Telos Corporation Management and Directors
John B. Wood
As CEO of Telos Corporation, John Wood orchestrates the company's support of corporations and governments worldwide in the critical areas of cybersecurity, secure mobility, and identity. Prior to joining Telos in 1992, Wood worked on Wall Street after earning his degree in finance and computer science at Georgetown University.
In 2014, Mr. Wood was appointed by Gov. McAuliffe to serve on the Virginia Cyber Security Commission. Established by executive order, the commission is designed "to bring public and private sector experts together to make recommendations on how to make Virginia the national leader in cybersecurity."
Mr. Wood serves on the boards of Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) and Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, home of the nationally acclaimed Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts and its Early STEM/Arts program. Mr. Wood is also an active member of the business community, championing the concept of civic entrepreneurship. He is the founding chairman of the Loudoun County CEO Cabinet and served for five years as chairman of Loudoun County's Economic Development Commission.
In 2012 Mr. Wood was named Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), the national organization providing compassionate care for the families of America's fallen military heroes. He served ten years on the board of directors of Project Rebirth, a nonprofit committed to supporting health and healing among victims of tragic loss. The organization's award-winning documentary film, REBIRTH, employs time-lapse photography of the rebuilding of the Freedom Tower and a "human time lapse" of the journeys of nine people whose lives were dramatically affected by the events of 9/11. A portion of the film is on permanent display at the National 9/11 Museum, and a digital archive of over eight hundred hours is available at the Library of Congress and used by numerous colleges and universities in programs to facilitate healing, foster hope, and build resilience.
Edward L. Williams
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Edward L. Williams joined the Company in 1993 as a senior vice president responsible for finance, pricing, purchasing, and Defense Contract Audit Agency (“DCAA”) compliance. In 1994, his responsibilities were expanded to include accounting and business development. In 1996, Mr. Williams was appointed to manage the Company's networking business unit. In 2000, his responsibilities were expanded to include management of the Company’s operations. Mr. Williams was named executive vice president and COO in 2003 and Interim CFO in October 2003. He stepped down as Interim CFO of the Company in January 2005. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Williams was the CFO for Centel Federal Systems and M/A.com Information Systems, both of which are U.S. Government contractors. Mr. Williams has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Maryland.
Michele Nakazawa joined the Company in March 2004 as vice president and controller. In January 2005, Ms. Nakazawa was promoted to senior vice president and appointed to serve as CFO. She was promoted again in 2008 to become executive vice president. Ms. Nakazawa has over 20 years experience in finance and accounting. Prior to joining the Company, she held various positions, including CFO of Ubizen, Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of a publicly-held Belgian company, from 1999 to 2003; controller and treasurer of National Security Analysts, Inc. from 1991 to 1997, and financial analyst for Federal Systems Division of IBM, Inc. from 1983 to 1990. Ms. Nakazawa is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Masters of Science in Accounting from American University and a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Goucher College.
Jefferson V. Wright
A thirty-one year veteran of the law firm Miles & Stockbridge P.C., Jeff Wright was named executive vice president and general counsel for Telos Corporation in 2013. Wright has extensive experience in complex business litigation and business counseling in industries as diverse as cybersecurity, financial services, telecommunications and information technology, manufacturing, insurance, real estate, and the public sector. He has handled hundreds of cases at all levels of state and federal courts and in commercial arbitrations. Wright received his undergraduate degree from Tufts University in 1977 and completed his law degree at Georgetown University Law Center in 1980. Prior to joining Miles & Stockbridge in 1981, he clerked for Associate Judge J. Dudley Digges on the Court of Appeals of Maryland. He is admitted to practice in Maryland, where Telos is incorporated, and Virginia as a Virginia Corporate Counsel. Listed in Best Lawyers each year since 2003, named Banking and Finance Litigation Lawyer of the Year in Baltimore in the 2013 edition, and included in Maryland Super Lawyers as a Top 100 Lawyer, Mr. Wright is an accomplished litigator and business consultant on complex business issues and dispute resolution.
Emmett Wood is executive vice president of marketing and strategy at Telos Corporation, a position he has held since April 2013. He is responsible for brand management, marketing communications, sponsorships and events, media and analyst relations, government relations, employee communications and corporate community relations. He is also responsible for planning and developing new strategic initiatives for Telos around partnerships, strategic acquisitions and technology. Wood joined the company in 1996 and worked in various roles at Telos in both marketing and business development. He worked on the federal sales team, commercial and partner/channel groups and most recently served as director of commercial and channel sales. Prior to working with Telos, he worked for Enterworks, Inc., in sales and marketing. Previously, he worked in the sales and marketing groups at Dow Jones, Inc., and The Wall Street Journal. Wood is a graduate of Georgetown University, with a B.A. in political science.
Brendan D. Malloy
Brendan D. Malloy joined the Company in 1996, serving initially as a senior account executive before being promoted to director of DoD Sales, and later to vice president of DoD Sales. In January 2005 he was appointed senior vice president of sales. He was later promoted to senior vice president and general manager of the Secure Networks solution area in support of opportunities in DoD, federal agencies, and the intelligence community, as well as channel relationships through the Telos Partner Program. In 2012, Mr. Malloy became senior vice president and general manager of Cyber Operations and Defense, providing leadership in sales and business development, implementation and operations. Before joining the Telos team, he held several positions with QMS Federal, leaving as their national government sales manager. He is a graduate of Curry College, with a B.A. in Communications. He is a member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) and the Association of the United States Army (AUSA). Mr. Malloy also serves on Board of Directors for a Loudoun Virginia 501(c) youth basketball league.
Alvin F. (Frank) Whitehead
Frank Whitehead joined Telos in 1999 as vice president of new business opportunities, focusing on emerging business areas including information security, secure messaging and data integration. In 2000, he became vice president, program management. Prior to Telos, Mr. Whitehead spent 28 years in the Army, retiring as chief of staff of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). During his four years as chief of staff, he was responsible for coordinating the agency’s 8000-person staff and its $4.0 billion budget. He was instrumental in establishing the DoD's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) and integrating it into the Global Network Operations Center. Mr. Whitehead has a Bachelor of Arts from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a Master of Public Administration from George Washington University.
Mark Griffin joined the Company in 1984 as program manager. He was promoted to vice president for the Company's Traditional Business Division in January 2004 and to vice president, identity management, effective January 2007. He was appointed in April 2007 to head the newly formed Telos Identity Management Solutions, LLC. Mr. Griffin has over 20 years experience in government IT contracting, materials management and systems integration projects in the electronics and communications fields. He has been involved in day-to-day operations of and has had overall management responsibility for many of Telos' most critical programs for the Army, Navy, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), General Services Administration (GSA) and Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS). Mr. Griffin holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Richard P. Tracy
Richard P. Tracy joined the Company in October 1986 and held a number of management positions within the Company’s New Jersey operation. In February 1996, he was promoted to vice president of the Telos information security group and in this capacity established a formidable information security consulting practice. In February 2000, Mr. Tracy was promoted to senior vice president for operations. Since that time, Mr. Tracy has pioneered the development of innovative and highly scalable enterprise risk management technologies that have become industry-leading solutions within the federal government and the financial services verticals. He is the principal inventor listed on four patents and seven patents pending for Xacta IA Manager. Mr. Tracy assumed the role of chief security officer in 2004.
Rinaldi Pisani is senior vice president of strategic business development, a position he assumed in late 2013. He is responsible for overseeing Telos' corporate level business development and capture activities as well as the integration of new partners and technologies. Pisani joined Telos Corporation in 2000 and served as senior Army account manager and team lead and director of Army and DoD sales. He was later appointed vice president of business development for information assurance solutions and in 2010 became vice president and general manager of the information assurance solution area. Pisani was then vice president of cyber application solutions, providing oversight and management for a broad range of cybersecurity solutions, including Xacta IA Manager and SE7EN, for customers in the DoD, federal agencies, and the intelligence community. Before joining the Telos team, he held several positions with Westwood Computer, leaving as national government sales manager. Pisani is a graduate of Georgetown University, with a B.S. in Foreign Service, international economics.
John Wood is chief executive officer, chairman of the board and director for Telos Corporation. As CEO, he orchestrates the company's support of the federal government in the critical areas of cyber operations and defense, secure communications and collaboration, and identity assurance. Wood joined the company in 1992 as executive vice president and chief operating officer, and in 1994 was named president and CEO.
He has also served as CEO of Enterworks, an affiliated company, from 1996 to August 2005, and as chairman from January 1995 until present. Prior to joining Telos, Wood worked on Wall Street for Dean Witter Reynolds, UBS Securities and his own boutique investment bank. He earned a bachelor's degree in finance and computer science from Georgetown University.
In 2012 Wood was named Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). TAPS is the national organization providing compassionate care for the families of America's fallen military heroes and has offered support to more than 35,000 surviving family members of our fallen military since 1994.
Wood was elected to the board of directors of Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts in 2013. Featuring three performance venues and the Center for Education at Wolf Trap, the foundation produces and presents a full range of performance and education programs. The nationally acclaimed Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts has launched an innovative science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiative to develop, implement, evaluate, and disseminate arts-integrated STEM teaching strategies that improve children's learning in the disciplines essential for maintaining our national competitiveness in a global economy.
Wood served ten years on the board of directors of Project Rebirth, a nonprofit honoring 9/11 victims and first responders and committed to advancing educational initiatives to build pre-trauma resiliency for first responders.
Wood is also an active member of the business community, championing the concept of civic entrepreneurship. He is the founding chairman of the Loudoun County CEO Cabinet and served for five years as chairman of Loudoun County's Economic Development Commission, a group of volunteer business people who help form economic development policy for Loudoun County.
Chairman and CEO of Paraquis Solutions LLC, a privately held consulting and information technology services firm, since 2006. Dr. Bailey's career spans over two decades of management experience in the high technology and security industries. He served most recently from August 2002 to September 2006 as the President and CEO of Viisage Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:VISG), a leading provider of advanced technology identity solutions. Under his four years of leadership, Viisage's market capitalization grew from $60 million to over $1 billion. During that period, the company executed nine acquisitions, eventually culminating in the formation of L1 Identity Solutions, a NYSE listed company (NYSE:ID). Prior to Viisage, from January 2001 to August 2002, Dr. Bailey served in various executive roles, including COO at Art Technology Group, a leading provider of e-commerce software. From 1984 to 2001, Dr. Bailey held a variety of finance, sales, marketing, and operations positions at IBM, where he also served in executive roles involved in the growth and development of IBM Global Service's systems integration and consulting business lines. Dr. Bailey has been a member of the Company's Board of Directors since October 2006. In addition to his duties with Telos, Dr. Bailey serves as a director on the board of Analogic Corp. (NASDAQ:ALOG) and Authentix Corporation, a privately held company. Previously, until April 2011, Dr. Bailey also served on the Board of Spectrum Control, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPEC) and until January 2012, on the board of Identive Corporation (NASDAQ:INVE). Dr. Bailey holds a Masters level certificate from the American College of Corporate Directors, a public company director education and credentialing organization. Dr. Bailey has significant experience in finance matters and within the Company's industry. He also has served on a number of boards of public companies, and the experience gained by serving on those boards will make him a valuable resource for the Board and the Company.
President of the Borland Group, an information technology consulting company, since January 2004. Mr. Borland was elected to the Board of Directors in March 2004 after retiring as Deputy Chief Information Officer ("CIO") of the U.S. Army with more than 30 years of experience in the U.S. Government. Mr. Borland's career Army experience also includes serving as Vice Director of Information Systems for Command, Control, Communications, and Computers; Director of the Information Systems Selection and Acquisition Agency; and numerous other positions. From 1966 through 1970, Mr. Borland served in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Borland has received numerous awards, including the Meritorious Presidential Rank Award for Senior Executive Service Members (1996 and 2003), the Distinguished Presidential Rank Award (2000), and the United States Army Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service (1998 and 2003). Mr. Borland's industry experience and extensive service with the U.S. Army make him a valuable member of the Board of Directors.
