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Leadership Team

MountChor’s leadership team Offer Forward-Thinking and innovation for sustained success, customer satisfaction and next generation solutions.

Josh Rabinowitz CEO

Maria Rabinowitz CFO

Rob Berman COO

Greg Wendel CTO

Mike Juba VP

Josh Rabinowitz CEO

Mr. Rabinowitz leads the company toward high impact goals that deliver innovative solutions for the mission needs of our nation’s most difficult cybersecurity challenges.  He is driven by his commitment to building teams that support our Federal Government through transitions in the fast-paced technological space. Mountchor Technologies is executing a strategic expansion into the Cybersecurity, Cloud, Digital Strategy, and Enterprise Network Architecture consulting domains while positioning the company as a provider of innovative solutions with customers in civilian, defense, intelligence and commercial markets. Mountchor Technologies has a collaborative and inspired culture with exceptional employees who are naturally compelled by ingenuity, learning, and drive to serve the mission of the USA and her Citizens.

Prior to leading Mountchor Technologies, Mr. Rabinowitz severed as Senior Director and Chief Engineer for Perspecta. His departure capped an illustrious 20-year-career from Perspecta (and its legacy companies). He rose to a role as Senior Director and Chief Engineer in 2017, after a brief, but uniquely productive time (2014-2016) as a Federal Account executive where he led and supported over $250 million in new business. For nearly 14 years prior to that, he was a Program Manager, Architect, Engineer, and Cybersecurity Subject Matter Expert supporting many departments and Agencies throughout the Federal Government, DOD, and Intel Communities.

Aside from his role as CEO of Mountchor Technologies, Mr. Rabinowitz  leads a non-profit organization called Magna Virtus with a mission to improve humankind through supporting local and global initiatives. Additionally, he raises chickens for eggs & bees for honey while actively pursuing expansion and cultivation of additional farming activities.

Mr. Rabinowitz earned a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Sloan Management School at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, minor in Computer Science, from the State University of New York (SUNY) Geneseo College. along with numerous top industry certifications such as CISSP, CEH, CCNP, PMP.

Mr. Rabinowitz is a father to four wonderful children and a Great Dane puppy.

Maria Rabinowitz CFO

Ms. Rabinowitz is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) actively licensed in Virginia and Delaware. Maria is a high-energy results-driven leader with strong history of client delivery and satisfaction throughout 15 years of public accounting and private company experience. Ms. Rabinowitz has demonstrated the ability to produce quality results and lead exceptional performance within a team environment.

Maria’s CPA training underscores her meticulous attention to the details of the MountChor’s business operations, the finance, DCAA accounting, compliance and contracts.

Ms. Rabinowitz is skilled in Financial reporting and tax compliance, consulting and research. She has experience in corporate finance, payroll, accounts receivable/payable, benefits and employee management. Utilizing her organizational development skills, process improvement and best practices she has developed the processes for MountChor’s future growth.

Ms. Rabinowitz’s role as MountChor’s Executive leader of this small business, delivers enterprise IT solutions and management services for mission critical systems to the U.S. federal government and commercial entities primarily in the National Capital Region and within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its component agencies. Maria’s internal focus is the management of all back-end corporate functions – payroll, invoicing, accounting, contracts, human resources, benefits management, compliance. Maria enjoys playing with her 4 children on the family farm and traveling internationally

Rob Berman COO

Mr. Berman is a seasoned Program Manager and influential IT expert in implementing digital transformation solutions. During his delivery of infrastructure networking solutions, he earned a distinguished record of achievements for his attention to time, budget, and security sensitive solutions. A variety of clients benefited from Mr. Berman’s dedication. Mr. Berman provides MountChor’s portfolio oversight, proposal development, capture management, and maintains strong relationships both within and beyond DHS promoting growth opportunities.  Mr. Berman manages the daily operations of the company, focusing on Business Development and Service Delivery. 

 

Mr. Berman has a proven record of leading teams through difficult projects and challenges. He thrives in situations that require extensive support and high yield turnaround. Mr. Berman took over a clients failing Enterprise Program where he served as Program Manager; he established processes, risk mitigation procedures, continuity and a strategic vision, ultimately guiding the team to reach superior network performance levels.  Within only one year, Mr. Berman turned around a failing contract by strategically leading a mission-critical program that was recognized and awarded for its high achieving team. 

 

Above and beyond his project leadership and analytical expertise, Mr. Berman is accomplished at leading cross functional teams, skilled at managing multiple project applications and adeptly qualified for developing, presenting and detailing project related changes.  Often characterized as a high energy professional, he is frequently acknowledged for his insight and unique ability to bring projects to successful completion.  Consistently delivering a clients-first approach, Mr. Berman keeps an eye on the future by delivering creative solutions that conquer major IT and business challenges. 

