meet the experts

Our Professional Staff

At Cypress, we are a matrix organization that draws on the expertise from within our company to build the best team with the right attributes to support your efforts.

Senior Leadership

Halverson_Dave

Dave Halverson

CEO/Chairman

Focus Areas

  • Client relationships
  • Strategic Advice & Campaign Planning
  • Army and Joint strategic
    communications and engagement
  • Installation and General Services
  • Training and Program Requirements
  • Risk and Program Analysis
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Kevin Fahey

President/COO

Focus Areas

  • Joint Services Acquisition
  • Program Management
  • DOD Ground Combat and Combat Support Systems
  • SOSEI
  • Cyber
  • Joint Portfolio
Fuller_Peter

Peter Fuller

Managing Director

Focus Areas

  • Client Relationships
  • Strategy Development
  • Strategy Implementation
  • M&A Due Diligence (Buy Side and Sell Side)
  • Market Assessments
  • DOD Acquisition Management Experience
Gilbert_Melinda

Mindy Gilbert

CFO

Focus Areas

  • Finance and Cost Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Client relations

Subject matter experts

Armour_Dave

Dave Armour

Focus Areas

  • Homeland Security Matters
  • Congressional Matters
  • Ammunition & Weapons
  • Federal Acquisition &
    Contracting Regs
  • Budget Analysis
Beougher_Guy

Guy Beougher

Focus Areas

  • DoD and Federal Logistics
  • Defense Logistics Agency
  • Army Logistics
Betack_Chuck

Chuck Betack

Focus Areas

  • Command& Control Systems​
  • AI/ML​
  • Intel​
  • International: Asia, Middle East and Europe​
  • DOD Budget & POM​
  • Foreign Military Sales​
  • Combat Vehicles​
  • Indirect & ADA Systems
Bigger_Clint

Clint Bigger

Focus Areas

  • Strategic C5I Programs
  • Cyber
  • DoD Budgets
  • DISA
Brizzell_Megan

Megan Brizzell

Focus Areas

  • Supports Research Team ​
  • Works closely with M&A Due Diligence and Strategy Projects​
  • Competitive Intelligence​
  • Coordinates Cypress Podcasts​
  • Manages Cypress Website 
Converse_Mark

Mark Converse

Focus Areas

 

  • Acquisition, T&E, Systems Engineering, and Program Management
  • Navy Tactical Air Programs
  • Tactical Airborne EW Pgms
  • Joint Programs
  • Air Launched Weapons
  • International / FMS
  • Navy Portfolio
Cummings_Brian

Brian Cummings

Focus Areas

  • Acquisition and Program Management​
  • Combat and Tactical Vehicle Programs​
  • Soldier and Weapons Programs​
  • Combat Support and Combat Service Support Programs​
  • Warfighting Requirements
Cunningham_Bob

Bob Cunningham

Focus Areas

  • Army programs
  • Fire Support Programs
  • Tactical Missile Programs
  • Tactical Radars
  • Precision Munitions, Laser Targeting, Range Finder Sys
  • DoD Budget Analysis
Davis_Walt

Walt Davis

Focus Areas

  • U.S. Army Aviation Programs
  • DoD Unmanned Air Systems (UAS)
  • U.S. Army TRADOC/Doctrine
  • Army Portfolio
Donovan_Sharlene

Sharlene Donovan

Focus Areas

  • Acquisition, Requirements and Program Management
  • Army and Joint Staff
  • Training and Simulation
  • Army Aviation
  • Special Operations
  • Budget and Execution
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Jan Edmunds

Focus Areas

  • Strategic Business Planning
  • Lifecycle Sustainment
  • Aftermarket Value Streams
  • Product Support Services
  • Logistics
  • Business Process Transformation
Ested_Trevor

Trevor Estes

Focus Areas

  • Information & Electronic Warfare
  • Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Ops
  • Naval Aviation Programs
  • Air to Air weapons
  • CONOPs & Operational Plans
Foggo_James

Jamie Foggo

Focus Areas

  • Joint & Coalition Warefare
  • Undersea Warfare
  • Strategy and Policy
  • European, Arctic & African Ops
  • NATO Operations
  • Nuclear Power
Gabrielson_Chuck

Chuck Gabrielson

Focus Areas

  • DoD C5I Programs
  • Joint Staff/JROC
  • DoD Budget
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Bob Girrier

Focus Areas

  • INDOPACOM & Component Command Engagement
  • INDOPACOM Warfighting Requirements
  • Unmanned Warfare Systems
  • Carrier Strike Group Operations
  • Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare
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Frank Gorenc

Focus Areas

  • USAF Programs and Requirements
  • Strategic Communications
  • National Security
  • European and NATO Engagement
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Bill Hix

Focus Areas

  • US Army Programs
  • Strategic Communications
  • Operations
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Reynold Hoover

Focus Areas

  • Civil/Military Operations
  • Department of Homeland Security and FEMA
  • Intelligence Organizations and Operations
  • National Guard Operations
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Dan Hughes

Focus Areas

  • Missile Defense Agency
  • Acquisition
  • International Security
  • Communications and Networks
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Ken Hunzeker

Focus Areas

  • Army Operations
  • Business Execution and Management
  • M&A activities
  • Service Contracts
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Joanne Isham

Focus Areas

  • Intelligence Organizations and Operations
  • Congressional Engagements
  • Science and Technology
Kadavy_Tim

