NetCentrics is a leading provider of enterprise systems management, solutions engineering, service delivery, IT operations, information assurance, computer network defense and cybersecurity for The Department of Defense, Department of Homeland security and other federal agencies.
But that’s just what we do, not who we are. We are people who are engaged in some of the most challenging IT work on the planet, working in a family-oriented culture, bringing all of our expertise to bear every day to build, sustain, support and protect mission-critical systems. As much as possible, we are determined to enjoy every minute of it. These three “E” words – engage, expertise, enjoy – define our work and our culture.
But perhaps we should start at the beginning…
NetCentrics was founded by two friends in 1995 who were convinced that computer systems and networks would drive the future of information technology. Within a few years of our founding, our teams were designing and installing one of the first computer networks deployed in the Pentagon. Over the past 20 years we’ve grown by building an incredible culture for our employees and by delivering only the highest quality work for and with our customers.
We’ve grown as demand for computer technologies and integrated systems has grown. Our teams were there on 9/11, restoring operations at HQDA within a day after the attack, for which three of our employees won a Commander’s citation. Our teams led the massive EITSD system consolidation at WHS, and played a leadership role in the consolidation of EITSD and ITA into the first Joint Service Provider. Our teams built and managed computer network defense and cybersecurity solutions for multiple agencies. Through our history we’ve been known for our ability to say “yes”, to get the tough jobs done on time and on budget, and for our excellent customer service.
This means we are constantly working to serve the armed forces, but also a wide range of government agencies, which provide programs and services that meet the needs of all our citizens.
Our management team has one important task: sustaining and building on a culture that has led to over 20 years of sustained growth and client delight. We strive to identify the best people, develop them and help them achieve their goals.
Bob has more than 25 years of engineering and management experience. He co-founded NetCentrics in 1995 and successfully grew the business until its acquisition by Haystax in 2014. At Haystax, Bob continues in his role as CEO of the NetCentrics business unit, providing executive oversight and leadership of day-to-day company operations, process management, sustainment of the company culture, and reporting to the board of directors.
Bob takes great pride in having built NetCentrics as a company comprised of great people doing great things for customers. He strives to maintain a corporate culture of can-do experts applying their expertise for the benefit and enjoyment of both customers and the Haystax team.
Bob is an avid golfer and softball player, as well as a big fan of Philadelphia sports teams, having been born, raised and educated in the Philadelphia area. Bob has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University.
Cyndi has more than 20 years of experience in information technology strategy, program management, strategic planning and process improvement. In her more than 13 years with NetCentrics, she has helped oversee the company’s growth into the leading provider of information technology consulting. Prior to NetCentrics, she was the principle at American Management Systems (AMS), and before that, served as an information management specialist with the United States government.
Cyndi holds a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Jacksonville State University and is on the board of directors of Women Veterans Interactive, an organization dedicated to addressing the needs of women veterans and their families.
Jim brings 35 years’ experience in the Research & Development and IT fields in contributing to NetCentrics’s technical leadership. Jim has extensive experience supporting DoD and Federal Government customers. Since the late 1990s, Jim has primarily supported our Dept. of Defense clients within the Pentagon reservation. Jim was Program Manager for the US Army Information Technology Agency (ITA) Data Center from its inception through early 2012. Jim was instrumental in ITA’s recovery following the 2001 9/11 attacks, and led the data center’s recovery to full operational services. For his efforts, Jim received the Outstanding Civilian Service Award, which is the third-highest award within the Department of the Army which can be bestowed on a private citizen. Following his leadership of the ITA Data Center, Jim became Program Manager for the Enterprise Information Technology Services Directorate (EITSD) Data Center, the Pentagon’s second largest data center.
As CIO, Jim leads Netcentrics’s IT support services for its internal infrastructure and operations. Jim evaluates new technology for potential incorporation into the corporate infrastructure and its cloud-based services, and works with our on-site subject matter experts in evaluating current and potential new technology solutions appropriate for their environment, mission, customer base, and security requirements. Jim is also the lead executive for execution of our corporate ISO 20000 and CMMI Level III certifications.
Susan has more than 20 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, including industries such as education, high tech and government contracting. At NetCentrics she works closely with the executive team and various lines of business to align the company’s human resources initiatives with strategic goals and objectives.
The early part of Susan’s career was spent at The Wyatt Company (now Towers Watson), Arthur Andersen and Anderson Consulting. Later, she provided support for a company going public and helped coordinate several mergers and acquisitions – from both the position of the buyer and the acquired company – and established and grew the Human Resources infrastructure in start-up organizations.
Susan has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a master’s in Human Resources Management from Marymount University. She is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources and was recognized for her contributions in 2011 when she was awarded the Washington Area Human Resources Leadership Award (HRLA) for Mentoring.