Our team

  • Scott AmeyChairman of the Board

    Mr. Amey is currently the Chairman and principal owner of Amyx, Inc. Mr. Amey directly participates in all business plan and budget development and monitoring activities, and in major new business initiatives. He chairs the quarterly Board of Directors Meetings and the annual Shareholders Meeting.

    In 2008, Mr. Amey led a group of former Federal Government Contractor executives that bought Amyx, Inc. From January, 2008 through July, 2011, Mr. Amey served as President and CEO of Amyx, expanding the company’s customer base and offered services. He also focused the company’s objectives on outstanding customer service, recognition and advancement of company employees, and deep involvement in community service.

    From 1993 to 2004, Mr. Amey was the founder and Chief Operating Officer of RS Information Systems, Inc. (RSIS). In that time, RSIS grew to the nation’s 40th largest Federal Government IT and Engineering services provider, with over 1,700 employees and $365 Million in annual revenue. Mr. Amey had corporate oversight for over 50 Federal IT and Engineering contracts with the Department of Energy, NOAA, NASA, Department of Transportation, US Air Force, and Social Security Administration. Mr. Amey was responsible for RSIS’ Quality Management System and led the company’s ISO 9001-2000 and SEI/CMM certifications. He also led business planning sessions and monthly financial reviews.

    Previously, Mr. Amey worked for Information Systems and Networks Corporation, Metters Industries, United Technologies, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Singer Link Simulation Systems, and Vitro Laboratories. He holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics.

    Mr. Amey currently serves as a member of the George Washington University’s Board of Trustees. In 2007, Mr. Amey was the recipient of the GW Alumni Service Award for founding and establishing the School of Engineering and Applied Science Career Center.  In 2008, he was once again recognized by GW as a recipient of the 2008 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, the highest award given by the University.  In 2009, Mr. Amey was inducted into the GWU School of Engineering’s Hall of Fame.

  • Mark V. Hughesmember of the Board of Directors

    President (Retired) – System and Network Solutions Group Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE – SAI)

    Mr. Hughes is a member of the Board of Directors of the GWU Medical Faculty Associates, Inc., an IRS §501(c)(3) not for-profit corporation that provides comprehensive medical care to residents of the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Amyx Corporation, a management and technical solutions provider to government customers. He is a trustee emeritus of the George Washington University. He is a member of the National Advisory Council of the George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science and of the GWU Athletics Advisory Board.

    He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of The George Washington University (2002-2014), serving on five board committees and as chair of the Academic Affairs Committee. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of Life with Cancer (INOVA), a Virginia organization providing support to cancer patients and their families. Mr. Hughes served as a Commissioner for the Arthur S. Flemming Awards, awarded annually to outstanding mid-career federal employees.

    Mr. Hughes retired as President, System and Network Solutions Group, of Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE – SAI) in February 2006. The System and Network Solutions Group performed much of the systems development and systems integration work within SAIC, concentrating on the development of federal telecommunications, command and control systems, criminal justice information systems, physical security and information security. During Mr. Hughes’ sixteen-year leadership of this Group, annual revenues grew from $84 million to over $1.6 billion and over 5,000 employees.

    While at SAIC, Mr. Hughes served as a member of several corporate boards, including Telcordia (formerly Bellcore) a telecommunications software company with revenues of over $1.3 billion, AMSEC LLC, a joint venture of SAIC and Northrup Grumman Newport News Shipbuilding, with annual revenues of $500 million, Data Systems & Solutions, a joint venture of SAIC and Rolls Royce, Ultra-Scan, providing ultrasound fingerprint scanners, and Saudi SAI a joint venture of SAIC and a Saudi investor.

    Prior to joining SAIC in August of 1990, Mr. Hughes was senior vice president of Planning Research Corporation’s (now Northrup Grumman IT) Information Systems Group and General Manager of two of its three divisions: the Defense and Space Systems Division and the Systems Support Division. In those roles, he was responsible for all systems development and integration projects for intelligence, command and control, and space applications in PRC.

    After joining PRC in 1971, Mr. Hughes committed his expertise to the development and integration of complex computer-based systems. In other assignments, he was vice president for command, control, communications and intelligence marketing, achieving a win rate on competitive bids of 65%. He also has held the positions of division vice president, department manager, project manager, computer systems scientist, systems architect, and programmer.

    He is a past member of the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) Board of Governors and served as a member of the Executive Committee. He was also Chairman of the Government Electronics and Information Technology Association (GEIA); is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Security Affairs Support Association (SASA); and is a member of Sigma Pi Sigma, the national physics honor society. Mr. Hughes is a Senior Member of IEEE.

