About Nyla

Founded in 2013, in the heart of thriving Baltimore City, Maryland, Nyla Technology Solutions, Inc. is a woman-owned small business focused on providing superb software systems development services to the Federal Government.

Nyla derives its name from the first name of the owner’s mother. We chose to use that name not only for its distinctive qualities, but also to honor Nyla’s legacy. Nyla, the woman, was bold, smart, fun, and compassionate. She forever gave her very best and expected the best from those around her. Nyla Technology Solutions was built and will operate under the guidance of those values and ethos.

At Nyla, we have a passion for working on your hardest problems. We incorporate and refine industry practices, embrace the very latest in technology, and work closely with the end user throughout, resulting in delivering a system that truly satisfies mission needs.

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Nyla is proud to maintain a HubZone Certification. The Historically Underutilized Business Zone program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. Requirements include having a primary office and at least 35% of employees reside in a qualified HUBZone area. This designation is very important to us and helps Nyla to cultivate our strong bond with the Baltimore community.

Executive Team

Shana Cosgrove, CEO of Nyla Technology Solutions
Shana CosgroveChief Executive Officer
Shana Cosgrove is the founder, owner, and CEO of Nyla Technology Solutions, Inc., A principal engineer, enterprise architect, and product strategist— she combines over 20 years of experience in the computer science and systems engineering fields with a creative, proactive, and focused approach to projects that address all aspects of the software systems lifecycle. Ms. Cosgrove graduated from the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science with a Bachelors in Science in Computer Science. She received her Masters in Science in Systems Engineering of Computer-Based Systems from George Mason University.
Shana Cosgrove, CEO of Nyla Technology Solutions
Shana CosgroveChief Executive Officer
Shana Cosgrove is the founder, owner, and CEO of Nyla Technology Solutions, Inc., A principal engineer, enterprise architect, and product strategist— she combines over 20 years of experience in the computer science and systems engineering fields with a creative, proactive, and focused approach to projects that address all aspects of the software systems lifecycle. Ms. Cosgrove graduated from the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science with a Bachelors in Science in Computer Science. She received her Masters in Science in Systems Engineering of Computer-Based Systems from George Mason University.
Brian Cosgrove - CIO of Nyla Technology Solutions
Brian CosgroveChief Information Officer
Brian Cosgrove is co-founder and partner of Nyla Technology Solutions, Inc. Mr. Cosgrove has 22 years of Department of Defense experience in technical roles from architecture design, software capability development, system deployments, and system operations. Mr. Cosgrove has broad technical knowledge and extensive experience matching hardware and software solutions to customer goals in areas such as offensive and defensive cyber operations, overcoming SIGINT collection challenges, hosting Hadoop-based analytic tools, and standing up data storage/query services such as NoSQL and Elasticsearch systems. Mr. Cosgrove, individually, and as part of teams, has received more than a dozen awards, including from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. He has earned a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Akron and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University
Brian Cosgrove - CIO of Nyla Technology Solutions
Brian CosgroveChief Information Officer
Brian Cosgrove is co-founder and partner of Nyla Technology Solutions, Inc. Mr. Cosgrove has 22 years of Department of Defense experience in technical roles from architecture design, software capability development, system deployments, and system operations. Mr. Cosgrove has broad technical knowledge and extensive experience matching hardware and software solutions to customer goals in areas such as offensive and defensive cyber operations, overcoming SIGINT collection challenges, hosting Hadoop-based analytic tools, and standing up data storage/query services such as NoSQL and Elasticsearch systems. Mr. Cosgrove, individually, and as part of teams, has received more than a dozen awards, including from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. He has earned a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Akron and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University
Nathan DeGraw - CTO of Nyla Technology Solutions
Nathan De GrawChief Technology Officer
Nathan De Graw is Nyla’s Chief Technology Officer – Bringing with him more than 20 years of software development experience, and 14 years of technical leadership from companies such as Northrop Grumman, Verizon and IBM. His expertise lies in cloud development, data analytics, enterprise software development, distributed computing, artificial intelligence and all aspects of software engineering. Mr. De Graw holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Utah Valley University, a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Utah State University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business in College Park.
