Meet MainSpring

MainSpring consultants are fun, innovative and diverse, but there’s also one common thread—we believe in the idea of a legacy. Learn how our story, values and approach create a culture and impact that’s undeniable.

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MainSpring leadership

Marshall Micheals

CEO

Marshall Micheals

CEO

Marshall is the CEO and founder of MainSpring. His goal every day is to create a community of employees, clients and partners that help people create a legacy of success—in life and in business. From a three-person company in 1993 to more than 60 employees in seven states supporting clients at home and abroad, Marshall remains focused on growth. He earned the 2014 Smart CEO Innovator Award, but is most proud of the countless employee-earned honors and being named one of the D.C. area’s best places to work.

He enjoys his family, loves to exchange stories, and shares his pain as a Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Capitals fan every chance he gets.

Tom Keller

Tom Keller

President, COO

Tom Keller

Tom Keller

President, COO

Tom Keller joined MainSpring in 1999 as a client liaison in the cabling department, then created and developed the first iteration of the managed services offering and finally joined the consulting ranks.

As president and chief operating officer, Tom oversees the development, management and growth of the MainSpring government consulting division as well as the ProSuite Support Centre. Tom borrows from his years of government experience to implement process-based consulting standards and resolution strategies across the firm.

A music enthusiast and fan of all things Philadelphia, Tom is most enthusiastic about being a dad to his three kids.

Brenda Sneed

CFO

Brenda Sneed

CFO

 

Brenda Sneed has been with MainSpring since 1997. As chief financial officer, she is responsible for the financial, administrative and risk management operations of the firm. Brenda’s legacy has been building our employee and community programs that have earned numerous awards for employee growth, engagement and retention.

Prior to MainSpring, she developed corporate quality programs with Chase Manhattan Bank in New York and QVC in Pennsylvania. Brenda has twice been nominated for the Human Resource Leadership Award of Greater Washington, is active in the Poolesville community and is a past member of the D.C. Chapter’s Women’s President Organization. When not cheering for the Clemson football team, Brenda loves to cook and travel.

Ray Steen

Vice President, Strategy & Consulting

Ray Steen

Vice President, Strategy & Consulting

Ray Steen has been with MainSpring since 2014 and has 18 years of experience in strategy, consulting and communications. Ray oversees high-level consulting with new and existing clients, professional services engagements and strategic partnerships.

Prior to MainSpring, he worked for General Dynamics and Booz Allen Hamilton as a strategic communications officer for the U.S. Army and stakeholder outreach project manager for the Department of Homeland Security. Ray also served as a national spokesperson for the American Red Cross.

Ray’s a fantasy sports nut, Bears and Celtics fanatic, coach and dad to five kids.

Jeremy Kaikko

Virtual Chief Information Officer

Jeremy Kaikko

Virtual Chief Information Officer

Jeremy joined MainSpring in 2000, completing a brief stint in the cabling division before becoming a technical consultant. For the next 10 years he worked directly with clients and managed the group before transitioning to his role as MainSpring’s virtual CIO. Jeremy works with business owners and execs to align IT strategy to organizations’ strategic business initiatives. His experience as an IT consultant and role as a business leader at MainSpring arms him with valuable insights and reach back into the firm and its partners to help clients grow and get better control of their mission.

Jeremy loves watching the Capitals, Chiefs and Terps whenever he can, although with two little ones at home, that isn’t always possible. He’s also the reigning MainSpring Fantasy Football Champion.

Chuck Melton

Application Development Manager

Chuck Melton

Application Development Manager

Chuck Melton joined MainSpring in 2006 and has over 12 years of application development experience. Initially an application developer then project manager, Chuck now oversees the custom application development team at MainSpring. Chuck directs a team and guides clients through custom development projects. His broad experience with business processes allows him to provide input and insights clients need to ensure a successful development project.

Prior to joining MainSpring, Chuck spent several years as a support contractor for FileMaker Inc., and Apple Computer. Chuck is a die-hard Ravens and Orioles fan, and spends his free time attending live music events, woodworking and cooking.

Tony Blevins

Tony Blevins

Projects Team Manager

Tony Blevins

Projects Team Manager

Tony Blevins joined MainSpring in 2007 as a systems engineer with the Support Centre. There, Tony managed our ProSuite technical support staff who help our clients be more productive with their technology. Tony currently manages our professional services team, working directly with clients, implementing best practices and automation standards to streamline efficiencies.

Prior to MainSpring, Tony was enlisted in the Army where he started his IT career in 2003. Afterward, Tony served as consultant for the Department of Energy. Today, he uses his experiences serving the government to implement a wide-range of battle-tested solutions for public, private and nonprofit MainSpring clients. Tony enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and young son.

MainSpring storytellers

Angela Price

Technical writer and e-Learning developer

Angela Price

Technical writer and e-Learning developer

Angela joined MainSpring in 2015 as a technical writer and e-Learning developer. She has been supporting MainSpring’s US Army Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) client since 2010, specializing in training development and coordination. An active member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), Angela stays current on new research and trends in training and employee development.

Angela enjoys listening to live music, chauffeuring her sons to activities, baking, reading, and coloring–but ALWAYS inside the lines.

