Directors

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Randy Cash

CHAIRMAN

 

Mr. Randy Cash is the Chairman of the Board at QuantiTech. He was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors in October 2019, and previously served as QuantiTech’s President from August 2013 to October 2017 and Chief Executive Officer from October 2017 to October 2019.

 

During his tenure as President and CEO, Mr. Cash was responsible for leading QuantiTech’s Executive Team in the development and execution of strategic plans, day-to-day operations, business growth, and performance measurement. Under his leadership, Mr. Cash saw the company grow from 52 employees to over 700 and increased its annual revenue from $9 million to $200 million.

 

Mr. Cash has more than 30 years of operational leadership and business development experience in large, mid-size, and small Federal Government contracting firms providing information, programmatic, and engineering support services to DoD and Civilian Agencies. Prior to joining QuantiTech in 2013, Mr. Cash held Vice President and General Manager positions for both Computer Sciences Corporation’s (CSC’s) Engineering Solutions and Technology (ES&T) Division and SAIC’s Enterprise Solutions Business Unit. During his tenure at CSC and SAIC, Mr. Cash held profit and loss responsibility for over $500M in revenue and was responsible for daily operations providing information technology solutions to multiple DoD and Civilian Agencies, to include NASA. Prior to his time at CSC, Mr. Cash was the Senior Vice President of the Federal Division at Computer Systems Technology, Inc. (CST), where he contributed to the company growth of 60 to 900 personnel and increased its annual revenue from $10 to $92 million over seven years. Mr. Cash played a significant role in the marketing and sale of CST to SAIC in 2003.

 

Mr. Cash earned a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from The University of Alabama in Huntsville.

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Sheila Brown

FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR

 

Ms. Sheila Brown founded QuantiTech in 1991 as a Woman-Owned Small Business providing engineering expertise and management advisory services to both Government and Commercial Customers. QuantiTech is headquartered in Huntsville, AL and has grown to over 800 employees located in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Virginia. As Founder, she created the corporate vision, mission, and family oriented corporate culture that are the cornerstones of QuantiTech’s success. Ms. Brown retired from QuantiTech in 2018 and currently serves on the Board of Directors. She and her husband, Tucker, split their time between Huntsville, AL and Santa Rosa Beach, FL.

 

Ms. Brown was an Organizer of Progress Bank; a state-chartered, locally owned and managed Community Bank established in 2007. She has served on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Human Resources and Governance Committee since the bank’s inception. Ms. Brown was instrumental in three successful capital campaigns; raising over $30M, $7.2M, and $7.6M. Progress Bank has grown to over $1.3B in assets with nine locations and more than 170 employees. S&P Global Market Intelligence highlighted Progress Bank in their rankings; a distinction given only to institutions who are well-capitalized and meet stringent regulatory and financial standards.

 

Ms. Brown is a Trustee Emeritus of the Huntsville Hospital Foundation and served as Co-Chairman of the HHF Classic; helping raise funds to purchase a Mobile Medical Unit for the hospital. She was a member of the Huntsville Leadership Class 10 and served as day chair for Class 11. Ms. Brown has also served on the Board of Directors for the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce, Cummings Research Park, the Arts Council, and is a past-president of the Women’s Economic Development Council.

 

Ms. Brown holds a BE in Civil Engineering from Vanderbilt University and completed the Minority Business Executive Program at the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College.

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Deborah Dunie

DIRECTOR

 

Deborah “Deb” Dunie is an Independent Board Director, Executive Consultant, and C-Suite executive working with both publicly traded and private companies.  She brings her deep knowledge of Technology, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Risk, Cyber Security, Privacy, and Enterprise Security and Governance to the boardroom, Private Equity due diligence, and executive leadership engagements.  Deb is a NACD Board Leadership Fellow; recognized for her commitment to the highest standards of boardroom excellence.  Since 2016, she has also served on the faculty of the Director Professionalism Program of the NACD, where she mentors executives and is called upon to speak to boards about Strategic Growth and C-Suite Relations.

