Executive Management

Vision

With expertise comes vision. Our Leadership team are experts in their own right and have shaped the course of the company’s journey. These visionaries promote innovation, experimentation, and calculated risks to ensure ClearShark is at the forefront of disruptive technologies.


Martin Bentz

President

Born, raised and residing in Maryland, Martin Bentz began his career with the Department of Defense as an intern. During his years with the DoD, he held a variety of technical positions centered on enterprise systems architecture and integration efforts. While working full-time, he attended evening and weekend courses at the University of Maryland, University College where he received his Computer Science degree.

After leaving the DoD, Martin joined a consulting firm to serve as a subject matter expert for enterprise systems / storage architecture and engineering for DoD and commercial installations nationwide.

In 2001, Martin founded ClearShark with the vision of delivering top-notch IT services to DoD customers. He further enhance ClearShark offerings by creating a product sales business unit – partnering with very select OEMs. This focused approach propelled ClearShark as an award winning IT solution provider in the DoD and Federal markets. Today, Martin remains President of ClearShark and is focused on expanding ClearShark’s Federal presence.

Outside of his passion for ClearShark’s continued success, Martin enjoys spending time with his family and following his passion for power boating.  He and his wife are very involved in the community, taking active roles in ClearShark’s non-profit charitable organization – ClearShark H2O.

Kefton Schermerhorn

Vice President

Kefton was born in Northern California and raised in Malvern, Ohio. In November 1980, Kefton enlisted in the United State Army as an Intelligence Analyst. Initially assigned to the 407th ASA, he spent time “Tactical” in the deserts of West Texas and Southern New Mexico, with even more fun on the Return of Forces to Germany Exercise. Next were “Strategic” tours at USAFS Kunia, Hawaii, and Fort Meade Maryland, where he was instrumental in various Information Technology and Networking projects within and for the Intelligence Community. Kefton’s last assignment, Tactical once again, was in Wildflecken, Germany as part of the 108th Military Intelligence Battalion, supporting the 8th Infantry Division. Here he experienced firsthand the fall of East Germany. While in the service, Kefton earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of the State of New York as well as a chest full of personal and unit medals and citations.

After a decade in the US Army, Kefton began working as a Systems Analyst / Engineer for Spectrum Systems, a defense contractor, supporting the Intelligence Community at Fort Meade, Maryland. He was responsible for integration, implementation, training, and security for several of the support organizations within the National Security Agency including Industrial Security and The National Cryptologic School.

In 2001, Kefton co-founded ClearShark where he worked, played, and helped the company grow. In 2014 with the alignment of ClearShark services and Critical Resources Group services organization, he joined Sid Hall at the newly minted Fuse Engineering company to help define and grow its presence in the Defense and Intelligence Communities. In 2017, Kefton returned to ClearShark as the V.P. of Operations, once again, to work, play, and help grow the company.

Kefton splits his time and work responsibilities between Maryland and his home in Southwest Florida. When not involved in company matters, Kefton enjoys travel, water-related sports, and adrenaline-inducing activities – any combination of which make the perfect adventure.

Roger Niles

Vice President of Sales

Roger was born in North Platte, Nebraska and raised in Rolla, Missouri. He graduated from the University of Missouri – Rolla with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

After graduation, Roger initially worked as an Application Engineer for Hubbell Power Systems prior to making the move into Product Management supporting a $40M product portfolio in the Americas and EMEA. His affinity for products and sales took him to Raleigh, NC where he joined NetApp as an Inside Sales Representative. Roger supported Government customers from the Air Force, Navy, Joint Commands; Departments of the Interior, Health & Human Services, and Energy before moving into an Account Manager role in Maryland solely supporting the Intelligence Community.

During his tenure at NetApp, Roger achieved over 200% of his goals for three consecutive years and was responsible for over $100M in revenue. Roger’s accomplishments were recognized with 5 President Club awards, as well as being named 2007 Account Manager of the Year for the U.S. Public Sector.

Roger brought his experience and knowledge of the Civilian Agencies, Department of Defense, and Intelligence Community to ClearShark in 2010 and created a business unit whose focus on inception was primarily reseller business, but has since evolved to include the creation & implementation of custom technical solutions. Partnering with industry leaders such as Splunk, FireEye, Palo Alto Networks, NetApp, and F5, ClearShark has recognized a 300% growth in the Sales Business Unit.

Roger’s enjoys golf, running, hunting, fishing, music, travel, spending time with his wife and two young children, and, always supporting his beloved St. Louis Cardinals.

Finn Ramsland

Vice President of Engineering and Technology

Finn Ramsland is the Vice President of Engineering and Technology at ClearShark. He is responsible for sales engineering, engineering services, and the company’s technical direction.   Before beginning at ClearShark in 2010, Finn spent 20 years in sales engineering with early stage companies such as Cisco Systems, Ascend Communications, Redback Networks, Procket Networks, IronPort, and Solera Networks.  Finn began his career as a computer scientist at the National Security Agency.  He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Towson University and an M.S. in Computer Science from the Johns Hopkins University.

Jeremy Feinberg

Vice President of Finance

Jeremy Feinberg is the Vice President of Finance at ClearShark, overseeing all financial and accounting matters. He has been in accounting and finance for over 15 years. Jeremy has a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Franklin & Marshall College and his MBA from American University. In addition, he has his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) certifications.

Prior to joining ClearShark, Jeremy was a partner in a CPA firm based out of Rockville, MD engaging in private sector audits, corporate income tax preparation, business valuations and merger & acquisition consulting.

Jeremy is a former Division I college wrestler, avid chess player and huge Redskins fan. He enjoys hiking, traveling and spending time with his wife and adorable dog. 

Brittany Wilson

Director of Partner Alliances and Marketing

Brittany Wilson is the Director of Partner Alliances and Marketing at ClearShark. In this role, Brittany manages ClearShark’s ISV/OEM/Cloud and distribution partner relationships and leads the marketing team. Prior to joining ClearShark in 2012, Brittany worked as a Washington DC lobbyist following service as an investigative specialist at the Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General. She received a B.A. in sociology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and an M.S. in Justice, Law, & Society from American University in Washington, DC.

Jon Teunis

Director of National Programs

Jon Teunis is Director, Special Programs at Clearshark. Prior to joining
Clearshark in 2017 Jon held similar positions at F5 Networks, Commvault and
Quantum. With a B.S. in Business Administration from Towson University, and
an early start in the IT industry, Jon has been involved with IT
transformations in basic storage and networking to today’s secure cloud
infrastructures.

Marshall Bailey

Director of Enablement Services

Marshall Bailey is the Director of Enablement Services at ClearShark. He is responsible for the ongoing management, development, and expansion of the Enablement Services team. Before coming to ClearShark in 2018, Marshall spent 8 years at a commercial service provider focused on emerging technologies, products, services, and industry trends. He holds both a Bachelor and Master of Science in Information Systems from Virginia Commonwealth University. In his free time, Marshall enjoys traveling with friends and experiencing new places while searching for the “best of” whether it be music, wine, or even a burger.