President & Chief Executive Officer
Mustafa Zamani founded DGC International as an IT services company to help clients harness the power of innovation to drive change.
Since the company’s founding, Mr. Zamani has used his visionary and entrepreneurial leadership skills to continually shape business strategies and refine the organization’s identity as a Global Defense company that provides Logistics, Operations, Training, and Mission Support.
Mr. Zamani has developed and empowered intrapreneurial leaders to successfully grow and manage company operations worldwide.
Because giving back and helping others is his personal passion, Mustafa plays a hands-on role in the philanthropic activities of the Zamani Foundation – an institution devoted to engagement, education, employment, and empowerment.
Mr. Zamani holds a BS in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and an Executive MBA from Virginia Tech.
Chief Financial Officer
As DGC International’s CFO, Mr. Fichadia’s extensive financial oversight expertise has helped the firm grow in responsible and sustainable ways.
Prior to becoming DGC International’s CFO, he worked as a consultant with Fortune 500 companies including Bearing Point, Pitney Bowes, and XM Satellite Radio. Throughout many engagements, he has provided internal auditing and financial oversight for government contractors, improving both performance and their bottom line.
Mr. Fichadia holds a Bachelor’s
degree in accounting, is a Certified Public Accountant
(CPA), and is a Certified Management Accountant
Vice President, Business Development
Ayman Bekdash provides exceptional operations and business development services to the firm. Mr. Bekdash spearheaded the company’s ISO 9001:2015 certification; his emphasis on effectiveness and efficiency epitomizes DGC International’s customer-focused ethos.
Since 2011, Ayman has played a pivotal role in DGC International’s global corporate transformations. He was a significant contributor to the set-up and expansion of DGCI operations in South America, Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia.
Mr. Bekdash holds a Bachelor of
Science and two Bachelor of Arts degrees from the
University of Rochester. He is also a former Fulbright
Vice President, Logistics
At DGC International, Aziz Doraney applies his expertise to logistics and transportation challenges. He is the company’s lead representative in the CENTCOM and AFRICOM Areas of Responsibility.
Since 2011, Mr. Doraney has played a major role in transforming DGC International’s global logistics and supply chains. Most notably, Aziz helped to maintain and expand operations in Iraq, Jordan, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Mr. Doraney holds two Bachelor
of Arts degrees in International Studies and Homeland
Security from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Vice President, Corporate Development
Ian Galloway is a Business Development and Management Executive with significant experience in developing and delivering highly innovative solutions in demanding business environments.
At DGC International, he focuses on expanding current services; capturing new business in existing core mission areas; strategic communication; marketing; and risk management processes.
Most recently, Ian helped to document and refine supply chain, logistics and program management processes and systems for government, military and international commercial markets.
Mr. Galloway holds a Master’s
Degree in History from the University of Edinburgh.
Executive Director, Logistics
Colonel Michael Baumeister (USA, Retired) holds the official designation of Professional Engineer and certification as a Project Management Professional. He recently retired from a distinguished military career that included service as the Director of Training for the US Army Reserve Command; the Deputy Director of Operations J7, US Special Operations Command; and multiple command-related positions in the 82ndAirborne Division.
In addition to significant project management experience, COL Baumeister has an exceptional academic background; in addition to several earned Master’s degrees, he has taught at his alma mater – the US Military Academy at West Point.
In his role at DGCI, Mr.
Baumeister is placing special emphasis on improving
operational systems, processes and policies; and using
unified platform tools, information systems, leveraged
analytics and data visualization to support reporting
and decision-making processes.
Executive Director, Energy
Colonel Todd Cheney (USAF, Retired) recently ended an outstanding military career that included such diverse positions as the Director, Customer Operations (DLA-Energy); Chief, Joint Petroleum Office (Pentagon); Mission Support Deputy Commander (379thExpeditionary Mission Support Group, Qatar); and Division Chief, Deployment & Distribution Operations Center (United States Transportation Command, Scott AFB, IL)
In his current role at DGCI, Col. Cheney provides operational management oversight for a contract portfolio valued at more than 100 million dollars; cultivates new business opportunities; drafts and reviews business proposals; develops strategic plans to increase global energy capacity and contract awards.
Col. Cheney holds a Master of Science in Human Resource Management and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.
Executive Director, Global Defense
Amanda Jane develops and operationalizes Special Programs to help mitigate global crises for U.S. Government Agencies, Private Sector clients, and select Foreign Governments, with the aim of creating security through economic improvements.
Amanda previously advised the US Department of Defense and other USG agencies on community engagement and frontier market strategies in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and East Africa.
Ms. Jane holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia as well as a M.Ed. from Harvard University in Social Policy. She is also a former Presidential Management fellow.
