TWD Management Team
Larry A. Besterman
President and Chief Executive Officer
Larry Besterman has been the president of TWD & Associates, Inc. (TWD) since 2003 and CEO since 2008. Prior to assuming the position of president, he served in a number of operational and executive management positions including chief financial officer.Read More
Larry Besterman has been the president of TWD & Associates, Inc. (TWD) since 2003 and CEO since 2008. Prior to assuming the position of president, he served in a number of operational and executive management positions including chief financial officer. Under Mr. Besterman’s leadership, TWD has enjoyed significant growth as measured by an increase of more than 150 percent in revenue, attributable both to acquisitions and organic growth.
During this time, the company has expanded its capabilities from traditional telephony, video conferencing, and LAN-based IT services to include digital transformation, application modernization, virtualized IT environments, and cybersecurity. Mr. Besterman completed a restructuring of the company in early 2012 that provides a platform for continued technology development and growth at TWD.
Mr. Besterman has more than 30 years of experience supporting and providing oversight to contracts for professional management and technology services to the Federal Government. His focus and commitment always have been on surpassing customer expectations for service, consistent with a high level of professional ethics and compliance with contract requirements.
Mr. Besterman received a bachelor of science from the United States Military Academy and a master of business administration in finance from George Mason University. Prior to joining TWD in 1993, Mr. Besterman served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and worked in the government contracting industry as a consultant and program manager.
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Ashwin Karkera is TWD’s Chief Information Officer. Mr. Karkera ensures the company’s value-added services exceed customer expectations by continually working to align innovative technology solutions with enhanced business productivity across the organization.Read More
Ashwin Karkera was named TWD’s Chief Information Officer in July 2017. As the CIO, Mr. Karkera has three areas of responsibility. His primary responsibility is to help define and implement a standard service delivery process for IT services to TWD’s customers. He will oversee a governance process to ensure TWD’s best ITSS practices are captured on programs and incorporated into the TWD standard delivery process. He also will oversee implementation of the TWD Quality Management System. His other areas of responsibility are to perform as the chief solution architect for all Federal IT new business opportunities and provide executive oversight to the company’s new business proposal team.
Mr. Karkera has extensive experience implementing business-technology centric solutions in financial and educational sectors, project/program management, and federal government including but not limited to operations, networks, systems, application design and development, service level management, policy management and security operations.
Mr. Karkera holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering and a post-graduate diploma in Computer Applications from Greycells Technologies. He also holds certifications for Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Srum Master (CSM), Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) Agilist, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®), ITIL and all AWS Professional and Associate Certifications.