    Mr. Hughes is a Distinguished Graduate of the George Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in physics and a master’s degree in computer science with a minor in medical engineering. He completed the Harvard program for senior executives in national and international security (1989), the Stanford University Program on Mergers and Acquisitions (2004), the Stanford University Program for Public Company Directors (2007) and the Private Wealth Management Program at Wharton (2007).

    Mr. Hughes resides in Potomac, Maryland, with his wife Susan. They have four children, Michael, Adam, Lisa Godwin, and Kelly.

  • Dave Karlgaardmember of the Board of Directors

    Dr. David C. Karlgaard has served as a technical contributor, manager and executive in the information sciences industry since 1968.

    He began his professional career as an electrical engineer at several U.S. Government research laboratories from 1968 through 1975. He then worked as an electrical engineer and executive at Computer Sciences Corporation from 1976 through 1984. In 1985 he founded PEC Solutions, a government information technology services company. He took the company public in 2000 on the NASDAQ National Market and merged the company with Nortel Federal Solutions in June of 2005. He recently retired as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nortel Government Solutions, a subsidiary of Nortel Networks.

    Dr. Karlgaard’s technical education includes a BS in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, an MS in Mathematics from Michigan State University, and a doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from The George Washington University. His management education includes an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

    Dr. Karlgaard previously served as Adjunct Professor at The George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and at the Business School. He was a founding director of James Monroe Bank, a Northern Virginia publicly-traded community bank. He now serves on the Board of Directors of Freedom Bank of Virginia and on the Board of Trustees of George Washington University where he was recognized with an Outstanding Service Award and is a member of the GW Engineering Hall of Fame.

    Dr. Karlgaard has been associated with the Professional Services Council, Northern Virginia Technology Council, American Electronics Association, and has served as President of the Washington Technology Fast 50 Council. He is active in a number of charitable organizations. He is married, with two grown children, has lived in the Northern Virginia area since 1968, and enjoys travel and an occasional round of golf.

  • Jim Portermember of the Board of Directors

    Jim Porter has been in the Information Technology and Insurance industries for the past 32 years with Compaq Computer Corp, Willis Group Holdings and Zurich Financial Services. His experience has been in the sales and service arena, selling effectiveness along with sales methodology and training.

  • William SchaeferPresident and Chief Executive Officer

    William Schaefer is Amyx’s President, Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors.

    As President and CEO, Mr. Schaefer leads both strategic and tactical planning for the execution of all Amyx IT and Management consulting services. This includes identifying target markets, establishing strategic partnerships, managing corporate revenue and profitability, and leading capture activities. Mr. Schaefer’s primary focus is realizing Amyx’s mission of exceeding customer expectations and institutionalizing across all Amyx service offerings a quality program based on CMMI and ISO standards. His recent focus has helped lead the transformation of Amyx’s service offerings dedicated to cybersecurity and mission assurance, large scale IT integration projects using agile principles, and sophisticated financial analytics services across both Federal Civilian and Defense sectors.

    In 2012, Mr. Schaefer managed Amyx’s Defense line of business providing support across all facets of business including program operations, customer relationship management, and business development. From 2006 to 2012, he served in several roles as Program Manager overseeing Amyx’s Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) major IT transformation initiatives such as the Integrated Data Environment (IDE) deployment. The IDE deployment established DLA’s Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) enabling services and metadata discovery, interoperability, and accessibility across the DLA and DoD Enterprise which helped drive down millions of dollars in software development costs for users of DLA data.

    From 2004 – 2006, Mr. Schaefer served as Tenix Pty Ltd’s Business Development Manager for its North American market. As one of Australia’s largest defense contractors, Tenix brought on Mr. Schaefer to develop the Strategic Plan for introducing its Crossbow® data management, data visualization, and Business Intelligence software suite. Working from Tenix’s Melbourne, Sydney, and US-based office in Atlanta, this required extensive international coordination with the United States and Australian Government agencies, customers, and commercial partners which proved successful in introducing the new IT solutions within the United States Marine Corps, Department of Homeland Security, United States Navy, and through CRADAs with academia.

    Mr. Schaefer began his career as a member of Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Logistics and Maintenance Applied Research Center (LandMARC) contributing to the development of an award-winning Integrated Sensor Radio Frequency Identification Device (ISRFID) technology that provided condition based logistics capabilities to the United States Navy. Under a license from GTRI, Mr. Schaefer helped start up a Service Disable Veteran Owned Small Business, Cobalt Technology, where he held responsibilities developing the company’s Business Plan, engaging strategic partners, and helping realize revenue targets.

    Mr. Schaefer is a Project Management Professional (PMP), holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the George Washington University’s School of Business, and received his undergraduate degree from the United States oldest all-male college, Hampden-Sydney College (1775).