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.
John Gall was promoted to President in March 2011. Under his leadership, Agilex has more than doubled in size while twice being named Government Contractor of the Year. With an overriding focus on achieving sustainable, quality growth, maintaining client delivery excellence, and fostering a culture of innovation, integrity and professional development, he has guided Agilex to become one of the most respected and esteemed government technology providers.
John has been with Agilex since the company’s founding. As Executive Vice President for Corporate Development, he established and oversaw the company’s corporate finance and accounting, contracts management, human resources, and quality organizations.
John 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 independently for over $500M. He was 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. Northrop Grumman acquired Integic in 2005.
Previously, he 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.
John 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 The George Washington University.
Ira S. Entis
Chief Growth Officer & President
Ira Entis is Agilex’ Chief Growth Officer, working with other senior leaders to drive sustainable, profitable and consistent high-growth across the company. The Washington Business Journal has recognized Agilex as one of the region’s fastest growing companies for the past five years. He also leads the Intel Sector at Agilex, managing the company’s strategic relationships with members of the Intelligence Community.
A 20-year veteran of the technology industry, Ira has served as a strategic advisor to major enterprises, led the development of industry solutions and defined the global marketing strategy for sector leaders. He draws on this experience as Chief Growth Officer, where he is responsible for strategic investments, market development and sales planning for the company.
He previously led the company’s Government Service Sector, where he achieved 176% growth over a two-year period. He also cofounded the company’s Advanced Technologies Group (ATG), which transforms emerging technologies into customer-focused solutions. He joined Agilex at inception as Chief Marketing Officer, a role that he continues to play, responsible for branding and messaging, corporate and marketing communications, lead generation and sales support.
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. He 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.
Ira has served on numerous boards of small businesses in the Washington area and 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 founded the company’s Justice & Homeland Security Sector and has led it to become one of the company’s largest business units. Under his leadership, Agilex has successfully executed a number of groundbreaking engagements within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) that have improved operational performance while delivering significant cost-savings.
Matt 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, Matt 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.
He 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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Lawrence R. Albert
Larry Albert launched and manages Agilex’ Healthcare Sector. He is an accomplished executive with an expert focus on healthcare technology and military systems. Under his tenure, Healthcare Informatics has named Agilex one of the nation’s one hundred largest health IT solution providers for five consecutive years (2010-14). For his leadership in government adoption of agile software development, Larry was named the 2012 Outstanding Industry Executive by the AFCEA Bethesda Government-Wide Initiatives Excellence Awards.
Before Agilex, Larry 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 for the Department of Defense.
Following its acquisition of Integic, Larry joined Northrop Grumman, expanding the business to include support for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) and the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN).
He began his professional career at Advanced Technology, Inc. (ATI) where he was Vice President of Logistics Engineering, focusing on foreign military sales.
Larry received his bachelor’s degree in Operations Research from the U.S. Naval Academy, and completed graduate work at American University. Before joining ATI, he served as a naval officer on nuclear submarines.
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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. During his tenure with the United States Postal Service (USPS), he was widely recognized as one of the most effective and transformative CIOs in public service. Today, he works closely with IT leaders to architect and implement game-changing strategies and programs.
Bob joined Agilex following 38 years of public service, including 27 years with USPS. As both Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the $75B organization, he managed all of its IT systems and was responsible for delivery of business solutions. He also led shared services organizations serving USPS’ finance and human resources requirements, and managed USPS.com, which generated $500M annually. During his tenure, he reduced annual IT spending by more that $100M while implementing cost avoidance solutions that generated $50M in additional savings.
USPS’ IT Modernization program – a multiyear effort to standardize, automate and virtualize the agency’s infrastructure – was one of his biggest successes. As part of this initiative, he consolidated eleven datacenters down to two and replaced over 25,000 servers with 900 blade servers. This program was also responsible for web-enabling a number of enterprise applications and refreshing over 200,000 desktops and laptops.
Supporting over 700,000 employees, Bob was responsible for some of the federal government’s largest email systems, Intranets, data warehouses and BlackBerry implementations. He also led one of the world’s largest deployments of SAP Human Capital Management (HCM). Under his leadership, ComputerWorld named USPS one of the “100 Best Places to Work in IT” for five consecutive years (2004-08).
