michael rist is a senior financial executive with more than 20 years of international operations and business experience within corporate finance for public and privately-held companies and Big 4 public accounting. He has previously been chief financial officer of Mosaica Education, inc., the Elwing company, and sEs Engineering. He has worked across the telecommunication, technology, pharmaceutical, industrial manu- facturing, and education industries. He is a certified Public accountant and active in a number of professional organizations. Rist holds a Bs in accounting and Finance from copenhagen Business school and an MBa from the school of Business, villanova university. Albert J pizzica is an entrepreneur with experience at half a dozen startup companies. He is currently vice President of strategic Programs at american aerospace and vice President of Government and Defense Programs at the Elwing company. He is also the principal at Pizzica industries llc, a startup and medium business consulting company. Pizzica’s previous experience includes aseptic vaccine manufacturing operations at Merck and as a u.s. navy officer in various operations roles. Pizzica holds a Bs in Mechanical Engineering from cornell university and an MBa from the school of Business, villanova university.