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Mark Cavaliero, President

Mark Cavaliero is a native of North Carolina, growing up in the small southern Piedmont town of Badin.  He is an Eagle Scout, and a 1990 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in Economics.   After graduation, he was commissioned as an officer in the US Marine Corps, where he was trained in tactical radio, computer, and networking systems.  After four years of service, with assignments in Japan, Korea, Thailand, and the US, he left active duty in 1994 to work as a Systems Engineer for IBM and later National Technology Group before founding Carolinas IT in 1996.   Since that time, the Raleigh based company has grown to 55 employees in size and 8.9 million in annual revenue.  The company features a 24×7 Network Operations Center and provides helpdesk, advanced professional services, and project based assistance and support for hundreds of regional and national firms.

Mark is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, serving as the Company Commander for a unit of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force during the 2003 invasion of Iraq.  He is still active in the Marine Reserves, holding the rank of Colonel.  He lives in Apex, NC, with his wife Elizabeth and their three children.

Richard Markeson, Chief Operations Officer

Richard Markeson brings over 18 years of technical and business management experience to Carolinas IT.  Specializing in workforce efficiency, Richard produces significant investment returns in business productivity, focusing on refining busines processes as well as business and professional development.  He has 9 years experience as a consultant working with enterprise organizations in many industries including financial, healthcare, education, and retail.  Richard enjoys the challenges of solving distinct problems for complex cultural and technological environments.  Originally a Southwesterner, Richard relocated to North Carolina in 2006.  He now lives in Eastern Wake County with his wife Janet and their four children.  In his spare time, Richard enjoys cycling and serving as a leader in his church.