Agilex has brought together an exceptional leadership team. They are distinguished by their strategic vision, significant management experience, uncompromisable ethical standards and demonstrated commitment to client success. Alumni of both government service and a number of other industry leaders, they are working with our professionals to establish Agilex as the preeminent provider of consulting, solutions and IT services in the federal sector.
R. Scott LaRose
Scott LaRose, a highly respected technology entrepreneur, serves as the Chairman of the Board for Agilex. Mr. LaRose also leads the Office of the Chairman, which provides operational oversight for the company and directly manages revenue generation activities, including sales, business development and product management.
Mr. LaRose co-founded and led Mythics, Inc., an award-winning Value-Added Reseller (VAR) and professional services provider for the public sector. As an Oracle Platinum Partner, Mythics has been recognized as Oracle's North American VAR Partner of the Year as well as the Oracle University Partner of the Year. Mythics was recently ranked twelfth on GSA's list of top IT contractors. He also co-founded ADS, Inc. and IronBrick and continues to serve on the board of directors for each firm. He began his career in sales management with Oracle Corporation serving the state and local government market.
Among his many charitable and community activities, Mr. LaRose serves on the boards for the Radford University Foundation, The Hillier-LaRose Foundation and the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation. Previously, he has served on the Board of Visitors for George Mason University and Radford University. He has also served on the Virginia Attorney General's Task Force on Regulatory Reform and Economic Development. Mr. LaRose is a graduate of Radford University and has pursued additional studies in business and management information sciences at James Madison University.
Jay H. Nussbaum
Jay Nussbaum co-founded Agilex with Robert L. LaRose and currently serves as the company's Vice Chairman. He leads sales, marketing, alliances and solution development activities as a member of the Office of the Chairman, which provides executive oversight of the company. He was recently recognized by Federal Computer Week with its prestigious Federal 100 award as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute of Excellence in Sales & Business Development.
Mr. Nussbaum brings demonstrated leadership and expertise in building high-growth sales, marketing and customer service organizations in the technology sector. Prior to co-founding Agilex, Mr. Nussbaum was the Global Head of Sales, Marketing and Business Development for Citigroup Global Transaction Services (GTS). Previously, he served with BearingPoint, Inc. (formerly KPMG Consulting), where he created the Managed Services organization and subsequently led the company's sales, marketing and alliances organization globally.
During a ten-year career with Oracle Corporation, he established Oracle Services Industries, the company's sales and consulting organization serving the education, healthcare, communications, utilities, financial services and public sectors. Reporting directly to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, Nussbaum grew the organization from just under $60M to more than $1.5B during his tenure. Mr. Nussbaum began his career at Xerox Corporation, culminating his service as President of Integrated Systems Operations. In this role, he was responsible for integration and consulting services in the commercial and federal government markets.
Mr. Nussbaum has served on the board of directors of Northrop Grumman Corporation, KPMG Consulting and MicroStrategy. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he was named the school's Alumnus of the Year in 1989.
With the company since inception, John Gall was promoted to President in March 2011. In this capacity, he provides the strategic framework, management and oversight for a majority of Agilex' business, including corporate finance and accounting, contracts management, human resources, and quality programs.
Mr. Gall brings to Agilex deep experience in financial management and corporate development for the government IT market. His operational leadership was critical to his two previous firms, as they went from start-up through sustained revenue and profitability growth during his tenure. Shareholders realized significant equity gains when these ventures were sold separately for over $500M. He served as a principal member of the merger and acquisition team in both instances.
Most recently, he served as Vice President of Finance for Integic Corporation. He managed the company's finance and accounting operations as Integic grew rapidly to $180M in annual revenue. Integic was acquired by Northrop Grumman in 2005.
Previously, Mr. Gall was Vice President of Finance for Advanced Technology, Inc. (ATI). He implemented the financial and operational structure that allowed the company to grow from start-up to over 2,000 employees with annual sales of $180M. ATI was acquired by Emhart/Black & Decker in 1988 and became a core component of PRC/DynCorp.
Mr. Gall began his career as a Supply Corps Officer in the U.S. Navy. He received his bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Notre Dame and a Master in Business Financial Management from George Washington University.
