Meet our Leadership Team

Expertise at Every Step – Our experience, expertise, and support are unparalleled. We work with your state or local government at every step to make sure your system works as promised.

Tim Callahan

General Manager

Mr. Tim Callahan is General Manager.  He comes to GovQA from global payroll software and services provider ADP, where he served as President of Streamline & Celergo. Prior to that, he was CEO of Celergo LLC, a global payroll management company, which was backed by private equity firm Frontier Growth before Celergo’s acquisition by ADP in 2018.  Prior to Celergo, Callahan enjoyed a 28-year career in the global mobility industry where he was president and COO of Graebel Relocation Services; and, prior to that, senior vice president of global sales and marketing for SIRVA, Inc.

 

 

Mr. Callahan is a graduate of Fairfield University, located in his home state of Connecticut.  While at Fairfield, Mr. Callahan studied history and mathematics.

Gregory Pengiel

Regional Vice President, Software Engineering The Americas

govqa leadership team Gregory PengielMr. Gregory Pengiel is Regional Vice President, Software Engineering The Americas and Co-founder of GovQA and is responsible for its overall technical vision and strategy. His 20 year career involves the introduction and deployment of emerging technologies into government, insurance and banking marketplaces for Fortune 500 companies, technology-based startups and many local governments.

Mr. Pengiel has founded a number of startup ventures. These include SuiteOne Media, which provides an easy to use and cost-effective agenda and meeting management solution for all organizations; as well as HelpFirst, a business to consumer (B2C) SaaS firm that managed online customer support for a variety of firms across the country.

Mr. Pengiel holds a BS, with High Honors, in Mathematics and in Computer Science from Illinois Wesleyan University.

William Repole

Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder

govqa leadership team william repoleMr. William Repole is Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder of GovQA. He is responsible for growing strategic partnerships and piloting new product opportunities. He has more than 20 years of information technology, product management and project management experience with emphasis in the financial, insurance, and government marketplaces.

Mr. Repole has significant experience building companies. Early in his career, while working with Subject, Wills & Co, a leading provider of technology solutions to middle market companies, Mr. Repole helped pioneer the development of one of the first commercially available document imaging platforms.

Prior to GovQA, he expanded Project Management Partners, Inc. into a multi-million dollar business process consultancy that assisted Fortune 1000 companies in workflow and business strategies. In the 1990’s, he spearheaded the growth of Ameritech Information System’s document imaging business.

Mr. Repole holds a BS from Northwestern University in Industrial Engineering.

Gerard Gozum

Vice President of Finance and Administration

govqa leadership team jerry gozumMr. Gerard Gozum (Jerry) is Vice President of Finance and Administration. During his 25-year career, he has managed finance, human resources, IT and operations for both public and private organizations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Mr. Gozum has specific experience in growing government software companies and in expanding organizations in energy services, sports manufacturing and food distribution.

He has earned numerous outstanding employee awards for his work with these organizations. Mr. Gozum is also the co-founder of SPEQ LLC and Cali Girl Cakes LLC. He holds a BS in Accounting from Northern Illinois University and is a CPA.

He is a life-long Chicagoan with a passion for life. In his personal time, he is very proud to volunteer in the community as a youth coach in football (Pop Warner), baseball (PONY), and basketball.

Steve Lafontaine

Senior Director, Marketing

Mr. Steve Lafontaine is the Senior Director of Marketing. He is responsible for communicating GovQA’s value to the market. He works with customers and future customers to ensure they understand GovQA’s expertise and market leading position.

Before joining GovQA Steve spent a majority of his career in the B2C space supporting brands like United Airlines, Beam Suntory, MillerCoors, and Jones Lang LaSalle. Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bradley University. Outside work, he enjoys camping, woodworking, and generally exploring the world with his wife and two young children.