Our leadership is dedicated to the growth of our company and to expanding our capabilities and relationships with new and existing customers.
Mike KushinPresident and CEO
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mike Kushin is President and Chief Executive Officer of BlackHorse Solutions, a leading provider of products and services to the national security and critical business community. As CEO he is responsible for leading the direction of the company and delivering capabilities with excellence to our customers. Mike brings over 30 years of highly specialized experience delivering capabilities to the Defense Department and Intelligence Community in three core areas: cyber technology solutions, digital signals processing development, and mission applications.
Paul StefanskiChief Technology Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Paul is responsible for setting and executing the vision for aligning BlackHorse's technology innovation and R&D efforts towards company growth. He is an industry leader in the area of Radio Frequency with over 30 years of experience in both the US Government and Industry and led the development of a wide array of cutting edge software for various DoD customers, including one of the first successful commercial Counter-Drone capabilities, the first Multi-Domain SIGINT enabled Electronic Attack system, and a Machine Learning application for Tactical SIGINT applications.
Tim JonesChief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer of BlackHorse, Tim's responsibilities include optimizing our capital structure, managing banking relationships and cash flows, directing our financial planning and forecasting functions, and strategically reviewing M&A opportunities. He brings 25 years of experience of buy/sell side M&A, planning & forecasting, developing staff, automating processes, implementing complex financial systems, and solving difficult revenue recognition issues.
Stephanie WinebargerVice President, People Ops
Vice President, People Ops
Stephanie Winebarger is the Vice President of People Ops at BlackHorse. As the head of HR, Stephanie knows how to build and retain world-class talent in the dynamic national security sector. She brings over 20 years of HR experience to her role as trusted advisor and strategic leader. She partners with our business leaders to solve workforce challenges and drive organizational effectiveness in support of BlackHorse’s business goals.
Neil SimsVice President, Business Development
Vice President, Business Development
Neil is responsible for overseeing BlackHorse’s business development, capture management, and strategic growth. Neil has more than 15 years’ experience in business development and operations leadership roles supporting the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. During his career, he has a successful track-record of utilizing his specialized experience to establish new programs and drive organic growth in the areas of cyber, intelligence, and information and electronic warfare.
Chris WilliamsVice President, Virtual Solutions
Vice President, Virtual Solutions
As the Vice President of Virtual Solutions, Chris is responsible leading BlackHorse’s Virtual Operations in the Cyber Information Environment. With over 25 years of experience in both US Government and Industry, Chris provides a wealth of technical knowledge with comprehensive experience leading teams providing cyber technology solutions, mission applications, and developing systems engineering solutions in multi-platform networked environments.
Dan RolphVice President, Cyber Development
Vice President, Cyber Development
As the Vice President of Cyber Development at BlackHorse Solutions, Mr. Rolph has over 28 years of experience supporting the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community in Cyberspace Operations and Electronic Warfare Research and Development. Mr. Rolph’s experience spans from being an EW/Cyber Operator in the military to Program Manager and Principal Investigator of Cyber capability and development contracts supporting AFRL, DARPA, USCYBERCOM, the Intelligence Community, and Military cyber components. Mr. Rolph has led teams developing Quick Reaction Capabilities supporting mission operations, hard-problem R&D for strategic customers, cyber tool development, and sustained framework and baseline support. Mr. Rolph is a veteran of the U.S. Army and served as an Electronic Warfare and SIGINT Expert in both tactical and strategic assignments.
John NarayanVice President, Technical ISR
Vice President, Technical ISR
John Narayan is a Subject Matter Expert in Electronic Warfare (EW), technical SIGINT, and Electronic Attack (EA) with over 15 years of experience mitigating the nation's most challenging RF and Signal Processing threats. He has developed, fielded, and maintained Cognitive EW systems, Software Defined Radio (SDR) architectures, Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and Machine Learning (ML) algorithms to CENTCOM, PACOM, and EUCOM. He has deployed in support of the warfighter to Iraq, Afghanistan, multiple afloat assets, and has installed warfighter support systems around the world. As the lead for Technical ISR at Blackhorse, John oversees the technical development of software and hardware system design for deployment to the IC and DoD.
Warren HolstonVice President, Technical Operations
Vice President, Technical Operations
Warren Holston manages the BlackHorse Technical Operations Group and is responsible for Operational Readiness Support and OSINT analysis operations. As a career Technical Operations Officer, Mr. Holston has worked throughout the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and defense industry for more than 30 years. He has served as a U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Operator, a collection officer and executive in the Central Intelligence Agency, and a Subject Matter Expert and Program Manager for the Department of Defense U.S. Special Operations Command. Mr. Holston has managed and conducted counterterrorism, covert action, and technical collection operations worldwide in support of national security objectives. Mr. Holston is the author of the personal security book Beware the Predator and lectures extensively on the application of personal tradecraft in a digital world.
