President and CEO
Jim Moody is a very successful small business owner. A retired U.S. Naval officer, Jim has over 25 years of business development and management experience for small and large businesses. VETS, Inc., a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), specializes in providing IT support services, program management, administrative support, acquisition, and intelligence analysis support services to Government clients. Under Jim Moody’s leadership, VETS, Inc. has experienced significant growth since its’ founding in 2005. He is directly responsible for the company’s ten (10) year growth from $0 to $65M in FY 15 revenue. VETS, Inc. was recognized in Inc. Magazine’s List of America’s Fastest Growing Privately Owned companies (Inc. 500/5000) for five (5) consecutive years.
Jim has over thirty-five (35) years of experience in the field of information technology, including software design & development, business analysis, IV&V/testing, infrastructure support, and help desk support.
Jim Moody is a founding Board Member of the National Veterans Small Business Coalition (NVSBC). He is also a former member of the Leadership Council for the National Small Business Association.
Senior Vice President for Operations and Business Development
Mark Muller oversees the day-to-day management of VETS’ portfolio of civilian projects and corporate management services, and leads business development activities to support VETS’ overall growth strategies.
A leader in IT services in both the public and private sectors for more than 30 years. Mr. Muller has experience working in National Security, Civilian, and Health related agencies, as well as in technical and IT services in the commercial space. With experience in both privately held and publicly traded companies, Mark’s vision, support, and leadership emphasizes exceptional customer service, care of employees and partners, business development and growth, mission services operations and organizational and personnel development, as well as recruiting and retention.
A leader with extensive management experience across large enterprise IT programs, Mark has worked as a senior manager and technical lead on large-scale integration/fielding operations and customer support programs for DISA, FAA, FMS, US Army, Pentagon Renovation, IRS, USDA, OPM, and the VA.
In the commercial market, Mark provided a variety of services leveraging strategic partnerships like IBM, BMC, and HP to deliver a suite of enterprise solutions to commercial and state and local entities, including Micron Technology, Inc., Columbia Gas, Mission St Joseph Hospital, and Detroit Public Schools. In addition to leading large IT service programs, Mark was the Director of Operations for a Research and Development organization and also served as a Product Manager for a set of mobile encryption solutions that were successfully sold to public agencies, such as the DEA, NSA, & DOJ, as well as to private companies (domestic and international).
More recently, Mark has focused on Civilian, Health, and Veterans Affairs opportunities as a senior account strategist, and business development executive. The velocity and volume of the vehicles allowed him to engage on dozens of VA proposals per year. This time period, while extremely busy, has also been very rewarding as a way to support his fellow veterans.
Vice President of Contracts and Pricing
Christine Beamer has over 30 years of experience specializing in Federal Government Contracting and Cost Accounting. She currently supports Veterans Enterprise Technology Solutions, Inc. (VETS) as Vice President of Contracts and Pricing. Christine's focus at VETS is on contracts management. She leads a team of Contract Administrators responsible for all corporate contract functions. Her expertise in preparing price proposals and understanding the many pricing trends has been a factor in VETS wins and successes over the years. Christine provides guidance and subject matter expertise to VETS leadership regarding contract and proposal related items, including pricing strategies, bid analysis, FAR interpretation and risk avoidance.
She has previous corporate experience as an Assistant Controller and a Cost Accounting Manager for a large corporation in which she managed their billing, accounts receivable and revenue recognition teams. Christine has also worked as a Consultant and supported many small businesses’ contractual and pricing needs, including various assignments consulting and training new users on Costpoint (Deltek).
Christine currently lives in South Carolina where she has been working remotely for VETS for more than 10 years.
Vice President of Operations, DoD Programs
Ethel Anderson is Vice President of Operations for the Department of Defense (DoD) Programs, for Veterans Enterprise Technology Solutions (VETS), Inc. Ethel retired from the DoD after 30 years of civilian service, which included over 15 years of experience leading joint DOD Service Information Technology initiatives and securing liaison support structures and affiliation with Military Commands, Private Industry, and Federal Agencies such as, USTRANSCOM, General Services Administration, Defense Finance and Accounting Services, Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, US Bank, International Association of Movers, and each Service Branch Headquarters.
