company history

Our founding members are highly respected industry experts who operate in complementary verticals – to include: Cloud Computing, Mission Operations, and System Architecture. As our company has grown to include other top industry experts, we have expanded into additional verticals, such as Cyber, Network Security, Intelligence Analysis, and Training Solutions.

The future is very bright for BrainTrust. We have a great reputation in our industry for high quality, ethical behavior, and getting the job done. We have earned this reputation through steadfast adherence to our values and commitment to our people. Our long-term vision includes growth of our team and advancing the mission through prime- and sub-contract vehicles, internal research, and employee development.

Our goal is to be synonymous with excellence!

  • 2018

    second prime contract win

    BrainTrust wins a prime contract to develop Cloud Computing applications, implement Machine Learning, and assist in the mission of US Cyber Command. BrainTrust partnered with Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, and Amazon to form the winning team.

  • 2018

    Baltimore Sun - Top Place to Work 2018

    BrainTrust is once again selected as a Baltimore Sun Top Workplace based on employee survey results.

  • 2018

    IRAD Success

    BrainTrust develops an Internal Research program to use Machine Learning to Locate and Identify Objects in video streams. BrainTrust partners with Microsoft to test out building open source stacks on the Azure platform.

  • 2018

    Summer Intern Program established

    BrainTrust establishes a Summer Intern program and hires five (5) college students majoring in Computer Science to assist in IRAD projects and internal tool development.

  • 2017

    Baltimore Sun - Top Place to Work 2017

    BrainTrust is again selected as a Baltimore Sun Top Workplace based on feedback from our happy employees!

  • 2017

    hire 100th employee

    BrainTrust added our 100th employee in late 2017.

  • 2017

    win first prime contract

    BrainTrust won our first prime contract in April 2017, providing Big Data Analytics and Software Development Services.

  • 2016

    Baltimore Sun - Top Place to Work 2016

    Using an independent survey group (Workplace Dynamics), the Baltimore Media Group chose BrainTrust as a Top Place to Work in the Baltimore metro area in the Small Business category. The scoring is based upon an in-depth questionnaire sent to all employees and ranks companies based upon their employees responses.

  • 2015

    open office in NBP

    BrainTrust officially moves into its National Business Parkway office in Annapolis Junction, MD. This prime real estate puts BrainTrust within close proximity of its customers and partners and allows BrainTrust to build teams for pursuing contracts directly with the US Government. The office also fosters a sense of unity for employees working on site, and is a central hub for socializing and meetings, as needed.

  • 2014

    hire 50th employee

    Through steady growth and superior service, BrainTrust grows beyond 50 employees. This helps us achieve better healthcare and insurance rates for our employees. BrainTrust added an HR manager to the staff to support additional compliance requirements and to aid our employees in accessing their benefits.

  • 2013

    establish Systems Engineering division

    BrainTrust added Sean Foster as a partner and Vice President to establish our Systems Engineering division, lead proposal efforts, and help grow and manage the business.

  • 2012

    steady growth

    In our second year of operations, BrainTrust continued steady growth, ending the year at 21 employees on 7 different contracts, growing and improving opportunities for our employees.

  • 2011

    begin corporate operations

    In 2011, BrainTrust began operations as a TS cleared technology company registered with the US Government. Tim Hughes joined as partner and VP of Mission Operations. Our first employee started on contract on Jan 5th in Cloud Computing. By the end of the year, we had 8 employees on 3 different contracts.

  • 2010

    infrastructure setup

    In 2010, BrainTrust was registered in US Govt systems and was approved for a TS facility clearance. Benefits systems were established, to include a 401k plan, corporate banking, insurance, payroll, accounting, and employee health insurance plans. Funding lines were established with private sources. Two subcontract agreements were inked.

  • 2008


    Robert Kiffney registers BrainTrust Holdings LLC in the State of Maryland and with the IRS, files Trademark and Copyright applications, and acquires domain rights.

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“I have worked with the BrainTrust leadership team for over 10 years. In all cases, they have been very professional and always had the customer’s best interest in mind. I look forward to continuing to work with the BrainTrust team in the future.”

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