Ercell “Choco” ShermanDirector of Technology

In his capacity as Senior Technology Director, Mr. Sherman oversees Spathe Systems extensive Information Technology portfolio for Department of Defense (DoD) efforts related to hybrid cloud computing environments, software defined data centers, application development for analytics, mobile first platforms, and workforce modernization.

Mr. Sherman has held senior-level positions in the private sector and the DoD. He has technical expertise in designing and managing specialized devices, IT systems, and strategic communication networks supporting civil, commercial, national, and international collaboration environments. He puts emphasis on developing strong customer relationships, building a culture of inclusion, teamwork, and innovation.

He served over 20 years in the U.S. Army in various operational and leadership positions within the special operations community giving him a unique understanding of mission critical IT systems supporting the DoD, United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), SOF Components, Theater Special Operations Commands (TSOCs), and deployed SOF. Prior to his retirement from the military, he served as an IT Branch Chief where he oversaw the design, development, and delivery of enterprise and technology-based offerings in support of defense and national security missions. His program included capabilities in command and control, special communications, cyber security, intelligence support systems, space based systems, and surveillance technologies.

Mr. Sherman’s education includes a master’s and bachelor’s degree from Troy University, an Associate of Science degree, graduation of the Command and General Staff College, and numerous technical and certification courses. He is a community volunteer and has dedicated countless hours to local charities and non-profit organizations supporting disabled veterans. He also holds three U.S. Patents.