 

Mr. Berman earned a Master’s degree in Project Management from the University of Wisconsin.  Mr. Berman is a Project Management Institute certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), ITIL v3 Foundations Certified, Scrum Master Certified & is PRINCE2 Certified.  Mr. Berman holds multiple high-level clearances. 

Greg Wendel CTO

Mr. Wendel is a versatile, solutions-driven Network Architect with a specialization in cloud networking.  He has a distinguished record of achievements delivering high-quality, dependable, scalable and innovative infrastructure networking solutions. Mr. Wendel is responsible for providing the strategic direction on all aspects of technology frameworks and IT platforms while managing the development and capabilities of MountChor’s leading edge technology team.

Mr. Wendel’s pivotal leadership has been a resource for multiple components within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) including Customs and Border Protection.  Recognized with several commendations and certificates of appreciation at each engagement, Mr. Wendel has extensive expertise utilizing leading vendor technologies.  Mr. Wendel has an in depth understanding of AWS, Juniper, Cisco, Redhat, Centos, Palo Alto and other leading network/cloud appliances.

Mr. Wendel is a seasoned thought leader and digital transformation solutions expert. Mr. Wendel has been an active Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE #20179) for more than 10 years and has continued his learning with many other premier technical certifications.

Mr. Wendel has leveraged his broad business experience, technical knowledge, and analytical skills to help Government agencies and organizations achieve their strategic objectives and articulate a vision for the future. He works as a consensus builder who works with management, technical teams, and vendors. He isn’t afraid to ask the hard questions in an effort to effectively prioritize activities and achieve defined objectives. Mr. Wendel has a proven track record of creating robust solutions that lower costs, reduce vendor lock in, and improve quality, efficiency and performance.

Mr. Wendel has designed, developed and implemented networks with over 5,000 sites. He created a Metro Area Network that improved security, efficiency and performance and is creating the AI solutions for future deployments.

Mr. Wendel earned a Master of Science – Management of Information Technologies. His certifications include, CCIE, PMP, JNCIP, AWS, CISSP, and MCSE.

Mr. Wendel spends his free time mining crypto currencies, splitting firewood and trying to keep up with his energetic wife and daughters.

Mike Juba VP

Mr. Juba is a proven security minded, result driven professional with over 15 years of experience in digital transformation solutions. With a deep understanding of network infrastructures (LAN/WAN), network servers (Linux, Microsoft), and network applications, Mr. Juba brings his designing, implementation and support of networks LAN/WAN/Wireless/Voice infrastructure background to bring solutions to MountChor’s clients. Mr. Juba’s skills successfully optimize complex telecom, network and data center environments.

Mr. Juba currently leads a team within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and has managed multiple projects for Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Recognized often for performance improving solutions – Mr. Juba is the authority for escalations and innovations. Mr. Juba has extensive expertise with DNS/DHCP/IPAM, Wireless Site Surveys, Voice Over IP Deployments, Firewall Rules Analysis, Databases, Authentication, Email Security, Logging and Alerting, Redundancy/Load Balancing, Network Access Control, Firewall and Network Security.

Mr. Juba worked as an Expert Consultant for the DHS HQ OneNet Team. OneNet is the team responsible for network communication between all 22 DHS Components, controls the Redundant Trusted Internet Connection (RTIC) which includes the connection to the Internet and applications hosted in the DMZ. As a contributor and board member, Juba insured that the Enterprise Architecture Review Board vetted all technical solutions prior to implementation.

Mr. Juba has a proven expertise in network architecture, design, implementation and operations.  He was a Blue Coat Proxy Subject Matter Expert on Content Filtering for 150,000 users DHS wide, Subject Matter Expert for DHS and CBP DNS infrastructure using Infoblox DNS/DHCP clusters, configured F5 and Cisco load balancers for load balancing firewall and Blue Coat Web Proxies and Subject Matter Expert on a long-term audit logging infrastructure using LogLogic and Splunk. As a pre/post sales engineer, web developer, and network administration he designed, implemented and maintained internal networks including phone systems, email, corporate website and internal applications.  Additionally, he migrated a legacy CRM over to Salesforce.com.

Mr. Juba holds a Masters in Information Technology from Virginia Tech and a Bachelors in Computer Science from SUNY Geneseo. Mr. Juba earned many technical certifications, including CCNP – Cisco Certified Network Professional, Multiple Juniper Certifications, Palo Alto, Riverbed, Blue Coat, Infoblox, Fortinet, ITIL V3 – Information Technology Infrastructure Library and a multitude of other certifications.