Board of Directors

The Board of Directors provides oversight, advisement and guidance to Tactical Edge’s leadership

and assists in crafting and implementing strategic initiatives.

  • Christopher C. Pohle

    Founder and Chairman of the Board

  • Thomas Sparrvik

    Board Member

  • Michael P. McDonough

    Board Member

  • John Kuehn

    Board Member

Christopher C. Pohle

Founder and Chairman of the Board

 No power in the ‘verse can stop me – River Tam

Mr. Pohle has an established track record of building technology companies to meet the evolving needs of commercial and government customers. After serving as a United States Marine, Mr. Pohle assumed increasingly complex roles as Lead Systems Engineer, Lead Systems Architect and Lead Data Integrator for U.S. Army Mission Command, Defense Logistics Agency, TRANSCOM, USMC, and Joint Advance Concept Technology Demonstrations (JACTD) funded defense programs.

Mr. Pohle serves as technical advisor to Headquarters, Marine Corps to facilitate the alignment of information systems with ever-evolving concepts, processes and doctrine to improve the operational effectiveness and lethality of the Marine Corps. Prior to founding Tactical Edge, Mr. Pohle served as Chief Technology Officer where he led new market entry into USMC, Army and Air Force domains, generating upwards of 35.5 million dollars of new business for one of San Diego Business Journal’s “100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in San Diego County.”

Mr. Pohle sits on the board of Brennan Pohle Group. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Management and Computer Information Systems from Park University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of San Diego. Chris enjoys model trains, old school muscle cars and spending time with his smokin’ hot wife Jessica.

Thomas Sparrvik

Board Member

Get big quietly, so you don’t tip off potential competitors. Stealth marketing.

Mr. Sparrvik is the former Chief Operating Officer, Vice Chairman and member of Kontron’s Managing Board of Directors. He has over 16 years of global experience in sales and marketing, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning and turnarounds in engineering, manufacturing and technology-driven environments.

For the past decade, Mr. Sparrvik has been strategically and functionally responsible for all sales and marketing activities for Kontron worldwide, including regional profit and loss (P&L). Before that, he was the CEO and President of Field Works Inc., where he led the public company turnaround efforts. Mr. Sparrvik took the company from near bankruptcy and declining sales to stability, growth and profitability. While living in Sweden, Mr. Sparrvik was CEO and President for both Betech Components AB and then Laserstans AB. Mr. Sparrvik also served as Project Manager for Swedish Defense Material Administration, he developed a new software protocol for the Swedish Anti-Aircraft Defense program and participated in the procurement of a new Swedish tank with special focus on the Control and Command System. Today, Mr. Sparrvik is the CEO of Parpro and an entrepreneur with investments in 4 different ventures from hardware platforms to an overseas software venture.

Mr. Sparrvik held the rank of Captain in the Swedish Army. He holds a Master in Business Administration from the University of Warwick (Coventry, England), a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Lund Institute of Technology (Lund, Sweden), a Bachelor of Arts in Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications from the Pauli College (Malmö, Sweden). Thomas is also a Certified Engineer by the European Federation of National Engineering Associates (FEANI) in Brussels, Belgium and is fluent in Swedish, English, German, and Danish.

Michael P. McDonough

Board Member

Big dreams create the magic that stir men’s souls to greatness. –  Vince Lombardi

Col. McDonough is World Wide Technologies Senior Strategist and Market Development Executive for the United States Air Force. In this capacity, he brings years of experience in the military and defense industry to provide our team and partners with a clear understanding of Air Force requirements and critical needs.

Col. McDonough is the co-founder and senior partner of VECTOR Limited Liability Company (LLC), specializing in defense industry consulting. He is also Chief Executive Officer of McDonough International Consulting, providing business leadership consulting services to small businesses as well as comprehensive fitness and personal training services to the US military. He retired from active duty a Command Pilot, after serving 25 years in the US Air Force with over 5000 flight hours in the A-10, F-111 and AT-38. His final assignment with the USAF was as Air National Guard Advisor to the Commander of Ninth Air Force and United States Central Command Air Forces (USCENTAF), Shaw AFB, SC.

Michael was born in Burlington, Vermont and graduated from the University of Vermont in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, a Master of Business Administration and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in International Businessfrom Walford University.

John Kuehn

Board Member

It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you don’t care who gets credit.

Mr. Kuehn is the Chief Operations and Customer Service Officer of Provide Commerce, Inc. and a veteran operations and supply-chain executive with over 25 years of diverse experience across multiple industries, geographies and business functions.

During Mr. Kuehn’s tenure at Provide Commerce, the company has grown from a one-brand e-commerce company with approximately $150M in revenue to a diversified company of 10 e-commerce brands with nearly $700M in revenue. Prior to joining Provide Commerce, Mr. Kuehn served as VP of Planning and Logistics/Fulfillment Operations at Gateway Corporation during their business transformation and eventual merger with e-Machines. As Senior Director of Worldwide Logistics at Apple, he was a key member of the operations leadership team that launched the Apple Retail initiative, developed the supply chain to support growth and was a member of the operational introduction team for a portfolio of new hardware and software products that transformed the company. Mr. Kuehn has also held software marketing, systems integration and business process consulting roles at ClearCross Inc. and Answerthink Consulting Group. While at Komag in an operations management role, he helped drive the Asia manufacturing and supply chain expansion supporting a tripling of the company’s revenue over a three-year period. Mr. Kuehn began his career at Hewlett Packard global headquarters in various international trade, logistics and business analytics roles, during which time the company grew from approximately $10B to $35B in global sales.

John earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Iowa State University College of Business with an emphasis in Logistics and a Master of Business Administration from Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business.

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