- John Yokley - President and CEO
- John Fanguy - VP, Sales and Marketing
- Tony Berkant - Treasurer and CFO
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 leads the firm’s sales, marketing, and business development activities.
John brings more than 25 years of experience as a seasoned sales and marketing executive with a successful track record in B2B software sales, marketing, and channel and partnership development.
John began his career at Accenture, spending 14 years there in sales and delivery across six industry groups. He has held operations, sales, and leadership roles at early stage, growth stage, and publicly traded software companies.
John has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech.
As PTFS Treasurer and CFO, Mr. Tony Berkant oversees and directs the company’s financial, accounting and contracting staff along with associated programs. He sets the strategic direction for both departments including designing and improving processes to increase the effectiveness of finance and accounting activities. Mr. Berkant has managed PTFS accounting and finance functions for over 14 years. His unique management capability allows him to provide corporate accounting and project level information to project managers and directors to support their management function.
Mr. Berkant’s role includes dissemination of monthly, quarterly and annual financial data to the Board of Directors, CEO, Vice Presidents and Directors. He makes vital recommendations to the CEO regarding strategic financial decisions and works with insurance brokers and corporate bank services to ensure appropriate outcomes.
Mr. Berkant has extensive experience managing the finance and accounting activities in small to midsize government contractors. His career began with Arthur Anderson & Company in the Audit Division. Since that time has gained significant experience as Controller and CFO in budgeting, financial analysis, internal management reporting, strategic planning, international accounting, and mergers and acquisitions. His strongest traits are the ability to operate from both a “big-picture” and a “hands-on” perspective required to be a successful CFO in a small business.
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