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Chuck Archer


 Charles Archer is a senior executive with Government and Industry experience of exceptional breadth. He led a $1 billion expansion of the FBI's technical capabilities, ensured corporate oversight of L-1 Identity Solutions' Federal Marketing divisions with combined revenue of over $50M, and spearheaded organic growth of over 20% in the Federal sector for L-1, matching the organic revenue growth he previously drove through for Identix. Chuck has headed winning Industry Capture Teams for major integrators and leading manufacturers. He has defined and driven the creation and implementation of effective Federal and International Government market strategies, has led Project Management Teams through successful completion of major projects, and has developed and managed business organizations on site in Canada and the United Kingdom. Chuck is one of the few FBI "alumni" to have held every position in the FBI through his career, giving him a unique perspective on the real-world challenges of law enforcement. Archer Schoen Associates is the product of Chuck's own experience-based conviction of the need for expert Government Market support specifically geared to smaller and medium-sized companies.

Chuck culminated his 28 years of Federal Government service as Assistant Director of the FBI in charge of the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS), managing 3,000 employees and overseeing 600 outside contractors. He was appointed by the US Attorney General to SES-6, the highest civil-service rank in the US Government. After retiring from the Bureau, Chuck became President & CEO of Stratesec, a publicly-traded security company; he has since held senior executive positions at Litton PRC, Northrop Grumman, Identix and L-1 Identity Solutions. Chuck holds a Top Secret Government clearance. He has testified frequently before the Senate and Congress on technical issues related to advancing technology for Criminal Justice, and has spoken at international fora including the United Nations in Vienna, Interpol in Lyon, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police in New Delhi and Canberra.

Chuck has attended graduate programs at the University of Maryland School of Business, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, and the USDA Graduate School. He is a member of the International Association for Identification (IAI), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the Federal Investigators' Association (FIA), the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), and the Society of Former Special Agents (SFSA) of the FBI.

Daniel P. Schoen

Managing, General Partner

 Dan Schoen has more than 35 years of Senior Executive experience in developing profitable business. He is results-oriented, a determined management professional with successful experience and consistent winning years of revenue and margin growth, all within High Tech Markets. He possesses extensive experience in Business Development, Marketing/Sales, Strategic Planning and capturing business. "I believe in managing a project from inception to a winning conclusion."

Dan is leading Archer Schoen Associates with his colleague Chuck Archer from a start-up operation to being a respected Consulting Firm, supporting many smaller to medium-sized businesses. His background includes key leadership positions at Identix/L-1 Identity Solutions, Veridian Systems, Nippon, and Pace Inc. This experience gives him the background and knowledge with Systems, Software and Hardware product offerings as well as Process, Quality, Engineering, Management, Finance, Budgeting, and bottom-line Profit. In addition, Dan has a background in professional services including proposal management, capture management and complete fulfillment. "I am comfortable working within the Government Market as well as Commercial Industry."


RADM (ret.) Jeffrey Hathaway

Senior Associate & Engagement Executive

Jeff combines thirty three years of military and federal law enforcement accomplishments serving the nation as a U.S. Coast Guard officer, with private sector experience working as corporate vice president of L-1 Identity Solutions, a successful identity management technology company, and vice president of Flatter & Associates, a rapidly growing veteran owned service disabled firm, offering management and engineering professional services to federal government clients.  Jeff has a unique depth of professional experience and insights across the Executive (DHS, DOD, DOJ, DOS, DOT) and Legislative branches of the federal government.

During his military career, rear admiral Hathaway most recently led the Nation’s premier international counter-narcotics effort as Director of Joint Interagency Task Force South in Key West, FL.  Coordinating the efforts of Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice resources, as well as over a dozen international partner nations, he more than doubled the annual amount of cocaine seized while enroute to U.S. and international markets.  While assigned as Director of Anti-Terrorism and Force Protection on the Navy Pentagon staff, as well as Assistant Director of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, from 2001-2003, Hathaway was a central figure in enhancing the Navy’s force protection posture around the world in the wake of the USS Cole bombing and the attacks of 9/11. 

While serving as Director of Coast Guard Operations Policy from 2003-2004, Hathaway managed a broad array of missions, including maritime law enforcement, homeland security and defense operations, search and rescue and national boating safety.  He also spearheaded efforts to integrate Coast Guard operations into the Department of Homeland Security.  Admiral Hathaway has extensive seagoing operational experience, including command of three major cutters, performing search and rescue, defense operations and maritime law enforcement missions from the Bering Sea to the southern Caribbean Sea.  Duties included serving as maritime task force commander during two mass Haitian migration episodes.  He also headed the Coast Guard’s Congressional and Legislative Affairs Staff and served as executive director of the U.S. Interdiction Coordinator staff during his military career.

Jeff received a BS in economics from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and also holds an MBA from the University of California at Irvine Paul Merge School of Business, as well as a MS in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.


Pete Janke

Senior Associate & Engagement Executive

Pete Janke is an exceptionally capable senior executive with a demonstrated track record of success in a variety of management roles. Particularly effective in difficult situations and consolidations as an interim manager, I bring a no-nonsense approach to revenue growth that relies upon optimizing the fundamentals of the business--sales, marketing, operations, finance and support. Well known and respected in the Federal IT marketplace...Fed 100 winner. Superior communications and people skills.

While at Raytheon, Pete assumed operating control of $300 million Federal Information Technology business scattered among several existing Raytheon business units. Chartered to consolidate contracts, personnel, and market strategies with a goal of leveraging all of Raytheon's technical capabilities into the Federal IT marketplace. He successfully implemented professional business development processes and garnered major wins in Homeland Security (US VISIT), Department of Education (CSB), NOAA (AWIPS), and the US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO SDI).

As CEO of Cocoon Data Holdings Limited, a global parent of advanced cyber security companies including Covata USA, he. rebuilt the company to enterprise standards, achieved FIPS and CC certs, attracted outstanding development talent, and launched new business plan.

Launching The Seneca Group, LLC in 1997, a consulting practice in corporate restructuring and revitalization, Pete completed assignments in strategic assessments and planning, merger/acquisition facilitation, litigation support, operational management, and financial planning. Served as CEO of a $50 million client company in a turnaround situation and successfully stabilized it within nine months. As Managing Director, began a Federal Information Technology investment banking practice in and for an established investment bank.


John Walker

Senior Associate & Engagement Executive

John Walker

John Walker, an executive with Government and Industry experience involving 29 years in policing and 15 years as a managing consultant. He has held senior level positions within the federal, local government and private sectors; strengths include experience as a private sector executive, public safety practitioner, and manager and subject matter expertise in interoperable communication, governance, public safety operations, emergency management and international policing.

John has also, served as corporate vice president of WILLDAN Group’s subsidiary Willdan Homeland Solutions establishing a new corporate division of communications and technology, providing public safety and corporate clients with capabilities to secure and harden critical local and regional communication infrastructure. He worked at BearingPoint, Inc., Public Services Division, serving as a manager and team lead of a test laboratory to identify and develop state of the art integration and security capabilities for information and communication technology.

During 29 years of public safety law enforcement service, retiring as captain of police in two agencies in Florida and Colorado, he served as a program manager for seven major technology projects to include a regional public safety 800 MHz digital radio system with 1,500 federal, state, local, and private users.

His federal experience involved working for the U.S. Department of Justice, Urban Area Security Initiative, Interoperable Communication Technical Assistance Program, developing interoperability communication plans for five major urban metropolitan areas; and for the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program, where he served as an assistant program manager in Haiti responsible for coordinating logistics with United Nations forces, non-governmental organizations, and U.S. military forces to arrange for selection, training and deployment support of the new civilian Haitian police force.

John holds a master of public administration from the University of South Florida and is a life member of the International Association of Police Chiefs (IACP).


Laurie Venditti

Senior Associate & Engagement Executive

Laurie has over 30 years of business experience with a 17 year focus on integrated technology solution deployments. The past 10 years she has devoted her career to the Security Industry within the Public and Private Sectors. Laurie lead the deployment team in 2001 to successfully engage the $18M contract award with the City of New York for the NYPD Parking Ticket Automation System as well as the $1M contract for the City for FDNY's Asset Inventory Bar Code Scanning system. Laurie has created solutions for Intelligent Visualization Technology for Security Command and Control Centers.

Laurie is currently a Project Manager for the MERLIN Project for the Law Enforcement Agencies in Onondaga County. MERLIN is an OpenSource and CMS Electronic Records Management System for the county wide law enforcement agency deployment. She serves as the Chairman of the Regional Communications Committee for the National Board of InfraGard where she is charged as the Board Liaison to the 6 Regional Representatives nationwide who collaborate with the 86 Alliances/45,000 members of InfraGard. Laurie is engaged with special project initiatives such as Nationwide Fusion Center Research, Corporate Sponsorship Program and other infrastructure management tasks. Locally, Laurie is the founder and Alliance Chairman of the Leadership Committee in Syracuse for the InfraGard Chapter which she started in 2010. Laurie has served as an active member of the New York Metro Alliance of InfraGard since 2003.

In 2009, Laurie was presented with the FBI - Director Mueller Award for Exceptional Service in the Public Interest by New York Field Office ADIC Joseph M. Demarest, Jr. for her service in supporting the International Cyber Security Conference with the FBI and Fordham University and Organized Retail Crime Awareness Initiatives. She serves as Information Systems Committee Chair for the National Law Enforcement Associates, an organization comprised of over 800 active and retired law enforcement professionals in NYC. Laurie lives in Central New York.