About Shadow-Soft

Shadow-Soft is an award-winning, Open Source integrator, committed to solving critical business challenges using open technologies.

Shadow-Soft is an award-winning, Open Source integrator, committed to solving critical business challenges using open technologies. For nearly a decade we’ve been a leader in DevOps, Middleware, Cloud, BigData and Security solutions. Our expert consulting and managed services teams specialize in migrating legacy applications, modernizing and optimizing infrastructure, deploying Agile + DevOps methodologies through orchestration + automation, and maintaining these environments on public or private clouds. We are headquartered in Atlanta, with offices in Reston, Virginia and Charleston, South Carolina. 

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James Chinn Co-Founder & CEO

James is an Atlanta native with plenty of "money-making" ideas. Unfortunately, ideas don't pay the bills so he's spent the last 20 years turning some of those ideas into reality. With his feet and career firmly planted in both tech and business, James manages the strategic direction for Shadow-Soft.

Something from your past that defines your personality

I got my first computer in the Spring of 1984 - an Apple IIc. These days, I'm a Windows guy

What famous person do you resemble?

Steve Carell

If you were to write a book about yourself what would you name it?

Ideas Do Grow on Trees

Favorite Tagline

Don't be a Dream Killer
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Nick Marcarelli VP of Operations

Nick is from a small beach town in Florida who calls Atlanta home after relocating here in 1995. His passions are coffee, music, and professional sports, but he has made his career in technology since day one. Nick oversees the business operations and public sector sales team at Shadow-Soft.

Something from your past that defines your personality

Moving constantly as a kid made it hard to pick a sports team for life, so I just cheer for the really good ones.

What famous person do you resemble?

John Belushi

If you were to write a book about yourself what would you name it?

Netflix Must Be Down

Favorite Tagline

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
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Brad Kovacik VP of Commercial Sales

Brad's roots began in CT, but he was raised and educated in GA, which has been his home since the first Bush presidency. After interning as a client services rep for an army of software developers, Brad continued his passion for IT and now directs all commercial business for Shadow-Soft.

Something from your past that defines your personality

My Dad telling us we "can't feed the whole neighborhood," but doing it anyway because our house was always home-base for friends, backyard football, & pick-up hockey games.

What famous person do you resemble?

Grizzly Bear / Zac Brown

If you were to write a book about yourself what would you name it?

What Bears do in the Woods

Favorite Tagline

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky
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Tony Stafford VP of Technical Solutions

Tony has lived all over the world, but currently calls Atlanta home. He is a passionate technologist, avid reader, and is always looking for good restaurant recommendations. He is the Vice President of Technical Solutions at Shadow-Soft, building technical strategy, enabling engineering resources, and managing all things tech.

Something from your past that defines your personality

I have traveled a lot over the course of my life. Seeing different places, cultures, and people has turned me into, what I consider, a well-rounded person.

What famous person do you resemble?

A little Bruce Willis, a little Billy Corgan, a little Mr. Clean.

If you were to write a book about yourself what would you name it?

If Your Life is Strange, That is Normal

Favorite Tagline

"Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company." - Mark Twain
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Christian Chekroun VP of Strategic Plans

Christian was born in a Chicago suburb but raised on the south shore of Massachusetts. Christian spent most of his adult life defending this country as a United States Marine as a cryptologist and Program Manager with notable positions at the National Security Agency, President Clinton's staff and Marine Corps Systems Command. Retiring as a Gunnery Sergeant, Christian is passionate about his family, his country and marksmanship. Christian is Vice President of Strategic Plans leading the company's charge into new endeavors in the public sector.

Something from your past that defines your personality

My father was a very demanding person. He demanded 100% in everything attempted. I have very high expectations of myself and expect those around me to operate at the same fever pitch.

What famous person do you resemble?

Kevin James

If you were to write a book about yourself what would you name it?

A Complicated Situation

Favorite Tagline

"Some people spend an entire life wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem!" - Ronald Reagan, President of the United States; 1985