Nitsa Ferentinos

What is your role at VSO? I am the Account Lead for direct accounts SAP, Kaiser Permanente, & The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (BNSIC).

 

What experience did you have before joining VSO? I have been working in IT since 1998 where I started my career as a Solaris System Administrator. My jobs since then evolved from hands-on technical engineering to more consultative and architect type engagements with some stints in product management. My later roles as team lead and project manager allowed me to go down a leadership path, which became a logical progression to take on the account lead role for VSO.

 

What brought you to VSO? I worked with both Steve & John back at Novus Consulting Group. The veteran mission always had my interest, but I also knew Steve had done this before and I wanted in. Steve would call me about once a week for 6 months prior to joining. He would keep me informed on all that was in the pipeline until he knew there was a solid opportunity for me to join. I joined in February 2018 and my favorite part of this story is that Steve quit my previous job for me!

What is something you love about VSO? Of course, NO JERKS! And of course, I love our veteran mission! But on top of that, what I love about VSO is that we know how to get things done! We truly are a performance culture. If you don’t know how to get something done, you reach out and someone on the team is there to make it happen.

 

What keeps you busy outside of VSO? I live in Olney, MD with my husband, Max, and two kids, Kosta and Eleni. When we are not on the field, at dance, or crossing paths driving various carpools, we enjoy spending time with our extended big fat Greek family which are mostly nearby. We try to get to Greece to visit the rest of the family every other summer. In my “spare” time, I enjoy cooking, baking and entertaining! And somewhere in between all that fun stuff, I enjoy being a fitness coach!