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|Edward Albers, President & Chief Executive Officer
Edward Albers is the President & CEO of New River Systems Corporation, which he founded in March 2007.
Prior to establishing New River Systems, Mr. Albers held leadership positions for various aerospace & defense, software, and high technology companies including Northrop Grumman, SAP America, and Intel Corporation. Mr. Albers is a career Naval Special Warfare Officer having served at all levels of operational command within the Navy including numerous overseas deployments. More recently he served as a Policy Adviser to the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Mr. Albers earned a bachelors degree in biochemistry from the University of San Diego. He is a member of several non-profit organizations, including the UDT/SEAL Association.
Jason Erdman, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating OfficerJason Erdman is the Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for New River Systems.
Mr. Erdman provides nearly 20 years of experience building and managing businesses focused on providing information technology and consulting services to Federal and commercial clients. Mr. Erdman has a Bachelors Degree from Dickinson College, and a Masters Degree in Information Technology Management from the American University, Kogod School of Business. For the last 10 years, Jason has been driving and managing the delivery of services to our National Defense, Intelligence, and Security communities. His deep understanding and experience of the Federal market coupled with his previous experience providing solutions to commercial clients will help guide New River Systems continued growth. Prior to joining New River Systems, Mr. Erdman held leadership roles in both large and small companies to include The Analysis Corporation (TAC), which was acquired by Global Defense Technology & Systems, Inc. and Blue Canopy Group where he successfully captured the $6.6 billion DIA Solutions for the IT Enterprise (SITE) contract.
Kenneth Runkles, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial OfficerKenneth Runkles is the Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for New River Systems.
Mr. Runkles has over 25 years of experience leading finance and business operations in a multitude of industries including: banking, biotechnology, mutual fund, construction, engineering, and U.S. Public Sector. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Radford University. Mr. Runkles has spent the last 10 years operating in the role of Chief Financial Officer, and has vast experience supporting our national defense and intelligence communities. He specializes in strategic planning, cost management, and has extensive experience in managing business operations ensuring corporate growth and profitability. Mr. Runkles possesses a very thorough understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulations and has extensive experience managing successful DCAA, and other government audits.
Greg Letourneau, Vice President & Chief Technology OfficerGreg Letourneau is the Vice President & Chief Technology Officer for New River Systems.
Mr. Letourneau provides New River Systems with 17 years of comprehensive technical experience designing, developing and delivering software and IT solutions from enterprise systems to niche commercial applications. As a former Army Reservist in the intelligence field, Mr. LeTourneau has an extensive background working with and understanding the needs of the intelligence community. He excels at providing strategic technology guidance - encompassing everything from small program lifecycles all the way to large, international proposals. He also specializes in leveraging open source technologies to provide innovative and cost-effective solutions. Mr. LeTourneau earned his Bachelors Degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Virginia Tech, and a Masters Degree in Management from Notre Dame of Maryland University. He actively supports conservation of the New Guinea Singing Dog and the Dingo.
Scott Lucchesi, Director, Security & Intelligence Programs Scott Lucchesi is the Director of New River Systems' Security & Intelligence Programs.
Mr. Lucchesi is a former US Marine Corps Judge Advocate and Intelligence Community professional; he has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. After earning his law degree, he spent six years on active duty as a Marine Corps Judge Advocate. Scott deployed to the Middle East and acted as the Staff Judge Advocate for Joint Task Force during Operation Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom. Upon leaving active duty, Scott entered the Intelligence Community and served as an Intelligence Officer, and specialist in psychological operations; he has served in multiple overseas locations conducting operations vital to national security.
Emmanuel Twum, Director, Commercial Consulting ServicesEmmanuel Twum is the Director of New River Systems' Commercial Consulting Services.
Mr. Twum leads New River Systems' commercial IT audit, financial advisory and security services in the areas of IT audit, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, data analytics, application controls testing, ERP implementation reviews, and implementation of continuous controls monitoring & auditing solutions. Mr. Twum has held leadership positions at Ernst & Young LLP in IT Risk and Assurance/Advisory Services. Twum earned a bachelors degree from Westminister College, and a master's degree in Computer Science - Ecommerce Technology from DePaul University.
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