Leadership

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Patrick Murphy

President and Chief Executive Officer

Patrick Murphy is the President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Murphy leads the overall strategic leadership of the company and is responsible for the execution of corporate strategy, goals, operations, and meeting and exceeding revenue targets. Mr. Murphy has over 20 years of experience working with the Missile Defense Agency, Navy, Air Force, and Intelligence Community. Mr. Murphy holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Syracuse University and an MBA from George Washington University.

Gerald Burnett

Gerald Burnett

Chief Operating Officer / Executive Vice President

Gerald Burnett is the Chief Operations Officer. Mr. Burnett is responsible for the strategic, operational, and financial performance of all QuantiTech’s business areas. Mr. Burnett brings over 30 years of experience leading and managing mission-critical services for DoD programs for customers such as US Air Force Material Command (AFMC), Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), US Army PEO Missiles and Space, Army Material Command, Joint Strike Fighter, and the Logistics Support Agency. He is a certified PMI PMP, PgMP, and an ITIL Expert. Mr. Burnett holds a BS in Computer Science from Middle Tennessee State University and a MS from the University of Tennessee.

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Ken Baird

Chief Information Officer

Ken Baird is the Chief Information Officer. Mr. Baird is responsible for integrating key elements of the company’s strategic plan including cybersecurity, Information Technology (IT), corporate security, corporate budget, corporate facilities, quality management, and organizational conflict of interest. He is responsible for maintaining Axient’s NIST 800-171 and CMMC cybersecurity programs. Mr. Baird has over 25 years delivering high quality engineering services across our government customer base. Mr. Baird holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Purdue University and an MS from the University of Maryland.

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Dan Benjamin

Senior Vice President, National Security Space Systems

Dan Benjamin is the Senior Vice President of Axient’s National Security Space Systems Segment. Mr. Benjamin manages daily execution on dozens of projects and provides executive level technical and programmatic support for multiple DoD and NASA programs. He oversees the system engineering lifecycles of space and launch systems development, space vehicle rapid system development solutions, space enabling activities, and cybersecurity. Mr. Benjamin received a B.S. and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California, as well as an MBA in Finance. He has over 35 years in the aerospace industry having worked at TRW, Rockwell International, and The Boeing Co. He previously served as Chief Engineer, Program Manager, and VP of Engineering at his previous companies.

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Larry Foor

Senior Vice President Defense Systems

Larry Foor is the Senior Vice President of Axient’s Defense Systems Segment. Mr. Foor manages daily execution of contracts that provide technical and programmatic support for our Missile Defense Agency, Army, and Navy customers. Larry has an aerospace engineering degree from Penn State (B.S.) and an MBA degree from Pepperdine. He oversees activities involved with the design, development, systems engineering, ground testing, and flight testing of the Nation’s missile defense systems. His background spans management, applied science, contracting and administration, space and missile system engineering, missile defense testing and targets, and commercial business development.

Joe Clayton

Joe Clayton

Senior Vice President, Axient DCI, Advanced Technology

Joe Clayton is the Senior Vice President of the Axient DCI Advanced Technology Segment. Mr. Clayton has more than 30 years of DoD and NASA experience in structural dynamics, loads, vibro-acoustics, shock analysis, and physics-based simulations. He joined DCI in April 2007 and has served as the company president since 2009. He previously served as Vice President of bd Systems, a subsidiary of SAIC. Prior to that, Mr. Clayton worked at Lockheed Martin in Orlando, FL as a group lead senior engineer in the Dynamics Group. Joseph received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Central Florida and a MS in Computer Science from the Florida Institute of Technology.

John DeFourneaux

John DeFourneaux

Chief Technical Officer / Executive Vice President

John Defourneaux is the Chief Technical Officer. Mr. Defourneaux oversees a range of research activities associated with the defense intelligence, aviation, space, and missile defense communities. Mr. Defourneaux led the Systems Engineering and test support efforts for PD C-RAM for 16 years. Mr. Defourneaux has also been the Principal Engineer supporting the study of advanced BMC4I concepts for SLAMRAAM and System Concepts supporting Maneuver Force Protection BMC4I. Previously on the PATRIOT Missile Defense System SETAC Team, he supported the design, development test, and evaluation of changes and upgrades to the PATRIOT Air Defense System Radar. Mr. Defourneaux holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Orleans and a MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

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Dan Deans

Chief Growth Officer / Executive Vice President

Dan Deans is the Chief Growth Officer. Mr. Deans oversees business growth across the company’s portfolio, working with each business unit to execute strategic and tactical growth goals. Mr. Deans is responsible for corporate development, M&A, business development, capture, proposals, marketing, and communications. Dan is a seasoned Program Manager within the Aerospace sector with experience managing large global teams. Mr. Deans has extensive corporate management experience and subject matter expertise in several disciplines including Program/Project Management, Business Development, Six Sigma Methodology, and Mission Assurance. Previously, he has held positions as Vice President at ManTech, global executive with Dow Chemical, subject matter leader for Lam Research, and supported NASA and the U.S. Air Force for several companies. Mr. Deans holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Kylie Allen

