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Company Profile

Who Are We

We are a global leader in delivering high- impact solutions encompassing national security, intelligence, and private sector capital management. Through close collaboration worldwide, we harness our international expertise to address intricate challenges in organizational management and operations.

With a 15-year history of excellence, we have established ourselves as a trusted partner for clients all over the world. Our consulting portfolio encompasses a wide array of services, spanning leadership management, organizational performance enhancement, cultural competency development, data analysis, expectation management, emerging market insights, risk mitigation strategies, professional development, education, training, and cutting-edge cyber solutions. We tailor our solutions to meet the unique needs of each client, ensuring they achieve their goals and sustain a competitive advantage.

At MASY, we take pride in what we do, prioritizing client satisfaction and working collaboratively to exceed expectations.

Our Mission

Our mission is to effectively address and solve our client’s emerging and most complex management, organizational, and operational challenges. That is our unwavering focus. This commitment, coupled with our dedication to excellence, means that we can ensure sound and measurable results that help our clients thrive in a dynamic and competitive landscape.

Discover how MASY can partner with you to drive success. Contact us today to start a conversation about your unique needs and challenges.


Management Team

Alex Anyse
Co-Founder and CEO

Mr. Alex Anyse is Co-Founder and CEO of The MASY Group, LLC. A former U.S. Military Intelligence and Clandestine Service Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, he specialized in sensitive operations in the Balkans, Middle East and South East Asia. Mr. Anyse is the recipient of various military awards that include the Bronze Star Medal for service in Afghanistan.

A subject matter expert on leadership and security issues, he manages a range of specialized projects for the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. He is a regular guest speaker addressing audiences in the U.S. and internationally including global corporate companies as well as academic institutions such as Georgetown and Columbia University.

Born in Paris, France, he earned a Global MBA from London School of Economics and Political Science, New York University Stern School of Business, and HEC Paris School of Management (TRIUM).

Mr. Anyse is a longstanding supporter of the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) and The Smile Train, an international charitable organization dedicated to providing 100% free cleft repair surgeries to children in need. To this aim, he has embarked on a journey to qualify for and complete the ultra-race in Greece known as the Spartathlon in September of 2017. One of the most challenging races in the world, runners have 36 hours to compete over 153 miles from Athens to Sparta. He has pledged to raise enough funds to provide a surgery for 153 children in Africa. More to follow at the One Mile One Smile Project.

Tae Kim
Co-Founder and President

Tae Kim is Co-Founder and President at The MASY Group, LLC.  A former U.S. Army Intelligence Officer, he conducted sensitive operations in Afghanistan and South East Asia. He served on Active Duty for 10 years with combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and is the recipient of numerous military awards.

Tae provides day-to-day executive management, strategic leadership, and operational support for all Counterintelligence (CI) and Human Intelligence (HUMINT) focused programs. As a senior CI/HUMINT consultant, he supports advanced professional development and training for specialized Department of Defense organizations providing subject matter expertise related to conducting HUMINT operations, surveillance and surveillance detection, and issues management.

Lastly, Tae holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Saint John’s University and a Master’s degree in International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

Donya Bernstein
Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Donya Bernstein is responsible for all aspects of accounting and the financial reporting functions of the MASY Group, LLC.  Her responsibilities also include ensuring adherence to accounting policies and procedures, monitoring internal controls, financial reporting in accordance with GAAP, and government compliance.

Ms. Bernstein has over 25 years of accounting, compliance and financial systems experience with federal government contractors.

Ms. Bernstein holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Accounting from George Mason University, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Marymount University.

Kate Layton
Director of Programs

Ms. Layton has 17 years of experience in the Intelligence Community (IC) as both a federal employee and a contractor. Prior to joining MASY, she was an Imagery Analyst at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency where she primarily worked in the African AOR and led teams of analysts reporting on humanitarian issues. Kate is a seasoned intelligence professional. Upon joining MASY she spent three years at the Defense Intelligence Agency where she developed and oversaw training courses for foreign Military Intelligence Officers.  Kate is responsible for overseeing and managing the company’s portfolio of contracts. A certified PMP, Kate excels at blending her understanding of the IC and DoD mission with her ability to foster communication and coordination across contributors, customers, and stakeholders.

