Leadership

We owe our reputation and our successes to all of our talented people. Their experience, creativity, dedication, and problem-solving abilities enable us to deliver truly effective solutions to our clients. Because of their depth of experience, they have an almost intuitive grasp of business challenges and the technologies that will best meet those challenges. Most importantly, they listen to our clients, conducting ongoing dialogue and maintaining open communications throughout each engagement. We recognize the importance of the contributions each employee makes to our work, and that our open, friendly workplace, with an environment of respect, is the reason we can consistently deliver expert solutions to our clients. Even though we only mention our Management team below, we understand that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Matt Hodgson – President and Chief Executive Officer
Matt is President and CEO of hodgsonConsulting, a web technology firm founded in 2001. Hodgson specializes in driving businesses, associations, and other organizations to focus on business goals and objectives and then develop a strategy for the implementation of technology and their web presence. Prior to forming Hodgson, Matt was the Director of Web Development at Iconixx where he managed a department of 40 employees including user interface designers, user interface developers, information architects, and application developers. While working with Fortune 500 companies ranging in industry from financial services to entertainment, he managed project budgets between $75,000 and $2,000,000. Matt began his web development career as an HTML developer in 1994 with Thompson Publishing Group. He joined Iconixx in 1995 as the Development Manager and worked with clients such as US Airways, Riggs Bank, GE Information Systems, PEPCO, CitiGroup, Dean Witter, and EFI. Matt won three ADDY awards for his programming and development on the Dean Witter, GWI, and EFI CD-ROMS. Matt was appointed as the Director of Web Development in early 2000. Matt has a BTech Degree in Cartography from Kingston College, London. Matt is a former president of the Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County (CVC-MC), and an active board member of A Wider Circle, a nonprofit based in Silver Spring, Maryland, whose mission is to End Poverty. 

Karen Rosen – Director of Business Development
An information technology industry veteran, Karen has experience creating, building, and enhancing client/staff relationships and managing target markets. She manages the overall business development direction of hodgsonConsulting. Karen has spent the past seven years at Hodgson working with associations/nonprofits and universities/colleges that want to improve engagement with their website visitors. She is responsible for nearly $4 million in sales and oversees the Sales and Marketing departments. Prior to joining Hodgson, she was a Director of Training for two software training companies, as well as a District Manager of Channel Sales for an international software development firm. She was also the Founder and President of a company that provided marketing and sales coaching to accounting software consultants and resellers/partners across the United States. Karen is a former Steering Committee Director of DC Web Women.

Steve Mallory – Director of Technology 

Steve has fifteen years of database design and programming experience, and he has completed over 70 projects covering a wide range of technologies, scopes, and clients. His primary development technologies include ASP.NET, PHP, JavaScript, VBA, and Objective-C, and his primary database systems include MS SQL Server, MySQL, and MS Access. Through the course of these many projects, Steve has worked with a number of popular software frameworks, including (but not limited to) Entity Framework, NHibernate, jQuery, and Microsoft MVC. Also, along the way, he has developed Web Services, consumed numerous Web Services, built Windows Services, mobile applications (iPhone), Windows console applications, applications for tablets (Windows), and many web applications. Since joining Hodgson, he has implemented several .NET CMS solutions including Sitefinity, Ektron, and EPiServer. Steve also has nine years experience as a system administrator (concurrent with his software development experience); he has worked with Netware, Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X server side as well as Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X client side. He has strong skills in diagnosing and troubleshooting IT-related issues. Although his focus has always been on development, Steve also has exceptional oral and written communication experience which includes proposal writing; end-user training; phone, email, and on-site technical assistance (TA); requirements gathering; project documentation; and project team leadership. Most of Steve’s projects have included all phases of development, from requirements gathering to end-user training. Prior to joining Hodgson, Steve was the IT Director at FirstPic Consulting for three years, and he was Software Development Manager / Senior Programmer at JBS International for ten years prior to that. He holds a BA in anthropology from SUNY Geneseo.