leadership team

Abu Malik

president

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Abu Malik is the President and Founder of Metric5. Abu oversees strategic planning and business development efforts for Metric5 while supporting solution delivery to our clients. Abu’s leadership, rooted in our core values and driven by innovation, has resulted in the continued rapid growth of the firm. He has more than 20 years of professional experience spanning technology and thought leadership, software development, enterprise IT, proposal creation, and all aspects of service delivery. Prior to founding Metric5, Abu graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology, and honed his technical and management consulting expertise at Oracle and Accenture across multiple private and public sector engagements.

Abu has Southern roots; he was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. During his free time he likes to try new restaurants, attend sporting events near and far, and hang out with his niece and nephew. You can reach Abu at abu.malik@metric5.com.

Dave Meagher

chief operations officer

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Dave has nearly 15 years of strategy, IT implementation, and operations experience across the federal and commercial domains. A proud Virginia Tech Hokie, he began his career working for Accenture and has since held delivery, management, and leadership roles at professional services companies large and small. Dave is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional and continues to support Metric5 clients while overseeing operations and strategic corporate initiatives.

Dave and his wife spend their free time chasing around their two young, spirited daughters - with the help of lots of coffee. They love getting away to the Adirondacks in New York and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. You can reach Dave at dave.meagher@metric5.com.

Adam Schwaber

chief technology officer

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Adam has more than 15 years of experience in federal technology consulting, with a background in infrastructure technology, systems integration, and cloud computing. In his role as Chief Technology Officer, Adam drives a culture of innovation throughout Metric5. He provides hands-on support to our customers, helping them optimize their technology footprint by aligning their unique mission objectives to flexible and scalable system architectures. Adam also provides technical leadership and training, and leads Metric5's Quality and Security teams.

Adam graduated from Union College with a B.S. in Mathematics and began his professional career at between Accenture and Northrop Grumman before coming to Metric5. He lives in Arlington, VA with his wife, daughter, and son. When he isn’t working, he spends his time parenting. You can reach Adam at adam.schwaber@metric5.com.

William Smith

senior program manager

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Bill has a dual role with Metric5 handling business development and account management efforts. He has 25 years of management experience, including 18 years in information technology. He has worked with private sector clients and federal, state, and municipal governments. Bill has worked in a variety of IT disciplines including, satellite systems, network security, cellular wireless deployment, critical infrastructure assessments, GIS / GPS development and many others. Bill is honored to have spent nine years working for a firm supporting police, fire, ems, and 9-1-1 agencies. His team helped first responders leverage innovative technology to do their jobs more effectively.

Bill is also a proud graduate of Penn State and currently resides in northern Virginia with his wife and daughter. He loves the outdoors and traveling with his family. You can reach Bill at william.smith@metric5.com.

Verla McGrew

operations lead

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Verla serves as Operations Lead for Metric5. After graduating from Middle Georgia State University, she nurtured her passion for process and compliance in the banking and finance industry. At Metric5, she works behind the scenes supporting company operations across departments and client engagements. She oversees human resources, marketing, contracting, and recruiting. She also analyzes and improves organizational processes, working to improve quality, productivity, and efficiency.

In the office, Verla typically enjoys kicking-off meetings with a cheesy joke (in spite of the audible groans) before getting down to business. She lives in Atlanta, GA, where she enjoys painting and spending time with her husband and two dogs. You can reach Verla at verla.mcgrew@metric5.com.