Board of Advisors of Veterans Advantage
Mr. McFarland served as an Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) from January 2004 through his retirement in 2006. In this role, he advised the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on matters pertaining to acquisition and management of IT systems. He was also responsible for overseeing operation of the VA’s computer systems and telecommunication networks for medical information, veterans’ benefits payments, life insurance programs, and financial management systems.
Prior to his tenure at the VA, Mr. McFarland served as Vice President of Governmental Relations for Dell Computer Corporation. He joined Dell in 1996 as Vice President and General Manager of the Federal Business segment. He held several senior executive positions at Dell, including managing its global segment, large corporate accounts, and government sector. Under his leadership, Dell became a leading supplier of computer systems to the federal government. In 1998, Mr. McFarland was named to the “Federal 100,” a joint government and industry award designating the top 100 executives in the federal marketplace.
Mr. McFarland currently serves on the Board of Advisors of Veterans Advantage. He has previously served as Director for Xplore Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: XPLR), CSIdentity Corporation, Ezenia! Inc. (OTC: EZEN), and Isothermal Systems Research Inc. Mr. McFarland has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas.