Mr. William Casselman II, J.D., Chairman of Board of Advisors, is an attorney and business advisor highly experienced in information technology and telecommunications matters. He represents U.S. and foreign clients on business and government matters, including commercial transactions, government contracts and federal lobbying and he is driven by tackling large issues that improve lives on a large scale, such as the current Healthcare change mandate. Mr. Casselman served for over 10 years in appointed positions within the Executive and Legislative Branches of the U.S. Government, culminating with his appointment by President Ford as Counsel to the President, after serving as Legal Counsel to Vice President Ford.
Van D. Hipp, Jr. J.D. is Chairman of American Defense International, Inc. (ADI), a Washington, DC based consulting firm specializing in government affairs, business development and public relations. He has also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Reserve Forces and Mobilization) as well as the Principal Deputy General Counsel of the Navy. Hipp is a veteran of the U.S. Army and served on active duty in both Operation Desert Storm and Operation Restore Democracy. He continues to speak on defense issues on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC and CBS, and at public forums across the country. His articles on defense and international policy have been widely read in the national print media.
Darren Pleasance MBA, leads the Global Customer Acquisitions team for Alphabet (formerly Google Inc.), dedicated to driving Google’s growth in the global small to medium-sized business (SMB) space across a diverse set of countries and industries. He is responsible for guiding sales, marketing, market intelligence and support teams globally to attract SMBs to Google’s various services. Previously, Darren served as a partner in McKinsey and Company’s North American Marketing & Sales Practice, where he was the founder and co-leader of McKinsey’s global SMB practice
Admiral James ‘Gib’ Godwin III, joined Price Waterhouse Coopers in 2014 as a Managing Director. He was formerly at Burdeshaw Associates as the Senior VP for Naval and Maritime Programs in Bethesda, MD. He is a former Vice President with Northrop Grumman Information Systems in the Cyber Security Domain; Dynamic Analytics and Test in the Modeling and Simulation domain, and Athena Technologies, now Rockwell Collins. His Acquisition expertise comes from 15 years in the Naval Air Systems Command and Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command as a Rear Admiral. He served in numerous operational squadrons throughout his career. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Tulane University and is PM level 3 certified by the Defense Acquisition University. Mr. Godwin holds a Top Secret Clearance.
Dr. Marilyn Harz RN Ph.D. – Senior Vice President of the Heritage Provider Network, is a Health and Care Integration Specialist with major health plans and other healthcare companies to ensure compliance with quality management and improvement requirements for Medicare patients. Dr. Harz was formerly Director of Nursing for Scan Healthcare Systems and Director of Education for San Pedro Peninsula Hospital. Dr. Harz has a B.S. Degree in Nursing, a M.N. Degree in Pediatrics with an additional subspecialty in Neonatology, and a Ph.D. in Education. Dr. Harz developed the original concept and medical protocols for the Samsung ScreenMD internet appliance in the late 1990’s and for the Cytta/Doctor Direct VeriSmartPhone™ remote monitoring technology.
Thomas B. Hodges, MBA, has worked for over 30 years in federal contracting positions with major US companies including EDS, CSC, Ernst & Young, Sprint, SAIC and GTSI including a $740 million win of AWIPS while at PRC for NOAA, a $650 million win at EPA while at PRC. He has a proven track record in turnaround and large program management of taking flawed operations and turning them around, achieving high systems utilization and improved business processes. He has consulted on efficiency strategies for Federal agencies including the DOD and NASA.
Harvey Sussman, Pharm.D, is a Pharmacist and former owner and principal of Midatlantic Home Infusion, Inc., a major purveyor of home based infusion materials with particular expertise in treating complex patients requiring inotropic/cardiac therapies, intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), total parenteral nutrition and intravenous pain management. Midatlantic was acquired by Flexpoint Partners, LLC in 2006.
Michael R. Czinkota, Ph.D, is a Professor of International Business at the Georgetown University, Graduate School of Business and Chairman of its National Center for Export-Import Studies. He is a frequent business lecturer and advisor to major US corporations, including AT&T, IBM, GE and Nestle, and a member of various corporate boards of directors. He is the author of the largest selling college textbook on international business. As Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce, he was responsible for trade analysis and retaliatory actions during both the Reagan and Bush (41) administrations.
Kevin G. Woelflein MBA, is President of U.S. Capital Investments Company, a bank advisory firm and was also President of American Security Bank in Washington, D.C., and President of The Massachusetts Company, a Boston-based specialty bank and a subsidiary of Travelers Corporation. Mr. Woelflein has had overall responsibility for managing bank investment portfolios, as large as $500 million, as a banker, and has been a principal broker helping banks manage large portfolios. He is a former Federal Reserve Bank official and World Bank delegate.
Timothy W. Wright, III JD., is an attorney and partner of the Chicago office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. Mr. Wright is experienced in the areas of transactional law, health & governmental affairs, public finance and litigation. Mr. Wright has also served as President William Clinton’s first Director of Domestic Policy and in various capacities in the administrations of Presidents Clinton, George H. Bush and George W. Bush. His transactional practice includes the representation of issuers, underwriters and other credit parties in municipal finance transactions.
Zvi Huber M.Sc., is one of leading experts on M2M technologies and the M2M market, having designed numerous M2M systems and products. Zvi Huber leads the technology team delivering Apio systems (driversiti.com) products to the market. While at ORBCOMM, the low-Earth orbit satellite network operator, he served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Operations and later headed ORBCOMM’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Stellar Satellite Communications, which he took from $600K to over $10M in annual sales in just five years.
Philip Chao, founded Chao & Company, Ltd. in 1990 an investment advisor registered with the Securities & Exchange Commission to provide employers and institutions with benefits consultancy and specialized retirement plan advice. Mr. Chao serves as a benefits consultant to employers and serves as an ERISA investment consultant in a co-fiduciary capacity. For the Affordable Care Act, Mr. Chao has introduced a proprietary actuarial tool – Play-or-Pay Decision Metrics Tool – to help guide and advise large employers through this new reality. Philip acts in the capacity of an independent directed Trustee for ERISA health and welfare trusts and is a founding member and a governing board member of The Institute for the Fiduciary Standard.