Meet the Team

What do a former jet pilot, kindergarten teacher, and DJ all have in common? They now work for one of the fastest growing technology consulting firms.

With a diversity of backgrounds, interests, and abilities, our team’s unifying traits are curiosity and perseverance. Through these characteristics, we are able to work under pressure, within budget, and on behalf of the most deserving, mission-focused clients in the world.

Senior Leadership

Dan Salazar

Chief Executive Officer

Greg Bugbee

Chief Technology Officer

Greg's focus is evaluating client's critical data, security, and business processes towards creating greater efficiency and sustainable organizational capacity. Recently, Greg has spearheaded efforts to deploy solutions that foster data sharing and collaboration between NGOs, foundations, and government entities. Greg's other interests include cycling, kayaking, and parenting his five cats and two Chihuahuas.

Derek Lemery

Chief Operating Officer

Derek holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Networking from Wentworth Institute of Technology, and has 10 years of experience in infrastructure administration and consulting. As Director of Operations, Derek ensures that all organizational technical operations run smoothly and efficiently. When not working, Derek still spends a fair amount of his time on computers, spends time with family and friends, and plays with his dog, Noah.

Robert Malt

Chief Information Officer

Bob has a passion for client relationship management, VMware infrastructures, disaster recovery, strategic planning and enterprise networking. In his previous career, Bob was a corporate pilot flying a Citation Sovereign as a captain, a licensed aircraft mechanic for TWA, and a certified flight instructor. Outside his professional career, Bob enjoys family camping trips, hiking, woodworking and boating.


Carl Fazzina

Senior Sales Manager

Carl has an M.A. in Mass Communication, a B.A. in Communication, and 20 years of sales, development, and management experience. In his spare time, he enjoys playing table top and role playing games with friends and family.

Herbert Lierzer

Manager of Application Development

Herbert is a Software Developer with over a decade of experience, graduating from the University of Technology Graz, Austria with a BSc. in Computer Science. After founding his own online art platform in 2007, he focused on mobile & web non-profit solutions in 2013. He enjoys radio-plays, computers, hiking and making music.

John Tindall

VP of Enterprise IT, Nonprofits

John has 20 years experience developing, delivering and servicing successful, large-scale software and infrastructure implementations for non-profits, human resources, benefits, finance, investment and retail organizations. His various hobbies include home building from the foundation up to mountain biking, archery, zymurgy, and video gaming.

Brendan O’Neill

Director of Professional Services

Bio to come.

Client & Project Specialists

Melanie Harrison

Business Operations Manager

As Melanie’s career path meandered from Environmental Scientist to IT project management, her love of technology, efficiency, and organization has remained unwavering. She is an avid cook and loves to travel, hike, and kayak.

Laura Jakubczyk

Remote Support & Scheduling Coordinator

Laura specializes in dispatching work orders to NOVUS Insight technicians and verifying all technical issues are handled in a timely manner. In her spare time, she enjoys watching football and live music. Go Seahawks!!

Joe McGrattan

Strategic Partnership Manager

Joe has a B.S. in Marketing and over 20 years experience with business development and partner management in the area of technology consulting. He is a lifelong Connecticut resident who enjoys gardening, landscaping and travel in his spare time.

Heather Petrone

Human Resources Manager

Heather graduated from UCONN with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management. Her favorite thing is travel: researching, planning, going, and starting the process all over again. She also enjoys watching sports – mainly basketball, baseball, and football, both televised & live – from pro all the way down to her kids’ teams.

Calvin Brown

Business Analyst

Bio to come.

Systems Analysts

Brian Alff

Systems Analyst

Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Central Connecticut State University and has spent the past 9 years working in a variety of IT positions, ranging from help desk to network engineer. His interests include gaming, hiking, mountain biking, scuba diving, and snowboarding.

