Craig Branning

Craig joined Tallan in 1995 and has led Tallan as Chief Executive Officer since 2003. With the help of Tallan’s management team, made up of twenty technology industry veterans, Craig provides the vision and strategy for Tallan. Under Craig’s leadership, Tallan has seen double-digit, year over year, growth for the last seven years and has expanded to serve clients nationwide with eight offices across the U.S.

As the industry and client needs have evolved, Craig has aligned the business accordingly, structuring teams into specialized vertical and technology Practices. These Practices bring industry-leading products, solutions, and expertise that help Tallan’s clients to grow their businesses every day.

Craig leads Tallan’s business, but he is a software developer at heart. He started writing code at age 10 and has enjoyed programming and building software solutions ever since. Craig knows that it is the talented people and our amazing clients that make Tallan successful. He has surrounded himself with those that share his passion. In the process, he has created a unique and talented family of developers and executives that go above and beyond to serve our clients every day.

Craig holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration for Management Information Systems from the University of Connecticut.


Michelle Hall

Ms. Hall has served as Tallan's Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary since April 2001. Prior to this position she was Tallan's Vice President, Finance. Ms. Hall joined the organization in 1995 and has held various positions within the accounting department. Prior to joining Tallan, she held accounting positions at Cigna and Finance America, LLC.

Ms. Hall holds an M.B.A from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and B.S. in Finance from Central Connecticut State University. Ms. Hall was a member of the Leadership Greater Hartford Quest group in the class of 2004.

Executive Vice President

Jay Rabin

Mr. Rabin serves as Tallan's General Counsel and Executive Vice President. He joined Tallan with its acquisition of the business of twentysix New York. Previously, Mr. Rabin was CEO of twentysix New York. In his role as General Counsel at Tallan, he advises the company on legal matters and provides leadership in strategy and planning.

With twentysix New York and its predecessors, Mr. Rabin held the positions of CEO, Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel. Mr. Rabin also held the position of General Counsel for Citigate Financial Intelligence and was the Finance Director for Citigate Data Consulting.

As an attorney in private practice, Mr. Rabin focused on corporate and commercial matters, intellectual property matters, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial litigation.

Mr. Rabin has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and a law degree from Columbia University.

Executive Vice President

Bill Moher

Mr. Moher is head of sales and marketing and also oversees Tallan's national alliance with Microsoft. He has been with Tallan since 2000, during which time he has worked with customers in numerous industries, including Financial Services, Telecommunications, Retail, and E-Business.

Mr. Moher was formerly Vice President of Field Operations with responsibilities for the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Western Regions of Tallan's delivery business. Mr. Moher also ran Tallan's Solutions Engineering group servicing customers in the federal sector, and had previously served Tallan as a Director and Project Manager. His customers include FedExKinkos, where he led the development of major consumer and commercial e-business initiatives, FleetBoston/Bank of America Credit Card Services, Talbots, and CIT Group.

Mr. Moher was formerly employed by CMGI Solutions and Clara Vista Corporation. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, where he studied Decision Sciences and Information Systems.

Executive Vice President

Bernard Lidestri

Mr. Lidestri has been with Tallan since 1992 and is responsible for the management of delivery services and consulting resources on a national level. He has held various positions during his tenure at Tallan including Vice President of Sales, Vice President of Corporate Development, and Regional Vice President.

Mr. Lidestri's career in Information Technology spans over 30 years and includes positions within the insurance industry at Cigna, The Hartford Financial Services Group, and The Travelers.

Mr. Lidestri is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and has a M.S. degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has also completed post-graduate study in Organizational Behavior and Career Development at Central Connecticut State University.

Vice President, Client Services & Practices

Douglas Smith

Mr. Smith serves Tallan as Vice President of Client Services and Practices. In this role he works with Tallan leaders in both the field delivery and technical practices to ensure that the best possible solutions are consistently delivered to each and every client. He has a deep love for technologies and innovation, and works to foster this passion and create opportunities for all employees at Tallan.

Since starting Tallan in 1997, Mr. Smith has held many positions, including Chief Information Officer, Director of Product Development, Director of Business Intelligence, and multiple developer roles. Additionally, he manages the Training program and Internship program at Tallan, helping shepherd our new generation of developers into the Tallan family.

Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with a minor in computer science.

Director of Human Resources

Veronica Tkaczuk

Ms. Tkaczuk has served as Tallan's Director of Human Resources since March 2005. Ms. Tkaczuk joined the organization in March 2003 and has held various human resources roles. Prior to joining Tallan, she held human resources positions with GE Industrial and GE Capital businesses.

Ms. Tkaczuk holds a Bachelor of Arts from Fairfield University and has completed the Certificate Program in Human Resources Studies from Cornell University.



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