CASTELLUM SUPPORTS NATIONAL SECURITY
AND CORPORATE ENTERPRISE NETWORKS
Competencies in cyber security, information technology, information warfare, and electronic warfare
Castellum, Inc. (OTC Pink: ONOV) is a technology company which isexecuting strategic acquisitions in the cyber security, information technology, information warfare, and electronic warfare space. In June 2019, the company brought on a new management team specifically to pursue an acquisition-led growth strategy. The company completed its first acquisition in November 2019.
IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
13 January 2021
Although 2020 was a year characterized by Covid-19 challenges, Castellum continued a strong rate of growth to both the top and bottom lines. The annual finacial audit lead by RSM US, LLP has begun with results targeted for publshing in March.
This weeks press release noted the strategic acquistiton of MFSI Government Group which bring past performance in the area of software engineering. This is important as Castellum's subsidiary Corvus is pursuing several opportunities for which this past performance is valuable.
As always, Castellum is in discussions with several companies related to acquisitions that will further bolster growth, diversity of customer base and addition of new capabilities and access to contract vehicles.
Given where we are beginnng 2021 management is confident of another year of steady top and bottom growth.
Mark C. Fuller
Chairman/President & CEO
Brief History of Castellum
June 2019 . BioNovelus Acquired by Bayberry Acquisition Corporation (Wright/Fuller)
July 2019 . Stop Sign for trading removed
August 2019 . Yield Sign for trading removed
September 2019 . LOI to purchase Corvus Consulting, LLC
November 2019 . Corvus Consulting Acquisition Announced
January 2020 . RSM named audit firm
January 2020 . BioNovelus changes name to Castellum
Mark Fuller is an accomplished leader and manager with over forty years of experience in public and private companies, large corporations and start-up ventures with businesses in the commercial and government sectors.
He has served in numerous executive roles including Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Revenue Officer. In addition, he has held senior leadership positions responsible for engineering, operations, sales, corporate development/strategy and service delivery.
Mark’s work history includes commercial companies and government contractors across various industries; telecommunications, Internet, software, cyber security, energy management, renewable energy, real estate and consulting. As part of management teams and as an outside advisor, he has raised over $3 billion in funding for the growth and expansion of businesses. In 2003 he was a founding shareholder of Chesapeake Government Technologies, which was acquired by Widepoint Corporation (Amex: WYY) in 2004 where he served as a Director and CEO. He has also led and been involved in various mergers and acquisitions.
Mark is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York where he received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and has earned FINRA (NASD) Series 7 and 66 licenses.
Jay Wright has over twenty years of experience in finance and public markets. As the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer or Chief Financial Officer of three public companies over the past eleven years, he has structured numerous private and public financing transactions. He also served as Chief Financial Officer for TAMSCO, a privately held government contractor, which he helped sell for $83.5 million in 2003, and was a founding shareholder of Chesapeake Government Technologies, which was acquired by Widepoint Corporation (Amex: WYY) in 2004. He has expertise in all aspects of structuring private placements and in creating exits via mergers and acquisitions and open market sales. Previously, Mr. Wright worked as an investment banker with Merrill Lynch in New York and a mergers and acquisitions lawyer with Foley & Lardner in Chicago and Skadden, Arps in New York. Mr. Wright received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School and his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Georgetown University, summa cum laude, where he also serves as an adjunct finance professor. Mr. Wright is a member of the Illinois state bar and is Series 7, 24 and Series 66 qualified. Mr. Wright is the co-author of Finance and Accounting for Nonfinancial Managers, Sixth Edition (Perseus Books, 2010).
Colonel (Retired) Laurie Moe Buckhout is the founder and CEO of The Corvus Group, a strategic consulting and services group. She served as an Army Officer from 1984 to 2010. She attended James Madison University, commissioned in 1984 and served in Army leadership and staff positions from the 3rd Infantry Division to the White House, and from Platoon Leader to a combat Battalion Commander, ending her career as Chief of Electronic Warfare for the US Army. In addition to a Bachelor of Science Degree from James Madison University, she holds a Masters of Military Arts and Science, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; and Masters of Science in Information Systems Management, Webster University, St Louis, Missouri. Her awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), the Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), and several awards of Joint and Army Commendation and Achievement Medals and well as other various service awards. She also wears permanent orders of the Meritorious Unit Citation, the Presidential Unit Citation, and the Meritorious Unit Award, as well as the Combat Action Badge, the Parachutist Badge, and the Joint Staff, White House and Army Staff Badges.
