Peter S. Markakos
Pete Markakos is the President and Founder of EDC Consulting and the President of McLane Advanced Technologies. Pete has served in senior executive positions in the defense and government services sector for close to 20 years and worked for such companies as SAP, PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM and KPMG. He founded EDC Consulting in 2005 and acquired many years of hands-on experience building start-up companies and transforming them into high-performing organizations that resulted in sale, acquisition and merger transactions. Pete has a strong track record of formulating and executing strategic and operational plans that uncover unique opportunities and grow market presence in public and private sector settings. He has a proven ability to apply non-traditional thinking to complex problems. His extensive business, defense and government experience allows him to speak at a detailed systems level while also communicating with non-technical personnel, investors and shareholders in a manner which can be easily understood. Pete retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after 24 years of combined time on active duty and the Marine Corps reserve. He has a Master of Science degree in Economics from The George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Norwich University. He is a member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). Pete resides in McLean, Virginia.