Bob has won numerous industry awards, including Federal Computer Week’s Federal 100 Award and he was also named one of Government Computer News’ “Top 10 Government Managers.” Within USPS, he has been honored with the Vice President’s Award (1996, 2000), Inspector General Award (2001), Board of Governors Award (2003) and the prestigious John Wannamaker Award (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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Strategy & Client Service
Vice President, Advanced Technologies
Melissa Adamson directs Agilex’ Advanced Technologies Group (ATG), which is responsible for go-to-market planning and client strategy for the company’s four primary technology disciplines. Across each of these markets – advanced analytics, agile software development, cloud computing and enterprise mobility – ATG works with government leaders to develop agency-specific enterprise strategies, architectures, solutions and technology roadmaps.
Melissa also continues to lead Agilex’ enterprise mobility group, which has grown tenfold during her tenure and has been recognized as a market leader in the federal sector. She currently serves as the industry chair for the ACT-IAC Advanced Mobility Working Group.
She joined Agilex in 2011 following a decade with Microsoft. Most recently, she served as Director of Operations for Microsoft Federal, responsible for business management and operations for the company’s $1.5B federal business. Previously, she served as business manager for Microsoft Federal’s civilian and industry unit businesses; channel development manager for the U.S. and worldwide public sector businesses; and as an account manager for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Melissa worked for both Webber McGinn and Patton Boggs, providing government affairs counsel with a focus on healthcare. She began her career on Capitol Hill, serving both the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways & Means Health Subcommittee. She graduated Cum Laude from American University with a bachelor’s degree in Communications.
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. Drawing on his experience as one of the most lauded government CIOs, 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.
Roger 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 at VA 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.
Roger also served as CIO for the U.S. Department of Commerce from 1998 to 2001. In this role, 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.
He 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 a 2011 Government Contracting CTO Innovator of the Year in the small business category and he is also a recipient of the 2011 Federal 100 Award.
Prior to joining Agilex, Tim 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, he was also a spokesperson for Oracle on technical and industry issues, representing the company 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.
Tim 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 Guide To Oracle” as part of McGraw-Hill’s Database Experts Series.
Tim received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Harvard University.
Wendell Ocasio, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Wendell Ocasio directs Agilex healthcare technology strategy. He is a renowned expert in electronic health records (EHR) with expertise spanning medical informatics, software architecture and engineering, and program management. He currently leads Agilex’ teams supporting the modernization of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) VistA EHR system.
Previously, he led Agilex’ development of the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill long-term solution for VA. This claims processing system uses a variety of complex business rules to automatically calculates and pays educational benefits for over one million veterans and their dependents. Encompassing more than a dozen agile scrum teams working in parallel, the program was responsible for 35 on-time deliveries and was recognized as the reference implementation of agile within VA.
Wendell joined Agilex from Northrop Grumman, where he was the lead architect responsible for one of the four architectural prototypes of the U.S. Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN).
During his military career, he was the Chief Architect for the Department of Defense’s $4B global electronic health record. He transitioned it 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 as the Military Health System’s IT Professional of the Year in 2003.
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.
He began his military career as 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 Bethesda, MD and the Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center in Fort Meade, MD.
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Chief Quality Officer
Mark Scheffel is responsible for Agilex’ reputation for excellence in project delivery. As Chief Quality Officer, he provides executive-level program oversight, leads regular quality audits and assessments, and drives adoption of the Agilex Way for quality control and process improvement. He also leads Agilex’ human resources organization, including talent acquisition and training and development.
He joined Agilex from Northrop Grumman, where he led the company’s $100M Business Process Solutions group. This 250-person organization developed and implemented award-winning business process management (BPM) solutions for federal, state and local government agencies and commercial accounts. They supported over 2M users worldwide and maintained software renewal rates of 98%.
Previously, Mark served as Vice President for Product Strategy and Development at Integic Corporation. He enjoyed full P & L responsibility for the software development organization, including product strategy and management, staffing, development and testing, quality assurance, customer training, help desk and sales. Their primary product, the e.POWER BPM solution, was adopted by a number of government and commercial accounts representing over 1M users and was recognized in the Gartner Magic Quadrant. Following Integic’s acquisition, he was named to lead the company’s successful integration with Northrop Grumman.
He began his career with Advanced Technology, Inc. (ATI), where he served as Executive Director for Corporate Information Systems. Mark graduated from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.
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Chief Financial Officer
Joe Donohue has served as Agilex’ Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since the company’s founding. He is a seasoned executive with significant financial management and leadership experience spanning Fortune 500 companies, leading government contractors and high-growth technology providers. Under his leadership, Agilex has realized quarter-over-quarter growth for every quarter since its founding. He also serves as Chief Compliance Officer, with Agilex a recipient of the 2011 National Capital Business Ethics Award for its sustained, executive-level commitment to professional integrity.
He joined Agilex from Northrop Grumman, where he led customer support operations for the company’s e.POWER product line, including software maintenance, help desk, training and quality assurance. Under his management, revenues grew over 80%, margin expansion exceeded 50% and maintenance renewal rates averaged 95%.
Prior to the company’s acquisition, he served with Integic Corporation as a practice leader with P & L responsibility for multiple business units. Joe 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.
Previously, he established and led the finance organization for a $200M customer support division within Legent Corporation. Joe began his career with Marriott Corporation providing business analysis for new development projects.
Joe received his bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Tufts University and a MBA in Finance from The George Washington University.
Chief Business Officer
& General Counsel
John Harllee serves as Chief Business Officer for Agilex, responsible for the company’s administration and operations. He is also General Counsel, providing leadership for all contractual and legal activities, intellectual property management and corporate pricing. He has served as General Counsel since the company’s founding. He is a key member of the company’s merger and acquisition, strategic capture and corporate compliance teams as well.
He began his career as in-house counsel for Oracle and subsequently served as in-house counsel for 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.
John 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
Carole Scott leads corporate development initiatives for Agilex, including strategic partnerships, executive relations, business planning and community outreach. One of the company's first employees, she led development of Agilex' corporate headquarters. She is also the corporate secretary for Agilex.
Carole joined Agilex from Integic Corporation, where she directed all corporate internal and external communications, branding and public relations activities, and served as corporate secretary of the Integic Charitable Foundation. Her flair for eliciting the corporate spirit and creating and launching engaging communications programs, including radio spots, earned her the nickname “the voice of Integic.”
She previously served with Advanced Technology, Inc. (ATI) as a special assistant to the CEO and began her career as the office manager for a Fairfax law firm. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from George Mason University.
Theresa M. Nevarez
Human Resources Operations
Teri Nevarez has responsibility for the daily operation of Agilex’ Human Resources organization. She brings more than 15 years of HR leadership experience with a strong background in recruiting, employee relations, performance management and benefits. She has been with the company since its founding, driving Agilex’ growth to nearly a thousand employees in less than eight years.
Previously, she served as Director of Human Resources within Northrop Grumman’s Intelligence Group. She joined the firm following its acquisition of Integic Corporation, where she served most recently as Vice President of Human Resources. She began her career in human resources at SAIC.
Teri 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.
Paul Burkard, CPA
Treasurer and Controller
Paul Burkard leads the treasury and accounting teams at Agilex and helps drive key management decisions through financial input and assessment of technical accounting issues. Under his leadership, Agilex was awarded Deltek’s annual Project Excellence Award, which recognized the impact of the company’s financial practices on business performance.
Paul is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with 24 years of experience leading accounting and finance within large and midsize government contractors. He is known for putting first-rate financial and accounting practices in place, keeping internal controls strong and financial information accurate.
Previously, he was responsible for all corporate accounting activities for Integic Corporation. In this capacity, he was also the functional lead for the flawless implementation of a CostPoint ERP system. When Integic was acquired in 2005, he assisted Northrop Grumman with integration of financial systems and processes, and was told his team’s accounting practices and numbers were in the best condition of any previous acquisition.
Earlier in his career, he served with GTE, where he successfully transitioned a $1.2B government IT unit that had been acquired by a major telecom company.
Paul received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh.