Ellen Wilser Jennings, Chief Executive Officer

Ellen focuses on BEI’s marketing and sales operations. She is also responsible for managing several of BEI’s key accounts. Ellen has over twenty five years’ experience in the telecommunications and IT industries, including AT&T Corporation, Avatar Technologies (a computer hardware manufacturer), Netrix Corporation (a telecommunications manufacturer) and in a consulting role for numerous technology companies. Ellen holds a BS from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Ellen is active with Girls in Technology/Women in Technology, supporting the Shelter House/Artemis House with the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, and as a team sponsor of Amy’s Amigos.

Mike Jennings, President

Mike concentrates on BEI’s technical and administrative functions, as well as managing several of BEI’s key accounts. He serves as a CIO for many of our clients, providing guidance regarding network evolution and implementation.

Prior to BEI Mike spent over 20 years in the telecommunications equipment business, as General Manager of the Pulsecom subsidiary of Fortune 500 electronics manufacturer Hubbell, Inc. and with Western Electric/AT&T Network Systems. Mike holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University and an MS in Electrical Engineering: Administration from Stanford University.

Mike serves on the Board of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce and is a voting member of Reston’s Planning and Zoning Committee.

Jake Hovermale, CTO

Jake leads BEI’s Technology Practice, working with our partners to define BEI’s technology stack. He is heavily involved in developing roadmaps for our client’s IT infrastructure.

Jake works with BEI clients to define network architectures that mesh with their business requirements, and as an external “Chief Technology Officer” to help plan the evolution of their networks. He also leads product and technology evaluation for use BEI’s clients’ networks.

Jake started his career in Landscape architecture, and made the transition from design to IT by defining and building his firm’s IT infrastructure. Jake graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelors’ Degree in Landscape Architecture.

Suki Hovermale, Manager, Finance & Administration

Suki’s leads the financial and administrative efforts at BEI. Her responsibilities include finance, human resources, office management, contract administration and purchasing.

John Deming, Service Manager

John manages BEI’s technical staff, including recruiting, management BEI’s engineers. He also works with our clients to make sure that BEI’s service exceeds their expectations. Prior to BEI, John spent 12 years at Long & Foster where he has held a number of IT management positions including IT Technical Support Manager/Service Desk/Help Desk while supporting 200+ offices and 10,000+ real estate agents. John has a B.S in Business Management from Alfred University.