Our Leadership Team
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer
Miguel Collado is a principal and co-founder of Technica Corporation and serves as CEO and CTO for the company. As an owner/operator, Miguel guides our corporate management, develops strategic partnerships, and leads our technical capability development. He is also the senior level visionary in technical specialties and innovation including low-cost high-performance computing, big data analytics, and software application development. Prior to establishing Technica, Miguel was a principal engineer at Computer Sciences Corporation, and BBN, leading field and innovation activities for federal civilian government markets. He holds a B.S. in Computer Sciences from La Salle University.
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer
Bill Groah, principal and co-founder, is our CFO/CIO and has held various C-level roles in the company throughout its history. As an owner/operator, Bill is also responsible for all aspects of company financial planning and operations, management information systems and infrastructure. Bill has lead planning and operations at Technica from its inception as an emerging small business with an initial $1,000 in capital in commercial markets, to a subcontractor in government markets, and now as a prime/large business with over $150M in revenue. In addition, Bill is responsible for planning and leading merger and acquisition activities, as well as alternate funding and financing of innovation-related activities. Prior to establishing Technica, Bill was a principal engineer at Computer Sciences Corporation, leading program and project management and control, and value engineering activities in federal civilian government markets as well as technical consulting in commercial markets. He holds a M.B.A. and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech.
Lisa M. Trombley
Lisa M. Trombley
Chief Operating Officer
Lisa M. Trombley, Chief Operating Officer, will provide executive oversight to all programs and corporate operations and will drive strategic growth through an unwavering focus on adding value and customer mission success. Lisa has over 30 years of experience inspiring excellence in service delivery, implementing innovative solutions and optimizing business operations. Before joining Technica, Lisa held numerous leadership positions at Lockheed Martin implementing global IT solutions within DoD, the intelligence community and civilian agencies. She has a B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.S. from the American University. She is on the Board of Directors for the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation.
Chief Financial Officer
Mark A. Cabrey serves as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Technica. Mark has extensive experience in both the financial and operational areas within the federal contracting market. He brings to Technica the track record of a successful CFO, along with the hands-on business experience of a seasoned operations executive. He has served in financial and operational roles for public companies, private-equity owned firms as well as privately held firms. As a member of the executive management team at Technica, Mark drives business strategies and provides guidance and leadership into the overall day-to-day financial operations of the company.
Prior to Technica, Mark spent four years at Phacil as their first CFO and then their President and Chief Operating Officer. At Phacil, Mark was instrumental in leading the transformation of that company out of small business and eventually converting it to a 100% employee-owned firm (ESOP) in 2016. Before joining Phacil, he worked for five years at Apptis, and as the Corporate Controller, led the sale of the company into URS and then served as the VP of Business Operations for the IT services arm of URS Federal. Prior to Apptis/URS, he worked for 20 years at Unisys in many senior leadership roles. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science from Villanova University.
Vice President - Business Development
Doug Sickler serves as Vice President of Business Development at Technica Corporation, leading all business development functions including strategic account planning, deal strategy development and execution, and proposal operations.
Prior to joining Technica, Doug held sales leadership positions at Unisys and Dell Services, building and leading high performing sales and capture organizations. His efforts resulted in several landmark contract wins including industry first contracts for storage as a service and enterprise financials hosting in a commercial cloud, as well as several enterprise-wide IT and mission support contracts in the DoD, civilian, homeland security, intelligence and health care market segments.
Doug also served at Electronic Data Systems for 16 years, first in the technical ranks and the remaining 10 years as a sales executive serving various federal government clients.
He is also an active member of various industry groups, including the American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council and the Potomac Officers Club.
The former U.S. Navy officer holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in telecommunications from George Mason University.
Director of Proposal Services
As Director of Proposal Services, Enterprise Services, Brian Ramseur manages a team of experienced professionals in the development of compelling and compliant proposals for IT, network engineering, software development, and cybersecurity services. His team is also responsible for capture management and pricing for the Enterprise Services Division.
Brian has over 11 years of proposal writing and management experience for DoD, DISA, USAF, FBI, and the IC, as well as state and commercial clients. He began his career at Technica in 2007 and returned to the company in 2015 after two years with Booz Allen Hamilton. Brian graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.
Director of DoD Programs
Director, DoD Programs leads the Technica DoD portfolio across the Air Force, DISA and other Armed Services customer accounts. As part of the executive leadership team, Basil brings over 22 years of experience leading large customer accounts within the Defense market place to direct all aspects of P&L responsibilities, to drive the strategy for market growth, and to manage client satisfaction and relationships.
