Kendra founded Boston Fusion in November 2010, implementing her vision to become the government’s preferred provider of revolutionary artificial intelligence machine learning solutions. For her, the most interesting problems are those that require multi-disciplinary approaches to solve. Kendra established Boston Fusion to bring together smart, curious people to solve hard, complex national security problems, in a collaborative, collegial environment.
Prior to founding Boston Fusion, Kendra served as a DARPA Program Manager where she managed a $180M portfolio of programs focused on pattern learning, anomaly detection, context reasoning, network/graph analytics, and resiliency for applications ranging from maritime domain awareness, command and control, and human, social, cultural, behavioral awareness.
Kendra is passionate and curious by nature, with a wide range of interests. In addition to doctorate and master’s degrees in operations research, Kendra received undergraduate and master’s degrees in philosophy of religion. She loves to read, garden, cook and feed people, and is an avid amateur ornithologist. Kendra’s latest passion is training her golden doodle, Nico, though who is training whom is an open question.
Besides managing the daily operations as COO at Boston Fusion, Vince assists with planning and implementing strategy, maintaining the team’s unity of effort, and operationalizing BFC’s values. Vince helps keep the focus on the warfighter and decision maker by ensuring the team understands the environment in which they operate.
Vince graduated from West Point and served 25 years in the US Army as an Infantry, Special Forces, and Foreign Area Officer, retiring as a Colonel. Mid-career, he took a break in service and worked in high-tech in Silicon Valley and then started his own fitness company.
He had the privilege to lead an amazing detachment of Green Berets deployed to Afghanistan in 2002. Additionally, Vince served as the first US Special Operations Liaison to France and the US Army Attaché to the Netherlands.
Vince believes in treating everyone with respect, identifying common purpose, then communicating and collaborating around that to achieve success. His mantra is, be bold but first be ready.
He loves spending time with his family, playing tennis and guitar, traveling, running, cycling, and hiking with Elvis, who ain’t nothing but a pound dog.
Rich is responsible for the overall Financial and Contracts Management at Boston Fusion. He works with our key partners to ensure that Boston Fusion remains fiscally healthy and meets its contractual obligations.
Prior to joining Boston Fusion, Rich worked at Aptima, Inc. as Controller and Contracts Administrator, and at State Street Bank as a Senior Accountant. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Massachusetts, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Babson College. Rich has earned a Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the Association of Investment Management and Research.
Rich’s philosophy is to provide a fair and honest representation of all the numbers in our accounting records and generate a work product that ensures compliance with all government regulations to limit risk and help Boston Fusion achieve continued growth and success.
In his spare time Rich loves to camp and hike in the woods with his partner and family, and his hundred-pound Bernese Mountain Dog, Boomer. Along with his financial talents, Rich once won a competitive hot dog eating contest in college, which continues to be an asset at company BBQs.
As a business area Director, Carl is responsible for all aspects of personnel, proposal and project management, strategic planning, and technology portfolio and business development for Boston Fusion’s Multi-Domain Systems (MDS), Human-Machine Teaming (HMT) and Socio-Behavioral Analytics (SBA) business areas.
Prior to joining Boston Fusion, Carl served as the external science and technology lead for Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions business area. Earlier in his career at Lockheed Martin, Carl managed a research group specializing in natural language processing technology. His team developed a text extraction engine named AeroText. Carl is a recipient of Lockheed Martin’s President’s Award.
Carl’s career passion is to produce truly innovative, high value technology solutions, and he believes the most innovative ideas happen when individuals develop knowledge and skills that cross traditional boundaries.
Outside work, Carl enjoys listening to traditional Irish music, walks with his golden retriever, Petrus, and testing new recipes in the family kitchen. He’s a true renaissance man.
As a business area Director, Rob is responsible for all aspects of personnel, proposal and project management, strategic planning, and technology portfolio and business development for Boston Fusion’s Sentient Systems business area.
Before joining Boston Fusion Rob worked as an engineering, maintenance, and business processes consultant to the US Navy, leading teams that saved the Navy hundreds of millions of dollars. After getting his PhD in meteorology and atmospheric science, he worked at Penn State. Rob graduated from the US Naval Academy and served as a Surface Warfare Officer.
Rob believes in living life well, which to him means doing the right things, treating everyone with kindness and respect, and enjoying the good things in life, like family and friends. He feels privileged to live in a free and prosperous country and a duty to do help keep it that way.
Rob is an avid reader and runner, enjoys playing the clarinet, and loves to practice yoga. He is flexible in mind, body, and spirit.