Robert L. Otto
Government Services Sector
Bob serves as President for the Government Services Sector with overall responsibility for the civilian and public sector market, including business growth, solution development, service delivery and customer satisfaction.
Robert Otto joined Agilex following 38 years of public service. Most recently, he spent 27 years with the United States Postal Service (USPS), where he finished his distinguished career as both Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the $75B organization. He was responsible for management of the USPS’ IT systems and delivery of business solutions. As CIO/CTO, Mr. Otto reduced annual IT spending by more than $100M and implemented cost avoidance solutions that saved another $50M.
Mr. Otto led shared services organizations serving the USPS’ IT, finance and human resource requirements. During his tenure, USPS was named by ComputerWorld as one of the “100 Best Places to Work in IT” from 2004-07. He also managed its online presence with USPS.com generating over $500M annually. His organization implemented one of the world’s largest SAP Human Resources deployments supporting over 700,000 postal employees, and was also responsible for some of the world’s largest e-mail systems, BlackBerry deployments and data warehouses.
Mr. Otto is widely recognized for USPS’ IT Modernization program, where he led a multiyear effort to standardize, automate and virtualize its IT infrastructure. As part of this initiative, he consolidated over 25,000 servers within 11 datacenters and hundreds of additional sites into 900 blade servers hosted in just two datacenters. The program was also responsible for web-enabling a number of enterprise applications and refreshing over 200,000 desktops and laptops.
Mr. Otto has won numerous industry and postal awards, including the Vice President’s Award in 1996 and 2000, the Inspector General Award in 2001, the Board of Governors Award in 2003, and the prestigious John Wannamaker award in 2007.
He received his education and training from the University of Virginia, Duke University, and the University of Maryland, with a Master’s degree in Public Administration from American University.
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Lawrence R. Albert
Larry Albert leads the Agilex Healthcare Sector. He is an accomplished executive with an expert focus on healthcare technology and military systems. He was recognized as the 2012 Outstanding Industry Executive by the AFCEA Bethesda Government-Wide Initiatives Excellence Awards for his leadership in government adoption of agile software development practices.
Before Agilex, Mr. Albert created and led the healthcare practice at Integic Corporation where it became a $100M business unit within seven years. In this role, he led the design, development and deployment of the world’s largest electronic healthcare management system, the Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA), for the Department of Defense. After Integic was acquired by Northrop Grumman Corporation, Mr. Albert expanded the business to include the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) as well as support for the United Kingdom’s National Health Service and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He began his professional career at Advanced Technology where he was Vice President of Logistics Engineering, focusing on foreign military sales.
Larry Albert received his bachelor’s degree in Operations Research from the U.S. Naval Academy, and completed graduate work at American University. Before joining Advanced Technology, Mr. Albert served as a naval officer on nuclear submarines.
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Ira S. Entis
Intel Defense Sector
Ira Entis leads the Intel/Defense Sector business at Agilex. He also serves as the company’s Chief Marketing Officer and manages the company’s Advanced Technology group.
A 20-year veteran of the technology industry, Mr. Entis has served as a technology consultant and advisor to both public and private sector enterprises, led the development of industry solutions and defined the global market strategy for sector leaders.
Prior to Agilex, he served as the Vice President of Global Marketing at BearingPoint, where he led a team of professionals worldwide responsible for positioning in the marketplace, industry and product marketing, sales enablement and client satisfaction programs. Mr. Entis began his career at Oracle Corporation, where he led a solutions group that combined Oracle technology, applications, and partner capabilities to drive value for Oracle Service Industries clients.
Mr. Entis serves on numerous boards of small businesses in the Washington area and has served on the Advisory Board of the Information Technology Services Marketing Association. He is a graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
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Justice & Homeland Security Sector
Matt Warren is responsible for managing and growing the Justice & Homeland Security Sector at Agilex. Since joining the company in 2008, Mr. Warren has led a number of strategic initiatives within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that have measurably improved the department's operational performance. He also leads Agilex' relationship with the Department of Justice.
