President & CEO
Brandon is an Executive Leader and an elected Government Official. As the Chief Executive Officer of Threat Management Group, he is responsible for engaging in National Security Policy, providing guidance to the overall success of his organization, and ensuring customer satisfaction through systemic Quality Assurance processes.
As a Member of the South Carolina State House of Representatives, his responsibilities include upholding the Oath of Office, accountable representation and ensuring that the citizens of South Carolina have a safe and prosperous environment to live and raise their families.
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Prior to his election on 8 November 2022, he held positions on the Board of Directors for the Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce, served as a City Councilmember for Goose Creek and most recently, served as District 5 Berkeley County Councilmember.
Brandon is 4th generation military and a proud Father of the 5th generation. His daughter, Ashley, is currently serving in the United States Air Force. His family originates from Pamplico, SC, a small town in Florence County, with family ties in Williamsburg County that date back to the early 1700’s. Brandon grew up in Turkey, Japan, and several coasts in between while his father served in the USAF before joining himself in 1996.
Brandon’s previous work with USAF Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) included operations in North Korea, Australia, Europe, Southwest Asia, Southeast Asia, and other hostile zones. He later utilized those experiences while performing high end, high threat security for a Private Military Contracting Firm in Iraq.
During this time in Iraq, he gained experience as the Agent In Charge (AIC) while on various special missions by protecting members of numerous intelligence agencies, US military VIPs and several diplomats. Additionally, he was responsible for coordinating the offensive, defensive, and security posturing of multiple agencies ground, air, and space assets to ensure the clients safety in hostile environments.
These diverse life experiences helped Brandon develop and refine his Core Principle of “SBQ”. Safety, Budget, and Quality, specifically in that order. The first and most important factor is providing a safe place to work and live. Next, all things must be done within a well-developed budget. Finally, once safety is confirmed and the budget is followed, Quality of Life should be exemplified.
Brandon is a graduate of U.S. Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal (NAVSCOLEOD), U.S. Navy Dive School, US Army Air Assault School, U.S. State Department Worldwide Personal Protective Services and other certified DOD, DOS, DOE, DTRA and civilian courses.
He enjoys time with his family, friends and golf.
Chief Financial Officer
Mike Wise joined Threat Management Group in August 2012 as Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Mr. Wise is responsible for all financial activities, government contract pricing and compliance, and human resources. Prior to joining TMG, Mr. Wise served as CFO for Lifecycle Construction Services of Fredericksburg, VA; a Hub Zone certified small business performing services as a general contractor on federal construction projects in the Southeast region. Previously, Mr. Wise held key financial and operational leadership positions with A-T Solutions, a privately held defense contractor providing anti- and counter-terrorism training, services and products to government customers. From 2006 to 2010 he was responsible for all contracting and financial management activities as CFO.
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Under his direction, annual revenue grew from $17MM to over $100MM, when the company was acquired by a private equity firm. In 2010, Mr. Wise received a SmartCFO award from SMARTCEO Magazine of Washington D.C. for “projects and processes put in place that were instrumental in the company’s success”. From 2010-2011 he led the Mission Support Solutions Group at A-T Solutions, where he implemented procedures to manufacture and ship more than 20,000 counter-IED training devices and products annually.
Mr. Wise also served on active duty in the U.S. Navy, retiring at the rank of Commander after nearly 21 years of distinguished service. As a Supply Corps Officer, Mr. Wise provided U.S. operating forces with strategic leadership in support of forward deployed operations, including supply chain management, contracting, logistics, program funding and financial management.
Mr. Wise is an experienced financial manager with extensive government contracting expertise and in depth knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) procedures, government pricing, and cost accounting policies and procedures.
Mr. Wise earned an MBA with honors from The Ohio State University and a B.A. in Finance from Seattle University. He is married to the former Mary Susan Vandenberg of Seattle, WA, and resides in Spotsylvania, VA with his family.
Director of Operations
Hannah Cox joined Threat Management Group in 2007. Since then, she has served TMG in several different roles, the most recent being a promotion to Director of Operations which includes overseeing the Products, Training, and Human Resources Divisions of the company.
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Prior to joining TMG, Hannah served in the US Navy for 8 years as an Electrician’s Mate onboard the USS George Washington and at the Nuclear Power Training Unit as an Instructor. In 2006, Hannah was proudly promoted to Chief Petty Officer.
Hannah currently serves as a Councilmember for the City of Goose Creek. She was elected in 2020 by a wide margin and enjoys the opportunity to build a sense of community within the City and provide top notch Police, Fire, Recreation, Water, and Sanitation services to the residents.
Hannah recently joined the Board of Directors of OneNation Foundation, a 501c3 organization whose mission is to honor veterans, first responders, and their families through acts of service and financial assistance. Her philanthropic efforts also include raising money for her church and previously serving as an Ambassador for the EOD Warrior Foundation.
Program Manager Special Missions Training Center
Scott Hooley joined Threat Management Group in 2019 and serves as the Lead Instructor and Program Manager for the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) training team. His team provides CBRN training to field units across the United States and its territories. Scott is a retired U. S. Coast Guard Senior Chief Boatswain’s Mate with a background in small boat operations and command. He has served as the Officer in Charge of three Coast Guard boat stations. He also has extensive an extensive background in the Coast Guard training systems and unit assessments and has served at two of the Coast Guard’s training centers.
Program Manager and Tactical Diving Instructor
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In 2021, Mr. Pavlus earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Leadership with honors from The Baptist College of Florida in Graceville, Florida. He and his wife have been married for over 23 years and have been blessed with three wonderful sons. During his spare time Brian also enjoys spending time outdoors, volunteering, traveling, reading, and pursuing higher education.