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We’ve all been on your side of the table at some point in our careers, in uniform or government. That experience helps us understand your challenges in a visceral way.
We combine that with domain expertise, some very sophisticated technical tools, and a passion to solve puzzles to deliver creative solutions to complex problems.
Once I decided to start a company, the next question was, “What do we call it?” I had several specific criteria: The name had to be simple – one or two syllables, easy to say and easy to remember, and could not include the words Systems, Solutions, Integrators, or Technology. (No offense to all of our friends who DO include these words in their names.)
While serving in Iraq, I worked with an Air Force engineering unit known as the REDHORSE Squadron, the Air Force version of the Navy Seabees. The men and women of this unit did a remarkable job and were an impressive and dedicated group of professionals. REDHORSE is an acronym for “Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operations Repair Squadron Engineers.” (The REDHORSE units have a sister organization known as Prime Beef squadrons. For obvious reasons, this name was never much of a contender, although it certainly would have been memorable.)
During our “What do we call it?” discussions, Redhorse kept coming to mind. It met my criteria, and as luck would have it, Mrs. Inmon’s favorite color is red. After carefully weighing all of the factors (over a glass of red wine), the choice was made! Redhorse it is, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Chief Executive Officer, Founder
Chief Executive Officer, Founder
David is the CEO of Redhorse Corporation. Under his leadership, the company has grown from a startup in 2008 to where it is today. He controls both the long-term decision making and the day-to-day management and administration of the business operations. Before founding Redhorse, he was recalled to active duty in the Marine Corps in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. For a year, he ran Bemsaya Range Complex, an 85-square-mile live fire-training base in central Iraq. David led the effort train more than 4,000 Iraqi soldiers and established four separate training programs during his tour. He was directly responsible for the supervision and safety of more than 150 military and contractor personnel. David was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service in Iraq. He retired at the rank of Colonel in 2013 after 32 years of active and reserve service in the Marine Corps.
Prior to returning to active duty, David was a partner in a boutique investment banking firm, where he helped small businesses raise capital and make divestitures and acquisitions. Earlier, he worked for a technology start-up company as Vice President of International Sales. The company was acquired by Oracle, where David spent a year in the wireless application server group working with international wireless carriers. Previously, David spent 8 years with Ericsson, delivering wireless voice and data systems to local, state, and federal governments. He led a team that was awarded the largest public safety radio system contract in Hawaii state history. He began his professional career as an artillery officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, spending 4 years on active duty before he joined the Marine Corps Reserve.
David holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University.
Senior VP, Operations
Susan’s executive leadership skills include managing innovative and challenging recapitalization and refinancing, driving operational efficiencies through strong financial leadership, strategic planning, and leading crisis management. Susan’s experience spans public accounting, financial services, consumer product manufacturing, and defense contracting. She has managed Human Resources, Information Technology (IT), Finance, Operations, Sales and Marketing, and Contracting in her various roles. Recently, she proved her mettle in taking a challenged company through a difficult 4-year operational and financial turnaround. The problems she successfully addressed in that role included senior management changes, evolving through the defense contracting process, implementing strategic planning, and a thorough financial and operational turnaround. Her success was demonstrated when the company sold in late 2007.
Susan began her professional career and earned her CPA at KPMG, where she spent 4 years before leaving for a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) role in private industry. She speaks German, most recently having relocated from Vienna, Austria, after assisting a high tech company establish its U.S. operations. Susan has served in a number of high-level Financial-, Executive-, and Board-level roles in her more than 18 years in the San Diego area. She is a member of numerous public and private corporate boards, as well as non-profit boards.
VP of Energy & Environment Services
Adrienne is the Energy and Environment Practice Lead for Redhorse Corporation. She is responsible for nation-wide strategic business development for energy and environmental services. She also serves as Program Manager for the Natural and Cultural Resources Programs at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin. Adrienne has over 14 years of program management, business development, and technical expertise in the environmental and alternative fuel industries.