Glen R. Ives
Chief Growth Officer & CEO Navy and Marine Corps Division
Captain (Retired) Glen Ives is responsible for establishing and growthing Castellum's Navy and Marine Corps Division. Additionally he will identify companies for potential acquisition. In his previous role as President and CEO of Sabre Systems, he brought together a world class team of technology leaders and professionals and transformed the company into a leading technology solutions and services enterprise, providing software and systems engineering solutions for mission critical requirements across the high value domains of Cyber, AI/ML, C5ISR, Data Science and Analytics, Cloud Technologies, and Digital Transformation. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy and United States Army War College, he served as a Naval Officer and Naval Aviator deployed throughout the world and across the United States.
His last Navy assignment was in Southern Maryland as Commanding Officer of the World’s Finest Naval Air Station Patuxent River, the nation’s premier Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Center of Excellence for Naval Aviation; representing a $45 billion enterprise of over 22,000 engineering, technology and business professionals.
He also served as President of the Southern Maryland Navy Alliance and helped lead Maryland’s efforts to become a FAA designated UAS Test Site for UAS integration into the National Airspace, and he coordinated and brokered a partnership with the states of Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey and their respective state universities.
His leadership while President of the Southern Maryland Navy Alliance, also helped to bring the University System of Maryland to the Southern Maryland region with an anticipated $85 million Academic and Research, Development and Technology Innovation complex at the University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland. This new multi-million dollar center will fuel technology innovation, transfer and commercialization, and new startups. It will also significantly strengthen the Southern Maryland region’s work force through education and training opportunities, grow better paying, higher quality professional careers and jobs, and diversify the region’s economy and industry base.
Glen also served on the Board of Directors of the Professional Services Council (PSC), the leading advocate of the government technology and professional services industry, as well as the Southern Maryland Navy Alliance (Past President). He is a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Mary’s College of Maryland and the Advisory Board for the University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland.
General (Retired) John F. Campbell retired from the US Army on 1 May 2016 after 37 years of active duty service. He was most recently the Commander of all US and NATO Forces in Afghanistan from August 2014 to March of 2016. He also served as the 34th Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army; the second highest ranking officer in the 1.1 million US Army. General Campbell has commanded at all levels of the Army, from a company of paratroopers, to a Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha, to a light infantry battalion, to a brigade of paratroopers in the 82d Airborne Division to the Commanding General of the famed 101st Airborne Division.
General Campbell has deployed multiple times to both Iraq and Afghanistan and has over 54 months in combat. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy and master’s degrees in Public Administration from Golden Gate University and an honorary MS in National Security Strategy from the Army War College. During his military service, General Campbell earned a number of individual and campaign awards and decorations to include the Defense Distinguished Service medal, three Distinguished Service Medals, the Defense Superior Service Medal, three Legions of Merit, three Bronze Star Medals, the Combat Infantry Badge, Combat Action Badge, Master Parachutist Badge and the Ranger and Special Forces Tabs. In 2018 he was inducted into the inaugural class of the 82d Airborne Division’s Hall of Fame. He currently serves on several corporate boards and veteran non-profit boards and is the Chairman for Army Emergency Relief (AER) and Chairman for NS2 Serves.
Prior to joining Seagate in 2019 as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Internal Communications and Community Engagement, Patricia had a demonstrated track record of success in change management in large, complex, cross-functional organizations. She was most recently a senior advisor with the Thayer Leader Development Group. In the United States Army, she reached the rank of Major General, serving as the first-ever Director responsible for strategy, budget and policy for the U.S. Army’s cyber capabilities. She has led strategic alignment and problem-solving initiatives among interagency and international partners, with three decades of experience in Asia and the Middle East. She holds three masters degrees in the following areas: Human Resources Development, Strategic Intelligence and Strategic Studies.
Trey Blalock is the Chief Development Officer and Chief Legal Officer for Health Care Navigator and its affiliates. He spearheads all transactional efforts, is responsible for developing, evaluating and executing all acquisition, disposition, construction, and investment and growth opportunities, and leads all strategic initiatives. Trey also provides HCN senior management with counsel and direction regarding significant legal events and oversees a team of lawyers, paralegals and other professionals that supports and assists HCN affiliates in matters related to licensure, litigation, corporate structuring, contract negotiation, survey response and risk management.
