The BFC Leadership Team

Kendra
Moore

Chief Executive Officer

Vincent
Martinelli

Chief Operating Officer

Jamie
Winterton

Chief Research Officer and Acting Director of Sentient Systems

Jay
Miller

Director, Multi-Domain Systems

Kendra Moore, CEO of Boston Fusion Corporation

Kendra Moore, CEO

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.

Vincent Martinelli with his dog

Vince Martinelli, COO

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.

Jamie Winterton, Chief Research Officer, Boston Fusion

Jamie Winterton

Chief Research Officer and Acting Director, Sentient Systems

As Chief Research Officer, Jamie helps shape Boston Fusion’s company-wide research strategy, enabling the team to design and develop revolutionary AI/ML scientific solutions to national defense challenges.

Jamie’s expertise comes from a long history in both academic and commercial defense research. As the Senior Director of Research Strategy at Arizona State University’s Global Security Initiative, she designed interdisciplinary research concepts, oversaw GSI’s large-scale research centers, and chaired the university’s DARPA Working Group. As a staff scientist at Lockheed-Martin’s Advanced Technology Center, Jamie directed projects in electro-optical and radar processing for military organizations that were recognized by the Pentagon for innovation and mission utility.

Jamie holds a B.S. in Physics from Arizona State University, an M.S. in Physics from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and a PhD in Cybersecurity Policy from ASU. Her doctoral research focused on misaligned incentives in U.S. federal cybersecurity policy.

Outside of work, Jamie enjoys painting, woodworking, archery, and spending time with her family, which includes far more pets than is reasonable.

Jay Miller, Director of Multi-Domain Systems for Boston Fusion

Jay Miller

Director, Multi-Domain Systems

Jay is responsible for all aspects of 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.

Jay has worked in a diverse range of industries focusing on the intersection of emerging theory, current practice, and people using actual products. He led and contributed to efforts at Schlumberger and United Technologies in transitioning research to engineering and manufacturing centers in coiled tubing, explosives handling, and robotic welding.

Jay holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and an S.M. and Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT. His doctoral research combined data and model-based methods to understand complex mechanical and dynamic phenomenology. Jay is a licensed mechanical engineer in Maine and Massachusetts and is an inventor with three patents.
Jay’s leadership style emphasizes prioritization and communication. He believes that occasional setbacks are an expected cost of research, but that a talented group can do amazing things when goals are clearly defined and supported.

Away from the office, Jay likes to spend time with family, run, and attempt household projects he is objectively underqualified for with his two small assistants.