Andrew Wilson is the President and CEO of Quiet Professionals. He has 10 years of proven Executive Leadership in three SDVOSB startups. Mr. Wilson is a husband, father of 3, grand-father of 3, an entrepreneur, inventor, and Valorous Combat decorated US Army Sergeant Major (Ret). Mr. Wilson was recently elected as the Interim Director for the Autonomous Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Tampa Satellite Chapter, a 501c chartered to promote the safe and ethical use of all things unmanned. He is a standing member of the Tampa Bay CEO Council and sponsor of the National Defense Industry Association (NDIA) Tampa Chapter. Maintains a Top Secret (TS) security clearance and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Information Technology.
Beth Cahill is the Senior Managing Director of the Investment Banking Firm CEA Group. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the firm has been providing investment banking, merger & acquisition, and capital market needs to the corporate community for over 45 years. The boutique investment banking firm specializes in assisting firms with their institutional capital needs. Ms. Cahill is adept at negotiating creative transactions on behalf of her clients worldwide. As a globally focused firm, CEA Group has offices in strategic locations throughout the U.S. and including Europe and Asia to effect efficient transactions.
Ms. Cahill began her career with Chemical Bank, N.A. in New York, transitioning from traditional listed securities portfolio management to institutional private company investment banking with Alliance Capital. She has been involved in several hundred transactions. She has experience with many industries and has most recently participated in transactions involving healthcare, energy, aerospace and defense, cyber security and technology. Ms. Cahill is based in the headquarters of CEA Group in Tampa, Florida.
Ms. Cahill was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Tampa Chapter of AUVSI (Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International) and has agreed to assist the AUVSI with their outreach and involvement in the Tampa Bay AI, Robotics and Unmanned Vehicle industry within the local and state communities, promoting STEM initiatives through the educational system and corporate community.
RICHARD M. ROMAN, ARM
Gulf Coast Underwriters
Mr. Roman is a life, long resident of the Tampa Bay area of West Central Florida and currently resides in Valrico. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a degree in Finance. He has just completed his 25th year in the insurance industry and specializes in risks specific to the Defense Industry. Those risks included unmanned aircraft, including the commercial use of drones. Rick is very active in, and is a founding board member of the Florida Defense Contractors Association. Both he and his agency, Gulf Coast Underwriters, are among the first in the Country to insure drones used in commercial applications. They have worked with key underwriters in addressing the specific needs of the industry.
Spanning across industries and continents, Barry’s 20 years of business experience have allowed him to negotiate and close multiple acquisitions and strategic partnerships in locations all over the world. In addition to Renascent, Barry has investments in a Marketing Automation SASS model, a Software Development company, a Marketing Firm, and various minority investments. As a 5th generation Tampa native, Barry is also committed to the Tampa Bay community. He has supported many local charities and organizations, as well as serving on the board of directors for the St. Petersburg Bowl and Sincerely Santa.
Bret Feldman is a board-certified construction lawyer practicing in the areas of construction and commercial litigation. He specializes in resolving construction disputes for clients through negotiation, litigation, arbitration, or mediation. His clients typically include project developers, engineers, architects, contractors, sub-contractors, material suppliers, property owners, and condominium and homeowners’ associations. In addition to drafting and negotiating construction contracts, he has litigated cases involving claims for breach of contract, breach of warranty, design or construction defects, insurance coverage and defense, negligence and professional negligence, unjust enrichment, construction liens, non-competes and product defect litigation. He regularly appears in Florida’s state and federal courts.
Developing innovative technology to reduce risk for warriors in the fight.
As a former KC-135 Instructor Pilot and Senior Project Manager, I take pride in my extensive operations, procurement, team management and training experience.
Not only have I proven my ability to execute the mission in the most austere locations, I deliver cost reductions, streamline processes, and achieve organizational goals. I'm also known for resolving issues through strategic thinking and Lean Six Sigma methods. During my career, I've demonstrated an expertise in establishing and maintaining project schedules, making critical decisions, and increasing personnel performance by mentoring teams.
Among my greatest strengths: my domestic and international experience. My background includes directing high profile homeland defense teams in the United States, as well as in remote and volatile regions worldwide.
Given my versatile experience and education - a Doctoral Candidate and Project Management Professional with an FAA Commercial Pilot license - I would be an asset to any team.
Overseas experience includes but not limited to: Qatar, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Bahrain, Spain, England, France, Japan, Korea, Germany, Hungary, Romania, and Croatia.
I have multiple years of teaching experience in developmental mathematics here at St. Petersburg College. I have taught here at the college since 2004. I have taught MAT 0012/0018, MAT 0024/0028, MAT 0022, and MAT 1033. In addition, I am the creator and coordinator of the Math Readiness Program and teach AAP 0018, AAP 0022, AAP 0028, and AAP 0033. For more details on the Math Readiness Program go to: http://www.spcollege.edu/mathready. I also teach technology classes and trainings for the Workforce Institute at St. Petersburg College.
I was a part of the team that created "Get Ready For College - Math", the first free "Massive Open Online Course" (MOOC) in the State of Florida. "Get Ready For College - Math" is a free course offered as a refresher for developmental mathematics. For more details go to: http://www.spcollege.edu/ready. This course was created by using content exclusively from my Math Readiness Program here at SPC.
In addition to teaching and coordinating the Math Readiness program here at SPC, I am also a Project Technologist/Instructional Support Manager for the Workforce & Professional Development department of the college. I support the faculty/staff in these departments for all of their technology needs, support/maintain computer labs containing more than 130 computers, as well as administer the St. Petersburg College Community Education System (SPCCES), our non-credit Learning Management System which uses the Desire2Learn (D2L) platform. I'm in charge of all of the technology and online courses/curriculum for the Workforce Institute at St. Petersburg College.
In my free time, I enjoy sports (I'm a HUGE Syracuse Orange and Miami Dolphins fan), biking, craft breweries, traveling, and enjoying time with my family, friends, and boston terriers Finley and Stella.
Ben Wagner began in his position as an assistant director of development at Florida Polytechnic University in 2018. Wagner is primarily responsible for advancing the mission of the University with a focus on the Florida High Tech Corridor and the greater Tampa/St. Petersburg area.
Wagner began his professional career over a decade ago as an account executive in New York City before moving to Washington, D.C., where he found his passion for higher education and business development. During the past 10 years he has served in a variety of leadership and management positions at Georgetown University, Saint Leo University, and Arcadia University.