CEO and Chairman
Mr. Shroder is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)/President of Frontier Technology, Inc. (FTI) and Chairman of the Board. He has nearly 40 years of diversified technical and management experience in DoD, Commercial and other Federal markets. The majority of his time has been working for two small businesses, each having grown orders of magnitude during his tenure. The businesses have consistently been focused on providing Research and Development / Information Technology Services and Products to assist the client base to make better and more informed acquisition and operational informed decisions.
During his tenure, FTI was awarded, during a White House Ceremony, the prestigious SBA Tibbetts Award for the very best in Federal Innovative Research. Clients he has personally dealt with include DoD, NASA, GAO, USDA, NSF, USPS, FAA, Coast Guard, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, SAIC, ITT, GD, BAE, and the commercial sector. He is a current member of the Governor’s Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technology Committee (OAATC) and is past National President for the Defense Planning and Analysis Society (DPAAS).
General Lyles is a distinguished retired military officer with 36 years of service in the United States Air Force where he rose to the rank of four-star general. In his last position, he served as Commander, Air Force Materiel Command in the Wright-Patterson Air Force base in Ohio. There, General Lyles was responsible for an 82,000-person organization implementing all U.S. Air Force research, development, acquisition, and logistics/sustainment.
From 1999 to 2000, General Lyles was Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force for the Pentagon in Washington DC. As Chief Operating Officer and the second-highest-ranking officer for the U.S. Air Force, he was responsible for helping the Chief of Staff manage 750,000 Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve personnel in executing global Air Force missions.
General Lyles’ awards and honors include the 2003 Black Engineer of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award, the General Bernard A. Schriever Award, the Hiram Hadley’s Founder’s Award of Excellence, and the NAACP’s 1994 Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award. Additionally, General Lyles was named “Astronautics Engineer of the Year” in 1999 by the National Space Club and is regularly named among Ebony Magazine’s “100 Most Influential African-Americans in the U.S”. General Lyles has previously served on the Defense Science Board in the Pentagon; the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board in the White House; and, the International Security Advisory Board in the State Department. He is currently a member of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. General Lyles Is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, where he has chaired the Academy’s Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board. He is the Chairman of NASA’s Advisory Council, and, he serves on the White House National Space Council’s User Advisory Group under the Office of the Vice President. He has served on the Boards of USAA; General Dynamics; and, Battelle. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of KBR.
Kay Kapoor is the Founder and CEO of Arya Technologies, a company providing strategy and advisory services to organizations on customized organic and inorganic growth strategies. Her clients range from large public companies to private equity, to small/mid-size companies.
Previously, Ms. Kapoor served as President of AT&T’s Global Public Sector organization, a $15 billion segment of AT&T, and provided technology and communications solutions to government & education customers across U.S. Federal, Commercial, and International markets. Prior to joining AT&T, Ms. Kapoor served as Chairman and CEO of Accenture Federal Services (AFS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accenture LLC, leading 2,500 members of their U.S. federal business. Before her tenure at Accenture, she worked at Lockheed Martin Corporation for 20 years leading complex organization units and government relations. She ultimately served as vice president and COO of Lockheed Martin’s $4 billion, 13,000-employee unit, IS&GS – Civil.
Kapoor is the recipient of numerous industry awards. These include the Stevie Award for Woman of the Year in Business Services, the Women in Technology Leader Award, and the prestigious Janice K. Mendenhall Spirit of Leadership Award from the American Council for Technology. Kapoor has a seat on the Dean’s Council of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government as well as an advisory role at Harvard’s prestigious Belfer Center. She is also a member of the Dean’s Council at Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School.
Ms. Kapoor earned a master’s degree in business from Johns Hopkins University complemented by executive programs at MIT and Harvard. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from the University of Maryland.
Mr. Rogers is Vice President, Army, Special Operation Forces (SOF), and Missile Defense Programs, Corporate Domestic Business Development for Lockheed Martin Corporation. Mr. Rogers is responsible for leading Lockheed Martin’s Army, SOF, and Missile Defense efforts to meet critical warfighting and defense capability requirements across a broad portfolio of programs. In this capacity his responsibilities also include the integration of all activities and programs in the matters of Army, SOF, and Missile Defense and overseeing the operations of 11 business development offices across the United States. The Huntsville AL campus of Lockheed Martin, employs 1,200 personnel that manage and support the United States Army, Missile Defense Agency and National Aeronautics and Space Administration programs, estimated at over $30B.
