Chris Reade


Chris Reade founded the company now known as Carrollton Enterprise Services in New York City in 1998 as Tempest Technologies. In 2000 the growing company relocated to New Orleans. At Carrollton, Chris focuses on bridging the gap between complex technology and every-day business for enterprise-level clientele.

Trained originally as a C programmer, Chris has created, installed and run systems or companies in a variety of industries, including mass upgrades and migrations from legacy systems. He is Microsoft and Novell certified and holds certifications and appellations from more than a dozen additional vendors.

In post-Katrina Louisiana, Chris has been active in uniting the public, private and non-profit sectors to promote recovery and community resiliency. In 2005 he helped found the Louisiana Family Recovery Corps, which successfully funded technology to provide web-based, on-site case management for thousands of returning families. He was also instrumental in the creation of the Louisiana Recovery Portal which lives on today as GNOInfo.org.

Chris is the current President of the Louisiana chapter of Entrepreneurs Organization, a past president of the Young Leadership Council and a Board Member of several organizations including the Metropolitan Crime Commission, Tutti Dynamics and Prepare Innovations Group. He was the 2007 Liberty Bell recipient from the Bar Association and a 2014 Silicon Bayou 100 Winner. He hosts a daily radio spot called the GNOInfo Minute, which is broadcast on WWNO radio.

Terry Verigan

Executive Vice President

Terry Verigan has served both the Louisiana and national business communities for more than thirty-five years. His experience with technology-driven enterprises includes some twenty years as an executive with Xerox Corporation, AT&T, and Windstream (formerly US LEC). Terry is expert at developing and managing budget-conscious solutions that address client expectations and uncovering hidden pain points. He focuses on building nimble and capable teams that seamlessly integrate into established business organizations and processes.

Prior to joining Carrollton, Terry held the position of Vice President at CompuCure. During his tenure there, CompuCure was named HUBZone Contractor of the Year in 2008 and Woman-Owned Contractor of the Year in 2009. Between 2007 and 2010 Terry nurtured the firm, helping it grow from $300,000 in annual billings to more than $5 million, concurrently increasing staff from 4 to 40. He secured multiple contract vehicles and long-term government projects with the USDA, GSA, US Navy, and FAA. Some of his accomplishments include the flawless, mission-critical migration of the massive purchasing and personnel databases of the USDA between different hosting agencies and their data centers while, at the same time, creating unique processes for managing thousands of IBM hardware and software systems, including two mainframe computers, housed in the two data centers of the National Finance Center – which saved more than $2 million annually in operating expenses.

Terry has served on the board for many local non-profit organizations, including the Greater New Orleans Federal Credit Union where he sat on the Supervisory Committee, ensuring federal compliance,  and the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce. He is a past president of the University of New Orleans International Alumni Association and the current Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival. Terry serves on the governing board of the local chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals.

Terry is a graduate of the University of New Orleans and has pursued advanced studies in business and law.

Orterio Villa

Program Director

Lacy Allen

Team Lead