ZAI has been assessed at CMMI Level 3.
Mary Blevins, Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Blevins has more than 30 years of Federal Government contracting experience, including more than 27 years filling senior and executive management positions. Since joining ZAI in 1995, she has grown revenue by more than 800% and led the expansion of ZAI’s expertise into IT systems design and development, with specific expertise in digital libraries, digital repositories, imaging technologies, and web-based systems.
As CEO, Ms. Blevins sets the strategic direction for the company, leading the development of ZAI’s strategic and tactical plans and directly overseeing ZAI’s four operating divisions. Her leadership garnered ZAI’s recognition as a 2010 Government Contractor Awards Contractor of the Year ($25 to $75 Million) finalist. Prior to joining ZAI, Ms. Blevins spent more than 10 years with the MAXIMA Corporation in a number of senior level positions, including serving as the Corporate Senior Vice President. She managed Government Services Operations that included Federal, State, and local government projects generating $40 million in annual revenues and employing 600 people.
Ms. Blevins holds a B.S. in Business Administration from George Mason University. She is an active member of the Association for Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA), Association for Information and Image Managers (AIIM), and National Contract Management Association (NCMA).
Stephen Deitz, Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Deitz has more than 17 years of IT and business management experience. As ZAI's COO, he manages the day-to-day operations of ZAI's contract portfolio and is responsible for all ZAI business and project success. Prior to joining ZAI, Mr. Deitz served as the Senior Executive Director of the Civilian Solutions Division at ManTech International Corporation, overseeing projects across the IT field, including software/system development, system integration, infrastructure support, help desk operations, information assurance, personal security, and enterprise architecture/service oriented architecture.
Prior to his position at ManTech, Mr. Deitz was Director of the very successful Contact Center Solutions, Contact Center of Excellence at CSC (formerly Datatrac Information Services, Inc.). In this role, he oversaw four locations and 1,000 employees. In addition, he provided direction and leadership in all aspects of the business, including IT, operations, training, quality, business development, and contract management.
Mr. Deitz holds a Master's degree in Technology Management from The University of Maryland University College, and a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Shenandoah University. He also holds a certificate in Executive Leadership from Cornell University. He is a certified Project Management Professional and a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the American Society of Quality (ASQ).
Steven Bracci, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Bracci has more than 30 years of experience in finance, with the last 20 being in the government contracting arena. As ZAI’s CFO, Mr. Bracci oversees all corporate financial functions, including budgeting, financial and tax planning, and contracts.
Prior to joining ZAI, Mr. Bracci served as the financial executive at several successful corporations, including Pragmatics, Inc., Avaya Government Solutions, Nortel Government Solutions, Inc., CA, Inc., Sterling Software, Inc., and Mystech Associates, Inc. He has an established record of introducing efficiencies and reducing overhead, while ensuring compliance and growth.
Mr. Bracci is a Certified Public Accountant and is currently pursuing an MBA at George Washington University. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Connecticut.
Joseph Heary, Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Heary has more than 20 years of experience delivering solutions for asset management and brokerage operations, health care, retail, and technology-related businesses. He has a proven record of defining business and technology strategies, delivering solutions within the context of those strategies, and leveraging product capabilities in conjunction with industry best practices to meet objectives. Mr. Heary is responsible for the continued development of ZAI’s customer solutions that leverage ZAI’s rich heritage of Records and Information Management (RIM), Library Services, and Information Technology.
Prior to joining ZAI, Mr. Heary spent more than 11 years with MetLife, Inc., as a Director of Technology and Assistant Vice President of Investments Operations, implementing and managing technology solutions to increase productivity, reduce cost, and improve the overall efficiency of day-to-day operations with a focus on quality and customer centricity. He previously served in IT management roles at CrossLogix, Inc. (now Oracle), PaineWebber, Inc. (now UBS), and Capital BlueCross, Inc.
Mr. Heary holds an M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Silberman College of Business and a Master of Music and Bachelor of Music from Shenandoah University, He is also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.