Leadership team

Rocky Cintron
Chairman of the Board

When Rocky started Force 3 twenty years ago, he had a simple vision: create a great technology company that employed people who were passionate, innovative and excited to come to work each day. With the words, “develop people, power innovation, 100% customer success” echoing through the hallways, Cintron started Force 3 as a PC and networking reseller, and gradually evolved the company into the $340 million engineering and solutions innovator that it is known to be today.

Rocky has been nationally recognized for his entrepreneurship, innovative employee training programs and his ability to steer the company on a constant growth path while adapting to changing industry trends.

Rocky is a member of the CEO Project and serves as a member of the Cisco Executive Exchange. He received his bachelor’s in business and marketing from the University of Maryland and is married with three children.

 

Les Trachtman
Chief Executive Officer

Les Trachtman currently serves as Force 3’s Chief Executive Officer. He joined the company in 2008 and originally served as Chief Strategy Officer and then Chief Operating Officer. Trachtman has over three decades of entrepreneurial experience in the technology industry, serving as CEO of several different technology companies including Transcentive and e-OneHundred Group. Prior to these ventures, he spearheaded corporate development for Progress Software and Hyperion Software.

Trachtman currently serves on the board of directors of The Metro Group. He received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Union College and both a JD and an MBA from Emory University. Trachtman is a frequent lecturer and panel participant and has spoken at Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year annual forum, Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, MIT Sloan School of Business, Union College, Albany State University, Kent State University, University of Maryland, and Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute. Les is the author of a blog “The Inside Trac,” and he has been featured in numerous publications including:  Harvard Business Review, The Washington Post, Washington Technology, and CRN.

 

Mike Greaney
President, Force 3 Federal

Michael Greaney joined Force 3 in August 2009 as a 25-year technology industry executive. Mike is currently the President of Force 3 Federal. He has held executive positions in both public and private companies, and has in depth experience in a variety of aspects of business management in the technology industry. Mike received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland and his Masters of Administrative Sciences from Johns Hopkins University. He is involved in various industry associations, including AFCEA, and is a proud member of the University of Maryland Terrapin Club. Mike currently lives in Laytonsville, Maryland, with his wife and three children.

 

Chris Knotts
General Manager, HealthGrid

Chris Knotts is the General Manager of HealthGrid, leading the company’s product and solutions development initiatives. He returned to Force 3 in 2006 to help craft the company’s intellectual property strategy with a focus on unique solutions that solve customer’s business issues. Prior to Force 3, Mr. Knotts was the Director of Government Sales & Marketing at TCS (NASDAQ:TSYS) where he had responsibility for sales, product management, branding activities, and product strategy for the company’s Government business unit. Over the past 18 years, Mr. Knotts has served the industry in various technical, executive, and advisory roles. He served as a wireless technologist with the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) at the Pentagon and holds multiple patents on text messaging technology.

 

Sudhir Verma
Chief Technology Officer

Sudhir Verma joined Force 3 in September 2009 and is the Chief Technology Officer, overseeing Force 3′s marketing, business development and partner alliance initiatives. Under Sudhir’s leadership, his team focuses on bringing to market solutions that clarify and simplify the fast-paced world of technology for our customers.  Sudhir has over 15 years of IT consulting experience at all organizational levels, from Sales and delivery to leading a consulting organization in federal as well as commercial space.

Prior to joining Force 3, Sudhir led the Data Center Transformation practice at HP where his focus was developing Data Center practice by bringing value added solutions to the customers. He also had a short tenure at EMC Federal, where he focused on consulting opportunities. Sudhir has been successful in developing strong customer relationships while improving information technology capabilities through innovation and transformation.

 

Jim Bird

Vice Chairman

Jim graduated from college in 1972 after earning a B.A. in Liberal Arts. Seeking more challenging fields of study, he continued his education, attending the University of Minnesota, George Washington University and American University before pursuing the world of Computer Programming. He worked for several companies including Control Data and eventually landed with Cintronix where he met Rocky Cintron, now Force 3′s CEO. In 1991, Jim and Rocky founded Force 3, Inc. Over the years, utilizing his varied background, Jim has fulfilled many roles, from primary engineer to COO. Currently, he serves as Vice Chairman, heading the Force 3 Foundation.