A Veteran with a 30-year record of service in the United States Army, Vaseal Montgomery is the founder and President/CEO of FTC and oversees the mission, vision, and strategic objectives as well as the financial, administrative and day-to-day operations of the company.
With a Master of Science in Counseling from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington, a Master of Science in Management of Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida, and both a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia, Vaseal advanced her expertise in information management while serving in the United States Army. During her thirty-year military career, Vaseal earned the rank of Colonel and served a number of leadership roles including Chief Information Officer/Director of Information Management for the Army Surgeon General; Program Manager for the Tri-Service Infrastructure Program Office; Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the North Atlantic Regional Medical Command; Chief Information Officer for the Walter Reed Army Medical Center; Director Information Management for the Womack Army Medical Center; CIO for the Martin Army Community Hospital; and CIO for the Gorgas Army Community Hospital.
Vaseal’s extensive experience in the field of Healthcare Information Technology and passion for making a difference in the lives of American Veterans led her to establish Favor TechConsulting, LLC as a leading IT and Management solutions provider with a mission to improve the federal government’s healthcare service for Veterans and their families in 2007. Ten years later, Vaseal continues to be the driving force behind FTC’s extraordinary success today.
Vaseal enjoys reading, relaxing and spending time with her granddaughter in her spare time. During football season, you will find her glued to all that is happening in the NFL.
Ben graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, Robert H. Smith School of Business, studying Accounting and with additional undergraduate studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to joining the FTC team, Ben worked at Morgan Stanley as a financial advisor and a principal at a local accounting and consulting firm. Over Ben’s career he has focused on program delivery, financial management, business operations, “Price to Win” strategies, and business development focused on Government contracting. At FTC, Ben served as the capture and business development lead on several major IDIQ, GWAC, BPA, and task order wins including VA T4NG, CMS SPARC, DIA ESITA2, CIO-SP3, and many other strategic vehicles. Ben directly reports to the CEO and helps execute her strategic vision and goals. In 2018, Ben was recognized as a “Rising Star of GovCon” by DCA Live.
In Ben’s spare time, he enjoys spending time with his two daughters and wife, vacationing, dining out and playing golf. Ben also enjoys the game of poker and has a World Series of Poker bracelet to his credit.
Chief Delivery Officer
With over 20 years of experience in government contracting in a wide range of roles that included software developer, Server and Network Engineer, Enterprise Architect, Project/Program Manager, and Vice President, primarily at SDVOSB and 8(a) small businesses, Tom has a wealth of management and technical expertise. Before transitioning to the FTC team from ProSphere, Tom worked as a government contractor for small companies managing contract transitions, operations, engineering and architecture projects for government agencies that included Veterans Affairs (VA), DoD, DoS, FBI, DOI, DOT, Agriculture, DOE, and DoEd. In his current role as FTC’s Chief Delivery Officer, Tom oversees all contracts related to IT service, Enterprise Architecture, Server Engineering, software development and migration, and customer support, managing complex IT designs and programs across all levels of operation.
Aside from spending time with his family in his off-time, Tom enjoys sports like skiing, soccer and volleyball.
Chief Technology Officer
With a B.S. in Computer Science and a minor in Engineering from New York’s Hofstra University and his PMP from the PMI Institute, Don is also trained in CMMI for Development and Services and ITIL. Prior to joining FTC, Don served as the Vice President of Technology Services and Support at Planned Systems International, where one of his key initiatives was the design, implementation and oversight of PSI’s cloud services. Don founded SGS Partners, Inc., a financial and technical services consulting firm focused on providing senior leadership services to small and mid-sized corporations. He also held positions as CTO of Pedestal, Inc. and CIO of SunTrust Equitable Securities, the Investment Banking Division of SunTrust Bank, Inc. Don has overseen projects for Barclays de Zoete Wedd's Money Market and Foreign Exchange Division and Republic National Bank of New York's Global Treasury, Mortgage Processing and Credit Systems divisions. In his current role as Chief Technology Officer for FTC, Don oversees the Technology Services Team, the Quality Services Team and the Facilities Team that supports both FTC’s corporate headquarters and the Melbourne, Florida, office.
Don is a Veteran of the United States Army, having served as an Armor officer before his civilian career.
