D13 Leadership

D13 Executives


Jonathan Hunter

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

Jonathan Hunter is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Department 13. Prior to launching D13, Jonathan spent 20 years in the defense, federal law enforcement and commercial sectors delivering capabilities to defeat Improvised Explosive Devices. Also, Jonathan served as an advisor to the Chinese Olympics, National Academy of Sciences, National Bomb Squad Commanders Advisory Board, and the National Tactical Officers Association.

Jonathan is a former U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Officer with multiple deployments to Afghanistan and Bosnia. He is a Bronze Star Award recipient for actions in combat.

Stylianos Kaminaris

Chief Operating Officer 

Mr. Stylianos Kaminaris serves as Chief Operating Officer at Department 13. Stylianos has over 20 years of experience in providing highly technical solutions, products and services to commercial and government markets.

Previously, he served as the Director of Cyber Product Development for Battelle Memorial Institute. Throughout his career, he has played a key role in maturing products from R&D concept to market introduction. Some of these products include embedded cybersecurity, counter-IED systems, wireless middleware, manufacturing process automation and high-assurance secure communication products.

Sundeep Patel

Chief Financial Officer 

Sundeep Patel serves as Chief Financial Officer at Department 13. Sundeep has over 20 years experience implementing accounting, financials and operational controls, completing company restructures and assessing and employing flexible working capital facilities across companies of varied sizes and industries.

Previously, he served as Portfolio Controller at Sagamore Ventures, the venture capital division of Plank Industries. Prior to that he served as Vice President of Finance & Operations and Treasurer for B-Line Medical and Atellis, Inc. He received his M.B.A. from Georgetown University’s The McDonough School of Business and a B.S. in Finance from Rutgers University.

Robi Sen

Chief Technology Officer 

Robi Sen is an experienced inventor, serial entrepreneur, and futurist whose dynamic twenty-plus year career in technology, engineering, and research has led him to work on cutting edge projects for DARPA, RRTO, NASA, DOE, and the DOD. Robi also has extensive experience in the commercial space, including the co-creation of several successful start-up companies.

He is recognized as an application development authority and regularly contributes to papers, articles, and technical books where he continues to help develop and define technology beyond the “bleeding-edge.” Robi has been either author or contributor to numerous patents in wireless technology, in addition to penning award-winning historical primary research into the effects of agency on insurgency and irregular warfare.

Steve Shattil

Chief Science Officer and Executive Board Member

Steve Shattil is Chief Scientist and also leads the IP Department. In addition to graduate degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering, Steve practices patent law.

He also developed technologies that are now essential to wireless and cellular standards, with some of his most important innovations being standardized for next-generation “5G” wireless communications. Steve holds 41 US patents and more than a dozen international patents.

Matt Harvill

Chief Revenue Officer

Matt Harvill is the Chief Revenue Officer at Department 13. With a 30-year track record of success in technology centric businesses, including wireless, software, hardware, distribution and SaaS organizations, Mr. Harvill has an impressive track record, in all aspects of customer engagement, support and business generation. Along with multiple instances of rapid growth for start-up and early stage companies, he has extensive international experience and has led companywide business initiatives for Fortune 500 companies in the areas of general manager, sales, business development, professional services, partner programs and product management.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master’s in Business from the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School.

 

D13 Board


Miles Jakeman

Chairman of the Board

Miles Jakeman is a former Australian Army officer and successful company founder with skills in intelligence and national security program delivery. For over 30 years has advised senior business leaders and government officials, including representing countries in ministerial level forums. He was the Managing Director of ASX-listed Citadel Group (ASX:CGL) from inception until transitioning into board roles in November 2016. In addition to his Chairman role with D13, Miles is also Chairman of AIM-listed GetBusy plc.

Miles has a Bachelor of Science (Hons), a Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies, a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Asian Studies and a second PhD in Business Leadership. He has also completed the AICD Advanced Diploma Mastering the Boardroom and the AICD Diploma of International Company Directors, plus holds an Advanced Diploma of Project Management. Miles is a visiting Fellow at the Australian National University and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Al Teller

Executive Board Member 

Al Teller has been a major figure in the worldwide music industry for over four decades. Tapped to run his first major label, United Artists, at age 29, he subsequently rose to run two of the largest music enterprises, CBS (now Sony) and MCA (now Universal). Al was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve as the music industry’s representative on the National Information Infrastructure Advisory Council to develop public policy regarding the Internet.

After MCA, Al led two venture capital funded businesses, Atomic Pop and Red Ant Entertainment, both widely regarded as innovative milestones in the growth of digital distribution of music through the Internet. Al holds both a BS in Electronics Engineering and an MS in Operations Research from Columbia University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Dr. Kathleen Kiernan

Executive Board Member 

Dr. Kathleen Kiernan’s career spans 30 years in the law enforcement, defense, and intelligence industries. A 29-year veteran of Federal Law Enforcement, Kathleen served as the Assistant Director for the Office of Strategic Intelligence and Information for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

Kathleen served as a Member of the Army Science Board, Member of the Air Force Strategic Studies Board, the ATF representative to the Counterterrorism Center at CIA; Council Vice President for ASIS International and graduate of the FBI’s National Executive Institute. Kathleen is an adjunct faculty member at The Johns Hopkins University and at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security.

Phil George

Non-Executive Board Member 

Philip George serves as a Non-Executive Director of Department 13 International Limited since December 18, 2015. Phil has a strong background in cyber security and telecommunication companies and fulfilled leadership roles to include managing director and operations manager, general manager, technical director, and global IT manager.

Phil has also worked in the Finance, Oil & Gas, Startup & Mining and Petrochemical industries. Phil established and maintained wholesale and supplier relationships with Australian and international solutions providers to deliver premium end customer solutions.