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MEET OUR TEAM

The Dawnbreaker team finds joy in helping others succeed! Whether you are working with one of our engineers or MBAs who serve as a business coach; a market researcher finding pivotal information on your behalf; or a graphic designer/writer clarifying what you do – we all have your success in mind. Dawnbreaker’s services are provided directly to federal agencies, as well as to the small businesses which they fund through grants and contracts. Our Evaluation and Outreach team measures the impact of services provided. Please take a moment to explore the resumes of the individuals who may be supporting your organization through one or more of the programs that we support.
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EXECUTIVE STAFF / BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jenny C. Servo, PH.D.
PRESIDENT
jcservo@dawnbreaker.com
P (585) 594-0025
BRENDA COVILL
VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE
bcovill@dawnbreaker.com
P (585) 617-9487
PAUL D. HAULER
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
pdhauler@dawnbreaker.com
P (585) 594-5079
Jenny C. Servo, PH.D.  /  President
P (585) 594-0025    /    F (585) 594-8623    /  jcservo@dawnbreaker.com
Dr. Servo is the founder and president of Dawnbreaker. She has written extensively on the topic of innovation with articles appearing in The Futurist, Intrepreneurial Excellence, and Innovation in the Work Place. Dr. Servo is also the senior author on the books that are used with our clients including Business Planning for Scientists and Engineers; Knock Their Socks Off: Making Winning Presentations to Investors; and Indicators of Commercial Potential.

Within Dawnbreaker, Dr. Servo specializes in the design of programs for Federal and State Agencies and in assisting small, advanced technology firms with business planning, market research, strategic planning, and organizational development. She is a frequent speaker at many national and state-related SBIR Conferences.

From 1985-1988, Jenny worked as a consultant to Kodak's Office of Innovation where she was responsible for developing training programs for innovation facilitators and monitoring customer satisfaction with the Office of Innovation. Dr. Servo was also responsible for monitoring various aspects of Kodak's internal venturing process and providing recommendations on the training needs of new venture management teams. Dr. Servo is bilingual in Spanish and in the mid-80's consulted with the Organization of American States on issues regarding technology transfer.

Jenny received her MS from the University of Kansas and her Ph.D. from the University of Rochester.
Brenda Covill  /  Vice President, FINANCE
P (585) 617-9487    /    F (585) 594-8623    /  bcovill@dawnbreaker.com
Brenda Covill is the Vice President of Finance and has been with Dawnbreaker since its inception in 1990. Under Brenda’s financial guidance the company has prospered and weathered periodic downturns in the economy. Brenda manages the finance department and is the contract administrator on all government contracts. She is responsible for invoicing, accounts payable and receivable, and fringe benefits. Brenda is also an integral part of Dawnbreaker’s Board of Directors. Prior to joining Dawnbreaker, Brenda ran her own small business.
PAUL D. HAULER  /  EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
P (585) 594-5079    /    F (585) 594-8623    /  pdhauler@dawnbreaker.com
Paul D. Hauler is a member of Dawnbreaker’s Board of Directors and has been an integral and influential part of the Dawnbreaker team since the company’s launch in 1990. Paul brings with him a rich and varied background in general management, marketing, business, and strategic planning. Mr. Hauler has personally and successfully run $3, $10, and $20 million dollar companies in both the start-up and mature mode for companies including Videk – an Eastman Kodak spin-off, Keuffel & Esser Co., Boeing Electronics, and Taylor Instrument Company PTY, Ltd for which Mr. Hauler served as the company president. Paul has also served as the Director of Strategic Relations for The Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Prior to his work in industry Mr. Hauler worked with NASA for 4 years where he served as the Director for Industry Affairs. His efforts were focused upon marketing the numerous technologies that NASA produced to various publics. NASA's Spin-Off magazine and TechBrief brochures are both consequences of those efforts. Mr. Hauler is no stranger to the venture capital community and has frequently interfaced with venture capitalists when considering divestiture and acquisition activities.
BUSINESS ACCELERATION

LYN BARNETT
ALFRED W. CLARK, MS
SHERRY HOSTETTER, MBA
PETE HUNT, P.E. MBA
LYN BARNETT  /  BUSINESS ACCELERATION MANAGER
Lyn Barnett joined the Dawnbreaker team in 2001 and brings over 30 years of experience in marketing, business development, planning, and management in organizations that include start-ups and Fortune 50 companies.

At Dawnbreaker, Ms. Barnett serves as a Business Acceleration Manager for the company’s Navy, National Science Foundation (NSF), and Department of Energy (DOE) SBIR transition assistance programs. She currently is the liaison between Dawnbreaker and NAVAIR and SPAWAR. In addition, Ms. Barnett assists Dawnbreaker’s Federal Agency clients with business development and outreach efforts. Ms. Barnett has served as Program Manager for the NIST Technology Commercialization Assistance Program (TCAP), as well as the company’s private business contact with responsibilities for understanding requirements and drafting contracts. She has also assisted on data collection and reporting for the Navy Transition Assistance Program (TAP) follow-up efforts. Ms. Barnett has represented Dawnbreaker at tradeshows such as the National SBIR Conference and Beyond Phase II.

Ms. Barnett is skilled at developments in new and emerging markets and technologies. Prior to her role at Dawnbreaker, she led the marketing efforts for Hewlett-Packard's ProCurve Networking business to achieve the #2 worldwide market share position behind Cisco Systems. She has also led the server-based wireless technology initiatives at Compaq Computer Corporation where her team developed and marketed wireless enterprise solutions to reduce cost and improve profitability of businesses across the globe. Ms. Barnett's extensive experience in marketing and business development includes internal and external consulting, market strategy development, alliance and partner management, strategic planning, channel development, marketing plan implementation, customer identification, and team management of both large and small organizations. As an entrepreneur and CEO, Ms. Barnett was chosen to lead a start-up in the medical industry from concept design to product commercialization. She also was selected to manage a venture portfolio in small and multifaceted technology companies as part of an intrapreneurial initiative at Eastman Kodak Company.

Ms. Barnett currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Houghton College from which she earned a BA in Business Administration.
ALFRED W. CLARK, MS  /  MANAGER, GOVERNMENT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Alfred (Al) Clark joins Dawnbreaker with over 20+ years experience in DoD Weapon Systems acquisition and private sector corporate business development. Mr. Clark's experience and background as a career Naval Aviator and a senior member of the DoD Acquisition Corps significantly enhances Dawnbreaker's capabilities in its Government Services portfolio. His command experience and extensive work in the aviation field and major DoD Weapon Systems program management experiences bring a unique and insightful perspective to the Dawnbreaker team.

After completing 27 years of service in the U.S. Navy and retiring at the rank of Captain (O-6), and prior to joining Dawnbreaker, he was Vice President of Business Development at VT Systems, Inc., for 3 years with primary responsibilities for managing corporate merger and acquisitions, the development of corporate aerospace business development activities, and evaluating emerging technologies for investment.

Highlights of his Naval career include tours as a carrier based A-6 Intruder pilot; assignments in the F/A-18 Fighter Aircraft Program Office where he held positions as Deputy Program Manager for F/A-18 E/F Special Projects and Deputy Program Manager for F/A-18 Foreign Military Sales; F/A-18 Program Integrator and Acceptance Test Pilot at the Defense Plant Representative Office (DPRO) McDonnell Douglas; TOMAHAWK Cruise Missile West Coast Test Director at the Pacific Missile Test Range Point Mugu, California; and a Command tour as Commander, Defense Contract Management Agency Boeing St. Louis, the nation's largest in-plant DoD contract management command. His command responsibility included the production management, oversight and delivery of an $85 Billion defense weapons systems portfolio with and annual fiscal execution responsibility in excess of $7 Billion. This portfolio included the F/A-18 Super Hornet, F-15E Strike Eagle, A/V-8B Harrier, T45 Trainer, the Stand-off Land Attack Missile- Extended Range (SLAM-ER), the Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) and various other major weapon systems. Mr. Clark amassed over 2700+ flying hours in various high performance jet aircraft to include significant time in the A-4 Skyhawk, the A-6E Intruder, the A-7E Corsair II, the F/A-18 A/B/C/D Hornet and the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet. As a member of Medium Attack Squadron 176 (VA-176) operating the A-6E from the deck of the USS Independence (CV-62), he participated in day/night carrier combat operations in Grenada (OPERATION URGENT FURY) and in Lebanon.

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy (1976), Mr. Clark holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Systems Engineering). In addition, he holds a Master of Science Electrical Engineering (Space Systems Engineering) from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey California, and a Master of Science (National Resource Strategy) from the National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, D.C. Other postgraduate education includes graduation from the Program Managers and Executive Program Managers Courses, Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and the Executive Development Program, J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.
SHERRY HOSTETTER, MBA  /  BUSINESS ACCELERATION MANAGER
Ms Hostetter joined Dawnbreaker in July of 2006 as a portfolio manager. She has over 30 years of successful experience in marketing, business strategy, negotiations, customer relations, and merger and acquisition planning, predominantly in the energy and education industries.

Key positions Ms. Hostetter has held include:
Vice President, Marketing and Sales for Baltimore Gas and Electric/Constellation Energy
Director of Strategic Initiatives for Rochester Gas and Electric
Interim Vice President for the College for Financial Planning/ Apollo Group
Chairperson, Monroe County Airport Authority

In those positions she successfully negotiated customer contracts with many diverse major companies including Eastman Kodak, Bausch & Lomb, Bethlehem Steel, John Hopkins Hospital, and Merrill Lynch.

Ms Hostetter received her MBA from Colorado State University and her Bachelor of Arts from Potsdam State University. She is currently a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma honor business society. Ms Hostetter is a strong community participant and received the prestigious Presidential Award for community service. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for HB Smith Corporation and is on the Board of Trustees for The MacDuffie School in Springfield, MA.
PETE HUNT, P.E. MBA  /  BUSINESS ACCELERATION MANAGER
Pete Hunt joined Dawnbreaker in September of 2007 as a Portfolio Manager. He has a strong background in project management, strategic planning, research and development, and customer service with over 10 years experience in the pharmaceutical and chemical capital equipment industry. Mr. Hunt brings with him a solid end-user's perspective of technology development and first hand knowledge of working for a large manufacturer. He held several positions at Pfaudler, starting as a Reconditioning Engineer and progressing to designing multi-million dollar reactor systems as a Product Engineer and most recently working as a Senior Product Engineer concentrating on new product design and development. Once development was complete, Mr. Hunt worked with both the sales and marketing groups to commercialize the product.

Mr. Hunt has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo and received his MBA from the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester. He is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma, business honor society and he holds a Professional Engineering license in the State of New York.
CHRIS KAUFMAN, PH.D.
MITCH LAIRMORE, MBA
BOB LARSEN
VERNON MOORE, MBA
CHRIS KAUFMAN, PH.D.  /  BUSINESS ACCELERATION MANAGER
Dr. Kaufman joined Dawnbreaker in March of 2014 as a Business Acceleration Manager. He has a strong background in scientific research, market opportunity analysis, intellectual property assessment, entrepreneurism, business development, and venture capital. He has over a decade of research experience in molecular and cellular biology while at the University of Rochester, Northwestern University, and the Max Delbruck Center. Most recently Dr. Kaufman was a Venture Analyst at Excell Partners, where he evaluated pre-seed and seed stage businesses for investment potential.

Dr. Kaufman earned his Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology, and Genetics from the University of Minnesota, and a M.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Medical Management from the William E. Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester.
MITCH LAIRMORE, MBA  /  BUSINESS ACCELERATION MANAGER
Mr. Lairmore has a strong background in Business Development, Strategic Planning and Market Research. He has extensive experience working with product development teams and small companies in the commercialization of technology. As a Business Development Director at Eastman Kodak, his activities included strategic plans for new products, development of intellectual property licensing plans and collaboration with partners. He has also worked as a consultant providing commercialization assistance to small companies for a very diverse range of technology development projects sponsored by the National Institute of Health (NIH), Department of Energy (DoE), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Mr. Lairmore has been a principal in three different new business startups; in these startups, he has taken on different roles, including cofounder, marketing manager, and board member. He has helped these startups to secure three rounds of funding, to identify and capitalize on market opportunities via partnerships, and to transition to profitability.

He holds an MBA from the Willam E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Iowa.
BOB LARSEN  /  MANUFACTURING CONSULTANT AND BUSINESS ACCELERATION MANAGER
Robert (Bob) Larsen joins Dawnbreaker with over 25 years of senior management experience directing the growth of Original Equipment Manufacturing and Service types of businesses, domestically and internationally. Mr. Larsen was General Manager and Senior Vice President of stand-alone divisions of Lockheed Martin Corporation, TransTechnology Corporation, Gull Incorporated and Puritan Bennett Corporation. He developed strategic and tactical plans and streamlined operations by implementing Lean processes to compete in global markets.

