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Visionary proponents of technology and innovation

Our phenomenal team of smart, dedicated employees work to build strong relationships with clients, which has directly contributed to the steady growth of OPS Consulting.

OPS Consulting's executive team has a depth and breadth of engineering and business management expertise that is among the best in the field. They work closely with our employees and partners to chart the continual success and growth of the company.

Our Board of Advisors are respected leaders in the technology and government communities who bring vision and a deep network of contacts to OPS Consulting. Their invaluable advice and support guides the implementation of our core competencies and strategies.

Key personnel are hand-selected for their reputation as team players who apply high standards and provide superlative customer service to elevate the company above the competition.

Each member of our team collaborates closely with our customers to fully understand their needs and build customized products and services around those needs.

Greg Foley
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Greg is an industry innovator who has earned global recognition for his development and management of software systems.

Prior to establishing OPS Consulting, he was a co-owner of Coastal Research Technology, and he worked for 10 years at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space.

He received his B.S. from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and a Masters of Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.

Greg lives in Crownsville, Maryland with his wife and three children.

Stephen Cummins
Chief Financial Officer

Stephen is responsible for operations and strategic planning, with a specific focus on developing new strategies and opportunities to enhance client services.

Prior to joining OPS, Stephen was Director of Accounting Policy at Citigroup. During his tenure, he integrated multiple business acquisitions, including Travelers Group's acquisition of Citibank (forming Citigroup in 1998) and Citigroup's acquisition of The Associates in 2000. He was also responsible for the financial oversight of Citicorp Trust Bank, whose assets grew from $800 million to $32 billion over a seven-year timeframe, and he led a number of large-scale projects, including the implementation of a program to conform to the requirements of Sarbanes Oxley for the 2004 reporting period.

Prior to Citigroup, Stephen held positions at Alexander and Alexander Services, an international insurance brokerage, and with Coca Cola Enterprises and KPMG Peat Marwick.

He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Seattle University.

Bill Douglas
Chief Strategy Officer

Bill is responsible for assisting the Executive team with developing, executing and sustaining the strategic initiatives of the company. Bill will lead the business development initiatives and insure they support the strategic corporate plan for OPS.

With more than 35 years working in the Information Technology industry, Bill has provided business development, project management, and engineering expertise within the Federal government sector. Prior to joining OPS, Bill was the Chief Executive Officer for COMSO Inc., delivering leadership in business development, project management, sales, management oversite and corporate financial planning. Bill has held several Director, Manager and Engineering roles with other IT companies such has Northrop Grumman, Newbridge Networks, Silicon Graphics and Digital Equipment Corporation. Bill has a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute and is an IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) v3 certified professional. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems from California State University.

Bill resides in Severna Park with his wife and is fortunate to have all three children living within the local area to enjoy together the boating, sailing and outdoor sports of Maryland.

Ben Safford
Director, Intelligence Analytics & Training Division

Ben manages Ops Consulting's Analyst Division, which provides Intelligence, Language, and Technical Analysis services to clients within the Intelligence Community.

Ben started his career with the Air Force as an Intelligence Analyst. After his six-year enlistment, he worked as a Network Analyst for Booz Allen Hamilton. In late 2012, Ben moved to Ops Consulting as a Cyber Analyst Support Specialist. He has a Bachelor's degree in Information Systems and holds multiple IT certifications.

Ben joined the Air Force from the Chicago area but now lives in Brooklyn Park with his wife, Denise, and his four children. He enjoys spending time with his family and coaching youth sports. During his spare time, Ben enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, to include the Chicago Cubs.

Mark Houston-Ludlam
Director of Software and Systems Development Division

Mark manages the Software and Systems Development team which provides services in the areas of analytic tools, big data analytics, system administration and others for the DoD community and other customers.

Mark joined OPS Consulting in 2014 when OPS acquired Frontier Technologies, Inc. Mark was Vice President and Co-owner of Frontier Technologies for over 26 years. Previous experience includes the design and development of a variety of systems ranging from embedded tactical aircraft systems to enterprise level data management and visualization systems. Mark has unique experience in the areas of system performance evaluation and optimization.

Mark has a Bachelor's Degree from the University of California in Physics. He is currently pursuing certification as a Splunk System Architect. Mark lives in Lothian, Maryland with his wife, son and daughter where they raise pastured livestock. He has one other daughter who is pursuing a medical degree at Washington University in Saint Louis.

Brenda Cope
Director of Systems Engineering & Technical Assistance (SETA) Services Division

Brenda has over 25+ years of diversified experience in Contracts Management, Project Management, Acquisition Management, and Financial/Resource Management both as a civilian and contractor supporting various federal government agencies. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Maryland in Business & Management as well as two industry-recognized certifications, Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification in Business Management and a Program Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Program Management Institute (PMI).

At OPS Consulting Brenda is responsible for the SETA team who provide consulting services across multiple functional areas within the DoD and IC. Prior to joining OPS Consulting, Brenda held the following corporate roles of Program Manager, Contracts Manager and Senior Business Manager at a number of small businesses. She thrives in networking, forming alliances, and participating in cross-functional teams who are working towards a common goal, whether in business or personal life.

Brenda resides in Ellicott City, Maryland, with her husband and "Kitty" named Chester. She enjoys spending time with their children and grandchildren in nearby communities as well as traveling, boating, and musical entertainment. The last concert they attended was in NYC at Madison Square Gardens to see Fleetwood Mac.