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Marcia Shapiro

President

Marcia S. Shapiro is the founder and President of Marine Tiger Technologies, bringing over 20 years of experience in asset management. She began her career as a public administrator working for the City of Paterson, NJ, where she spearheaded the transition from paper to computer-based systems for managing city operations. After leaving the public sector, Marcia joined Computran Systems where she managed the delivery of traffic control systems and ITS projects across the US. Her career in public transit began in 1998 when she joined Spear Technologies, to lead the implementation of a CMMS (computerized maintenance management system) for MTA NYCT Department of Subways. In 2010, after several years with CH2M Hill (now Jacobs), Marcia founded Marine Tiger Technologies to provide technology and business consulting services to transportation agencies.

She has supported the design and implementation of asset management programs at large, complex transit agencies, including NY MTA, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Amtrak, MBTA and Metra.  Most recently, Marcia has worked on developing NJT2030, NJ TRANSIT’s Strategic Plan and SEPTA Forward, Strategic Plan-2026.   Marcia has served as a presenter at national conferences, including APTA, WTS, and ThinkTransit, and served an instructor for the National Transit Institute’s “Introduction to Transit Asset Management” course.   She has been a member of WTS for 25 years and was president of the Greater New York Chapter of WTS in 2010-2011.  Marcia has a BA with Honors from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Public Administration from Rutgers University. 

Sean Kennedy

Senior Vice President

Sean Kennedy serves as Senior Vice President at Marine Tiger Technologies. He brings more than 35 years of experience defining, designing, and implementing multimillion-dollar technology projects for transit and transportation.  His career has included leadership roles at Amtrak, Spear Technologies, and Ross & Baruzzini.

Sean has led cross-departmental and cross disciplinary teams, ranging upwards of 100 members, and has served clients as a subject matter expert in asset management, regulatory oversight and compliance, safety systems, software development, systems engineering, communications systems design and deployment, independent verification and validation, and system commissioning.  His industry experience includes international rail/transit, public safety, communications, and electric power generation and distribution. Sean holds a BS in Computer Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute.  

Aisha Anders

VP of Strategic Growth

Aisha Anders serves as Vice President of Strategic Growth for Marine Tiger Technologies, bringing nearly 20 years of experience developing and delivering communication, organizational change management, and strategic marketing programs to achieve business goals within the transit and transportation sectors. 

Aisha's ability to establish and nurture relationships across an organization has enabled her to develop and implement new business initiatives across asset management, quality management and strategic planning programs. She has worked with some of the largest transit properties and innovative transportation departments in the U.S., including the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, Maryland Transit Administration, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, the Colorado and Virginia departments of transportation, and the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center.

Aisha holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Washington and is a Prosci-certified change management practitioner.

Brian Stein

VP of Delivery

Brian Stein serves as Vice President of Delivery at Marine Tiger Technologies. He brings over 25 years of experience in Project Management and Business Development in the public transportation Industry. His public transportation career includes leadership roles at Intueor Consulting, Jacobs/CH2M, Accenture, Giesecke & Devrient America and Scheidt & Bachmann USA, Inc, coupled with 10 years of hardware and software engineering experience. Over these 25 years, he has developed a subject matter expertise in defining and implementing Automated Payment and Fare Collection Systems for the public transportation Industry, including mobile and payment technologies.

Brian holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University and a Master of Business Administration from Northeastern University’s High-Tech MBA program.

Brian is a member of various APTA committees, including Fare Collection Systems Committee, Research & Technology, and Mobility Management as well as an active member in the Secure Technology Alliance.  Brian is past co-Chair of the Women’s Transportation Seminar’s Greater New York Chapter’s Business Diversity Committee and the 2022 recipient of the WTS-GNYC’s Honorable Ray LaHood Award.

Debbie Addison

Project Manager
Debbie Addison has 15 years of experience in Construction Project Management and Capital Project Management, specializing in resiliency planning, and academic, hospital and educational construction. Debbie recently completed a 12-month assignment, serving as Project Manager for NJ TRANSIT’s Facilities Inspection and Condition Assessment Program, with responsibility for facilities inspection coordination, monitoring project progress, providing quality assurance for contractor deliverables and coordinating safety training. Prior to joining Marine Tiger, Debbie was the Director of Project Management and Planning for Battery Park City Authority.

 

Robert (Bob) Brownstein

Strategic Advisor

Robert (Bob) Brownstein serves as a Senior Advisor to Marine Tiger Technologies, leveraging his expertise of a 50-year career in public transportation in both the public and private sector. During his career Bob has led some of the transit industry’s most iconic projects and brings to our team a deep understanding of program management, procurement, and alternative project delivery.

Bob spent the first twenty years of his career at NJ TRANSIT where he served as the Senior Director of Procurement for NJ TRANSIT Bus.  Furthermore, Bob has served in leadership positions at several large international engineering companies where he assisted transit agencies with complex, time sensitive and highly visible procurements, serving as program manager for several multibillion-dollar transportation projects. Most recently Bob was Bus Technical Lead for AECOM’s Automated Bus Consortium project. Bob has also held numerous leadership positions over the years in the transportation industry including the American Public Transportation Association, Transportation Research Board, and Transit Development Corporation.

 

Humera Durrani

Associate Consultant

Humera Durrani is an Associate Consultant at Marine Tiger Technologies. She has strong research skills and has experience in data management and analytics, data cleansing, data visualization and restructuring data frames.  Humera’s background includes working at a top international law firm focused on intellectual property.

Since joining Marine Tiger, Humera has supported the development of the Strategic Plan for NJ TRANSIT, conducting client interviews, research, data collection and data analysis. She has also supported Project Management Oversight for Metra’s Capital Program, focusing on developing a methodology for capital project prioritization.  Humera holds a BA in International Relations from the University of California, Davis and a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University.

Vincent Frisina, P.E.

Senior Environmental and Stormwater Engineer

Vincent Frisina is a Senior Environmental and Stormwater Engineer at Marine Tiger Technologies with over 40 years’ experience in civil and environmental engineering. His experience includes the supervision and technical performance of Phase I & II environmental site assessments and investigations, remedial action planning, remedial alternatives selection, remedial design and implementation projects and aboveground and underground storage tank management and replacement.

Vincent is Marine Tiger’s Technical Lead for the MS4 Industrial and Commercial Stormwater Inspection Program for the NYC Department of Environmental Protection which includes the development of SWPPPs for city-owned facilities, a Green Infrastructure Assessment and a training program for city inspectors on Standard Operating Procedures for inspectors. Vincent has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and Master of Environmental Engineering from Manhattan College. He is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in 15 states, including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Robert (Bob) Gillig

Senior Business Analyst

Robert (Bob) Gillig is a Senior Business Analyst at Marine Tiger Technologies. Bob has 14 years of experience at Amtrak, including management of day-to-day operations at maintenance facilities and in operations planning with a focus on business process improvement initiatives and technology deployment.  His expertise includes Maximo EAM software implementation, inventory and supply chain management, budgeting, and capital forecasting.  

Since joining Marine Tiger, Bob has provided asset management advisory services to MTA Maryland, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and PATH, the rapid transit system operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.   Bob has a BS in Accounting from Tiffin University.

Nikita Griffin

Consultant

Nikita Griffin is a Consultant at Marine Tiger. She brings nearly a decade of experience in the transportation industry and is well versed in translating business requirements into user friendly software configurations from design concepts to system roll out. She is a subject matter expert in transit asset management, with experience in developing business requirements, data requirements, and test scripts. Prior to joining Marine Tiger, Nikita was an Assistant Transit Management Analyst for the MTA NYCT Department of Subways-Track where she supported the rollout of various inspection projects for the Track Division using the EAM Hexagon (formerly Infor) system. Nikita has a B.S. in computer information systems from Virginia State University.

Anjali Jothi

Engineering Aide

Anjali Jothi is an Engineering Aide at Marine Tiger.  Anjali is supporting the Port Department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey with the configuration and implementation of their next generation Enterprise Asset Management system.  Anjali is using her expertise to attribute assets to maintenance practices and to validate labor plans.  She is also developing and compiling documentation needed for the gating process as the Port Department moves toward a 2023 production deployment. Anjali received her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University.

