Scott Balmos

President and Chief Executive Officer

Scott S Balmos is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Semper Valens Solutions, Inc. (SVS), a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) founded in 2014 and headquartered just outside of San Antonio, TX. He provides strategic direction and is responsible for managing the varied and complex operations of the company. Mr. Balmos holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Science from Park University, an Associate of Science in Database Management from San Antonio College, and is a certified Program Management Professional (PMP). Mr. Balmos has over two decades of technical and managerial experience in the US Department of Defense (DoD) community.

Mr. Balmos has enjoyed a successful career in this market space since 1994 when he began work as US Reconnaissance Marine performing tactical SIGINT collection on two Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) deployments and as a member of a Special Operations Capable Pacific (SOCPAC) contingency team. In 2000, he worked as a Network Analyst for a Fortune 500 technology company supporting the Tri-Service Infrastructure Management Program Office (TIMPO) before transitioning into software engineering and project leadership supporting the Air Force Cryptologic Group (CPSG) on Lackland AFB, TX. In 2002, Mr. Balmos worked as software engineer with the US Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM). He held various technical and managerial roles over the next 10 years to include Software and Systems Engineering Lead; Oracle DBA; System Architect; Regional Manager; Product Manager; Deputy Program Manager; and Program Manager. In 2012, Mr. Balmos was promoted to C4ISR Field Support Program Management Office (PMO) Manager and directed a diverse team of 130+ personnel supporting multiple C4ISR programs and platforms, to include Distributed Common Ground Station – Army (DCGS-A), across 35+ locations worldwide.

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Chris Robinson

Executive Vice President and Chief Delivery Officer

Chris Robinson joined Semper Valens Solutions in 2014 as the Chief Technology Officer. He provides the technical direction for the company, mentoring to our technical staff, and hands on execution to multiple programs.

Mr. Robinson is a disabled Army Veteran having served as an Imagery Analyst in the Military Intelligence Corp with focus on the ARMY TENCAP systems. For the last 15 years, Mr. Robinson has provided technical direction, mentoring, system architecting, hardware, software, networking, and storage support to Army and Air Force customers throughout the world. Starting in 2001, Mr. Robinson, as a Northrop Grumman FSR, supported operations of the DCGS-AF mission. After 4 years on the project, Mr. Robinson led a technical team that had started at three (3) personnel running a single operational mission to twenty-three (23) engineers running four (4) missions concurrently. His success in the project led him to join the QRC DCGS-A team known as JIOC-I. Mr. Robinson was part of the primary team responsible for building the hardware component for JOIC-I, deploying the system in 2005 into Camp Slayer, Iraq. In 2006, Mr. Robinson joined the SAIC team as a site lead responsible for the software of the JIOC-I system. Mr. Robinson spent the next 8 years supporting DCGS-A with SAIC/Leidos as the SME of the DCGS-A Fixed Sites and DCGS-A Fusion Brain.

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Joel Williams

Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer

Mr. Williams started his career as an Intelligence Analyst with the US. Army. After completing several successful deployments to the Balkans and the Middle East / North Africa, Mr. Williams was honorably discharged and began supporting the army as a Software Engineer and Field Support Engineer. In 2011 Mr. Williams again returned to the Army as a Army Civilian providing Information Technology Acquisition Support. As an Acquisition Corps member, Mr. Williams was directly responsible for multiple Army Weapon Systems sustainment activities, including a 70 million dollar per year OPM budget. Over the past 10 years, Mr. Williams has held many successful positions, focusing his efforts to bridge the gap between Army Acquisition activities and Information Technology developments. Mr. Williams currently resides in Canyon Lake, TX with his wife and children. Mr. Williams is an Eagle Scout and an active supporter of local Scouting organizations.

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Nicholas Brown

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Nicholas Brown joined Semper Valens in 2016 as the Director of Finance. Mr. Brown holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Mr. Brown has several years of financial and managerial experience working for the Department of Defense (DOD) and with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Mr. Brown began his career supporting several large programs for the Department of the Navy as a civilian employee. There he was responsible for budget submissions, appropriation law, and fiscal compliance for the programs he supported. After 5 years of support, he began working for SystemsMadeSimple, a Lockheed Martin company. There he managed the financial operations of a large program with an annual budget of $150 million, which focused on the management of VA data centers. After 2 years, he took over the role of Project Manager for a performance management project which supported The Office of Performance and Analytics (OP&A) within the VA. Mr. Brown currently resides in Austin, TX with his wife and children.

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Roger Jenkins

Senior Vice President and Division Manager, Innovative Solutions

Roger A. Jenkins is a Senior Vice President and Division Manager for the Innovative Solutions Division for the company. With more than 35 years of military, contract, and government experience in system and software engineering of intelligence, electronic warfare, and business systems, Mr. Jenkins’ expertise and leadership suit him well to provide innovative solutions to Semper Valens' customer challenges and requirements.

