Management Team

Miracle Systems is a Virginia-based, CMMI-III, ISO certified Federal contractor. We provide leading edge solutions and outstanding service to our Federal clients, focusing on PMO Support, Financial Consulting, Engineering Services, Training Services, IT Systems, Cyber Mission. Today Miracle Systems has over 100 active Prime Contracts across the Federal Government.

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Sandesh Sharda
President and CEO

Leader, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and visionary who studied in India (BA) and the United Kingdom (Masters), Mr. Sharda founded Miracle Systems in 2003 after establishing himself in IT and financial sectors, including at Oracle. Since starting the organization, he has been consistently recognized, lauded, and awarded by industry and federal sources – including the Smart CEO of the Year award by Smart CEO Magazine, and Small Business of the Year awards from the Department of Transportation, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of State. An innovative thinker, Mr. Sharda uses his leadership skills and acumen to provide guidance to Miracle Systems in business development, strategic growth, program management, technical solutioning, and resource management. He has overseen the company diversify to serve over 20 federal agencies and is known for finding ways for the Government to improve business processes, cut costs, and better serve their constituents.

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Sameer Sharma
Chief Technology Officer and Systems Architect 

An accomplished IT executive professional who brings over 30 years of experience to the table – including as a Principal Architect for emerging tools and prototypes at Lockheed Martin – Mr. Sharma is focused on complex projects, developing customized solutions, and implementing enterprise strategies. He is ITIL v 3 and PSM certified, a Systems/Solutions architect and engineer, a PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), and a subject-matter expert extraordinaire. He serves as CTO and as a Chief Systems Architect for Miracle Systems, where he is primarily responsible for the company’s overall IT direction and strategy. The breadth and depth of his portfolio of IT knowledge is almost inexhaustive, evincing expertise across the spectrum of application development, infrastructure, cloud computing, business intelligence, data management, virtualization, the web, and NextGen technologies. He also mentors Program Managers and Technical Leads and collaborates with the Business Development team on crafting customized technical solutions. Sameer received a biomedical engineering degree from Bombay University, India and has a Masters (MS) in Computer Science from Pace University, NY. He has been with us since 2011.

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Jennifer Totman
Chief Strategy Officer

Our Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), Jennifer Totman, is a highly accomplished business development professional and PMP who studied Project Management at George Washington University and has served as an executive at global government consulting firms. With over 25 years of industry experience, Ms. Totman is a leader in the field of government contracts and is considered an expert on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) missions, operations, and business processes. A pivotal member of the Miracle Systems Executive Leadership team, she implements the company’s strategic vision and provides cogent guidance to the business development team, the program managers across our federal contracts, and the Program Management Office (PMO) – and works closely with the CTO and technical leads on our signature solutions. Her portfolio includes capture management; contract vehicle expansion; Department of Defense (DoD) contracts; contract budgets and staff resources; proposal management; teaming partner negotiations, relationships, and oversight; client communications – and client satisfaction. She has ushered in an era of exponential growth for Miracle Systems.

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David Kanupke
Chief Growth Officer

Mr. Kanupke serves as our Chief Growth Officer with a focus on developing business strategies, building strategic partnerships and driving corporate growth in the federal cybersecurity, technology and analytics marketplace.  He brings over 20 years of strategy and management consulting experience and has a built a career integrating business development with service delivery for both small businesses and global consulting firms.  An incisive and strategic thinker, he has a “big picture” view of opportunities and specializes in bringing together federal clients and industry partners to implement solutions to mission challenges.  He has successfully captured and managed task orders, BPAs, and IDIQs of all sizes and is known for effectively leading cross-functional teams, building community-based partnerships, and relentless searches for process improvements. David earned his B.A. in Politics from Ithaca College and earned his Master’s in Public Policy from the Vermont Law School. 

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Joe Sciacca
Chief Financial Officer

A Certified Public Accountant who earned his B.S. in Accounting from Georgetown University and his Master in Taxation from The American University, Mr. Sciacca is extremely well qualified to serve as CFO for Miracle Systems. He comes to us with over 30 years of experience in financial reporting and management across a broad spectrum of industries. He has expertise in DCAA-approved accounting systems, incur-cost submissions, joint ventures, taxes, business combinations, strategic planning, ledgers, invoicing, budgets, federal submissions, compliance, and all aspects of government contracting. Joe is an invaluable resource for all Miracle Systems teams.

