Advisory Board



Mr. Merrick (Mac) Carey

 

Mac is founder and currently CEO of the renowned Lexington Institute, a public policy think tank dedicated to advancing democratic capitalism and a strong national defense. Previously, Mac was Press Secretary to Representative Jack Kemp, Chief of Staff to Representative James Courter, a member of the House Armed Services and Iran-Contra Committees, and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean. From 1990-1993, Carey was Executive Vice President of the international economic advisory firm Johnson Smick International. Mac also served from 1989 through 1996 as an Intelligence Officer in the United States Naval Reserve and was a mobilized reservist for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He also served as an Air Intelligence Officer in 1996 preparing missions and flying with VP-11 in support of Operation Decisive Edge over Bosnia.




Amb. Dell Dailey

 

Ambassador Dailey is the former U.S. Ambassador at Large for Counterterrorism at the U.S. State Department, where he remains a strategic advisor. In addition to serving as the State Department’s Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Ambassador Dailey spent 36 years in the U.S. Army, ending his career as Director of the Center for Special Operations (CSO), U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Through his lengthy and varied U.S. Government association, he brings a unique blend of leadership, talent, insight, creativity, and practical experience to ATSC’s persistent efforts to find solutions to the security challenges of the United States and her partners.

 

As the Dept of State‘s Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Ambassador Dailey served as the principal advisor to Secretary Rice and Secretary Clinton on international counterterrorism matters, and was responsible for taking a leading role in developing coordinated strategies to defeat terrorists abroad and in securing the cooperation of international partners to that end.

 

During his distinguished Army career Ambassador Dailey participated in numerous major military operations such as DESERT SHIELD, DESERT STORM, JOINT GUARDIAN, ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM, progressively dealing with more complex and serious threats to national security and incorporating the Joint Inter-Agency and Inter-Governmental tools needed to mitigate and defeat those threats. Ambassador Dailey received his Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1971 and earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Shippensburg University in 1994. In 2008, The West Point Association of Graduates recognized him as a Distinguished Graduate and the youngest at that time. He is a 2010 U.S. Army Aviation Hall of Fame member. He was inducted into the U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame in 2014.




Mr. Robert Flores

Mr. Robert Flores is the Founder and President of Applicology Incorporated, an independent consulting firm specializing in informatics and cyber security issues. Prior to founding Applicology, Mr. Flores spent 31 years at the Central Intelligence Agency where he held various positions in the Directorate of Intelligence, Directorate of Support, and the National Clandestine Service. Before completing his service with CIA, he spent three years as the the Agency's Chief Technology Officer. During his tenure in this position, he was responsible for ensuring that the Agency’s technology investments matched the requirements of its mission. As CIA CTO, Mr. Flores was also the Agency’s representative on several government-wide information sharing committees and councils. In addition to his senior level leadership and management positions, his career included assignments in applications programming, training and education, contract and project management, and both line and staff management roles at various levels of the CIA. Mr. Flores holds both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Statistics from Virginia Tech.




Mr. Gregory Gardner

 

Mr. Gardner is currently the Chief Architect, NetApp Defense Solutions, based in Vienna, Virginia. Greg leverages his decades of government service and IT experience to provide NetApp's U.S. Public Sector team with all aspects of defense-focused support. Greg was previously the Deputy Chief Information Officer (DCIO) for the Intelligence Community (IC), and also spent time at Oracle where for five years he was Vice President of Homeland Security Solutions and Public Sector Strategy. He also served a career in the United States Army, retiring in 2004 as a Colonel with 30 years of commissioned service.

 

During his final military assignment, Greg was responsible for Joint Command and Control in the Command, Control, Communications, and Computers Directorate of the Joint Staff. There he developed the prototype of the Joint Protected Enterprise Network (JPEN) that enables force protection information to be securely shared amongst Defense Department organizations.

 

Greg's military assignments include leadership positions in infantry, airborne, and ranger units and command of the 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, and the 3rd United States Infantry (The Old Guard). A 1974 graduate of the United States Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Greg also holds Master's Degrees in Industrial Relations / Personnel Management from The Krannert School, Purdue University, Military Art and Science from the Army's School of Advanced Military Studies, and Strategy and Policy from the Naval War College. Greg is currently a PhD candidate in IT Management at Capella University and an Adjunct Professor in the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.




