About Us

Leadership

JAMIE BENOIT


CEO, FedData

Jamie is responsible for day-to-day management of FedData, execution of its strategic plans and management of resources. He began his career serving with distinction in a number of assignments as an officer in the United States Army. Jamie’s career has spanned the military, civilian government, elected office and the private sector. Since assuming his role in 2010, Jamie has helped develop a world-class team which has seen a revenue growth at FedData of nearly fifty times.

LONNY ANDERSON


Executive Vice President, Domain 5

Lonny is a proven leader with 36 years of DoD and IC experience. A recognized leader in the support of the National Intelligence mission, Mr. Anderson has expertise in counterterrorism and signal intelligence operations. Mr. Anderson dramatically changed the way the NSA/CSS collects, delivers, shares information in direct support of the national-level decision makers and the warfighter.

DAN BATELKA


Executive Vice President— Technology Services, FedData

Dan was previously the Vice President of Operations of FedData having joined the company in 2013. He began his career serving in the United States Government as Director of Operations, Army Information Technology Agency where he was responsible for performance of much of the US Army’s IT infrastructure. Dan previously served as Director, Pentagon Data Center and Chief, Server Management Division and Chief of the Enterprise Services Division of the Army ITA as well as in various capacities for the Army G6.

DEBORAH A. BONANNI


Executive Vice President, FedData

From 2006-2013 Deborah served as Chief of Staff of the National Security Agency where she was responsible for strategic leadership and oversight of the corporate functions that enable and support the Agency’s signals intelligence, information assurance, and cyber security missions. She chaired the corporate board and managed the processes that governed the identification, selection, compensation, and professional development of the NSA’s highest level executive leaders and technical experts.

FRANK DERWIN


Executive Vice President of Strategy, FedData

Frank is well-known and well regarded in the NSA community as a procurement and strategic expert. As chief of NSA’s contracting organization from 1988 to 1996, Frank pioneered many of the business processes used at NSA. After retiring, Frank served as vice president of Data Procurement Corporation (DPC) and in 1999, negotiated the company’s sale to Northrop Grumman. After becoming DPC’s president, he led DPC’s involvement in NSA outsourcing, capturing major facilities-related outsourcing contracts. From 2008 until 2016, Frank led Intelligent Decisions (ID) to becoming one of NSA’s 10 largest contractors by revenue.

DAN GILLIAM


President— FedData Technology Solutions

Dan is responsible for business development, strategic planning and contractual implementation of all activity in support of the Intelligence community. He is also a Board Member of FedData. Dan is a seasoned business and acquisition professional with a decade of experience in industry supporting the Intelligence community, and over 30 years of experience with the National Security Agency. At NSA, Dan spent decades serving the Country at the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service (DISES) level. Previously, Dan was also a member of the Intelligence Procurement Executive Committee, the DOD Senior Panel on Contracting Integrity, and the AFCEA Intelligence Committee.

RICK HARDY


Executive Vice President— Business Development and New Markets, FedData

Rick serves as the head of growth initiatives, new markets and is the Chief Development Officer of FedData. Rick is a co-founder of FedData. He was previously President of FedData and also served as Chief Operations Officer where he was responsible for the day-to-day management of operations. Over the last 23 years, Rick has worked in many different technical, management, and business development positions within information technology supporting government and industry.

CORY TASKER


Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, FedData

Cory brings over 20 years of progressive financial management experience with a successful record of leadership, innovation and effectiveness for rapidly growing organizations both public and private. He was previously Chief Financial Officer of Enterprise Technologies Group, Vice President Finance and Corporate Controller at TeleCommunication Systems Inc. In this position Cory led all budgeting, strategic planning and forecasting functions and communicated with senior operations leaders on project and operational financial results. Cory previously served as Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer of DRS C3 & Aviation, Inc. and as Controller of Integral Systems, Inc. and is a Certified Public Accountant.

RICH MEYER


Senior Vice President, FedData

Rich has over 50 years of experience serving the intelligence community as one of its distinguished mathematicians. He has an array of experience in supercomputing, security and secure hardware platform development. Rich interacts regularly with the Government directly across the spectrum of Information Technology from operating systems, security products, application products, hardware platforms, storage platforms, networking devices, and high performance super computers and mathematics.

GWEN MOODISPAW PAL


Executive Vice President— Administration, FedData

Gwen has more than 20 years of experience in corporate compliance oversight and federal Government business practices. She was a founding member of KEYW, also serving as Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer. Here, she was responsible for compliance with the government regulations and corporate policies, as well as reviewing best practices to ensure KEYW continued operating in the most responsive manner. Gwen is a member of the National Contracts Management Association and is a Certified Federal Contracts Manager.

WILL REYBOLD


Senior Vice President of Technology Services, FedData

Will spent 32 years with the NSA. A recognized acquisition and contracting expert, he served as NSA’s Deputy Senior Acquisition Executive for six years. The Acquisition Directorate managed all Agency procurements and major systems acquisitions, from off-the-shelf supplies to large, highly technical, and complex new systems. As the initial Program Executive Officer for Analysis and Production, Mission Management, and Net Centric Capabilities, Will stood the organization up from scratch implementing processes, procedures, structures, and relationships which are still in use today.

TODD DOHERTY


Senior Vice President for Information Technology Services, FedData

Todd Doherty is the Senior Vice President for Information Technology Services. He joins us after an extremely successful twenty-four-year career culminating as a Chief Warrant Officer 5. Todd’s most recent assignment was the Senior Technical Advisor to the Director for Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4). He was an integral part of the creation of the Cyber Security Scorecard and move to consolidated, enterprise IT services across the Department. He is a 2017 FCW Federal 100 recipient and a 2016 Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association (AFCEA) Military IT Leadership awardee.

Outside Directors

In addition to FedData’s Management and board members, we are fortunate to have a world-class team of outside directors to set corporate strategy and governance.

HON. MICHAEL G. (“MIKE”) VICKERS


Mike Vickers’ service to the United States spans four decades. From 2011 until 2015, Mike served as Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USD(I)) where he oversaw all defense intelligence organizations, including NSA, the NRO, NGA and DIA. From 2007 to 2011, Mike served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations, Low Intensity Conflict and Interdependent Capabilities. He was the senior civilian advisor to the Secretary of Defense on counterterrorism strategy, special activities, and the operational employment and capabilities of special operations forces, conventional forces and strategic forces. Prior to rising to the most senior levels in the Department of Defense, Mike served with distinction as an Army Special Forces officer and later as a CIA paramilitary operations officer.

WARD MCNALLY


Ward McNally founded McNally Capital in 2008. Prior to founding McNally Capital, he was a partner with private equity firms The Edgewater Funds and Hammond Kennedy Whitney & Company. Ward is currently the Chairman of ITS Logistics, Dedicated Computing and Advanced Micro Instruments and sits on the board of Genesys Aerosystems. He is also a member of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Visitors and of the Young President’s Organization. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA in Geography and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

BENJAMIN CHERESKIN


Benjamin Chereskin founded Profile Capital in 2009. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Madison Dearborn Partners from 1993-2009 where he led the firm’s consumer investment practice. Prior to co-founding Madison Dearborn Partners, Benjamin was with First Chicago Venture Capital from 1984-1993. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of CDW Corporation, Cinemark, Inc. and KIPP: Chicago. Benjamin previously served on the Board of Directors of numerous other public and private companies including Bolthouse Farms Inc., Boulder Brands, Inc. and Tuesday Morning Corporation. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and an AB from Harvard College.

JOHN EDWARDSON


John Edwardson is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CDW Corporation, a provider of technology products and services, serving as Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to September 2011 and as Chairman from 2001 to December 2012. He was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Burns International Services Corporation, a provider of security services, from 1999 to 2000. He was President and Chief Operating Officer of UAL Corporation (the parent company of United Air Lines, Inc.), from 1995 to 1998. He is currently a director of FedEx Corporation, Chubb Limited and Rockwell Collins, Inc., and he is a former director of CDW Corporation. John holds an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BS from Purdue University.

MICHAEL HUGHES


Michael Hughes is a founding partner of Pine Crest Capital, an investment firm that specializes in private company investments.  Prior to founding Pine Crest in 2015, Michael served as President of TLP Investments and had previously served as a Senior Portfolio Manager and Head of European Private Investments for Citadel Investment Group.  He is currently the Vice Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors of Dundalk FC, a professional soccer club that plays in the League of Ireland’s Premier Division.  He holds a JD from Columbia Law School and a BS in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce of the University of Virginia.

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