Ryan Libhart Pereyda - Principal and CEO
Ryan Libhart Pereyda became the Principal and CEO of PCS on October 1, 2019. As CEO he is responsible for strategically managing the operations and resources of Patriot, making major corporate decisions, and seeking new business opportunities. Ryan is a California Maritime Academy graduate who sailed with Patriot not long after graduation. He has a strong background in the commercial maritime industry and deep technical knowledge, including a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from RWTH Aachen Technical University, in Aachen, Germany. Over the last 15 years, he has held positions of increasing responsibility with APL and Eagle Bulk Shipping.
Lance Bardo - President
Lance Bardo joined PCS in 2011 and is our President. In that position, he has overall responsibility for the performance of PCS, oversees operations issues regarding all of the vessels under PCS management. Lance joined Patriot in 2011 as Technical Manager, was promoted to MSC Program Manager in 2012, and to VP Operations in 2016. Lance completed over 29 years of service in the United States Coast Guard, retiring in 2010 as a Captain. His Coast Guard experience included extensive sea time and command of 7 ships, concluding with the construction, delivery and shakedown of the second National Security Cutter. He has a wide range of staff experience in federal financial and personnel management as well as joint service at the U.S. European headquarters. He is a licensed merchant mariner with a B.S. in Mathematics from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and an M.S. in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Boriana Farrar - Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Boriana Farrar brings seventeen years of legal experience to PCS's senior leadership team. As the Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Boriana provides expert and strategic counsel to the officers and upper management team, advising on all legal matters. Prior to joining the Patriot Team, Boriana was a Vice President, Senior Claims Executive and Counsel at the American P&I Club in New York, where she handled variety of P&I claims with focus on personal injury crew and passenger claims, casualties, charter party and contract disputes. Before joining the Club, Boriana was a partner at Hill Betts & Nash LLP, a prominent New York maritime law firm. Boriana holds a master’s degree in Admiralty & Maritime Law from Tulane Law School and another master’s degree in International Law from the University of San Diego School of Law. She has a thorough international background, having pursued her legal studies not only in the U.S. but also in her native Bulgaria, the U.K. and the Netherlands. In addition to her native language, she is fluent in English, Russian and German.
Cindy Kumar – Chief Financial Officer
Cindy Kumar joined PCS in 2020 and is our Chief Financial Officer. In that position, she manages the financial planning and analysis, accounting operations, government reporting and Treasury services. Cindy has over thirty years of financial management experience. She started her career as an auditor for KPMG Peat Marwick. She also worked as a finance manager for Pacific Bell Mobile Services when they were a start-up organization. And more recently she served as the Vice President of Finance for Coolsystems, Inc, a $47M medical device company. Cindy has a BS in Business with an Accounting emphasis from the University of San Francisco, and she is a California Certified Public Accountant.