ABOUT US

“BE SMALL, THINK BIG”
OUR START

Emolbi was started in 2018 by a few coworkers with the goal of applying decades of lessons learned working with the DoD and Intelligence Community, and translating those unique needs into a company that can deliver unmatched capability.  Emolbi provides an employee experience that motivates and retains the very best in industry.

The “Be Small, Think Big” philosophy is an emphasis from the leadership team to ensure Emolbi retains a strong customer focus by expanding strategically.  Our leadership focuses on hiring and cultivating top employees to ensure our customers always get unrivaled support.

OUR MISSION

Emolbi is an employee-owned company focused on ensuring mission success.  Our talented staff is backed by leadership that understands how to motivate and retain employees to provide top-notch and full-spectrum engineering and acquisition support to the Government.  Our customers require unsurpassed task execution and we provide them with skilled, motivated, and handpicked employees to always yield exceptional results.

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The Emolbi Team

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Ronald K. Blome

Founder & CEO

Ronald has almost four decades of military and corporate experience in engineering, military intelligence, and program management. He was previously the Chief Operating Officer at Kinsey Technical Services Incorporated. He holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland and an MPA from the University of Oklahoma.

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Heather L. Ginsburgh

Chief Operating Officer

Heather has over two decades of military and corporate experience in engineering and program management. She was previously the Director of Strategic Development for Optimum Technologies. She holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Oklahoma State University. 

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Brian M. Chin

Chief Financial Officer

Brian has over seventeen years of military and corporate experience in contracting and program management. He was previously the Director of Contracts for Optimum Technologies. He holds a BS in Management from the U.S. Air Force Academy, an MBA from William & Mary, and is pursuing an MS in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

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A.J. Ruiz

Chief Business Officer

A.J. has over two decades of military and corporate experience in program management. He was previously Chief Executive Officer and President of CONA Consulting. He holds a BS in Management from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a MS in Aeronautics and Space Studies from Embry-Riddle University.

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Irvin Hernandez

Director of IT & Cybersecurity

Irvin has over ten years in the Information Technology field and is currently serving in the Army Reserves as an Information Systems Technician. Irvin has worked as an ISSO at Boeing and ISSM at Northrop Grumman. He has a BA in Criminal Justice from Cal State Northridge and holds several IT certificates to include Network+, Security+, CCNA, CCNA Security & CISSP.

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Shelby L. Covey

Space Enterprise Group Director

Shelby has over fifteen years of corporate experience in Business System Management and Business Process Architecture. She was previously a Business Architect for The Boeing Company where she served on the HR Architecture and Governance Board. She holds a BA in Liberal Arts from Mount Saint Mary’s University.

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Dreamy M. Peckhem

Sr. Acquisitions Manager

Dreamy has over two decades of military and corporate experience in contracting and acquisitions. She was previously a Contracts Manager for Northrop Grumman and an Associate for Booz Allen Hamilton. She holds a BS in Business Management from Park University, and a Masters in Procurement and MBA from Webster University.

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C.J. Gilbert

Acquisition Security Analyst

C.J. has over a decade of experience as a security professional supporting the Department of Defense. He was previously a Staff Industrial Security Analyst at Northrop Grumman Corporation and a Program Protection Analyst at LinQuest Corporation. He holds a BA in Political Science from The Catholic University of America.

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Robert J. Martin

Info Tech & Assurance Specialist

Robert has over two decades of systems administration and military information systems integration experience. He was previously a Senior Communications Support Chief in the Unites States Army. He holds an AAS in Business Administration and BS in Information Technology from Columbia Southern University, as well as eight CompTIA certifications.

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Patricia Gutto

Activity Security Representative

Trish has over fifteen years of experience managing government programs. She previously led the customer team supporting the latest tech at Northrop Grumman and was a business operations manager for the Kobayashi Maru program. She holds a BA in History from Loyola Marymount University and a MA in Modern German/American Military History from Cal State Northridge.

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Aditya M. Gulwadi

Cybersecurity Systems Engineer

Aditya has over fifteen years of military and corporate experience in the cybersecurity and information technology realm. He was previously an Information Systems Security Officer for the Modeling, Simulation & Analysis networks in the Portfolio Architecture Directorate. He holds a BA in Management from Webster University and is currently pursuing an MS in Cyber Security from Webster University.

