WidePoint’s Senior Management Team provides vision and strategic direction for the company, meeting regularly to stay in close contact and ensure smooth execution of strategic plans.
WidePoint has experienced a gratifying level of success—success that we attribute to great clients and dedicated company leadership. Our Corporate Management includes:
- Executive Chairman – Steve L. Komar
- Director – James M. Ritter
- Director – Morton S. Taubman
- Director – Otto J. Guenther
- Director – George W. Norwood
- Director & CEO – Jeffrey O. Nyweide
Mr. Komar was appointed Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors in January 2017. He has been a director since 1997 and became Chairman of the Board in 2001. Mr. Komar served as chief executive officer from 2001 through 2016. Mr. Komar is a seasoned executive with over 40 years of senior management experience. From 2000 until 2001, Mr. Komar served as a founding partner of C-III Holdings, a development stage financial services company. From 1991 to June 2000, he was group executive vice president of Fiserv, Inc., a company that provides advanced data processing services and related products to the financial industry. From 1980 to 1991, Mr. Komar served in a number of financial management positions with CitiGroup, including the role of chief financial officer of Diners Club International and Citicorp Information Resources, respectively. Mr. Komar is a graduate of the City University of New York with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and holds a Masters Degree in Finance from Pace University.
James M. Ritter has served as a director since December 1999 and served as Assistant Secretary of the Company from December 2002 until 2008. Mr. Ritter is the Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and the Compensation Committee and is also a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Ritter is the retired Corporate Headquarters Chief Information Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Prior to his retirement in February 2001, Mr. Ritter was employed at Lockheed Martin Corporation for over 32 years in various positions involving high level IT strategic planning and implementation, e-commerce development, integrated financial systems, and large-scale distributed systems.
Morton S. Taubman has served as a director since his appointment on March 10, 2006 to serve out the remaining term of G.W. Norman Wareham, who resigned his position on March 7, 2006. Mr. Taubman is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Taubman has experience as a certified public accountant and is currently an attorney with expertise in corporate law, government contracting and international relations. Prior to forming Leser Hunter Taubman & Taubman law firm, Mr. Taubman was the senior vice president and general counsel to DIGICON Corporation, an IT and telecommunications company. Before joining DIGICON, he was a senior partner at Ginsburg, Feldman and Bress, LLP, an established Washington, D.C. firm that provided expertise in tax, telecommunications, litigation, federal regulatory issues, capital reformation, government contracting and international issues. Before that, he was a founding partner at a number of law firms, was the partner-in-charge of the Washington D.C. office of Laventhol & Harworth, in charge of the Washington, D.C. tax department at Coopers & Lybrand and a special agent with the U.S. Treasury Department. Mr. Taubman has been an adjunct law professor for more than 15 years at Georgetown University and George Washington University. He presently also serves as special corporate counsel to Global Options Group, Inc. and Global Options, Inc., companies focusing on U.S. federal security services and as general counsel to Interior Systems, Inc. d/b/a ISI Professional Services, a United States federal contractor. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Baltimore, a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Baltimore Law School, and a Masters of Law Degree from Georgetown University.
Lieutenant General (Ret.) Otto J. Guenther has served as a director since his appointment on August 15, 2007. General Guenther serves as a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. He joined the Board after a distinguished 34-year military career, including serving as the Army’s first chief information officer, followed by nearly a decade of exceptional leadership within the federal information technology industry. His key assignments included the following: commanding general for Fort Monmouth, NJ, and the Communications Electronics Command; program executive officer for the Army’s tactical communications equipment; project manager for the Tactical Automated Data Distribution System; and commander for the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council. General Guenther recently retired from Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, where he served as the Sector Vice President and General Manager of Tactical Systems Division. While there, he oversaw battlefield digitization, command and control, and system engineering activities for the U.S. Army. Under his leadership, the division grew to approximately 1,650 employees across several locations and completed over $700 million in acquisitions. Previously General Guenther was general manager of Computer Associates International’s Federal Systems Group, a $300 million operation providing IT products and services to the federal market area. General Guenther was awarded several honors by the U.S. Army, including the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (Oak Leaf Cluster), Defense Superior Service Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Service Medal, and Army Commendation Medal. Recognized for his work within the industry, he also received several Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association awards and was inducted into the Government Computer News Hall of Fame. General Guenther received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from Western Maryland College, now called McDaniel College, and a Masters Degree in Procurement and Contracting from the Florida Institute of Technology.
Major General (Ret.) George W. Norwood has served as a director since his appointment on August 15, 2007. General Norwood serves as a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee. General Norwood also currently serves on the board of directors of Scalable Network Technologies and on the board of advisors of Airborne Tactical Advantage Company. He is also on the board of strategic advisors of AtHoc, Inc. General Norwood brings to the Board extensive knowledge of the federal marketplace as a result of a distinguished 30-year military career and more than 12-years in the commercial market with significant experience in both military and defense contracting. General Norwood is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Norwood & Associates, Inc. of Tampa, Fla., which maintains extensive international and U.S. networks of government, military and private sector contacts while providing technical and strategic planning expertise to corporations pursuing defense-related opportunities. General Norwood previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff for the United Nations Command and United States Forces in Korea from 1995 to 1997. He also served as the U.S. member of the United Nations Command’s Military Armistice Commission responsible for crucial general officer level negotiations with North Korea. General Norwood received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from San Diego State University and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Golden Gate University. He is also a graduate of the National War College and Defense Language Institute.
Mr. Nyweide was appointed Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company and joined its Board of Directors in January 2017. Prior to joining WidePoint Mr. Nyweide provided strategic and business operations consulting services from 2013 until 2016. From 2005 through 2013, he served as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President-Corporate Development, Treasurer and Secretary of GlobalOptions Group, Inc. Prior to that time, Mr. Nyweide had been Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President-Corporate Development of privately held GlobalOptions, Inc., since April 2003. Mr. Nyweide has been a Venture Partner with Millennium Technology Ventures, L.P., a New York-based venture capital firm, from 2001 until 2005. From 1987 to 2000, he co-founded and then grew Dataware Technologies, Inc., a software and services company, as Director, President and Chief Operating Officer, and took the company public. In 1995, he helped found Northern Light Technology LLC. Mr. Nyweide has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, finance and operations, as well as with establishing international business in Europe and Asia from prior experience as a founder and managing director of Quantum Management in Greenwich, Connecticut and Munich, Germany. His previous experience in the services and solutions business also includes sales, marketing and operating experience as an executive with The Service Bureau Company, a subsidiary of Control Data Corporation, in Chicago, Atlanta and Greenwich. Mr. Nyweide is a graduate of the Northwestern University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics.