Leadership

Lawrence Duva

Co-founder and Vice President, Cyber Operations

With a B.S. in Astronomy from the University of Maryland and an M.S. in Cyber Security from the University of Charleston, Lawrence Duva began his career working as a programmer and technical lead for the Goddard Space Flight Center analyzing satellite data, restructuring data-storage systems, and developing web-based, interactive tools.

Mr. Duva moved on to become a systems administrator, technical lead, and modeling, testing and systems engineer at Bay Technologies Consulting Group, Inc. and Syracuse Research Corporation. In those positions, he architected and implemented complete IT solutions, provided senior technical and management support for enterprise IT systems, and engineered distributed network monitoring and management systems.

Since joining Axom, Duva has served as Vice President, CIO, and CISO, coordinating security processes across disparate customer organizations and designing a multi-tiered, web-enabled, automated data management tools to consolidate disparate data sources and intelligently analyze potential risks. With strong research, analytical, modeling, and problem-solving skills, Mr. Duva has built expertise in systems security analysis, digital warfare, system architecture, and security engineering.

Joseph Flowers

Vice President, Engineering Services

Flowers, who holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from New Mexico State University and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University, has in-depth knowledge of modern telecommunications, networking, circuit and packet switching, digital multiplexing, digital signal processing, and a wide range of voice and data communications. He has extensive experience in wireless communications systems and their complex architectures, as well as processor architectures and reverse engineering processes.

Prior to joining Axom Technologies, he served as chief systems engineer at SAIC, providing architecture and design for a complex telecommunications system. As a systems engineer at Lockheed Martin, he supported the Exterior Communications Systems for the Virginia and Sea Wolf class submarines. While working for Atlantic Coast Telesys, he served as a software developer for Department of Defense systems, performing modeling in support of the Blackmagic/Blackstream programs and completed system development and design for Voodoo. Flowers also served as a lead research engineer at TRW Mel and a system engineer at the Department of Defense where he was responsible for developing the software and hardware requirements and design plans for Roadwarrior.

Thomas Lynch

Vice President, Information Technology

With more than 25 years of experience in the Intelligence Community, Thomas Lynch has managed telecommunications contracts valued at more than $20 million per year, a business unit earning more than $75 million a year, and staffs of 100-150 people working on major contracts for the Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense.

A former signals analyst, space operations systems analyst, and instructor in the U.S. Air Force, Lynch is an expert in planning, design and implementation of IT systems operations centers and enterprise management systems. He is well versed in the design, development, and evaluation of analog and digital signals collection and analysis systems. He has also served as a subject matter expert for Intelligence Community briefings about mission management and satellite communications for the U.S. and its allies.

Before joining Axom Technologies, Lynch held senior positions at Praxis Engineering, Booz Allen Hamilton, L3 Government Services, SRA International, and Lockheed Martin.

Lynch, who holds a Bachelor of Science in Management and a Master of Science in Information and Telecommunication Systems, is former vice president of the Central Maryland Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. He is also a member of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, the Association of Former Intelligence Officers and the Project Management Institute.


Management

Johnnie Sonnier

Johnnie is a U.S. Army veteran with nearly a dozen deployments supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Bright Horizons. After separating from the Army, he began work with Duer Advanced Technology and Aerospace (DATA) in 2006 as a systems administrator. He has also held positions with Lockheed Martin as an operating systems architect and as a senior systems engineer.

Johnnie has been with Axom Technologies since 2013. He has held positions as a senior program manager for multiple development programs supporting both the DoD and Special Operations Command (SOCOM). He has also directed Axom's Special Projects Team.

Mr. Sonnier holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a focus on Information Technology from the University of Phoenix and holds a Master’s degree in Cybersecurity from the University of Charleston with a focus on Strategic Leadership.

Mr. Sonnier is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE).