Ms. Aaron has twenty-nine years of professional experience in business management, contract management, subcontract/vendor management, work planning, work progress assessments, fiscal control as well staff recruiting and staff development. Her positions have required extensive communications with US Government, commercial and international clients to include various issues from contract negotiations to technical progress reviews on small to large scale professional services, system design and integration type programs. Ms. Aaron started her 18 year career with SAIC as a contract representative and progressed to a Vice President/Director of Contracts supporting a $100M business unit with federal, commercial and international customers. Her last role at SAIC was Business Manager to a division within the corporation that built rugged computers with sales to federal government and prime contractors. In 2003, Ms. Aaron left SAIC to co-found a veteran owned small business with two partners. The company grew to 200 people and $35 million in revenue at the time of her departure from the firm in October 2012. Ms. Aaron holds certificate in Procurement and Contracts Management from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Management from the University of Maryland.
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Mr. Funk is President, Cyber & SIGINT Systems. In this role, Mr. Funk is responsible for leading Vistronix’s strategy, operations and business development within the Intelligence Community (IC) with a focus on NSA. Prior to joining Vistronix, Mr. Funk was Senior Vice President of the National Security Group for Preferred Systems Solutions (PSS). From 2008 to 2013, Mr. Funk was Co-founder of KEYW Corporation, a public company focused on Cyberspace, Geospace and Counterterrorism in the IC. During his tenure at KEYW, the company completed 18 acquisitions in less than five years. Before KEYW, Mr. Funk was Vice President of Corporate Development with Essex Corporation. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Virginia Tech, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Maryland.
Mr. Jefferson, CoFounder, Worldwide Information Network Systems (WINS-sold to Mantech 2014). WINS earned a reputation as one of the fastest growing small business IT consulting firms providing services to the federal government. Prior to founding WINS, Mr. Jefferson was a principal at BigChange Networks an innovative new media company that served Fortune 500 companies such as AOL, TimeWarner, Discovery Communications, and American Express. While serving as the Chief Technology Officer for the company, Mr. Jefferson developed a business and technology platform that delivered context-based Internet advertising. He also served as an advisor on advanced Internet technology to companies such as: IBM, Microsoft, Secure Computing, Netscape, Apple, Kodak, Cisco, and AT&T. Mr. Jefferson has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and has completed post graduate course with in business and law.