Jim Van Dusen – Chief Executive Officer
James Kempton – Chief Financial Officer
C.D. Moore – Chief Operating Officer
Frank Pandolfe – Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President for Corporate Development
William King – General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer
Anne Peterson – Chief Analytics Officer
Daniel Horton – Chief Information Officer
Lynne Halbrooks – Chief Compliance Officer
Gary Palmer – Executive Vice President
Victor Esposito – Executive Vice President
Daniela Walrath – Senior Vice President of Human Resources
David A. Africano – Chief Information Security Officer
Joe Bopp – Senior Vice President of Business Development
Jim Van Dusen
Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer, Jim Van Dusen oversees the company’s global business strategy and direction, leading a team of more than 8,500 employees who empower our government and commercial clients to excel. Mr. Van Dusen brings a wealth of experience in finance and operations to Caliburn, gained through leadership positions with a variety of organizations. In 2013, he joined Comprehensive Health Services (CHS) as Chief Financial Officer and oversaw operations and contracts administration, and directed the company’s overall growth and expansion strategy. Before joining CHS, Mr. Van Dusen worked for IBM’s Public Sector Finance and Risk Practice, where he served as Strategy & Operations Director for IBM’s Public Sector team. Mr. Van Dusen also served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for National Interest Security Company (NISC) before IBM acquired NISC. Other leadership positions held by Mr. Van Dusen include Senior Vice President of Finance at L-3; Chief Financial Officer at Vertex Aerospace LLC, a Veritas Capital portfolio company; Controller at Raytheon Aerospace; and Finance Manager at General Dynamics Services. Mr. Van Dusen is an active supporter of the National Guard Youth Foundation, a nonprofit organization that addresses the implications of the growing dropout crisis, and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, a nonprofit organization that provides care and support to families and friends grieving the loss of a member of the armed forces. He received a B.A. degree in business administration from Michigan State University Honors College.
Chief Financial Officer
Jim Kempton is the Chief Financial Officer of Caliburn and oversees all financial operations of the company. Prior to joining Caliburn, Jim Kempton was Chief Financial Officer of Michael Baker International. Jim was appointed Vice President and Corporate Controller of Michael Baker International in 2013 and served in various roles with the company since January 2007. He previously held positions of increasing responsibility at Ernst & Young, including Senior Manager in the Assurance and Advisory Business Services practice. Mr. Kempton is a C.P.A. who holds a B.A. in Accounting and Business Administration from Thiel College.
Chief Operating Officer
C.D. Moore is the Chief Operating Officer for Caliburn International, and as such is responsible for the successful execution of the company’s business operations. Mr. Moore served in the United States Air Force (USAF) for nearly 35 years and reached the rank of Lieutenant General. He has operations experience leading large organizations and complex aerospace programs. As the first Commander of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, he built a new organization responsible for acquisition and product support for all USAF aircraft, engines, munitions, and electronic/cyber systems. Mr. Moore served in the Pentagon as Director of Special Programs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, deployed to Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and is an accomplished experimental test pilot with more than 3,000 hours in 30+ aircraft types. Before joining Caliburn, he worked as a senior consultant and business owner as well as a board member for a variety of corporate and not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Moore consulted for government and aerospace industry clients on strategic planning, organizational change management, business development, manufacturing, software development, and analytics. He serves on the board of directors for the Air Force Museum Foundation, the National Aviation Heritage Alliance, and the Wright State Applied Research Corporation. As a Guggenheim Fellow, he earned an M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from Columbia University. Mr. Moore also received an M.S. in national resource strategy from The Industrial College of the Armed Forces (National Defense University), and B.S. degrees in aeronautical engineering and political science from the United States Air Force Academy.
Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President for Corporate Development
Frank Pandolfe is Caliburn’s Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President for Corporate Development. He is responsible for corporate integration, innovation, and business development. Before joining Caliburn, Mr. Pandolfe served as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy for 37 years, retiring with the rank of Vice Admiral. At sea, he commanded a destroyer, destroyer squadron, aircraft carrier strike group, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, and the United States Sixth Fleet. Ashore, he served in the White House, United Nations, Joint Staff, and Navy Staff. He was the U.S. military’s lead strategist and planner as the Director for Strategic Plans and Policy (J-5) on the Joint Staff. His final assignment was Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, where he was the chairman’s representative to the Secretary of State. Following his military career, Mr. Pandolfe founded Pan Global Strategies, a consultancy specializing in strategic planning, risk assessment, and executive education. He serves on the boards of Michael Baker International, the Army Distaff Foundation at Knollwood, and the Naval Historical Foundation. Mr. Pandolfe holds a B.S. degree from the United States Naval Academy, and M.A.L.D. and Ph.D. degrees from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer
William King joined Caliburn as its General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer. Before joining the company, he served as General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of Applied Insight LLC, a provider of IT solutions to the U.S. federal government. Previous positions include working as Senior Counsel and Trust & Compliance Officer in IBM’s legal department, and General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer at National Interest Security Company. Earlier in his career, Mr. King was at Athena Innovative Solutions, first as a consultant to the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and ultimately as Deputy General Counsel. Mr. King served as an officer in the United States Air Force Reserves and holds a B.A. degree in English literature from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a J.D. from Seattle University School of Law.
Chief Analytics Officer
Anne Peterson serves as Caliburn’s Chief Analytics Officer. Before assuming her current role, Ms. Peterson was Client Executive at SAS Federal LLC, where she managed the Federal Financial group. From 2010 to 2015, Ms. Peterson was a Business Development Executive at IBM. Prior to 2010, she was Director of Business Strategy and Marketing at National Interest Security Company. Ms. Peterson brings extensive experience when it comes to business strategy and executing on the overall vision for analytics and technology direction. She earned an MBA from George Washington University and an M.S. in operations research from George Mason University.
Chief Information Officer
Daniel Horton is the Chief Information Officer of Caliburn, overseeing leadership and alignment of information systems and solutions to complement the company’s corporate strategy, goals, and objectives. Mr. Horton was previously the Chief Information Officer of Sallyport Global, and has more than 25 years of IT and information security experience. Specializing in merger acquisitions and integrations, Mr. Horton has successfully integrated more than a dozen companies onto common platforms. He holds certifications in CISA, CGEIT, CITP, ISST, CIP, CMMI, ITIL, and COBIT5, and brings extensive knowledge of the process improvement, security, governance, risk, audit control, and strategic alignment needed to ensure an efficient and effective IT program is in place and maintained. Mr. Horton’s professional affiliations include membership in the Institute of Internal Auditors, Information Systems Audit and Control Association, Information Systems Security Association, Association of Information Technology Professionals, Association for Information Management, Project Management Institute, and the American Management Association.
Chief Compliance Officer
As Caliburn’s Chief Compliance Officer, Lynne Halbrooks reports directly to the Ethics Committee of the board of directors. Before joining Caliburn, she was a partner at Holland & Knight LLP, where she served on the firm’s Government Contracts and White Collar Defense and Investigations teams. Ms. Halbrooks has held several senior positions within the federal government, including General Counsel and later Principal Deputy Inspector General at the Department of Defense’s Office of Inspector General. During this time, she performed the duties of the Inspector General for 21 months. Earlier in her career, Ms. Halbrooks was the General Counsel for the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction. She spent four years with the U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms, first as General Counsel and then as Deputy Sergeant at Arms. Ms. Halbrooks holds a B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota and a J.D. from Marquette University Law School.
Executive Vice President
Gary Palmer is an Executive Vice President at Caliburn, overseeing client relations. Mr. Palmer was formerly the President of Comprehensive Health Services (CHS). During his 14 years leading CHS, the company grew from a small business to a $100 million-plus corporation with both commercial and government contracts across the United States and worldwide. Before that, Mr. Palmer held a variety of leadership positions with Lockheed Martin covering multiple product lines and functions. Mr. Palmer’s business acumen and effective leadership are supported by the distinctive record of positions he has held: Executive Vice President, Government Sector, and Senior Vice President, Government Sector, for CHS; Government Marketing Consultant for G-2 Resources; Director of New Business Development, International, for Lockheed Martin Information Systems; Vice President of Middle East Region and Vice President of Australia/New Zealand/Philippine Region for Martin Marietta International.
Executive Vice President
Victor Esposito is an Executive Vice President at Caliburn, overseeing Global Life and Mission Support, Base Management, and Security Support services. Mr. Esposito is known for building and leading high-performance multinational teams with a focus on mission, clients, and growth. He has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the defense and security industry, delivering integrated security and mission support. Most recently he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sallyport Logistics & Security LLC, where he led a global team in developing cutting-edge approaches to meet clients’ requirements. Mr. Esposito also served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Xe Service LLC, and has held senior leadership positions throughout his career. He also served the Intel Community for more than 17 years. Mr. Esposito received his B.S. in education from Middle Tennessee State University.
Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Daniela Walrath is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Caliburn. Ms. Walrath is responsible for the successful execution of human capital strategy and oversees all the aspects of the human resources organization. She has more than 15 years of experience in human resources within the aerospace and defense and commercial IT industries. Ms. Walrath possesses strong expertise across all HR functional areas, including talent management, compensation, strategic human resource planning, talent acquisition, and organizational design. She has led transformation change resulting from mergers, acquisitions, and business restructuring to support business objectives. Previous positions include Senior Director of Human Resources with Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, Human Resources Director with CSRA, Global Human Resources Director with CSC, and senior manager with Lockheed Martin. Ms. Walrath holds a B.S. degree in business management, human resources, and labor relations from the University of Maryland University College.
David A. Africano
Chief Information Security Officer
David A. Africano is the Chief Information Security Officer of Caliburn. Mr. Africano is a technology and cybersecurity executive with more than 21 years of experience in information technology. He joined Caliburn as CISO through the acquisition of CHS. During his 17-year tenure with the CHS, Mr. Africano served in a variety of progressive capacities, ranging from Senior Network Engineer to Director of I.T. Infrastructure to his current position within Caliburn where he establishes and directs the long-term strategic goals, policies, and procedures for the organization’s information security. Previously, Mr. Africano served in the U.S. Army as a parachute rigger and paratrooper with the Airborne Corps, supporting and jumping with the 2nd Battalion/75th Ranger Regiment, the 82nd Airborne Division, Airborne and Special Operations Test Directorate, and the 3rd Battalion (Airborne)/325th Infantry Regiment-SETAF while stationed in Livorno and Vicenza, Italy. He is a member of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the Project Management Institute (PMI), and Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). He has achieved multiple cybersecurity certifications including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Security +, and continues his lifelong journey to learn.
Senior Vice President of Business Development
Joe Bopp is Caliburn’s Senior Vice President of Business Development. He joined Comprehensive Health Services in 2014 as the Vice President of Strategy and Major Initiatives. Before that, Mr. Bopp had a long and distinguished career as a Special Agent with the Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service. Overseas, he served at the U.S. missions in Panama, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Russia. Domestically, Mr. Bopp was assigned to the Secretary of State’s protective detail, was Acting Director of the Overseas Security Advisory Council, managed the guard program for all U.S. embassies and consulates, and assisted in the design and build of the new Marine Security Guard School at Quantico. In his last executive position with the Department of State, Joe managed the $1.5 billion Worldwide Protective Services program. Mr. Bopp retired from the Department of State in 2014 after 27 years of service. He has an M.S. degree in military science from the Marine Corps University Command and Staff College and a B.A. degree in political science from Lake Forest College.