Prior to joining HCN, Trey was in private practice for over 25 years and was a partner with several major law firms. His practice was primarily transactional, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, securities issuances and structured finance with companies in the financial services, government contracting, health care, energy and technology industries. He worked with companies of all sizes, including early stage, pre-revenue ventures, well-established middle market enterprises, and Fortune 1000 companies, and is familiar with the issues confronting businesses at all stages of development. He advised on matters ranging from negotiation strategy, business implementation and risk assessment to capital formation, corporate governance and disclosure. His broad areas of expertise include strategic planning, restructuring, M&A, problem-solving, management, market development, business growth, and leadership. He was instrumental in developing the securitization market for numerous alternative asset classes, including subprime loans and subordinated debt instruments.
In January 2020, Trey was selected to the OnCon Icon Top 50 Corporate Counsel List by a vote of his peers. He currently serves as an Advisory Board Member to Live Oak Endeavors, LLC and Second Act Financial Services.
Trey received his bachelor of arts (economics) degree, cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1980. He received his juris doctor degree, magna cum laude, from Tulane Law School in 1983, and served on the Board of Editors of The Tulane Law Review. He is admitted to practice in New York, California, Texas and the District of Columbia, and complies with continuing legal education requirements of the New York State Bar Association. He frequently serves as an arbitrator in customer and industry disputes under the FINRA Dispute Resolution program.
F. Austin Branch
F. Austin Branch is the Executive Director, Information Strategy and Programs, COLSA Corporation. Austin Branch joined the COLSA Corporation in July, 2015 after serving almost 30 years in Federal service as an Army Officer and Senior Civilian. He was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in 1986 from The Citadel, Charleston S.C. and went on to serve in multiple Command and Staff positions in conflict and in peace becoming the Army's first Information Operations Officer. Austin pioneered military operatons in the information environment in key leadership positions in the Army, Joint Special Operations Command, Joint Staff, EUCOM, and deployed Joint and multinational Task Force Organizations across the globe. Upon retirement from the Army, Austin joined the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence as the Deputy Director and Chief of Operations for the Defense Policy Analysis Office with oversight of National special plans and technical operations. In 2008 was selected as a Defense Intelligence Senior Executive as Senior Advisor for Defense Information Operations focused on oversight, policy and support for Service and Joint Information Operations, and associated Special Access programs. In 2010, Austin was selected by the Secretary of Defense to lead the Information Operations and Military Information Support Defense Enterprise as the first Senior Director for this mission area in the Office of Policy and Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict. In this capacity, Austin was DOD's senior representative for IO and special program oversight, policy and assessments.In 2013, Austin was selected by the Director for the National Counter-Terrorism Center and the DNI to establish and lead a new organization to address Domestic Counter Terrorism, Counter Violent Extremism, and Counter Terrorism Cyber Strategy and Policy in support of the National Security Council. In this capacity, he also served as the National Co-lead for countering ISIS propaganda and influence and associated IPC lead strategist for National Security Council.Austin is also one of the founder's of the newly formed Non-profit, Information Professionals Association (IPA). IPA is a professional organization established to serve the interests of the broader Information community worldwide and for issues related to Cognitive Security. Along with serving on Castellum's Advisroy Board, Austin also serves on America Abroad Media's board, as well as several professional Boards and Committees including the 2019 Defense Science Board.
Captain (Retired) Chuck Zingler is an Executive Vice President at Guardian Centers, LLC, a privately owned training solutions company that supports Warfighters and National Security personnel, first responders, casualty assistance and consequence management professionals around the globe.
Over the past fifteen years, Chuck has helped lead small and large companies in achieving and sustaining market-leading growth, by developing strategies, mapping processes, coaching executives, account leaders, BD/sales and capture personnel on the leading practices and habits that consistently win.
Chuck graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and commissioned in the U.S. Navy where he was trained as an operational intelligence officer, mission planner, and targeteer. He served for 26 years, including leadership positions at sea, ashore and overseas, in peacetime as well as in conflict. Her received his M.S. in Strategic Intelligence from the Defense Intelligence College and served as a National Security Fellow at Harvard University, J.F. Kennedy School of Government.