Technology and Technical Solutions Sector Marc M. Herman, CFO Robert Kautter, President, MRG
Senior LeadershipSteven Boraz, VP and GM, C5I Brian Gallatin, VP and GM, APG Ron Klein, CIO Jim Loiselle, VP of Administration John Riley, VP and GM, PSG Alyx Schmidt, VP of Finance
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.
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).
Ms. Conti holds both a BS and MBA from the University of Rhode Island. She is a Level III Certified Acquisition Professional.
President, Technology and Technical Solutions Sector
Mr. Hashem brings 39 years of experience in the aerospace and defense industry and has served in a variety of positions in executive leadership, strategic planning, business development, program management, engineering and operations.
Prior to joining Epsilon Systems, Mr. Hashem served as President of L3 PHOTONICS, a division of L3 Technologies, delivering products and services to the Intelligence Community. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Acquisition for L3T Communications Group, where he led the overall execution of strategic initiatives, overseeing the pursuit and employment of C4ISR Network Communications. Mr. Hashem also served as Vice President & General Manager of the Network Communication Systems (NCS) Business Unit of Northrop Grumman’s Information Systems Sector.
His career experience extends across a multitude of high-technology portfolios ranging from satellites, airborne, terrestrial and maritime communications, the Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial System, the Communication, Navigation and Identification (CNI) systems for the F-22 and F-35 advanced aircraft, Advanced Data Links, Software Defined Radios, the Battlefield Airborne Communication Node (BACN) Advanced Gateway weapon system, and Fiber Optic & Free Space Optical Systems.
Mr. Hashem is a graduate of Villanova University in Electrical Engineering and attended the Darden School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia. He is also a member of several professional organizations, including serving on the Advisory Board of the University of San Diego, School of Engineering.
Marc M. Herman
Chief Financial Officer
Marc M. Herman is a seasoned financial executive with almost 30 years of experience at the financial helm of defense and government contracting (public, employee-owned, and closely-held private) companies. Prior to joining Epsilon Systems, Mr. Herman served as Vice President and CFO for Digicon Corporation in Herndon, VA, where he led cost-cutting initiatives while positioning the company for increased success in new business growth. Mr. Herman led the effort for conversion of a minority-owned Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP) to a 100% employee-owned ESOP. Mr. Herman was responsible for company valuations, trustee interfacing and communication, proper accounting for ESOP transactions, and ensuring proper distribution of allocated shares to employees.
Prior to Digicon, Mr. Herman served as Senior Vice President and CFO at Kforce Government Solutions, Inc. (Kforce), a publicly held company in Fairfax, VA. He was responsible for meeting all SEC-reporting requirements and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
Mr. Herman has a BBA in Accounting from Kent State University, an MBA in Finance from Cleveland State University, and holds a CPA certification from the State of Ohio.
Chief Information Officer
Mr. Klein is Chief Information Officer (CIO) 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.
Steven C. Boraz
Vice President and General Manager, C5I Group
Mr. Boraz is C5I Group Vice President and General Manager. He joined KAB Laboratories in 2010 and Epsilon Systems with the acquisition of KAB in 2012.
Prior to joining the Epsilon family, Mr. Boraz served for 20 years as an Intelligence Officer and Acquisition Professional. His operational assignments included intelligence activities on the staff of Commander, Third Fleet and the USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67 and staff positions at Southern Command and the Atlantic Intelligence Command. He served as Assistant Program Manager for Maritime Domain Awareness at Program Executive Officer Communications, Computers, Intelligence (PEO C4I) where he was awarded DoD Transition Manager of the Year and PEO C4I Program of Year (Team).
Mr. Boraz holds a Bachelor's Degree from Miami (Ohio) University, a Master’s Degree (with Distinction) from the Naval Postgraduate School and was a Federal Executive Fellow at the RAND Corporation. He is on the Industry Advisory Board for the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California San Diego (UCSD); the Board of Directors of the San Diego Chapter of National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA); and the Board of Directors of the San Diego Chapter of the Naval Intelligence Professionals.
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.
Vice President and General Manager, Professional Services Group
Mr. Riley is the Vice President and General Manager of the Professional Services Group. He has been acting in this position since January of 2018.
Mr. Riley joined Epsilon Systems in 2012 and has served as acting PSG General Manager, overseeing administrative and technical program management of professional services contracts. Prior to joining Epsilon Systems, he was a Senior Engineer with McKean Defense Group where he led efforts in support of Commander Navy Regional Maintenance Command (CNRMC) in identifying manpower technical capability and capacity requirements to support Surface Ship Readiness Initiatives. A former Surface Warfare Officer, Mr. Riley retired from the Navy as Captain (O-6) in May of 2010, after completing a 30-year Naval career. Mr. Riley’s Navy career included commanding the USS ARIES (PHM 5), USS CURTS (FFG 38) and USS TARAWA (LHA 1), and he was the inaugural Commander of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Class Squadron.
Mr. Riley received his commission through Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) at Tulane University and is a graduate of Naval Post Graduate School earning a Master’s Degree in Telecommunications Systems Management. Certified by the Project Management Institute, he is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a lifetime member of the Surface Navy Association (SNA).
Vice President of Administration
Mr. Jim Loiselle serves as Vice President of Administration. He began at Epsilon Systems in 2019 as Director of Contracts. Prior to joining Epsilon Systems, Mr. Loiselle served in senior contract management positions at a variety of both large and small Aerospace and Defense companies, including General Dynamics-NASSCO, Accenture Federal Services, LLC, TrellisWare Technologies, Inc. (a subsidiary of ViaSat), MAXIM Systems, Inc., and R3 Strategic Support Group, Inc.
Prior to entering the defense industry, Mr. Loiselle served as an officer in the U.S. Navy and received his commission through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps at the University of San Diego.
Mr. Loiselle holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego, a Master of Science Degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University (SDSU), and is a National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Certified Professional Contract Manager.
Away from work, Mr. Loiselle is a part-time faculty member at SDSU’s Global Campus where he teaches contract management courses in support of its professional certificate program.
Vice President of Finance
Ms. Alyx Schmidt serves Epsilon Systems as Vice President of Finance. Ms. Schmidt began her career at Epsilon Systems in 2007, serving in positions including Business Development Associate for the Chief Operating Officer, Program Manager for the company’s largest contract, and Corporate Financial Manager for the Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Ms. Schmidt served as the Director of Finance responsible for oversight of the financial planning and analysis as well as the rates and budgets functions at Epsilon Systems.
Ms. Schmidt is a California native. However, her adult education started abroad with a certificate in International Protocol from Institut Villa Pierrefeu in Glion, Switzerland. Upon returning to the U.S., she obtained her undergraduate degree in International Business, followed by a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from San Diego State University.
Throughout her career, Ms. Schmidt continued to dedicate herself to the defense industry through volunteer work at organizations such as the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) and National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). Today, Ms. Schmidt serves a Past President of the San Diego Chapter of NDIA.