President & Co-Founder
Jay Jesse is a co-founder and the president of Intelligent Software Solutions. Mr. Jesse oversees the company's strategic planning, business management and contract administration, in addition to being a member of the Board of Directors. He is responsible for creating a customer-focused business strategy that applies ISS capabilities and services to satisfy current and future customer needs. Mr. Jesse provides a full spectrum of support to ISS business areas to include strategic guidance, operations support, developing and maintaining key customer relationships and coordinating a team approach across ISS divisions. Throughout his career, Mr. Jesse has held a variety of executive positions involving program management, finance, human resources and operations.
Mr. Jesse also served as a software engineer and architect, developing innovative custom software solutions for the U.S. Government while working closely with various Department of Defense organizations and intelligence agencies. Much of his experience focused on advanced software visualization and database design, including serving as a lead engineer on the ISS flagship product, Web-enabled Temporal Analysis (WebTAS).
Before co-founding ISS, Mr. Jesse worked for 10 years as a lead software architect, technical manager and program manager at GTE Government Systems. While at GTE, he received numerous technical awards to include the Leslie H. Warner Technical Achievement Award, the company's most prestigious honor. Mr. Jesse has been recognized by various organizations for his leadership accomplishments including the 2006 Celebrate Technology Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
A graduate of Denver University, Mr. Jesse earned a bachelor's degree in computer science and a master's degree in computer information systems.
Senior Vice President & Co-Founder
Lisa Jesse, an ISS co-founder, serves as a senior vice president and member of the Board of Directors. For over six years, Ms. Jesse managed the ISS Advanced Technology division responsible for technology research and development (R & D). In her role as a principal scientist, Ms. Jesse led strategic planning, business acquisition, management and execution of advanced technology R & D programs for various government organizations including the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Air Force Research Laboratory, National Security Agency and the Naval Air Systems Command. Currently, Ms. Jesse supports corporate strategic initiatives as well as manages community outreach programs.
Ms. Jesse has 25 years experience in applying advanced technologies in artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining and advanced data visualization solutions to various application areas. Throughout her career she has not only applied these technologies to a wide variety of challenging problems in pattern detection, behavior modeling, sensor fusion, planning and scheduling, and speech recognition, but also has been successful in transitioning R & D technology into operational use.
Prior to co-founding ISS, Ms. Jesse was a program manager and principal investigator for several programs at Northrop Grumman, GTE Government Systems, Logicon and Texas Instruments, where she received numerous awards for technical achievement. During her tenure at GTE Government Systems, Ms. Jesse managed Colorado Springs internal research and development programs where she was responsible for the strategic planning and management of advanced technology projects.
Ms. Jesse completed both her master's degree in computer science with an emphasis on artificial intelligence, and her bachelor's degree in computer science at the University of Colorado.
Senior Vice President, Co-Founder & Chief Architect
Jesse Miller, an Intelligent Software Solutions (ISS) co-founder, serves as the company chief architect. With more than 20 years of expertise and knowledge of advance software development for the Department of Defense (DoD), Mr. Miller is responsible for overall ISS product strategic positioning and design. In this role, he ensures synergy between the various ISS divisions,ensures product quality, and manages the product development of the ISS flagship program - the Web-enabled Temporal Analysis System (WebTAS).
Prior to joining ISS, Mr. Miller worked at GTE Government Systems Corporation where he managed several Air Force Research Laboratory advanced research and development programs to include acting as the lead engineer for the Temporal Analysis System (TAS) product. He was also a consulting engineer on the InfoWorkSpace product. While at GTE he not only received the prestigious Leslie H. Warner Award as a member of the TAS Team, but he also received three GTE Government Systems Superior Performance Awards.
Miller also spent time working at Sterling Software/McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) where he developed and maintained software systems for satellite mission analysis.
Senior Vice President & Co-Founder
Dennis Linn, an Intelligent Software Solutions co-founder, serves as a senior vice president and member of the ISS Board of Directors. Mr. Linn served as the vice president of the Intelligence Systems division for over 12 years, responsible for program execution and business development for the ISS intelligence business area. Mr. Linn had full oversight of ISS system development and support to the intelligence community and Department of Homeland Security to include developing and maintaining key customer relationships and managing ISS field personnel located throughout the world.
