Markon’s Board of Advisors comprises leaders drawn from the government contracting, facilities, defense, and security sectors. The Board provides strategic guidance related to the Company’s mission, industry trends, and opportunities for growth.
J.O. McFalls is the Principal Owner of McFalls Associates, LLC — an independent, senior management consulting firm specializing in national cybersecurity policy and business strategy for public and private sectors. J.O. graduated from the United States Air Force Academy as an aeronautical engineer. He served 28 years in the Air Force, retiring as a Brigadier General. He was the Commander of the first combat-ready F-15E Strike Eagle unit, the 4th Tactical Fighter Wing, whose capabilities were decisively proven in the Desert Storm conflict. He also served in staff positions with NATO while stationed in the Netherlands, and as the Air Force Congressional Liaison for the U.S. House of Representatives. His final military assignment was Director of Operations for the Air Force Training Command. J.O. went on to become the President of National Security Partners LLC where he leads a team supporting the Intelligence Community, the Departments of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security. He has a background with federal government relations, Intelligence Community interoperability, non-profit association operations, Air Force operations, entrepreneurial business startups, human resource management, education, and training. J.O. has been an independent contractor selected by Vistage, Inc. to chair two CEO development groups in Phoenix, AZ, where he has coached and advised approximately 35 chief executives and business owners on how to grow their companies.
Paul Maguire is the CEO of Knowmadics which he founded in 2013. Knowmadics focuses on telematics and large data analytics for defense, law enforcement, and commercial infrastructure protection. He attended Long Island University – Southampton College as a Merit Scholar and graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Environmental Biology in 1985. Upon graduation he received a commission in the United States Navy as an Intelligence Officer. He served various roles over a nine year career including aircraft carrier Intelligence Officer, Soviet submarine watch officer, Iraqi Special Weapons Bomb Damage Assessment analyst, and as the senior Navy analyst in the Defense Intelligence Agency, Office of Prisoners of War and Missing In Action. After leaving the Navy, Paul spent eight years as the Director of Special Projects at Boeing Corporation. He primarily supported US Air Force intelligence missions, including improving communication between intelligence organizations and the warfighter. While at Boeing he served in Mergers and Acquisitions until he departed in September of 2001. He joined ProLogic in 2001 and served in various roles – including General Manager C4ISR Systems and Vice President of Business Development and Marketing. Paul helped grow ProLogic until it was acquired by Ultra Electronics in June of 2008 when he was appointed as the President of the Board of Directors.
Jeremy Bauman develops access to finance solutions for entrepreneurs in emerging markets through the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Practice at the World Bank Group. In addition, he is Managing Director at New Dominion Angels, an investors group that capitalizes early-stage Mid-Atlantic technology companies. Jeremy earned an International M.B.A. from The Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina and a B.A. from Kenyon College. In 2007, he joined the Peace Corps as a business development volunteer in the Republic of Georgia, where he worked with many small business owners. Jeremy soon after co-founded an organization that provided scholarships and entrepreneurship training for Georgian university students in the aftermath of the 2008 Russia-Georgia War. He went on to work with start-up companies in the education, telecommunications, and consumer products industries in the U.S. and abroad. As a Senior Associate with New Vantage Group, Jeremy served as the key liaison with entrepreneurs seeking financing and provided feedback on business plans and capital raising strategies. He has also been on the selection committee of Sprockit, a partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters to help start-up companies bring new technologies to market.