Joseph A. Martore
Chairman of the Board
Joe Martore serves as CALIBRE’s Chairman of the Board of Directors. He retired as CALIBRE’s President & CEO in 2019, after serving in that capacity for ten years.
Under Mr. Martore’s leadership, CALIBRE was named Government Contractor of the Year ($75M - $300M category) in 2012 and 2015; recognized by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce as the Outstanding Veteran and Military Advocate in 2016; named SECAF’s Small Business Mentor / Partner of the Year in 2018; named One of the 100 Most Promising Big Data Solutions Providers in 2013, 2014, and 2017 by CIOReview; named by Virginia Business as one of the ten best large employers in Virginia in 2013 and 2014; and three times was selected by Fortune Magazine as one of the 25 Best Medium Companies to Work for in America. Mr. Martore was named Greater Washington Government Contractor Executive of the Year ($75M - $300M category) in 2013 and 2017.
Mr. Martore joined CALIBRE in March 2004 as part of its acquisition of Strategic Management Initiatives, Inc. (SMI), which he co-founded and served as President & CEO. SMI was twice included in the Inc. 500 list as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in America. Prior to his executive positions, Mr. Martore served at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Mr. Martore is a member of the MIT Corporation Development Committee and the External Advisory Board of the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society. He serves on the Board of Directors for Easterseals DC MD VA. Mr. Martore is also a member of the George Mason University School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council. He is an invited guest lecturer at the George Mason Graduate School of Business and the Veteran Institute for Procurement.
Mr. Martore received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A. from the George Washington University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer.
Richard Y. Pineda
President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
As CALIBRE’s President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Richard Pineda is responsible for establishing and overseeing the company’s strategic direction; establishing corporate policies; and managing the overall business, financial performance, and CALIBRE’s long-term growth. Mr. Pineda comes to CALIBRE through the company’s recent acquisition of Spear, Inc., a professional Information Technology (IT) solutions provider.
Prior to his current position as CALIBRE’s President, Richard served as the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Spear, Inc. Under Mr. Pineda’s leadership, Spear was one of the fastest growing privately held firms in the federal contracting industry, and was known for its IT expertise in the areas of cyber, data analytics, network, and end-user support. Spear grew to deliver solutions for clients all across the globe from 18 offices in 21 states. Additionally, Spear won the 2017 Greater Washington GovCon Contractor of the Year Award (up to $25M), won the 2017 Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) Government Contractor of the Year ($12M-$25M), was named to the 2018 Best Places to Work list by the Washington Business Journal, was named to Washington Technology’s Fast 50 list of the fastest-growing small businesses for 2018 (#25) and 2017 (#5), and was recognized as one of Inc. 500 | 5000’s fastest-growing private companies in 2018 and 2017.
Before founding Spear, Inc., Mr. Pineda was President of Dell Services Federal Government, a Fortune 50 organization. There he was responsible for overseeing the company’s business operations and service delivery to its civilian Federal Government, Department of Defense, and National Security clients.
Mr. Pineda is a member of the Boards of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), SECAF, and Community Foundation for Northern Virginia (CFNOVA). He is also a Council Member of the Virginia Tech President’s National Capital Region Leadership Council.
Mr. Pineda earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Virginia Tech and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Management Information Systems from George Washington University.
Mr. Pineda and his wife, Kathryn, have three children.
Dr. Craig E. College
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Dr. College is responsible for overseeing financial and accounting operations, strategic financial planning, capital structure, treasury management, the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k) management, contracts and procurement, quality programs, and strategic communications and graphic design. Additionally, he retains strategic growth responsibilities in support of current corporate business areas and mergers and acquisitions.
Dr. College previously served as Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) and was responsible for conducting industry analysis and preparing strategies for service offerings, client development, and cost management across the company. He has also served as Division Vice President of both the Performance & Cost Management and Energy, Environment, & Infrastructure Divisions. He will continue to serve as Provost of CALIBRE University, CALIBRE’s leadership development program, providing direction to ensure the programs remain current and relevant.
Dr. College joined CALIBRE in October 2012 after 34 years of government service as a military officer and civil servant. Prior to joining CALIBRE, he was the Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management Management (now G-9), Department of the Army. His previous assignments included Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Infrastructure Analysis), Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Programs (G-8), and Deputy Director, Program Analysis and Evaluation. Dr. College began his service as a Senior Executive in the Office of the Secretary of Defense where he served as Director, Economic Analysis and Resource Planning Division and Director, Force and Infrastructure Cost Analysis Division.