Mr. Warren joined Agilex from Oracle Corporation, where he led the company's strategic sales initiative for the federal civilian sector, including the Departments of Homeland Security, Justice and State. Previously, he was responsible for the company's DHS account, and he managed Oracle's business relationship with the Department of the Treasury prior to that. While at Oracle, Mr. Warren was named the company's top sales representative within the public sector and he also received the Annual Achiever award for exceeding quota for 11 consecutive years.
Mr. Warren began his career with GTSI, where he was the reseller's top performing inside sales representative. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
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Roger W. Baker
Chief Strategy Officer
As Chief Strategy Officer, Roger Baker leads initiatives focused on establishing Agilex as our clients’ most trusted and valued partner. He is responsible for aligning the company’s growth, go-to-market and service delivery strategies to address client requirements. He also works with clients and partners to help agencies implement strategies and technologies to modernize IT operations, lower sustainment costs, enhance performance and improve mission results.
Mr. Baker was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate in May of 2009 as the Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). During his tenure, he transformed the federal government’s second largest IT department into a customer-driven, quality-based and results-oriented organization. He improved project success rates dramatically with the introduction of the Program Management Accountability System (PMAS), which became the model for the federal government’s TechStat, PortfolioStat and IT Dashboard programs. He led the agency to embrace new and emerging technologies, such as mobile devices, cloud computing and agile software development, to improve mission effectiveness and better serve Veterans. He also restored the agency’s reputation as a trusted guardian of Veteran’s personally identifiable information (PII) and was a powerful advocate for standards-based systems and open source software within VA.
He also served as CIO for the U.S. Department of Commerce from 1998 to 2001. He was recognized for modernizing the agency’s IT systems and processes and strengthening IT management to support the decennial census, introduce new e-commerce capabilities and reduce operating costs. He was also a leader in defining the federal CIO role following passage of the Clinger-Cohen Act.
Mr. Baker has worked extensively in the private sector for a variety of successful technology companies. He served as President and CEO of Dataline LLC, an innovative, midsize technology company, immediately prior to his VA appointment. Previously, he served as CIO for General Dynamics Information Technology and as General Manager for the Telecommunications and Information Assurance business group at CACI International. Earlier in his career, he served as Chief Operating Officer for BlueGill Technologies; Vice President of Engineering and Operations at VISA International; and as Vice President of Consulting and Services for Verdix Corporation.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Masters in Business Administration degrees from the University of Michigan. He has been honored by ACT-IAC with 2011 John J. Franke Award; was named the 2010 Civilian Agency Executive of the Year by Government Computer News; recognized by AFFIRM with its 2012 Executive Leadership in Information Resources Management - Civilian award; and is a three-time recipient of the Federal 100 Award.
Chief Technology Officer
Tim Hoechst leads the company’s Technology Innovation Center – Agilex’ in-house research & product development organization – and is a member of the company’s senior management team. In addition, he serves as the executive sponsor for many of the company’s most strategic client engagements. For his leadership on federal IT issues, Hoechst was named the 2011 Government Contracting CTO Innovator of the Year in the small business category and is also a recipient of the 2011 Federal 100 Award.
Prior to joining Agilex, Mr. Hoechst spent 19 years at Oracle Corporation in a variety of roles. Most recently, he was a Senior Vice President in the Public Sector Division, leading the technical professionals that supported Oracle’s Government clients in the United States and Canada. Many of their innovations have become part of the Oracle product line and are used extensively by Oracle’s customers throughout the world.
As the Chief Technology Executive for Oracle in the Public Sector, Mr. Hoechst was also a spokesperson for Oracle on technical and industry issues. He represented Oracle with customers, at conferences, on Capitol Hill, and in the media. He also served in an advisory capacity with several Government organizations addressing science and technology issues.
Mr. Hoechst joined Oracle in 1988 as a consultant and built information systems for many of Oracle’s largest federal customers including the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, the Internal Revenue Service and the United States Postal Service. In 1990, he coauthored a book called Guide To Oracle as part of McGraw-Hill’s Database Experts Series.
Hoechst received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Harvard University.
