Your Payment, Retail Technology and Security Partner

WHO WE ARE

W. Capra Consulting Group is a professional services organization focused on identifying, leading, integrating and delivering technology, payment, security, and loyalty solutions to a broad range of major established retail firms and emerging businesses. We have a passion for our business and for seeing our clients succeed.


Partners



Patrick Raycroft LinkedIn » Partner


Raycroft@wcapra.com
Patrick has 30 years of IT experience in the manufacturing and retail industries. He has extensive experience as part of senior management teams at BP and Amoco. He directed the development and implementation of IT consolidation and integration efforts required to support two successive multi-billion dollar mergers. He managed the design and implementation of Amoco's retail systems including their site networking and card processing platforms. Patrick has also led retail site architecture work, developed vendor strategies and executed RFP processes for POS and site connectivity, and developed strategies for loyalty programs. Currently, he is a managing partner of the W. Capra Consulting Group focusing on retail technology.
Patrick has 30 years of IT experience in the manufacturing and retail industries. He has extensive experience as part of senior management teams at BP and Amoco. He directed the development and implementation of IT consolidation and integration efforts required to support two successive multi-billion dollar mergers. He managed the design and implementation of Amoco's retail systems including their site networking and card processing platforms. Patrick has also led retail site architecture work, developed vendor strategies and executed RFP processes for POS and site connectivity, and developed strategies for loyalty programs. Currently, he is a managing partner of the W. Capra Consulting Group focusing on retail technology.


Matt Beale LinkedIn » Partner


mbeale@wcapra.com
Matt Beale heads our Security and Architecture Practice. He has over 15 year's experience working in many facets of IT with a strong focus on global retail organizations. Since Matt joined us, he has built up this practice to cover a number of key verticals. Outside of the office, Matt enjoys scuba diving and looking for the hidden secrets that cities always offer.  
Matt Beale heads our Security and Architecture Practice. He has over 15 year's experience working in many facets of IT with a strong focus on global retail organizations. Since Matt joined us, he has built up this practice to cover a number of key verticals. Outside of the office, Matt enjoys scuba diving and looking for the hidden secrets that cities always offer.  


Mike Streams LinkedIn » Partner


mstreams@wcapra.com
Mike has been with the W. Capra team since April of 2010 and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the technical, operational and regulatory facets of the eCommerce, recurring, retail payment and loyalty industries. Outside of work, Mike is an avid fisherman and die-hard Vanderbilt Commodores fan.
Mike has been with the W. Capra team since April of 2010 and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the technical, operational and regulatory facets of the eCommerce, recurring, retail payment and loyalty industries. Outside of work, Mike is an avid fisherman and die-hard Vanderbilt Commodores fan.


Terry Mahoney LinkedIn » Partner


tmahoney@wcapra.com
Terry is an expert at identifying and addressing the organizational impacts of information technology and redesigning business processes to capitalize on today's technologies. He has a proven track record in enterprise-scale information technology projects, including large project management and technical architecture and strategy. As an experienced industry consultant, Terry brings a wealth of business, technology, and consultancy acumen and as a bonus; he has a storehouse of funny stories. We don't know where he learned the funny stories.
Terry is an expert at identifying and addressing the organizational impacts of information technology and redesigning business processes to capitalize on today's technologies. He has a proven track record in enterprise-scale information technology projects, including large project management and technical architecture and strategy. As an experienced industry consultant, Terry brings a wealth of business, technology, and consultancy acumen and as a bonus; he has a storehouse of funny stories. We don't know where he learned the funny stories.


Team Members



Arber Ajeti LinkedIn » Partner


aajeti@wcapra.com
Arber has been with W. Capra since May of 2014. He is a graduate of University of Nebraska and Northern Illinois University, respectively. Arber has over five years of experience in helping organizations streamline financial, accounting, and budgeting processes. He is an avid soccer player and a Cornhusker’s fan.
Arber has been with W. Capra since May of 2014. He is a graduate of University of Nebraska and Northern Illinois University, respectively. Arber has over five years of experience in helping organizations streamline financial, accounting, and budgeting processes. He is an avid soccer player and a Cornhusker’s fan.


Mark Allendorf LinkedIn » Partner


mallendorf@wcapra.com
Mark has over 19 years of experience with retail petroleum and c-store technology, project and operations management with an expertise in assisting retailers in testing and implementing backoffice applications and POS solutions. In these roles, he has developed proven team leadership skills for all aspects of c-store operations.  Mark enjoys spending his spare time with his wife, kids and granddaughter and working with the Boy Scouts.
Mark has over 19 years of experience with retail petroleum and c-store technology, project and operations management with an expertise in assisting retailers in testing and implementing backoffice applications and POS solutions. In these roles, he has developed proven team leadership skills for all aspects of c-store operations.  Mark enjoys spending his spare time with his wife, kids and granddaughter and working with the Boy Scouts.


Loren Allston LinkedIn » Partner


lallston@wcapra.com
Loren has over 18 years of managerial and consulting experience, including, but not limited to strategic business planning, organization alignment and prioritization, and designing, building, testing and deploying retail system solutions and supporting technologies. He enjoys family time which includes watching his Daughters excel at softball and running in 5K/15K fun themed races (Boilermaker, Rock and Roll Marathon, Zombie run, etc.).
Loren has over 18 years of managerial and consulting experience, including, but not limited to strategic business planning, organization alignment and prioritization, and designing, building, testing and deploying retail system solutions and supporting technologies. He enjoys family time which includes watching his Daughters excel at softball and running in 5K/15K fun themed races (Boilermaker, Rock and Roll Marathon, Zombie run, etc.).