Nathan DeGraw - CTO of Nyla Technology Solutions
Nathan De GrawChief Technology Officer
Nathan De Graw is Nyla’s Chief Technology Officer – Bringing with him more than 20 years of software development experience, and 14 years of technical leadership from companies such as Northrop Grumman, Verizon and IBM. His expertise lies in cloud development, data analytics, enterprise software development, distributed computing, artificial intelligence and all aspects of software engineering. Mr. De Graw holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Utah Valley University, a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Utah State University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business in College Park.
Amanda O'Donohue, Operations at Nyla Technology Solutions
Amanda O’DonohueChief Experience Officer
Amanda O’Donohue is Nyla’s Chief Experience Officer (CXO). Ms. O’Donohue previously served as Vice President of Operations. As CXO, Ms. O’Donohue expertly prospects and maintains mutually beneficial relationships with both business partners and customers alike. Internally, she directs process improvements to ensure an unparalleled level of employee engagement and that every potential candidate experience is a positive and pleasant one. Amanda O’Donohue leads Nyla’s philanthropic efforts through external partnerships, as well as, spearheading internal initiatives. In 2019 Ms. O’Donohue received The Daily Record’s Leading Women award, which honors 50 women who are 40 years of age or younger for the accomplishments they have made so far in their careers. Ms. O’Donohue graduated from The State University of New York College at Buffalo with a BS in Forensic Chemistry and earned a Masters in Forensic Science from Towson University.
Amanda O'Donohue, Operations at Nyla Technology Solutions
Amanda O’DonohueChief Experience Officer
Amanda O’Donohue is Nyla’s Chief Experience Officer (CXO). Ms. O’Donohue previously served as Vice President of Operations. As CXO, Ms. O’Donohue expertly prospects and maintains mutually beneficial relationships with both business partners and customers alike. Internally, she directs process improvements to ensure an unparalleled level of employee engagement and that every potential candidate experience is a positive and pleasant one. Amanda O’Donohue leads Nyla’s philanthropic efforts through external partnerships, as well as, spearheading internal initiatives. In 2019 Ms. O’Donohue received The Daily Record’s Leading Women award, which honors 50 women who are 40 years of age or younger for the accomplishments they have made so far in their careers. Ms. O’Donohue graduated from The State University of New York College at Buffalo with a BS in Forensic Chemistry and earned a Masters in Forensic Science from Towson University.
Stephanie Beben - Chief Data Scientist at Nyla Technology Solutions
Stephanie BebenChief Data Scientist
Stephanie Beben is Nyla’s Chief Data Scientist, applying more than 10 years of experience and technical thought leadership to deriving value from massive data sets. She delivers expertise in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Large-Scale Graph Analytics, Natural Language Processing, Data Visualization, and Rapid Prototyping across multiple sectors. Most recently, Ms. Beben was a Chief Data Scientist for Booz Allen Hamilton’s Strategic Innovation and National Security Groups. There she helped to stand up the firm’s Women in Data Science (WiDS) organization, contributed as an author for The Field Guide to Data Science, and spoke at multiple conferences on Data Science topics. Ms. Beben has a passion for cultivating diverse, multidisciplinary teams to solve our nation’s toughest technical challenges. Ms. Beben received her Bachelors in Mathematics from Quinnipiac University and a Masters in Mathematics from Texas A&M University.
Stephanie Beben - Chief Data Scientist at Nyla Technology Solutions
Stephanie BebenChief Data Scientist
Stephanie Beben is Nyla’s Chief Data Scientist, applying more than 10 years of experience and technical thought leadership to deriving value from massive data sets. She delivers expertise in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Large-Scale Graph Analytics, Natural Language Processing, Data Visualization, and Rapid Prototyping across multiple sectors. Most recently, Ms. Beben was a Chief Data Scientist for Booz Allen Hamilton’s Strategic Innovation and National Security Groups. There she helped to stand up the firm’s Women in Data Science (WiDS) organization, contributed as an author for The Field Guide to Data Science, and spoke at multiple conferences on Data Science topics. Ms. Beben has a passion for cultivating diverse, multidisciplinary teams to solve our nation’s toughest technical challenges. Ms. Beben received her Bachelors in Mathematics from Quinnipiac University and a Masters in Mathematics from Texas A&M University.

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