Who is Avid Practice?
Since 2002, Avid Practice’s trusted consultants, technology experts, and engineers have provided strategic planning and support to businesses and nonprofits around the world. Our mission is to empower our clients with the direction and secure technology to realize their mission and goals. We are an excellent fit for organizations with 10-250 users who are looking for predictable success from a committed team of passionate professionals specializing in IT security and productivity.
As a full-services Managed Service Provider (MSP), we dedicate ourselves to your success by:
- Continuously evaluating your needs and risks with monthly or quarterly in-person alignment meetings.
- Collectively identifying and implementing the best technology and business processes.
- Providing proactive and ongoing support optimizing your day-to-day operations and protecting your business investments.
- Review your organizations relationship with current and available technology and identifying opportunities for improvement.
We develop a deep understanding of your technology infrastructure and business goals, deliver executive consulting services, and make sure everything stays aligned with our time-proven and security-centered best practices.
Our clients span the globe, with the majority in Maryland and Washington, D.C. We have specific expertise in legal, medical, dental, financial services, and nonprofit organizations. However, we have clients in many other industries as well, including other professional services, real estate development, property management, manufacturing, hospitality, research, and retail.
Sound like what you’re looking for? Let us know what’s going by scheduling a complimentary consultation or calling our office at 443-365.4445.
Founder and PresidentShawn, with over 20 years of technology infrastructure experience, security, and small/medium business operation, has an intimate understanding for the need of properly managed, state of the art, technology solutions. Shawn holds various industry certifications and continues his education on security, cloud services, business productivity software, collaboration systems, information availability, virtualization platforms, and business analytics. Shawn has developed and implemented turn-key business technology systems that dynamically adapt to the specific needs of each business.
Shawn is a versatile business executive with a background in the development of innovative and performance enhancing technology. Shawn brings a proven ability to capitalize on existing technologies and acquire cost effective, scalable, enterprise technologies, producing substantial improvements in operating efficiency and profitability. Throughout his career, Shawn has attempted to invigorate business capacity through global application of technology integrations, empowering organizations and increasing executive efficacy through a reduction in the dependence on middle management. Shawn is a pragmatic visionary and usability expert of innovative adaptable solutions, fusing proven technology with the unique goals and needs of any organization.
Consultant and OperationsSteven is an experienced corporate executive, driving organizations to succeed by linking accounting and finance to business operations. After graduating from The George Washington University with a BA in Finance, Steven co-founded Bio Science Contracting Production Corp, a pharmaceutical manufacturer. As President and COO, he grew the company to over thirty-six million dollars in revenue before it was sold to Cambrex Corp in 2001.
In 2002, he became CEO of Lee’s Ice Cream, a challenger brand in a highly competitive market segment. Between 2002 and 2009, Steven oversaw growth of sales from one to over five million dollars. He then negotiated the sale of Lee’s to Gifford’s Ice Cream. From 2009-2013, he owned and managed the ZYZYX! Peace Love Shop jewelry store.
Now with Avid Practice, Steven improves and standardizes business operations, in addition to managing finances. He has been known to work on the occasional IT setup when a client project needs some extra hands.
Consultant and OperationsNick is an accomplished team lead and project manager, applying creativity and forethought to expertly balance the needs of both internal and external stakeholders. After graduating from Towson University with a BS in Business Administration, he honed his skills in positions across several industries, coordinating project teams, and managing events and budgets. With Avid Practice since November 2017, Nick oversees projects and scheduling, ensuring smooth day-to-day operations so that our staff can effectively address client needs.
Server Engineer and SQL ExpertVinod is a strong team player, committed to our clients’ satisfaction and success. After completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Master’s Degree in Computer Applications, Vinod became a Technical Consultant and Database Administrator for Dibit Computer Systems. From 2011-2017, he served as Systems and Network Administrator for ST Infosys PVT, before joining the AVP team.
Thanks to his previous positions and his strong work ethic, Vinod is highly experienced in developing and maintaining servers and databases in Microsoft and Linux environments. This includes VMware and Hyper-V Virtualization software. He holds certifications in a variety of server and database technologies. Vinod enjoys his work at Avid Practice, as he can indulge his love of technology while improving the lives of coworkers and clients.
Vinod is married and has a lovely four-year-old son.
Server Team Coordinator and Server EngineerGuarav is an experienced IT leader and problem solver. Since his career began, he has focused on developing strong, diverse teams that implement cutting edge technologies to reduce client costs and generate revenue. From 2004 -2008, he worked with Go4Customer, advancing rapidly from entry-level associate to process developer and team lead. This led him to ST Infosys PVT, where he served as IT Manager from 2008-2014. In this position, he oversaw all IT support at the ST Infosys office and four additional sites in the USA.
In 2014, Guarav founded his own business, Big Leap Technosolutions, which became one of the leading server management companies in India, offering complete setup and maintenance of both Windows and Linux servers. As part of Avid Practice, he organizes our server maintenance team and uses his extensive experience to keep clients’ hardware fighting fit.
Gaurav holds a degree in Computer Science Engineering from Impact Engineering College and several certifications in Microsoft server technologies. He lives with his wife, their 9-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter, and his parents. He loves spending time with his family as well as travelling.
Server Engineer and SQL ExpertDiligent and results-oriented, Arvind has more than eight years of server and networking experience, and is trained in Microsoft, Cisco, and Linux technologies. Between 2009 and 2014, he developed his skills in several positions, from Customer Support to Senior Wi-Fi Support Engineer. In 2014, he became Assistant System Administrator for Truworth Infotech, before taking up a post as Senior System Administrator with ST Infosys PVT in 2015 and System Administrator with Big Leap Technosolutions in 2017.
These positions allowed Arvind to gain experience in a wide range of server and network hardware/software. As an Avid Practice team member, he applies this impressive skillset to meet any and all server management needs. He enjoys being able to explore new technology while contributing to clients’ well-being.
Arvind was recently married.