Meet the People Who Give Us Our Edge

We have selected a talented group of individuals. They’re dedicated to excellence, committed to integrity, and powered by collaboration. They drive our company and our clients forward with great work, day after day.

We’re honored to have each of them on the industry’s best team.

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Richard Yockman


Richard Yockman founded Edgewater Federal Solutions, Inc. in 2002. As Chairman of Edgewater Federal Solutions’ Board of Directors, he guides overall strategic planning activities. His deep commitment to Edgewater’s employees and the high standard of service provided is reflected in the company’s motto, “Our People… Your Edge.”

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Dave Yockman

Chief Executive Officer

Dave Yockman is Chief Executive Officer of Edgewater Federal Solutions. Under his leadership, the company has expanded business to over 25 different Federal government organizations and increased annual revenue over $60M. Mr. Yockman has been instrumental in instituting industry best practices and processes for Edgewater and its customers including ISO 9001, 27001, and 20000-1 certifications, and CMMI Level 3 DEV/SVC appraisals. Prior to joining Edgewater, he was a federal project engineer responsible several technically complex $100 million engineering projects for the Department of Energy. Mr. Yockman holds a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Virginia Tech and Master of Science in environmental engineering from the University of Maryland.

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Rodger Jones


Technology executive and general manager with strong focus on operations, process and all aspects of P&L including IT solutions architecture, development, service delivery, sales, professional services, service quality and corporate strategy with a history of delivering innovative solutions to meet the needs of my customers. Over 20 years of success in technology and business built on a foundation of transformational performance, measureable results, revenue growth and bottom line profitability. A change agent; a technologist and a strategic thinker who knows how to successfully execute to achieve desired business outcomes.

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Lorelie Yockman

Chief Administrative Officer

Lorelie Yockman is the Chief Administrative Officer of Edgewater Federal Solutions. She has worked in federal and state government environments for over 20 years, managing multiple government contracts while developing Edgewater’s back-office infrastructure. She strives to foster a culture grounded in collaboration, excellence, individual growth and respect for the contributions of every team member.

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Shaun Poulton

Chief Technology Officer

Shaun Poulton is the Chief Technology Officer of Edgewater Federal Solutions where he drives technology vision, innovation, and strategies in support of customer mission success and Edgewater’s growth initiatives. As a tech company CTO, corporate CIO, and Edgewater’s former COO, Shaun has built and led IT services organizations in delivering enterprise business and technology solutions to global organizations like Black & Decker, Johns Hopkins University, Merck, and federal and state government. Shaun also holds patents for his work on cloud-based and mission-critical software products.

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Hank Jackson

Chief Operating Officer

Hank Jackson, Chief Operating Officer, joined Edgewater Federal Solutions in 2021. In this role, he provides leadership and management support for technology solutions, projects, processes, and strategic vendor relationships. Hank has a passion for technology, innovation, and efficiency. He brings over 25 years of technical and management expertise to Edgewater. Hank has a B.S. in Computer Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

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Brian Carr

Chief Financial Officer

Brian Carr has 20 years of experience in Government Contracting leading finance, pricing, and capture organizations. In his role as CFO, he is responsible for financial planning and analysis (FP&A); budgeting and forecasting; corporate reporting; and the development of pricing strategies. Prior to Edgewater, he led FP&A for the $250M National Security Sector at GovCIO and Pricing at Cognosante where new business wins more than doubled the company’s revenue. Brian has a bachelor’s degree in finance from James Madison University and a certificate in accounting from the University of Virginia.

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Chris Christianson

Chief Information Security Officer

Chris Christianson in Edgewater's Chief Information Security Officer. Chris brings over 20 years of expertise in cyber and business leadership, encompassing cyber strategy and operations, governance, risk, and compliance (GRC), as well as the development and delivery of cyber capabilities and services. Chris holds several industry certifications including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Project Management Professional (PMP) and was an NSA/USCC certified Digital Network Exploitation Analyst (DNEA) and Target Digital Network Analyst (TDNA) while serving in the Intelligence Community. He is also a graduate of the Army Management Staff College and holds an MBA from Mount St. Mary’s University and a bachelor’s degree from American Military University.

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Warren Huffer

Vice President, Client Services

Warren Huffer joined Edgewater Federal Solutions in 2011 and, a year later, took over the role of Client Services Director. Prior to joining the company, Warren had 40 years of service with the federal government that included six years as a member of the federal government’s Senior Executive Service as the Department of Energy Chief Financial Officer’s Director of Corporate Systems.

