Kel J. Britvec

Retired U.S. Government Federal Civilian Employee

Defense Intelligence Agency

Director since 2019

     Mr. Britvec retired from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in January 2019 after dedicating 33 years to public service in the U.S. Intelligence Community.  He was an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow and served in DIA’s Congressional Affairs office where he managed DIA’s interaction with the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

     Mr. Britvec held a number of leadership positions at DIA including supervising the counterterrorism (CT) office at the Pentagon, serving as the senior DIA representative to Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) forward in Bagram, Afghanistan; leading DIA’s Defense Intelligence Unit at the National CT Center; and numerous assignments as a Senior Intelligence Officer providing final review on DIA’s CT analysis and targeting production.

     While in London, Mr. Britvec completed the Dale Carnegie course and earned a post-graduate degree in Management Studies with distinction from the University of London, Birkbeck.    

     A native of Battle Creek, Michigan, Mr. Britvec earned a Master's degree in Slavic and East European Studies from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Political Science from Central Michigan University.  

     His numerous awards include the DIA Director’s award, the highest award an analyst can earn at DIA.

INTELiTEAMS Board of Director Committee Membership

Management Development and Compensation


Victor W. Handy

Director of Growth Initiatives

BlueWater Federal Solutions

Director Since 2019

     Mr. Handy has served as the Director of Growth Initiatives with BlueWater Federal Solutions since 2018 and possesses over 30 years of combined business development, leadership and program management experience in the Department of Defense, COCOMs and intelligence, operations and information technology communities.

     Mr. Handy was the Director of Federal Programs at Taurean Agile Cyber Defense from 2016 to 2018, an ISO 9001 2008/2015 certified Lead Auditor in 2016, the Intelligence and Operations Senior Portfolio Manager and Business Development Director of Operations for Celestar Corporation from 2012 to 2016.  He has also held a variety of positions at USCENTCOM under the J2, CCJ2-O and CCJ3 from 1997 to 2012.

     Mr. Handy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Colorado Technical University.

INTELiTEAMS Board of Director Committee Membership

Classified Business and Security


Jerry G. Heaton

Retired U.S. Government Contractor and

Former U.S. Government Federal Civilian Employee

Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

Director since 2019

     Retired as a U.S. Government Contractor as of September 2018 after a combined 40 years of active federal employee and contractor service.  Over the course of his career, Mr. Heaton served as Senior Counterintelligence Subject Matter Expert for CACI at DIA, Independent Intelligence Subject Matter Expert and Instructor for the Masy Group at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Senior Counterintelligence Risk Specialist for J.R. Mannes at DHS, Contract Instructor for Six3 Systems at the Joint Counterintelligence Training Academy, DIA Representative to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Chief of the Current Operations Division in DIA’s Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Directorate, and HUMINT Operational Manager at worldwide locations.

     Mr. Heaton earned the HUMINT Collector's Award from the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), two DIA Director's Awards, two JIATF-South/East Director's Awards and the DoD Counterintelligence Instructors Team Award.

     Mr. Heaton graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Arts and Sciences from the University of Detroit where he also took graduate and law school courses.

INTELiTEAMS Board of Director Committee Membership

Classified Business and Security

Management Development and Compensation


Jamie D. (Peden) Mannes

Former U.S. Government Federal Employee

Director since 2016

     In her most recent assignment, Ms. Mannes was a Training and Tradecraft Officer at the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) on a CIA detail where she earned the Director's Award and three exceptional performance awards.  Prior to this assignment, Ms. Mannes was assigned to CIA Headquarters as and All-Source Analyst to assess individuals and networks based on psychological and social theories, for which she developed and published profiles and assessments using analytical tradecraft techniques.  She earned six exceptional performance awards for her work in this capacity.

     Prior to her tenure with the CIA, Ms. Mannes conducted focus groups and research projects on community psychology topics for the Center for Community and Research Development at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.  She was also a Clinical Therapist for the DePaul Clinic in Waco.

     Ms. Mannes earned a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Midwestern State University.  She also earned a Master of Arts Degree in Sociology from Baylor University.

INTELiTEAMS Board of Director Committee Membership

Executive Committee

Nominating and Corporate Governance


Jerry R. Mannes II

President & CEO of INTELiTEAMS, Inc.

Director since 2002

     Jerry R. Mannes II is President and Chief Executive Officer of INTELiTEAMS, Inc. He grew its predecessor, J.R. Mannes Defense Services Corp., into an Inc. 5000 company in 2010 and possesses over 31 years of intelligence and management experience.     

     Mr. Mannes has been an intelligence professional since the Cold War when he was stationed in a tactical assignment as a “Sourdough” soldier with the 6th Infantry Division (Light) in Alaska. He has served as an action officer at the U.S. Army’s Intelligence and Security Command under Major General Scanlon during Operations Desert Shield/Storm, provided reach-back intelligence support to the Bosnian War with the 314th Military Intelligence Battalion, manned the National Military Joint Intelligence Center (NMJIC) Terrorism Desk, and was the Operations Officer under the Joint Chiefs of Staff for DoD’s leading counterterrorism center at the Pentagon before, during and after the attacks.

     Mr. Mannes earned his combat stripes in the Middle East while assigned to the Coalition Forces Land Component Command (CFLCC) as the Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Operations Cell (HOC) Assistant Officer-in-Charge (AOIC), the AOIC of the Operational Control Element of the 513th Military Intelligence Brigade, and Special Agent/Officer -in-Charge of the Arifjan Resident Office in Kuwait.

     As a U.S. Government Contractor and Senior Counterintelligence Strategic Planner at the Counterintelligence Field Activity, Mr. Mannes represented the agency and negotiated national-level counterintelligence policy on the its behalf using the Secretary of Defense-driven Adaptive Intelligence Planning approach. He was also instrumental in setting up several first-time DoD counterintelligence programs and policies.

     Born in Holland, Michigan, Mr. Mannes earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Grand Valley State University and completed Master of Science Administration courses in Information Resource Management with Central Michigan University at the Pentagon.

INTELiTEAMS Board of Director Committee Membership

Executive Committee

Nominating and Corporate Governance


Drew F. Van Riper

Retired CEO of DVR and the U.S. Coast Guard 

Director Since 2019

     Mr. Van Riper retired as of July 2019 after a combined 49 years of service to the Federal U.S. Government including 24 years of military service with the U.S. Coast Guard (1970-1994) and 25 years as a company owner that provided Federal Contractor service mostly with the Department of Justice at the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

     Mr. Van Riper's experience includes contract management, multi-task management, as well as financial and resource management, to include program management, contract reconciliation, accounting, strategic financial planning, funds programming, budgeting, financial management systems, property management, staffing management and automation.       

     Mr. Van Riper has managed multi-million-dollar contracts with several FBI Divisions for the past 20 years including contracts spanning WMDD, LAB, FFD, FLSD, SecD, CJIS, CIRG, Sentinel Program and Procurement Section. He has developed, implemented and managed automated budget, payroll and property management systems and is adept at project development, personnel management, property management, staff administration and acquisition management.

     Mr. Van Riper earned a Master of Science degree in Finance and Acquisition from the Naval Post Graduate School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

INTELiTEAMS Board of Director Committee Membership

Nominating and Corporate Governance