The leader in Federal Government contracting

We provide a full range of Information Technology, and Program Management services and solutions.

About Us

Z-TECH Solutions, LLC (Z-TECH) founded in 2009 and headquartered in Dumfries, Virginia provides management consulting services to the Federal Government and Industry. We apply a wide range of expertise in management and technical services to each customer's requirement and solutions are tailored to each requirement to achieve highest results.

Z-TECH is a premier provider of Systems Engineering, Information Technology, and Program Management Office services and solutions to the U.S. Federal Government. Z-TECH is also an emerging service disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB) founded by President and Chief Executive Officer Mike M. Zarou, a retired Naval Officer with over twenty five years of hands-on contract administration and project management experience in the Information Technology (IT) field and management consulting services.

Z-TECH is verified by the Department of Veterans Affairs and provides a full range of Information Technology, and Program Management services and solutions to its clients.

IT Systems & Services, BPR

Our world class professional services include software development & customization, technology strategy consulting, systems integration, capacity building, and technical support.

Program/Project Management

We support all aspects of planning, organizing and conducting our client's mission including: Program Management Support, Program Control, Program Implementation, and Earned Value.

Earned Value Management (EVM)

We employ EVM to measure a project's performance and progress by combining cost, schedule and performance to forecast positive or negative aspects of a project and ultimately the health of the program.

Network Engineering

Our team of Network Engineers is composed of experienced and certified engineers with areas of expertise ranging from LAN/WAN design, network security, network security architecture design, IP communications to business process development and technology implementation.


Our world class leadership team to deliver best-of-breed solutions.

Maher M. Zarou (Mike)

President & CEO

Mike Zarou is the founder of Z-TECH Solutions, LLC, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). He is a retired U.S. Naval Officer with over 35 years of experience in acquisitions, contract management, and program management. While on active duty, he served as a weapons officer and shipboard engineer. He subsequently evolved his expertise and served the remainder of his naval career as a supply officer. In this capacity, he attended the Naval Postgraduate School and obtained a Master’s degree in Acquisition and Contract Management. Upon graduation, he was assigned to the F-14 Program Office as the Business Financial Manager responsible for a $3 billion budget for two and a half years and involving seven appropriations.

Mr. Zarou successfully obtained funding in managing the program, promoting the F-14 budget at the Navy Comptroller and Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Comptroller levels, and to the House and Senate Appropriations/Authorization committee staffers. He was then assigned to the Joint Strike Fighter team as a contract specialist managing over 45 contracts. In this capacity, he participated in and led numerous multi-million dollar acquisitions with some as large as $2B. He participated in these functions from the requirements development through source selection, contract award, contract execution and contract closeout. His tour in contracts culminated with a DAWIA level III certification and an unlimited warrant as a contracting officer at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). As a NAVAIR contracting officer, he was assigned to negotiate and resolve requests for equitable adjustment and protests.

Eighteen years ago, Mr. Zarou retired from the Navy and began a very successful career in the federal contracting Industry. He worked as Contracts Manager with S3I which was acquired by SM&A and ultimately acquired by L-3 Communications. In this capacity, he served as the Vice President, Business Operations and Contracts. He managed a staff of over twenty five contract and program specialists, and IT, human resources, accounting, security, and facilities professionals. Mr. Zarou then transitioned to FC Business Systems (FCBS) as the VP of Contracts.

At FCBS he managed a staff of four contracts administrators for a four-year period until the company was acquired by General Dynamics. He continued to serve as the Contracts leader after the merger and then migrated to operations as Director of Navy and Air Force Programs, significantly expanding responsibilities and experience in operations and program management. He managed a $23M portfolio consisting of ten program managers and 150 employees. Mr. Zarou then left GD for a new opportunity with AVIEL Systems, a rapidly growing enterprise, as the VP of Contracts. He established, organized, and managed a staff of five contracting specialists and numerous contracts with multiple federal agencies. The company was acquired by NetStar-1 a year and a half later. He remained with NetStar-1 for an additional three and a half years, facilitating a smooth transition and on-going Contracts leadership of the larger enterprise.

In 2011 Mr. Zarou founded Z-TECH Solutions, LLC. As a SDVOSB, Z-TECH provides cradle-to-grave acquisition and contract management support to federal agencies and the federal contracting industry. In addition, Z-TECH provides budget and other finance-related functions. Z-TECH also provides program management and administrative support services to clients, pulling the best expertise and methodologies for optimal solutions, serving the interests of the United States Government.


Our team of Advisors possesses a wide array of knowledge, experience & success.

David Shuping

Senior Advisor

David Shuping has more than 30 years of executive management experience with a highly successful track record in IT services, including customer relations, business development and service delivery in the federal marketplace. He is currently Chief Operating Officer for Indigo Technology and his prior position was Senior Vice President for Acentia, where he managed a business unit with more than 500 IT professionals generating $95M in annual revenue.

Mr. Shuping began his career as the proprietor of an information technology services firm, which he sold to SAIC in October 1988. After that time, he spent eight years managing SAIC's Network Systems Integration Division, which specialized in integrating custom and commercial-off-the-shelf software, hardware and network services. Mr. Shuping has substantial technical expertise in a number of IT areas, including software development and enterprise architecture. He was awarded three U.S. patents for web browsing technology from 2001 through 2009.

Mr. Shuping holds a Master of Science degree in technical management from Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in management information systems from James Madison University.

Kamlesh Chainani, Senior Advisor to Z-TECH, has over 35 years of management and leadership expertise in management consulting, and all aspects of Information Technology. Mr. Chainani established FC Business Systems in 1984 and later received certification under the 8(a) program. Under his leadership as the CEO, the company grew to approximately 1120 employees with annual revenues in excess of $150 million. FCBS was acquired by General Dynamics Information Technologies 2006.

Mr. Chainani holds a BA in Mechanical Engineering, MBA from George Washington University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Microsoft Certified Engineer.

Kamlesh Chainani

Senior Advisor

Peter Irizarry

Senior Technical Advisor

Peter Irizarry began his career in the US Army as an Air Defense Intelligence and Operations Specialist. After completing a four year military tour in Germany and serving during Operation Desert Storm, Peter decided to pursue his undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems with the University of Maryland as well as a graduate degree in Architecture with the Rhein Main University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden, Germany. Mr. Irizarry was then recruited by the world’s largest Investment Bank at the time, Deutsche Bank, and later became engaged in a series of consulting opportunities with multiple European based financial institutions to include Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank, Deutsche Boerse Systems, and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein.

In 2001, after spending more than 12 years living and working abroad, Mr. Irizarry decided to return to the US and continue his career in technology. Soon thereafter , Mr. Irizarry was hired by the Clarendon Insurance Group as Director of IT where he successfully led them through a series of mergers and acquisitions, managed the technology operations for 12 US locations, as well as a team of direct and indirect reports.

After leaving Clarendon, Mr. Irizarry returned to technology consulting on Wall Street with the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC) and shortly thereafter Mr. Irizarry was then hired by IDX Capital, LLC as Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Irizarry joined IDX Capital with responsibility for all areas of trading floor technology and communications, as well as development and maintenance of the IDX Live! (Inter-Dealer Exchange) Credit Derivatives trading platform.

Mr. Irizarry currently serves as President and CEO at Overture Consulting, LLC and with more than 20 years of industry experience, he is known for his vision in defining Overture’s position as a global leader in delivering custom portals and applications to streamline business processes and maximize operational efficiency.

Z-TECH Solutions, LLC - 17650 Possum Point Road, Dumfries, VA 22026 - +1 703.955.9558 -