With profit responsibility for the entire business infrastructure, including finance, planning, manufacturing, customer support, marketing and sales, he improved existing sales channels and developed new revenue opportunities.

The types of products manufactured ranged from electronic, electro-mechanical, pneumatic, mechanical, metalworking and injection molded. These products served the commercial and well military markets including mission critical and life support applications.

Career highlights:
  • Restored profitability to a UK service, value added reseller (VAR) and depot repair business.
  • Established a profitable service, VAR and depot repair business in Australia.
  • Restored profitability to a Michigan service, VAR and depot repair business.
  • Transitioned the KC135 fuel management product from prototype qualification to manufacturing, on time, on budget.
  • Established a profitable re-manufacturing and test facility in Japan, Taiwan and Korea for Anesthesia Machines and Ventilators.

Mr. Larsen holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business from New York Institute of Technology and was selected and attended the Lockheed Martin Strategic Leadership Program for Senior Executives. He served in the Army as Crew Chief of a helicopter gun team stationed in Vietnam.
VERNON MOORE, MBA  /  BUSINESS ACCELERATION MANAGER
Vernon Moore is a results-driven business professional and career military officer with over 29 years experience in the DoD and Defense IT industries combined. He joins Dawnbreaker with extensive expertise in DoD operations, electronic warfare, tactical communications systems, program management, business development, and strategic planning.

As a program manager at Harris Corporation, Mr. Moore has directed multi-disciplinary teams to develop and deliver high value technology solutions to meet the mission critical needs of US Army Brigade Combat Teams fighting in Afghanistan.

He completed a successful career as a rated US Air Force Navigator and Electronic Warfare Officer; flying a number of aircraft including B-52G/H strategic bombers and various electronic warfare platforms. Mr. Moore also served in various key leadership and management roles at the Squadron, Wing, and Higher Headquarters levels. He has directed combat support operations and has prepared war fighters at all echelons for the full spectrum of armed conflict.

Mr. Moore is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Academics. He also earned a Masters of Business Administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
KYLE MULLEN, MS
TALLAM NGUTI, ESQ.
CAROL RABKE, PH.D.
Jenny C. Servo, PH.D.
KYLE MULLEN, MS  /  BUSINESS ACCELERATION MANAGER
Kyle Mullen joins Dawnbreaker with over 22 years of experience in DoD Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (C2ISR) weapons system operations, program management, and strategic planning. Mr. Mullen's background in radar, communications, surveillance and reconnaissance, and command and control (C2) systems expands Dawnbreaker's Government Services portfolio with recent Joint Service experience. He retired from active duty after 22 years at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (O-5) prior to joining the Dawnbreaker team.

As a career Air Battle Manager and Rated Officer in the United States Air Force, his operational assignments included instructor and evaluator Senior Director and Mission Commander positions on the E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS), Mobile Theater Air Control System (TACS) Control and Reporting Centers (CRCs), and the Korean Theater Air Control System (KTACS). Mr. Mullen completed a joint staff tour at Joint Interagency Task Force South where he was responsible for strategic and operational planning of the counter narco-terrorism mission throughout Central America and the Western Caribbean. Most recently he completed a staff assignment at Headquarters Air Combat Command where he served as the Chief, Airborne C2 Systems Branch and subsequently the Deputy Chief, C2ISR Operations Division where he was responsible for operational program management of 17 unique Air Force C2ISR weapons systems. Highlights of his accomplishments include expansion of a virtual training network across all C2 and most fighter system locations, rapid growth of the Remotely Piloted Aircraft programs in support of worldwide commitments, and operational requirement decisions on sustainment vs. recapitalization of critical C2ISR systems for the Air Force and Joint Services. His command assignments included Commander, 965th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron, Forward Operating Locations Manta, Ecuador, and Curacao, N.A. and Deputy Commander, 380th Expeditionary Operations Group, Southwest Asia. He amassed over 2900 flying hours in various Command and Control and Special Mission aircraft including 1000+ combat and combat support hours during Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, SOUTHERN WATCH, NORTHERN WATCH, PROVIDE COMFORT, UPHOLD DEMOCRACY and NOBLE EAGLE.

A 1989 graduate of Purdue University, Mr. Mullen holds a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering; he earned a Masters of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2003. His military postgraduate education includes the Joint Forces Staff College, Air War College, and Air Command and Staff College. Mr. Mullen is a 1998 graduate of the United States Air Force Weapons School.
TALLAM NGUTI, ESQ.  /  BUSINESS ACCELERATION MANAGER
Mr. Tallam Nguti joined Dawnbreaker on a full time basis in August 2013 as a Business Acceleration Manager for assisting and mentoring small SBIR/STTR technology companies.

Tallam brings more than 40 years of valuable corporate experience in engineering, supervision and patent law to Dawnbreaker. He holds a B.S. in Engineering from Purdue University, an MBA from the Krannert School of Business [Purdue University], and a Law degree from Valparaiso University.

Tallam has worked for companies in the pharmaceutical, electronics, chemical, manufacturing, xerography and information technology industries, including 12 years as a manufacturing engineer and supervisor for Johnson and Johnson, Zenith Radio, BRK Electronics and Lever Brothers before going back to Law school.

After Law school, Tallam worked for over 27 years as a Patent Attorney for Kodak and Xerox. As a Patent Attorney Tallam has counseled many inventors and start-ups on Intellectual Property and Brand issues, and has worked on and obtained more than 700 patents for clients in many diverse technologies.

During the past 12 years Mr. Nguti also worked with Dawnbreaker on a part time basis as a Business Acceleration Manager assisting SBIR/STTR new startup technology companies. In this capacity Tallam has assisted and mentored more than 130 SBIR/STTR small businesses with commercialization planning, with particular expertise on Intellectual Property topics and issues, market opportunity analysis, commercialization strategies, and pro forma financials.

Even as a part-time Business Acceleration Manager, Tallam has successfully assisted such companies develop commercialization plans related to MEMs, rapid prototyping, micro-milling, deep green LEDs, social network linked services, acoustical holography, biomass conversion and recycling technologies, composites and composite fabrication; waste heat recovery; chip-to-chip interconnects; to name a few.

