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A Dynamic Management Team

The RiVidium Team is comprised of experienced business leaders


Brings over 300 years of combined experience -- most are retired Veterans.

RiVidium CEO

Manny Rivera is the founder and owner of RiVidium Inc. (dba – TripleCyber). Manny founded RiVidium in 2008 shortly after leaving the Army. Manny is a Cyber Security and Software Engineering expert with an advanced security degree from George Washington University. Manny’s advanced research at George Washington University allowed him to develop a Cyber Security patent (TripleCyber) that fundamentally changes the way people communicate on the Internet. As an Army Officer, Manny held various positions as a Military Police Officer, Contracting Officer, Program Manager, Test and Evaluations Officer, and Enterprise Architect. Manny is a certified acquisition professional and is also a Fort Bragg - certified Jump Master with over 75 jumps.

Manny holds degrees from Virginia State University and advanced degrees from George Washington University (MS Computer Science & MS in Security and Information Assurance). Manny was also accepted to the PhD Computer Science program at George Washington University.

Manny’s current vision for RiVidium is based on the company’s tag line: ”The Missing Element in Technology” and is called Elementals Vision. The Elementals Vision will see RiVidium moving most of its information technology capabilities to the Cloud while targeting the cyber war that is sure to come in the next years.

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Lawrence West is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for RiVidium Inc. As COO, Mr. West operates at the executive staff level, providing operational and strategic support to management of multiple business groups. Mr. West has over 27 years of progressive management experience with over 21 spent in senior management and executive leadership positions. He is a former U.S. Air Force Officer with extensive systems engineering and project management experience on multi-million-dollar, classified weapons systems. He was a Big-4 management consultant with managerial and business development responsibilities for KPMG Consulting/BearingPoint working on large-scale, automated information systems and business process improvement projects. He was the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of multiple technology companies at the height of the “dot-com” era that still operates profitably today; a testament to the sound business acumen he possesses and is able to share with cross-functional teams. He was the youngest Senior Executive Service (SES) member appointed to a career-status position in U.S. Navy history, leaving federal service in 2004 at the level of SES-3. Since his tenure with the Department of Navy, Mr. West has founded and operated several ventures that have either been acquired, sold or still operating profitably today.

Mr. West's Education Includes:

  • BA Business Management, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • BA Economics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • MBA, Western New England, Graduate School of Business, Springfield, Massachusetts

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Xio Smith is the Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO) for RiVidium Inc. As CHCO, Ms. Smith operates at the executive staff level, providing Human Capital and Strategic support to management of multiple business groups. Ms. Smith works with these managers in delivering Human Capital Solutions for clients and internal Divisions, while also guiding the development of foundational processes required to meet RiVidium’s corporate needs. As well, she drives the development and implementation of various key configuration management processes and systems which all play a critical role in RiVidium’s ability to attract and retain a world class organization. Ms. Smith implements strategies for change that enable managers to plan, evaluate, develop and improve their line of business so as to optimize their contribution to RiVidium's strategic and operational performance.

Ms. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from Excelsior University and Master’s Degrees in Human Resource Management and Management of Leadership from Webster University.

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Dr. Michael Lasky is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for RiVidium Inc. Dr. Lasky brings 25 years of experience in commercial software design and development to RiVidium. Dedicated to building software that works he combines business and financial acumen with expertise in operations research, data modeling, and policy analysis. The result is software that provides elegant solutions to important enterprise problems.

During his tenure at RiVidium Dr. Lasky has led the creation and deployment of the iTagIt Asset Management System and the EA2F Enterprise Architecture Framework. He has also overseen the development of data center modeling tools and directed their use in army data center consolidation. Currently, Dr. Lasky is directing the research and development of RiVidium's TripleCyber initiatives.

Prior to RiVidium, Dr. Lasky created and led his teams to success with a variety of products. Most recently was an original ERP package for public housing authorities, which is in use in a number of cities. Prior to that, he led the development of database diagnostic tool that featured advanced data visualization techniques. He also led the development of a suite of factory floor simulation tools that helped the U.S. Postal Service maximize staffing dollars and increase automation.

Dr. Lasky holds a B.A. from Oberlin College and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland.


Archana Dhore is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for RiVidium, Inc. and has more than 14 years of experience in financial services. In this capacity she manages all aspects of financial management including accounting, financial reporting, budgeting/ forecasting, and corporate finances. Ms. Dhore also oversees taxes, payroll, and internal and external audit functions for RiVidium. She is also charged with the responsibility of maintaining DCAA compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations.

Ms. Dhore’s knowledge and experience is a valuable asset in supporting RiVidium’s Program Management Office (PMO) for the organization’s federal, state, and local programs and projects. She has supported multi-million dollar programs for customers including Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), US Department of Agriculture (USDA), and various state and local governments. Ms. Dhore is responsible for all billing, invoicing, subcontractor management efforts, and contract administration for multiple Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) and Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs).

Ms. Dhore is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting. She is also a certified Human Resource professional (PHR)and SHRM certified professional (SHRM-CP). She is an active member of VA society of CPAs and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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Eugene “Gene” Hubbard is the Senior Vice President for Human Capital Management. He drives the successful development of RiVidium's and customer’s service strategy, business planning, business growth, and development of community partnerships/provider network in the human capital business line. He is focused on customer service to ensure all clients receive excellent products and services.