Luz Liddie

Asset Management Specialist

Luz Liddie is an Asset Management Specialist at Marine Tiger Technologies and brings more than  25 years of experience with New York MTA in project management, contract administration, and quality assurance. Luz began her involvement with the MTA enterprise asset management program in 2001, serving in a variety of positions at MTA headquarters and more recently, at New York City Transit Department of Subways where she supported project rollout and implementation of the Infor EAM system.

Luz is currently the Contract Administrator for NJ TRANSIT’s Facilities Inspection and Condition Assessment Program, with responsibility for facilities inspection coordination, monitoring project progress, providing quality assurance for contractor deliverables and coordinating safety training.  Luz holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, Management Science from Bernard M. Baruch College and has completed a Facilities Management Certificate Program at New York University and a Projects in Control Environments 2 (PRINCE2) Certificate Program.

Cindy Myers

Business Analyst

Cindy Myers is a Business Analyst at Marine Tiger Technologies. Cindy has a background in requirements gathering, systems testing, documentation creation, training, as well as review and analysis for technology projects. She has worked for New York City Transit as a Transit Management Analyst for the Enterprise Asset Management department helping transition divisions from separate legacy systems to a shared organization system. Most recently, she worked as the Data Systems Manager for the City University of New York and oversaw system management, upgrades, staff training, and system reporting for the state of New York’s childcare Quality Improvement System. Cindy holds a BS in Marketing from SUNY – Old Westbury and a MS Information Systems with a concentration in Information Systems Management and Data Analytics from Marist College.

Nikki Nowack

Enterprise Asset Management Practice Lead

Nikki Nowack is the Enterprise Asset Management Practice Lead at Marine Tiger. Nikki is a strategic leader with more than 15 years of asset management experience and has a track record of developing and implementing asset management strategies for transportation, facilities, and power assets – as well as leading transformation through a focus on people, process, data, and technology. Prior to joining Marine Tiger, Nikki led asset management for the Oregon Department of Transportation, Portland (OR) Public Schools, Bonneville Power Administration and PacifiCorp.

Daniel Robinson

Data Analyst

Daniel Robinson is a Data Analyst at Marine Tiger.  Daniel currently provides on-site, administrative support at the Port Authority’s EAM Division. He is responsible for collecting, tracking, and maintaining data for the EAM department including invoices, accrual data, and staffing updates. He also helps create documentation for Project Managers and provides input on updating Problem Cause Remedy and Asset Replacement Cost Estimate files. Daniel received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Ramapo College of New Jersey.

Gregg A. Rosenstein

Data Analytics and System Implementation Practice Lead

Gregg A. Rosenstein leads Marine Tiger’s Data Analytics and Systems Implementation practice, focusing on systems testing, training, and documentation. Gregg has over 20 years of experience, serving in many roles including data analyst, technical trainer, technical writer, technical support manager, and database administrator. He has a strong background in statistical analysis, database design and administration, testing, QA, and technical support.

Gregg has led training and documentation projects for large, complex programs, such as the implementation of a new fare payment system for SEPTA in Philadelphia and a sign information management system for NYCDOT.  As a consultant to Port Authority of New York and New Jersey since 2014, Gregg has provided statistical analysis of the results of security audits of aviation facilities and the World Trade Center site for compliance with federal regulations and local airport security plans.  He has a BS in Mathematics from SUNY Old Westbury.

Angela Schmidt

Proposal Coordinator

Angela Schmidt is Marine Tiger’s Proposal Coordinator.  Prior to joining Marine Tiger, Angela spent 24 years with Dunn Engineering Associates, P.C., an Eastern Long Island transportation engineering firm, where she was responsible for conference administration, marketing coordination, accounts receivable and accounts payable, payroll, and overall proposal coordination.

Angela is the glue holding Marine Tiger together, managing invoicing, on-boarding new employees and certification management, among other administrative responsibilities. She also serves as Marcia’s executive assistant.