One of Tallam's interests and passions is Third World development, particularly African development.
CAROL RABKE, PH.D.  /  BUSINESS ACCELERATION MANAGER
Dr. Rabke joined Dawnbreaker in 2000. She has a Ph.D. in Physical/Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah and a BA in Chemistry from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, VA. Prior to joining Dawnbreaker, Dr. Rabke worked at Burleigh Instruments in Rochester, NY, where she held multiple roles as Interim Director of Marketing and Sales, Director of Marketing, Application Laboratory manager, and Independent Consultant on Surface Metrology. Many of these roles have required data gathering from customers, development of training materials to be used with reps and distributors, development of marketing communications materials, and the development and nurturing of strategic business relationships and scientific collaborations.
Jenny C. Servo, PH.D.  /  BUSINESS ACCELERATION MANAGER
Dr. Servo is the founder and president of Dawnbreaker. She has written extensively on the topic of innovation with articles appearing in The Futurist, Intrepreneurial Excellence, and Innovation in the Work Place. Dr. Servo is also the senior author on the books that are used with our clients including Business Planning for Scientists and Engineers; Knock Their Socks Off: Making Winning Presentations to Investors; and Indicators of Commercial Potential.

Within Dawnbreaker, Dr. Servo specializes in the design of programs for Federal and State Agencies and in assisting small, advanced technology firms with business planning, market research, strategic planning, and organizational development. She is a frequent speaker at many national and state-related SBIR Conferences.

From 1985-1988, Jenny worked as a consultant to Kodak's Office of Innovation where she was responsible for developing training programs for innovation facilitators and monitoring customer satisfaction with the Office of Innovation. Dr. Servo was also responsible for monitoring various aspects of Kodak's internal venturing process and providing recommendations on the training needs of new venture management teams. Dr. Servo is bilingual in Spanish and in the mid-80's consulted with the Organization of American States on issues regarding technology transfer.

Jenny received her MS from the University of Kansas and her Ph.D. from the University of Rochester.
JOHN G. SERVO
JON SIENKOWSKI, MBA
RICHARD SMERBECK
ALEXANDER D. STOYEN, PH.D.
JOHN G. SERVO  /  VICE PRESIDENT / BUSINESS ACCELERATION MANAGER
John Servo is the Vice President of Dawnbreaker, a professional services firm specializing in commercialization assistance to advanced technology firms. Since 1990 Dawnbreaker has conducted the highly successful Commercialization Assistance Program (CAP) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Approximately 50% of the participants in the last four programs received private sector investment within 18 months of program completion. The company has also worked with over 100 small R&D firms funded by the Department of Defense's (DoD) Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR), assisting them to create sound commercialization plans.

Mr. Servo is an active member of Dawnbreaker's commercialization team and works with small and large firms participating in programs that the company conducts for DOE, DoD, and DoC. Most of Dawnbreaker's programs culminate in an investment event referred to as the Commercialization Opportunity Forum, attended by Directors and Vice Presidents of large corporations and venture capital firms. Mr. Servo has primary responsibility for the company's interface with the investment community and for participation by investors at these Forums.

John has a strong background in sales, acquired over a 20 year career as a master salesman, sales trainer, sales manager, and general manager. He assists private clients with gathering market research, strategic planning, and contract negotiations.
JON SIENKOWSKI, MBA  /  BUSINESS ACCELERATION MANAGER
Jon Sienkowski joins Dawnbreaker with 13 years of manufacturing, product development, commercial, and finance experience in the automotive and fuel cell industries.

Mr. Sienkowski began his career in product engineering and manufacturing at General Motors, working at the vehicle proving grounds and a high volume manufacturing plant. Subsequently, he joined GM's Fuel Cell R&D program where he progressed to a position as a Systems Engineer, responsible for development of the hydrogen delivery subsystem. In this role, Mr. Sienkowski gained solid experience in technology selection and requirements development and his work resulted in five patents in control strategies and component innovations. Most recently, Mr. Sienkowski worked on GM's fuel cell commercial development team as a Senior Cost Engineer where he was involved in supplier selection, strategies for technology cost reduction, and forecasting fuel cell technology cost over a 15 year horizon.

Mr. Sienkowski has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and received his MBA from the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester concentrating in Competitive Strategy, Finance, and Entrepreneurship.
RICHARD SMERBECK  /  BUSINESS ACCELERATION MANAGER
Richard Smerbeck brings 25 plus years of R&D experience in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries to Dawnbreaker. Over the course of his career, Richard has played key roles in the development and launch of more than 50 new products. These include Rx and OTC pharmaceutical products, contact lens care products, nutritional supplements and, skin care products. Additionally, he is an inventor on 25 patents.

Richard has held a series of increasingly responsible positions at Warner Lambert, Schering Plough and finally at Bausch and Lomb where he retired as Vice President, Global Pharmaceutical Research and Development. In this role, Richard was responsible, at the corporate level, for the development and launch of all new pharmaceutical products. During his tenure at Bausch and Lomb, he has also held the positions of Vice President, Research, Development and Engineering, Europe; Vice President, New Product Commercialization and; Director of Product and Process Development. Additionally, Richard was the principal of RVS Pharmaceutical R&D Consulting providing product development expertise to clients ranging from start-ups to established corporations. Over the course of his career, Richard has worked successfully along the entire product development continuum - from basic/applied research to pre-clinical efficacy methods development, business development; program management, product and process development, to executive management.

Richard has a B.S in Biology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He, his wife Meg and their youngest child Kevin reside in Pittsford, NY.
ALEXANDER D. STOYEN, PH.D.  /  Business Acceleration Manager
Dr. Stoyen joined Dawnbreaker in 2007 to lead the Strategic Initiatives area and to serve on the Business Acceleration team. He has expert knowledge of software technology and product development, business development, funding, marketing and program management, interrelationships among academia, industry and government sectors, and government relations as pertaining to budgeting, planning, authorizations and appropriations. Dr. Stoyen's strong organizational and communications skills accompany the foregoing credentials in the technology field.

Previously, Dr. Stoyen was the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 21st Century Systems Inc. (21CSI®), a pioneer in agent-based decision support systems for time and mission critical Department of Defense and Homeland Security applications. Under Dr. Stoyen's leadership, 21CSI grew to nearly 150 employees. 21CSI's products, such as the High Resolution Situational Awareness system being used by the Marines in Iraq, transformed the way people and computers work together. Use of intelligent agents enabled these systems to adapt to changing environments and improve crucial decisions and response time by continually assessing multiple data streams. In both 2005 and 2006, 21CSI was named to Inc. Magazine's Inc. 500 list of America's fastest growing private companies. 21CSI has been named to the Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 2006 List for Virginia. In 2006, 21CSI was honored by the prestigious 2006 Tibbetts Award, which recognized the company as a leader in small business innovative research (SBIR).

