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LaMont Wells, CEO of Webster Data Communications

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LaMont Wells is a successful executive with over 30 years of increasingly responsible positions in strategic leadership, information technology, contracts and acquisition management, systems integration, information security, and program management. LaMont graduated from the University of Rhode Island as a Distinguished Military Graduate and received a BS in Business Administration. He earned four masters degrees: Florida Institute of Technology (MS-Contracts and Acquisition Management); Salve Regina University (MS- Management); the Naval War College (MA- National Security and Strategic Studies) and The National Defense University (MS- National Resource Strategy: Information Warfare and Strategic Studies).

His record of accomplishments focuses specifically on corporate strategic growth, capturing business, strategic planning, corporate strategic program development, process improvements and program execution. At Siemens Government Services, he first was appointed as the VP for Operations and Corporate Development where he had operational responsibilities for managing the $550M State Department Security Technical Operational Services contract. There, he led the project execution of the department’s global technical security program to secure embassies, consulates and Posts around the world. He managed 6 program managers and over 25 project managers with over 150 projects operating in support of worldwide deployments, supply chain management, technology development, project management engineering operations, HSPD-12 deployments, and 24/7 global managed security operations. Later, he was appointed as the VP for Strategy and Business Development where he led the due diligence and government integration “carve out” from a $3.5B M&A activity. He established and led a marketing and sales organization which resulted in a strategic opportunity pipeline of over $6B in targeted opportunities.

He was the Senior Vice President for Corporate Development for American Systems Corporation (AS), a large systems engineering and technical services corporation. He established and built a corporate development group chartered to strategically grow the corporation. He led the Strategic Marketing Group which consisted of all the corporation’s senior business unit leaders who were chartered to determine the corporations’ strategic direction and focus. His efforts significantly contributed to AS’s 22% compound annual growth rate. He was responsible for developing and managing AS’s $682M qualified opportunity pipeline.

He was a Senior Vice President at ManTech International’s security division. There, he managed and led Department of State of State programs: Critical Infrastructure Protection; information security; PKI; computer based training; and inter-agency security programs.

He was the Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for a small business, specializing in classified programs in the federal sector. He oversaw the program management of Information technology Support Services at the Department of Transportation, Riggs Bank National, the District of Columbia, Department of Energy, and the US Army. He led capture teams for, and won, the $43M DoE Office of Safeguards and Security classified security program and the $1.B FAA BITS contracts. As a key member of BearingPoint PEO-EIS capture team, he participated in the team’s $50M US Army Secure Electronic Security Devices contract win.

Upon his retirement from the US Army, he was appointed to rank of Executive Service (ES) for the presidentially appointed Financial Recovery and Management Assistance Authority. There he served as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer. He managed two systems integration programs ($130M value). Throughout his military career was continually nominated and selected for highly competitive command and staff assignments on the Army Staff (Logistics and Operations), the Joint Chiefs of Staff and forward deployed Divisions. He was selected to the Joint Staff where, he served in the J-3 (Current Operations) in the National Military Command Center and was responsible for training operations teams in the nuclear release authority procedures. He managed the National Command Authority and the National Security Council emergency command, control, and communications infrastructure, which facilitated Succession of Government, Continuity of Government, and Continuity of Operations programs. He served on the Colonel’s Working Group, which established a Joint Chiefs of Staff directorate to combat terrorism. His military awards include: the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit; the Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters; the Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters; the Army Achievement Medal; the Humanitarian Service Medal; the Army Service Medal; the Presidential Unit Citation; the Overseas Ribbon; the US Army Staff Badge; and the Joint Staff Badge.

He is certified in: Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM); Project Management; Defense Executive Acquisition; and Procurement Strategies for Information Technology. He is an International Who’s Who of Professionals –2000 and an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University where he teaches Business Development.

from  http://www.websterdata.com/wells_bio.pdf

Interview Air Date: July 16, 2008



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