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Netcentrics Boards

A Board of Directors with proven leadership
at the highest levels
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NetCentrics benefits from collective knowledge, experience, and guidance of government, military, and private industry leaders

Board of Directors

Kenny Cushing

CEO at Netcentrics

Kenny Cushing is our Chief Executive Officer and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors.  Kenny has over 25 years of diverse business leadership, management consulting, and military experience across the private sector, Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and Federal Civilian Agencies.

Prior to joining NetCentrics, Kenny served as the Senior Vice President of Defense at Avantus Federal, leading their largest division. He has held multiple senior executive roles to include Chief Marketing Officer and Head of New Cyber Products for General Dynamics Mission Systems; led two start-ups at The Odin Group and Pivvit; served as the CTO of the Mission Operations Directorate at the National Reconnaissance Office; and, as a management consultant and Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company.

Kenny is a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force (Reserves) and in this role he is the senior DoD official at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) at the Department of Homeland Security.

Kenny is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. He holds advanced degrees from American Military University and The George Washington University, and completed Harvard Kennedy School’s Executive Program for Cybersecurity and McKinsey & Company’s MBA program in connection with Harvard Business School.

Kenny is an elected member of the Board of Directors of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). He is married to his best friend, Chelsea, and has three sons, Logan, Adrien, and Dorian.

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Alex Berger

Vice President at Cerberus Capital Management

Mr. Berger joined Cerberus in 2013 and is a Vice President for Cerberus Business Finance, Cerberus’ middle-market direct lending platform. Mr. Berger is responsible for the origination, due diligence review, structuring, execution, and monitoring of investments. Mr. Berger currently serves on the Board of Directors of School Specialty Inc. and GSC Technologies Inc. Mr. Berger holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Michigan.

George Krivo

Chairman and CEO at Ares Prime /Senior Advisor Cerberus

George Krivo Chairman, CEO Ares Prime LLC, a firm focused on Acquisitions in the Aerospace & Defense (A&D) and National Security sectors. He is Senior Advisor at Cerberus.

George Krivo Chairman, CEO Ares Prime LLC George Krivo is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ares Prime, a firm focused on Acquisitions in the Aerospace & Defense (A&D) and National Security sectors. Prior to his role at Ares Prime, Mr. Krivo was the Chief Executive Officer of DynCorp International, a global, multibillion-dollar Aerospace and Defense services company with over 15,000 employees working in 26 countries around the world. Mr. Krivo successfully transacted DynCorp International to a strategic buyer in 2020.

Mr. Krivo previously served as a Managing Director for Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company, the operational arm of Cerberus Capital Management. Cerberus is one of the world’s leading private equity firms, with more than 60 portfolio companies and over $55 billion under management. Prior to his tenure at DynCorp International, he held numerous executive positions at SAIC and DRS Technologies.

Mr. Krivo retired from active duty in the United States Army after more than two decades of service in a variety of command and staff positions. They include policy advisor to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (China/Taiwan); strategy advisor to the Chief of Staff of the Army; senior military spokesperson for Coalition Military Forces in Iraq; Joint Operations Officer for a Task Force responsible for the Air & Missile Defense of the nation of Israel; and Armor & Mechanized Battalion Commander in Tuzla, Bosnia. In addition, he has extensive policy-focused experience in Missile Defense and regional experience in Northeast Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Mr. Krivo serves on the Board of Directors for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), the leading national organization providing compassionate care for the families of America’s fallen military heroes and Cornell College. Additionally, Mr. Krivo is the Chairman of the Board at Navistar Defense and Tier One Group. He also serves as an Independent Director on the Boards of Source Code and Red River. Mr. Krivo earned his Master of Arts from the University of Oklahoma. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell College and is a graduate of the CEO Academy from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Joseph Naccarato

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Credit Officer, Cerberus Business Finance, and Senior Managing Director, Cerberus Capital Management

Mr. Naccarato joined Cerberus in 2000 and is Chief Operating Officer and Chief Credit Officer of Cerberus Business Finance, Cerberus’ middle-market direct lending platform.

Mr. Naccarato provides operational oversight for Cerberus Business Finance, which includes approximately 70 professionals across three offices in the United States. Additionally, in his role, Mr. Naccarato is responsible for overseeing the business’ credit function and is active in the turnaround positions for the portfolio. Cerberus Business Finance has become a recognized leader and innovator in the leveraged financed industry, with one of the largest origination platforms in the United States.

Prior to joining Cerberus, Mr. Naccarato was Head of Credit at Bank of America Commercial Funding, where he was responsible for managing all aspects of credit relating to a loan portfolio consisting of middle market asset-backed credit facilities. At Bank of America, he was instrumental in establishing the small ticket asset-based lending division. He began his career at The CIT Group in 1993 and in 1996, transitioned to LS&CO, a mid-size regional accounting firm later acquired by Weiser LLP.

Mr. Naccarato graduated from SUNY Oneonta and holds a CPA. Mr. Naccarato is a member of the Cerberus Capital Management Credit/Lending Committee.

Greg Nixon

Head of Strategic Investments, Senior Managing Director, and Senior Legal Counsel, Cerberus Capital Management

Mr. Nixon is Head of Strategic Investments for Cerberus. In his role, he focuses on investment opportunities with the potential to drive technological, security, and defense advancements across sectors and geographies.

For over a decade, Mr. Nixon has partnered with Cerberus and its affiliates across a diverse array of projects and investments. He has been a Managing Director with Cerberus’ industry-leading operations team, Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company, and has served on the Board of Directors for several Cerberus portfolio companies, including most recently Navistar Defense, where he is Chairman, and Sparton Corporation.

Prior to rejoining Cerberus in 2021, Mr. Nixon served in a variety of senior executive roles leading significant global strategic and operational initiatives. His experience includes leadership roles at DynCorp International (a Cerberus portfolio company), CH2M Incorporated, McKinsey and Company, and Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. He also served as an executive advisor to Tracker Capital Management, a venture capital investor founded by Cerberus Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer Steve Feinberg that invests in high-potential technology growth companies.

Prior to his career in the private sector, Mr. Nixon served in senior positions in the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Government Accountability Office. His technology experience includes being a licensed patent attorney, serving as Special Intellectual Property counsel for the Defense Department, and being a commercial litigator at the international law firm of Howrey and Simon.

Mr. Nixon has a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Tuskegee University. He is also a retired Air Force Judge Advocate General (JAG) Officer (Lt. Colonel).

He is a recent adjunct professor of law at Howard University Law School and formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund as well as the National Inventors Hall of Fame. He is also a member of the Economic Club of Washington and the Executive Leadership Council.

Joseph Spano

Managing Director at Cerberus Capital Management

Mr. Spano joined Cerberus in 2014 and is a Managing Director for Cerberus Business Finance, Cerberus’ middle-market direct lending platform.

Mr. Spano oversees various aspects across the lending platform, including the origination, due diligence review, structuring, and execution of new investments. Cerberus Business Finance, which is a recognized leader and innovator in the leveraged financed industry, has provided financing to more than 245 financial sponsors as well as completed loan transactions with approximately 1,000 borrowers. With significant repeat business of leading companies and private equity sponsors, Cerberus Business Finance has become one of the largest origination platforms in the United States.

Prior to joining Cerberus, Mr. Spano was a Senior Director at Alvarez & Marsal from 2009 to 2014, where he was responsible for advising underperforming companies. Mr. Spano also held various positions in the Investment Banking Division of Lehman Brothers, including in its Telecommunications, Restructuring and Financial Sponsors practices. Prior to Lehman Brothers, Mr. Spano held various corporate positions and began his career at Arthur Andersen LLP and is a former CPA.

Mr. Spano graduated University of Tampa and received an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Advisory Board

John Felker

President of Morse Alpha Associates, Inc

John Felker is President of Morse Alpha Associates, Inc., a cyber leadership consultancy, serves as a member of the Parsons Corporation Senior Advisory Board, Executive Director for Cyber Security at Seebald Group International and is a Senior Advisor to the Chertoff Group, the Maritime Transportation System ISAC, SRM, an international cyber intelligence, response, and resilience company.

Felker is the former Assistant Director for Integrated Operations, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and previously served as the Director of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center from 2015 to 2019. Prior to joining CISA, Felker worked as Director of Cyber and Intelligence Strategy for HP Enterprise Services and in a 30-year career, served as Deputy Commander, Coast Guard Cyber Command; Commander, Coast Guard Cryptologic Group, as Executive Assistant to the Director of Coast Guard Intelligence and commanded the cutters CAPE UPRIGHT and RED CEDAR.