 

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Daniel Fletcher, Jr
Executive Vice President
(DHS and DoD)

Mr. Fletcher is a highly accomplished business development and delivery executive that has successfully supported clients for Miracle Systems for 12+ years.  He focuses on the strategic activities, relationships and partnerships necessary for Miracle to successfully develop business -  win award, deliver high quality work and provide best practices on a consistent basis that drive customer satisfaction.  Prior to joining us, he served as Deputy CFO for the Department of the Interior – where he provided executive oversight for a $16 billion enterprise – where he helped implement a new ERP, eliminate internal controls, deliver unmodified opinions, implement the data act and other business optimization activities.  In addition, he has held additional leadership positions at the Office of Personnel Management and at KPMG and was consistently recognized as a positive disruptor – recommended and implemented changes for improved results.  He strives to achieve quantifiable results over time for clients and this approach has allowed his teams to win recompetes several times over. With his expert competencies in the C-suite, his wisdom and acumen is always turned to for matters large and small in contract execution and stakeholder satisfaction. Recently he has been looking at robotic process automation, AI/ML/DL and how these disrupters can help clients be more efficient and effective.  He assists in the care of Veterans on their homes and is active in the elder care environment. He has a degree from Widener University, and has done degree master work at the National Defense University and Syracuse University.

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Suresh Gulati
Senior Vice President

Mr. Gulati is a Senior Vice President with over 20 years of program management, stakeholder engagement, accounting, budgetary, and financial management experience for the Federal Government, International Monetary Fund (IMF), and commercial clients. Since joining Miracle Systems in 2007, he has led large proposal efforts resulting in winning government-wide acquisition (GWAC) to include GSA OASIS Small Business, Department of Energy (DOE) NNSA 8(a) Management, Organizational and Administrative Support Services Blanket Purchase Agreement (MOA BPA), Department of Army Joint Enterprise Research, Development, Acquisition & Procurement (JE-RDAP) IDIQ and numerous other task orders released under these IDIQ contracts. Suresh’s portfolio of responsibilities includes capture management, proposal management, teaming partner agreements, and post-award contract management. He currently manages a diverse portfolio of Miracle’s Federal customers, which includes DOT, USDA, EXIM Bank, Army National Guard, and Department of Labor. Prior to joining Miracle Systems, Suresh worked at the IMF providing mission support both in Washington, DC and worldwide.

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David  Stack
Senior Vice President
(Military Services)

Holding an MS in Logistics Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology and an BA in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh – and with over 30 years of leadership experience – Mr. Stack both oversees Miracle System’s defense contracts and serves as our GSA Oasis Program Manager. He is a highly experienced and astute manager, analyst, and business planner who, among other things, has led a NATO team on arms control treaty inspections in East Europe; overseen the financial operations of a multi-national organization; and managed hundreds of millions of dollars in commercial and federal contracts. He is considered a SME of government contracts – including capture, training, research, BPAs, IDIQs, growth strategies, requirements analysis, operations, strategic planning, quality management systems, marketing, proposal writing, financial management, procurement, business process re-engineering, and change management. We rely on David’s acumen and wisdom in visioning and implementing the Miracle Systems of tomorrow.

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Stephen Nichols
Senior Vice President
(USAID and DoS)

Stephen Nichols has over 25 years of targeted experience – including execution of assignments for international organizations in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa – making him well suited to service our USAID and State Department contracts. With a background spanning federal civilian, military, and commercial sectors, Stephen has core competencies in organizational strategy, change management, antiterrorism training support, workforce development, CIO strategic support, technology assessment, and international development. Prior to joining Miracle Systems, he held senior management positions at NTT DATA and Arthur D. Little, Inc., with responsibilities for business development, capture, GWAC/IDIQ management, and delivery. Stephen received his Ph.D. in Economic Geography from the University of Iowa, M.A. in Economics from Indiana University, and B.A. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is PMP certified.

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Stephen Krill
Senior Vice President
(DHS and DOE)

A seasoned professional, Mr. Krill joined Miracle Systems after 22 years with Booz Allen Hamilton and SAIC. Equal parts engineer and business executive, Stephen’s executive experience includes corporate growth, business operations, and talent management for small and large federal contractors. He possesses core expertise in large-scale transformation, organizational strategy, IT and systems engineering, and program management. Stephen is a frequent speaker at international conferences and a contributing author to textbooks and standards on crisis management, cyber security, and disaster response. He earned a B.S. degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Cincinnati, an M.S. degree in environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins, and an M.B.A. graduate certificate from Virginia Tech. Stephen is additionally certified in Project Management, Business Continuity, and Emergency Management – and holds two U.S. patents. 