Rocky Bragg

Systems Analyst

Rocky’s experience includes servers, networking and virtualization. His hobbies include working on cars, riding dirt bikes, spending time outdoors, and working on hands-on projects.

Brandon Cyr

Manager of Professional Services / Site Coordinator, Jacksonville

A Connecticut native, Brandon relocated to Jacksonville, FL in 2015 to open Novus' first location outside of Connecticut. Brandon is an avid gamer, Fantasy novel reader, and part-time DJ.

Ryan Delmastro

Systems Analyst

Ryan works primarily with school districts, municipalities, and nonprofits. He specializes in strategic planning, budget management, and general technology/networking design. Ryan enjoys mountain biking, making music, and spending time with family.

Bob Laplante

Systems Analyst

Bob works primarily with non-profit entities and municipalities specializing in backup infrastructure, email services (Exchange, O365, Google Apps), and general technology infrastructure / design. In his free time, he enjoys bodybuilding, gaming of all varieties, and playing guitar.

Jonathan Law

Systems Analyst

Jon specializes in hardware repairs and replacements, but is always trying to broaden his knowledge of different topics. In his free time, Jon enjoys PC gaming, board games, and hiking.

Glen Nelson

Manager of Professional Services

Glen has worked most of his professional IT career in higher education at Eastern Connecticut State University, where he also received a degree in Economics. Some of his interests are in art, photography, music, and spending time with friends and family.

Jonathan Page

Systems Analyst

Jon’s experience includes Windows server, networking, virtualization, and storage technology. He enjoys fixing cars, riding dirt bikes, gaming, and hanging out with friends.

Keith Ryan

Systems Analyst

Keith has worked in IT support for over 10 years and is CompTIA A+ and Network + Certified. He enjoys PC gaming, hiking, boating, camping, and geocaching.

Greg Thebarge

Systems Analyst

Greg graduated from Porter and Chester Institute’s Computer and Networking Program where he received his A+ and Network+ certifications. He has experience with PowerSchool administration and has been working in IT for more than 10 years. In his spare time, he enjoys playing drums for a local band and building computers for friends and family.

Michael Quick

Systems Analyst

Michael’s experience includes work in municipal and education technology, most recently as Coordinator of Network Services in a large district. He’s passionate about virtualization, networking, distributed computing, and strategic IT planning. Outside of work Michael enjoys kayaking, motorcycle riding, and reading.

Support Specialists

Steve Barlow

Support Specialist

Steve holds degrees in IT Network Engineering and A/V Production, and has been working in the IT field for 5 years. He enjoys driving (from the quiet corner of Connecticut) and is a PC game and tech enthusiast.

Josh Boisse

Support Specialist

Josh earned a degree from Quinebaug Valley Community College in Computer Networking, specializing in Desktop Support. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, playing video games, and spending time with family.

Pete Carey

Support Analyst

Pete previously worked in Development/Fundraising at Hartford Stage Company. He studied Performing Arts Management at The University of Hartford, and resides in Middletown. When not at work, Pete can be found at the gym, playing Warhammer 40k, and brewing beer.

Brandon Cosme

Support Specialist

Brandon is currently pursuing a degree in Computer Information Systems. He previously worked at Microsoft as a Service Advisor specializing in desktop support. In his free time, Brandon enjoys video games, exercising, and is an avid moviegoer. He also likes to keep up to date with the latest news on consumer tech.

Danzel Esnard

Support Specialist

Danzel has been in the IT field for about 4 years. He is currently pursuing a degree in Network Administration in order to expand his IT knowledge. In his free time, he enjoys playing sports and keeping up with the latest in tech, music, and gaming.

Roger Griffin

Support Specialist

Roger’s IT experience includes many years of desktop support and customer service roles and he is currently pursuing his degree in network administration. Outside of work, he enjoys PC gaming, cooking, and exercising.

Kevin Icart

Support Analyst

Prior to Novus, Kevin has worked in IT for 4 ½ years at Coventry Public Schools. In his spare time, Kevin likes to go to the gym, hike, or spend time with his girlfriend and his dog, Wilson.

Jordan Linton-Smith

Support Specialist

Jordan has previously worked as IT help for Eastern CT University, and is currently completing his degree there in Computer Science and Business Information Systems. Outside of work, Jordan likes to travel, rock climb, and read about the latest technology being produced.

Gavin McKay

Support Specialist

Gavin is an Apple specialist and worked for Apple before joining Novus Insight. He enjoys playing hockey and making his own beef jerky.

Sam Melendez

Support Specialist

Sam has spent the last 10 years at a small non profit organization in Bridgeport providing affordable Microsoft authorized refurbished desktop and laptop computers to the public along with youth training courses. In his free time, Sam loves to spend time with family & friends. He's a sci-fi and Comic-Con geek, loves Broadway, camping and staying happy 🙂

Zach Omichinski

Support Specialist

Armin Selimovic

Support Specialist

Armin comes from an Apple background. He worked at Apple for 5 years prior to working for Novus as a Genius. He is Mac and iOS certified through apple. In his spare time, he enjoys going to concerts, sporting events, WWE shows, and playing videogames.

Orlando Estrella

Support Specialist

Orlando is attending Tunxis Community College for Computer Information Systems. He previously worked at Hartford Healthcare, Microsoft, and Nielsen TV ratings. Orlando has been married for a year and has just purchased a home with his wife. In his spare time, he enjoys gaming and playing music. Orlando is the drummer for his worship team at his church, Essence Place.

Cameron Larsen

Support Specialist

Cam has 2 years of Mechanical Engineering education from Roger Williams University. He worked with the Board of Education in Tolland for 3 years. Cam is a regular volunteer for his church and Feeding Children Everywhere. He also enjoys longboarding, snowboarding, wakeboarding, extreme hammocking, hiking, camping, fishing, piano, music production, and cooking.

Kasia Milczarek

Support Specialist

Kasia started her IT path while working as a service advisor for Microsoft 5 years ago. While with Microsoft, she got her Office 2016 Certifications and continues to expand her knowledge. In her spare time, Kasia loves to spend time with her dog at the beach or hiking, as well as gaming.

Slava Shnitman

Support Analyst

Jason Gray

Support Specialist

Jason Gray assumed his role of Support Specialist (Apprentice) in March 2020. Before his current role, he gained valuable experience through serving 13+ years of active duty military and remains in the Army Reserve. Jason is attending Liberty University and is pursuing a degree in Computer Information Systems. His ideal permanent position would be Software Developer, focusing on Developer Advocate.

Kelly Halligan

Remote Support Quality Assurance Lead

Bio to come.

Jeremiah Waterman

Technical Escalation Analyst

Bio to come.

Jon Paquin

Support Specialist Apprentice

Adam Gould

Support Specialist

Bio to come.

Johnathan Quick

Support Specialist Apprentice

Colin Irujo

Support Analyst

Application Development

Herbert Lierzer

Manager of Application Development

Herbert is a Software Developer with over a decade of experience, graduating from the University of Technology Graz, Austria with a BSc. in Computer Science. After founding his own online art platform in 2007, he focused on mobile & web non-profit solutions in 2013. He enjoys radio-plays, computers, hiking and making music.

Kevin Nott

Application Developer

Kevin specializes in full stack LAMP development and has been building websites for over 15 years. He is an avid board game enthusiast and considers a bicycle the best way to travel.

Ken Fazzone

Application Developer

Ken has studied Computer Engineering at Middlesex, and resides in Meriden. When not at work, Ken can be found reading sci-fi novels, tinkering with electronics, and playing guitar.

Interested in joining the Novus team?

We are steadily growing and always looking for new people to join our high-tech, fun and collaborative culture. If you think you’d be a good fit, take a look at some of the great benefits Novus has to offer.