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Board of Directors

Michael P. Galvin
Chairman of the Board

Mike Galvin is President of Harrison Street Capital, which he co-founded with his brother Chris Galvin (also on the MCR board). Mike is also Vice Chair of the (general partner) Board of Harrison Street Strategic Services, L.P. — which is the lead majority investor in MCR. Harrison Street invested in MCR’s proven management team to provide strategic support and equity financing to fund MCR’s internal expansion and strategic acquisitions.

Mike Galvin was the former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Commerce Department for Export Administration (defense trade) during the earlier Bush 41 administration, in which position Mike was a government customer of certain outsourced program management, research and consulting services. Mike has further been a successful private equity company lead investor for 15 years as President and Founder of Galvin Enterprises, Inc. prior to the founding of Harrison Street Mike was also a corporate finance transactions partner of the law firm of Winston & Strawn.

Mike serves as a trustee and executive committee member on the boards of the Center for Strategic & Internationals Studies, Business Executives for National Security, the National Strategy Forum, and the Illinois Institute of Technology, among others.

Neil F. Albert
Vice Chairman of the Board

Previously, Neil F. Albert was the President and CEO of MCR, LLC. Neil has served in numerous positions at MCR for over 20 years. Previously he was Director of Cost Estimating and Analysis at Textron Defense Systems where he was responsible for cost and economic analysis, and pricing for all programs. During his 30 year career, Neil has provided management consulting support to numerous government agencies including the Department of Energy, Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense, Federal Aviation Administration, and NASA.

Neil is a Past President of the Society of Cost Estimating and Analysis (SCEA) and the Project Management Institute (PMI) College of Performance Management (CPM). He is a member of the Executive Committee for Program Management Systems within the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) and a founder of NDIA’s Industrial Committee for Program Management. He is also on the Board of Trustees of Fountain Valley School in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Vincent J. Kiernan

Vincent J. Kiernan is President of MCR, LLC. Prior to this role, Mr. Kiernan was Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

Prior to joining MCR in August 2008, Mr. Kiernan has more than 25 years experience in corporate finance, accounting and operations. In his last assignment, He was Chief Financial Officer for Aviel Systems, Inc. Prior to that, he was the Senior Vice President for Finance for Anteon International Corporation where he oversaw strategic and daily front line decisions involving all corporate financial matters including capital structure, investor relations, due diligence, acquisition and integration of new companies.

Christopher B. Galvin

Chris Galvin is Chair of the Board of Harrison Street Capital, which he co-founded with his brother Mike Galvin (also on the MCR board). Chris is also Chair of the (general partner) Board of Harrison Street Strategic Services, L.P. — which is the lead majority investor in MCR. Harrison Street invested in MCR’s proven management team to provide strategic support and equity financing to fund MCR’s internal expansion and strategic acquisitions.

As former Chairman & CEO of Motorola, Inc. — a $30B leader in telecommunications, semiconductors and embedded systems — Chris led as part of that high technology conglomerate Motorola’s $600+M government electronics (defense and intelligence products and services). Each Galvin generation, from Motorola’s founder — Paul Galvin, to Bob and later Chris Galvin, each as CEO, provided products to the Defense Department, among other agencies. After Chris’ retirement as CEO, Monitor-Global Business Network ranked the turnaround of Motorola led by Chris and his team as one of the top five largest and most successful high technology company turnarounds, in the same class with the other esteemed turnarounds of that era, i.e., IBM, HP, Xerox and Apple. Those Motorola successes are owing to the culture the Galvins founded and to which they remained unswervingly committed; namely, a culture committed to continuous renewal, and the management innovations for which they have been recognized in six sigma quality, leadership supply (career growth), and customer and employee satisfaction.

Currently, Chris Galvin is a member of the Executive Committee of Northwestern University’s Board of Trustees, and the Boards of Trustees of the American Enterprise Institute, the Legion D’honneur, Tsinghua University School of Economics Management Advisory Council, Business Council (U.S.), and the American Society of Corporate Executives, among others. Formerly, Chris served as a member of the U.S. Department of Defense Science and Manufacturing Boards, respectively, as well as a member of the Bechtel Corporation’s Board of Counselors, Rand Corporation, the US-China Business Council (Chairman 2003), and adviser to the Chief Executive of Hong Kong.

