Enterras Leadership Team
Enterras multidisciplinary team is comprised of top professionals drawn from industry, national security, science, and engineering, and includes former Global 1000 CIOs. The Enterra management team consists of top minds and qualified thought leaders in artificial intelligence, computer and data science, natural language processing, applied mathematics and statistics, engineering, ontology and knowledge management, supply chain management, and organizational and network resiliency assessment and management.
Stephen F. DeAngelis is a technology and manufacturing sector entrepreneur and patent holder with over 25 years of experience helping to pioneer the application of advanced cognitive computing technologies and applied mathematics to commercial industries and governmental agencies. Named to Esquire magazines Best and Brightest list in 2006, he was recognized by Forbes as one of the Top Influencers in Big Data in 2012. In 2014, he became a contributing member of Wired magazines Innovation Insights blog. In addition to his corporate responsibilities, he has worked extensively with federally funded research and development centers, national laboratories, and other government agencies on technology and national security matters.
He is joined by a blue-chip management team.
Stephen DeAngelis, President & Chief Executive Officer
Nationally recognized by Esquire and Forbes for innovation, Enterras President and CEO Stephen DeAngelis has been named a top influencer in Big Data. Click for full bio…
Jason Glazier, Ph.D., CFA, FLMI, Senior Vice President, Chief Scientist and Chief Technology Officer
The former CTO of two Global 1000 companies, Jason Glazier is a qualified thought leader in artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies. Click for full bio…
Major General Nolan Sklute, USAF (retired), Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel
The former Judge Advocate General for the US Air Force, Major General Nolan Sklute, USAF (retired) oversaw the legal infrastructure for the US Air Force. Click for full bio…
Samir Rohatgi, Senior Vice President of Client Services
A software and client implementation specialist, Samir Rohatgis experience assures efficient client deployment of advanced technologies. Click for full bio…
Keith S. Henry, Senior Vice President, Strategic Consulting & Business Development
Mr. Henry has over 25 years of experience as a Corporate Information Systems professional. Click for full bio…
Daniel Shaffer, Senior Vice President Consumer Products and Retail Industry Group
Mr. Shaffer has nearly 30 years of consumer goods experience and enjoys a proven record of success in streamlining and reengineering processes that improve business efficiency and effectiveness. Click for full bio…
Bradd C. Hayes, Senior Director of Communications and Research
A former research professor at the Naval War College in Newport, RI, Bradd C. Hayes is a retired U.S. Navy Captain, who worked in strategic planning for government and non-government organizations. Click for full bio…
Glenn Elias, Vice President, Client Operations Group
Glenn Elias has more than 26 years of experience in research, consulting, delivery services and client management for a broad range of technologies and vertical markets. Click for full bio…
Denise McAuliffe, Vice President, Human Resources
With over 25 years of expertise in all areas of human resources, Ms. McAuliffe has multi-faceted industry experience including: information technology, management consulting, e-commerce and healthcare. Click for full bio…
Stephen F. DeAngelis is a technology and manufacturing sector entrepreneur and patent holder with over 25 years of experience helping to pioneer the application of advanced cognitive computing technologies and applied mathematics to commercial industries and governmental agencies.
Mr. DeAngelis is President and CEO of Enterra Solutions, LLC. The companys principal offering is the Enterra Enterprise Cognitive System, which is a generalized insights platform. The System is delivered as a Platform-as-a-Service offering focused on disruptive solutions in the Consumer Products and Retail sector (cognitive value chain, advanced category management, and digital-path-to-purchase), Lifesciences (next generation drug discovery and insights), Healthcare (personalized treatment and drug pathway optimization), and National Security (enterprise resilience management and secure information sharing) industries. Enterras technology solutions have been awarded CGT Magazine Editors Pick Award recognition on three separate occasions.
In December 2006, Mr. DeAngelis was recognized as one of Esquire magazines Best and Brightest honorees as The Innovator. In 2012, Forbes magazine recognized him as one of the “Top Influencers in Big Data.” In 2014, he became a contributing member of Wired magazines Innovation Insights blog. In addition to his corporate responsibilities, he has worked extensively with Federally Funded Research and Development Centers, National Laboratories, and other governmental agencies on technology and national security matters.
