Advisory Board

GRS is honored to have such a distinguished Board of Advisors, with a culmination of over 100 years of extensive military and professional experience. The following are our Advisory Boards biographies.

phughesPatrick M. Hughes
Lieutenant General, U.S. Army (Retired)
Former Director Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
President, PMH Enterprises LLC

Patrick M. Hughes has reactivated his private consulting firm, PMH Enterprises LLC. He is now engaged in consulting in the focus areas of intelligence, national security, and international relations, as well as the functional areas of leadership, business management and organizational effectiveness. He is also engaged as an author, artist, and futurist.

Lieutenant General Hughes was employed from 1 April 2005 until retiring on 30 June 2011, as the L-3 Corporate Vice President for Intelligence and Counterterrorism. He also performed as the corporate point of contact for Homeland Security / Homeland Defense and Cyber Operations.

Prior to arriving at L-3 he served in the government as Assistant Secretary for Information Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from 17 November 2003 until 15 March 2005. During this period he began initial operations of the DHS intelligence support system and assisted in the stand-up of the department. From 1 October 1999 until 16 November 2003 he was the President of PMH Enterprises LLC, a private consulting firm.

He retired from the United States Army on 1 October 1999 after more than 35 years of military service, beginning as an enlisted soldier and combat medic on 2 January 1962. His last active duty assignment was Director, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), a position he held for 3 and ½ years. Other positions of responsibility included Director of Intelligence (J-2), the Joint Staff; Director of Intelligence (J-2), U.S. Central Command; Commanding General, U.S. Army Intelligence Agency; and Commander, 501st Military Intelligence Brigade with service in the Republic of Korea. He is a veteran of the Vietnam War and other conflicts. He has visited 127 countries. He was trained in the Vietnamese and Korean languages.

His awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal (3 awards), the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor (3 awards), the Purple Heart, the Air Medal for combat air operations, the Army Commendation Medal for Valor, the Good Conduct Medal, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Parachute Badge, the Joint Staff Identification Badge, the Army Staff Badge, the DIA Badge, the MI Corps Knowlton Award, the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal (2 awards), the Central Intelligence Agency Director’s Award and the CIA Medallion. He is a member of the US Army MI Hall of Fame.

Lieutenant General Hughes received his Bachelor of Arts in Business from Montana State University (where he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant from the Army ROTC program), a Master of Arts in Business Management from Central Michigan University, and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College and a two-year War College Fellowship at the School of Advanced Military Studies. He has received honorary doctorates from Montana State University (Business), and the National Defense Intelligence College (Strategic Intelligence). He has been the recipient of other extensive education and training.

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lbelluchieLeslee Belluchie
Founder and Managing Member of FedCap Partners, LLC

Leslie Belluchie is a Founder and Managing Member of FedCap Partners, LLC, a private equity fund focused on making minority investments in high-end small and middle-market government contractors.

Ms. Belluchie has over 20 years experience of operations and management of government contracting companies. She is a graduate of Auburn University’s School of Mechanical engineering, and most recently served as the Senior Vice President and Chief marketing Officer for Serco-NA (formerly SI International, Inc.), a $1.3B division of Serco, Inc.

Prior to Serco-NA, Ms. Belluchie served as a Partner in the National Intelligence Agencies division of IBM Federal, President and CEO of the Teradata Government Systems division of NCR corporation, and various operational and business development positions at Computer Sciences Corporation, including Vice President of Business Development for the Enforcement Security & Intelligence business unit. In these positions, she gained extensive experience in: sales and marketing leadership, strategic planning, finance, budgeting and cost management, strategic
marketing communications and branding, operations management and team building and
performance improvement for government/defense contractors.
Ms. Belluchie is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth, The Professional
Services Council and supports the Kennedy Center Choral Arts Gala Committee.

jknopJ. Richard Knop
Founder and Co-Manager of FedCap Partners, LLC

Mr. Knop co-founded Windsor Group, LLC in 1992 and led its development into the premier investment bank for the government/defense contracting industry. Windsor Group was acquired in January of 2005 by BB&T Capital Markets. In addition, Mr. Knop is the founder and Co-Manager of Fed Cap Partners, LLC, a private equity fund focused on small high-end solutions/technology companies dealing with the Federal Government.

With over 20 years of investment banking experience, Mr. Knop has closed a broad range of investment banking transactions. He has personally closed over 100 defense and government contractor mergers ranging from $10 million to $1.2 billion. In 2002, Mr. Knop was chosen as a finalist for Washington Technology’s Financier of the Year award in 2002 and in 2003 for the Association for Corporate Growth’s Dealmaker of the Year. In 2004, Mr. Knop was selected as the recipient of both the Greater Washington Technology’s Financier of the Year and the Association for Corporate Growth’s Dealmaker of the Year awards. In 2007, Mr. Knop was selected as the recipient of the Annual Technology “Good Scout” Award by the National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from The George Washington University.

Mr. Knop currently is a member of The Board of Trustees for The George Washington University, The Board of Advisors for The George Washington University Law School, Chairman of The George Washington University Government Contracting Advisory Board, Vice Chairman and member of the Board of Directors for the World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C. and Board of Advisors and Directors of a number of Federal contractors. Mr. Knop holds a Juris Doctorate with honors from The George Washington University Law School and is a registered securities principal.