LEADERSHIP

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” ~Peter Drucker

Trofholz’s leaders bring decades of diverse experience and a history of success. They guide and empower their talented employees to create industry-leading solutions to enable customer success.

Yvonne Pire

CEO

Yvonne Pire is the Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Trofholz Technologies, Inc. Her leadership successfully led Trofholz to become an award-winning, technology systems integration company. Her unwavering commitment to quality, fierce determination, sharp attention to detail, and rock-solid integrity have been the foundation for continued success at Trofholz. She firmly believes in the principles of QCCI (Quality, Commitment, Creativity, Integrity) and is a prime example of each one.

Yvonne started her career in the U.S. Air Force as a Security Specialist where she worked with high-level security systems, managed Top-Secret/SCI personnel security programs, and completed security assessments at the Wing level. Her duty assignments included Sembach Air Base in Germany, serving in the Gulf War at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey and Riyadh Saudi Arabia, and all four Air Force bases in San Antonio prior to base closures. She was recognized as Security Specialist of the Year for the Electronic Security Command. This experience, combined with her corporate roles in software and corporate training environments, was the catalyst for her continued career as a government contractor in the information technology and security arena.

Yvonne was recognized by the Sacramento Business Journal as a Woman Who Means Business Award Recipient, and honored with the Region IX Small Business Person of the Year Award by the Minority Business Development Agency.

David Raymond

COO

David Raymond joined Trofholz in October of 2002. As one of the founding team members, Dave is affectionately known at Trofholz as “The Godfather” and has filled numerous roles over the years from Project Manager, Technical Program Manager, to Operations Director. During his time, he has overseen or had direct impact on securing/standing up programs such as the USMC Accelerated Learning Environments, Electronic Security Systems for the Bureau of Reclamation, and Language and Intelligence Services for the U.S. Air Force. In 2006, Dave received the first Trofholz QCCI Leadership Award. Now he leads the vision of which innovative products and solutions the Trofholz team sells to our clients.

Prior to Trofholz, Dave worked for a systems integrator after serving in the U.S. Air Force and retiring from active duty in October of 2000. As a member of the 20th Airlift Squadron, Charleston AFB, Dave participated in the Gulf War Desert Shield and Desert Storm, logging over 50 hours of flight combat time and 1500 hours of logistics support time. He flew support mission for Desert Strike from the remote British Territory Island of Diego Garcia in the India Ocean conducting multiple aerial refueling mission for strike forces in and outbound from Iraq.

Brenna Pedone

Vice President of Support Services

Brenna Pedone leads the Trofholz Support Group comprised of Finance, Contracts Management, Human Resources and Administration. As a strategic business partner, she drives key business plans while initiating performance initiatives. She conducts extensive analysis of organizational practices and develops business strategies to ensure company objectives are achieved. Brenna is a corporate leader that has exemplified achieving corporate goals through partnering with team members at all levels of the organization.

Brenna joined Trofholz Technologies, Inc. in 2005 and quickly established herself as an integral role, building the HR department and carrying out critical executive-level projects. Brenna continues to be essential in establishing and implementing new business processes, improving department efficiencies and team development. As a lead negotiator, she has successfully negotiated millions in various contracts for Trofholz. Brenna is a proud recipient of the esteemed Trofholz Integrity award.

Brenna achieved her Master’s Degree in Organization Development from the University of San Francisco. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business with an emphasis in Human Resources and Organizational Theory from Sonoma State University.