Dr. Reginald Brothers

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Dr. Brothers has served as the Chief Executive Officer at BigBear from July 2020. Previously, Dr. Brothers was Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Peraton, a leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider. Prior to that, he was a principal with The Chertoff Group, a leader in security and risk management advisor services, where he developed growth strategies, identified market solutions and advised clients on evolving threats. In the public sector, Dr. Brothers served as Under Secretary for Science and Technology at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from 2014 to 2017, and as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research at the Department of Defense from 2011 to 2014.Dr. Brothers has also held senior roles at BAE Systems, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Envoy Networks and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory. Dr. Brothers received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering, electromagnetic field and communication theory, from Southern Methodist University and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, optical communications and spectroscopy, from MIT. He holds five patents, is a Distinguished Fellow at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET) and is a member of the Visiting Committee for Sponsored Research at MIT.

Joshua Kinley

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Kinley has served as the Chief Financial Officer of BigBear since December 2020 when NuWave merged with PCI Strategic Management to become BigBear. Prior to that, Mr. Kinley was the founder and Chief Financial Officer of PCI since its formation in April 2008. Before founding PCI, Mr. Kinley worked in multiple roles in the intelligence sector, including as a Senior Director at SI International and as a military intelligence officer in the U.S. Army. Mr. Kinley received a B.S. in Life Sciences from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from John Hopkins University with a focus on IT Management.

Brian Frutchey

Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Frutchey has served as the Chief Technology Officer at BigBear since 2021. Prior to his role at BigBear, Mr. Frutchey was an Executive Vice President at NuWave Solutions since 2016. Prior to his executive roles at NuWave and BigBear, Mr. Frutchey held multiple roles in the big data and analytics sector, including managing the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s In-Q-Tel Interface Center’s predictive analytics and cloud orchestration portfolios, the U.S. European Command’s Joint Intelligence Operations Center Strategic Foresight and Open-Source Element capabilities, Endeca Technology’s Public Sector Division, and the U.S. Army as a Signal Corps officer. Mr. Frutchey received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (Computers) from the University of Southern California.

Brian Levy

Chief Product Officer

Mr. Levy is the Chief Product Officer at BigBear.ai. He has over 20 years of professional leadership and experience in building disruptive technology for commercial and federal markets, with experience in big data, machine learning, cloud computing, and software engineering. 

Prior to joining BigBear.ai, Mr. Levy co-founded BigBear, Inc in April 2008. He served in multiple executive leadership positions including CEO through June 2016, and CTO through December 2020. Prior to BigBear, Inc. Mr. Levy worked at Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) and Technology Associates International Corporation (TAIC) where he held technical leadership positions supporting key government, defense, and commercial customers. In September 2001, Mr. Levy volunteered to support the City of New York Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and received a letter of commemoration from the City of New York. Mr. Levy holds a Bachelor’s from the University of California Riverside with an emphasis in Computer Science.

Michael Buscher

Chief Growth Officer

Mr. Buscher is the Chief Growth Officer at BigBear.ai. Prior joining BigBear.ai, Mr. Buscher held a variety of senior leadership roles in the private sector, including Chief Growth Officer at NuWave Solutions, Vice President at Peraton, Vice President & Director of the National Intelligence Center at Huntington Ingalls Industries, and Chief Executive Officer at Vanguard Defense Industries, which pioneered the use of unmanned technology for law enforcement and the commercial sector. He also has over 30 years of distinguished government service, including having served as an Officer in Army Special Operations Units as well as a Senior Operations Officer at the Central Intelligence Agency for nearly a decade. Mr. Buscher invented the ShadowHawk™ Unmanned Aerial System and holds multiple patents in aerospace and unmanned technology.

Mr. Buscher received a B.A. in International Relations and Affairs from the University of Washington and a Graduate Diploma from the University of London.

André Hentz

Chief Administrative Officer

Mr. Hentz is the Chief Administrative Officer at BigBear.ai. Prior to this role, he was the Chief Operating Officer at NuWave Solutions where he was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the organization. Before this, Mr. Hentz served as Deputy Under Secretary (Acting) for Science and Technology at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He also served as the Chief Scientist at S&T, as well as a Senior Leader and Science Advisor to the Under Secretary.

Prior to joining Science and Technology, Mr. Hentz served as Director of Mission Support at the Department of Defense’s Intelligence Systems Support Office (ISSO). While at ISSO, he also served as Senior Intelligence Officer, Intelligence Oversight Monitor, and Military Intelligence Program Functional Director, and Deputy Director of Mission Support, and Chief of Acquisitions.

Mr. Hentz received a B.A. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Master of Science in Management from the University of Maryland, University College.

Dr. Keith Conner

Chief Information and Data Officer

Dr. Conner is the Chief Information and Data Officer for BigBear.ai, an analytics, cybersecurity, and engineering company providing decision dominance products to commercial companies and for national defense and intelligence communities. Prior to his current role, Dr. Conner was the Chief Technology Officer for at BigBear.ai and NuWave Solutions (one of four companies that combined to form BigBear.ai). 