Chairman and CEO of Life is Great, LLC, a privately held consulting and services firm, since 2001. Mr. Dvoranchik was elected to the Company's Board of Directors in October 2006. In 2001, he retired as President of the Federal Government sector of Electronic Data Systems ("EDS"), where he oversaw all aspects of EDS' relationship with the U.S. Government. His career at EDS spanned over 30 years and he gained experience as a leader in the brokerage, insurance, and banking and thrift industries before focusing on the U.S. Government sector. From 1985 until his retirement in 2001, in addition to the Federal Government sector, Mr. Dvoranchik participated in and led EDS projects in the intelligence community, state and local governments, and international public sectors, in particular in Australia, Great Britain, and Asia. During this time, he led efforts that brought in new revenues in excess of $10 billion for EDS. For over 20 years, Mr. Dvoranchik served as chairman of the board of the EDS Employees Federal Credit Union, with assets of more than $400 million. He presently serves as director of QBase, LLC, a privately held analytic services company. Mr. Dvoranchik's senior management experience in the U.S. government sector provides a valuable resource to the Board and the Company.
Managing Member, Roark, Rearden & Hamot Capital Management, LLC ("RRHCM"), and owner of Roark, Rearden & Hamot, Inc. ("RRHI"), since 1997, and President of Roark, Rearden & Hamot, LLC ("RRH") since 2002. Mr. Hamot has been a director of the Company since June 18, 2007. Mr. Hamot was nominated for election by Costa Brava Partnership III L.P. ("Costa Brava"), an investment fund and a holder of the Public Preferred Stock. Since 1997, Mr. Hamot has been the Managing Member of RRHCM and the owner of RRHI, the corporate predecessor of RRHCM. RRHCM is the investment manager to Costa Brava, whose principal business is to make investments in, buy, sell, hold, pledge and assign securities. Mr. Hamot is also the President of RRH, the general partner of Costa Brava. Prior to 1997, Mr. Hamot was one of the partners of the Actionvest entities. Mr. Hamot is presently a director of Orange 21, Inc., a NASDAQ company. Previously, he also served as chairman of TechTeam Global, Inc., a NASDAQ company. Mr. Hamot was elected pursuant to the Company's governing documents by the holders of the Public Preferred Stock and his election is not subject to any recommendations for election by the Board.
Retired, United States Army Lieutenant General. General Harris was elected to the Board in August 2006. He retired from the United States Army in September of 1989 after more than 33 years of continuous active duty. At the time of his retirement, General Harris was the Director of Information Systems for Command, Control, Communications and Computers in the Office of the Secretary of the Army, Washington, D.C. In that capacity he served as the principal advisor to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Army on all aspects of policy, planning, resourcing and acquisition of communications, automation, information management and command and control systems in the United States Army. Since his retirement, General Harris has worked with many of America's leading corporations as a consultant on matters relating to the development of strategic and business plans, resource planning and budget formulation. General Harris is also a director of Hunter Defense Technologies, a privately held company focused on the development of comprehensive solutions to provide shelter, heat, power generation and chem/bio protection for a wide variety of military and homeland security applications. General Harris has extensive experience with the U.S. Army, including the U.S. Defense Security Service, which is very valuable to the Board and the Company.
Retired Vice President and General Manager of the Law Enforcement and Security strategic business unit of DynCorp International, a company providing technology and professional services solutions to government and commercial clients worldwide, where he served from January 2007 to July 2008. From July 2006 to December 2006, he served first as President and Chief Operating Officer of Horne Engineering Services, LLC, an engineering services firm, and then as Chief Operating Officer of Horne International, an affiliate of Horne Engineering Services, LLC. From July 2005 to July 2006, he was Vice President of Homeland Security and Defense for SAP Public Services, Inc. (a U.S. business unit of the German software giant, SAP AG), where he led both SAP's Homeland Defense practice and its business development efforts supporting federal, state, and local government organizations. Immediately following his November 2003 retirement from the Army, where he attained the rank of Lieutenant General and served as the Army's Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, General Mahan joined The Home Depot, Inc., a home repair materials company, serving as Senior Director of its Government Solutions Group. General Mahan has been a member of the Board of Directors since August 2006. He currently serves as a director on the board of O'Neil and Associates, a privately owned management company. He also serves on the board of advisors for Goldbelt Wolf, a subsidiary of Goldbelt, a tribal-owned Alaskan Native Claims Settlement Act company, and on the board of trustees for the Fisher House Foundation. From 2009 to 2011 General Mahan also served on the Board of Spectrum Control, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPEC). General Mahan holds a Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors, a public company director education and credentialing organization. General Mahan's comprehensive experience with the U.S. Army and service with two defense contractors make General Mahan a valuable resource for the Board and management.
Executive Vice President, Special Projects for the Company. Mr. Marino joined the Company in 1988 as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In 1990, his responsibilities were expanded to include Program Management in addition to Sales and Marketing. In January 1994, Mr. Marino was appointed to President of Telos Systems Integration, and in January 1998, he was appointed to Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, a position he held until June 2004 at which time he was appointed Executive Vice President for Special Projects. Prior to joining the Company in February 1988, Mr. Marino held the position of Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Centel Federal Systems and M/A.com Information Systems, both of which are U.S. Government contractors. Mr. Marino was elected to the Board of Directors in June 2004. In addition to his duties with Telos, Mr. Marino serves as director on the board of Aquatic Energy, an algae to bio-diesel company. Mr. Marino has served the Company for over 20 years and remains a valuable advisor to the Company's various business lines.
Managing Member, White Bay Capital Management, LLC. Mr. Siegel has been a director of the Company since June 18, 2007. Mr. Siegel was nominated by Costa Brava, a holder of the Public Preferred Stock. Mr. Siegel was a Senior Vice President of RRHCM from 2005 to December 2008. Prior to joining RRHCM, from July 2003 to February 2004, Mr. Siegel was a member of DebtTraders Ltd. Prior to that, from 2000 to 2002, he worked for Deutsche Bank Securities. In addition, in 2002 he was the founding member of White Bay Capital Management, LLC, of which he remains a member. Previously, Mr. Siegel also served on the Board of TechTeam Global, Inc., a NASDAQ company. Mr. Siegel received a Bachelor's Degree from American University and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland. Mr. Siegel was elected pursuant to the Company's governing documents by the holders of the Public Preferred Stock and his election is not subject to any recommendations for election by the Board.
Retired United States Navy Vice Admiral. Admiral Tuttle was elected to the Board of Directors in August 2006. He retired from the United States Navy in 1993 following a 40-year career that included assignments to numerous attack and fighter squadrons as well as leadership of key information technology programs. Admiral Tuttle is widely regarded as an information technology strategist, having created the Navy's C41 Joint Operations Tactical System. In 1989, he became Director, Space and Electronic Warfare, an assignment he held until retirement. Since February 2002, he has been President and CEO of J.O.T. Enterprises, an information systems and command, control, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance consulting company. Previous executive positions were, from June 2000 to February 2002, as President of REL-TEK Systems & Design (now Savantage Financial Services), an employee-owned software development firm; from 1996 to 2000, as President of ManTech International's largest subsidiary, ManTech Systems Engineering; and, from 1993 to 1996, as Vice President for business development and chief staff officer with Oracle Government. In addition to his duties with Telos, Admiral Tuttle serves as chairman of the board for the U.S. subsidiary of Systematic Software Engineering, a Danish software development company. Admiral Tuttle has in-depth U.S. government insight due to his 40 years of service with the U.S. Navy. He serves on the Company's Proxy Board and continues to provide valuable guidance regarding the U.S. defense industry.