Leadership Team

We share a passion for driving business forward with innovative solutions.


Jose Carlos Linares, MBA, MS, SCPM, PMP

President & CEO

As President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jose Carlos Linares provides strategic leadership that reinforces Open Technology Group's commitment to innovation and dedication to improving the efficiency of government operations with secure, reliable, and sustainable technology solutions and value-add services. With more than 20 years of experience in information technology, he has a deep understanding of how organizations can utilize technology to drive increased collaboration and improved efficiency. Mr. Linares has a successful track record of helping his government clients to establish strategic goals and clear priorities that lead to increased productivity and improved customer satisfaction levels.

Prior to becoming President and CEO in 2011, Mr. Linares served as Open Technology Group's Chief Technology Officer for nine years. In that role, he provided strategic program management leadership for the planning, deployment, and maintenance of IT government infrastructure; drove process improvements across the company with the implementation of CMMI; supervised multi-million dollar projects; and led the development of company-wide technology goals and objectives. He worked as an Enterprise Systems Engineer and Product Manager at Microsoft before joining Open Technology Group in 2002.

Mr. Linares holds a Master of Science in Communications Technology, a Master of Business Administration in Marketing and a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering. In addition, he is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) of the Project Management Institute (PMI), a Stanford Certified Project Manager (SCPM), a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and holds an Executive Certificate in Strategy and Innovation from MIT.

Kelly Lovelace

Director of Marketing & Communications

Kelly brings 15 years of communications experience in government, business-to-business, non-profit, and consumer marketing positions to her role at Open Technology Group. As Director of Marketing and Communications, she leads the development and implementation of branding, marketing, and communications strategies that promote consistent messaging to clients, partners, and employees alike. With a background in branding, marketing, graphic design, website design, and journalism, she is responsible for the writing, editing, design, and production of materials for print, web, and live presentation channels. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Professional Studies degree in Media Management.

Amanda Wallace, PHR

Human Resources Manager

Amanda utilizes her amazing ability to foster an environment where the entire team thrives to oversee the recruitment, retention, and management of highly qualified industry talent. In her role as Human Resources Manager, Amanda works closely with managers on all aspects of people and performance management. Her areas of responsibility include benefits, compensation, training and development, employee relations, payroll, records, recruitment and staffing, workplace safety compliance, performance management, and human resource data management. Amanda holds a Human Resource Management certificate as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in History.