Vinod Goyal founded EIS in September, 1994 with the goal of becoming a preferred solutions integrator providing Systems Engineering, Information Technology (IT), and Program Management Office (PMO) services and solutions to the Federal Government. Vinod leads the firm’s strategic development, growth, and transformation into the advanced technology company that drives innovation in software, systems and processes. Vinod began EIS as a Small Business Administration (SBA)-certified 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) and has steadily grown the company to $45 million in revenue in 2017.
EIS became a subcontractor supporting the U.S. Agency for International Development in 1995. Over the next few years, the company expanded to more than 40 employees. The first prime contract EIS won was for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service in 2000. EIS currently has more than 300 employees, performing professional services for 30 different Federal agencies, in 25 states and Outside the Continental United States. (OCONUS).
Vinod holds an MBA from the University of Dayton, an MS in Operations Research from Arizona State University and a BS in Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science.
As an active, hands-on President, Vinod provides strategic leadership for the company and oversees all aspects of EIS’ daily operations. Vinod is passionate about EIS and the employees that help the company succeed.
EIS Senior Vice President Robert Darlington brings more than 30 years of executive-level experience within the government Information Technology (IT) services sector to his role at EIS. He has proven experience delivering sustainable business growth, operational excellence, and process improvement. Bob joined EIS in 2007 and is responsible for operations and business development in the Federal Civilian sector. He is a key member of the EIS leadership team responsible for the development and execution of the company’s growth strategy.
Bob is responsible for service delivery, customer excellence, and growth for the Departments of State, Energy, Commerce, Labor, Transportation, Treasury, Veterans Affairs, and the U.S. Postal Service. Bob is the Program Manager for the General Services Administration (GSA) Alliant 2 Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Patent Support contract. Previously, Bob managed the GSA Alliant Small Business and Treasury Total Information Processing Support Services (TIPSS 3) contracts.
Before joining EIS, Bob was Executive Vice President for Business Consulting at Pivotal Insight, a start-up company, and Project Performance Corporation (PPC) where he also managed the USPTO systems engineering contract. Bob was with American Management Systems (AMS) from 1993 until 2002 and served as the Deputy Director of the AMS Logistics line of business. Prior to joining AMS, Bob was an active duty U.S. Naval Officer. While on active duty, he served in a variety of assignments both afloat and ashore. Bob was selected as a Joint Chiefs of Staff intern and served as Special Assistant to the Chairman, Admiral Crowe. He is an alumnus of the University of Notre Dame and Harvard Business School.
EIS Senior Vice President Scott Regel has more than 35 years of contract, operations, purchasing, accounting and pricing experience with the Federal Government. He has supported almost every Federal Government agency, including all branches of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). His expertise has ensured EIS’ compliance with contractual matters while also helping the company to prosper. Scott is also the Small Business Liaison for EIS and is an expert in helping small businesses grow through his support and the EIS’ Mentor Protégé program. In the past Scott traveled around the country with DCMA to lecture Small Businesses on how to do business with the Government. Scott joined EIS in 2009 and is an important part of the EIS Senior Management team. He is responsible for contracts, compliance, pricing, purchasing, and also supports all other departments to include Accounting and HR. He also manages GSA, DCAA and DCMA audits for EIS.
Prior to joining EIS in 2009, Scott was a Sr. Contracts Manager for Telesis Corp, DPRA, Inc., and ManTech International. Scott received his Bachelors of Administration (B.A.) degree in Sociology (Economics and Business) from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and has also completed post graduate courses for an MBA in International Business at The American University.
Gary Rouse, EIS Senior Vice President for U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) programs, has 37 years of Systems Engineering, Program Management, and Information Technology (IT) infrastructure development experience in the Federal IT sector. He has driven significant company revenue growth through his successful capture efforts on a multitude of large, complex IT programs, including the U.S. Air Force Acquisitions of Consolidated Enterprise Support Services (ACCESS) Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, the U.S. Army Contracting Command’s Responsive Strategic Sourcing for Services (RS3) IDIQ contract, the U.S. Census Bureau’s Decennial Testing and Processing Support (DTAPS) program, the U.S. Army’s National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC) Combat Incident Database (CIDB) and the Joint Trauma Analysis for the Prevention of Injury in Combat (JTAPIC) Database (JDB) (CJDB) program, as well as multiple Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) contracts in support of Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) sustainment and DoD 5000-based program and acquisition management.
A Project Management Institute (PMI) certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA)-certified Program Manager, an IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) v3-certified professional, and a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the Commonwealth of Virginia, he has developed a diverse background spanning the entire IT System Development Life Cycle (SDLC)from system requirements; enterprise architecture; software, hardware, network, and database design; systems integration; and test and evaluation through production, installation, and operations and maintenance.
Mr. Rouse earned a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from George Mason University, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) from the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VPISU), all suma cum laude. He also is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Programs at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Kenan-Flagler Business School and the University of Virginia (UVA) Darden School of Business. He holds three technical patents and is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He also served for 29 years in the U.S. Navy Reserve, recently retiring as a Captain with two Naval Mobile Construction Battalion command tours and one Naval Construction Regiment major command tour. He is a Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) Phase 1 graduate from the Naval War College and an Advanced JPME graduate from the Armed Forces Staff College.
EIS Senior Vice President Keith Wilson is a technically creative, seasoned business leader bringing more than 30 years of business and enterprise Information Technology (IT) experience within the Federal services sector to his role at EIS. He has proven experience delivering sustainable business growth, operational excellence and process improvement. Keith joined EIS in 2012 and is responsible for capture and business development across the Federal sector with focus on U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the Intelligence Community (IC). Keith is a key member of the EIS Leadership Team responsible for the development and execution of the company’s growth strategy.
Before joining EIS, Keith held senior leadership roles in numerous other companies applying his business and engineering experience, fused with his big-picture ingenuity and sharp attention to detail. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and served in the U.S. Army.
Jim Brewster is a Project Management Institute (PMI) certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and EIS vice president with 40 years combined experience in military, corporate, and commercial environments.
Upon retirement from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), Jim joined EIS, and for the past 14 years has continued supporting the USCG as a Project Manager (PM). He has managed contracts for and supported USCG major acquisition projects in all domains (Aviation; Surface; Logistics; and Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR)) as well as non-major projects such as In-Service Vessel Sustainment (ISVS) and the Interagency Operations Center (IOC).
Jim graduated from the USCG Academy in 1977, received his commission, and began his career as a deck watch officer on the USCG Cutter (USCGC) Northwind; a polar icebreaker.
Assigned to USCG headquarters in 1987, Jim was responsible for programs/projects like the USCG Casualty Affairs Program, World War II (WWII) 50th Anniversary Commemoration Program, and the Great Lakes Icebreaker Replacement Project where he developed his acquisition management, policy development, project management, and program administration skills and knowledge. In particular, his seven years in CG-9, USCG’s Acquisition Directorate has made him especially effective in managing Project Management Office (PMO) support contracts.
John Chewning is EIS’ Vice President for U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Civilian Agency Program Operations, responsible for technical delivery, customer satisfaction, and Profit and Loss (P&L) for EIS programs supporting the DHS and Civilian Agencies including the Department of Commerce, the Department of Labor, the Department of Energy, and the U.S. Postal Service, among others.
John has over 20 years’ experience in Federal contracting at the supervisory, management, and executive levels. He spent the first eight years of his Federal contracting career in litigation support, managing multi-million document processing and eDiscovery efforts. Since that time, John has provided executive oversight to Information Technology (IT) programs supporting the Federal Government with Pragmatics, ALON (now XLA), and culminating in his arrival at EIS in 2013. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from the College of William and Mary and a Juris Doctor from the George Mason University School of Law.
Perry Moy, EIS Vice President and Controller, has been with the company since June 2004. Perry manages the general accounting and payroll functions and is also responsible for cost accounting and financial reporting. He leads a team of professionals, including Certified Professional Accountants (CPAs), in ensuring that the company complies with the accounting requirements of all federal and other regulatory agencies, including those related to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA).
