Mr. Willie Henderson
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Henderson founded Optimal Enterprise Solutions, Inc. in March of 2004. He has created an environment where the best engineers can flourish and reap rewards for hard work while developing and delivering a top quality product to customers. Mr. Henderson is very well respected in the intelligence community and has received many accolades for his leadership and management.
Prior to starting OES, Mr. Henderson worked with several top defense companies and as a vice president managed a staff of over 300 engineers. His responsibilities included business develop ment and managing engineering contracts for a variety of DoD customers.
Ms. Carolyn D. Wood
President and Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Wood has over 20 years of experience as an executive working for the Department of Defense, defense contractors and several international associations. She also spent three years on Capitol Hill as a congressional staffer at the United States Senate. Ms. Wood has managed budgets for organizations with resources exceeding billion dollar budgets and has extensive experience in contracting, human resources and security management. She has managed classified government conferences around the world and worked extensively with top government agencies and defense corporations.
Mr. Lawrence J. Shorten
Vice President, Systems Engineering and Integration
Mr. Shorten has worked in Information Technology for over 18 years. His experience runs from network engineering (held a CCNA Certification), LAN operations and maintenance, large systems engineering and acquisition programs for the Air Force, to Capital Planning and Investment Control, Enterprise Architecture and Information Assurance supporting Chief Information Officers in the Intelligence Community. Mr. Shorten's experience includes systems engineering and integration, acquisitions (Program Element Manager), program management, information assurance (CISSP candidate) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library. Corporately, he serves as the Chief Information Officer for OES and program manager for various customer contracts. Mr. Shorten spent six years as a Communications Officer in the US Air Force and holds an MSEE from Tulane University and an MBA from Averett University.