About Us

About Us

AThe principals and consultants at Foghorn Consulting have been in the IT industry for over 20 years, helping to build the infrastructure that today’s internet and SaaS companies run on. Our IT services include strategy, planning and execution. With an unsurpassed track record of success, Foghorn delivers these services through our proven methodology which dramatically reduces risk and accelerates deployment schedule. Foghorn Consulting is dedicated to ensuring that your infrastructure projects deliver business value. Contact us to find out how we can help your business succeed.

Our Mission

MToo many IT projects end with less than desired results. We founded Foghorn Consulting because we believe that our industry can do better. Our mission is to make a positive difference in the growth potential of our customers by working side by side with them to successfully deliver business value with every project.

Meet the Foghorn Team

Peter Roosakos / Principal, Co-Founder

Peter Roosakos is a career IT consultant and architect who brings a combination of technical and business skills to help companies realize the benefits of transformative IT initiatives like cloud infrastructure and SaaS adoption. Peter has recently acted in the role of Account CTO for a large banking institution, helping to define technology roadmaps and implement new technology solutions.

Peter was a founding employee of Opelin, an online storage company that was acquired by HP in 2007, where he directed the design, implementation, and operations of a scalable storage and SaaS infrastructure. Peter spent the 10 years prior delivering professional and managed services for mission critical internet applications.

Peter is a graduate of UC Davis, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Alex Roosakos / Principal, Co-Founder

Alex Roosakos is a career IT and Operations executive and consultant with a track record of success, specializing in leading projects, managing teams and building businesses. Before co-founding Foghorn Consulting, Alex was a co-founder and Vice President at Wireless Security Corporation (WSC), a Wi-Fi Security Company that was acquired by McAfee.

Prior to WSC, Alex built an IT consulting firm which became the professional services arm at Exodus Communications through acquisition. At Exodus, Alex was a Vice President whose professional and managed services teams delivered security, infrastructure and application services to companies such as MSN Hotmail, Merrill Lynch and many other high-profile, fast growing internet properties. Alex is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, SLO.

Ryan Fackett / Senior Consultant

Ryan Fackett is a career IT consultant focusing strong business acumen and management of professional services, development, and integration teams delivering successful projects and services. Presently focusing on SaaS professional services as well as designing and implementing highly available cloud computing initiatives.

Prior to this role, Ryan was managing global infrastructure IT projects as well as SaaS software development initiatives. Ryan moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to attend Santa Clara University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Operations and Management Information Systems from the Leavey School of Business.

Steve Styerwalt / Senior Consultant

Steve is a veteran IT consultant and architect who has designed and implemented numerous IT solutions to solve business objectives for start-ups as well as Fortune 500 enterprises. Steve has over 22 years of experience providing solutions based on technologies provided by Microsoft, VMware, Cisco, and Citrix. Currently, Steve is focused on helping companies achieve success by leveraging the cloud as well as on-premises virtualization infrastructure.

Steve is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, SLO and has attained numerous IT certifications including VCP4/VCP51, MCITP, MCSE, CCNA, and CCA.

Matt Kohn / DevOps Engineer

Matt has spent his career managing IT infrastructure and associated projects. A firm believer in automation and configuration management, Matt assists customers who are looking to manage infrastructure as code on bare metal, private cloud, or public cloud environments.

Prior to working with Foghorn, Matt was an infrastructure engineer at online tickets marketplace viagogo. Matt moved to San Francisco after completion of his bachelor’s degree in Information Science and Business with a concentration in entrepreneurship at Northeastern University.

Tom Wasilczyk / Senior Consultant

Tom Wasilczyk has 35 years of IT experience in doing technical and business application transformations. His experience includes 6 years as CIO for Atmel Corporation, 9 years as VP/Director of Sun’s IT Operations, ERP and Supply Chain development, 13 years of IT management at Tandem Computers and 7 years as a management and systems consultant deploying ERP systems and engineering processes.

Tom holds Bachelor and Master Degrees in engineering from Stanford University.

Keith Harris / Director of Sales

Keith Harris has spent the majority of his career in sales for SaaS, cloud infrastructure and staff augmentation companies. In recent years, he’s gained domain experience in technical recruiting while continuing his passion for selling cloud technologies. Keith leads sales, business development, and account management for Foghorn. In Summer 2013 he gained his AWS Business Professional Accreditation for the Amazon Web Services Partner Network.

Keith is a graduate of San Diego State University.

Melissa Blount / Administration and Operations

Melissa has run administrative operations for several small companies, as well as managing technical projects and teams, including the team responsible for Santa Clara infrastructure operations at Merrill Lynch Online. Melissa graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in business administration.

Mark Williams / Application Architect, Advisor

Mark Williams is a software engineer and application security expert with a 23-year track record of success in the design and implementation of web scale applications using leading edge software tools and techniques. He has extensive programming and security code review experience with C/C++, Java EE, and other languages.

Mark received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the UC Berkeley.

Aditya Shingvi / Software Cloud Engineer

Aditya is a software engineer with experience developing Java, Ruby on Rails, and Web Applications. Aditya is also experienced at automating AWS infrastructure as well as integrating AWS APIs with custom applications. Aditya is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Software Engineering.

Mark Mastoras / DevOps Engineer

Mark Mastoras is a Cloud Architect and DevOps professional with over 10 years experience developing mission-critical and highly scalable infrastructure using OpenSource technology. Mark is an expert in System Automation, Configuration Management, and Orchestration. Mark has built petabyte size Big Data/Analytics systems, engines capable of analyzing millions of mobile apps, ad impression handlers, all fully automated on top of AWS, and managed using a variety of open source tools (chef, ansible, packer). Prior to his work as a DevOps consultant Mark was VP of Engineering at Gild and a Lead Developer at E*TRADE Financial.

Christopher Thomas Shea / Cloud Consultant

Christopher has spent his career in the technical professional services and project management space. A builder at heart and a veteran in the industry, Christopher is currently focused on driving large cloud transformation and migration initiaves for Foghorn's customers.

Christopher is experienced in the financial and legal verticals where security and compliance are highly prioritized features of any technology solution. Most recently he has been focused on AWS and SaaS.

Sean Lynch / DevOps, Advisor

A Silicon Valley native, Sean Lynch has been working in high tech for his entire twenty year career. His experience ranges from technical support and consulting to datacenter buildout and system and software engineering. He's currently a manager in Production Engineering at Facebook.