CEO and President: Robert Akin, MBA, PMP
Former U.S. Marine Officer with over 25 years of CONUS and international experience providing leadership, operational guidance, and support for multiple government agencies. As an accomplished executive, Mr. Akin has pursued, captured and managed multiple programs working with U.S. Department of State in Africa, as well as related projects with multiple government agencies including the U.S. Department of Defense and the United Nations. He has captured over $1.5B total contract value, and personally managed tasks valued at over $600M for the Department of State and the Department of Defense including; reconstruction security support services (RSSS) for USACE in Afghanistan; Worldwide Protective Services [Task Order 6] for the Department of State in Iraq; Deployment of Peacekeepers to Somalia and the Darfur (Sudan); security sector reform in Monrovia, Liberia; security sector transformation in South Sudan; and construction and training in the Congo.
Chief Operating Officer: Tad Eckerle, PMP
Mr. Eckerle is the Director of Technical Services for CRC, responsible for the oversight and administration of all Technical Service offerings. As a mobilization and operations subject matter expert, he has mobilized Senior Advisors for AF/RSA programs across 16 African countries within 30 days. In addition, he personally led the mobilization and transition on 15 complex projects for the Department of Defense and Department of State in Africa. He is a Project Management Professional and Program Management Expert and has been relied on by multiple prime contractors to solve challenging operational issues around the world. He is an experienced curriculum developer and master training specialist with previous experience as a Chief Instructor and Training Lead for UPDF, SPLA, and FDN and a Lead Trainer for Navy NSW SERE. Additional experience includes Operations (Site) Manager for AMISOM Forces in Mogadishu, Somalia as well as a former Special Operations Team Leader with Combat experience across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
Director, Operations: Justin John
Mr. John is the Director of Operations, and is a former Special Forces Commander with a Secret clearance. Mr. John has planned, directed, resourced, trained, and conducted operations to include: MINUSCA, MINUSCO, French Special Operations Forces, SPLA, FARDC, Kenyan Rangers, Chadian Armed Forces, and Ugandan Expeditionary Military Forces. Mr. John is a member of the Project Management Institute and has managed six cross functional teams over three project management life cycles totaling over $85.9M. At CRC, he assists the Director of Technical Services in the management of African Programs in support of CRC’s US Department of State and Department of Defense contracts.
Director, Contracts: Brian Koziol
Our Director of Contracts, Brian Koziol, has more than 25 years of contracts management experience and is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III Certified; Construction Contracting Certified. He has direct experience working within the DOS Acquisition Management (AQM) and has managed awards of more than $100M. Mr. Koziol is an expert with the DOS ARIBA and MOMENTUM systems and understands the underlying PD2 system that handles de-obligation/obligation for ease of Program Office budgeting. As a US Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel, he previously served as the Lead Contracting Officer for the US Army Medical Command and is exceptionally knowledgeable in Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). Brian is an adjunct faculty member for the Command and General Staff College where he instructs for the Advanced General Warfighting Course and Intermediate Level Education (ILE).