LEADERSHIP TEAM

Paul (Gene) Blackwell
Lt. General
United States Army (Retired)

Lieutenant General Blackwell (Ret.) is the Chairman and CEO of Victory Six Advisors.  Known as the “Digital General”, during LTG Blackwell’s career in the military and in the private sector, he has evaluated, operationalized and fielded numerous next-generation technologies in support of commercial, warfighter and national defense requirements.

 

Blackwell previously served for twelve years as a Vice President with Raytheon Network Centric Systems, where he ran the Rapid Initiative Group and was the company’s primary interface to CECOM and SOCOM. Blackwell has spent the past ten years serving as a senior advisor to technology companies, market strategy and consulting firms.

Martin A. Rahmani

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Martin Rahmani has over a decade of experience working with defense related technology companies, government and industry on developing and implementing projects. Mr. Rahmani has worked for investment funds, Fortune 500 companies and early stage companies with a particular focus on accelerating commercial and defense go to market strategies for new and unique technologies and capabilities.

 

Mr. Rahmani supported major programs for border security, critical infrastructure protection and infrastructure development in the US, Middle East, Asia and Africa.  He has also worked for a policy oriented non-profit organization and for a member of the House of Representatives. In his role as Managing Partner at Victory Six, Mr. Rahmani works closely with all of our clients to execute on tactical plans to achieve their unique objectives. 

Andrew T. Clausnitzer

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Andrew Clausnitzer has fifteen years of experience supporting both large and small corporations and investors with government relations, public relations, business development and strategic advisory services. Mr. Clausnitzer has extensive experience assisting technology and services companies assess their market position and implement comprehensive go to market strategies to accelerate growth within the government and defense markets. 

 

Mr. Clausnitzer has worked extensively with companies in the Middle East, Asia and Africa on economic development projects. He has also worked on statewide, congressional and presidential campaigns. In his role as Managing Partner at Victory Six, Mr. Clausnitzer works closely with all of our clients to develop customized strategies to achieve their unique objectives.   

Andrew G. Laing

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Andrew Laing is responsible for origination and diligence of early-stage technologies as well as client advisory in the areas of market assessments, corporate development and investment. Andrew is passionate about helping companies position to win and working with startup founders. 

 

Previously, Mr. Laing has worked for niche consulting firms in due diligence, government affairs, and strategy consulting roles. Andrew has experience working for the House Energy & Commerce Committee, with particular interest in the Communications & Technology subcommittee. He is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan and serves on the board of directors for Wolverine Mutual Insurance Company.

Dr. Steven Fleischmann

Dr. Fleischmann has over twenty years of experience as a global expert in risk across a broad range of areas including: global energy markets, national and international intelligence and security strategy and diplomacy, and strategic technologies. Dr. Fleischmann has been a principal in several global ventures in the technology and financial sectors, led a business intelligence team at a global Fortune 500 energy company, and advised investors and companies on issues related to direct investment, sovereign risk, infrastructure development and investment, and risk mitigation.

Strategic Advisor:
International Security,
Risk and Development

Matthew Wise

Strategic Advisor:
Government Relations

Matthew Wise leads the Government Affairs activity for Victory Six. He is the founder of Wise Capital Strategy.  Mr. Wise has over 15 years of experience working with and within Congress, the White House and Federal Agencies, including tenures with both the House and Senate. Mr. Wise has experience in both political and issue campaigns with extensive knowledge of how to build and guide teams to successful outcomes. During his career, Mr. Wise has worked on a wide array of issues most notably defense, trade, finance, transportation, infrastructure, and energy policy. Mr. Wise’s political activities include having served as the Coalition Finance Director for Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign.  Mr. Wise has helped create, organize, and manage Political Action Committees for corporations, industry associations, and non-profit organizations.  Additionally, Mr. Wise has served as an advisor for political candidates for federal and state offices.

Col. (Ret.) Jack O'Neill

Strategic Advisor: Engineering

Procurement, Construction, and Defense

Col. (Ret) O’Neill’s 30-year career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) culminated in his serving as Director, Army Staff Office of the Chief of Engineers. He led diverse programs and projects spanning military construction (MILCON), stevedoring, civil works, counter-mine and counter-IED programs, and military bridging. Colonel O’Neill was previously the Executive Director of The Army Engineer Association (AEA), where he held responsibility for P&L and overall AEA support to the U.S. Army Engineer Regiment, its alumni, and its industry partners. He maintains a strong and substantial network spanning senior engineers in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard, and contacts in hundreds of private sector companies and firms that do business with the DoD engineering community.

Col. (Ret.) Jack O'Neill

Strategic Advisor: Engineering

Procurement, Construction, and Defense

Col. (Ret) O’Neill’s 30-year career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) culminated in his serving as Director, Army Staff Office of the Chief of Engineers. He led diverse programs and projects spanning military construction (MILCON), stevedoring, civil works, counter-mine and counter-IED programs, and military bridging. Colonel O’Neill was previously the Executive Director of The Army Engineer Association (AEA), where he held responsibility for P&L and overall AEA support to the U.S. Army Engineer Regiment, its alumni, and its industry partners. He maintains a strong and substantial network spanning senior engineers in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard, and contacts in hundreds of private sector companies and firms that do business with the DoD engineering community.

Col. (Ret.) Harry Townsley

Strategic Advisor: Engineering, Technology, and Defense

Harry “Tee” Townsley is the senior technical advisor on new investment opportunities. Throughout his 30 year career in the United States Army Signal Corps he served in various overseas theaters and in multiple combat employments. His experience includes engineering, installation, and operation of strategic global communications systems supporting from the tactical level to the White House. He served as an adjunct professor in the Master’s Degree program in Telecommunications Engineering for the University of Southern Mississippi as well as the Senior Army Fellow with the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. He was the Chief of Staff for the largest overseas Signal Command supporting all US elements stationed from Norway to Saudi Arabia as well as international military headquarters in this area.  He directed major communications support to deployments in support of the Dayton Accords (Bosnia) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (Rwanda). His last assignment was in the Office of the Chief of Staff Army as the Chief of Systems Integration and Materiel Development for the Army Digitization Office. His subsequent experience was with the Raytheon Company with R&D for sensors development and counter IED programs.

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