Christopher W. Parker
Chris Parker is currently one of four Sr. Managing Directors leading Black Diamond Capital Management’s $3 bn distressed/turnaround private equity portfolio.
Mr. Parker has worked with Black Diamond since 2003 and led or helped lead multiple corporate turnarounds. Mr. Parker was previously a Managing Director at Dalton Investments where he helped build Dalton’s distressed debt and special situations hedge fund. Mr. Parker also worked for Lehman Brothers in corporate finance advising on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, special situations and financial restructuring.
Prior to his Lehman career, Mr. Parker served as Special Assistant to the Chairman of the American Stock Exchange (Amex) where he spearheaded strategic planning efforts and led the company’s 1995 corporate restructuring and turnaround. From 1991-1995, Mr. Parker served as the lead Policy Analyst covering securities and futures markets at the White House Office of Management and Budget and was the liaison to the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Mr. Parker has a M.P.P. from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, where he won the PAE award for policy analysis excellence, and a B.A. in International Relations from Pomona College.
General John F. Campbell
General John F. Campbell retired from the U.S. Army in April 2016 after 37 years of service. His last assignment was Commander, Resolute Support and United States Forces-Afghanistan. Prior to that position, Campbell served as the 34th U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff; Commanding General, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY; and led the division as Combined Joint Task Force 101 during Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).
Other significant assignments include Executive Officer to the 35th Army Chief of Staff; Deputy Commanding General (Maneuver), 1st Cavalry Division and Multinational Division Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom; Deputy Director for Regional Operations, J-3, The Joint Staff; Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General, XVIII Airborne Corps, and deployed in support of Operation Uphold Democracy; and Professor of Military Science University of California, Davis.
General Campbell holds a bachelor’s degree from West Point and a master’s degree in public administration from Golden Gate University.
General Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle
General Herbert J. “Hawk” Carlisle served 39 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a four-star general in March 2017. His last assignment was as commander, Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. Before that, Carlisle was the commander of Pacific Air Forces; the air component commander for U.S. Pacific Command; and executive director of Pacific Air Combat Operations staff, Joint Base Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. He was a joint service officer and served as chief of air operations, U.S. Central Command Forward in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; participated in Operation Restore Hope in Somalia; in Operation Provide Comfort in Turkey; and Operation Noble Eagle.
Carlisle graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1978 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics; he received a master’s degree in business administration in 1988 from Golden Gate University of San Francisco.
CEO and Director
Terry previously served three years as CFO of IAP managing the successful turn-around. As well as, Executive Vice President & CFO for Kestrel – Boeing Defense, Space & Security, President of DRS Electronics Systems Group, worked a full profit and loss responsibility for a $400 Million defense electronics business engaged in the design, development, manufacture, and support of high-end workstation displays for the U.S. Navy.
Terry received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting at the University of Connecticut, a Master of Business Administration in Finance at the University of Hartford, and is a board member of United Way-Florida.
Admiral (Ret.) William “Bud” Flanagan
Admiral Flanagan is the founder and CEO of Noragh Analytics. Noragh builds upon a decade of success in transforming big and disparate real-time data into actionable results and is the exclusive commercial provider for a patented approach to analyze massive volumes of disparate information to create decision advantage. Prior to Noragh, Adm. Flanagan founded Kestrel Enterprises in 2005 and Skarven Enterprises in 2002. Upon retirement from the Navy in 1997 through January 2002, Adm. Flanagan served as a Senior Managing Director at Cantor Fitzgerald. He has served on the boards of public and privately held companies and not for profit organizations. Adm. Flanagan currently serves as Chairman of the Board of IAP Worldwide Services.
Adm. Flanagan’s military service included duties in all theaters of operation, including the Vietnam conflict. He rose quickly to four-star rank and was among the youngest officers to achieve this rank in the US Armed Forces. His assignments included responsibility for US Navy shipbuilding budgets and duties as the Navy’s Chief of Legislative Affairs; serving as Commander, US Second Fleet and NATO’s Striking Fleet; and as final assignment, serving as Commander-In-Chief, US Atlantic Fleet and NATO’s Commander-In-Chief, Western Atlantic.
Adm. Flanagan is a graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, American University and the Harvard Business School.
The Honorable Dr. John Hillen
John Hillen is an Operating Partner at private equity firm LLR Partners and a Director various defense and intelligence companies.
Previously, Dr. Hillen was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc. , and has served on the boards of government contracting firms, both public and privately. He is also an experienced Director in a number of consequential non-profit/educational institutions, and has developed a deep experience in governance best practices across a range of enterprises as a result. Dr. Hillen served as the Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military and also served as the Chairman of the Professional Services Council. Prior to his business career, Dr. Hillen worked as a military policy expert and also served for twelve years as an Army officer.
Dr. Hillen is a trustee of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the Foreign Policy Research Institute, the Committee on Economic Development, and Flint Hill School. He received his BA from Duke University, his MA from King’s College London, his doctorate from the St Antony’s College, Oxford, and MBA from Cornell University.
The Honorable Mike Rogers
The Honorable Mike Rogers is a former member of Congress, where he represented Michigan’s Eighth Congressional District, and previously served as an officer in the U.S. Army and as an FBI special agent. In the U.S. House he chaired the Intelligence Committee, becoming a leader on cybersecurity and national security policy, and overseeing the 17 intelligence agencies’ $70 billion budget.
Today Mike is a national security commentator, and hosts and produces “Declassified.” He sits on the board of IronNet Cybersecurity and MITRE Corporation, and advises Next Century Corporation and Trident Capital.
He is Distinguished Fellow and Trustee at Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, and a Senior Fellow at Harvard University. Mike graduated from Adrian College in 1985.