COLUMBIA, Maryland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BigBear.ai (NYSE: BBAI), a leader in AI-based analytics and cyberengineering solutions, today announced several senior leadership promotions that position the company for success as a more scalable, profitable and innovative business.
Dan Jones was promoted to Chief Product Officer, leading all product management, user experience and engineering functions for BigBear.ai’s SaaS platform and software applications. Reporting directly to BigBear.ai CEO Dr. Reggie Brothers, Jones takes over the leadership of the company’s technology strategy following the departure of Brian Frutchey, former Chief Technology Officer. Frutchey will serve as an advisor to BigBear.ai to support key federal defense and intelligence clients. Previously, Jones served as Senior Vice President of Products at BigBear.ai.
Sean Ricker was promoted to the newly created position of Chief Accounting Officer, reporting to Julie Peffer, Chief Financial Officer. Ricker will develop and deploy financial strategies that strengthen BigBear.ai’s financial position, streamline processes, ensure compliance and facilitate the company’s expansion into new areas. Previously, Ricker was the corporate controller of BigBear.ai.
Andre Hentz was appointed to the newly created position of Chief Transformation Officer, combining the positions of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Administrative Officer. In this role, Hentz will drive organizational improvements and operational efficiencies to support the company’s strategic objectives. He will also report to Dr. Brothers. Previously, Hentz was administrative director of BigBear.ai.
Tony Barrette had been named President and CEO of Federal Markets, reporting to Dr. Reggie Brothers, Managing Director. In this role, he will lead the strategy and delivery of expert advice and innovative AI-powered analytics, cyber operations and digital transformation solutions for BigBear.ai’s federal clients. Additionally, Barrett will oversee the company’s federal business development efforts to deepen client relationships and build new ones. Previously, Barrett served as President of BigBear.ai’s Cyber and Engineering Sector.
Dr Brothers said: “These appointments will reinforce our business transformation initiatives and help BigBear.ai achieve efficient and sustainable growth, deliver value to our customers and become a global leader in analytics solutions and augmented cybersecurity solutions based on SaaS.
“Since joining BigBear.ai earlier this year, Dan has demonstrated impressive skill in building the methodologies and standards needed to deliver scalable software and SaaS solutions to our growing customer base. ‘product teams for companies such as Microsoft, Nordstrom and Skytap will drive excellence in the execution of our product development and go-to-market strategies,” Dr. Brothers said. “We are also deeply grateful to Brian for his significant contributions to the formation of BigBear.ai and our technology vision. I am delighted that Brian continues to provide valuable insight and technical expertise as an advisor to BigBear.ai. His deep knowledge and understanding of federal clients will continue to shape new AI/ML solutions that complement our broader capabilities. »
“Sean’s extensive experience in developing and deploying financial strategies will help strengthen BigBear.ai’s financial position, improve reporting practices and support our targeted expansion, and I know he will bring strong oversight to its role,” Dr. Brothers said. “Andre has delivered results overseeing business operations in large organizations for decades, and he will lead BigBear.ai’s transformation by streamlining our business processes and initiatives to align with our corporate goals, positioning the company for long-term scalable and strategic growth.In addition, Tony’s deep experience in navigating the landscapes of the defense and intelligence community will enable us to refocus our federal growth activities on solutions-based work at higher margin, ensuring the strategic and efficient growth of our core federal businesses.”
Biography of Dan Jones
Dan Jones is the Chief Product Officer at BigBear.ai. He has over 20 years of product management experience, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Products at Skytap, where he was responsible for product management, user experience and product documentation. . He previously held product and program leadership positions at Nordstrom, Microsoft, IBM and HP. Jones earned his BS from California Polytechnic University and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
Biography of Sean Ricker
Sean Ricker is BigBear.ai’s chief accounting officer. In this role, he leads the accounting, finance and systems functions of the organization. Sean brings extensive experience partnering with senior management to develop and deploy financial strategies that strengthen BigBear.ai’s financial position, improve performance and expand into new areas. Prior to joining BigBear.ai, he held accounting and reporting roles at Lockheed Martin Corporation and is a Certified Public Accountant.
André Hentz Bio
André Hentz is the Chief Transformation Officer at BigBear.ai, where he drives organizational improvements and operational efficiencies. He is also a member of the Homeland Security Committee of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), where he helps develop new insights into challenges and capabilities that impact government, security, and security. industry and academia. Previously, André was the Administrative Director of BigBear.ai, where he oversaw risk management, facilities and integration efforts. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer at NuWave Solutions, Deputy Assistant Secretary (Acting) for Science and Technology at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Chief Scientist at S&T, and Senior Chief and Science Advisor of the undersecretary.
Biography of Tony Barrett
Tony Barrett is President and Managing Director of Federal Markets at BigBear.ai. He manages a team of over 550 people whose work spans from the Department of Defense to the intelligence community. Over his 34-year career as a military officer and industry leader, Tony has earned a reputation as an exceptional leader who collaboratively leads agile, data-driven, matrix organizations that operate at elite, while maintaining a strategic focus on long-term growth. . Prior to his current role, Tony served as President of Cyber and Engineering at BigBear.ai. As a combat veteran and 3rd generation Marine, Tony focuses on veteran health, and he is the executive sponsor and chair of the Veteran Employee Resource Group of BigBear.ai, the Veterans Command Post.
BigBear.ai provides AI-based analytics and cyber-engineering solutions to support critical operations and decision-making in complex, real-world environments. BigBear.ai’s customers, which include the U.S. intelligence community, as well as customers in manufacturing, logistics, commercial space, and other industries, rely on BigBear.ai’s solutions to see and shape their world through trusted, predictive insights and goal-oriented advice. . Based in Columbia, Maryland, BigBear.ai has additional locations in Virginia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Utah, and California. For more information, visit: https://bigbear.ai and follow us on Twitter: @BigBearai.
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