Gene is a seasoned professional with a broad background in many areas of federal agency business support, including human resources; facilities design, construction and management; budget and finance; acquisition and procurement; and information technology. He is a retired Navy officer and was a member of the Senior Executive Service for over 16 years, working at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Department of Labor/Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). He was the Chief Human Capital Officer for NSF and was responsible for the human resources program at MSHA.

Gene is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, holds a Master of Engineering (Civil Engineering) from the University of Florida and a Master of Public Administration from Troy University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Virginia and Florida, a former member of the DOD Acquisition Community with unlimited warrant authority, and is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management.

Logistics Division

David Whitaker is the Vice President for the Logistics Division. He manages the development and execution of RiVidium's logistics operations and supply chain management for DoD and other Federal clients. He is dedicated to meeting the logistics needs of our clients and assists organizations in the transformation to the Army Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) suite of systems, to include GCSS-Army, LMP and AESIP.

David is a seasoned executive with more than 30 years of logistics, operations and supply chain experience, including 25 years as an Army Logistics Officer. Since his retirement in 2012, David developed and executed successful business plans for Enterprise Logistics and Space & Missile Defense in Huntsville, Alabama. He is well established in Huntsville and the Logistics community and active in the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce. He assists our clients in resolving their logistics challenges, while providing RiVidium services to meet their needs.

David holds a Master’s degree in Strategic Planning from the United States Army Senior Service College and a Master’s degree in Business Management from Saint Mary College in Leavenworth, Kansas. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB).

IT Division

Antonio D. Ralph is RiVidium’s Senior Vice President for the Information Technology (IT) & Engineering Division. In this role, Tony will build and maintain long standing relationships and contacts within the IT & Engineering community and drive the successful development of RiVidium’s and customers’ service strategy, business planning, business growth, and development of community partnerships/provider network, increasing service utilization revenue, and budget control.

Tony is a retired Army Officer with 25 years of experience in Military Intelligence and Defense Acquisition. He is uniquely qualified in all facets of the Defense Acquisition System, and has been recognized as a trusted advisor to senior DoD leadership regarding procurement, contract management, test and evaluation, production, program management, and life-cycle logistics. Throughout his career he has led complex teams and managed large-scale projects, beginning from the discovery phase through execution, driving success across logistics, operations, and communications workstreams. Tony’s military leadership experience coupled with his expertise in operations and program management positions him to assist RiVidium to meet our customers changing needs.

Tony holds Master’s degrees from The George Washington University School of Business and the National Defense University, Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy. Tony holds Advanced (Level III) Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Certifications in Program Management and Test & Evaluation. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Logistics Division

Jim Kirby is RiVidium’s Senior Vice President of Business Development. He directs and manages all business development-related activities for RiVidium’s four Divisions: Logistics and Financial Services, Human Capital and Training Services, Information Technology and Engineering Services, and Cyber and Intelligence.

A retired US Army Signal Officer, Jim is an inspirational and innovative strategist with proven expertise in envisioning and executing front-line business growth strategies, capitalizing on untapped opportunities, and growing business relationships with prospects and existing clients. He is a growth-minded executive with more than 20 years of demonstrated success generating company-leading revenues for well-established organizations. Jim brings executive-level leadership abilities and is skilled in developing highly productive teams while facilitating a clear strategic vision to achieve ambitious company goals. He has long standing relationships and contacts within the business development community, and he will drive RiVidium's ability to establish relationships and identify service contracts and build business.

Jim is a graduate of Washington and Lee University (Lexington, VA) and the US Naval War College (Newport, RI) where he received a Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.

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Dwayne Harris is the Director of Contracts for RiVidium. As the Director of Contracts, Dwayne directs the overall management of Prime & Subcontracts. He supports contracts and subcontracting activities within RiVidium's four vertical Divisions: Human Capital Division, Health and IT Division, Cyber and Intel Division and Products Division. Dwayne participates in and/or conducts front-end strategic assessment of business pursuits, and strategic partnerships proposal preparation, contract negotiation, pricing, contract administration, and customer contact activities to provide for proper contract acquisitions and fulfillment in accordance with company policies, contract requirements and customer specifications.

Dwayne has extensive knowledge with International Contracts and Procurement Administration, and experience guiding process improvement and contract management on commercial, federal (civilian/DoD) and international projects. This includes full life cycle support from initial concept through business/proposal development (RFI/RFP), contract award through contract close-out. He has experience providing contract management and managed deliverables schedule and quality for both small and large, complex, multi-billion-dollar projects. He has worked with diverse clientele in the commercial and federal sector (DoD and non-DoD) as well as in diverse industries such as IT (hardware/software) health care, manufacturing, technology, research, pharmaceutical, and international. He also has knowledge developing innovative strategies for meeting complex business needs amidst a rapidly changing global landscape.

Dwayne holds a B.A. Degree in Public Administration from North Carolina Central University, Durham NC.

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Jesi Smith is the Director of Marketing and Communications for RiVidium, Inc., managing the corporate strategy for marketing and communications. She supports corporate branding, outreach communications, and proposal management activity supporting RiVidium’s four Divisions. Jesi influences the company’s creativity and productivity by promoting the corporate image and growing the customer base. She is a seasoned marketing and proposal professional with more than 15 years of experience, working with companies with a myriad of capabilities, including Cyber Security and Information Technology (IT), Logistics, Marine Engineering, and Facility Support Services. Jesi is a seasoned professional who has stood-up corporate proposal shops and helped others improve their development.

Jesi graduated from University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Communications

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