Wanda Farwig, Chairwoman
• Jim Metcalf, President
• Colin C.
Ruffner, Chief Marketing Officer
• Gary Grosicki, Chief Operating Officer
• Michael Hollingsworth, Business Development
and Corporate Strategy Advisor
• Chad Jordan, Chief Information Officer
• E. Lee Stoffregen III, Division
Director Threat Awareness/Analysis
• Tim Mahoney, Director of Critical Power and Special Services
1998, Wanda Farwig has diligently worked to build and establish
Yona, Inc. as a dominant force in the government/private sector.
She began her career in government contract work with ORI, Inc.
in the early 60’s. Having a secret clearance and the drive
to help the government, her work, as well as, ORI’s was critical
to the nation’s defense at a trying time in history. Mrs.
Farwig believes that the citizen deserves a value for every dollar
the government spends. It is this drive and belief in the results
for America that led to the establishment of Yona, Inc.
Mrs. Farwig is a member of the Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah tribe
of Oklahoma. She takes pride in the work of Yona, Inc. and is the
driving force behind the reason Yona is here today. With extensive
work experience at the federal and local government level and with
a work history of over 50 years, Mrs. Farwig brings expertise and
wisdom to our core work.
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Metcalf Jr., President
Metcalf Jr., shared the goal of ensuring that a company was able
to deliver at all levels to the government with a value and result
for those who pay for the work, the citizens of the United States.
Following the vision first established by our Chairwoman, Wanda
Farwig, Mr. Metcalf continues to push Yona, Inc. to be a new breed
of company where clients get what they expect and more.
With a work history of 25 years, Mr. Metcalf served as a managing
partner of Midland Holdings, a financial holding company with interests
in commercial real estate, finance, mortgage lending operations
and venture capital efforts.
Following his work with Midland Holdings, Mr. Metcalf worked with
Performance Strategies as a Senior Associate. Performance Strategies
was a leader in corporate management consulting. Mr. Metcalf worked
directly in implementing design and function solutions for companies
who lacked efficiency.
Mr. Metcalf was president of Intelshadt, Inc. This firm provided
market consulting to mid level companies searching to become profitable
and expand their markets. Mr. Metcalf’s expertise was efficiency
and marketing combined with cost cutting.
In 1998, Mr. Metcalf began to serve as CEO of Kokopellis Pizza
Company International, Inc. During this tenure, the company grew
and was sold to a publicly traded firm in Florida where the brand
still thrives today.
Following the sale of KPIC, Mr. Metcalf served as president of
H.K. Bentley National Appraisers, Inc. This firm provides appraisal,
collateral management, REO asset management and appraisal vendor
management to the largest banks and mortgage companies in the world.
With operations in AZ, DC, DE, MD, NV, VA, WV & nationally through
an affiliate, H.K. Bentley National Appraiser Management, Inc. the
company grew exponentially under Mr. Metcalf’s leadership.
Mr. Metcalf holds a BIS from George Mason University.
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C. Ruffner, Chief Marketing Officer
C. Ruffner comes to Yona, Inc. with over 12 years of experience
in all aspects of real estate financing, from single family to
commercial. He has a successful track record in managing multi-state
mortgage companies while maintaining the highest standards in customer
Mr. Ruffner has an extensive background in commercial, residential
and transportation insurance claims. His experience also includes
over 10 years of national claims management expertise in commercial
& residential property, as well as, all facets of interstate
transportation, long haul trucking and natural disaster response
Mr. Ruffner holds certifications from American Appraisal Council
and the International Disaster Response Group. He worked on two
hurricane sites in Florida and settled over $25,000,000 in property
claims in a six month period.
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Grosicki, Chief Operating Officer
Grosicki brings over 25 years of government service and contracting
experience to Yona, Inc. After serving 5 years as a nuclear trained
submarine officer, Mr. Grosicki joined Booz, Allen & Hamilton
in Crystal City, VA, as a Senior Engineer. There, he operated as
the primary configuration control engineer for retrofitting Trident
ballistic missile submarines with the advanced Trident II (D-5)
weapons system. Following that, Mr. Grosicki joined ORI, Inc. serving
on-site at the David Taylor Research Center in Cabin John, MD.
In his role as Program Director, Mr. Grosicki oversaw the design,
development and testing of automated submarine ship control systems.
In 1987, Mr. Grosicki joined Trident Systems, Inc. of Fairfax VA.
At Trident, Mr. Grosicki was primarily responsible for the
successful startup and operations of two business units: modeling
and simulation and a commercial touch screen integration business.
He was rapidly promoted to the position of Vice President and Chief
Operating Officer, responsible for all the day-to-day operations
of the company, including accounting, contracts, finance, legal,
HR, facilities, MIS, planning and organization. Under his leadership,
Trident was named to the Inc 100 of the fastest growing business
in 1991. He also served on the Trident Board of Directors.
Mr. Grosicki co-founded and served as a Director and the President
of LifeLight Systems Inc., an early stage medical device company
with research and engineering facilities in the United States and
Mr. Grosicki holds an BS in Nuclear Engineering from Northwestern
University (IL) and a MS in Operations Research and Management
Science from George Mason University (VA).
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Hollingsworth, Business Development and Corporate Strategy Advisor
Hollingsworth, a decorated Marine with a BBA equivalent from Sullivan
University, brings 25 years of entrepreneurial experience in business
development and a demonstrated ability to expand and build contacts
at the national, regional and federal levels to secure opportunities
in diversified areas with multiple revenue streams. Mr. Hollingsworth
has a proven track record answering RFPs valued up to $20,000,000,
providing private and federal contract proposal development, delivery,
execution and deployment. With Yona, Inc., Mr. Hollingsworth collaborates
with clients to assess individual situations and develop strategic
business models to achieve workforce and revenue goals by leveraging
and blending human capital, expertise, technology and intellectual
property. The models are designed to expand capacities for identifying,
researching, analyzing and bringing to market new lines of business.
His primary focus with Yona Inc. is on implementing the client’s
strategic business plan(s) through the use of technologies and
information management, plus the establishment of strategic partnerships
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Jordan, Chief Information Officer
Jordan brings more than 12 years of Information Technology engineering
support and management to the qualifications that Yona offers to
its local, state, federal government private sector clients. Mr.
Jordan was heavily recruited by this firm for his expertise and
industry recognition as a leader and innovator in his field.
Mr. Jordan has held senior management positions with various IT
outsourcing and service provider companies. He has worked in both
private and federal sectors. All along, gaining experience with
startup companies, Fortune 100 organizations and DoD consulting
While at Computer Associates, Mr. Jordan worked as a Software
Developer on one of CA’s flagship products; OPAL. Mr. Jordan
was one of a select handful of employees that worked with OPAL
from its infancy, through its testing phases and into production.
Mr. Jordan transitioned into a Network Engineer position where
he assisted in managing the day-to-day IT infrastructure of more
than 500 users in multiple locations.
At Compex Corporation, Mr. Jordan held the position of Senior
IT Architecture Analyst and was assigned as a contractor for the
Department of Army at the Pentagon, He held a secret clearance
and worked closely with both civilian and military personnel in
DCSOPS to ensure that new technologies were constantly being sought
and that once acquired, those emerging technologies were thoroughly
tested and evaluated prior to deployment. He also participated
in regular briefings to Army Colonels as to the overall integrity
of the infrastructure he supported.
