Leadership

Faizan Zia - President & CEO
Faizan Zia - President & CEO

Faizan Zia is the Founder, President & CEO of Connsci. Faizan started his career working in sales for various technology companies, ultimately working his way up to senior leadership positions in Product Management, Product Marketing and Training & Enablement. Faizan received his B.S. in Public Health, with a Minor in Organizational Leadership from The University of Maryland, College Park, and also obtained an MBA from The University of Maryland Global Campus. Faizan also holds various certifications in Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Learning & Development and Product Management.

With over 16 years of Information Technology, Commercial off-the-shelf Software and Federal Government experience, Faizan founded Connsci in 2017, with a mission to support organizations with their IT needs by delivering innovative and cost-effective solutions. Throughout his career, Faizan has received numerous accolades and has consistently been recognized as a top performer by his peers, clients and partners.

In his personal life, Faizan loves spending time with his family and friends. Faizan is also an avid foodie and likes to explore new cuisines from different geographies across the globe. Faizan is passionate about contributing to and making a change in his community and is involved in various children’s and health causes, due to the health challenges he experienced as a child. Faizan works with many non-profits, hospitals and children’s health organizations to support their missions and impact the lives of those in need. Faizan is also involved in various workforce development programs in the DC Metro Area that serve unemployed and underemployed individuals by helping them obtain or advance their careers in Information Technology.

Anser Javed - Head of IT
Anser Javed - Head of IT

Anser Javed is the Head of IT at Connsci. He is in charge of leading many projects at multiple organizations including Department of Defence (DoD), Department of Justice (DOJ), National Security Agency (NSA), The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and The Campbell's Soup Company. Anser started his career working in Operations and quickly worked his way to into senior level management. During that time, he led many IT related initiatives upgrading A/V Systems, Information Kiosks, Point of Sale Nodes, and Database & File Servers. Anser holds numerous certifications in Information Technology and obtained his B.S. in Cybersecurity with a focus on Policy Management at The University of Maryland Global Campus. He joined Connsci in 2018 in efforts to support local organizations with their IT needs and promote the education of Information Technology.

In his personal time, Anser is a gear head at heart and you can find him under the hood of his car tweaking and tuning things regularly. He loves to spend time with ones closest to him and traveling anywhere that has a beach. Anser has many friends and family members who have and are serving in the Armed Forces and DoD. These relationships have made Anser very passionate about supporting our Troops and he donates as much time as possible volunteering for organizations such as The Wounded Warrior Project and other Veteran's Charities.

Deborah McGinn - Executive Advisor
Deborah McGinn - Executive Advisor

As an Executive Advisor, Deborah McGinn brings over 15 years of Enterprise and Federal marketing experience to Connsci. Deborah is also the Chief Marketing Officer of Digital.ai, an industry-leading technology company dedicated to helping Global 5000 enterprises achieve their digital transformation goals. Deborah joined Digital.ai following its acquisition of Arxan, where she also served as CMO. Prior to joining Arxan, she led Global Product Marketing for Neustar’s Security and Risk divisions and Symantec’s Norton Consumer and Small Business Unit, where she was responsible for developing innovative strategies to break into new categories and markets, including launching the consumer mobile security business for Norton and web application firewall business for Neustar. Deborah also led marketing for Callaway Golf Company’s Women and Junior Golf division, and started her marketing career at Johnson and Johnson’s Personal Products Company, representing iconic brands such as Band-Aid Brand and Listerine.