Chief Executive Officer
BG Brian Donahue (Ret.)
Chief Operating Officer
John D. South
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Revenue Officer
Chief Strategy Officer
Lucy Donahue is responsible for defining the overall vision, corporate branding & strategic partnerships at By Light through digital innovations. With over 20 years of technology and business experience in federal and private sectors, Ms. Donahue is a pioneer who leverages real world knowledge to accomplish business and client goals. Prior to By Light, Ms. Donahue delivered profitable growth for Cisco Systems in Federal Healthcare and the Department of Defense, playing a significant role in Cisco’s partnerships with customers and industry organizations to enable the Government to complete its mission to protect, defend, and serve the nation. Ms. Donahue holds a B.A. degree in Psychology from Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
COL (Ret.) Rod Phillips, PhD, PMP, SSBB
Chief Learning Officer
Principal & Senior Vice President, DISA
Vice President, Human Resources
Mary Harcharik has over 30 years of experience in human resources management, spanning a variety of industries including the federal and private sectors, as well as non-profits. In her role at By Light, Ms. Harcharik manages all aspects of the Human Resources including strategic initiatives for staff development and management, compliance with all state and federal regulations, competitive benefit plans, and improved process efficiencies that support the organization’s vision, mission and brand. Ms. Harcharik holds a bachelor’s degree in Education from Northern Illinois University and is a SHRM certified professional.
Vice President, Talent Acquistion
Elissa has over 20 years of experience in Talent Acquisition concentrating in the recruitment of Information Technology Professionals. She has an extensive background supporting government customers in the DoD, Intel and Federal & Civilian space in addition to supporting the commercial market focusing on the Telecommunications and Financial industry. In her role at By Light, Elissa is responsible for all aspects of Talent Acquisition to include delivery, strategic sourcing and optimization. Prior to joining By Light, Elissa was the Talent Acquisition Director for the Federal & Civilian Division for General Dynamics Information Technology where she led a team of 45 recruiters.