Our team’s roots are in data intelligence. From our origin supporting Special Forces, to our work today identifying business challenges and opportunities, we have repeatedly proven our effectiveness and value. We are dedicated to our clients, and passionate about advancing the science of information analytics to solve their most difficult problems.
The wide variety of organizations that Signafire’s team has served — from national security organizations to the gaming industry and from top corporations to major league sports — substantiates the diversity and effectiveness of our solutions.
Our team brings decades of combined experience in big data technologies and decision support.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Marc is a founding partner of Signafire and a decorated combat veteran of the U.S. Army Special Operations Forces. For his service during Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was cited for “exceptionally conspicuous gallantry” and awarded two Bronze Star Medals and the Army Commendation Medal for Valor. Marc, a 20-year veteran and Lieutenant Colonel, has extensive command experience in both combat and peace time, having commanded airborne and light infantry as well as special operations units. Before volunteering to return to active duty for service in Iraq, Marc was a narcotics prosecutor in the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office. He handled major narcotics-related cases including homicides, and managed long term gang and organized crime controlled narcotics investigations, working in conjunction with the NYPD and federal agencies. Marc earned a BA in History and Political Science from Fordham University, and a JD from Hofstra University School of Law.
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Steve is a founding partner of Signafire and has led the concept and architecture of Signafire’s unique approach to big data analytics. Prior to Signafire, Steve worked at a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) and directly supported an elite U.S. Special Operations Command innovation and fusion cell. In this capacity, Steve worked directly with all-source, human terrain, geospatial, and other specialized intelligence analysts to rapidly develop tools and techniques to integrate and exploit large volumes of data. Steve’s hallmark in this role was the ability to flexibly develop new technologies to support warfighters in extreme circumstances, deploying new technologies on a vastly accelerated time schedule. During his time with Special Operations, Steve deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and received awards from the Defense Intelligence Agency and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency for his efforts to integrate systems, implement novel solutions, and support deployed forces. Steve received a BS with highest distinction in Systems and Information Engineering, and a Master of Science (MS) in Systems and Information Engineering at the University of Virginia.
VP OF ENGINEERING
Altaf is a founding partner of Signafire and has played an instrumental role in the development of Signafire’s differentiated approach to big data solution development. Prior to Signafire, Altaf worked as a systems engineer at The MITRE Corporation, directly supporting the defense and intelligence community, including the U.S. Special Operations Command, U.S. Strategic Command, and the Department of Homeland Security. Among his responsibilities, Altaf helped to stand up a new specialized intelligence fusion cell, serving as the Systems Engineering Division Chief to create infrastructure and applications for integrating large disparate intelligence data sources for advanced analysis and exploitation. Altaf received a BS with distinction in Systems and Information Engineering, and a Master of Engineering (ME) in Systems and Information Engineering at the University of Virginia.