Mr. Stovall has extensive experience in computer systems, aerospace, and technology business sectors, where his focus has been on business development, security, program management and senior management relationships. He has in-depth exposure to many parts of the US Government, and several foreign governments, including, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, NATO, United Kingdom Ministry of Defence, Royal Australian Air Force and Japan Defense Agency, in addition to most of the aerospace prime contractors, such as, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, AEG Telefunken, Kawasaki Heavy Industry, and Hitachi. His background in computer systems and associated commercial technologies focused on communications, networking, command and control, electronic warfare systems, enterprise and high performance computing, strategic weapon systems, satellite control and intelligence programs. These were deployed as embedded systems, or on a variety of platforms; shipboard, airborne and ground-based mission systems.
Until 2006, he served as a Strategic Account Manager for Sun Microsystems Federal, Inc., where he was responsible for developing the business strategies and the execution of business initiatives with US Government functions, civilian and government academic and research institutions, resulting in the award of many high value contracts. His latest principal focus was to work with the US Department of Energy and the National Laboratories, in both the Science and National Nuclear Security Administration, in high performance computing, enterprise and security programs. During his tenure at Sun, he also worked closely with the technology developers and Sun Labs, a corporate “think tank” to further communicate the future of IT.
He has detailed knowledge of the US Congress, Departments of Homeland Security, Defense, Transportation, and numerous other agencies. Mr. Stovall also served a two year term as a member of the California State Information Technology Commission, providing advice to the Governor and Department executives on emergent technology directions and associated policy issues.
Before joining Sun Microsystems in 1996, he served in other roles as Marketing and Sales Manager/ Director for special purpose display, simulation and visualization systems, and for “ruggedized” commercial computer systems for severe environment industrial and military applications. He also managed consulting teams on Ordnance Plant operations, and Navy shipyard modernization. Further, while serving as a Senior Program Manager at ROLM Mil-Spec Computers, he managed the development, business/technical negotiation, deployment and field support of hundreds of specialized computer systems for the U.S. Army’s Intelligence and Electronic Warfare mission, producing extensive new business revenue.
Mr. Stovall held increasingly responsible positions in Industrial Security, Sensitive Records Management, Security Classification, Administration, Financial Analysis, and Program Management with Lockheed Missiles and Space Company. He was responsible for the management of a large scale technical engineering support contract for the U.S. Navy Fleet Ballistic Missile Program.
He also served honorably as a Special Investigator and Military Intelligence Specialist for the US Army Security Agency Headquarters, and was later deployed with an operational light brigade-equivalent ASA Group.
He holds a BS degree in Business Administration, and an MBA degree in Industrial Management from Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, California.
High level Briefings:
- Undersecretary of Defense Honorable Dr. John Hamre, “Business Agility in a Rapidly Changing Environment”
- US Navy Postgraduate School, Center for Executive Education, 150 Flag Officers “Flexibility in a Changing Environment”
- US Army General Officer Industry Tour, 50 General Officers, “How Industry Copes with Changes”
- NATO AFCENT, Brunsuum, Netherlands Senior Staff, “Integrated Logistics Model for Military Computers”,
- Has met with the Secretaries of Army, Navy and Air Force.
- Former Chairmen, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Generals Richard Myers and John Shalikashvili
- Chief of Naval Operations and the Army Chief of Staff Technical discussions
- Has briefed an Australian Ministerial contingent on technology
- Chief of Australian Forces, Canberra, Australia Army Discussions
- Former Secretary of Defense William Perry, High Performance Computing Study
- Congressional Homeland Security Committee Staff, Future Technology Directions
- Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Research, Periodic Technical Briefings
- National Defense University, IT Master’s Candidate Class, 160 SES and Senior Military Officers
- San Jose State University, “Leadership Characteristics and Styles”, Undergraduate Business Management Class; “Marketing to the Government”, MBA Class
- Member, Association of the US Army; Life Member of Navy League of the US
- Member, American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics