Chris CrosbyChief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
Jason Vanderford EvansChief Operations Officer
Cory BrunnerDirector of Interpreting Services
Cory Brunner is the Director of Interpreter Services and comes to Vancro with over 20 years of experience working in the field of Interpreting. A graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, she holds two national credentials from The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. Cory has served on numerous boards and advisory committees in both Massachusetts and in Vermont and is a member of the Options Interpreting Cooperative based out of Albany NY. She has served as President, Secretary, and Treasurer for the Vermont Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, and was a recipient of their “Outstanding Member Award” in 2016. Cory was part of several teams helping to coordinate the national organization’s regional conference and has effectively coordinated Interpreters in high demand and dynamic venues. Cory has taught Interpreting, and has run a mentorship program for Interpreter’s looking to gain their National credentials. She has been an Interpreter in private practice almost her entire career.
Cory also brings project management experience to the team at Vancro. She is adept at navigating systems and interfacing with stakeholders. Her aim is to provide highly qualified Interpreters nationwide and to change the paradigm of Interpreter procurement to ensure that Vancro’s customers are met with exceptional service through the provision of the most qualified pool of designated Interpreters firstname.lastname@example.org
Major General James D. “Dave” Bryan, U.S. Army (Retired)Strategic Advisor to the Board of Directors
Major General James D. “Dave” Bryan, U.S. Army (Retired), is the President/CEO of Bryan Business Management and Technology, LLC. In this capacity he provides tailored advice and assistance to growth-oriented companies and senior government officials in the areas of leadership development, business management and development, information technology, cyber security, strategic business planning and IT portfolio management. BBMT supports high technology products and/or services companies who specialize in information technologies, network operations and cyber defense, enterprise architectures and services, space systems and mobile C4, identity management, cloud computing and related fields.
Dave is the Chairman of the Board of Eutelsat America, Corp., a global satellite services company; a former Board Director of Cyber Squared, Inc.(now Threat Connect, Inc.) which focuses on proactive intelligence analysis of advanced persistent cyber threats, a Strategic Advisor of Vancro, Inc. an improvised threat defeat and analysis company, and a Strategic Advisor with DBNetworks, Inc., a cyber-security company with unique product capabilities that protect against SQL injection attacks, provide full database topography discovery and detect insider compromised credentials. He served as Board member and Investment Partner of Vigilant Watch Integration, Inc. that specializes in comprehensive enterprise architecture analysis and development that includes capital planning and investment control strategies. Dave serves(d) on numerous other boards and committees including his Church Vestry, the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Armed Forces Communications-Electronics Association (AFCEA), the Board of Directors for AFCEA’s Education Foundation, and the Board of Governors for Jacksonville State University’s Alumni Association. He is a featured speaker on network security issues at the Amphion Forum, a Senior Advisor to and Facilitator of AFCEA’s Leadership Forum, and a charter member of the Security Innovation Network and Cyber Conflict Studies Associations. Dave is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Corporate Board Director Program.
Prior to starting BBMT, Dave served as President of the Strategic Solutions Group and then President of the National Security Group, USfalcon, Inc. He prepared a five year strategic plan to transition this SDVOSB from a small company organization to a successful mid-tier system and services integration company with three business groups that grew its revenue by 34% over a two year period. He led the establishment of an automated business development capability that saw the quality and quantity of the pipeline grow to more than $4 billion.
Prior to joining USfalcon, Dave served as Group President of ManTech International’s Defense Systems Group, the largest business unit in the company and as President of ManTech Telecommunications and Information Systems Corporation (MTISC). During this time he led the DSG and MTISC to record growth (becoming a billion+ dollar group) and profitability and established numerous innovative employee support, program management, and customer relationship programs. Promoted to Corporate Executive Vice President, he established strong relations with senior leaders of key customer organizations and established an innovative outreach to high technology entrepreneurial companies to provide differentiating solutions that resulted in aggressive growth across ManTech.
