Meet the Team

Meet the DreamPort team, a perfect blend of business acumen, subject matter expertise, and technical wizardry.

Stephanie Ascher
Stephanie Ascher
Events Director

Stephanie has extensive experience collaborating with clients, speakers and event professionals to plan all aspects of events and also develops detailed marketing and promotion strategies for each event.

stephanie@fbcdb.com
Karl Gumtow
Karl Gumtow
Executive Director

Karl has been actively involved in the local Ft. Meade cyber operational community for over 25 years in leadership positions, and has developed extensive relations throughout the community, industry and Government.

kgumtow@misi.tech
David Powell
David Powell
Advisory Board Chair

David is a skilled business strategist delivering high-impact results in government outreach & contracting, establishing connected communities, event management, cyber ecosystem development, information sharing & threat intelligence, and public-private-partnerships.

dpowell@fbcinc.com
Jim Rylander
Jim Rylander
Operations Director

Jim has SME in dealing with international partners, and in particular with maintaining compliance with the ITAR and relevant State Department export regulations regarding technology and technology transfer.

jrylander@misi.tech
Armando Seay
Armando Seay
Advisory Board Member

Armando is an experienced CISO/FSO and DoD-cleared executive with years of IT, Program Management and business strategy experience. He is currently leading the charge in the development of a cyber security services and solutions vertical market.

aseay@misi.tech