Mr. Thomas Mitchell

Tom is known for his leadership and ability to achieve top line growth through strategic planning and execution through disciplined processes. Tom was the President and COO of ManTech Security and Mission Assurance Corporation and is currently Managing Partner of Vettem, LLC, providing executive coaching and consulting services in the areas of Strategic Planning, Business Management and Operations, Business Intelligence, Business Development and Acquisition & Due Diligence support. Mr. Mitchell is a retired US Army colonel with an extensive background in special operations, intelligence, cyber, crisis response, consequence management, force protection and critical infrastructure protection.




LTG Guy Swan (Ret.)

 

General Swan is the Vice President for Education at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) and the Executive Director of the Institute of Land Warfare in Arlington, VA. General Swan is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) and a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), board certified in security and risk management, and has worked closely with senior officials in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on border security and disaster response issues and during federal response operations and National Level Exercises (NLE).

 

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, FEMA's National Advisory Council, the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Group, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), and is a Life Member of the West Point Association of Graduates, the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), and is the President of the West Point Society of the District of Columbia. General Swan is active on the boards of Clear Path Technologies, Inc., Guardian Centers, Inc., and the Army Distaff Foundation. During General Swan's 35 year military career, he served as a General Officer for three commands and is a Veteran of the 1991 Gulf War and the Iraq War (2008-09). General Swan completed his military service as the Commanding General of U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) in December 2011.


Vice Admiral William "Bill" Landay

  

Vice Admiral Landay has over 35 years of proven leadership experience in small, medium and large organizations.  As a Retired Navy Vice Admiral, he is currently President of WE LANDAY Consulting, focusing on Foreign Military Sales, International Business, DoD Acquisition and DoD Science and Technology.   During his distinguished career with the Navy Vice Admiral Landay served as Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency; Program Executive Officer for US Navy non-nuclear shipbuilding programs; and the 21st Chief of Naval Research.

 

VADM Landay holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the Naval Academy, a Master of Science degree in Systems Technology (C4I) from the Naval Postgraduate School, and is a graduate of the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School.  His personal awards include multiple awards of the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, as well as various unit awards.  VADM Landay is a member of the US Naval Institute, the Navy League and the Surface Navy Association.


 

Mr.  Joseph Nardini

 

Mr. Nardini is a Senior Managing Director and Group Head of the Diversified Industrials and Technology Investment Banking group.  He focuses on the following industries: Engineering and Construction, Aerospace and Defense, 3D Printing, Capital Goods, Logistics, Renewable Energy, Telecommunications/Technology and Consumer Products.  Since joining FBR in 1993, and founding his practice in 1997, Mr. Nardini has completed numerous public underwritings, institutional private placements and advisory assignments.

 

Prior to joining FBR in 1993, Mr. Nardini worked for the U.S. Generating Company, an IPP JV between Bechtel and PG&E.  There he worked on approximately $2B of project financings for coal-fired cogeneration power projects, as well as other alternative energy ventures.  Mr. Nardini's experience also includes middle-market LBO's for a $500 MM private equity fund, commercial lending for the Riggs National Bank and margin/options lending for Merrill Lynch.

Mr. Nardini received a MBA from The American University and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Duquesne University.

 


 

Mr. Michael Fisher

  

Mike Fisher, President and CEO of Scorpion Security Services LLC, has almost 30 years of distinguished Federal Service.  Upon his retirement in 2015 he was one of the longest serving Chiefs in the history of the U.S. Border Patrol.

 

 Fisher served as Chief of the United States Border Patrol in Washington D.C. from 2010 to 2015, overseeing approximately 25,000 personnel and managing a 3.5B budget.  He frequently advised members of congress, the national security staff, and engaged with industry to explain the new direction of the Border Patrol and their role in the national security mission space.  In March 2003, Fisher was appointed Deputy Director for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Anti-Terrorism in Washington D.C., where he staffed and directed the office during periods of increased threats and served as the CBP liaison to the inter-agency intelligence community for anti-terrorist planning and operational coordination.

 

Fisher began his Border Patrol career in 1987 in Douglas, AZ.  He served in many key leadership positions throughout the nation including Associate Chief, Headquarters Border Patrol, Washington D.C.; Chief and Deputy Chief Patrol Agent in San Diego, CA; Deputy Chief in Detroit, MI; and Assistant Chief in Tucson, AZ.  Fisher completed the selection process for the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) in 1990 and went on to serve as part of the BORTAC command staff.  He led operations throughout the United States and in nine foreign countries.

 

Fisher earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and a master's degree in business administration.  He is a graduate of the Senior Executive Fellows Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and completed the CAPSTONE program at the National Defense University in 2009.