Coinciding with his position as CEO Enterra Solutions, LLC, Mr. DeAngelis has been appointed a Visiting Professional Executive in Cognitive Reasoning Platforms in the Department of Chemistry at Princeton University. Mr. DeAngelis collaborates with the Laboratory of Professor Herschel Rabitz and Princeton faculty on researching a novel application of cognitive computing to the analysis and control of complex systems at the molecular scale and higher. The work also includes examination of how high dimensional model representation (HDMR) can be used to improve cognitive reasoning platform efficiency and provide a way to represent reasoning as a complex system. HDMR comprises a set of emergent mathematical techniques for improving the efficiency of deducing and learning the high- dimensional input-output behavior of complex systems. Previously, he held two other academic/research positions:
- He was a Visiting Scientist at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University, where he worked closely with SEI to create new systems diagnostic methodology (for the security, compliance and performance management areas) entitled Enterprise Resilience Management Methodology® (ERMM).This methodology creates a differentiated diagnosis of vulnerabilities in complex global networks and the requisite capabilities, processes, and methods for systemically managing and mitigating such risk. The Methodology was awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
- Mr. DeAngelis was also a Visiting Scientist at the Mathematical and Computational Sciences Directorate at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in which capacity he collaborated with the Directorate to define a strategic scientific agenda in the area of innovative information management processes and the resiliency of complex networks and information theory. His efforts also included the application of Enterra Solutions’ Enterprise Resilience Management Methodology to critical infrastructure and network assets. He was also the Executive Director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Global Resiliency at the Oak Ridge Center for Advanced Technology.
Mr. DeAngelis also worked extensively in Iraq and the Middle East for the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Kurdistan Regional Government during the Iraq War. He worked most closely with the Business Transformation Agency (BTA), a DoD organization responsible for guiding the Departments business operations modernization. The BTA was active from 2005 and until its closure in 2011. During that period, he worked with both the U.S. and Iraq governments to develop and support peace, security, and stability operations. He was also the Co-Chairperson of the United States Chamber of Commerces Iraq Initiative and its Kurdistan Region Investment Taskforce. The BTA and the Taskforce encouraged leading U.S. and international companies and agencies to make foreign direct investments in Iraq and helped foster technology transfer to Iraq and the autonomous Kurdish region.
Mr. DeAngelis is also President and CEO of the computational intelligence firm Massive Dynamics, LLC in Princeton, NJ. Prior to Enterra and Massive Dynamics, he and served as CEO of IndustryNetworks, LLC, a supply chain technology company, where he launched the first web service-enabled supply chain management system. He was also President and Chief Executive Officer of Mercer Industrial Holdings, LLC, and its portfolio firm, Technical Coatings Industries, Inc., a specialty chemicals industry manufacturing company. Additionally, Mr. DeAngelis founded a strategy and government affairs consulting firm in Washington, DC, and was previously a member of the Bank of Bostons Strategic Planning Group in the Office of the Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. DeAngelis earned a B.A. in International Affairs from the School of International Service at the American University in Washington, DC, where he concentrated in Sino-American Affairs and U.S. Security and Defense Policy.
He is the Founder and Chairman of The Project for STEM Competitiveness, a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring outcomes-measured STEM education to underrepresented populations through exciting and inspiring project-based learning in an integrated community approach that involves corporations, U.S. national laboratories, and other governmental agencies, and other non-profit and philanthropic organizations throughout the United States. The Project hopes to create courseware and programs that can be duplicated and adapted to any appropriate school environment (e.g., urban, suburban, or rural) and take advantage of local community resources to support STEM education.
Mr. DeAngelis is a member of the Board of Directors for the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values. He is also a member of IEEE – the worlds largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity and three associated groups: The IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, which is the worlds premier technical society for scientists and professionals working in the area of computational intelligence; the IEEE Information Theory Society, an international organization whose purpose is to connect people interested in processing, transmission, storage, and use of information, as well as theoretical and applied aspects of coding, communications, and communications networks; and, the Signal Processing Society, the worlds premier professional society for signal processing scientist and professionals since 1948. He is also a member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), which is the largest society in the world for professionals in the field of operations research (O.R.), management science, and analytics.
