Dr. Fawzi Ben Messaoud has been involved in higher education for over 29 years as an educator, administrator, and academic leader both at the campus and corporate level. He holds a B.S. in Computer Technology, an M.B.A. in Information Systems, and a Ph.D. in Information Technology. Dr. BenMessaoud is an active accreditation team chair and evaluator and has been serving on the Intermediate Review Committee (IRC) for the National Accreditation Organization (ACICS) in Washington DC, since 2001.
Dr. Ben Messaoud has worked for several years as an Intelligence Analyst and instructed Intelligence language courses prior to being selected by the FBI as a special agent. He has conducted several technology integration programs and has designed, developed, and successfully mapped an Information Security Systems program to the NSA Information Assurance standards that received the NSA CNSS approval in 2007. Dr. BenMessaoud has designed and integrated lab simulation to deliver Information Security System courses online. This project was selected among top 101 Best Practices in Integrating Technology with Higher Education for 2005 by Campus Technology magazine. He has also presented at several International and world conferences on instructional technologies, educational media, and technology Integration.
Bob is an innovate software services and technology entrepreneur with over 22 years experience in developing and growing technology and services based businesses. During that time Robert has built up and sold 6 such businesses and has also bought 6 businesses. Bob has a thorough understanding of "Key Value Drivers" of Software, Technology and Services businesses and has developed major turnaround strategies where appropriate in releasing value. Bob has managed on a "World Wide basis" with offices in England, USA and Japan. Bob's companies have been selected on 2 occasions as East Anglian Regional Finalist by 3i in their "Quest for Growth Competition"
Charlie spent 28 years with IBM from 1976 to 2004 where he held a range of European, Corporate Management and Executive positions including running IBM's largest Site in Europe at Greenock for five years from 1998 to 2002 and the company's Worldwide Server Manufacturing operations. "Latterly" he was Vice President of IBM's IT Global Service Delivery Division in Europe, based in Paris.
In 2008 he was awarded an OBE for Services to Industry and Economic development in Scotland. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute, and recently for 6 years was a Board member and Chair of the Finance and Operations Committees of Scottish Enterprise.
For the last 7 years, Charlie has been involved as a business angel and hands on entrepreneur investing in and managing various High technology ventures including software and recycling companies.
Mr. Jordan holds a Bachelor's degree in Computers and Electrical Engineering, an MBA degree and a Master's degree in Computer Resources and Information Management, and several Microsoft certifications. He has twenty years of technology-focused experience in education, business consulting, six sigma improvement, and project management in multiple countries and environments, including business startups with angel and venture funding. Mr. Jordan is an active accreditation evaluator and program specialist for the national accreditation organization ACICS.
Additionally, Mr. Jordan continues to serve his country as a Commander and Drilling Reservist in the U.S. Navy. He has deployed to Italy, Keflavik, Iceland, Puerto Rico, and Panama. CDR Jordan also detached to Belize, Columbia, and Ecuador in support of multinational Law Enforcement Operations; France, Germany, United Kingdom, and Norway in support of multinational operation "Strong Resolve"; Zaire and Uganda in support of operation "Guardian Assistance"; in support of IFOR (UN) operations over Bosnia-Herzegovina (formerly Yugoslavia); and to southern Bahrain while mobilized to active duty in support of operation "Enduring Freedom". CDR Jordan's military awards include Navy Commendation Medals (2), Air Medal, Naval Achievement Medals (3), and other personal and service awards.