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Dr. Yohn
Vice President
(Military Services)

Dr. Yohn has over 30 Years of U.S. Air Force and government experience and holds a PhD in Information Systems & Enterprise Resource Management. He is a recognized expert in Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition, Program Management, Planning, Logistics, and is a strong communicator with effective interpersonal skills. John leads by example with a sound professional attitude, strong morals and ethics, and pride in personal performance. He leads others to create a shared sense of commitment and accountability to the success of the objectives at hand. John has successfully led the completion of numerous multi-million-dollar projects through teaming partnerships and building positive rapport with clients, stakeholders, architects, engineers, and local officials.

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Michael Hinton
Senior Program Director (DoS)

A recognized leader in government consulting, Mr. Hinton brings over 25 years of program and project management experience to the table. He currently provides program management and corporate oversight support for Miracle Systems’ contracts at the Department of State. He has core competencies in negotiations, task order management, requirements gathering, business processes, and communications. With sensibilities that are hard to find these days, Michael sees to it that requirements are met, deliverables are timely, and stakeholders are satisfied. He uses his knowledge and leadership skills to mentor others at Miracle Systems in the field of federal stewardship. He has won numerous awards and formal recognitions for his service and accomplishments.

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Willy Straubhaar
Senior Program Director 

PMP, CISSP, Certified Scrum Master, former police detective, and recognized authority in the fields of computer forensics, crisis management, counterintelligence, and counterterrorism training, Mr. Straubhaar is an apt choice to serve as Senior Program Director for Miracle System’s Department of State Antiterrorism Assistance (ATA) program – an $180 million contract. The breadth and scope of his core competencies – accumulated over 30 years of leadership positions – is seemingly inexhaustive, encompassing program management, law enforcement, evidence, homeland security, cyber training curriculum development and implementation, information assurance, intelligence analysis, security planning and operations, physical security and surveillance, policy analysis and formulation, strategic planning, foreign law enforcement relationships and consulting, risk management, quality control, and veteran advocacy. Willy holds a B.A. in Industrial Security from George Mason University (where he made the Deans List) and an M.S. in High Tech Crime Investigation from The George Washington University. He is a volunteer photographer for Serving Our Willing Warriors.

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Keith Walley
Program Manager 

Keith is a retired Army Officer and veteran with 21-years of service who also has 20+ years of program/project management with the Federal Government.  With credentials as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), he has led Federal Programs focused on advanced technologies, information systems transformation and mission-critical readiness.  Keith leads our DoD team providing quality of  life services to over 5 million service members and their families and their families, managing and protecting their DoD enterprise network from over 2.5 million attacks each month and connecting with users over 1 million times per month.  In a prior life, he was an Airborne Ranger Air Assault qualified soldier who was humbled to lead a NATO Command in Southern Europe and serve with some of our military’s finest in the office of The Joint Chiefs of Staff, J3 Operations.

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Eric Schiowitz
Facility Security Officer 

A true expert of Federal Government clearances with over 15 years of industry experience, Mr. Schiowitz is fully grounded in Special Access Programs (SAP) and both Personnel Clearance (PCL), and Facility Clearance (FCL) policies, processes, and requirements. As Miracle Systems’ Facility Security Officer, he is responsible for onboarding, clearances, badging, security training, compliance, and offboarding of all employees and independent contractors who serve on our federal contracts. In his career, he has trained and managed large teams of security professionals in both Defense and Intel Community sectors. Capable of managing thousands of cleared individuals simultaneously, he knows how to streamline complicated security requirements to deliver talented professionals timely, efficiently, and effectively.

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Chuck Sheppard
Business Development Director 

Mr. Sheppard is a Business Development Director, focused on the US Army with over 20 years of tactical experience in high threat areas of operations.  He excels at complex problem-solving and is able to pair this with his strong, can-do attitude, to regularly manage multiple projects simultaneously in fast-paced, dynamic environments.  He brings a background in the US Federal, Military and Commercial sectors, and core functional expertise to include Leadership, Operations, Project/Program/Country Management, International Security, Training, Special Operations, Capture Management and Business Development.  In his role, Mr. Sheppard leverages his operational insights and analysis to conceptualizes and set tactical goals that contribute to Miracle Systems’ strategic vision of providing leading edge solutions and outstanding service to our clients.

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Catherine Gouldin
HR Director

A professional who has supported government contractors for 20+ years with almost 30 years of Human Resources experience. Ms. Gouldin has worked for small, mid-size and large employers. She holds a Professional Human Resources certification and is a member of the Society of Human Resources. She earned her BSW from George Mason University. She specializes in compliance, benefits administration, employee relations issues, risk management, performance management, training, affirmative action, policy development and implementation.