Christy Beesley LinkedIn » Partner


cbeesley@wcapra.com
Christy has 16 years of experience in business operations and information technology, specializing in health care, loyalty and customer engagement solutions, product production, and communications management.  Her background also includes business and system analytics, project management, vendor management, and solutions implementation and integration.  Outside of work, Christy enjoys outdoor activities, spending time with her husband and dog, and cooking.  Christy is based out of our Nashville office.
Christy has 16 years of experience in business operations and information technology, specializing in health care, loyalty and customer engagement solutions, product production, and communications management.  Her background also includes business and system analytics, project management, vendor management, and solutions implementation and integration.  Outside of work, Christy enjoys outdoor activities, spending time with her husband and dog, and cooking.  Christy is based out of our Nashville office.


Pat Behrens LinkedIn » Partner


pbehrens@wcapra.com
Pat joined the W. Capra team in March 2017.  A graduate of the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business, Pat has retail experience in implementation and management of global supply chain and eCommerce solutions.  In his free time, he enjoys playing music, exploring Chicago, travelling, and trying to convince people that Notre Dame is a basketball school.
Pat joined the W. Capra team in March 2017.  A graduate of the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business, Pat has retail experience in implementation and management of global supply chain and eCommerce solutions.  In his free time, he enjoys playing music, exploring Chicago, travelling, and trying to convince people that Notre Dame is a basketball school.


Harvey Bryant LinkedIn » Partner


hbryant@wcapra.com
Harvey is an Endpoint Security specialist with over 10 years of experience in IT Security, specializing in Department of Defense support.  He is a Navy veteran whose focus has been on ePO configuration, Antivirus, and Encryption.  In addition to his Navy background, Harvey is McAfee University trained.  Outside of work, Harvey enjoys walking and bicycling around his home base of Oceanside, CA.
Harvey is an Endpoint Security specialist with over 10 years of experience in IT Security, specializing in Department of Defense support.  He is a Navy veteran whose focus has been on ePO configuration, Antivirus, and Encryption.  In addition to his Navy background, Harvey is McAfee University trained.  Outside of work, Harvey enjoys walking and bicycling around his home base of Oceanside, CA.


Jon Caddick Partner


jcaddick@wcapra.com
Jon attended Indiana University, graduated in 2008 with a degree in Public Affairs with a concentration of Finance. Have spent the last 5 years as a cost control analyst and project manager with a primary focus in the petroleum industry. Jon understands the fuel industry, what drives jobber/retailer investment decisions and the supplier ecosystem.  Jon is local to Chicago, enjoys spending time with his wife, son and two dogs outside of work.
Jon attended Indiana University, graduated in 2008 with a degree in Public Affairs with a concentration of Finance. Have spent the last 5 years as a cost control analyst and project manager with a primary focus in the petroleum industry. Jon understands the fuel industry, what drives jobber/retailer investment decisions and the supplier ecosystem.  Jon is local to Chicago, enjoys spending time with his wife, son and two dogs outside of work.


Clint Cady LinkedIn » Partner


ccady@wcapra.com
Clint joined the W. Capra team in May of 2011. Clint has over 5 years of project management and leadership across many different verticals in e-Commerce and retail payment systems, as well as security and compliance. In his free time, Clint enjoys all outdoor activities and University of Kentucky basketball!
Clint joined the W. Capra team in May of 2011. Clint has over 5 years of project management and leadership across many different verticals in e-Commerce and retail payment systems, as well as security and compliance. In his free time, Clint enjoys all outdoor activities and University of Kentucky basketball!


Sue Chan LinkedIn » Partner


schan@wcapra.com
Sue has 20 years of experience in the implementation, management, testing, and maintenance of retail technology and payment/loyalty transaction systems. She has an effective ability to relate the impact of business processes to changes or disruptions in the retail environment. Sue is an active participant in Conexxus (formally PCATS); Chairs the Standards Quality Assurance committee as well as sitting on the Board of Advisors. In her free time, she enjoys baking and a leisurely game of golf.
Sue has 20 years of experience in the implementation, management, testing, and maintenance of retail technology and payment/loyalty transaction systems. She has an effective ability to relate the impact of business processes to changes or disruptions in the retail environment. Sue is an active participant in Conexxus (formally PCATS); Chairs the Standards Quality Assurance committee as well as sitting on the Board of Advisors. In her free time, she enjoys baking and a leisurely game of golf.


Wendy Clark LinkedIn » Partner


wclark@wcapra.com
Wendy has 20 years of Operations and Administration experience along with supporting upper level management and CEO's. A graduate of Northeastern IL with a BA in Business Administration and Marketing, Wendy has worked for large corporations as well as start-up companies.  Away from the office she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and watching sports with her 2 boys.  
Wendy has 20 years of Operations and Administration experience along with supporting upper level management and CEO's. A graduate of Northeastern IL with a BA in Business Administration and Marketing, Wendy has worked for large corporations as well as start-up companies.  Away from the office she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and watching sports with her 2 boys.  


John Coffey LinkedIn » Partner


jcoffey@wcapra.com
John has over 25 years of experience in the Information Technology field covering a diverse range of projects and roles, with almost two decades spent working in the Healthcare Industry. Over the last decade he has focused on Information Security working primarily with various Intel Security product suites which is where his true passion lies.  John enjoys trail and ultra-running events.
John has over 25 years of experience in the Information Technology field covering a diverse range of projects and roles, with almost two decades spent working in the Healthcare Industry. Over the last decade he has focused on Information Security working primarily with various Intel Security product suites which is where his true passion lies.  John enjoys trail and ultra-running events.


Ed Collupy LinkedIn » Partner


ecollupy@wcapra.com
With over 30 years of experience in the convenience store and grocery industries Ed has managed and supported store systems and technology teams and projects. Under his leadership he directed several successful large initiatives including Point of Sale (POS), Back Office Reporting and Accounting, Workforce Management, and Fuel Pricing systems. Ed served the convenience petroleum industry as a board member and Chairman of the Board of Advisors of Conexxus. He also co-founded Share The Blessings, Inc., a non-profit, with a charter to provide education and clean water to Ugandan villages.
With over 30 years of experience in the convenience store and grocery industries Ed has managed and supported store systems and technology teams and projects. Under his leadership he directed several successful large initiatives including Point of Sale (POS), Back Office Reporting and Accounting, Workforce Management, and Fuel Pricing systems. Ed served the convenience petroleum industry as a board member and Chairman of the Board of Advisors of Conexxus. He also co-founded Share The Blessings, Inc., a non-profit, with a charter to provide education and clean water to Ugandan villages.


Addison DelRio LinkedIn » Partner


adelrio@wcapra.com
Addison has 7 years’ experience in the testing, certification and implementation of retail technology payment systems, POS solutions, loyalty systems, networks and processors.  Outside of work, Addison enjoys spending time with her husband, son and two dogs. 
Addison has 7 years’ experience in the testing, certification and implementation of retail technology payment systems, POS solutions, loyalty systems, networks and processors.  Outside of work, Addison enjoys spending time with her husband, son and two dogs. 


Jim DuBoyce LinkedIn » Partner


jduboyce@wcapra.com
Jim brings over 25 years of experience to W. Capra having worked in finance, payment operations, procurement and retail supply chain management roles.   Jim specializes in payment strategy, processing  and support projects for W. Capra and his clients have included major oil companies, leading convenience store chains, quick serve restaurants, specialty retailers and the Merchants Payments Coalition.
Jim brings over 25 years of experience to W. Capra having worked in finance, payment operations, procurement and retail supply chain management roles.   Jim specializes in payment strategy, processing  and support projects for W. Capra and his clients have included major oil companies, leading convenience store chains, quick serve restaurants, specialty retailers and the Merchants Payments Coalition.


Matt Dudlo LinkedIn » Partner


mdudlo@wcapra.com
Matt is a customer-focused engineer with a strong backround in complex security solutions. He loves working with and learning new products and technologies and maintains a home lab that is as close to an enterprise-level network as possible. Matt enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, kayaking, and mountain biking. He gives back to his community by coaching new motorcycle riders through a local community college.
Matt is a customer-focused engineer with a strong backround in complex security solutions. He loves working with and learning new products and technologies and maintains a home lab that is as close to an enterprise-level network as possible. Matt enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, kayaking, and mountain biking. He gives back to his community by coaching new motorcycle riders through a local community college.


Kevin Evans LinkedIn » Partner


kevans@wcapra.com
Kevin has supported large government and commercial networks for the past 15 years.  Prior to coming to W Capra, Kevin has worked directly for some of the industry’s largest companies such as HP, Intel, and Microsoft.   In Kevin’s free time, he is an avid boater and spends as much time on the water as possible as well as travelling with his daughter for her club Volleyball team.    
Kevin has supported large government and commercial networks for the past 15 years.  Prior to coming to W Capra, Kevin has worked directly for some of the industry’s largest companies such as HP, Intel, and Microsoft.   In Kevin’s free time, he is an avid boater and spends as much time on the water as possible as well as travelling with his daughter for her club Volleyball team.    


Boyd Farrish LinkedIn » Partner


bfarrish@wcapra.com
Boyd brings a strong background of over eight years in project management, payment processing and relationship development. He is always willing to take on new challenges, especially in helping organizations create and implement streamlined processes that will increase efficiency and grow consumer engagement.  Away from the office, Boyd is an avid golfer, traveler, and supporter of Vanderbilt athletics.
Boyd brings a strong background of over eight years in project management, payment processing and relationship development. He is always willing to take on new challenges, especially in helping organizations create and implement streamlined processes that will increase efficiency and grow consumer engagement.  Away from the office, Boyd is an avid golfer, traveler, and supporter of Vanderbilt athletics.


Emanuel Fernandez LinkedIn » Partner


efernandez@wcapra.com
Emanuel is a bilingual IT Specialist, with over ten years of experience in the arena. He has worked for local and federal government agencies with a consistent and successful track record of installing, configuring, managing, and maintaining operating systems for a vast network of servers. He enjoys motorcycle and bicycle rides, scuba diving and exploring new restaurants with his wife.
Emanuel is a bilingual IT Specialist, with over ten years of experience in the arena. He has worked for local and federal government agencies with a consistent and successful track record of installing, configuring, managing, and maintaining operating systems for a vast network of servers. He enjoys motorcycle and bicycle rides, scuba diving and exploring new restaurants with his wife.


Nick Fredrick LinkedIn » Partner


nfredrick@wcapra.com
Nick brings 15 years of merchant-focused financial, technology, and operational experience to W. Capra.  He is known for bridging gaps between technical and non-technical resources to drive key initiatives to success.  By utilizing people, process and technology he focuses on end goals to develop and implement solutions resulting in incremental revenue, partner synergies, reduced expenses, and simplified processes.  When not at work, Nick enjoys time at the beach with his wife and kids and is a avid supporter of The Ohio State Buckeyes.
Nick brings 15 years of merchant-focused financial, technology, and operational experience to W. Capra.  He is known for bridging gaps between technical and non-technical resources to drive key initiatives to success.  By utilizing people, process and technology he focuses on end goals to develop and implement solutions resulting in incremental revenue, partner synergies, reduced expenses, and simplified processes.  When not at work, Nick enjoys time at the beach with his wife and kids and is a avid supporter of The Ohio State Buckeyes.


