Speaker Bios - January 28, 2010
Executive Vice President
Worldwide Sales, Deltek
As Deltek's Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Carolyn Parent oversees all aspects of Deltek's global sales efforts, including sales expansion both domestically and internationally. She brings nearly 20 years of technology sales experience to her post. Previous to Deltek, Parent served as national sales director at BearingPoint, a globally recognized leader in strategic consulting and technology solutions for Global 2000 companies and government organizations. As the leader of sales in BearingPoint's Middle Market Practice, Parent grew the practice to be one of the fastest growing segments within the company. Prior to joining BearingPoint, Parent was Executive Vice President of Sales for security metrics management pioneer Sequation, Inc. Parent has also served as the vice president of commercial sales at Enterworks and Xacta Corporation, a division of leading IT solution and service provider Telos Corporation.
Parent holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Villanova University.
Provided for NVTC sales comm website July 2009
Gerald Boyd Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
DB Consulting Group, Inc.
Gerald B. Boyd, Jr. is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DB Consulting Group, Inc. (DB), a global professional consulting firm that partners with government and commercial clients, offering innovations in health, housing, justice, aerospace, education, defense, homeland security, and social programs.
Headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, DB employs approximately 300 full-time employees, with program and field offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Huntsville, Alabama; and Washington, D.C. The fast-growing firm celebrates its 10th Anniversary in 2010.
Under Mr. Boyd's leadership, DB has experienced remarkable growth and expansion. DB currently has contract work with eight different Federal agencies, including NASA, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Justice, Department of Labor, Housing and Urban Development, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice and USAID, with more than 30 prime contracts and subcontracts for those agencies. Contract services range from basic meeting logistics to peer review to complex information technology projects.
In 2005, Mr. Boyd led the DGR JV team to a successful capture of the $130 million dollar five-year Sponsored Research and Education Support Services (SRESS) contract. The now titled NASA Research and Education Support Services (NRESS) program required a contractor team with significant experience and capability in providing peer review support (over 26,000 users).
As managing partner of the joint venture team, DB provides contract oversight and has ultimate responsibility for ensuring all contract requirements are successfully accomplished. The NRESS IT Team helped NASA turn green on requirements for OMB. NRESS received the NASA Civil Service/Contractor Team Awards for 2006 and 2007.
In 2008, Mr. Boyd led DB's strategic efforts to secure three major Federal contract awards valued up to $325 million: a Diversified Global Partners JV LLC (DGP) joint-venture contract to develop and maintain the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System (CLASS); a NASA follow-on Professional, Administrative, Computational, and Engineering Services (PACE III) contract to provide Information Technology (IT) services; and a support services contract for HUD's Neighborhood Networks Initiative.
Mr. Boyd has also guided the burgeoning firm in earning Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level-2 Certification, and is a strong supporter of DB Cares, a corporate commitment to helping improve the lives of area residents, with events that include an annual blood drive, a community health fair, and an annual holiday party for Children's Hospital National Medical Center.
Tim has over 20 years of successful growth leadership and general management experience. He most recently served as President of US Investigations Services, Inc. (USIS), Commercial Services Division (CSD), providing commercial and government clients with comprehensive employment screening and drug testing solutions. At USIS, Tim led a 650 person organization, achieving double digit revenue and earnings growth over a two year period.
Prior to USIS, Tim spent 3 years with ChoicePoint, an information services firm specializing in fraud prevention and risk assessment, as Vice President of the Workplace Solutions Division. In this role, he had general management responsibilities for several acquired companies and led marketing and business development activities for the commercial screening division.
Tim began his career at General Electric and gained early career leadership skills through the GE Information Service Management Program (ISMP). This two-year program provided career enhancing assignment rotations in various functional management areas. Over the course of his 16-year career at GE, he moved through progressively more responsible roles in marketing for GE Information Services and Vice President level leadership roles in marketing and general management for GE Capital.
Tim holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from Emory University, a BS, in Industrial Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a BA in Economics from Assumption College and is Six Sigma certified.
Tim has a wife and 4 children 2 boys/2 girls. He love's sports plays golf and ski's and coaches many of his children (Basketball, Soccer and Baseball). Secret ambition is to coach high school baseball and be an interpreter in Williamsburg as Revolutionary period characters, Jefferson, Washington etc.
President, Defense Systems and Services
Dr. Mitchell Rambler is President of DRS Technical Services, Inc. (DRS TSI), an operating element of DRS Defense Solutions, Inc. DRS TSI provides Global Communications, Security, Tactical Communications and Network solutions and services to primarily DOD customers, a business segment of over $700M annual revenue with 1700 professionals worldwide.
Dr. Rambler is a senior executive with over 25 years of experience in managing businesses involving advanced technology and complex systems integration. He joined DRS Technologies, Inc. in 2005. Prior to DRS, Dr. Rambler was the Senior Vice President for Military Operations at BAE Systems. Previous positions served were Senior Vice President for Corporate and Strategic Development at The Centech Group, International Sales Director for Perot Systems, President and CEO of Cyntergy Corporation, Chief Operating Officer of Universal Systems and Technology (UNITECH), and Corporate Executive Vice President and sector President of Mantech International.
Dr. Rambler served in the government service in NASA and the intelligence community and holds a B.S. from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and an Ed.M and Ph.D in Space Science from Boston University.
President and CEO, Criterion Systems
Promod Sharma is the President and CEO of Criterion Systems, a rapidly growing small business that provides next generation technology solutions to government and commercial organizations. Inc. Magazine recently recognized Criterion Systems as the 10th fastest growing private accompany in the country and the fastest growing government services company.