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Brandon Jones

Sr. Acquisitions Manager

Brandon has nearly two decades of experience in program and project management, systems engineering, and cost estimating. He was previously the Chief Operating Officer at the Catalyst Campus for Technology and Innovation. He holds a BS in Economics from the U.S. Air Force Academy and an MBA from the University of Denver.

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Robert E. Jordan

Sr. Systems Engineer

Robert has ten years of experience in systems engineering and project management in support of the intelligence community. He was previously a Systems Engineer at Raytheon and most recently Lead Systems Engineer at Perspecta. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University and a Masters of Engineering Management from Penn State University.

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Chelton J. Miyazono

Activity Security Representative

Chelton has nearly fifteen years of experience as an analyst and security professional supporting the intelligence community and federal law enforcement. Most recently, he served as an Insider Threat Analyst supporting USCENTCOM and INSCOM. Chelton holds a BA in Mathematics from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa.

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Ernesto Saenz-Hernandez

Activity Security Representative

Ernesto previously completed an internship with Emolbi and gained exposure to Risk Management Framework and Information Security Continuous Monitoring. Ernesto recently graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Prescott and holds a BS in Global Security and Intelligence Studies with a background in Cybersecurity.

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Keith San Filippo

COMSEC Manager

Keith has over two decades of military experience in communications, communications security and systems administration. He was previously the COMSEC Manager and Navy Element Senior Enlisted Leader at NORAD and USNORTHCOM. He holds an AA Degree in Paralegal Studies from MTI College.

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Tamkin Collins

Sr. Program Manager

Tamkin has over nine years of experience supporting DoD, NASA, Air Force, Space Force and National Security/Intelligence programs. Her demonstrated experience includes program management, systems engineering/integration, critical path scheduling, and risk analysis. Tamkin holds a BS in Applied Science and an MBA in Technology/Engineering Management from Excelsior College of Albany NY.

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Stephen Jack

Cybersecurity Systems Engineer

Steve has over four decades experience working in military, cybersecurity, and information systems architecture. He was previously a Cybersecurity Systems Engineer for the Military Satellite Communications Directorate supporting ACAT 1 systems. Steve retired from the Air Force Air National Guard after 34 years of service. He holds degrees in Computer Science and Criminal Justice as well as a CISSP certification.

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Info Tech & Assurance Specialist

Ken has nearly four decades of experience managing and integrating systems solutions across a range of information technologies within the defense environment as well as risk analysis for system approval and authorization. He has performed as a senior level engineer at Los Angeles AFB for over twenty years. Ken holds Security+ and CISSP certificates.

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Chaitanya Patel

Sr. Systems Engineer

Chat has over ten years of comprehensive experience in spacecraft systems, including technical program management, acquisition, prototype development, demo and operational deployment. He has expertise working in civil space programs, private industry, and DoD space programs fielding cutting-edge technologies. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mathematics from the University of Houston.

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Zorex Villadelgado

Info Tech & Assurance Specialist

Zorex has over 10 years of experience with network security and served as a Military Intelligence systems maintainer and integrator. He previously worked as an Information Protection Technician to support defensible network architecture while in the Army Reserves. He earned his BS in Computer Science at the Institute of Computer Technology and his MBA with specialization in Technology Management at the University of Phoenix.

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Ricki Cline

Sr. Systems Engineer

Ricki has over 8 years of experience in systems engineering and project management within the aerospace industry. She previously worked as a Systems Engineer for Boeing, where she led and supported cutting edge technology programs. Ricki has a BS in Aerospace Engineering from California State University, Long Beach and a MS in Systems Architecting and Engineering from the University of Southern California.

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Sekou Taylor

Cybersecurity Systems Engineer

Sekou has three decades of military and corporate experience in cybersecurity and network management partnering with senior leadership to perform cybersecurity risk assessment and identifying security gaps into plans. He was previously the Global Manager Operational Tech Security Architect at Case New Holland Industry. He holds a BS in Information and Computer Science, Network & Security from Park University and a MS in Cybersecurity Risk & Strategy from New York University.

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Douglas Sciortino

Sr. Acquisitions Manager

Douglas has 18 years of experience in systems engineering and project management in support of the space community. He was previously a Systems Engineer in the United States Air Force and most recently a Senior Acquisition Specialist at Tecolote Research, Inc. He holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Penn State University, a MS in Logisitics Management from Embry Riddle Univeristy, and a MS in Systems Engineering from Loyola Marymount University.

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Erik Solverson

Sr. Acquisitions Manager

Erik has nearly two decades of experience in program management and systems engineering. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois and a MS in Finance from Indiana University. Erik is also a part-time Air Force reserve officer serving as a program element monitor for space sensing within SAF/SQ.

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Rodney Machado

Sr. Acquisitions Manager

Rod has nearly four decades of aerospace experience supporting both industry and USAF/USSF customers in project management from cost estimating to contracting to IBR facilitation. He has experience in traditional and rapid prototype/fielding procurements. He holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Cal State University, Long Beach.

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Arturo Letim

Client Support Technician

Arturo has a decade of information technology experience in client support, systems administration, and information assurance. He has traveled the world supporting the DoD, Air Force, Space Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and their partner nations. Arturo has an Associate's Degree in Information Systems Technology and is finishing up a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management.

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Taylor Blome

Acquisition Specialist

Taylor has 4 years experience in launch enterprise. She previously worked as an executive administrator for Tecolote Research where she supported the SpaceX team and branch chief, and she recently transitioned into acquisition support. Taylor has a BA in Communications from the University of Arizona and a general MBA from Webster University.

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Justin Tolliver

Sr. Acquisition Specialist

Justin has over two decades of military experience in systems engineering and program management across the DoD acquisition lifecycle. His most recent experiences focused on test and evaluation of space systems. He holds a BS in Engineering Mechanics from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a MS in Materials Science and Engineering from Wright State University.

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Beth Mederer

SCI Security Specialist

Beth gained valuable years of PERSEC experience while enlisted in the Army as an All-Source Intelligence Analyst. She previously worked as a paralegal and specialized in customized estate plans. She has studied English Literature, Media, and Applied Behavioral Science at the undergraduate level, and is next plans to pursue a Master's degree in management.

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Kevin Yon

Sr. Cybersecurity Engineer

Kevin has over two decades of military experience in cybersecurity and intelligence community systems integration. He was previously the Special Access Programs Communications Chief in the United States Space Force. He holds a BS in Information Technology from the American Military University.

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Stephan Atrice

Acquisition Specialist

Stephan has a decade of military and industry experience in program management, systems engineering and business development. Prior to joining Emolbi, Stephan led the Air Force/Space Force business development at defense tech startup Epirus. Stephan holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the United States Air Force Academy.

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Melissa St. Preux

Sr. Systems Engineer

Melissa has over 8 years of experience in various systems engineering functions within space and defense. Drawing from a wealth of comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience acquired at esteemed institutions including NASA, Boeing, and Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, she demonstrates commitment to advancing the frontiers of the aerospace industry. Melissa holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology and MS in Space Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

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Matthew Woods

Acquisition Security Analyst

Matt has over a decade of experience as a Security Professional in the Aerospace Industry. He has previously worked as a Facility Security Officer/Contractor Program Security Officer on multiple cutting-edge programs. Matt has BA in Business Administration from University of Maryland Global Campus and MS in Information Security Management from Keller Graduate School.

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Laura Akeley

Sr. Contracts Specialist

Laura has over 17 years experience in DoD Acquisitions - to include Systems, Operational, and Contingency Contracting, workforce development and strategic planning. She has a BS from the University of New Hampshire, studying Business and Studio Art, as well as an MBA from Webster University focused in Contracting and Negotiation.

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D'Angelo Cloud

Cybersecurity Engineer

D’Angelo is an Air & Space Force veteran with over a decade of network engineering & cybersecurity experience. His previous role was with the 64th Cyberspace Squadron as a lead Cybersecurity Engineer supporting defensive cyber operations on the USSF's missile warning systems. He holds an Associate degree in Electronics Systems Technology, a Bachelor's degree in Network Operations & Security, and a Master’s degree in Information Technology Management, along with a variety of certifications including CISSP, Security+, Network+, LPI Linux Essentials, ITILv3, and CAPM.

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