Chief Financial Officer / Executive Vice President

Kylie Allen is the Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Allen is responsible for financial operations and oversees the Finance & Accounting, Tax, Contracts, Compliance, Procurement, and Treasury functions. He has held CFO roles in Aerospace & Defense companies for over 10 years (Culmen International and the U.S. Air Traffic Management subsidiary of Thales Group) and has substantial domestic and international experience in manufacturing and services operations. Mr. Allen has expertise in strategic pricing and contract negotiations, risk management, mergers & acquisitions, and working capital optimization. Mr. Allen is a CMA, received an MBA and a B.S. in Business Administration – Finance Concentration from Le Moyne College, and has a graduate certificate in Taxation from American University.

Darryl Wortman

Darryl Wortman

Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy

Darryl Wortman is the Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy. Mr. Wortman is responsible for providing a corporate level focus on developing, communicating, and realizing strategy. He supports our CEO and collaborates with the executive team to execute key corporate initiatives. Mr. Wortman has been delivering engineering and business services and winning new business in Government and commercial markets for over 30 years. Prior to joining QuantiTech, Mr. Wortman held executive-level positions at Wyle-CAS and GaN Corporation. Mr. Wortman holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University and an MBA from the University of Tennessee.

Reese Hauenstein

Reese Hauenstein

Senior Vice President, Integrated Force Systems

Reese Hauenstein is the Senior Vice President of the Integrated Force Systems Segment. Mr. Hauenstein manages daily execution of contracts that provide technical and programmatic support for our Army, Force Protection, Logistics Engineering, Environmental and Safety, and Aviation Services programs. He has over 23 years of experience leading and managing complex and diverse missions and projects. Mr. Hauenstein is a former Army Aviator and Acquisition Officer. He is DIAWA level III certified in Program Management, holds a MS in Management from Florida Institute of Technology, and completed the Mid-Level Management School at the Command and General Staff College.

Jon Sharpe

Jon Sharpe

Senior Vice President, Civil Air and Space Systems

Jon Sharpe is the Senior Vice President of the Civil Air and Space Systems Segment. Mr. Sharpe is responsible for leading programs that support our NASA, Millennium Engineering and Integration Services (MEIS), an Axient Subsidiary, and JPL customers. He has over 30 years of experience in DoD and Civil Space markets spanning multi-program / multi-function business unit leadership. Prior to joining QuantiTech, Mr. Sharpe served as the Huntsville Site Director and Director for Weapon Systems Integration for the Lockheed Martin Missile Systems and Advanced Programs business unit and served as the lead executive for the Lockheed Martin Civil Space / Human Space Flight – Huntsville Technical Operations business unit supporting NASA Space Shuttle and developmental programs. Mr. Sharpe holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alabama, and a MS in Engineering Management from Florida Institute of Technology.

Other QuantiTech Executive Leadership below; please see our subsidiary pages for other leadership bios and points of contact:

 

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Randy Allen

Randy Allen

Vice President, Mentor-Protege Programs

Randy Allen is the Vice President of Mentor-Protege Programs. Mr. Allen is responsible for the management of corporate business activities associated with our Small Business relationships. He leads the company’s efforts toward fostering select small businesses in economic growth while enhancing their capabilities to perform as subcontractors and viable suppliers under DoD and other Federal Contracts. Mr. Allen had a 31-year civil service career where he served as a contracting officer and the chief of the PATRIOT and Comanche Major Items contracting offices in the Army’s AMCOM Acquisition Center. Mr. Allen also served as the Business Manager of AMRDEC’s Prototype Integration Facility (PIF). Mr. Allen holds a BS in Management and Procurement from the University of Alabama, Huntsville and a MS in Acquisition and Management from Florida Institute of Technology.

