ELLICOTT CITY, Md., July 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Cornerstone Defense, Inc. today announced it has named H. Christopher Goodrich, President and Chief Executive Officer effective August 15, 2017. Mr. Goodrich has also been appointed to the board of directors of Cornerstone Defense. He has previously held executive roles in the Department of Defense and as the Chief Operating Officer of ManTech's Mission, Cyber, and Intelligence Solutions group.
William Bradley, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cornerstone Defense, expressed, "Chris' proven leadership, customer service, and history of delivering growth will serve Cornerstone's customers, partners, and employees extremely well. Chris was the obvious choice for the company based on his experience and knowledge of the Intel Community. He understands Cornerstone's core values and our potential. Everyone at Cornerstone welcomes Chris to his new position and looks forward to working with him."
Regarding this new opportunity, Mr. Goodrich commented, "It is a great privilege to be selected as Cornerstone's next President and CEO. I view Cornerstone as a leader in providing innovation to our clients and delivering measurable mission results. The company is currently composed of approximately 75 highly technical employees that support Virginia, Maryland, and Colorado customers. My intent is to continuously expand our company, providing growth opportunities for our employees, while delivering mission critical services and solutions that exceed our government customer's requirements and expectations."
With over 30 years of experience building and leading organizations, Mr. Goodrich has effectively provided the Intelligence Community with mission solutions. His work has been in both the private and public sectors, and has been marked by growth and maturity of multiple organizations. Chris previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of ManTech's Mission, Cyber, and Intelligence Solutions (MCIS) group. Prior to that, he was the Senior Vice President of the SIGINT Solutions and Cyber Operation Business Unit for ManTech's MCIS Group where he established a strong Maryland base of operations. Under his leadership, ManTech expanded its Maryland and Colorado presence and successfully executed a premier Department of Defense contract to provide full spectrum systems integration services to support key analytic modernization efforts. Chris spent approximately 20 years working for the National Security Agency. His positions were varied, consisting of individual technical support, program management, and organizational leadership. He spent seven years providing direct mission support overseas. In 2002, Chris transitioned from the Government to private sector joining Northrop Grumman TASC.
Chris has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Chaminade University and is a graduate of executive programs at both the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In addition, he is also a graduate of the United States Air Force War College.
Cornerstone Defense, Inc. is a Certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) servicing the Intelligence, Defense and Healthcare communities of the U.S. Government. Cornerstone is headquartered in Ellicott City, MD and specializes in Cloud Architecture, Systems and Network Engineering, Systems and Networks Security, and Application Development. Cornerstone's advanced capabilities in service delivery begin with its employees. By hiring and maintaining skilled employees, Cornerstone is able to assist our Government and integrator community clientele with the ability to deliver new and cutting-edge capabilities, supporting Mission Critical objectives.
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