Leadership

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:


Phillip Garfinkle – Chairman of the Board

Philip Garfinkle was named Chairman of the Board in June 2021 after being appointed as Director in June 2020. Mr. Garfinkle is a successful technology entrepreneur, inventor, CEO, and deal maker, with a focus on emerging technologies. He is a five-time successful entrepreneur and has been the senior operating manager in many successful organizations. Mr. Garfinkle is currently Managing Director of Navig8 USA, Senior Managing Partner at Planet Cotton, and President and CEO of NewSight Reality. He also serves as an Economic Evaluator for the MIPS program in the state of Maryland. Mr. Garfinkle was a co-founder of Yazam, an Israeli / global Venture Capital / Merchant Banking organization, which he sold to US Technologies. He also founded PhotoNet Japan, which went public in 2002, PictureVision (Chairman, CEO, and President), which he led the sale to Kodak, where he also served as a Senior Executive. PictureVision pioneered online photo processing, sharing, and printing services. Mr. Garfinkle established alliances with AOL for “You’ve Got Pictures,” Sony’s ImageStation, Adobe, and many other major product lines. PictureVision was known for its excellence in engineering which he multi-located globally. Mr. Garfinkle has also served as Chairman of Johns Hopkins Technology Advisory Board, focused on technology transfer from academia to the commercial sector.

Jin Kang – President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Jin Kang is President and Chief Executive Officer of WidePoint Corporation and serves as a Director of the Company. Mr. Kang is also the founder of WidePoint Integrated Solutions Corp. (formerly known as iSYS, LLC), which he started in 1999 and served as its President and CEO until 2017. Mr. Kang successfully managed the subsidiary from inception to a company with gross revenues of $24 million when acquired by WidePoint in 2008. Mr. Kang has more than 30 years of professional experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate management, technology management, business development, and financial management in the field of Information Technology. He is a recognized expert in the field of trusted mobility management (TM2) for both the public and private sectors. Mr. Kang has held senior management positions with several of the world’s leading technology corporations and has held key leadership positions on high-profile government programs including the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), Defense Medical Information Systems/Systems Integration, Design Development, Operations and Maintenance Services (D/SIDDOMS), and the Defense Blood Standard System (DBSS). Mr. Kang has a successful operations track record and proven ability to drive growth and maximize profitability of an organization. Mr. Kang received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science and Computer Systems Management from the University of Maryland.

Julia Bowen – Director

Julia Bowen was appointed as a director on February 7, 2019. Ms. Bowen is currently senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of The MITRE Corporation, where she advises on all legal matters, including cybersecurity, contracting, international and global presence, intellectual property, HR, and national security. Previously, Ms. Bowen held several senior positions in the private sector, including chief legal counsel of DHL Global Mail, vice president, general counsel and secretary of QuadraMed Corporation, and vice president, general counsel and secretary of TREEV. Ms. Bowen is an active member of industry, academic and professional groups, including the Executive Circle Advisory Board of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, the Board of Visitors of The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law and the Association of Corporate Counsel. Ms. Bowen graduated from The Catholic University of America, where she received her bachelor’s and law degrees. She is admitted to the bars of Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia.

John Fitzgerald – Director

John Fitzgerald was appointed as a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee in June 2021. Mr. Fitzgerald has had a successful 40-year career in various key financial leadership roles in several industries including advanced innovation technology businesses, manufacturing, and service companies. Most recently, Mr. Fitzgerald was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for LGS Innovations, LLC. Previously, Mr. Fitzgerald was ManTech International Corporation’s Senior Vice President of Finance and Principal Accounting Officer from 2004 to 2012. He was Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer for DynCorp from 1997 to 2003. Prior to that, he was Vice President and Controller at Litton/PRC Inc. from 1992 to 1997. Mr. Fitzgerald has also held various senior financial positions including Chief Financial Officer at other businesses. He has many years of financial management experience in public and government contracting companies. Mr. Fitzgerald has broad and deep experience in financial reporting, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, reorganization, strategic planning, and others key areas. He started his career at public accounting firm Ernst & Young. Mr. Fitzgerald graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting.

J. Bernard Rice – Director

J. Bernard Rice was appointed as a director in June 2021. Mr. Rice brings a wealth of enterprise business experience, technology expertise and strategic relationships to WidePoint. Mr. Rice began his career with IBM and held various sales leadership positions including Finance Director for Application Software, Director of Finance, Planning and Administration for IBM's Southeast Region, Chief Financial Officer and General Partner for the IBM Venture Capital Group, and Vice President of Business development for IBM's Consumer Division. Mr. Rice also served as Chief Executive Officer of Edmark, Inc., the IBM subsidiary that developed innovative educational software for children. Mr. Rice holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from St. Anselm College and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from Georgia State University. Mr. Rice also attended the IBM Presidents Program at Harvard University.

