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Rob Quartel

 

  • BA, Biology, Rice University 1973
  • MPPM, Yale School of Organization and Management, 1979

Mr. Quartel is CEO and Chairman of NTEL·X.  The company uses predictive analysis solutions to automate and improve applied operational decisions in situations ranging from counter-proliferation activities to insuring food import security to truck congestion management technology solutions in ports around the world.  He is a former US Federal Maritime Commissioner, an internationally recognized expert in homeland and national maritime security policy and was the first to identify the national security risk inherent in the container industry right after 9/11.  Mr. Quartel has long been involved in the political arena, including his own unsuccessful race for the US Senate from Florida in the 1990's. 

Rob has served on numerous industry and government advisory boards including the Army Science Board, the Southern Growth Policy Board's New Economy Workforce Council; and today serves on the PAC and Board of the Northern Virginia Technology Association, the largest technology Council in the country.  He is a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.   He has twice served on the ARA Board, and he and his wife , Michela English, are long-time Rice advocates on the East Coast.  He previously served on the HRC External Advisory Board.