David R. Schmitz
President, Cubic Defense Applications
David R. Schmitz is President of the companies comprising our Cubic Defense Systems segment and a Senior Vice President of Cubic Corporation.
Previously he served as Cubic Defense Applications’ Chief Operating Officer.
Before joining Cubic in July 2012, Schmitz held the position of Vice President and General Manager for Cobham Sensor System Microwave products.
Schmitz graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Science degree in applied mechanics. He also holds a Master of Science degree in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University.
Raymond C. Barker
Executive Vice President and General Manager, Integrated Training Solutions
Raymond C. Barker is an Executive Vice President and General Manager responsible for the combat training systems and simulation systems businesses. Mr. Barker joined Cubic in November 1997, serving as Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Barker’s technical expertise resides in electronics and electro-optics, and he has held direct contributing and managerial engineering positions during his career.
Prior to joining Cubic, he was Group Vice President of Business Development for Flight Systems Inc., TRACOR, Inc., in Austin, Texas. He previously served as Vice President of Operations and Business Development for the firm. Mr. Barker also served as Director of Business Development for the Electro-Optical Systems Division of Loral Corp. in Pasadena, CA. During his 10 years with Loral, he held increasingly responsible executive positions after starting with the firm in 1980. Mr. Barker also held a number of executive positions with the Electro-Optical Systems division of Xerox Corp. in Pasadena.
Michael L. Kelly
Vice President, Strategy and Development
Michael L. Kelly is Vice President Strategy and Development. He is responsible for strategic planning, acquisitions, market research, and development of long-term growth opportunities. His experience includes a variety of management positions in defense electronics, general management, international programs, technology transfer, joint ventures, and strategic planning.
Prior to his most recent assignment at Cubic, Mr. Kelly was President and CEO of Cubic Advanced Tactical Systems, a joint venture between Cubic Defense Applications and Rafael Armament Development Authority Ltd. of Haifa, Israel. In prior assignments at Cubic, Mr. Kelly focused on international business development with emphasis on air combat, combat training centers, and communications programs.
Before joining Cubic in 2002, Mr. Kelly held several management positions with SAIC including General Manager of SAIC’s joint venture in Saudi Arabia. He previously served as Vice President for Business Development for Advanced Electronics Company, Ltd, a Boeing/Northrop Grumman affiliate in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Earlier in his career, he was Contracts Manager for International Programs in the Westinghouse F-16 Avionics Division in Baltimore, Maryland.
Mr. Kelly holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland; Master of Arts in International Relations from Schiller International University, Paris, France; and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from McDaniel College, Westminster, Maryland.
Donald G. Jacobs
Executive Vice President and General Manager, Airborne Systems and Information Superiority
Donald Jacobs is Executive Vice President and General Manager of Airborne Systems and Information Superiority, a core business area of Cubic Defense Applications. He is responsible for the company’s air test and training instrumentation system product lines, including day-to-day business operations, performance on existing government contracts, and execution of the strategic business plan for air range systems.
Mr. Jacobs has more than 35 years of experience in the design, development, and management of complex real-time test and training systems used by national aircrews worldwide. Prior to joining Cubic in 2000, Mr. Jacobs was Vice President and General Manager at Applied Data Technology Inc. (ADTI), a defense contractor providing range instrumentation products and services to domestic and foreign customers. He was one of the founding owners of ADTI and oversaw its growth from a small start-up company in 1988 until acquisition by Cubic in 2000.
Mr. Jacobs is a graduate of San Diego State University with a bachelor of science degree in mathematics and computer science.
Vice President, Business Development
Anthony Verna is the Vice President of Business Development for Cubic Defense Applications, Inc., a subsidiary of San Diego Based Cubic Corporation. In this capacity he manages the worldwide Business Development department, focusing primarily on identifying, evaluating and pursuing business opportunities. Cubic is a leading provider of live and virtual training systems,and a specialized supplier of military electronics and information assurance solutions.
Mr. Verna is a full-performance executive with over 22 years of progressive experience in National Security and technology solutions for the Defense and Fed IT market. He has proven leadership, operational and business development expertise with over $1B in career competitive new business bookings and a demonstrated ability to energize growth. Prior to joining Cubic, he was the key senior executive, responsible for strategic planning and organic growth that resulted in successful Private Equity-backed turn-around, transforming a small business Fed IT service provider into full and open specialized cyber solutions provider. He has also served as the VP for Business Development and Capture Operations, as well as a division manager with a $100M P&L, for a $1 Billion/year publicly traded National Security-focused U.S. Government technology solutions provider.
Anthony’s industry experience also includes senior executive positions with CACI/Paradigm Solutions Corporation, ManTech International and Northrop Grumman. He is an active participant in various industry associations including AFCEA.
Terry W. Kohl
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Simulations Systems
Terry Kohl is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cubic Simulation Systems, a training systems business area of Cubic Defense Applications. Ms. Kohl is responsible for all aspects of Cubic’s virtual and immersive training systems business, including guiding the future technology direction of the product lines and geographical expansion into new markets.
Prior to joining Cubic, she held leadership positions of increasing responsibility at ECC International Corporation, a virtual simulation systems company acquired by Cubic in 2003. Her positions included managerial responsibility for contracts, business development, and program management.
Ms. Kohl is a graduate of University of Central Florida with a bachelor of science degree in computer science and a minor in business. She is a member of several industry associations including the National Infantry Association; the Association of the United States Army; the National Defense Industrial Association, which includes the division, Women in Defense (WID); the National Guard Association of the United States; and the Air Force Association.
Vice President of Cubic Cyber Solutions
Steven Frenz is Vice President of Cubic Cyber Solutions Inc. (CCSI), a cyber technologies business area of Cubic Defense Applications. In this capacity Mr. Frenz is responsible for all facets of the operation with emphasis on the development and growth of Cubic’s cyber security capabilities. Mr. Frenz brings diverse industry and functional expertise that spans the Intelligence Community, DoD, Federal/Civilian and Commercial sectors.
Prior to joining Cubic, Mr. Frenz was the Vice President, Director of Business Development for Cybersecurity Solutions at SAIC. In this role, he was responsible for business development and sales strategy with a mandate to drive growth across all markets.
Mr. Frenz previously served as Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Operations, for The North Highland Company where he was responsible for strategic and tactical leadership for complex technology and business initiatives. Mr. Frenz also spent 10 years with Hitachi Consulting and served as VP, Consulting Operations. Earlier in his career, Mr. Frenz was an engineer with Lockheed Martin.
Mr. Frenz was a Captain in the United States Air Force, spending seven years active duty and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado and a bachelor of science in Information Systems from the University of Wisconsin.