Jay Shah

Project Engineer

Jay Shah is a Project Engineer at Marine Tiger Technologies and brings five years of diversified experience in project controls and construction management support.  He was a Project Engineer for the Sandy Recovery work for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and coordinated subcontractors for various MTA Bridges and Tunnels projects including the restoration of the Whitestone Bridge, the Manhattan Blower Building, the Throngs Neck Bridge Facility and the Battery Park Garage.

Jay is currently an Office Engineer for several projects in Nassau County including Bay Park Secondary Flood Protection & Hardening of Critical Infrastructure at the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant, Pump Station Mitigation projects in Roslyn and Pump Station Repairs in Glen Cove.  Jay has a BE in Civil Engineering from Gujarat Technology University (India) and a MS in Construction Management from New York University. He is OSHA certified.

Steve Stark

Principal Consultant

Stephen Stark is a Principal Consultant at Marine Tiger Technologies with more than 40 years of transit and transportation experience spanning public, private, and academic enterprises. He led the implementation of asset management best practices, continuous improvement, failure analytics and maintenance optimization in his role as Senior Director for MTA Capital Construction.  In this role, Steve introduced process improvements in every component of the organizational landscape including procurement, training, project management, financial management, operations, quality, safety, and performance reporting.

Steve led cross-functional teams on high profile projects at NYC MTA and NYCT, such as the #7 West Extension and East Side Access and was instrumental in the development of NYCT and MTA’s Capital Programs. On East Side Access, he served as Testing and Commissioning Lead Director, managing engineering staff and developing performance indicators for tracking critical processes. He is active in the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the Institute for Transportation Engineers (ITE), and the Institute for Asset Management (IAM).  Stephen holds a MS in Transportation from Northeastern University, Engineering Economics from Brooklyn Polytechnic University and is currently pursuing a PhD in Transportation Planning and Engineering at NYU.

Elin Thomas

Project Manager

Elin Thomas is a Project Manager with Marine Tiger Technologies.  Elin has ten years of professional experience leading technology projects and brings expertise in all stages of the project lifecycle including design, testing, training, and rollout.  As a transit management analyst at New York City Transit, Elin supported operation improvement and enterprise asset management projects, leading training, data analysis, stakeholder management and performance reporting.  She also brings experience from MTA Bus Operation Planning where she focused on performance reporting on customer service and maintenance trends. Prior to joining Marine Tiger, Elin served the Director of IT Projects Columbia Business School in Manhattan.

Elin has a Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York at Binghamton and Master of Science in Urban Policy and Leadership from Hunter College, City University of New York.

Harrell Thomas

Systems Engineering and ITS Practice Lead

Harrell Thomas is a Systems Engineering and ITS Practice Lead at Marine Tiger Technologies, with over 30 years of experience in systems integration and communications system design for major infrastructure projects ranging from rail/transit to airports to light rail. His expertise includes intelligent transportation systems and he has overseen the implementation of over $10 million in ITS projects.

Harrell’s signature projects include the Second Avenue Subway, the 7th Avenue Line Extension in New York City, the Ottawa Light Rail System, the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Malaysia and Incheon International Airport (IIA) in South Korea. He is currently serving as the Systems Integration Lead on the Second Avenue Subway’s Phase 2 Project which includes the design and constructions of the 125th, 116th and 106th Street Stations using a Design Build process.  Harrell has a BS in Electronics Engineering Technology from Howard University.

William (Bill) T. Van Zilen

Senior Business Analyst

William (Bill) T. Van Zilen is a Senior Business Analyst at Marine Tiger Technologies with 21 years of business analysis and design experience for both public and private sector IT projects. His key strengths include technology assessments, business analysis, process modeling, requirements analysis, SDLC, software training, and software testing.