Todd JacksonVice President, Radio Spectrum Exploitation
Vice President, Radio Spectrum Exploitation
Todd has over 20 years of experience as a Business Area Director, Program Manager, and Systems Engineer with a wide variety of defense and intelligence systems. He has led and contributed to numerous critical projects in the Communications, Electronic Warfare, Missile Defense, Air Traffic Management, and SIGINT domains. His experience spans the entire technical development lifecycle from research and development through operations and fielding, resulting in the successful transition of several systems that originated in the innovative concept stage.
Andy HeadleyVice President, National Capabilities
Vice President, National Capabilities
As the National Capabilities Group Lead at BlackHorse Solutions, Andy is responsible for developing, implementing, and executing 24x7 operations of both National and Tactical programs. The National Capabilities Team is composed of experts spread across the US leading revolutionary advancements in algorithms, data fusion, technical operations, and concept execution for Federal customers. Andy has been an engineer in Government and Industry for nearly 20 years, and has founded additional defense solutions companies leading to his current role with BlackHorse Solutions.
Scott AsackExecutive, Business Development
Executive, Business Development
As Business Development Executive, Scott is responsible for identifying and capturing strategic opportunities and implementing BlackHorse Solutions’ vision as a leading provider of products and services to the national security and critical business community. Scott is a retired Navy SEAL Captain with over 25 years of experience as a leader and innovator in the US Special Operations Community. He was also a US Navy Political-Military Fellow at The Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies, a graduate of the US Navy War College, and earned a Bachelors in Optical Engineering at the University of Rochester.
Board of Advisors
John MulhollandLieutenant General US Army (R)
Board of Advisors
Lieutenant General US Army (R)
John F. Mulholland is a career U.S. Army Special Forces officer and retired Lieutenant General. Now an independent consultant, he works with people and organizations seeking to bring new capabilities and ideas to national security challenges. He is a Distinguished Member of the First Special Force Regiment, and a Furman University Distinguished Alumnus.
Craig NixonBrigadier General US Army (R)
Board of Advisors
Brigadier General US Army (R)
Craig Nixon is a retired Army Brigadier General, CEO and entrepreneur. After retiring from the military he joined McChrystal Group as one of the original partners, and then served as the CEO of ACADEMI and Constellis Group – a global leader in security and training. In 2017 he was inducted into the Ranger Hall of fame and Auburn University Montgomery's Top 50 Alumni.
Frank CilluffoDirector, Auburn University McCrary Institute
Board of Advisors
Director, McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security
Frank J. Cilluffo is the director of Auburn University’s McCrary Institute and previously founded and directed the Center for Cyber & Homeland Security at George Washington University. Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, he was appointed as a Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security where he worked on a wide range of homeland security and counterterrorism strategies and policies. He was recently nominated by Congress to serve on the Cyber Solarium Commission and serves on the Department of Homeland Security’s Advisory Council.
Melissa HathawayPresident, Hathaway Global Strategies
Board of Advisors
President, Hathaway Global Strategies
Melissa Hathaway is the president of Hathaway Global Strategies LLC and a leading expert in cyberspace policy and cybersecurity. She previously served in two U.S. presidential administrations, as a board member for various organizations, and as a strategic advisor to several public and private companies. Melissa brings a unique combination of policy and technical expertise that intersects across government policy, emerging technology trends, and economic drivers impacting acquisition and business development strategy in the cybersecurity field.
Dr. Scott GoldsteinMajor General US Air Force
Board of Advisors
Dr. Scott Goldstein
Major General, Mobilization Assistant to the Under Secretary of the Air Force
Dr. Scott Goldstein has published over 100 peer-reviewed written works, and holds 5 U.S. patents on advanced topics in detection theory, information theory, data compression, ISR and communications systems. He is also a Major General in the Air Force assigned in reserve capacity as the Mobilization Assistant to the Under Secretary, an IEEE Fellow, and a member of the Army Science Board, the National Academies' Intelligence Science and Technology Experts Group (ISTEG), and the JSOC Science & Technology Task Force.
Bob GeislerConsultant, National Security
Board of Advisors
Consultant, National Security
Bob Giesler most recently served as the Director of Strategy Coordination at the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). In this role, he was the DoD lead for an interagency program designed to develop common strategies and activities against key national priorities. Prior to that, he served as the Chief of Strategy and Plans at the DoD Strategic Capabilities Office and was responsible for the development of capabilities to enhance deterrence, crisis management, and warfighting with emphasis on cyber, SOF, and information operations solutions.