Daniel L. Hodges
Board Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder
Prior to his tenure with the Company, Mr. Hodges founded and acted as Chairman for Transform-X, Inc., the former holder of our DragonWave-X and Lextrum subsidiaries. Mr. Hodges also served as founder and Chief Executive Officer of, Medusa Scientific LLC, a science and engineering research and development company. Mr. Hodges has an extraordinary business development mind-set, strong investigative research experience and deep experience within both the commercial sector and the U.S. Department of Defense and related areas. In addition to his commercial successes, Lieutenant Colonel Hodges served for 26 years as a military member, spending his last 18 years in service as a senior flight instructor with the Air National Guard and retired in September 2014. Mr. Hodges holds multiple U.S. Patents as inventor including a “Method and System for a Grass Roots Intelligence Program” along with numerous radar and communications and radar related technologies. As an author he wrote and published a volume titled “Future Span” covering current and future U.S. energy paradigms. As the founder and leader of multiple enterprises, he has built organizations from inception that included subsidiaries covering focus areas of Aerospace, Marine, Communications, and Scientific R&D.
David V. Aguilar
During a 35-year career at the U.S. Border Patrol and Customs and Border Protection, Mr. Aguilar led our nation's largest federal law enforcement organization with a workforce of over 60,000 including 43,000 uniformed law enforcement officers. During his tenure as National Chief of the Border Patrol he developed the first US Border Strategy, doubled the size of the Border Patrol, and developed/instituted the Border Patrol's Infrastructure and Technology Program. Since retiring in February 2013, Aguilar has been a Principal at Global Security and Innovative Strategies ("GSIS"), a leading security consulting and business advisory firm headquartered in Washington, DC. At GSIS, David advises clients on a broad range of national homeland and international security matters including border security and logistics, global trade and commerce, supply chain management and security, risk management, viability assessments, and strategic planning and implementation.
Mr. Aguilar began his CBP career as a Border Patrol agent in 1978 and became Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol in 2004. He was appointed Deputy Commissioner in April 2010 and served as acting Commissioner from 2011 to March 2013. For his work and his career of service, Commissioner Aguilar received the Presidential Rank Award in 2008, the President's Meritorious Excellence Award in 2005, the Department of Homeland Security Distinguished Service Medal, the Washington Homeland Security Roundtable Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Institute for Defense and Government Advancement Lifetime Achievement Award. During his tenure, Commissioner Aguilar focused on integrated border management, which includes securing our nation's border from all threats, while facilitating travel and trade. Following his retirement from the CBP, Mr. Aguilar co-founded GSIS where he focuses on the development of global risk management solutions related to supply chain security, customs compliance, and all issues related to border protection at and between international ports of entry.
Mr. Aguilar holds an associate degree in accounting from Laredo Community College and attended Laredo State University and the University of Texas at Arlington. He is a graduate of the Senior Executive Fellows program at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Richard J. Berman
Richard’s business career spans over 35 years of venture capital, senior management, and merger & acquisitions experience. In the past 5 years, Berman has served as a director and/or officer of over a dozen public and private companies. In 2016, he was elected Chairman of Cevolva Biotech Inc. From 2014-2016, he was Chairman of MetaStat, Inc. From 2006-2011, he was Chairman of National Investment Managers, a company with $12 billion in pension administration assets. Berman is a director of four public healthcare companies: Advaxis, Inc., Catasys, Inc., and Cryoport Inc. and Immuron Ltd. From 2002 to 2010, he was a director of Nexmed Inc. (now called Seelos Therapeutics, Inc.) where he also served as Chairman/CEO in 2008 and 2009. From 1998-2000, he was employed by Internet Commerce Corporation (now Easylink Services) as Chairman and CEO, and was a director from 1998-2012. Previously, Berman worked at Goldman Sachs; was Senior Vice President of Bankers Trust Company, where he started the M&A and Leveraged Buyout Departments; he created the largest battery company in the world, in the 1980’s, by merging Prestolite, General Battery and Exide to form Exide Technologies (XIDE); he helped create SoHo, the lower Manhattan neighborhood in NYC, by developing five buildings; and he advised on over $4 billion M&A transactions, completing over 300 deals. Berman is a past Director of the Stern School of Business of NYU where he obtained his B.S. and M.B.A. degrees. He also has U.S. and foreign law degrees from Boston College and The Hague Academy of International Law, respectively. Notably, Richard was nominated for public company “Director of the Year” in 2012.
Brent M. Davies, CPA
Mr. Davies is also a member of the Board of Directors of TM Technologies, Inc. and a partner in his accounting practice in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has previously served as CFO of Patient Central Technologies, Inc. and of CEO of Robison, Hill & Co. Brent graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Marketing and a B.S. in Management. After serving as a manager in the S. S. Kresge Co. (K-Mart), he returned to school and received a B.S. in Accounting and an MBA (accounting option) from the University of Wyoming. He is a Certified Management Accountant and has CPA certificates from California, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. He has had more than 35 years of Diversified public accounting, industry and teaching experience, including national accounting firm auditing experience; serving as a controller of a small privately-owned company; serving on the Board of Directors of several small public and private companies; and participating in accounting and marketing research projects that resulted in two of the articles which he wrote, being published in national magazines. During his career in public accounting he has been involved with various oil and gas, coal, gold, silver, phosphate, sand and gravel mining companies as a consultant, tax preparer, auditor (well over 300 audits) and in financial statement preparation. He has taught various tax and accounting courses at the University of Wyoming and has been a frequent speaker at seminars and workshops sponsored by professional, civic and private groups.
President and Director
Prior to his full-time service with ComSovereign, Mr. Howell also held senior roles within Transform-X, Inc. and TM Technologies, Inc., including as CEO of Transform-X and President of TM Global, LLC. TM Global is a wireless technology company offering dramatic data throughput increases for existing wireless and wired networks, using Transpositional Modulation (TM). Prior to leading TM Global, Mr. Howell was a Co-Founder of the Willowdale Family of boutique advisory companies. Mr. Howell continues to serve as Willowdale’s Non-Executive Chairman. Outside of leading efforts on behalf of Willowdale’s clients, Mr. Howell is also an active leader with a number of national non-profits, particularly in the fields of children’s health and veterans’ affairs. Mr. Howell was an early member of the Business Advisory Committee for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s venture philanthropy activity (MVP). Mr. Howell also serves as one of the four Directors of The Rip Van Winkle Foundation, the New York-based Foundation funded largely with proceeds from the Estate of late New York Yankee Henry “Lou” Gehrig and his wife Eleanor. Previously, Mr. Howell served the U.S. government in a variety of uniformed and civilian capacities worldwide for the United States Army and Central Intelligence Agency. John is both Airborne and Ranger Qualified. Mr. Howell is a Fulbright Scholar and alumnus of Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina.
James A. Marks
James A. “Spider” Marks is the President of The Marks Collaborative, an advisory firm dedicated to the development and transformation of corporate leaders and their organizations. He has led business ventures to include entrepreneurial efforts in education, energy, IT, and primary research. General Marks spent over 30 years in the United States Army holding every command position from infantry platoon leader to commanding general. Significantly, in industry he was responsible for creating, training and managing a company that staffed over 10,000 linguists in Iraq generating annual revenues of over $700 million in less than a year. He has led large multinational organizations, universities, NATO, European Union, Korea, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Gen Marks is a published author, routine guest speaker, leader and senior advisor for multiple corporations, and has been an on-air military and intelligence analyst to CNN. In governmental relations, he prepared and presented testimonies for intelligence, armed services, and appropriations committees of both houses of the US Congress. He is an Honor Graduate of the US Army’s Ranger School and a member of the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame. General Marks has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY and a Master of Arts degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.