Michelle Sherman – President and CEO

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1st day at CSU: January 9, 1991
Tech tip: Educate your employees about cyber security

I attended James Madison University where I obtained a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management. While I took a few classes in Entrepreneurship, I never dreamed that I would own my own business. It has been an ever-changing, evolving ride. We started the company when Main Frames ran companies and the world wide web wasn’t even invented. People still used DOS and Microsoft wasn’t a giant! Now here we are moving companies to the Cloud! Amazing how technology changes so fast. I am so glad that we have a team that is eager and willing to keep up, learn and adapt so quickly to all of our client’s needs. The most important thing that we can do is educate our clients about their technology and keep them informed of the options available to them to help them make the best decisions for their business.

Chuck Sherman – Vice President and Chief Technical Officer

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1st day at CSU: January 9, 1991
Tech tip: “Trust your IT company.”

I grew up around race cars. Working in, around and on cars came quite naturally to me. During high school, I worked at Hi-Performance Hardware in Arlington building race car engines. When I graduated high school, I decided I would go to college and become an airplane engine mechanic. Basically, bigger, louder engines. Well, college and I didn’t mix very well. I didn’t like the fact that my first day of classes didn’t involve actually working on an engine! I switched career paths and attended Computer Learning Center in Springfield. I soon discovered that working on computers came just as naturally to me. So, in January of 1991, I started Computer Services Unlimited out of the two-bedroom condo that Michelle and I bought in Burke after we were married. Computer parts amassed and we moved the business and ourselves to a single-family home in Chantilly in 1992. Commercial space came in November 1997. In my spare time, I can be found working on my 1970s Cutlass Oldsmobile or on the soccer field. I ref for the CYA house, travel, and co-ed soccer leagues with my sons Aaron and Adam, who have both also played soccer. I was even able to convince my 14-year-old daughter, Alyssa, to start playing soccer a few years ago. Our weekends are always ‘soccer-filled!

Mike Rodis – Operations Manager

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1st day at CSU:   April 28, 1997
Tech tip: “Do not click on an email attachment or link if you do not know the sender or are not expecting the email.”

I began my employment at CSU as a printer technician back in 1997. I was one of the first employees that Chuck and Michelle hired when the business still operated out of their house. I took a leave of absence from 2004-2008 to move down to Florida to see if I was capable of living through hurricanes. I loved the sunshine and beautiful weather, the hurricanes, not so much! In 2008 I decided I had had enough! I called Michelle and told her I was thinking of moving back to the DC area and asked if she would consider having me come back to work at CSU. Luckily, she didn’t hesitate. She even offered to set up a cot for me at the office! Since coming home, I have been a CSU dispatcher and then moved to an inside sales position. Wearing so many hats over the years has given me a true perspective from the customer’s viewpoint and I am usually able to remedy any issues before they are ever escalated to our service department.

Melvin Cloud – Network Engineer

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1st day at CSU: September 17, 2018
Tech tip: “Secure Your Network”

Melvin is a family man first and an IT professional second. He was born and raised in the heart of Cleveland, OH. He's a BMW enthusiast and loves his gadgets. In his spare time, he works on his older cars. He also loves working out and training as a Powerlifter.
At the end of the day, people won't remember what you said or did. They will remember how you made them feel.
The three words Melvin would use to describe himself are funny, caring and outgoing.

Dave Duff – Network Engineer

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1st day at CSU: January 14, 2019
Tech tip: “Keep your tech updated”

Dave brings in a whopping 51 years of IT experience to CSU. He is the quiet one of the team but is always more than to willing help out in any way that he can. When not at CSU, Dave enjoys getting out in the wilderness to hunt, supporting his favorite team: The Green Bay Packers, and spending time with his very large family. He is a big fan of the Sierra Nevada as he had spent tons of time there while he was a Marine. Due to his experience as a Marine, Dave believes in the old saying, “failure to prepare, is preparing to fail” which is why he advocates that clients keep their technology as up to date as much possible. With his vast experience, there’s rarely an issue that Dave isn’t prepared and willing to take on.

Will Foster – Network Engineer

1st day at CSU: November 30, 2020
Tech tip: “Keep your passwords in a secure location!”

Will grew up using and working on all types of technology. He worked as an auto-mechanic for 6 years before becoming an IT professional. He enjoys gaming, hiking, MMA and spending time with friends.

Michael “Gio” Giovanetti – Marketing Specialist

1st day at CSU: June 20, 2019
Tech tip: “If I can fix it, so can you”

Gio is our Marketing specialist and manages our newsletters, marketing campaigns, and social content. After spending time in Michigan, Gio returned to Virginia to be closer to family. Gio normally receives the brunt of the team's jokes but takes it all in stride with his easygoing demeanor. You will rarely find Gio without his camera as he is always looking to capture life's little moments. He is an avid Philadelphia sports fan and loves to travel when not here at CSU.

Bradley Clark – Client Care Advocate

1st day at CSU: October 1, 2019
Tech tip: “An unexpected email is your first red flag.”

When I’m not out and about exercising or hiking, I enjoy lots of crafts including woodworking, mead making, and stonemasonry. I also enjoy reading and getting my game on.

Jennifer Sherman – Client Care Advocate

1st day at CSU: February 8, 2021
Tech tip: “As much as you probably want to, kicking your computer probably won’t make it work.”

Jenn married into the Sherman family and comes from a medical background, having a master’s degree in Sports Medicine. She spent 13 years being an Athletic Trainer in various settings ranging from high schools to physical therapy clinics, and ending with an orthopaedic foot and ankle practice. With the birth of her daughter in September 2020, she wanted a new career that allowed her more time to be with her family. She’s always loved computers and even debated choosing computer science over medicine for her college path. Now she’s come full circle! When not at CSU, she loves being with her family, reading, and watching sports.

Bonnie Short – Part Time Administrative Assistant

1st day at CSU: November, 2015
Tech tip: “You can always try restarting it.”

I have been a neighbor of Michelle and Chuck’s for 25 years and have found it interesting to watch their growth. Having been retired for 10 years, I had been looking for something extra to do, when Michelle casually commented that she needed to hire another Intern. To that comment I replied, “How about a retiree?” and the rest is history. Working here has been a joy and challenge but I love learning new things.