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Staff Spotlight: Vanessa Phillips

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Meet Vanessa, Cybersecurity Subject Matter Expert

Our people are at the core of our business. We are featuring the amazing individuals who make EGlobalTech an exciting and supportive place to work.

Vanessa has been in the cybersecurity field for thirty years, and this experience and her wealth of knowledge make her an invaluable member of our team. Her work includes supporting security control assessors by providing specialized guidance to ensure that our clients’ data is secure and that any potential risks are addressed. She also contributes to our work in leveraging technology to automate portions of the IT system security lifecycle.

Vanessa chose cybersecurity as a profession because it brings daily opportunities to be an “impact player”. For example, she has to constantly stay on her toes to respond to evolving security threats. Her advice to aspiring cyber professionals — “Be willing to learn, be flexible, and understand that you don’t have all the answers. You must be collaborative.” She was drawn to EGT because of that collaborative team mentality and its supportive environment. As a woman in cybersecurity, she enjoys seeing more representation of women in a usually male-dominated field.

Out of office, Vanessa is pursuing her PhD in management, with an emphasis on Information Technology, at the University of Phoenix. She enjoys spending time with her husband, six children, and family dog. She loves to travel, host and attend family activities, dance, read, and (no surprise) could spend hours solving puzzles.

 

Staff Spotlight: Michelle Durante

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Meet Michelle, Senior Recruiting Manager

Our people are at the core of our business. We are featuring the amazing individuals who make eGlobalTech an exciting and supportive place to work.

As the Senior Recruiting Manager at eGlobalTech, Michelle Durante leads the recruiting team and finds top talent to join our team. Drawn to eGT by the opportunity to build on the company culture and make an impact, Michelle knows the work her team does truly matters. Whether Michelle is finding the right people to support an agency mission or to prevent a cyber-attack, her team’s work has a direct, positive impact on the American public.

Michelle broke into recruiting after hearing the CEO of a woman-owned staffing company speak while she was studying business at Towson University. She reached out to the speaker, who offered Michelle a job and launched her career in recruiting. Building on this experience, Michelle’s biggest advice to the next generation looking to get into recruiting and consulting is: “Don’t be afraid to get up from behind the computer to connect.” That personal connection can make the difference, which is why she and her team host several networking events a year to build out eGT’s talent community.

When outside of work, you can find Michelle working on her garden and collection of indoor plants with her fiancé Josh, playing with her dog Colby, and enjoying time with friends and family. She also serves as the Women in Technology (WIT) Board Member at Large for Sponsorship and Strategic Partnerships, supporting the organization’s mission of advancing women in technology from the classroom to the boardroom.

 

Staff Spotlight: Jesus Jackson

Meet Jesus Jackson, Senior Director of Technology Strategy and Head of eGT Labs

Our people are at the core of our business, we’re featuring the amazing individuals who make eGlobalTech an exciting and supportive place to work.

As a Senior Director of Technology Strategy and the Head of eGT Labs, Jesus Jackson spends his days solving tough problems leveraging cutting-edge technology. He and his team work directly

Director eGT Labs Jesus Jackson

with eGT employees to teach them about utilizing new tools to quickly solve issues and support clients in innovative ways. By growing emerging capabilities, like cloud automation and Artificial Intelligence, Jesus strives relentlessly to improve the value we provide to our clients.

Consulting empowered Jesus to wear multiple hats, growing both as a technology and business leader. In 2018, he found his home at eGlobalTech and within eGT Labs, combining all the skillsets he learned throughout in his career. Jesus says he “could tell the culture at eGT would be a great fit and this new role would enable him to be focused on leveraging emerging technology to solve client’s toughest business problems.”

When not at work, Jesus pours his creative energy into creating electronic music (find his project Advakit on streaming services), learning Spanish and improving his fluency, and spending time with his friends and family, including his grey cat Ash. You’ll also find him and his partner, Bri, adventuring the world; they recently returned from a New Year’s Eve trip exploring Iceland.