Sharma has enjoyed a highly successful 32-year career in the information technology industry. He is a proven, successful industry leader and large procurement win specialist with exceptional ability to manage strategic, high margin, explosive growth.
Previously, Mr. Sharma served as President and CEO of CNSI, a government technology services and solutions company. He was responsible for managing growth from $1.2M in 1995 to over $80M in 2004, with a backlog of over $500M and 500 people. Earlier in his career, Mr. Sharma held senior level positions at INET, EDS and Genasys Corporation. He started his career at Coopers & Lyrand as a Senior Systems Auditor for large private and publicly held companies.
Promod Sharma is also the Founder and CEO of Charity Networks, Inc., a humanitarian initiative that works to combat child trafficking around the world. The organization currently supports projects in Washington DC, Jamaica, Guyana, India, London, Chicago and Ukraine.
Don Rainey joined Grotech Ventures as a general partner in September 2007. With over $1B US under management, Grotech focuses on early stage information technology companies. Don currently serves on the boards of Grotech portfolio companies ARPU, Clarabridge, LivingSocial and Zenoss, as well as the Northern Virginia Chapter of the March of Dimes.
In Fall 2008, Don was appointed for a second term as an emerging technology consultant to the Chief Information Officer of the US Department of Defense through the DeVenCi Program. The DeVenCi Program consists of a handful of venture capitalists who research and nominate companies to solve the US Department of Defenses's unmet technology needs.
Don is also an Organizing Board member of the prestigious MindShare forum. In this role, he helps CEOs from the Greater Washington Metropolitan region's most promising start-ups build long-term sustainable companies. This invitation-only group provides its annual CEO class with an opportunity to meet peers, Organizing Board members and prominent speakers in an intimate setting to exchange ideas and discuss current issues facing start-up companies. To date, more than 400 CEOs have graduated from the program, including some of the area's most notable entrepreneurs.
Don's long history in the tech industry includes serving as president at Attitude Network, one of the first online entertainment networks, which was sold to TheGlobe.com in 1999. He also managed channel distribution and brand marketing in 50 countries for IBM's $2 billion network hardware division and served as COO of DaVinci Systems where he spearheaded the company's acquisition by ON Technology. Don designed and launched Novell's much-emulated global Authorized Dealer Program in the late 80's. He currently heads the Capital Formation Committee for the Northern Virginia Technology Council.
Don earned a B.B.A. from James Madison University and a M.S. in Bioscience Management from George Mason University. He serves on the Executive Advisory Council for the College of Business at James Madison University and he is an adjunct professor at American University where he teaches graduate courses entitled "New Venture Finance" and "Venture Capital and Private Equity".
Don previously served on the Enterprise Investment Advisory Committee for the State of Maryland, and the Investment Advisory Board of the State of Virginia's Growth Acceleration Program (GAP) as well as the board of the Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties Foundation.
Charles A Williams
President and CEO
Charles Williams is President and CEO of Intekras, Inc., a performance-oriented Information Technology company providing professional services in Information Security, Defense Systems and Workforce Development. Mr. Williams has over 29 years experience in Domestic and International business with a proven track record and history of accomplishments in Information Technology, Telecommunications, Defense Systems, Network Engineering and Operations Support services. As an innovative leader adept at building teams with the ability to think creatively and manage profitable organizations, Mr. Williams led Intekras through rapid growth from formation in 2004 with revenues of $150,000 to a solid backlog of government contracts worth over $26 million in just under five years. Mr. Williams has guided Intekras in its first year of eligibility to being selected in 2009 to both the Inc 500|5000 as one of the fastest growing companies in America and the Washington Technology Fast 50 ranking of the fastest growing small business government contractors.
Prior to co-founding Intekras, Mr. Williams also held various senior executive level positions in sales, marketing, and network engineering management with Lockheed Martin, Global One, Sprint International, Telenet Communications, and other leading U.S. Federal Government technology contractors. These include defense systems integration activities with Raytheon Corporation and Unisys Corporation, flight simulations systems development for L-3 Link Simulation and Training, and deploying communications and control systems for Computer Science Corporation.
His background includes extensive international experience in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Africa where he helped launch several joint venture telecom companies, ISP's and partnerships in France, Germany, London, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, India, and South Africa.
Mr. Williams' passion for children and youth are demonstrated by his active contribution and participation in the communities of Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia where he frequently speaks to youth and high school students and conducts workshops for after school and job placement programs. He founded Prodigy Learning Solutions and opened a training and certification center in the heart of Washington D.C. This new training facility conducts life skills, technology and personal development training along with IT certifications to high school students as well as adults. Mr. Williams is also an active board member participant and philanthropic contributor with several non-profit organizations.
Mr. Williams holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from the Washington Technical Institute and has completed work towards a Master's of Science degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Marta Carter Wilson is CEO of Transformation Systems, Inc., an executive strategies and management systems engineering firm that is growing so fast it is recognized this year in Inc Magazine's list of Fastest Growing Companies. She is recognized by the Washington Business Journal as one of the area's top 25 women business leaders in the region. Wilson published her most recent book, Leaders in Motion: How to Win the Race for Organizational Health, Wealth and Creative Power, by drawing on her network and professional experience to create a powerful and transformational read for leaders in business, government and community service. She also serves as Vice Chair of the Virginia Network of Nonprofit Organizations, Wilson's leadership has managed to sustain corporate growth with serving community needs, including launching the "Feed to Lead" initiative.