Tom is the President and CEO of RGS. He is responsible for setting and executing the strategic direction for RGS. Tom has been a key player in transforming RGS from a systems integrator and IT support contractor into a federally focused management consulting company. He also led the buyout of our firm’s founder in 2006 by the employee shareholders.
Tom has worked for RGS since 1994 in a series of roles with increasing responsibility, including operations (Project Manager), management (Business Area Manager), and executive (Vice President and President). Tom has also held operational and management positions in the US Navy (active duty ’82 to ’88) and Newport News Shipbuilding (’88 to ‘94).
Tom holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management from Park University and a Masters in Business Administration from Troy University.
Mr. Schulte is a Managing Partner and was a founder of CM Equity Partners. Mr. Schulte’s experience includes private equity investing through CMEP since 1992, as well as corporate finance and M&A at Salomon Brothers, Inc. beginning in 1983. Prior to that, he was in technology marketing and sales at IBM in its Data Processing Division (DPD) that was focused on the financial services sector.
Related to his private equity investing activities, Mr. Schulte has established successful publicly traded companies: ICF International, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICFI) and ATS Corporation (OTCBB: ATCT), and he serves as director of those companies. Mr. Schulte also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of private companies, including: Falcon Communications, Inc., Xebec Global Corporation, Laguna Ventures, Inc., and Preferred Systems Solutions, 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. He is currently a member of the boards of Marymount School in New York City and the Rainforest Alliance.
Mr. Saponaro is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of FPMI Solutions, Inc., a privately held company providing human resources services to federal government agencies. Previously, Mr. Saponaro was president of L-3 Government Services Inc (GSI) a wholly owned subsidiary of L-3 Communications. Mr. Saponaro has over 40 years of experience in U.S. government services, and has served as a member of senior management with responsibility for profit and loss for over 27 years. His experience includes developing approaches to internal growth as well as the successful closing of mergers and acquisitions, and their successful integration following post-closing.
Prior to joining L-3 GSI, Mr. Saponaro served as sector president and general manager of a $300 million business unit of the Titan Corporation. This Titan sector focused on providing information technology services to the federal civilian market. Prior to Titan, he was president of AverStar, which was acquired in June 2000 by Titan, a private company providing software and systems services to both commercial and government markets. Mr. Saponaro was president and CEO of Intermetrics (a public company) for 14 years prior to the formation of AverStar.
Prior to Intermetrics, Mr. Saponaro held a number of engineering and management positions at GTE and System Development Corp (SDC). At SDC, he played a key role in building the on-board flight guidance, navigation and control software for all of the APOLLO missions.
Mr. Saponaro has a B.S. in Navigation and Astronomy from the Maritime Academy, an M.S. in Mathematics from Northeastern University, and has completed coursework toward a Ph.D. in Aeronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mr. Lucien, the founder and principal of DCL Associates, has an extensive background in information technology and professional services within both the commercial and government sectors including federal, state, and local government markets. He will help guide RGS’s growth with a focus on mergers and acquisition.
Mr. Lucien currently serves as the Chairman of the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT), a nonprofit corporation that accelerates the next generation of technology and technology companies. He is also Chairman of The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority, the parent authority for the CIT, is a founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, is Chairman Emeritus of the Virginia Technology Council and is a recipient of the Earle C. Williams Award for Leadership in Technology. Mr. Lucien’s previous positions included Chairman and CEO of CMS Information Services, Inc., founder and principal of Interpro Corporation, a strategic advisory services and M&A firm, President and CEO of Tempest Technologies, Inc., a NASDAQ listed company, and most recently as a board member of ICF International and Delta Solutions and Technologies.