M&A has decades of experience, knowledge, and balanced strategies for successfully deploying leading edge technologies while fully understanding customer`s needs

Chief Executive Officer


Hany Elwany, Ph.D

Dr. Hany Elwany is among the world’s foremost scientists and engineers in the nearshore environment,
with specialized experience in coastal processes, sediment transport, and estuarine dynamics. He founded Coastal Environments in 1988 to provide unprecedented professional services to meet coastal challenges.
Dr. Elwany has authored and employed unique mathematical and computer techniques to study optimal design structures under various dynamic constraints. His work includes dynamic response of mechanical systems, design of offshore structures, data analyses, simulation, modeling of ocean and coastal conditions and the interaction between currents, waves and structures. Dr. Elwany holds a Ph.D. from the University of Dundee in the United Kingdom, a B.S. in Mathematics and Statistics from Alexandria University, and has worked extensively with the Center for Coastal Studies at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Founder and CEO in Memoriam


Magdy 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.



Scott Zych

Scott has 30+ 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.

Chief Operating Officer


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.

Chief Technical 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.

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.

Director of Sales


Debi Cooper

Debi has over 37 years in the Technology Industry. After 15 years with Apple Computer she joined M&A Technology and has experience in Sales, Management, Operations, Business Development, Project Management and Service. Debi has organized effective large scale regional and national trade shows, provided Project Management from large to small technology integration/implementation projects and prepared comprehensive and competitive bid responses on behalf of the company to purchasing cooperatives and published bids.