Shadow-Soft Hires Vice-President Of Technical Solutions

Tony Stafford brings over 14 years of Open Source expertise to lead next-generation IT Services Practice


Atlanta, GA – November 18, 2014 – Shadow-Soft, an expert Open Source system integrator, today announced that Tony Stafford has joined the organization as Vice President of Technical Solutions for the company’s expanding Open Source, Cloud and Business Analytics practice. With extensive technical experience, Stafford will be responsible for leading the development and execution of Shadow-Soft’s technology strategy, professional services and technical support.


Stafford comes to Shadow-Soft with over 14 years experience implementing innovative Open Source and Cloud solutions to a variety of customers across the Federal domain. Most recently, he was a member of the Cyber Security Division at Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) System Center Atlantic in Charleston, SC. His work centered on Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), mobile devices and Cloud computing. There he was the designer of the Enterprise Security Federation Framework (ESF2), a multi-tenant, multi-access control cloud security solution. Tony also worked as an advisor to the Department of Defense (DoD) Chief Information Officer (CIO), providing valuable input on implementation strategies for the use of commercial cloud computing within the Department of Defense.


“Tony is a strategic hire for us and we’re extremely excited to have him lead our technical solutions and services expansion,” said James Chinn, Co-founder and CEO, Shadow-Soft. “With a solid understanding and hands-on experience with Open Source, Cloud and Mobile technologies, Tony will help our customers solve real-world problems in both commercial and public sector markets.”


Witness Shadow-Soft’s continuing momentum as they sponsor the upcoming C5ISR Summit – 2014, held on November 17th – 20th in Charleston, SC. The eighth annual event has grown into the premiere East coast technical conference bringing together government and industry partners to gather and learn about the newest innovations in information technology. Shadow-Soft, Red Hat and SPARC will be hosting a C5ISR networking reception on Tuesday, November 18th at The Cocktail Club at 6:30 p.m.


See the official press release here –


About Shadow-Soft

At Shadow-Soft, we think it’s time you consider an open relationship – with your technology. Unlike the other guys, Shadow-Soft fully embraces all that Open Source systems integration has to offer – total technology freedom, innovation and less cost. Based in Atlanta, Shadow-Soft was formed to help enterprise and public sector customers solve critical business challenges through innovative Open Source solutions and professional services. Our expert Linux, middleware and cloud consultants can help your organization live open and save hard™. To see how, go to


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