Dr. Stoyen's other prior appointments included the University of Nebraska and the Peter Kiewit Institute of Information Science, Technology and Engineering, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center and IBM Zurich Research Laboratory. Dr. Stoyen has contributed significantly to a number of key technological concepts in real-time systems, complex systems and decision support systems. He has published more than 130 articles in journals, books and conference proceedings. Dr. Stoyen has served as an organizer of many professional events, chair of IEEE Technical Committees, and editor or guest editor of book series and archived peer-reviewed journals, including the IEEE Computer, J. Real-Time Imaging and J. Real-Time Systems. Dr. Stoyen is a recipient of an IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Award.

Dr. Stoyen holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Toronto.
CAROL VAN BUREN, MS
CAROL VAN BUREN, MS  /  BUSINESS ACCELERATION MANAGER
Carol Van Buren has been with Dawnbreaker for over 9 years and has worked with over 300 companies helping with transition assistance as a Business Acceleration Manager. At Dawnbreaker, Ms. Van Buren has served as a Portfolio Manager, providing commercialization/transition planning assistance and market research deliverables to over 60 National Science Foundation Phase I and 30 Navy Phase II SBIR/STTR awardees. She has worked with several government agency clients, including Department of Energy, Navy, and NSF, as well as many clients in the private sector.

Prior to joining Dawnbreaker, Ms. Van Buren served as Strategic Marketing Manager for PACS/Digital Medical Imaging Solutions at AGFA’s Healthcare Informatics Division in Waterloo, Canada. Ms. Van Buren has made her mark in the biotech and health care industries, in roles spanning new business development, strategic marketing and sales, product management and medical R&D across companies such as Kodak, MEDSTAT and Preferred Care.

Ms. Van Buren holds a M.S. in Preventive Medicine from the University of Rochester and a B.A. in Biology-Chemistry from Skidmore College. She completed her doctoral training in Clinical & Chronic Disease Epidemiology combined with Health Policy, Finance & Management at the Johns Hopkins University. Her passion and focus is the ever-evolving biotech industry.
EVALUATION AND OUTREACH SERVICES

Judy davis, MBA
ERICK LITTLEFORD
JOHN K. SERVO, MA
ROB SEWAR
Judy Davis, MBA  /  DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR / ANALYST
Judy Davis joined the Dawnbreaker staff in December 2006, bringing more than 20 years of experience in assisting small businesses with their finances, accounting and bookkeeping needs. Ms. Davis also has extensive experience in the nutrition field, receiving her AAS Degree in Food Service, with a focus on Nutrition and Diet Therapy, from Monroe Community College in 1999. An avid learner, Ms. Davis received her Bachelor's degree in 2006, with a focus on Information Technology, to enhance her already broad skill-set in today's information age. She then obtained her MBA in 2009. Utilizing her diverse experience, Ms. Davis is responsible for maintaining the data-quality of our extensive contact management database, which includes content from the health care arena and the energy and defense fields, and mining said database to support the company's numerous outreach activities.
ERICK LITTLEFORD  /  ANALYST
Erick Littleford joined Dawnbreaker in 2006 and heads the company’s Phase III Evaluation efforts, as well as serves as the Program Manager for the Small Business Administration (SBA) project. As Manager of the Evaluation Team, Mr. Littleford develops research designs, identifies secondary and primary sources of data, and oversees execution of evaluation projects. Having primary responsibility for the company’s internal quality control process, Mr. Littleford oversees the collection of project commercialization data from more than 200 projects annually at 6-months, 12-months, and 18-months post Navy Opportunity Forum. For government agency clients like USSOCOM, he provides outreach support to the SBIR office.

As the SBA Project Director, Mr. Littleford manages a diverse internal team in the execution of multifaceted outreach initiatives focused on improving participation from underrepresented areas and populations; qualitatively demonstrating SBIR/STTR effectiveness; sourcing and recommending SBIR/STTR success stories; and other activities in support of SBA. Mr. Littleford also identifies and secures state-based partners for the SBIR Road Tour – a national outreach initiative to increase SBIR/STTR applicants from underrepresented states.

Mr. Littleford earned his BS in Public Policy from RIT in 2004. There he was the recipient of numerous leadership awards/scholarships and recognized as one of the University’s only two-term President of Student Government. In 2014, he received his Masters of Science in Technology & Public Policy from RIT.
JOHN K. SERVO, MA Manager, Outreach Department
Formerly a Contract Specialist for Dawnbreaker, John K. Servo, Jr. currently works with our outreach and evaluation teams providing support to the Navy and DOE programs. John's responsibilities include management of the Outreach Department, collection of follow-up data on Dawnbreaker programs, outreach for the Navy Opportunity Forum®, and management of Dawnbreaker's investment/partner database. John K Servo received his Bachelors in Music Performance from Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2007 and his Masters in Jazz Theory and Arranging from UNLV in 2010.
ROB SEWAR  /  Research Analyst
Rob Sewar brings many years of small business experience to Dawnbreaker after spending the last 10 years as the owner/operator of a specialty computer & network retail establishment. He works with our outreach and evaluation team providing support to the Navy and DOE programs. His responsibilities include collection of follow-up data on Dawnbreaker programs and forum outreach.
MARKET RESEARCH

TINA ALLEN, MLS
ELIZA GOUGH, MLS
KRISTEN JOHNSON, MLS
KEVINE K. LIDORO, MLS
TINA ALLEN, MLS  /  MARKET RESEARCH SPECIALIST
Tina joined Dawnbreaker in 2014. She earned her MLS degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2012. Tina also holds a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in Economics from the State University of New York at Fredonia. She has prior experience as a paralegal, as a reference librarian in public libraries, and as a title searcher for the title insurance industry. Tina works as a market research analyst.
ELIZA GOUGH, MLS  /  MARKET RESEARCH SPECIALIST
Eliza joined Dawnbreaker in 2007. She has her MLS degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and degrees in International Relations and French from the State University of New York College at Geneseo.

Eliza works as a market research analyst on various agency programs.
KRISTEN JOHNSON, MLS  /  MARKET RESEARCH SPECIALIST
Kristen Johnson joined Dawnbreaker in 2009 after receiving her Masters Degree in Library Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo. At Dawnbreaker, Ms. Johnson works with SBIR companies funded by the Navy, Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, and the National Science Foundation. She develops customized primary and secondary research reports and also focuses on market sizing analysis.

