Strategic Alliances

MICHAEL CARICO – (Web Guy / Senior Solutions Architect) –  With over 20 years of professional experience in developing and delivering software solutions, Michael Carico is definitely someone that you want on your team.  Michael got his start programming Accounting and Procurement systems at the United States Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, D.C. and soon made his way to project team lead.  Michael designed and developed several business systems for NRL as well as being a member of several key teams eventually earning the NRL Award for Excellence in Mission Support.

Michael programmed his first website in 1999 just before earning his Master of Science Degree in Information Systems from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2000.  Since then, Michael has left Government Service to pursue other ventures including building websites and web applications full-time.  Michael founded AbleSpark in 2002 and currently serves as AbleSpark’s Senior Solution Architect.  In this role, Michael oversees all website development as well as providing direct application system architecture and development support.  Michael brings his personal knowledge as well as the entire AbleSpark team to help ABIL Solutions and its clients.

James LeGoy – (Cinematographer) – is a based in Los Angeles. James received his degree in photography from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in 1982 and immediately opened an advertising photography studio. After 16 successful years shooting stills he changed career paths and started filming commercials and lighting feature films.

In 1997, James shot his first feature-length 35mm film, “Malaika,” a family film about four kids who find an elephant in their backyard. Since then he has served as Cinematographer on more than 18 feature films including Day of the Dead 2 and Creepshow 3, second unit cinematographer on another 12 features, as well as shooting numerous commercials and music videos as well as occasionally lending his lighting skills to other DPs.

One of his most recent films was “Wizardream” for director John Carl Buechler starring Malcolm McDowell.

Recent awards include the Grand Prize at the Los Angeles 3D Movie Festival, Telly and Hermes awards.

MUSHARAF RASHID – (Business Developer, Capture Manager, Program Manager, and Solution Architect) – Applying his experience as a government COTR, Musharaf U. Rashid combines business development, capture, program management, and solution architecture perspectives when preparing a bid. Customers supported include CMS, CDC, NIH/NCI, Military Health, National Library of Medicine, DHS (USCIS and CBP) DoD/DLA, USDA, and DOL. His technical background is in areas such as Enterprise Architecture, SOA, Integration Architecture, Application Architecture, Security Architecture, Data Management, Custom Application Development, Infrastructure and Data Centers, and Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment. Business development experience includes strategic planning, creating BD pipelines, identifying growth areas, and marketing organizational capabilities. Musharaf led many successful capture initiatives by establishing teaming alliances and strategic partnerships. As Solution Architect, he applied application architectures for large-scale federal initiatives. As a program manager, he helped agencies realize organizational gaps and attain tangible results by establishing effective governance structures, automation, and process improvement. He offers an exceptional ability to break down a complex program into functional streams, decompose requirements, and use cases effectively, along with a proven ability to grow current contracts significantly by establishing strong professional relationships and understanding the customer’s top priorities. Musharaf has an MS in Computer Science from John Hopkins University and a BS in Computer Science from George Mason University; he also holds PMP, Agile, ITIL, WebSphere, and J2EE certifications.
KEVIN REEM – (Associate Producer) – With many years of production and internet experience under his belt (to add to his many awards), Kevin Reem brings a wealth of knowledge and creative style to every project he encounters. Kevin spent many years at The Walt Disney Studios as a segment producer, director and project manager, learning the details of putting together a finished product and getting it out to the marketplace (viewers of The Disney Channel, Disney Online, and visitors to EPCOT have all seen some of Kevin’s creations). Working closely with Tony Malanowski on many inventive endeavors, Kevin is happy to create new ways to share information across a wide array of media platforms, and will be adding his talents to the team working under the ABIL Solutions umbrella.
JENNIFER SCHAUS – (Government Contracting Expert) – Jennifer Schaus has more than 20 years’ government contracting experience. Her area of expertise is in the Federal Supply Schedules (FSS), including the GSA and VA Schedule contract vehicles. Based in downtown Washington DC, she and her team help clients from pre-award strategic plans, to federal sales, marketing, and pricing through to post-award contract administration.  Jennifer is a frequent speaker for government contracting events and conferences, including foreign embassies and consulate offices. She has presented to many professional and industry organizations and been featured in a number of national and international publications. Jennifer holds a BA from Towson University in Towson, MD; has completed the UC Berkeley Leadership Accelerator; and holds a Certificate in Executive Leadership from Cornell University.  She sits on the Board of National Military Intelligence Association (NMIA) and National Contract Management Association (NCMA), Bethesda MD Chapter.