VIRE Technologies employs people in three countries. Our staff is comprised of diverse individuals that possess a unique blend of technical expertise with an exceptional understanding of business processes. Our company is distinguished by its talented and dedicated employees and the unique experience they bring to the team.
Faisal Mustafa, Founder/CEO
Faisal Mustafa is the Founding Director of VIRE Technologies. In 2007, Faisal left his six figure corporate job to start VIRE Technologies from home with the start-ups housed in his garage. Undaunted by general criticism of the impulsive and risky move, he followed his passion and implemented the vision to morph VIRE Technologies as a multi-million dollar business spanning three countries/continents.
A graduate of South Dakota State University, Faisal is responsible for Business Development, Leadership and Technical Direction of VIRE Technologies. He has incorporated the learning into several projects he has overseen at VIRE. VIRE’s impressive growth trajectory, cosmopolitan culture is well recognised as it was listed as one of the fastest growing firms by Inc 5000.
Erik E. Lindholm
Erik E. Lindholm, MBA joins the VIRE team after 10 years of nonprofit IT management. Erik has a BA in Information Systems from Loyola University Chicago and will be completing his MBA from DePaul's Kellstadt Graduate School of Business with concentrations in Business Strategy and Decision Making and IT Service Management in August of 2012. Most recently Erik was the Manager of IT for the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, the largest council of Girl Scouts in the world. Prior to that, Erik was Director of IT for Sigma Alpha Epsilon, the largest social fraternity in the world.
Erik specializes in helping nonprofits optimize their technology expenses in order to better leverage those limited dollars. He believes technology should push and support a company's strategic initiatives. When not providing technical guidance to leading nonprofits, he can usually be found time with friends and family or strolling the neighborhood with his trusty Beagle. An avid Chicago sports fan and golfer, he is always up for a trip to a game or the links. Erik and his wife are expecting their first children, twins, in October of 2012.
- DePaul's Kellstadt Graduate School of Business - MBA
- Loyola University Chicagon - BA in Information Systems