Richard Y. Pineda
As SPEAR’s President, Richard Pineda is responsible for establishing and overseeing the company’s strategic direction; establishing corporate policies; and managing the overall business, financial performance, and SPEAR’s long-term growth. Mr. Pineda also serves as President & CEO of CALIBRE which acquired SPEAR in 2018.
Under Mr. Pineda’s leadership, SPEAR was one of the fastest growing privately held firms in the federal contracting industry, and was known for its IT expertise in the areas of cyber, data analytics, network, and end-user support. SPEAR grew to deliver solutions for clients all across the globe from 18 offices in 21 states. Additionally, SPEAR won the 2017 Greater Washington GovCon Contractor of the Year Award (up to $25M), won the 2017 Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) Government Contractor of the Year ($12M-$25M), was named to the 2018 Best Places to Work list by the Washington Business Journal, was named to Washington Technology’s Fast 50 list of the fastest-growing small businesses for 2018 (#25) and 2017 (#5), and was recognized as one of Inc. 500 | 5000’s fastest-growing private companies in 2018 and 2017.
Before founding SPEAR, Inc., Mr. Pineda was President of Dell Services Federal Government, a Fortune 50 organization. There he was responsible for overseeing the company’s business operations and service delivery to its civilian Federal Government, Department of Defense, and National Security clients.
Mr. Pineda earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Virginia Tech and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Management Information Systems from George Washington University.
Mr. Pineda and his wife, Kathryn, have three children.
Craig E. College
Secretary and Treasurer
As Secretary and Treasurer, Dr. College is responsible for overseeing financial and accounting operations. He also serves as EVP & CFO for CALIBRE Systems, Inc., the parent company of SPEAR, and as such oversees CALIBRE financial and accounting operations, strategic financial planning, capital structure, treasury management, the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k) management, mergers and acquisitions, contracts and procurement, quality programs, and strategic communications and graphic design.
Dr. College previously served as Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) at CALIBRE and was responsible for conducting industry analysis and preparing strategies for service offerings, client development, and cost management across the company. He has also served as Division Vice President of both the Performance & Cost Management and Energy, Environment, & Infrastructure Divisions. He continues to serve as Provost of CALIBRE University, CALIBRE’s leadership development program, providing direction to ensure the programs remain current and relevant.
Dr. College joined CALIBRE in October 2012 after 34 years of government service as a military officer and civil servant. Prior to joining CALIBRE, he was the Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management (now G-9), Department of the Army. His previous assignments included Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Infrastructure Analysis), Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Programs (G-8), and Deputy Director, Program Analysis and Evaluation. Dr. College began his service as a Senior Executive in the Office of the Secretary of Defense where he served as Director, Economic Analysis and Resource Planning Division and Director, Force and Infrastructure Cost Analysis Division.
Prior to joining DoD, Dr. College was an Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences, United States Military Academy, and served as a Commissioned Officer, Field Artillery, United States Army.
A recipient of the Presidential Rank Awards of Distinguished Executive (2001 and 2007) and Meritorious Executive (1998), Dr. College received a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics, both from Stanford University.
Beth B. McCall
Vice President, Technology, Tools, & Solutions
Beth McCall is SPEAR’s Vice President, Technology, Tools, & Solutions. She drives innovative, digital transformation solutions to the federal marketplace. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Beth is a seasoned, innovative executive with an expert understanding of the federal IT community. Specializing in evolving and leading dynamic growth organizations, her responsibilities have included all aspects of the IT products and services sales cycle. Beth excels at strategic capture & alliances, management of sales execution, competitive market & financial analysis and pricing strategy.
Prior to CALIBRE, Beth was the Senior Vice President at SPEAR, Inc., a 2012 startup. She worked closely with SPEAR’s co-founders to build a successful IT services business whose growth trajectory in the IT industry was recognized by prominent industry associations, including the Association for Corporate Growth, Small & Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum, and Washington Technology Fast 50. In November of 2018, SPEAR was acquired by CALIBRE.
Beth also served as the Vice President, Federal Civilian at Intelligent Decisions for seven years where she established and managed successful, rapid growth in the federal civilian market. Additionally, throughout her tenure as the Director of Federal Sales for Telos Corporation, she effectively grew the green field federal civilian market. She leveraged her in-depth knowledge of the cyber security market to ensure security software product lines were tailored and successfully launched to the federal civilian market.
Beth earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh.
Frank E. Heisler
Vice President, Professional Services
Frank Heisler has over 28 years experience as a Senior Information Technology Executive, who builds teams that integrate technology into business processes to improve operational effectiveness. Industry experience in Fortune 500 companies includes financial services, retail, manufacturing and out-sourcing. Additionally, he has several years experience in the Federal civilian space managing deals such as Educate, Army Enterprise Service Desk, Nuclear Regulatory Commision and NASA to name a few. Global experience includes operations in India, London, Mexico, Paris, Frankfurt, Zurich and Asia.
Prior to his time with SPEAR, Frank was with Dell for over 16 years inclusive of his ten years with Perot System where he had held numerous management positions. Previously he was the Executive Director of Account Preservation within the Dell Services Federal Group and is recognized as an account turn-around specialist. He has led turn-around initiatives to improve: customer satisfaction, operational performance, contractual compliance and financial performance.
Prior to account preservation Frank served as a Client Executive for one of Dells largest commercial clients in the Publishing Business. Within that position, he has initiated and managed multiple projects that directly improved the clients overall operations and stability, while helping to reduce their overall IT expense. He also oversaw successful completion of a large scale migration program taking 42 of the customers locations in North America and Canada and consolidating them into 7.
Mr. Heisler has also been a Senior Delivery manager within Dell. In this role he was responsible for clients with revenues of more than $1.5 billion. As a senior leader of Dell Mr. Heisler has helped our clients achieve a number of strategic and critical tactical goals. Mr. Heisler resides in Reston, VA with his wife.