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 Susan Parr
Susan ParrChief Management Officer
Old Dominion University
Favorite Song: "Party Up" by DMX
Our Chief Management Officer, Susan, is also known as our Queen of Getting Stuff Done. She loves to enrich her mind by diving deeply into varied subjects to gain knowledge and understanding. In life and at work, she is motivated by collaborating with others to continuously improve. She believes that by working together, everyone can develop and grow.
One of Susan's deepest passions is to contribute. She lives that value by giving back. Susan has worked with many organization within our local community as a volunteer and is currently serving as an Team Advisor with Leadership Fairfax. The organization brings together leaders in Fairfax, VA to collaborate and engage in addressing issues within the region.
This ODU Monarch loves to live in the moment with no regrets. In her free time, you can find Susan surrounded by loved ones. She lives for quiet nights of celebration with her family and friends.
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 Rebecca Woolson
Rebecca WoolsonDirector of Culture & Engagement
M.Ed & HD, ICF ACC
The George Washington University
University of Virginia
Favorite Song: "Embryonic Journey" by Jefferson Airplane
Our Director of Culture & Engagement, Rebecca, is incredibly grateful to have a job that so closely aligns with her personal core values. In collaboration with her fellow Pulsers, she leads the charge on Metronome's special programs, events, learning & development initiatives, and communications.
Rebecca loves to challenge her mind, learn, and explore different points of view. She's naturally curious and enjoys puzzles (literal and otherwise) for the opportunity to put together pieces and see a bigger picture. If she could have one super power, she would choose the ability to make people really listen and understand one another.
Her perfect day would most definitely include her sweet pug, Louie - our VP of Cuteness & Morale. It would also include some quiet time with a book or crossword, a walk on a beautiful trail, and quality time with her family and close friends.
A short bio of Matt Mazarowski
Matt MazarowskiDirector of Program Delivery
Florida State University
Favorite Song: "Sun King" by The Beatles
Our 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 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.
A short bio of Nehemias Cerritos
Nehemias CerritosDeputy Director of Program Delivery
George Mason University
Favorite Song: "Mi País" by Neda
Nehemias "Nemo" Cerritos, also known as Chief Tortilla Flipper, is the Deputy Director of Program Delivery. He has a passion for helping others and does all he can to build authentic, lasting relationships with friends and customers. Within the first few minutes of meeting this inimitable Pulser, he will likely tell you stories about his native El Salvador and offer you pupusas.
With personal core values deeply rooted in his Salvadorian heritage, Nemo places family above all else. This value is one of the reasons he loves Metronome so much - he sees our company as one big family filled with people he deeply cares about. For this reason, Nemo finds joy in helping his coworkers learn and grow by sharing his knowledge and experiences. If Nemo had a super power, he'd make everyone around him the happiest they could be and would help them to see things in a positive light.
Nemo loves to play, watch, and talk about soccer. One day, he hopes to attend a Real Madrid game, Manchester City game, and the World Cup in person. He's also continually planning his next trip to his hometown in El Salvador, where he is happiest and feels most free simply spending time with his beautiful family.
A short bio of Human Resources Manager Sarah Soltis
Sarah SoltisHuman Resources Manager
George Mason University
Favorite Band: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Our Human Resources Manager, 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 Louie Woolson
Louie WoolsonVice President of Cuteness and Morale
Olde Towne School for Dogs
Favorite Song: "Lou Dog Went to the Moon" by Sublime
Nearly every day is a perfect day for Metronome’s snuggly, curious, and extroverted VP of Cuteness and Morale, Louie. Our lovable little office pup thrives on belly rubs and spending time with his friends, both of which he can do all day long at work while simultaneously brightening everyone’s day. He is naturally adorable and has a personality to match, which is great for those who don’t think pugs are the cutest dogs around.
Louie has a self-proclaimed posh sense of style and loves to show off his bowties and costumes. When he’s not at work, Louie spends his free time playing with his cousins, eating, and napping. He’s an active guy who enjoys taking walks and playing with his many toys.
Louie holds true to his values of affection and curiosity, often greeting visitors with gentle kisses and a friendly bark. As a graduate of Alexandria’s Olde Towne School for Dogs, Louie is also committed to discipline and improving. Bo Obama went there solely to be groomed, but our Louie completed all his homework, graduated, and received a diploma!