Our Team

Our people make us successful. We have a team of talented individuals led by experienced management.
Executive Leadership

We believe in empowering our employees rather than creating bureaucracy. We maintain a small executive team that provides effective management of the company’s strategy, vision, administration, and operations.

ROBERT (BOB) SANTMYER, CSM, ITILv3, President & CEO

Robert Santmyer

Bob has more than 30 years of hands-on executive-level experience in delivering high-quality IT services and solutions to federal, state and local, and commercial customers.  Bob’s experience includes growing revenue for both small and large businesses while leading efforts to deliver new technologies, such as one of the first-ever heterogeneous Enterprise Systems Management platforms; and developing new markets, such as establishing many of our nation’s initial Counter-Terrorism Fusion Centers, integrating data and technology for holistic information sharing at regionally-based centers, following the attacks on 9/11.

Since 2011, Bob has led the growth of PenBay Technology Group (PenBay Tech Group), growing from $1M in annual revenue in 2011 to over $13M in annual revenue in 2019.

Bob is a VA-verified service-disabled US Air Force veteran.  He is actively engaged in the veteran business owner’s community, regularly participating in events supporting the National Veterans Small Business Coalition (NVSBC).  In 2022, Bob was the recipient of the NVSBC’s Gordon H. Mansfield Award, which honors veterans that own and operate a successful small business, providing employment opportunities to veterans and who, like Gordon Mansfield in his most selfless manner, gives back to the veteran community in a substantial and continuous way.

Bob has always been active in his community.  He has been a Lay Eucharistic Minister, providing in-home worship and communion services to members of his community unable to attend church services due to illness or other reasons.  Bob also served on the board of Aquia’s Table, which is a ministry focused on providing free meals to communities in need.  Bob, as a US Coast Guard licensed captain, also provided on-water assistance to boaters in distress.

P. DAVID BEREZ, Director of Outreach and Video Production

David Berez is a Producer/Director/Editor of more than three hundred video, film and multimedia projects for broadcast, corporate and non-profit clients. He is the senior producer and a Principal in PenBay Technology Group.

Although well regarded as a video jack-of-all-trades, David’s focus is on editorial and corporate messaging – how best to determine and deliver the clients message to their audience regardless of the medium.

David has written, directed and edited promotional and image films for corporate clients including Pfizer Corp., LL Bean, Fidelity Investments, News Corporation, HarperCollins, Fortis Insurance and the New York Stock Exchange.  He directed “Moving Stories/Moving Pictures”, a sprawling multimedia history of orthopaedic surgery which won a coveted CLIO.  David directed and edited Wounded in Action, a nationally broadcast PBS documentary about battlefield surgeons in World War II that is part of the permanent collection at the D-Day museum in New Orleans.  David has produced and filmed from the underwater canyons of Bloody Bay Wall in the Little Cayman Islands to a combat support hospital in Balad, Iraq.  His work has appeared on PBS, The Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and in numerous board rooms across the country.  As principal editor, David has edited hundreds of programs for his own clients, as well as other independent producers.

Recently, David finished editing and grading “Out of This World” a re-cut of the 1959 film about Lowell Thomas and his epic journey to Tibet before the Chinese occupation in 1950.  His current film, “Alan Magee: Art is Not a Solace” debuts in September 2019 at the Camden International Film Festival.

David resides in Camden, Maine with his wife, three daughters and son, when he isn’t out paddling, hiking or fly fishing in places afar.

JASON KORN, Vice President of Finance & Administration

Jason has over 15 years of professional and industry experience in the areas of management, systems consulting, technical accounting, system optimization and accounting operations.  Experience with all facets of accounting operations, financial and business information systems assessment, and system integration and optimization.  Expertise includes back office diagnostic analysis, accounting system remediation, compliance advisory and system rollout, audit support, software selection, system design and implementation, and system and process optimization.  Extensive experience with Unanet, government contracting compliance challenges, and complex project and indirect rate structures.

Jason advises PenBay Technology Group’s executive management team to achieve company goals and maximize shareholder value.  He is a proven leader with polished cross-functional skills guiding, organizing, monitoring and executing financial performance, analytics, business performance, reporting, forecasts and strategy.  He has demonstrated success growing, restructuring, and heading financial operations in dynamic economies and merger and acquisition (M&A) environments.

Jason attended the University of New Mexico, Anderson School of Management, receiving a BBA in Accounting & Finance.

Jason is on the Board of Directors of his local church, St. Catherine’s of Sienna, as well as the Board of Directors of the Great Falls Lacrosse Association.

TRAVIS RIDDICK, Vice President of Operations

Travis’ 21-year military career has provided him the opportunity to serve in an array of operations-focused environments in the United States and various Countries.  As a member of the U.S. Army, Travis built workforces that practiced Total Quality Management principles advancing operational goals and standards.  His style of leadership is endorsed as a change management agent that guides operational success through diverse thinking, inclusive initiatives, workplace productivity, and operational readiness.

Most recently, Travis served as the incumbent Senior Program Manager for the U.S. Army Cadet Command (USACC), Chief Information Officer (CIO)/G6 Directorate, based in Fort Knox, Kentucky. Leading each awarded contact transition seamlessly providing IT Support, Information Assurance, Risk Management, Governance Processes… and overall Program Management; supporting the USACC Headquarters, 8 Brigades, 274 geographically dispersed Senior Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and ~1700 Junior ROTC Programs throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and various locations outside of the U.S.

Travis holds a Masters of Science in Management Degree from Indiana Wesleyan University.  His interests are community focused serving as an Associate Minister at his local church, leading both the Youth and Couples Ministries.  Travis holds the honor of being a Kentucky Colonel, which is a commission appointed by the sitting Governor for Strength of Character, Leadership, and the dedication to the welfare of others.

JOHN MANOLIOS, Vice President of Strategic Relationships

John has over 20 years of business development, relationship management, and sales experience. Having started in financial services, he worked with top financial teams in the nation to achieve goals for customers. In 2013, he transitioned to government contracting and never looked back. John developed vital relationships with teaming partners and agency contacts, and he has demonstrated the ability to win contract vehicles such as VETS 2 and VECTOR. He is responsible for business growth and relationship management at PenBay Technology Group, bringing our internal team and partners together to win business.

John is a member of the National Veterans Small Business Coalition (NVSBC) and has been an active participant in both local and nationwide events. He is currently a co-chair for V2IP (GSA VETS 2 Industry Group) and a co-chair for the VECTOR industry group. He continues to be an advocate for both vehicles and participates in training and marketing activities on a regular basis.

John was born and raised in the DC Metro area. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park, and lives in Maryland with his wife and four boys. In his free time he enjoys car events and spending time with his family.

LISA SHOREY, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Director of Human Resources

Lisa is a Human Resources professional with an extensive, 20+ year background that has spanned several industries, from IT, healthcare, and municipal government, to higher education and manufacturing.  She is an HR generalist, with strengths in employee relations, labor relations, performance management, conflict resolution, employee engagement, workforce development, and strategic planning.

Lisa has a Master’s in Business Administration from Thomas College in Waterville and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (Accounting Major, with Highest Distinction) from the University of Maine at Augusta.

She has achieved designation as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Human Resources Certification Institute; a Senior Certified Professional (SCP) from the Society for Human Resource Management; is certified as a Facilitator from DDI Learning Systems; and is a trained Mediator.

Lisa has served as a volunteer board member for the United Way of Kennebec Valley and the Kennebec Valley Human Resource Association, and is a current board member of the Lake Moxie Camp Owners Association.  Lisa is actively involved as a volunteer in community theatre.

SUZANNE JOHNDRO, CF APMP, Director of Marketing, Quality & Compliance

Suzanne joined the PenBay team in 2018, first as a Compliance Specialist, then as the Quality Management Lead, to guide PenBay’s efforts in achieving ISO 9001:2015 QMS certification and CMMI Level 3 appraisal in both Development and Services. Suzanne was instrumental in organizing and centralizing our documentation into SharePoint to create PenBay’s first company-wide document library. She created organizational efficiencies using PowerAutomate and PowerApps to digitize and automate our processes and workflows. Suzanne will continue to lead our efforts for CMMC 2.0 compliance as well as additional ISO certifications in the near future.

In addition to quality and compliance work, Suzanne was PenBay’s Proposal Manager from 2019 to 2023 and holds a Foundations level Certification from Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP). During that time she organized and managed, over 40 proposals including IDIQs and Orals.

In 2023 Suzanne was promoted to Director of Marketing, Quality and Compliance. With her outstanding organizational and industry insight, Suzanne will lead PenBay’s marketing endeavors with a focus on enhancing our digital media presence and name recognition.

Prior to working for PenBay, Suzanne was raising her three children, volunteering in numerous organizations, and providing organizational, financial, and management expertise to her husband’s growing company. Suzanne’s volunteer efforts included; Cub Scouts of America, as a Den Leader and Cub Master; Chair of the Rockport Recreation Committee; Youth Arts coordinator; and founder and chair of the Camden/Rockport Babe Ruth board. Currently Suzanne is the Vice President of Administration for Five Town Football, a youth football program she has been involved with since 2008. She has especially enjoyed coaching youth football for the past 5 years for grades 3-8.