Executive Support Staff

Bill Funaro
Business Analyst
As a Business Analyst, William collaborates with senior corporate leadership to provide strong and timely financial and business analytic decision support. William is also responsible for assessing and addressing issues to identify and implement improvements toward efficient operations. Prior to joining Summit William served for 23 years in a variety of management roles at the Florida Department of Revenue, General Tax Administration. William served in the United States Army as an Infantryman. William possesses a Bachelor of Science in International Relations.
Thomas Funaro
Senior Executive Assistant
As a Senior Executive Assistant, Tom provides a full range of high-level, timely, and professional executive support to the CEO. During his 17 years at Summit Tom has ‘worn every hat’ – having had responsibility for, and functioning as a principal in, Accounting, Human Resources, Contracts, Program Management and IT. He has also been involved in all aspects of business development and served as the Facility Security Officer for over 10 years.

Prior to joining Summit Technologies Tom served in the US Army as an Infantryman. He co-founded a software company while attending FSU where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication.

Business Development

Dan Petersen
Business Development Manager
As the Business Development Manager, Dan collaborates with senior corporate leadership to organize, create and manage Summit business development activities. Dan is also responsible for capture activities as assigned by the Vice President of Business Development and working with our teaming partners on strategic goals. Prior to joining Summit Dan served as a Project Manager, Deputy Program Manager, Program Manager, and Independent Consultant on programs worth up to $250 Million.

Dan retired from the US Army in 2007 after 22 years of service as a Combat Engineer. Dan possesses a Bachelor of Arts in Management and an MBA. His specialized education includes numerous Defense Acquisition University, Federal Acquisition Institute, and Shipley Proposal Development courses.
Greg Scharsch
Senior Business Process Analyst
Greg Scharsch is a Senior Business Process Analyst responsible for developing and supporting annual and long-term strategic plans to achieve sustainable growth for Summit. Prior to joining Summit he served is a similar role managing programs and BD activities for the Defense Solutions Group at SAIC. Greg is a retired US Army Infantry Senior Non-commissioned Offer with over 20 years of staff and leadership experience. Greg resides is Columbus, GA and will assist in managing our regional corporate office activities in Columbus.
Taylor Barretta
Proposal Manager


Dave Nowak
Director of Operations
As Director of Operations, Dave provides management oversight and support for Corporate Finance, Contracting, Human Resource, and Information Technology personnel.

Prior to joining Summit Technologies Dave managed the Business Intelligence and System Integrations activities for a professional services firm specializing in government contracting, built and managed data warehouse systems for a leading CRM business, and managed process information systems for a major manufacturing company with facilities throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Dave has over 40 years of experience and possesses degrees in Computer Science and Business Administration.
Kelsey Ellis
Business Manager
As the Business Manager, Kelsey works closely with corporate leadership to provide Human Resources support to all current and potential staff members. Kelsey is responsible for the process of employee on-boarding, benefits administration, and organizational legal compliance.

Prior to joining Summit Kelsey oversaw recruiting efforts for a non-appropriated funded government organization specializing in military spouse and overseas employment. Kelsey possesses a Bachelor of Arts in Business Leadership and Human Resources Management.
Melissa Colonna
Corporate Controller
As Corporate Controller, Melissa is responsible for overseeing the daily accounting operations for the organization, provide financial reporting, planning and analyses and serve as a conduit between senior corporate leadership, Program Managers and Summit Technologies team members.

Melissa has over 20 years of finance and accounting experience. Prior to joining Summit Technologies, Melissa lead a team of accounting professionals for a company awarded the prestigious Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. Melissa attended La Salle University in Philadelphia and also served in the U.S. Army. She graduated from the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA as an Arabic Linguist.
Jeanette Clark
Director of Contracts
As the Director of Contracts, Jeanette is responsible for all contract, subcontract, teaming agreements, and NDAs. Jeanette works closely with senior leadership and Program Managers to keep them abreast of all contract activities. Prior to joining Summit Technologies Jeanette managed the Project Cost activities for a DOD firm specializing in government contacting.

Jeanette has over 22 years of experience in the Department of Defense (DOD) and United States Air Force (USAF) in government accounting and contracts. She possesses an Associates of Applied Science in Electronics Engineering Technology, an Associates in Applied Science in Avionic Systems Technology, and a Bachelor of Applied Science, Cum Laude in Resource Management.
Caty Savage
Facility Security Officer
Joseph Wisniewski
Administrative Assistant
Megan Francisco
Corporate Recruiter


John Krogman
David Neeley
Managing Director
As Managing Director, Dave is instrumental in organizing and leading multi-company teams resulting in the successful award and execution of multiple award/task order contracts. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and is an inductee of the National Academy of Fellows, Society of American Military Engineers.

Dave is a retired Corp of Engineers Officer and former Government Contracting Official for multi-million-dollar engineering, environmental remediation, military operations, and civil works programs. He has over 30 years’ experience providing program/contract management to Federal and commercial contracts. He has a Master’s Degree in Management and is a member of University Academic Boards for Graduate-level Education.