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Deborah B. Diaz

Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst ADV

About Deborah

Banking isn’t rocket science, but don’t tell that to the woman who served as NASA’s Chief Technology Officer and Deputy Chief Information Officer. The impressive resume doesn’t stop there. As Chief Information Officer for Science and Technology of the Department of Homeland Security “DHS,” she was responsible for all global defense and research system infrastructure and manufacturer delivery to support a $1B portfolio. She’s also served as a senior government executive in the areas of intellectual property, patents, digital transformation, data forensics, and foreign joint ventures. Currently, she is CEO of Catalyst ADV, a technology and strategic growth advisory firm, and venture capital advisor developing new business markets and industry partnership opportunities. 

With over 30 years of senior level business experience through key executive leadership positions focused on financial stewardship, technology, cybersecurity, and data protection, Deborah brings her unique vision and understanding of the world to Primis. 

Her stance on progress is “when opportunities present themselves, step up!” which is a philosophy she shares with the hard-working, visionary teams at Primis. But she also lives by the idea of “Work hard and play hard; live your life to the fullest!” so you’ll also find her playing around with her French Bulldog Daisy.

The Primis Team

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Charles A. Kabbash

President and Chief Executive Officer, 414 Associates & 414 Associates South Real Estate Investment Holding Company

Board of Directors

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Fred L. "Skipper" Garrett III

Realtor, Shaheen Ruth, Martin & Fonville Real Estate

Board of Directors

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