Executive Team

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.

John Yokley

President and CEO


Dan Quinn is currently the VP of Sales & Marketing for PTFS where he has led the firm’s sales, marketing, and business development activities for over fifteen years. He has been instrumental in developing infrastructures and expanding product and service offerings that have allowed the firm to build market share in the DOD.

Dan brings more than 30 years of experience as a seasoned sales and marketing executive with a successful track record in business development in industries such as energy, information technology, utilities, and chemical, and in corporations with an extensive global reach. His involvement spans from start-ups to Fortune 100 organizations.

Dan held 20 different positions spanning a 22-year career at Mobil Oil. Dan worked cross-functionally in the upstream, downstream and midstream business in most parts of the world, supporting operations, sales and marketing, global procurement and strategic sourcing, trading, analysis, a variety of supply chain activities, and eBusiness.

Prior to PTFS Dan helped secure Venture Capital funding for InTank Services, a startup robotics company, and then led the marketing and sales effort leading up to an acquisition. He also served as an energy subject matter expert for Cap Gemini Ernst & Young (CGE&Y) and developed service line offerings for the energy, chemical, and utility industries.

Dan has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, and an MBA in Finance and Economics from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania.

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