George Wilson is chief executive officer and president of ECS. Under his leadership the company has grown from a small, services-oriented business into a company with more than 2300 employees providing cloud services, cybersecurity, and IT solutions. Revenue has increased, during his tenure, from just over $100M in 2010 to over $600M targeted in 2018.
Mr. Wilson joined ECS in 2011 as chief strategy officer and was promoted to president and chief executive officer in February 2014. Prior to joining ECS, he was instrumental in growing Stanley Inc. from a small, private business with 20 employees and $2 million in revenue to a public company of nearly 6,000 employees and more than $900 million in annual revenue. While at Stanley, Mr. Wilson organized and led executive teams responsible for customer relations, corporate development, business growth, strategic investments and company strategy.
Mr. Wilson holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from United States Naval Academy and a Master of Business Administration from George Washington University. He serves on the ECS board of directors, and is a board member of Professional Services Council, Brain Injury Services, and the Washington Choral Arts. Mr. Wilson received the 2018 Wash100 award, recognizing his impact in the GovCon sector.
Mr. Kapani has over 20 years’ experience in the information technology industry. He founded ECS in 2001, with one contract and a handful of employees. Beginning in 2004, Mr. Kapani began hiring strategic personnel, and the company began to double in size at a rapid pace. He infused his beliefs in the corporate culture by creating a professional services firm focused on excellence, discipline and process. His management style places an emphasis on customer satisfaction and methodologies to ensure the highest levels of quality. Mr. Kapani was the Chief Executive Officer until he promoted George Wilson in February 2014. Mr. Kapani previously held executive leadership positions with Computer Based Systems, Inc. (CBSI), and AverStar.
Mr. Kapani holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Maryland College Park. He earned his Master of Business Administration in Finance from George Washington University. Mr. Kapani is on the Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation Board and the National Cathedral School Board. He is also an active member of the Young Presidents' Organization and the Economic Club of Washington, DC.
Tom Weston joined ECS as senior vice president and chief financial officer in 2015. He has more than 30 years of industry experience and is responsible for the company's finance, tax and accounting activities, its mergers and acquisitions program, and the company's banking and treasury functions. In addition, Mr. Weston has oversight of the company's business operations, financial planning and analysis, and compliance departments. He also serves as the company’s corporate secretary and treasurer.
Prior to joining ECS, Mr. Weston was the executive vice president and chief financial officer for Acentia LLC, where in April 2015 he led the sale of Acentia to MAXIMUS, Inc. He joined Acentia from QinetiQ Group plc, a publicly traded UK-based provider of information technology services where he was chief financial officer for QinetiQ’s North American operations. Mr. Weston was instrumental in driving the rapid growth of QinetiQ North America, which included 6,000 employees and $1.5 billion in annual revenue supporting multiple branches of the Federal Government. Mr. Weston began his career at the large international accounting firm of KPMG LLP, where he was a senior manager in the Assurance Services practice.
Mr. Weston graduated from James Madison University and is a certified public accountant. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Weston also serves on the board of NeoSystems Corporation.
As chief information officer at ECS, Steve Hittle manages the ECS corporate network to include the compliance process for NIST 800-171, a regulation that standardizes the treatment of non-classified, sensitive U.S. government information by government contractors. Following the company’s most recent acquisition, he led the corporate migration of Microsoft Office 365 and the installation of wide-area connectivity for ECS employees.
ECS acquired KSH Solutions in 2015. Mr. Hittle was co-founder of KSH Solutions and president of the Information Solutions division, where he was responsible for the growth and management of the southeastern region, including Army and Navy Medical IT. Mr. Hittle was instrumental in developing the US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) business area, supporting Defense Health Headquarters (DHHQ) in Falls Church, the Skyline facility, and the St Louis records team. This became one of the fastest growing business areas in KSH.
Mr. Hittle began his career in 1991 as a U.S. Army Ranger. In 1999, he went to work for Northrop Grumman and held management positions as client services manager and program manager for IT operations for the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEOSTRI). In 2004, he went to WareOnEarth Communications, Inc. (WCI), where he managed 7 business locations across the U.S. and Korea supporting over 18,000 customers. Mr. Hittle holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Miami and a Master of Business Administration from Webster University.
ohn Magee is senior vice president of strategic operations at ECS. Mr. Magee has more than 32 years of progressive experience and is responsible for leading the comprehensive corporate process related to business development, request-for-proposal tracking and pipeline, proposals, and forecasting new business. He measures existing contract revenue and profitability, and oversees the recruiting, human resources, and proposal center teams, and special projects.
Previously, Mr. Magee supported the Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization (JIAMDO), the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (Aegis BMD) program of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), and the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations as technical director in the areas of fleet readiness, war games and exercises, ballistic missile defense and concept of operations. He also served the Program Executive Office for Theater Surface Combatants (PEO TSC) as the DDG 51 production contract manager.
Mr. Magee served in the Navy with operational tours aboard the USS Constellation (CV 64), USS Chosin (CG 65), USS Monterey (CG 61) and ashore as the PEO Surface Combatants Operational Readiness officer and chief of staff. Mr. Magee holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California.
Eric Olson leads enterprise solutions at ECS, delivering cloud migration, managed services, and enterprise IT operations including IT modernization, software development, geographic information systems (GIS) and data analytics. Mr. Olson focuses primarily on the federal civilian sector. His largest clients include the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Labor, the United States Postal Service, and the General Accounting Office.
Prior to joining ECS, Mr. Olson served as vice president of professional services at InfoReliance where he managed all client delivery functions for the company across the Civilian and Department of Defense. During this time, Mr Olson focused on Software Engineering, Clouds Services and IT Modernization. Mr Olson also served as the Director of Marine Corps programs, where he was responsible for growth, management, and delivery of InfoReliance’s Marine Corps business.
Mr. Olson also led the consulting practice for MediaChase, a digital media and digital rights management company. He was principal consultant for Price Waterhouse, and a senior manager for Ernst and Young serving in management, sales and technical delivery roles focusing on the financial and technology sectors.
Mr. Olson previously served on the Advisory Board for the University of Virginia and on the Light the Night board of directors for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He holds a BS degree from Purdue University and an MS from the University of Virginia.
Jim Kier has more than 30 years of experience in the defense industry with 20 years leading the strategic planning, business growth, and operations of companies focused on cybersecurity and information technology.
Prior to joining ECS as part of the company’s acquisition of KSH Solutions in 2015, Mr. Kier served as chief executive officer of KSH, providing IT and cyber services to the defense health community. KSH experienced an average growth rate of 40-50% per year over five years.
Mr. Kier also served as president of WareOnEarth Communications, Inc. (WCI). WCI specialized in information assurance and network security for the Department of Defense. Mr. Kier developed and implemented the business strategy that secured more than $500M in prime contracts which facilitated the acquisition of WCI by Secure Mission Solutions in 2009.
Mr. Kier began his career in the Navy in 1984, where his assignments included Undersecretary of the Navy for Special Programs, Naval Security Group, National Reconnaissance Office, Office of Naval Intelligence, and Chief of Naval Operations Intelligence Plot. Mr. Kier holds a Bachelor of Science from Park University and an Master of Science from National Louis University.
Marshall Thames oversees the mission solutions business unit at ECS, leading development and delivery of complex solutions in cloud, cybersecurity, software engineering, and artificial intelligence. Prior to joining ECS, Mr. Thames was president of InfoReliance, where he led all aspects of the company's daily operations including business development, service delivery, headquarters services, and finance and accounting.
Mr. Thames has more than 25 years of progressive leadership and business experience within the information technology industry. He served as senior director of product development for MROLink Corporation, an internet company that developed an online, business-to-business exchange supporting global manufacturers. Mr. Thames was also founder of DaVinci Partners, a technology consulting firm focused on delivering custom software solutions for logistics, manufacturing, operations, and mergers and acquisitions (M&A).
Prior to launching DaVinci Partners, Mr. Thames served in a number of roles at Microdyne Corporation, a publicly traded manufacturer of hardware and software communications products supporting a wide range of platforms, from mainframes to servers to PCs. As vice president of product management and engineering, he oversaw global marketing and engineering of the firm's products. He previously served as assistant vice president of operations, supporting manufacturing, logistics, analytics, and the company's M&A activities.
As a senior member of ECS’ business operations group, Mr. Wilde oversees the delivery of mission critical expertise to the military and federal civilian agencies that help defend our nation’s citizens, resources, and digital information.
Mr. Wilde leads a team of highly skilled professionals that develop, implement, and sustain technologically advanced systems for key customers including the US Army, US Navy, Missile Defense Agency (MDA), US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Prior to its acquisition by ECS, Mr. Wilde worked at Paradigm Technologies, rising through the ranks from analyst to vice president. He also served as a strategic financial consultant for the company and was one of the primary catalysts of its growth and profitability.
With more than 20 years of successful operations and business development experience within the federal government industry, Mr. Wilde prides himself as being the “go-to” executive to solve the company’s most pressing managerial issues, while at the same time being focused on employees’ well-being.
Mr. Wilde holds a Bachelor of Science in finance and Bachelor of Arts in economics from Salisbury University.
Jackie Fendrock has more than 10 years of experience in the federal IT industry. With a focus on continued business growth, Ms. Fendrock oversees account planning and works to foster relationships with customers, partners, and industry leaders.
Prior to being named director of business development, Ms. Fendrock was the federal civilian account executive at ECS. She was responsible for supporting several federal civilian accounts, focusing on contracts with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the United States Postal
Service (USPS), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Ms. Fendrock also assists in ECS’s acquisition efforts, including the acquisitions of iLuMinA, i_SW, and Paradigm Technologies, Inc. She has worked in a variety of corporate and customer-facing positions. Previously, she held positions at Lockheed Martin and Computer Sciences Corporation.
Ms. Fendrock holds a Bachelor of Science in business management and a Master of Business Administration from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.