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The Honorable Mike McCord, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)/Chief Financial Officer
Department of Defense
The Honorable Mike McCord was sworn in as the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)/Chief Financial Officer on June 1, 2021. He is the first person to be confirmed twice for this position. Immediately prior to his confirmation he served as the Director, Civil-Military Programs at the Stennis Center for Public Service, as an adjunct researcher at the Institute for Defense Analyses, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Aerospace Corporation. In 2017, he was appointed to the congressionally mandated Commission on the National Defense Strategy for the United States, which released its report Providing for the Common Defense in November 2018. From January 2009 through January 2017 he served at the U.S. Department of Defense as the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)/Chief Financial Officer and before that as the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller). He was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate for each of these positions. In these roles he advised Secretaries of Defense Bob Gates, Leon Panetta, Chuck Hagel and Ash Carter on all budgetary and financial matters and was responsible for development and execution of annual defense budgets in excess of $550 billion.
Founder and Managing Partner,
Anita Antenucci is the Founder and Managing Partner of 3Wire Partners. She was, until August of this year, a Senior Managing Director and leader of investment banking firm Houlihan Lokey’s Aerospace Defense Government (ADG) practice. She was a member of the firm’s board of directors prior to its IPO in August 2015. Ms. Antenucci has nearly three decades of investment banking experience, including M&A, financing, and valuation. Prior to that, she was a founding member and co-President of Quarterdeck Investment Partners, a boutique industry investment bank. She has worked on the buyside and sellside for a wide array of Fortune 500 and international companies, small-caps, entrepreneurs, and private equity owners. Her clients have included most of the world’s leading aerospace and defense contractors. Recent notable transactions include divestitures for General Dynamics, Harris, Lockheed Martin, and TransDigm and engagements for Veritas Capital, J.F. Lehman, Greenbriar Equity Group, and The Carlyle Group, as well as many family offices and founder-owned companies across the aerospace and defense sectors.
Executive Director, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol
Eric Choy serves as the Executive Director for Trade Remedy and Law Enforcement in the Office of Trade at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, where he is responsible for threat assessment units, special investigations and enforcement programs focused on detecting, deterring, and disrupting illicit trade, with special emphasis on forced labor violations, evasion of special tariff cases, and civil penalties.Previously, Eric served as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Trade at the Department of Homeland Security responsible for policies and initiatives that enable the flow of legitimate trade, services, capital, and technology across our Nation’s borders to protect the economy and assure a fair, competitive, and safe trade environment. Eric joined the Department of Homeland Security in 2016, where he led the Chemical Sector Specific Agency in the National Protection and Programs Directorate. In this role, he oversaw the engagement with regulatory stakeholders and industry partners as part of the national effort to strengthen the security and resilience of the nation’s Chemical industry.
Managing Director, The Carlyle Group
Francis A. Finelli is a Managing Director focused on U.S. investment opportunities in the aerospace, defense, services, and security technology sectors. He has led teams on several acquisitions and financial restructurings, including one of the first U.S. purchases of a continental European defense company. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Finelli served as the legislative assistant responsible for defense, intelligence, and foreign affairs for Senator Dan Coats (R-IN), Chairman of the Airland Subcommittee and Senate Armed Services Committee, and a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Mr. Finelli reviewed defense procurement and research and development programs. He also developed legislation, presented speeches and published articles associated with defense transformation and joint experimentation.
Senior Law Enforcement Liaison,
DHS Center for Countering Human Trafficking,
Homeland Security Investigations
Douglas Gilmer, a 34-year law enforcement veteran, currently serves as the Senior Law Enforcement Liaison at the Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Countering Human Trafficking (CCHT) in Washington, DC where he is responsible for external engagement and stakeholder development. Prior to his role at the CCHT he served as the Resident Special Agent in Charge for Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Birmingham, Alabama.
Partner, Renaissance Strategic Advisors
Mikhail Grinberg joined the firm in 2012 and leads our corporate strategy and advanced technology projects. Mikhail advises the firm’s corporate, financial, and start-up clients across multiple functional areas to include: corporate strategy and planning, mergers and acquisitions strategy and due diligence, and competitive analysis. Mikhail has a particular interest in helping firms develop growth strategies with new capabilities and business models. He also specializes in working with commercial firms seeking to enter the national security market and with international firms that are building a US presence.
Assistant Director, Homeland Security Investigations
James ‘Jim’ Mancuso is currently the Assistant Director of the Global Trade Investigations Division. He performs in a dual-hat leadership role as the Director of the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) while also overseeing the HSI Counterproliferations Investigations portfolio. As the Director of the IPR Center, he is responsible for leading the U.S. government’s efforts to combat intellectual property (IP) theft, counterfeit merchandise, digital piracy, enforce international trade laws and stop predatory and illegal trade practices that threaten economic security and public health and safety. As a decorated federal law enforcement agent and civil servant, Mr. Mancuso has served and protected communities around the world for more than 27 years. He is a senior executive service member, spearheading transformational investigative efforts within Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Vice President & DHS Client Executive, CACI
As the DHS Client Executive Mr. Woods coordinates CACI's presence across the areas the Homeland Security marketplace with strategic focus on the capabilities of the focused business groups within CACI. Building on an existing portfolio of work, Mr. Woods provides a leadership role in formulating and executing the overall strategy and plan for mission related solutions. Mr. Woods came to CACI after a 29-year law enforcement career and several years in other corporate DHS mission focused endeavors. Much of that time focused on Immigration enforcement, border security, and tactical national security initiatives and programs. Mr. Woods’ law enforcement career concluded as Assistant Director for U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) where he oversaw Homeland Security Investigations’ investigative, regulatory, and technological programs targeting transnational national security threats. Mr. Woods’ role provided strategic leadership in national security, immigration control, border security, and related policy development.
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