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From helping to develop cutting-edge technology, to participating in hackathons, to organizing virtual get-togethers – our hands-on leaders help maintain the start-up culture we were founded on. They empower employees to take ownership of projects and encourage decision-making at all levels.

  • John Hynes

    John Hynes

    Executive Chairman

    John Hynes

    Executive Chairman

    As chairman of the Applied Insight board, John provides strategic counsel to the leadership team and supports outreach with senior customers and industry partners. He was formerly CEO of the company.

    A former naval aviator, John has been a senior leader with some of our industry’s preeminent companies. He ran ManTech’s security and mission assurance organization, was General Manager of SAIC’s mission support business, and senior vice president of TASC’s defense and civil group before being appointed as COO and CEO. Following TASC’s acquisition by Engility, John became president and COO of the combined business. He is highly experienced in M&A, having played a lead role in many transactions during his career, and overseen the successful integration of acquired companies.

    A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and George Washington University, John is a board member at the Capital Area Food Bank, and a recipient of the Federal 100 Award from Federal Computer Week.

  • Eric Beane

    Eric Beane

    Chief Solutions Officer

    Eric Beane

    Chief Solutions Officer

    Eric is responsible for leading Applied Insight's technical growth strategy and aligning technical solutions and talent delivery with our customers' emerging mission requirements, accomplished through our team of Solutions Architects and our in-house training organization, aiAcademy. He also co-leads the team at aiLabs, collaborating with our CTO to guide our dedicated R&D program focused on developing new and pragmatic technologies that advance our customers' missions.

    Eric has more than 10 years of experience in enterprise information technology, virtualization, automation, and cloud computing in support of the Federal Government. He has led technical teams and architected winning technical solutions in support of multiple government programs across the intelligence, defense and federal civilian communities, with a focus on digital transformation and technical innovation, advancing customer capabilities to continuously create and maintain an advantage in respective mission areas. Prior to Applied Insight, Eric has held technical and management positions at Stratus Solutions, Amazon Web Services, Booz Allen Hamilton, and the Department of Defense.

    Eric graduated with a B.S. in Computer and Information Science from the University of Maryland, University College and holds multiple technical certifications.

  • Larry Denton

    Larry Denton

    Chief Growth Officer

    Larry Denton

    Chief Growth Officer

    Larry Denton currently serves as Applied Insight’s Chief Growth Officer with responsibility for the company’s strategic growth plan and long-term vision. Leveraging more than 20 years of experience in senior government and industry leadership roles, he is responsible for customer relationships and all aspects of capture, including development and execution of a $4B+ pipeline.

    Prior to coming to Applied Insight, his government experience included positions on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), Deputy Director Legislative Affairs for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Intel and Analysis (I&A), as well as Deputy Program Executive Officer (PEO) at the National Security Agency. On HPSCI, he was responsible for organizing and executing over 50 classified briefings for Congressional members allowing oversight across the Intelligence Community. At DHS, he led coordination of all communications and activity from DHS to 16 Intel agencies and seven Congressional oversight committees. In his role as Deputy PEO at NSA, his portfolio included several billion dollars in contracts and programs, included two Major Automated Information Systems (MAISs).

    In industry, he was a senior account executive at a large telecom firm and served as Capture Manager and Vice President, Business Development at two large defense companies. His business development roles have included both domestic and international responsibilities as well as commercial and government customers.

    Throughout his career, Larry has been involved in all aspects of the Intelligence Community and is dedicated to serving the warfighter. Larry holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy (1993) and is incredibly proud to have served in the United States Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer. He resides in Severna Park, Maryland with his wife, twin daughters and son.

  • Adam Gruber

    Adam Gruber

    Chief Technology Officer

    Adam Gruber

    Chief Technology Officer

    Adam is responsible for defining Applied Insight's technology strategy, guiding our technology-driven culture, and spearheading the development of innovative products and solutions to support customer missions, specifically through the Altitude and SHIFT product lines. He also leads the team at aiLabs, our dedicated R&D program focused on developing new and pragmatic technologies that advance our customers’ missions.

    Adam has more than 15 years of experience in enterprise cloud computing. He has been a Technical Program Manager on multiple government programs across the intelligence, defense and federal civilian communities, and was instrumental in the development of Altitude, Applied Insight's cloud management technology. Prior to Applied Insight, Adam was a cyber security specialist with Booz Allen Hamilton, specializing in vulnerability assessment and secure virtualized architectures. Adam holds several advanced technical certifications and is an AWS Ambassador within the AWS Partner Network.

