OUR EXCEPTIONALLY TALENTED AND VISIONARY LEADERSHIP

TEAM

EXECUTIVE TEAM
 
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DANIEL L. HODGES
Board Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder
Mr. Hodges founded and acted as Chairman for Transform-X, Inc., the former holder of our DragonWave-X and Lextrum subsidiaries. Mr. Hodges also served as founder and Chief Executive Officer of, Medusa Scientific LLC, a science and engineering research and development company. When one of  Medusa's   technologies    showed extreme commercial promise, he made the decision to spin it off and formed TM Technologies, Inc., a 'sister-company,' to commercialize the proprietary modulation technology. He continues to serve as Board Chairman and CEO of TM. We believe Mr. Hodges has an extraordinary business development mind-set, strong investigative research experience and deep experience within both the commercial sector and the U.S. Department of Defense and related areas. In addition to his commercial successes, Lieutenant Colonel Hodges served for 26 years as a military member, spending his last 18 years in service as a senior flight instructor with the Air National Guard and retired in September 2014. Mr. Hodges holds multiple U.S. Patents as inventor including a "Method and System for a Grass Roots Intelligence Program" along with numerous radar and communications and radar related technologies. As an author he wrote and published a volume titled "Future Span" covering current and future U.S. energy paradigms. As the founder and leader of multiple enterprises, he has built organizations from inception that included subsidiaries covering focus areas of Aerospace, Marine, Communications, and Scientific R&D.
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JOHN E. HOWELL
Director, President and Co-Founder
Mr. Howell held senior roles within Transform-X, Inc. and TM Technologies, Inc., including as CEO of Transform-X and President of TM Global, LLC.  Prior to leading TM Global, Mr. Howell was a Co-Founder of the Willowdale Family of boutique advisory companies. Mr. Howell continues to serve as Willowdale’s Non-Executive Chairman. Outside of leading efforts on behalf of Willowdale’s clients, Mr. Howell is also an active leader with a number of national non-profits, particularly in the fields of children’s health and veterans’ affairs. Mr. Howell was an early member of the Business Advisory Committee for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s venture philanthropy activity (MVP). Mr. Howell also serves as one of the four Directors of The Rip Van Winkle Foundation, the New York-based Foundation funded largely with proceeds from the Estate of late New York Yankee Henry “Lou” Gehrig and his wife Eleanor. Previously, Mr. Howell served the U.S. government in a variety of uniformed and civilian capacities worldwide for the United States Army and Central Intelligence Agency. John is both Airborne and Ranger Qualified. Mr. Howell is a Fulbright Scholar and alumnus of Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina.
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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.
MARTIN R. WADE III 
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Mr. Wade has spent 40 years advising senior management and boards of directors on more than 200 business strategy, acquisition, divestiture and restructuring projects. Since 2007, Mr. Wade has been a Partner in Residence with Catalyst Acquisition Group and has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Broadcaster, Inc., VITA Mobile Systems, Inc. and Madice.com. He currently serves on several corporate boards including MNG Enterprises, Inc., a company that owns media properties such as The Denver Post, San Jose Mercury News, Orange County Register and the Boston Herald and Oyster Enterprises Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company. Mr. Wade’s career includes holding senior-level positions with investment banking firms including Lehman Brothers and Salomon Brothers and he served as National Head of Investment banking at Price Waterhouse LLP. Mr. Wade is a U.S. Veteran and holds a B.S. in Business Administration from West Virginia University and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Wyoming.
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BUD PATTERSON
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.
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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.
Brian Kelly
Executive Vice President - Business Development

Mr. Kelly is a visionary and an expert in the surveillance and physical security sector. He continues leading teams to meet demanding requirements for governmental and commercial customers, while developing innovative imaging systems to solve challenges faced by the US Department of Defense and related global Ministries of Defenses. Over a successful 24-year career, Mr. Kelly initiated the development of mid to long range infrared cameras, including designed and integrated electro-optic stems. He also developed electro-optic sensors in support of many ISR initiatives identified globally.  As Founder, Chairman and CEO of ISAP. The firm has grown into a global leader of product development and innovation within the governmental and commercial markets.  Under Mr. Kelly’s leadership of RVision, Inc. has continued leading several fundamental initiatives for the company including the oversight of investments within the defense industry. He is involved in identifying and capitalizing on new strategies nationally and internationally for emerging commercial markets. With the emergence of 5G technology, he sees the future for smart cities using the internet of things, sensors and technology to connect components enabling stronger communication in communities. 

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JEFFREY L. LANDERS
Chief Creative Officer /  Vice President of Marketing

Mr. Landers has over 30 years experience delivering creative marketing and advertising campaigns for companies worldwide.

As an award winning director, cinematographer and creative designer, Jeff has experience designing and executing campaigns via web, gorilla marketing, viral, and broadcast through traditional and non-traditional media. Jeff has owned his own creative services company since 1993 serving clients around the world as well as founding and selling an advertising agency and other entrepreneurial ventures. His work has been in diverse industries including healthcare, technology, automotive, food and industrial packaging. His expertise also includes brand development and marketing management helping companies grow their market share. Jeff has served on several non-profit boards across the nation.  

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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DANIEL L. HODGES, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director

See bio above

 

JOHN E. HOWELL, President and Executive Director

See bio above
 

DAVID V. AGUILAR, Director
During a 35-year career at the U.S. Border Patrol and Customs and Border Protection, Mr. Aguilar led our nation's largest federal law enforcement organization with a workforce of over 60,000 including 43,000 uniformed law enforcement officers. Mr. Aguilar began his CBP career as a Border Patrol agent in 1978 and became Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol in 2004. He was appointed Deputy Commissioner in April 2010 and served as acting Commissioner from 2011 to March 2013. For his work and his career of service, Commissioner Aguilar received the Presidential Rank Award in 2008, the President's Meritorious Excellence Award in 2005, the Department of Homeland Security Distinguished Service Medal, the Washington Homeland Security Roundtable Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement Lifetime Achievement Award. Since retiring in February 2013, Aguilar has been a Principal at Global Security and Innovative Strategies ("GSIS"), a leading security consulting and business advisory firm headquartered in Washington, DC. At GSIS, David advises clients on a broad range of national homeland and international security matters including border security and logistics, global trade and commerce, supply chain management and security, risk management, viability assessments, and strategic planning and implementation

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.


BRENT M. DAVIES, CPA, Director

Mr. Davies is also a member of the Board of Directors of TM Technologies, Inc. and a partner in his accounting practice in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has previously served as CFO of Patient Central Technologies, Inc. and of CEO of Robison, Hill & Co. Brent graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Marketing and a B.S. in Management. After serving as a manager in the S. S. Kresge Co. (K-Mart), he returned to school and received a B.S. in Accounting and an MBA (accounting option) from the University of Wyoming. He is a Certified Management Accountant and has CPA certificates from California, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. He has had more than 35 years of Diversified public accounting, industry and teaching experience, including national accounting firm auditing experience; serving as a controller of a small privately-owned company; serving on the Board of Directors of several small public and private companies; and participating in accounting and marketing research projects that resulted in two of the articles which he wrote, being published in national magazines. During his career in public accounting he has been involved with various oil and gas, coal, gold, silver, phosphate, sand and gravel mining companies as a consultant, tax preparer, auditor (well over 300 audits) and in financial statement preparation. He has also served on the board of directors for two mining companies. He has taught various tax and accounting courses at the University of Wyoming and has been a frequent speaker at seminars and workshops sponsored by professional, civic and private groups.

 
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.

 

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