In addition to her work with SBIR-funded companies, Ms. Johnson is involved with technology foraging efforts, which focus on highlighting key technologies in specialized sectors based on a particular area of interest to the contracting agency. She has worked on technology foraging projects for the Department of Homeland Security and the Marine Corps.

Ms. Johnson has previous experience working in corporate, medical, and academic libraries. While pursuing her MLS, she worked at the University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library, providing reference and research services. Ms. Johnson also holds a BA from Canisius College.
KEVINE K. LIDORO, MLS  /  MARKET RESEARCH SPECIALIST
Kevine joined Dawnbreaker in 2001, after 3 years at the University of Rochester, where she worked at Rush Rhees Library. Kevine has an MA in Anthropology, with a research focus on information resources for small businesses and her MLS degree from the University of Buffalo.
DIANE MEADE, MS
NICHOLAS MONIN, MLS
TIM MULHOLLAND JR., MLIS
EVA M. PATRY, MLS
DIANE MEADE, MS  /  MARKET RESEARCHER
Diane joined Dawnbreaker in September 2007. As a Market Research Analyst, her duties include searching databases to generate Transitional Information Packets (TIPs) for Navy Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Transition (SBIR/STTR) award recipient companies.

Diane received her B.S. from Syracuse University and an M.S. from Nazareth College.
NICHOLAS MONIN, MLS  /  MARKET RESEARCH SPECIALIST
Nick joined Dawnbreaker in 2009. He received a MLS degree in 2009 from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also holds a BA in Classics from the College of Wooster. Nick has experience working in academic libraries and has used a variety of databases for information retrieval including Dialog and LexisNexis. In addition to his experience in academic libraries, Nick has worked on and helped create several digital libraries. Nick works as a market research analyst.
TIM MULHOLLAND JR., MLIS  /  MARKET RESEARCH ANALYST
Tim joined Dawnbreaker in 2014. He holds a B.A. in History from St. Bonaventure University and received his M.L.I.S. from the University of South Carolina in 2011. He has experience in law and academic libraries as well as research experience in non-profit development.
VANESSA PANICCIA, MLS  /  MARKET RESEARCH SPECIALIST
Vanessa joined Dawnbreaker in 2014. She received her MLS from the State University of New York, University at Buffalo in September 2010. Vanessa also holds a B.A. in English with minor studies in Public Relations from the State University of New York, College at Geneseo. Vanessa has prior experience in training, instructional design, academic reference and instructional librarianship, academic instruction, and legal manuscript editing. Vanessa works as a market research analyst.
EVA M. PATRY, MLS  /  MARKET RESEARCH SPECIALIST
Eva holds an MLS from Syracuse University's Information Studies Program, with an educational focus on reengineering, process redesign, user behavior, information flow and retrieval. Eva's professional focus has primarily been in the field of information searching and retrieval.

With over twenty years experience working in libraries, Eva has worked in various library cultures that include Academic, Corporate, Small Business, and Nonprofit library environments.
THERESA M. PIPHER, MLS
KRISTIN STINER, MBA
RACHEL WERTH, MLS
THERESA M. PIPHER, MLS  /  MARKET RESEARCH SPECIALIST
Theresa Pipher joined Dawnbreaker in 2004 as a Market Research Analyst and has been working with a growing portfolio of federal agency and private clients for over ten years. For the U.S. Navy, Ms. Pipher conducts primary and secondary market research with the goal of identifying customer needs and assessing transition opportunities within the fleet as well as commercialization opportunities in the commercial sector. She has worked with the Navy, Department of Energy, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Department of Homeland Security.

In addition to her work with the federal agencies, Ms. Pipher performs private client research, specific to industry analysis, competitive intelligence, commercial potential assessments and customized market research.

Ms. Pipher earned her MLS Degree from the University at Buffalo, as well as her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Berkeley. She has both corporate information resource center experience and international business experience.
JENNIFER REISCH, MLS  /  MARKET RESEARCH SPECIALIST
Jennifer joined Dawnbreaker in 2014. She received her MLS from the State University of New York at Buffalo in February 2014. Jennifer also holds an M.A. in history from the State University of New York at Binghamton. She has prior experience providing education and reference services in an academic library, as well as earlier experience providing customer service and education in a retail setting. She works as a research analyst on various agency programs.
KRISTIN STINER, MBA  /  MARKET RESEARCH SPECIALIST
Kristin Stiner joined the Dawnbreaker team in 2008 as a Market Researcher. In this role, Ms. Stiner provides custom primary and secondary market research for companies funded through the Navy, Department of Energy, and National Science Foundation SBIR programs. In support of the Department of Energy SBIR program, Ms. Stiner also presents an annual series of webinars focused on a range of critical technologies, as well as instructional webinars for conducting basic database research. For the Department of Homeland Security, Ms. Stiner provides technology foraging support for customized projects. To date, Ms. Stiner has worked with nearly 250 small research and development firms.

In addition to market research activities, Ms. Stiner also serves as Dawnbreaker's Public Affairs Office (PAO) Liaison to Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCOR) for the Navy Transition Assistance Program (TAP), and is also involved in preparing specialized materials, including Platform Maps, for the Navy TAP portfolio. Ms. Stiner is also a contributing writer for Dawnbreaker’s website content, and has written the entire content for the very popular Space Portal.

Ms. Stiner received her MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology. She also holds a B.S. in Business Administration and International Relations from the State University of New York College at Geneseo. ​
RACHEL WERTH, MLS  /  MARKET RESEARCH SPECIALIST
Rachel joined Dawnbreaker in 2009. She received her MLS from the State University of New York at Buffalo in February 2008. Rachel also holds a B.S. in Journalism from the State University of New York at Brockport. Rachel has prior experience working with numerous databases including the Rochester City Newspaper database at RIT, as well as subject cataloging at the academic level. Rachel works as a market research specialist on various agency programs.
MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

BRIAN BOUCHERON
ANNIE BROWAR
DAVID HUNT
JULIE SCUDERI, MA
BRIAN BOUCHERON  /  GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Brian earned his Graphic Design BFA from RIT in the spring of 2002. While there he also received an AAS in Photography and a concentration in philosophy. Brian focuses mainly on print design at Dawnbreaker.
ANNIE BROWAR  /  GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Annie Browar graduated with a BFA degree in Graphic Design at RIT in 2007, as well as a concentration in psychology. Annie enjoys creating aesthetically pleasing work that communicates well to the target audience. She has been with Dawnbreaker since September 2007 focusing on print design as well as assisting interface design.
DAVID HUNT  /  WEB/GRAPHIC DESIGNER
David Hunt graduated from SUNY Fredonia in 2010 with a BFA in visual arts and new media, concentrating in graphic design. He joined Dawnbreaker in February of 2013 after spending 2 years as the lead designer for a non-profit organization in Chicago. David focuses on both web and print design.
JULIE SCUDERI, MA  /  BUSINESS/TECHNICAL WRITER
Julie joined Dawnbreaker in 2013 and brings a wealth of experience writing for multinational corporations.

