Core Leadership Team

Behind the scenes

Michael Murphy

President and Chairman

Michael is the President and Chairman of VirtuIT Systems. Over the past 15 years Michael has taken VirtuIT from a 2-person company to almost 50 people as it is today. Michael has recently moved to the position of Chairman to focus on the continued growth of VirtuIT and ensuring it remains successful for years to come. 

Under Michael’s direction VirtuIT has grown and maintained a reputation of excellence in the IT industry. On a personal level, Michael is a twenty-five-year IT veteran, having spent the majority of his career focused on data protection and business continuance.

Prior to founding VirtuIT, Michael worked in many technical, customer facing positions, for top industry leading IT firms; winning many technology focused awards. Over the years Michael has been published, and quoted in many industry specific journals. Michael holds a B.S. from City University of New York.

Gary is the CEO of VirtuIT Systems.  While being a champion of digital innovation, he develops and executes strategies that aid growth-oriented goals and ultimately, customer success.

After joining the company in 2015, Gary headed the Marketing and Operations departments for 8 years before taking on day-to-day operations of VirtuIT. During that time, he played a pivotal role in building out additional VirtuIT lines of business with a go-to-market strategy for acquiring new customers. 

Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management from Syracuse University. You can find him catching up on a good book or in the Bronx cheering on the Yankees. 

Josh Lee

Director of Sales

Josh showcases over 16 years in the I.T. industry that started off at Dell Technologies before joining VirtuIT in 2015. He leads our sales team and has a track record of driving revenue while be intensely focused on successful customer outcomes. 

Josh is proficient in the Data Center portfolio and leading complex projects from beginning to end. With a technical-first outlook, he drives execution strategies for some of the largest companies across the East Coast. He is also a go-to resource for industry publications when it comes to what’s happening in the I.T. industry. 

Josh holds a bachelors in Aerospace from Middle TN State University and loves watching his Titans play on Sunday. 

Ryan Zavras

Director of Engineering

Ryan Zavras, the VirtuIT Systems Director of Engineering, has spent 15 years in IT Infrastructure and Services. He started his career with IBM Business Continuity and Resiliency Services before joining VirtuIT. At IBM, he specialized in Disaster Recovery Network, Storage, and Connectivity Service Solutions – with a focus on customer service and a wide variety of technologies and platforms.

Ryan has been an Employee of VirtuIT Systems since 2011, and has core infrastructure and innovative solutions to solve Business and IT problems at the forefront of his focus. At VirtuIT Ryan has worked with over 200 different customers and has found always found innovative ways to save on work efforts, cost, and maximize efficiency.

Ryan studied Information Technology with a minor in Information Systems at Marist College. In his personal life, Ryan enjoys racing his car at racetracks across the northeast.

Mark Patrick

Engineering Operations Manager

Mark comes into VirtuIT with 18 years of experience managing and running IT projects and professionals.

During his most recent position with an NYC-based Non-Profit, he led various infrastructure improvement projects and increased department satisfaction scores by 200%.

At VirtuIT Mark oversees all engineering operations with the mission of continued excellence in execution, customer satisfaction, and driving sustainable engineering efficiency.  Mark resides in northern New Jersey and enjoys jeeps, the outdoors, and his two crazy corgis.

Keon Munnings

Help Desk Supervisor

Keon Munnings is the Service Desk Supervisor at VirtuIT Systems.

Keon is an overall IT professional with 8+ years of IT experience. He is well versed in a variety of common operating systems, applications, and hardware with a proven ability to master new tools and technologies quickly.

Keon leads the desktop team and has a track record of keeping clients satisfied while continuing to build rapport.

Keon holds a Bachelors in Computer Information Systems from New York College of Technology. In his personal life, Keon enjoys listening to music, reading, and spending time with family. 

Erika Fonseca

Director of Finance

Erika Fiodorova is the Director of Finance at VirtuIT Systems. Erika is responsible for all aspects of the company’s efficient fiscal management. Erika has a diverse finance background including corporate financial reporting, auditing and budgeting. Erika ensures that VirtuIT Systems maintains a strong sense of financial stability. It is this stability that ensures that we serve our customers with the highest degree of competence and innovation. Erika possesses an advanced degree in business administration and almost 10 years of work experience. Outside of VirtuIT, Erika likes spending time with her family and engaging in sports activities.