Mr. Rogers joined Lockheed Martin in January 2013 after completing 34 years of distinguished service in the United States Army. Previously, Mr. Rogers was the Commanding General for the Aviation and Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. Mr. Rogers is a career Ordnance Officer, having served in tactical, operational, and strategic sustainment roles throughout the world. From August 2008 to August 2010 he served as Commanding General of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command, Ft Bragg, NC, with a forward headquarters in Kuwait. During this period, he supported the drawdown in Iraq and the simultaneous buildup of equipment and troops in Afghanistan. Mr. Rogers served as the Commanding General Joint Munitions Command at Rock Island, IL, from September 2005 to July 2008, supporting all Services with conventional ammunition throughout the world.
Mr. Rogers holds a Bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY and a Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Mr. Rogers is also a graduate of the US Army War College.
Mr. Rogers is a native of Brighton, MI. He is married to the former Reba Cypher. They have four children; Jeff, Tom, Matt, and Jessi.
Mr. Bowser is a seasoned C-level executive with a 30+ year record of success. He has performed in roles as a CEO, COO and CFO. Currently he is President at Bowser & Associates, LLC performing specialized engagements in Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Turn-Arounds, Strategic Planning, and Executive Mentoring.
He has participated in closing multiple M&A transactions from 2011 through 2017 representing both sellers and buyers in stock and asset sales. He has previously held executive positions with ManTech Intl., TranTech, Inc., NCI, Inc., RSI, RJO, Presearch, CACI, TetraTech, and the U.S. Government.
Mark Hughes is the Chief Financial Officer for Advanced Concepts and Technologies International bringing 42 years of combined operational and acquisition / financial military expertise coupled with technology C-level experience in companies ranging from $10M to $1.B in annual revenue.
He provides strategic planning and budgeting/program oversight and evaluates growth opportunities through merger-acquisition. He holds a bachelor’s degree from U.S. Air Force Academy, Master’s degree in Management Science from University of Dayton, and a Master’s degree in National Security Strategy, concentrating on Information Operations and Strategy from the National War College.
Walt Bies joined Frontier Technology (FTI) in October 2002 when FTI acquired Advantsys Inc., a company he founded and held the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer. Since joining FTI he has taken lead of the commercial IT division of FTI, and more than doubled the group’s revenue. In July 2004, the commercial division spun out to better facilitate its growth, and FTI Services was created. FTI Services is a wholly-owned subsidiary of FTI. Through Walt’s leadership, his team continues to expand its technical capabilities, as well as expand to geographic markets through out California.
Prior to joining FTI, he owned and operated several IT related businesses, including Computer Doctor, Direct Connect, and Advantsys. His entrepreneurial spirit, and savvy business skills, are key reasons why he has served on several boards of directors, and was often asked to attend entrepreneur round table sessions. He works as a trusted advisor for many of his clients, ranging from small professionals, to large scale enterprise businesses.
Ron Shroder, located in Dayton, OH, is CEO/ President and Chairman of the Board for FTI. He has been employed by FTI for over 23 years, primarily in charge of the Decision Support Group.
Bill Bowser, is a seasoned C-level executive with a 30+ year record of success. He has performed in roles as a CEO, COO, and CFO. Currently, he is President at Bowser & Associates, LLC performing specialized engagements in Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Turn-Arounds, Strategic Planning, and Executive Mentoring.
Mark Hughes, is the Chief Financial Officer for Advanced Concepts and Technologies International bringing 42 years of combined operational and acquisition / financial military expertise coupled with technology C-level experience in companies ranging from $10M to $1.B in annual revenue.
General Lyles is a distinguished retired military officer with 36 years of service in the United States Air Force where he rose to the rank of four-star general. In his last position, he served as Commander, Air Force Materiel Command in the Wright-Patterson Air Force base in Ohio.
Jim Rogers, located in Huntsville, AL, is currently Vice President for Army, Special Operation Forces (SOF), and Missile Defense Programs for Lockheed Martin Corporation.
Walt Bies, located in Goleta, CA, is Chief of Business Development and President of FTI Services. He has been employed by FTI for 15 years, primarily leading the commercial IT division prior to 2004, is currently expanding FTI Services’ technical capabilities, and markets.