Ms. Layton holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University.

“Being a part of the MASY Team allows me to continue supporting the intelligence mission while working for a company that is as committed to its employees as it is to its objectives.”

Mia Baldy
Director of Human Resources

Ms. Baldy has over 10 years of institutional knowledge and HR experience, Mia handles any and all issues related to employee management. She also leads the Talent Acquisition team and assists in management of operations.

Mia is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SHRM-SCP) and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from George Mason University.

“Being a part of the MASY team means being a part of an organization that strives to achieve its best day in and day out. As it relates to HR, this means ensuring all employees have an easy way to communicate with HQ and can have confidence that any concerns will be addressed swiftly.”

Steve Cann
Director of Business Development

Mr. Cann spent years as a top-performing sales leader at multiple companies supporting the federal marketplace, diverse requirements, and partners with extensive experiences with indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ), Government-Wide Contracts (GWAC). At The MASY Group Steve supports Federal business development strategy, process design, and capture. Steve brings over 20 years of sales and strategic experience, leveraging processes, competitive intelligence, data-centric approaches, and relationships to drive business growth and improve sales efficiency. He has worked with companies across all industries, focusing on enterprise and solution-based requirements in highly competitive markets.

Steve is a family-focused proud former Navy Submariner from Southern Illinois, an average tennis player, a lousy golfer but loves to go sailing when given a chance.

“MASY is a truly diverse group of proven mission-focused individuals that merge their unique strengths to create a partnership, and I am proud to call MASY my home.”

Susan Sohn
Director of Support Operations

Susan Sohn is an accomplished professional who currently holds the position of Director of Support Operations at MASY HQ. With her exceptional leadership skills and strategic mindset, Susan oversees and manages all the daily operations within the organization, ensuring smooth functioning and optimal efficiency. Susan’s experience in in the military has contributed to her success in her current role. Prior to joining MASY, she served as a U.S. Army Military Intelligence Officer, with a combat tour in Iraq as well as several tours in the Asia-Pacific region, where she focused on strategic intelligence.

Susan earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a Minor in Civil Engineering at the United States Military Academy at West Point and earned a coveted spot as an East-West Fellow, allowing her to continue her Economics studies at the University of Hawaii and receive her MA in Development Economics. She continued to receive a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Washington and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma.

Veronica Cordero
Director of Contracts

Veronica Cordero is a valuable addition to The MASY Group, having joined in July 2023. Her primary responsibility is managing the company’s contracts portfolio. With over 20 years of experience in federal and commercial contracts management, financial management, project accounting, risk assessment, contracts negotiation, and business development, Ms. Cordero brings a wealth of expertise to her role. Throughout her career, Ms. Cordero has worked extensively with various U.S. federal agencies, as well as clients across Latin America and Europe. Her experience encompasses a wide range of areas, including compliance with the US Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), as well as international law.

Ms. Cordero earned her JD degree from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She is fluent in both English and Spanish, and proficient in French, enabling her to effectively communicate and work with diverse stakeholders. As an active member of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), Ms. Cordero stays engaged with industry trends and developments in the field of contract management.

Board of Advisors

Major General Christopher P. Hughes

Major General Christopher P. Hughes retired from the U.S Army after 35 years of active duty and brings leadership experience from platoon to two-star command. He served as Chief of Staff to the U.S. Army Pacific Command and is the co-founder and first Provost of the Army University. He gained national recognition while commanding an Infantry Battalion from the 101st Airborne Division during the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Mr. Hughes assisted in the creation of five major organizations within the Department of Defense and served as an investigator on the USS Cole Commission in 2000. Mr. Hughes received many awards and recognition throughout his career, including the Distinguished Service Medal (OLC), Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2 OLC’s), Bronze Star (OLC), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (6 OLC’s), Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Ranger Tab, Master Airborne and Air Assault wings and multiple sets of foreign jump wings. Mr. Hughes is the author of War on Two Fronts: An Infantry Commander’s War in Iraq and the Pentagon and a 2008 recipient of the Army Historical Foundation’s Distinguished Writing Award for Excellence in U.S Army Writing. Mr. Hughes holds a master’s degree in Business Management and National Security Strategies.

