President and CEO
Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President
Director of Commercial Solutions
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Mrs. Rhonda Jansen is the CEO and President of Independent Software, Inc. She brings a unique leadership, perspective, and insight to Independent Software from her experience as a contractor to the Federal Government as well as her associations with business management and security firms. Rhonda has over 28 years of security policy, risk assessment, HIPAA analysis, employment law, and related management experience. She applies these strengths across Independent Software and all its employees. Mrs. Jansen has always been committed to the effective use of Independent Software’s resources and Information Technology to benefit all branches of the military and defense contracting agencies.
Rhonda worked more than 17 years contracting with the Federal Government Intelligence Community as an executive manager, technical security lead, personnel security manager, and human resource manager. Wanting to have more control over the quality of service provided to the Intelligence Community, Rhonda co-founded Independent Software with a vision to create a company that delivered exceptional service and results while building client relationships founded on mutual respect and trust.
Rhonda built the foundation of Independent Software on two beliefs:
Rhonda is an active contributor and supporter of several charitable organizations including Wounded Warrior Project©, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, and The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Rhonda has other philanthropic interests with a number of Florida and Maryland charities.
Mrs. Jansen enjoys spending time with her husband, daughters, and grandchildren. Rhonda has a passion for elite fitness and extreme sports, is an avid member of multiple CrossFit organizations, and regularly participates in Warrior Dash and Tough Mudder events.
As Executive Vice President, Mr. Jansen brings over 25 years of Software Engineering and Program Management experience with over 17 of those years working as a contractor to the Federal Government Intelligence Community. He has served in roles as a software engineer, system engineer, system administrator, system architect, lead systems engineer, and program manager. Additionally, Mr. Jansen is one of the leaders of both the sales and service teams at Independent Software.
Mr. Jansen co-founded Independent Software and has assisted in growing the company to the size it is today. He directs customer programs, both prime and subcontracts, handling all aspects from capture to close out. Mr. Jansen has built a reputation as a strong communicator with regards to both customers and employees. He leads business development captures and proposal efforts for Independent Software and he has a winning track record within both the Intelligence Community and commercial sectors. Eric’s virtual proposal management process consistently delivers winning proposals on time, within budget, and without the stress of extreme hours.
Mr. Jansen enjoys serving his community through his church and his faith and he is an active supporter of Wounded Warrior Project©, American Heart Association, United Service Organizations (USO), and several local law enforcement agencies. Eric enjoys spending time with his wife, daughters, and grandchildren and he has a passion for boating, skiing, friendly card games, and the outdoors.
Mr. Jansen holds Bachelor of Science Degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from Towson State University and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).
As Executive Vice President, Mr. Repep brings over 35 years of Software Engineering and Program Management experience with over 20 of those years working as a contractor to the Federal Government Intelligence Community.
As Director of Commercial Solutions for Diverse Concepts, Inc. (DCi), Mr. Shenton brings over 20 years of IT solutions consulting experience. He has worked primarily commercial clients but also has over five years of Federal Government and three years of State & Local government consulting experience. These IT solutions included hardware, software, professional services, and training. DCi is a tenured minority owned managed services provider (MSP) with over eighteen years of service to the central East Coast region. Mr. Shenton not only oversees the IT support team but has business development and account management responsibilities.
Mr. Shenton holds a Bachelor’s in Science degree in International Business with a minor in German from Towson University. He also holds numerous sales and technical certifications from DELL, CISCO, HPE Aruba, Microsoft, IBM AS/400 and VMware. These certifications include a CISCO Certified Sales Expert, HP Pre-Sales Imaging Specialist as well as many DELL certifications in client, server, and storage solutions.
Mr. Shenton is a member of Germania Lodge 160 AF & AM in Hunt Valley, Maryland. He is a still photographer with over 35 years of experience and an avid fisherman. Mr. Shenton is married with two grown children and one grandchild. He resides in the Gambrills, Maryland with his wife Barb.
As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Holzman brings over 25 years of financial management experience and expertise to Independent Software, with over 15 of those years focusing in Federal Government Intelligence Community environments.
Mr. Holzman directs all financial aspects of the business including accounting practices, budgeting/financial planning and analysis, project performance monitoring, and interfaces with both financial and banking communities. Prior to joining Independent Software, Mr. Holzman held several challenging positions including Senior Vice Presdident of Finance for a large Federal Government contractor, Assistant Chief Internal Auditor for the State of Maryland Department of Juvenile Justice, and the regional Controller of a large savings and loan bank.
Mr. Holzman has experience in high-tech, banking, and service industries, with both publicly and privately held entities. His accomplishments include in-depth involvement in the mergers and acquisitions of small government contracting entities in the Baltimore Washington area.
Mr. Holzman holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Loyola University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland. Allen is also an actively licensed Certified Public Accountant and Notary Public.
Don has been practicing law for over 25 years with the simple goal of providing value to his clients. He has always believed that there was a better way to provide quality legal services which avoided the esoteric and expensive answers received from many large law firms which offer little assistance beyond a thick memo and a big bill. Underlying Don’s approach to clients is his foundation of providing clients practical, valuable legal and business solutions.
Over the past 25 years, Don has become known as one of the preeminent government contracting attorneys in Baltimore. His clients include startups to Fortune 500 firms, where he helps them solve a multitude of lifecycle business issues including corporate matters, partner and shareholder disputes, mergers and acquisitions, employment issues, and contract drafting. Don’s diverse experiences and knowledge have allowed him to successfully navigate the handling of government contract issues involving federal, state and local governments. This success includes litigating contractual disputes, resolution of equitable adjustment claims, and challenges to procurements through protest procedures before the GAO, the Court of Federal Claims, federal and state agencies, various Boards of Contract Appeals and in the state and federal court system.
Don’s passion surrounds small businesses. He is known within his community and workplace as an advocate for small businesses, having worked with hundreds of small and emerging businesses over the course of his career. In addition to utilizing his legal and business acumen to help his clients, Don has a special place in assisting small businesses through the SBA’s E200 program and was honored to receive the SBA’s Attorney Advocate of the Year Award in 2017.
In addition to this support to the program, Don has been a tireless advocate in advising his clients on small business initiatives through the federal and state procurement system and preference programs and has advised and commented on numerous proposed regulations seeking to promote small business goals and agendas. His experience involved meeting with the Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford’s Commission to Modernize State Procurement prior to their final report being released on various initiatives and recommendations of the committee which included overhauling the State procurement system and seeking to identify means and methods of expanding small and minority business opportunities.
An accomplished and published writer and speaker, Don conducts a number of seminars on a variety of legal topics including teaming agreements, subcontract drafting, and employment law topics to name a few. A 1988 cum laude graduate of Towson University (B.S.), Mr. Walsh received his law degree in 1991 from the University of Baltimore (J.D., magna cum laude), where he served as associate editor of the Law Review.