Meet our Team

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

Jeff Affuso

Jeff Affuso LinkedIn

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.

Courtney Bristow

Courtney Bristow LinkedIn

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

20+ years of Technology and management consulting experience, focusing on leading projects and agile transformations to accelerate value delivery to customers. Strategic business operator who leverages past client delivery experience to implement innovative and efficient ways to work. Passionate people advocate and leader, who has successfully build and enabled teams to be their best.

What advice would you give to everyone?

Be great where you are; you never know who is watching.

Where can you be found on the weekends?

Not usually sitting still! I may be out for a run or hike, watching one of my kids play sports, travelling to a new place, or eating/drinking at a cool new spot with friends. Where I would always love to be is the beach.

How many countries have you visited?

A lot. I had the opportunity to live abroad in Australia twice, which opened up opportunity for me. The count is 25, and planning for many more to come.

Scott Miller

Scott Miller LinkedIn

Director, Finance & Accounting

30+ years in Government Contracting with expertise in budgeting/forecasting, financial reporting, process efficiencies and cost control with an in-depth knowledge of indirect rate structures.

What advice would you give to everyone?

You don’t get what you don’t ask for.

What's your favorite vacation spot?

My house in the Outer Banks.

What's your favorite sports team?

Pittsburgh Steelers (much to Mitchell’s dismay!)

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.

Mitchell Crespo

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Talent Acquisition Manager

13+ years providing leadership in designing and implementing recruiting strategies and end-to-end processes to identify, assess, and attract top candidates. I partner with executives/hiring managers/clients to drive talent acquisition success and keep a pulse on the talent market.

What's your real superpower?

Establishing relationships.

What's your favorite sports team?

Baltimore Ravens

What do you love most about your job?

Being the liaison between a candidate and a role that fits his/her skill sets. It is extremely rewarding being able to facilitate a career opportunity for a candidate which lines up with their technical and functional aptitude, desired compensation, and career growth aspirations. It’s a great feeling to know that my work directly impacts how people are able to provide for themselves and their families.

Micah Haney

Micah Haney LinkedIn

Director, Client Delivery & Department of State INL/A Program Manager

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

Nicholas Forrest LinkedIn

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

Celeste Clark

Celeste Clark LinkedIn

Program Manager, Department of Homeland Security – Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)

An accomplished management professional in the full spectrum of software development projects and service desk operations within large and complex Federal information technology (IT) environments. In-depth knowledge of service delivery and the confidence to develop and maintain relationships with key individuals and groups. Identifies and embraces new ways to work.

Where can you be found on the weekends?

You’ll find me in my backyard sanctuary. There are several spots to relax, read or nap. We also grow veggies, herbs and flowers that can be enjoyed year-round.

What do you love most about your job?

I love that we work as a team, always supporting each other. We work hard every day, and we laugh a lot. It’s rewarding to observe team members as they gain professional confidence and excel when opportunities are presented. Many have been promoted within and outside of the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP).

What was your first job?

I’ve always loved to read. My first job was at the local library in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

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!)

Scott Pickett

Scott Pickett LinkedIn

Director, Homeland Security and Public Safety Solutions

35 years of local and Federal law enforcement with more than 25 in leadership roles providing strategy and innovation. Now working with government clients to see the “Art of the Possible” with integrated data analytics and innovative technology solutions.

What advice would you give to everyone?

Make great memories with family and friends. That is what will be remembered.

What's your favorite vacation spot?

Italy

Where can you be found on the weekends?

Spending time with my wife and children, coaching baseball, and serving at our church.

Alece Nay Hagee

Alece Nay Hagee LinkedIn

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.

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