Prior to joining Redhorse, Adrienne served as a Program Manager to USACE and was the Navy Client Service Manager at Sullivan International Group, Inc. As Program Manager for the USACE Leaking Underground Fuel Tank (LUFT) Program supporting EPA Region 9 and the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB), Adrienne provided consultation on the fate and transport of petroleum in the subsurface and helped in the development of a consistent approach to the investigation, threat evaluation, and closure of LUFT sites. As the Navy Client Service Manager, Adrienne provided strategic planning, and led the execution of and client satisfaction on Navy Contracts valued at greater than $200M, including NAVFAC SW and NAVFAC Midwest Environmental Multiple Award Contracts (EMAC), the NAVFAC SW Multimedia Environmental Compliance Contract (MMEC), and NAVFAC Hawaii SDVOSB Multiple Award Construction Contract (MACC).
Adrienne formerly worked for Imperium Renewables, Inc., where she was the Hawaii-regional sales and business development manager. Imperium Renewables is a biodiesel company based in Washington State and Adrienne managed the permitting of the 100-million gallon transesterfication processing plant that was planned for construction in Hawaii including the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the project. She also facilitated the importation of sustainably-sourced biodiesel to the islands for use in fleet vehicles.
Adrienne also worked for Weston Solutions, Inc. in Seattle, WA and Honolulu, HI under a variety of commercial, state, and federal contracts focused on site investigations and remediation, Brownfields assessments and clean-up, emergency response, environmental permitting and compliance, and fuels projects. Strategic clients included the EPA and the Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment (AFCEE).
Adrienne has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Seattle University and a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
VP of National Security Services
In his 20-year career serving as a Marine Corps intelligence officer, Vince provided intelligence support to tactical, operational, and strategic customers. His experience spans major disciplines and key functions of intelligence, including all-source and geospatial analysis and production, HUMINT collection, collection planning, collection management, and counterintelligence. Vince has performed a wide range of intelligence duties including providing direct support to military operations, supporting joint war planning, and developing Service and Defense-level strategies and policies. Vince also served as a DoD representative to In-Q-Tel—the venture capital arm of the US Intelligence Community—where he gained a deep appreciation of the speed and power of the commercial market to drive technological change, and the challenge the Intelligence Community faces in keeping up with or leveraging that change.
Vince effectively brings his experience to bear on challenging problems of intelligence policy, strategy, technology, organization, management, and performance measurement. He is recognized as an innovative thinker, having contributed foundational concepts and novel initiatives to both the academic literature and practice. With an expert understanding of the state of US intelligence, a firm grasp of the guiding concept of the US Intelligence program—Decision Advantage—and a proven ability to translate theory into practice, Vince excels in the design, evaluation, optimization, and implementation of critical intelligence programs.
Vince holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona and an Master of Arts in Security Studies from Georgetown University.
VP of Digital Services
Craig has more than 25 years of experience managing large environmental, energy, and information technology projects for Federal clients. He has managed major programs at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and at the US Department of Energy in Environmental Management, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).
Craig has also managed programs and contracts for CIO organizations at DOE and other civilian agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Science Foundation (NSF). He has recently led a comprehensive enterprise architecture program for EPA related to its information technology and business modernization initiative known as E-Enterprise, as well as cyber security programs at NSF and NNSA as a major subcontractor.
Craig holds an Master of Public Administration in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota.
VP of Enterprise Advisory Services
Kim is an accomplished senior executive with over 25 years of market development, business management, and technical leadership experience in the management consulting industry with a focus on delivering environmental, energy, enterprise architecture, and information technology solutions. Skilled in business operations, contract administration, strategic planning, and leadership, she is a successful Operations Manager and Program Manager and has worked closely with defense, national security, and civilian agencies to support policy, business analysis, process reengineering, enterprise geospatial architecture, security, and compliance requirements. Kim has been a Program Manager and Quality Assurance Officer for multiple large Federal contracts, including GSA schedules, Blanket Purchase Agreements, and IDIQ contracts.
Prior to joining Redhorse, Kim led Booz Allen’s Enterprise Geospatial Services Team and was an Operations Manager and Director of Integration and Strategy for Tetra Tech. In these roles, she provided overall supervision, technical direction, and quality control to more than 100 multidisciplinary technical, IT, and support personnel working on environmental and information system projects for various Federal agencies.
Kim holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Science from Georgia State University.
