Who We Are

QDS Holdings Inc. (“QDS”) is a Canadian corporation based in Quebec .  It developed and owns the OTP-based Quantum Defen5e (TM) technology (the “Technology”).  QuantumSafe Data Systems Inc., d/b/a QD5 Inc. (“QD5”) is a South Dakota, U.S. corporation.  QDS has granted to QD5 an exclusive and perpetual license  to manufacture, have made on its behalf, advertise, use, demonstrate, modify, assemble, market, sell, lease, and sublicense the Technology and all Licensed Products (products utilizing the Technology) and to utilize and adapt QDS’ Technology and trademarks in a territory that includes the United States, Australia, Mexico, South America, the United Kingdom, and numerous other countries in in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. 

Leadership and Executive Teams

Our leadership team is composed of industry experts dedicated to advancing our mission with integrity and excellence. Our executive team is focused on driving innovation while optimizing operational efficiency. This team has crafted a dynamic and exciting team environment.

Lt. General Erik C. Peterson (ret.)
Lt. General Erik C. Peterson (ret.)

Chairman of the Board, QD5

Gen. Peterson recently retired from the US Army as a Lt. General  and Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs, responsible for the Army’s $900+ billion five-year resourcing strategy, material modernization, material requirements process, and campaign analysis. He  is a seasoned strategic leader with 38 years of military experience, leading complex organizations and top elite military formations in the most demanding operations and missions.

Prior to his service on the Army Staff, Erik served in numerous leadership and command positions, deploying extensively for combat and contingency operations worldwide.  Erik earned Bachelor’s Degrees in Geography and Cartography from the University of Idaho and Master’s Degrees in Business Administration (MBA) and National Security Strategy.

Daniel P. Neelon
Daniel P. Neelon

Director, President and CEO, QD5

Mr. Neelon has been a domestic and international business lawyer for 40 years with wide-ranging experience in commercial contract and investment transactions across a dozen countries on four continents, private securities and corporate acquisition transactions involving household name companies, and representation of computer network managed service providers for many years. Mr. Neelon also has held a variety of business management roles, including as Executive Vice President and a Director of a publicly traded oil and gas exploration company.

Mr. Neelon has been designated a SuperLawyer(R) in Business Law or International Law for 18 years by Thomson Reuters.

Gary Swatton
Gary Swatton

Director, QD5, and Chief Technology Officer & Chief Operating Officer, QDS and QD5

Mr. Swatton is one of the inventors and primary software developers of the Technology. He has over three decades of enterprise application development and cybersecurity experience, including in-house, commercial, and custom-built solutions across multiple sectors in a variety of high-stakes production environments.

Dr. Timothy Murphy
Dr. Timothy Murphy

Director, QD5

Dr. Murphy served as a U.S. Congressman between 2002 and 2015. His committee roles included Chairman of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Dr. Murphy is a clinical psychologist and since 2017 has been the Clinical Director of Fortis Future, a multi-disciplinary PTSD treatment program for veterans, military and first responder personnel. Dr. Murphy also served in the U.S. Navy Reserve Medical Service Corps for approximately 8 years, rising to the rank of Commander. Dr. Murphy has published 3 books.

Eric “Mo” Morris
Eric “Mo” Morris

Director, QD5

Mr. Morris served over 27 years in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection as a Border Patrol Agent, culminating his career as the Director of the Office of Intelligence’s Counter Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) Division. In this role, he led intelligence operations targeting transnational organized crime, fostering collaboration between various intelligence centers and enhancing operational effectiveness. He was also the DHS Migration Indications and Warnings Cell Director, providing critical guidance to mitigate migration crises impacting border security. Previously, he directed the Alliance to Combat Transnational Threats (ACTT) for the Rio Grande Valley Sector, executing operations against criminal organizations in South Texas. Mr. Morris holds a TS/SCI security clearance. 

Bill Yakamovich
Bill Yakamovich

Chief Information Security Officer, QDS

Mr. Yakamovich is one of the inventors and the principal network architect for the QD5 Technology suite. With over 35 years of experience, he is a distinguished expert in high-performance computing, infrastructure, and security, having developed innovative solutions for numerous Fortune 500 companies.

Mr. Yakamovich is a recognized innovator, holding several patents and patent applications in the areas of secure data sharing and message transmission. His extensive background and pioneering contributions make him a valuable leader in the field of technology and security.

Tom Costello
Tom Costello

Chief Integration Officer, QDS and QD5

Mr. Costello brings four decades of enterprise software development, information security, enterprise software architecture, design and experience with the implementation of hundreds of enterprise software development projects within such industries as aerospace, financial, insurance, hospitality, healthcare, legal, environmental, manufacturing and as well as various government agencies.
Previous owner of an Oracle consulting & training firm for 25 years, Mr. Costello has both the business and technology acumen to manage the secure integration of QD5 technologies into third-party software and legacy systems.

 

 

Jon Catlin
Jon Catlin

Chief Architect, QDS

Mr Catlin has extensive experience developing large-scale systems for industries including aviation, finance, healthcare, police, and military. He has significantly contributed to advancing technology solutions and holds several patents in automated software testing.