As an officer for United States Intelligence Agencies, David conducted operations and deployments in more than 30 countries. During his career, he engaged in sensitive counterterrorism operations in the United States, Middle East, Africa and Latin America.
He continues to maintain the highest government security clearances and has successfully orchestrated and executed complex government contracts focused on: training military forces, regional conflict resolution, provision of subject-matter expertise to senior officials and environmental risk identification and mitigation. While engaged in sensitive counterterrorism operations in the United States, Middle East, Africa and Latin America, David built a wide network both domestically and abroad. He was charged with collecting critical intelligence for national security initiatives and policy makers, and he analyzed information to identify links, plans and intentions of terrorist organizations. He was responsible for reports/briefings to top officers in the U.S. Intelligence Service and involved in the training, coordination and oversight of US operatives and allies. He conducted extensive collaboration with U.S. law enforcement and Intelligence partners on counterterrorism operations.
David holds a degree in economics from the United States Naval Academy.
Previously, DJ served as the Chief of Staff at Livingston International where he worked daily with the CEO and his staff to magnify their effectiveness, as well as drive strategic initiatives. In this role, he also served as an accelerator to deliver results for many transformational projects that span globally across the organization.
Prior to Livingston, DJ served as the Director of Innovation and Supply Chain at Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores (SHO) where he was responsible for a supply chain transformation post divestiture. DJ grew one of the company’s core initiatives from infancy into a division, by integrating innovative technology with outdated information systems and processes. This initiative facilitated strategic industry partnerships and was responsible for over $130M in combined revenue in 2013 and 2014.
Before joining SHO, he was an AH-1W attack helicopter pilot and instructor pilot in the United States Marine Corps, where he led over 200 combat missions during two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and one deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
DJ earned his bachelor of science degree, with distinction, in Systems Engineering from The United States Naval Academy and his Master of Business Administration from the USC Marshall School of Business, where he graduated with honors. Additionally, DJ is a graduate of the Marine Corps’ Weapons and Tactics School. He continues to serve as a reserve officer in the United States Marine Corps.
From 2011 to 2014, Bradley was the Chief Financial Officer of The John Buck Company, a premier owner/developer of trophy office, residential, retail, and hotel properties nationwide. Primary responsibilities included oversight of the firm’s capital markets, investor relations, and financial reporting activity. From 1998 to 2010, he held many senior management roles at Transwestern Investment Company, a national owner/operator of office, residential, retail, and industrial properties. During his tenure at Transwestern, he helped raise over $3.5 billion of equity capital and close $6 billion of debt financings.
Bradley has also held positions with Heller Financial, a national finance company, and VMS Realty Partners, a national owner of trophy commercial properties.
Bradley earned his Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the University of Iowa and M.B.A. in Finance from Loyola University of Chicago.
From 2004 to 2008, Ivan managed the mapping firm NAVTEQ’s product expansion throughout Asia Pacific and Latin America. Ivan gained business development and sales responsibility when the firm was acquired in 2008 for $8B and renamed HERE. He left in 2016 in search of a smaller geospatial company with the potential to scale like NAVTEQ (from less than $200M to over $1.2B). Ivan feels fortunate to have served some of the largest, most sophisticated technology companies in the world including Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Samsung and the majority of automotive firms focused on highly automated driving. Products that he developed are used by over 1 billion people.
Prior to NAVTEQ, Ivan bootstrapped and ran a profitable e-commerce business from 2001 to 2004.
Ivan earned his Bachelor of Arts in Film and Buddhism from Wesleyan University in Connecticut, and his M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Alexander began his career as a Contracting Officer for the United States Air Force, where he provided acquisition direction, contract development, and administration for professional services, and Department of Defense Studies for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He also served as a contracting advisor to senior leadership for Department of Defense Congressional and Presidential Commissions.
Alexander is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, and received his MBA in International Business and Finance from the George Washington University School of Business. He is a Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Level III Certified Contracting Professional and a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
Kalani has 21 years of counterterrorism, leadership and training experience. Commercially, he managed a consulting firm specializing in conducting services for transnational textile industries. Kalani received his degree in Modern Languages from Angelo State University and three degrees from the Community College of the Air Force for Communications Technician, Interpreter and Translator, and Instructor Technology. Additionally, he received a Professionalization degree from the National Security Agency as a Voice Language Analyst.