Rene B. LaVigne
Rene LaVigne’s career spans three decades of sales, marketing, operations, finance and accounting experience at organizations such as Iron Bow Technologies, Apptis, Northrop Grumman IT, Federal Data Corporation and Ernst & Young. Rene as Co-founder, President and CEO led the management buyout of what was Apptis Technology Solutions to become what is Iron Bow Technologies, and has been leading the business since 2004.
Rene is responsible for driving Iron Bow’s strategic initiatives to align with the dynamic technology landscape and customer requirements of today, while also creating a top workplace culture for the employees at Iron Bow. He was most recently recognized by Ernst & Young as an Entrepreneur of the Year for the Mid-Atlantic Region and a National Finalist. In addition, the Maryland Tech Council recognized Rene as its Inaugural ICON in 2022. Lastly, Rene was recognized by The Daily Record as one of Maryland’s ICON award recipients and previously as one of its Most Admired CEO’s. It is Rene’s forward-thinking, passion and unparalleled motivation behind the Iron Bow customer first culture that keeps Iron Bow at the forefront of the IT industry.
Rene received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Loyola Marymount University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Rene has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Technology Council of Maryland since 2002, and most recently served as the Board’s Chairman. He was a founding Member and Chair of the Prince George’s Technology Council and served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Prince George’s Community College Foundation. Rene served as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Doctors Community Hospital since 2007 and is currently Vice Chair of its parent Luminis Health. In addition, Rene is co-chair for GovEvolve an advocacy organization that promotes public policies that encourage innovation, competitiveness and government IT modernization.