Executive Leadership

Wayne Wilkinson

President &
Chief Executive Officer

Michele Cook

Strategic Advisor & Interim Chief Growth Officer

Ben Johnston

Senior Vice President, Advanced Digital Solutions

Rob Marcus

Senior Vice President, Intelligence & Security Solutions

Wayne Wilkinson

President and Chief Executive Officer

Wayne Wilkinson is an accomplished leader with experience leading defense, intelligence and technology organizations through periods of rapid growth and development. As President and CEO of Integral Federal, Wayne significantly strengthens the leadership of the company by providing a tremendous set of capabilities and a deep background within the IT services and intelligence analysis federal marketplace. A government contracting veteran of over 25 years, his expertise spans all areas of business including strategic planning, business development, operations and finance. Wayne is responsible for setting the strategic direction, long-term goals, and growth objectives while positioning the firm for continued expansion.

Mr. Wilkinson has held several key executive roles at various government contracting organizations including Whitney, Bradley and Brown (WBB), Harding Security Associates, Athena Innovative Solutions and L-3.  Most recently, he served as the chief operating officer at Ace Info Solutions.

Mr. Wilkinson holds a B.S. in accounting from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University and an M.B.A. from Marymount University.

Michele Cook

Strategic Advisor & Interim Chief Growth Officer

Michele Cook has more than 25 years of experience within the Department of Defense and Intelligence C4ISR community, serving both government and industry in strategic initiatives to enhance the intelligence mission from collection through back-end analysis, with specialized emphasis on applied research with immediate mission benefit. On behalf of the Department of Defense, Ms. Cook provided senior level management support to dozens of cutting-edge programs focused on advancing technologies to the warfighter/analyst, including two highly visible programs; the Homeland Security ACTD, where she interfaced with NYPD in the months following 9-11, and DARPA’s Bosnia Command and Control (BC2A) program, where she served as the COCOM integration liaison during the military action in Bosnia.

Ms. Cook’s industry experience has resulted in more than $5B in contract awards. She led business development efforts for both CACI International’s Intelligence Community sector and Six3 Systems, winning highly competitive pursuits for both intelligence and defense clients. Ms. Cook is also an industry-recognized senior executive, having designed, restructured and managed large business development organizations for Booz Allen Hamilton, KeyW Corporation, SOS International, and PAE. Earlier in her career, she ran a successful entrepreneurial aerospace business as the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Space Launch Corporation, the prime contractor for DARPA’s rapid access to space launch vehicle design program (“RASCAL”), focused on the dedicated in theater, micro-satellite ISR mission. This program, among others, became the precursor to the technology advances in today’s commercial programs for launch and other space services.

Ben Johnston

Senior Vice President, Advanced Digital Solutions

As VP, Ben Johnston provides over 20 years of software development and operational leadership experience to Integral Federal, Inc. for DoD, Civil and commercial client software and system solutions. Ben’s experience includes portfolio and program management, product development and lifecycle support, and business development. 

Ben started his professional career as a software engineer for a US Army data mining and analysis tool suite before moving on to lead software development teams for the US Army. Prior to coming to Integral Federal, Ben successfully led the development and fielding of various systems, led successful capture and proposal efforts, served as the business interface to various DoD, IC and Civilian customers, and provided P&L leadership for over 150 professionals while serving Federal and commercial clients with biometric and identity intelligence solutions.

Ben holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Master’s of Science in Project Management from the University of Wisconsin System. He was also nominated for and attended Executive Market Strategy Development at the University of Chicago.

Ben Currently resides in Charlottesville, Virginia with his wife Meghan Johnston and their two daughters.

Rob Marcus

Senior Vice President Intelligence and Security Solutions

At Integral Federal, Rob assumes the role of Sr. Vice President for our Intelligence and Security Solutions (ISS) Sector, designed to capitalize on Integral’s rich history of serving various intelligence clients across DoD, the greater Intelligence Community and Federal/Civilian markets.

Mr. Rob Marcus is a proven leader with over 20 years of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community and industry experience, of which 15+ years has been in contract/corporate leadership. He started his career in Military Intelligence, having served in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and abroad in both Kosovo and Operation Iraqi Freedom 1, eventually landing industry roles in organizations such as Oberon Associates, L-3 STRATIS, Pluribus International, Metis Solutions and Pacific Architects and Engineers. Rob has served industry in a variety of increasingly challenging roles as a technical subject matter expert, operations management and business development giving him extensive knowledge of the DoD, IC and Fed/Civ U.S. Government market segments and related corporate team building, bidding processes, capture tactics, procurement policies, management, and regulations.