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Encore's leadership team is experienced in building and managing a professional services consulting firm.

PETER MAURO, Founder & President

As the founder of Encore, Pete has over 25 years of IT consulting experience with responsibilities in all facets of the consulting business, including sales, delivery, and management. His primary responsibilities throughout his career have included building new branches of consulting companies, developing new geographic and vertical market sales territories, and reorganizing and managing underperforming branches to profitability.

His extracurricular interests are skiing, clamming on Cape Cod, and mixology.


Accomplished executive with domestic and international experience in operations, P&L oversight, revenue, profit growth and marketing involving both start-up and growth organizations. Results oriented, decisive leader with proven success in new market identification and strategic market positioning for multimillion dollar organizations. Track record of increasing sales and growing bottom line while spearheading operational improvements to drive productivity and reduce costs. Excel in dynamic, demanding environments while remaining pragmatic. Strategically- focused with exceptional leadership skills. Effective at building high-performance teams and leading change in competitive business environments.

NANCY MAURO, CPA and Financial Advisor

With over 25 years accounting experience, Nancy directs all financial activities, including accounting, accounting policy and procedures, tax planning, cash-flow planning, business financial planning, corporate finance, and compliance reporting.

Her extracurricular interests are playing the piano, flower arranging, reading, and a love of the ocean.

ANGEL VARGAS, Vice President of Professional Services

Mr. Angel Vargas has over 25 years of experience in IT consulting specializing in enterprise-level architecture strategies and solutions. His skills are heavily oriented towards business intelligence, service industry solutions, and ecommerce then aligning those solutions to the value map of the enterprise’s business objectives.

His extracurricular interests are traveling, running marathons, and snowboarding.


STEPHEN COTTINI, Director of Sales

Steve brings to the leadership team over 25 years of experience in sales and IT development. His primary responsibilities throughout his career have included developing new geographic and vertical markets. Additionally, Steve has been instrumental in strengthening the business relationships that Encore has with IBM as a Premier Business Partner, Cisco, and Microsoft.

His extracurricular interests are boating, working on classic cars, and home repair projects.

BOB BINNEY, Account Executive - Boston

Bob is a lifelong resident of Massachusetts but has worked nationally providing services during his career. He was founder and CEO Eastmark consulting firm in Boston providing professional IT services to the financial community within the Northeast for the past 20 years.

His extracurricular interests are traveling internationally and serving as a board-of-director member to various small to mid-size companies.


DAN CUNHA, Manager East Coast Recruiting

Dan is responsible for our recruiting on the East Coast and works out of our Boston office.  He brings over 5-years of experience as a recruiter and IT staffing specialist.  Reporting to Chris Velis, Dan complements our team of Chicago-based and offshore recruiters.

His extracurricular interests are following the New England Patriots, Bruins, Red Sox, and Celtics.


XIAOCHEN LIU, Comptroller

With over 5 years of accounting experience, Jennifer directs the financial activities, including accounts payable, accounts receivables, cash management, payroll, and the preparation and review of financial statements.

Her extracurricular interest is playing the piano.

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