Tony Butler

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Current Business Development Director of Intel & Cyber Services for the Akal Group of Companies. Identifies and develops business opportunities in the Intel and Cyber space arena leveraging a vast network to assist in additional capture efforts. Additionally, builds alliances of vetted and value added small business teaming partners that support the overall strategic interests of the AKAL BD program.

Prior to working with AKAL, he was a Consultant for the Defense Consulting Service (DCS) and worked with DCS leadership on business growth strategies centered on market development and penetration, and other alternative channels.

Tony was also President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of CentreMega Corporation. He provided critical strategic direction and oversaw all facets of leadership, management, and business development for this leading global multi-disciplinary consulting firm that offers a suite of support services to its clients. He is a tenacious and diligent executive who leads by example and firmly believes that giving people the opportunity to be successful is the secret for a company to thrive even through the most difficult times. True enough, this people-focused leader takes pride in his track record of building successful companies through tactically leading people to deliver the best outcome possible. Equipped with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, along with his visionary leadership abilities, he has provided hands-on supervision to numerous professionals and large organizations across the globe.

Prior to working at CentreMega Corporation (CMC), Tony Butler co-owned and established ZKD, INC. As the President and Director of Operations, he seamlessly directed day-to-day operations and business development activities of the company providing intelligence, airport security, and linguist services with an annual revenue of $60M and 400 employees in 10 locations worldwide. Mr. Butler has also been a Program Manager at the Defense Intelligence Agency and Deputy Director of Contract Management Office where he managed 400 contractors at 22 global locations. Additionally, he administered all aspects of physical and personnel security for 300 personnel assigned throughout the United States as the Security Director of ZelTechnologies. He was able to expertly carry out evaluation of security vulnerabilities to ensure accurate corrective actions were implemented so as not to compromise classified information.

His successful career comprises a 26-year Air Force career handling ever-increasing positions of responsibility and management. He was a top Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Air Combat Command Inspector General. Additionally, demonstrated his comprehensive knowledge on security management as he conducted thorough assessment of law enforcement and physical security systems, which resulted to developing effective security countermeasures for assets worth more than $160B.