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 security, secure mobility and identity management. With the company since 1992, John is a leading voice on bringing together the private and public sectors to address cyber security issues. He is a frequent speaker on cyber security 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.
During his tenure as CEO, Telos has been recognized as a leading cyber company, evidenced by a top 25 ranking on the global Cybersecurity 500 list. The company is also the recipient of the prestigious James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award from the Defense Security Service (DSS), awarded to less than one percent of eligible organizations.
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. In 2014, he was appointed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to serve on the Virginia Cyber Security Commission. He also serves on the boards of the Northern Virginia Technology Council and the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.
In addition to his work in technology, the local community and the arts, John’s philanthropic efforts support STEM education, humanitarian relief, children and more. In 2012, John was named 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” in 2011 and the SmartCEO Cornerstone Award in 2015. 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 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.
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
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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).
The following is certain biographical information concerning the board of directors of the Company. The term of each of the directors to be elected at the Annual Meeting continues until the next annual meeting of shareholders and until his successor is elected and qualified, except that the directorships held by the Class D Directors will terminate whenever all accumulated dividends on the Public Preferred Stock have been paid.
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.
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.
Retired, United States Air Force Major General. 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 retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2009 and has broad industry insight which makes him a valuable member of the Board of Directors.
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.