Executive Team

John Yokley is the President, CEO and founder of Progressive Technology Federal Systems Inc. (PTFS). Mr. Yokley has over 30 years of experience in the field of engineering management and information technology consulting for Government and industry.

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. Mr. Yokley established PTFS in 1995 to offer Federal Government clients content management solutions, digitization services, and systems integration expertise, as well as professional and technical support services, primarily in the library science domain. Under Mr. Yokley’s leadership, PTFS has expanded its product and service capabilities and grown the company to employ over 100 staff.

Starting in 2007, Mr. Yokley launched multiple new vertical market strategies and increased the Knowvation® content management software product line to support digital library markets and meet new U.S. intelligence and declassification needs. Mr. Yokley has been working to enhance the Knowvation product line to provide a true Content Services Platform (CSP). The micro-services driven platform supports easy integration with other modern web-based tools significantly streamlining custom Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) solution implementation.

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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