Dr. Nannette “Net” Stangle-Castor founded IVT in 2004 to pursue her passion for improving society’s health and well-being through her unique skill set. Net has an unmatched ability to grasp the big picture, comprehend the details, and appreciate workforce dynamics and resource constraints. She excels at developing pragmatic strategies that reach across silos, are implementable, and are welcomed by key stakeholders. Under her leadership, IVT has successfully helped government agencies, research universities, non-profits, and corporate clients think and act strategically, connecting innovation to real-world application.
Always ahead of the curve, IVT has had a fully virtual working environment since its founding in 2004. By offering a unique and flexible work environment, Net has attracted a diverse and innovative team.
“If our people love what they do, are encouraged to help and support one another, and are given the flexibility to work in the way that best fits their lifestyle, they will produce great work.”Dr. Nannette Stangle-Castor
IVT is a certified Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), NC Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) in the state of North Carolina, and NC Small Business Enterprise (NCSBE) firm.
Our skilled team brings decades of experience and smart work in both technical and creative fields. This combination enables us to deliver the power of a large firm with the agility of a small business. We often supplement our team with “friends of IVT”—specialized professionals that bring just the right expertise to our clients when needed.
We believe that integrity in the workplace matters. We are proud to partner with clients who share our vision of making the world a better place through the work that we do together.
We believe that time is one of our greatest resources and that intentionality breeds long-term happiness and success both in business and in life.
Our ability to empathize and develop close personal relationships with our clients sets us apart. We understand and appreciate your unique challenges and develop thoughtful solutions tailored to your long-term needs.
We treat our clients with the same level of respect with which we would like to be treated. With respect and open lines of communication, we can honestly discuss barriers and work together to find solutions.
Our goal is to empower our partners by providing them with the tools and training they need to become self-sufficient. Our hope is that they will share their expertise and continue the cycle of learning.
We take pride in the fact that we have cultivated an atypical and progressive work environment. We offer this same flexibility to our clients.
Organizations We Proudly Support
Generosity is part of our DNA. We are passionate about giving back to our local and global community. We are proud to support the following organizations:
IVT President Nannette “Net” Stangle-Castor has served as a patient family advisor for Duke Health for nine years. For many of those years she served as Chair for the Oncology Patient Advisory Council (OPAC) for Duke Health, which helps to create positive and impactful changes for cancer patients and their families and caregivers. Net has presented at various conferences across the U.S. to share best practices and continually build on the successes of OPAC. Most recently she served as Chair of the Duke Patient Family Advisory Council (PFAC) Oversight Committee (OC), leading, in conjunction with Duke leadership, the restructuring of the PFAC OC to serve as a committee to foster the growth of and enhance the impact of all Duke Health System PFAs.
The IVT team has supported Note in the Pocket by providing website redesign strategy and implementation, as well as sponsoring their “Socks & Undie 5K Rundie” fundraiser. Note in the Pocket is a local organization that “clothes children with dignity and love” through its close connections with Wake County schools and social service organizations to support impoverished and homeless school children.
IVT’s team worked with the leadership at Me Fine to refine and rework their website to better engage with the community that they serve and the generous donors that support their mission. The updated website allows those throughout our community to learn more about their amazing efforts to help those in need with both emotional and financial support.
The IVT team supported the Safe Space Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Program by providing strategic communications and operations support. IVT redesigned Safe Space’s website, provided operational support with project management tools, and established the organization’s social media accounts. In addition, IVT president, Net Stangle-Castor provided mentoring support for Safe Space’s Executive Director for many years and was provided with a volunteer award in recognition of IVT’s invaluable support.
In 2014, IVT spearheaded a year-round engagement strategy with the Susan G. Komen, NC Triangle to the Coast (NCTC) affiliate. The goal was to raise funds to bring education, resources, and services to those that need it most — to reach a vision of a world without breast cancer.
IVT serves as a sponsor for and volunteers with many local youth sport teams and programs, including FOOTPRINTS Youth Sports’ NC Middle School Showcase, the Eagles (an NCFC Recreational boys’ soccer team), the Sharks (a Girls U15 Junior Olympic Volleyball team), the Lady Phantoms Softball team, the Thales Knights (a Middle School boys soccer team), and the Wakefield Wolverines Athletic Boosters. IVT team member, Jeffrey Castor has served as soccer coach for The Eagles and announcer for Wakefield High School soccer games. Youth sports programs align with IVT’s values, especially mentorship of young adults and promoting intentionality that helps drive youth towards shared goals.
As part of IVT investing in youth, we have been a sponsor of a reality of money financial simulation for Wakefield High School seniors for many years. IVT team members serve as volunteers during the event and we also provide lunch for the numerous community and staff volunteers that work at this semiannual event. Students learn, as they participate, about the impact their choices make in their budget and lifestyle, as they are "transformed" into wage earning, bill paying, and financially independent young adults. The result is that students get a powerful lesson about the real-life choices they will soon be making.
IVT President Nannette “Net” Stangle-Castor was proud to serve her and husband Jeffrey Castor’s alma mater, Alfred University, as an Advisory Board member for the Judson Leadership Center for many years, with a particular focus on the Women’s Leadership Center. IVT continues to support the Leadership Center programs and student/community food pantry at Alfred University.
IVT President Nannette “Net” Stangle-Castor has served in many board leadership positions for Raleigh Professional Women’s Forum (RPWF), an organization that provides a forum for professional women to enhance their personal and professional development through education, interaction, and mutual support.
The IVT team participates in Habitat for Humanity workdays and provides donations for the organization to build homes and strengthen the community in our local area.
Examples of how we invest our time, talent, and financial support into organizations who share our values can be seen in the following news stories.