LEADERSHIP

EXECUTIVES

Brian Clark

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Brian Simmons

Senior Vice President

Michele R. Cappello

General Counsel and Secretary

Brian Thompson

Vice President

Beth Booker

Vice President

BOARD

Ken Hunzeker

Director

Brett Lund

Director

Brian Clark

Brian Clark assumed the position of chairman, president, and CEO of TRAX in August 2019. He has more than 25 years of executive-level experience within the government IT and professional services sector with companies ranging in size from $300 million to $2.5 billion in annual revenues. He was formerly president and CEO of NCI, Inc., a publicly traded government services provider. While at NCI, he was responsible for day-to-day operations and the execution of corporate strategy, including acquisitions, new business growth, and investor relations. He also served as a member of the board of directors.

Prior to NCI, Clark was the executive vice president, CFO and treasurer for Stanley, Inc., a publicly traded government IT services and solutions provider. While at Stanley, Clark was responsible for all financial operations of the company as well as leading equity and debt financings, including the company’s initial public offering in 2006 to support organic growth and several successful acquisitions. Additionally, he was responsible for leading reorganizations aimed at streamlining operations to facilitate revenue and margin growth.

Before joining Stanley, Clark was the vice president, corporate controller, and principal accounting officer for Titan Corporation, as well as vice president of strategic transactions where he managed the company’s mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and equity joint ventures, among other transactions. Prior to Titan, he was a senior manager of assurance and business advisory services at Arthur Andersen.

Clark holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and is a certified public accountant.

Brian Simmons

Brian Simmons joined TRAX in 2019 and supports the company’s business development and strategic initiatives for test range services, logistics support, engineering applications, software development, facilities maintenance, multimedia, and IT services contracts.

From 2013 through 2018, Simmons was the senior vice president for Sigmatech’s Washington, DC and Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD offices. He oversaw regional business development as well as provided acquisition support and RDTE consulting services to Government program managers. He was responsible for preparing the winning proposal that was ranked number one (out of over 200 small business competitors) for the Responsive Strategic Sourcing for Services (RS3) contract — a $37B IDIQ, spanning all RDT&E, logistics, acquisition, and education/training services for DoD’s C4ISR community.

Simmons had a 33-year career as a U.S. Army civilian. He served as the technical director/deputy to the Commander, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) where he ran the execution of all test plans and reports, as well as the Command’s evaluation strategy and analyses. He employed a workforce of over 9,000 personnel and a $1B budget, and was responsible for integrating ATEC’s test range infrastructure, instrumentation, policy, resources, and weapon system safety.

Simmons was a member of the Senior Executive Service for 14 years. He previously served as the director, U.S. Army Evaluation Center and as the technical director/deputy to the Commander, U.S. Army Developmental Test Command. He is a certified acquisition professional and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. He is a graduate of Harford Community College, the University of Maryland, the Johns Hopkins University, and the U.S. Army War College.

Michele R. Cappello

Michele Cappello joined TRAX in 2020. She serves as general counsel and secretary, and is responsible for all legal, contractual, purchasing, and human resources matters.

Prior to joining TRAX, Cappello served for more than 25 years as general counsel and secretary for NCI Information Systems, Inc. Before joining NCI, Cappello spent a decade as in-house counsel to Network Solutions, Inc., and its spin-off company, Netcom Solutions International. She also held positions at Boeing Computer Systems and Computer Data Systems, Inc.

Cappello has a bachelor’s degree from Ladycliff College and a law degree from George Mason University School of Law.

Brian Thompson

Brian Thompson joined TRAX in 1990 and serves as vice president and program manager of our Mission Test Support Services contract at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground in Yuma, AZ.

Thompson served in the U.S. Marine Corps for six years as a radar technician. In 1988, he began his career in support of the ARMY’s RDT&E mission with DynCorp International at YPG, while working as a technician in the LASER Tracking section supporting the mission with cross-utilization throughout the contract. In 1996, he began the initial contract support for the Metrology and Simulation Division by developing new instrumentation systems for testing various munition and weapon components in real and simulated environments. From 2000 through 2013, he began leading the Automotive Instrumentation Support group and led the development of new instrumentation systems and capabilities to meet automotive testing requirements. He also served as the Electronics Group Manager and Instrumentation Operations Manager while developing threat instrumentation and automation capabilities for the counter IED testing effort at YPG.

He holds a master’s in computer software engineering from the University of Maryland University College.

Beth Booker

Beth Booker joined TRAX in 1995 and was promoted to vice president and program manager in 2020. She leads our contract at Goddard Space Flight Center, which TRAX has held for more than 25 years.

Beth started her career at Goddard in 1986 working in the Supply and Equipment Operations areas supporting receiving and equipment disposal activities as well as the forms, records, and directives activities for the Center. Following TRAX’s award of the contract in 1995, Beth was promoted to the Mail Services Section Manager, increasing her supervisory scope and expanding her knowledge of total contract operations.

Beth holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland University College. She obtained certification as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in 2013 and was promoted to the deputy program manager position in 2014. Beth was awarded the Goddard Space Flight Center Management Operations Directorate Contractor of the Year in 2003 and the Robert H. Goddard Exceptional Achievement Award in 2011.

Ken Hunzeker

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Ken Hunzeker graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1975 as a second lieutenant in the Field Artillery branch.

Hunzeker served in the U.S. Army for 35 years, commanding forces at every level through Division Command (1st Infantry Division). He served as the deputy director of the Army’s Program Analysis and Evaluation Directorate at the Pentagon during 9/11 and as commanding officer for the Operation Iraqi Freedom Civilian Police Assistance Training Team. In 2007, after being promoted to lieutenant general, Hunzeker commanded the U.S. Fifth Corps in Germany. In August 2009, Hunzeker was assigned as the deputy commander of all U.S. forces in Iraq.

Hunzeker retired from the military in 2010 and joined ITT Corporation as vice president of government relations for ITT Defense and Information Solutions. In April 2011, he became the president of Exelis Mission Systems. In 2014, Hunzeker was appointed CEO and president of Vectrus, Inc., an infrastructure and global logistics company and subsidiary of ITT Defense. Two years later, he retired from Vectrus.

From 2015 to 2016, Hunzeker served as a member of the board of directors for the Professional Services Council. He is the distinguished chair for the Study of Civil-Military Operations and an ambassador for Homes for Our Troops for the state of Florida. Recently, Hunzeker was selected as a 2020 Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, an honor reserved for West Point’s most accomplished graduates.

Brett Lund

Brett Lund is the chief licensing officer at Secura Bio. Lund was named “Best Corporate Counsel” by the Denver Business Journal, one of Colorado’s “Top Twenty-Five Most Influential Young Professionals” by ColoradoBiz Magazine, and “Forty Under 40” by the Denver Business Journal for being one of the top forty business leaders under age 40. Lund is currently a board member of the Colorado BioScience Association, Gevo Development, and the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association.

Prior to joining Secura Bio, Lund was the CEO and co-founder of Agarigen, Inc., which he successfully sold to Intrexon, Inc. Lund also previously served as chairman of the legal, IP, and licensing group for Syngenta Biotechnology Inc.’s biofuels business. In his role at Syngenta, Lund led the management of intellectual property, in-licensing, out-licensing, research collaborations, and strategic alliances. Prior to Syngenta, he served as associate general counsel for the Ford Motor Company’s Wingcast subsidiary.

Lund was previously a corporate attorney at the law firm of Cooley LLP, where he represented numerous companies regarding intellectual property licensing, IPOs, venture capital financing, M&A, securities, strategic alliances, and related transactions.

Lund holds a J.D from Duke University Law School, an M.B.A. from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and a B.A. in political science from the University of California, San Diego. He is a Certified Licensing Professional by the Licensing Executives Society and admitted to practice law in California and North Carolina. Lund has also been a member of the American Bar Association, California Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association, the Licensing Executives Society (LES) and the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM).