Odyssey Global, incorporated in 1993 as Odyssey International, began pursuing federal contracting opportunities in 2003 as a provider of construction, general contracting, and design-build services.
For most of Odyssey’s 14 plus years of federal contracting activities, it has participated in the following federal small business programs:
Odyssey has become a successful and highly capable large business after progressing through the 8(a), HUBZone and Woman-Owned Small- Business programs. We have performed more than 1,500 contract actions representing $600 million in aggregate contract value. Odyssey’s projects include a $75 million SATOC at Letterkenny Army Depot, PA, a $100 million SATOC at Fort Drum, NY, a $32 million education complex, a $20 million tactical maintenance facility, and a tri-venture on a $1.4 billion Government facility in Utah where Odyssey co-managed $650 million in awards to 350 companies in five states.
In 2014, Odyssey’s President and Founder, Whitney McBride, made the decision to expand the company, and in 2015 and 2016 recruited several senior industry executives to establish a new Technology Division and help grow the company.
As part of this significant expansion in scope and capacity, Odyssey changed its name from Odyssey International to Odyssey Global (OG).
Today Odyssey operates three divisions spanning Construction, Technology and Fuels. The Technology division has launched major products under the Odyssey PRIME brand and operates complex cloud and mobile systems for Government and Commercial customers.
Whitney McBride is the founder and leader of Odyssey with responsibility for company management, deal flow, government engagement, public relations and marketing.
Whitney is an award winning entrepreneur and business owner with over two decades of experience. Whitney founded and built Odyssey International, the predecessor company to Odyssey Global which was nominated as National Small Business of the Year in 2007, 2008, and 2011.
With 1,500+ successfully completed military and civilian projects representing more than $600 million in federal government contracts, Whitney has significant experience in contract negotiations, bidding, strategic planning and project management. Her company co-managed the small business portion of a recent $1.4 billion design/build project for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.
Whitney serves on numerous boards, has consulted and tutored numerous small businesses around the United States and is active in several charitable and philanthropic projects.
Darren Remington is responsible for strategy, process engineering and technology at Odyssey Global.
Darren is a business and technology executive who has led major divisions of large corporations including Morgan Financial and Microsoft. At Morgan, he led several national technology deployments and the implementation of an equities pricing and account management subsidiary. During his 17 years at Microsoft, he was a leader of multiple successful product groups and co-founded the email division (now Outlook, Exchange). He also founded and led the creation of the online payment processing division, later sold for nearly $1 billion, which contributed to the establishment of internet online banking and consumer payments. Darren has a unique ability to blend business and technology.
Darren has also founded and operated several small businesses. He has deep expertise in building, streamlining, and scaling companies to compete at a global scale. Darren has 17 patents and serves on several boards and councils.
Karl Huish is responsible for regulatory compliance, risk management and strategic planning.
Karl is a business executive with a background in law and risk management. He served as division president at one of the world’s largest risk management firms ($7B market cap), and group president for a large asset management firm ($10B assets under management). He has developed construction projects in excess of $100M and has a broad range of experience in corporate law, asset management, construction, and finance. Karl has served on corporate boards in industries as diverse as insurance, retail sales, digital media, real estate development, and power generation. Karl has a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, and a B.A. (Economics) from Brigham Young University.
David Harnett is responsible for operations at Odyssey Global including building and maintaining the systems, processes and partnerships for scale and quality management.
David is an accomplished business and technology executive who has held leadership positions at major corporations including Hewlett Packard and Microsoft.
At Hewlett Packard he led multiple equity investments, acquisitions and strategic partnerships for the Corporate Development division. At Microsoft he led product development teams that built new software products including enterprise versions of OneNote and Skype.
David’s experience also includes management consulting and business unit restructuring where he developed valuable skills in optimizing business processes and building large scale systems.
David holds an MBA degree from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, a Master of Business Studies degree from Smurfit Business School, University College Dublin (Ireland) and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Dublin.
Michael is responsible for all aspects of technology at Odyssey Global including research and development, technical strategy, policy, standards and compliance.
Michael is an accomplished technology executive who has held senior leadership positions in multiple successful product groups at Microsoft. He is also a veteran of the United States Navy.
In his 19 years at Microsoft, he co-founded one of the first high-scale cloud based web conferencing and real-time communication services in the industry. As a technology leader, he lead the development of patent machine learning and computer vision technologies that brought innovative new capabilities to a variety of Microsoft products and services.
Michael also managed the development of new technologies in computer security including facial and iris recognition. He drove these technologies company-wide which ultimately shipped as part of the Windows 10 operating system and included hardware integration in Microsoft’s new line of Surface products.
Michael has deep experience building and managing high performing engineering teams and managing projects. He has 14 patents and software development experience across multiple platforms such as Windows, iOS and Android.
Michael has a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology.
Carl Leneis is Odyssey’s chief estimator, responsible for bidding activities and business development.
Carl has worked in construction for 20 years, most recently with Hensel Phelps, in all aspects of construction management on projects totaling in excess of $2 billion dollars. Carl is based in Orlando, FL where he holds a general contractor’s license and oversees aspects of Odyssey’s expansion into the Southeast. Carl earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech. He stays busy outside of the office with his two daughters, ages 3 & 6, and squeezes in an occasional round of golf.