At American Tower Corporations, Mr. Jordan worked as a Senior
Network Engineer. He managed the network environment that supported
a nationwide Network Operations Center (NOC). This NOC was also
responsible for timely notifications to the Federal Aviation Administration
for emergency warning beacons that were placed on ATC communications
towers. In addition, this NOC supported global VSAT operations
for worldwide broadcasting companies and major Internet Service
Mr. Jordan joined mindSHIFT Technologies; a startup IT Service
Provider based in Fairfax Virginia. As a Lead Network Engineer,
he regularly met with clients to determine their overall needs
and tailored a plan that would allow for a seamless transition
from their in-house IT staff over to mindSHIFT’s outsourced
IT management model.
In 2002, Mr. Jordan founded Inferno Networks, Inc. where he currently
serves as the President. He has led Inferno Networks to become
a successful provider of outsourced IT management, technical staffing,
ASP Hosting and 24/7 remote network and systems monitoring for
small and medium sized business.
Mr. Jordan holds certifications as a Microsoft Certified Systems
Engineer, Certificates from Cisco on various networking protocols
and security standards, and certificates on Linux based security.
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Lee Stoffregen III, Division Director Threat Awareness/Analysis
Stoffregen brings more than 25+years of successful leadership experience
in law enforcement/Security & threat assessment to Yona, Inc.
In 1979, Mr. Stoffregen started his law enforcement career as a
deputy sheriff of Prince William County. He was rapidly promoted
to various ranks within the sheriff’s office including his
most recent achievement of Sheriff (serving 1996-2003). Sheriff
Stoffregen oversaw the accreditation of his agency, the first sheriff’s
office in Virginia to achieve this status.
Mr. Stoffregen is widely regarded as an expert in threat analysis
and assessment. Sheriff Stoffregen supervised and planned security
for some of the most high profile trials in history. He oversaw
planning and law enforcement strategy during the “sniper incident”
in the Washington, DC area, as well as, oversaw the security for
Sheriff Stoffregen has designed, implemented and supervised security
planning for public buildings, both pre 9/11 and post. He served
on terrorism task forces at the local, state and federal level
following 9/11 gaining invaluable experience into strategies and
effective prevention techniques.
Mr. Stoffregen is a no nonsense leader in the field of anti terrorism,
public building safety/threat prevention, as well as, many other
critical aspects of the efforts to keep America safe in a post 9/11
world as noted below.
Mr. Stoffregen has or currently serves on the following boards
- State Terrorism Task Force, Chairman
- Virginia State Accreditation Commission Executive Board
- Federal Terrorism Task Force
- Administration of Justice Curriculum Advisory Committee
- Prince William Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee
- Virginia Sheriff’s Association Board of Directors
- Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center Jail
- Child Support Enforcement Task Force
- Virginia Law Enforcement Standards Development Committee
He also has or currently serves as a member or affiliate of the
- Virginia Association of Local Elected Constitutional Officers
- Fraternal Order of Police
- National Sheriffs’ Association
- National Association of Chiefs of Police
- International Association of Court Officers and Services
- American Deputy Sheriffs’ Association
- National Deputies’ Association
- National Court Security Association
Mr. Stoffregen holds a BS in Behavioral Management from National
Louis University and an AA in Criminal Justice from Northern Virginia
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Mahoney, Director of Critical Power and Special Services
Tim Mahoney serves as Director of Critical Power and Special Services
at Yona, Inc. He has cultivated successful business relationships
through hard work, good communication and professional expertise.
He is dedicated to these principles and our customers recognize
the quality and high level of service and support we give our clients.
Tim is responsible for planning and coordinating with the various
trades represented on a project and is in constant communication
with the customer.
His experience as President of Metro Electrical Services, LLC has
given him the leadership and respect of his peers. His close attention
to detail and high level of craftsmanship has brought him much
success in the electrical contracting field. Highly trained electricians
serve as the backbone of the company. They keep projects on schedule
and are able to make critical decisions to ensure the complete
success of each project.
Tim has more than 27 years of broad-based electrical contracting
experience. Projects ranged from basic tenant installations to
multimillion dollar technical upgrades to building and computer
systems. Tim is licensed in Virginia, Maryland and the District
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