Executive Leadership

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Kenny Cushing

Chief Executive Officer

Kenny Cushing is our Chief Executive Officer and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors.  Kenny has over 27 years of diverse business leadership, management consulting, and military experience across the private sector, Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and Federal Civilian Agencies.

Prior to joining NetCentrics, Kenny served as the Senior Vice President of Defense at Avantus Federal, leading their largest division. He has held multiple senior executive roles to include Chief Marketing Officer and Head of New Cyber Products for General Dynamics Mission Systems; led two start-ups at The Odin Group and Pivvit; served as the CTO of the Mission Operations Directorate at the National Reconnaissance Office; and, as a management consultant and Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company.

Kenny is a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force (Reserves) and in this role he is the senior DoD official at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) at the Department of Homeland Security.

Kenny is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. He holds advanced degrees from American Military University and The George Washington University, and completed Harvard Kennedy School’s Executive Program for Cybersecurity and McKinsey & Company’s MBA program in connection with Harvard Business School.

Kenny is an elected member of the Board of Directors of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), and is a member of Business Executives for National Security (BENS). He is married to his best friend, Chelsea, and has three sons, Logan, Adrien, and Dorian.

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Jim DeBardi

Chief Information Officer

Jim DeBardi is the chief information officer of NetCentrics, leading the company’s IT support services for its internal infrastructure and operations. He 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 20K, ISO 27K and CMMI Level III certifications.

Jim brings 35 years of experience in the research and development and IT fields to NetCentrics’ technical leadership. He has extensive experience supporting the Department of Defense and other federal government customers. Since the late 1990s, he has primarily supported our DoD clients within the Pentagon reservation, and was Program Manager for the US Army Information Technology Agency (ITA) Data Center from its inception through early 2012. Following his role at 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.

Jim was instrumental in ITA’s recovery following the 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 the Department of the Army bestows on a private citizen.

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Mike Zembrzuski

Mike Zembrzuski

Chief Growth Officer

Mike Zembrzuski is a growth and bottom-line focused and executive in the federal, defense and Intelligence Community contracting sectors who was directly responsible for the establishment of three successive intelligence, cyber and defense solutions business lines that grew from $4M to $350M in annual revenue while producing significant double-digit profit.

He is an expert business and corporate developer with close customer relationships across the Intelligence Community and DoD that translate directly to top and bottom line growth. Mr. Zembrzuski has over 34 years of military and private sector experience.  His private sector experience includes serving as Chief Growth Officer of Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, Executive Vice President and Business Group Manager of CACI’s Intelligence Business Group, Executive Vice President and Equity Partner in Six3 Systems, and Executive Vice President of Business Development at Harding Security Associates. He achieved unparalleled success in all aspects of performance and growth as well as completing two successful company sales and numerous acquisitions during his tenure with these organizations.

He also brings two decades of military experience, subject matter expertise and close relationships across the Federal, Intelligence, DoD and Law Enforcement communities.  He is a retired senior Military Intelligence Officer and Foreign Area Officer (FAO) with experience serving and working with cabinet-level leadership, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, service and combatant command intelligence chiefs, US Intelligence Community senior leadership, allies, and state and local law enforcement. He is a combat veteran of both Afghanistan and Iraq along with significant homeland and overseas security experience working with the DoD, FBI, Secret Service, DHS, DoS Bureau of Diplomatic Security and other US government agencies.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History with honors from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He is a graduate of numerous military educations programs to include (as a U.S. Army FAO) both the Italian War and Joint Services Colleges.  He is proficient in Italian, French and Spanish as well as enjoying flying as a hobby.

Press Release, January 2022.

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Holly Aglio

Chief Financial Officer

Holly Aglio is a veteran Govcon CFO, providing financial and strategic leadership for both private and Private Equity (PE)-backed organizations in the technology services and products space.  She has demonstrated success growing, restructuring, and heading financial operations in dynamic economies and merger and acquisition (M&A) environments. Proficient in managing business, financial, legal, and lending relationships, she enables executive management teams to achieve company goals and maximize corporate value.  Holly holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the University of Virginia.

Press release, April 2021.

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Jessica Kozlowski

VP of Human Resources

Prior to joining NetCentrics, Jessica held the position of Director, Human Resources, Talent Acquisition/Retention & Compliance with Axle Informatics, LLC. She was hired to fulfill a newly awarded NIH Contract worth $3.6B - Scientific, Operations, & Administrative Resources (“S.O.A. R. Contract”).

While at Axle, she overhauled, streamlined and automated processes, procedures, documentation and employee facing artifacts to prepare Axle for their ISO-9001 recertification (Onboarding, Offboarding, Transfers, Terminations, FMLA, EEO).

She then jumped into BIG DATA PROJECT…. pretty rad! She implemented ADP Payroll & HRB platform, that supported 5 Entities and provided “incubator support” for growing Child Entities. As she was getting warmed up, Axle welcomed 120 employees on September 13, 2021 (increased Axle headcount by 1/3). You guess correctly, new hire enrollment followed by Annual Open Enrollment (30 days later). She led an HR Team of 8, Talent Acquisition Team of 15 (including two Managers) and a MS Dynamics Automation & Data Team of 2.

Prior to joining Axle, Jessica held the position of Director, Human Resources & Talent Acquisition for CEXEC, Inc. a management consulting firm based in Reston, Virginia. At CEXEC, Jessica was responsible for all aspects of Human Resources, compliance & talent acquisition. She was instrumental in source selection and implementation of bleeding edge human resources, recruiting technology and tools. She leveraged a more agile and streamlined internal process allowing the team to focus on growth strategy and talent by creating internal efficiencies through modernization. CEXEC was able to execute against a $217M contract in support of the company's Aerospace & Defense customers.

Jessica spent the last year preparing for success by documenting all human resources and recruiting systems for ISO-9001 recertification. She bring 16+ years progressive experience in benefits plan design, administration, contribution modeling and implementation of benefits portals as well as benefits broker and carrier negotiations. Previous career highlights include HR Management roles with LS Technologies whereby she was expected to execute against a $800M contract supporting the Federal Aviation Administration.

While at LS Technologies, Jessica recalibrated the human resources and recruiting teams to optimize performance and customer deliverables. Additional roles in the commercial space include employment with Datablink (purchased by WatchGuard Technologies) and CYREN, Inc. both are global security software and solutions firms.

In addition to all human resources, mobility and compliance matters, Jessica was single-handedly responsible for sourcing domestic and internationally. She has a keen understanding for diversity, inclusion and belonging as well as a passion for working in multicultural and dynamic ecosystems. Jessica holds a Bachelor's Degree in Constitutional Law & Political Philosophy (Pre-Law) with a Cognate in Operatic Studies from Michigan State University, located in East Lansing, MI.

Jessica and her husband live with their four children in Ashburn, VA. When not at work Jessica enjoys camping, hiking, fishing and spending time with Rocket and Bella, her two wonderful yet mischievous bernedoodle puppies.

Press Release May 2022.

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