 

Deb currently serves as an Independent Board Director for Peraton Holdings, LLC, a Private Equity owned solutions and services company in the Defense sector.  She also serves on two privately held technology companies; Objective Interface Systems, Inc., and Code-X.  She is also a member of the Advisory Board of Tetrad Digital Integrity, LLC., a venture-backed advanced technology company in the cyber domain, and the Board of Harvest Returns, an agricultural investment fund.  Deb previously served on two publicly traded Fortune 500 companies, SAIC (NYSE:SAIC) Jan 2015 – June 2019 and Alliant Energy Corporation (NASDAC:LNT) Apr 2015 – May 2019. At SAIC she served on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee; the Human Resources and Compensation Committee; and the Classified Business Oversight Committee.  At Alliant Energy, she was a member of the Compensation and Personnel Committee; and the Operations Committee.

 

Deb brings over 30 years of C-suite and senior level business experience through key executive positions with leading technology companies.  Deb retired in 2015 as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of CACI International, a worldwide information solutions and services provider (NYSE: CACI).  During her tenure at CACI she focused on driving the solutions/services portfolio, and was instrumental in identifying and closing 18 mergers/acquisitions aligned to the corporate growth strategy.  Deb has demonstrated expertise in Cyber Security, Cloud, Mobility, Data Analytics and Intelligence. Widely quoted in industry publications, Deb was featured as the cover story for Washington Technology “Tech Gurus” in May 2011, and in the Metropolitan Corporate Counsel Magazine, April 2017, “Special Section: Cybersecurity”.  Throughout her career, Deb focused extensively on developing corporate culture, leadership, talent and succession planning.

 

Prior to CACI, Deb was a member of the Department of Defense Senior Executive Service within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.  As principal advisor to the USD(I) she was responsible for providing executive leadership, guidance and reviews of DoD activities and programs as they related to U.S. national interests, defense policies, operational requirements and state-of-the-art technologies. Her portfolio included the multi-billion dollar Defense Intelligence IT budget.

 

In November 2006 Deb was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service. Specific mention in the citation states, “Ms. Dunie was a driving force in transforming the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community policies, guidance and standards. These efforts led to improvements in intelligence information sharing at the National level and Combatant Commander level in support of the Global War on Terrorism.”

 

Prior to her work with the federal government, Deb was responsible for e-business solutions within the national intelligence solutions group at Oracle Corporation, guided the strategic direction of Raytheon E-Systems’ Advanced Technology Program and was in charge of new and follow-on business development in advanced technologies at Martin Marietta/GE Aerospace.

 

Deb is a member of and former Chair of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International Technical Committee. She also is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Industry Advisory Board, the George Mason University Volgeneau School of Engineering Industry Advisory Board, the Tufts University School of Engineering Advisory Board, the Washington CTO Roundtable Board of Directors, and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Capital Area Chapter Board.

 

Deb earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University in Medford, MA, and a Master of Electrical Engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ.  Deb also completed the NACD Cyber-Risk Oversight Program and received her Professional Certificate, CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight, from the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute.

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Paul Kaminski

DIRECTOR

 

Paul G. Kaminski is Chairman and CEO of Technovation, Inc., a company dedicated to fostering innovation, and to the development of business and investment strategies related to the application of advanced technology in the aerospace and defense sectors.

 

Dr. Kaminski served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology from October 3, 1994 to May 16, 1997. He was responsible for all Department of Defense (DOD) research, development, and acquisition programs. He also had responsibility for DOD logistics, environmental security, international programs, the defense industrial base, and military construction. The annual budget for these entities exceeded $100 billion.

 

He has had a continuing career involving large program management, and the development and application of advanced technology in both the private and public sectors. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Technology Strategies and Alliances, a technology – oriented investment banking and consulting firm.  He has served as an advisor to a wide variety of government agencies and as chairman, director or trustee of several defense and technology oriented companies.

