Brian J. Ippolito, President and Chief Executive Officer
Brian Ippolito has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Orbis Technologies since 2006. Under his leadership, Orbis has established itself as a leader in delivering semantic applications and cloud analytics to the Department of Defense (DoD) and select Fortune 50 companies. Prior to Orbis, he was Director of Advanced Programs and Products, C4ISR and Networked Systems at Northrop Grumman, where he directed a number of advanced technology programs and business operations. Mr. Ippolito’s work at Northrop Grumman and at Orbis benefited immensely from his time at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a researcher, where he published numerous papers and contributed to the book Lean Enterprise Value, Insights from MIT’s Lean Aerospace Initiative.
Mr. Ippolito served in the United States Air Force with assignments at Hanscom AFB and Eglin AFB. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and a Master’s degree in Engineering and Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management and the Graduate School of Engineering. He has published commentaries and opinion pieces in industry journals and online, is a sought-after presenter, and won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 Award Winner in Maryland, as well as other honors like the SmartCeo Future 50 Award.
Steve Hamby, Chief Technology Officer
Steve Hamby is the Chief Technology Officer for Orbis Technologies, where he commands responsibility for all scientific and technology efforts. He identifies, compares, selects, and implements technology solutions to meet customers’ current and future needs. He oversees research and development (R&D) activities and formulates long-term technology visions and strategies at the officer level.
Mr. Hamby has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry, concentrating on XML and service-oriented architectures, IT consulting, data architecture, and data management. Over the last decade, Mr. Hamby has focused on the design and deployment of standards-based semantic technologies (OWL, RDF, etc.), enterprise-level service oriented architectures (SOA), XML-based applications, and numerous semantic COTS software technologies. In addition to his professional vocation, Mr. Hamby has served 20 years in the United States Army Reserves, achieving the rank of Sergeant Major.
Mr. Hamby has authored numerous articles on semantic and XML technologies, including his regular technology blog on The Huffington Post, which is consistently featured on a host of sites like SemanticWeb.com, IT Business Edge, Tech IT News, Forbes.com, and on international outlets such as The Times of India and Nigeria’s Impenia.com. A winner of the 2012 InfoWorld Technology Leadership Awards, Mr. Hamby is regularly solicited to speak at XML and industry conferences, and is widely regarded as a leading technologist in the semantic technology field.
Matthew Fernandez, Chief Financial Officer
Matt Fernandez is the Chief Financial Officer of Orbis Technologies, where he brings to the company more than 20 years of experience in business management, mergers, acquisition and corporate finance. Mr. Fernandez served as Chief Financial Officer for the New Jersey Region of Ryan Homes, a division of NVR, Inc., one of the largest homebuilders in the nation with over $3 billion in annual revenue. There he developed the company’s business operating plan for the New Jersey region, with average revenue of over $100 million. In addition he supported regional and divisional management in all components of the business, including corporate accounting and product pricing.
Prior to NVR, Mr. Fernandez worked for Visteon Corporation, the third largest automotive supplier in the world with $11 billion in annual revenues and 80 manufacturing facilities worldwide. As Senior Finance Manager/Corporate Accounting, he was responsible for developing detailed financial statements for a significant number of manufacturing facilities that were under negotiation as part of a major restructuring action. A few years earlier, as Transition Manager for Divesture of Visteon Seat Business, he delivered a comprehensive three-party agreement to divest a $600 million-revenue Seat business and managed all facets of the transition.
Mr. Fernandez has served in the United States Navy as Surface Warfare Officer within the Combat Systems Department. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and Marketing from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Thuy Pisone, Chief Operating Officer
Thuy Pisone is the Chief Operating Officer of Orbis Technologies, where she is responsible for the daily operations of the firm. Prior to COO, Ms. Pisone served as Vice President, Executive Director of Strategic Technology and Services, providing direction to Orbis’ business unit, which delivers sophisticated technical services, such as technology portfolio management, cloud computing, Semantic Web, and large-scale information fusion programs. In that role, she was instrumental in establishing Orbis as a leading provider of cloud computing technology services.
Ms. Pisone has 20 years of experience in contracts, business management, and operations. She has directed new business development and activity networking efforts, and has managed all Orbis program elements, including: technical performance, scheduling, costing, funding, scope of task, critical system interfaces, requirements management, resource allocation, and risk mitigation and management. She was solely responsible for strategic corporate partnerships and intellectual property management.
Ms. Pisone holds a diverse background in Biomedical Engineering (BS degree from Case Western Reserve University), Financial Management (MS degree from University of Maryland University College), and contracts management at a variety of companies, such as Science Applications International Corporation, Peace Corps, and Northrop Grumman. She was a 2013 finalist for the Corporate Private Sector Small Business Award by Women in Technology.