Our Leaders

  • John Hynes<br>Chief Executive Officer</br>
    John Hynes
    Chief Executive Officer
  • John Hynes<br>Chief Executive Officer</br>
    John Hynes
    Chief Executive Officer
    As AI’s CEO, John leads our executive team and outreach with senior customers, and drives our strategies for growth and innovation.

    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.
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  • Mehdi Cherqaoui<br>Chief Financial Officer</br>
    Mehdi Cherqaoui
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Mehdi Cherqaoui<br>Chief Financial Officer</br>
    Mehdi Cherqaoui
    Chief Financial Officer
    As AI’s CFO, Mehdi leads our finance team and is responsible for all aspects of financial operations across the business, with a key role in supporting the CEO in driving our growth strategy.

    He brings a wealth of financial leadership and M&A experience to AI. Prior to joining us, he was CFO and COO of Phacil, a leading federal technology business. He was Vice President and Corporate Controller of PAE, Senior Director of FP&A at URS Corporation, and was an M&A professional with PwC and KPMG’s Transactions and Restructuring practices. Mehdi has been involved in more than 60 M&A deals and several financing deals.

    He graduated with a finance and accounting degree from the Aix-en-Provence Institute of Technology, and gained an MBA from the Toulouse Business School. Mehdi is a Certified Public Accountant.
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  • Kim Parker<br>Vice President, Contracts, Ethics and Compliance</br>
    Kim Parker
    Vice President, Contracts, Ethics and Compliance
  • Kim Parker<br>Vice President, Contracts, Ethics and Compliance</br>
    Kim Parker
    Vice President, Contracts, Ethics and Compliance
    Kim leads AI’s contracting team and our work to ensure we conduct our 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 gained a certification in contract and subcontract management ¬from the University of Virginia.
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  • James Rainey<br>Senior Vice President, Intelligence</br>
    James Rainey
    Senior Vice President, Intelligence
  • James Rainey<br>Senior Vice President, Intelligence</br>
    James Rainey
    Senior Vice President, Intelligence
    James leads on all aspects of AI’s support to the US intelligence community. He is co-founder of ATG, our specialists in advanced analytics working at the heart of the national security mission.

    He is an experienced entrepreneur and specialist in software engineering and information technologies. He was part of the start-up of CyberCore Technologies, and played a major role in growing it to become a leading IT managed services company. Prior to that, James worked for General Electric, building a world-class professional services division working with the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense on IT infrastructure and cyber programs.

    Earning his B.S. in Computer Sciences from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, he has been recognized as an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
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  • Nathan Rickman<br>Senior Vice President, Federal Civilian</br>
    Nathan Rickman
    Senior Vice President, Federal Civilian
  • Nathan Rickman<br>Senior Vice President, Federal Civilian</br>
    Nathan Rickman
    Senior Vice President, Federal Civilian
    Nathan leads on all aspects of AI’s support to federal civilian agencies, from the DHS to the Department of Justice.

    With close to 20 years’ experience in Enterprise Architecture and Program Management on complex government projects, Nathan is a seasoned operator in the Federal IT space. He has a strong track record of leading complex IT programs to successful outcomes, deploying his skills as a certified Project Management, Information Systems Security, Network, Voice and Systems Engineering Professional and ScrumMaster.

    Nathan received his B.S. in Integrated Science and Technology from James Madison University, and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.
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  • Bill Kodzis<br>Senior Vice President, Defense</br>
    Bill Kodzis
    Senior Vice President, Defense
  • Bill Kodzis<br>Senior Vice President, Defense</br>
    Bill Kodzis
    Senior Vice President, Defense
    Bill leads AI's support to customers across the Department of Defense, having built a strong defense business within Stratus Solutions, our specialists in cloud infrastructure.

    He brings over 18 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 within the Intelligence Community. In addition to Stratus, Bill has 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 has a B.S. in Information Systems Management and an M.S. in Information Assurance from the University of Maryland.
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  • Giuseppe 'Jr.' Crisafulli<br>Chief Information Officer</br>
    Giuseppe 'Jr.' Crisafulli
    Chief Information Officer
  • Giuseppe 'Jr.' Crisafulli<br>Chief Information Officer</br>
    Giuseppe 'Jr.' Crisafulli
    Chief Information Officer
    Giuseppe is responsible for the advancement and security of the company’s IT systems, is a senior member of the aiLabs team, and works with a number of AI customers in a lead technical role.

    Giuseppe is a mission-oriented technologist with a passion for addressing real-world problems. With over 20 years of hands-on experience, he is an accomplished leader of engineering teams on complex IT programs across the federal government. He has particular expertise in network engineering, information assurance and security, virtualization and enterprise application architecture. Before AI, he worked in senior engineering roles for a number of companies, including Superlative Technologies and Torrey Pines Logic, focused primarily on enabling the mission of federal agencies.

    Junior graduated from Vaccarini State Technical Institute (Italy) with a B.S. in Construction Engineering.
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  • Dede Dascalu<br> Chief Technology Officer</br>
    Dede Dascalu
    Chief Technology Officer
  • Dede Dascalu<br> Chief Technology Officer</br>
    Dede Dascalu
    Chief Technology Officer
    Dede leads the company's technical vision and positioning, and is a senior member of our aiLabs team. He was CEO of Stratus Solutions, our cloud infrastructure specialists.

    Dede is an engineer with expertise in cloud infrastructure, large scale cloud architecture, cloud security, big data analytics, and design/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.
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  • David Boyd<br>Chief Product Officer</br>
    David Boyd
    Chief Product Officer
  • David Boyd<br>Chief Product Officer</br>
    David Boyd
    Chief Product Officer
    David leads the company’s IT product strategy, development and implementation, and is a senior member of our aiLabs team. He was COO of Stratus Solutions, our cloud infrastructure specialists.

    David is an experienced engineer with a strong technical background in the analysis, design, and implementation of wired and wireless network protocols and architectures. He is also an expert in modelling and simulation to study and solve complex networking problems. David has worked as a senior technical specialist on a number 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.
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  • Purvesh Patel<br>Senior Solutions Architect</br>
    Purvesh Patel
    Senior Solutions Architect
  • Purvesh Patel<br>Senior Solutions Architect</br>
    Purvesh Patel
    Senior Solutions Architect
    Purvesh leads our experienced team of solutions architects, based in ATG, our specialists in advanced analytics, and is a senior member of our aiLabs team.

    Throughout his career, he has served as a trusted advisor to customers and partners on machine learning, advanced analytics and cloud technologies, and has a proven track record in leveraging these capabilities. He joined the business from Cloudera, where he was a Senior Systems Engineer supporting customers in the intelligence community. Prior to that, he held senior systems engineering roles with SGI, Lockheed Martin, SAIC, Symantec and BAE Systems.

    Purvesh graduated with a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Maryland, and has an M.S. in Management Information Systems from George Washington University.
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  • Mike Grasso<br>Senior Vice President, Business Development</br>
    Mike Grasso
    Senior Vice President, Business Development
  • Mike Grasso<br>Senior Vice President, Business Development</br>
    Mike Grasso
    Senior Vice President, Business Development
    Mike leads AI’s business development team, coordinating strategy, capture, proposal and solutions development, leveraging extensive technical and program expertise from across the organization.

    His experience of working with government spans 40 years, beginning as an aerospace systems engineer, prior to a career path in BD and government relations across the defense and national security sector. He has held senior BD roles with Lockheed Martin and GE Aerospace, and before joining AI was Engility’s SVP for Business Development and Strategy.

    Mike graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology, NY with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.
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  • Randy Carr<br>Vice President, Human Resources</br>
    Randy Carr
    Vice President, Human Resources
  • Randy Carr<br>Vice President, Human Resources</br>
    Randy Carr
    Vice President, Human Resources
    Randy leads our experienced team of HR practitioners across AI, ATG, Stratus and OSI, working with business leaders to ensure our people are empowered and incentivised to succeed, and that we are doing the right things to attract the best talent to the company.

    He has many years of experience in developing and leading HR teams in the government contracting sector. Before joining AI, he was Senior HR Director at LMI, a leading mid-sized government consulting firm, for seven years. Prior to that he worked with SAIC, starting as a technical recruiter before being assigned to develop and direct the company’s talent management strategy.

    Randy graduated with a BS in Marketing from West Virginia University and has an MBA from Mount St. Mary’s. He has certifications from the HR Certification Institute (SPHR) and the Society for HR Management (SHRM-SCP). He is a Board Member of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce.
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