Our Team

Joe Reeder
Legal Counsel

Joe R. Reeder’s distinguished career as an attorney, whose clients include countries, international corporations and law firms, was highlighted with 4 years as the 14th Under Secretary of the Army, where he served essentially as the Army’s COO, with specific responsibilities for long range planning, material requirements, readiness, acquisition reform, infrastructure reduction, and financial management of the Army. Joe also led the Army’s international affairs initiatives, with emphasis on NATO, Panama, and Latin America. He served 3 years as Chairman of the Panama Canal Commission’s Board of Directors where he oversaw a massive, multibillion dollar infrastructure program. Joe also oversaw military support to local, state and federal agencies related to civilian law enforcement, civil disturbance, disaster relief, and emergency planning as Army Undersecretary. Joe also served on the 5-member DOD Base Realignment Closure (BRAC) Council.

Major General George F. Close, USA (Ret.)
Advisory Board

General Close’s career spans both the private and public sectors. In addition to serving on Redwood Global’s Board of Advisors, General Close is currently the president of the Spectrum Group. Previously, the General has served as CEO and president of multiple companies in the security, consulting, and construction sectors and was the General Manager of DynCorp’s largest strategic business unit.

Prior to his corporate experience, General Close served a 30-year career with the U.S. Army. He retired from the Joint Staff as the J-7, responsible to the CJCS for the integration of all deliberate war plans, joint training and doctrine, and education of the Armed Services. He also served as the executive agent for the DoD-wide program entitled Joint Vision 2020, leading the development of and strategic planning for military transformational activities to support the future U.S. joint forces.

Jack O’Neill Colonel, USA (Ret.)
Business Development and Capture Strategy

Colonel O’Neill’s 30-year career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 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, countermine and counter-IED programs, and military bridging.

After retiring from active duty, Colonel O’Neill worked as Business Development Manager at Hughes Aircraft Company before serving as the Executive Director of The Army Engineer Association (AEA), managing P&L and overall AEA support to the U.S. Army Engineer Regiment, its alumni, and its industry partners. He maintains a robust professional 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.

Joshua Johnson

Josh Johnson brings more than two decades of public and private leadership and expertise to industry, state and local governments, nonprofits, and foundations. His work spans the defense industrial base, social impact financing, economic development, transatlantic issues, acquisition and growth strategies, coalition development, and energy development and procurement. He currently leads two coalitions focusing on state and local efforts to strengthen their defense industrial base, with options to improve NATO member defense readiness and spending.

Before joining LSI, Josh worked for the U.S. Congress serving in senior level positions in the House and Senate including staff director of a House subcommittee. During his tenure he helped negotiate and move more than 110 project and program authorizations that became public law. He was also directly involved in organizing more than 140 legislative and oversight hearings. Josh has a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and a master’s in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College.

Bahadir Yetki
Consultant
M.Sc. Civil Engineering

Bahadir Yetki acted as the Chief Executive Officer of Serka group, a major defense contractor that was active in Iraq and Afghanistan between 2003 and 2007. Bahadir has personally directed and executed contracts under LOGCAP in both Operating and Air bases in life-support and construction fields. His duties include activities with master life-support contractors for KBR, U.S. Army, U.S. Marines, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other defense contractors. His extensive field experience in TKLS Engineering and procurement has enabled him to lead and operate with more than 4000 personnel and 300 pieces of heavy equipment in the theatre with total efficiency.

In addition to executing defense contracts, Bahadir has held C-suite and international board level stations for multinational contracting, real estate investment & development, construction, defense logistics, and energy industry providing him an exclusive and robust network.

Cem Ozturk
Director of USG Project Management Office
M.Sc. Civil Engineering

Cem Ozturk delivers more than 30 years of experience across three continents in large scale international operations, strategic planning, and risk analysis in construction.

Cem Ozturk’s 30 year career in international infrastructure and superstructure construction spans three continents. He has extensive project management experience and substantial expertise in strategic planning and risk analysis/mitigation. He has led and managed designers, consultants, contractors, and subcontractors in the execution of projects across the spectrum of construction services. He has extensive experience preparing construction proposals in accordance with world quality standards such as (ISO, ASTM, FIDIC, DIN, SNIPS, GOST, TSE, EM385-1-1.)

As a project manager, Cem has served both the private and public sectors. He specializes in country market analysis and creating strategic business models for the successful execution of projects under any contracting arrangement (i.e. FFP, Cost+Fee, EPC+[F], BOT, PPP).

Hasan Aydin
Deputy Director of USG Project Management Office
B.s. Civil Engineering

Hasan Aydin holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering and has over 29 years of experience working in the public sector. Equipped with his extensive knowledge of US codes, COE Specs, and international construction codes, he led as Projects Manager at Zafer Construction, where he oversaw the execution of Public Works Utilities projects in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Hasan’s skilled use of ERP programs, Critical Path Method (CPM), and other related engineering applications are integral to his success as a project manager. Hasan has managed a variety of project types including olympic arena buildings, hotels, military bases, housing projects, and infrastructure. He has completed work for several governments and a variety of U.S. Government agencies including the US Army Corps of Engineers. On multiple occasions, Hasan has been commemorated by NATO and the USAF for the quality of his work.

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