Anthony R. Benware, SHRM-SCP
Tony is Managing Principal and Co-Founder of Wave Consulting Solutions, LLC based out of St. Thomas, USVI. Tony has a passion and desire to partner with community businesses in achieving their long-term HR and staffing needs. As a seasoned HR professional, he’s driven to provide the highest quality HR consulting services to his clients.
Prior to starting Wave Consulting, he was the Head of Talent Acquisition for one of the largest EDC companies in the USVI. While there, he was instrumental in creating a workforce staffing strategy by establishing sound recruiting efforts to onboard all new staff. Tony has implemented and transformed company’s recruiting systems, streamlined their hiring processes, redesigned onboarding efforts and worked on further HR initiatives creating further efficiencies. Tony has been an HR professional who can strategically maneuver through changing landscapes, while maintaining workforce planning as a top priority.
Tony has over 15 years of experience in the recruiting and HR fields across various industries. Previously he served as the Head of Recruiting Operations for a large Texas based mortgage servicer. Prior to that role, Tony led large scale staffing initiatives within the financial services industry for several Fortune 500 banking institutions, in addition to other industries.
Tony holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in International Business from Texas Lutheran University. Tony is an active member in the community, coaching youth sports and contributing his time to other non-profit organizations such as United Way, Habitat for Humanity, Boy Scouts of America, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Tony is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management and is a SHRM-Senior Certified Professional. Tony is a world traveler, was born in Italy and was raised in the Middle East.
Damico S. Nicome M.S., PMP
Damico is Managing Principal and Co-Founder of Wave Consulting Solutions, LLC with over twenty years of experience in Information Technology. He has developed complex IT solutions for various fortune 100 companies across multiple industries including The New York Stock Exchange, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Mass Mutual and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, The New York State Insurance Fund, AT&T, and A&P.
Prior to co-founding Wave Consulting Solutions, Damico consulted for firms such as Andersen Consulting (Accenture), American Management Systems, Keane, and IBM Global Services. While at IBM, Damico was a Managing Consultant and led a National Practice. In addition to numerous client citations, Damico received the IBM Management Award, IBM Consultant Profession Certification, IBM STAR database induction for World Class Technical Leadership, IBM Intellectual Capital award and IBM Management award.
Damico received his B.S. in Information Systems from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY where he received numerous academic awards and his M.S. in Systems Management from New York University where he conducted research on IT organizational design and its effect on measuring software quality. His research involved an in-depth study of the ISO9126 software quality model, associated metrics, and organizational design.
Donald E. Rife
Donald E. Rife is the President & CEO of The DEAR Group, Inc., an Information Technology consulting firm specializing in Project Leadership and Business Continuity Planning. Mr. Rife is a high energy, results oriented IT professional with a vast range of experience, knowledge and skills, having worked the past 40+ years in many capacities with or for over 100 companies in industries such as public utilities, banking, pharmaceuticals, health care, telecommunications, electronics, higher education, hotels and casinos.
Mr. Rife started his career in the mid 70’s as a Systems Engineer with IBM, working in their Distributions and Utilities office in Philadelphia. Mr. Rife has a proven record of delivering superior solutions in a cost effective and timely manner; receiving numerous awards and certifications. He possesses a strong entrepreneurial, business, management, and technical acumen and is proficient in all areas of the Systems Development Life Cycle, from design and engineering through development and testing culminating with implementation and support.
Mr. Rife earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Elizabethtown College; has his Certificate in Management and his Advanced Certificate in Management from the American Management Association; has obtained his Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute and his Business Continuity Professional certification from the Disaster Recovery Institute International. He has been featured in CIO magazine and has been the keynote speaker at Executive INTREOP.