Bill has served as a consultant to NY MTA on National Transit Database reporting and has supported the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and MBTA in the implementation of their Enterprise Asset Management Programs.  Bill played a key role in the development of a Technology Roadmap for NJ TRANSIT and worked closely with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection over several years to design and oversee the development of a computer-based Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) reporting, record-keeping, and permit tracking system.  Bill attended Bergen Community College and completed coursework at the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Rogelio Vargas

Senior Consultant

Rogelio Vargas is a Senior Consultant at Marine Tiger. With a background in electrical engineering, he brings over seventeen years of professional experience in operations, asset management, logistics, planning, and project management.   Rogelio is experienced in business process analysis and software implementation, specializing in optimizing customer and user experience.  He has led projects focusing on continuous improvement, change management, and risk management and was a Program Manager in the Enterprise Asset Management Division for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey prior to joining Marine Tiger.

Rogelio has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX and is certified as  Maximo Asset Management v7.6 Functional Analyst.

Christine Vilardi

PG, CGWP, REP, LEED® Green Associate
Senior Environmental Manager/Hydrogeologist

Christine Vilardi is a Senior Environmental Manager/Hydrogeologist at Marine Tiger Technologies. She has over 30 years of professional experience including 24 years at STV where she conducted environmental assessments for infrastructure projects including rail yards and industrial and educational facilities.  A licensed, certified hydrogeologist, she specializes in water quality and has expertise with remedial investigations; federal, state and local permitting, engineering design and construction phase services (CPS), sustainability, and resiliency. She is also a subject matter expert in subsurface testing, evaluation, and modeling related to contamination, environmental field operations and QA/QC of environmental documents.

As Senior Project Geologist for the $10 billion East Side Access megaproject that will extend Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) service from Queens, NY to Manhattan’s East Side, terminating in Grand Central Terminal, Christine led hydrogeologic tasks, environmental design and Construction Phase Services. Christine holds a BS in Biology from Union College and a MS in Earth Science from Adelphi University.

Her professional registrations include:

  • Professional Geologist (PG) - New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, Illinois, and Kentucky.
  • Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) certification
  • Registered Environmental Professional (REP) - National Registry of Environmental Professionals (NREP)
  • Certified Groundwater Professional (CGWP) - National Ground Water Association (NGWA);
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate
  • NYSDEC Storm Water - Erosion and Sediment Control Certification
  • NJDEP UST License (Subsurface Evaluator)
  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER (with annual 8-hour refresher) and OSHA 10

Joshua Wagner

Senior Transportation Planner

Joshua Wagner is a Senior Transportation Planner at Marine Tiger Technologies. He has 13 years of professional experience, working at Louis Berger (now WSP USA) and VHB, where he gained diverse experience in the transportation and infrastructure field. His capabilities include survey design, service planning, mobility management, demographic analysis, GIS and spatial analyses, economic analysis, benchmarking, operating and maintenance (O&M) and capital cost estimation.

Josh had significant technical and leadership roles on a bus network redesign in New Haven, CT, the 2018 MTA household travel survey and the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Staten Island North Shore Bus Rapid Transit System for New York City Transit (NYCT). He has experience across a variety of industries, including transit and rail, environmental, real estate, and aviation. Josh has a BA in Psychology from Northwestern University and a Masters in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jason Weis

Senior Consultant

Jason Weis is a Senior Consultant at Marine Tiger. Jason has over a decade of experience in the maintenance and construction industry. He is experienced with EAM/CMMS projects leveraging available functionality supporting asset management best practices and reliability in the maintenance organization. Most recently, Jason was the Lead Project Manager for Maximo at Monroe Energy. In his various roles at the company, Jason worked on planning, scheduling, materializing, and executing corrective and preventive maintenance work focused on value to keep the plant operating safely and reliably, minimizing any negative impacts to the environment.

He is a Certified Reliability Leader (CRL), Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) a member of the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) and a Project Management Professional (PMP).

Amos Jasper Wright

Consultant

Amos Jasper Wright is a Consultant at Marine Tiger and brings ten years of experience as a public sector planner with local and regional agencies. His core professional competencies are in multimodal transportation planning, environmental planning and brownfields, zoning and land use, and freight rail planning and supply chain analysis. Prior to joining Marine Tiger, Amos served as a Transportation Analyst & Planner at Strategic Rail Finance in Philadelphia. Amos was certified by the EPA in Quality Project & Program Management in 2016 and received his MA in Urban Environmental Policy and Planning in 2013 from Tufts University.