Jim Friel LinkedIn » Partner


jfriel@wcapra.com
Over the past 20 years, Jim has developed a diverse work background in IT/ technology, project management, relationship management, co-branded credit card marketing and loyalty.  He has worked for a cutting-edge technology company, large media organization, network consulting company and the corporate arm of a hardware co-op. In his free time, Jim enjoys watching and coaching his daughters in travel softball.
Over the past 20 years, Jim has developed a diverse work background in IT/ technology, project management, relationship management, co-branded credit card marketing and loyalty.  He has worked for a cutting-edge technology company, large media organization, network consulting company and the corporate arm of a hardware co-op. In his free time, Jim enjoys watching and coaching his daughters in travel softball.


Rick Fuentes Partner


rfuentes@wcapra.com
Rick’s service in the Marine Corp, MBA and CISSP bring 15 years of experience in cyber security, computer electronics, government compliance and leadership. Rick hardens IS architectures and prepares IT departments for compliance with federal and local regulatory inspections and mandates. When not securing a network, Rick explores the outdoors with his daughter searching for the next great adventure. 
Rick’s service in the Marine Corp, MBA and CISSP bring 15 years of experience in cyber security, computer electronics, government compliance and leadership. Rick hardens IS architectures and prepares IT departments for compliance with federal and local regulatory inspections and mandates. When not securing a network, Rick explores the outdoors with his daughter searching for the next great adventure. 


Carla Gerald LinkedIn » Partner


cgerald@wcapra.com
Carla joined W. Capra Consulting Group as an Accounting Analyst in January 2017.  Carla brings 30 years of accounting experience in both public and private companies.  When not crunching numbers, Carla enjoys warm weather activities, camping with her family, bike riding, movies, and travelling
Carla joined W. Capra Consulting Group as an Accounting Analyst in January 2017.  Carla brings 30 years of accounting experience in both public and private companies.  When not crunching numbers, Carla enjoys warm weather activities, camping with her family, bike riding, movies, and travelling


Cheryl Glavor LinkedIn » Partner


cglavor@wcapra.com
Cheryl has 11 years of experience supporting a Fortune 10 global energy organization, with expertise in customer service, credit card implementation, POS support, and loyalty programs.  Cheryl spends her free time relaxing and having a glass of wine with her friends, as well as spending cherished moments with her grandchildren.  Cheryl is also a loyal Chicago Cubs fan.  
Cheryl has 11 years of experience supporting a Fortune 10 global energy organization, with expertise in customer service, credit card implementation, POS support, and loyalty programs.  Cheryl spends her free time relaxing and having a glass of wine with her friends, as well as spending cherished moments with her grandchildren.  Cheryl is also a loyal Chicago Cubs fan.  


Adam Godwin LinkedIn » Partner


agodwin@wcapra.com
Adam has over 19 years of experience in the IT industry and has spent the last 10 years focused on McAfee ePO configuration and administration, Antivirus, DLP, and Encryption.  He is CISSP and an Air Force veteran with a Master’s degree in Computer Information Technology.  Located just outside of Atlanta, Adam enjoys spending time with his family and watching University of Alabama football.  Roll Tide!
Adam has over 19 years of experience in the IT industry and has spent the last 10 years focused on McAfee ePO configuration and administration, Antivirus, DLP, and Encryption.  He is CISSP and an Air Force veteran with a Master’s degree in Computer Information Technology.  Located just outside of Atlanta, Adam enjoys spending time with his family and watching University of Alabama football.  Roll Tide!


Matt Hallagan LinkedIn » Partner


mhallagan@wcapra.com
Matt has 4 years of IT experience, most of which has been focused in security. He has expertise working with various network security products and security operations. He leverages this expertise to assist customers with various security projects at an operational level. Outside of work he enjoys reading, driving and spending time with his family.
Matt has 4 years of IT experience, most of which has been focused in security. He has expertise working with various network security products and security operations. He leverages this expertise to assist customers with various security projects at an operational level. Outside of work he enjoys reading, driving and spending time with his family.


Daniel Kahan LinkedIn » Partner


dkahan@wcapra.com
Daniel joined the W. Capra team in September 2014. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Daniel received his Bachelors in Management and English. Daniel has over two years’ experience in project management, implementation, and IT consulting. In his free time, he enjoys playing improvisational piano, creative writing, and exploring new restaurants.
Daniel joined the W. Capra team in September 2014. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Daniel received his Bachelors in Management and English. Daniel has over two years’ experience in project management, implementation, and IT consulting. In his free time, he enjoys playing improvisational piano, creative writing, and exploring new restaurants.


Ken Kalal LinkedIn » Partner


kkalal@wcapra.com
Ken has over 25 years of practical experience in project leadership and service delivery management, specifically in the implementation and support of retail site systems. His most recent experience involved implementation and support of loyalty programs for a large petroleum/c-store retailer. He has extensive experience with site systems including technology infrastructure, POS solutions, payment/loyalty systems and processors, networks, forecourt controllers and integration to dispensers, back office and automated tank monitoring systems. He is certified in ITIL V3 Foundation. Ken enjoys spending time with his children, grandson, traveling and riding his Harley.
Ken has over 25 years of practical experience in project leadership and service delivery management, specifically in the implementation and support of retail site systems. His most recent experience involved implementation and support of loyalty programs for a large petroleum/c-store retailer. He has extensive experience with site systems including technology infrastructure, POS solutions, payment/loyalty systems and processors, networks, forecourt controllers and integration to dispensers, back office and automated tank monitoring systems. He is certified in ITIL V3 Foundation. Ken enjoys spending time with his children, grandson, traveling and riding his Harley.


Chris Kuzur Partner


ckuzur@wcapra.com
Chris has over 10 years of experience in Project Management, Data Management and Analysis, and Operations.  A graduate of the University of Tennessee, he also holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University.  In his free time, Chris enjoys traveling, cooking, and getting outdoors as often as possible. 
Chris has over 10 years of experience in Project Management, Data Management and Analysis, and Operations.  A graduate of the University of Tennessee, he also holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University.  In his free time, Chris enjoys traveling, cooking, and getting outdoors as often as possible. 


Martin Lapinski LinkedIn » Partner


mlapinski@wcapra.com
Martin is passionate about security and is also a strong proponent of privacy in this digital age.  He keeps his skills sharp by attending security conferences in addition to maintaining a robust home lab.  In his spare time, he enjoys riding motorcycles, fishing, and various sports.  Martin is also bi-lingual (Polish) and working on a third language (Japanese).
Martin is passionate about security and is also a strong proponent of privacy in this digital age.  He keeps his skills sharp by attending security conferences in addition to maintaining a robust home lab.  In his spare time, he enjoys riding motorcycles, fishing, and various sports.  Martin is also bi-lingual (Polish) and working on a third language (Japanese).


Victor Madera LinkedIn » Partner


vmadera@wcapra.com
Victor joined W. Capra in 2017, bringing with him 13 years of EMV experience.  His Project Manager Professional certification has allowed him to play an important role in EMV Migration projects in the US, Mexico, and Latin America.  Outside of payments, Victor is a an avid music and video games fan.  Victor lives in the DC area with his wife and daughter.  
Victor joined W. Capra in 2017, bringing with him 13 years of EMV experience.  His Project Manager Professional certification has allowed him to play an important role in EMV Migration projects in the US, Mexico, and Latin America.  Outside of payments, Victor is a an avid music and video games fan.  Victor lives in the DC area with his wife and daughter.  


Ralph Maravola LinkedIn » Partner


rmaravola@wcapra.com
Ralph has over 10 years of IT experience ranging from Level 1 Help Desk support to systems and security engineering.  He currently specializes in endpoint security technologies, having spent several years in the McAfee space.  His expertise lies in anti-virus, firewalls, device control, and rogue system detection.  In his spare time, Ralph enjoys spending time with his dog Leia, watching AAA baseball, going running, and exploring the local brewery scene around his home base of Columbus, OH.  
Ralph has over 10 years of IT experience ranging from Level 1 Help Desk support to systems and security engineering.  He currently specializes in endpoint security technologies, having spent several years in the McAfee space.  His expertise lies in anti-virus, firewalls, device control, and rogue system detection.  In his spare time, Ralph enjoys spending time with his dog Leia, watching AAA baseball, going running, and exploring the local brewery scene around his home base of Columbus, OH.  


Ashley Miller Partner


A recent graduate of the University of Central Florida, Ashley received her BSBA in Economics and Entrepreneurship. She brings with her experience in economic forecasting, business plan development, and market research. Happy to be back home in her Chicagoland roots, Ashley looks forward to once again enjoying deep-dish pizza and cheering on the Chicago Bears. 
A recent graduate of the University of Central Florida, Ashley received her BSBA in Economics and Entrepreneurship. She brings with her experience in economic forecasting, business plan development, and market research. Happy to be back home in her Chicagoland roots, Ashley looks forward to once again enjoying deep-dish pizza and cheering on the Chicago Bears. 


Steve Morgan Partner


smorgan@wcapra.com
Steve Has been working in the IT Security field for around 3 years. Starting as an analyst and moving to working as a security engineer. He graduated from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA with a B.S in Information Assurance. He specializes in SIEM architecture as has worked with a myriad of SIEM vendors. Away from the office, Steve enjoys historical reenactments, improve and has a great love for comics and all things gaming related. Steve is also a huge fan of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
Steve Has been working in the IT Security field for around 3 years. Starting as an analyst and moving to working as a security engineer. He graduated from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA with a B.S in Information Assurance. He specializes in SIEM architecture as has worked with a myriad of SIEM vendors. Away from the office, Steve enjoys historical reenactments, improve and has a great love for comics and all things gaming related. Steve is also a huge fan of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.


Gene Morganti LinkedIn » Partner


emorganti@wcapra.com
Gene brings 15+ years of experience to the security team.  He has worked in the medical, finance, and broadcast media industries, with endpoints ranging from 5,000 to 500,000.  He has the strong capabilities of taking security solutions from the drawing board and implementing them in any organization. When not working, Gene spends time with his family, gardening, playing golf, or helping with a baseball scholarship program.
Gene brings 15+ years of experience to the security team.  He has worked in the medical, finance, and broadcast media industries, with endpoints ranging from 5,000 to 500,000.  He has the strong capabilities of taking security solutions from the drawing board and implementing them in any organization. When not working, Gene spends time with his family, gardening, playing golf, or helping with a baseball scholarship program.


Shelli Moring LinkedIn » Partner


smoring@wcapra.com
Shelli brings to W. Capra Consulting Group 25 years of experience in consumer credit card, distribution, and retail site system support.  She also has a degree in Management from Judson University.  She spends her free time reading, singing, and hanging out with her friends and daughter.  And between the months of October and April, you’ll find Shelli watching her favorite team, the University of Kentucky Wildcats.
Shelli brings to W. Capra Consulting Group 25 years of experience in consumer credit card, distribution, and retail site system support.  She also has a degree in Management from Judson University.  She spends her free time reading, singing, and hanging out with her friends and daughter.  And between the months of October and April, you’ll find Shelli watching her favorite team, the University of Kentucky Wildcats.


