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The Prevailance Team is made up of experienced professionals from various military and corporate industry backgrounds. Our strength is derived from our breadth of experience and our cohesiveness. We work and act as a Team, taking full advantage of our unique experiences and areas of expertise to provide the customer with an unmatched product.
Prevailance, Inc. maintains its reputation for excellence by demanding the highest standards from its employees. Our employees have:
  • Significant experience in one or more key professional areas
  • A flawless record of previous employment
  • A career of continued learning and education
  • A security clearance or the potential for a clearance
  • Self motivation and initiative
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Well developed and mature speaking skills
  • Professional quality writing ability
  • A Team Spirit
At Prevailance we know that a successful team is built when leadership focuses on their people. We ensure everyone is aligned with the vision and mission of the company, and is empowered to make substantive input to organization's future.
 

Leadership Team



John Owens

Chief Executive
Officer
John has been the Chairman of Board and president of our corporation since its inception in January 2005...



Larry Slade

Chief Operating
Officer
Larry spent 23 years in the US Navy, where he garnered extensive experience in tactical aviation...



Vanessa Christie

Vice President,
Strategic Development
Vanessa is a 15-year U.S. Navy combat veteran having spent a majority of her active duty time flying and instructing...



David Landess

Director, Multinational
Programs
Dave served in the US Navy for 26 years, participating in combat operations & training activities worldwide..



Mike Schroeder

Director, Government
Solutions
Mike served in the United States Navy for 20 years, participating in operations and training activities...



Program Managers

Megan Williams
T&E/IA Programs
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Dave Long
ATFP Programs
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Cliff Acree
NSW Programs
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Tom Jarrell
C2/Intel Programs
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Danny McGrane
NATO Programs
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Jim Cooney
Navy Programs
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Gan Prisinzano
CONOPS/Training/Logistics Programs
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George Michaels
Training Programs
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Our strength is derived from our breadth of experience and our cohesiveness.


John Owens
Chief Executive Officer


John has been the Chairman of Board and president of our corporation since its inception in January 2005. He became CEO in 2007 when the company achieved its milestones to transition from start up phase to sustained, long-term business operations.

Before Prevailance, John was the CTO for Excelsior, LTD, an international business consulting and marketing firm. Before that, he was an independent consultant to DoD. John served 24 years in the military, both in the Marine Corps and Navy. Primarily a carrier based fighter pilot, he also has extensive experience with Joint, NATO and Coalition operations as well as C4I in Information Security. John earned his undergraduate degree from Asbury College, studied at the Master's level in Information Technology at the National Defense University, received a Master's equivalent certificate from Air Force Command and Staff College, and earned a Master's of Science from JMU. He is an active mentor for several small and start up business owners and has leadership roles in regional and community charities.

Larry Slade
Chief Operating Officer


Larry spent 23 years in the United States Navy, where he garnered extensive experience in tactical aviation, command & control, and US & multi-national maritime communications.  He is a graduate of the Legislative Fellow Program, and served his one-year Fellowship supporting Senator McCain in the U.S. Senate. He is also a former Prisoner of War from Desert Storm, with subsequent extensive combat experience in both Bosnia and Iraq.  He has a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a MS in Computer Science from James Madison University.  Larry came to Prevailance, Inc. as the COO in 2007, and is also the Vice President of the Association of Information Professionals, and the Secretary of the 5th Allied POW Squadron.

Vanessa Christie
Vice President, Strategic Development


Vanessa is a U.S. Navy combat veteran having spent the majority of her active duty time flying and instructing in the F-14 Tomcat. She joined Prevailance in 2007 to pursue work in the international arena and has subsequently grown and developed diverse programs throughout the company. As the Vice President, Strategic Development, Vanessa has a leading role in refining and executing Prevailance's business strategy through identification of investment opportunities, diversification into new markets, capture of new business and technical oversight of major programs, including near-term international growth. Vanessa has a BA in Political Science / International Relations from Tulane University and an MBA in Global Management from the University of Phoenix. She was selected as one of Hampton Roads' 2012 honored ‘Women in Business', appointed to the Prevailance Board of Directors in 2013 and awarded the 2015 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy for her work with Tidewater Community College.

Larry Slade
Chief Operating Officer


Larry spent 23 years in the United States Navy, where he garnered extensive experience in tactical aviation, command & control, and US & multi-national maritime communications.  He is a graduate of the Legislative Fellow Program, and served his one-year Fellowship supporting Senator McCain in the U.S. Senate. He is also a former Prisoner of War from Desert Storm, with subsequent extensive combat experience in both Bosnia and Iraq.  He has a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a MS in Computer Science from James Madison University.  Larry came to Prevailance, Inc. as the COO in 2007, and is also the Vice President of the Association of Information Professionals, and the Secretary of the 5th Allied POW Squadron.

David Landess
Director, Multinational Programs


Dave served in the United States Navy for 26 years, participating in combat operations and training activities worldwide while commanding an aircraft carrier-based fighter squadron and directing naval operations around the European and African theaters. He is a graduate of the Navy Fighter Weapons School, U.S Air Force Staff College, and Joint Forces Staff College. He earned a BS in Ocean Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and an executive MBA from Troy University. Dave joined Prevailance, Inc. in 2010, first supporting requirements and acquisition activities, then managing an information assurance certification and accreditation project. He currently directs the Multinational Programs division, managing a variety of government and NATO contracts and building future business opportunities.

Mike Schroeder
Director, Government Solutions


Mike served in the United States Navy for 20 years, participating in operations and training activities as a Naval Flight Officer and carrier strike group lead planner. He also served as a multi-service doctrine writer and joint experimentation coordinator. He is a graduate of the Navy Fighter Weapons School, U.S Navy War College, and Joint Forces Staff College. He earned a BA in History from The College of William and Mary. Mike joined Prevailance, Inc. in 2009, first supporting information operations planning efforts, and then managing the anti-terrorism force protection program. He currently directs the Government Solutions division, managing a variety of government contracts and building future business opportunities.

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