David W. Devonshire

Dave Devonshire is the lead principal financial adviser to Harrison Street Strategic Services, L.P., the lead majority investor in MCR. Dave is also an independent financial adviser and serves on a number of other public company boards of directors, including Roper Industries, Career Education Corporation, ArvinMeritor, Inc., and Arbitron Inc. In addition, Dave serves on the advisory boards of LEK Consulting, and CFO magazine.

Formerly, Dave has served as Chief Financial Officer of three Fortune 150 companies. Most recently, Dave served as Executive Vice President and CFO of Motorola, Inc. — a $30B leader in telecommunications, semiconductors and embedded systems. Dave was responsible for company-wide treasury, tax, audit, financial and management reporting, forecasting and planning, internal accounting controls, investor relations, real estate, and the Motorola Credit Corp. During Dave’s tenure at Motorola, he worked closely and directly with Chris Galvin (then CEO of Motorola and now Chair of Harrison Street and also a member of MCR’s board) in turning around the company, driving 20 straight quarters of positive operating cash flow, which resulted in net cash of $11.3 billion ($6.9 billion adjusted for a major first quarter 2007 acquisition). As a result of this performance, Dave was recognized as one of the 100 most influential people in finance by Treasury and Risk Magazine ( June, 2006) and was further recognized as one of the top Chief Financial Officers in 2005, 2006, and 2007 by Institutional Investor magazine.

Prior to joining Motorola, Dave served for four years as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Ingersoll-Rand Co., a leading diversified manufacturing firm. Dave earlier served for five years as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Owens Corning, a building products and composite material manufacturer. And before that assignment, Dave served three years at Honeywell Inc., a diversified manufacturer, his last position as Vice President of Finance. Certain of these CFO assignments involved overseeing government contract compliance and financial controls with respect to certain products and services provided to national security and civil agencies.

J. Richard Knop

Rick Knop co-founded Windsor Group, LLC in 1992 and has led its development into the premier investment bank for the government/defense contracting industry. Windsor Group was acquired in January of 2005 by BB&T Capital Markets. He formerly served as the Head of International Investment Banking for BB&T Capital Markets and is now a consultant to BB&T Capital Markets.

With over twenty years of investment banking experience, Rick has closed a broad range of investment banking transactions. He has personally closed over eighty defense and government contractor mergers ranging from $10 million to $1.2 billion in the past fifteen years. In 2002, Rick was chosen as a finalist for Washington Technology’s Financier of the Year award in 2002 and in 2003 for the Association for Corporate Growth’s Dealmaker of the Year. In 2004, Rick was selected as the recipient of both the Greater Washington Technology's Financier of the Year and the Association for Corporate Growth's Dealmaker of the Year awards. In 2007, Rick was selected as the recipient of the Annual Technology “Good Scout” Award by the National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from The George Washington University.

He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors and is a former President for the National Capital Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, as well as the Board of Trustees for Service Source, the D. C. Metro Board of Directors for BB&T, The George Washington University’s Law School Board of Advisors, Chairman of The George Washington University’s Government Contracts Advisory Board, the Board of Directors for the World Affairs Council of Washington, DC, Member of the Board of Directors and Trustee of the National Cryptologic Museum, and is a member of The George Washington Society. Rick is also a monthly guest columnist for Washington Technology and is the featured speaker for many national and local organizations.

Glenn Gienko

For over 20 years Glenn Gienko has served as a senior executive with Motorola and for over 10 years he reported directly to the Chairman/CEO. Mr. Gienko has served as an advisor, confidant and business partner for three Chairmen CEOs on issues ranging from effectively managing explosive growth and leadership readiness to assessment of business unit Presidents to earnings performance turnarounds and complex Board of Director issues. He was a member of the Executive Committee, and was a member of Board of Directors Compensation and Leadership Committees.

As the senior HR leader, Mr. Gienko provided direction and profiles for the type of new leader needed in a rapidly changing, fiercely competitive technology environment. Mr. Gienko mentored many line executives, helping them grow from “B” players into “A” leaders of multi-billion business units.

Mr. Gienko also designed and led the corporations Ethics Renewal Initiative in Emerging Markets which helped to insure that the corporation lived up to its standards of Uncompromising Integrity and Constant Respect for People.