Leadership Team

The Management Behind our Services

Meet Our Leadership Team

Years of Experience Dedicated to Creating Customer Value

Jason Caras IT Authorities

Jason Caras

CEO & Co-Founder

Jason Caras is an accomplished entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in a variety of dynamic business environments. Driven by the development and success of others, Caras not only searches for ways to consistently improve himself, he devotes much of his time to illuminating the potential in others.

His perseverance, tenacity and unwavering passion for success has carried him through adversity and shaped him into the accomplished entrepreneur he is today. He is a 2017 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist and has been named one of the Top 250 Leaders in the World by MSPmentor. Caras is a humble, energetic, dynamic thinker and he has received the John C. Maxwell’s Top 30 Leadership Award, been named the CEO of the Year by CEO Magazine and Tech Leader of the Year by Tampa Bay Tech formerly Tampa Bay Technology Forum. He aspires to be the world’s greatest dad. Jason Caras is about maximum achievement. He grows by helping others grow.

Tony Sousan IT Authorities

Tony Sousan

President of Sales & Marketing

Tony Sousan joined IT Authorities in December 2016 and is the President of Sales & Marketing.

Experience
Tony has over 25 years of technology and business leadership experience in product innovation & development, operations, sales and engineering for global companies. Prior to joining IT Authorities he served in leadership positions at Syniverse, CenturyLink, Savvis Communications, AG Edwards, Edward Jones and 3Com.

He holds an Executive MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, a degree in Business Management from Webster University, and is a US Navy veteran.

Christina Diamond VP of people IT Authorities

Christina Diamond

Chief Administrative Officer

Christina Diamond joined IT Authorities as our Chief Administrative Officer in October 2017. She is responsible for employee lifecycle and ensuring a perfect fit between of talent, culture and customer focus.

Experience
Prior to joining IT Authorities, Christina was the Director of Human Resources at Kelby One Media. She has also served as the Director of Human Resources at Stopa Law Firm and as Vice President of Human Resources at Hill Top Research from 2011. Christina has over 17 years of experience in Human Resource leadership and is an expert in company expansions.

She earned a BA in Human Development from Eckerd College, is a Senior Certified Professional (SCP) with the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), and is a US Navy veteran.

Andrew Lierman, Director of Professional Services

Andrew Lierman

Chief Technology Officer

Andrew Lierman joined IT Authorities as our Chief Technology Officer in August 2018. He is responsible aligning technology and security solutions with our customers business strategy.

Experience
Andrew has over 20 years of technology leadership experience in engineering, security, automation, and innovation for global companies and the US Army. Prior to joining IT Authorities, he served in technology leadership positions with Insight Global, Baxter, American Express, UPS and Orange.

He holds a Masters of Science in Cyber Security and is a US Army veteran.

Vice President of Managed Services Services

Sean Dougherty

Vice President of Managed Services

Sean Dougherty joined IT Authorities as our Vice President of Managed Services in August 2019.

Experience
Prior to joining IT Authorities, Sean has held roles in Information Technology, Commercial Operations, and Project Logistics within divisions of General Electric supporting industries including Power, Petrochemical, and Healthcare. As a Management Consultant, he has advised companies and non-governmental organizations on operational challenges focusing on solutions utilizing data science models and techniques. He has earned a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems from the University of South Florida, a Master of Business Administration from Stetson University, and an Executive Doctorate in Business through his research in Partnering Humans with Intelligent Systems. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, has a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and is certified in ITIL 4.