About Powerband Consulting Group

Powerband Consulting Group is a small, service-connected disabled veteran owned firm that has consistently been a trusted collaborative partner to federal agency and government contractor clients for more than 10 years. We assist government and industry clientele meet their ever-increasing achievements and contract needs by delivering cost-effective services and solutions that produce sustainable results.  During the past decade, our business has developed principally from repeat customers who value our energy to exceed their expectations. Our customers include federal agencies like the Department of Homeland Security – US VISIT, United States Postal Service, Department of Education and Industry influential such as Time Warner Cable and Accenture. We have provided our vision in diverse IT environments implementing full scale infrastructure solutions, engineering and operations, software development platforms and projects with invention and ingenuity.

Meet the Team

A message from our CTO…

“When we started Powerband, we were engineers. We all shared in the excitement around technology and its brilliance. We still regard technology in all its forms and believe in its power to build the imagination and make dreams possible. As engineers, we designed, built and implemented new innovations to show companies a better way to do business. Being instrumental in research and development introduced new light into day to day workings. Things as simple as collaborative tools to the complexities of cybersecurity. From positioning a company that develops software to supporting a company whose core line of business is non-technology related, the innovation is the same. It’s an understanding of the client and what‘s going to allow them to exploit the full potential of their business. The technology can be the infrastructure, the platform and/or the wings. As an engineer, I understood how my clients worked, what they needed to do to be successful and most importantly how they could stay ahead of their competition. As CTO of Powerband I incorporate that philosophy within our culture and all of our customers, large and small benefit from our respect for technology and passion for invention.

– Malik Goins

John LaDuke

John LaDuke

President

John comes to POWERBAND Consulting with over 25 years of sales and business development experience with an impressive track record in the financial services industry. As a proven sales leader in his tenure with the Fortune 1000 Company, Prudential, John continuously achieved record sales performance and lead various teams to new heights for success. He consistently provided refreshing vision and honest guidance for all of his clients and colleagues. His contribution and executive experience brings new air into the notoriously commercial centric POWERBAND. He is introducing new focus and an aggressive growth strategy into the federal government sector. John is a Service-Disabled Veteran serving honorably in the Vietnam War. During his tour of duty, he earned various metals including the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star and additional medals for meritorious conduct.

Malik Goins

Malik Goins

CTO

Malik Goins is Chief Technical Officer at POWERBAND Consulting Group and is among the three partners that started POWERBAND. Prior to starting POWERBAND, Mr. Goins served as the Infrastructure Manager of Management Information Systems for Accenture, formerly Andersen Consulting, for various divisions. Mr. Goins has also held positions of increasing responsibility with organizations such as Booz Allen and Hamilton, MCI Telecommunications, and the American Red Cross. Mr. Goins has designed architectures and built full-scale enterprise networks for a diverse array of organizations and has been instrumental in establishing a strong technology awareness and capability for POWERBAND. Mr. Goins has over 10 years of in-depth experience in the Information Technology industry.

Shannon Goins

Shannon Goins

VP Sales

Shannon Goins is Vice President of Sales for POWERBAND Consulting Group and is one of the three partners that founded POWERBAND. Prior to starting POWERBAND, Ms. Goins was Director of Business Development for TeleComputing, an application service provider. Ms. Goins has spent more than eight (8) years in diverse sales and business development positions in the Information Technology industry. Formerly, Ms. Goins provided independent network consulting for such organizations as MCI Telecommunications, Intelsat, and Bell Atlantic Business Systems.

Mahendra Piple

Mahendra Piple

V.P. Business Dev.

Mahendra Piple is Vice President of Business Development and Recruiting Services at POWERBAND Consulting Group and is one of the three partners that started POWERBAND. Prior to starting POWERBAND, Mr. Piple held various positions in the Information Technology Services field for such organizations as Booz Allen and Hamilton and MCI Telecommunications. Mr. Piple has also spent more than 15 years involved in independent ventures and start-ups in the Information Technology industry and has a Masters degree in Information Systems from American University.