Our Management Team

Jay Lee

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Lee is the President and CEO of Agile Defense and oversees the company’s support of the federal government in critical areas including information technology (IT) engineering and systems integration. Mr. Lee’s focus is on ensuring that Agile Defense fulfills its promise of excellent professional services to its customers and on expanding the company’s core capabilities into new and complementary markets. Prior to acquiring Agile Defense in 2010, Mr. Lee was a consultant providing economic, finance, and tax consulting services to multinational enterprises, including several Fortune 500 companies, while at various financial and accounting firms including BDO USA, LLP; Duff & Phelps, LLC; and KPMG LLP. He also served as the head of Professional Services for CrossBorder Solutions, a company that provided software applications and analytical services to customers worldwide and that was later acquired by Thomson Reuters Corporation. Mr. Lee received his BA in Economics from University of Chicago and later received his MBA at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.

Lonny Nichols

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Lonny Nichols is the Chief Operating Officer for Agile Defense. This role utilizes his 20 years of progressive management and information technology experience to rally the resources of Agile Defense to deliver superior service to our customers and to make sure the needs of our employees are met.  In his four years with Agile Defense, he has assumed a variety of roles and responsibilities ranging from Systems Engineer to Transition Manager to Solutions Director.  His growing portfolio of contracts to manage combined with his commitment to Agile Defense’s core values made him an easy choice to assume the role of COO.  Prior to joining Agile Defense, Mr. Nichols held roles in project management, cross platform engineering, storage engineering, systems engineering, network administration, and COOP/DR planning for organizations including Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, DISA CONUS, Air Mobility Command, Air Force Communication Agency, 375 Communications Squadron, Air Force Combat Climatology, and 5th Air Force. He received his BS in Management/Computer Information Systems from Park University and later earned an MS Information Technology from Aspen University. He holds active certifications in PMI Project Management Professional and ITIL Intermediate (OSA).

Steve Call

Operations Director

Mr. Call is Agile Defense’s Operations Director for several Department of Defense programs across the United States. He is responsible for customer satisfaction across the programs under his assigned responsibility, as well as participating in and leading many corporate growth opportunities. He is also firmly in charge of maintaining a high level of employee moral for those that serve our customers. Prior to joining Agile Defense, Mr. Call worked at NCI Information Systems, WilTel/Level 3 Communications, Williams Communications, and the United States Transportation Command. He holds a BS from the University of New York, Albany, and a MS in Computer Systems Management from the United States Naval Postgraduate School. Mr. Call retired from the United States Navy as a Lieutenant Commander after having served our country as a Strategic Airborne Communications Officer and Airborne ELINT operator.

Daniel Yuly

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Yuly leads the Finance and Accounting Department at Agile Defense. With more than 12 years of experience in accounting, financial planning, and analysis, Mr. Yuly has developed and managed the financial operations of an emerging business through periods of rapid growth and success. Because of his extensive knowledge of Defense Contract Audit Agency requirements, Mr. Yuly has been instrumental in Agile Defense receiving favorable findings in numerous DCAA contract pre-award audits, accounting system audits and incurred cost submission audits. Mr. Yuly is also responsible for managing and developing forward pricing agreements and provisional rates submissions – critical to Agile Defense’s success in business development strategies.
Mr. Yuly earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration through George Mason University’s School of Business. He is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies.

Tanya Swart

Operations Director

Mrs. Tanya Swart is Agile Defense’s Operations Director for the National Capital Region.  She is responsible for employee and customer satisfaction across the region and helps to lead training opportunities for growing our most important assets, our employees.  In her 2 years with Agile Defense, she has assumed a variety of roles and responsibilities ranging from Operations Director to Transition Manager to Office Manager.  Prior to joining Agile Defense, Mrs. Swart led efforts at CMMS, USDA, Census Bureau, DOJ, and The Treasury Department where she specialized in operations, process improvement, and project management.  She holds a BS from The Florida State University in Information Studies and a MS in Information Systems from Strayer University.  She holds active certifications in PMI Project Management Professional and ITIL Foundations.