Mr. Jenkins’ professional career began in 1988 when he enlisted as an Intercept and Electronic Warfare Tactical Systems Repairer, Military Occupational Specialty 33T. His held varying positions across a number of assignments in Fort Polk, Louisiana; Fort Davis, Panama; and Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Following his Army service, Mr. Jenkins worked as a Field Software Engineer, Site Lead, Senior Software Engineer, Rapid Application Development Team Manager, and Business Intelligence Team Manager.

Mr. Jenkins returned to Federal Service in 2009 as a Department of the Army Civilian with the CECOM SEC Intelligence Fusion Systems Division at Fort Huachuca, AZ, where he held a number of positions, including the Enterprise Architect, Distributed Common Ground System – Army Fixed Project Lead, Software Enterprise Lead, and Intelligence Mission Support Branch Chief.

Mr. Jenkins and his wife of 36+ years, Julie, have three children and seven grandchildren, and live in Forest Grove, Montana with their adopted granddaughter Savannah. Outside of work, Mr. Jenkins enjoys spending time with his family traveling, camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities.

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Bryan Tebo

Senior Vice President and Division Manager, Advanced Missions Division

Bryan Tebo is a Senior Vice President and Division Manager for the Advanced Missions Division for the company. With nearly 40 years of military, and government contract experience in system and software engineering of intelligence, electronic warfare, and business systems; IT Service Management; Training and Operational support, Mr. Tebo’s expertise and leadership suit him well to provide, develop, and operationalize innovative solutions to Semper Valens' customer challenges and requirements.

Mr. Tebo is a 26 year Army Veteran, who served in a variety of Infantry and Intelligence support and leadership positions, around the globe. He culminated his career, with a final assignment at Fort Huachuca, AZ serving as the senior training developer, representing system and user requirements for critical intelligence system acquisition, fielding, training, accreditation and sustainment.

Following his Army service, Mr. Tebo began his contract leadership career asa Deputy Program Manager, Program Manager, Portfolio Manager, and Business Unit senior leader. He has provided solutioning, project start-up, and oversight for large and small DoD and commercial contracts specializing in support to DoD and national security customers.

Mr. Tebo and his wife of 35+ years, Stacy, have seven children and three grandchildren, and live in Sierra Vista, Arizona.

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Susan McCathern

Vice President and Director of Security

Susan McCathern is a Vice President and the Director of Security for Semper Valens Solutions Inc. She served 22 years in the United States Army as a Master Logistician before retiring in 1997. She served in Operation Restore Hope (Somalia), performing as the 10th Mountain Division Logistics Sergeant Major (SGM), and supported numerous other real-world operations including those in Iraq, Cuba, and Honduras. In the years following her retirement, Mrs. McCathern worked as an independent contractor forming her company Kress & Associates, and an employed contractor for ManTech and Lockheed Martin. She performed as the Lead for ManTech for the Left Behind Equipment (LBE) Program; supporting CECOM Logistics Support Element (LSE) and the 11th Signal Brigade at Fort Huachuca, AZ. At Lockheed Martin she performed as the Senior Logistics Lead, Project Manager, Operations Managers and Facility Security Officer (FSO).

In addition to her work a government contractor, Mrs. McCathern has devoted numerous volunteer community service hours. She served on the City of Sierra Vista West End Commission for seven years with six years as the Chair. She established the first ever West End Block Party in 2006 which raised over $30,000 for the construction of brick walls depicting the West End of Sierra Vista. Mrs. McCathern is a life-member of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9972 in Sierra Vista, AZ with service as the Club Committee Chair, Public Information Officer, Vice Commander and Senior Commander. She is the present Chair of the Sky Islands NCMS Chapter; NCMS is a professional society of security personnel. Mrs. McCathern has been awarded five Presidential Community Service Awards; three gold awards for over 500 hours, one silver award for over 100 hours and one bronze award for 100 hours. Mrs. McCathern lives in Sierra Vista, AZ with her husband Patrick and has five grandchildren. Her philosophy is Never Forget Where You Came From.

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Rex Pugh

Vice President and Director of Contracts

As a seasoned business professional with over 28 years’ experience, Rex Alexander Pugh has served the past ten years as a Director of Contracts and Procurement for several DoD contractors. In his role, he is responsible for creating and enforcing the policies and procedures between contractors and suppliers for the government defense projects overseen by Semper Valens Solutions.

In pursuit off his education, Mr. Pugh earned a Master’s degree in Business Management with a concentration in Leadership from Marymount University, and holds a Master’s Certificate in Federal Government Contracting from George Washington University. He is also a certified notary in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He additionally is a member of the National Contract Management Association, among his professional affiliations.

Before joining Semper Valens Solutions, Mr. Pugh got his start in the federal government intelligence community before moving to the private sector. He has spent nearly three decades involved in the contracts departments of various government contractors.

Alongside his work with Semper Valens, Mr. Pugh is also involved in purchasing, renovating, and renting residential properties. He currently owns six properties. In his spare time, he enjoys being involved with his church and serving the homeless population in his community.

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