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Meet Our Team of Industry Leading Experts

Charles (Chuck) Ferry

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Ferry has over 35 years of military and private-sector leadership experience. Prior to joining Duos Technologies, He was the CEO for APR Energy from 2018 to 2020 and COO/President from 2016 to 2018 leading a global fast-track power company with P&L responsibility for $325 million in annual revenue, 800 employees and 17 globally dispersed power plants. Mr. Ferry was General Manager/VP at ARMA Global Corporation from 2010 to 2016, which he helped grow from 80 employees and $20 million in annual revenues to 1,200 employees and $200 million in annual revenues. Previously he was a Business Developer and Operations Manager with Lockheed-Martin. He served 26 years on active duty in the U.S. Army leading Infantry, Ranger, and Special Operations Units to include 48 months of combat in Somalia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. In 1993, while second-in-command of a Rifle Company in the battle of Blackhawk Down in Somalia, he earned a Bronze Star Medal for Valor. In 2007, while commanding a Rifle Battalion, he earned a Silver Star Medal for valorous actions in Ramadi, Iraq. Mr. Ferry has an undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in Political Science and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.


Adrian Goldfarb

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Goldfarb has over 40 years of business experience in technology companies including over 14-years as CFO of public companies. Mr. Goldfarb has a long experience with Duos. Most recently, he was Chief Financial Officer of the Company through November 15, 2022. Since then, he has been Strategic Advisor to the Company. In 2012, he was appointed as President and CFO of Information Systems Associates, Inc., which merged with Duos Technologies, Inc in 2015 upon which he agreed to continue serving the merged company as CFO and Director. Mr. Goldfarb managed the company’s listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market in 2020. Prior to joining Duos, Mr. Goldfarb served as CFO for Ecosphere Technologies, overseeing growth from $0 to $24 million and profitability. Mr. Goldfarb was also Managing Director of WSI Europe, a division of the Weather Channel from 1998 until 2002. From 2002 to 2007, Mr. Goldfarb served as interim-CFO for MOWIS GmbH, a Weather Technology Media start-up company which was successfully sold to a large European media group. Mr. Goldfarb has served as a Director of GelStat Corp since 2008. Mr. Goldfarb’s extensive business and financial experience includes 10-years at a subsidiary of Fujitsu where he served Director of Operations for a new software venture. Mr. Goldfarb started his formal career at IBM and was given responsibility for an account team focused on Latin America and Southeast Asia. He was awarded three “100% Clubs” for his contributions.

Mr. Goldfarb did his initial accounting training in London and graduated “cum laude” with a business degree specializing in Finance from Rutgers University, Newark, NJ. Mr. Goldfarb also has more than 20 years’ experience in financial derivatives including model development for valuation of complex financial instruments and has served as a Consultant for small companies dealing with restructuring issues.

Mr. Goldfarb advises Senior Management on business development including the Railcar Subscription Program, non-rail industry applications and public company financial matters including investor and public relations.


Jeff Necciai

Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Necciai brings almost 30 years of experience in designing, developing, and delivering value-driven technology solutions across a wide range of industries. In addition to managing the company's product and solutions roadmap, he oversees multiple collaborative technology teams that develop the company's unique and value-focused solutions. Prior joining Duos, Jeff served as the Chief Technology Officer of NASCENT Technology, where he cultivated and led high-performing cross-functional product teams to develop and deliver comprehensive gate automation solutions to rail and maritime terminal customers. Jeff was responsible for the solution design and software architecture for many of the company's innovations, including an advanced OCR and imaging solution, proprietary point-to-point VoIP technology, an automated work queue management system, a line of integrated "smart" outdoor IP-based callboxes, and a comprehensive human-assisted security and surveillance platform. In 2001, Jeff co-founded and served as Lead Systems Architect for Solution Dynamics, which developed remote digital video surveillance products for institutional customers. Jeff is listed on several technology-based patents and has contributed articles for publications such as American Shipper, World Cargo News, and the Journal of Commerce. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.


Chris King

Chief Commercial Officer

Mr. King brings over 20 years of operational and commercial leadership experience within the energy and supply chain sectors. Prior to joining Duos, he served in a series of progressive management roles within APR Energy (“APR”), a global fast track power company. During Mr. King’s time at APR, his responsibilities included: leading all power plant operations, which consisted of 16 sites around the world and over 500 employees; managing acquisition integrations of over $300 million in new projects; maintaining full P&L accountability for all operations; and building and heading up a team that closed over $1 billion in new revenue, asset sales, and contract extensions. Prior to his time at APR, Mr. King held several operational leadership roles at CEVA Logistics, including a role as Lean Six Sigma Leader in charge of designing and executing continuous improvement projects for CEVA operations across the world.

Mr. King holds a bachelor's degree in International Economics from the University of Florida, and a master's degree in International Business from the University of Florida.


