Saint Louis, MO
Counselors to America's Small Business
Thomas (Tom) Guy Cornwell, born May 17, 1955, is a life time St. Louis, Missouri resident, with 37 years experience in the worldwide defense market. He is currently Adjunct Professor with George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology, Webster University. He is a retired Vice President / General Manager (VP/GM) of DRS Sustainment Systems, Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. DRS Sustainment Systems Inc. is one of the largest operating units within the DRS complement of companies. Mr. Cornwell assumed the VP/GM duties in October 2008, in conjunction with the acquisition and reorganization of DRS Technologies by Italian defense contractor Finmeccanica.
DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica S.p.A., employing more than 70,000 people worldwide.
From October 2006, Mr. Cornwell was President of the DRS Sustainment Systems Business Segment, after serving for six months as Vice President / General Manager of the DRS Sustainment Systems small business unit, formerly part of the Sustainment Systems and Services Group. Before that, Mr. Cornwell served for five years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Engineered Air Systems, Inc. (EASI), a subsidiary of Engineered Support Systems, Inc. (ESSI), before DRS acquired that company on January 31, 2006.
Prior to becoming President and CEO of EASI in 2000, Mr. Cornwell served in various general management positions of increasing responsibility at Systems & Electronics, Inc., another ESSI subsidiary, for 24 years. He began with the company as a purchasing agent in 1974.
<span style="color: rgb(97, 97, 97); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18.0049991607666px;">Mr. </span>Cornwell<span style="color: rgb(97, 97, 97); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18.0049991607666px;"> holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and a Masters in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University - </span>Edwardsville<span style="color: rgb(97, 97, 97); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18.0049991607666px;">. He is a Missouri registered pharmacist since 1978.</span></p>
TECHNOLOGY EXECUTIVE / CIO / LEADER
Unique and extensive Executive and Legislative Branch CIO experience
Acknowledged Senior Executive Service level problem solver and performer within the Federal Government Information Technology (IT) area
Successful track record in federal government and corporate operations, administration, technology integration and cyber security issues and solutions
Diverse government and corporate administrative, contract, budgetary, personnel and IT management and leadership experience and successes
Specializes in “turn around” program/project repair and fix tasks
Clearance—Top Secret with SCI access
Professional Experience IT Consultant, Fairfax, Va., 2014 -
INFOZEN, Rockville, MD., 2012- 2014 Vice President, Program Executive Program Manager of a 100 person, $20M a year engineering services support contract for the DHS Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency’s Office of the CIO. Provide O&M, development, testing and fielding for over 70 mission applications and the ICE LAN/WAN operations. Support over 5,000 ICE users around the world with IT desktop, network and application services.
IT Consultant, Fairfax, Va., 2012 Provided IT leadership, business development and relationship building consulting services to a variety of commercial clients.
SRA International, INC. Fairfax, Va., 2005 – 2011 Vice President, National Security Sector
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT (EOP), Washington, D.C., 2001–2005 Provided administrative services to over 2,000 personnel in the White House and Executive Office of the President, including direct support to the Chief Executive.
Special Assistant to President and Director, Office of Administration (2002–2004) Promoted to Office of Administration COO, led cross-functional staff of 310 and managed $95M annual budget—directed IT, finance, HR, procurement, information security and information management activities—testified before Congressional appropriation and technology committees.
Chief Information Officer, EOP (2001–2002) Led technology and telecommunications services design, development, deployment & operations for staff of 2,000--engineered a Post- 9/11 turnaround of IT infrastructure.
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, Washington, D.C., 1997–2001 CIO Director, House Information Resources / Chief Administrative Officer oversaw technology services delivery to 10,000 U.S. House members and staff.
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Johnstown, Pa., 1993–1997 Technical Director, National Drug Intelligence Center.
ORION SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, Arlington, Va., 1989–1993 Vice President for Government Operations Expanded company from a six-employee, $300K start up to a 60-employee, $10M software engineering company.
U.S. Army, Lieutenant Colonel 1967–1989 Viet Nam veteran. Career professional intelligence and IT officer—appointed first IT officer for new Joint Special Operations Command, with full accountability for IT systems and personnel—supported command with automated intelligence systems. Numerous intelligence and IT assignments around the world during a 22 year career.
Over 30 years in sales and management in the technology industry. Primary focus has been in helping businesses focus on improving and growing revenue though customer acquisition and renention and better managing inventory/assests through the proper use of innovation business technology processes. I also owned and operation 3 restaurants and managed all aspects of the business for 7 years. I have extensive knowledge in creation of business plans and effective use of capital. I am also a principal in an LLC that owns and operates several retail properties in the east.Over 30 years in sales and management in the technology industry. Primary focus has been in helping businesses, generally retailers, focus on improving and growing revenue though customer acquisition and renention and better managing inventory/assests through the proper use of innovation business technology processes. I also owned and operation 3 restaurants and managed all aspects of the business for 7 years. I have extensive knowledge in creation of business plans and effective use of capital. I am also a principal in an LLC that owns and operates several retail properties in the east.
BA in Political Science and Government, Old Dominion University
• Member of Student Government Association
• President of Alpha Epsilon Phi
• Member Golf Team
Alan Millner is an electrical engineer, with experience in power electronics, solar energy systems, electric vehicles, and medical devices. His business experience includes small business startup and sale, product development, and product strategy. He earned his BSEE, MSEE, and PhD from MIT. After working at MIT Lincoln Laboratory on spacecraft and solar energy systems, he co-founded a solar system company in 1979. After sale of the company, he left it in 1985 to serve as an engineering manager in a series of small and medium sized businesses, which included both industrial power electronics and medical devices. In 2009 he returned to MIT Lincoln Lab where he now works part time as energy systems technical staff.
BSEE, MSEE, and PhS in Electrical Engineering from MIT.</p>
BS, MS, and PhD in Electrical Engineering</p>
Stanford Executive Program
Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
BA Mathematics, University of Toledo
Bachelor of Commerce - Accounting Major-&nbsp; University of Karachi Pakistan</p>
MBA- Marketing Major- Univeristy of Karachi Pakistan</p>
MBA- Finance Major-- Western Illinois University, USA</p>