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. Joseph R. (“Joe”) Wright
Mr. Wright is the Chairman of the Board of FedData. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Tempus Applied Solutions Holdings, Inc., Senior Advisor to The Chart Group and The Comvest Group and is Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Clearsky Fund.
Formerly, Mr. Wright was Chairman of Intelsat, CEO of PanAmSat, Chairman of the GRC International, Executive Chairman of MTN Satellite Communications and CEO of Scientific Games Corporation.
Mr. Wright served in the U.S. Government under President Ronald Reagan as Director of the Office of Management and Budget and as a member of the President’s Cabinet. He also served as United States Deputy Secretary of Commerce, Deputy Director of OMB and several other Government positions.
Currently Mr. Wright serves the President and Secretary of Defense as a member of the Defense Business Board. Wright is currently on the Boards of Cowen Group, Priority Holdings and EBIX. Wright is a member of Council of Chief Executives, Council for Foreign Relations, Economic Club of New York, and others.
David Collier is Managing Director of The Chart Group, L.P. and group head of Chart Capital Partners, a private equity investment firm focused on growth oriented investment in emerging market leaders in government, security and business services.
For over 20 years, he has led investments and worked closely with portfolio company management teams to develop and execute successful strategic growth initiatives, financings and acquisitions across multiple industries. He has played an active role with a number of government and defense companies including EOTech, ATAC, MTN Satellite Communications, North American Rescue and Knight Sky Communications.
Prior to joining Chart in 1995, he was a Senior Consultant with Deloitte & Touche LLP in New York and a policy analyst in Washington, DC.
David received a B.A. from Duke University and M.A., with honors, from the George Washington University.
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)). As the USD(I), Mike 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.
In the mid-1980s, Michael gained national prominence when he became involved with the CIA program to arm the Mujahideen in the fight against the Soviets in Afghanistan. Mike led military strategy for the US, coordinating an effort that involved ten countries and provided tactical direction to forces made up of over 500,000 Afghan fighters. Accounts of his work have been detailed in books and major motion pictures.