Board of Directors

G. James (Jamie) Benoit, Jr.
Jamie has spent his career devoted to the intelligence and national security missions of the United States. From 2009 to 2019, Jamie served as the CEO of FedData and Domain5, a pair of technology companies supplying secure hardware, engineering, analytics, network engineering and computer network operations support services to the National Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense. On Jamie’s watch, FedData grew from start-up to nearly $500 million in revenue and over $30 million in earnings.

 

In 2015, Jamie led FedData through the acquisition of a distressed asset and successfully turned the asset around. He sold FedData in 2018, earning the stockholders and private equity partners an IRR greater than 80%. As CEO, he secured over $300 million in asset-based credit facilities, $40 million in revolving facilities and over $75 million in senior unsecured debt. Jamie most recently led the FedData through the successful capture of a 5-year, more than $500 million, contract supporting the intelligence community. Jamie retired as CEO of FedData in December 2019.

 

Prior to becoming FedData’s CEO 10 years ago, Jamie’s career spanned distinguished service as an officer in the United States Army, important work in civilian government, and work in the private sector. A licensed attorney, he spent several years at prominent law firms where he worked on a range of matters including corporate formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities, leveraged buyouts, banking and finance.

 

Mr. Benoit is a graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the University of Baltimore and the Georgetown University Law Center. A lifelong resident of Annapolis, he lives with his wife and three children.

Jack L. Johnson, Jr.
Jack is the CEO and Managing Partner for Jack Johnson and Associates, a strategic consulting firm located in McLean, VA. The firm specializes in providing business and risk consulting to clients domestically and internationally, particularly in the areas of business risk, pre and post-sale merger and acquisition support, business integration as well as in-depth security assessments.

 

Previously he was a Partner and Sector Leader with Guidehouse Consulting, and its legacy firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where he led the firm’s Defense Sector Practice and as sector leader for the Homeland Security and Law Enforcement practices.  Before joining PwC in 2005, Jack served as the first Chief Security Officer (CSO) for the newly formed Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In this capacity, he was directly involved in the establishment of DHS after 9/11 and integrating the 22 agencies that now comprise the Department, and served as the first DHS representative to the National Security Council.

 

Before DHS, Jack spent over 20 years with the United States Secret Service, rising to the position of Deputy Assistant Director.  Jack had also served as a police officer and detective for Fairfax County, Virginia, and is a veteran of the United States Army.

 

Jack received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland, a Masters in Forensic Science degree from George Washington University and has completed additional post-graduate study at the University of Virginia and Johns Hopkins School of Management. He has previously testified on multiple occasions before Congress on homeland security and national security-related issues and is a frequent speaker at many national and international conferences, seminars, and symposiums.

Mark T. Krial
Mark was elected as chairman of the board effective January 1, 2021.  He is currently serving as president of Marathon TS, Inc., an IT and professional services firm which serves the federal government and commercial markets. He has served in this capacity since 2009. Prior to that, he served as president of Cornell Technical Services, a $70 million dollar information technology firm, for 15 years. He holds a B.S. degree from Oklahoma A&M State University.  Mark offers over 25 years of comprehensive achievements within IT-based and computer-based disciplines. He has proven success in sales, marketing, innovative management techniques, business development, and strategic planning capabilities.

Charles A. May
Lieutenant General Charles A. May USAF (Retired) is a consultant focusing on national security and defense conversion issues. In 1992, he retired from the Air Force where he last served as Assistant Vice Chief of Staff at the Headquarters, US Air Force in Washington D.C. He is a graduate of the US Air Force Academy, where he once served as Associate Professor of Political Science. General May has also graduated from the NATO Defense College and has completed the University of Pittsburgh’s Management Program for Executives.

William Pickle
Bill most recently served as the 37th Sergeant at Arms (SAA) of the United States Senate. Prior to his Senate service, Pickle served in several Senior Executive Service (SES) positions within the Executive Branch. He was the first SES Director of the Transportation Security Administration where he assisted in the formation of the agency. The bulk of Mr. Pickle’s career was spent with the United States Secret Service where he rose steadily through the ranks from Special Agent to Senior Executive.

Stan Reese
Stan has been serving as Chief Executive Officer and President since February 2021, and Director since March 2021. He joined the Company in 1993. He previously served as Senior Vice President beginning in 1997 and Chief Operating Officer beginning in 1999. From 1992 to 1993, he served as Vice President, Technical Services at Tomco Systems, Inc. Prior to Tomco Systems, he served as Senior Program manager at ICF Information Technology, Inc. Mr. Reese has over 35 years of experience managing and marketing large scale mainframe and PC-based applications. Mr. Reese holds a B.A. in History from George Mason University.

Donald J. Tringali
Don is the founder and current CEO of Augusta Advisory Group, a boutique financial and business consulting firm providing a full range of executive, operations and corporate advisory services to companies. He has held a variety of C-level executive positions and directorships for public and private companies across many industries.  In addition to board membership at the Company, he currently sits on the boards of Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee, Inc. (SWP.TO), POSaBIT Systems Corporation (PBIT.CN), and Paragon Space Development Corporation (private).  He is the former Chairman of the Board of National Technical Systems, Inc. (NTSC), a leading international testing and engineering firm that was sold to a private equity firm in 2013, and the former Executive Chairman of the Board of Cartesian, Inc. (CRTN), an international telecom consulting company, which was sold to private equity in 2018. Don began his career as a corporate attorney in Los Angeles, where he was a partner in a prominent firm representing public and private companies in general business matters and M&A transactions. He holds a BA in Economics from UCLA and a JD (Juris Doctor) degree from Harvard Law School.

Bonnie Wachtel
Ms. Bonnie Wachtel is a principal of Wachtel & Co., Inc., a boutique investment firm based in Washington, D.C. Ms. Wachtel has been a director of several local companies since joining her firm in 1984, and currently serves on the Board of VSE Corporation, a provider of engineering services to federal government clients, and ExOne Co., a global provider of 3D printing machines, products, and services to industrial clients. Industry experience includes ten years (2006-2016) on the Hearing Panel for Nasdaq Listing Qualifications. Ms Wachtel holds B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Chicago and a J.D. from the University of Virginia. She is a Certified Financial Analyst.