our leadership & expertise
Our company is a reflection of our leadership, and it is due to the education and experience they draw upon, the innovation they inspire, the decisions they make and the examples they set that help make T-Solutions such a strong global resource.
Chief Executive Officer
Darlene Todd is a former U.S. Public Health Service Officer, nurse and hospital administrator, and is a majority owner of T-Solutions. Mrs. Todd also serves the corporation as Corporate Secretary. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Connecticut University and a Masters Degree of Public Health from the University of Hawaii.
Jim Todd is a multi-talented and specialized executive with an exemplary record of strong and caring leadership. Mr. Todd’s experience spans over 40 years in large-scale project management with U.S. Navy maintenance, ship acquisition programs and homeland defense projects.
After two years as a merchant engineer on freighters and tugs, Mr. Todd served 23 years in the U.S. Navy before retiring in 1991 as a Captain. He saw engineering duty on board ships in the Pacific and Vietnam, for which he received various combat/campaign decorations. Jim’s last assignment was as a major acquisition Program Manager in Washington, D.C. with $11+ billion in programs and more than 60 ships in various stages of the acquisition process.
Since retiring from the U.S. Navy, Mr. Todd has had a succession of executive positions, each with increased responsibilities. He was Program Manager and General Manager at Intermarine, USA where he directed the shipyard in building Minehunter ships for the U.S. Navy. He then joined American Management Systems, Inc. in support of U.S. Navy surface ship maintenance programs and, after tripling their revenue base on those projects, he was promoted to Corporate Vice President. Mr. Todd joined VSE Corporation in 2001 as its President & COO, and is now the Chairman and minority owner of T-Solutions, Inc.
Mr. Todd has a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York as well as a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a post-masters Mechanical Engineers degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He has published articles in the Naval Society of Naval Engineers Journal on ship maintenance and quality-assurance related subjects. He has served on the Board of Directors for Energetics, Inc., VSE Corporation, the Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Council, and T-Solutions, Inc.
President / Chief Operating Officer
Andrea Nelson has over 25 years of exceptional business management experience and strong entrepreneurial leadership. She has worked at T-Solutions for ten years and has held the position of President & COO, CFO & COO and Program Manager for Foreign Military Sales. Andrea has strong experience in government contracting, manufacturing, service and distribution businesses and is an experienced executive skilled in operations, strategy, sales ,marketing and finance.
Andrea started her career as a high school mathematics teacher at the Garrison Forest School in Owings Mills, Maryland and then as a Cataloguer, specializing in Nineteenth-Century European Paintings and Sculpture at Sotheby’s, before getting her Masters in Business Administration.
After finishing her MBA, Andrea worked for International Paper’s Mergers & Acquisitions group in Purchase, New York. She transitioned to IP’s distribution business, xpedx, where she was responsible for strategic planning, logistics and real estate for their $2 billion northeast sector located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Andrea then moved to Cleveland where she managed for all operations of xpedx’ $250 million regional distribution business. Her responsibilities included management of both union and non-union facilities. In 2002, IP tasked Andrea with becoming the CFO for its service businesses where she created a sales model by which to sell IP’s corporate services to all business units.
After work across International Paper’s finance, distribution and services businesses, Andrea moved into IP’s manufacturing sector, first as the Marketing Director for New Packaging Products where she successfully launched an ultra lightweight packaging product, and then running IP’s Mid Atlantic packaging business, headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia.
Andrea left International Paper in 2009 to follow her own entrepreneurial instincts and started Advance CFO, a business providing permanent, part-time Chief Financial Officers to small and mid-sized businesses. T-Solutions was one of Andrea’s first clients. Andrea’s experience brings a strong, commercial focus to T-Solutions.
Chief Financial Officer
Rachael Richardson has 20 years of accounting experience in government contracting. She started her career in accounting as a file clerk and has held positions in accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll, becoming a Staff Accountant, Accounting Manager, and Controller. Ms. Richardson was responsible for the integrity of financial statements, compliance with federal and state regulations, internal and external audits, internal controls, indirect rates, developing cost and price proposals in response to government solicitations, and compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations. She has a thorough knowledge of accounting in the government contracting field. Currently, Rachael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
Kenneth S. Jacobs
Executive Vice President and Technical Director
As T-Solutions’ Executive Vice President and Technical Director, Kenneth S. Jacobs’ responsibilities focus on special projects in support of our U.S. Navy’s Port Engineer Program and business development.
Mr. Jacobs was formerly Amtrak’s Deputy for Reliability-Centered Maintenance where he led the effort to modernize the railroad’s mechanical maintenance program, standardized maintenance procedures through a continuous maintenance program. Innovations introduced by Mr. Jacobs at Amtrak were directly responsible for significant increases in rolling stock reliability, availability, on-time performance and the increased revenue that resulted. He is also the former Director of Maintenance Engineering at the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).
Originally trained as a Data Systems Technician in the Navy, Mr. Jacobs attended Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1975.
Since July 1975, Mr. Jacobs served in NAVSEA as a project engineer for boats and service crafts; as the Type Desk for AFS, AOR, AO, and AOG ship types; as manager of the Amphibious and Auxiliary Ship Maintenance Strategy Program where he was instrumental in the development and implementation of the Phased Maintenance Program; and for 19 years, until his retirement from Federal Service, as head of the Ship Maintenance Division responsible for ship maintenance improvement programs, including the successful Ship Maintenance Effectiveness Review Program.
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