Prior to joining DoD, Dr. College was an Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences, United States Military Academy, and served as a Commissioned Officer, Field Artillery, United States Army.
A recipient of the Presidential Rank Awards of Distinguished Executive (2001 and 2007) and Meritorious Executive (1998), Dr. College received a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics, both from Stanford University.
Thomas M. Peitler
Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Officer (COO)
As Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Officer, Mr. Peitler leads the planning for and execution of sales and delivery business functions, the management of all operations personnel within CALIBRE’s four operations Divisions, the Information Technology organization, and the support of business development personnel. In this role, Mr. Peitler sustains, and leads corporate operations, growth, plans, and procedures. He is accountable for the Operations vision, promoting and enabling continued excellence.
Since joining CALIBRE in July 2004, Mr. Peitler has held a number of different technical and leadership positions, in support of CALIBRE’s Operations and Corporate Staff organizations. Previously Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Peitler was responsible for the strategy, development, delivery, and operations of Information Technology Solutions in support of clients and to the internal business.
Mr. Peitler championed several strategic initiatives, including ISO 20000-1:2011, corporate-wide expansion of ISO 9001:2015 and supported the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) audit program. Mr. Peitler has helped develop and implement strategies to continue CALIBRE’s growth while maintaining our corporate culture and values.
Previously, Mr. Peitler served as a member of CALIBRE’s Employee Ownership Advisory Committee (EOAC), and was the employee representative to the Board of Directors for six years. During that time, Mr. Peitler represented the interests of CALIBRE’s employee-owners to the Board of Directors, and strived to share the benefits of employee-ownership with CALIBRE employee-owners and external organizations alike.
Mr. Peitler received his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Shenandoah University.
Mr. Peitler and his wife, Chelsea, have one child.
Vice President, Defense Growth
As the Vice President for Defense Growth, Mr. Cotton is responsible for leading a business development and capture team that will develop and strengthen CALIBRE's market position in key areas in support of the Department of Defense.
Mr. Cotton brings to CALIBRE strong and proven experience supporting the Department of Defense as a former military officer as well as a recognized leader in industry. Mr. Cotton is an acknowledged leader in managing growth teams and is very experienced in leading large business units to achieve strategic wins and form deliberate and enduring business partnerships.
Sly Cotton is a retired US Army Colonel who holds a BS degree in Business Management from Alcorn State University, a Masters in Information Systems Management from Webster University and is a current Doctoral candidate with the University of Phoenix.
Hyoshin (Tyler) Kim
Senior Vice President, Finance & Accounting and Controller
As the Senior Vice President, Finance & Accounting and Controller, and the Corporate Treasurer, Mr. Kim is responsible for ensuring that CALIBRE’s fiscal operations are managed in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles; the Federal Acquisition Regulation; Cost Accounting Standards; and Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service, and other standards and regulations. Mr. Kim oversees internal and external financial reporting and audits, capital budgets, and cash flow planning. He provides technical financial advice and knowledge to others and fosters continual improvement of the budget and cost management processes through education of Division and Corporate Staff leaders on financial issues. Mr. Kim provides strategic input and leadership on decision-making issues affecting the organization to include financial evaluation of potential mergers & acquisition (M&A) activities and investments.
Mr. Kim joined CALIBRE in March 2008 as an Accounting Manager. Prior to joining CALIBRE, Mr. Kim held several management positions at various public accounting firms. He managed multiple audit and tax engagements at the same time from the planning to wrap-up and reviewed work papers, financial reports, and tax returns to ensure compliance with the public accounting firm’s quality control standards. Mr. Kim conducted tax planning, research, and compliance work for various business types as well as individuals. He also conducted business valuation engagements in support of M&A, succession planning, gifting, divorce, and other needs.
Mr. Kim holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Science in Taxation from George Mason University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Richard P. Formica
Vice President, Strategic Accounts
Lieutenant General Richard P. Formica, US Army, Retired, connects defense and other government clients’ needs to CALIBRE capabilities; contributes to the development and implementation of CALIBRE’s corporate strategic plan and market assessments; orchestrates and directs implementation of CALIBRE’s space and missile defense business plan; supports the company’s regional business development efforts; and provides leadership and oversight to CALIBRE’s force management and leader development service offerings. He represents CALIBRE in various government and business forums.