Chief Growth Officer
As a Robertson Scholar, Monica earned a dual major undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. She went on to earn her Juris Doctorate at Villanova University School of Law and her Master’s Certificate in Health Information Technology from George Washington University in Washington, DC. Monica’s experience spans over a decade of leadership experience in both small and large businesses serving the government sector. Prior to joining FTC in 2016, Monica led SBG’s IT Center of Excellence of over 180 dedicated Health IT professionals serving three Cabinet administrations and their portfolio of programs and oversaw both Deloitte and Booz Allen Hamilton’s significant programs in the Defense Health Agency (DHA) and the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). Having joined FTC’s Growth team in 2016, as Senior Vice President, Business Development, Monica was pivotal to the company’s incredible growth, amassing over a half-billion-dollar portfolio within the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and expanding the company’s footprint in new markets by securing key contracts within the Defense Health Agency (DHA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ), among others. As Chief Growth Officer, Monica works across key activity areas to align FTC’s business development efforts with strategic targets and drive the company’s continued growth across a wide range of federal government agencies.
In November, 2019, Monica was awarded the prestigious FedHealthIT 100 Award in recognition as an industry leader driving change in the Health Information Technology Market, and in September, 2019, Monica was named a “Rising Star of GovCon” by DCA Live. Outside of work, Monica lives with her husband Andrew in Herndon, escaping Virginia whenever possible back to her native Florida sunshine.
A graduate of University of Maryland at College Park (UMCP), with PMP, CSM, ITIL v3 certifications, Darryle brings 30 years of experience in Project and Program Management, Supply Chain & Logistics and Sales Consulting for both the public and private sectors to his work at FTC. Having held various managerial positions in a Big Four accounting firm as well as multiple SDVOSB IT companies, Darryle’s specialty is in IT healthcare solutions and program management for federal agencies such as the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), The Treasury Department, NASA and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Having joined the FTC family as Operations Director in 2016, Darryle was promoted to Vice President, Operations, in 2019 before becoming Senior Vice President in 2020.
Outside of work, Darryle loves spending time with his wife and two children and enjoys golf, reading, fashion and traveling the world.
Vice President, Proposal Operations
Maggie has an M.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Utah's David Eccles School of Business and a B.A. in Studio Art from the College of William & Mary. She has 15 years of professional experience, including 10 years of management experience in the Federal IT and professional services industry, providing leadership across hundreds of Government proposals and directly contributing to nearly $2B in contract wins. Prior to joining FTC, Maggie served as a Senior Proposal Manager for CSRA (now GDIT), providing proposal management and writing support for large, strategic bids across CSRA’s Health & Civil Group. She also served as Director of Proposals and Pipeline Support for a 700-person business unit of CSRA, providing oversight to the submission of hundreds of proposals annually. Prior to joining CSRA, Maggie was the Marketing Manager for Perrin Quarles Associates, a government mission support contractor focused on policy and IT solutions in the areas of air quality and climate change. Having joined the FTC team in 2016, Maggie oversees proposal operations and supports the capture process for all FTC bids and proposals.
Outside of work, Maggie enjoys spending time with her husband and two children and serves on the Board of Trustees for two non-profit organizations: Grymes Memorial School and the Shenandoah National Park Trust.
Vice President, Operations
A Marine Corp Veteran with over 30 years of professional IT work experience, of which eight were in Government Contracting, Jim has a broad range of experience in program management, customer support, operations and infrastructure sustainment, IT solutions architecture & logistical support. Prior to joining FTC, Jim served as a Director and successfully managed multiple IT project teams comprising upwards of 150 people and $54M dollars in total revenue. In his current role, Jim creates short and long-term strategies to support customer goals by developing budgets and project execution plans. To this end, Jim remains well-versed in security regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), and the Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG).
Aside from reading and cheering on the Washington Redskins in his spare time, Jim enjoys long walks and hikes with his wife of 30 years.
Vice President, Quality Services
A graduate of George Mason University with a B.S. in Management Information Systems and Decision Sciences, Robin brings 20+ years of progressive experience in quality management, business process improvement, and the management of Information Technology (IT) projects and services to FTC. Robin joined FTC in 2017 as Director of Quality Services and was promoted to Vice President, Quality Services, in 2019. Applying her extensive hands-on experience in managing IT quality programs that include software development and maintenance, desktop, help desk, security systems and systems integration support services and in providing CMMI® consulting, training and appraisal services, Robin is responsible for the direction and oversight of all quality initiatives across the organization, including the achievement and maintenance of FTC’s CMMI® Maturity Level 3 ratings for both Development and Services and ISO 9001, 20000, and 27001 certifications.
In her spare time, Robin enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, and watching sports.
Vice President, Capture
Chris received his Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Public Relations from the University of Maryland College Park. Prior to joining FTC in 2015, Chris led various Veterans Affairs (VA) projects to include Surgical Quality Workflow Manager project that served to improve surgical workflow processes and National Insurance Health Plan Identifier project that resulted in a developed system to map health insurance plans with Veteran benefits. Chris also supported Business Development and Capture Management where he was an integral member supporting technical proposal development and pricing strategies that increased presence within the Federal marketspace. In his role as FTC’s Vice President, Capture, Chris oversees end-to-end capture lifecycle of strategic opportunities that retain and grow portfolio presence by resolving complex IT and Health issues.
A foodie who loves to travel, Chris is also an automotive enthusiast.
Vice President, Human Resources
Melissa holds a BA in Psychology from Washington & Jefferson College and her SHRM-SCP certification. Having held roles of increasing responsibility in both small and large businesses serving the government and commercial industries over 18 years of professional experience, Melissa led the HR team for Thyssenkrupp Elevator’s Northeast territory prior to joining FTC in 2019. In her role as Vice President, Human Resources for FTC, Melissa manages employee relations, training and development, employee compensation and benefits, and employment legislation compliance for the fast-growing company.
Outside of work, Melissa lives with her husband, Joseph, in Alexandria. Together, they enjoy traveling and trying new restaurants.
Vice President, Enterprise Solutions
Having begun his career as a scientific research assistant processing large oceanographic related data upon graduating from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an honors degree in marine biology, Rob has over 20 years systems engineering and architecture experience. Prior to joining FTC in 2016, he provided technical architecture support for several Federal Civilian agencies managing and implementing large spatial data warehouse projects. As Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, Rob oversees the development of integrated technical solutions for FTC’s business bids and proposals.
During his days as a research Oceanographer, Rob traveled above the Arctic Circle and below the equator living in ice camps and aboard ships conducting research. With those days now behind him, he now enjoys skiing and beach vacations with his family.
Vice President, Talent Acquisition
Having graduated from George Mason University with a bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Health, and Tourism, with a focus on Sports Management, Pedram brings over ten years of experience as a Talent Acquisition Executive to his role overseeing FTC’s busy recruiting department.
In 2012, Pedram took the world by surprise when he became the first fighter from the United States to win the International Shotokan Karate World Championship held in Manila, Philippines. After twenty-five years of intensive training, Pedram received his sixth degree blackbelt, making him one of the youngest and highest ranking Karate-Ka in the world. Pedram brings this same immense dedication, energy, enthusiasm, and excitement to his work at FTC every day.
Vice President, Solutions
Kiran has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from University of Maryland College Park and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering with a focus in Telecommunications from Southern Methodist University (SMU), with technical certifications in Cisco (CCNA/CCNP) and ITILv3. Having more than 25 years of professional experience in IT and telecommunications in government and commercial industries alike, Kiran worked as CTO at Paragon Technology Group, CIO Business Partner at Lockheed Martin and served in various leadership positions at General Dynamics Information Technology Inc. (GDIT), LongView International Solutions Inc., NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Motorola, Nortel Networks, Sprint and AT&T Wireless prior to joining FTC. In his current role, Kiran designs mission-critical solutions in IT strategy development, cloud computing, mobility and big data analytics.
Kiran enjoys being a “man of leisure” in his spare time; he loves playing sports and traveling to new and interesting places to scuba dive.
Vice President, Contracts and Finance
A Graduate of University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business as a double major with Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and International Business, Winston began his career focusing Accounting, Finance, Tax, and Consulting services in the commercial sector. After moving to the government contracting industry to support a fast-growing small business in the DC metro area that was a prime contractor on flagship IDIQ vehicles such as the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology (T4) program, and the Department of Homeland Security’s Program Management, Administrative, Operations, and Technical Support Services (PACTS), Winston joined the FTC family in 2012. As Vice President of Contracts and Finance, Winston maintains FTC’s contract portfolio data, oversees accounting and payroll, and manages revenue, expense and income for financial reporting.
In his free time, Winston enjoys spending time with his family, reading and learning new things, following sports and financial markets, and traveling.