Company

Team

Management team

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Al Weggeman

Chief Executive Officer

Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, M.B.A.

Al Weggeman has more than 20 years of experience leading top-performing teams to deliver sustained growth in engineered component and product businesses serving military, law enforcement, and other customers. He most recently served as President of Block Engineering, LLC, a leader in cutting-edge chemical detection systems for military, law enforcement, global government agencies, and process industries.

Before that, he was President of L3 Technologies Security and Detection Systems, where he led their global security and detection systems business focused on aviation, transportation, government, and critical infrastructure markets. Weggeman earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 1992. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northeastern University in 1988.

Scott Harris

Chief Financial Officer

Darden School at the University of Virginia, M.B.A.

As the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for InVeris Training Solutions, Scott Harris is an active member of the executive leadership team, overseeing the company’s global finance, accounting and information technology operations. Prior to InVeris, Scott served as the CFO of Quala, an industrial services company; as CFO for The Safariland Group, a technology company operating in the law enforcement, military and international markets; and as VP and Segment CFO at Delphi Thermal Systems, a leading global vehicle component manufacture. Prior to these roles, he held multiple financial leadership positions at Delphi Automotive Corporation and Honeywell International, including assignments in France and Luxembourg. Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Brown University and an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia. He was named 2017 CFO of the Year by Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) in the Jacksonville Business Journal and has served on several advisory boards

Robert Beliles

Chief Product Officer

Computer Engineering/Business Administration, Clemson University

Robert leads the InVeris Training Product Management team with a strong passion for game-changing technologies and business models. Prior to Inveris Training, he served in executive Product Management and Marketing roles with Hewlett Packard, Cisco Systems, Tyco and Schneider-Electric. He has built and empowered global customer-centric teams to deliver definitive outcomes that have reshaped several markets including Government, Military, and Fortune 500 Enterprises. Beliles is a frequent speaker and author in both the IT and Security industries and holds several patents in the areas of converged systems, security, networking and the Internet of Things. He holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering with a minor in Business Administration from Clemson University.

Jim Napier

Vice President, Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), B.S. Computer Science and Engineering;

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), M.E. Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Jim is the InVeris Vice President of Engineering and oversees all engineering work associated with virtual and live fire training systems. He has over 20 years of experience in the simulation industry and has served in various capacities after joining the company in 1996.

In his seven (7) years as the Director of Software Engineering, Jim migrated the department to more agile development methodologies. In his role as engineering lead, he helped design and develop the Singapore Police Coast Guard Integrated Tactical Training Center (ITTC) during the three-year project. The ITTC is a large training simulator combining computer graphics simulation, motion platforms, bridge simulation, boat hydrodynamics, and weapons simulation to help the PCG train their students in correct boat handling, communications, and weapon handling.

Jim also served as lead engineer focused on computer graphics in multiple small arms training simulators for Firearms Training Systems (FATS) prior to FATS being acquired by Meggitt. These simulators were used by the USMC, U.S. Army, UK MoD, ADF and others. Prior to his employment with the company, Jim worked for Charles Stark Draper Laboratories (1993-1996) on software control systems for the International Space Station.

Kelly Jamieson

Vice President, Operations

Kelly serves as the Vice President of Operations for InVeris Training Solutions. She has been a member of the Operations Team since 1996. During her tenure with the company, Kelly has held various positions, including Senior Buyer, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Manager, Materials Manager, Director of Materials, Director of Supply Chain for the Meggitt Equipment & Energy Division, and her current position as Vice President of Operations.

Her team has had successes in executing record breaking quarterly production deliverables in short turnaround, inventory reduction, and successful implementation of the Company Production System.

Andrea Czop

Vice President, Strategy, Sales, and Marketing

Concordia University, B.A. Political Science

Andrea is the Vice President of Strategy, Sales and Marketing for InVeris Training Solutions. She has 20+ years of experience in the simulation defense industry. Andrea joined the FATS Quebec office in 1998 and has worked in many capacities while at the company.

Upon joining FATS, she worked in the Business Development department. In 1999, she was promoted to Director of Marketing and Business Development and was again promoted in 2003 to General Manager of the Montreal facility. She transferred to the Suwanee headquarters in 2004 and has led both Proposals and Programs Departments. Her key accounts have included Canadian and Italian Military Systems. Andrea was promoted to President of Meggitt Training Systems, Quebec in early 2015. She returned to Suwanee headquarters in mid-2016 and serves in her current position responsible for both the Live Fire and Virtual businesses. After graduating from university, Andrea worked as a Commercial Attaché for the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and consulted on Canadian/Asian technology joint ventures.

Board of Directors

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Senator Saxby Chambliss

Chairman

Saxby Chambliss is a Partner with Pine Island Capital Partners. He served as the U.S. Senator from Georgia from 2003 to 2015; before that, he served as U.S. Representative from Georgia from 1995 to 2003. During his tenure in the Senate, Saxby served as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry and the Senate Rules Committee. He served as Vice Chairman on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence from 2011 to 2014. Saxby earned his BA from the University of Georgia and a JD from the University of Tennessee College of Law.

Olof Bergqvist

Director

Olof Bergqvist is a Managing Director of Bain Capital in New York City. An experienced credit and private equity investor, Olof has been with Bain for six years. Prior to that, he was with J.P. Morgan for 14 years, most recently serving as Managing Director and North American Head of J.P. Morgan Mezzanine Capital, a $2 billion vehicle that makes principal debt and equity investments in small and mid-sized companies using J.P. Morgan’s balance sheet. Olof has a M.B.A., Finance from New York University – Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a B.S., Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

Lucas Evans

Director

Lucas Evans is a Partner with Pine Island Capital Partners. He previously served as a Principal in the Private Equity Group at Ares Management, a leading global alternative asset manager with $121 billion under management. Prior to joining Ares, Evans spent nine years as a Partner and Senior Vice President at NRDC Equity Partners and its successor, the Hudson’s Bay Company, where he led all mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, treasury and investor relations activities. During his tenure, Evans played an instrumental role in growing the company from a small family office to a multi-national retail and real estate conglomerate. Evans holds a B.S. in Finance from Georgetown University, an MPS in Real Estate from Cornell University, and an MBA from INSEAD.

Mark Radin

Director

Mark Radin is a Senior Managing Director at Delaware Life Insurance Company, based in New York City. As a member of Delaware’s Investments Team, Mark spearheads the firm’s Capital Markets and Credit Origination activities and is responsible for the sourcing and structuring of private credit investments. Mark has over 25 years of experience in credit investing, leveraged finance and capital markets. Prior to Delaware, Mark held positions at Guggenheim Partners, J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank. Mark has a B.A. in Political Economy from Williams College in Massachusetts and a M.B.A. from the Columbia Business School in New York.

Clyde Tuggle

Director

Clyde Tuggle is a Partner and Co-Founder of Pine Island Capital Partners. He previously spent 30 years at the Coca-Cola Company where he was a member of Coca-Cola’s Executive Committee and managed the company’s corporate productivity activity. Clyde held multiple senior management roles and was most recently Senior Vice President and Chief Public Affairs and Communications Officer, where he managed Coca-Cola’s global public affairs and reported directly to the Chairman and CEO.

He was also President of the Russia, Ukraine and Belarus Division, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Public Affairs and Communication, Deputy Division President of Central Europe and Executive Assistant (chief of staff) to former CEO Roberto C. Goizueta. Clyde currently serves as a Member of the Board of Directors at the Georgia Power Company and at Oxford Industries, Inc. He earned his BA from Hamilton College and a masters from Yale University; he also studied at the Ludwig-Maximillian Universität in Munich, Germany and the University of Virginia’s Darden Business School.

Arian Omid

Director

Arian Omid is a Partner at Pine Island Capital Partners. He previously served as a Vice President in the principal investing division of Macquarie Group where he was responsible for the sourcing and execution of investment opportunities across the capital structure in a variety of industries.

Prior to that, he spent two years at Coady Diemar Partners as an investment banking analyst where he focused on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, and project finance advisory in the power and renewables sectors. Omid earned a Masters of Management graduate degree at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto. He is also a CFA chartholder.

Pine Island Capital Partners

Meggitt Training Systems was acquired by Pine Island Capital Partners in July 2020. Pine Island consists of an experienced investment team, combined with a group of deeply-connected and accomplished former senior government and military officials. Each of the D.C. partners teams with the investment professionals to actively participate in sourcing deals, conducting analyses, winning bids, closing transactions, and directly advising the companies in which Pine Island invests. Extensive leadership, investing, and networking expertise of the Pine Island partner’s enables the firm to employ a differentiated approach to middle market investing. To learn more, visit PineIslandCP.com.