Stratom’s world-class advisory board assists with strategic guidance and has in-depth experience in government and corporate development, robotics unmanned systems, sales, marketing, capital investment, and mergers and acquisitions.
Lieutenant General Frederick McCorkle
Fred McCorkle retired from the United States Marine Corps on Oct. 1, 2001. He is currently serving on the board of directors and as a senior advisor for GKN Aerospace Services. He additionally serves on the Rolls-Royce North America board of directors and is a member of the board of directors of JURA Corporation, Lord Corporation and Atlas Air World Wide Holdings, Inc. He serves on several tax-exempt charity foundations boards, including the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation and the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation. In addition to the above boards, Fred also serves as a senior strategic advisor for AgustaWestland, Boeing, Stratom, Inc and Timken Corporation.
Vice Admiral Joseph Dyer
Vice Admiral (retired) Joseph W. Dyer is currently an independent consultant in the technology and defense markets. From 2003 through late 2012, he was an executive at iRobot Corporation, serving consecutively as the president of the Government and Industrial Division, corporate chief operating officer and as the company’s chief strategy officer. He served as commander of the Naval Air Systems Command, where he was responsible for research, development, test and evaluation, engineering and logistics for naval aircraft, UAVs, air-launched weapons and sensors, from June 2000 until his retirement in July 2003. He previously was assigned as commander of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division at Patuxent River in July 1997 and a month later assumed additional responsibilities as the assistant commander for Research and Engineering of the Naval Air Systems Command.
Lieutenant General George J. Flynn
Lieutenant General George J. Flynn retired from the U.S Marine Corps in 2013 after a 38-year career. Lieutenant General Flynn graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1975. He holds a M.A. degree in international relations from Salve Regina College, a M.A. degree in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College and a M.S. degree in national security and strategy from the National War College. He is a distinguished graduate of the College of Naval Command and Staff and the National War College.
Anthony J. Melita
Tony Melita is an internationally recognized expert in munitions and land warfare systems acquisition forged over 31 years of service with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). He has a reputation for fairness and integrity when operating as a day-to-day tactician and as a visionary when laying the foundation for strategic outcomes. He has a long track record of shaping successful defense acquisition programs and for developing strong relationships between government and industry. Mr. Melita had various assignments as a DoD civilian — ranging from hands-on technology development to serving as a special assistant to the under secretary of defense for acquisition and as the director for land warfare and munitions within the office of the under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics.
John Coster consults in the JIAN Group’s government services sector. A 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, he has more than 28 years of experience in the government services industry and national defense. Before consulting with JIAN, Mr. Coster was an executive with A-T Solutions Inc., a global industry leader in anti- and counterterrorism. As the organization’s executive vice president of business development and government relations from 2003 to 2010, he managed congressional relations, corporate sales, business development, communications, marketing, market research, capture and proposal management and alliances to support A-T Solutions’ strategic goals. During this time, he helped lead the company through a period of explosive growth. A-T Solutions was named four consecutive years to the Annual Inc. 500/5000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S. Also recognized in Entrepreneur Magazines’ Hot 500 List, the Washington Technology “Fast 50,” and most recently the winner of the very prestigious 2010 Greater Washington Area Government Contractor Award in the category of companies $75M-$100M. In recent months, John served as the group executive vice president of A-T Solutions Global Security Solutions’ business unit, providing innovative solutions and services to homeland security, law enforcement, international and intelligence customers.
Kirk Holland is a venture partner at Access Venture Partners, where he brings a long track record of successfully investing in, growing and exiting high-growth technology and digital media companies. He also brings a broad history of operating experience across many functions, including general management, sales and marketing, business development, operations and engineering with companies such as Procter & Gamble and Jupiter Media. Prior to joining Access Venture Partners, Kirk was a general partner at Vista Ventures, where he helped build the firm to deliver top-decile investment performance. Kirk led many of the firm’s successful investments in software and digital media, including Dante Software (acquired by WebMethods), Rally Software, Thought Equity Motion, Umbria (acquired by McGraw Hill), Stratavia, StrionAir (acquired by United Technologies) and MXLogic (acquired by McAfee).