At Metronome, we believe leadership is not necessarily a role – it is a set of skills and self-awareness that one can learn, improve, and build upon as they advance in their careers. We are proud to have a leadership team that has discovered their personal core values, bring their whole selves to work each day, and continue to develop and improve their leadership skills.
A short bio of CEO Jen Virga
Jennifer VirgaCEO and Co-Founder
University of Pittsburgh
Favorite Song: "Southern Style" by Darius Rucker
Our CEO, Co-Founder, and fearless leader, Jen, sees Metronome as a big family and cares for it as such. She is inspired by the energy and passion our employees exemplify each day which also spurs her to want to grow our Metronome family by adding new Pulsers. Her skills in attention to detail, organization, critical thinking, and delegation balance out our inimitable executive leadership team.
Jen has a gentle and nurturing soul. Before forming Metronome with her husband, Virgil, she was a registered nurse with a passion for fixing any issues she encountered. She loves to cook and has a dream of going back to school to learn all about the culinary arts.
Above all else, Jen values her family. Her ideal day would be simple - she'd spend time with her husband and three children, cook a nice meal, and read a good book. Her ultimate goal in life is to see her children grow into good, compassionate people and eventually have children of their own.
A short bio of President Vigil Virga
Virgil VirgaPresident and Co-founder
Favorite Song: "Home" by Jack Johnson
Our President, Co-founder, and Chief Spark, Virgil Virga, brings energy to any room he enters and to any person he meets. As one of the most passionate Pulsers around, he believes in hard work, simplicity, risk taking, and vulnerability - traits he contributes to his success in both work and relationships.
Virgil firmly believes in both physical and mental wellness. He constantly strives to improve himself in both, so if you're ever looking for a self-help book or a new workout, you know who to call. By embarking on a journey of self-improvement, Virgil has grown into a reflective, generous, and loving leader.
If Virgil could describe his perfect evening, it would be by the fire with his wife, Jen, and their three kids. With his family by his side and a guitar in hand, Virgil's heart soars. If he could have one superpower, he would want the ability to make anyone genuinely happy in an instant.
A short bio of COO Justin Miller
Justin MillerChief Operating Officer
Roger Williams University School of Law
Favorite Song: “God Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts
Our Chief Operating Officer, Justin, is often described as compassionate, honest, and trustworthy. As a Servant leader, Justin genuinely cares about others’ lives. He is delighted to be a part of a company whose culture puts the integrity of our people at the forefront.
Justin continues to find a passion for employee engagement and strives to improve processes for the betterment of the team. He combines experience in program management and business development with a passion for customer support and mission execution. Our fearlessly optimistic COO believes there is always a solution to every problem and a positive to every situation.
As a proud father and committed husband, Justin’s greatest joy and driving force in life is undeniably his family. His perfect day would be spending time with his wife, working on home improvement projects, and creating things for his children to enjoy.
A short bio of Matt Carabia
Matt CarabiaChief Growth Officer
Florida Atlantic University
Favorite Song: “Life is a Journey” by Clinton Fearon
Our Chief Growth Officer, Matt, is a maestro at building relationships and business. He is based in San Diego, and leads the charge of Metronome's expansion. His ability to forge strong and long-lasting relationships is both his greatest strength and one of his greatest passions.
Matt is known for being highly driven and dependable, which makes him a valuable team member. One of the aspects he values most about Metronome is our energetic atmosphere and tight knit culture that fosters innovation and teamwork.
As a father of three, Matt’s greatest source of pride is in raising his children with his wife, Christina. He loves to share with them his love of the outdoors, and particularly surfing. You can often find him and his family catching waves, camping, hiking, or taking in San Diego’s ocean views over dinner with friends.
A short bio of Patricia Mercado
Patricia MercadoVice President of Proposal Operations and Management
Favorite Song: "Sweet Disposition" by The Temper Trap
Our VP of "all things Proposals" Pat draws from hands-on technical, management, field-site operations, and business development experience to orchestrate and create compelling proposals to generate new business for all Pulsers. She was drawn to Metronome because of its strategic direction and technical expertise. More importantly, it's the culture - where everyone's voice matters and people step up and work together to achieve success for our internal and external customers every day.
