Company Leadership

Mark Lafond
President & CEO

Mark founded InSource with his partner Joe Ward in 2000. As a result of his leadership, InSource has grown rapidly and has become a leader in the technology industry. The company has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the “fastest growing privately held companies in the nation.” InSource is a member of the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Hall of Fame for being named one of the “fastest growing private companies in the Philadelphia Region for five consecutive years.” InSource is consistently recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as a top 10 technology consulting company in the region.

In 2012, Mark led the successful acquisition of IT Evolution, which allowed InSource to redefine its mission from a technology staffing company to a provider of world-class technology solutions. Since that time, through Mark’s leadership, InSource has formed partnerships with technology giants such as ServiceNow, Okta, and Pure Storage, among others.

Mark began his professional career in Public Accounting at Laventhol & Horwath. After spending the early part of his career in accounting and finance, Mark moved to sales and marketing roles in the telecommunications and computer industry. His strategic management expertise spans diversified industries from Fortune 500 companies to small/mid-sized start-ups. Mark’s leadership focus on long-term client relationships has led to a track record of translating complex business requirements into solutions with measureable results.

Mark holds a Bachelor’s Degree from LaSalle University where he majored in Accounting and Marketing.

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Joseph Ward
Managing Director of Staffing and Operations, Partner

Joe is a founding partner of InSource and currently serves as Vice President of Talent Acquisition. He has played a central role in the growth of the company’s staffing business from its inception. InSource has evolved as a leading provider of professionals throughout the spectrum of technology talent needs.

Through the development of strategic account initiatives, Joe has delivered successful, large-scale staffing plans for their clients and has built and managed a talented group of recruitment professionals. His implementation of key automation and productivity tools makes InSource the leader in cutting-edge staffing processes.

Joe also focuses on cross-company business development and entry strategies for new markets and technology. With twenty years of management experience in building and developing talented professional staffs, he manages teams that have consistently outperformed competition and delivered complex services successfully.

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Doug Paradis

Before joining InSource, Doug Paradis recently served as Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Delivery at Anexinet Corp. since June 2009. Anexinet is a regional firm specializing in digital business transformation. Doug’s responsibilities included leading the corporate strategy and development of market-facing solutions, leading the pre-sales technical team, and supporting marketing.

Doug additionally led the development of each advanced technology solution offering including Cloud, Mobile, DevOps, OmniChannel Analytics, & Big Data. Doug came to Anexinet Corp. from Strategic Radar, a developer of strategic monitoring and scanning solutions, where he served as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Operations. He served senior technology management positions at Virtus Partners, Idea Integration, a division of MPS, Actium, and The General Electric Company. In his past roles, he has lead business units of existing organizations, started organizations from the ground up, expanded into new markets, and consulted for top businesses around the country.

Overall, he has extensive experience delivering business and technology solutions in a variety of industries, including biotechnology, financial services, technology, utility, government, and other industries. He has over 20 years of experience as a technology professional. Doug holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master’s degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Doug lives in Wayne, PA with his wife, Janie, 3 kids, 2 step kids, and dog Chloe

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Vice President of Customer Experience- Michael Garber- InSource

Michael Garber
Vice President of Customer Experience

As VP of Customer Experience, Mike’s role is to ensure that projects and implementations are completed on time with the highest level of quality and customer satisfaction. He manages a team of ServiceNow technical consultants and works directly with clients to secure new business and manage existing relationships. Mike’s 25 years of Information Technology experience provides clients with an expert resource for their ServiceNow needs, as well as enables him to effectively manage the implementation teams throughout their assignments. Prior to InSource, Mike spent 29 years at Independence Blue Cross, most of which were spent in a variety of IT roles.

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Client Solutions Architect- Dan Gale- InSource

Dan Gale
Chief Solutions Architect

Dan serves as InSource’s Chief Solutions Architect. He is responsible for crafting the solutions that InSource offers in conjunction with our various technology partners as well as the management of InSource’s solutions consultants. He has more than twenty years experience in IT management, international program and project management, and business systems and infrastructure analysis and implementation.

Dan has built an accomplished record of working with senior business leaders and IT organizations in managing project portfolios and using demand management methodologies to track and prioritize new and existing initiatives. He also has extensive experience with program and project management, and the design and establishment of an IT organization and IT processes based on industry standards (ITIL).

Dan’s experience includes a role as Director of IT at a global consumer products and technology company. He has led the planning and controlling of multiple ERP implementations, including a global program for migration of legacy ERP systems to SAP on a single North American-wide platform. He has also managed infrastructural projects, including WAN implementations and consolidations, VPN and remote access provision, network management, and more.

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Barrett Tyson

Barrett brings over 20 years of financial, operational, and leadership experience to his role as Chief Financial Officer at InSource. Barrett is responsible for developing and executing strategies to expedite revenue, profitability, and organizational growth. Barrett has also developed and improved internal processes to streamline work flows and provide critical information to the extended management team.

Prior to joining InSource, Barrett spent four years in a similar role at Hoffman Design Group and seven years as a Certified Public Accountant with MacDade Abbott LLP. Barrett holds a BA in Economics and Business Administration from Ursinus College and is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

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