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Executive Team

Executive Team

John Yokley

President and CEO

John Yokley is the President, CEO and founder of Progressive Technology Federal Systems Inc. (PTFS) located in North Bethesda, Maryland. Mr. Yokley has over 30 years of experience in the field of engineering management and information technology consulting for government and industry.  Mr. Yokley established PTFS in 1995 to service federal government clients who require content management solutions, digitization services, and systems integration services, as well as professional and technical support services, primarily in the library science domain.   Under Mr. Yokley’s leadership, PTFS has expanded its capabilities and grown to employ 150 staff.   

Starting in 2007, Mr. Yokley launched multiple new vertical market strategies and expanded the ArchivalWare content management software product line to support digital library markets and exploit emerging geospatial intelligence and government declassification requirements.  The fully featured geospatial content management system (ArchivalWare GS) is the first of its kind to truly support multi-INT data sources.  ArchivalWare DX is a highly efficient semi-automated declassification processing solution providing a rapid ROI. Recently, Mr. Yokley designed and rolled out a true Digital Library System (DLS) capable of managing physical as well as electronic materials including digital documents, photographs, digital video, e-books, etc. This turn-key application supports 100% of the requirements and automates the workflow of special, academic and public libraries. 

In the 80's, Mr. Yokley designed and built computer-based simulators and trainers for military applications.  He also performed business development: delivering engineering strategies and solutions for small and large business. Mr. Yokley is a graduate from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (1980) and from George Washington University with a Masters in Engineering Administration (1985).

Dan Quinn

VP, Sales and Marketing

Dan Quinn is currently the VP of Sales & Marketing for PTFS where he has led the firm's sales, marketing, and business development activities for over eight years. PTFS provides digitization services, turnkey content management solutions, and IT/library staff augmentation. Dan has been instrumental in developing infrastructures and expanding product and service offerings that have allowed the firm to penetrate markets in the defense and intelligence communities. Recent notable clients include Carnegie Mellon University, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Three large programs at NGA have expanded ArchivalWare GS’ footprint to most DoD and IC agencies along with international partners.  Dan brings more than 30 years experience as a seasoned sales and marketing executive with a successful track record in business development in industries such as energy, information technology, utilities, and chemical, and in corporations with an extensive global reach. His involvement spans from start-ups to more mature organizations, with budgets ranging from $2M - $2B.

Prior to PTFS Dan helped secure VC funding for InTank Services, a startup robotics company, and then led the marketing and sales effort leading up to an acquisition.  Dan also served as an energy subject matter expert for Cap Gemini Ernst & Young (CGE&Y) and developed service line offerings for the energy, chemical, and utility industries. Specifically, Dan supported and helped structure the sales and delivery of two large B2B marketplaces: Elemica for the chemical industry and Enporion for the utility industry. Previous to this, Dan held 20 different positions spanning a 22-year career at Mobil Oil. Dan worked cross-functionally in the upstream, downstream and midstream business in most enclaves of the world, supporting disciplines such as operations, sales and marketing, global procurement and strategic sourcing, trading, analysis, a variety of supply chain activities, and eBusiness. Dan has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, and an MBA in Finance and Economics from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania.

Brett Smith

VP, Engineering and IT

Mr. Smith is a technology professional with 20 years of experience in the industry. He is a certified Project Management Professional who combines high-level program management experience with a background in hands-on software development. He serves as the Project Manager for PTFS’ subcontract in the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s iSToRE program as well as the subcontract in the Government Printing Office’s FDsys program.

Most recently, he served as Program Manager and Technical Manager for General Dynamics in Arlington, VA. Before that, he held a position as a Senior Member of the technical staff at Lambda Optical Systems in Reston, VA. He also served as Vice President and Software Consultant at TCP, Inc. in Wake Forest, NC. Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University and a Masters of Science in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University.

Vijay Patel

VP, Finance

Mr. Patel currently serves as the Vice President of Finance where he is responsible for the accounting, finance and operations functions of the company.  Mr. Patel first joined PTFS in May 2014.  Prior to joining PTFS, Mr. Patel was the Chief Financial Officer for Teaching Strategies, Inc., a privately-owned company specializing in early childhood education assessment, curriculum and  training. Prior to joining Teaching Strategies, Mr. Patel was Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for Flight Explorer, Inc., a privately-owned company located in Northern Virginia which specialized in providing global aircraft tracking, information technology and communications solutions to the aviation community.  Prior to Flight Explorer, Mr. Patel was the Associate Director of Finance for Startec Global Communications Corporation, a telecommunications company located in suburban Maryland, where he was responsible for financial planning, reporting and budgeting. Mr. Patel holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from the University of Maryland.