SHERRY BARONE: CEO/CO-FOUNDER
Sherry spent thirty years at Raytheon where she’s was Senior Executive. With an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Business & MSEE in RF Engineering, she oversaw thousands of people both internationally and domestically. She managed an operational budget of over 1 billion dollars including sales: winning worldwide advanced technical contracts with a proven and successful track record.
Her expertise working with five Presidents from Regan to Trump as top advisor in advanced concepts and threat avoidance engineering: classified radar and sensor development, advanced technology, surveillance, identification and detection. She continues to hold Top Secret Clearance and serves on high-level armed service committees such as NATO, with the primary responsibility of protecting America with advance technology.
She holds multiple patents, and received the US President Award by President George Bush 2006 and President Obama 2015
A licensed pilot, she’s also an avid sailor/boater and the International 2nd Vice President of International Order of the Blue Gavel.
MEMBERSHIPS/ORGANIZATIONS - American Computing Machinery Club, IEEE, Society of Women Engineers, and National Association for Female Executives.
P'NENAH GOLDSTEIN: CEO/CO-FOUNDER
Holder of several technical patents; has clearance level at “secret.” P'nenah started her professional career in entertainment while a student at NYU's School of the Arts. She worked at Manhattan Theatre Club and Second Stage as a stage manager as well working backstage at The Roundabout Theatre. Upon graduation, she worked on Broadway as Assistant Stage Manager on Charlie and Algernon. She branched out into film and commercials working as a script supervisor. An offer to move to Los Angeles led to being the Associate Producer on the independent feature: Square Dance, starring Winona Ryder and Rob Lowe: opening the Sundance Film Festival.
She joined Altion Productions as a producer at Viacom to produce TV projects. Realizing that writers dictate that medium, she decided to move in that direction. She did a short stint writing for General Hospital, then returned to her theatrical roots and wrote the play: Loving Leah, which was presented at the Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles with a full production in St. Louis. Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions bought the TV rights and she wrote the teleplay, which aired on CBS. It was seen by over eleven million viewers. She went on to write two more Hallmark Hall of Fame movies, topping her previous viewing audience: November Christmas with Sam Elliot and Sarah Paulson on CBS and Christmas with Holly on ABC. Her original screenplay The Fix Up has been optioned by this franchise. Author of The Girl from Sighet, the memoir was translated into Italian under the title of La Ragazza di Sighet, by PAOLINE Editoriale Libri and is being developed into a mini-series.
A member of Writers Guild of America.
LARRY SPANIER: COO/CFO
Larry has been a senior executive in the Aerospace and Defense having been at Loral, Lockheed Martin, and most recently at L-3. In addition, Larry has been involved with many start-ups and new ventures while at SRI International (a world leading “think tank” providing solutions to clients in diverse engineering technology, biotechnology, and public policy.) As such, Larry has demonstrated outstanding performance in both government contract services and venture funded start-up enterprises.
Larry develops and implements strong financial strategies that are challenging, but achievable. These plans maximize productivity while building strong customer relations. Larry has extensive international experience and understands the global focus required to secure business objectives. As an extraordinarily effective leader, Larry instills high integrity, value, and pride throughout the organization. He holds a BA from UCLA and an MBA from the University of Santa Clara.