John O'Keeffe LinkedIn » Partner


jokeeffe@wcapra.com
John is a recent graduate from DePaul University with a passion for network, application, and systems security. Apart from security, he has also accrued experience in software development, network engineering, and systems architecture. Outside of work, John likes to spend time studying and writing about problems in epistemology, and in the philosophies of science, mind, and language.
John is a recent graduate from DePaul University with a passion for network, application, and systems security. Apart from security, he has also accrued experience in software development, network engineering, and systems architecture. Outside of work, John likes to spend time studying and writing about problems in epistemology, and in the philosophies of science, mind, and language.


Danny Omiliak LinkedIn » Partner


domiliak@wcapra.com
Danny attended the University of Notre Dame where he graduated with a double major in Management Consulting and Economics.  He returned to W. Capra following a summer internship with the firm and previous work with a top national retailer.  Danny has a background in mobile and e-commerce and is a self-described technology enthusiast.  A transplant from the Seattle area, Danny enjoys cheering for the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders.  He is also enjoys hiking and playing sports.
Danny attended the University of Notre Dame where he graduated with a double major in Management Consulting and Economics.  He returned to W. Capra following a summer internship with the firm and previous work with a top national retailer.  Danny has a background in mobile and e-commerce and is a self-described technology enthusiast.  A transplant from the Seattle area, Danny enjoys cheering for the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders.  He is also enjoys hiking and playing sports.


Cara Panares LinkedIn » Partner


cpanares@wcapra.com
Cara Panares is a PMI certified project manager with over 12 years of IT project management experience and 20 years of overall IT experience. She has managed projects across a wide spectrum of business functions and application types including logistics, terminal management, customer transaction portals and retail systems.  She is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys hiking and fly fishing in the mountains of Montana.
Cara Panares is a PMI certified project manager with over 12 years of IT project management experience and 20 years of overall IT experience. She has managed projects across a wide spectrum of business functions and application types including logistics, terminal management, customer transaction portals and retail systems.  She is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys hiking and fly fishing in the mountains of Montana.


Zach Pastko LinkedIn » Partner


zpastko@wcapra.com
Zach has over 10 years of petroleum marketing experience, with a focus on loyalty program design, training, and operational excellence.  He has translated complex business issues into innovative consumer products and offers.    Zach lives here in Chicago and in his spare time, plays recreational sports and enjoys doing crossword puzzles.
Zach has over 10 years of petroleum marketing experience, with a focus on loyalty program design, training, and operational excellence.  He has translated complex business issues into innovative consumer products and offers.    Zach lives here in Chicago and in his spare time, plays recreational sports and enjoys doing crossword puzzles.


Dru Patrick LinkedIn » Partner


dpatrick@wcapra.com
Dru has over 18 years of experience in Information Technology with an emphasis in payments processing, risk, compliance, and data governance.  Dru has specialized in the banking, healthcare, retail, and energy sectors.  Dru enjoys hiking, spending time outdoors, and travel.
Dru has over 18 years of experience in Information Technology with an emphasis in payments processing, risk, compliance, and data governance.  Dru has specialized in the banking, healthcare, retail, and energy sectors.  Dru enjoys hiking, spending time outdoors, and travel.


Todd Peterson Partner


tpeterson@wcapra.com
Todd has worked in the Information Security industry for more than 17 years.  He has experience supporting customers in retail, education, and finance.  His specialties are in healthcare and working with compliance programs such as HIPPA, PCI, and PII.  In his spare time Todd is an avid hockey fan, enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with his family.
Todd has worked in the Information Security industry for more than 17 years.  He has experience supporting customers in retail, education, and finance.  His specialties are in healthcare and working with compliance programs such as HIPPA, PCI, and PII.  In his spare time Todd is an avid hockey fan, enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with his family.


Tim Radway LinkedIn » Partner


tradway@wcapra.com
 In his work as a Project Manager, Tim works to clearly communicate and quickly resolve obstacles that hinder smooth project completion.   He has managed a number of projects of varied nature and size, and he always works to bring forth new or fix current processes and procedures to help clients work as efficiently as possible within the confines of the project.  Tim is from Louisville, KY and is a rabid University of Louisville basketball fan. 
 In his work as a Project Manager, Tim works to clearly communicate and quickly resolve obstacles that hinder smooth project completion.   He has managed a number of projects of varied nature and size, and he always works to bring forth new or fix current processes and procedures to help clients work as efficiently as possible within the confines of the project.  Tim is from Louisville, KY and is a rabid University of Louisville basketball fan. 


Patrick Raycroft LinkedIn » Partner


ptraycroft@wcapra.com
Patrick joined the W. Capra team in June 2014 as a recent graduate of the University of Notre Dame.  Throughout his time there, Patrick worked as a research assistant analyzing the network performance of different cloud infrastructures and lead-authored a publication using his research.  He brings his technical background to work in the retail technology, security, and payments service areas.  In his free time, he enjoys time spent on the water and - of course - Fighting Irish football. 
Patrick joined the W. Capra team in June 2014 as a recent graduate of the University of Notre Dame.  Throughout his time there, Patrick worked as a research assistant analyzing the network performance of different cloud infrastructures and lead-authored a publication using his research.  He brings his technical background to work in the retail technology, security, and payments service areas.  In his free time, he enjoys time spent on the water and - of course - Fighting Irish football. 


