alfa8 is an international development and management company headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices across the U.S., MENA and CAS Regions, Central Africa, and Afghanistan.

We are engaged
and active in diverse market sectors, focused on full-scope Project Delivery, which includes market intelligence,  innovation and concept development, technology and resource integration, program and project management, investment vehicles, brand positioning, tactical implementation, and execution.  

We bring to market
a strong network of investors and subject matter experts for rapid and effective project inception and delivery.

Iliad Terra

Iliad A. Terra

CEO, Managing Partner, alfa8

As the founding partner of alfa8, Mr. Terra leads the Firm to develop opportunities in global markets, focused on integrated and innovative solutions that build capacity and empower.

Mr. Terra brings a diverse background to the firm through his experience as an architect and design thinker, and through his US and international network and resources.


Michael Krause, Ph.D

Co-Founding Partner, alfa8

Michael D. Krause, Ph.D, is security specialist, leader, educator, logistician, and former soldier. He is a founding partner of alfa8. His background spans military service in two wars, on four continents, participating in five contingency operations. Dr. Krause serves as founder and President, KRI; and Chairman of SecureChain, focused on strategic planning, logistics, security, and leadership development.


Richard Donnally

Princess Lyla Madrigal

Vice President, alfa8AON

Princess Lyla is part of our leadership with afla8AON’s Africa initiative.  She brings a robust network of influencers in key African markets, from Uganda to DRC, Rwanda, Nigeria, and beyond.

Princess Lyla is responsible for financial integrity and perfromace of our projects in Africa and is one the core investors in the alfa8AON assets. 


Richard Donnally

Richard Donnally, AIA

Strategic Team Member

Mr. Donnally is the Senior Principal of Donnally Vujcic Associates, Architects in Gaithersburg, Maryland and is responsible for directing design and administration of the firm. He brings over 35 years of experience in planning, architectural design, and construction techniques to his direct supervision and involvement in every stage of project development.


Team Members

Hakan Kostepn

Executive Director – Product Planning Strategy & Innovation, Panasonic

Charles Ganz

CEO, Founder
The Center For Innovation Commercialization LLC “CICL”

Partha Bommireddy

Adroitent, Inc. Partner, AXA

Julie Brodie

ENGEL & VÖLKERS Tysons, Loudoun

Ofer Laksman

Chief Executive Officer,
Correlata Solutions

Sam Proctor

Froehling & Robertson, Inc

Shambi L. Eubanks  

Director of Marketing,
Froehling & Robertson, Inc

Erica Bazow

Director of Marketing

Rick Orth

Program Manager
Mid Atlantic Professionals, Inc.

Prince Ali Seraj

Senior Advisor and
Strategic Partner, CGR

Tom Goldberg

President, ATS LLC

Jim Blanchard

Chief Scientist and Advisor, UASA

Joe Compta

President, Nanotech Solutions

Elan Terra

Strategy Advisor, alfa8

Elena VanZandt, MEd, MLADC, CPS

Managing Director, HALO Educational Systems

Mike McCarthy

President, Riparius Construction, Inc.

Ken Banks

President, Banks Contracting & Banks Real Estate Development

Roger Edmunds

President, RSG and Associates LLC

Joel Coulter

Business Development Exec, KSI Video

Matthew Daw

Principal, Keast & Hood

Arda Ataoğlu

Executive Board Member – Commercial, AKON GRUP

V. Sinan Ergeneman

Executive Board Member – Operations, AKON GRUP

N. Volkan Sahin

Country Manager: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, AKON GRUP

Karem Onar

Country Manager: Turkey and Northern Iraq, AKON GRUP

Ümit Engin

Country Manager: Russia, AKON GRUP

Lynn Fitzpatrick

President, Integrity Team USA
Director, LASIR

Brendan Reilly

Executive VP Security, Operations, and Training  RSDI Corp


Prithu Prakash

Partner, alfa8-Silicon Valley

Neil Stevenson

Principal, NSA Architects

Boris Van Dyck

Commercial Real Estate Broker
The Peninsula Company

Myra Chung

Marketing Director, alfa8

Srinath Devireddy

Adroitent, Inc. Partner, AXA

Franz Meier

President, Marenal Group
Member, Atlas Society

Princess Lyla Madrigal

Vice President, alfa8AON

Martin Dreiseitel

President and CEO
F&R Worldwide

Atakan Falay

Executive Board Member – Operations, AKON GRUP

Kurt Hamby

President, RSDI Inc.

Enver Atik

Partner, Sea-Defense

Enis Aldikacti

President and CEO
Clausius-Key, Berkosan

Frank Miller

Security, Mission Critical, CGR