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.

Tony Barrett

President and General Manager of Federal Markets

Tony Barrett is the President and General Manager 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. During his 34-year career as a military officer and industry executive, Tony has earned a reputation as an exceptional leader who collaboratively runs agile, data-driven, matrixed organizations that perform at elite levels, while maintaining a strategic focus on long-term growth. Before his current role, Tony was the President of the Cyber and Engineering Sector at BigBear.ai. As a combat veteran and 3rd generation Marine, Tony is focused on veterans' health, and he serves as the executive sponsor and chairperson of BigBear.ai's veteran Employee Resource Group, the Veteran's Command Post.

Carolyn Blankenship

General Counsel

Ms. Blankenship provides strategic input to drive BigBear.ai's growth and long-term success. Carolyn has over 30 years' experience advising companies on achieving business objectives in an emerging technology environment. She joined BigBear.ai from Thomson Reuters, where she worked since 2001 and was mostly recently General Counsel, Product & Innovation. Carolyn's practice has focused on various legal aspects of artificial intelligence, and she has lectured on this subject at Princeton, Penn Law and the Practicing Law Institute, among others. She is also an Observer to the Intellectual Property Subcommittee of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI). Carolyn earned her bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and her J.D. from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

Jeffry Dyer

President of Commercial

Mr. Dyer 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, he was the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Skytap. Jeff has also served in a senior sales management capacity at companies including MicroStrategy, EndPlay, Intershop Communications, SAP America, and Adobe Systems. 

Carla Fitzgerald

Chief Marketing Officer

Ms. Fitzgerald brings more than 25 years of B2B-focused technology marketing experience with public and private global companies, including companies that do business with the Federal government. She specializes in providing innovative go-to-market strategies for SaaS and enterprise software businesses, building thought leadership, accelerating demand generation, increasing customer retention, and crafting clear, compelling messaging for highly complex products.  Fitzgerald previously served as the Chief Marketing Officer for vehicle intelligence company Spireon, which specializes in transportation analytics and fleet management. At Spireon, she was awarded “Female Executive of the Year” by the American Business Association in the small- to mid-size Business Products category. Prior to that, she was Chief Marketing Officer for Smith Micro Software and has held leadership positions in marketing, business development, and pre-sales engineering fields at technology companies serving a wide range of industries. Carla earned her bachelor’s degree in Economics and Computer Studies from Claremont McKenna College.

André Hentz

Chief Transformation Officer

André Hentz is the Chief Transformation Officer at BigBear.ai where he drives organizational improvements and operational efficiency. He also serves as a member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Homeland Security Committee where he helps develop new ideas regarding challenges and capabilities that impact government, industry, and academia.

Previously, he was the Chief Administrative Officer at BigBear.ai where he oversaw risk management, facilities, and integration efforts. Before that, he was the Chief Operating Officer at NuWave Solutions, Deputy Under Secretary (Acting) for Science and Technology at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Chief Scientist at S&T, and Senior Leader and Science Advisor to the Under Secretary.

Dan Jones

Chief Products Officer

Dan Jones is the Chief Products Officer at BigBear.ai. He has more than 20 years of product management experience, having most recently served as Senior Vice President, Products at Skytap, where he was responsible for product management, user experience, and product documentation. He previously held senior product and program management roles at Nordstrom, Microsoft, IBM, and HP. Jones received his Bachelor of Science at California Polytechnic University and MBA from Santa Clara University.

Joshua Kinley

Chief Corporate Development Officer

Mr. Kinley has more than twenty years of experience in the Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense, and more than twelve years' experience as a Chief Financial Officer.  Before being appointed as Chief Corporate Development Officer, Mr. Kinley served as the Chief Financial Officer of BigBear.ai since December 2020 when NuWave merged with PCI Strategic Management to become BigBear.ai. Prior to that, Mr. Kinley was the founder and Chief Financial Officer of PCI since its formation in April 2008. He began his career with the U.S. Army as a Military Intelligence Officer, after which he served as an advisor and management consultant to senior Intelligence Community executives.  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.

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.

Claire Morse

Chief Human Resources Officer

Ms. Morse drives strategic human resources initiatives across BigBear.ai's Federal and Commercial divisions, focusing on integration, strategy, and the direction of human resources-related functions.  Claire has extensive human resources leadership experience in technology and government contracting 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.

Julie Peffer

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Peffer previously served as the Chief Financial Officer for MedeAnalytics, a healthcare analytics company, since January 2021. Prior to joining MedeAnalytics, she served as Vice President, Finance at Amazon for Amazon Web Services, where she built and led global finance operations in support of all customer-facing teams (Sales, Marketing, and Customer Support). Ms. Peffer held various financial executive leadership positions across multiple industries (Defense, Aerospace, Industrial Manufacturing, Software, Multi-Industry companies) with global strategic and operational expertise. She has successfully implemented strategies, initiatives, systems and solutions that drive and support employee development, organizational change, performance excellence and revenue growth including expertise in Six Sigma DMAIC and Lean. Prior to Amazon, Ms. Peffer was VP, Finance at Flowserve within the Flow Control Division with manufacturing operations in 25 countries, and previous to that she was at Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems, where she worked as CFO for the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance business which included operations in the US, Germany and the UK. She has also held senior leadership positions at ITT, Lennox International, Textron, Sterling Software and Texas Instruments. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Finance and Management from Texas Tech University and her MBA from Baker University.

Sean Ricker

Chief Accounting Officer

Sean Ricker is the Chief Accounting Officer at BigBear.ai.  In this role, he leads the organization's accounting, finance, and systems functions. Sean brings extensive experience partnering with executive 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 served in accounting and reporting roles at Lockheed Martin Corporation and is a certified public accountant.