Sidney A. Hall
Sid was born in Abilene, Texas and raised in the Houston area. He was trained as an Arabic linguist in the United States Air Force and served as a Staff Sergeant in the 694th Intelligence Group, 22nd Intelligence Squadron at Fort Meade, Maryland.Read more >
After leaving the service, Sid began a new career as a civilian IT consultant for a number of organizations in the Department of Defense, focusing on the Intelligence Community. Sid has fifteen years of experience as an IT consultant, and has worked for several companies including Pulse Engineering, Titan, Compaq, and Hewlett-Packard.
Sid spent nine years at ClearShark. His career with ClearShark began as a senior consultant specializing in fibre channel storage area networking, enterprise class storage systems, and enterprise scale file services. Throughout his career, Sid has deployed thousands of fibre channel ports, petabytes of SAN-attached enterprise-class storage, and petabytes of file services capacity. He holds technical certifications from Brocade, NetApp, VMware, and the Microsoft Corporation, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.
In 2014, ClearShark and Critical Resouces Group merged their professional services divisions into a single new entity, Fuse Engineeing, LLC. Sid now serves as the President of Fuse. In addition to his executive duties, he continues to work part-time as a storage system architect, helping customers to enhance and modernize their storage infrastructures.
Sid enjoys yelling at the screen while his Houston Texans lose – again. He also enjoys travel, sailing, watching old movies (with the real boss, Angela), reading science fiction, playing video games, and torturing his guitar.
Vice President, Operations
Kevin Kennedy brings more than 20 years of business and technology experience to his role of Vice President, Operations for Fuse Engineering. Kevin joined FUSE Engineering from Critical Resources Group (CRG) following the merger of CRG and Clearshark professional services. During his tenure at CRG, Kevin was responsible for staffing and managing their portfolio of contracts while providing full time Systems Engineering support to the customer.Read more >
Prior to his achievements at Fuse and CRG, he spent a decade at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), beginning as a Systems Administrator and progressively increasing responsibility until becoming Technical Lead and Program Manager of one of their most profitable and cutting edge contracts within the Research organization.
Today, Kevin is responsible for building and maintaining prime contract relations, supporting business development, general oversight of personnel, and serves on the Board of Directors for Fuse Engineering. In addition to his duties at Fuse Engineering, Kevin Kennedy serves as Vice President of ZyEdge, providing operational guidance and support including integration into the Fuse culture.
True to his roots, Kevin still maintains his Redhat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certifications. While not at work, Kevin resides in Western Howard County, Maryland and likes to spend time with his wife and two daughters at the beach or cruising on his Harley Davidson Nighttrain.
Kevin Kennedy earned his Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Frostburg State University and his Masters of Science in Information Systems from the University of Maryland, University College.
Vice President, Business Development
Al originally grew up in Western PA and attended Westminster College where he obtained a degree in Math and Computer Science. Al spent most of his early career doing product R&D and commercial consulting for COTS, Telco and E-Commerce companies, culminating in his role as VP of Technology for Enermetrix.com.Read more >
In 2002, Al moved to the Intelligence and DoD communities when he joined Praxis Engineering where he was Director of their Strategic Markets Business Unit. He then went on to found Helm Point Solutions, where he was COO. Finally, before joining Fuse Engineering, Al was VP of ClearShark Labs. These positions spanned a wide array of efforts in the Counter Terrorism, CNO, Big Data and Cyber disciplines.
Al is currently VP of Business Development for Fuse Engineering. In this role, he is charged with expanding Fuse’s presence with current and new customers, focusing on Fuse’s strengths in the HPC, Cyber and Enterprise IT space.
Al also serves as the VP of Membership for the AFCEA Central Maryland Chapter.