General Formica joined CALIBRE in June 2014 after 36 years of service in the U.S. Army. He is a career field artillery/fire support officer with experience in leadership, operations, and training. He has senior executive level experience in force management and space and missile defense. He served as the Commanding General, Combined Security Assistance Command – Afghanistan; Joint Fires and Effects Coordinator/Force Field Artillery Commander in Multi-National Corps – Iraq; Deputy Director Political – Military Affairs (NATO/Europe) on the Joint Staff; and as the Director of Force Management for the U.S. Army. His final assignment was as the Commanding General, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command and U.S. Strategic Command’s Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense.
General Formica received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Law Enforcement from Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island; a Master’s Degree in Military Arts and Science from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College; and a Master’s Degree in National Strategic Studies from the National War College.
Chad B. Henry
Vice President, Infrastructure, Engineering, & Environment
As Vice President of CALIBRE’s Infrastructure, Engineering, and Environment Division, Mr. Chad Henry is responsible for business development and delivery of CALIBRE’s professional services related to infrastructure management and assessments, infrastructure portfolio management, engineering services, environmental remediation, environmental policy, spatial information services, federal property cleanup and disposal, land management and repair, and environmental compliance.
Mr. Henry joined CALIBRE in 2004 with deep expertise in land management, engineering, encroachment, and compliance issues. He has over 20 years’ experience with Department of Defense (DoD) training and training support functions and is the principal author of the DoD Unmanned Aerial System Training Strategy, the Range and Training Land Strategy, and the Army Training Land Strategy. Mr. Henry helped develop and implement the OSD Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration program to include legislation, policy, guidance, and execution. Mr. Henry has executed oversight and guidance for Sustainable Range Program range and training land activities that require compliance with National Environmental Policy Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, and various other environmental acts and regulations. While with the United States Army Corps of Engineers Contingency Response Unit (CRU), he led the Crisis Action Team in response to Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Sandy. Mr. Henry developed the CRU Standard Operating Procedure for responding to national disasters.
Mr. Henry holds a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management and Spatial Information Management Systems from Colorado State University, and is a 2014 graduate of the Brigade Pre-Command Course at Fort Leavenworth, KS. He currently serves on the Board of the Compatible Lands Foundation which promotes the conservation, restoration, and preservation of land and natural resources and fosters compatible land uses among both public and private landowners.
Laura C. Giangiuli
Vice President, Human Resources
As Vice President, Human Resources, Ms. Giangiuli is responsible for managing all aspects of Human Resources for CALIBRE. This includes federal and state compliance, compensation and benefits, employee relations and morale, talent acquisition, performance management, training, and employee development.
In this role, Ms. Giangiuli is also a member of the Corporate Leadership Team and advises the Board of Directors and C-Suite Executives on matters concerning risk management, personnel legal issues, mergers and acquisitions, cost control, and executive coaching.
Ms. Giangiuli has more than 15 years of experience in managing human capital, security, and administration for profit and not-for-profit companies. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), SHRM - Senior Certified Professional (SHRM – SCP), and HCI - Strategic HR Business Partner (sHRBP).
Ms. Giangiuli holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Marymount University.
Denise A. Oberndorf
Vice President, Finance, Performance & Logistics
As the Vice President of CALIBRE’s Finance, Performance & Logistics Division, Ms. Denise Oberndorf leads business development and delivery of CALIBRE’s professional services related to Finance, Performance Improvement and Logistics. Ms. Oberndorf facilitates the creation of holistic, end-to-end solutions that help customers solve their biggest challenges in a resource constrained environment. Her portfolio includes business transformation and performance improvement, cost management and forecasting, performance management, cyber security, logistics, resource and financial management, change management, as well as analytics.
Ms. Oberndorf joined CALIBRE following a successful career as an Army Civilian employee working in enterprise system implementation, major weapon system costing, auditing, and executive management. She led teams responsible for conducting end-to-end performance audits, forecasting the cost of major weapon systems, and implementing cost management capabilities within the Army Enterprise for financial and business systems implementation.
Ms. Oberndorf holds Masters Degrees in Business Administration and Public Administration from Syracuse University, and earned a B.S. in Accounting and Economics from Frostburg State University. She also holds a certification in Defense Financial Management.
Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
As the Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Rawat is responsible for developing CALIBRE’s technology strategy, overseeing the delivery of innovative technical solutions, providing thought leadership to industry, managing strategic technology partnerships, guiding technology investments, and delivering operational enterprise IT operations in support of both clients and internal business needs.
Mr. Rawat joined CALIBRE in June 2018 following a successful career as Vice President, Technology at LTS, where he Provided Technical and Executive leadership to all Technology Pillars including Cybersecurity, Data Science, Infrastructure, Cloud Advisory Services, Development and Program Management. Prior to LTS Mr. Rawat was the CISO for 3M healthcare where he developed and grew 3M’s Cyber Security program from the ground up and aligned the organization to NIST SP 800, ISO 2700 and CIS critical controls.
Mr. Rawat holds a BS in Information Systems from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, an MS in Information Security from American University, and an MBA from the University of California, Miramar.
Barbara A. Richitt
Vice President, Contracts and Procurement
As Vice President of the Contracts and Procurement, Barbara Richitt creates success for our strategic clients and team partners by leading CALIBRE’s energetic and engaged contracts and procurement professionals. She is a subject matter expert in all contract-related functions, enabling the effective contract administration and management of purchasing to exceed our customers’ requirements.
Ms. Richitt joined CALIBRE in 2017 with over 20+ years’ experience in Federal and commercial, with executive positions in preeminent Fortune 500 companies across many sectors, including government, finance, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and service industries.
Ms. Richitt holds a Master of Business Administration from John’s Hopkins University.
Douglas L. Victor
Vice President, Human Capital Management & Training
As Vice President of Human Capital Management & Training, Mr. Victor is responsible for business development and delivery of CALIBRE’s professional services related to human resources and human capital support programs; curriculum design and development; field training; live, virtual and constructive training programs; transition support; resource planning and analytics; senior leader development and education; force management; and training policy and strategy.
Mr. Victor joined CALIBRE in 2012 and has proven to be a strong leader with a demonstrated execution track-record. He has managed portfolios over the past five years including the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of the Army. Before joining CALIBRE, Doug served as Division Chief for three years and three divisions within the Force Management Directorate, Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA) Deputy Chief of Staff (DCS) G-3/5/7. He was responsible for Total Army Analysis (TAA) to determine force structure requirements and resourcing for the 1.1 million Total Army and the accurate accounting and documentation of the Army's 1.7 million workforce requirements and authorizations including civilians. Prior to serving as a Division Chief, Doug served as the Engineer Organizational Integrator and the Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Force Integrator. Prior to his arrival at HQDA DCS G-3/5/7, Doug commanded the 1-3 Brigade Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Mr. Victor holds a holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology and an MS in Administration from Central Michigan University. In 2011, Doug was inducted in the U.S. Army’s Officer Candidate School (OCS) Hall of Fame.
Vice President, Business Development
As the Vice President for Defense Growth, Mr. Horab is responsible for increasing CALIBRE's market position by locating, developing, defining, negotiating, and closing business relationships to support the Department of Defense.
Since joining CALIBRE, Mr. Horab has become a seasoned business leader with a strong background providing consulting services in the Department of Defense and Federal Civil Government organizations. His work has focused on process improvement and the development and prioritization of resources to meet strategic imperatives. Mr. Horab is also known for developing high performing teams to capture and provide quality consulting across many of CALIBRE’s lines of business.
Mr. Horab holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Buffalo and a Master’s Degree in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School, and is a Certified Defense Financial Manager and Project Management Professional. He joined CALIBRE in August 2010 after nearly 25 years of Service in the US Army as an artillery officer and operations research analyst.
Caesar L. Nieves
Vice President, Growth Operations
As Vice President of Growth Operations, Mr. Nieves is responsible for setting CALIBRE’s growth strategy by leading integrated growth teams across the corporation that address market intelligence, business development, capture operations, solution development, proposal management, and competitive pricing across four client markets.
Mr. Nieves joined CALIBRE in March 2019 with more than 20 years of experience leading strategic growth teams, managing large business units, and building client relationships at Fortune 100 companies such as Booz Allen Hamilton, Perot Systems, Dell, Unisys, and Engility.
Caesar Nieves is a Veteran of the United States Air Force. He holds a BS in Systems Organization and Management from Hampton University and an MBA in Information Systems Management from Regis University.
Joseph H. Reynolds
Vice Chairman of the Board
Mr. Reynolds is currently Senior Counsel with the law firm of Nixon Peabody LLP. He was elected by CALIBRE’s Board in May 2010 to fill a vacant position and brings to CALIBRE more than 30 years of experience in business, corporate law, and finance. He has worked with Nixon Peabody since 1978, holding numerous positions including General Counsel, Partner, and various management positions. His areas of practice include business and corporate law, financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships, representing companies in a wide variety of industries. In 2000, Mr. Reynolds took a year away from the law firm to teach in the public school system of Fairfax County. Prior to joining the firm, he served as confidential law clerk to the Hon. Dominick Gabrelli, Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals. Mr. Reynolds graduated from Albany Law School where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Albany Law Review and from Lehigh University with a M.A. in History and B.A. in American Studies, where after graduation, he also served as Assistant to the Dean of Student Life for two years.
Karen E. Dyson
Karen Dyson culminated her military career in 2017 as Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management & Comptroller), the most senior military officer responsible for budget and financial management, enabling the Army’s global operations during war, technology escalation and shifting world order.
During her career she had the honor of leading troops in Europe and Southwest Asia during times of war and peace. Her staff experience incudes financial and budget support at The White House and the U.S. Army Headquarters, Pentagon. Under her command in Iraq and surrounding countries, her Brigade initiated e-banking for Iraqi vendors, emplaced stored value cards for soldiers across the battlefield, and refined money movement intelligence reporting. As a comptroller, General Dyson led reviews and acquired funding for resourcing operations in the aftermath of 9-11. She led resource reductions imposed by Congressionally-mandated sequestration, stabilizing a complex, unpredictable resource environment across the Army.
General Dyson earned many awards, but is most proud of Meritorious Unit Commendations reflecting exceptional team accomplishments in increasingly challenging missions supporting our nation in times of war.
General Dyson currently serves as a Director on the Board of USAA Federal Savings Bank. Her board director experience includes the boards of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service and the Defense Commissary Agency.
Kimberly K. Horn
Ms. Horn is the president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. She joined CALIBRE’s Board in October 2016.
Kim exemplifies the focus on clients and spirit of community that is the foundation of CALIBRE’s culture, and brings that talent and expertise to the Board. Her experience and proven leadership in business management, health, and public-private partnerships strengthens CALIBRE’s ability to implement our strategic plan and to continue growing our business base.
Kim’s community work includes serving on the Board of the Washington Economic Club, and on the Executive Committees for both the Greater Washington Board of Trade and the D.C. Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on the Board of the Living Classrooms Foundation working to support Baltimore communities inspiring young people to achieve their potential through hands-on education and job training. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
Robert L. VanAntwerp
Lieutenant General VanAntwerp, United States Army-Retired, was elected to the Board of Directors in 2012.
General VanAntwerp retired from the Army after 39 years of service and most recently served as Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). In this capacity, he oversaw most of the Nation’s civil works infrastructure and military construction on 150 Army and Air Force installations worldwide.
He is currently the Chief of Infrastructure and Executive Development for the Flippen Group, working with organizations to develop their leadership and teams. In addition, he is Board Chairman of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy LLC and Director on 3 other corporate boards.
General VanAntwerp is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds an MBA from Long Island University and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is a registered Professional Engineer.
Altamaria R. Perkins
Ms. Perkins joined the CALIBRE team in June of 2016 as a Senior Contracts Administrator. Her dedication, commitment and hard work earned her a promotion to Contracts Manager in June of 2018. As CALIBRE’s Contracts Manager, Altamaria leads her team in oversight of all pre- and post-award contract activities. She is highly respected by all and is seen as a subject matter expert by peers, her team members, and leadership. In 2019, she was elected by fellow employee-owners to represent them on the CALIBRE Board of Directors and the Employee Owners Advisory Committee.
Prior to joining CALIBRE, Altamaria began her career as a Contract Support Specialist with General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT). She spent 10 years at GDIT expanding and increasing her knowledge. She moved up through the organization and eventually became a Contracts Administrator. To continue to advance her skills, Altamaria accepted a position as a Senior Contracts Administrator with Siemens Government Technology (SGT).
Ms. Perkins earned her Bachelor’s degree from Paine College in Mass Communications/ Broadcasting. She holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Federal Contracting and Procurement from Strayer University. She is a member of the National Contracts Management Association (NCMA) where she earned her Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) certificate.