our team

  • Bob Kiffney

    President

    Bob has been working in the Intelligence Community since 1990 after graduating from Cornell University with a BS in Applied and Engineering Physics.

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  • Brian Cooper

    Chief Operating Officer

    Brian joined BrainTrust in 2016 and serves as the COO for the company. Brian has over 23 years of diverse experience in the Intelligence Community and Department...

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  • Tim Hughes

    Vice President

    Tim has over 20 years experience conducting Signals Intelligence operations in support of the U.S. Army Special Operations and DoD. After retiring from the...

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  • Sean Foster

    Vice President

    Sean has over 20 years experience providing Signals Intelligence and systems engineering support to the DoD.

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  • Ben Phillips

    Program Executive

    Ben has over 24 years of experience providing Systems and Software Engineering services to support multiple DoD and Intelligence Community organizations.

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  • Craig Bailey

    Director

    Craig has over 24 years of diverse Program, Project, Systems, and Innovation Engineering experience providing services and support to multiple DoD and Intelligence...

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  • Ryan Orr

    Portfolio Lead

    Ryan began serving the nation as part of the US Air Force in 2007. He is currently a Senior Software Developer for BrainTrust and has served as a Portfolio...

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  • Bryan Swartwood

    Portfolio Lead

    Bryan graduated Magna Cum Laude with degrees in Computer Science and has been contributing to the IC mission since 2009 as a Consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton....

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  • Matt Kessler

    Portfolio Lead

    Matt has supported the DoD and private sector for over 15 years as a Software Developer, holding degrees in Computer Science from Towson and Johns Hopkins Universities....

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  • Bryan Sysko

    Portfolio Lead

    Bryan's service to the IC began in 1999 where he developed end user systems with web interfaces and database back ends. He currently is a Senior Systems Engineer...

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  • Julian Baca

    Portfolio Lead

    Julian has served the IC in various capacities since 2003, supporting national level customers and engaging in hazardous duty missions.

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  • Lear Kaufman

    Portfolio Lead

    Lear graduated from Shippensburg University in 1993 with a computer science degree and has over 23 years of experience in software engineering and database...

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  • Ceil Paul

    Ceil has been working in Government Contracting since the late 1990's, building strong relationships and networks. As a trusted broker of top technical staff,...

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  • Christina Phillips

    Office Manager

    Christina joined BrainTrust in 2016 as the Office Manager. She has 20 years of experience in commercial office set up and management functions.

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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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