Leadership Team

Randy Morgan, Chief Executive Officer

As the CEO of Preferred Systems Solutions, Inc. (PSS), Mr. Morgan oversees and supports all facets of the PSS organization and sets the strategic direction of the company. PSS provides reliable and cost-effective solutions to meet demanding customer requirements in the areas of Systems & Software Engineering, Data Analytics & High-Performance Computing, Cyber Security & Cloud Migration, Acquisition, Financial Management, & Program Support.

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As past Executive Vice President of Operations (COO) for the Federal Global Business Unit of Parsons Corporation, Mr. Morgan provided executive oversight to project execution, delivery, and risk while maintaining and improving operations across all Federal divisions as well as direct executive leadership and oversight of ten functional support departments. Prior to working at Parsons, Mr. Morgan was President of SPARTA, Inc., which was acquired by Parsons in 2011.

An active mentor, coach, and visible community leader for the organizations he represents, Mr. Morgan currently serves on the University of Central Florida College of Engineering & Computer Science Board of Advisors and is an active member of several industry and military associations, including the Potomac Officers Club, AIAA, AFCEA, NDIA, INSA and AUSA. Active TS/SCI clearance.

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Dan Muse, Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Muse oversees the company’s finance, accounting, human resources, recruiting, contracts, security, IT systems, facilities, tax, and treasury functions.  He also has P&L and business development responsibility for the company’s Financial Consulting Services Practice that provides financial consulting, systems implementation and hosting, reporting tools, back office support, and business process outsourcing solutions to government contractors.

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Prior to joining PSS, Mr. Muse worked at FCI Enterprises LLC and Sevatec as Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Sevatec, he spent over a decade with Stifel as an investment banker where he advised on more than $3 billion in M&A and capital markets transactions for a wide range of government contracting companies.

Mr. Muse began his career at Arthur Andersen and Goldman Sachs. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Richmond. Mr. Muse has also earned both the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designations.

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Babs Doherty, Senior Vice President, Eagle Ray Technologies Group (ERTG)

PSS acquired Eagle Ray, Inc. in 2020 to expand its capabilities and accelerate growth within the Intelligence Community. Eagle Ray, Inc. offers mission-focused solutions and performance improvement to agencies in the Intelligence Community and the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security.  Eagle Ray’s founder, Ms. Babs Doherty, transitioned to the role of Senior Vice President within PSS’s newly formed Eagle Ray Technologies Group (ERTG). She is responsible for developing and executing strategies for providing mission-focused support.

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Ms. Doherty brings more than 30 years of national security expertise and has been recognized as a SmartCEO Brava! awardee and a Women in Technology Leadership award finalist. Under her leadership, Eagle Ray was awarded the prestigious Contractor of the Year GovCon award. She is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Intelligence National Security Alliance (INSA), and she currently sits on the Board for the Professional Services Council (PSC). Ms. Doherty holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from National Louis University.

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Mike Murphy, Senior Vice President, Mission Solutions Group (MSG)

In his role as Senior Vice President of the Mission Solutions Group, Mr. Murphy is responsible for leading and growing the Intel, Federal, and Defense organizations, including orchestrating business development initiatives across all market verticals and respective agencies, as well as identifying capture efforts to pursue a broader range of business prospects with FBI, DHS, GSA, DOJ, DOT, Army, SDDC/TRANSCOM, and Navy/NAVSEA.

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With over 25 years of experience, Mr. Murphy is a proven senior leader of small, mid-sized, and large businesses providing needs-based, results-driven, professional services to Federal Government (IC, Defense, and Civilian agencies) and Commercial clients (Fortune 200).

Prior to joining PSS, Mr. Murphy served as the Vice President of the Intelligence Division at GCS. He also held a number of senior roles in the professional services industry, including executive positions at Booz Allen Hamilton, Spherion, and McClendon. With his successes, Mr. Murphy has acquired an in-depth understanding of the Government acquisition process, as well as expertise in human capital management, program management, strategy and transformation, and training and education.

