Paul V. Lombardi
President and CEO
Mr. Lombardi has more than 17 years experience in business and systems consulting and business development that has spanned federal and commercial industries in both domestic and international businesses. He is currently the President and CEO of TeraThink Corporation (TeraThink), the 96th fastest growing company in the country as ranked by Inc. Magazine’s 2009 “Inc. 500” list. As President and CEO, he oversees all aspects of the organization and provides complete leadership to the firm, furnishing overall company direction.
In addition to working for internationally-recognized consulting firms, Mr. Lombardi has also assisted in the development, management, direction, and sale of small start-up consulting firms that specialize in enterprise application implementations. He has also developed business for a global trade management software provider. While there, he successfully positioned solutions with companies that trade internationally, streamlining and compressing their supply chain. His broad consulting and management experience encompasses all aspects of business practice, from project management, enterprise processes optimization and reengineering, enterprise application implementation, business system design and development, system analysis, and business development.
Mr. Lombardi is an active member in the Virginia Tech Intelligence and Defense Executive Alumni (VT-IDEA) Association, serves on the Virginia Tech Student Advisory Board, and serves on the Easter Seals Greater Washington-Baltimore Region Board of Directors. He earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
Thomas Byers, CPA
Vice President, Defense
Mr. Byers has a proven track record of providing federal clients with visionary leadership and business advisory support. He has helped governmental clients accomplish business process and financial system modernization objectives for the past 15 years. His primary areas of expertise include federal financial management, enterprise architecture, new technology insertion, systems integration, ERP advisory, audit and advisory services, and program/project management.
Mr. Byers started his career in government with the Inspector General (IG), Department of Defense (DoD), by conducting operational audits of DoD major weapons system acquisition programs, including emerging advanced technology programs. While with the IG, DoD, Mr. Byers also conducted the DoD Consolidated Financial Statement audit and performed the very first audit of DoD’s implementation of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). Mr. Byers also conducted some of the first reviews of DoD financial systems’ compliance with Federal Financial Management Improvement Act (FFMIA) and Financial Systems Integration Office (FSIO) standards.
Since leaving the government, Mr. Byers’ career has included leadership positions with both global management consulting and accounting firms. Mr. Byers has been a key driver of DoD business modernization activities, including the development of DoD’s first Business Enterprise Architecture and Transition Plan and DoD’s first common business language, the Standard Financial Information Structure (SFIS). Mr. Byers also played a key role providing advisory support across DoD to multiple ERP implementations.
Mr. Byers holds a B.S. in business administration, with an accounting focus, from The Ohio State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in both Indiana and the District of Columbia. Mr. Byers is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and actively supports both the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) and the American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC).
Peter Menard, PMP
Vice President, Operations
Mr. Menard has over 15 years of business and system consulting with an emphasis on financial systems and financial management. He has worked for small business and internationally recognized consulting firms that focus on both commercial and public sectors. In both sectors, he has a proven track record of successful management and delivery on large scale complex enterprise environments. He has extensive experience with full Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) including process analysis and improvement, program and project management, quality assurance, and Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V). He is responsible for operational activities that promote operational efficiency, including infrastructure, human resources, delivery, information technology, and other corporate functions. Mr. Menard earned his M.B.A. in finance and B.S. in marketing management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He has successfully completed numerous systems and project management classes. He is a Project Management Institute (PMI) member and certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
James A. Mohl, PMP, ITIL
Mr. Mohl has 30 years of experience with large-scale project management and delivery, operations and maintenance, client management, commercial and federal sectors, IT and financial and supply chain business processes, and C-level interaction. He has significant experience as project manager, consultant, and training instructor for Federal and commercial implementations of Oracle’s eBusiness Suite and Supply Chain software. He was also an IT manager at three leading consumer product companies, focused on supply chain solutions and possesses 10 years of project management experience on several federal projects, including experience with federal financial management and acquisitions management. He maintains a management style guided by principles of client service, continuous improvement, team building, and coaching.