Prior to joining NuWave, Dr. Conner served as the Senior Director of Innovation for Peraton reporting to the CTO. Keith also served as a Senior Technical (ST) engineer for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate. Keith’s other industry experience includes serving as CTO for Technical Solutions LLC (a nationwide managed services and product solution company for commercial and government telecommunications operators) and in senior technical positions for Lucent Technologies Bell Labs Innovation and BAE Systems.

Dr. Conner has over twenty years of research, development, implementation, and integration experience including emerging small satellites, data analytics and machine learning, cybersecurity, enterprise architectures, mobile application development, information systems and technology, software and systems engineering, and wired and wireless communications networks. Dr. Conner has performed or led R&D in commercial, defense, homeland security, and academic settings. 

Keith holds a Ph.D. and MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Clemson University and a BSEE with honors from Mississippi State University.

Ryan Legge

President, Analytics Sector

Mr. Legge is currently the President of the Analytics Sector at BigBear.ai. In this role he is responsible for managing all aspects of daily operations and Profit/Loss for the Sector. Mr. Legge has over 20 years of experience designing and leading Data and Advanced Analytics projects for the Intelligence and Department of Defense communities. 

Prior to joining BigBear.ai, Mr. Legge served in a management role at KPMG in their Federal Business Performance Services Practice specializing in Business Intelligence, Program Management, and Performance Management. He was the lead Army account manager supporting the DoD partner in the development of the US Army account including key projects with Army G-3/5/7 and Office of the Under Secretary of Defense Comptroller (OUSD(C)).

Mr. Legge’s other defense experience includes senior operations positions at Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems. While at Northrop Grumman, he worked as an Operations Manager and Material Program Manager for projects such as the F/A-22 4th Generation Radar and the first Multi-role Electronically Scanned Array (MESA) radar antenna for Australia’s Wedgetail airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) system.

Mr. Legge holds a B.A. in Business Administration from McDaniel College and a Master of Business Administration degree in Information Systems Management from Johns Hopkins University. He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute.

Don Whitfield

President, Cyber & Engineering Sector

Mr. Whitfield is the President of the Cyber and Engineering Sector at BigBear.ai. Mr. Whitfield is an accomplished leader, entrepreneur, and operational executive. Over his 20+ year career as a military officer and private sector executive, Mr. Whitfield has built a reputation as an innovator and results focused strategic thought leader doing business collaboratively and ethically.

Prior to joining BigBear.ai, Mr. Whitfield served as Chief Operating Officer of PCI, which he co-founded in 2008. He was responsible for the day-to-day operations and administration of PCI. He has been instrumental in creating and laying out the staffing and management processes and expectations that have led to sustained growth to a current 350 employees, operating in 14 states, including the buildout of a new training center outside of Hanscom AFB. With a global footprint, Mr. Whitfield is constantly addressing corporate communications and employee development that is continually recognized through annual employee surveys. 

Previously, he served as the Senior Director of IT Operations with SI International’s Intelligence Business Unit where he was responsible for the delivery of IT services to several Federal Agencies.

Mr. Whitfield is a proud third-generation Veteran having served with distinction in the United States Army Corps of Engineers where he attained his Airborne and Ranger qualifications. Mr. Whitfield is a graduate of Loyola University with a MBA and a graduate of The Citadel with a BS in Civil Engineering.

Samuel Gordy

Chief Operating Officer and President of Federal

Mr. Gordy has served as COO and President of Federal since November 2021.He oversees BigBear.ai’s day-to-day business operations and leads the effort to design, build, manage, and scale the organization to facilitate BigBear.ai’s evolution to the next stage of successful and profitable growth in the Federal division. Gordy brings deep experience overseeing the maturation of product strategy in publicly traded companies that do business with the federal government. He joined BigBear.ai from IBM, where he had worked since 2016, most recently as General Manager and Chief Strategy Officer, US Public and Federal Market and previously as General Manager, US Federal and Government Industries. Prior to that, he served in increasingly senior leadership and operational roles at Leidos and SAIC and served as a US Naval Intelligence Officer. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and received an MBA from George Washington University.

Claire Morse

Chief Human Resources Officer

Ms. Morse has served as Chief Human Resources Officer since October 2021 and has a track record of leading human resources functions through mergers and acquisitions. She joined BigBear.ai from Salient CRGT, Inc., where she worked since 2015, most recently as Vice President, People & Culture. Prior to that, she held human resources and employee relations management roles at Bechtel Global Corporation and ManTech International. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Renewable Natural Resources Policy from Texas A&M University and received her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Jeffry Dyer

President of Commercial

Mr. Dyer has served as President of Commercial of BigBear.ai since November 2021. He is responsible for all aspects of BigBear.ai’s growing business in the commercial sector, including oversight of the P&L and leadership of sales, marketing, and product development functions. He brings more than 30 years of sales management and technical sales experience, most recently serving as the Senior Vice President of North American Sales & Operations at Sisense, Inc., a position he had held since 2018. Prior to that, Dyer held a series of senior sales management positions at companies including Skytap, MicroStrategy, EndPlay, Intershop Communications, SAP America, and Adobe Systems. Dyer attended Seattle University.