As a graduate of the Army’s Management Staff College, Ethel’s 25- years of result-oriented operations in the Defense supply, transportation and logistics system, culminated with her directing the efforts of over 75 government and contractor personnel with an annual budget over $15M. She is an excellent facilitator, communicator and administrator.
Since entering Private Industry in 2007, Ethel has served in the capacity of Senior Program Manager and Deputy Director of Operations for the Army’s ITES-2S IDIQ Contract with the established IT firm, Pragmatics, Inc.
From 2010 - 2012 she served as VP of Civilian Operations for VETS, Inc., with oversight of Project Managers whose oversight encompassed over 90 VETS employees supporting the following Civilian Government Customers: Veterans Affairs (15 Projects/Contracts), Health & Human Services, Small Business Administration, and the Department of Agriculture.
Beginning in April 2012 and continuing today, Ethel serves as VETS’ VP of DoD Programs with management oversight of Program/Project Managers Activities (over 100 FTEs) of VETS’ DoD Customer Base, including: Army G2 (Pentagon/INSCOM), USTRANSCOM, US Army Cadet Command, Army Surface Deployment & Distribution Command, Army National Guard, Air Mobility Command, DISA DECC St. Louis, and the Army Military Installation Contracting Command in Ft Belvoir VA.
Director of Corporate Operations
Kendele Underwood holds an Associate degree in Information Systems Technology and HR Generalist certification. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and a Notary Public for the Commonwealth of Virginia. She has more than 15 years of experience in Human Resources, managing all aspects of HR to include hiring, training, supervising, and directing staff. Her focus at VETS is on management and compliance in which she leads the Human Resources, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Office Management, and IT departments with responsibility for all corporate functions.
Kendele has created, applied, and managed strategically, transformational HR plans/programs across all functional areas of HR, as well as disciplinary actions, performance improvement plans (PIP’s), individual development plans, investigations, and terminations. She leads the Affirmative Action Program to include successful completion of two OFCCP audits in recent years, as well as all annual reporting. Kendele collaborates with cross-functional staff and operational leadership to achieve and maintain an effective, regulatory compliant HR division as well as oversight of multiple corporate departments and staff. She plans, coordinates, and facilitates annual benefits enrollment for health and retirement, medical, dental, vision, Section 125 FSA, Section 132 Commuter, and STD, LTD, and 401K offerings.
Kendele also has extensive experience with Service Contract Act (SCA) group benefits and administration for SCA staff who are governed by wage determinations mandated by the Department of Labor (DOL). In addition to administering workers’ compensation, disability, and FMLA claims, she serves as liaison with carriers on all insurance filings. She spearheaded the development of a comprehensive Employee Handbook and Supervisor’s Manual that include all employee forms and detailed internal procedures to ensure federal and state regulatory compliance, as well as operational consistency across VETS.
She is an active member of the Mecklenburg Lioness Club, where she was nominated as Lioness of the Year for 2018-2019. She also serves on the Advisory Board for the Orchestra 2100, Encore! Kids program, which is a non-profit music and art program benefiting Mecklenburg County and other Virginia elementary school students.
Kendele resides in Skipwith VA and is based at the VETS Corporate Office in Clarksville VA. In her free time, she enjoys culinary arts and spending time with her family.
Stephanie Devine Clemons
Vice President of Staffing Pros
Stephanie Devine Clemons is a versatile, proven professional with more than twenty years of experience in business development, process improvement, program management, and sales – primarily in, but not limited to, commercial and government sectors. Through the years, Stephanie has built highly motivated, successful teams in both sales and recruiting organizations. On the commercial side, she was tasked to create a recruiting organization from scratch to support and grow a Fortune 50 Financial Services Customer with national locations that included Charlotte NC, San Francisco CA, Minneapolis MN, Phoenix AZ, and St Louis MO, with both on and offshore delivery capabilities.
On the Federal side, Stephanie was tasked with creating a recruiting organization to support Enterprise in Florida, Maryland, and Virginia, including Professional Service openings. She was instrumental in the company’s growth from 180 to 650 employees over two years. Stephanie is a valued bid contributor with numerous large awards. Customers include Wells Fargo, Duke Energy, GEICO, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, along with Federal Customers in various agencies – DOJ, FBI, DOD, and The White House – because in the end, it all comes back to people.
Stephanie has lived around the country and overseas; after almost 20 years in the Washington DC area. She now makes her home in Charlotte NC with her husband and three beautiful children.