Who We AreInnoventive Solutions for Today's Challenges
Century 22 Solutions (C22) is an SBA certified HUBZone small business concern providing innovative solutions and inventions (“innoventive”) to federal, state, and local governments as well as to commercial businesses. We integrate technologies and services to solve today’s most pressing challenges. C22 is a Resident Client of UF Innovate | The Hub, an award winning business incubator. We are located in the heart of Gainesville Florida’s urban technology and business area known as the Gainesville Innovation District.
Our Leadership Team
Walt Adams, Chief Executive Officer. Walt is a seasoned and highly successful business development and service delivery professional with 25 plus years multi-national experience in Federal, international, and commercial markets. He has in-depth knowledge and experience in Federal Civil, DoD, DHS, and Intelligence Community procurement and source selection practices including capture planning and managing proposal responses for large-scale GWACs, IDIQs, BPAs, small business set asides, sole source, and single award bids.
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Walt has deep subject matter expertise in telecommunications, netcentric IT systems, systems administration, and network security. He also has extensive experience qualifying and pursuing international business, including C4ISR support in Saudi Arabia, nuclear engineering support for Poland, cellular and fiber network deployments in Cambodia, as well as global network and IT strategies for multinational pharmaceutical conglomerates in Europe, Latin America, Middle East, and Asia Pacific.
Over the course of his career Walt developed his extensive domestic and international experience working for companies such as Teligent, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), and James Martin Strategy. In addition, he has developed key business alliances and worked with numerous Fortune 100 companies such as Leidos, SAIC, GDIT, Lockheed Martin, General Motors, DirecTV, Deloitte Consulting, Warner Lambert, Schering Plough, the Navy Exchange, Nippon Telephone and Telegraph (NTT), and Motorola. Walt is a veteran of multiple technology and services startups, both organic and venture backed. These startups include Teligent, iKimbo, iSavvix, Airak, and Praxxs. In addition, Walt is the past president of the Broadband over Power Line Industry Association (BPLIA).
Walt earned his B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Florida.
Randy Jones, Chief Operating Officer. Randy provides expertise to C22 for corporate strategies, growth, business development, and program execution. He’s experienced in the full spectrum of business development from pipeline development through capture and proposal processes. His experience includes state and federal contract support and federal program development and management.
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With 24 years of military service and 24 years of government contracting experience, Randy brings a breadth and depth of experience and expertise across multiple spectrums of capabilities. He is experienced in Soft Diplomacy as well traditional operational programming. His experience includes international as well as federal programs and spans a myriad of capabilities and clients such as Information Operations, MISO, Arms Control, Joint Staff, Special Forces, SMDC, JIEDDO, DTRA, and others. Randy retired from Science Applications International Corporation in 2012 where he and his team received SAIC’s highest honor for leading the 2003 U.S. post-invasion recruitment of the Iraqi Army.
Randy retired from the U.S. Army after 24 years of service. As a Special Forces and Russian Area Officer, he served in a myriad of intelligence and operational assignments around the world, including Liaison Officer to the Commander of Soviet Forces East Germany, United States Military Liaison Mission (USMLM). He also served in the Defense intelligence Agency; Chief Treaty Inspector, On Site Inspection Agency; 4th Psychological Operations Group; 5th Special Forces Group, ODA 533; and multiple Infantry assignments. His qualifications include Master Parachutist, High Altitude Low Opening, SCUBA, Special Forces, Ranger, Psychological Operations, and qualified as an inspector for multiple international arms control treaties.
In addition to being a serial entrepreneur, Randy published his first cold war novel Pendulum (available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble) and is currently writing its sequel. Pendulum, (Randal R. Jones) is an historical fiction novel of the operations of the United States Military Liaison Mission to Commander of Soviet Forces Germany and the machinations of the Soviet military during a tenuous and dangerous period of the cold war – the eve of the signing of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF Treaty).
Randy graduated from West Virginia University with a B.A. in Russian and earned an M.A. in Russian Area Studies from Georgetown University.
