Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Keith Brendley

Keith Brendley, President, Founder and Managing Partner

Mr. Brendley is co-founder and president of Artis. He is expert in the areas of active protection systems and military systems analysis. During his career, he has successfully managed numerous projects and programs, including development of Iron Curtain, an active protection system designed to protect against attacks from shoulder-launched missiles such as rocket-propelled grenades.

Among his many publications, he is a co-author of the book on future military strategy, Shock and Awe: Achieving Rapid Dominance. He holds patents on several inventions, to include those in the area of active protection systems. His past positions include senior assignments at Noesis, Inc., the Defense Group Inc.; and Sarcos Research Corp. He was also senior research scientist with the RAND Corporation, where he led interdisciplinary teams of professionals engaged in some of the firm’s largest and most visible projects at the time. Mr. Brendley holds a B.S. degree from the University of Illinois and an M.S. degree from the University of Maryland, and attended graduate studies at MIT.

George Flynn in uniform

Lieutenant General George Flynn, USMC (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Flynn is a sought-after speaker on leadership issues and serves on the board of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, a defense think tank based in Arlington, VA. Previously, he held numerous command assignments during his distinguished 38-year career in the Marine Corps, including establishing the Joint Force Development Directorate at the Joint Chiefs of Staff, managing more than 2,000 people and a $1 billion organization that developed operational doctrine and training.

As deputy commandant for Combat Development and Integration, he determined future requirements for the Corps. As deputy commanding general, Multi-National Corps, Iraq, he led combat operations and supervised more than 50,000 service members and civilians. He also served as head of the Marine Corps Training and Education Command. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relation; senior associate of Center for Strategic and International Studies; and a member of the Naval Studies Board of the National Academies. He has several master’s degrees in national security and international relations.

Hy Hetherington

Hy Hetherington

Mr. Hetherington is CEO and managing partner of HLP Integration, a litigation support consulting and services company he created in 2007. Previously, he served in multiple executive positions within SuperiorGlacier, a regional litigation support company with offices in New York and Washington.

As executive vice president, he led the transformation from a paper-based market to a technology-driven practice. He then led SuperiorGlacier as its CEO, in addition to his fulltime management of HLP Integration. His clients have included Deutsche Bank, Enron, Fannie Mae, Qualcomm, Petrolera, Worldcom, Orbital and many others. He frequently speaks to international audiences on legal technology topics. Prior to entering the litigation support arena, he worked in education and hotel management. He is an Endowed Presidential Scholar from the University of Texas; he was valedictorian of his graduating class, and graduated with highest honors and distinction. He and his wife have established the Hy and Amy Hetherington Endowed Presidential Scholarship at the University of Texas.

General Walter in uniform

General Walter “Skip” Sharp, USA (Ret.)

General Sharp is a strategic advisor to several U.S. and overseas companies. He serves of the board of directors for NEXEO Solutions and the Korea Society, and advises several DC-area think tanks. Previously, he held numerous command assignments during his distinguished 37-year career in the U.S. Army.

From 2008-11, he was commander of U.N. Command, ROK-U.S. Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces in Korea. He previously served in four assignments with the Joint Staff, including director of the Joint Staff; director of J5 (Strategic Plans and Policy); vice director, J8 (Force Structure, Resources and Assessment); and deputy director, J5. He commanded troops in Desert Shield and Desert Storm; Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti; and SFOR’s Multinational Division (North) in Bosnia. Born in Morgantown, WV, he graduated from West Point in 1974. He holds an M.S. degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and is a graduate of the Armor Basic Course, the Field Artillery Advanced Course, the Command and General Staff College, and the Army War College.

Keith Brendley

Keith Brendley, President, Founder and Managing Partner

Mr. Brendley is co-founder and president of Artis. He is expert in the areas of active protection systems and military systems analysis. During his career, he has successfully managed numerous projects and programs, including development of Iron Curtain, an active protection system designed to protect against attacks from shoulder-launched missiles such as rocket-propelled grenades.

Among his many publications, he is a co-author of the book on future military strategy, Shock and Awe: Achieving Rapid Dominance. He holds patents on several inventions, to include those in the area of active protection systems. His past positions include senior assignments at Noesis, Inc., the Defense Group Inc.; and Sarcos Research Corp. He was also senior research scientist with the RAND Corporation, where he led interdisciplinary teams of professionals engaged in some of the firm’s largest and most visible projects at the time. Mr. Brendley holds a B.S. degree from the University of Illinois and an M.S. degree from the University of Maryland, and attended graduate studies at MIT.

George Flynn in uniform

Lieutenant General George Flynn, USMC (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Flynn is a sought-after speaker on leadership issues and serves on the board of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, a defense think tank based in Arlington, VA. Previously, he held numerous command assignments during his distinguished 38-year career in the Marine Corps, including establishing the Joint Force Development Directorate at the Joint Chiefs of Staff, managing more than 2,000 people and a $1 billion organization that developed operational doctrine and training.

As deputy commandant for Combat Development and Integration, he determined future requirements for the Corps. As deputy commanding general, Multi-National Corps, Iraq, he led combat operations and supervised more than 50,000 service members and civilians. He also served as head of the Marine Corps Training and Education Command. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relation; senior associate of Center for Strategic and International Studies; and a member of the Naval Studies Board of the National Academies. He has several master’s degrees in national security and international relations.

Hy Hetherington

Hy Hetherington

Mr. Hetherington is CEO and managing partner of HLP Integration, a litigation support consulting and services company he created in 2007. Previously, he served in multiple executive positions within SuperiorGlacier, a regional litigation support company with offices in New York and Washington.

As executive vice president, he led the transformation from a paper-based market to a technology-driven practice. He then led SuperiorGlacier as its CEO, in addition to his fulltime management of HLP Integration. His clients have included Deutsche Bank, Enron, Fannie Mae, Qualcomm, Petrolera, Worldcom, Orbital and many others. He frequently speaks to international audiences on legal technology topics. Prior to entering the litigation support arena, he worked in education and hotel management. He is an Endowed Presidential Scholar from the University of Texas; he was valedictorian of his graduating class, and graduated with highest honors and distinction. He and his wife have established the Hy and Amy Hetherington Endowed Presidential Scholarship at the University of Texas.

General Walter in uniform

General Walter “Skip” Sharp, USA (Ret.)

General Sharp is a strategic advisor to several U.S. and overseas companies. He serves of the board of directors for NEXEO Solutions and the Korea Society, and advises several DC-area think tanks. Previously, he held numerous command assignments during his distinguished 37-year career in the U.S. Army.

From 2008-11, he was commander of U.N. Command, ROK-U.S. Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces in Korea. He previously served in four assignments with the Joint Staff, including director of the Joint Staff; director of J5 (Strategic Plans and Policy); vice director, J8 (Force Structure, Resources and Assessment); and deputy director, J5. He commanded troops in Desert Shield and Desert Storm; Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti; and SFOR’s Multinational Division (North) in Bosnia. Born in Morgantown, WV, he graduated from West Point in 1974. He holds an M.S. degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and is a graduate of the Armor Basic Course, the Field Artillery Advanced Course, the Command and General Staff College, and the Army War College.