Management Team

Naz Islam

President & CEO

Naz Islam is the President and CEO of Zantech IT Services, Inc. She is an accomplished leader with a proven track record of growing businesses.  She is passionate about having a positive culture within the organization and always puts her employees and customers first!  Her responsibilities include developing and nurturing business relationships and ensuring quality service and customer satisfaction. Prior to starting at Zantech, Naz was the Chief Operating Officer at Inpatient Associates where she was accountable for organizational strategy, execution, and business development. She oversaw all operations, client management, workflow, analytics, and all organizational operations for the company. During her tenure she grew the company 1000-fold. Prior to starting at Inpatient Associates, she worked 15 years for the Canada Revenue Agency as an Auditor Team Lead and Training Coordinator. Naz holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Toronto.  She loves to paint, travel, and is a proud mother of a Boilermaker, Cavalier and Falcon!

Zia Islam

Founder & COO

Zia Islam is the award-winning Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Zantech. Under his leadership and strategic direction, Zantech has grown from one person to a large solution leader with an impeccable reputation for delivering value in service to our great nation in more than 30 CONUS locations nationwide and a strong OCONUS presence. Over the past 15 years, he has grown Zantech to an impressive $50M in revenue. Prior to establishing Zantech in 2007, he spent 15 years at General Motors Corporation as a Senior Project Manager. He focused on continuous process improvement, earning the ASI Six Sigma “Black Belt Award” for Design and receiving the GM Chairman’s Honors award. He brings the same quality focus to Zantech. Mr. Islam received a MS in Systems Engineering from Ohio University. In addition, he holds BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Aligarh Muslim University, having received an Aligarh Muslim University “Gold Medal” upon completing his Masters degree.

William Lee, MBA, PMP

Exec. Vice President of Business Development

William (Will) Lee is the Executive Vice President of Business Development for Zantech, responsible for the firm’s growth from Strategy through Proposal submission of key growth opportunities.  He is a retired US Army Officer (service on Active Duty and in the Reserves), with 2 tours of duty supporting OIF – earning a Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. Will’s experience includes providing service delivery management and leadership roles with large, medium, and small organizations including Frito Lay, KPMG, IBM, C-bridge, Northrup Grumman, TASC and Solerity.  As a Managing Principal at C-bridge, Will worked with several internet startups helping them from initial strategy through going live to customers or industry.  He has been working with government contractors since 2005.  Will holds a Master of Business Administration from the California State University, Sacramento; BS in Finance from California State University, Fresno; PMP certification from the Project Management Institute; and MCITP certification from Microsoft.

Chan Park, PMP, CEH, ITILv.3

Sr. Vice President of Business Development

Chan Park brings over 35 years of extensive experience providing support to various industries, including Telecom, Financial, Hospitality, Transportation, Healthcare, and State and Federal Agencies (DoD, DHS, and Civilian). His expertise lies in systems development and lifecycle management, encompassing large-scale programs and diverse project portfolios, notably in IT, C4ISR, cyber security, and modernization. With a background in the Air Force and Enterprise IT management, Mr. Park has overseen critical aspects of IT programs, such as Data Centers, Help Desks, NOCs, SOCs, Software Development, and Project/Program Management. His leadership extends to managing contracts of varying scales for entities like Commerce (BIS, Census, NOAA), DHS, DOT (OST, FAA, FRA, FTA, VOLPE), HHS (OIG, CMS), PBGC, FCA, Army, DISA, JIEDDO, INSCOM, USACE, NGA, and other DoD/IC agencies. Throughout his career, Chan Park has been instrumental in fostering organizational enhancements through the implementation of ITSM, PMI, CMMI, and ISC2 principles. Notably, he has demonstrated a remarkable track record of effectively handling high-risk and start-up projects. Mr. Park is distinguished by his certifications in ITIL v3, CEH, and PMP, which are indicative of his commitment to professional development. He holds a BS in computer science from Marymount University and an MBA in Information Systems from DeVry University.

Craig Palmer, APMP

Proposal Director

Craig Palmer is an APMP-certified proposal management professional with more than 24 years of proposal development experience covering all facets of the proposal lifecycle. Mr. Palmer has provided support as a proposal lead for multiple commercial and federal contractor proposal centers supporting federal, state, and commercial opportunities. Craig has provided proposal administration and oral coaching for L3, SAIC, Leidos, CSRA, and GDIT. He has demonstrated expertise in federal acquisition and project management, including negotiations at acquisition initiation through contract or task order submission. Craig earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Averett University.

Thomas Morris

Vice President of Finance

Tom manages all accounting and financial operations for Zantech IT. He has over 20 years of experience in the government contracting sector. Tom works very closely with Zantech IT management to provide financial reporting and guidance on other financial matters. Tom ensures that all accounting and financial operations are within Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. He also works closely with external auditors and DCAA. Tom earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) from Hood College.

Kimberly Barker, SPHR, PMP

Vice President of Human Resources

Kimberly Barker serves as Zantech’s Vice President of Human Resources and is responsible for all aspects of Human Capital. Ms. Barker possesses over 15 years of Human Resources and general Business experience from various industries and organizations.  From Recruiting to Onboarding and Benefits to Performance Management, Kim runs an efficient, compliant and cost-effective HR Organization, as well as one that values and builds the professional skill development of the team. Kim graduated from Washington State University with a BA in International Business and Marketing and has held her Senior Professional Human Resources certification since 2005 and her PMP certification from the Project Management Institute since 2020.

Ling Peterson, CIR

Director of Talent Acquisition

Ling Peterson drives talent acquisition as Zantech’s Director of Talent Acquisition. Ms. Peterson possesses over 15 years of full-desk technical recruiting experience in the federal consulting industry supporting government contractors including Blackstone Technology Group, Maximus Federal/Acentia, and CSC. She uses her sourcing savvy and networking panache to find top notch technical talent, support project teams, and implement innovative recruiting process improvements. Known for her ability to build rapport; Ling excels at cultivating lasting relationships with both clients and candidates to improve overall business performance across organizations. She attended George Washington University where she studied Genetics and Physical Anthropology and has been a Certified Internet Recruiter since 2013.