VP of Business Development
Melissa is a senior executive with a 25-year track record of developing and leading high-performance teams to drive organizational excellence across service delivery, communication, business integration and growth. As Redhorse’s Vice President of Business Development, Melissa is responsible for engineering a business growth strategy that continues to position Redhorse as a market leader in meeting the mission goals of our clients while promoting exploration into emerging technology research, development and implementation. In addition to her business development and growth expertise, Melissa is a skilled account executive and program manager in both the defense and civilian sectors. She has successfully led a wide variety of programs providing solutions in identity and access management, cloud services, security architecture and engineering, IT infrastructure management and digital transformation.
Prior to joining Redhorse, Melissa was a vice president at CGI Federal, serving as architect of a business growth organization responsible for nearly $1 billion in awards, and providing account leadership for defense programs providing IT services to a wide variety of joint defense agencies. Before CGI, Melissa spent 19 years at SRA International with responsibility for accounts in both the defense and civilian sectors.
Melissa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Dickinson College and a Master of Public Management in National Security from the University of Maryland, School of Public Policy.
VP of Accounting & Finance
Michael has more than 15 years of professional experience leading accounting and finance departments for government contractors. His experience includes accounting system implementations, process improvement, budgeting and forecasting, cost accounting, financial reporting, acquisition due diligence, and DCAA audit compliance.
Michael has extensive experience in system implementations, including Deltek Costpoint. He has led presentations at Deltek’s annual conference. With his leadership and guidance, Redhorse was a finalist for Deltek’s MVP Awards in 2018.
Michael has developed policies and procedures for accounting, contracts, operations and HR departments. The budgets that he has developed, maintained and reported on have ranged from less than $10 million to $100 million in revenue.
Prior to joining Redhorse, Michael held Controller positions at Sullivan International Group, MyOffice Inc., and AETC. He held the position of Director of Process Management & Control at Salient Federal, where he was able to revamp and streamline processes ranging from employee onboarding to commission structure. He has led several due diligence activities resulting in successful acquisitions.
Michael has a degree in Business Administration with a focus on Accounting.
Chief Technology Strategist
Robin Gonzalez joined Redhorse Corporation in 2017 and is proud to part of a high-performing leadership team.
Prior to joining Redhorse, Robin worked in Federal government service for 32 years, beginning with four years at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District in 1984 as a computer support engineer/programmer. From there, he moved to the Environmental Protection Agency, where he spent 28 years supporting a wide range of EPA’s programs, systems and applications.
Robin became a member of EPA’s Senior Executive Service in 2004 and was appointed the agency’s Chief Technology Officer in 2016. Over his career, he directed many IT organizations at EPA, including the National Computer Center, The Office of Information Analysis and Access, and the Office of Digital Services. Some of his IT specialty areas at EPA included: Computer center virtualization; cybersecurity; High Performance Computing; modeling and visualization; enterprise architecture; Enterprise Application Development; Lean; data analytics; user-centered design; Agile Cloud development and app migration; DevOps; and geospatial programs. In addition, he helped establish the strategy, policy and process framework for effectively delivering Cloud-based services across the agency.
Robin led national efforts to support key government initiatives that involve intensive strategy, coordination, planning and project execution to achieve efficiencies through IT automation. He was also involved with international programs in technology transfer and collaborative development efforts with environmental protection partnerships in the EU and Taiwan.
Director of Quality Programs
Sherry has more than 25 years of experience in consulting various government agencies in strategic planning; policy analysis and development; outreach and training. She has demonstrated success in managing large and complex projects for public and private-sector clients in the U.S. and overseas and has a proven record of excellent customer service and client retention. She has provided overall program management support, responsible for the execution of projects from kickoff to closeout, for a variety of government clients.
As Directory of Quality Programs, Sherry manages all Redhorse process improvement initiatives, including the achievement and management of their International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 and Capability Maturity Model Integration for Services Level III (CMMI®-SVC) certifications. She is responsible for developing and implementing corporate processes and tracking metrics, and ensuring quality standards continue to be met as the company grows. Sherry’s activities will drive continuous improvement efforts to develop a proactive culture that will empower employees and support the outstanding delivery of services to our customers.
Sherry holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Virginia Tech.