icon-groupExecutive Team

Travis Watson

President & Chief Technology Officer

Having founded Sand Solutions after successful careers at Deltek and PSINet, Travis navigated the company from startup to its current state of achieving in excess of 600% growth over a 5-year period. The company was established as a point of software consulting in the Deltek arena but has matured to be a recognized leader in cloud hostingdisaster recovery and software consulting services. Under Travis’ direction, Sand Solutions has risen to be a trusted Business partner of Deltek and Unanet and the firm has been a stable source of support to their clients.

As a Senior Product Extension Consultant, Travis gained expertise in accounting ERP products. As a Senior Database Administrator, Travis developed expertise in such areas as Web Services, Data Warehousing, SQL Integration, and Performance Tuning techniques. Travis further held Wide Area Network Management positions with PSINet and Transaction Network Solutions over a 5 year period supporting the network backbone of their Point of Sale financial transaction networks and Unix/C devices.  With this as a foundation, he integrated these areas into Sand Solutions and has passed on his knowledge to his professional team that shares the commitment to superior client services.

Currently Travis focuses on the overall growth and strategic direction of Sand Solutions, particularly staying abreast of the changes and demands in the accounting ERP environment, and maintains a close relationship with his clients to assure they are maximizing their return on investment. Recognizing the evolving demand for data security, compliance and availability, Travis recently opened the second of Sand Solutions two data centers and through his ability to integrate technology into business, assisted clients to establish appropriate disaster recovery plans.

Under his direction, Sand Solutions has distinguished itself as an organization that is a one-shop stop for technical services, product extension and integration, consulting, system development, and hosting and disaster recovery. His implementation of the Sand Solutions call-center is a prime example of putting the client first and the commitment to quality.

Travis is a frequent speaker at numerous software venues and has been recognized for his leading edge representation of technology-based solutions. He resides in Florida with his family but has continued to expand Sand Solutions in a wide regional source of support for clients including the North Carolina data center. Recognizing the global nature of business, Sand Solutions hosts client entries throughout the United States, Europe, and the United Kingdom to remote African areas. With his commitment to quality and service, Travis has assured that Sand Solutions continue to provide tailored and personal responsiveness to each and every client.

David Shaffer, MBA

Executive Vice President

David Shaffer has served as a trusted business advisor for multiple companies both for and not for profit industries. He has worked with companies that include manufacturing, government contracting, engineering, construction, health, distribution, services and information technology helping companies maximize performance through effective strategy, organizational efficiency and the use and integration of technology.

He has been recognized for his ability to effectively integrate all aspects of business including financial management, information systems, infrastructure, sales management, sales strategies and operations. He has assisted companies from executive strategic planning through operational and business process improvement opportunities to the selection and integration of Management Information Systems solutions. His accomplishments as a business owner include recipient of the Mark of Quality award based upon the Malcolm Baldrige national quality award for outstanding service, products and employee development.

David has held positions that range from CEO, Managing Director of Business Process Improvement and Information Systems services for international consulting and accounting firms, VP of Sales, COO and General Manager. He adds a support dimension to Sand Solutions that assist clients to effectively maximize their return on investment.

He has served on multiple Boards both in the corporate and education environments. His commitment to community has been recognized by several institutions including Long Beach College and Charter Hospital. David Holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University in Southern California and a Bachelor of Science degree from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.

His dedication and commitment to helping his clients be successful is the cornerstone of his work ethic.

Russ Katzman, MBA, PMP, CISA, CSSBB, CSM, CGFIT, CCMP

Vice President of Governance, Risk & Compliance

Russ Katzman draws on over 20 years of experience in business transformation, best practices, compliance and overall project management. His expertise crosses multiple industries with a proven ability to integrate strategic roadmaps into results. Recognizing the importance of compliance, particularly in the GovCon business environment, Russ continuously assures that the hosting environment and multiple offerings from Sand Solutions adhere to best practices in the areas of security and risk management.

Russ’ accomplishments include:

  • Systems Compliance and Financial Integration.
  • Developing and implementing best practices in the areas of hosting compliance and application accountability.
  • Reconfigured system security and segregation of duties for core financial applications, effectively governing the upstream and downstream communication of integrated systems.
  • Managed numerous financial, operational, government and technological audit projects, including regulatory compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, PCI, FAR and CAS; emphasized efficient and timely intervention.
  • Monitored and scrutinized activities in a wide variety of Financial and HR systems, including Oracle, SAP, Deltek, iVantage, Epicor, ADP Globalview, Computron, MS/Great Plains Dynamics, Kronos, Timeforce, Infor/Lawson, Sage MAS90, and FAS.

In addition to a long and proven list of qualifications, Russ possesses the unique ability to integrate the technical infrastructure demands of successful hosting into the performance and monitoring of application software. As a frequent speaker in the area of appropriate governance and compliance, Russ has been recognized at all levels of management for his ability to bring value to clients.

Caron Watson, MA

Vice President

Caron is responsible for the overall quality adherence of all employees, client deliverables and the contractual relationships Sand Solutions has with key Business Partners. With a strong and proven background in channel partner relationships and management, Caron brings her expertise to overseeing the relationships that Sand Solutions has with its Business Partners, software vendors and consulting firms. In addition, Caron provides guidance and direction relative to overall strategic planning, integration of products and services and personnel investment.

Caron holds a Master’s degree in Teaching from Boston University and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Tulane University. She is a resident of Southern Florida where she is actively involved with her family in community service, youth soccer, and a focus on youth education.

Ready to join our winning team?

At Sand Solutions, our employees are our foremost resource. Our staff is one of the best in the business. As former Deltek® consultants, our team possesses an expertise in Deltek® products equaled only by Deltek®’s own professionals. This knowledge is a primary factor in our ability to provide custom interface development. We reinvest a significant part of our profits in cutting-edge technology to better serve our clients as well as offering our employees the best in resources.

We demand the same level of screening of our employees as do our government clients. Sand Solutions maintains a total commitment to security.

If you are seeking a challenging and interesting career, we welcome your inquiries.