our history

Port & Starboard was established in 2015 by Jeff Werby and Lisa DeNoia, two friends and coworkers driven by a common entrepreneurial spirit, and a creative spin on problem solving. They wanted to find local technology talent and needed a place to work from, so they started 1701, the first coworking space in Virginia Beach. Running two start-ups requires long hours, so with Jeff’s dad, Bob Werby, they started a third company — Fathom Coffee. Today, Port and Starboard is fueled up, and excited to channel our business savvy, creativity, and tenacity towards helping your business succeed. 

behind the name

We come by our nautical theme honestly. We are located blocks from the Atlantic Ocean. One of our founders, Jeff, was a Lieutenant in the Navy, commanding a riverine detachment. The rest of us like anchors. Port & Starboard doesn’t just mean left and right in ship-speak — it’s also a type of schedule for keeping watch. We’re always scanning for any technological dangers or opportunities coming your way.

We’ve got you covered.

meet our team

Jeff is an accomplished IT business professional with a technical background, experience in strategy consulting and a comprehensive understanding of operations. Learn more...

Managing Partner

Jeff Werby

Lisa is an innovative technology leader for high-growth enterprises across various industries. Learn more...

Managing Partner

Lisa DeNoia

Alyssa is an out-of-the-box thinker who uses a creative yet methodical approach at reaching the goals of the client. Learn more...

Digital Strategist

Alyssa Strackbein

Alexandra is passionate about operations, making things run smoothly, and improving processes. Learn more...

Operations Manager

Alexandra Craig

Brittany is a highly-organized problem-solver with a background in sales operations and project management. Her prior ventures in the technology and insurance verticals fuel her passion. learn more...

Project Manager

Brittany Browning

Matt is a detail-oriented and tech savvy emerging web designer. He finds himself constantly inspired by the latest trends in technology, which he uses to sail through design challenges. learn more...

WordPress Designer

Matt Koons

Matt is a Certified Salesforce Administrator with over a decade of experience working with clients that range from small local businesses to national brands, nonprofits, and higher education. learn more...

Lead Salesforce Consultant

Matt Moreau

Gabe is a Certified Salesforce Administrator and compulsive problem-solver that’s passionate about helping clients actualize their full potential through Salesforce. learn more...

Salesforce Consultant

Gabe Soliman

Sandy is a certified Salesforce Administrator. She has over 7 years of financial experience and a Masters in Finance and more than 15 years in healthcare. learn more...

Salesforce Consultant

Sandy Bachik

hiring our heroes fellowship

The Salesforce Fellowship Program is an initiative developed through a collaborative partnership between Salesforce and Hiring Our Heroes. Salesforce Fellowships allow veterans and military spouses to participate in paid 12-week fellowships, gaining targeted experience as a certified Salesforce professional. The hands-on experience offered through the program prepares fellows for a smooth transition into Salesforce careers.

As a host company, our fellows undergo exclusive on-the-job training and networking, gaining practical experience as a Salesforce professional.

Sandy is a certified Salesforce Administrator. She has over 7 years of financial experience and a Masters in Finance and more than 15 years in healthcare. learn more...

Salesforce Consultant

Sandy Bachik

pathfinders fellowship

The Salesforce Pathfinder Program is a workforce development program co-founded by Salesforce and Deloitte in 2018. The program is centered around the vision that all individuals, regardless of background, demographics, or socioeconomic status, should have access to the skills and support necessary to access opportunities as part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The program is a commitment to train the next generation of Trailblazers with the technical and business skills necessary to pursue careers across the Salesforce ecosystem.

Some of our very own crew members have graduated from the Pathfinder Program!

Gabe is a Certified Salesforce Administrator and compulsive problem-solver that’s passionate about helping clients actualize their full potential through Salesforce. learn more...

PATHFINDER ALUMNI

Gabe Soliman

You don’t have to take our word for it:

We’re a Proud Pledge 1% Member

Pledge 1% invites all entrepreneurs and their companies to commit important resources (product, time, and resources) to support integrating philanthropy into their business from an early stage.

Port & Starboard pledges 1% of our time for pro bono projects for non profits. Our latest pro bono project was a complete website redesign for the ViBe Creative District and ongoing support. Learn more about the project here.

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