John White

VP, Operations

Mr. White has over 40 years of military service and private sector experience. He is currently the lead for Duos PMO, Operation Center, and SCM teams, responsible for all aspects of project development and operations. Prior to joining Duos Technologies Mr. White was the Regional Manager for Sun Pro Solar where he was responsible for managing installations, maintenance, budgets, and warehousing for three states, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Prior to that Mr. White was the Senior Project Manager for Global Projects at APR Energy from 2017 to 2020. Mr. White was responsible for the planning and installation of power plants across 4 different Countries/Territories: Australia, Africa, Dominican Republic, St. Thomas USVI. Mr. White was assigned as the Regional Program Manager for Australia in 2017 where he simultaneously installed 2 x Power Plants in Adelaide, Australia; both completed on time and under budget. He served 30 years on active duty in the U.S. Army Leading (Light and Airborne Units). Mr. White has over 13 Combat Deployments across South America, Africa, Afghanistan and Iraq. Mr. White achieved the highest enlisted rank possible during his military career – Command Sergeants Major.


Amy Colleary

VP, Contracts

Amy Colleary has been in the Government and Commercial Contracting industry for over thirty years. Her greatest strength comes from her years of applicable experience in both the large and small business environments as well as support for new startup companies. Amy was previously the Subcontracts/Contracts Director for the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) and received her Certification in Senior Leadership while there. Amy was also appointed as Senior Director of Contracts and Administration at General Dynamics Information Technologies (GDIT), followed by her position as her most recent position of Vice President of Contracts for APR Energy.

Amy is committed to the highest level of professionalism through a proactive, lean forward work ethic through good working relationships with her customers.


Tom Hughes

VP, Sales

Mr. Hughes is responsible for supporting the organization's commercial and go-to-market strategies for its new subscription offerings. Tom brings over thirty years of experience in sales management for high-growth software and hardware companies. Most recently, he was an Account Executive for Global & Strategic Accounts at Celonis where he developed go-to-market materials for process, task mining and process optimization. Prior to that, Mr. Hughes was Director, Digital Enterprise Solutions at Wabtec where he served as digital sales lead for several Class 1 railroads. Tom previously held various senior sales roles at IBM and BMC Software.


Louis Muldrow

VP, Sales

Mr. Muldrow is responsible for supporting the organization's commercial and go-to-market strategies for its new subscription offerings. Louis brings over thirty years of rail industry experience across sales and marketing management, business development, and finance roles at a Class I railroad and a global banking institution. Most recently, he was Vice President-Leasing at SMBC Rail Services where he improved car utilization and margins across the southeastern US. Prior to that, Mr. Muldrow spent 23 years with CSX Transportation in senior commercial roles, including leading teams in the Coal and Minerals business units. Louis holds a BBA and MBA from the University of Kentucky.


Derrick Schmenk

VP, Research Development & Innovation

Mr. Schmenk has extensive experience in server and network architecture, service management, data integration, programming, IT network security, and enterprise IT administration. He is responsible for managing, designing and implementing IT infrastructure both internally, and at our client sites. Derrick has over 16 years of experience with various firms in logistics, sanitation, consulting, and technology which he built and completed numerous high-performance system architecture projects. He has also developed solutions to service delivery challenges where safety and security requirements hinder most service models and processes. Mr. Schmenk holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology Management with additional majors in programming and network technology.


John Pugliese

VP, IT Professional Services

Mr. Pugliese is responsible for managing, designing, and implementing IT/SW infrastructure both internally, and at our client sites. He has over 33 years of military and private-sector leadership experience. Prior to joining Duos Technologies, He was Previously a 5G Telecommunications Subject Matter Expert, supporting the Department of Defense and a Signal Coach at the United States Army National Training Center in Fort Irwin California. He served 30 years on active duty in the U.S. Army as a Signal Corps Officer. He has served in leadership roles from Platoon to Brigade Commander and deployed to Combat Three times. His Assignments include Special Operations and Airborne Units. He was in the lead assault of ground operations in Afghanistan. In his Role as the Brigade S3 for TF Signal during Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was awarded the Bronze star. His final assignment was as the J6 Director for US Southern Command where he supervised a work force of over 410 Joint Service personnel and executed a budget of over 80 million dollars. Mr. Pugliese has an undergraduate degree from the University of North Florida in Political Science, a master’s degree from Websters University in Management and is a graduate of the U.S. Navy War College (Masters in National Security and Strategic Studies).


Dan Smythe

Director, Software & Artificial Intelligence

As the Director of Software and Artificial Intelligence at Duos Technologies, Dan is responsible to deliver value to customers by detecting anomalies on railcars at track speed using supervised machine learning, enhancing rail safety, efficiency, and railcar inspection. Dan has over 35 years of military and private-sector experience in artificial intelligence, organizational leadership, software engineering and systems development. Prior to joining Duos Technologies, he held various software program management, software quality assurance and functional business analyst roles in the Telecommunications, Petro-Chemical and Clinical Research industries. He served 20 years on active duty as an officer in the U.S. Army including 12 years in various strategic DoD organizations in roles developing and delivering effective software and network engineering solutions. Previously he served 8 years as a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter pilot. Dan earned his undergraduate degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point in Computer Science, and earned his Master’s Degree in Software Systems Engineering (with a Graduate Certificate in Information Engineering) from George Mason University.


