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Chair of the Board of Directors


Catherine Kuenzel joined the Systematic, Inc. Board of Directors in 2020 (she was the Compensation Committee Chair) then she was appointed as Chair of the Board of Directors in Nov 2023.  She is the former Vice President of the Microsoft Federal Consulting organization. She worked with customers to leverage all of their investments in Microsoft technologies to include Azure Cloud offerings, modern work and security services to meet the mission needs of U.S. Federal government.  

Prior to this role, she was vice president of Microsoft’s U.S. Public Sector Services. With a career spanning more than 30 years in the technology industry, Catherine has held previous leadership positions with CSC/CSRA, Northrop Grumman, Oracle, Lucent Technology and Digital Equipment Corporation/Compaq. She has also served as chair for the Executive Biz Civilian 4x24 group, was a member of the AFCEA Intelligence Community and University of Maryland University College Cyber Think Tank Advisory Panel, and on the CEO Advisory Council for the ACT/Industry Advisory Council for the ACT/Industry Advisory Council. 

She was the sole recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Alumna from the University of Maryland University College and was named an inductee into the 2018 and 2020 editions of Wash100, an annual selection of influential leaders in government contracting.


President and Member of the Board

Skot Butler joined the Systematic, Inc. Board of Directors in 2021 and was appointed President in 2022. Skot is responsible for the strategic direction and overall management of Systematic, Inc. He joined Systematic after more than two decades in the commercial satellite communications industry, providing satellite and terrestrial communications network solutions to the US DoD and Intelligence communities. Prior to joining Systematic, he was Principal at SpiralForge Group, a management consulting company providing strategic planning, M&A transaction support, new market development, and FOCI mitigation advisory services to commercial and US government customers. Skot spent the preceding 15 years with the world's leading commercial satellite operator, Intelsat - the last five as President of the US Government-focused business unit. He is on the Board of Advisors for Key Bridge Wireless and is a past director of the Future Space Leaders Foundation, the Washington Space Business Roundtable, and the Society of Satellite Professionals International. Skot holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland, College Park. He volunteers for numerous veteran organizations, including Boulder Crest Foundation and Team Rubicon.


Outside Director, Lieutenant General Jon M. Davis USMC (Ret), and Member of the Board


Lt. General Jon M. Davis USMC (Ret) joined the Systematic, Inc. Board of Directors in September 2022. 

Jon joined the Marines in 1977, was commissioned after he graduated from college in 1980 and served 37 years as an aviator, instructor, leader, thinker and doer.  He flew the primarily the Harrier and F-5 Tiger but flew every type, model, series in service with the Marine Corps.  He flew Harrier GR-3,5 and 7 in service as an exchange officer with the Royal Air Force.  He commanded VMA-223, MAWTS-1 and the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing.   He served as the Deputy Commander, Network Warfare at Fort Meade, and later as the Deputy Commander, United States Cyber Command.  He stood up and lead the nation’s first Cyber Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) in 2006.  His last active duty billet was to serve as the Deputy Commandant for Aviation, Headquarters Marine Corps.   In this capacity, the Secretary of the Navy awarded him the Acquisition Excellence Award for 2016 for leading the joint services to fielding the F-35, CH-53K, GATOR Radar, and recovering USMC aviation readiness.   He retired in 2017 from the Marine Corps and began his business career, helping good companies become better ones or in helping others bring great ideas to life, then to market.  He is a member of the Rolls Royce North America Board of Directors and in Chairman of the Government Security Committee.  He is an advisor to four very successful, revenue positive startups.  He holds a Bachelor of Science from Allegheny College, a Master of Science from Marine Corps University and a Master of International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.  He is a graduate of the Wharton School, Boards That Lead program.   Jon has been married to Carol (career teacher) for 42 years, has two sons who are aviators, one a Marine F-35 pilot and the other a Marine Reservist and Delta Airlines pilot, and four granddaughters.  He holds a current Top Secret clearance.


Outside Director, Lieutenant General United States Army (Ret),  Chair Government Security Committee, and Member of the Board

Lt. General (Ret) Ray Palumbo joined the Systematic, Inc. Board of Directors in 2016. He is a former  US Army 3-star general who served 34 years leading conventional and special operations forces during peacetime and in combat. He is the founder and senior partner at Venturi Solutions LLC, a consultancy that delivers winning solutions in the aerospace, defense, and intelligence sectors. 

Ray also serves as director on the boards of W.S. Darley & Company, ELTA North America Inc., and Toppan Photomasks Round Rock, Inc.  He also advises a range of leading aerospace and defense companies whose products and services contribute to US national security and the well-being of our men and women in uniform.

Ray's philanthropic passion is committed to improving the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of our nation's military veterans, first responders, and their families.


Inside DirectorGroup SVP, Business Development, Defense, and Member of the Board


Andrew Graham joined Systematic, Inc. Board of Directors in 2014. Andrew is Group Senior Vice President, Business Development for the Defense Business Unit at Systematic A/S, where he has responsibility for Group Defense Order Intake globally. Since joining Systematic A/S in 1993, Andrew has held numerous technical and P&L leadership positions. Andrew is a company director for the Systematic UK and Australia offices and General Manager of Systematic UAE. He is also a member of the Defense Product Management Board setting roadmap direction of the SitaWare and IRIS products. He graduated with a 1st Class Hons BSc in Computer Science from Teeside University in Middlesborough, England. Andrew is married with four children and is passionate mountain bike rider and golfer.


Inside DirectorGroup SVP, Product & Services Systematic A/S, and Member of the Board

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Henrik Messell joined the Systematic, Inc. Board of Directors in 2014. Henrik is the Group Senior Vice President, Product & Services for the Defense Business Unit at Systematic A/S, where he is responsible for the Group Product and Service deliveries to our international customer base. Since joining Systematic A/S in 2009, he has held numerous leadership positions in Product and Business Development. He is also a member of the Defense Product Management Board setting roadmap direction of the SitaWare and IRIS products. Henrik has a Masters in Management of Technology and an Executive MBA from Aalborg University in Denmark. 

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