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Ron Ford

Vice President, Growth

Ron Ford is a motivated and accomplished IT Executive who has a history of excellence in Operations and Business Development within the Federal IT sector. He is currently the Vice President of Growth at Edgewater Federal Solutions. In this capacity, Ron oversees Edgewater’s business development, capture, proposal and marketing teams to increase the company’s competitiveness in the Federal contracting industry and expand its pipeline.

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Charlie Smith

Vice President, Business Development

Charlie Smith is an experienced IT Professional with more than 25 years of leadership experience supporting the federal government. Charlie is responsible for forging new partnerships and identifying opportunities that will enhance Edgewater’s portfolio. Charlie leverages his vast experience from both commercial and government sectors to guide Edgewater’s Business Development activities through the pursuit of effective partnerships and future growth opportunities.

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Mike Hall

Vice President, Proposals

Mike Hall, Vice President (Proposals), joined Edgewater Federal Solutions in 2020 with a focus on extending the company’s existing proposal support efforts. In this role, he specializes in cradle-to-grave proposal management to include the production of tailored proposal management plans, strategies to secure opportunities, and tactical planning activities focused on compliance and competitive posture. Mike has a B.S. from Bloomsburg University, M.B.A. from the University of Albany, and is a Certified Enterprise Architect from the FEAC Institute. Outside of Edgewater, Mike enjoys teaching; having served as a part-time instructor at Syracuse University and Carnegie Mellon University where he taught Masters-level Enterprise Architecture, Financial Management, and Federal Government courses.

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Lusine Veloso


Lusine Veloso is an accounting professional and Edgewater Federal Solutions’ Controller. Prior to joining the company in 2017, she served as a public accountant for nonprofit organizations. Lusine earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in accounting and finance and is currently pursuing her CPA license.

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Dave Kalman

Contracts Director

Dave Kalman is Edgewater Federal Solutions’ Contracts Director. Prior to joining the company, he maintained contractual oversight of contractors supporting and restoring national landmarks (including the Arlington National Cemetery) while on active duty with the U.S. Army. He maintains the company’s General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedules and oversees contractual documentation for all open and closed contracts in the company to ensure compliance.

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Angie Wagner

Human Resources Director

Angie Wagner is Edgewater Federal Solutions’ Human Resources Director. Prior to joining the company in 2009, Angie worked in all areas of human resources for government contractors. She enjoys making employees feel welcome at Edgewater by assisting them with any questions they may have.

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Stephanie Barrows

HR Business Partner Director

Stephanie is an experienced HR Professional with 25+ years of experience in managing a full spectrum of human resource programs, aligning strategic business initiatives, and leveraging organizational partnerships to meet the mission of the business. She joins Edgewater Federal Solutions in the new role of Director HR Business Partner and will leverage her HR and leadership experience, along with her government contracting background, to build a new HR business model for the organization. Stephanie strives to foster relationships with employees and managers that will promote the culture and values upon which Edgewater was founded.

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Beejay Cooper

Client Services Director

BeeJay Cooper joined Edgewater Federal Solutions in 2017 as a Program Manager of the Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration Systems contract and has since become the Director of Client Services. BeeJay has over 20 years of experience in technical project/program management and is a Project Management Professional (PMP) as well as a Certified Scrum Master (CSM).

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Cherie Wigfield

Senior Director of Corporate Operations & Community Relations

Cherie Wigfield is Edgewater Federal Solutions’ Senior Director of Corporate Operations & Community Relations. Cherie brings to Edgewater over 30 years of government and contracting experience in strategic planning, quality assurance, contract administration and management, and business operations. She believes in giving 110 percent and striving to learn something new every day.

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Steve Ellis

Talent Acquisition Director

As our Director of Talent Acquisition, Steve specializes in identifying top candidates for Edgewater Federal Solutions. He performs hands on management of candidate sourcing, interviewing, negotiations, offers and employee retention. Steve constantly strives to create lasting relationships with professionals for their future career development.

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Elias Agritellis

Quality Assurance Director

Elias Agritellis has over 20 years of experience in process engineering and improvement methodologies developed as a software engineer and consultant for best practices. Since 2010, Elias has helped nearly 70 organizations to implement and certify to ISO, CMMI, NIST, and CMMC models while ensuring client ownership and a culture of process improvement and compliance. In 2021, Elias took on the role of Edgewater’s QA Coordinator. As an ASQ® Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, ASQ® Certified Quality Auditor, and a CMMI® v2 Associate his responsibilities include coordination and oversight of the ISO and CMMI-compliant Enterprise Management System as well as organizational process improvement efforts.

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Nick Krewson

IT Director

With more than twenty years of experience in information technology, Nick Krewson has managed IT teams and modernized infrastructures across multiple organizations. Nick’s focus is generally split between optimizing service and hardware costs for an organization and managing/mentoring IT personnel to foster their skillsets.

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