Carl Monk joined the Board of Directors of Torch Technologies in August 2009. Monk served as Chief Financial Officer at Scitor, successfully guiding the company through a complete ESOP buyout from its founding owners. While at Scitor, he also served on its Board of Directors. In 1987, Monk finished a 20-year career as a Naval Flight Officer and Naval Engineering Duty Officer. He went on to found Welkin Associates, ltd., a systems engineering firm providing engineering and program management services within the intelligence community, including the National Reconnaissance Office. As CEO and CFO he grew Welkin over 10 years to a $20 million firm with a reputation based on integrity and technical prominence. Nichols Research Corporation acquired Welkin in 1998. Monk then served Nichols as President of its national programs and as Executive Vice President of its government programs prior to the acquisition of Nichols by Computer Sciences Corporation in 1999. Monk holds both a B.S. and an M.S in Computer Science from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School.