Jerrod Moton – CEO and Founder
Jerrod Moton has over 17 years of experience in providing high level IT solutions to the government. Mr. Moton has supported agencies including: Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Joint Chiefs of Staff Pentagon, Air Force, Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Interior (DOI), National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Department of State (DOS) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). He also spent time as a Department of Homeland Security Deputy Branch Chief government official in charge of deploying Information Assurance solutions within DHS and procuring supporting contracting staff. Through his government support, Mr. Moton was awarded the Certificate of Appreciation from former Department of Homeland Security CIO, Richard Spires, for his deployment of an Enterprise wide single sign on identity management enabled solution, which saved DHS over $40 million.
Mr. Moton led his Business Development Team as the Capture Manager and Solutions Architect for the $119 million prime contract award to perform ServiceNow Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) for VA. This was the largest civilian ServiceNow ITSM contract to date. Over the course of Mr. Moton’s career, he has been able to capture over $974 million in government contract awards.
Robert A. Mariner – Vice President
With over 20 years of transportation experience, Robert Mariner most recently served as the Deputy Director of the Office of Infrastructure Finance and Innovation in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy at the US Department of Transportation. He also served as the Program Manager for the Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grant Program [now known as the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program]. In 2009, Robert directed the development of the TIGER discretionary grant program that is responsible for the implementation, administration, and delivery of more than 500 multi-modal projects totaling more than $8.0 billion in discretionary grants across the country.
Robert also served as the senior advisor to the Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy and the Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy on project finance policy issues to include being an active member of the Credit Council Working Group for matters dealing with Private Activity Bonds, Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) Loans, Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) Loans, and the Title XI ship building grant program. He served as a Congressional liaison for USDOT and FEMA during the Superstorm Sandy response in New York. Robert also drafted and negotiated surface transportation reauthorization provisions to include in the three transportation reauthorization bills. Some of those provisions led to the formation of the TIGER discretionary grant program, the FASTLANE discretionary grant program, and the creation of the National Freight Advisory Committee.
In 2011, Robert was selected by then USDOT Secretary Ray LaHood to serve as the Urban Transport Advisor to the Transportation Counselor at the United States Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. He led an international team of land use planners and engineering professionals from the United States, Afghanistan, Japan, and Turkey, in the development and deployment of the $300 million Kabul City Initiative in Kabul, Afghanistan. This initiative resulted in the improvement of how critical transportation infrastructure and planning practices are provided within the City of Kabul.
Prior to joining USDOT, Robert spent six years as an Airport Environmental Planner and Program Manager where he was responsible for the delivery of environmental documents for airports across the nation with project budgets that ranged from $100,000 to more than $5 million. He also served as an Environmental Engineer for the delivery of multiple environmental compliance documents for the United States Air Force and the United States Navy.
Robert received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Morgan State University, and a Master of Arts in Transportation Policy, Operations and Logistics from the George Mason University School of Public Policy.
Alphonso Maldon Jr – Chairman of the Board of Advisors
Alphonso Maldon, Jr., is the Founder and President/CEO of Partnership Strategies Consulting. He has extensive experience in leading and managing teams in private industry and the federal government, formulating public policies, providing high-level advice and positioning organizations for success. His career spans the following areas:
Maldon is a founding partner of the Major League’s Washington Nationals Baseball Club, having led and managed the group of investors that developed and financed the bid to purchase the franchise. He was responsible for public relations, governmental affairs and community relations as the Nationals’ Senior Vice President, External Affairs and also served as President of the Dream Foundation, the team’s philanthropic arm.
With PNC Financial Services Group in Washington, D.C., Maldon served as Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Management Officer for Government Banking Services, responsible for strategy, marketing and cultivating relationships with federal agencies.
Maldon previously was Executive Vice President with Fleet Boston Financial and Bank of America. He oversaw such areas as global procurement, facilities planning and strategy, commercial real estate transactions and federal government banking. He opened and headed Fleet Boston Financial’s Washington operation, generating more than $60 million annually in new business.
Maldon was appointed Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs in 1993, responsible for providing policy-making and strategic advice to President Clinton. He later served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Military Office, managing and directing a staff of over 2,200 employees.
As the Clinton Administration’s Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Management and Policy, he was responsible for policies, plans and programs for all military and civilian personnel management and oversaw the Department’s commissaries/stores and Department of Defense Schools.
Maldon entered active duty service as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army in 1972,with tours of duty in Europe, Southeast Asia, Hawaii and other posts. He held positions including Executive Officer, Armed Forces Staff College, and Admissions and Public Liaison Officer at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY.
In addition, he served as a Field Artillery and Adjutant General Corps officer. He completed his military career as Deputy Director for Army Legislative Affairs in 1993 in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Terron Sims II – Board of Advisors Member
From 2005 to 2013, Mr. Sims supported DoD as a government contractor. He supported Army G3/5/7 Current Operations Center; tasking MACOMs to support MNC-I, MNF-I, SOCCENT operations for its HQ, Arabian Peninsula, the Horn of Africa, and SW Asia, GTMO, JTFB, JTF-HOA, and various OCONUS and CONUS operations. Mr. Sims also supported the Assistant Chief of Staff of the Army for Installation Management (ACSIM), developing and managing the system that streamlines the Army’s installation requirements budget validation process. He also led the team that developed DoD’s Sexual Assault Incident Database (DSAID).