Mike Anderson

Michael Anderson

Vice President, Systems Engineering Group Division

Michael Anderson is the Vice President of the Systems Engineering Group (SEG) Division. Mr. Anderson is responsible for SEG’s broad spectrum of systems engineering capabilities, including missile systems engineering, radar systems engineering, and software development. Mr. Anderson has 34 years of DoD engineering and management experience, including a successful U.S. Navy career during which he led the development of key U.S. and international Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) programs and commanded sailors at sea and ashore. Captain Anderson completed his career as the Deputy Program Executive and Technical Director for Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) in the Missile Defense Agency. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy, and a MS in Electrical Engineering and Financial Management from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Dave Brost

Dave Brost

Vice President, Force Protection Division

David Brost is the Vice President of the Force Protection Division. Mr. Brost serves as the Program Manager for the Program Director (PD) Integrated Fires / Rapid Capabilities Office (IF / RCO) (formerly Counter Rocket Artillery Mortar (C-RAM) Program Office) and manages multiple subcontractors in support of Systems Engineering, Test and Evaluation, IT, Program Management, and Logistics. He serves as the C-UAS Operations Branch Chief within IF/RCO, responsible for development and execution of all C-UAS support.  Mr. Brost is a former Field Artillery Officer and holds a BS from the United States Military Academy, a MA in Management from the University of Central Michigan and a MA in Strategic Studies and National Security Affairs from the US Army War College.

Steve Cash

Steve Cash

Vice President, Advanced Space Systems Division

Steve Cash is the Vice President of the Advanced Space Systems Division. He has over 35 years of experience in Human Space flight and NASA Programs. After the Space Shuttle Columbia accident, Mr. Cash was named the Manager of the Space Shuttle Propulsion Office and Deputy Program Manager for the Space Shuttle Program. With the retirement of the Space Shuttle, Mr. Cash was named the Director of the Safety and Mission Assurance (SMA) Directorate at the MSFC, where he was responsible for leading the SMA Directorate providing executive guidance, technical resources, and oversight necessary to ensure safe and successful execution of the MSFC programs/projects, and to sustain an industrial safety program that ensures the safety and well-being of the MSFC Contractor and Civil Servant workforce. Mr. Cash holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

Mark Clark

Mark Clark

Vice President, Intelligence Division

Mark Clark is the Vice President of the Intelligence Programs Division. Mark was named director of Defense Intelligence Agency’s (DIA’s) Missile and Space Intelligence Center (MSIC) in 2014. As Director, Mark led a team of technical engineers and scientists in analysis of foreign ballistic missile systems, air and missile defense systems, anti-satellite systems, anti-tank guided missile systems, directed energy weapons systems, and associated command and control systems. Over the course of his career at MSIC, Mark analyzed or led the analysis of every weapon system in the MSIC mission. Mark earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, and a MS in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Angie Helms

Angie Helms

Vice President, Finance and Accounting

Angie Helms is the Vice President of Finance and Accounting. Ms. Helms is responsible for Finance and Accounting, Project Control, Office Management, and Facilities. Ms. Helms leads a team of professionals supporting the day-to-day business operations of QuantiTech and is a key member of QuantiTech’s proposal team. Prior to QuantiTech, she managed the project control and pricing organization for the MDA business organization at Computer Sciences Corporation. She has over 20 years of experience in Finance and Accounting with a focus in Project Control and Pricing. Ms. Helms holds a BS in Accounting from Athens State University.

Dean Hutson

Dean Hutson

Vice President, Logistics Engineering & Support Division

Dean Hutson is the Vice President of the Logistics Engineering & Support Division. Mr. Hutson is responsible for the management of all activities providing Logistics and Reliability engineering support to customers. He also serves as the PM for the Army’s Reliability Improvement thru Failure Identification (RIMFIRE) Program – a Failure Reporting and Correct Action System (FRACAS) – for Army Aviation rotary winged aircraft. Mr. Hutson has over 30 years of Army Aviation related program management and engineering experience gained while working for the Aviation Engineering Directorate (AED), AMRDEC, Westar, QinetiQ North America, and QuantiTech. Mr. Hutson holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a MS in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Missouri, Rolla.

Teresa Roberson

Teresa Roberson

Vice President, Contracts and Compliance

Teresa Roberson is the Vice President of Contracts and Compliance. Ms. Roberson is responsible for Contracting, Procurement, and Subcontracting. She leads a team of dedicated, experienced professionals who ensure QuantiTech is compliant in all aspects of our business functions. Prior to joining QuantiTech, Ms. Roberson was the Subcontracts Manager overseeing all subcontracting activities at COLSA Corporation. She has over 17 years of government and commercial contracting as well as extensive subcontract management experience. Ms. Roberson holds a BS in Business Management from Athens State University and an MBA in Acquisition and Contract Management from Strayer University.

Patience Samson

Patience Samson

Vice President, Corporate Development

Patience Samson is the Vice President of Corporate Development. Ms. Samson is responsible for the management of corporate business development, capture, proposal, marketing, and communication activities and supports the CEO in corporate strategy development. Ms. Samson brings more than seventeen years of experience supporting DoD organizations and leading business development and proposal efforts in the defense, civilian, and intelligence markets. Prior to joining QuantiTech, Ms. Samson held corporate leadership positions in business development at SAIC, Leidos, and Noblis. Ms. Samson holds a BA from Pepperdine University and an MBA from the University of Maryland.