Management Team


T.E. "tip" Clifton


Tip has 30 years of experience in guiding the development of emerging decision analytic methodologies into practical solutions.

Mr. Clifton co-founded Eastport Analytics after four years of consulting for military intelligence, competitive intelligence, pharmaceutical and patent analysis organizations. This work was focused on guiding the transition of advanced technologies for support to information analysis and insight management into effective operational use. This experience was preceded by a Vice President position at ISX Corp., and a Program Management position at the Joint National Intelligence Development Staff where he was responsible for the development and application of advanced analytical technologies.

Tip’s focused experience is built on a MBA from the University of Texas, and an AB degree in Computer Sciences from Harvard University. When not shaping Eastport’s direction, inspiring staff, or interacting with clients, Tip can be found enjoying his passion for sailing off the coast of Annapolis, Maryland.

Chris WooD

Director of Client Engagement

As the Director of Client Engagement, Chris is responsible for the successful delivery and management of all our projects, ensuring we always thrill our clients. Chris ensures our client engagements are a collaborative partnership between our Eastport engineers and our client teams with a focus on getting actionable business-relevant insights out of their data.

Chris’s experience in analytics, program management, client relationship development, business strategy and organizational change management enables Eastport to bring a powerful blend of analytic solutioning and management consulting to each of our client engagements.

When not working with our client teams Chris can be found on the water in Annapolis or travelling the world with his wife.


Greg Shields

Director of Solutions

Over his 14-year tenure with Eastport, Greg has envisioned, created and managed dozens of innovative analytic solutions for a wide variety of government and commercial clients. His prior experience includes technology consulting, project management, data analysis and systems analysis for both large Fortune 500 companies and small start-ups. He has a bachelors degree in biology from the University of Delaware. He enjoys spelunking, wingsuit gliding, fencing and many other action sports he can watch on TV.


Kathleen gariepy

Director of Corporate Support

Kathie has 29 years of diverse experience contributing to progressive human resource development and administration in a professional services business environment. She has been with Eastport for 14 of those years and has identified opportunities and implemented practices to improve management techniques, systems and procedures. She attended Towson State University and obtained her human resources management certification from McGill University while working as Vice President of Human Resources for Aon Canada. Kathie enjoys her family, including her golden retriever and sheltie, fishing and boating on the Rappahannock River and is an active member of her church.

Board of Advisors


Christopher Burnham

Mr. Burnham is chairman of Cambridge Global Capital, LLC. From 2006 through 2012, he was Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Deutsche Asset Management (DeAM). In 2008, he co-founded Deutsche Bank’s direct private equity group, RREEF Capital Partners. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Mr. Burnham served as UN Undersecretary General (cabinet rank) for Management, the “COO” of the United Nations. Appointed by Kofi Annan in June 2005, Mr. Burnham was the highest ranking American in the UN Secretariat. Within a year of his appointment, he led the creation of a UN Ethics Office and UN Independent Audit Advisory Committee and the adoption of new International Public Sector Accounting Standards. 

Mr. Burnham joined the United Nations after serving as acting Undersecretary of State for Management, for Secretary Condoleezza Rice, and as Sssistant Secretary of State for Resource Management and CFO of the State Department, for Secretary Colin Powell. Mr. Burnham joined the Department of State in September 2001. Prior to his government service, Mr. Burnham had a distinguished career in business and elected office, including as President and CEO of Columbus Circle Investors. In 1987, Mr. Burnham was elected to the first of three terms in the Connecticut House of Representatives, where he served as Assistant Minority Leader. He was elected Treasurer of Connecticut in 1994 and quickly overhauled, reformed, and modernized the Connecticut Treasury Department.


Kenneth Bartee

Mr. Bartee’s career spans more than 30 years in the information technology sector. Mr. Bartee provides strategic management support to emerging businesses in the areas of strategic planning, business assessment, and mergers and acquisitions. He currently serves on multiple boards and advises the CEO’s of emerging small and mid-size technology firms.

Until its sale and merger with ManTech International, Kenneth Bartee, as President and CEO, oversaw the long-term strategic direction and the daily operations of McDonald Bradley, Inc, an information technology firm. ManTech acquired McDonald Bradley in December 2007 for just under $80 million. Since joining the Company in 1994, he increased revenues ten-fold, earning it recognition as one of the fastest growing firms in the DC area and one of the leading providers of technology services to the government. In 2005, MBI was recognized by the GovCon Council as the Small Business of the Year.  Prior to that Mr. Bartee worked with several Fortune 500 companies and several emerging market companies including General Electric and Computer Sciences Corporation. Mr. Bartee has a BBA from James Madison University, an MBA from The University of Colorado, and his CPA certification in Virginia. In 2009, Mr. Bartee was recognized by Beta Gamma Sigma as the National Medallion for Entrepreneurship awardee.

Mr. Bartee currently serves on the Board of Visitors of James Madison University and Chairs the Finance and Physical Development Committee. In 2005 he received the Inez Roop Alumni Service Award from JMU. He has served as the Chairman of Teardrops to Rainbows and leads his family’s charitable foundation.


David Hoffman

Mr. Hofmann is a business leader with a passion for building shareholder value for small to mid-sized companies with top executives that are ready to embrace the changes required for success in their professional and personal lives.  A graduate of The Johns Hopkins University with an MBA in Finance from Loyola College in Maryland, Mr. Hofmann has a forty year track record of ever-increasing responsibility over increasingly large companies, from General Manager of Canteen, Inc, a National foodservice/vending firm headquartered in Maryland, up through President of NCC LP, President of Sting Security, Inc., SVP of MVM, Inc., and President of UNITEC Distribution Systems. Currently Mr. Hofmann chairs several active Vistage CEO groups in the Baltimore area.


Cesar Brea

Mr. Brea has more than 20 years as a line executive, advisor, and entrepreneur across nearly two dozen industries. Prior to starting Force Five Partners in 2008, Cesar served in Monitor Group’s Marketspace unit (digital media and marketing advisory practice) as Global Practice Leader from 2005-2008. Before joining Marketspace, Cesar was founder and managing partner of ESM Partners, which focused on helping large organizations define and launch web-based, information-intensive businesses. During this time Cesar also acted as CEO of Contact Networks, a social networking software startup, helping it to raise venture funding and win customers before its successful acquisition by Thomson Financial.

Formerly, Cesar was Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing at Razorfish, a publicly-traded interactive agency and systems integrator, through its acquisition by SBI and Company in 2003. Prior to Razorfish, Cesar was Vice President for Marketing and Business Development at ArsDigita Corporation, an open-source web application software firm focused on online communities.

Cesar holds an MBA from Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School, where he was named an Edward Tuck Scholar, and received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College. Cesar enjoys sailing with his family on Nantucket Sound.