Prior to joining EIS, Perry held a number of senior financial management positions in private companies, including GTE Spacenet Corporation. He served and was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps, and is a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) graduate of George Washington University.
EIS Vice President of Defense and Intelligence Operations John Pontzer has over 30 years of contract management, program management, and engineering experience supporting the government. John started with EIS in 2011 as the program manager for the DIA SITE program.
Before joining EIS, John was a program manager at Northrop Grumman supporting the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), including RTB, GCSS-J, and GCCS-J. With Logicon, he supported DISA, IRS, DoS, EOP, and USACIDC. Prior to Logicon, Mr. Pontzer was a contract manager with Truland Systems Corporation supporting multiple government agencies. Mr. Pontzer has an MBA from Virginia Tech, as well as a Bachelors from The Pennsylvania State University. He is a PMP and a Professional Engineer (PE).
EIS Vice President Mike Sallada brings more than 30 years of experience with Information Technology (IT) services to his role at EIS. He has extensive and comprehensive leadership experience in IT across a broad spectrum of domains, including IT management, Enterprise Architecture (EA), and business transformation. Mike joined EIS in 2015 and is responsible for designing technical solutions to complex problems during the capture and proposal process. He is a key member of the EIS Leadership Team responsible for the development and execution of the company’s growth strategy. He provides technical oversight to the life-cycle development of project solutions, including requirement interpretation and allocation of requirements to technical components of the solution.
Before joining EIS, Mike served several years as a program manager for various Federal Government agencies including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). He was formerly the Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Infrastructure at American Management Systems (AMS), a premier business and IT consulting and systems integration firm. He earned his PhD from Virginia Tech in Industrial and Systems Engineering. His Masters of Science (MS) and Bachelors of Science (BS) degrees are from the University of Maryland. Mike is a former U.S. Marine.
Proposal Director Eric Mens brings more than 16 years of proposal management experience to EIS. His proven leadership and continuous process improvement have increased the effectiveness and efficiency of the proposal department during his tenure. He joined EIS in a junior proposal role in 2008 and currently oversees all proposal efforts. He is also a key member of the EIS Leadership Team responsible for the development and execution of the company’s growth strategy.
Before joining EIS, Eric provided proposal management and graphic design support at VMS, Inc. (now Transfield) for transportation infrastructure procurements. Prior to that, he provided proposal support and technical editing skills at the Louis Berger Group, with a focus on environmental and cultural resources policy support for the U.S. Department of Defense.
Eric is a graduate of Virginia Tech, with an English major and a concentration in professional writing. His involvement in proposals began in Blacksburg, Virginia, where he provided RFP response and other marketing capabilities to several non-profit groups that partnered with the university through a service-learning program.
As the Director of Human Resources (HR), Bethlehem (Betty) Taye is responsible for the management and development of all HR strategies and the delivery of HR services and programs to EIS employees. Betty is a strategic partner with all key business functions. Her areas of expertise include: employee relations; risk mitigation; policy design; compensation and benefits; performance management; organizational and leadership development; training and staff development; and project management. Betty has led many critical and successful HR operations as well as a variety of company-wide initiatives. Recently, she transformed EIS’ HR department into a strategic business partner by the development and launch of a comprehensive Project/Program Managers’ Training.
Betty has specialized in HR for more than 12 years in the industry of Federal Government Contracting and joined EIS in 2010. Prior to joining EIS, she was responsible for a 700-person staff augmentation project on a newly awarded Department of Labor contract that included Service Contract Act (SCA) employees. This large undertaking allowed her to accelerate the alignment of HR strategies with business initiatives and goals of the organization.
Betty holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree and a Master of Science (MS) degree in HR Management from the University of Maryland.
Director of Information Technology (IT) and Facilities Tim Wine brings more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry to his position at EIS. In the past, he has supported the U.S> Air Force (USAF), U.S. Army, Joint Chiefs of Staff, the White House, Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), U.S. Navy, U.S. Naval Academy, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and the Secret Service. Tim is married with one adopted son.