Mr. Murphy received a Master’s Degree in Information Technology Systems from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities from the University of Maryland. He also served in the U.S. Navy as a Cryptologic Technical Interpretive (Persian Farsi).

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Susan Case, Senior Vice President, Business Development

Ms. Case is Senior Vice President of Business Development at PSS, responsible for organic and inorganic growth across the company, integrated business development, and net new business. With more than 35 years of experience in business development, operations, sales, and consulting, Ms. Case brings a wealth of experience and demonstrated success in winning work.

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Prior to joining PSS, Ms. Case held business development positions at Eagle Ray, AMERICAN SYSTEMS, L3 Technologies Intelligence Solutions Division, Keane Federal Systems, and others. Her experience with small, medium, and large companies includes leading business development efforts targeting the DoD and Intelligence Community, both CONUS and OCONUS.

Ms. Case holds a Master of Arts in Industrial Organizational Psychology from George Mason University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Psychology from the University of Richmond. She is an active member of Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA), and GEOINT (USGIF and NGA Acquisition Working Group). She is also the founder of DIAlogue, an Industry Forum for contractors of varied sizes, experiences, and capabilities dedicated to serving the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). DIAlogue brings together industry and Government to support the mission of DIA, revolutionizing intelligence and weaponizing data to achieve mission success.

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Susan Day, Senior Vice President, Finance & Accounting

As Senior Vice President of Accounting & Finance, Ms. Day is responsible for the direction of all financial activities for PSS. She manages the accounts receivable and payable departments, coordinates all company financial audits, works hand-in-hand with the CFO on major financial matters, and supports both short- and long-term company-wide financial planning.

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Additionally, Ms. Day provides financial management consulting to multiple commercial customers within PSS’ Financial Consulting Services Practice.

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Lynna Hood, Vice President, Contracts, Pricing & Compliance

Ms. Hood is responsible for all facets of cradle to grave contract/subcontract management and negotiations, proposals, pricing, estimating, and compliance

. She's an expert on the federal acquisition process and in particular the defense acquisition system. Before joining PSS, Ms. Hood served in executive management roles with progressive and diverse roles of responsibility in addition to contracts to include operations, compliance, and growth.

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Ms. Hood began her 30+ year career as a civil servant with the USAF in Contracting where she graduated from the prestigious Copper Cap Outstanding Scholar Intern Program. During her career with the USAF, she was a warranted contracting officer, team lead, and was recognized with many prestigious awards to include the Secretary of the Air Force Acquisition Contract Specialist of the Year. While working for the USAF Ms. Hood obtained her Certified Federal Contract Manager (CFCM) certificate through the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) where she has been a long-time member and officer.

Ms. Hood has worked for large defense contractors providing acquisition leadership and management on a variety of projects from manufacturing, to complex engineering services, to also providing training and development curriculums for certification in doing business with the US Government. Ms. Hood speaks internationally and co-chairs annually the C-5 FAR/DFARs Compliance Conference in Europe.

Ms. Hood has a Master’s degree in Management from Faulkner University and a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Colorado.

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Brooke Sepehri, Vice President, Talent Acquisition

As Vice President of Talent Acquisition, Mrs. Sepehri is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Talent Acquisition function within the PSS organization. With more than 20 years of experience, Mrs. Sepehri has proven herself to be a highly effective, visionary and results-driven leader.

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Before joining PSS, Mrs. Sepehri was the founder of S2 Talent Acquisition, LLC and had held senior human resources positions with The Lockheed Martin Corporation. She was named the first recruiting manager for the Lockheed Martin Regional Recruiting Center program for which she was honored with the prestigious Lockheed Martin Nova Award.

Mrs. Sepehri has a Master of Arts degree in Human Resource Management from Marymount University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California-Irvine.

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Shelley McHenry, Vice President, Human Resources

Shelley McHenry transitioned to PSS from Eagle Ray, Inc. following the 2020 acquisition. As the new Vice President of Human Resources at PSS, she is responsible for designing and executing people-centric workforce solutions aligned with corporate-wide goals and initiatives. She is a dynamic HR executive with more than 20 years of experience leading strategic initiatives, enhancing workforce capabilities, and driving employee engagement.

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As Eagle Ray’s HR executive, Ms. McHenry led their employee loyalty strategy to ensure competitive total compensation packages, investing in human capital through continuing education in technologies and processes, and promoting a respectful, collegial work environment. Through her efforts, Eagle Ray experienced high employee satisfaction and low turnover rates.

Prior to PSS, Ms. McHenry held increasingly senior roles at Raytheon, EDS and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC.) She has experience in employee engagement, total rewards, performance management, employee relations, recruiting, and leadership and organizational development.

Ms. McHenry is a Senior Professional in Human Resources through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and Senior Certified Professional through the Society for Human Resource Management. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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Board of Directors

Jim Ballard

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As the previous CEO of Preferred Systems Solutions, Inc. (PSS), Mr. Ballard oversaw and supported all facets of the PSS organization and set the strategic direction of the company. Prior, Mr. Ballard served as President of PSS' Federal Services Group after his company, Global Services & Solutions, Inc. (GSS), was acquired by PSS in 2014. GSS’ specialties included program management, continuity of operations, and acquisition support services for the Federal Government. Prior to founding GSS, Mr. Ballard served as President of Perot Systems Government Services (PSGS) and was responsible for strategy, management, operations, and business development. Under his leadership, PSGS grew from $57M to $650M in annual revenues.

Mr. Ballard also had a successful Naval career as an Engineering Duty Officer, Submarines, managing a diverse workforce of Civilian and Military personnel. He held both leadership and command roles in Naval shipyards, the Naval Sea Systems Command, and the Program Executive Office (PEO) Submarines. Mr. Ballard earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School. He is a graduate of Executive Development Programs at the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University and at the Harvard Business School.

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Michael Cromwell

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Mr. Cromwell co-founded WWC Capital Group in 1998. He focuses his efforts on companies in the IT and business services markets, where he has been responsible for both investing in growth stage companies as well as providing merger and acquisition advisory services. He represents WWC Capital on the Boards of BrightDoor Systems, Social Solutions, Catalyst IT Services, and Preferred Systems Solutions. Mr. Cromwell was previously on the Boards of Perficient and Lighthammer, which was sold to SAP, as well as other firms in the IT market. 

Prior to founding WWC, Mr. Cromwell’s experience combined substantial operating and financial management responsibility with significant visible success in executing an acquisition program of over 20 transactions and raising the capital to fund such transactions. He has been a Senior Executive with a major systems integrator, an Entrepreneur with a small software firm, and an Attorney in a large regional law firm. In his successful tenure as a Senior Operating and Financial Manager in the IT market, Mr. Cromwell worked extensively with services and enterprise software companies in the Government and commercial sectors. He has invested in IT companies and helped them to achieve merger and acquisition goals. He has advised on over $1B transactions. Mr. Cromwell has worked extensively in those segments of the IT markets that place a premium on strategic insight, including network security, healthcare information, transaction processing, and industrial data collection and control.

Mr. Cromwell received his BA degree from Yale University and his JD from Georgetown University. He is married with two children and lives in Potomac, Maryland.

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Randy Morgan

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Randy Morgan is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and a member of the Board of Directors of Preferred Systems Solutions, Inc. (PSS). As CEO, Mr. Morgan oversees and supports all facets of the PSS organization and sets the strategic direction of the company.

Over the past 33 years, Mr. Morgan has served in senior leadership positions successfully growing business in the Intelligence Community, the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, and NASA. As past Executive Vice President of Operations (COO) for the Federal Global Business Unit of Parsons Corporation, Mr. Morgan provided executive oversight to project execution, delivery, and risk while maintaining and improving operations across all Federal divisions as well as direct executive leadership and oversight of ten functional support departments. As past President of SPARTA, Inc., joined Parsons through the acquisition of SPARTA in 2011. Other executive positions held within SPARTA included President of Cobham Analytic Solutions, President of SPARTA Defense Business Unit, and Senior Vice President of the SPARTA’s Advanced Systems Technology Operation.

