Mark Connel, Vice President of Contracts, supports the CFO organization, overseeing policy and management of all corporate contract and subcontract administration functions and directing Octo’s continued growth. He also serves as Octo’s Ethics Officer, ensuring financial, contractual, and operational activities meet Octo’s high ethical standards. Mark has over 35 years of experience in contract and subcontract management oversight, implementation, and administration in direct support of core business objectives. Prior to joining Octo, he served as Vice President of Contracts for KeyW; Vice President and Executive Director of Contracts for SRA International, Inc.; and Senior Vice President for Administration and Director of Contracts and Pricing for the Intelligence and Security Group at SAIC. A long-term member of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), Mark holds an MBA from Seattle University and an M.S. from Syracuse University. He earned his B.S. from University of Washington.