. When she isn’t figuring out how to tell the “right story” for an opportunity, you’ll generally find her watching her children’s sporting and musical events, or planning the next family adventure.
Chris Mitchell is the Vice President of Service Delivery responsible for leading the planning, organization, and strategy for ITC service delivery by applying 20+ years of experience in the public and private sector. As a local George Mason University graduate, he's spent his career creating relationships with clients, executives, and colleagues alike while defining and executing strategies to solve complex business problems for federal and commercial clients. Day to day, he is building and scaling service delivery operations by working through cross functional initiatives across ITC to enable growth. He is committed to three core service delivery values: continuous improvement, exceeding client expectations, and developing talent.
Chris lives in Chantilly, VA with his wife and 2 kids #girldad. He's a big fan of getting away to the beach with family, playing golf, and building forts in the living room.
Prior to joining ITC, Tom was part of the executive team that grew a small, Federal IT consulting firm from 40 to 190 employees. There he was responsible for business development and capture activities across FEDCIV and DOD accounts and oversaw a $25M P&L. In addition, Tom founded and managed the investment group Light Street Ventures where he oversaw the investment strategy, led multiple acquisitions, and implemented a turnkey operating model that enabled the businesses to successfully scale. Tom continues to advise investment strategies as a member of the board.
He enjoys working as part of an innovative and motivated team to build and scale small businesses – and all the challenges and rewards that come with it. Originally from Boston, he attended the University of Richmond and now lives in Washington, DC with his wife and son. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.