    Adam graduated with a B.S. in Computer Forensics from Stevenson University. He earned an M.S. in Information Assurance from Capitol Technology University, and an MBA in Business Analytics from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

  • Chris Horn

    Chris Horn

    Chief Delivery Officer

    Chris Horn

    Chief Delivery Officer

    Chris Horn is responsible for program execution and delivery, mobilization, customer service and client engagement. Chris has nearly 20 years of experience supporting the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community, with key leadership positions in both contractor and civilian markets.

    Prior to joining Applied Insight, he served as Vice President, Government Solutions, for Bridges Consulting, Inc., leading multiple, enterprise-wide cybersecurity, cloud-based development, and data compliance initiatives. In previous roles, he served as an enterprise IT executive with the Department of Defense, program executive for a DoD agency, and deputy director and senior lead for analytic modernization of an all-source intelligence center.

    He earned degrees from Towson University, Mount St. Mary’s University, and Capitol Technology University and is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute. Additionally, Chris has achieved Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III certification, completing programs in multiple disciplines, including business/financial management, information technology, program management and purchasing.

  • Jeff Keen

    Jeff Keen

    SVP, GM Federal Civilian and DoD

    Jeff Keen

    SVP, GM Federal Civilian and DoD

    As SVP and General Manager, Federal Civilian and Department of Defense, Jeff leads all aspects of Applied Insight's support to federal civilian and DoD agencies and currently supports all three branches of the federal government.

    Jeff is a seasoned operator in the federal IT space, bringing nearly 20 years of experience in program management on complex government projects. He has a proven track record of leading complex integrated worldwide communications, marketing and IT programs to successful outcomes, deploying his skills as a certified Project Management Professional. He has led programs supporting the U.S. Courts, Department of Justice, Defense Health Agency, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Energy, Department of Agriculture, General Services Administration and Health and Human Services.

    Jeff received his B.S. in Financial Management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

  • Phillip Murphy

    Phillip Murphy

    SVP, GM Intelligence Community

    Phillip Murphy

    SVP, GM Intelligence Community

    As SVP and General Manager, Intelligence Community, Phillip leads all aspects of support to U.S. intelligence customers.

    As a highly experienced systems architect, engineer and team leader, Phillip has a deep understanding of the complex technical challenges facing our IC customers. He has directed numerous large cloud, data and cyber security programs, with executive responsibility for technical design, program delivery, client liaison and team leadership. Prior to his arrival in Applied Insight, he was Vice President, Intelligence, of Stratus Solutions. Phillip spent more than four years with Booz Allen Hamilton, where he delivered on multiple IC programs as the technical lead and eventually, Program Manager. He began his career as a network security and application analyst on projects with the DoD and IC. Phillip is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and Network Defense Architect (CNDA).

    Phillip earned his B.S. in Computer Information Systems specializing in Computer Forensics from Stevenson University, MD.

  • Steve Radanovic

    Steve Radanovic

    Chief Financial Officer

    Steve Radanovic

    Chief Financial Officer

    Steve is responsible for all aspects of financial operations across the business with a key role in supporting our growth strategy.

    Steve brings more than 25 years of experience in financial leadership and management across federal and commercial markets, where he has been instrumental in helping to scale multiple government technology-enabled businesses. He has domain expertise in assessing and implementing people, processes and technology improvement initiatives across organizations to drive growth, efficiency, and profitability.

    Before joining Applied Insight, Steve was the CFO for Bridges Consulting, which was acquired by Applied Insight in 2021. Prior to joining Bridges, he was the CFO for Sigma Space Corp, an aerospace engineering company serving the federal market, which was sold to Hexagon AB in 2016. In addition to his corporate finance experience, Steve previously held capital markets roles at several middle-market investment banks. He began his career at Accenture.

    Steve holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from Bucknell University and an M.B.A. in finance from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. He is currently active on the board of a local technology company.

  • April Swain

    April Swain

    Chief Administrative Officer

    April Swain

    Chief Administrative Officer

    April Swain is responsible for leading all business operations for Applied Insight.

    April has more than 20 years of experience in financial and business management, strategic planning and program operations in support of national security customers.

    She most recently served as the vice president of finance for a multi-billion-dollar P&L at SAIC. Prior to that, she managed finance and operations for a $0.5B sector at TASC/Engility, supporting multiple government customers, where her responsibilities included leading finance for P&L, project control, contracts, recruiting and pricing strategy.

    April also served as the business operations manager for a commercial division inside SAIC/Leidos, where she was responsible for all aspects of the business cycle including proposal/pricing, contracts, tracking delivery, billing, revenue recognition and financial reporting.

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