(*MAT Client Satisfaction Survey, 2016)

our team

Peter Markakos

Peter Markakos is the President of McLane Advanced Technologies. Pete has served in senior executive positions in the defense and government services sector for close to 20 years and worked for such companies as SAP, PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM and KPMG. Pete has a strong track record of formulating and executing strategic and operational plans that uncover unique opportunities and grow market presence in public and private sector settings. Pete retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after 24 years of combined time on active duty and the Marine Corps reserve. He has a Master of Science degree in Economics from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Norwich University. He is a member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). Pete resides in McLean, Virginia.

Uli Werner

Uli Werner is the Chief Executive Officer of McLane Advanced Technologies. Uli spent 16 years at SAP where he held a variety of senior executive and executive management positions within SAP America and its subsidiaries. Uli has a strong technical and functional systems background and served as the executive sponsor and stakeholder for bringing SAP’s Public Sector Industry Solution to the Federal Marketplace. Uli led SAP’s Public Services team and was responsible for Software and Solution Sales, Strategic Alliances and Product Management. Uli was also the founder and executive sponsor of SAP’s first Public Affairs and Government Relations practice and Political Action Committee (PAC). He has a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Computer Science degrees and is an active member in numerous industry groups and professional organizations.


Maxine Bond

Maxine Bond serves as the Senior Director of Logistics Information Systems for McLane Advanced Technologies for software programs located at Fort Lee, Virginia.   Max is also the Project Manager (PM) for the Property Book Unit Supply Enhanced (PBUSE) system.  She is a retired logistics Warrant Officer with 24 years of active duty service.  Max has over 15 years of experience in program operations and management for Government contracts.  She is an accomplished, highly effective leader.  She is process oriented, well-versed in Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) requirements and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt

Joel Scharlat

Joel Scharlat serves as the Director of Business Operations for McLane Advanced Technologies.  Joel has over 10 years of experience in strategy development and government contracting and has successfully led multi-million dollar proposal and capture efforts for small and medium sized companies as both a prime and subcontractor. He is a detail-oriented strategic thinker with the ability to translate high-level vision in to actionable steps. Joel is a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Officer with more than 18 years of active duty and reserve time. He has a Master of Science in Systems Technology from The Naval Postgraduate School and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (MIS) from the University of Arizona.


Michael Gaffney

Michael Gaffney serves as the Director of Business Development for McLane Advanced Technologies.  Michael is responsible for identifying and developing business opportunities for MAT in Department of Defense, Homeland Defense and Intelligence business areas. Michael is an experienced Sales and Business Development professional with a background of having served on active duty in the U.S. Army for over ten years.  Michael deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq during his career and served in a wide range of leadership and operational positions.  Michael’s work history includes supporting multiple Fortune 500 organizations.  He is a skilled leader and long-range planner that strategically targets and engages the right opportunities and partnerships for controlled growth.


Bryant Freeland

Bryant Freeland is McLane Advanced Technologies’ Senior Proposal and Capture Manager. Bryant has more than 10 years’ experience in the Federal and Commercial proposal industry working for large and small companies as well as independent consulting. Bryant brings experience in full life-cycle capture and proposal development, including business development, writing, editing, graphics, and desktop publishing. Bryant attended Shepherd University before going overseas as Active Duty Army. Bryant is an active member of various industry groups and presenting on various proposal topics.


Tom Nichols

Tom Nichols serves as a Senior Business Analyst for McLane Advanced Technologies. He is a former Marine officer with six years of active duty experience. After leaving the service in 2012, Tom worked for the Department of Justice supporting the INTERPOL National Central Bureau. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois in landscape architecture and has numerous personal training certificates.


Dori Markakos

Dori Markakos is the Financial Controller for McLane Advanced Technologies.  Dori has more than 15+ years of experience in financial and accounting operations, financial administration, and a wide range of compliance and policy matters.  Dori previously worked in the property management and construction industry where she served as a Director of Operations and managed over 400 individual properties and a real estate portfolio valued in excess of $40M.  Dori is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s School of Commerce and received her Bachelor’s degree in Commerce with a specialization in Business and Marketing. She was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the business honors society.


Kien Lam

Kien Lam is the Senior Accounting Manager for McLane Advanced Technologies. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics.  Kien has more than 15+  years of experience in the Small Business and Government Contracting arena.  He prides himself in being a quick learner with not only accounting, but its computer related software.  He has worked his entire career with Small Business entities.  Kien has been able to hit the ground running with his knowledge and experience in Project Financials and knack for understanding Contract awards and modifications.  He is diligent with his focus on the project billing, and works competently with Program Managers to recognize the financial state of multi-million dollar programs.  Kien has also worked with multiple companies assisting them with new accounting software and the associated implementation process.


Liga Strautniece

Liga Strautniece serves as the Marketing Manager for McLane Advanced Technologies. Liga is a graduate of Lynn University with Bachelors of Arts degree in Public Relations and Advertising. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Business Administration degree with concentration in Marketing. Liga leads MAT’s marketing and communications strategy, which includes all aspects of brand strategy and social media efforts, and graphic design for marketing and proposals. Liga has a strong track record of executing strategic marketing campaigns and promoting the company’s visibility within the Federal marketplace. 


Teresa Vallelonga

Teresa Vallelonga is McLane Advanced Technologies’ Personnel Manager.  Teresa has more than fifteen years of experience working in the Human Resources field.  Teresa has experience in benefits, payroll, and compliance. Before joining MAT, she worked as a Human Resource Manager for other Government Contractors in the Northern Virginia area.  Teresa received an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from Northern Virginia Community College. She is an active member in the Society for Human Resource Management and is pursuing her SHRM-SCP certification.