Executive Profiles

Mr. Makridis joined TAMARACK Technologies, Inc. in 2008 and currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer (COO), bringing a broad background of Physical Security (PS) and Force Protection (FP), Program Management, Software and Information Technology, and Business Development acumen to this fast growing, yet strategically focused Small Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business.  Mr. Makridis provides Subject Matter Expertise (SME) to the Commander, U.S. Naval Installations Command (CNIC) “KAIZEN” PS and Access Control (AC) Technology Insertion Team, and is also the Lead CNIC/OPNAV N46 Technical Agent for the Electronic Harbor Security System (EHSS).  Mr. Makridis is directly responsible for identification, analysis, and implementation of existing and emergent Surveillance and Access Control technologies, providing maximum FP protection to personnel and assets across the U.S Navy Enterprise.  In addition, Mr. Makridis has served as an Access Control SME to the Office of Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations and Environment (ASN(I&E)).  He has completed a Master’s Certificate in Professional Program Management (IT emphasis), and is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. 

Mr. Makridis is a 1985 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD where he obtained a Master of Science in Naval Architecture.  Mr. Makridis continues to serve as a CAPTAIN in the U.S. Naval Reserve, and is currently assigned as the Reserve N3 Operations Assistant Chief of Staff (ACOS) to the Commander, THIRD Fleet Maritime Air Operations Unit, where he is responsible for organizing and evaluating Fleet exercise performance and briefing senior, flag level staff during major Fleet and Joint/Combined readiness exercises.  Mr. Makridis provides instructor level knowledge of Fleet Force Protection (FP) plans and assessment of vulnerabilities during deployed and ashore strike group operations.  Mr. Makridis is a U.S Navy F/A-18 combat-proven carrier aviator and commercial pilot with over 20 years experience and 4,500 hours flying high performance aircraft in demanding leadership environments. 

Prior to joining TAMARACK, Mr. Makridis held several senior executive management positions, serving most notably as an Assistant Vice President and Director of FP and Homeland Security initiatives at Ocean Systems Engineering Corp (OSEC) which was acquired by Qinetiq North America (QNA) in 2007.  There he spearheaded business development efforts focusing on PS and FP Command and Control software development and implementation, port security initiatives, and tactical aviation issues, while managing a forward looking Opportunity Pipeline of over $20M.  Mr. Makridis led the completion of the Local Situational Awareness Segment (LSAS®) for the Distributed Common Ground Station – Navy (DCGS-N), through a very successful joint integrated Maritime Domain Awareness Limited Objective Experiment (MDA LOE), managed a team FP SMEs in providing in-depth assessment of threat readiness posture, assessing vulnerabilities relating to terrorist attack for all military installations within Naval Region Southwest, and successfully completed a comprehensive Analysis of Alternatives assessing autonomous moving land target systems for the U.S. Navy fixed and rotary winged aircrew training. 

Outside his duties at TAMARACK, Mr. Makridis is involved in civic and church activities, and resides in southern California with his two daughters. 

Latest News

Feb 04, 2016

TAMARACK Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce the award of a subcontract from Booz Allen Hamilton to support the Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC). Read More....

Nov 04, 2014

TAMARACK Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce the award of a subcontract to support the NAVFAC AT Ashore Program Management Office. Read More....

Oct 20, 2014

TAMARACK Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce the award of a subcontract to support Commander, Navy Installations Command for the continued training of US Navy Security personnel in the use of ForcePRO-Navy Risk Assessment software for installation t Read More....