our leadership & expertise
Our company is a reflection of our leadership, and it is due to the education and experience they draw upon, the innovation they inspire, the decisions they make and the examples they set that help make T-Solutions such a strong global resource.
Chief Executive Officer
Darlene Todd is a former U.S. Public Health Service Officer, nurse and hospital administrator, and is a majority owner of T‑Solutions. Mrs. Todd also serves the corporation as Corporate Secretary. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Connecticut University and a Masters Degree of Public Health from the University of Hawaii.
Jim Todd is a multi-talented and specialized executive with an exemplary record of strong and caring leadership. Mr. Todd’s experience spans over 40 years in large-scale project management with U.S. Navy maintenance, ship acquisition programs and homeland defense projects.
After two years as a merchant engineer on freighters and tugs, Mr. Todd served 23 years in the U.S. Navy before retiring in 1991 as a Captain. He saw engineering duty on board ships in the Pacific and Vietnam, for which he received various combat/campaign decorations. Jim’s last assignment was as a major acquisition Program Manager in Washington, D.C. with $11+ billion in programs and more than 60 ships in various stages of the acquisition process.
Since retiring from the U.S. Navy, Mr. Todd has had a succession of executive positions, each with increased responsibilities. He was Program Manager and General Manager at Intermarine, USA where he directed the shipyard in building Minehunter ships for the U.S. Navy. He then joined American Management Systems, Inc. in support of U.S. Navy surface ship maintenance programs and, after tripling their revenue base on those projects, he was promoted to Corporate Vice President. Mr. Todd joined VSE Corporation in 2001 as its President & COO, and is now the Chairman and minority owner of T-Solutions, Inc.
Mr. Todd has a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York as well as a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a post-masters Mechanical Engineers degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He has published articles in the Naval Society of Naval Engineers Journal on ship maintenance and quality-assurance related subjects. He has served on the Board of Directors for Energetics, Inc., VSE Corporation, the Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Council, and T-Solutions, Inc.
Andrea Nelson has over 25 years of exceptional business management experience and strong entrepreneurial leadership. She has worked for manufacturing, service and distribution businesses and is an experienced executive skilled in finance, strategy, operations and sales, and marketing.
Andrea started her career as a high school mathematics teacher at the Garrison Forest School in Owings Mills, Maryland and then as a Cataloguer, specializing in Nineteenth-Century European Paintings and Sculpture at Sotheby’s, before getting her Masters in Business Administration.
After finishing her MBA, Andrea worked for International Paper’s Mergers & Acquisitions group in Purchase, New York. After this assignment, she transitioned to IP’s distribution business, xpedx, where she was responsible for strategic planning, logistics and real estate for their $2 billion northeast sector located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Andrea then moved to Cleveland where she was responsible for all operations of xpedx’ $250 million regional distribution business. Her responsibilities included management of both union and non-union facilities. In 2002, IP tasked Andrea with becoming the CFO for its service businesses where she created a sales model by which to sell IP’s corporate services to all business units.
After work across International Paper’s finance, distribution and services businesses, Andrea moved into IP’s manufacturing sector, first as the Marketing Director for New Packaging Products where she successfully launched an ultra lightweight packaging product, and then running IP’s Mid Atlantic packaging business, headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia.
Andrea left International Paper in 2009 to follow her own entrepreneurial instincts and started Advance CFO, a business providing permanent, part-time Chief Financial Officers to small and mid-sized businesses. T-Solutions was one of Andrea’s first clients and in mid-2011, she transitioned into a full-time role with us. Andrea’s experience brings a strong, commercial focus to T-Solutions.
Chief Operating Officer
Eric Knapp has over 28 years of experience leading operations and providing technical services to the U.S. Navy. His experience spans combat systems operations and maintenance, logistics, information technology, and cyber security in business and in research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) environments.
Eric Knapp is a native of Columbus, Ohio. He enlisted in the Navy in 1992, underwent basic and advanced technical training, and received honors as a distinguished military graduate. He was then assigned to the USS VICKSBURG (CG 69) and later to a combat systems RDT&E site, where he was inspired to pursue a career beyond active-duty service.
Eric joined Lockheed Martin in 2002 to oversee combat systems lab operations and transitioned to project management in 2005. During his time with Lockheed, he presided over the design, installation, and operation of RDT&E networks, 300% growth in IT operations, and the fulfillment of cyber security services for clients who operate in heavily regulated environments.
Along the way, Eric earned a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, the New Jersey Joint Legislature Award for Academic Excellence, and professional certifications in project management, information security, and process improvement.
Eric joined T-Solutions in 2016 where he managed a broad range of technical services for U.S. Navy clients through multiple prime and subcontracts with a value of $120M. Eric’s experience brings a strong understanding of the technologies that drive innovation and an understanding of the complex environments in which our clients operate.
Chief Financial Officer
Rachael Richardson has over 20 years of accounting experience in government contracting. She started her career in accounting as a file clerk and has held positions in accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll, becoming a Staff Accountant, Accounting Manager, and Controller. Ms. Richardson is responsible for the integrity of financial statements, compliance with federal and state regulations, internal and external audits, internal controls, indirect rates, developing cost and price proposals in response to government solicitations, and compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations. She has thorough knowledge of accounting in the government contracting field. Currently, Rachael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
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We are a company that rewards achievement while encouraging personal growth, and it is our mission to offer expert technical solutions through engineering, logistics and operations, IT and cybersecurity, consultation, and environmental and safety support.