Mr. Mohl earned his MS in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and his BS in computer science and mathematics from Xavier University. He is a Project Management Institute (PMI) member, certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and ITIL v3 Foundation certified. He is a former board member of the DC Oracle Applications Users Group (DCOAUG).
Denise Palahunik, PMP
Ms. Palahunik is a hands-on, quality-driven leader with over twenty years of consulting experience in a variety of industries including government, manufacturing, and financial services. She possesses a deep understanding of establishing the project infrastructure for large scale, complex implementations, as well as managing production operations upon go-live. She has significant experience as an Executive Sponsor, Project Manager, and Consultant/SME for Federal and commercial implementations of Oracle’s eBusiness Suite and Supply Chain solutions. Responsibilities include proven success in managing multi-million dollar projects, organizing operations, developing business, negotiating contracts, recruiting and retaining employees, and providing high customer satisfaction. Ms. Palahunik has demonstrated ability to manage multiple accounts throughout requirements, design, development, documentation, delivery and support processes; create and implement methodologies to deliver quality solutions; identify and solve opportunities for optimizing business processes (internal and external); reengineer/organize customer service and technical support operations; assemble, lead and retain high performance teams; and establish and maintain customer reference accounts.
Ms. Palahunik earned her BS in Accounting from the University of Delaware. She is a Project Management Institute (PMI) member and certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Mr. Bridwell brings over 16 years of IT consulting experience across a variety of disciplines including program management, systems development, process improvement, and organizational change management for both public and private sector clients. His experience includes leading numerous financial management improvement programs, as well as providing subject matter expertise to strategic planning and analysis projects. He has also led multiple system implementation projects through all phases of the systems development life cycle (SDLC) using a wide range of software products. Prior to joining TeraThink, Mr. Bridwell served in leadership positions at global management consulting firms as well as small-business government contracting organizations.
Mr. Bridwell earned his master’s degree at the University of Virginia in management information systems and his bachelor’s degree in finance and management information systems, also at the University of Virginia.
John Falchetta, PMP
Mr. Falchetta has over 15 years of experience as a Project Manager and Functional/Technical Lead on large and mid-range systems implementation projects, including overseeing all phases of implementations, upgrades and planning. Mr. Falchetta has managed every aspect of the IT acquisition lifecycle including business process analysis, systems architecture, IT security, quality assurance, software design and development, configuration management, data modeling, testing and deployment. Mr. Falchetta’s comprehensive experience in ERP strategy, systems consulting and enterprise technology integration strategy serves as a key value-add to companies looking to realize the benefits of fully integrated system architectures.
Mr. Falchetta holds a B.S in Finance from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and is a Project Management Institute (PMI) member and certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Bill Apgar, CPA, PMP, CISA, CDFM, CGFM, CGMA
Mr. Apgar has over 26 years of professional experience with significant concentration in systems implementation, financial management, and business transformation. He is currently a Director at TeraThink focused on management and IT consulting opportunity pursuit and client delivery. He has significant expertise in complete system development life cycle activities such as, business case analysis, requirements identification, design, configuration, testing and cutover for both Commercial Off-The Shelf (COTS) and custom applications. He has experience implementing various modules of SAP, Oracle, Momentum and NetSuite for both public and private clients. He also has significant experience in auditing, preparing agencies for financial audits and working with clients on audit readiness activities as well as remediation of audit findings. Mr. Apgar has successfully applied this knowledge in developing and implementing workable solutions to improve the financial and related operations of clients. He is a former active duty Marine and has repeatedly managed programs and led revenue growth in the multi-million dollar range.
He also holds the following certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM), Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). He is a member of the following organizations: Project Management Institute (PMI), American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), Association of Government Accountants (AGA), Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA), and Information System Audit and Control Association (ISACA). Mr. Apgar earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University.