Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Decision Sciences Board of Directors includes seasoned decision-makers with decades of experience in technology, software innovation, product development, strategy, finance, government contracts and compliance.

Stuart J. Rabin – Chairman of the Board (Non-Executive)

Stuart J. Rabin is the President and CEO as well as the Chief Investment Officer of Nine Thirty Capital, a diversified investment firm that he launched in 2004. Based in New York, Nine Thirty Capital is a flexible platform that invests in private companies as well as public securities and actively manages customized investment portfolios for prominent families and institutional clients from around the world.

From 1997 through 2008, Mr. Rabin was the President and CEO of JFI, a diversified family investment company that he co-founded. At JFI he constructed and actively managed a series of sizeable bespoke portfolios that included numerous hedge funds, an internal equity trading vehicle, direct private company investments and real estate partnerships.

Previously, Mr. Rabin was employed by a New York based hedge fund, by Morgan Stanley Asset Management and by Bear Stearns & Co. Earlier in his career, Mr. Rabin practiced law with the New York firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and with the Washington, D.C. firm of Verner, Liipfert, Bernard, McPherson & Hand (now DLA Piper).

Mr. Rabin is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Decision Sciences International Corporation (www.DecisionSciences.com), an advanced technology company focused on the critical mission of preventing nuclear terrorism and proliferation. Decision Sciences’ revolutionary and disruptive technology – originally developed in close cooperation with the renowned Los Alamos National Laboratory – can dramatically improve the safety and security of the global community, help to save millions of lives and prevent the economic and psychological devastation likely to result from even a single act of radiological or nuclear terrorism.

Mr. Rabin is also a member of the Board of Directors of 924 Global Asset Finance Corporation and Decision Sciences Medical Company, an affiliate of Decision Sciences focused on bringing to market an advanced medical ultrasound technology for the early, non-invasive detection of cancer and other serious medical conditions.

Nine Thirty Capital’s significant commitment to, and Mr. Rabin’s active involvement in, the business of Decision Sciences is illustrative of his belief that a flexible investment platform can be a model of progressive capitalism. Focusing on “doing good and doing well” can advance societal goals while simultaneously rewarding all stakeholders.

Mr. Rabin devotes substantial time and attention to charitable and civic causes including nonprofit organizations involved in education, promoting active citizenship and illuminating Constitutional ideals, healthcare and international affairs. Mr. Rabin is a member of the Board of Trustees of the New-York Historical Society, the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, and is Chairman of the New York (Columbia) Presbyterian Health Sciences Advisory Council and Co-Chair of the Council’s Neurosciences Committee. Mr. Rabin is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Wharton Global Family Alliance of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and the International Council of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Mr. Rabin graduated with honors from Georgetown University and the Georgetown University Law Center. He received his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dwight Johnson – President and Chief Executive Officer, Decision Sciences International Corporation

Dwight Johnson assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Decision Sciences in March 2016 and is based at the company’s headquarters in Poway, California.  Mr. Johnson joins Decision Sciences with more than 25 years of senior leadership experience in a variety of transportation, cargo shipping, rail, port operations and transportation-services related businesses.  At various stages of his long and successful career, Mr. Johnson has also provided leadership to a number of energy companies (oil and gas as well as coal), and to firms focused in the consumer products and medical technology arenas.

Mr. Johnson was most recently the President and CEO of ITS Technologies & Logistics, owned by a Carlyle Group fund.  ITS is the largest intermodal terminal management company in North America, with more than 93 operations in 3 countries and more than 3,000 employees.  Mr. Johnson successfully led ITS through transformational growth during which the company expanded its customer base to include the world’s foremost steamship lines, container leasing companies as well as the largest North American railroads, and it operates at many of the busiest and most sophisticated terminals in North America.  Handling almost 7 million containers annually, the company grew to become an industry-recognized leader in the container supply chain and transportation management world.

Prior to ITS, Mr. Johnson’s career includes an entrepreneurial and leadership role as President of OmniTRAX, a Broe Group Company.  OmniTRAX grew from a firm of less than 10 people initially to the largest private operator of shortline and regional railways in North America.  In fact, the company grew to more than 20 railroads, 10 intermodal terminals and port operations in the Unites States and Canada and employed more than 1,500 people across numerous divisions and departments.  OmniTRAX ultimately spawned several other businesses, including companies engaged in the oil and gas industry, real estate development, and equipment leasing.

Mr. Johnson received his MBA from Indiana University and his undergraduate degree from The University of Denver.

The Honorable Jay M. Cohen – Board Member

Admiral Cohen brings more than four decades of expertise in science and technology research, development, testing and evaluation as well as extensive knowledge in nuclear, explosives and chemical technologies. He has served as a Principal with The Chertoff Group since 2009. After retiring from a 38 year career in the U.S. Navy with the rank of Rear Admiral, he served as Undersecretary for Science and Technology in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS S&T). As a testament to his force of personality and management prowess, in two short years Admiral Cohen transformed DHS S&T. At the time of his Undersecretary appointment, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 U.S. Senate Appropriations Report described DHS S&T as “a rudderless ship without a clear way to get back on course”. Through Admiral Cohen’s leadership and the people and programs he put in place, the FY 2008 Senate Appropriations Report stated the committee “is pleased with the rapid progress S&T appears to be making…” and in FY 2009 the Congress added $63M to the nearly $1B DHS S&T budget and directed that Admiral Cohen be given acquisition authority over his responsible programs. The output focused, customer oriented makeover of DHS S&T (from the lowest morale federal government component in 2006 to amongst the highest in 2008) is a success story that is captured in Hill testimony, press articles, international partnerships, and a National Geographic TV special “Hi-Tech War on Terror” that documents the high risk/high gain innovation portfolio which he put in place to make the nation safer.

