James Treacy

Partner
James Treacy
James Treacy
James Treacy

Partner

703.889.6005

Jim has been a Partner with TrueTandem since its inception in 2004. Prior to this he was Vice President of InScope’s Microsoft Consulting Group (MCG). At InScope, Jim was responsible for bringing innovative Microsoft Solutions to federal agencies and commercial clients across the country. Jim joined InScope from Microsoft Corporation, where he was a Lead Services Manager for the Microsoft Civilian Practice. Prior to this role, he held several positions at Microsoft including East Region State and Local Government (SLG) Director, National e-Gov Solutions Manager and SLG Account Manager.

Throughout his career at Microsoft, he led several government projects, including portal solutions and strategic vertical solutions to help states and other units of government achieve their technology objectives. He assisted federal agencies by coordinating government-wide initiatives together with Microsoft’s technical and sales professionals, ensuring an end result of a fully developed Microsoft Enterprise Business Value integration. Prior to his tenure at Microsoft, Jim was Vice President of Civilian Government and Commercial Accounts at API/Wang Global. Earlier, he was Vice President of Business Development at Opnet Systems Inc., a software development consulting firm.

Jim holds a B.A. in Political Science and Music from The American University.

Steve Breiseth

Partner
Steve Breiseth
Steve Breiseth
Steve Breiseth

Partner

703.889.6004

Steve is a Partner at TrueTandem and brings over 20 years of business development, sales training, management, and channel development experience. Previously, Steve Co-Founded InScope Solutions and was charged with leading the key practice areas across the business. In this role, he was responsible for the establishment of both annual and monthly sales objectives to meet InScope’s business plan. He also coordinated the specific objectives of the sales plan with all of the functional departments of the company.

Steve began his career with Verizon in Sales. During his six-year career with the organization, he was quickly promoted to Sales Trainer and then to District Sales Manager with responsibility for multiple regions. In 1998, Steve joined Exodus Communications (now Savvis Communications) and directed the sales force in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions. During his tenure he oversaw tremendous revenue and customer growth while gaining experience in building sales teams that closed large-scale, solution-oriented deals.

Steve holds a B.A. degree from the College of William and Mary.

Major General (Retired) Stephen T. Rippe

Executive Vice President
Major General (Retired) Stephen T. Rippe
Major General (Retired) Stephen T. Rippe
Major General (Retired) Stephen T. Rippe

Executive Vice President

703-889-6010

General Rippe oversees TrueTandem’s Business Strategy and Operations. He has over 30 years of leadership and management experience and he thrives upon personal interaction with people and the opportunity to enhance organizational success through exchange of ideas. He is goal oriented and understands the dynamic tension between achievement and life/work balance; he is a big-picture leader who excels at detail, and is very successful at developing, delegating, and leading teams.

Prior to TrueTandem, General Rippe was the past President and CEO of The Army Distaff Foundation and Knollwood, a Military Continuing Care Retirement Community. In this role, he was responsible for the leadership and management of the Knollwood community, philanthropic outreach, and strategic initiatives.

Prior to his appointment at The Army Distaff Foundation and Knollwood, General Rippe served as the Vice President, Middle East Operations, for L-3 Communications, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. As head of the Middle East corporate office for the sixth largest defense company in the U.S., he was responsible for strategic planning, coordination, and identification of business opportunities.

Prior to assuming his duties with L-3 Communications, General Rippe served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation in Washington, D.C., where he oversaw and directed the management of the internal and external affairs of the Foundation. The Foundation is the governance body and operating structure for the Washington National Cathedral, National Cathedral School for Girls, St. Albans School for Boys, and Beauvoir Elementary School.

Prior to his appointment at the Cathedral Foundation, General Rippe enjoyed 29 years of military service. During his last three years on active duty, General Rippe served at the Pentagon as the Vice Director/Director of Management for the Joint Staff. General Rippe’s overseas leadership and management experience includes two tours in the Republic of Korea, two tours in Germany, and a tour in the State of Kuwait, where he was the senior U.S. military officer.

General Rippe received a B.S. in Business Administration from Norwich University and was commissioned in infantry as a Distinguished Military Graduate. A graduate of the National War College, he served as a ranger, parachute and aviation qualified infantry officer, and he earned a Master of Military Arts and Science from the Advanced Military Studies Program.

Rick Kehl

Chief Financial Officer
Rick Kehl
Rick Kehl
Rick Kehl

Controller

703.889.6006

As Chief Financial Officer at TrueTandem, Rick oversees all aspects of the company’s day-to-day accounting and financial needs. In addition he serves as the Company’s representative in all banking, insurance and facility needs. Prior to joining TrueTandem, Rick spent eight years as the Accounting Director at an international development company. He played an instrumental role in transitioning the company into a publicly traded company upon being acquired. Rick started his career spending ten years in public accounting specializing in audits of small to mid-sized government contractors.

He is a 1993 graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology and received his CPA certificate from the state of Maryland.

Sophy Kang

Vice President of Program & Contracts
Sophy Kang
Sophy Kang
Sophy Kang

Director of Program & Contracts

703.889.6007

Sophy has a robust contracts, business and program management background with demonstrated domain expertise driving efficiencies across numerous work streams throughout the contracts, program and project lifecycle. She is a natural leader with over 17 years of management, acquisition, finance and strategy consulting experience. In her current role, she is responsible for managing the company’s contracts and program functions as well as collaborating closely with other TrueTandem management members on contracting compliance, cost management programs, strategic planning, annual analyses and employee engagements. She ensures efficient, effective and complaint performance during the entire project and contract lifecycle including interpretations of contractual requirements, risk mitigation and management, change management and conflict resolution for TrueTandem.

Previously, Sophy was a Senior Program Manager at Government Contract Solutions, Inc., where she had oversight in large federal programs that were funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Prior to that, she performed senior program and contracts management duties for eNTEGRITI, Inc. Sophy also spent five years at Riggs Bank, NA, International Division, Asia Pacific Region, where she built International Business relationships and maintained all projects and accounts within the parameters of all banking and financial compliances for over 28 Embassies and Foreign Missions in the Asia Pacific region.

Sophy holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. She is also PMP certified.