Mr. Cicchinelli came to PAR after serving for over 25 years in various senior roles with the U.S. Marine Corps and the Department of Defense with a focus on command and control, ISR technologies, and strategic plans and policies. He joined PAR as Executive Director for Operations with responsibility for managing contract performance across PAR Government’s Mission Services line of business. As Vice President, Mr. Cicchinelli led the strategic expansion of the ISR Solutions line of business into Dayton, OH and the National Capital Region. Under Matt’s leadership, PAR Government has introduced new technologies to a broader set of customers while increasing PAR’s reach, brand recognition and contract revenues. Mr. Cicchinelli holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Duke University, a Master’s Degree from the U.S. Naval War College and has served as a National Security Fellow with Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Executive Vice President
Mr. Melnikow brings more than thirty years of finance and executive experience within the Government sector.He is responsible for the day-to-day operations and the execution of PAR Government’s growth strategy.Mr. Melnikow holds a B.S. Degree from Cornell University, an M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and has received Certification in Purchasing and Materials Management from UCLA.
Chief Technology Officer & Vice President
Mr. Bohling brings more than thirty years of technical experience to PAR Government.He has managed numerous geospatial intelligence projects and has been an innovator supporting national security programs at various levels throughout the Federal Government.Mr. Bohling is responsible for providing technically oriented subject-matter experts and leading research/prototyping efforts to increase our understanding of customers’ technical requirements and to fashion state-of-the-art, cost-effective solutions to meet those requirements.
Vice President of National Capital Region Operations
Steven D. Rizzi has worked in the federal research and development field for over thirty years, with customers that have included DOD, civil agencies, and the intelligence community. Mr. Rizzi is a computer scientist that has led high-growth technology businesses in technical areas including big data, parallel processing, cyber, and internet of things applications. His experience includes over twenty years of international business management, as well as service on state, federal, and international committees on issues such as big data, cyber, and competitiveness. Mr. Rizzi is responsible for the development of PAR Government’s National Capital Region related client set.
Michael G. Stark
General Manager of Mission Systems
Mr. Stark brings over 35 years' experience in International and Department of Defense (DoD) contracting. He has held progressively responsible positions in programs, operations, contracts and subcontracts management for General Electric, Martin Marietta, TRW, Goodrich and PAR Government. He was a member of the steering committee that developed the Program Management Master's program at Penn State University. He recently held the position of Senior Director of Business Management and Contracts for PAR Government since 2015.
Mr. Stark will aid in formulating and administering organizational policies and will direct and coordinate activities of the Mission System Line of Business including executing its strategic direction, customer relations, work performance, contract financial viability and portfolio growth.
Mr. Stark is a retired US Naval Officer with 23 years' experience responsible for establishing/operating remote logistics sites in support of deployed forces in high threat areas and campaigns executed in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo, Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Sharp Edge.
Mr. Stark holds a Bachelor's degree from the Merchant Marine Academy (Fort Schuyler), is a graduate of the Program Management Master's Program from Penn State University and also holds a Master's degree in Management Science from SUNY Polytechnic Institute.
PAR Government 421 Ridge Street Rome, New York 13440 Phone: 315-339-0491