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 & VP of IT Solutions
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. He has been with Maden Technologies for more than 15 years.
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.
Shelia Parker joined Maden Technologies in early 2015. She brings more than 40 years of progressive experience in Contracts, Human Resources, Sourcing, and Finance/Accounting, including 15 years at Lockheed Martin. Responsible for the development, implementation, and administration of contract administration, management, negotiation, and compliance, Shelia has detailed, hands-on knowledge of Federal and commercial procurement regulations, DCAA, DCMA, and CAS requirements, and various contract types. Sheila holds a Bachelor of Science in business and management from University of College Park, Maryland, and a Master of Business & Public Administration in finance from Southeastern University in Washington, DC.