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.

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.

Verner Dixon, Director, Account Management

Verner Dixon is the Director, Account Management. He has more than 30+ years of successful sales, marketing, management and operations experience in the high technology industry. Mr. Dixon has managed the recruiting efforts for several large organizations as well. He recruited contractors, hired, trained, supervised, and managed those contractors He began his career as an IBM mainframe programmer and then supervisor with IBM. He transitioned into information technology marketing and then into sales where he has established himself as a top-notch sales and marketing executive. He was responsible for direct sale activities and marketing programs for commercial and government clients. His responsibilities include the introduction and implementation of new technology, innovative ideas concerning management techniques, employee incentive/training programs, product development, marketing strategies, advertising campaigns, sales promotions and customer service policies. Over the years he has worked for IBM, Wang Labs and Meta (Gartner) Group.