Prior to joining ManTech, Dave served as Information Technology Sector Vice President, Global Defense C4I and Space, Northrop Grumman Corporation. In addition to serving on the Corporate Strategic Planning team he had corporate-wide responsibilities across sector boundaries to develop and enhance relationships with the senior leadership of critical Defense organizations, strengthen the company’s competitive posture, and advance business opportunities. Dave had previously served two years as Vice President, Defense Transformation and Deputy, Defense Group where he made major contributions advancing innovative, enterprise IT solutions.
A Master Parachutist, Ranger and Special Forces Officer, Dave began his military career as a Battalion Signal Officer in the 82nd Airborne Division. A succession of command and staff assignments followed within the airborne and special operations communities, in armored units and a stint as an Army Recruiter where he helped develop the Army’s historic “Be All You Can Be” campaign. He commanded the Signal Company, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), activated and served as the first Commander of the 112th Signal Battalion (Special Operations) (Airborne) and commanded the 35th Airborne Signal Brigade through numerous operational deployments, and served on both the Army Staff and the Joint Staff. As a Lieutenant Colonel/Colonel he became Director of Joint C4 Architectures and Integration, Joint Staff J-6 where he authored and implemented the “C4I for the Warrior” program that completely revamped DoD’s approach to information system interoperability and introduced the concepts of “network-centricity” and “knowledge/decision-centricity.”
In 1998, as a Brigadier General, he became CIO and Director, Command, Control, Communication, and Computer Systems, J-6, United States Pacific Command where he developed the concept, tenets and doctrine for global network operations and designed and implemented the first ever Theater C4 Coordination Center, the predecessor to today’s Network Operations and Security Centers. Selected for Promotion to Major General, in 2000 he became Vice Director, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and Commander, Joint Task Force for Computer Network Defense in Arlington, Virginia. As the JTF Commander he successfully led it through its transformation from CND, to CNO (Computer Network Operations responsible for defensive and offensive cyber missions), and eventually GNO (Global Network Operations) the predecessor to USCYBERCOM. As Vice Director he has been credited for developing and implementing an historic innovative overhaul of network operations doctrine for the Department of Defense. As a special assignment, in 2004 the Chief of Staff of the Army appointed him to lead the Army Task Force to redesign, reorganize, and re-equip the Army Signal Regiment to support the Army’s Expeditionary Modular Combat Brigade Concept.
A native of Alabama, Dave earned his Bachelor’s degree at Jacksonville State University and his Master’s degree at North Carolina State University where he was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi for academic excellence achieving a perfect 4.0 in graduate studies. He is an Honor Graduate of the Signal Officer Advanced Course, a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College and the Army War College where he earned the distinguished writing award for his major research thesis on the future of Special Operations communications and computer systems. He earned numerous awards and decorations throughout his military career culminating with the Distinguished Service Medal.
Andrew BangBoard Member
Mr. Bang is a financial services executive with comprehensive experience in investment management and business development in large corporate and entrepreneurial firms. He was most recently Founding Partner and the Managing Director of Drexel Hamilton Investment Partners LLC, an SEC registered investment management firm owned by veterans and service disabled veterans. He was responsible for forming the business, overseeing the general management of the firm to include sales/marketing, investments and operations. Mr. Bang successfully launched an equity long short Hedge Fund and six open-end Mutual Funds. He served as the President of the Drexel Hamilton Mutual Funds and the mutual fund board. He was the Fund Manager for the Drexel Hamilton Multi-Asset Real Return Fund and his experience includes public equity, hedge fund and private equity products. He was Senior Vice President at Shinhan Investment America, where he covered hedge funds and mutual fund managers in North America. He was a Relationship Manager at AIG Global Investments working with institutional clients invested in equity and alternative asset classes. Previous to AIG, he was a Client Portfolio Manager at GE Asset Management (GEAM) pension group where he oversaw $2.5 Billion in institutional clients’ investments in global and international equity portfolios. Mr. Bang managed client relationships at GE Equity’s start-up private equity group, Venturemine.com prior to GEAM. He began his financial services career at UBS investment bank in international equity, having transitioned to the financial services industry after serving six years in the U.S. Army attaining the rank of Captain. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point with a B.S. degree and also received an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University. He holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 email@example.com