An active mentor, coach, and visible community leader for the organizations he represents, Mr. Morgan currently serves on the University of Central Florida College of Engineering & Computer Science Board of Advisors and is an active member of several industry and military associations, including the Potomac Officers Club, AIAA, AFCEA, NDIA, INSA and AUSA.

Mr. Morgan received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Central Florida.

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Peter M. Schulte

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Peter M. Schulte is a Managing Partner and a co-founder of CM Equity Partners. Mr. Schulte’s prior experience includes corporate public and private debt and equity financing and M&A at Salomon Brothers Inc. Mr. Schulte began his professional career in large systems marketing at IBM’s Data Processing Division.

Mr. Schulte has established successful publicly traded companies, ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) and ATS Corporation (formerly AMEX: ATSC), and serves as a director of ICF International. Mr. Schulte also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of several companies in which CMEP has an investment position, including The Level Playing Field, Corp., RGS Associates, Inc., Citizant, Inc., Preferred Systems Solutions, Inc., Graco Supply and Integrated Services and Systems Planning & Analysis. Inc.

Mr. Schulte is a graduate of Harvard College (AB) and holds a Master’s degree in Public and Private Management (MPPM) from Yale University. Mr. Schulte serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including Lasell College and the Rainforest Alliance. He is a former member of the boards of Marymount School in New York City, Deerfield Academy, Center for Business and the Environment at Yale University and the New York League of Conservation Voters.

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Babs Doherty

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Babs Doherty founded Eagle Ray, Inc. in 2002 to offer mission-focused solutions and performance improvement to agencies in the Intelligence Community and the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. In 2020, PSS acquired Eagle Ray, Inc. to expand its capabilities and accelerate growth within the Intelligence Community, whereupon Ms. Doherty transitioned to the role of Senior Vice President to lead its newly formed Eagle Ray Technologies Group (ERTG).

Ms. Doherty brings more than 30 years of national security expertise and has been recognized as a SmartCEO Brava! awardee and a Women in Technology Leadership award finalist. Under her leadership, Eagle Ray was awarded the prestigious Contractor of the Year GovCon award. She is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Intelligence National Security Alliance (INSA), and she currently sits on the Board for the Professional Services Council (PSC). Ms. Doherty holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from National Louis University.

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Richard F. Conway

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Mr. Conway has been a Managing Member of Lampe, Conway & Co. LLC, an investment firm, since its founding in October 1999. From January 1998 until October 1999, Mr. Conway was a Senior Research Analyst at Lone Star Securities Fund, a fund that invested primarily in the securities of real estate companies. From July 1994 until January 1998, Mr. Conway was a Vice President of Smith Management Company, a private investment firm. Mr. Conway has previously served as a Director of two public companies: Inland Resources, Inc. from 1995 until 1998 and Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. from 1996 until 1998. Mr. Conway received a BA degree from Harvard College and an MBA degree from Yale University.

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Jeffrey Mark

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Jeffrey Mark is a Partner at CM Equity Partners. Mr. Mark also serves on the board of Graco Supply & Integrated Services, a CMEP portfolio company.

Prior to joining CM Equity Partners, Mr. Mark was a Director in the Risk Arbitrage Group at Royal Bank of Canada. Prior to his time at the Risk Arbitrage Group, he spent 18 years at Bear, Stearns & Co. While at Bear he was a Managing Director in the Risk Arbitrage Sales Group. Prior to that, Mr. Mark was Managing Director and Global Head of Agency Event Driven Trading. He began his career in the Accounting Department at Bear, Stearns & Co.

Mr. Mark earned a BBA in Finance from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. He is past Chairman of the UJA/Federation Young Leadership Wall Street Division and past board member and co-founder of the Young Professionals of the American Parkinson Disease Association.