Executive Advisory Board


Industry Representation

Homeland Security / Defense 

-      Honorable Tidal W. McCoy, Former Secretary of the U.S. Air Force


Materials Science

-      Nabil Lawandy, Chief Executive Officer, Spectra Systems Corporation

Medical Devices / Healthcare Services 

-      Stephen K. Onody, Former Chief Executive Officer, Lifeline Therapeutics, Inc. 

Industrial Manufacturing

-      Richard M. Segel, Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Pamarco Technologies, Inc.


 -      Steven L. Yurman, President and CEO of Atlantic  
         Fertilizer and Chemical Corp.


Operational Expertise Representation

Employee Benefits

-      Ambrose A. Carr III, Co-Founder, Blinken Carr, LLC

Information Technology

 -      Christopher C. Hansen, Former Chief Executive
Officer, Rila Solutions, Inc.

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Industry Representation


Honorable Tidal W. McCoy, Former Secretary of the U.S. Air Force; Founder of Washington Capital Partners

Mr. McCoy is founder of Washington Capital Partners, a Washington-based venture capital firm focused on the defense industry ,and Managing Partner of New Road Capital Partners, a fund which will focus on homeland defense technology companies.  Prior to forming Washington Capital Partners, Mr. McCoy served as Senior Vice President for Government Relations at Thiokol, now Alliant Techsystems Inc. (NYSE: ATK). From 1981 to 1989, Ty held several Presidential-appointed positions within the government, culminating in his role as Secretary of the Air Force in 1988.

Nabil Lawandy, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Spectra Systems Corporation

Dr. Lawandy currently serves as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Solaris Nanosciences Corporation and Spectra Systems Corporation.  Dr. Lawandy was previously a tenured full professor of Engineering and Physics at Brown University. Dr. Lawandy has authored over 170 reviewed scientific papers and is an inventor of over 40 issued patents. Dr. Lawandy has also received a Presidential Young Inventor award, an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, a Rolex Award for Enterprise and a Samuel Slater Award for Innovation. (

Stephen K. Onody, Former Chief Executive Officer, Lifeline Therapeutics, Inc.

Mr. Onody is the former Chief Executive Officer of Lifeline Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly traded bioscience technology company engaged in the manufacture and distribution of dietary supplements. He was formerly Chief Executive Officer of Colorado MedTech, Inc., a Denver-based publicly traded healthcare company focused on manufacturing outsourcing and disposable MRI products that was awarded Denver Post Top-100 Performing Public Companies four consecutive years under his stewardship.

Richard M. Segel, Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Pamarco Technologies, Inc.

Mr. Segel is the former President and CEO of Pamarco Technologies, Inc., a major printing equipment company based in Roselle, NJ, with over $100 million in sales. Prior to Pamarco, Mr. Segel was the President and CEO of Dunmore Corporation, a privately held plastic films converter and a senior executive at Bell and Howell. Mr. Segel has served on boards of directors of two trade associations (NPES and AIMCAL). 

Steve L. Yurman, Atlantic Fertilizer and Chemical Corp.

Mr. Yurman serves as President and CEO of Atlantic Fertilizer and Chemical Corp. Until September 11th, 2001, Atlantic was one of the leading providers of Phosphate fertilizer to India, China, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Prior thereto, Mr. Yurman was President of Phosphate Rock, which was acquired in a leveraged buyout from W.R. Grace and Company by Mr. Yurman and colleagues and subsequently sold to Tosco Corp. Previously, Mr. Yurman served as Vice President of Business Development at Amax Chemical and President at Superfos America Inc., a wholly-owned fertilizer trading unit of Superfos A/S.

Christopher C. Hansen, Former Chief Executive Officer of Rila Solutions, Inc.

Mr. Hansen is the former CEO of Rila Solutions, Inc., an information technology consulting firm founded by George Soros with offices in the United States, Europe and Eastern Europe. Prior to Rila, Mr. Hansen was the founder and CEO of PC411, Inc., the first online, nationwide address and telephone directory. Mr. Hansen began his career on Wall Street at L.F. Rothschild, an investment bank, and subsequently at Brooke Group, a private equity firm.


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