RavenTek Solutions’ senior leadership team consists of proven program managers and industry experts, each with decades of experience managing and deploying successful, complex projects in the IT support sectors, program and operations support and the Government contracting sectors. Their leadership abilities are augmented by a highly skilled team of managers and staff skilled in program execution, equipment and systems selection and deployment, operations and management support services, and facility construction – all performed with the highest levels of skill and expertise.
Mark Baines, Interim President
Mark Baines transitioned from a very successful 30 year Military career and joined the family of Seneca Holdings from Germany where he served as Commandant of NATO School from 2009 until 2013. There, as a United States Army Colonel, he commanded a staff and faculty of over 200 personnel representing 26 different NATO and Partnership for Peace nations, and was responsible for all aspects of NATO School’s operation.
Some of his previous assignments include Deputy Commander of 5th Signal Command in Europe, Commander of the 21st Signal Brigade in Maryland, and a four year tour at the White House as a Presidential Communications Officer.
Mr. Baines is a native of New Hampshire. After graduation from Manchester Central High School, he attended Norwich University where he received a Bachelors of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. Additional degrees include a Masters of Science Degree in Administration from Central Michigan University and a Masters in National Security and Strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College. As a former Signal Corps Officer in the Army, he is an experienced Information Technology (IT) professional with strong leadership, organizational and planning skills.
Mr. Baines not only has a background in IT and telecommunication services, he also is well-versed in federal contracting due to his service in the U.S. Military where he oversaw IT operations, executed multi-million dollar budgets, and supervised large staffs. In addition, he maintains an established and extensive professional network across the Department of Defense, Federal Government, and the Commercial sector.
Mr. Baines has a unique set of abilities to achieve success for Seneca Holdings and its subsidiaries while doing the same for the Seneca Nation of Indians. His professional experience across IT and telecommunications and federal contracting is a tremendous benefit to the Seneca Nation of Indians, bringing superior operational expertise coupled with significant educational knowledge to grow business and expand the employment opportunities for members.