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Founded in 2010, Kavaliro has grown to become a leader in technical, professional, and workforce solutions. We provide clients, contractors, and employees opportunities to achieve success through top technologies, agility, and fluid communication.

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Using best practices and optimal strategies, Kavaliro delivers tailored solutions to ensure the ongoing success of businesses across all industries. From talent recruitment and managed IT services to defense and national security solutions, we use a streamlined, comprehensive approach that saves our clients administrative time, resources, and money.

At Kavaliro, we use the most effective tools at our disposal to meet your specific needs. Cutting-edge technology, savvy strategies, and a national reach to potential employees help ensure our clients get exactly what they ask for. At our company, anything less would be unacceptable.

Why Kavaliro?

Through years of hard work and dedication in the professional services industry, Kavaliro has assembled as large a collective network of professionals and resources as any large services firm in the country.

We skip the bureaucracy and logistical log jams that hinder many companies from having strong relationships with their clients. Instead, our clients enjoy a personal, productive relationship with team members. One point of contact is what you get—a seasoned professional with real-world expertise who’s dedicated to your organization’s success.

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Our Story

Today, up to 90 percent of all U.S. companies contract workforce professionals. Business executives are increasingly entrusting the recruiting process to the subject matter experts who have a wealth of resources and contacts within the business and job seeker communities. This trust brings with it an enormous responsibility, and one that the Kavaliro team takes very seriously.


John, Mark, and Bill are officers with Lambda Chi Alpha’s UCF chapter


Lambda Chi Alpha’s UCF chapter


The founding team begin careers working in NYC, San Diego, Seattle and Florida at financial, engineering, administrative, and technology recruitment firms.


Moore and Mahony start a franchise providing government services & staffing. They work in John’s guest bedroom, conducting client interviews from a Burger King. Diane steers the ship, handling all accounting, finance, and HR.


Bill Peppler joins the team, focusing on sales and operations in Southeast Region


After the team grew to annual revenue over $100 million and 1,000 employees, the franchise was sold. They seize the opportunity to enter IT and finance consulting, without even a company name yet.


Kavaliro brand is born, named after “Knight” in Esperanto


Kavaliro turns 1, with its contractor base exceeding 190 individuals across 25 states


Placed 438 on the Inc. 500 list. This is the third consecutive time Kavaliro has appeared on the list, recognizing over 1000% growth in the past 3 years.


Kavaliro receives awards for OBJ’s Best Places to Work and Florida Trend’s Best Companies to Work For, placing 2nd overall in the midsize category


Kavaliro moves into new office in Research Park


Kavaliro Tampa Office opens


Kavaliro Virginia / DC Office Opens


Jennifer Miller hired as Chief Financial Officer


Government Contracting division Knight Federal Founded


Jacksonville Office Opens


Placed 438 on the Inc. 500 list. This is the third consecutive time Kavaliro has appeared on the list, recognizing over 1000% growth in the past 3 years.


Hosts inaugural “Kick off for Kids”, an event benefitting the Seminole County Public Schools and Orange County Public Schools. More than $10,000 and 1,900 lbs of food donated for local elementary school children.


Placed on the Inc. Magazines Inc. 5000 list for the fourth consecutive time


Kavaliro acquires California-based Strategic Staffing Company, Hynes & Company


Listed on the Inc. 5000 list for the fifth consecutive time


Kavaliro named to the Inc. 5000 list for the sixth consecutive time


Kavaliro’s 501-c3 Kick Off For Kids raises $50,000, during their 4th annual fundraiser


Former Kavaliro startup Fyre sells to Peoplenet


Kavaliro listed on the Inc. 5000 list for the seventh consecutive year. Less than 2% of companies are listed seven times in a row


Santa Rosa, CA office opens


Atlanta, GA office is opened


Director of Recruiting, Noelle Williams, is listed in Orlando Business Journal’s 40 under 40


Kavaliro Managed IT Services Division is started


Kavaliro celebrates 10 years in business


Honolulu, HI office opens


Kavaliro Salesforce is created. Focusing on CPQ and Billing Implementations and Support


New Kavaliro headquarters is opened on Challenger Parkway in Orlando, FL. Making room for over 100 staff members


Kavaliro recognized as one of Orlando Business Journal’s “Top Privately Held Companies” and lands a spot on the Golden 100 list for the 4th year in a row.

Kavaliro Leadership



Mark serves Kavaliro as the overall company President and Executive Officer within several lines of business. He demonstrates positive results and returns leading all phases of technology focused growth platforms in public and commercial sectors for the organization. His background consist of 20+ years of experience in technical services and solutions business with specialization in US Government Defense contracting with other vertical market technical expertise in, B2B technology solutions specifically in managed services, workforce solutions, salesforce integration, and enterprise cyber security. Mark has successfully lead several acquisitions and financing for Kavaliro as his primary focus is on the continued growth of the organization.

