Chief Executive Officer
As founder and CEO of Maden Technologies, Omar Maden oversees all aspects of the company's operations.
In 1966, Omar was drafted into the United States Army. During his 20 years of service, he served combat duty in Vietnam and received several combat awards, including the Purple Heart. He served as Deputy Director of the Tactical Air Control Systems/Tactical Air Defense Systems, Joint Interface Task Force—a joint research and development program aimed at standardizing command and control systems for the military. Omar also spent four years at the Pentagon and served as the United States delegate to the NATO Allied Data Systems Interoperability Agency in Brussels, Belgium. In 1986, he retired from active military service and founded Maden Technologies.
Omar graduated magna cum laude from Park University in Kansas City, Missouri, where he majored in Economics, Political Science, and Spanish. His graduate studies include Political Science at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Information Systems Management at the University of Southern California.
Omar is a recipient of the Northern Virginia Urban League's Special Community Service Award (1998), the Northern Virginia Urban League's Corporate Award for Excellence (1995), and the Entrepreneur of the Year Award (1994) from the Washington, D.C., Chapter of the National Black MBA Association, Inc. He has been featured in articles appearing in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Park University Alumniad.
Away from the office, Omar is an avid golfer who enjoys traveling, collecting art, and listening to jazz.
Chief Technology Officer
As Chief Technology Officer, Tommy Osborne leads the evaluation of emerging information technologies, product development and quality assurance. As VP of IT Solutions, he manages the delivery of standards-compliant, high-reliability IT services and solutions to Federal and commercial clients and to corporate users.
Tommy's U.S. Army career included assignment as Army Materiel Command CIO. He served on the Joint Staff, Headquarters Department of the Army Staff, and commanded Signal units through the brigade level.
Tommy has a Bachelor and Master Degree of Science in Chemistry from Prairie View A&M University, a certificate in information technology from the University of Virginia, and held fellowships at the National War College and Harvard's Center for International Affairs. He is ITIL® certified, has managed multiple IT programs, and is a leader in information, futurist, and military professional societies.
Letitia Janifer, CPA
As Controller, Letitia Janifer, CPA, supports the financial analysis of operations to maintain profitability and ensure organizational compliance with Government regulations. Letitia has more than 21 years’ experience in Government contracting, accounting information systems, financial management and analysis, cost proposal development, financial reporting and analysis, general accounting trends, software conversion, and Deltek systems.
In her accounting practice, Letitia has worked in numerous positions, including Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Finance, and Accounting Manager. Her extensive experience at Government contracting IT firms includes managing account functions for multiple clients; serving in supervisory positions; preparing reports and statements; and handling Accounts Payables, contract billings, indirect rates, contract revenue calculations, cost accumulations, and cost proposals. Letitia holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia.
A native Washingtonian, Letitia enjoys reading, bicycling, swimming, traveling, and gardening. She also considers herself to be somewhat of an athlete, having participated in ten-mile runs, local half marathons, and a triathlon.
Associate Director, Human Resources
Elizabeth Jackson started with Maden Technologies in 2007 as an HR Generalist with a concentration in benefits administration. She has maintained the company’s competitive edge in compensation and currently focuses on developing forward-edge human resources programs that offer the vision, leadership, and efficient operations to meet current and future business needs. Elizabeth received her Bachelor Degree in psychology from University of Maryland, College Park, and has an MBA in human resources management from University of Phoenix. She has more than seven years of HR experience, and is an active member of the Society for Human Resources Management.