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:
- Chairman of the Board – Lieutenant General (Ret.) Otto J. Guenther
- Chief Executive Officer and President – Jin Kang
- EVP, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer and President of WidePoint Cybersecurity Solutions Corporation – Jason Holloway
- Chief Financial Officer – Kellie Kim
- President and CEO of Soft-ex Communications Ltd. – Ian Sparling
- President of WidePoint Integrated Solutions Corp. and WidePoint Solutions Corp. – Todd Dzyak
- Chief Security Officer and Executive Vice President of WidePoint Cybersecurity Solutions Corporation – Caroline Godfrey
General Guenther was named Chairman of the Board in November 2017 after serving as a director since August 2007 and 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. Currently, General Guenther sits on two educational foundations, AFCEA Education Foundation and Aurora Foundation, and since 2006 has been an active trustee at McDaniel College. General Guenther received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from Western Maryland College, now called McDaniel College, and a Master’s Degree in Procurement and Contracting from the Florida Institute of Technology.
General Guenther brings to the Board extensive knowledge of the federal marketplace as a result of a career that has spanned both military and informational technology industries. In addition, General Guenther’s knowledge of federal infrastructure as well as experience in successful business development and board service is particularly valuable to the Company. This experience, as well as his independence from the Company and his prior performance as a Board member, led the Board to conclude that he should continue to serve as a director of the Company.
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.
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.
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.
Mr. Sparling is President and CEO of WidePoint’s subsidiary, Soft-ex Communications Ltd. Mr. Sparling 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, Mr. Sparling 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 HoldingCompany and worked in assurance for a number of years with PricewaterhouseCoopers. In addition,Mr. Sparling has acted as a Board Advisor to a number of internationally traded Irish companies.
Mr. Sparling has a demonstrable record of implementing major business turnarounds, restructurings, acquisitions, disposals and integrations. He has a particular focus on strategic corporate development and has developed growth strategies and executed successfully against them while driven profitable growth through increased sales and managed through adversity.
Mr. Sparling is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Dublin and additional business qualifications from the Smurfit Business School. He also holds a Diploma in International Selling from Dublin Institute of Technology. With a keen interest in both Strategy and Leadership, Mr. Sparling is a guest lecturer for a number of MBA programs.
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).