OUR EXCEPTIONALLY TALENTED AND VISIONARY LEADERSHIP
CEO and President
Mr. Knight is a seasoned and successful technology and operations executive having led turnarounds and transformations of multiple technology and services companies. He previously served as CEO of Dispersive Holdings, a cybersecurity company based in Atlanta, GA and was CEO of Federos (acquired by Oracle). Earlier, Mr. Knight held senior management positions at Motorola, SEI and at Micromuse where he was responsible for the acquisition and integration of over $200 million in subsidiaries and partnerships prior to the firm’s purchase by IBM. He holds a master’s degree in management from Northwestern’s Kellogg School and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Valparaiso University.
DUSTIN H. MCINTIRE, PhD
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. McIntire is an electrical design engineer with more than 20 years of experience designing hardware and software for embedded and consumer electronics, wireless communications systems, and the Internet of Things. Additionally, he has an acute broad area expertise over several technological fields and is a skilled technologist and systems architect with a history of successfully leading projects and teams from concept through production utilizing extensive background in computer architecture, low power circuits, embedded software, and communications protocols. Previous commercial accomplishments include co-founding of a cloud-based SaaS company providing IoT services, hosting hundreds of thousands of devices for multiple Fortune 500 companies and developing a scalable edge computing system to perform distributed tracking using multimodal sensing assets. Previous government program experience includes leading efforts under multiple successful DARPA STO programs including early software defined radio technology and a technology transition program into the US Army for distributed target tracking and classification. Companies Dr. McIntire has led as either a Chief Technologist, CTO, or CEO include Tranzeo Wireless, Arrayent, Prodea, and Silver-Bullet Technology. He holds a B.S. from Stanford, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from UCLA.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Patterson brings over 30 years of operational and engineering experience in the development of wireless communications systems and semiconductors. He most recently served as COO of Silver Bullet Technology, leading an expert team to successfully deliver commercial products and government projects while managing on-shore and off-shore manufacturing resources to build low and high-volume products, including management of export restricted materials. Mr. Patterson has a unique interdisciplinary skill set and holistic approach to the design-for-manufacturing process which results in manufacturable products on tight engineering schedules. Recent commercial successes include the design through production delivery of an embedded IoT platform for the automotive telematics market. Government successes include delivery of software defined radio platforms for multiple DARPA STO programs. Previous roles and companies include VP Operations at Coretex, VP Engineering at Tranzeo Wireless, Sensoria Corporation and Accelerix, as well as senior engineering management roles at MOSAID Technologies, Rockwell Semiconductor Systems and Brooktree Corporation. Mr. Patterson holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University and graduated from the Leadership and Management Program at the University of California San Diego.
KEVIN M. SHERLOCK
Secretary and General Counsel
Mr. Sherlock is licensed to practice law in Washington D.C., Florida and Arizona, having graduated from Georgetown with his Juris Doctorate. He began his legal career as an associate in the Washington D.C. office of a New York law firm with a practice area of aviation law, insurance defense litigation (including complex multi-district air crash disaster litigation) and general corporate matters. After 5 years, Mr. Sherlock opened his solo practice in 1993, with a focus on small business mergers and acquisitions. Since 1996, Mr. Sherlock has been involved in various capacities with small public companies, including serving as corporate secretary, senior management, general counsel, and as a director. Mr. Sherlock has had considerable experience in corporate structure, preparation and review of SEC filings, and mergers and acquisition work. Since 2008, Mr. Sherlock has worked as a law partner at the firm he co-founded Heurlin & Sherlock, PC, in Tucson, Arizona, with a focus on business litigation, securities arbitration, and security clearance matters. Since 1995 Mr. Sherlock has been involved with a non-profit organization, Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, including as Vice-President since 1996 and a Director since 1999. Kevin joined ComSovereign full-time in January 2020.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
RICHARD J. BERMAN, Director
Richard’s business career spans over 35 years of venture capital, senior management, and merger & acquisitions experience. In the past 5 years, Berman has served as a director and/or officer of over a dozen public and private companies. In 2016, he was elected Chairman of Cevolva Biotech Inc. From 2014-2016, he was Chairman of MetaStat, Inc. From 2006-2011, he was Chairman of National Investment Managers, a company with $12 billion in pension administration assets. Berman is a director of four public healthcare companies: Advaxis, Inc., Catasys, Inc., and Cryoport Inc. and Immuron Ltd. From 2002 to 2010, he was a director of Nexmed Inc. (now called Seelos Therapeutics, Inc.) where he also served as Chairman/CEO in 2008 and 2009. From 1998-2000, he was employed by Internet Commerce Corporation (now Easylink Services) as Chairman and CEO, and was a director from 1998-2012. Previously, Berman worked at Goldman Sachs; was Senior Vice President of Bankers Trust Company, where he started the M&A and Leveraged Buyout Departments; he created the largest battery company in the world, in the 1980’s, by merging Prestolite, General Battery and Exide to form Exide Technologies (XIDE); he helped create SoHo, the lower Manhattan neighborhood in NYC, by developing five buildings; and he advised on over $4 billion M&A transactions, completing over 300 deals. Berman is a past Director of the Stern School of Business of NYU where he obtained his B.S. and M.B.A. degrees. He also has U.S. and foreign law degrees from Boston College and The Hague Academy of International Law, respectively. Notably, Richard was nominated for public company “Director of the Year” in 2012.and foreign law degrees from Boston College and The Hague Academy of International Law, respectively. Notably, Richard was nominated for public company “Director of the Year” in 2012.
JAMES A. MARKS, Director
Mr. “Spider” Marks is the President of The Marks Collaborative, an advisory firm dedicated to the development and transformation of corporate leaders and their organizations. He has led business ventures to include entrepreneurial efforts in education, energy, IT, and primary research. General Marks spent over 30 years in the United States Army holding every command position from infantry platoon leader to commanding general. Significantly, in industry he was responsible for creating, training and managing a company that staffed over 10,000 linguists in Iraq generating annual revenues of over $700 million in less than a year. He has led large multinational organizations and universities within NATO, European Union, Korea, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Gen Marks is a published author, routine guest speaker, leader and senior advisor for multiple corporations, and has been an on-air military and intelligence analyst to CNN. In governmental relations, he prepared and presented testimonies for intelligence, armed services, and appropriations committees of both houses of the US Congress. He is an Honor Graduate of the US Army’s Ranger School and a member of the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame. General Marks has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY and a Master of Arts degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.
KAY KAPOOR, Director
Ms. Kapoor's 30-year career spans across technology, telecommunications, consulting, and defense markets with significant experience in matters including corporate governance, portfolio restructuring, and government and regulatory matters. Ms. Kapoor is currently the CEO of Arya Technologies, an end-to-end technology solutions provider in the public sector serving the U.S. Federal Government and the industry that supports it. As an advisory and consulting firm, Arya Technologies clients include large public companies as well as silicon-valley tech firms, providing expertise in 5G, cyber, digital platforms, smart infrastructure, IoT, secure communications, and big data/analytics. She is the recipient of numerous industry awards including the Stevie Award for Woman of the Year in Business Services, the Women in Technology Leader Award, the prestigious Janice K. Mendenhall Spirit of Leadership Award from the American Council for Technology/Industry Advisory Council, the FCW Fed100 Award and the Asian American Engineer of the Year Award. Kapoor has an advisory role with Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and has a seat on the Dean's Council. She is also on the Board of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and is a member of the Dean's Council at Johns Hopkins University. Kapoor earned a master's degree in business from Johns Hopkins University complemented by executive programs at MIT and Harvard University and earned her bachelor's degree in information systems from the University of Maryland.