As President of VAE, Inc., Nicole Guagenti takes her role as a woman and minority business owner seriously. She knows providing opportunities to people who show passion, commitment and initiative will lead to success at this family-oriented company.
Nicole took a different route than most to network solutions. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor of science degree in bioengineering, Nicole worked in a research lab in Rockville, Md., conducting DNA analysis and research. After meeting her future husband, Nolan Guagenti, in Washington, D.C., Nicole eventually decided to try her hand at IT.
After studying and passing a myriad of necessary certifications, Nicole started on the help desk at the National Naval Medical Center in Maryland. She worked her way up to network support and monitoring, then on to the building, configuring, and deploying data networks during the Pentagon network overhaul and modernization post 9/11.
Nolan and Nicole started VAE, Inc., in 2006 after realizing their passion and expertise could help clients solve network problems efficiently and creatively with expertise and assurance. It’s those values and commitment to VAE’s clients that inspire Nicole every day to lead this top-tier, reputable company.