Dr. Jason Glazier has two decades of experience in the financial and information technology fields. As Enterras Chief Technology Officer & Chief Scientist, he is responsible for the development and delivery of technology solutions, both internally and on behalf of clients.
Prior to joining Enterra, Dr. Glazier was Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Chief E-commerce Officer of Lincoln Financial Group and a member of its Executive Steering Committee. Before joining Lincoln, Dr. Glazier was with Merrill Lynch U.S. Private Client Group, where he served as Chief Technology Officer responsible for all retail customer and broker channels including the websites for Merrill Lynch Direct, Merrill Lynch Online and Benefits Online. He also was responsible for the firms new banking strategy, retail order management and small business services division. Prior to the sale of his D.E. Shaw & Co. division to Merrill Lynch, Dr. Glazier was a division President, where he directed three global divisions including FarSight Financial Services, one of the first Internet broker/dealers. While a full-time doctoral student, he founded a Wall Street software company in New York specializing in the analysis and trading of mortgage-backed securities and complex-structured bonds. He sold this company to Thomson Financial in 1995. He has received multiple CIO/CTO awards, has published numerous articles in journals, and previously served as an adjunct professor at Columbia University.
Dr. Glazier holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from Columbia University, as well as a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and held Series 7, 24 and 63 registrations with the National Association of Securities Dealers. He holds with honors the Life Office Management Association designations of FLMI, AAPA and ACS.
As Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Major General Nolan Sklute, USAF (retired), oversees all Enterra administration and contracts with the federal government. General Sklute brings over 40 years of legal and contractual experience to his position.
As the Air Force Judge Advocate General, General Sklute was the chief military attorney for the Air Force and served as legal advisor to the Air Force Chief of Staff and senior Air Force leaders. He was responsible for the delivery of a full range of legal services throughout the Air Force, and he functionally supervised a legal organization with more than 2,500 military and civilian attorneys in 150 offices throughout the world. During his career, he served as the Chief Counsel for what was then Air Force Logistics Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio a multibillion dollar logistics organization, with more than 80,000 civilian employees assigned to the Command. He also served as the Commander of the Air Force Contract Law Center and was responsible for representing Air Force interests in administrative contract litigation before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, with a caseload valued at more than $500 million. Following his retirement, General Sklute engaged in the private practice of law focused exclusively on Federal Government Contracts, where he represented the interests of Federal Government contractors before administrative tribunals, primarily in bid protests, claims, and a variety of small business issues.
General Sklute holds a B.A. degree from Union College in Schenectady, New York, and a J.D. degree from Cornell Law School. He received his LLM degree in Government Contracts from George Washington University. He is also a graduate of the National War College and the Armed Forces Staff College. Among his civic and professional activities, General Sklute has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Judge Advocates Association and as a trustee of the Air Force Judge Advocate General School Foundation. He is currently a member of the Air Force Association and the National War College Alumni Association.
Samir Rohatgi joined Enterra Solutions with more than 15 years of managerial leadership. As Senior Vice President of Client Services, he has responsibility for the project and delivery management on client implementations. Prior to joining Enterra Solutions, Mr. Rohatgi was the Vice President of the Industry Solutions Group at MindBox, a firm that provides software and services to implement advanced technology solutions specifically involving the capture and automation of rules and policies. While with MindBox, he led the companys migration from custom consulting to market-driven solutions within multiple verticals. Before assuming his role as Vice President of Industry Solutions at MindBox, he served as Vice President of Professional Services. Mr. Rohatgi was a key participant in the creation of MindBox as well as its subsequent sale to MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates. As a co-founder and member of the executive team, he had specific responsibility for project implementations and sales support.
Before joining MindBox, Mr. Rohatgi worked as Director of Professional Services at Brightware, Inc., a company that provides software utilizing advanced technology (rules, case-based reasoning, and natural language processing) for e-commerce and automated email response as well as other custom solutions. Before assuming responsibility for the regional Professional Services group, Mr. Rohatgi worked as a Senior Knowledge Engineer in that group and was responsible for project management as well as software design and development for multiple artificial-intelligence-based projects.
