At JMark, we uphold professional excellence and never cease in pursuit of the ultimate goal – complete client satisfactions. Our environment, approach, rich work culture, and drive to exceed expectations have earned us a trusted reputation where we deliver on what we promise. We uphold this trust and execute every business activity knowing we do what we do for the security of our nation.
Through our multi-disciplined approach, we strive to construct solutions to meet our clients changing needs in today’s dynamic international arena. Demand for new professional expertise has increased around the globe. JMark’s drive to find people with a results-oriented focus and adaptive talents has increased to keep pace. Our employee-centric approach includes teaming and cross-functional sharing to foster collaboration and further advance our high-quality performance. Our small-business culture emphasizes open, honest communication with all our employees; JMark leaders communicate openly and often with employees so they know firsthand we are one team pulling together toward common goals.
Mike Phillips is JMark's President and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors. In that role, he implements JMark's strategic vision and goals, drives corporate growth and success, heads a dynamic leadership team, and ensures JMark's continued expansion in national and global markets. Since 2010, Mr. Phillips has spearheaded JMark's investment in innovation, advanced education and training technologies, and highly skilled talent, reshaping its portfolio toward mission-critical solutions. The company is now positioned in the defense, intelligence, civil, and global commercial markets as a leader in advanced learning techniques and applications and key technology differentiators that have driven significant revenue and earnings growth in recent years. Mr. Phillips has implemented major strategic initiatives, including the development and establishment of the International Center for Security and Leadership (ICSL) that JMark leads and integrates with other national think tanks such as the Council of Foreign Relations and the USAF Academy. At JMark's helm, Mr. Phillips steers the entire corporate team toward its redefined goal: Empowering people, Transforming Minds, and Ensuring Success.
As JMark’s Chief Operating Officer, Bob Reehoorn supports key management, resourcing, policy, and organizational activities across the corporate enterprise. During a 24-year Air Force career, he flew global reconnaissance missions with the 55th Wing and the 24th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron as a mission commander on the Rivet Joint and Cobra Ball aircraft. He was the first Commander of the Aerospace Fusion Center, and also directed team operations for a MASINT collections and technologies unit. He has managed numerous research and development programs, moving cutting technologies into operations in areas ranging from data exploitation tools and airborne sensors to autonomous vehicle technologies, security systems, and chemical detectors. In the private sector, he has directed operations in domains such as missile defense, the intelligence community, operational testing, aerospace systems, counter-terrorism, agro-security, and infrastructure protection. He holds Master’s degrees in Energy Systems Engineering and Management from the University of Oklahoma.
Pat Owens is JMark’s Chief Strategy Officer, where he leads all market research, client networking, opportunity identification, pursuit, and acquisition activities. During a 24-year career in the U.S. Marine Corps, he served as an Electronic Countermeasures Officer in the EA-6B Prowler with 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing and supported Operation Deliberate Guard and Joint Endeavor (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Operation Noble Anvil and Allied Force (Kosovo), and Operation Iraqi Freedom. As a Forward Air Controller, he served as the Air Officer for the 6th Marine Regiment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) where he planned, coordinated, and controlled aviation combat support missions. He was the Commander, Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Base Hawaii. In the private sector, he has provided highly effective business development support to large and small businesses. He holds a Master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.
As JMark's Chief Financial Officer, Marie Kraft is responsible for the design, implementation, and supervision of all accounting systems, financial reporting, financial controls, budgeting, and treasury functions. She also ensures compliance with all JMark internal control procedures. Ms. Kraft was previously at Sanborn, a major geospatial mapping company, where she advanced from senior accountant to Vice President of Finance, overseeing payroll, accounting, contracts, and pricing. While living in Alaska, she worked for CIRI, an Alaska Native Corporation, in their Real Estate and Tax departments. Ms. Kraft gained experience in the oil and gas industry working for ConocoPhillips, where she assisted in the development and testing of their new accounting software. Ms. Kraft earned a B.B.A. in Finance from University of Alaska - Anchorage and earned her CPA license in 2001.
In his role as JMark’s Vice President, Western Region, Jim Lacey is responsible for establishing the commercial business portfolio and supporting the strategic and tactical ecosystem for the company. Jim has a proven career as a results-driven business professional proficient in technology products and services with a detailed understanding of corporate strategy, market trends, customer acquisition, and global channel development. Prior to joining JMark, Jim served in key leadership roles in the information technology sector to include Director of Operations, CompUSA; General Manager, Linuxcare; President and CEO, Linux Professional Institute; President, BlacKnight Cyber Security; and Mountain Region/Chief Revenue Officer at root9B Cyber Security.
Jim graduated the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. As an airborne, air assault and ranger qualified infantry officer, Jim served in both the 24th ID and the 101st Airborne Division. During his time in the First Gulf War he participated in the establishment of FOB Cobra and FOB Viper deep in Iraqi territory with the 1/502d Infantry, 101st Airborne Division.
Sarah Heiss coordinates and tracks business activities across the full life-cycle of contract execution, providing timely reporting, updates and coordination across multiple areas of operation. She is responsible for monitoring all contract performance in cooperation with financial management and the program managers to ensure full requirements compliance, performance and marshalling corporate support as appropriate. Ms. Heiss is instrumental in contributing to overall corporate goals in all contract-related activity, offering insight, recommendations and structuring courses of action to attain business objectives. Ms. Heiss plays a key role in understanding the intricate details of customer contracts, promoting superb customer relations and providing support by communicating changes, requirements, and maintaining dynamic engagement.
Dr. Tom Drohan is the Director of the International Center for Security and Leadership at JMark. His 38-year career in the U.S. Air Force blended education and operations. As an educator, he served as Permanent Professor of Military & Strategic Studies and Vice Commandant at the USAF Academy, Division Chief for Anti-terrorism & Force Protection and for Air & Missile Defense in South Korea, Faculty Advisor at the National Military Academy of Afghanistan, Visiting Scholar at The Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies, and Council on Foreign Relations Fellow in Japan. As a pilot, his duties included HC-130 combat rescue aircraft commander at Kadena AB (Japan), C-130 airlift squadron director of operations at Pope AFB (North Carolina), provisional airlift squadron commander at Ramstein AB (Germany) and Prince Sultan AB (Saudi Arabia), and T-41 instructor pilot (USAF Academy). A USAF Academy graduate, he holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of Hawaii, and a master’s degree and doctorate in politics from Princeton University. Following his military retirement in the rank of brigadier general, Dr. Drohan was Dean of the National Defense College in the United Arab Emirates.
Lt Gen (Ret) Ervin Rokke is the senior advisor for JMark’s education, training, research, and intelligence-related programs. His 35-year military career in the U.S. Air Force was distinguished by intelligence, operational, diplomatic, and academic senior leadership positions. He served as Air Attaché at the American Embassy in London; as Defense Attaché in the former Soviet Union; as Director of Intelligence for the U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany; and as the Air Force’s Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence. He was Dean of Faculty at the U.S. Air Force Academy and President of the National Defense University, Washington, DC. After his retirement, Dr. Rokke served as the President of Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. He now serves as a senior military fellow at the Center for Character and Leadership Development, U.S. Air Force Academy. A graduate of the U. S. Air Force Academy, he holds a master’s degree and doctorate in international relations from Harvard University.