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Steve Selfridge is President of SOC, a leading provider of security and critical infrastructure support solutions to the U.S. government and select commercial clientele. SOC continues to expand its global presence under his leadership while living out its values of safety, integrity, diversity, and success.

Mr. Selfridge is known for building and leading high-performance multinational teams and uniting parties on a common mission and goals. As a dynamic international executive with a 30-year history of establishing and growing multi-million dollar businesses, he has demonstrated success in increasing profits and market share, having worked across six continents in highly competitive global industries.

His career includes his most recent role as Vice President of Corporate Development at Day & Zimmermann, the 53rd largest privately-held, family-owned business in the United States. He has also served as COO for Checkpoint Systems, Inc, which he helped to grow from $35M to $360M, and as CEO of Acsis Inc, which grew from $4M to $25M under his leadership.

Mr. Selfridge received his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey, where he serves on the Leadership Council of Rutgers School of Business. He was featured in South Jersey Magazine as one of the leading Outstanding Entrepreneurs of the Year (2015) and also serves as Chair of the Foundation Board of Lourdes Hospital in Camden, New Jersey.

 

Billy Conner joined SOC in 2007 and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Integrated Security Solutions. As a results-driven leader, Mr. Conner continues to reinforce SOC’s core values of safety and integrity, which has contributed to some of SOC’s most successful programs. Mr. Conner has supported programs within the United States Departments of Defense and State, as well as other federal agencies. Mr. Conner currently provides direct oversight and management for SOC’s performance on the two largest U.S. government security contracts.

Over the past 18 years, Mr. Conner has served in a variety of operational and leadership positions. Prior to joining SOC, Mr. Conner was the Senior Security Program Manager in the High Threat Protection Division of the U.S Department of State. As Program Manager, Mr. Conner provided direct oversight and management of the Worldwide Personal Protective Services II program, in which he had operational and budget responsibilities in excess of $600M.  He has also served as a Director of Security and Training Operations, Close Protection Division Chief and as a SWAT Officer during his career.

Mr. Conner holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social and Criminal Justice with a specialization in security management and strategic intelligence. 

 

Mark Cooper is SOC's Senior Director of Safety and Quality. He has spent the past decade helping to build SOC into a trusted provider of integrated security solutions. In his current role, he manages compliance and regulatory requirements tied to our support of the United States Government here at home and around the world. Mr. Cooper also serves as the company's lead in implementing and managing our Quality Assurance Management System to comply with the ANSI PSC.1-2012 Standard for overseas security operations. Under his leadership, SOC continues to deliver on two of its core values: Safety and Integrity.

Prior to joining SOC, Mr. Cooper held various positions with ISO 9001-certified U.S. contractors serving the U.S. Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Commerce, Treasury, and Energy, as well as NASA. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Central Florida, and holds a Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

 

David “Dave” Johnson is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SOC.  As an integral member of SOC’s executive management team, he brings more than 35 years of financial expertise and leadership to support SOC’s strategic growth initiatives. He is a key contributor to SOC’s achievement of strong financial performance and compliance as the organization continues to expand globally.

Mr. Johnson joined SOC in 2013 where he served as Vice President of Business Management to the International Defense and Diplomacy Services division.  With his guidance, some of SOC’s most important programs in support of critical U.S. national security interests underwent significant improvement, both operationally and financially.  The company is now viewed as a trusted and proven partner to multiple U.S. government agencies.

In his career, Mr. Johnson has held a number of financial leadership positions, including Group Controller, Director and Senior Director of Finance within mid-tier corporations and major Fortune 500 companies. In these positions he supported business units with portfolios of U.S. and international client contracts ranging from $0.5B to $4.3B.   Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Management from Baylor University and completed post-graduate work at University of Washington in International Banking.

 

Mike Littlejohn is General Counsel and Secretary of SOC.  He joined the company in February 2010.  As the chief legal officer of the company, Mr. Littlejohn is responsible for ensuring that SOC maintains the highest standards in compliance, ethics, finance, human resources, as well as corporate governance and policy.  His leadership and guidance on industry best practices is a key driver of SOC’s compliance and ethics programs, along with the company’s involvement with the International Code of Conduct (ICoC) Association.

Prior to joining SOC, Mr. Littlejohn was a shareholder of Akerman Senterfitt LLP (previously Wickwire Gavin, P.C.).  As a member of Akerman’s government contracts practice in Vienna, Virginia, Mr. Littlejohn represented federal contractors, subcontractors and suppliers on day-to-day aspects of doing business with the federal government, including obtaining contracts, compliance issues, contract administration, modifications, equitable adjustments, and claims.  He also provided advice and counsel to contractors in negotiating subcontracts and navigating the Federal Acquisition Regulations and special agency rules.

Mr. Littlejohn began his legal career as a judicial law clerk at the United States Court of Federal Claims for Judge Robert H. Hodges, Jr.   Mr. Littlejohn is a member of the Virginia and D.C. Bar Associations, a past-Chair of the National Defense Industrial Association’s Procurement Policy Legal Committee, a former President of the Boards of Contract Appeal Bar Association, and the former Chair of the Government Contracts Section of the Federal Bar Association.

Mr. Littlejohn earned his law degree from George Mason University School of Law.  He taught Government Contracts at George Mason as an adjunct professor after graduation.  He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

As the principal human resources executive at SOC, Susan leads and directs all strategic human resources programs. She is an influential leader spearheading a full range of SOC’s talent management strategies and initiatives, leadership development, employee engagement, change management, and M&A activities.

As a critical strategic partner to the organization, Susan brings more than 20 years of experience driving human capital strategies, leading human resources teams, and instituting competitive value-added best practices across the range of human resources functions for government contractors including: CSRA (formerly SRA International); TASC (formerly Northrop Grumman/TASC), General Dynamics, Logistics Management Institute (LMI) and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).

Susan holds a Master's degree in Human Resources from Virginia Polytechnic and a Bachelor's degree in Creative Art/Psychology from Wilson College.  Susan is Myers-Briggs Type Indicator certified, PDI 360 PROFILOR certified and also holds certifications in Workforce Planning, Change Management and Labor Relations.

Joe McDonald serves as the Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Client Delivery and also leads the Cleared Staffing Solutions Group (Day & Zimmermann Federal Services). Mr. McDonald’s impactful contributions include establishing the talent acquisition organization, increasing mission effectiveness. Our dedicated recruiting teams support contracts for the Department of State, Defense, Energy and the Intelligence Community.

He joined Day & Zimmermann in 2010 serving as Vice President of Federal Services for Yoh Services LLC, where he built the new cleared staffing offering that became #3 in the market place within 18 months. Additionally, over the past 20+ years, Mr. McDonald served in a variety of operational and leadership positions in both the government and commercial sectors.

Mr. McDonald is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He served 21 years in the Marine Corps as both an Artillery Officer and an Intelligence Analyst. His foray into talent acquisition began while serving as Executive and Operations Officer for MCRS San Antonio, TX where he received four consecutive “Recruiting Station of the Year” awards.