TAEC Executive Team:
Walt T. Oleski
Walt Oleski, a graduate from Western State University in Gunnison, Colorado, has over 30 years of executive level management and leadership experience. The consummate entrepreneur, he was co-founder of Science and Engineering and Analysis Corporation (SEACOR) and organically grew the firm to over $100 million in annual revenues, 60 offices in 3 countries with over 700 professionals. He subsequently co-founded GO Media, an online portal digitally connecting, automating and streamlining the automotive insurance claims industry. GO Media was successfully acquired by a leader in the collision claims industry.
Mr. Oleski joined Technology Associates International Corporation (TAIC), a Department of Defense (DOD) professional services company, in 2003 and was elected President and CEO in 2005. Under the leadership of Mr. Oleski, TAIC expanded from $10 million to over $55 million in annual revenue and from less than 100 to more than 400 professionals. TAIC was successfully acquired in late 2012.
During 2005, within TAIC, Mr. Oleski launched a new initiative; A commercial wireless group, focused on providing professional services to large wireless carriers. In 2011, the continued success of this services group compelled the creation of a separate company, Technology Associates EC Inc. (TAEC).
Stephen P. Meyer
COO, Secretary and Treasurer
Stephen Meyer, a graduate from Harvard Business School, possesses more than 30 years of executive level experience in financial and general management, including starting, developing, and financing technology-based companies, such as SAIC, The Titan Corporation, and REMEC. As Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Mr. Meyer engineered over $500 million worth of private and public, debt and equity transactions. As General Manager, Mr. Meyer grew an Information Technology (IT) business to over $40 million in annual revenue. Mr. Meyer’s main focused has been on developing and managing vital corporate functions such as Contracts and Human Resources (Titan), mergers and acquisitions (Titan), tax and retirement management at SAIC, Titan, and REMEC and he served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) at SAIC. Mr. Meyer served as Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) at TAIC from 2003 until its successful acquisition in 2012.
Mr. Meyer has been with TAEC since its inception and serves the day-to-day finance and administration requirements of TAEC’s fast-paced environment. Mr. Meyer’s focus has been on infrastructure development and maintaining key relationships with financial institutions and clients in order to support rapid expansion in the telecommunications sector.
Jay W. Sample
Jay Sample, a graduate from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, serves as President of TAEC and possesses over 17 years of experience in the telecommunications sector, 14 of which Mr. Sample has spent at the executive management level. Mr. Sample is intimately involved in developing client relationships and acquiring new business to the tune of $95M thus far. Additionally, Mr. Sample is responsible for financial management, including projects budgeted at over $100 million, corporate development and professional staff training. Mr. Sample frequents each company location overseeing changes and innovations within the company.
Mr. Sample joined Technology Associates in 2005, was appointed the Vice President position in 2010 and appointed President in 2014. Prior to operating within the telecommunications sector, Mr. Sample was a successful private real estate development professional.
Senior Vice President
Mark Grimes is a business development and management consulting professional, with backgrounds in convergence telecom and synergistic professional disciplines, including Executive Management roles and Boards of Directors responsibility. Mr. Grimes has over 20 years professional experience in the Wireless and Public Safety Telecommunications industry, as well as significant business development and management experience in the following fields: Energy & Power Solutions, GIS, Security, Asset Management, Environmental Consulting, Government Contracting, Public Relations, Mass Media.
Mr. Grimes’ professional experience includes consulting, management, engineering, and deployment services for wireless and public safety telecom network infrastructure projects with budgets of up to $150M. He is integrally involved in the acquisition of new business in excess of $270M.
Mr. Grimes expertise includes executive and director-level management, administration, operations, sales, and financial reporting; providing professional staff training on project and program management responsibilities; and corporate development activities that include a particular expertise in extending an existing company’s services portfolio into new sectors, forging collaboration, alliances, and expansion in league with strategic partners.