Our Mission
Windward solves Service-Centric IT challenges throughout our clients’ organizations by
providing the best minds and proven solutions. We believe in an engaged workforce to build a stronger company by operating with integrity, honesty, transparency and teamwork.  We are accountable for our actions and are empowered to be innovative.  We are committed ​to
excellence and to continually deliver ​solutions that result in high value for our clients.
Our History
The term ‘Windward’ refers to the nautical requirement to always be aware of the direction and strength of the wind, especially when racing or maneuvering a sailing ship. During the days of classic naval warfare, the windward vessel was always more maneuverable, thus, entering the battle from the windward direction gained an important tactical advantage over the opposing warship. Windward provides our clients with the ‘windward’ advantage by using IT as a strategic and tactical advantage in the marketplace.
Since our inception, Windward has supported over 500 clients around the globe with more than 2000 projects. With initial roots in the Communications Service Provider sector, Windward has diversified to provide solutions to commercial sectors such as Financial Services and other large enterprises.
In 2001, Windward was selected by a member of the intelligence community to bring commercial best practices to the Federal Government. Since then Windward has grown a significant presence within the Federal Government and continues to provide innovative solutions to the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and other civilian agencies.
Meet Our Leadership Team
Sean McDermott
President and CEO
Founder of Windward Consulting Group. In addition to Windward, Sean was the Founder and CEO of RealOps, Inc., the pioneer in enterprise management Run Book Automation solutions which was acquired by BMC. Before starting Windward, Sean held senior positions with Predictive Systems and Booz Allen Hamilton.
Mafa Amr
General Manager

       Mafa is responsible for revenue generation and sales opportunities, as well as overall P&L for all business units. Prior to rejoining Windward, Mafa held a Management position at Nexius Solutions, Booz Allen Hamilton and Predictive Systems and previously spent a decade with Windward where he led the Commercial Sales Team.
Leslie Turkson
Managing Director
Communication Service Providers
Leslie is responsible for managing all staff and resources within the Service Provider vertical, as well as program delivery, and business development. Prior to joining Windward, Leslie had a distinguished record of high performance and advancement at Accenture, Capgemini and PwC. Leslie has established proven leadership experience and success in selling and delivering high value strategy and technology consulting services.
      Charles Semones
Managing Director
Fortune 500
Charles is responsible for managing all staff and resources within the Enterprise Services vertical, as well as program and project delivery, and business development.  Prior to joining Windward, Charles spent 26 years at Xerox, responsible for the development of network and monitoring technologies and product development.
Chris Sobray
Director of Recruiting
Chris is responsible for all talent acquisition and resource management. Prior to joining Windward, Chris held senior positions at various commercial and government companies where he has overseen and led successful recruiting departments.  Chris brings over 17 years of experience and expertise in IT recruiting.
Michelle Reilly
Director of Marketing & Partner Alliances