Our leadership team

Where intelligence meets passion

Michael Tanenhaus

President and CEO

Michael Tanenhaus

President and CEO

Michael Tanenhaus is the President, CEO and Head Maven at Mavenspire, which he founded in 1999. Throughout his career, he has helped clients and employers stay ahead of the curve. Having worked in most of the major verticals, Michael has intimate knowledge of the politics and challenges that come from trying to bring an idea to execution and the steps to take to get things done. Today, Michael is passionately focused on helping clients harness the power of technology to succeed. Michael’s been in the IT space for a long time: He founded his first company at age 13 and, as a teen, operated the Fighternet hub in Central Florida (how emails were delivered before internet). Fun fact: Michael was one of the first Team Members at Universal Studios Florida and saw the construction and operation of the Cray computer that powered the Back to the Future ride.

mtanen@mavenspire.com

Jessica Tanenhaus

Vice President, Field Teams

Jessica Tanenhaus

Vice President, Field Teams

Jessica Tanenhaus is the VP, Field Teams at Mavenspire, overseeing project implementations locally, nationally and throughout the world. Jessica has worked for small businesses and Fortune 500 companies in varying verticals, giving her insight on the wide variety of clients that Mavenspire serves. With services being a critical piece of Mavenspire’s vision and growth path, Jessica is excited to have the privilege of helping the company fulfill its potential. After meeting Michael on a text-based MUD while she was in college, Jessica moved to Maryland and completed her Opera degree at Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute. In her spare time, Jessica is a songwriter and composer, collaborating with musicians across the globe.

jtanen@mavenspire.com

Debbie Schwartz

Vice President, Marketing and Customer Experience

Debbie Schwartz

Vice President, Marketing and Customer Experience

Debbie Schwartz joined Mavenspire in January 2020 as the VP, Marketing and Customer Experience, focused on telling the authentic Mavenspire story, delivering leads to the Sales team, and ensuring that the company delivers on its brand promises. After 15+ years in data-driven marketing, Debbie took the road less traveled and co-founded Transamerica’s corporate innovation center, creating processes and culture change for 6,000 employees to nurture intrepreneurs and their promising ideas. Not a technologist herself, Debbie learns through osmosis, having grown up in a family of technology entrepreneurs. A curious and fast learner, Debbie enjoys exploring new industries and is constantly surprised at how core innovation strategy principles are adaptable in a variety of situations. Outside of Mavenspire, Debbie moonlights as the volunteer marketing director for her 13yo’s first business, iBuild by Miriam.

dschwartz@mavenspire.com

Brett Hair

Vice President, Partnerships

Brett Hair

Vice President, Partnerships

Brett Hair is Mavenspire’s VP, Partnerships and also leads our Sales Operations team. As a long-time SMARTaaS, Brett recognizes that surrounding Mavenspire with a network of specialists that augment our skills and experience is critical to helping our clients succeed. Therefore, Brett is constantly evaluating new and nurturing our existing partner relationships. In his Sales Operations role, Brett helps us get the best pricing and turnarounds for our clients. Brett’s career ranges from coaching to sales, but he has always focused on the long-term, from planning to ensuring the success of those that have worked with him. Considered a maven in his own right, he strives to find win-win solutions for his teams and his prospects. Currently, Brett is appreciating his new kitchen after being without one for 6 months during the pandemic.

bhair@mavenspire.com

Our Culture

We’re skilled. We’re smart. We’re here to solve problems.

SMARTaaS

SMARTaaS, Smart as a Service. This is our proprietary approach to how we do business.  It’s the combination of knowing almost everything with a real desire to get you exactly what you need, and we will get inventive to help you. 

Innovative Technical Solutions

Our deep understanding of technology allows us to apply it in creative ways that often achieve more than our clients imagined within their budget.

IT With Empathy

We don’t just sell products or services, we solve problems – and we don’t believe in putting something up that isn’t going get the job done. So if it’s not us, we will do some matchmaking and find you somebody who can help.

Persevere Through

The road to success in complex technology projects is often littered with unanticipated challenges. We say “bring it on” and we keep pushing until the job is done. At Mavenspire, we make it right.

Teamwork Above All

At Mavenspire, we value symbiosis, when teammates strive both to do their best and to make the folks around them better. Our clients benefit because we always have a helpful bench.

But First, Let’s Eat

At Mavenspire, we fully embrace a food-first culture. You never know where the conversation will go when you spend time with our staff, but you can be sure the food will be excellent.  

Careers

Seeking the extraordinary

Here at Mavenspire, we are at the forefront of technology and innovation. We are always looking for exceptional talent to join our team.

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