Prior to his role with DHS, Admiral Cohen held increasingly responsible positions with the U.S. Navy. In June 2000, he became the 20th Chief of Naval Research (CNR). He served as CNR for nearly six years during Operation Iraqi Freedom as the Department of the Navy’s Chief Technology Officer, reporting directly to the Secretary of the Navy, the Chief of Naval Operations, and the Commandant of the Marine Corps. In that capacity, he was responsible for the $2B+/year Navy and Marine Corps Science and Technology (S&T) Program (involving basic research to applied technology portfolios and contracting), and coordinated investments with other U.S. and international S&T providers to rapidly meet war fighter combat needs. Before that, from 1999 to 2000, he acted as Director of the Navy Y2K Project, the organization responsible for transitioning all Navy computer systems into the 21st century. In October 1997 he was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral following four years as Deputy Chief of Navy Legislative Affairs. His first Flag officer assignment was as Deputy Director for Operations for the Joint Staff, and was responsible to the President and Department of Defense leaders for strategic weapons release authority. His earlier Navy assignments included service on conventional and nuclear submarines. From 1985 to 1988, Admiral Cohen commanded USS HYMAN G. RICKOVER, and from 1991 to 1993 he commanded the submarine tender USS L.Y. SPEAR, including a deployment to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation DESERT STORM. Between commands he served on the U.S. Atlantic Fleet as a senior member of the Nuclear Propulsion Examining Board, responsible for certifying the safe operation of nuclear powered ships and crews.

Admiral Cohen holds a Master of Science in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a joint Ocean Engineering degree from MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He was commissioned into the Navy in 1968 upon graduation from the United States Naval Academy.

The Honorable Lawrence J. “Larry” Delaney, Ph.D. – Board Member

The Honorable Lawrence J. “Larry” Delaney is a senior executive specializing in space and missile systems, information systems, propulsion systems and environmental technology. Dr. Delaney has more than 50 years of international experience in research and development, high technology system development, program acquisition, management and engineering.

Dr. Delaney retired in 2005 as Vice President, Special Programs from L-3 Communications (formerly Titan Corporation). He previously served as Executive Vice President of Operations and President/CEO of the Advance Systems Development Sector of Titan. Dr. Delaney was Chairman of the Board, CEO and President of Arete Associates from 2001-2003. He was Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition), a presidential appointment position requiring Senate confirmation, and Chief Information Officer from May 1999 – January 2001. Dr. Delaney held the position of Acting Secretary of the Air Force from January 20 – June 1, 2001.

Previously, Dr. Delaney was President of Delaney Group, Inc., a technical business consulting firm. He also was Corporate Vice President of BDM International and Managing Director of BDM Europe, the European holding company for BDM International, Inc. He also served as Senior Vice President and Group Manager at IABG. He was group Senior Vice President at SAIC and Deputy Sector Manager of the SAIC Military Sciences/Information Systems Sector. Dr. Delaney has directed programs for the Chief of Naval Operations, the Defense Nuclear Agency and the U. S. Army.

Earlier in his career, he was Managing Partner and Board Director of Montgomery & Associates and Founder of its Washington operations. Dr. Delaney has served as Chairman of Engility Corporation, Schafer Corporation, the National Academies (NAS) Air Force Studies Board and the NAS Special Operations Command (SOCOM) study on Universal RF Systems. He was Vice Chairman of the Army Science Board and a member of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Integrating Commercial Systems (ICS) and Advisor for Zephyr Photonics, Inc. Dr. Delaney received the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal for his work on the Army Science Board and awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service and the Department of Air Force Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service.

He serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Clarkson University where he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in chemical engineering. Dr. Delaney received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Pasquale “Pat” D’Amuro – Board Member

Pat D’Amuro is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Global Risk & Investigative Diligence, LLC.  He is the former Chairman and CEO of Giuliani Security & Safety LLC, a division of Giuliani Partners LLC dedicated to security consulting. Previously, Mr. D’Amuro served as the Assistant Director in Charge of the New York FBI Office, where he began his FBI career in 1979. Much of Mr. D’Amuro’s twenty-six year career has been devoted to counterterrorism, in which he is an internationally recognized expert.

After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Mr. D’Amuro was appointed Inspector in Charge of the FBI’s investigation of those attacks. Subsequently, Mr. D’Amuro served as Assistant Director of the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters and, later, Executive Assistant Director for Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence. In these capacities, he was instrumental in the creation and management of the FBI’s Terrorism Threat Integration Center and Terrorism Watch List.

During his distinguished career at the FBI, Mr. D’Amuro contributed to or led several high profile investigations, including the investigations of the 1998 bombings of the American Embassies in East Africa and the 2000 attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, as well as the latter stages of the investigations of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the Manila Air plot, and the crash of TWA Flight 800. Mr. D’Amuro has provided advice and briefings to the President of the United States, the U.S. Attorney General, the Director of the FBI, and the National Security Council, among others.  Mr. D’Amuro also serves as Chair of Decision Sciences’ Board of Advisors.

Robert Raymond – Board Member

Robert Raymond is the Founder of RCH Energy and Managing Partner of RR Advisors, LLC. RCH Energy is an energy investment firm founded in 2004. With offices in Dallas and Houston, Texas, RCH currently manages approximately $1.1 billion of capital focused on midstream (exploration and production) and upstream (transportation, storage and wholesale marketing) energy investment strategies.

Prior to 2004, Mr. Raymond worked for the Trammell Crow family and created Crow Holdings’ energy investment program in 1996. He joined the company in 1994.

For nearly 20 years, Mr. Raymond has been involved in the energy industry as a founder and manager of investment funds focused on energy investing. He has developed a strong expertise in the midstream and upstream sectors of the energy industry.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin.