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Leadership Team

Daniel V Berkon

Dan Berkon is the Founder and CEO of Culmen International. He is an international expert in WMD nonproliferation, counter-illicit trafficking, and international procurement and logistics. Dan has served as an advisor on international security programs to the U.S. Departments of Defense, State, Energy, Justice and Homeland Security. His contributions have included nuclear security initiatives in the former Soviet Union, maritime security programs in Africa, border security around the world, and counterterrorism in the U.S.

Prior to founding Culmen International in 2004, Dan spent 11 years at SASI, another U.S. Government contractor. There Dan rose from Director of International Programs to the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President. In 1992, he worked at the U.S. Department of Commerce in the East Europe Business Information Center.

Dan holds a MBA in International Business from Georgetown University, and a BA in International Relations from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Additionally, he is fluent in German. Dan is a personal recipient of the DoD David Packard Award for Acquisition and Logistics, the Admiral Stark Award for Innovation, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency Outstanding Team Award, and the NAVAIR Award for Acquisition Excellence.

Paul McQuillan

Paul McQuillan is President and Chief Operating Officer of Culmen International and has more than 30 years of federal, commercial and international experience delivering technology enabled services. At Culmen, Paul is responsible for designing and implementing business operations, establishing policies that promote company culture and vision, and setting comprehensive goals for performance and growth.

 

Prior to joining Culmen, Paul was CEO of PlanetRisk where he was responsible for driving company growth, managing global operations, fostering customer and industry partnerships, and executing the strategic vision for building the company into an industry-leading enterprise risk analytics company. His earlier executive roles also included being Chief Marketing Officer and leading the International Business Division of A-T Solutions, President of Leonie Industries, Senior Vice President of Triple Canopy, Managing Director of PwC Federal Practice, and Federal Vice President of AT&T Government Solutions.

 

Paul graduated from University of Maryland and is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore

Mark Dumas

Mark Dumas is Culmen International's Chief Strategy Officer, leading the company’s efforts around analytics, strategic technical planning and thought leadership, partnership and channel development, and mergers and acquisitions. Mark is a well-respected entrepreneur, geospatial scientist and technology innovator with more than 20 years of experience. 

Prior to joining Culmen, Mark was the Chief Strategy Officer for PlanetRisk where he tackled new ideas and concepts around global big-data and risk analytics. He was also the successful founder and CEO of SPADAC, a leader in geo-spatial intelligence that in 2010 became a part of publicly-traded GeoEye. As a senior executive with GeoEye until 2013, he played a key role in the organization’s continuing mergers and acquisitions activities. As part of GeoEye, SPADAC became an essential contributor in the area of geospatial predictive analytics for the US government; work which continues to this day.

 

Mark graduated from Mississippi State University with an electrical engineering degree and volunteers as a Cubmaster with Boy Scouts of America as well as coaching youth basketball. He was first exposed to geospatial technologies while completing an internship with Florida Power & Light.

Justin Kees

Justin Kees is Culmen International's Chief Growth Officer. Justin oversees the company’s growth strategy, including market assessment and prioritization, market analysis and strategic planning for future business direction and market entry.

Prior to joining Culmen, Justin was the Chief Growth Officer for PlanetRisk. In that position, he was responsible for managing business pipeline capabilities that spanned intelligence analysis, border security, forensics, training, logistics and integration activities that supported customers across the federal, defense and international communities. Justin also has held executive roles as the vice president for business development for PAE in their National Security Solutions business unit, vice president of business development for Cyberspace Solutions and has experience with Stratcomm LLC, Raytheon and L-3 Titan.

 

Justin is a graduate of Radford University and an active member of many federal GovCon, national security and intelligence groups in the Washington, DC metro area.

Denis Clements

Denis Clements is Culmen's Vice President of Defense, Intel and Homeland Security. Denis focuses on the development and application of high performance teams to meet specialized customer requirements. He has deep experience in the application of applied mathematics to drive modeling and simulation as well as to create intelligent systems through the use of algorithmics.

Prior to Culmen, Denis was with Analytic Strategies and has held Sales and Operations positions at the executive level with AT&T Government Solutions, PricewaterhouseCoopers, QinetiQ North America DreamHammer, and PlanetRisk.

 

Denis has more than 20 years of experience in providing Professional Services and Technology Products to US and Allied Governments. He completed 23 years of service with the US Army, serving in Command and Staff positions with the Battalion, Brigade, and Division level. Denis has a Master’s degree in operations research from Florida Institute of Technology and an undergraduate degree from Washington University.

Simon Limage

Simon Limage is Culmen's Vice President of Nonproliferation and International Security. In this role he is leading program teams executing a range of contracts at federal agencies including equipment procurement and sustainment, training, logistics, and Advisory and Assistance Services. Simon also provide senior subject matter expertise and is involved with business development and strategic planning.

 

Prior to joining Culmen, Simon served in a variety of capacities in Congress and at the State Department (DOS), most recently as the DOS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation Programs. In this role from 2011 to 2017, he managed 120 staff and $200 million in global programs that reduce the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction. Simon was the United States Representative to the Boards of the International Science Centers based in Kazakhstan and Ukraine and served as the U.S. co-chair of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism.  Also, within the DOS he served as chief of staff for the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.

 

Simon holds a Master’s Degree in Foreign Service and a Master’s in History from Georgetown University as well as a B.S. in International Relations and a B.A. in History from Tufts University. He is a non-resident scholar at George Washington University’s Elliott School in the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies. Throughout his career he has received several awards for superior management and for his role in the removal of chemical weapons from Syria and Libya and for ratification of the New START Agreement.

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