Greg Zackney is the President and CEO. He has over 24 years of professional dynamic decision making and international leadership skills combined with senior management experience in both austere and conventional settings. He was most recently the Senior Director of Operations for an aviation software solutions group, where he was responsible for the development of all engagements, marketing, sales, and support teams using client capture strategies, strategic business intelligence/requirements, and the adherence to strategic business plans.
Greg concurrently worked as a Safety and Efficiency Subject Matter Expert using his experience in operating in high risk (dangerous) environments conducting timely accurate assessments of companies who operate in extremely dangerous environments to ensure highly reliable results which are proven to drastically improve operational efficiency and safety. He is an industry expert in complex organizational execution, continuous improvement and integrated safety management systems and uses his experience to increase operational effectiveness by mentoring and instructing organizations in leadership, communications, team development and risk management. He spent twelve years as an AV-8B Harrier Pilot for the United States Marine Corps and currently has over 22 years combined time Active Duty/Reserve. Greg has a Bachelor’s degree in Managerial Economics from the University of California at Davis, and a Masters Degree in Global Leadership and Project Management from the University of San Diego School of Business. A few of his other certificates include: Multi-Engine Commercial Pilot, California Firefighter, Hazmat First Responder, Incident Command Systems, and Emergency Medical Technician – Basic.
Mark Anderson is the Chief Operating Officer (COO). He has over 27 years of experience in all sections of manned and unmanned aviation programs. He has experience with military, civilian and commercial aviation programs and has extensive experience with the military acquisition system.
He recently led the team that developed a complete flight manual and training syllabus for the modernized cockpit of the US Coast Guard HC-130H (A1U) Long Range Surveillance aircraft. Mark has also worked with the Naval Air Systems Command to enhance and upgrade the navigation systems for civil derivative, combat, combat support, fixed wing, rotary wing and unmanned systems.
Mark finished a career in the US Navy after 21 years as a pilot flying S-3B, C-9B, C-40A and C-2A aircraft. During his career he held many leadership positions in Operations and Maintenance. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. His other certificates include Airline Transport Pilot (ATP), Commercial, Instrument, Battle Watch Captain, Conventional Weapons, Division Lead and Strike Lead. His ratings include DC-9, B-737, B-757, B-767, A-310.
Miguel Fernandez is Vice President of Contracts and Procurement for 838 Inc. Mr. Fernandez is responsible for maintaining an effective risk review process, providing corporate wide policy, guidance and oversight of Contracts, Proposals and Procurement matters; ensuring that all business activities meet acceptable performance standards in these areas. He serves as a principal interface with key government regulators regarding all Contracts, Proposals and Procurement matters. Mr. Fernandez is likewise a key contributor to company wide business development strategies and key processes.
Prior to his corporate leadership role for 838 Inc., Mr. Fernandez served in a number of positions with increasing responsibility in the aerospace and defense industry, including diverse management, organizational, and operational roles within defense manufacturing, service contracting, regulatory, and proposal management. Mr. Fernandez has successfully managed contracts with the U.S. Army 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, U.S. Navy Naval Air Systems Command, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Army PEO Soldier, U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command, Defense Logistics Agency, Veteran’s Administration, and U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command. He has successfully managed proposal efforts leading to numerous awards, to include U.S. Navy Seaport-e multiple award contracts, General Services Administration Schedules, U.S. Air Force 308th Armament Command task orders, U.S. Marines 1st Marines Air Wing service contract awards, U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division service task orders, and U.S. Marine Corps Air Ground Task Force Training Command service contracts. His international and commercial experiences has included successful proposal and contract management of awards from numerous commercial procurement agencies, the Turkish Ministry of Defense, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), United Kingdom Ministry of Defense, the Thales Group, Raytheon Missile Command, German Federal Ministry of Defense and the Portuguese Air Forces.
Mr. Fernandez holds the Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) certification from the National Contract Management Association. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Florida International University. A Master of Science in Management – Procurement and Contract Management from the University of Maryland University College, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Maryland University College.