Fei Kwong

Director, Corporate Communications

Ms. Kwong has over 20 years of marketing, graphics, production, logistics, and project management experience. One of the early employees of Duos Technologies, Ms. Kwong served for 14 years, as Production Manager, creating the company’s signature marketing design elements, software interfaces, and public messaging. From 2014 to 2020, she served as Global Project Manager for CT Miami/BLU, where she oversaw vendor contract negotiations, inventory, supply chain contracts, and logistics systems for their US and Asian offices. Eventually, Ms. Kwong also acted as the General Manager of the company’s offices in Shenzhen and Hong Kong. She returned to Duos in 2020, as Marketing Manager, until her 2021 promotion to Director of Corporate Communications, where she is currently responsible for Duos’ Marketing, Media Productions, Investor Relations, and Public Communication. Ms. Kwong attended Jacksonville University and is a graduate of the University of North Florida. She is fluent in three languages and multiple dialects.


Leah Brown

Controller

Ms. Brown is a graduate of the University of North Florida where she earned her MBA with a concentration in accounting and finance. She has worked in the industry for over 25 years. For the last 18 years, she has worked in the transportation sector for several companies including a Fortune 500 company in various management capacities. As a proven leader, Leah has a wealth of experience working in various positions in the areas of accounting, finance, budget, program oversight, strategic planning, and management. She is noted for leading teams to evaluate business processes, identifying opportunities and facilitating end-to-end process design. As the Controller at Duos Technologies, Inc. she is responsible for leading a team in the management and execution of all aspects of accounting including cash reports, cashflow analysis, sales tax compliance and reporting, project accounting and financial statement reporting.


Mitch Buchanan

Director, FP&A

Mr. Buchanan, CPA, serves as the Director of FP&A at Duos Technologies, where he leverages his extensive financial expertise to drive strategic decision-making and business growth. With a Bachelor's degree in Business from the University of North Florida and a Master's in Accounting from Notre Dame. Prior to his current position, Mr. Buchanan spent four years in public accounting with PwC, specializing in audits for primarily capital markets companies. This experience provided him with invaluable insights into financial regulations, reporting standards, and furthered his meticulous attention to detail and commitment to accuracy ensuring the integrity of financial statements and compliance with industry requirements. In his role as Director of FP&A, Mr. Buchanan applies his expertise in strategic financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, and analysis to drive operational efficiency and optimize financial performance at Duos Technologies. His proactive approach to identifying opportunities and mitigating risks has been instrumental in guiding the company's financial strategy and working to achieve its growth objectives. Mr. Buchanan's dedication to excellence, combined with his comprehensive understanding of finance and accounting principles, makes him an indispensable asset to Duos Technologies. He is committed to fostering a culture of continuous improvement and innovation, driving success for the company and its stakeholders.


Mike Adams

Director, Human Resources

Mr. Adams has over 26 years of military and 18 years of Human Resources leadership experience. Prior to joining Duos, Mr. Adams served 26 years on active duty in the U.S. Navy in the Submarine Force, 18 years of which was as a Chief Petty Officer. He served two tours as a Divisional Chief, where he led a division of up to 15 junior Sailors through the maintenance and upkeep of all Submarine Auxiliary Mechanical Systems, as well as being responsible for their qualifications, training, and professional development. He served two tours as the Material Maintenance Management Coordinator, where he led ship’s crews of up to 170 personnel in the scheduling, deconflicting, and completion of all preventative and corrective maintenance onboard, as well as the coordination with all contractors in the installation and use of all temporary systems required to complete all tasking. He also served two tours as the Chief of the Boat, where he supervised, managed, and mentored 4 Departmental Managers, 20 Divisional Managers, and 165 personnel in the overall accomplishment of all assigned tasks. Mr. Adams has a degree in Technology Education from Valdosta State University and is currently working on finishing his MBA and HR certification.


Ned Buschelman

Director, Engineering

Mr. Buschelman is responsible for leading our engineering team and the development and success of current and future intelligent technology rail solutions. He recently led the development and installation of expanded RIP subsystems to include 2x23 additional cameras across two existing RIP sites in Canada allowing for a significant increase in the imaging of critical railcar components. Prior to joining Duos, he was the Sr. Manager of the Technology and Performance Group at APR Energy where he led a team to develop and perform reliability-based maintenance procedures by leveraging predictive analytics for enhanced asset management while also acting as the Lead Engineer for engineering and re-design processes of operational aeroderivative gas turbine power plants in North America. Mr. Buschelman held roles as Asset Manager for locomotive and car reliability specializing in rail operations and reliability at CSXT Transportation, as well as Mechanical Engineer 3 for Newport News Shipbuilding. Mr. Buschelman holds a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of South Florida.


Selena Blanco

Director, Supply Chain Management Procurement

Ms. Blanco is a seasoned supply chain professional with 15+ years of experience in operations, distribution, procurement, demand planning, logistics, team development, and process leadership in a global environment. Selena is responsible for leading the transformational activities to build procurement, warehousing, and logistics capabilities for Duos. Prior joining Duos, she was the Global Warehouse Director who monitored Foreign Trade Zone operations and managing warehouse inventory control, balance, and admission data. Ms. Blanco holds Bachelor of Science in Management from University of Phoenix.