With more than 25 years of experience in military intelligence analysis and over 20 years of experience in software engineering, Mr. Linn served as a principal engineer on many ISS programs to include the Web-enabled Temporal Analysis System (WebTAS), where he applied his extensive expertise in system architecture design, databases, web-based applications, and knowledge of the intelligence community.
Prior to co-founding ISS, Mr. Linn was a program manager and principal engineer at GTE Government Systems, where he worked on several research and development programs focused on counter-drug intelligence analysis and interdiction. For eight years, he served in the U.S. Air Force as an intelligence analyst and airborne Russian linguist. During this time, he flew operational missions to support national intelligence programs.
Mr. Linn earned his bachelor's of science degree in computer science from Regis University.
Vice President, C2ISR Systems
As Vice President, Marcus Featherston oversees the Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C2ISR) division for ISS. He is responsible for the management and business development of three Departments for ISS: Air Operations, Space Operations, and ISR Systems. The Air Operations group is developing a variety of next generation of C2 and mission planning systems for the U.S. Air Force Air Operations Centers (AOCs) and international customers, helping to modernize the operations of these centers worldwide. Mr. Featherston's Space Operations group develops next-generation infrastructure for space operations centers, as well as researching a variety of Space Situational Awareness (SSA) technologies. This group is also developing large-scale cloud-computing platforms. The ISR Systems Department concentrates on intelligence data fusion, and developing platforms for optimizing collection plans.
Prior to joining ISS, Mr. Featherston worked at Capstone Systems in Colorado Springs, Colo., where he was a senior software engineer, developing Java-based training software, suites and content for Sun Microsystems. He also served as an active duty office in the US Air Force at Tyndall AFB, FL, gaining expertise in the development of complex military systems - including reengineering a legacy mainframe system to a workstation-based, modern system used for Air Defense at NORAD.
Mr. Featherston graduated from the Air Force Academy with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, and was the 1992 recipient of the Major Thomas D. Moore, Jr. Award for the Outstanding Graduate in Computer Science. He also earned a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Florida State University in 1997.
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Advanced Technology
Carl Houghton is responsible for facilitating strategic business development goals across numerous business units in the company. Mr. Houghton leads the alignment of initiatives and goals associated with the diverse business focuses of the rapidly growing company in order to optimize business development opportunities and contract execution.
Before joining ISS, Mr. Houghton served in senior management positions overseeing information fusion and effects based operations programs for Syracuse Research Corporation and Booz Allen and Hamilton at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, N.Y. In those positions he managed development teams and analysts at three geographically disparate locations, developing and transitioning multi-source, information fusion systems into the United States Air Force operational Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) fleet.
Mr. Houghton is a combat veteran having served in the U.S. Air Force. He has extensive flight experience onboard various USAF and allied ISR and Electronic Combat aircraft. Mr. Houghton flew over 2,000 combat hours and deployed in support of operations in the Middle East and Bosnia Herzegovina. Additionally he served in command staff positions with Air Intelligence Agency and United States Air Forces Europe. Mr. Houghton's military experience focused on linguistics, intelligence analysis, and ISR systems management.
He is a graduate with a bachelors of science in Information Technology, as well as a graduate with honors from the Defense Language Institute in Modern Standard Arabic.
Vice President, Global Enterprise Solutions
Kevin Moffatt serves as the vice president of the global enterprise solutions division, overseeing the development and integration of software applications, technologies and services to support coalition operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and around the world. He is charged with leading software teams as they design, develop, and deploy innovative solutions for government customers. Mr. Moffatt led the team that designed and developed the Interim Targeting Solution (ITS), which was used as the primary targeting tool during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. In 2005, Mr. Moffatt led the team that designed and developed Combined Information Data Exchange Network (CIDNE) to support counter-insurgency and stability operations. CIDNE was adopted by NATO for the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in 2009 and named a top 10 strategic priority for U.S. Central Command in 2010. He has spent over three years deployed in a civilian capacity providing decision support solutions to military commands.
Prior to joining ISS, Mr. Moffatt spent eight years of active duty service in the U.S. Air Force working as an intelligence analyst. During that time, Mr. Moffatt was the principal architect of the U.S. Air Forces Europe Threat Working Group. This multi-functional organization was chartered to assess risk to operations, and was named a "Force Protection Best Practice" by Joint Staff in 2000. While in this role, he also led a web development team responsible for end-to-end intelligence application solutions, including the first use of Electronic Target Folders in support of Operation Allied Force. This team was the recipient of the 1999 Air Force-level General Rawlings Award for Communication Innovators of the Year.
Mr. Moffatt is a Distinguished Graduate from the United States Air Force Academy where he earned a bachelor's of science degree and was the 1993 recipient of the Brigadier General Marcos E. Kinevan Award for Outstanding Graduate in Legal Studies. Mr. Moffatt earned a master of science in management information systems in 2000 from Bowie State University. He was a Distinguished Graduate and Squadron Outstanding Graduate from Air Force Squadron Officers School in 1999.
Vice President, Federal Systems
Rob Rogers is the vice president of the ISS Federal Systems division and oversees development and field engineering tasks in support of national-level intelligence and operations programs in the National Capital Region, along with counter-narcotic, homeland security, and law enforcement organizations throughout the United States. Prior to joining ISS, he spent several years in the United States Air Force supporting command and control and radar surveillance units at Elmendorf AFB in Alaska, NAS in Key West, Florida, and Hill AFB in Utah. At these units, Mr. Rogers gained experience within air defense, counter-narcotic surveillance and investigation, aircraft accident investigation, and radar performance arenas.
Mr. Rogers graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Leo College in St. Leo, FL, with a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems.
Dr. David A. Coker
Vice President of Programs and Operations, Global Enterprise Solutions
Overseeing program execution and product management for all programs supporting global coalition and COCOM operations, he is charged with providing direct leadership in solution development and worldwide services implementation. Dr. Coker utilizes his extensive experience in building critical product management and enterprise lifecycle processes to drive changes that increase department productivity, efficiency, and quality–while reducing costs, ensuring accreditation acceptance, and streamlining time-to-field of critical operational systems. Dr. Coker specializes in modernizing corporate and process infrastructure to deliver a highly efficient and scalable solution delivery methodology.
Prior to joining the ISS team, Dr. Coker served as the vice president for Integrated Sensors, Inc., where he oversaw development of sensor and high speed computing technologies to provide enhanced solutions for indoor navigation, radar systems, and crash impact analysis. He also served as vice president of Optical Network Systems for NetTest, a provider of telecommunications testing solutions. While at NetTest, he grew the optical network systems solutions and services portfolio making NetTest the premier provider of automated optical network monitoring and fault isolation solutions.
Dr. Coker graduated summa cum laude with a bachelors of science in physics from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology where he was the recipient of the Brown Award. He then went on to earn his Ph.D. in physics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Nikki Herman is the Chief Financial Officer of Intelligent Software Solutions. A ten year ISS veteran, Ms. Herman oversees overall financial management of the company including its financial reporting and relationships with various DoD financial agencies. Ms. Herman was also responsible for setting up the accounting systems and practices required to fuel ISS's rapid expansion in the defense community. In addition, she has special expertise in DCAA compliance, a skill that has proven critical to the growth at ISS. During her tenure at ISS, the company has grown from 10 to well over 500 employees.
In addition to her finance responsibilities, Ms. Herman oversees all human resource and procurement functions for the various ISS business units and operational teams. Prior to being named CFO, Ms. Herman held several financial management positions at ISS. It was in these positions that she formed a solid foundation for the company's accounting and operating practices.
Before joining ISS, Ms. Herman managed all the accounting functions for a multi-unit franchise, to include payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and general ledger functions. During this same time period, she managed various accounting functions for multiple clients in a consulting capacity. Ms. Herman's financial career began in the banking industry where she spent several years.
Vice President, Xpect Solutions
Laine Napier serves as the vice president of the Xpect Solutions division, overseeing the development and integration of software applications, technologies and services to support international operations. He is charged with leading software teams as they design, develop, and deploy innovative solutions for law enforcement and government. Mr. Napier led the team that designed and developed the Xpect Solutions family of products, including the Dfuze suite which is now deployed in over 20 countries, with multiple agencies.
Prior to joining ISS, Mr. Napier spent 13 years working for the United Kingdom's Customs & Excise. He began his career working on specialist mobile task forces and became a vetted investigator and analyst in London. As well as an active Investigator, he has authored and deployed a number of intelligence systems nationally for the service.
Mr. Napier went on to co-found Xpect Software, which achieved international success with its intelligence management tools, becoming the de-facto standard in countries like the UK, Netherlands, Hong Kong, and Australia.