Executive Director, Mission Support
Colonel Wade Owens (USA, Retired) serves as the Executive Director, Mission Support Division for DGCI and is responsible for all business development and program management activities within the Division.
Mr. Owen's is a career US Army Special Forces officer with over 25 years of experience in a variety of operational and staff assignments ranging from Commander of a Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha to Deputy Commander of the ISAF Special Operations Task Force in Afghanistan. Wade’s career culminated as the Chief of Staff of the US Army 1st Special Forces Command. He served in multiple joint and combined organizations and completed multiple combat and operational deployments. Due to his training, education and experience, Mr. Owens is well versed in operational planning, training management, exercise development, Foreign Internal Defense, Counter-Insurgency Operations, Unconventional Warfare and Multinational Operations.
Mr. Owens is a graduate of the Naval College of Command and Staff and the Army War College and holds Master's degrees in National Security and Strategic Studies.
Director of Corporate Compliance
Tom Kramer is the Director of Corporate Compliance with significant experience in negotiating and managing government and corporate contracts and subcontracts and overall corporate compliance and ethics.
At DGC International, he focuses on ensuring we are fully compliant with all contractual terms and conditions, negotiating the contracts and subcontracts, and maintaining our outstanding business practices and procedures.
Tom Kramer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the American University.
Major General Edward M. Reeder, Jr. was commissioned in the Infantry through the Appalachian State University ROTC in 1981 and attended the U.S. Army Special Forces Qualification Course in 1986. He earned a Master of Science in administration from Central Michigan University and a Master of Science in national security strategy from the U.S. National War College.
His command assignments include rifle platoon leader and weapons platoon leader, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division (Forward), United States Army Europe, Germany; Commander, Special Operations Detachment – Alpha 786, Co. B, 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Davis, Republic of Panama; and Commander, Co. B, 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C. He served as Deputy Commanding Office, 7th Special Forces Group (A) and Commander, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (A), and as the Commander, 7th Special Forces Group (A). In addition, he served as the Commander, Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Afghanistan and Commanding General, Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command – Afghanistan. He served as the Commanding General, United States Army Special Forces Command (A) and the Commanding General, U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. He most recently served as the Commanding General, Special Operations Joint Task Force – Afghanistan/NATO Special Operations Component Command – Afghanistan.
His combat tours include National Civil Defense Advisor, Republic of El Salvador in 1988 and Commander Special Forces Operational Detachment – Alpha 786 in support of Operation Just Cause in 1989; serving with the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) under Task Force black, Republic of Panama. He commanded Special Operations Task Force 32 (2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan in 2002 and again in 2003. Reeder commanded the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Afghanistan (7th Special Forces Group) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan in 2006 and again in 2007. He also established and commanded the Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command – Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan from 2009-2010. From 2014-2015 he commanded the Special Operations Joint Task Force –Afghanistan/NATO Special Operations Component Command – Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Resolute Support.
Reeder’s personal awards include various U.S. and foreign decorations and badges.
He is married to the former Adrian Hopkins of Overland Park, Kansas. They have three children, Edward III, Jennifer, and Morgan. They have one granddaughter, Sydney and a grandson, Bo.
Mr. Milt Bearden retired from the Central Intelligence Agency in 1994, after thirty years in the CIA’s clandestine services where Mr. Bearden rose through the ranks to become one of CIA’s most senior officers. His early career was split between German speaking Europe and Hong Kong; during the early 1980’s he moved to Africa to serve as CIA Chief in Nigeria and later in Khartoum. For his work in Sudan Milt Bearden was awarded the Intelligence Medal of Merit, the Agency’s second highest decoration.
In the spring of 1986, Mr. Bearden was assigned by Bill Casey to take charge of the CIA Covert Action supporting the Afghan Resistance in their struggle against the soviet occupation, an undertaking closely supported by Egypt, China and Saudi Arabia. For his three-years of service in Pakistan-Afghanistan Mr. Bearden was awarded the agency’s highest decoration, the Distinguished Intelligence Medal.
From 1989-92, Mr. Bearden directed the CIA’s clandestine operations against a decaying Soviet Empire. During this period Mr. Bearden was awarded the CIA’s unique Donovan Award, named after its founder.
Mr. Bearden wound up his CIA career as the CIA Chief in Bonn where he worked with a newly reunified Germany in dealing with its Cold War legacy. For his service in Germany, Mr. Bearden was honored by the German President with the Federal Cross of Merit, the only such decoration ever given to a CIA Chief in the Federal Republic.
Mr. Bearden is the author of The Black Tulip, a novel of war in Afghanistan (Random House 1998, 2002). He is a contributor to the Op-Ed pages of the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and has contributed to Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, and The National Journal. He coauthored the book on September 11, 2001, How Did This Happen? published by Public Affairs, and is co-author, with James Risen, of the award- winning The Main Enemy, an account of the end of the Cold War published by Random House in May 2003.
Mr. Bearden served as technical advisor to Robert DeNiro on Meet the Parents, Ronin and The Good Shepherd and also worked with director Mike Nichols and producer Tom Hanks on the film Charlie Wilson’s War.
Mr. Bearden served in the United States Air Force with duty in the PACAF. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and of the Yale University Institute of Far Eastern Languages (Mandarin Chinese). He lives in Austin, Texas with his French-born wife, Marie-Catherine, a professor at the University of Texas
Major General (retired) Charles W. Fletcher, Jr., also known as Charlie Fletcher, is the President of Fletcher Consulting. Prior to starting his own firm, he volunteered as the Interim COO for the Wounded Warrior Project. In six months, he led their recovery from a public relations crisis to a return to public confidence. His has over eight years in senior management positions in the private sector and over thirty-six years in a variety of aviation, logistics and operational military assignments. He serves on the Advisory Board of three Veterans Service Organizations and several commercial companies.
His business experience includes President of McLane Advanced Technologies (MAT), a company known for its technical innovation in logistics operations. Prior to MAT, he was an executive in Alion Science & Technology managing a diverse portfolio of mission command training, spectrum engineering, program management, technology integration, and modeling & simulation. Prior to Alion, he worked for The Boeing Company where he built their Logistics Services Business to over a billion dollars of new work. During his time at Boeing, Alion and MAT, he also served as NATO’s first Logistics Senior Mentor. In this capacity, he advised NATO logistics commands during major training exercises, supported NATO & UN comprehensive operational planning courses, and assisted in the development of next generation NATO logistics C2 systems.
His military career included eight command tours with his final assignment as the Director of Operations & Plans, US Transportation Command. He is an Army rotary-wing aviator with over 2,000 flying hours, logistician with expertise in managing complex supply chains and a program manager with extensive experience in Research & Development. His assignments included planning and then commanding U.S. Army logistics forces during the 2003 Iraq invasion. His previous Middle East assignments include Battalion Command in Desert Storm and test pilot instructor in Iran during the 1978/9 Islamic Revolution.
Mr. Fletcher holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the United States Military Academy, M.S. Systems Management University of Southern California, and M.A. National Military Strategy National Defense University.
He is married to Dale Anne Fletcher, a retired Army Nurse. They have three children; Charles in Harvard’s Master’s Program in Law & Public Policy, Michael an Army LT in Italy and Marie at Ole Miss.
Mr. Don McLamb has an extensive background leading range operations at the USAF Eastern Test Range, the U.S. Navy Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC), and Cape Canaveral AFS. He has led teams that have developed and operated the world’s most extensive launch, tracking and control range, built and operated systems that evaluated the U.S. and Russian missile programs, put men and instruments in space, tested and evaluated undersea warfare systems, and successfully led the multi-billion dollar Dept. of Energy project that built the world’s highest energy laser instrumentation system for nuclear fusion experimentation.
Previously, he was the Principal Projects Manager and Technical Advisor, Computer Sciences for Raytheon (CSR) Range Technical Services; the General Manager for AUTEC Range Services, LLC; and the General Manager, Eastern Test Range Project, Pan American World Services. He managed and directed all 3,800 Pan Am and RCA personnel engaged in development, operations, and maintenance of Eastern Space and Missile Center/Eastern Test Range systems and facilities, on a $170 M/year budget.
His wide-ranging expertise includes technical and administrative management of Engineering, Drafting, Shops and Precision Measuring Equipment Laboratory for the design, development, modernization, modification, maintenance, and support to operations of the Eastern Space and Missile Center instrumentation systems; engineering support for the Space Shuttle and all Range Contractor efforts on the major projects for the Trident Missile Tracking Instrumentation System and Cobra Judy, a platform for collection of performance data on non-US missile programs; and directed major modifications to radar, telemetry, and data systems at Cape Canaveral AFS; Patrick AFB; Grand Bahamas, Grand Turk, Antigua, Ascension Islands; and Kennedy Space Center.
Mr. McLamb is responsible for several publications including the “Acquisition of S-band Telemetry Data During Spacecraft Launch Phase,” presented at the Fourth Space Congress, April 1967 and “Eastern Space and Missile Center Capability” presented at the AMA Second Flight Test Conference, November 1983 (co-author S.R. Clark). He also is the co-inventor and holder of patents on RF Power Amplifiers: - No. 2,925,477 and 2,981,896.
Mr. McLamb holds a Master’s of Business Administration with Data Processing Option and a Master’s of Science in Space Technology from Florida Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida.
DGCI was founded to harness innovation and drive social change. I believe there is no limit to what DGCI can achieve. We look forward to many years of dynamic philanthropy around world – fueled by corporate growth, expanded professional services, and additional staff development opportunities.Mustafa Zamani President