John Yokley is the President, CEO, and founder of Progressive Technology Federal Systems Inc. He has over 30 years of experience in the field of engineering management and information technology consulting for government and industry.
Over his career, Mr. Yokley has gained significant expertise in federal contracting bidding more than 600 federal proposals and managing more than 100 awarded contracts. This includes first-hand experience with over twenty DoD agencies, six Intelligence Community Organizations and more than 30 Civil Government Agencies.
In the 1980s, Mr. Yokley designed and built computer-based simulators and trainers for military applications. He was also responsible for business development: delivering engineering strategies and solutions for small and large businesses. In 1995, he established PTFS to serve federal government clients who require content management solutions and associated digitization, systems integration and technical support services.
Due to his ability to develop creative strategies for addressing customers’ needs, and to translate those strategies into cost-effective solutions, in 2007 Mr. Yokley designed and managed the development of the Knowvation® Content Services Platform software.
In addition to expanding his company’s suite of software products, he launched multiple new vertical market strategies. In doing so, Mr. Yokley increased the Knowvation® content management software product line to support digital library markets and meet new U.S. intelligence and declassification needs. To support the expansion, he also directed the development of new delivery options such as Software as a Service.
Mr. Yokley is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and George Washington University with a Master’s degree in Engineering Administration.