The Cavan Group is a Boston-based specialty IT consulting firm focused on Workload placement strategy, hosting solutions and workload migrations for enterprise clients across all industry sectors. The company was founded in 1994 and has since grown to become one of the most respected and competent consulting organizations in the technology sector.
We pride ourselves in being a completely independent organization and have no affiliation with any public cloud, colocation or managed services providers. This impartiality and objectivity ensures that we always put our client's interests first.
John Martin is the President of the Cavan Group, which he founded in 1994. The Cavan Group is an independent IT consulting firm that works with clients in all sectors including financial services, healthcare, life sciences and eCommerce . The Cavan Group specializes in Data Center/Hybrid IT, Cloud and IT Resiliency consulting for large enterprise clients with complex IT environments. Mr. Martin is responsible for identifying business and technology trends, setting the strategic direction of the company, and developing service offerings that meet the needs of a diverse client base. He is currently focused on transformational initiatives such as hybrid cloud, managed public cloud IaaS, data center optimization, and IT resiliency. Earlier in his career, Mr. Martin held IT management positions at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Fidelity Investments.
John graduated from Dublin City University (DCU) in 1986 with an honors degree in Electronic Engineering. He is currently a board member of the DCU Educational Trust where he is actively involved in the development and implementation of the University’s Strategic plan
Safaa Najdi joined The Cavan Group in 2010, brining over 6 years of experience in software and application management.
In addition to an ability to manage simultaneous cross-functional projects, she also gained extensive experience teaming up with technical experts (developers and architects) to maximize productivity of all phases of the SDLC. Safaa’s skills include strong business and system requirement analysis, effective client relationship management, excellent client resources training on commercial solutions, training program development and strong collaboration with the pre-sales teams in the marketing of company solutions.
Since 2010, Safaa has managed projects in industries ranging from pharmaceutical and retail, to finance and government. Projects included the management of data center migrations, IT business continuity planning, IT DR infrastructure build and application testing, load balancer consolidation, network monitoring and application migration.
Safaa received a B.S. from Radford University in 1999, an M.S. from James Madison University in 2001 in Computer Science and an M.B.A from Marymount University in 2006. Her personal interests include a love of both music and traveling.
Mark Wilme joined The Cavan Group in May of 2014 with over 25 years of experience in the Financial Services sector, both in the US and the UK.
An experienced leader, Mark excels at delivering complex enterprise level technology solutions while helping his team to achieve meaningful goals. Mark’s experience includes leadership roles spanning technology infrastructure, application development and technology governance at BNY Mellon, PNC Financial Services, First Data Corporation and London and Manchester Assurance (now Friends Provident llc).
At Cavan, Mark is responsible for overall management, delivery and direction of the team’s client engagements, evolution of our core practices and disciplines, and works with John Martin on the growth of the business into new practice areas and sectors.
Mark enjoys time sailing Rhode Island and New England waters with his family in the summer and his 1957 MGA roadster when the weather permits.