Semper Fortis Solutions

Hard Problems
Powerful Solutions

Our Team

We bring innovation to our customer’s toughest problems. At Semper Fortis Solutions™ (SFS™) we pride ourselves in creating mission focused solutions with the latest technologies. Our core capabilities can be identified in five knowledge areas - Encryptions Management Services (EMS); Strategic Information Assurance Security Consulting; Agile Enterprise Systems Engineering (AESE) Project Management; Identification, Authentication, Authorization, and Auditing (IAAA); Enterprise Software/Systems Engineering and Integration.


Douglas Jacobsen - CEO
Douglas Jacobsen is a progressive entrepreneur with a multi-faceted background and more than thirty years of experience in cultivating multi-million dollar enterprises, such as JH Capital Group, a certified minority owned business and licensed debt buyer, loan servicer, and originator in all 50 states. Mr. Jacobsen has financially supported Semper Fortis since its inception in 2012, and is the Executive Chairman of the Board. He takes an active role in overall business strategy, strengthening strong relationships with institutional capital and technology partners, and furthering business development and promotional efforts of the company. He is an active participant in all strategic planning activities of Semper Fortis Solutions. Mr. Jacobsen received a Bachelor’s Degree in History from University of California, Los Angeles, and is a member of the Seneca – Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma.


Joe Brand – President, CIO/CSO
Recognized information security expert with extensive information technology, cyber security, security operations management, and secure development expertise.  Immersed in defending the front lines of cyber-attacks at major government organizations, deep background in crypto architectures and encryption utilization.

 


Chuck White - Vice President, CTO
Forward thinking thought leader in emerging technologies. Areas of thought leadership and innovation in cyber security, collaboration solutions, identity service, big data analytics, and enterprise security software development. A proven leader, building teams to convert technical visions into real products. An innovator that finds inspiration in real world problems – from the battlefield to the living room. Former Combat Veteran – Leader


Gregory B Pepus – Vice President, Chief Solutions Architect
A seasoned enterprise systems and solutions architect for small to large systems, software team leader, entrepreneur, technology leader, consultant and executive working in the field of advanced technology, cyber security, multimedia analytics, unmanned aerial systems, sensors and imagery/video analytics, speech analytics, voice recognition, biometrics, foreign language translation and other text and non-text analytical approaches to the analysis of big unstructured data.


Rogers Moody – Director, Joint DoD SOF/Special Programs
Performance-driven professional in special operations, military, and defense industry. Managed various programs in support of Special Operations Forces (SOF), and Conventional Military Forces. Experience in Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C6ISR); Program Management (PM); Knowledge Management (KM); and Information Technology (IT). Retired United States Army Special Forces. Bachelor’s degree in Social Science from Campbell University. Former Combat Veteran – Leader


Mike Owens – Finance Lead
Twenty year military veteran with expertise in accounting and finance specializing in policy and regulation implementation. Innovative leader; designs technological solutions to administrative and financial reporting requirements. Associates degree in Applied Administrative Studies. U.S. Navy Retired

 


Michael Shumberger – Director of Operations USN/USMC
38 years’ comprehensive DoD experience with 19 years’ executive Management and Systems Engineering experience supporting SPAWAR programs. Over 14 years’ commercial experience winning business; planning, organizing, directing, and controlling division resources; and delivering operational excellence. Support multiple national business objectives and services across the United States, maintaining SFS relationships and support to partners and national and regional sales teams. Responsible for achieving top and bottom line objectives in regional, area and contract variable and control budgets and approved capital requests within budgeted levels. Former Naval Engineering Duty Officer (SPAWAR) with shipboard operational, engineering and management experience. US Navy Retired

 


Patrick H. Rayermann – Director, Space and National ISR
Pat Rayermann began his career in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army in 1981. He served in the Army for 30 years, first as a Signal Officer and then as a Space Operations Officer. His assignments included command, operations, logistics, cooperative international efforts, acquisition and policy development. Following 9/11, he was assigned to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Mr. Rayermann served as the chief steward of Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) architecture for satellite communications and as the Chief of Staff of the DoD Executive Agent for Space (EA4S) Staff. Mr. Rayermann is a member of the AIAA, AFCEA, the Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI), the Army Space Professionals Association (ASPA) and the Air Force Association (AFA).