Before joining Technica, Basil held several executive leadership positions to include ASRC Federal as the VP of DoD and Cyber Programs, where he led the Defense and Cyber portfolio, and with Booz Allen as a leader in the Army portfolio. Prior to leading large DoD services providers, he was Director of Operations for a commercial company and was Director of Security for a large Healthcare Provider. Basil began his career with the U.S Government, serving as a Computer Scientist with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Basil is a certified CISSP and CISM with a BA in Criminology from the University of Maryland and MA in Computer Resources and Information Management from Webster University. Basil served with the Marine Corps and is a veteran of Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Director of Engineering
Rhonda Eldridge provides Network Engineering and Software Engineering management services to various Technica Corporation government clients. She has technically supervised and implemented many communications projects, including systems projects, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)-based software implementation projects, optical equipment installations, and large-scale Internet Protocol (IP) network implementations. Rhonda’s direct experience includes managing projects from laboratory testing through implementation and ongoing systems support. She holds a Post Master’s Certificate in Telecommunications, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Electromagnetics and Communications, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.
Director of Business Programs and Alliances, Integrated Technologies
As Director of Business Programs and Alliances, Daniel Doherty is responsible for managing a diverse team of individuals that support the growth of strategic OEM partnerships in the Integrated Technologies Division of Technica. This include managing the business development process for Integrated Technologies opportunities, managing the development of marketing and vendor relations plans, and aligning the sales engineering team with the vendor strategy.
Dan has over 17 years of experience supporting public sector customers. At Technica, he has been responsible for developing the overall capture management process as well as managing proposal activities for several strategic programs. Prior to joining Technica, Dan worked in business development and proposal roles at other systems integrators including Sysorex Federal, Stratesec and GTSI. Dan graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.A. in Communication Sciences.
Director of Finance and Accounting
Riaz Siddiqui is responsible for the management of accounting operations, external audit coordination, internal control, financial systems and revenue recognition at Technica. Riaz is responsible for treasury and cash management functions and assists the Business Development department with acquisition due diligence and financial evaluation. He is experienced with the preparation of incurred cost submissions and has worked with DCAA auditors. Riaz works closely with other operational divisions to analyze project results and directs the development of tools for managing operational goals such as Costpoint and T&E upgrade and implementation. He holds a M.B.A. in Finance from Strayer University, and a B.S. in Accounting from St. John’s University.
Director of Business Operations
As Director of Business Operations, Jeff Hallett is leading efforts at Technica to continually improve our company’s program, quality, and systems engineering management maturity levels. He brings more than 20 years of public and private sector experience including working with the Departments of State, Commerce, Defense, Justice, Energy, and the Environmental Protection Agency. Jeff served as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State, with assignments in the Philippines, Taiwan, France, and Washington, DC. He is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Project Management Institute’s Washington, DC Chapter, and led a number of corporate and educational outreach initiatives for the Chapter. Jeff is a graduate of Emory University and holds an M.B.A. from the Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Management.
General Counsel, Contracts Manager
Paul Gentry is responsible for the execution and administrative management of all Technica contracts and subcontracts. Paul negotiates, executes and processes our non-disclosure agreements, teaming agreements, consulting agreements and various other contracts-related agreements. He also has contracts management experience in the environmental engineering, aerospace product manufacturing, telecommunications, software engineering and IT engineering industries. Along with his legal expertise, Paul also has general accounting and project budget management experience in the environmental engineering, hospitality, pharmaceutical testing and aerospace product manufacturing industries. He holds degrees in law, chemistry, and accounting and has active Law Bar memberships in California and Virginia.
Security Manager, FSO
Eric Pelikan is responsible for all aspects of industrial security and NISPOM compliance for Technica. Eric has seven years of experience in security management for federal contracting companies and has attained his Industrial Security Professional certification from the National Classification Management Society. Eric is also certified as a GSA Lock, Vault and Safe Technician by Lockmasters Security Institute. Prior to working for federal contractors, Eric served as the Assistant Security Manager for the Second Marine Corps Aircraft Wing. As part of the Commanding General Inspection Team, Eric inspected offices for compliance with security regulations.
Director of Organizational Effectiveness and Human Resources
Melanie Smith leads our Human Resources department and is responsible for developing organizational change initiatives throughout our company. Melanie focuses on maturing our organizational systems, increasing communication across business lines, promoting positive workplace engagement, and implementing strategic tools to help us reach optimum productivity. She also acts in an advisory capacity to our executive management, senior business leaders and department managers. Melanie provides leadership, management and coaching to the Human Resources team which includes Talent Acquisition and Retention. She has held similar positions in both the corporate and government sectors. Melanie holds a M.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, OD/HRD concentration, a B.A. in Special Education, and several industry certifications.