Wendell Ocasio, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Wendell Ocasio is responsible for Agilex' healthcare strategy. He is a renowned expert in Electronic Health Record architecture, design, integration, deployment, and training. His expertise spans both the domain aspects of medical informatics as well as the technical aspects of large-scale systems integration, performance, and capacity planning.
Dr. Ocasio was the Chief Architect for the Department of Defense’s $4B global electronic health record. He transitioned AHLTA from a test platform involving two hospitals into the largest electronic medical record in the world, spanning hundreds of facilities and millions of patients worldwide with real-time interoperability. He was recognized by the Department of Defense as the Military Health System’s IT Professional of the Year in 2003.
Before Agilex, Dr. Ocasio served with Northrop Grumman, where he was the lead architect for one of the four architectural prototypes of the U.S. Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN).
As a Harvard National Scholar, he received his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in Engineering Sciences. He received his M.D., cum laude from the Harvard Medical School – Massachusetts Institute of Technology Health Sciences and Technology program, specializing in advanced technology and research. He completed his residency at the New York University Medical Center and is board certified in surgery.
Dr. Ocasio was a medical officer in the U.S. Air Force. He continues to practice medicine as a volunteer general surgeon at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and the Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center in Fort Meade, MD.
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Chief Quality Officer
As Chief Quality Officer, Mark Scheffel leads programs and initiatives focused on delivering world-class customer satisfaction. These efforts include executive-level program oversight, ongoing training, quality audits and assessments, and adoption of quality control and improvement methodologies. Please visit our Quality Assurance section to learn more about our approaches to service delivery excellence.
Mr. Scheffel joins Agilex from Northrop Grumman Corporation, where he led the company’s $100M Business Process Solutions group. This 250-person team developed and implemented industry-leading business process management (BPM) solutions across the federal government, with state and local agencies, and within commercial accounts. They supported over 2M users worldwide and maintained software renewal rates of 98%. He joined Northrop Grumman following the company’s acquisition of Integic Corporation and was responsible for the company’s successful integration
While at Integic, he served as Vice President for Product Strategy and Development. He enjoyed full P & L responsibility for the software development organization, including strategic direction, staffing, application development, testing, quality assurance, customer training, help desk and sales. They developed and implemented the award-winning e.POWER BPM solution, which was adopted by a number of government and commercial accounts representing over 1M users.
He began his career with Advanced Technology, Inc., where he served as Executive Director for Corporate Information Systems. Mr. Scheffel graduated from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.
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John G. Edwards
National Security Initiatives
John Edwards is a distinguished, twenty-year veteran of the Intelligence Community. He spent fourteen years within the Central Intelligence Agency providing technical operations and engineering support overseas. For the remainder of his career, he served as a Senior Agency Official within the Office of the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI), where he played an integral role in implementing the DCI’s strategic and operational priorities following 9/11. In his current role, he leads strategic programs for the national security community and supports the development of specialized solutions for the sector’s unique requirements.
Prior to joining Agilex, he served as Vice President for Special Programs at Blackbird Technologies, where he developed and managed technical programs, product development and service delivery for the Intelligence and Defense Communities. He also served as a Site Lead for the White House Presidential Advance Office, coordinating Presidential events and supporting senior White House traveling staff.
He has been honored for his public service with a number of awards, including the Intelligence Commendation Medal, the Intelligence Medal of Merit and the DCI Director’s Medal. Mr. Edwards holds a Bachelors of Applied Science degree in Electronic Engineering Technology from ITT.
Chief Financial Officer
Joe Donohue has served as Agilex’ Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since the company’s inception and was also named Chief Compliance Officer. He is a seasoned executive with significant financial management and leadership experience spanning Fortune 500 companies, leading government contractors and high-growth technology providers.
Mr. Donohue joined Agilex from Northrop Grumman, where he led customer support operations for the company’s e.Power product line, including software maintenance, support, training and quality assurance. Under his leadership, revenues grew over 80% to $9M, margin expansion exceeded 50% and maintenance renewal rates averaged 95%.
While at Integic Corporation, Mr. Donohue served as a practice leader with P & L responsibility for multiple business units within the company. He was also responsible for the launch of the company’s customer support and maintenance organization. In addition, he supported the sale and divestiture of Integic’s Document Systems Group to Moore Business Forms.
