Meet our Team

Our diverse team is committed to our people, our clients, and to delivering game-changing results.

Jeff Affuso

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Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

More than 25 years of IT and management consulting experience leading large, geographically dispersed teams supporting complex technology, advisory, and mission support services including international programs.

Where can you be found on the weekends?

In the kitchen. I love to cook, it’s my creative outlet and stress releaser. You'll find me in the kitchen a bunch on the weekends.

What do you love most about your job?

The people. Our employees, our clients, our partners. The opportunity to positively impact people every day is motivating.

What was your first job?

Working for my family's plumbing, heating, and oil business. Great skills that I use still to this day. So in addition to making a great meal, I can solder pipes and change out a fluidmaster.

Thomas Sullivan

Thomas Sullivan LinkedIn

Chief Growth Officer (CGO)

Successful Business Developer, Capture Manager, Proposal Manager, and Program Manager with DoD, Federal Civilian, and commercial experience. Define strategies, develop supporting plans, and establish internal and external teaming partnerships to build winning Captures and proposals for client focused solutions that encompass people, process, and technology. Plan, lead, and facilitate working sessions for solution visions, storyboards, detailed call plans, price-to-win, and pricing strategies.

Where can you be found on the weekends?

Outdoors going something. Getting a jog in, riding my mountain/trail bike, road bike, or taking my kayak out on the Pagan River.

What was your first job?

Nuclear Test Engineer working on the overhaul of nuclear submarines at Newport News Shipbuilding.

What's your favorite vacation spot?

Camping and hiking Havasupai / Havasu Falls this September with my daughter.

Kimberly Esparza

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Director, People Operations

20+ years of government contracting, private sector and management consulting experience. Strategic human resources professional with broad-based and progressively responsible experience. Successful track record of working in partnership with leadership to create and deliver human resources strategies in alignment with the organization’s culture and goals. Diversified experience in the full employee life cycle. Active member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). Holds current SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certifications.

What advice would you give to everyone?

Follow your passion and success will come.

Where can you be found on the weekends?

Enjoying outside activities and spending time with family.

What do you love most about your job?

Working with our employees.

Micah Haney

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Vice President of Technology

20+ years of IT experience focused on project management, enterprise applications, and software development. Lead strategic IT initiatives in both the public and private sector with an aim to create business process efficiencies and deliver a return on project investment. Architected and developed enterprise software solutions for local, state, and federal clients.

What was your first job?

My first professional job was the result of an internship with a small software development company. Initially I started as an intern in college managing the company’s infrastructure, databases, and network. The wide and varied experiences over 7 years provided me the perspective I have today on the value and importance each of the IT disciplines brings to the table in delivering a service to our customer.

What's your favorite vacation spot?

My family enjoys getting away to the mountains of western North Carolina and north Georgia to escape the summer heat of Florida. Staying on a cabin on a river is our way to unplug, spend time together, and enjoy the outdoors.

Fun fact?

I’m left-handed, but play basketball right-handed.

Nicholas Forrest

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Program Manager, Department of State, International Security & Nonproliferation

38 years in the IT Business, 26-year managing IT Infrastructure Operations and building and operating IT Program Management Offices throughout the government.

What do you love most about your job?

The people I have had the privilege to work with and lead.

What's your favorite vacation spot?

New York City. Especially the East Village where I grew up.

What's your favorite sports team?

McLaren Formula 1 Racing

Joshua Potter

Joshua Potter LinkedIn

Director

Recently retired from active-duty service with over 27 years of servant-leader experience, culminating as a Colonel at U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), Joshua has been a driving force in national security and special investigations. He is the author of three books and has served as an executive-level director in multiple disciplines and programs including strategic planning, community development, full-spectrum security, intelligence, counter-terrorism, counter-threat finance, anti-money laundering, and special operations. Now, his role is to design intelligent solutions to wicked problems for clients in the government and commercial sector.

What advice would you give to everyone?

Never pass up an opportunity to keep your mouth shut.

What was your first job?

Stockboy at a Department Store - where I learned this was not where I wanted to spend my life.

Fun fact?

My guilty pleasure is listening to the Harry Potter audiobooks at night, as I fall asleep (shut up, Scott Picket!)

Alece Nay Hagee

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Contracts Manager

Contracting professional with 18 years’ experience in government contract management supporting Civilian, Defense and Intel agencies on cradle to grave contract administration, subcontract and procurement management along with proposal strategy and development.

What's your favorite vacation spot?

A warm sunny beach.

Where can you be found on the weekends?

At the gym.

How many countires have you visited?

Egypt, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Canada, Mexico, Bahamas, Jamaica, Germany.

Vincent O'Brien

Vincent O'Brien LinkedIn

Business Development Executive

Over 25 years of experience in strategy, leadership, business development, and stakeholder relations for U.S. and international clients. Committed to providing government clients with the best solutions to their Enterprise IT, data analytics and process efficiency needs.

What advice would you give to everyone?

If you find that you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room. Seek out the best, give others your best, never stop learning, never stop growing.

What was your first job?

At 16 years old, I started a house painting business to save money for college. I had to bring my own car battery to test drive the old truck we used to haul ladders and gear. By building a business out of no more than an idea and a couple of tools, I learned that anything is possible if you are committed.

How many countries have you visited?

I've lost count, but I’ve lived in Germany, South Korea, France, Estonia, Afghanistan, Russia, Sweden and China. I’ve been to Siberia, Timbuktu and the Arctic Circle. The Galapagos Islands, Machu Picchu and Cape Town, South Africa are still on my list.

Philip Lowit

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Chairman

Philip is co-founder and Chairman of Tsymmetry, Inc, with over three decades of experience building technology companies and advancing innovation. He is an active advisor and investor to start ups in the technology space, and is committed to philanthropy and social impact. He particularly enjoys mentoring young entrepreneurs and new ventures.

What advice would you give to everyone?

"Think big, start small and learn fast." Not my original quote, but important words.

What was your first job?

I started early and had over 10 jobs by the time I graduated college. As a kid I delivered newspapers on my bike and washed cars going door to door in the neighborhood. I also worked as a shoe salesperson at the local NJ mall, sold specialty car parts/accessories and helped make cannolis at a local Italian bakery. In college, I worked at the college bookstore and pub, as an accountant for State of NJ, and also as a limousine driver.

Fun Fact?

One of my first entrepreneurial ventures in high school was buying old muscle cars, fixing them up myself and selling them. I continue to have a passion for cars, particularly classics, including American and imported performance automobiles. I'm also interested electric vehicles and battery technology.

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