Our Team

Gary Gary J. Gray – Founder, Chairman, CEO and President

  • Over 40-year career in government and industry: DoD Systems Acquisition and Engineering and Corporate Development
  • Last 10 years: Government Contractor Consultant, Program Director, Corporate Development,
  • Extensive experience taking Major Systems through the Defense Acquisition Process and into the field
  • Certified Level III Acquisition Professional for Program Management
sp Spiros Pallas, PhD – Chief Technology Officer and Advisory Board Member

  • Over 40-year career in government and industry: DoD and DHS  Systems Acquisition and Engineering experience
  • Last 10 years: Systems Engineering Consulting to DoD and DHS
  • Former Director, Defense Systems, Director Air Warfare, Science Advisor, Chief Engineer (now Systems Engineer)
  • Extensive experience taking Major Systems through the Defense Acquisition Process and into the field
  • Certified Level III Acquisition Professional for Program Management and Systems Engineering
sanj Sanjeev Sharma – Chief Information Officer and Strategic Partner

  • Over 20-years experience in supporting DoD and DHS programs.
  • Expertise integrating IT systems and business process for facilities, infrastructure, financial management and intelligence programs
  • Program Management Support to  Include System Development of Security Planning & Enterprise Architecture Development and Sustainment; Capital Investment Planning/Resource Allocation
pm Philip T. Mahoney – Executive Vice President Operations and Advisory Board Member

  • Over 30-years experience spanning the professional technical services industries supporting a broad range of private and public sector clients with their critical infrastructure, energy solutions and built environment.
  • Versatile business unit professional with extensive experience managing regional, national and international teams: setting strategic and operational vision, and delivering sales and profit and loss goals while effectively coordinating multiple business lines/services and transforming under-performing programs.
  • Strong blend of ♦ Commercial ♦ Industrial ♦ Federal ♦ design-build-operate-maintain and outsourcing with global program expertise where sustainability and high reliability are foundational requirements: data centers, critical infrastructure and facilities.
fw Frank Wattenbarger – Principal and Strategic Partner

  • Over 40-year career in government and industry: DoD Advanced Technology and Corporate Development
  • Last 10 years: Client Service Manager for various industry clients
  • Strategy, Business Development, Capture Management and Proposal Expertise
  • Former Director, Advanced Technology  USSOCOM
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Kathy MacDonald – Principal and Strategic Partner

  • Over 30-year career in government and industry: DoD Advanced Technology and Corporate Development
  • Former VP at Fortune 500 Defense contractor: strategic planning, business development, proposal manager, program manager, profit/loss centers
  • Former Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA)Office Director for Information Technology: proposal evaluation & source selection
  • Former DARPA Liaison to SOCOM, CENTCOM & SOUTHCOM: technology evaluation, R&D transition
Melita Tony Melita – Principal and Strategic Partner

  • Over 40-year career in government and industry: DoD Systems Acquisition and Engineering and Corporate Development
  • Last 5 years: Government Contractor Consultant
  • Former Deputy Director for Land Warfare and Munitions
  • Extensive experience taking Major Systems through the Defense Acquisition Process and into the field
  • Certified Level III Acquisition Professional for Program Management
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Ed Scannell, PhD – Technical Director and Strategic Partner

  • Over 40-year career in government and industry: DoD Research and Development and Technical Management
  • 15 years: Government Contractor Consultant and Program Director
  • Former head of Army Research Lab Directed Energy Department
  • Extensive experience in and  high power microwave (HPM), particle beam, laser and pulse power physics for directed energy and nonlethal weapons,  plasma physics;  alternative energy sources, electromagnetic (EM) accelerators
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George Schleh – Senior Associate

  • Over 30-year career in government and industry supporting DoD, DHS and DoJ clients
  • Experienced in requirements development, modeling and simulation, ISR acquisition program analysis, export control, criminal intelligence analysis, proposal development and training
  • Retired USAF officer and former special education teacher
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William A. Riski – Senior Associate

  • Over 40-year career in government and industry in DoD and international acquisition program offices as a systems engineer, test engineer, and program manager
  • 20 year career as regular officer in the United States Air Force performing both acquisition and operational duties
  • Last 20 years in industry: Booz Allen Hamilton, Thales Raytheon Systems, Raytheon, and Hughes Aircraft Corp
  • Extensive experience with systems engineering policy and guidance for the Defense Acquisition System and capability requirements per the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System
  • Extensive experience as systems engineer with designing, developing, integrating, and testing solutions for national security capabilities and major defense acquisition programs, including communications, avionics and IT subsystems for fixed wing aircraft, space systems, and C4ISR systems, both U.S. and NATO