Jason Holloway – EVP, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer and President of WidePoint Cybersecurity Solutions Corporation

Mr. Holloway has been in the IT industry for more than 25 years, holding senior executive positions in multiple IT organizations, with a primary focus on business development, sales, and management to profitability. Mr. Holloway has industry vertical experience in Government, Technology, Finance, Transportation, Health Care, Entertainment, and Manufacturing. Mr. Holloway co-founded Nexcentri, an IT provider for the Credit Union industry, in 2001 and served as president and CEO until 2013. At Nexcentri, working with key vendor partners including Microsoft, First Data, and HP, he developed and implemented three successful financial services software products and was recognized as the first Credit Union service organization to successfully conduct business internationally. Prior to Nexcentri, he was president and CEO of Networked Knowledge Systems (NKS), a global Linux security managed service company where he increased annual revenue more than 800% in five years, servicing clients such as IBM and PwC, and making NKS an Open Source Managed Security industry leader. In addition, Mr. Holloway has held several key executive roles within technology start-up companies that were being positioned for IPO.

Kellie Kim – Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Kellie H. Kim is WidePoint Corporation’s Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Kim was appointed as WidePoint’s CFO effective January 2, 2020 and replaces interim Chief Financial Officer Ian Sparling (who remains with the Company). Prior to her appointment as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Kim served as the Principal of Clarius Consultants LLC, a consulting firm that provides outsourced CFO services, which she founded in July 2018. During her career, Kim has served in a range of financial leadership roles, as the CFO of Witt O’Brien’s LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Seacor Holdings (June 2017 to June 2018); the CFO of Opus Group, LLC (January 2014 to June 2017); and the CFO of Astrium Services Government, Inc., a subsidiary of Airbus Defence & Space (2008 to December 2013). Ms. Kim has also held various finance and accounting positions in both public and private companies. Ms. Kim is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Maryland.

Ian Sparling – President and CEO of Soft-ex Communications

Ian is President and CEO of WidePoint’s subsidiary, Soft-ex Communications. He is a performance-driven Chief Executive with extensive corporate experience and a strong track record of delivering results in a wide variety of international business environments.

Prior to his role as CEO, Ian held the positions of Chief Commercial Officer and CFO at Soft-ex. He was also Group Financial Controller at a large public quoted (LSE) European Industrial Holding Company and worked in assurance for a number of years with PricewaterhouseCoopers. In addition, he has acted as a Board Advisor to a number of internationally traded Irish companies.

Ian is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Dublin and is a Chartered Director. He also holds a Diploma in International Selling from the Technological University Dublin. With a keen interest in both Strategy and Leadership, Mr. Sparling is a guest lecturer for a number of MBA programs.

Todd Dzyak – President of WidePoint Integrated Solutions Corp. and WidePoint Solutions Corp.

Mr. Dzyak is President for WidePoint’s Telecom Lifecycle Management (TLM) Divisions: WidePoint Integrated Solutions Corporation (formerly iSYS, LLC) and WidePoint Solutions Corporation. Mr. Dzyak has worked in the Telecom Expense Management (TEM) industry since its inception. He has implemented and managed TEM programs for Fortune 100 companies including General Motors and DaimlerChrysler as well as numerous government agencies including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Health and Human Services, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention among many others. Prior to joining WidePoint, Mr. Dzyak co-founded and self-funded a wireless expense management startup, leading the development of an innovative Web-based dynamic telecom management system that has grown into the industry standard for delivering enhanced accountability and data protection. Mr. Dzyak is recognized as an industry leader for his work defining and pioneering telecom management best practices. Mr. Dzyak frequently speaks to industry groups and works with public and private sector IT and telecom leaders to implement fixed and mobile management solutions. Mr. Dzyak’s expert insight is helping enterprises across the globe strategically maximize telecom resources and investment.

Caroline Godfrey – Chief Security Officer and Executive Vice President of WidePoint Cybersecurity Solutions Corporation

Ms. Godfrey is Chief Security Officer and Executive Vice President for WidePoint’s Cybersecurity Division: WidePoint Cybersecurity Solutions Corporation (formerly ORC, Inc). Ms. Godfrey leads the Company’s strategic cyber initiatives focusing on process efficiencies, revenue generation, and organizational growth for the advancement of shareholder value. Ms. Godfrey strongly believes in delivering industry-leading solutions to mitigate the ever-growing risks inherent in Identity and Access Management. She continuously seeks to innovate WidePoint offerings for customers requiring industry, government or U.S. Department of Defense / DoD-compliant Identity Management (IdM) solutions. Ms. Godfrey holds a dual Bachelor’s of Business Administration Degree in Computer Information Systems and Management from James Madison University and Master’s of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems from American University. Ms. Godfrey is a member of the Washington, D.C. chapter of Women In Technology (WIT).