KARL SEMANCIK Sr., Business development senior consultant - US government programmes
Mr. Karl Semancik, Sr, is an accomplished professional with 40 years of experience in progressively challenging military assignments and private sector roles dedicated to all aspects of nuclear, chemical and biological defense; Counter Proliferation (CP); humanitarian mine action and security. He served at the senior levels of the Defense Department and the commercial sector in executive decision-making and strategic planning roles. He has demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment and has extensive experience in relations with the Executive Branch, Congress and the international community.
Mr. Semancik serviced in the United States Army for 26 years attaining the rank of Colonel. He served in numerous overseas postings in Germany, Belgium, the Middle East and Alaska serving in both operational units and major international Headquarters. Additionally, he served at the highest levels of the United States Department of Defense retiring as a Director on the staff of the Secretary of Defense.
Post military retirement in 2003 Mr. Semancik joined Raytheon where he served 15 months in Baghdad, Iraq as a senior Program Manager on a $37M US Government Task Order. Upon his return to the United states he joined ArmorGroup North America as a senior Program Manager for the Department of State Weapons Removal and Abatement Program during which he managed ordnance removal projects in Laos, Albania, Montenegro, Mozambique and Azerbaijan. He was subsequently given more responsibility at ArmorGroup NA serving as the Chief Operating Officer and President of the organization.
In 2008 Mr. Semancik joined ANSER Corporation, a not for profit studies and analysis think tank, as a Senior Director. He was subsequently promoted to both Vice President and Senior Vice President where he was responsible for over 250 staff and $80M in gross revenues. Mr. Semancik’s portfolio included all facets of the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of State and other federal agencies.
Mr. Semancik has a Masters of Business Administration from George Washington University.
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