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

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Peter Roosakos / Principal, 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).

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Alex Roosakos / Principal, 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.

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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.

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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.

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Dax Garton / Account Executive

Dax Garton joined Foghorn Consulting as an Account Executive. Prior to Foghorn, he has held various roles at FuzeBox, an innovative fast growing SaaS start up. FuzeBox aimed at revolutionizing the video conferencing and content collaboration space. He held various roles within the company including Senior Director of Enterprise Sales as well as Inside Sales Director.

Dax is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, and graduated from DeVry University with a Bachelor of Science in Technical Management.

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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.

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Nick Dor / Technology Executive

Nick Dor is a technology executive with experience leading IT and OPS organizations supporting high-tech teams in a variety of businesses, from large public companies to small startups. His career spans the early days of the Internet to the recent explosion in scale around mobile, and specifically in the rapidly changing mobile gaming space. He currently leads the Engineering Operations team at GREE International, Inc.

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Keith Harris / Account Executive

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 technology. As a partner with Foghorn Consulting, Keith is assisting with new account development. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.