Orest Reszitnyk LinkedIn » Partner


oreszitnyk@wcapra.com
Orest Reszitnyk has over 15 years’ experience in Information Technology during which he has held various roles. The past 6 years he has focused on the Information Security space, specifically Endpoint Security Operations. He is highly experienced with product such as AV, DLP, HIPS, Endpoint Encryption, Application Control. Outside the office he considers himself a master auto mechanic and loves to work under the hood of his classic car as well as spending time with his family.
Orest Reszitnyk has over 15 years’ experience in Information Technology during which he has held various roles. The past 6 years he has focused on the Information Security space, specifically Endpoint Security Operations. He is highly experienced with product such as AV, DLP, HIPS, Endpoint Encryption, Application Control. Outside the office he considers himself a master auto mechanic and loves to work under the hood of his classic car as well as spending time with his family.


Tina Rich LinkedIn » Partner


trich@wcapra.com
Tina joined W. Capra in September 2015.  She has over 10 years of consulting and project management experience in the U.S. and Canada assisting clients in both the public and private sector and has experience with retail payment systems, EMV conversions and security and compliance.  Outside of the office, Tina enjoys playing golf, running and spending time with her family.
Tina joined W. Capra in September 2015.  She has over 10 years of consulting and project management experience in the U.S. and Canada assisting clients in both the public and private sector and has experience with retail payment systems, EMV conversions and security and compliance.  Outside of the office, Tina enjoys playing golf, running and spending time with her family.


Joshua Roth LinkedIn » Partner


jroth@wcapra.com

Josh has provided technology integration, project management and consulting services for more than 14 years for enterprise applications in the food service industry.  These projects have involved inventory, financial and workforce management applications in headquarter offices and thousands of satellite locations.  Josh adds a diverse skill set, cross-functional management style, unique personality, innovative ideas and interpersonal skills to the existing W. Capra team.  Josh lives in N. Atlanta metro but is a true Cajun from Lafayette, LA, a Saints fan and enjoys cooking, boating, Mardi Gras and fun times with family and friends.

Josh has provided technology integration, project management and consulting services for more than 14 years for enterprise applications in the food service industry.  These projects have involved inventory, financial and workforce management applications in headquarter offices and thousands of satellite locations.  Josh adds a diverse skill set, cross-functional management style, unique personality, innovative ideas and interpersonal skills to the existing W. Capra team.  Josh lives in N. Atlanta metro but is a true Cajun from Lafayette, LA, a Saints fan and enjoys cooking, boating, Mardi Gras and fun times with family and friends.



Samuel Schieber LinkedIn » Partner


sschieber@wcapra.com
Samuel joined W. Capra in February 2015. As a graduate of Saint Louis University, Samuel received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in economics and finance. He has worked in multiple roles related to IT project management, software implementation, and financial analysis both domestically and abroad. In his free time, he enjoys travelling and adding to his record collection.  
Samuel joined W. Capra in February 2015. As a graduate of Saint Louis University, Samuel received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in economics and finance. He has worked in multiple roles related to IT project management, software implementation, and financial analysis both domestically and abroad. In his free time, he enjoys travelling and adding to his record collection.  


Theresa Silva LinkedIn » Partner


tsilva@wcapra.com
Theresa Silva is a project manager with over 17 years of IT project management experience, and 25 years of overall IT experience. In addition to managing in-store and online retail payment systems projects, she has significant experience in the performance engineering space, where she led performance engineering efforts for a top online retailer. She has two daughters and enjoys gardening, her two cats, and spending time with her husband on their Harley Davidson.
Theresa Silva is a project manager with over 17 years of IT project management experience, and 25 years of overall IT experience. In addition to managing in-store and online retail payment systems projects, she has significant experience in the performance engineering space, where she led performance engineering efforts for a top online retailer. She has two daughters and enjoys gardening, her two cats, and spending time with her husband on their Harley Davidson.


Zach Smith Partner


zsmith@wcapra.com
Zach is a graduate from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Computer Engineering.  His coursework there centered around software development and systems architecture.  A strong interest in computer security and the protection of personal information led him to an Internship in W. Capra’s Security Professional Services group, which Zach joined as full-time team member in June 2017.  In his free time, Zach enjoys watching the Chicago Bulls and the Oklahoma City Thunder.  He is also an avid snowboarder
Zach is a graduate from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Computer Engineering.  His coursework there centered around software development and systems architecture.  A strong interest in computer security and the protection of personal information led him to an Internship in W. Capra’s Security Professional Services group, which Zach joined as full-time team member in June 2017.  In his free time, Zach enjoys watching the Chicago Bulls and the Oklahoma City Thunder.  He is also an avid snowboarder


Charles Smunt LinkedIn » Partner


csmunt@wcapra.com
Charles brings a diverse set of security knowledge and perspective to the W. Capra team.  His primary focus is on endpoint security and he brings 8 years of Government and Defense industry experience.  Charles served as a United States Marine and is goal-driven and passionate about teamwork.  Away from work, Charles enjoys discovering new places, people, food, and music.
Charles brings a diverse set of security knowledge and perspective to the W. Capra team.  His primary focus is on endpoint security and he brings 8 years of Government and Defense industry experience.  Charles served as a United States Marine and is goal-driven and passionate about teamwork.  Away from work, Charles enjoys discovering new places, people, food, and music.


