“Melding the software with subject matter experts and providing expert analytical services can have a profound impact on solving issues of national importance. Having direct involvement of the scientists who developed the software can obviously help our subject matter experts more effectively apply the software to solve critical problems for our clients.” — Dr. L. Barry Goss, VortexT’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
VortexT scientists worked for years to create the award-winning and patented text analysis system used to analyze unstructured big data. They continue their research and development activities while supporting VortexT in providing its big data technical and analytical support services with nationally-recognized subject matter experts.
Brief biographies of the VortexT executive leadership team follow:
Dr. L. Barry Goss – Dr. Goss is VortexT’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He has more than 35 years of experience developing and growing technical product and services businesses. Strengths include market assessment, business opportunity identification and cultivation, strategic planning, and investment resource allocation. Dr. Goss is also the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Professional Project Services, Inc. (Pro2Serve), a nationally-recognized technical and engineering services firm dedicated to providing critical infrastructure engineering services in support of our Nation’s security. He has demonstrated success at two Fortune 500 companies, where he built and led successful multimillion dollar engineering and environmental services businesses. Dr. Goss serves on several additional corporate and non-profit boards and is actively involved in community improvement activities. He has a PhD and MS in Ecology from the University of Tennessee and a BA in Biology from the University of the South.
Mark A. Haub – Mr. Haub is VortexT’s Chief Financial Officer. He is a Certified Public Accountant, earned his MBA in Marketing, Management & Strategy, and Finance from the Kellogg School of Management and his BS in Accounting from Illinois State University. He has over 23 years of experience as a senior financial executive spanning higher education, manufacturing, distribution, and retail in domestic and international markets. Mr. Haub has negotiated terms to secure a multimillion dollar equity capital infusion to fund corporate growth initiatives, led the substantial improvement of products and services bids through implementing market-driven bid processes, played key roles in the development and execution of strategic business plans that substantially improved cash flow and new product gross margins, and provided financial and operational leadership in an entrepreneurial venture resulting in substantial revenue growth.
Alan Wade – Mr. Wade is a Director of VortexT and serves as President of Wade Associates, Inc. He retired from Federal service as the Chief Information Officer after a 35-year career in the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). He held a series of other senior positions at the CIA, including the Director of Communications and the Director of Security. In his assignment as Chief Information Officer, he was dual-hatted as the Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Intelligence Community. He is a recipient of the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Director’s Medal, and the Distinguished Intelligence Medal. He served on the Boards of Safeboot N.V. (acquired by McAfee in 2007) and Detica DFI (acquired by BAE Systems in 2008). He currently serves on the Boards of the Aerospace Corporation in El Sequndo, CA; Composite Software in San Mateo, CA; Chiliad Inc. in Washington, DC; and IdenTrust Inc. in San Francisco, CA. Additionally, he serves on public sector advisory boards of several technology companies, on the Advisory Board of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, and on the Board of the Organization of Retired CIA officers.