About Us

The purpose of technology is to make things easier. Ironically, investments in extremely complicated software programs are essential to make that happen.

A holistic approach to performance is crucial, as it becomes necessary to integrate more disparate systems across the enterprise and beyond, into the Internet cloud. To that end, there is a need for multi-performance experts who can view the entire system as a whole and bring all of the resources together to create a synergistic working environment.

The people who define The Ian Thomas Group, LLC are specialists, each with years of experience in performance, infrastructure, application, database and networking disciplines. Together we deliver an outcome that surpasses the wants, the needs and the requirements of our clients.

Kevin Mobley, the Chief Executive Officer of ITg, is one of the top five Industry leaders in the reemerging field of Software Performance Engineering. Kevin speaks publicly, on every aspect of SPE, including the invaluable benefits to various industries. If you are interested in booking him for a speaking engagement, please contact info@ianthomasgroup.com

Executive Bios

Kevin Mobley

Chief Executive Officer

Kevin Mobley is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Ian Thomas Group, LLC, which provides strategic and tactical Software Performance Engineering and deployment services to organizations that install complex software systems. He is responsible for strategic direction and implementation of SPE services. Kevin is a Six Sigma Black Belt with more than fifteen years of experience creating software systems for Fortune 1000 companies in the entertainment, financial services, government, retail and travel sectors.

Prior to launching ITg, Kevin was the Director of Software Performance Engineering at Fidelity National Information Services, Inc., where he managed the performance engineering of complex multi-tier HTTP, XML, J2EE and mainframe financial services CRM system, throughout the life cycle of both product development and more than 25 complex customer implementations. Kevin’s team increased the application throughput over 1300% of both the core sales and service and teller channel applications, and the XES service oriented architecture middleware. He also developed a holistic application performance management application, and installed the application for Fidelity’s customers, to enable proactive discovery and root-cause analysis of real-time application performance degradation and error conditions.

Prior to Fidelity Information Services, Kevin was Director of the Performance Engineering Center of Excellence and Chief Performance Architect at iXL, Inc. and a systems engineer at Science Application International Corporation (SAIC), Georgia Institute of Technology and Lockheed Martin Corporation.

Kevin is Chair of the Greater Atlanta Region Computer Measurement Group. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Systems Engineering from George Mason University and his Masters of Science in Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech.

Angelo Tomaras

Vice President of Information Technology

Angelo Tomaras is the Vice President of Information Technology for The Ian Thomas Group, LLC. He has more than 15 years of experience in the software engineering industry. In his role at ITg, Angelo leads the overall research into infrastructure planning and management and capacity planning best practices. Angelo's team provides infrastructure recommendations, hardware and software implementation services, and facilities management.

Prior to joining ITg, Angelo was a Software Platform Engineer and the Lab Operations Manager for Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. During his eight years at Fidelity, Angelo was responsible for development, performance and scalability as well as support and sales. He also received multiple Outstanding Performance awards and played a key position in the rollout of Windows 2000 domain structure as well as in establishing the Performance and Tuning group. Angelo started his IT career as a database and systems administrator for Norfolk Southern, Greenbrier & Russel and Geac Computer Systems.

Angelo graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting Information Systems and Computer Information Systems.

Gene Bellamy

Vice President of Database Engineering

Gene Bellamy leads the high performance database architecture team for The Ian Thomas Group, LLC. Gene has more than 30 years of experience in the software industry as a database architect, database administrator and planner, application development DBA, data modeler, mentor to developers on high performance database access, and consultant on high performance database architectural design.

Prior to joining ITg, Gene spent 10 years as the Senior Performance Engineer and Database Architect for WebTone Technologies and Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. During his time with Fidelity, Gene was responsible for the data analysis and seeding of the database to model the customer’s use of the TouchPoint (CRM) and Teller banking software in production. In addition, Gene was responsible for the optimization of the application’s data queries based on performance test results, and was the team lead for various software performance engineering engagements. Prior to WebTone, Gene was the lead DBA at Dunn and Bradstreet.

Gene received his Bachelor of Science degree in System Science from the University of West Florida.

Johnny Gilliam

Vice President of Software Engineering

Johnny Gilliam's team provides performance engineering consulting services that include infrastructure architecture assessment, performance modeling, performance monitoring tool development, network analysis and troubleshooting, and system performance optimization.

Johnny is an experienced technology professional with over 25 years of experience in the software industry. Johnny and his team have comprehensive technical skills and use that knowledge to solve complex business problems. The team's background includes development management, systems design, full life cycle software development, software quality/testing, system performance engineering, project estimation and systems integration.

Prior to joining ITg, Johnny worked for WebTone Technologies and Fidelity National Information Services, Inc, where he led development teams in performing full life cycle software development for CRM/Banking web applications for financial institutions, including leading the effort to ensure that State Farm's CRM application was able to scale to 100,000 active agents. Johnny's performance engineering leadership has been critical at a number of major US and International banks, including scaling the retail banking solution that Royal Bank of Scotland leveraged to execute its United States acquisition strategy. Johnny worked extensively on performance engineering and testing of high availability systems for Air Traffic Control while at Harris Corporation. The air traffic control system was required to have less than 4 seconds of downtime per year.

Johnny graduated from Southern University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.

Mary Ann Gardner

Vice President of Business Analysis

Mary Ann Gardner is a software business analyst and project manager at The Ian Thomas Group, LLC. She contributes during all phases of planning, design, development, testing implementation and support, for mainframe, client/server and web based technologies.

Mary Ann has over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. Throughout her career she has gained extensive skills in development management, application design, software development, quality assurance, client support and implementation consulting. Her expertise also includes user interface graphic design, analyzing and modeling data, corrective code fix development, and the training of customers and colleagues.

Prior to joining ITg, Mary Ann worked as the Quality Assurance Manager, for WebTone Technologies. During her time there, she hired and managed functional quality assurance teams, insuring they delivered high quality products. Additional responsibilities included coordinating the research of support issues and the delivery of maintenance, defining and documenting application development and service transition processes, and the implementation of Rational Software products.

Mary Ann graduated Summa Cum Laude from Duke University, with a Bachelors of Science degree in Management and Computer Science.

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Career Opportunities

Interested in working for a fast-paced, exciting company that truly appreciates your worth? The Ian Thomas Group, LLC, is always looking for the best and the brightest System Administrators, Database Administrators and Programmers.

If you want a career in which you will be challenged to think critically and valued for your expertise in multiple disciplines, please email your resume to: info@ianthomasgroup.com