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Advisory Board

Daniel Duncan

Dan Duncan is Founder and CEO of Credit Shop. Dan has 31 years of experience in financial services and related fields.  He has started and led several businesses focused on serving financial institutions, including Optimal Risk (risk analytics), ALI Solutions (risk analytics, collection analytics and optimization), and Advanced Call Center Technologies (receivables management).  Prior to these entrepreneurial endeavors, Dan ran risk management at Chase Cards and was the Chief Risk Officer at Household Card Services.  Dan has B.A. in Economics from Columbia University.

Richard kayRichard Kay

Mr. Kay is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sentrillion Corporation. He is the former Chairman and CEO of OTG Software, a data storage software company that he founded in 1992. OTG became the leader in online data storage solutions and was acquired by Legato Systems in 2002. Mr. Kay remained on the board of directors until the acquisition of Legato Systems by EMC in 2003. He is a partner in Monumental Sports and Entertainment and currently serves on the board of directors of the University of Maryland School of Engineering. He is a special partner with ABS Capital, a multi-billion dollar equity investment firm focused on healthcare, IT and media companies. Mr.Kay is also an honorary member of the board of directors of Venture Philanthropy Partners.

Peter S. Markakos

Pete Markakos is the President and Founder of EDC Consulting and the President of McLane Advanced Technologies. Pete has served in senior executive positions in the defense and government services sector for close to 20 years and worked for such companies as SAP, PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM and KPMG. He founded EDC Consulting in 2005 and acquired many years of hands-on experience building start-up companies and transforming them into high-performing organizations that resulted in sale, acquisition and merger transactions. Pete has a strong track record of formulating and executing strategic and operational plans that uncover unique opportunities and grow market presence in public and private sector settings. He has a proven ability to apply non-traditional thinking to complex problems. His extensive business, defense and government experience allows him to speak at a detailed systems level while also communicating with non-technical personnel, investors and shareholders in a manner which can be easily understood. Pete retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after 24 years of combined time on active duty and the Marine Corps reserve. He has a Master of Science degree in Economics from The George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Norwich University. He is a member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). Pete resides in McLean, Virginia.

Peter Metzger

Pete Metzger the Vice Chairman of DHR International, a global executive search and consulting firm. He is based in the firm’s Washington D.C. office.Pete’s clients include large public companies and privately- held firms spanning a wide range of industries. His personal relationships with national business, political leaders, and board chairs provide his clients with the best possible choices in forming their leadership teams. He started his business career as president of the nation’s largest ($600M) privately-held franchise home-building company.Earlier in his career, Pete served as a US Marine officer. His service included combat leadership roles from and he was personally decorated for valor in both theaters.  He also served as a foreign intelligence officer in the CIA and as the Marine Military Assistant to President Ronald Reagan.He graduated the University of Colorado and later completed graduate studies in national security policy and Latin American studies. He is a graduate of the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute and The Inter-American Defense College of the Organization of American States.

Steve Milovich

Steve Milovich is a senior human resources executive. He is currently President of Milovich Partners, a strategic human capital consulting and advisory company. Steve held the position of Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources, Talent and Workforce Diversity for The Walt Disney Company’s Disney | ABC Television division.  He founded the company’s employee digital and social media group, increasing the engagement, collaboration, and connectedness through technology. He began his career at Disney as Senior Vice President of Corporate Human Resources, Organization and Leadership Development. Steve has held executive human resources positions at PepsiCo, Walker Digital (which developed, AlliedSignal/Honeywell and Broadway Stores. He began his career at United States Steel Corporation, holding management positions in employee and labor relations. Steve earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Utah State University and holds an executive MBA from Pepperdine University. He also holds coaching certifications from both The Hudson Institute and The International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Major General Robert E. Wheeler, USAF (Ret)

MajGen Wheeler retired from the Air Force in March of 2016 after 32 years of service. He served as DoD Deputy Chief Information Officer for Command, Control, Communications/Computers (C4) at the Office Secretary of Defense. He also led and executed the DoD’s largest spectrum auction in US history with industry, White House and Congress. He served in multiple staff assignments including air campaign analyst for the Air Force Studies and Analysis Agency, and division chief for the Joint Chiefs of Staff for European security issues. Additionally, he was the senior military adviser to the U.S. Mission Vienna, Austria for the Organization for Security and Cooperation Europe (OSCE). Wheeler earned a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and was commissioned in the United States Air Force in 1984. He went on to become a combat pilot in the B-52 and B-2 with more than 5,000 hours and seven operational commands including Wing Commands in the two largest bomber wings in the US Air Force. General Wheeler advises various DoD senior advisory panels.