Earlier, he established and led the finance organization for a $200M customer support division within Legent Corporation. Mr. Donohue began his career with Marriott Corporation providing business analysis for new development projects.
Mr. Donohue received his bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Tufts University and a MBA in Finance from George Washington University.
Vice President, Contracts
& General Counsel
John Harllee serves as General Counsel & Vice President of Contracts at Agilex. In this role, he provides leadership in terms of all contractual and legal activities, intellectual property, and corporate pricing, and is a key member of our mergers and acquisitions team.
Mr. Harllee began his career as in-house counsel for Oracle and subsequently was in-house counsel at Netscape Communications and America Online. He returned to Oracle as Vice President for Sales Operations, where he managed operations for the company’s North American government, education and healthcare license sales unit. In this capacity, he served as the organization’s lead negotiator for large, complex software transactions.
Mr. Harllee earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia and received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan. He was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 1994.
Carole J. Scott
Corporate Communications & Administration
Carole Scott leads all corporate communications and public relations at Agilex and partners with the CMO in managing all branding and external relations campaigns. She is also responsible for the daily operations of facilities management and administration. She is the corporate Secretary for Agilex.
Ms. Scott came to Agilex from Integic Corporation, where she directed all corporate internal and external communications, branding, public relations, and served as Corporate Secretary of the Integic Charitable Foundation. Previous employment included CEO support at Advanced Technology, Inc. (ATI) and office management responsibilities at a Fairfax law firm. Ms. Scott is a successful communications professional who’s flair for eliciting corporate spirit, and creating and launching engaging communications programs, including radio spots, earned her the nickname “the voice of Integic.”
Ms. Scott received her bachelor’s degree in English from George Mason University.
Charles E. Virtue
Charlie Virtue is manages the comprehensive human resources program at Agilex. He brings with him more than 26 years of progressive leadership experience in all areas of HR.
Before Agilex, Mr. Virtue spent more than ten years at Integic Corporation prior to and after its acquisition by Northrop Grumman Corporation. At Integic, he led the company’s Human Resources organization and served as a corporate officer. Prior to Integic, he held HR leadership roles in such organizations as GTE, Contel Federal Systems, Space Communications, and Bechtel.
Mr. Virtue has a bachelor’s degree from Pace University and a master’s degree at Hood College.
Theresa M. Nevarez
Human Resources Operations
Teri Nevarez has responsibility for the daily operation of Agilex’ Human Resources organization. Ms. Nevarez brings more than 15 years of HR leadership experience with a strong background in recruiting, employee relations, performance management and benefits within both the private and public sectors.
Prior to joining Agilex, Ms. Nevarez was the Director of Human Resources within the Intelligence Group at Northrop Grumman Corporation. She spent most of her career at Integic Corporation, which was later acquired by Northrop Grumman. At Integic, she held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as Vice President of Human Resources. She began her career at SAIC in the Human Resources Department.
Ms. Nevarez received her bachelor’s degree in Business and Finance from Mount Saint Mary’s College and her master’s degree in Human Resources Management from American University. She served on the Board of Directors of New Horizon Credit Union prior to its acquisition.
Treasurer and Controller
Paul Burkard leads the finance and accounting teams at Agilex and helps drive key management decisions through financial input and assessment of technical accounting issues. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with 24 years of experience leading accounting and finance at major IT government contractors as well as at a mid-size commercial and government contractors. He is known for putting first-rate financial and accounting practices in place, keeping internal controls strong and financial information accurate.
Prior to Agilex, Mr. Burkard was responsible for all corporate accounting activities at Integic. Here, he was the functional lead in implementing a flawless CostPoint ERP system solution whereby his team closed the books ahead of schedule, never missed a payroll, and paid all vendors on time. When Integic was sold to Northrop Grumman in 2005, he assisted Northrop Grumman through the acquisition and was told by their senior management team that his team’s accounting practices and numbers were in the best condition of any company they had acquired. Earlier in his career, while at GTE, he successfully transitioned a $1.2B government IT unit that had been acquired by a major telecom company.
Mr. Burkard received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh.