OMNIPLEX executives are seasoned security professionals with
a wide range of corporate, intelligence, investigative and
security experience gained through distinguished careers with
the U.S. government service and with esteemed corporations.
Our executives have direct experience with the Federal Bureau
of Investigation, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department
of State, the Drug Enforcement Administration and military
intelligence agencies, as well as corporate business experience
with companies such as, Lockheed Martin, DynCorp, ORION Scientific
Systems, SRA International, Wang Laboratories and Computer
Julien G. Patterson combines his proactive approach with more than 29 years of international experience and business management expertise for the operations and management of OMNIPLEX World Services Corporation. In 18 years he guided a firm which will generate a projected $100 million in annual revenue this year and employs approximately 3,500 employees worldwide. He is frequently a keynote speaker to Government agencies, chambers of commerce, and many civic and religious groups.
Mr. Patterson’s security career began with the Central Intelligence Agency, during which time he designed a wide variety of comprehensive and specialized security training programs. Serving 10 years with the CIA, he was responsible for heading up CIA’s worldwide mobile training teams. In 1987, Mr. Patterson left the CIA to begin his career as an entrepreneur and consultant.
In 1990, he founded OMNIPLEX World Services Corporation (then known as OMNISEC International) and has been responsible for growing the business in several critical security arenas. OMNIPLEX has established two wholly owned subsidiaries: OMNISEC International Investigations, Inc., an industry leader in the provision of background investigations, primarily for the federal government; and OMNISEC International Security Services, Inc., a nationwide provider of government cleared security and police officers.
In 1997, Mr. Patterson was named the Greater Washington Entrepreneur of the Year from a field of over 890 nominees in the highly competitive Business Services category. The Entrepreneur of the Year award, sponsored by Ernst & Young LLP, the NASDAQ Stock Market, and other nationally known companies, was established to recognize “an elite group of entrepreneurs whose vision, innovation and hard work have established and sustained successful growing businesses.”
OMNIPLEX, a privately held ISO 9001 certified company, is a leading provider of high quality security services and innovative investigative solutions for prestigious government and commercial customers. OMNIPLEX’s corporate philosophy, Right People. Right Values®, drives every aspect of the business from the employees it selects, to the customers it serves, to the communities it supports. As one of the fastest growing security companies in the nation, it is a great place to work. The following professional, business, and community service awards are a representative sampling of OMNIPLEX’s commitment to employees, customers, and community.
He is also a frequent guest speaker to government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, various business forums, and the news media on a variety of topics. View Julien Patterson's complete biography.
Terri J. Wesselman, President and CEO
Terri J. Wesselman has more than 27 years' experience in all
aspects of business management. Ms. Wesselman has been instrumental
in all aspects of OMNIPLEX's growth and profitability with
emphases in the areas of strategic planning, business development,
information technology, accounting, human resources, financial
management, pricing and contract administration. Since 1992,
Ms. Wesselman has propelled the company's revenue growth by
more than 500 percent and under her guidance and direction,
OMNIPLEX graduated 3 years early from the Small Business Administration's
Ms. Wesselman began her career as a successful entrepreneur
and later transitioned to manage all aspects of corporate
contract administration, financial management, accounting,
management consulting and information technology. From 1980
to 1990, she worked for some of the largest government contractor
and international consulting firms, such as Lockheed Martin,
DynCorp and CAP Gemini America in various capacities, rising
quickly to the ranks of management and serving as Deputy Director
of Information Technology, Assistant Controller, Principal
Consultant and Vice President of Operations.
Ms. Wesselman earned a B.A. in business administration from
George Mason University and has completed M.B.A. coursework
at George Mason University with an emphasis in accounting
and information technology.
Michael S. Santelli, Chief Operating Officer
Michael S. Santelli has over 20 years of general management and operations management experience formulating and implementing operational and financial strategies to drive transformation and growth in business services companies serving Federal government and commercial organizations. In December 2012, Mr. Santelli was named Chief Operating Officer of OMNIPLEX World Services Corporation. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations and growth of the company.
Throughout his career, Mr. Santelli has made significant contributions implementing strategies to increase the presence and value of corporate enterprises within the homeland security and defense sectors. That experience and those successes include senior-level executive roles implementing management and operations processes, strategic vision, and business development efforts in both new and existing markets for Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Intelligence Community. Mike has led organizations in both the federal background investigations and the professional Security Services Support market niches, during which he successfully implemented efforts to reorganize for long term growth, implement processes to improve business performance, and maximize revenue and profit.
Prior to assuming the role of COO at OMNIPLEX, Mr. Santelli served as President of the USIS Information Management Division that provides security based professional and management services that include security services, litigation support, and records management. While in this role, Mike successfully integrated a $50+M professional services acquisition, generating a 25% increase in revenue and double digit EBITDA margin.
During his 12 year tenure with USIS, Mike was instrumental in USIS transitional growth and evolution including sales to three separate equity firms, ESOP, recapitalization and acquisitions. He led finance and accounting function for a $600M business, operating P&L of $125M organization, and was instrumental in over $5B in government contract awards.
Mr. Santelli earned his MBA at Carnegie Mellon University and his BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Vanderbilt University.
Jon N. Peterson, Vice President, Chief Financial
Officer and Controller
Jon N. Peterson has been involved in the financial management
aspects of both small and large businesses for the past 30
years. Mr. Peterson is a Licensed CPA in the State of Virginia.
