INFOGRAPHIC: Process Automation

Process Automation is the ability to orchestrate and integrate tools, people and processes through workflow. 1901 Group’s Process Automation solutions effectively and substantially reduce human error and streamline allocation of resources; thereby, lowering customer costs, increasing productivity, and providing absolute priority to mission-critical systems.


1901 Group: IT Simplified

Our unique IT-as-a-service business model allows organizations to consume IT services in a transparent, high quality, cost-effective manner… simplifying the challenges and complexities facing today’s IT organizations.

Video Highlight:

Frankenstein IT Model

In the early days of IT and into the late 1990’s organizations loved to solve almost any problem using technology. See how this patchwork methodology lead to the “Frankenstein of IT”.


1901 Group is a trusted provider of IT services for public and private sector.

At 1901 Group LLC, our mission is simple: Deliver IT on an as-a-service basis so our customers can recognize the following:
reduced operations and maintenance costs, increased service performance, and enhanced situational awareness.

Our Business Model


We established 1901 Group to challenge the industry by fundamentally changing the way IT services are delivered and consumed.


Hybrid Platform


1901 Group offers IT-as-a-Service across cloud architectures comprised of private, public, and hybrid platforms.



Our world class team brings many years of combined experience across a diverse  spectrum of industries.


Our Business Model

Our Business Model

Our unique IT-as-a-service business model allows organizations to consume IT services in a transparent, high quality, cost-effective manner. Organizations typically reduce IT infrastructure costs by 30-50% while increasing IT service performance.

We established 1901 Group to challenge traditional IT Infrastructure operations and maintenance (O&M) business models by fundamentally changing the way IT services are delivered and consumed, our model:

Simple icons showing that 1901 Group: Reduces Costs, Increases Performance and Enhances Awareness
  • Reduces operations and maintenance (O&M) costs by 30%-50%
  • Increases IT service performance by institutionalizing continuous improvement
  • Enhances situational awareness by providing holistic, service-oriented information in a proprietary data visualization tool
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Our Name

In 1901, Ransom E. Olds created a unique assembly line for his factory.  This assembly line leveraged skills and materials in an efficient manner within a disciplined, repeatable process that quadrupled output. We believe this assembly line concept applies to IT services today. Reflecting on Olds’ innovation in 1901, we proudly named our business 1901 Group and have designed our service operations centers or “IT Factories” to deliver much needed gains in IT infrastructure performance and situational awareness at a substantial economic value.

The 1901 Group business model is unique and designed to provide customers with a consumption model similar to a utility. Similar to an electrical utility pricing by kilowatt-hour, and selling capacity and availability, 1901 Group’s “IT Utility Provider” model allows organizations the ability to consume IT as a service. In an industry where hardware, software and personnel are often over-bought and under-utilized, 1901 Group’s IT Utility Provider model charges for what is consumed, through a variety of fixed-price, ‘per unit’, ‘per user’, or ‘per device’ fee structures.

Hybrid Service Platform

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Flexible “Hybrid” Service Platforms

As each customer environment is different, 1901 Group offers support across “cloud” architectures comprised of private, public, and hybrid platforms. This flexibility provides practical IT-as-a-Service that uses customer specific combinations of on-customer-premise and on-1901-Group-premise resources and activity.

The on-site staff provides customer-facing daily operations & maintenance, and act as the central command and control on the ground. The off-site staff, continuously supported by automation and tools, provides a leveraged resource pool for daily operational tasks and more. Using this hybrid service delivery methodology, 1901 Group is able drive the operational costs to the lowest labor dollar while reducing risk and without sacrificing the security of continued data center operations.

Our Leadership

Plan-Design, Build-Run Icons 1901 Group is organizationally aligned around Plan, Design, Build, and Run functional areas and activities. Our leadership uses
this Plan/Design and Build/Run terminology to convey focus and responsibility within the dynamic 1901 Group community.



Sonu Singh | CEO

Sonu is the founder of 1901 Group and corporate leader responsible for our strategic vision, innovative business model, and financial performance. Recognizing that the delivery of information is currently undergoing a dramatic transformation, Sonu started 1901 Group to close the cost-to-value gap on IT infrastructure by applying proven manufacturing principles to the next generation of IT service management. Having built and sold two IT services companies within the past 15 years, Sonu is utilizing industry practices and principles to execute 1901 Group’s corporate vision of building service operations centers or IT service factories in rural communities with strong university systems. Thanks to a childhood in Blacksburg, Virginia, and a degree from Virginia Tech, Sonu’s personal passion and professional goal is creating sustainable, high-quality technology jobs in rural America.

Dana Pittman

Dana is the leader of our Human Capital Management function providing organizational growth, performance and profitability. Her expertise includes: strategic guidance in all areas of human resources — from resource management, staffing strategies and recruiting, compensation and benefits, to development, implementation and enforcement of policy and programs. Dana possesses nearly two decades of talent management experience working in the private sector, is a Certified Human Capital Strategist (HCS), a Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) & SHRM-CP and has been recognized with multiple achievement awards.

A strong advocate of teamwork and leading by example, Dana strives to maintain credibility throughout the organization with management and employees, and excels at being an effective listener and problem solver of people issues. A native Miamian and lifelong Miami Dolphins fan, Dana graduated from Florida State University and rarely leaves a challenge unconquered. Go Noles!


Tam Mai

Tam leads our corporate finance and accounting functions including the development of our financial/capital structure, financial reporting, and operations of our financial processes and cost and asset control procedures. Tam is also our primary liaison with bank officers and independent auditors. Tam brings over 20 years of experience to our team including: Controller for Guident Inc., (later acquired by CRGT), Controller/Acting CFO at Innovative Solutions International, Inc. (ISI) (later acquire by Pragmatic, Inc), and in various finance positions with Touchstone Consulting Group (acquired by SRA), ADI (acquired by Perot Systems Government Service), Stratesec, Inc., and Anadac Inc.

