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Bernard Robinson

Founder and President

As a high-performing, results-driven, analytical person, it’s no wonder Bernard started NTS and built it into the successful company it is today. Currently, he enjoys using his leadership background to motivate, train and mentor people at all levels of expertise. Bernard gained his extensive experience at companies such as CMS/Halifax, Comtech, Inc., IBM and Xerox as both a sales manager and a marketing manager. Just some of the awards and recognition Bernard has received in recent years include Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, the Richmond Times Dispatch Rising 25 Award and Virginia Business’ Fantastic 50 Award. Under his helm, NTS has been named a DiversityBusiness.com Top 100 Diversity Owned Business for multiple years and one of the Inc 500 Fastest Growing Companies.

Bernard’s HOT LIST

Superpower

Knowing the future

Childhood dream job

Knew I wanted to be a millionaire

Family holidays are:

Wonderful. The major focal point in the year.

Favorite movies

Enter the Dragon 300 The Last Samurai The Princess Bride The Breakfast Club

Breakfast

Oatmeal with the works, ham and eggs
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Michael Matthews

Chief Financial Officer

As our CFO, Mike brings NTS a new perspective on budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting, and assuring the continued financial strength and stability as NTS grows. He supervises the finance unit and is the chief financial spokesperson for the organization while providing operational and programmatic support. Mike provides our CEO and managers with operating budgets, and works with various leadership team members to ensure success through cost analysis support and compliance with all contractual and programmatic requirements. He also oversees the management and coordination of all fiscal reporting activities for the organization as well as purchasing and payroll activity.

Mike brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to NTS. As a former CEO, he grew a professional architecture and engineering firm to over $40 million in revenue, built and empowered a top-notch leadership team, and positioned the firm for a successful sale. During his tenure at Hankins & Anderson (now known as Mason & Hanger), he rose through the ranks from staff engineer to President and CEO. He has held various professional affiliation positions including National Vice Chair the American Council of Engineering Companies. Mike has also served as President and National Director for the American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia as well as Chair and Vice-Chair at the Virginia Council of CEOs. He has taught at the University of Richmond Graduate School of Business, the VSU School of Business and the VCU Executive MBA program.

Mike’s HOT LIST

Favorite Richmond landmark:

Carytown for walks, dining and cocktails

Name of pet:

Gracie and Dellwood Dog

Superpower I wish I had:

Flight without mechanical aids or use of my own energy

Best gift:

Time with friends and family

iPhone or Droid?

iPhone

Childhood dream job:

Business executive. As a child, I would actually pretend I was sitting at a desk signing important papers.

Favorite movie:

Being There with Peter Sellers and Shirley MacLaine