VISHAL SURI, CEO
Vishal founded TSPi in 2001 with the vision of building an IT firm focused on delivering solutions that produce customer success. He leads efforts to establish the firm’s business goals, growth strategy, and identification of emerging technologies and industry trends that impact our customers.
Prior to TSPi, Vishal was instrumental in development of web acceleration algorithms at an early-stage Intelligent Content Delivery Network startup, FastTide. He began his IT career at PSINet, a leading commercial ISP. One of his notable accomplishments at PSINet was the implementation of NASA’s high-volume web hosting including Senator John Glenn’s 1998 space flight. It was a combination of the experiences gained at these positions and the world-wide IT transformation underway due to the Internet revolution that served as inspiration for him to start TSPi.
He has a varied academic background which includes a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems, and Diplomas in Hotel Management and Advanced Culinary Arts.
CHRIS LONG, VICE PRESIDENT
Chris has over 25 years of management consulting and service delivery expertise in the public-sector market. At TSPi, he is focused on shaping and driving delivery of strategy and transformation solutions to our clients. He provides executive oversight for Treasury, Commerce, and Independent Agencies portfolio.
Prior to joining TSPi, Chris led business and client success for Booz Allen Hamilton in the Commerce, Homeland Security, and Treasury markets for 17 years. Focused primarily on Strategy and Modernization initiatives, Chris built, fielded and led multidisciplinary teams to tackle major new program initiatives for NTIA, FEMA, Treasury, IRS, Justice, FirstNet, and Library of Congress. In addition, he drove firm-wide capability development initiatives around transformation lifecycle and Grants Management to be deployed across all markets. Earlier in his career, Chris led SAIC’s support to EPA’s Office of Solid Waste, focusing on regulatory management and risk reduction in the Oil and Gas, Mining, and Fossil Fuel Combustion industries.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Lewis and Clark College and a Master of Science in Technology and Human Affairs from Washington University in St. Louis.
BRAD WINTERMUTE, VICE PRESIDENT
Over a two-decade career Brad has built a reputation as a solutions-oriented leader focused on building strong client relationships and delivering impactful results. Brad’s role at TSPi focuses on strategic direction and enabling TSPi to solve critical customer challenges. He provides executive oversight for Agriculture, Financial, Healthcare and Life Science customer portfolio.
Prior to TSPi, Brad served as the Deputy CIO for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In that role, he led the delivery of Information Technology which enabled the 22,000 FDA staff to meet the mission of the FDA to protect and promote the public health for the United States. He previously worked for the MITRE Corporation, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) which provides expert consultation and analytical support to the US Federal Government. He began his career at Electronic Data Systems (EDS) where his foundation in Information Technology was established.
Brad holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Missouri State University.
JOHN STROHECKER, VICE PRESIDENT
John has more than twenty years of professional experience leading organizations and improving performance by focusing on how to effectively align personnel, processes, and technology to accomplish business objectives for clients. He has a deep professional interest in extracting useful insights from data and using those insights to craft compelling narratives which improve decision making. John leads TSPi’s mission-focused growth initiatives and contributes to corporate strategy through a data-driven approach.
John began his career as an active duty officer in the US Army. Since leaving the service John has spent more than 15 years in a variety of consulting and leadership roles for Robbins Gioia, Amyx, and Grant Thornton with roles ranging from system architect to project manager to executive. In the public sector he has worked with the US Army on complex system development and fielding initiatives, the Defense Logistics Agency on IT portfolio management and enterprise architecture, and the Department of Veterans Affairs on data analytics and performance management. He has also worked with clients in the private sector with projects in the energy, insurance, banking, aviation, medical device, and higher education industries.
John holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of San Francisco, and two post-graduate degrees, a Masters of Business Administration and a Masters of Science in Business Analytics – both from the University of Virginia.
GEORGE W. CLEEK IV, SENIOR DIRECTOR
George is a results driven executive with 20 plus years’ experience in designing, developing and deploying strategies that have driven successful business and IT transformation. At TSPi, his focus will be to formulate strategic plans and build multi-disciplined cohesive teams that execute TSPi’s mission of delivering IT solutions that accelerate business success.
Prior to joining TSPi, George was the Branch Chief at USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Before becoming the Branch Chief, George was the Director of the National Information Technology Center for NRCS. He was responsible for development and operations for all information systems that support the NRCS mission. George also led the Conservation Desktop Streamlining Initiative— a cornerstone of the department’s digital transformation. He prides himself as a lifelong conservationist and served as the Senior Legislative Affairs Specialist and State Conservationist for several states during his tenure at USDA.
George holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Montana.
ALAN PINTO, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Alan has over 30 years of experience in corporate and technology management. He leads TSPi’s operational activities ensuring internal processes are well-coordinated and responsive to customer needs.
Prior to TSPi, Alan was the Director of Federal Sales for Panamerica Computers Inc. where he was responsible for defining and executing the growth vision of the company. Before joining Panamerica Computers, Alan served as the NIH Account Executive at GTSI.
Alan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.