Ryan Swartz

Senior Information Systems Security Engineer

Ryan Swartz

Senior Information Systems Security Engineer

Ryan Swartz joined MainSpring in 2012 and is a senior information security engineer. He is CISSP certified and brings 15 years of experience in system security for both the public and private sectors.

Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife and four boys (soon-to-be five boys). He holds the title Coach Dad on the baseball field, but at home he becomes the Electrician/Plumber/Carpenter/Landscaper as he slowly remodels his house for his family.

Kurt Schneider

Virtual Chief Information Officer

Kurt Schneider

Virtual Chief Information Officer

Kurt Schneider joined MainSpring in 2016 and is a virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO). He brings 20 years of experience working in management and business development. Prior to MainSpring, he worked with various for-profit and nonprofit organizations that spanned from the East coast to the Midwest.

Kurt enjoys exploring the lively downtown area of Frederick, Md., especially on First Saturdays when small businesses host themed events for the community. Despite his relocation, he still cheers for his hometown Philadelphia Eagles. He is also an avid college basketball fan—specifically of his alma mater, the Saint Joe’s Hawks.

Jim Bryan

Jim Bryan

Technical Project Consultant

Jim Bryan

Jim Bryan

Technical Project Consultant

Jim joined MainSpring in 2014 and is the go-to guy on all technical project management (PM) activities. He has over 5,000 hours of technical PM experience recognized by the Project Management Institute.

By combining his PM experience with his Microsoft certifications, Jim works closely with clients to identify the root business problem. He then develops a plan to use technology and business processes to get them to the best place possible for their business. Jim’s solutions are known for being elegant and concise, while keeping solutions simple and practical to efficiently achieve the proper result.

Jim enjoys spending time with his family, camping, home brewing beer and the occasional video game.

Ryan Klenk

Ryan Klenk

Application Developer

Ryan Klenk

Ryan Klenk

Application Developer

Ryan Klenk joined MainSpring in 2011 and is the technical lead for application development. He brings a wide range of technical experience and has maintained FileMaker development certifications for four years.

Ryan works directly with clients to create and implement innovative solutions that fit their organization. As a FileMaker authorized trainer, he helps the development community keep pace with the latest trends and best practices. Ryan’s a Ravens fan and enjoys camping and hiking.

Kyler Redmond

Marketing Coordinator

Kyler Redmond

Marketing Coordinator

Kyler joined MainSpring in March of 2016 as their marketing coordinator. She has since kicked off the firm’s first formal marketing campaign, which centralizes around storytelling. With 10 storytellers contributing to the content, Kyler is responsible for scheduling, editing and posting their blogs. She also manages other facets of the campaign, including email marketing, social media marketing and writing client stories.

Kyler enjoys singing at karaoke bars, and is convinced she could become an interior designer with all of her HGTV experience. She loves all-things sports—especially cheering for her favorite team, the Ravens, with her dad. She also loves the beach, hiking and spending time with her family and friends.

Make it Count

Be Well

Earning awards for being a healthy employer isn’t enough. We want our team to own it! Learn how we’re challenging our MainSpringers to go above and beyond to make their wellness count!

Be Well

Give Back

We work in, live in and profit from the community. Why shouldn’t the community count on us? This year we’re making it a game for MainSpringers and partners to donate, get involved and share stories that matter most.

Give Back

Connect

To innovate, own, expedite and succeed we first need to connect. If you know someone who we should meet, please connect us. We’ll make your connections count. Check out our lucrative referral program.

Connect

Careers at MainSpring

MainSpring is an IT strategy and consulting firm that arms organizations with the strategy, tools and resources to grow. We foster a family-friendly, innovative, challenging, fun working environment earning the distinction of being one of The Washingtonian’s 50 Great Places to Work and countless awards for employee programs, growth and innovation.


  • Competitive salaries, 401k matching, performance-based merit reviews and bonus programs, including referral bonuses
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits
  • Life insurance policy, STD and LTD 100% paid by MainSpring
  • Paid time off for vacation, personal/sick leave, marriage leave (1 week), maternity and paternity leave (2 weeks), for eligible full-time employees
  • Professional development opportunities, training and certifications when required, computer purchase assistance, tuition reimbursement program
  • Recognition programs, including monthly kudos, Employee of the Quarter and annual presidential awards for MainSpring employees who best represent MainSpring

Founded in 1993, MainSpring is headquartered in Frederick, Md., with offices Towson, Md., Florida, Ohio, Washington and Wisconsin. The firm supports a wide range of clients including businesses, non-profits, associations and government agencies such as the Department of Defense.

Like our clients, people tend to stay at MainSpring. If you think you’re a match, let’s connect.

Supporting our core values

  • Wooden door and hinge

    Connect

    Make every interaction count, whether it’s with a client, partner or colleague. Strong, meaningful connections are the heart of a legacy.

  • Door and Tree

    Own

    Own a problem from start to finish.

  • Silver gears

    Innovate

    Always think of a better way.

  • Bullet train in front of mountain

    Expedite

    Time matters. Attack everything with a today, not tomorrow, attitude.

  • Runner silhouette

    Succeed

    Winning is contagious. Find a win-win.