Kevin Fields, Special Operations Expert. Kevin is a retired Navy SEAL Command Master Chief with 30 years of active service and multiple deployments to combat areas as both an operator and team leader. A graduate of the Senior Enlisted academy, Naval War College, his capabilities and expertise include SEAL Delivery Vehicle pilot and operator, Sniper operator and instructor, demolitions, surveillance and counter surveillance, military interrogator, special security and anti-terrorist driving.
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Kevin held position of Command Master Chief for two separate 400+ personnel commands, operations, and Master Chief for highly sensitive underwater combat team with extensive use of UUVs from multiple platforms.
Michael Tippit, Lead UAV Design Engineer. Mike is a highly skilled aerospace design engineer with over twenty-five years of comprehensive mechanical design and engineering process management experience. He specializes in conceptual design of transmission drive systems and his work product has led to groundbreaking advances in coaxial and tilt rotor/vertical lift systems.
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Mike has significant structural design experience with composite and metallic components and is a recognized expert in all major design engineering process management systems; developing significant process methodologies resulting in integrated design architecture across multiple platforms. His portfolio spans programs with Bell, Boeing, Sikorski, L-3 Communications and Vought Aircraft.
Mike served in the U.S. Army for seven years in both the Signal Corps in Germany and the 3rd United States Infantry Regiment, Escort to the President in Washington DC and the United Nations in Seoul Korea.
Our Board of Advisors
Eric Buffkin, University of Florida Advisory Board. D. Eric Buffkin Jr. is a repeat entrepreneur and executive with more than 25 years of experience launching ventures in the tech and health-tech industries. Along with Dr. Neil Euliano, he co-founded eTect Inc., the predecessor to etectRx™, in 2009. He is also the founder of Pelagic Group, a consultancy focused on enabling new technology companies with early stage capital, strategy, and executive guidance. Mr. Buffkin has served in executive roles with Intellon Corporation (now part of Qualcomm) and Motorola. He is the holder of three issued and multiple pending patents.
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Mr. Buffkin holds a BSEE from the University of Florida and an MBA from Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida.
Mike Chung, North Central Florida Small Business Development Center. Mike Chung has been with the Florida SBDC Network at the University of North Florida (UNF) since 2006, where he is a Certified Business Analyst (CBA) advising entrepreneurs on startup and existing business owners on how to grow their company. As Assistant Area Director for seven of the eighteen counties served by the UNF region, he’s responsible for the daily operations, expanding service delivery in the area, and raising capital.
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Mike serves on the Chambers of Commerce in Ocala and Gainesville Florida helping both organizations addresses the needs of their members so they can grow and contribute to the economic wellbeing of their communities.
Mike brings 13 years’ experience as an owner /operator of a packing and shipping franchise, where he took it from startup to being in the top one-third of the franchises. Prior to owning his own business, Mike was a USAF Officer serving as a project engineer and contract manger on multimillion dollar R&D contracts for solar cells and solar arrays with responsibility for achieving technical objectives while being on-schedule and within budget. He also managed Phase 1 and Phase II SBIR/STTR contracts and served on proposal review committees.
Rob Tillson, Pierce Capital Partners. Rob Tillson is Managing Partner of Pierce Capital Partners’ software and information technology practice. He has experience in private placements, venture capital, valuations, and mergers and acquisitions. He has advised several companies on acquisition strategy and has completed transactions valued at over $500 million dollars. Rob has arranged the sale of several government contractors in addition to arranging financing for several early-stage software companies including Edge Technologies, Open Service, and CavaSoft.
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Prior to Pierce, Rob was a pioneer in the online information services and software industry for over 25 years. He marketed the first commercially available online information services as an executive of the IBM Company. He introduced the first consumer interactive online service as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for CompuServe, and was the senior executive managing the first eCommerce services for General Electric Information Services. He was founder and CEO of the first Sales Force Automation and CRM software company, National Management Systems.