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.
CEO & Co-Founder
As Co-Founder of IT Authorities, Jason is focused on innovation and business development. He also currently serves on the board of the professional communication and collaboration network, Webtalk.
Jason currently sits on the board of several other organizations to share his expertise in IT. In his spare time he enjoys writing and playing music.
Jason has an extensive background in information technology and business operations. In 1993, he started his career as an entrepreneur in the technical field by developing enterprise applications and providing custom-built server solutions for small businesses. He continued his career in enterprise systems engineering for Publix Supermarkets where he provided technical consulting for retail technology. Jason sponsored and led numerous projects for Publix that impacted thousands of servers and systems. From there he worked as a technical consultant for various organizations prior to IT Authorities.
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 blend of talent, culture, and customer focus.
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.
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.
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
Sean Dougherty joined IT Authorities as our Vice President of Managed Services in August 2019.
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.