Mike is Chair of the MCR, LLC Board of Managers. Mike is further president of Galvin Enterprises, Inc. which manages a portfolio of financial and engineering management consulting, software and wealth management global operating companies owned by the Galvin family’s holding company –one of which is as lead investor in MCR. Formerly, Mike co-founded Harrison Street Real Estate Capital, later sold to Colliers. Launched a number of prosperous start-ups and turnarounds in the global software and genetics sectors. Served as Assistant Secretary of the US Commerce Department for Export Administration (defense trade) during the president George H. W. Bush administration. Practiced as a corporate finance transactions partner at the international law firm of Winston & Strawn. Mike further serves as a trustee on a number of non-profit boards, including among others: The Illinois Institute of Technology (Board Chair), the Center for Strategic and International Studies (Finance Chair), and Business Executives for National Security.
William M. Parker
President and CEO
Bill Parker was formerly the Chief Operating Officer of Salient Federal Solutions. As part of Salient’s founding management team, he was instrumental in building the company. Previously, Bill was COO of NCI Information Systems (NCIT). Bill came to NCI through its acquisition of Karta Technologies, Inc., where he served as President. Prior to joining Karta, he was President of Pinkerton Computer Consultants, Government Solutions until its sale to Kforce (KFRC), where he served as President of KForce Government Solutions. Bill also served as CEO of Crosswalk.com, a publicly traded company (NASDAQ/national market). Bill Parker’s experience in government technology services was grounded in his 16 years at CACI International, Inc. (CACI), where he advanced from Senior Associate to Executive Vice President. There he was responsible for CACI’s information technology business group. During his tenure with CACI, he was also the company’s Director of Business Development, Marketing and Sales. Bill is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and served in the U.S. Navy for six years.
Christopher B. Galvin
Chris is Chair of Galvin Enterprises, Inc. which manages a portfolio of financial and engineering management consulting, software and wealth management global operating companies. As former Chairman & CEO of Motorola, Inc. — then 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, and Tsinghua University School of Economics Management Advisory Council, 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 Business Council (US), American Society of Corporate Executives, the US-China Business Council (Chairman 2003), and adviser to the Chief Executive of Hong Kong.
Richard E. Valin
Rich Valin is an independent financial advisor specializing in advising small and mid-sized companies in financial, operational, leadership and restructuring practices. Rich previously served as a senior financial and operational executive at Motorola Solutions Inc. (MSI), a worldwide provider of communications infrastructure, devices, software and services to government and enterprise customers. While at Motorola Solutions, he served as MSI’s Chief Procurement Officer and Chief Financial Officer for the Networks Sector prior to the segments sale to Nokia – Siemens. Prior to that time, he served as Chief Financial Officer for the Home and Network Mobility Sector, a worldwide provider of infrastructure, devices, software and services to Telecom and Cable customers. The Home and Networks Mobility Sector’s revenue was approximately $8 billion dollars. Simultaneously, he served as the Chief Procurement Officer for Motorola Inc. (MOT). He was responsible for procuring over $25+ billion dollars in worldwide goods and services. Rich is the lead director for MCR’s audit committee.
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.
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.