From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Sims served on active duty in the US Army as a Field Artillery officer. While deployed in Iraq from 2003 to 2004, Mr. Sims established and mentored the government of Baghdad’s Tisa Nissan District, where he served as the primary liaison to the CPA, the UN, Baghdad City Hall, and Iraq’s federal government. His final Army assignment as the Deputy Chief-of-Training for the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) and Fort Polk was designing and leading pre-construction operations of a $29 Million dollar real-world fighting village.
Mr. Sims has served in political roles of increasing responsibility over the past decade. In 2008 and 2012, he was Director, Virginia VMF for Obama and served on the Defense and Veterans Policy Teams, where he wrote the Service Member Life Insurance policy. In 2010, Mr. Sims wrote the Democratic National Committee’s VMF candidates’ platform, which is used in federal campaigns nationwide. During Sec Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, Mr. Sims wrote her DoD and VA Intergovernmental Agency Policy. For the 2020 Biden campaign, Mr. Sims wrote five pieces of veterans policy, primarily in the areas of spousal and overall entrepreneurship and business. Mr. Sims wrote the Veterans Services and National Security Policy Platforms for the (UK) Labour Party and briefed them to the Shadow Defense Minister and her Cabinet.
Mr. Sims has published two novels, With Honor In Hand and Hands of Honor, and has written his third novel, For Hands to Honor, along with his Iraq memoirs, Baghdad Peace. He also writes regularly about veterans and military families and national security issues.
Mr. Sims is married to Lara Daly-Sims and resides in Arlington, Virginia.
Harold Stinger - Board of Advisors Member
Harold Stinger is an accomplished engineering professional and entrepreneur. Mr. Stinger has over 45 years of experience in systems engineering, specializing in satellite telemetry reduction systems, photographic laboratory processors, and communications equipment.
Former owner and CEO Harold Stinger founded SGT in 1994 and the company graduated from the 8(a) small business contractor program in 2005. SGT has since grown to have a $3.4 billion backlog. Greenbelt, Maryland-based SGT has close to $500 million in annual revenue from contracts with NASA and six of the agency’s key research centers, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, Naval Research Laboratory and Federal Aviation Administration.
SGT is ranked No. 53 on the 2017 Washington Technology Top 100 with $410.9 million in prime contracts. It has 2,500 employees that focus on technologies areas such as agile development, big data, geographic information systems, geospatial data and mission IT.
In 2018 KBR acquired government IT and engineering services contractor SGT for $355 million in a push to deepen market footprints with NASA and other civil and national security space programs.
Harold also served as an Electronics Technician in the U.S. Air Force from 1963 to 1967. He later attended The University of Oklahoma, Howard University, and Capital College in Kensington, Maryland where he majored in Electronics Engineering. Mr. Stinger holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, and an Honorary Doctorate from Capitol College.
Mr. Stinger is the former President of the Maryland Space Business Roundtable. He is on the Board of Trustees at the Capitol College in Laurel, Maryland, and is a member of the Board of Directors at the Washington Bible College / Capital Bible Seminary in Lanham, Maryland. Harold was on NASA’s Minority Business Resource Advisory Committee for 4 years. He serves in the Maryland DLLR as Director of the Aerospace Sector for the Maryland Governor’s Workforce Investment Board. He serves in the Maryland Department of Economic Development as Commissioner for Science and Technology. He is also Chairman of the Board for the Maryland Science, Exploration and Education Center (SEEC) which is a non-profit organization that is in the process of building a new visitors/education center at NASA Goddard.
Edwards C. Reno III – Board of Advisor Member
Edward Clement Reno III has spent his career working in federal & state government and in corporations where he worked to develop policy and strategies related to Global and U.S. federal and state law/ regulations. Currently, he is a Partner at Forbes Tate Partners- a bi-partisan consultancy, lobbying and communications firm. He co-leads the healthcare and mergers & acquisitions practices where he advises organizations on such issues as Congressional and Administration strategies, approval and market access strategies, managing Congressional oversight issues, and managing merger and acquisition reviews by legislative and regulatory authorities in Washington D.C.
In addition to this work he serves on the Board of Advisors at Goldman Edwards LLC, a leading Information Technologies service provider, the Board of Directors of Verde Technologies, LLC, manufacturer of the at home pharmaceutical drug disposal system Deterra Pouch® which is addressing the connection between unwanted/ unused opioid pills and the opioid abuse and overdose epidemic and he is an Advisor to IACTA Pharmaceuticals, a leading drug development company focusing on the ophthalmic marketplace.
Prior to this Mr. Reno established Strathspey Crown, LLC’s government affairs organization as the start-up developed disruptive technologies in the biotech space – this work has notably led to the launch and IPO of Evolus (Nasdq: EOLS) which Mr. Reno still advises, as well as, other innovative healthcare companies.
Prior to Strathspey Crown, Mr. Reno was the Chief Government Affairs Officer for Allergan, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical, bio-technology and medical device company. Working at the direction of Allergan’s Chairman & CEO, and in collaboration with Allergan’s internal and external stakeholders Mr. Reno was responsible for creating and executing the advocacy strategy for the Company on policy issues related to drug approvals, marketplace impacting laws and regulations, tax, trade, antitrust, and general business issues.
Notably, Mr. Reno, led the public policy and lobbying effort to defend the Company from an unprecedented hostile takeover – this effort resulted in the raising of the Company’s market capitalization by over $30 billion upon its sale in March of 2014. Globally, Mr. Reno worked with the Chairman and CEO on developing and implementing the Company’s approach to government officials and regulators in key international markets.
Prior to this Mr. Reno worked in the U.S. Senate and the Governor’s Office of the State of California.