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From helping to develop cutting-edge technology, to participating in hackathons, to organizing virtual get-togethers – our 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

    John provides strategic counsel to the leadership team and supports outreach with senior customers and industry partners, and is chairman of the Applied Insight board. 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 sits on the advisory board of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA), is a board member at the Capital Area Food Bank, and a recipient of the Federal 100 Award from Federal Computer Week.

  • Dede Dascalu

    Dede Dascalu

    Chief Executive Officer

    Dede Dascalu

    Chief Executive Officer

    Dede leads our executive team and drives our strategies for growth and innovation. He was formerly Applied Insight's Chief Technology Officer, and led the development of Altitude, our award-winning cloud management technology. He came to Applied Insight through the company’s acquisition of Stratus Solutions, where he was CEO.

    Dede is an experienced business leader and engineer with deep expertise in cloud infrastructure, large-scale cloud architecture, cloud security, big data analytics, and the design and operation of enterprise network systems. He has worked as a senior cloud architect, network engineer and technical lead on a number of DoD research and Intelligence Community programs. Prior to leading Stratus, he served as a technical leader and program manager with Booz Allen Hamilton.

    Dede graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Virginia.

  • Josh Tambor

    Josh Tambor

    Chief Financial Officer

    Josh Tambor

    Chief Financial Officer

    Josh leads our finance team and is responsible for all aspects of financial operations and planning across the business, with a key role in supporting the CEO in driving our growth strategy.

    Josh brings nearly 30 years of experience in financial leadership and management and mergers and acquisition within the federal government technology and services market. His previous positions include senior director of transaction advisory services and director of government contract consulting with RSM US, one of the country’s leading advisory firms serving the middle market. Prior to RSM, he was chief financial officer at CCE Inc., one of several CFO roles he has held across the federal sector during his extensive career.

    Josh graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from Guilford College.

  • David Boyd

    David Boyd

    Chief Operating Officer

    David Boyd

    Chief Operating Officer

    David has executive oversight of company operations, including human resources and recruiting, and is a senior member of our aiLabs team. He was previously COO of Stratus Solutions.

    David is highly skilled in managing the operational demands of a rapidly growing technology business, drawing on his engineering background, technical team-building experience and customer mission understanding. David has worked as a senior program lead and technical specialist on a wide range of DoD and Intelligence Community programs. Prior to Stratus, he was Technical Director of Professional Services at OPNET Technologies.

    David graduated from Clemson University with a B.S. in Computer Engineering and completed an M.S. in Technical Management from Johns Hopkins University.

  • Kim Parker

    Kim Parker

    Chief Administrative Officer

    Kim Parker

    Chief Administrative Officer

    Kim leads AI’s contracts, program administration, proposals and security teams, and directs our work to ensure we conduct business to the very highest standards of ethics and integrity.

    Kim has worked in federal contracting and compliance for over 20 years. She has held senior positions with SAIC and Leidos where she was Acting Director of Contracts for the Defense and Intelligence Group, and Associate Director of Policy and Functional Development for the Leidos contracts function. Throughout her career, Kim has played a key role in M&A transaction processes and the subsequent integration of acquired companies.

    She graduated with a B.S. in Management from National Louis University and earned a certification in contract and subcontract management from the University of Virginia.

  • Adam Gruber

    Adam Gruber

    Chief Technology Officer

    Adam Gruber

    Chief Technology Officer

    Adam directs the company’s technology development roadmap, working closely with the Chief Product Officer to develop a shared technical vision. He leads the team at aiLabs, our dedicated R&D program focused on developing new and pragmatic technologies that advance our customers’ missions. He came to Applied Insight through the company’s acquisition of Stratus Solutions.

    Adam has more than 10 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 Stratus Solutions, 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 BS degree in Computer Forensics from Stevenson University, and holds an MS degree 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.

  • Phillip Murphy

    Phillip Murphy

    Senior Vice President, Intelligence

    Phillip Murphy

    Senior Vice President, Intelligence

    Phillip leads all aspects of support to the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC). He was formerly Vice President, Intelligence with Stratus Solutions.

    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 Stratus Solutions, he was a senior consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, where he delivered multiple IC programs as the technical lead. 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 gained his B.S. in Computer Information Systems specializing in Computer Forensics from Stevenson University, MD.

  • Jeff Keen

    Jeff Keen

    Senior Vice President, Federal Civilian

    Jeff Keen

    Senior Vice President, Federal Civilian

    Jeff leads all aspects of Applied Insight’s support to federal civilian agencies, where he currently supports all three branches of the federal government.

    Jeff is a seasoned operator in the Federal IT space, bringing over 16 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 United States Courts, Department of Justice, Defense Health Agency, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, Department of Homeland Security, Veteran 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.

  • Bill Kodzis

    Bill Kodzis

    Senior Vice President, Defense & Security

    Bill Kodzis

    Senior Vice President, Defense & Security

    Bill leads AI's support to customers in the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security.

    He brings nearly 20 years of experience developing impactful solutions for the federal government. He has led programs supporting customers including U.S. Cyber Command, U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army, as well as members of the Intelligence Community and DHS. Prior to his arrival in Applied Insight, Bill worked with Booz Allen Hamilton and AAI Corporation. He holds several certifications including the Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

    Bill earned a B.S. in Information Systems Management and an M.S. in Information Assurance from the University of Maryland.

  • Mark Solsman

    Mark Solsman

    Senior Vice President, Armed Forces

    Mark Solsman

    Senior Vice President, Armed Forces

    Mark leads Applied Insight's support to U.S. Armed Forces customers, with a special focus on next-generation cloud technology within the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy. He was formerly Senior Armed Forces Program Director with Stratus Solutions.

    Mark brings 30 years of experience as a senior program leader and engineer working with customers across the U.S. Defense and Intelligence communities. Mark has a strong track record of delivering complex programs in mission-critical environments with both technical and fiscal accountability. He has led programs supporting the U.S. Air Force Assistant Secretary of Acquisition, U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Fighters and Bombers Directorate, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, and numerous intelligence agencies. Prior to his arrival in Stratus Solutions, Mark held leadership and technical roles in Engenuity, TSG, ECS, and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.

    Mark graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from Penn State University.