Managing and writing proposals is a dynamic, fast-paced, deadline-driven process that takes a village to complete. Pat taps into her creativity, problem-solving and organizational skills, conducting research, learning new things, and building and fostering working relationships with every person involved in the process, resulting in compliant, complete, quality products.
Pat and her husband made a much-needed life change when they moved from Southern California to Idaho. Throttling back on the pace of life allowed them to focus on the important things – each other and their families. When her brain gets full, Pat puts on her hiking shoes and makes her way up the street to the trailhead, disappearing into the foothills to soak up the energy from the earth, the sky, the flora, and fauna – smiling along the way.
A short bio of Matt Mazarowski
Matt MazarowskiExecutive Director of Program Delivery
Florida State University
Favorite Song: "Sun King" by The Beatles
Our Executive Director of Program Delivery, Matt Mazarowski is a walking juxtaposition - he is at once extremely laid back and at the same time operates with a great sense of urgency. His ability to get things done quickly helps us to deliver our greatest asset - our people!
Matt has a passion for storytelling that he uses to make a point and more likely than not, make people laugh. He values love and respect above all else, which helps to make him one of the most relatable and approachable people you'll meet. One of his firm beliefs is that you're either getting better or you're getting worse - so he pushes himself and those around him to consistently improve.
The perfect day for Matt would be one spent with his loved ones, most especially his wife and two sons. He would take his boys to the park, have a nice family dinner, and then settle down to watch a good movie.
A short bio of Director of Human Resources Sarah Soltis
Sarah SoltisDirector of Human Resources
George Mason University
Favorite Band: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Our Director of Human Resources, Sarah, is known for her kindhearted personality, intentional actions, and her ability to adapt, and continually grow. Sarah enjoys finding ways to make the lives of our Pulsers easier. She firmly believes that if you enjoy what you do, you will never have to work a day in your life.
She continues to stay motivated by the people of Metronome. Sarah believes that each Pulser brings something unique to the team, and their collective passion inspires her.
Sarah’s most significant accomplishments in life so far are becoming a homeowner and being a first-generation college graduate. She loves to spend time learning new things and gardening. Her ideal day would start at the beach with her fiancé, then taking time to play with her cat and dog, and having tacos for dinner.
A short bio of Director of Contracts Leanne Lamm
Leanne Lamm, CPCMDirector of Contracts
Favorite Song: “A Million Dreams” by Pink
As Director of Contracts, Leanne loves the passion, drive, energy, and close collaboration between Pulsers. Leanne is enthusiastic, with a can-do attitude and a strong work ethic. As an experienced Contracts professional in the GovCon industry, Leanne finds the work to be dynamic and challenging as the rules and regulations of GovCon are ever-changing and evolving.
Obtaining certification through National Contracts Management Association (NCMA) as a Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) has been one of Leanne's most memorable achievements. There is always something new to learn, and she never wants to stop learning, growing, and advancing in the field of Contracts.
Leanne's perfect day is a beach day with the family at their "happy place" in Cocoa Beach, Florida. This day would include relaxing at the beach/pool followed by a seafood feast and enjoying a glass of wine at a waterfront restaurant. Leanne's most significant accomplishment is raising two amazing kids with her husband, along with the support of her family.
A short bio of Program Manager Disney Sams
Disney SamsProgram Manager
University of Maryland Global Campus
Favorite Song: “Funky Sensation” by Gwen McCrae
Disney Sams is the ultimate “Solution-ist.” Full of integrity and dependability, our straight-forward Program Manager is known to find solutions, no matter the problem, and get the job done.
Disney is a passionate leader who believes he owes his professional success to his team members for always giving it their all. As a leader, he strives to embody three values – honor, courage, and commitment – which he holds dear from his time spent in the United States Marine Corps.
The perfect day for Disney would be touring the world with his wife, Ty, and enjoying blue waters and a beautiful sunset. Until that day comes, you can find him baking or grilling at home and being with those people that mean the most to him – his family.