Eric Barton, Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer
Utilizing a natural ability for building successful multimillion dollar businesses both internationally and domestic, United States Marines veteran Eric Barton currently owns and manages 28 world-reaching entities. As owner, president and CEO, Barton created Vanquish Worldwide LLC in 2007 as a financially solvent, global provider of high quality transportation and logistics, facility support, manpower, security, information technology and construction services to government agencies and commercial clients across the world.
Mr. Barton’s career encompasses 11 years in the Marine Corps as an enlisted and Mustang Officer; contract management in excess of $2.027 billion; employing more than 11,000 people over the past decade; and establishing and managing several companies throughout Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
At the age of 17, Mr. Barton began serving his country by enlisting in the United States Marine Corps (USMC). During his time as a military professional, Mr. Barton received numerous awards and commendations for professionalism, leadership and service above and beyond the call of duty. As a Mustang Officer he was meritoriously promoted from Sergeant to Lieutenant, being recognized for his outstanding leadership and devotion to the Corps. As a Captain he served as the National Intelligence Center Senior Analyst for the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa National Intelligence Cell. His daily responsibilities included intelligence fusion, analysis and dissemination, as well as nightly TS SCI briefings to the Commanding General, staff and other governmental agencies working in the seven-country region. In 2004, he was an Honor Graduate from the U.S. Army Chaplain School. Mr. Barton’s formal military training includes graduation from the MarForLant Anti-Terrorism and Force Protection School, Scout Sniper Employment Course, Infantry Officer Course and Ground Intelligence Officers Course.
Vanquish Worldwide LLC is a VA-verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business with 16 worldwide operating locations.
Anna Love, Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Love leads our finance, accounting, treasury and procurement departments supporting both our overseas and U.S. service lines. She brings 15 years of financial and management experience in the government contracting, service and manufacturing industries to Vanquish Worldwide and its family of companies. Her experience with small and medium-sized companies has focused on timely and accurate financial statements, cost proposal strategy development, cash flow projections, design and maintenance of the financial reporting structures and packages to include dashboard reporting, analysis of financial trends and comprehensive executive-level explanation of variances and trends.
She applies fundamental business methods to include delivering value-added financial information, providing recommendations and guidance on finance-related strategies, potential risks, solutions and improvements to build a foundation to sustain long-term growth. Significant accomplishments include software implementation and conversion, policy and procedure development, and the development of measureable financial reporting packages and metrics.
Before joining Vanquish and our family of companies, Ms. Love served as CFO for MillenniTEK, a nuclear manufacturing company. She also held significant roles for government contractors including: EOD Technology, Navarro Research & Engineering and NetGain. Anna holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Eastern New Mexico University as well as an MBA from the University of Tennessee.
Greg Guiney, Executive Vice President
Mr. Guiney is responsible for developing, managing and executing the company’s overall strategic business growth strategies to meet organizational goals and objectives. He leads our Business Development/Capture, Proposals, Pricing, Contracts, Operations and Quality Management efforts across all six core market sectors. Mr. Guiney brings over 30 years of combined military and government contracting experience including several years throughout the Pacific, Middle East and Africa. His government contracting experience brings Vanquish additional experience to help transition the organization for successful future growth.
Prior to joining Vanquish Worldwide, Mr. Guiney served in several senior positions including Executive Vice President, Vice President of Business Development and Vice President of Operations for both small and large industry leading companies such as Linc Government Services, The Logistics Company, Operations Support & Services and HCI | integrated solutions. He served 21 years in the United States Army in various command and staff positions, including Battalion Command and as a Combined Arms and Service Staff School Instructor.
Mr. Guiney holds a bachelor’s degree from The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., as well as a juris doctorate degree from Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa.
Pete Herting, Director of Operations
Mr. Herting is responsible for all aspects of program management and operations to ensure successful project performance and customer satisfaction. Mr. Herting brings over 35 years of combined military and government contracting experience in transportation and logistics organizations and programs including several years throughout Europe and the Middle East. His expertise includes start-ups, business analysis, policy development and administration.
Prior to joining Vanquish Worldwide, Mr. Herting served in several senior program management positions including Region Program Manager with HCI integrated solutions, Region Program Manager and Program Director with ManTech International and as an Associate with Booz | Allen | Hamilton. He served 26 years in the United States Army and Reserves as an enlisted Soldier and officer in various command and staff positions culminating as a multifunctional logistics battalion commander.
Mr. Herting holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Jose State University in Advertising, as well as a Master of Science degree in Management (Transportation) from the Florida Institute of Technology and is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute.
Michele Tulloss, Human Resources Manager
Michele leads our Human Resources, Payroll and Benefit departments supporting our overseas and U.S. service lines. Michele brings over 15 years’ experience in all aspects of Human Resources to Vanquish Worldwide. She has outstanding abilities in Employee Relations, Recruiting, Benefit/Compensation Administration, Payroll Administration and Employee Training and Development. She has the organizational expertise to analyze statistical data and reports to identify and determine causes of problems and develop recommendations for improvement or organization’s personnel policies and practices. She applies fundamental business methods to analyze and modify compensation and benefits policies to establish competitive programs and ensure compliance with legal requirements.
Michele has a deep understanding of employment law and the ability to interpret and provide guidance for the company. She is responsible for providing leadership and establishing and implementing Human Resources strategy to go along with overall business plans and objectives.
Prior to joining Vanquish Worldwide, Michele held multiple roles/positions in Human Resources at Panasonic Electrical Devices of America before their plant shutdown. Michele holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Tennessee.
Shayne Henderson, Corporate Claims Manager
Ms. Henderson has over 20 years of experience administering and analyzing large scope commercial projects and contracts. She has a broad skillset of project and contract administration, marketing, budget and operations analysis, project forecasting and financial advising. She has an educational background in accounting and finance-related accounting practices, business marketing and management, as well as government and industry regulations. Shayne serves in the capacity of Contracts Manager located at our corporate office in Maryville, Tenn., and is available to support and provide regulatory guidance, data analysis and project cost/ budget support to our other corporate management personnel as needed.