Thomas Perry, President & CEO
Thomas Perry is a serial Entrepreneur. Starting his first business at 12 years old, he began his love to grow businesses through exceptional customer service. He learned of his passion for managing projects, data and computer systems at 23 after starting TACT Financial, a direct marketing company. Thomas has become an expert in Project and Portfolio Management. As a Project Management Professional (PMP), and certified fromthe Project Management Institute, Security+, and Microsoft Certified Professional, he has a dedicated vision to learn by doing. Working together with co-founder Jefferson Miner, VG Systems is the nexus of his passions. Yet he still finds time to give back. Earning the Meritorious Service Award and nominated for Small Businessperson of the Year (Industry), he gives back to the community through a variety of projects. Growing up as the son and grandson of Marines, Thomas has always been focused on giving back to the community that helped to raise him. By starting the VGS MilSpouse program at Quantico, he has been able to fulfill his lifelong mission to help the families of our warfighters to have grown and flourish as part of this great country. Outside of work, you can often find him on the sidelines for either of his two children’s lacrosse games, riding through the hills and valleys of Northern Virginia on his favorite mountain bike or spending time outdoors with a set of golf clubs in tow.
Jefferson Miner, Vice President & COO
Driven by his passion for puzzles and processes, Jefferson Miner enjoys learning how to do something, and then takes the time to learn how to do it better. VG Systems LLC, is based on that concept; building solutions for our clients making those solutions better. With a background in computer science and project management, Jefferson Miner is solution focused and goal oriented with a passion for challenges and exceeding customers’ goals.
Vince Dixon, Director, Growth Strategy and Capture Management
Vince joined VGS in December of 2020 as Director of Capture Management and Business Development working remotely from his home in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He is the self-appointed Arsenal EPL and Pittsburgh Steelers top fan and a former military brat that lived in Alaska, Germany, England, Philippines, and the northern horn of Africa as a youngster. Vince has been involved in capture, business development and proposal management for almost 30 years. He started out in this area of business working for a SBIC, owned by Salomon Brothers, and was tasked with providing financial advisory services to small business around the DMV. This introduced him to two graduated 8a firms (MCSI and Westco) and a 8a start-up Haynes & Associates where for the next 20+ years he worked managing Capture, Business Development and Proposal teams.
Shelby Dreyer, Director, VGS MilSpouse Program
Shelby Dreyer is the Director of the VGS MilSpouse Program. She holds a degree in Advertising and Public Relations and has prioritized much of her time in the nonprofit sector. She manages and assists military spouse employees within VGS. Shelby holds a degree in Advertising and Public Relations and has spent most of her time in the nonprofit sector. Most recently, she held the Director position for Hearts for Okinawa. Shelby hopes to continue to strengthen the military community through empowering spouses within their work efforts. Shelby is a highly caffeinated Marine wife and special needs mom who enjoys baking, hiking, and weightlifting. She believes in blooming wherever she is planted and has a lot of first-hand experience with this philosophy, as she practices this everywhere the military sends her family.