Steve Lynott

Steve leads our planning activities that spans from corporate training, talent development and coaching to strategy and facilitation services. Steve brings over 35 years of experience in consulting providing advisory services to senior executives at the intersection of business, talent and technology.  Steve is a proven entrepreneur with extensive experience in starting and scaling small to mid-sized businesses. Steve is also a leader of our community outreach and is passionate about continued education and charitable activities around the world. Steve is a proud Terp having graduated from the University of Maryland.

James Christopher

James is the leader of our Build/Run activities. James brings over 20 years of industry experience to 1901 Group, and previously served as a corporate executive in both small and large companies focused on delivering complex Information Technology and business solutions. As the leader of our service delivery, James leverages his experience in building teams, growing organizations, managing profit and loss centers, and delivering high value technology services and solutions across a spectrum of federal, state and local government, higher education, retail and commercial customers. In this role, James is responsible for the general management and oversight of engineering, operations and program delivery, spanning business capture, execution and closeout. James’ previous experience includes management of diverse teams ranging from small co-located teams to large organizations spanning multiple geographic locations. James is a proud alumnus of Virginia Tech where he received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, and is a lifelong Virginia resident.


Brian Lubin

Brian leads the Plan/Design and business development pertaining to our investments in the industrial Internet of Things (IoT), as well as, leading our ITSM product and service design.  Brian comes to 1901 Group with more than 20 years of international, industrial and technology business experience with significant accomplishments in general management, operations, product management, product development, and sales management. Prior to joining 1901 Group, he spent nine years at Danaher Corporation, a large manufacturing and technology company, one of the best examples of a major U.S. company successfully adopting the culture and lean tools of the Toyota Production System (TPS) that institutionalizes process efficiency, eliminating waste, and building a culture of “kaizen” (Japanese for continuous improvement). Brian has an M.B.A. from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech.


Zak Kelly

Zak is the leader of our operations center in Blacksburg, Virginia and is a seasoned IT Operations Executive who specializes in delivering outstanding technical support and customer service across today’s complex enterprise. With a background in software development and a firm grounding in managing infrastructure and datacenter operations for Fortune 10, International, Federal, and State clients, Zak brings a comprehensive perspective to the challenge of IT Operations. Zak holds a B.A., M.A., multiple industry certifications, a U.S. Patent, and is deeply interested in solving IT support problems through more cost-effective methods such as intelligent automation and predictive analytics. Zak has lived and worked in complex overseas environments including rural Russia, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Japan. Outside of work, Zak plays the violin and piano, reads philosophy and science fiction, and enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

Paul Wilkinson

Paul leads Plan/Design, business development, and capture management pertaining to our public sector business. Paul also provides leadership of our corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and operations design supporting the development of new markets and services. Prior to joining 1901 Group, Paul was Chief Operating Officer of List Innovation Solution, supporting the successful sale of the company to Salient Federal Solution and led Salient’s Strategic Market Development Group. Paul has held numerous leadership positions providing financial consulting, product management, and Information Technology (IT) services supporting both public and private sector clients at SRA International, BearingPoint, and KPMG. Paul holds a B.S. in Finance from George Mason University and is a Certified Project Management Institute, Project Management Professional (PMP).

Tom Pugliese

Thomas is a leader within our Build/Run team focusing on IT services and solutions architecture, financial modeling and analysis, and program oversight. Thomas also provides leadership for our strategic partnership initiatives, corporate growth initiatives, and business capture efforts. Thomas brings over 20 years of Federal IT experience to our team including senior technical leadership positions with large System Integrators (SIs) and small start-up companies.  Thomas is a graduate of Old Dominion University where he received a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.

Brendan Walsh

Brendan leads Plan/Design and business development pertaining to our private sector business, as well as, leading corporate branding. Brendan is also focused on service design, IT-as-a-service modeling, strategic public sector account management, and the development of our intellectual property. Brendan brings over 20 years of sales, marketing, and program management experience to our team that includes program management at G.E. Capital IT Solutions, IT security sales, and the successful prosecution of a U.S. business process patent as former co-founder of Brendan is a proud Georgia Tech (the real Tech), Yellow Jacket alum and ACC fan.

Robert Schadey

Rob is a leader with our Build/Run team as an active problem solver and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Rob is responsible for both corporate and operational security programs, working with our growing customer base to develop and share security best practices, and managing our FedRAMP compliance.  Rob brings over 20 years experience in Department of Defense to 1901 Group, and previously served as the Principal Systems Security Engineer for the U.S. Army Information System’s Engineering Command where he oversaw information security engineering and operations for over 20 programs spanning multiple global locations for Program Executive Offices, Defense Information Systems Agency, and Base Re-alignment and Consolidation Commission. Rob holds a M.S. From Capital College Laurel, MD and is a graduate of the National Defense University, Cyber Security – Chief Information Security Officer Program. He holds ISC2 CISSP and ISSAP




Manh Phung

Manh is a leader within our Build/Run operations including the activation, operations, and continual improvement of our public and private sector service delivery. Manh comes to us with over 18 years of operational experience in the delivery of managed services. Manh has been responsible for leading 24/7 network security operations for both the Air Force (609th Information Warfare Squadron and the Defense Information Systems Agency) and the commercial sector, as well as, managing development and solution engineering teams.  Manh’s focus is on developing energetic teams by promoting communication, collaboration, and attention to detail with processes and procedures that allow for consistent and effective service delivery. He is excited to be driving world-class IT services focused on solving 1901 Group customers’ challenges.