Ultra Electronics 3eTi


3eTI’s executive team is dedicated to providing 3eTI with a collective voice and purpose, while furthering the organization’s mission for innovative, secure, network-centric critical infrastructure solutions that customers trust and value. The team possess’ a wealth of leadership and experience to this established organization.

Swami Iyer

As president of 3eTI, Swami Iyer brings the company’s customers and partners more than 20 years of experience in engineering, science, aerospace and security technologies. He has a track record of driving profitability and organizational growth through new programs emphasizing innovation and accountability. His background in building new lines of business to optimize stakeholder value includes meeting revenue and profit growth targets and shaping opportunities into repeatable opportunities. Mr. Iyer possesses extensive expertise in the areas of defense and cyber resiliency, as well as in business development and go-to-market strategy and operations. Prior to joining 3eTI, he was vice president with Honeywell Aerospace where he led international and domestic aerospace and defense programs. Prior to that role, he served in the US Air Force for more than 17 years in a number of positions. Notable among these: Chief of the South Asia, Australia & Oceania Branch for the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs, Director of Operations for the Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB, and B-52 Flight Test Commander / Chief of Standards & Evaluation. Mr. Iyer holds a Bachelor of Science and Engineering degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan, a Master of Science and Engineering degree in Flight Test Engineering from the USAF Test Pilot School, and Master of Science and Engineering degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Scott Nicholes
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)/Vice President of Finance

Scott Nicholes brings 3eTI two decades of experience leading financial operations for technology and defense organizations. His background includes strategic and tactical financial management that encompasses financial reporting, treasury management, budgeting and forecasting. Among the roles Mr. Nicholes held prior to joining 3eTI, he was director of finance and treasurer for Nammo Talley, Inc., in Mesa, AZ Highlights of his tenure included budgeting process improvements and management of large projects that returned or helped save the company millions of dollars. A certified public accountant, Mr. Nicholes is an accounting expert with a background in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) and the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). He holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in accountancy from Arizona State University.

Paul Spaven
Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Paul Spaven brings more than 20 years of leadership experience with the military and industry to 3eTI. His background includes demonstrated excellence rapidly assessing stakeholder needs, building cultures of trust and superior performance, and achieving business goals in complex, multinational environments. Prior to joining 3eTI, Mr. Spaven was a program manager with Pacific Aerospace Consulting where he led an elite team of engineers in support of the Royal Australian Air Force and Navy. Prior to joining industry, he served as an officer in the US Air Force with 19 years as an F-15C pilot, military strategist and squadron commander. Mr. Spaven holds a BS degree in electrical engineering from the US Air Force Academy, and Master’s degrees in management, C4ISR systems engineering, and military strategy.

Charlene Mowery, CISM, PE
Chief Sales & Marketing Officer (CSMO)

Charlene Mowery brings defense, commercial, and channel clients more than 25 years of experience at the senior level adding strategic value to organizations focused on IT/OT systems, cybersecurity, protection of critical infrastructure, and risk management. She is results driven executive with extensive expertise managing diverse, multi-dimensional, and global organizations. Highly focused, motivated, and uniquely qualified to embrace challenges and produce high performance outcomes. Prior to joining 3eTI, Ms. Mowery served in a variety of executive positions as a U.S. Naval officer, executing annual requirements of $600M in facilities maintenance and repair and $340M in support services for infrastructure, consisting of over 10,000 facilities as the Assistant Regional Engineer, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic. Ms. Mowery also served as the Force Civil Engineer to US Fleet Cyber Command, where she led network and critical support for 2,000 critical infrastructure facilities worldwide, with a plant value of $35B. She has an MS degree in Engineering from Stanford University and a BS degree in Ocean Engineering from the US Naval Academy.

Brian N. Garcia
General Counsel and Vice President, Contracts

Brian Garcia joined 3eTI after serving Ultra Electronics in multiple roles spanning a period of eight years. Prior to joining 3eTI in July 2015, Mr. Garcia was Chief Legal Counsel and Vice President, Contracts for Ultra Electronics, Special Operations Technology (SOTECH) while also serving as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for the Secure Intelligence System’s Board of Directors. He was also President of Ultra Electronics, Criticom, and before that served as Criticom’s General Counsel and Vice President, Contracts. Before joining Criticom in 1996, Mr. Garcia practiced law at Piliero, Mazza in Washington, D.C., where he represented small businesses and minority-owned firms focusing on government contracts law and commercial litigation. He earned his JD from the Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America and a BA in Political Science from Seton Hall University. He is a member of the Maryland State bar, US District Court of Maryland, US Court of Federal Claims, and Maryland State Bar Association.

William O’Connell
Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Bill O’Connell brings the company more than 35 years of IT experience supporting complex technical systems and organizations in the defense, government and commercial sectors. His expertise spans programming, systems analysis and design, management of software development projects, and administration of LANs and WANs. Directly managing IT groups, Bill has a long track record developing and implementing corporate IT strategy in close collaboration with diverse executive teams.

For 3eTI, Bill brings this background to bear efficiently managing and implementing enterprise Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) and Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS). Working in top technical lead and program management roles, his direction is critical to customers’ national-level cybersecurity efforts that have included ISMS, Security Operations Center (SOC), Threat Operations Center (TOC), and cybersecurity training.

Prior to joining 3eTI, Bill held senior-level technical roles with companies including Vitro Corporation and AEPCO/VT-Aepco. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from the University of Maryland.