 

His previous government experience includes a 20-year career as an officer in the U.S. Air Force.  During 1981-1984, he served as Director for Low Observables Technology, with responsibility for overseeing the development, production and fielding of major “stealth” systems (e.g., F-117, B-2). He also led the initial development of a major National Reconnaissance Office space system and related sensor technology.  Early in his career, he was responsible for test and evaluation of inertial guidance components for the Minuteman missile and terminal guidance systems for our first precision guided munitions.

 

Dr. Kaminski has served on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, the FBI Director’s Advisory Board, the DNI Senior Advisory Group, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Technical Advisory Board, and the National Academies Air Force Studies Board. He currently serves on the Defense Science Board (which he has chaired twice). He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and a Fellow and an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics.  He has chaired the board of the RAND Corporation, served as a Director of General Dynamics, and currently chairs the boards of Exostar, HRL (formerly the Hughes Research Labs), Seagate Government Solutions, and the Systems Engineering Research Council. He is also a Director of MITRE, CoVant Technologies, LinQuest, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, and the USAF Academy Endowment.  He serves as an advisor to the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and has authored publications dealing with inertial and terminal guidance system performance, simulation techniques, Kalman filtering and numerical techniques applied to estimation problems.

 

His awards: The National Medal of Technology, Election to the National Aviation Hall of Fame, Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service (highest award for a civilian given by The  Secretary of Defense – 5 awards), Defense Distinguished Service Medal,  Director of Central Intelligence Director’s Award,  DIA Director’s Award, Air Force Academy 2002 Distinguished Graduate Award, the Ronald Reagan Award for Missile Defense, the Perry Award for precision strike, the Reed award for Aeronautics, The IEEE Simon Ramo award for Systems Engineering, the IISS Possony Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Strategic Progress through Science and Technology, the Marine Scholarship Leatherneck Award, the AOC Gold Medal, the Netherlands Medal of Merit in Gold, the French Republic Legion d’Honneur, the SPIE Lifetime Achievement award, and the Air Force Systems Command Scientific Achievement Award. He has been recognized as a Pioneer of National Reconnaissance and a Pioneer of Stealth.

 

Dr. Kaminski was born in Cleveland, Ohio.  He received a Bachelor of Science from the Air Force Academy, Master of Science degrees in both Aeronautics and Astronautics and in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University.  He and his wife, Julie, have two children, and six grandchildren.

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Paul Kern

DIRECTOR

 

General Paul Kern, US Army (Ret) is a Senior Counselor with The Cohen Group. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of AM General from August 2008 through January 2010 and is currently a Director with LGS Innovations, and a member of the CoVant Board of Managers. Since retiring from the Army in 2005, he has held the Class of 1950 Chair for Advanced Technology at West Point, was a Vice President for Battelle, and a Director on the Anteon, ITT, EDO, Exelis and iRobot Corporation boards.

 

General Kern retired after almost 38 years with the US Army as the Commanding General of the Army Materiel Command. The command of more than 50,000 personnel has worldwide responsibility for supply and maintenance support to the Department of Defense, manages the Army depot system, and conducts research for all the ground and rotary wing equipment. In June 2004, the Secretary of Defense tapped General Kern to lead the military’s internal investigation into the abuses at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, a compelling assignment that he handled with integrity and resolve. Previously he served four years as the Department of the Army Military Deputy for Research, Development and Acquisition. In 1996-97 he was the Commanding General of the 4th Infantry Division, Mechanized, where they developed the organization, tactics, techniques, and equipment implemented in today’s networked force. From 1993 to 1996 he was the Senior Military Assistant for Secretary of Defense Bill Perry and played a key role in International deliberations in South America, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, and the Balkans. In 1991 he led the 2nd Brigade of the 24th Infantry Division in the attack into Iraq. He began his career commanding operational units as a platoon leader and troop commander in the Blackhorse Regiment in Vietnam.

 

General Kern graduated from West Point in 1967 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He holds Master Degrees in Civil and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2006. He was a National Security Fellow at the J.F. Kennedy School, Harvard University and is currently a member of the Defense Science Board.

 

He has a unique career which blends technical expertise, combat operations, program management, policy development, and advisor to senior political leaders.