Ambassador Joyce A. Barr

The Honorable Joyce A. Barr retired from the Department of State after 37 years of service in 2017. Her last assignment was as Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Administration, and she is also a former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Namibia. A career Foreign Service officer, she attained the rank of Career Minister. She is currently a Professor of Practice at Virginia Tech, a Fellow for the National Academy of Public Administration, a Regent for Pacific Lutheran University and serves as a director on several boards. In other key assignments, Ambassador Barr was the first civilian Interim Chancellor of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (now the Eisenhower School) after serving as Deputy Commandant and International Affairs Advisor. She served as Executive Director of the East Asian and Pacific Affairs Bureau and had overseas tours in Asia, Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to State Department awards Ambassador Barr received the Joint Distinguished Civilian Service Award from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. She was also inducted into the National Defense University’s Hall of Fame in 2018. She earned a BA in Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran University, an MPA in Public Administration from Harvard, and an MS in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at National Defense University. She also received an honorary doctorate and a distinguished alum award, both from Pacific Lutheran University.

Ms. Karyn Eliot

Ms. Karyn Eliot is a retired CIA senior executive with extensive experience in U.S. national security science and technology programs, intelligence operations, acquisitions, policy, and strategic industry partnerships. Ms. Eliot has a global perspective resulting from more than 20 years of leading international collaboration. She liaised with Fortune 50 C-suite executives to enhance business acumen at CIA. Her assignments span the Agency and include; Director of Industry Partnerships and Foreign Partner Mission Manager in the Directorate of Science and Technology, Technology Lead in the Director of CIA’s Operations Group, Senior Technical Representative in the Directorate of Operations, Deputy Chief of Station for Technology in the European and Asia Pacific regions, and Deputy Director for Policy at the NRO. Ms. Eliot’s notable awards include the CIA Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal and the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal. Ms. Eliot was educated at the National War College and Northeastern University.

Lieutenant General U.S. Army (Ret) Robert P. Ashley, Jr.

After over 36 years of active-duty service, Lieutenant General Ashley retired from the U.S. Army in 2020, assuming his last duty position in 2017 as the 21st Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). He formerly served as the Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2, where he was the senior advisor to the Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff for all aspects of intelligence, counterintelligence and security. Other key assignments include the Director of Intelligence, United States Army Joint Special Operations Command; the Director of Intelligence, United States Central Command; the Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, International Security Assistance Force and Director of Intelligence, United States Forces, Afghanistan; and Commanding General, the United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, AZ. Lieutenant General Ashley has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Appalachian State University, a master’s degree in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University (formerly known as the Defense Intelligence College) and a master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College. Lieutenant General Ashley was awarded a Doctorate honoris causa from the National Intelligence University in July, 2022.

Our People

Our successes are possible because of the gifted people who make up our team. The breadth of our professional consultants is broad and distinct; from Ph.D. Faculty or Instructional Systems Design professions to Intelligence and Cyber experts, we strive to hire top talents in their fields.

We understand that our people are our most important asset and that is why we are committed to empowering and supporting every team member. We cultivate a diverse workforce aimed at maximizing individual talent and support a culture that fosters excellent teamwork. This diversity is a key part of our strength, as we bring international perspectives to address both local and global challenges. Our work culture is exceptional, evidenced by the outstanding reviews we have received from employees on Glassdoor.com.

Our Community

Importantly, we believe in making positive contributions to our communities and actively supporting various endeavors through volunteering programs, financial fundraisers, and partnerships with non-profits. To learn more about some of the current program MASY Members support go to:

Smile Train: http://www.smiletrain.org

The Fisher House: https://www.fisherhouse.org

Young Professionals In Foreign Policy (YPFP): www.ypfp.org

Supporting our community also means supporting our environment. At MASY, we hold a steadfast commitment to the environment and sustainability. Our dedication to minimizing our environmental footprint is deeply ingrained in our corporate ethos. We strive to lead by example, implementing eco-friendly practices across our operations. By integrating sustainability into our core values, we aim to make a meaningful and positive impact on the planet, while delivering exceptional services to our customers. To learn more about our commitment to the environment, please read our annual report: "MASY's Commitment to the Environment: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting and Reduction Goals."