THE JMARK TEAM - Leadership, Professionalism, Expertise
President and CEO
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.
Prior to working at JMark, Mr. Phillips served as the Executive Director, Air Force Analysis Mission Programs in the Senior Executive Service, where he led the professionalization and transformation of AF intelligence analysis. In a 28-year military career, he served as principal military advisor to the UN special representative in Kosovo; Commander of the 381st Intelligence Squadron; Director of Intelligence, 13th AF, PACAF; Commander of the AF Intelligence Analysis Agency, and Commander, Defense Intelligence Agency Special Collections Operations Group. He retired at the rank of colonel in September 2009. He holds Master’s degrees in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College and in international relations from Troy State University; he was a National Defense Fellow at Georgetown University.
Chief Operating Officer
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.
Vice President, Eastern Region
Jeff Johnson is a Vice President at JMark Services Inc., where he is the business development and program lead for our emerging, cutting-edge business initiatives, including the design and deployment of dynamic, virtual training platforms across major intelligence enterprises. Mr. Johnson served 25 years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a colonel. During his military career, he served as a commander of special reconnaissance missions in the former East Germany; as a military attaché at the U.S. Embassy, Moscow; and as commander of the 67th Operations Support Squadron, where he directed operations for the Air Force’s SIGINT wing. He served as Director of Intelligence, Combined Air Operations Center, Al Udeid Air Base, responsible for AF intelligence in Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM. Mr. Johnson holds Master’s degrees in national security strategy from the National War College and in national security/Soviet studies from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Chief Financial Officer
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.
Chief Strategy Officer
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.
Director of Administration
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.
Director, International Center for Security and Leadership
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.
Judy Shute, JMark’s founder, owner, and member of the Board of Directors, has owned and operated small businesses for decades. She led the financial operations and management of JMark Services Inc. for a decade, ensuring financial stability and success of the company from its inception and throughout a subsequent period of sustained growth and expansion. As a result, JMark was recognized by the State of Colorado, where the company is headquartered, as an exemplary small business that has made an “outstanding contribution in fueling the economic growth and development of Colorado.” Ms. Shute has worked at progressively higher levels of the financial management and accounting fields, supporting both large and small businesses, for more than 40 years. A native of Oakland, California, she and her family have resided in Colorado since 1990. Ms. Shute holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Regis University, with a double major in Professional Accounting and Business Administration and Finance.
Dr. Ervin Rokke
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.
A former Executive Vice President of JMark Services Inc., Mike Seidl now serves as a senior advisor to corporate leadership. He is also a member of JMark's Board of Directors. Mr. Seidl has extensive experience and expertise in the intelligence, security, higher education, and research and development arenas. An intelligence and security officer for nearly two decades, he served and supported U.S. diplomatic and intelligence missions throughout the world, including Russia, China, the former Soviet republics, the former Yugoslav republics, West Africa, and Western Europe, as well as Washington, DC. He also worked extensively in higher education for more than a decade, as special assistant to the President of the National Defense University and as executive officer to the President of Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA. In the private sector, he has managed major programs and has led business and proposal development efforts for a number of successful small businesses.