He has wide-range of business management, finance and financial
accounting skills that includes design and implementation
of many financial systems, financial accounting and reporting,
acquisitions and mergers, cash management, bank relations
and the management of corporate level departments in Finance
and Accounting, Management Information Systems, Human Resources
and Collections. Over the 12 year period prior to joining
OMNIPLEX in 2000, Mr. Peterson held positions as Vice President
of Finance & CFO for two communications services companies.
He has also been an independent consultant on financial matters
for numerous corporations. Mr. Peterson holds a Masters of
Business Administration from Xavier University, Cincinnati,
Ohio. He is an active member of the American Institute of
CPAs and the Virginia Society of CPAs.
Kelly C. Grems, Senior Vice President and Corporate
Kelly C. Grems is an attorney-at-law with more than 15 years'
experience in advising employers on a broad range of labor
and employment issues. At OMNIPLEX, she has responsibility
for the Human Resources and Security Departments and is responsible
for all labor and employment law matters, including the negotiation
and administration of all collective bargaining agreements.
Prior to joining OMNIPLEX in 1997, Ms. Grems was an attorney
in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer
and Feld, L.L.P., where she advised clients on a wide array
of employment and labor-related issues.
Ms. Grems earned a B.A. in Music Education from Texas Christian
University and a M.Ed. from the University of Houston. She
has a J.D. from The American University, Washington College
of Law and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review.
Ms. Grems is a member of the Virginia, District of Columbia,
and Maryland Bar Associations and is active as a faculty member
and lecturer for the Virginia Bar Association on labor and
William A. Turk, Vice President and General Counsel
William A. Turk has over 20 years of broad business experience
working for government contracting firms in the services industry.
Joining OMNIPLEX in 1997, as Corporate Counsel Mr. Turk handles
legal matters related to contract disputes, bid protests,
mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property and corporate
governance. He also manages the contract administration, pricing,
purchasing and licensing functions for the company.
Prior to joining OMNIPLEX, Mr. Turk was Assistant General
Counsel for I-NET, Inc., a subsidiary of Wang Laboratories,
where he provided broad general corporate legal advice. Mr.
Turk also spent ten years with Computer Sciences Corporation
in positions ranging from Pricing Analyst to managing a contracts
department responsible for administering over $600 million
in government contracts. His experience includes proposal
pricing and preparation, budgeting, financial tracking, contract
administration and management, and in-house counsel for a
major systems integration corporation.
Mr. Turk holds a B.S. from James Madison University, an M.B.A.
from the College of William and Mary and a J.D. from the George
Mason University School of Law. He is a member of the Bar
in both the District of Columbia and Virginia.
James M. Moore, Vice President, Corporate Business
James M. Moore has over 26 years of operations, engineering
management, and business development experience in professional
services support, applied research, and advanced technology
hardware and software prototyping for DoD, DARPA, U.S. Intelligence
agencies, and the commercial transition of DoD technologies.
Mr. Moore is an active participant in OMNIPLEX's strategic
planning and is responsible for identifying, qualifying, bidding,
and capturing of contract opportunities and large strategic
procurements with new and existing clients. His organization
includes a team of business developers, capture managers,
market researchers, corporate communications professionals,
and a fully staffed proposal development facility. He is also
responsible for evaluating and managing strategic alliances
and corporate partnerships.
Prior to joining OMNIPLEX, Mr. Moore was Vice President of
Business Development at Platinum Solutions, a government sector
software development company; Director of Business Development
for ORION Scientific Systems, and thereafter, the ORION Center
for Homeland Security at SRA International, where he led efforts
to provide counterterrorism and counterintelligence analytic
solutions to clients across the Department of Defense and
the intelligence community. While at SRA, he was the senior
member of the Transition Team during the SRA acquisition of
ORION Scientific in February 2004. In his senior-level corporate
development role, Mr. Moore served as mentor for staff career
development and corporate technology innovation.
Mr. Moore holds an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing and a
B.S. in Psychology and Chemistry from Western New England
Michael M. Wines, President and General Manager,
OMNISEC International Security Services, Inc. and OMNISEC
Security Services, Inc. (two OMNIPLEX wholly owned subsidiaries.)
Michael M. Wines has over 27 years of security and law enforcement management and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of OMNISEC International Security Services, Inc. and OMNISEC Security Services Inc. Mr. Wines has operational, contractual and financial management responsibility for over 29 security contracts in both the federal and commercial sectors with a total value of over $265 million. OMNISEC employs over 1,000 security professionals and posted revenues of over $50 million in 2006. The OMNISEC organization includes an executive management team, a team of 15 project managers, and a dedicated training staff of law enforcement subject matter experts.
Mr. Wines has been with OMNIPLEX since 1992. He began his
career with OMNIPLEX as a Shift Supervisor on the OMNISEC
DoD Security Services Support Effort and over that 14-year
period has achieved progressively higher levels to responsibility,
including promotion in 2005, to his current key role as President.
Throughout his private and public law enforcement career,
Mr. Wines has made significant contributions implementing
security management strategies that were critical success
components to the War on Drugs, the Global War on Terrorism,
and regional efforts to address gang violence, workplace violence
and domestic violence. Prior to joining OMNIPLEX, Mr. Wines
was a Detective with the Anne Arundel County, MD Police Department.
Mr. Wines is a Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Service (DCJS) certified instructor in Private Security Services and DCJS Law Enforcement and is frequently called upon to speak before the DCJS.
Mr. Wines is a graduate of the Anne Arundel Police Academy
and Anne Arundel and Prince George's County Community Colleges.
Mr. Wines has also completed DEA, DHS, and other specialized
federal law enforcement training. He is a member of the American
Society for Industrial Security (ASIS.)