As co-founder of Modus Operandi, Peter Dyson brings more than 30 years of experience in leading the development and application of advanced computing technologies to solve the complex problems of commercial and government clients.
From his earliest career assignments, Mr. Dyson has been passionate about finding better ways to harness data for improving situational understanding and decision making in order to achieve better outcomes. His primary focus has been on solving the unique and urgent challenges of national defense and intelligence organizations. In addition, over his career he delivered data intensive software solutions to address challenges ranging from telephone billing fraud, quality and service improvement (multiple clients including high tech, telecommunications, financial services, government, energy, and non-profits), and cost and cycle time reduction (media industry, logistics).
Mr. Dyson earned his BS in Computer Science at Washington University and his MBA at Florida Institute of Technology. His community volunteer and non-profit activities include service as a board member, delegate, or trustee to multiple
Andrew Toth joined our team in May of 2021. He brings an innovative and transformational background to Modus.
Mr. Toth served our Nation for over 31 years in the United States Air Force. His final leadership assignment was as Commander, Air Force Personnel Center, ensuring commanders around the world were supplied with skilled airmen where and when needed to support Air Force and joint missions. While serving as a general officer, Toth led in two distinct positions. As Director of Operations for USAF’s Air Combat Command, he was responsible for operational planning, training and command and control functions for combat air forces. And as general manager, US Air Forces Central Command, he lead the execution of air operations of 16,000 airmen deployed across 22 nations in Central and Southwest Asia.
Mr. Toth's degrees include a Master’s in National Security and Strategic Studies, a Master's in Military Operational Art and Sciences, and a BS in Engineering Sciences from the USAF Academy. Andrew resides in Melbourne, Florida, with his wife Cheryl.
Chief Technology Officer
Mike Gilger joined Modus Operandi in 2009. As our CTO, Mr. Gilger is a solutions-focused, cutting-edge software implementation manager/architect. He excels in applied research, evaluation, and rapid prototyping for new product development.
Mr. Gilger works with managers from client companies and translates their business needs into high-quality products. And he guides our cross-functional teams through project lifecycles from concept to delivery.
Mr. Gilger has a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida. He is also a published speaker, with several software patents pending.
Chief Financial Officer
Charles Keuthan has served as Chief Financial Officer for Modus Operandi since 1988, except for a 2001–2004 engagement with Legacy.
At Legacy, a $30M distribution company of nutritional supplement products, Mr. Keuthan served as the controller. Chuck Keuthan must balance the needs of our high-growth company, and ensure continued efficiency of operations without sacrificing our reputation for outstanding technical ability and quality customer service. Prior to joining Modus Operandi, Mr. Keuthan spent fifteen years in academics, instructing at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Mr. Keuthan is a two-time graduate from the Florida Institute of Technology, attaining a B.S. in Management Science and an M.B.A.
Richard McNeight served as president of Modus Operandi from 2012–2017. During his tenure he drew upon his entrepreneurial and leadership experience at high-tech companies to lead Modus Operandi to the forefront of the government and military software technology market. Mr. McNeight has been serving as a Modus Operandi board member since 2007.
Previously, Mr. McNeight was president of Federal Systems LLC. In 1982 he founded Paravant Computer Systems which he led through its successful initial public offering in 1996 and its acquisition by DRS Technologies in 2002. He subsequently served as president of DRS Tactical Systems, significantly growing the business and establishing DRS as the worldwide leader in design and production of rugged portable computers for military systems.
Mr. McNeight holds a bachelor’s degree in applied science and engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, and a master’s degree in computer information and control engineering from the University of Michigan. He has served on numerous business, education and charitable boards, including the Florida Institute of Technology board of trustees, Technological Research and Development Authority (TRDA) Board, the Astronaut Memorial Foundation (AMF) Board, the Brevard County Workforce Development Board, and the Space Coast Early Intervention Center Board.
James W. Thomas
Jim Thomas has over thirty-five years of business experience primarily with early and growth stage technology companies. As an executive in both finance and operations he has led two initial public offerings, multiple venture financings and private placements as well as strategic partnerships.
Most recently in his ten years at Rivian Automotive he served as their first EVP/CFO and Vice President of Corporate Development leading financial, business and government relations from start-up phase to growth stage as the company developed and implemented its sustainable mobility strategy while growing from 15 employees to over 2,000. As COO/CFO of MapQuest.com, he helped lead the transition from a traditional service company by leveraging its technology to the market-leading Internet mapping company and managed its IPO and subsequent sale.
Mr. Thomas has a B.S. in mathematics from Florida Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia. He has served on various Boards for both private and public companies and NGO’s including Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Florida Institute of Technology.
Dr. Anthony Catanese
Dr. Anthony Catanese is the former president of Florida Institute of Technology and former president of Florida Atlantic University.
Dr. Catanese is the founding president of the Florida State University Presidents Association and has served as president or chairman of the Florida Association of Colleges and Universities; Florida Campus Compact; and Atlantic Sun Athletics Conference. He was a Senior Fulbright Professor in Bogota, Colombia.
Dr. Catanese earned a degree in city and regional planning from Rutgers University, a master’s in urban planning degree from New York University, and a Ph.D. in urban and regional planning from the University of Wisconsin. He has served on several boards, including National Collegiate Athletics Association, Orange Bowl Committee, AvMed (South Florida) and Wachovia Bank (Florida). He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Chief Executive Leadership Award of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (2001), and is author of 13 books and over 65 journal articles.