Meet the NTI Team
Sean Williams is the Founder and President/CEO of Now Technologies, Inc. (NTI) with over 20 years of business experience and over 30 years of technical experience. Mr. Williams founded Now Technologies in 1997, with the vision of focusing on State governments, local municipalities, and commercial clients in the MD-VA-PA-NC areas. He quickly grew NTI from a startup to a multi-million dollar company in less than 5 years. Over the years, NTI has maintained a company emphasis on Network Operations, Network Engineering, Network Security, Microsoft Technologies, Help Desk (Tier I-III), and all aspects of Professional Information Technology Services.
In addition to his executive responsibilities with Now Technologies, Mr. Williams serves as the CEO of Now Applications, LLC; a software engineering company focused on providing unique and targeted software solutions to commercial and government organizations. By leveraging Now Technologies’ 25+ year history of delivering innovative technology solutions to its customers, Now Applications provides efficient assessments of legacy IT applications and develops budget-sensitive alternatives. We accomplish this by employing state-of-the-art rapid application development tools and methodologies to customize solutions that meet the unique challenges of our customers.
Mr. Williams obtained his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from the Johns Hopkins School of Engineering. Aside from business and family, Mr. Williams is an avid Washington Capitals fan and a member of the Potomac Curling Club.
As Vice President at Now Technologies, Inc (NTI), Matt is responsible for day-to-day operations that include the commercial division and State/Local Government division; and contract vehicles throughout the State of Maryland and surrounding areas. Within the commercial division, Matt manages a team of IT professionals with skill sets ranging from Tier I to Tier III in support of small and medium businesses in the Baltimore/Washington region. Matt’s team provides on-site/remote support and technical consulting to a wide array of industries such as local and international labor unions, construction companies, accounting firms, business consultants, law firms, insurance agencies, mortgage brokers, medical practice, local government municipalities and police departments.
Matt Deskin, a native Marylander, grew up in a tech-savvy family and had a knack for problem solving at a young age. As a Systems Engineer, his knowledge and experience is in planning, implementing and supporting Microsoft Windows-based network infrastructures. With more than 20 years in IT consulting, his true passion has always been customer service. Matt is a friendly, outgoing professional that can sell with a smile, delivering cost-effective IT solutions for any business. In his free time, Matt loves a trip to the beach with his family. Some of Matt’s hobbies are singing, cooking, home improvement, skiing, playing and coaching softball. Grateful for an amazing group of family and friends, he’s always up for hosting a backyard barbeque.
SMB Technical Team
Lead Systems Integrator
Now Technologies’ Lead Systems Integrator, James Wise, is responsible for systems infrastructure and design and escalation support for tickets. Specializing in Meraki, Microsoft technologies and Barracuda, James brings six years of IT industry experience and holds leading industry certifications, including MCSA and Security+.
Outside of work, James enjoys hockey, golf, scuba diving, and spending time with his two sons.
Now Technologies’ Systems Integrator, Shareif Parker, is responsible for system and server migration and configuration of cloud computing services and technical support for tickets. With 6 years of experience, Shareif has in-depth experience with Microsoft Azure and AWS platforms in both public and private sector.
Outside of work, Shareif enjoys kayaking, indoor bouldering, street photography, and spending time with his family.
Now Technologies’ Systems Engineer, Greg Franzen, is responsible for rapid response to client issues and responding to alerts and automated notifications. Greg has 15+ years of industry experience and holds A+, Net+, Security+, and CySA+ certifications.
Dennis Bravo, Systems Engineer, has been in the IT profession for 20 years. As an experienced Systems Engineer, Dennis is highly skilled in network administration, systems administration, Technical support, managing network operations and enterprise wide-area networks across multi-platform, as well as high uptime Data Center environments.
Outside of work, Dennis enjoys exercise, reading, and practicing spirituality.
Nikitia Dials, Systems Engineer, has 15 years in the IT Field serving thousands of users in technical support roles with an emphasis on customer service in Healthcare, Television and Banking industries. In addition to being well-versed in configuring and troubleshooting hardware, software, and printers with the flexibility for supporting users onsite and remotely, she has knowledge of VMware environment and Incident Response.
Nikitia is Bama born and Texas raised and smiles a lot. Her hobbies are going cart racing, axe throwing and scenic walks.
service desk analyst
Jordan is an IT professional with 13 years of experience spanning various domains including help desk support, security management, and computer repair. He is dedicated to solving IT issues for his clients and is committed to exceptional service for anyone seeking IT assistance.
Outside of work, Jordan enjoys gaming, playing soccer and tennis, surfing, and poker.
Web Services Team
demand generation specialist
As Demand Generation Specialist, Jessica Deskin is responsible for developing, executing, and measuring all lead generation and marketing campaigns for NTI and its clients, including all aspects of website and online content, website design/redesign, SEO/Keyword Optimization, social media design/content (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Google My Business), brand strategy, copywriting, in-house client newsletters, and more. She is a Certified Digital Marketing Professional and holds certifications from the Digital Marketing Institute and the American Marketing Association.
With 20+ years of customer service, operations and event management experience in hospitality and sales, over a decade running her own business as a music instructor/director, as well as COO of a start-up online subscription-based application for adults in jazz education and Executive Director of an international jazz camp for adults, Jessica brings a wealth and variety of skills to any role. Her strengths are in brand analysis, communication, copywriting and creative content strategy and management.
Outside of work, Jessica is an accomplished educator, singer-songwriter, performer, and music director, and holds a BM in Vocal Jazz/Commercial Music Performance. She enjoys performing, experiencing live music and shows, spending time with friends and family, teaching her parakeet to talk, and traveling.
As the administrative assistant and bookkeeper, Oksana Grekova is in charge of all administrative business including handling bills, payroll, insurance and various other accounting services.
Oksana has over 10 years of administrative experience, from her recent job at Slade Health Care as well as prior to that in Russia as an administrator and accountant for a product development corporation.
Oksana brings various skills with her such as strength in communication, organizational skills in office work and detail orientation.
She received her B.S in chemical engineering from Mendeleev University of Moscow, bringing with her international and cultural experience from the other side of the globe.
Outside of work, Oksana enjoys spending time with close friends, her family, playing piano and running and participating in races associated with charity organizations.