Our Management Team

John B. Wood

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

John B. Wood

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

John B. Wood is CEO and Chairman of the Board of Telos Corporation, a leading provider of continuous security solutions and services for the world’s most security-conscious agencies and organizations. In these roles, he orchestrates the company’s support of corporations and government agencies worldwide in cyber, cloud and enterprise security. With the company since 1992, John is a leading voice on bringing together the private and public sectors to address cybersecurity issues. He is a frequent speaker on cybersecurity at industry and government events, and testified at a congressional committee hearing on “Cybersecurity: What the Federal Government Can Learn from the Private Sector.”

As CEO, John has diversified the company’s product portfolio and expanded its footprint to include commercial enterprises, the military, civilian and intelligence agencies of the federal government, and allied nations around the world. Under John’s leadership, Telos offerings have become the official messaging system of record for the Department of Defense and the database of record for the U.S. Intelligence Community.

An active member of the greater Washington, D.C. business community and a vocal champion of civic entrepreneurship, John was the founding chairman of the Loudoun County (Va.) CEO Cabinet, part of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, and served for five years as chairman of Loudoun County’s Economic Development Commission. He currently serves on the board of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, and is the Chairman of the Alliance for Digital Innovation, an independent voice calling for greater use of commercial innovation and emerging technologies throughout government.

In addition to his work in technology, the local community and the arts, John’s philanthropic efforts support STEM education, humanitarian relief and more. Since 2012, John has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), a national organization that provides care and support for the families of America’s fallen military heroes. He also served 10 years on the Board of Directors of Project Rebirth, a nonprofit organization that serves veterans and first responders affected by tragic loss and celebrates the resiliency of the human spirit. Since 2011, Telos has provided funding for Trout Unlimited’s (TU) Veterans Service Partnership (VSP), a program that helps the veteran community find hope and healing through fly fishing and conservation. In 2017, John accepted Trout Unlimited’s Corporate Conservation Partner designation on behalf of Telos for the ongoing support of TU’s VSP.

John is the recipient of several industry awards, including Washingtonian Magazine’s “Tech Titans” and the “Leadership in the Nation’s Interest Award” by the Committee on Economic Development (CED). Before joining Telos in 1992, John worked on Wall Street after earning his degree in finance and computer science at Georgetown University.

Edward L. Williams

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

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

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Michele Nakazawa

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

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

Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Jefferson V. Wright

Executive Vice President, General Counsel

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

Executive Vice President, Marketing and Strategy

Emmett Wood

Executive Vice President, Marketing and Strategy

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

Senior Vice President, General Manager, Cyber Operations and Defense

Brendan D. Malloy

Senior Vice President, General Manager, Cyber Operations and Defense

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.

Mark Griffin

President and General Manager, Telos Identity Management Solutions, LLC

Mark Griffin

President and General Manager, Telos Identity Management Solutions, LLC

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

Senior Vice President, Chief Security Officer

Richard P. Tracy

Senior Vice President, Chief Security Officer

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 co-inventor of Xacta IA Manager and is the principal inventor listed on five patents in the areas of automated risk and compliance management and continuous monitoring. Mr. Tracy assumed the role of chief security officer in 2004.

Rinaldi Pisani

Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Development

Rinaldi Pisani

Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Development

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.

Hugh Barrett

Vice President, Technical Solutions

Hugh Barrett

Vice President, Technical Solutions

Hugh Barrett is vice president of Technical Solutions for Telos Corporation, a position he has held since 2012. He is responsible for technical solutions offered by the company’s Cyber Operations and Defense solution area. He joined the company in 1999 and has served as vice president of product development. Prior to joining Telos, he held the position of Sr. Product Manager for Information Builders in NYC. Mr. Barrett holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York College at Brockport. He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP).

Stephen Horvath

Vice President, Strategy and Cloud

Stephen Horvath

Vice President, Strategy and Cloud

Joining Telos in 2006, Steve Horvath established a new model for providing professional services in support of the company’s Xacta risk management platform. He currently serves as Vice President of Strategy and Cloud with a focus on long-term strategic partnerships and solutions spanning the company’s breadth of offerings. With over 20 years practical experience in the information security domain, Steve is considered an expert in risk and compliance for information technology. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, and maintains both Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications.

Jeff Schneider

Vice President of Software Development

Jeff Schneider

Vice President of Software Development

Since joining Telos Corporation in 1999, Jeff Schneider has held a number of management positions with the company. He currently serves as Vice President of Software Development, a position he’s held since August 2014. He is responsible for leading the strategy, design, and full lifecycle development of complex, immersive, enterprise software applications including both Telos Xacta and Ghost solutions.

Jeff holds two patents for mission planning and cyber domain visualization systems and methods. Prior to joining Telos, Jeff worked in the development team for Multimedia Telecommunications Association, a subsidiary of Telecommunications Industry Association. Jeff is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University.

Board of Directors

John B. Wood

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

John B. Wood

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

John B. Wood is CEO and Chairman of the Board of Telos Corporation, a leading provider of continuous security solutions and services for the world’s most security-conscious agencies and organizations. In these roles, he orchestrates the company’s support of corporations and government agencies worldwide in cyber, cloud and enterprise security. With the company since 1992, John is a leading voice on bringing together the private and public sectors to address cybersecurity issues. He is a frequent speaker on cybersecurity at industry and government events, and testified at a congressional committee hearing on “Cybersecurity: What the Federal Government Can Learn from the Private Sector.” He serves as the Chairman of the Alliance for Digital Innovation, a new, independent voice calling for greater use of commercial innovation and emerging technologies throughout government.

Before joining Telos, John worked on Wall Street after earning his degree in finance and computer science at Georgetown University.

Bernard C. Bailey

Director

Bernard C. Bailey

Director

Bernard C. Bailey has served as 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 Telos Corporation 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.

David Borland

Director

David Borland

Director

David Borland has served as president of the Borland Group, an information technology consulting company, since January 2004. Mr. Borland was elected to the Telos 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.

Bonnie Carroll

Director

Bonnie Carroll

Director

Bonnie Carroll founded the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) in 1994, at a time when there was no national support network for the families of America’s fallen heroes. Through her own grief following the death of her husband, Brig. Gen. Tom Carroll, who perished in an Army plane crash in 1992 along with seven other soldiers, she turned her tragedy into a purposeful effort to create what is today the major national program providing compassionate care for all who are grieving the death of a service member.

Since its launch in 1994, TAPS has cared for the more than 100,000 surviving family members through a national network of peer-based emotional support services; a 24/7 helpline available to those grieving a loss; connections to community based care throughout the nation; and casework assistance for families navigating all of the resources and benefits available to them. Ms. Carroll was elected to the Telos board of directors in September 2020.

In addition to receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award from the Department of Defense, Carroll was named a recipient of the Community Heroes Award by the Military Officers Association of America; has been recognized by the Defense Department with the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service; and has received the Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service Medal and the Navy’s Distinguished Public Service Award.

Ms. Carroll holds a degree in Public Administration and Political Science from American University, and has completed Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Executive Leadership Program on International Conflict Resolution. She is a graduate of several military service schools, including the USAF Logistics Officer Course, Squadron Officers School, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, Academy of Military Science and USAF Basic Training (Honor Graduate). Ms. Carroll was elected to the Telos board of directors in September 2020.

Maj. Gen. John W. Maluda (USAF, Ret.)

Director

Maj. Gen. John W. Maluda (USAF, Ret.)

Director

General Maluda was elected to the board in October 2009. He retired from the United States Air Force in September 2009 after more than 34 years of continuous active duty. At the time of his retirement, General Maluda was Director of Cyberspace Transformation and Strategy, in the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, and Chief Information Officer. In that capacity, he shaped doctrine, strategy, and policy for communications and information activities and served as the functional advocate for 30,000 personnel. Prior to that, General Maluda was Vice Commander, 8th Air Force, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.

General Maluda enlisted in the Air Force in 1973 and received his commission in 1978 as a distinguished graduate of the ROTC program at Troy State University, Alabama. His career highlights included serving at three major commands, with unified combatant commands, a defense agency, the White House and the Air Staff. General Maluda’s staff experience included positions at Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Air Combat Command, U.S. Air Force in Europe, Air Force Special Operations Command, U.S. Space Command and the White House Communications Agency.

General Maluda holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University, a Masters Degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California, as well as an Advanced Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors, a public company director education and credentialing organization. General Maluda has broad industry insight which makes him a valuable member of the board of directors.

Fred Schaufeld, Director

Director

Fred Schaufeld, Director

Director

Fredrick D. Schaufeld is a co-founder and managing director of SWaN & Legend Venture Partners (SWaN). Mr. Schaufeld is a partner in Monumental Sports and Entertainment, which owns the Washington Capitals (NHL), Wizards (NBA), Mystics (WNBA), Capital City Go-Go (NBA-G) and the Capital One Arena. He is a partner in the Washington Nationals (MLB), Team Liquid (e-Sports), the Professional Fighters League (PFL) and the Hill Top House Hotel, Harpers Ferry. Mr. Schaufeld also owns American Bike Ride, parent of the DC Bike Ride.

Prior to SWaN, Mr. Schaufeld founded and led NEW Corp. (NEW), which was acquired by Asurion in 2008 (now NEWAsurion). NEWAsurion is the world’s largest consumer product protection company, employing over 20,000 people worldwide. During his tenure, NEW was recognized by Inc. Magazine in its “Inc. 500” list of the fastest growing private companies. He is the patent holder of the Rigid Insurance Form and a founder and former president of the Service Contract Industry Council (SCIC).

Mr. Schaufeld currently sits on the boards of Sugar23, Noodle Partners, Custom Ink, KIND Healthy Snacks, DuraStat, José Andrés ThinkFood Group, Mindshow, PFL and Georgiamune, and is an advisor to the boards of Cava, UrbanStems and OrderGroove. Mr. Schaufeld is a recipient of Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” award. He is a member of the Economic Club of Washington, DC, and of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).

Mr. Schaufeld and his wife, Karen, live in Virginia and are active in organizations dedicated to early childhood development, literacy, health, environment, peace and the arts. He is the chairman of the Inova Health System Foundation and sits on the board of the Wolf Trap Foundation. Mr. Schaufeld was elected to the Telos board of directors in November 2020.