“Kavaliro is focused on growth through a mission first mentality which is only achieved by acquiring and retaining the best and brightest talent in the industries we serve”

Mark also gives ample time as the Regional Chair (2019-2022) and International Board member for The Young Presidents Organization (YPO). Mark also serves and gives back to Kavaliro’s sponsored 501C3, Kick off for Kids. Mark and his wife Lisa also stay actively involved with the University of Central Florida.


  • 2011-2012 Orlando Chapter of Young Presidents Board of Directors
  • 2010 Orlando Business Journal 40 Under 40 award winner
  • 2006 Governor’s Entrepreneurship Award in the Mega category

Managing Partner


With more than 25 years of experience in the technical services, engineering, telecommunications, information technology, manufacturing, and government contracting industries, John is responsible for the operations management, business development, and management of employees and culture for Kavaliro nationally.  Prior to launching Kavaliro, Mahony was a founding member and managing partner for SGIS, a National Government Services contractor that sold to Salient Federal Solutions in 2010.  In addition to Kavaliro, Mahony has been involved in a number of business’s including help launching Knight Federal, a Government services firm headquartered in Orlando, FL.  Mahony along with Bill Peppler and Mark Moore helped launch the HR tech software company FYRE, which sold to Peoplenet/Bullhorn within 2 years of creation.

Mahony gives back to the community through a variety of charitable organizations including supporting Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida, Catholic Charities, and closest to home, Kick off for Kids (a Kavaliro Sponsored 501c3) .  Mahony attended the University of Central Florida and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communications. He continues to support his alma mater through the UCF School of Communication board of visitors as well as the UCF Shareholders Society. Mahony also serves as the chapter chair for the Orlando chapter of YPO and well as an at large board member for the Southern Sands chapter of YPO.  He also serves on the Audit Committee Board for Fairwinds Credit Union in Central Florida.

Born in Columbia, SC, he now resides in Orlando & Charlotte with his wife Diane and three children Caden, Owen, and Ava. He enjoys spending time and traveling with his family as well as supporting athletics for his alma mater UCF and has been a diehard Bucs fan since 1976.


  • Charlotte Mover and Shaker award
  • Orlando Business Journal Top 10 Businessmen to Watch
  • 2 time Orlando Business Journal 40 Under 40 award winner
  • Governor’s Entrepreneurship Award in the Mega category
  • YPO forum chair excellence award for the Southeast region

Chief Operating Officer


With more than 20 years of experience in the technology solution and workforce solution industries, COO Bill Peppler is responsible for overseeing operations and developing additional new markets and services for Kavaliro across the United States. Before helping launch Kavaliro in 2010, Peppler worked in the Orlando, Seattle, and San Diego markets for international consulting and workforce solutions organizations. He has been recognized as an employment expert in publications like CNN Money, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Inc. magazine, Fortune magazine, Orlando Business Journal, and The Orlando Sentinel. Under his leadership, Kavaliro has been recognized by INC 500/5000’s fastest growing companies list, seven times.

Peppler is also a founding partner of the successful human resource technology company, FYRE, which had a successful exit through strategic acquisition to Peoplenet/BullHorn in only 36 months and is still a leader in the HR automation industry.

Peppler received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Central Florida and a Master’s degree in Business Management from Troy State University. Peppler and his wife Danielle reside in Orlando, FL with their three children; Will, Charlotte and Blake.


  • Orlando Business Journal 40 Under 40 award winner
  • UCF Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • Mentor of the Year for the University of Central Florida Professional Selling Program
  • Florida Technical College Advisory Board
  • Leadership Orlando
  • Orlando Technology Council



With more than twelve years of experience in the technical services and government contracting industries, and another eight working in various leadership capacities with Orange County Public Schools as an educator, Diane Mahony brings a diverse professional background and a wealth of knowledge to Kavaliro.

Prior to her current role as CEO, she acted as president and controller for Kavaliro for several years and has been a driving force behind many successful corporate initiatives. She also has overseen all financial reporting, planning, and analysis for the company.

Mahony has served in various leadership roles in the Orange County Public Schools system, including department chairman, school renaissance chairman, team leader, learning program coach, and clinical educator trainer, and served as chairman or member of various other school committees for Orange County Public Schools. She was also twice recognized as both Teacher of the Year and Educator of the Month.

Mahony spends much of her time giving back to the Central Florida community. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida, whose mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. Mahony is currently part of the new mentoring program for the clubs. Mahony also serves as a board member for the UCF Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to encourage, steward, and celebrate charitable contributions from alumni and friends to support the University of Central Florida. Mahony also serves as Chairman of the Board for ALS Charter Schools of Orange County, whose focus is on high school dropout prevention and recovery by providing students a non-traditional pathway to graduation and post-secondary success. Mahony also volunteers time at her church and at her children’s schools.

Mahony received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of Central Florida and earned her Master of Education Degree through the Lockheed Martin/UCF Academy for Mathematics and Science. She recently completed another graduate level Specialist Degree in leadership at UCF. She currently resides in Orlando with her husband, John Mahony, and their three children, Caden, Ava, and Owen.


  • 2011 Aloma High School, Chancery High School, and Sheeler Charter High School Board of Directors
  • 2003 twice recognized as Educator of the Month
  • 2003 Teacher of the Year

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