Leadership Team

The leadership team at Link Technologies is comprised of proven technical and business professionals firmly committed to excellence, and providing cost effective products and solutions to our government and commercial clients, the first time, every time.

Our professional staff is postured to address the clients' needs with innovative solutions, using state-of-the-art technology and tools, combined with our mature business processes.

Debbie Banko, Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Banko is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Link Technologies and has been the driving force for the company's success since it was founded in 2000. Her customer focus and commitment to quality have been key elements to providing innovative solutions that consistently exceed customer requirements, within cost and schedule constraints. Ms. Banko brings over thirty years of consulting experience encompassing both the commercial and government sectors that includes information technology, engineering, project management, project controls, cyber security, and staff augmentation. Link Technologies' client base includes Federal departments and agencies such as the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Transportation Security Administration (TSA), as well as the hospitality, banking and healthcare industries, and public utilities, public school system, and state and local governments.

Ted Harrison, Director of Finance

Mr. Harrison is the Director of Finance and a Link Technologies partner. He brings more than 16 years of hands-on experience in the management and operations of small to medium business enterprises for both the commercial and government sectors. He was the founder of NetVersant Solutions, Inc. a nationwide infrastructure provider, and was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of Southwestern Communications, Inc., a contracting business located in Las Vegas, Nevada focusing on network infrastructure, telephony and electronic surveillance. Mr. Harrison holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

Virgil Rochester, Director of IT Government Business Development

Mr. Rochester is the Chief Information Officer for Link Technologies and he has over 36 years experience in the analysis, design, implementation, and operation of scientific and business systems for both the government and private sectors. He has over 20 years of program and project management experience covering IT Operations, Software Development and Maintenance, Networking and Telecommunications, Software Quality Assurance, Strategic Planning, and User Support (Tier 1, 2 and 3). He was the Program Manager for the IT Support Services for the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM), and most recently was the manager of Information Systems and Technology for USA Repository Services, the Yucca Mountain M&O contractor. Mr. Rochester has held key positions with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), TRW, Booz-Allen & Hamilton, and Bechtel SAIC Corporation (BSC). Mr. Rochester holds a B.S. of Mathematics from Florida State University and is a member of the Pi Mu Epsilon (National Honorary Mathematics Fraternity). He was granted two patents for the invention of an Adaptive Time Division Multiplexing Protocol and System used for the automated data collection of utility data. U.S. Patents: 5,621,735 and 5,687,175.

Holly Robinson, Executive Director of Compliance and Risk Management

Holly Robinson, Link’s Executive Director of Compliance and Risk Management, is an IT and Security professional with over 21 years of experience in supporting applications and implementing strategic-level IT software and projects, including application and network migration, Gaming Regulatory, and Sarbanes- Oxley compliance implementations. She brings experience in IT Governance, PCI compliance, and Privacy Law compliance (International and US privacy laws) business process automation and compliance framework integration.

Lindsay Banko-Castro, Corporate Communications

Lindsay Banko-Castro is the Director of Corporate Communications, and a Senior Account Manager and Recruiter for our government and commercial sectors. Mrs. Banko-Castro has a diverse background and brings over 10 years of experience in Corporate Communications, Account Management, Project Management, and Human Resources Management. She has responsibility for the Link Technologies' Outreach Program which includes interface and participation with multiple community and technology organizations, as well as participation on the Board of Directors for the Las Vegas Chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), and the National Contract Management Association (NCMA). Mrs. Banko-Castro is an Advanced Certified Internet Recruiter and has extensive experience in the recruitment and retention of employees and professional staff in the fields of mechanical and electrical engineering, project management, software engineering, systems engineering, and business support functions, such as accounting, finance, human resources, and contracts administration.

Leslie Stewart, National Sales Director

Leslie Stewart has been with Link Technologies for more than 4 years and is currently the National Sales Director. Leslie joined Link in 2011 as a Technical Recruiter and Account Manager.  She was quickly promoted to National Sales Manager and most recently became a Director in 2014.  Prior to joining Link, Leslie was a Sr Technical Recruiter and Sr Account Manager with one of the world’s largest IT Staffing companies.  During her 10 years with that organization, she was Recruiter of the Year for her region and achieved the “President’s Cup” 5 years in a row.  Leslie is a 1994 Cum Laude graduate of Bowling Green State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Studies and French.