At Dawnbreaker, Ms. Scuderi works with federal agency clients with the goal of helping SBIR/STTR funded companies communicate their technologies and proficiencies. She works on company capability brochures for both the Navy and the Department of Energy, in addition to producing several publications on SBIR success stories for the Navy, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Energy, and the Small Business Administration. Ms. Scuderi also handles the marketing and public relations efforts of the new DOE Phase 0 Assistance Program. For private clients, Ms. Scuderi assists with website development and copywriting, construction of marketing materials, as well as Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and social media initiatives. She also assists with Dawnbreaker’s public relation efforts and internal corporate communication.

Prior to joining Dawnbreaker, Ms. Scuderi worked as a Business Writer for ManpowerGroup, where she developed extensive research papers and insight reports on topics such as youth unemployment, refugee rights, entrepreneurship and workplace mentoring. She has also worked in the financial sector, where she specialized in producing editorial and technical content for a full range of financial services companies, as well as reported on breaking news within the hedge fund industry.

Ms. Scuderi received her M.A. in Journalism from the University of Miami. She also holds a B.A. in Technical Communications from Rochester Institute of Technology.
TOM STORM
TOM STORM  /  GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Tom concentrates in both Graphic Design and Animation. He received his BFA in Visual Arts & New Media from SUNY Fredonia in 2011. Design intrigues him both on the printed page, in interactive form, and in motion. Having worked as a lead designer and animator in the Digital Signage industry for over 3 years, Tom joined Dawnbreaker in April of 2015.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANCE

EVELYN (EVIE) CRAWFORD
VERONICA SMITH
EVELYN (EVIE) CRAWFORD  /  ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Evie has been with Dawnbreaker since 1996. She is primary support to Dawnbreaker's outreach team and is also responsible for purchasing. Her responsibilities include general database management, fulfilling book orders, and providing back-up support to the outreach team for Dawnbreaker's Forums.
VERONICA SMITH  /  EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Veronica Smith is a seasoned Executive Assistant and brings with her over 20 years of secretarial and managerial experience. Ms. Smith joined Dawnbreaker in 2007 and provides administrative support for all agency clients including Navy, DOE, NSF and DHS, in addition to providing direct support to Dawnbreaker President Dr. Jenny Servo. She assists with the coordination and execution of government-funded tradeshow/business events, including the annual Navy Opportunity Forum®, which averages 1,300 attendees from the public, military, and private sector.

For the company’s many Business Acceleration Managers located both locally and around the country, Ms. Smith provides administrative support, allowing them to assist thousands of SBIR-funded companies. She composes and maintains multiple spreadsheets and reports on a daily basis. Her database management skills extend to proprietary company information in a variety of formats including web-based, Excel and Word. She assists in the preparation of agency client meetings by creating and managing agendas and meeting notes, as well as creating and updating organizational materials.

Ms. Smith obtained her AAS in Secretarial Science from Bryant & Stratton College in 1993.
FINANCE / HUMAN RESOURCES

BRENDA COVILL
NAZNEEN RASHEED, MBA
JOHN K. SERVO, MA
DEBRA ZONNEVYLLE
Brenda Covill  /  VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE
Brenda Covill is the Vice President of Finance and has been with Dawnbreaker since its inception in 1990. Under Brenda’s financial guidance the company has prospered and weathered periodic downturns in the economy. Brenda manages the finance department and is the contract administrator on all government contracts. She is responsible for invoicing, accounts payable and receivable, and fringe benefits. Brenda is also an integral part of Dawnbreaker’s Board of Directors. Prior to joining Dawnbreaker, Brenda ran her own small business.
NAZNEEN RASHEED, MBA  /  PAYROLL/CONTRACT SPECIALIST
Nazneen Rasheed joined Dawnbreaker in 2006, bringing over 15 years of experience in General and Payroll Accounting. At Dawnbreaker, Ms. Rasheed manages payroll, fringe benefits, 401K administration and worker’s compensation compliance for more than 70 employees nationwide and serves as the liaison between employees and Automatic Data Processing (ADP). She assists with preparations for audits by the General Services Administration and prepares annual Incurred Costs Electronically (ICE) reports as per DCAA requirements.

Ms. Rasheed holds an MBA in Financial Management from South Eastern University in Washington, D.C.
JOHN K. SERVO, MA Human Resource Manager
Formerly a Contract Specialist for Dawnbreaker, John K. Servo, Jr. currently works with our outreach and evaluation teams providing support to the Navy and DOE programs. John's responsibilities include management of the Outreach Department, collection of follow-up data on Dawnbreaker programs, outreach for the Navy Opportunity Forum®, and management of Dawnbreaker's investment/partner database. John K Servo received his Bachelors in Music Performance from Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2007 and his Masters in Jazz Theory and Arranging from UNLV in 2010.
DEBRA ZONNEVYLLE
Debra Zonnevylle joined Dawnbreaker in 2007 and currently serves as Accounting Assistant. With over 20 years of experience, she handles accounts payable, travel arrangements for all employees, and other direct costs. Ms. Zonnevylle also processes expense reports, helps with payroll and timecard audits to adhere to government standards and to ensure compliance. She also assists the Vice President of Finance, Brenda Covill, in all the accounts receivable and payable functions of the company, in addition to keeping track of sales taxes and performing prep work for audits.

Ms. Zonnevylle holds a B.S Degree from Plattsburg State University in Speech Pathology.
NETWORK ADMINISTRATION

DAN CAMPBELL
JOHN VAN TASSELL
DAN CAMPBELL  /  SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR
Dan Campbell joined Dawnbreaker in 2007 while receiving his B.S. in Network and Systems Administration from Rochester Institute of Technology. At Dawnbreaker, Mr. Campbell serves as the Systems and Network Administrator, where he maintains the company’s servers and network services. He also assists with development of client websites for emerging research and development firms. For Dawnbreaker’s Federal Agency clients, Mr. Campbell facilitates the launch of program specific websites and e-learning and learning management systems.

Mr. Campbell also holds an AS in Computer Systems and Network Technology from Genesee Community College.
JOHN VAN TASSELL  /  Facility and Security Manager
John W. Van Tassell joined Dawnbreaker in 2007, and currently serves in multiple roles including Facility Manager. Mr. Van Tassell manages day-to-day general facility operations across two office locations and storage facilities. He interfaces with building owners and contractors, as well as liaises with contractors for facility remodels, expansions, upgrades and overhauls.

As network admin support, Mr. Van Tassell builds and maintains telecommunications systems and programming including corporate telephone systems, and server rooms while consistently monitoring network integrity. Mr. Van Tassell is also a member of the Evaluation and Outreach team and assists with webinar production as needed.

Mr. Van Tassell brings with him 20 years of small business experience to Dawnbreaker, after spending much of that time as the owner/operator of a computer retail and service establishment specializing in high-end performance PCs. He has also spent time in the performance automotive industry, designing and manufacturing turbo, supercharging and fuel management systems for high-horsepower applications with an education in Automotive Technology 1 + 2 and Precision Machining from the Board of Cooperative Educational Services in New York.
SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

DAN CAMPBELL
DANIEL HUDY
TOM MILLER
DAN CAMPBELL  /  SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR
Dan Campbell joined Dawnbreaker in 2007 while receiving his B.S. in Network and Systems Administration from Rochester Institute of Technology. At Dawnbreaker, Mr. Campbell serves as the Systems and Network Administrator, where he maintains the company’s servers and network services. He also assists with development of client websites for emerging research and development firms. For Dawnbreaker’s Federal Agency clients, Mr. Campbell facilitates the launch of program specific websites and e-learning and learning management systems.

Mr. Campbell also holds an AS in Computer Systems and Network Technology from Genesee Community College.
DANIEL HUDY  /  SOFTWARE DEVELOPER CO-OP
Daniel Hudy is a fifth year software engineering student at RIT. He is aiding Dawnbreaker's Software Development team through RIT's cooperative education program. Hailing from Colorado he enjoys many outdoor activities such as golf, snowboarding, and hiking/camping. His focus is in mobile application development, specifically iOS.
TOM MILLER  /  SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT TEAM LEAD
Tom Miller joined Dawnbreaker in 2015 as the Software Development team lead. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Rochester Institute of Technology and is currently completing a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Florida.
TECH AND WEBINAR SUPPORT

MICHAEL K. BAUER
KYLE CHRISTENSEN
MICHAEL K. BAUER  /  IT SPECIALIST
Mike Bauer is a Computer Support Specialist, providing technical support to Dawnbreaker staff members and clients. His range of specialty includes computer hardware and popular applications for both the PC and Mac platforms. Mike also work on the delivery and support of new web-based tools. He has been with the company for over 10 years.
KYLE CHRISTENSEN  /  TECH SUPPORT MANAGER
Kyle manages the Technical Support team, which he has been a member of for over 5 years. He and his team are responsible for the deployment and maintenance of all employee workstations at Dawnbreaker along with all software installed upon them.

Kyle also helps Dawnbreaker connect virtually with offsite employees and clients using the Adobe Connect web conferencing platform.
RETIRED

ROBERT L. LOCKWOOD, MSIA
TERRY M. MCMAHON, MBA
JACK THATCHER, PH.D.
BOARD OF ADVISORS

THE HONORABLE
CLAUDE M. BOLTON, JR., DSc
REAR ADMIRAL
STEPHEN A. TURCOTTE
THE HONORABLE CLAUDE M. BOLTON, JR., DSc
The Honorable Claude M. Bolton, Jr. became the Executive-InResidence for the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) on January 3, 2008. In this position, Mr. Bolton supports the DAU president, faculty and students with strategic planning, courses development and mentoring. Mr. Bolton’s primary focus is assisting the DAU president achieve the Congressional direction to recruit, retain, train and educate the DOD acquisition workforce.

Prior to becoming the DAU Executive-In-Residence, Mr. Bolton served as the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASAALT). As the ASA (ALT), Mr. Bolton served as the Army Acquisition Executive (AAE), the Senior Procurement Executive, and the Science Advisor to the Secretary.

Mr. Bolton was also the senior research and development official for the Department of the Army, and had principal responsibility for all Department of the Army matters related to logistics. While the ASAALT/AAE, Mr. Bolton led the execution of the Army’s acquisition function and acquisition management system. His responsibilities included providing oversight for the life cycle management and sustainment of Army weapons systems and equipment, from research and development through test, evaluation, acquisition, logistics, fielding, and disposition. In addition, Mr. Bolton oversaw the Elimination of Chemical Weapons Program, and had oversight and executive authority over the Project and Contracting Office charged with Iraq reconstruction.

Mr. Bolton was responsible for appointing, managing, and evaluating program executive officers as well as managing the Army Acquisition Corps and Army Acquisition Workforce. A veteran of more than thirty years of active military service, Mr. Bolton retired as a Major General in the United States Air Force (USAF) following a highly decorated career. Some highlights of Mr. Bolton’s USAF service include serving as the Commander, Air Force Security Assistance Center, where he managed foreign military sales programs with totals exceeding $90 billion that supported more than 80 foreign countries; serving as a test pilot for the F-4, F-111, and F-16; Program Executive Officer for the Air Force Fighter and Bomber programs; and the first Program Manager for the Advance Tactical Fighter Technologies program, which evolved into the F-22 System Program Office. An experienced command pilot with more than 2,700 flying hours in more than 40 different aircraft including Army helicopters; during the Vietnam War he flew 232 combat missions, 40 over North Vietnam. Mr. Bolton served as commandant of the Defense Systems Management College, as special assistant to the assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, and as Inspector General and director of requirements at Air Force Materiel Command headquarters.

Mr. Bolton received his USAF commission in 1969 through the University of Nebraska’s Air Force ROTC Program, where he was a distinguished graduate. Mr. Bolton’s education includes a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Nebraska; a Master’s degree in management from Troy State University; and a Master’s degree in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College. In July 2006, he was awarded a Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) degree from Cranfield University in England. In May 2007, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, his alma mater.

His numerous military awards include Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Air Medal with 16 oak leaf clusters, Vietnam Service Medal with three service stars, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross, and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
REAR ADMIRAL STEPHEN A. TURCOTTE
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