Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Magdy S. Elwany

Magdy is the founder and has been the visionary for M&A since its inception in 1984.  He has over 35 years’ experience of being an exceptional entrepreneur in all facets of business, engineering, and customer satisfaction. Magdy has a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE), from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE), from Alexandria University in Alexandria, Egypt.

Chief Technology Officer

Val Overbey

Val leads the long-term technology vision and is responsible for M&A’s research lab, university collaboration, and advanced industry thought leadership.  He has been a leader in the development of Web-based infrastructure for the education and commercial marketplace. Having joined M&A in 1993, he is responsible for testing all systems and components for compatibility, interoperability, and reliability.


Scott Zych

Scott has 25+ years of working in technology sales and marketing leadership roles with a primary focus on delivering deep and meaningful customer relationships and deployments.  His responsibility at M&A is for consistent delivery of delighted customers and mutually growing sales and revenue objectives.  A passion for Scott is transforming the digital world we live into business solutions that help customers realize a business opportunity.  Scott has a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering and Technology from the University of Nebraska.

Executive Vice President

Donna Shepard

Donna has more than 25 years of experience in high technology customer engagements, with most of that dedicated to the K-12 and higher education markets. After attending the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, Donna joined M&A Technology, where she has been instrumental in developing, expanding, and revolutionizing K-12 customers.

Software Development IT Project manager

Hany Shamsia

Hany as part of the executive management team is responsible for the Software Development Projects. Hany is an IT Professional with more than 30 years of experience in the areas of information Technology, Software Development, and Professional Services out sourcing. International Software Project management experience with Customers in USA, Sweden, Egypt and UAE. Recognized for his expertise in both Cloud Computing, open source and Microsoft development platforms. Training received in Engineering, Telecommunications, Sales, Marketing, and several management courses.

Vice President of MIS and Accounting

Tom Garrett

Tom has 35 years of experience in Accounting and 30 years MIS. He has held senior management positions with local and international computer and manufacturing companies. Prior to joining M&A Technologies he owned and operated T.M. Garrett Enterprises, Inc. an integrated accounting and manufacturing software consulting firm for 14 years of which 5 years were in the Republic of South Africa and 9 years in the United States.