Leadership Team JANO Technologies
Our TEAM is Deadicated to keeping government offices online 24/7. Our customer first approach is what sets us apart from our competition.
Vasco L. Bridges III (Nosa)
CEO, JANO Technologies
Hailing from a family of entrepreneurs, Vasco has always had a passion for positively impacting his community through business & entrepreneurship. From his home base in Chicago, he is currently the Chairman/CEO of JANO Technologies, Inc. A family-owned, 30-year old technology company with offices in both Mississippi and Illinois, JANO leads its customers through major technological shifts, including the implementation of its proprietary court case management technology, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security and IT Managed Services. JANO counts sixteen of Illinois’ largest counties as its customers.
Since 1989, JANO has been on the forefront to bring the latest technology to Illinois county courts and criminal justice organizations. CLERICUS MAGNUS is its proprietary, configurable, integrated family of products that provide comprehensive and scalable case management solutions. In October 2020, JANO purchased Viscon, a leading IT services company based in Champaign, allowing the company to holistically support the technology needs of any county government in Illinois. Today, JANO is still a privately held, family-owned software development company, with its corporate headquarters and development center in Jackson, MS. It also has offices in Chicago and Champaign.
Vasco is the current CEO and is the son of one of the original late co-founders of JANO. He has also held management consulting roles at Northwestern Mutual, focused on Small Business Ecosystem development, and at Deloitte, focused on supply chain transformation and operating model redesign. For several years, he was also the Executive Director of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, leading the local Chicagoland efforts for the national initiative, in partnership with the City Colleges of Chicago.
Anthony G. Schelling
Vice President of Court Software
Anthony Schelling (aka “Tony”), Director of Technology, has been with JANO since 2001. Tony has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science where he majored in Network and Communications Management, graduating with honors (summa cum laude). Tony also has his Masters in Network and Communications Management from the Keller Graduate School of Management, again graduating with honors. Tony has been instrumental in the development of all of JANO’s technology over the past 13 years.
Angela M. Fults
Director of Customer Support
Angela Fults, Director of Customer Support, has been with JANO since 2003. Angela has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Springfield. Angela works closely with the customers from the early stages of implementation through training and continuing support. She has been an integral member of the JANO team focusing on managing the ongoing relationships with our customers over the past 17+ years. She currently lives in Springfield.
Vice President of Information Technology
Brian McNamara, Vice President of IT Services, has been with JANO since December of 2020 and took over as VP in May of 2021. Brian brings over twenty years of IT experience to his role leading JANO’s internal technical and security environments as well as those of our customers. In the fast-paced and ever-evolving world of technology and cyber threats, Brian is driven by his passion for helping customers succeed while staying secure. His favorite motto is “1% better every day.” A central Illinois native, Brian currently lives with his family in Decatur.
Director of Development
Philip Russell, Director of Court Software, has developed and supported JANO applications for more than 15 years. In addition, he has over 30 years of experience as a software developer and contractor supporting the telecommunication and automotive industries and has a BS from Mississippi State University. Philip oversees not only the development of JANO software and all the ancillary products and services, but also the professional development and mentoring of our junior software staff. When not working, Philip enjoys spending time with his wife, their dogs, and sees his children and grandchildren as often as he can. He lives in Brandon, Mississippi.
Elwood C. Gupton (EC)
Sr. Network Engineer
EC Gupton, Sr. Network Engineer, has been with JANO since 2020. EC is a detail-oriented IT professional with 25+ years of experience in computers and networking, running his own company for 21 years before joining forces with JANO. EC specializes in network design and installation as well as network security for small and large businesses and government offices. His focus is on continuing to provide customer service excellence, regardless of distance. EC lives with his wife and family in Surprise, Arizona, and spends his free time staying active in the area’s beautiful sunny weather.
Chief of Staff
Sarah Stahly, Chief of Staff, joined JANO in October of 2020 to provide additional internal operational support as the organization doubled in size after merging with Viscon Networking Innovations. Sarah works alongside Vasco and the rest of the Executive Team as they serve our customers and lead our staff. She wears many hats at JANO but is always working to help drive the success of our customers, employees, and company with a focus on long-term growth. Attending college as an adult, Sarah first received an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education at Lincoln Land Community College before attaining a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and MBA from The University of Illinois at Springfield. Sarah lives in Chicago, Illinois, but maintains close ties with the capital city.
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Each solution is configured by county from the floor up and includes implementation, training, project management, and data migration services. We can help you work efficiently and save money.
No matter what the situation, JANO has you covered!
Since 1989, JANO Technologies has helped local government offices evolve with technology.