Michael Sweat is co-founder and Chairman of Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, an innovative technical consulting firm recognized five times by Inc. Magazine as one of the Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in America.
Mr. Sweat began his career in 1982 as a federal employee with the U.S. Army specializing in Supply Chain Management, Logistics Planning, and Operations. In 1987, Mr. Sweat became a civilian employee of the U.S. Air Force, where he actively managed the acquisition, development, qualification, production, deployment and sustainment of major weapon systems and technology projects, with a particular emphasis in Command and Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems projects.
In 1997, driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and encouraged by federal outsourcing trends, Mr. Sweat entered the private sector and co-founded Odyssey Systems Consulting Group. Under Mr. Sweat's leadership as Chief Executive Officer from 1997 until September 2013, Odyssey grew from two to more than three hundred fifty employees and earned a wide-spread reputation for honest, customer-oriented technical and management support.
In October, 2013, Mr. Sweat assumed his current position of Chairman where his duties are focused on corporate governance, mergers and acquisition, strategic planning, and strategic business relationships.
Mr. Sweat holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Providence College, an MBA from Western New England College specializing in Acquisition and Contracting, and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.
Mr. Randy Nunley is the Chief Executive Officer of Odyssey Systems Consulting Group. Mr. Nunley joined Odyssey after a successful career in the United States Air Force. During that time he served as a weapon systems officer flying fighter and bomber aircraft. After selection to the Air Force's Test Pilot School Mr. Nunley conducted and managed flight test programs evaluating classified aircraft and weapon systems.
Leaving the cockpit behind Mr. Nunley assumed staff director positions in systems acquisition and requirements analysis at the headquarters level. He initiated or managed large service-wide programs such as the Joint Information Distribution System (JTIDS), Global Air Traffic Management (GATM), Global Positioning System (GPS), and Advanced Targeting Pod (ATP) for fighter and bomber aircraft. Mr. Nunley is certified to Level III (highest) in Test & Evaluation and Program Management by the Department of Defense.
In his nine years with Odyssey Mr. Nunley has helped the company achieve enviable growth to over 350 people and recognition by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing small businesses in America.
Mr. Nunley received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Utah State University, a Master of Public Administration from Golden Gate University, an MBA from the College of William and Mary, and a Master of Science in Finance from Boston College.
Douglas W. Emond is the Chief Financial Officer of Odyssey Systems Consulting Group. Mr. Emond joined Odyssey after a successful career as a CFO, CIO, CTO and COO at several public and private companies. Most recently Mr. Emond assisted the Santander Group in the rebranding of Sovereign Bank. Prior to Santander Doug worked domestically and international at a number of organizations such as Dassault Systemes, Doyle Group, CELT, Fidelity Investments, Eastern Bank, FleetBoston Financial, BankBoston, AIG, HSBC and Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
Emond brings more than 25 years of experience to Odyssey with extensive finance, accounting, contract and risk management, technology, operations, strategic planning experience. Doug's industry experience includes technology, financial services, manufacturing, education, consulting, investment management, health care and foreign trade.
Emond earned his MBA and Bachelor's degree at Manhattan College. He lives in Marblehead, MA with his wife and their two children.
Mr. Kevin Sweeney is Odyssey's Vice President of Operations for the East Region overseeing a portfolio of over $62M annual revenue that includes USAF Acquisition Programs at Air Force Life Cycle Management Command (AFLCMC), the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, DC, Air Combat Command at Langley AFB, VA and Air Logistics Center at Tinker AFB, OK, as well as a sizable group of USAF and Coast Guard programs within Odyssey's Communications Systems Technologies (CST) Division. Kevin's 30 year Department of Defense career includes two stints as a senior Government civilian in the Financial Management and Cost Estimating career field, Director of a start-up Advisory and Assistance Services company, and as a Senior Analyst with GTE Government Systems (now General Dynamics). Kevin has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts.
Mr. Eric Andrew Svarverud is an experienced business executive with over twenty years of diverse responsibilities within the US Federal market, both civilian and DoD, and the international market, both in business development and operational execution, within Europe, the Middle East and Asia. His responsibilities have included strategic planning of long-range business unit operations and growth, overarching profit/loss responsibility, developing and maintaining business partner relationships, analysis of corporate acquisition targets, and successful program/project execution and delivery.
Mr. Svarverud is the Vice President of Operations, Western Region, at Odyssey Systems Consulting Group where he is responsible for the overall capture and operational management of a portfolio of programs, contracts, and personnel in the Space and Cyber markets. Mr. Svarverud develops and institutes strategies, with attendant processes, procedures, and tools to support revenue and profit growth. Mr. Svarverud consults with senior leadership in the strategic planning and market development for his operational unit and oversees all necessary capture initiatives to maximize win probability of new business opportunities.
Prior to joining Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, Mr. Svarverud was the Vice President of Space Programs at Serco Inc. where he was responsible for operations in excess of $50M annually and 350+ personnel. The primary focus of his operations was to provide professional services for the advocacy, research and development, acquisition, operations and sustainment of space and cyber systems. Prior to Serco, Mr. Svarverud worked for Resource Consultants Inc. (RCI) in Jacksonville, FL where he was the Project Director for their NADEP Jacksonville operations responsible for providing sustainment engineering support for a variety of U.S. Navy aviation platforms. Prior to RCI, Mr. Svarverud served in a variety of engineering positions at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) in Arlington, VA in support of all models of the US Navy's F/A-18 aircraft.
Mr. Svarverud holds an undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech and a master's degree in Engineering Management/Information Systems from The George Washington University.
Tom Portlock is the Vice President for Business Development. In this capacity, Mr. Portlock is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the Company's strategies, processes and tools to increase revenue within its existing lines of business as well as in new markets. He is charged with conducting research, validating leads, supporting proposal development activities, and assisting the CEO, Operations VPs and other company managers in their efforts to grow revenue and profits.
Mr. Portlock began his career in 1990 as a federal employee specializing in Systems Acquisition, Engineering and Program Management. As a civilian employee of the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Portlock actively managed the acquisition, development, qualification, production, deployment and sustainment of major weapon systems and technology projects, with a particular emphasis in Air Traffic Control, Command and Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems projects.
In 1997, Mr. Portlock transitioned from Federal Service to the private sector and has enjoyed a tremendously successful career leading organizations deliver cutting-edge technical solutions. At Odyssey, prior to leading the company's proposal and business development efforts, Mr. Portlock led the expansion of Odyssey's Air Force business unit, peaking at over 200 employees with annual revenue exceeding $40M.
Mr. Portlock holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Southeastern Massachusetts University. He has also received post-graduate instruction in Business Administration from Bentley College.
Paul Kuconis is Odyssey's Director of Quality, responsible for overseeing, managing and growing Odyssey's Quality Management System, ensuring the Company's ISO certification is maintained. Additional Mr. Kuconis is responsible for maintenance an presentation of the Company's metrics dashboard with presentations to Senior Management.
In a career spanning 30+ years in various financial and managerial capacities Mr. Kuconis worked for Raytheon, GTE Government Systems (now General Dynamics), and Man-Tech before transitioning to Odyssey as Contracts Manager. Additionally he also was part owner in Rel-Tech Electronics, a contract manufacturing company.
Mr. Kuconis received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Investments from Babson College and a Masters of Business Administration from Suffolk University. He also maintains a Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute.
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