Prior to his work with Brightware, Mr. Rohatgi worked as Senior Knowledge Engineer for the Inference Corporation, one of the pioneer companies in the commercialization of artificial intelligence providing software and services for a variety of decision-making applications in defense, telecommunications and financial services. While there, he was a team leader in software design and development for multiple artificial-intelligence-based projects.
Mr. Rohatgi has an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a B.S. (with honors) degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southampton (UK).
Keith S. Henry, Senior Vice President, Strategic Consulting & Business Development
Mr. Henry has over 25 years of experience as a Corporate Information Systems professional. He joined the Enterra team after serving as the Vice President for Manufacturing Global Industry Marketing and Solutions at Teradata. The industries he served included Consumer Products, High Tech, Oil and Gas, and Auto/Industrial organizations. Mr. Henry has directed numerous, large enterprise application projects including SAP implementations, mobile technology, enterprise data warehousing, sales reporting, and enterprise portals. He has significant experience with Big Data Analytics and is very familiar with major Business Intelligence and statistical processing tools. He is particularly experienced with CPG and Retail business processes including DDSN, Demand Planning, Category Management, Pricing Optimization, Trade Funds Management, Data Synchronization, and other CPG electronic commerce initiatives.
Prior to joining Teradata, Mr. Henry spent 18 years in the Coca-Cola System. For 10 years, he was a member of the Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) Information Technology Senior Leadership Team. Prior to its acquisition by Coca-Cola, CCE was a $17 billion operation that covered North America and Western Europe. Mr. Henry served in a number of roles at CCE including Corporate Director, IT Business Solutions and Technology leader for Customer Business Solutions.
Before joining CCE, Mr. Henry served in a number of technology roles at the Coca-Cola Company primarily managing all IT services for North American Sales and Marketing. As a part of his responsibilities, he was a member of Coke’s original Wal-Mart Account Team from 1992 to 1995. He was a member of the Retail Industry Leaders Council (RILA) and Teradata’s Manufacturing Board Directors.
Mr. Henry worked on his PhD in political science (completing all but his dissertation) at the University of Georgia, where he also earned a Master’s Degree and a Bachelor of Science.
Mr. Shaffer has nearly 30 years of consumer goods experience and enjoys a proven record of success in streamlining and reengineering processes that improve business efficiency and effectiveness. He joined the Enterra team from Unilever, a global leader in the consumer goods, personal care, and foods industry, where he served as Director of Business Systems for Customer Development. Over his decade and half with Unilever, he redefined its Go to Market trade promotion process, expanded retail point of sale information and analytics, implemented post-event analytical solutions, and led customer development business process development for five complex Unilever integrations. He also has broad experience in Sales & Operation Planning (S&OP).
Prior to becoming a director at Unilever, Mr. Shaffer worked for Best Foods as a Senior Category Manager in Customer Development. In that role, he developed, inter alia, a Category Management process for analyzing categories and led a Trade Promotion Management process along with associated reporting tools. He became a part of the Unilever organization as a result of its acquisition of Best Foods.
Before Best Foods, Mr. Shaffer worked at the A.C. Nielsen Company, the worlds largest syndicated market research company, as both a Director of Client Solutions and a Senior Manager of Client Services. Prior to joining Nielsen, he worked for the Pillsbury Company in the roles of Customer Business Manager, Regional Trade Marketing Manager, and Retail Sales Manager. He began his distinguished career with National Computer as a sales associate.
Mr. Shaffer earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire and a Bachelors Degree from Denison University.
A former research professor in the Warfare Analysis and Research Department of the Center for Naval Warfare Studies, Naval War College, Newport, RI, Bradd C. Hayes is a retired U.S. Navy Captain, who served as the Deputy Director of the Naval War Colleges Strategic Research Department from August 1992 to retirement in 1996.
Prior to assuming that position, Captain Hayes was the Strategy and Policy Officer for the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, in London, from 1989 to 1992. While there, he served as a member of the Naval Force Capabilities Planning Effort that helped develop concepts eventually published in the Navys white paper titled, From the Sea. Previous appointments included command of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Six aboard USS Enterprise (1988-89), followed by a tour as a Federal Executive Fellow with the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, CA.