Nick Stavropoulos LinkedIn » Partner


nstavropoulos@wcapra.com
Nick has over 18 years of Information Technology (IT) and business management experience on both the vendor and client side with an emphasis on managing strategic relationships, key accounts, product development, and programs focused on achieving profitable growth and regulatory compliance.  He is a devoted Chicago sports fan and an avid Swim Dad who spends most weekends cheering on his two daughters who swim competitively for a local club in the Chicagoland area.
Nick has over 18 years of Information Technology (IT) and business management experience on both the vendor and client side with an emphasis on managing strategic relationships, key accounts, product development, and programs focused on achieving profitable growth and regulatory compliance.  He is a devoted Chicago sports fan and an avid Swim Dad who spends most weekends cheering on his two daughters who swim competitively for a local club in the Chicagoland area.


Kevin Struthers LinkedIn » Partner


kstruthers@wcapra.com
Kevin is a 16 year veteran of the petroleum convenience industry. He has led POS and forecourt software development and security compliance efforts. He has managed programs with payment hosts, service providers and POS terminal manufacturers. Kevin has developed solutions that have led industry change and been awarded nine U.S. patents. When out of the office, Kevin enjoys spending time with his family and watching Auburn University Football – War Eagle!
Kevin is a 16 year veteran of the petroleum convenience industry. He has led POS and forecourt software development and security compliance efforts. He has managed programs with payment hosts, service providers and POS terminal manufacturers. Kevin has developed solutions that have led industry change and been awarded nine U.S. patents. When out of the office, Kevin enjoys spending time with his family and watching Auburn University Football – War Eagle!


Franklin Sujo LinkedIn » Partner


fsujo@wcapra.com
Franklin joined W. Capra in 2017, brining 3 years of Endpoint solution knowledge and NITRO SIEM expertise.  He has an established background in both the financial and GHE spaces as a Security Engineer.  Franklin is based out of Miami, Florida.  When not working, Franklin is an avid eSports fan.
Franklin joined W. Capra in 2017, brining 3 years of Endpoint solution knowledge and NITRO SIEM expertise.  He has an established background in both the financial and GHE spaces as a Security Engineer.  Franklin is based out of Miami, Florida.  When not working, Franklin is an avid eSports fan.


Sean Sullivan LinkedIn » Partner


ssullivan@wcapra.com

Sean has over 20 years of management and operations experience including IT project management. In a previous role as a POS Director, his work included payment application certifications, software integration projects with payment networks, wholesalers and back office systems. In his free time, Sean enjoys spending time with his family and friends, tinkering with computers, cooking, and exploring new restaurants. 

Sean has over 20 years of management and operations experience including IT project management. In a previous role as a POS Director, his work included payment application certifications, software integration projects with payment networks, wholesalers and back office systems. In his free time, Sean enjoys spending time with his family and friends, tinkering with computers, cooking, and exploring new restaurants. 



Tony Thompson LinkedIn » Partner


tonythompson@wcapra.com
  Tony has 13 years of experience in Recruitment, primarily supporting the engineering, financial services, and health care industries.  Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Tony moved to Chicago in 2003.  In his spare time, he enjoys writing and enjoying all of Chicago's world class music, food, and street festivals.       
  Tony has 13 years of experience in Recruitment, primarily supporting the engineering, financial services, and health care industries.  Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Tony moved to Chicago in 2003.  In his spare time, he enjoys writing and enjoying all of Chicago's world class music, food, and street festivals.       


Christy Turner LinkedIn » Partner


cturner@wcapra.com
Christy has experience with the client-facing side of security professional services.  She enjoys both learning about and implementing new cyber security technologies and holds several IT-related certifications.  Christy speaks both English and Spanish (and is currently learning German).  She is an avid Postcrosser who also enjoys hiking, camping, and zentangling.
Christy has experience with the client-facing side of security professional services.  She enjoys both learning about and implementing new cyber security technologies and holds several IT-related certifications.  Christy speaks both English and Spanish (and is currently learning German).  She is an avid Postcrosser who also enjoys hiking, camping, and zentangling.


Bill Woodard Partner


Bill.woodard@wcapra.com
Bill has over 20 years of experience in petroleum wholesale and convenience retail technology. He has been responsible for the rollout of accounting and back office software at companies ranging in size from major petroleum companies to small marketers.  Bill lives in southern Georgia and enjoys working in the yard and spending time with his grandchildren.
Bill has over 20 years of experience in petroleum wholesale and convenience retail technology. He has been responsible for the rollout of accounting and back office software at companies ranging in size from major petroleum companies to small marketers.  Bill lives in southern Georgia and enjoys working in the yard and spending time with his grandchildren.


Jon Wroblewski LinkedIn » Partner


jwroblewski@wcapra.com
Jon joined W. Capra with seven years of diversified IT experience, his specialties being retail site systems support and enterprise IT operation.  Jon has both assisted with and managed product deployments and rollouts.  Jon spends his free time learning about technology and human physiology, reading classic literature, and finding new places to explore.
Jon joined W. Capra with seven years of diversified IT experience, his specialties being retail site systems support and enterprise IT operation.  Jon has both assisted with and managed product deployments and rollouts.  Jon spends his free time learning about technology and human physiology, reading classic literature, and finding new places to explore.


Mason Zurovchak LinkedIn » Partner


mzurovchak@wcapra.com
Mason graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Information Technology Management.  He returned to W. Capra after interning with the Payments Practice, bringing with him interests in technology implementation, regulatory compliance, and technology strategy.  In his free time, Mason follows Fighting Irish athletics and enjoys cooking, traveling, and sustainable community engagement.
Mason graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Information Technology Management.  He returned to W. Capra after interning with the Payments Practice, bringing with him interests in technology implementation, regulatory compliance, and technology strategy.  In his free time, Mason follows Fighting Irish athletics and enjoys cooking, traveling, and sustainable community engagement.


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