Tim Kadavy

Focus Areas

  • Civil/Military Operations
  • National Guard Programming & Financial Management
  • National Guard Strategic Planning
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Brian Killough

Focus Areas

  • Air Force Operations
  • AF Strategic Planning
  • AF Requirements Generation
  • Foreign Military Sales
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Dave Kindley

Focus Areas

  • Readiness
  • Sustainment and Logistics
  • Supply Chains – DoD & commercial
  • Naval Aviation
  • NAVSUP
  • DoD Business Development
  • Warfighting Analysis
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Mike Kingsley

Focus Areas

  • USAF Programs
  • Strategic Communications
  • AFRICOM
  • EUCOM
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Gil Klinger

Focus Areas

  • Space Operations
  • Intelligence Operations
  • Requirements Generation
  • Acquisition Processes
  • A&D Business Operations
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Allie Leslie

Focus Areas

  • USN Programs
  • Strategic Communications
  • Navy Supply and Logistics
  • Contracting
  • US Government Small Business Administration
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Scott Levin

Focus Areas

  • Army C5ISR
  • Intelligence, EW, Cyber/IO
  • Intelligence Community, Joint & Coalition Planning
  • Space/TENCAP
  • Requirements, Budgeting & Programming
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Bruce Lindsey

Focus Areas

  • Naval, Joint and Combined Operations
  • US Strategic Command operations
  • Carrier Strike Group operations
  • NATO interoperability
  • Naval requirements ​and CONOPS
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Arch Macy

Focus Areas

  • Naval operations and requirements
  • Integrated Air & Missile Defense Programs
  • Electronic Warfare Programs
McCarthy_Jim

Jim McCarthy

Focus Areas

  • Sea Service Programs
  • Ballistic Missile Defense
  • Theater/Area Air Defense
  • DoD/DoN Planning Programming and Budgeting Systems
  • Audit and Financial Management Processes in DoD
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Curtis McCoy

Focus Areas

  • Acquisition and Program Management
  • Combat and Tactical Vehicle Programs
  • Sensors, Laser Targeting
  • Army Portfolio
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Katrina McFarland

Focus Areas

  • Acquisition (all services)
  • Missile Defense
  • Program Management
  • Science & Technology
  • Engineering
  • Test & Evaluation
  • Logistics
McKiernan_Brian

Brian McKiernan

Focus Areas

  • Long Range Precision Fires
  • Air and Missile Defense
  • Lethal Effects
  • Joint and Combined Operations
  • Installation Services
  • Warfighting Requirements
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Kevin McLaughlin

Focus Areas

  • Cyber
  • C5ISR
  • Space
  • Intelligence
  • COCOM Strategic Ops
  • DoD Policy
  • Air Force Programs
Murphy_Mike

Mike Murphy

Focus Areas

  • PM, Sea Warrior, PMW-240, SPAWAR
  • Director, Operations/CIO, DoD Business Transformation Agency
  • SECDEF Corporate Fellow, Hewlett Packard Company
  • Director, Flight Test and Verification, F-35
  • Deputy Director, Joint Standoff Weapon
  • DAWIA Level III certified in Program Management,
    and Test & Evaluation (ACAT-1D Programs)
Newton_John

John Newton

Focus Areas

  • Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUV)
  • Submarine Construction and System Integration
  • Submarine Large Ocean Interface
  • Submarine Operations and Strategic Deterrence
  • NAVSEA Programming and Execution
  • Navy POM, Requirements  and Budget Processes
Reinwald_Shawn

Shawn Reinwald

Focus Areas

  • Director, Product Group 13 Infantry Weapons Systems
  • Director, Product Group 16 Combat Equipment and Support Systems
  • PM, Combat Operations Center (MEF)
  • OIC, Integrated Infantry Combat System
  • Marine Advisor, PEO Ships, NAVSEA
  • DAWIA Level III certified in Program Management
Rodgers_Ken

Ken Rodgers

Focus Areas

  • Acquisition and Program Management
  • Tactical Mission Command and C5ISR
  • Missile Defense
  • Army Portfolio
Ruhling_Alex

Alex Ruhling

Focus Areas

  • Coordinates Research Team Support
  • Manages Data Systems and Modernization
  • Manages Multiple Subscription Databases
  • Researches and Tracks Opportunities
  • Researches Open Source Information
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Scott Swift

Focus Areas

  • National Security
  • Geo-Political Strategy & Policy
  • Joint and Coalition Warfare
  • Naval Operations
  • Acquisition​ & Budgeting
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Don Tison

Focus Areas

  • Army Programs
  • BRAC/Installations
  • Future of the Army
  • DOD Programs
  • Financial Management
  • Logistics
  • Working Capital Funds
Travis_James

Jim Travis

Focus Areas

  • Strategic Planning and Innovation
  • Strategy, Integration & Requirements
  • PPBE for Air, Space and Cyber
  • Air Superiority, Global Precision Attack and Munitions
  • Strategic Communications
  • Defense Innovation & Business Transformation
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Dave Venlet

Focus Areas

  • Defense Business Leadership
  • DoD Joint Acquisition​
  • International Cooperative Development
  • Foreign Military Sales
  • Complex Program Management
  • Aerospace Engineering
Yarborough_Shelley

Shelley Yarborough

Focus Areas

  • Acquisition, Requirements and Program Management
  • Army Aviation & EW Systems
  • Army and Joint Staff
  • Army Portfolio
  • DoD Rotary Wing and VTOL

on-site field representatives

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