Captain Hayes has been engaged by government and non-government organizations to help with strategic planning; he led strategic planning exercises for the NYPD and the FDNY in the immediate aftermath of September 11. Captain Hayes is the author of numerous publications on innovation and national security issues including: Leveraging for Success in United Nations Peace Operations (with Jean Krasno and Donald C.F. Daniel, Praeger, October 2003); Coercive Inducement and the Containment of International Crises (with Professor Don Daniel, United States Institute of Peace Press, 1999); Doing Windows: Non-traditional Military Responses to Complex Emergencies (with Jeffrey Sands, CCRP, 1998); Beyond Traditional Peacekeeping (an edited volume with Don Daniel, Macmillan Press Ltd (UK) and St. Martins Press (US) 1995); and The Politics of Naval Innovation (Center for Naval Warfare Studies, 1994).
Captain Hayes holds an MS in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School and a BS in political science from the University of Utah. While at the Naval Postgraduate School, he was the first recipient of the US Naval Institutes award for academic achievement.
As Vice President of Client Operations, Glenn Elias helped to form Enterras Client Operations Group as part of the companys Professional Services Team. His responsibilities include creating consistent processes for our overall delivery strategy.
Mr. Elias has more than 26 years of experience in research, consulting, delivery services and client management for a broad range of technologies and vertical markets. Prior to joining Enterra, he was part of the executive team at TMXinteractive, Inc., a full-service digital communications and technology agency that works with clients in financial services, telecommunications, technology and pharmaceutical industries.
Previously, Mr. Elias was a charter member of the artificial intelligence solutions provider Brightware. His roles at the company included those of Senior Consultant, Regional Consulting Manager (North Central US), Consulting Director (Western US), Director of Product Services (North America), and a strategic role as Senior Director, North American Core Services. In the latter position, he focused on integration services, knowledge management, intellectual property, education services and consulting operations. Mr. Elias founded the Brightware Product Services applications delivery group to focus on the successful delivery of application products, thus expanding the companys then-traditional software consulting offerings. Brightware was a spinoff of Inference Corporation where Mr. Elias first joined as a senior consultant. Inference was the first publically traded artificial intelligence company.
Prior to Brightware and Inference Corporation, Mr. Elias was a Senior Member of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the General Electric Aerospace Advanced Technology Labs, where he applied his skills to program management in the area of cognitive science and knowledge-based system technology. Prior to his stint at GE, he was a member of Westinghouse Research and Development Centers Human Sciences Laboratory, where he worked on projects in intelligent system development, applied cognitive psychology, and human factors engineering in a variety of domains.
Mr. Elias holds a B.S. degree in Cognitive Psychology, with a concentration in Artificial Intelligence, from Carnegie-Mellon University.
As Enterra Solutions Vice President of Human Resources, Denise McAuliffe is an overall contributor to the business strategy of the Organization. Ms. McAuliffe is accountable for Enterras people management with the following responsibilities: staffing, resourcing and utilization strategies; implementing policies and procedures consistent with overall company direction; responsible for employee relations, human resource legal compliance, compensation, and performance management. With over 25 years of expertise in all areas of human resources with an emphasis on Staffing, Ms. McAuliffe has multi-faceted industry experience including: information technology, management consulting, e-commerce and healthcare.
Prior to joining Enterra Solutions, Ms. McAuliffe held the position of Senior Technical Recruiter at Paragon Computer Professionals, a National IT Consulting Firm. She was responsible for recruiting IT professionals in a wide variety of disciplines for Fortune 500 clients throughout the Southeast.
Prior positions include:
- HR/Staffing Manager – Industry Networks a national business-to-business e-commerce company;
- Director of Human Resources/Staffing for MCI/Systemhouse an international consulting/outsourcing IT company;
- Staffing Manager for Abraxas International an international consulting/placement firm concentrating in telecommunications;
- Technical Recruiter for Cap Gemini America and Computer Horizons Corporation, which are national IT consulting firms
Ms. McAuliffe holds an Associate in Applied Science Degree from Nassau Community College in Garden City, New York.