Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Min is the founder and CEO of Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc.
Mr. Min has received various military, business and community leadership honors from organizations such as the United States Congress, the U.S. Navy, and Ernst & Young. Prior to founding Epsilon Systems, he served on active and reserve duty from 1986 to 1998 in the U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarine Force.
Mr. Min holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in engineering from the University of Southern California and Virginia Tech, respectively. He is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Owner/President Management (OPM) Program and earned a Master in Public Administration (MPA) degree at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Complementing his academic achievements, Mr. Min is a Board Member of both profit and non-profit organizations including the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering.
Mr. Min’s personal philosophy to go the extra mile for employees, customers and business partners has fueled the growth and shaped the reputation of our company. Since Epsilon Systems’ inception in 1998, Mr. Min’s ownership philosophy and entrepreneurial spirit has directed the company to expand from one office to over 20 locations and become one of the premier government contracting firms.
Mr. Min is a “hands on” leader, actively participating in not only corporate strategy and management, but also in day-to-day interaction with employees and customers. Mr. Min personally participates in employee award and recognition ceremonies and recognizes staff for their outstanding performance and support of customers and the community.
Passionate about giving back to the community, Mr. Min established the ESSential Foundation in 2000. The ESSential Foundation funds, among other things, military support organizations, caregivers of wounded warriors, international micro-finance, religious and educational organizations as well as community programs that support troubled youth. Mr. Min also co-founded a church and is an Ironman tri-athlete and a marathoner. He resides in San Diego with his wife, Julie, and their two children.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Quinn is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc. He was appointed to his current position on November 2, 2015. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of the company’s financial operations including accounting, treasury, financial planning and analysis, business support, financial strategy and M&A.
With over 20 years of senior-level financial experience, most of which was with large aerospace and defense contractors, he has extensive experience with accounting systems, audits and the requirements associated with DCAA compliance. Mr. Quinn most recently served as the Corporate Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis at Engility Corporation. In this role, he was responsible for all aspects of the forecasting, budgeting, planning and financial operations process, including the development of the financial guidance provided to investors. During his tenure at Engility, he was a key decision-maker on several large acquisitions and other complex financial transactions, and supported the acquisition of financing to execute the company’s financial strategy. Prior to Engility, Mr. Quinn was Vice President Finance at L-3 Communications and Director of Finance at Titan Corporation.
Mr. Quinn earned a Bachelor’s degree at the University of California San Diego and an MBA in Finance from San Diego State University.
Karen E. Conti
Executive Vice President of Corp. Development and Strategy
Ms. Karen E. Conti’s background includes management roles with several prominent defense contractors. From 2001–2004, Ms. Conti served as the Vice President of Applied Technologies at Epsilon Systems. Prior to re-joining Epsilon Systems, Ms. Conti served as the Director of Capture Management Excellence (CMX) for Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business. She also served as the Chief Operating Officer for Rite-Solutions, Inc., a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business in Middletown, RI.
Ms. Conti previously served as Vice President of Navy Networks at Lockheed Martin in San Diego, CA, and as Vice President of Business Development at LM Tactical Systems in Eagan, MN. She served the Department of the Navy in various program management positions. She is a Level III Certified Acquisition Professional, a certified Six Sigma facilitator, and a certified Capture Manager at Raytheon and LM.
Ms. Conti is a lifetime member of Women In Defense (WID), having served as President of the WID San Diego Chapter, President of National Women In Defense, and is a founding member of the Greater Boston Chapter (WIDGBC). She received the Meritorious Civil Service Award, two NAVSEA Quality Awards, and the Packard Award for Acquisition Reform (Team).
Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Klein is Chief Technology Officer of Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc. He was appointed to this position when he joined the company on February 5, 2018. In this role, he is responsible for maturing and nurturing the company’s technology roadmap for development and marketing of innovative products and services while actively supporting sustainment and expansion of business with government agencies and industry partners.
Mr. Klein previously worked at Hughes/Raytheon for over 30 years, most recently as Engineering Fellow and Chief Architect. During his career, he acquired a robust knowledge and extensive experience in program planning and the full life cycle development of large cross-platform programs running on distributed systems that require high availability, stringent performance requirements and high loads. As a member of the leadership team on a number of diverse projects, Mr. Klein gained comprehensive experience in formulating plans, coordinating and overseeing the development and deployment of small to large projects consisting of single or multiple organizational teams.
Mr. Klein holds both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Computer Science from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA. He is also certified in The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) and has completed the training from the Raytheon Certified Architect Program (RCAP).
President, Mission Readiness Group
Mr. Kautter was a founding member of Epsilon Systems in 1998, establishing Epsilon Systems’ Portsmouth, VA office and managing the Hampton Roads waterfront business since the company was founded. Today, as President of the Mission Readiness Group (MRG), he oversees the company’s ship maintenance and modernization businesses. He also oversees the company’s work in the areas of hyperbaric and divers’ life support systems.
Prior to joining Epsilon Systems, Mr. Kautter provided technical and management oversight for large environmental projects at various Department of Energy facilities. He has served in various program management and consulting roles at over 50 commercial nuclear plants and DOE facilities. His work included leading teams and participating in self-assessments of management capability, corrective action programs, safety system performance, and all functional areas of plant operations against INPO, NRC, and DOE standards.
Mr. Kautter earned a B.S. in Chemistry from the United States Naval Academy. He has experience as a Senior Reactor Operator and was a qualified Engineering Officer for Naval Nuclear Propulsion Plants.
President, C5ISR Group
Mr. Bott is President of the C5ISR Group and KAB Laboratories, an Epsilon Systems Company. KAB Laboratories is one of the premier firms in the signals intelligence engineering space. Mr. Bott joined KAB Laboratories, then a small business, in 2007 as Director of Operations where he provided management and oversight of all facets of operations focused on software and systems engineering. In 2012, he joined Epsilon Systems Solutions with the acquisition of KAB. He was named President in 2014.
Prior to entering the private sector, Mr. Bott served with distinction for 27 years in the U.S. Navy as an intelligence officer. His service included duty abroad in Moscow, Sarajevo, Skopje and Baghdad. While on active duty he earned several prestigious awards including the State Department’s Superior Honor Award and the Vice Admiral R.L. Taylor Award for Leadership.
Mr. Bott holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Colorado and Master’s Degrees from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and the University of San Diego. He studied Russian at the Defense Language Institute and completed a year of study at the U.S. Marine Command and Staff College.
Jack Sears, Jr.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Business Development
Mr. Sears is the Senior Vice President of Business Development (BD). Prior to this position, he served as a Client Relationship Executive with Deloitte, leading BD, capture and proposal efforts for Government and Public Sector accounts in the Southern California area. Before his time with Deloitte, he served as Principal /Owner of Sears Executive Consulting providing consulting services for clients pursuing Federal contracts, President/CEO of Assured Space Access Technologies, Sr. Advisor at McLaughlin Research Corporation (MRC), and Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for KinetX Aerospace, Inc. From 2002 – 2011, Mr. Sears served as Vice-President/General Manager at Epsilon Systems.
He is a prior Department of Navy civilian employee of the Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center, Pacific where he was the Common Data Link Program Manager. He is a member of the Board of Directors, Space Micro, Inc. (2015 – Present), Member, National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) (2002 – Present), Life Member, Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association (AFCEA) (2002 – Present) and was Regional Vice President, International Test and Evaluation Association (ITEA) (2010 – 2012), San Diego Chapter President (2007 – 2010).
Vice President and General Manager, Advanced Products Group
An Epsilon Systems employee since 2007, Mr. Gallatin’s previous experience at Epsilon Systems includes designing, integrating and managing the installation of a Camera Recording System for an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) training command, on-site and remote support and surveillance for NJOHS Webcam System at four separate Tier 1 facilities, project management support for the National Capital Region Rail programs in Washington DC and continuing management support for a variety of Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment (ALRE) customers based at NAVAIR Lakehurst, NJ.
Currently, as VP and GM of the Advanced Products Group, he directs the company’s product development and sales of all manufacturing lines, including aviation ground support equipment, ruggedized flat panel displays, aircraft launch and recovery equipment racks and consoles and rapid prototyping using 3D printing technology.
Mr. Gallatin has more than 25 years of experience in the installation, integration, design and maintenance of electronic systems, including extensive experience and technical knowledge in airborne avionics systems, commercial audio and video, and cable and connector design and repair. He has provided extensive consulting and project management support to the Dept. of Homeland Security, U.S. Navy, NAVAIR, French Ministry of Defense, EODTEU TWO, NJ Office of Homeland Security, and Virginia Beach Police Dept.
In addition to completing a host of specialized training in electrical and electronics engineering, radar and integrated weapon systems, Mr. Gallatin has been a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Acting General Manager, Professional Services Group
Mr. Riley is the Acting General Manager of the Professional Services Group. Responsibilities include serving as Director of Epsilon Systems’ Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC) Programs and Administrative Program Manager for SWRMC’s technical support services contracts, overseeing more than 300 Epsilon Systems and subcontractor technicians in providing technical support services to SWRMC. He directs and performs all personnel functions, cost estimating, bid quote and delivery order preparation, task order preparation, execution of subcontract duties, and day-to-day administrative functions. He has extensive experience in directing surface ship maintenance, program support, installation support, onboard maintenance training, surface ship and submarine field engineering and technical support.
An Epsilon employee since November, 2013, Mr. Riley has over 15 years of direct experience in U.S. Navy ship repair and over 30 years of leadership, having served as Commanding Officer of USS ARIES (PHM 5), USS CURTS (FFG 38) and USS TARAWA (LHA 1), and the inaugural Commodore of LCSRON One, as well as many other leadership positions in support of Navy operations in locations around the world. He has a B.A. from Tulane University and Master’s Degree from Naval Postgraduate School. He is also a certified Project Management Professional.