About Us /
Management Team
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“A fundamental component of our integrated approach is applying the right technology to support the corporate strategy of each of our clients. From network infrastructure to integrated voice and data systems, to the personnel that support these systems, we build our client’s technical infrastructure to empower each employee with the ability to easily and efficiently operate both internally and externally.”

Joseph Lotardo
Principal

Joel Poretsky
Principal

Edward Silviano
Principal

John Spirito
Principal

Gerard A. Holker
SVP, Operations

Glenn Jiritano
Principal, Senior Project Manager / Superintendent

Robert DiMarco
New Business Development / Sales

Larissa Penalo
Senior Account Rep

 







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John Spirito
Principal

John Spirito is the founder and President of Wire Works Business Systems, Inc. Mr. Spirito possesses a unique combination of Electrical, Security and Communications experiences. Mr. Spirito began his career 20 years ago working for various New York City Electrical Companies, which specialized in the fields of Communications and Security. While working for these companies he attended classes, and eventually worked his way up from apprentice to journeyman.

In 1987 Mr. Spirito took a position with the MTA Triboro Bridge and Tunnel Authority as a technician in the Internal Security/Communications Division. Mr. Spirito continued to educate himself by attending project management and design classes. He was eventually promoted to management where he designed and managed large-scale communications and security projects for the Authority.

In 1996 Mr. Spirito retired from the MTA Bridge and Tunnel Authority to form Wire Works Business Systems, Inc. based on the philosophy of using his knowledge and experience to provide organizations with a single source Technology Services company. Since its inception, Wire Works Business Systems has developed a clientele of Fortune 1000 companies; Mr. Spirito attributes the company's success to quality workmanship, personalized accommodating service, and trustworthy competitive prices. Mr. Spirito is also a member of BISCI and the Association of Cabling Professionals.

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Joseph Lotardo
Principal

Joseph Lotardo's background includes a13-year tenure at Cardkey Systems, Inc. While at Cardkey Mr. Lotardo held various positions starting as a Field Engineer and progressing up through the engineering ranks.

Mr. Lotardo holds a Bachelors Degree in Marketing from St. John's University and an Associates Degree in Electronics and Computer Science from the Academy of Aeronautics.

Mr. Lotardo is presently the Director of Sales & Marketing. He also oversees day-to-day operations of the company. He works to ensure all project installations meet or exceed industry standards and offers his technical expertise on problems that might arise.

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Edward Silviano
Principal

Ed Silviano has been involved in the installation of many major integrated communication and security systems over the past 13 years. He has provided both installation and on-site supervision on a variety of projects.

Mr. Silviano received his Engineering Degree from N.Y. Institute of Technology. He has attended advanced training classes for Software House, Bosch, and American Dynamics.

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Joel Poretsky
Principal

As Principal and Chief Financial Officer, Joel Poretsky is primarily responsible for managing the financial risks of the company including financial planning, budgets, forecasts, and cash flow projections.

Also, Mr. Poretsky's responsibilities include inventory management, systems and components purchasing, maintenance contract implementation, and in-house staff oversight. Mr. Poretsky has been involved fully with internal operations for more than 15 years.

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Glenn Jiritano
Principal, Project Manager / Superintendent

Glenn Jiritano has been involved with the company for more than eight years. His responsibilities include field service personnel oversight, customer liaison, and technical consultation on all projects. He has been involved in the installation and service of many communication and security systems for the past 15 years.

Mr. Jiritano has provided essential installation and project management on Mount Sinai Medical Center, NYU Medical Center, McCann Erickson, Jones Day law firm, and Prudential Douglas Elliman.

Mr. Jiritano has received additional training from manufacturers Software House, Sielox, Pelco, and American Dynamics.

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Gerard A. Holker
SVP, Operations

Gerard Holker is responsible for the operational performance of all telecommunications structured cabling installation projects. His work includes managing scheduling, manpower and closeout administrative functions associated with projects. Mr. Holker has developed and implemented standardized operating procedures to ensure positive job performance while integrating cross functional business units into a cohesive operating team.

As Director of Operations and Chief Operations Officer at previous start-up structured cabling companies, he developed, refined and implemented operational policy and procedures.

Mr. Holker spent 24 years at Citigroup as Vice President of Operations and Technology, managing, designing, developing and implementing unique solutions for critical financial systems and with a singular focus on providing clients with premier information delivery and financial services.

He brings a vast array of management, telecommunications and networking experience. Mr. Holker's broad background in technology project management, development, end user liaison/support and experience with facilities/construction management complements his role as head of operations.

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Robert DiMarco
New Business Development / Sales

Robert DiMarco began his career with Security By Design and Wireworks Business Systems in 2001 as a field technician, becoming a certified product installer and learning the skills necessary from the ground up for success in the telecommunications and security industry. He quickly moved through the ranks and began managing large scale projects for some of our most valuable clients, from an eighteen floor/3,500 workstation installation at the Law Firms of Paul Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison, to the 500,000 square-foot buildout of The Department of Environmental Protection's state-of-the-art facilities in Long Island City. He has established himself as an integral part of the Security By Design and Wireworks Business Systems teams, and is currently responsible for new business development, and Telecom estimates and proposals.

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Larissa Nakon
Service Manager

Larissa Nakon began her career with Security By Design and Wireworks Business Systems in 2004 as an office assistant, progressing swiftly to more complex work in project management with service manager responsibilities.
In her current role as a service manager at Security By Design and Wireworks Business Systems, Ms. Nakon is responsible for all service and maintenance contracts with clients. She has developed and executed an efficient way of providing accurate, timely, and consistent service. As a service manager, Ms. Nakon also handles Day Two work for security, telecom and audio visual. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Business and Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University.

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