nations may rise and fall
but an idea lives on

JFK

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alfa8 leverages source design and technology to generate new ideas and carve new pathways

VISION

STRATEGY

TACTICS

Committed Leadership that Delivers Dynamic Results

VISION STRATEGY TACTICS

Iliad Terra, AIA

CEO + Design Principal, alfa8

Mr. Terra is an award-winning architect, developer, and innovator who has worked internationally toward advancing technology integration and the stewardship of the built environment with a strong focus on safeguarding our shared natural resources while leveraging advances in technology to ultimately create a better today and tomorrow.

Michael Krause, Ph.D

Senior Adviser, alfa8

Dr. Michael D. Krause is a security specialist, leader, logistician, and former soldier. His background spans military service in two wars, on four continents, participating in five contingency operations. Dr. Krause is a seasoned business executive with focus on security, strategy, and supply chain. Dr. Krause serves as founder and President of KRI; and Chairman of SecureChain.

Myra Chung

Director of Operations, alfa8

Ms. Chung spearheads the operations for alfa8, playing a pivotal role in ensuring the seamless execution of projects from conception to delivery. Her leadership is marked by a commitment to efficiency and passion for fostering innovation. She focuses on streamlining processes and optimizing resource utilization to deliver high quality solutions to clients.

Linton Wells, Ph.D

Managing Partner, Wells Analytics

Dr. Lin Wells is a decorated Naval officer and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense under President G.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.  Dr. Lin Wells brings significant strategic leadership and resilience response and readiness to alfa8. Dr. Wells is currently leading on the resilience front through his work at Star-Tides and C-RASC in collaboration with GMU. 

Iliad Terra, AIA

CEO + Design Principal,
alfa8

Mr. Terra is an award-winning architect, developer, and innovator who has worked internationally toward advancing technology integration and the stewardship of the built environment with a strong focus on safeguarding our shared natural resources while leveraging advances in technology to ultimately create a better today and tomorrow.

Michael Krause, Ph.D

Senior Adviser,
alfa8

Dr. Michael D. Krause is a security specialist, leader, logistician, and former soldier. His background spans military service in two wars, on four continents, participating in five contingency operations. Dr. Krause is a seasoned business executive with focus on security, strategy, and supply chain. Dr. Krause serves as founder and President of KRI; and Chairman of SecureChain.

Myra Chung

Director of Operations,
alfa8

Ms. Chung spearheads the operations for alfa8, playing a pivotal role in ensuring the seamless execution of projects from conception to delivery. Her leadership is marked by a commitment to efficiency and passion for fostering innovation. She focuses on streamlining processes and optimizing resource utilization to deliver high quality solutions to clients.

Linton Wells, Ph.D

Managing Partner,
Wells Analytics

Dr. Lin Wells is a decorated Naval officer and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense under President G.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.  Dr. Lin Wells brings significant strategic leadership and resilience response and readiness to alfa8. Dr. Wells is currently leading on the resilience front through his work at Star-Tides and C-RASC in collaboration with GMU. 

Rick Donnally, RA

Senior Architect, alfa8

Mr. Donnally is a seasoned architect with a wealth of experience in his approach to design. He specializes in sustainable and innovative designs and leads cross-functional teams through various phases of architectural projects, from concept development to construction oversight. He is passionate about shaping environments that inspire and push the boundaries of design.

Lara Ashton

Investment Analyst, alfa8

Ms. Ashton is a seasoned investment analyst and international market veteran with over 20 years of experience. She leads Alfa8’s investment strategies and brings to our team a unique set of expertise in sourcing high-performing real estate opportunities. Her results-driven approach in finance has established Lara as one of alfa8’s core team members and an indispensable asset for our clients worldwide.

Eugene Sullivan

Partner, Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan

The Honorable Judge Eugene Sullivan brings a stellar legacy of leadership to our team.  He is currently a senior partner in the D.C. law firm where he works with Director Freeh.  Judge Sullivan served under a number of US Presidents as a Federal Judge on Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.  He brings to our team keen legal counsel and support in a complex operation. 

Charles Ganz

CEO and Founder, CICL

Charles Ganz founded CICL in 2009 to accelerate the commercialization of innovation. Charles has visited over 1000 innovative companies in Israel since 2005, and is well connected to more than 100 Fortune 500 companies and many corporate VC’s. alfa8 works closely with CICL to source innovative technology to integrate into alfa8’s design and development projects throughout the United States and worldwide.

Rick Donnally, RA

Senior Architect,
alfa8

Mr. Donnally is a seasoned architect with a wealth of experience in his approach to design. He specializes in sustainable and innovative designs and leads cross-functional teams through various phases of architectural projects, from concept development to construction oversight. He is passionate about shaping environments that inspire and push the boundaries of design.

Lara Ashton

Investment Analyst,
alfa8

Ms. Ashton is a seasoned investment analyst and international market veteran with over 20 years of experience. She leads Alfa8’s investment strategies and brings to our team a unique set of expertise in sourcing high-performing real estate opportunities. Her results-driven approach in finance has established Lara as one of alfa8’s core team members and an indispensable asset for our clients worldwide.

Eugene Sullivan

Partner,
Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan

The Honorable Judge Eugene Sullivan brings a stellar legacy of leadership to our team.  He is currently a senior partner in the D.C. law firm where he works with Director Freeh.  Judge Sullivan served under a number of US Presidents as a Federal Judge on Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.  He brings to our team keen legal counsel and support in a complex operation. 

Charles Ganz

CEO and Founder,
CICL

Charles Ganz founded CICL in 2009 to accelerate the commercialization of innovation. Charles has visited over 1000 innovative companies in Israel since 2005, and is well connected to more than 100 Fortune 500 companies and many corporate VC’s. alfa8 works closely with CICL to source innovative technology to integrate into alfa8’s design and development projects throughout the United States and worldwide.

Mary Petrino, ASID

Senior Interior Design, alfa8

Ms. Petrino brings over thirty years of commercial interior design experience to the alfa8 team.  She has been responsible for the design of more than 20 million sq ft of public and private sector space.  Her past professional endeavors include local, national, and international projects. As a Dame of Malta, she is active in leadership roles throughout the world.

Peter Samton, FAIA

Senior Adviser, alfa8

Peter Samton graduated from M.I.T. and a Fullbright scholarship to France. He brings to our team a deep legacy of experience through is a noteworthy collaboration with Hugh Stubbins in Cambridge and Marcel Breuer in NYC, where he became a Partner in 1967. Peter continues his work in NYC, serving on Community Planning Board, and on the Board of numerous nonprofits, including the National Institute for Social Services, A.I.A., and others.

Enver Atik

International Development, alfa8

Mr. Atik brings a deep bench of experience in international partnerships, and Turkish strategic alignment for alfa8’s core mission.  He is also the founder and general manager of Sea Defense Consultancy, a key partner of alfa8 in defining new road maps in key regions and markets. Mr. Enver is a Knight of the Order of St. George and assists in alfa8’s mission worldwide in that capacity.

Pimphan Sarobon

Cybersecurity, alfa8

Ms. Pimphan brings a wealth of experience in penetration testing and ethical hacking. She focuses on blending cybersecurity and GRC principles with customer service, operations support, and regulatory experience to strengthen business infrastructure security. She brings a multidisciplinary approach to IT, networking, and modern information security principles. 

Mary Petrino, ASID

Senior Interior Design,
alfa8
Ms. Petrino, ASID, CID, NCIDQ, LEED AP, brings over thirty years of commercial interior design experience to the alfa8 team.  She has been responsible for the design of more than 20 million sq ft of public and private sector space.  Her past professional endeavors include local, national, and international projects. As a Dame of Malta, she is active in leadership roles throughout the world.

Peter Samton, FAIA

Senior Adviser,
alfa8
Peter Samton graduated from M.I.T. and a Fullbright scholarship to France. He brings to our team a deep legacy of experience through is a noteworthy collaboration with Hugh Stubbins in Cambridge and Marcel Breuer in NYC, where he became a Partner in 1967. Peter continues his work in NYC, serving on Community Planning Board, and on the Board of numerous nonprofits, including the National Institute for Social Services, A.I.A., and others.

Enver Atik

International Development,
alfa8

Mr. Atik brings a deep bench of experience in international partnerships, and Turkish strategic alignment for alfa8’s core mission.  He is also the founder and general manager of Sea Defense Consultancy, a key partner of alfa8 in defining new road maps in key regions and markets. Mr. Enver is a Knight of the Order of St. George and assists in alfa8’s mission worldwide in that capacity.

Pimphan Sarobon

Cybersecurity,
alfa8

Ms. Pimphan brings a wealth of experience in penetration testing and ethical hacking. She focuses on blending cybersecurity and GRC principles with customer service, operations support, and regulatory experience to strengthen business infrastructure security. She brings a multidisciplinary approach to IT, networking, and modern information security principles. 

Karim Wasfi

Investment Liason, alfa8

Mr. Wasfi is alfa8’s International Investment Liason. He brings a wide, global network and fosters relationships with investors, governmental bodies, and key stakeholders on a global scale. he is committed to staying abreast of international market trends and regulations, making him a valuable asset to alfa8. He is passionate about connecting opportunities with capital.

Alara Atik

Operations Liason, Sea Defense

Alara Atik is a passionate Operations Liaison of Sea Defense focused on bridging communication between organizations while streamlining operational processes. Alara’s dedication to efficiency and her ability to navigate complex logistical challenges make her an invaluable asset to the team. She represents Sea Defense Consultancy and works closely with alfa8’s team in Turkiye.

Karim Wasfi

Investment Liason,
alfa8

Mr. Wasfi is alfa8’s International Investment Liason. He brings a wide, global network and fosters relationships with investors, governmental bodies, and key stakeholders on a global scale. he is committed to staying abreast of international market trends and regulations, making him a valuable asset to alfa8. He is passionate about connecting opportunities with capital.

Alara Atik

Operations Liason,
alfa8

Alara Atik is a passionate Operations Liaison for alfa8’s international mission. In addition to her work supporting alfa8’s interior design projects, she assists in bridging communication between organizations while streamlining operational processes. She represents Sea Defense Consultancy and works closely with alfa8’s team in Turkiye. Ms. Alara is a Dame of the Order of St. George.

SOURCE DESIGN

/of the sign/

To draw from the source sign in nature, and manifest form with resonant signature

At alfa8 we are passionate about creating designs that empower humans…

We are a unique design and development firm that leverages integrated strategies inspired by source design principles.  What is source design?

The fabric of the world we live in, the universe that is our home, the blood that courses through our veins, and fires pathways across our neurons, is woven by threads that run deep in the heart of everything that ever was.  The signature, or sign-of-nature, is a universal, or uni-versal source that we boldly draw upon to ink the vision, strategy, and designs we bring to you.

Source design is integrated and holistic.  Our approach understands that a reductionist and compartmentalized approach creates broken solutions. 

We are committed to integrating deeply resonant designs with intelligent capital, advanced technology, and effective leadership, to deliver projects that create light on this Earth’s plane. 

We strongly believe designs created on source foundation will stand to create a better world, for today and tomorrow.  Engage with us and let us show you how.

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