About Ridgeline

We’ve been in your shoes. We know you needed a solution yesterday.

We founded Ridgeline because we had a vision to better prepare our clients for the future. We’ve been in their shoes, so we understand their frustrations, needs, and concerns - as colleagues and peers, not just as engineers. We provide both standalone and integrated solutions, each one unique from one client to the next. We iterate and deliver quickly - in the course of weeks or several months, not years. In 2019, we trained over 1000 people; deployed to over 50 countries; and managed systems with over 2000 end-users.

Many of our clients start in the classroom where we provide the education and tools they need to work and communicate securely, using a range of devices from phones and laptops to radios and UASs. We hit the streets with our clients to provide side-by-side support and practice real world application. We deploy globally to help our clients integrate technology safely into their life abroad.

Our engineered systems teams provide unique software and hardware that address a range of concerns from secure communications and signature reduction to increased situational awareness and data protection. We maintain all of our solutions in-house and run a 24/7 Security Operations Center to respond to client needs.

Additionally, our Research and Development team anticipates the threats of tomorrow, taking solutions from conception and design to prototyping and functional models. They build hardware and software, create prototypes using 3D printing and engineering, test their ideas using practical application, and do it all before our clients have asked for the solution.

How it All Began

We’re fast, we’re creative, and we don’t BS.

Ridgeline was founded in 2015 by a group of men and women who had cumulatively spent over half a century contributing to the U.S. National Security mission. They did not like rules, were difficult to manage, pushed the boundaries and always questioned the norm. They wanted to innovate with agility, cared about solving root-level problems, and knew there were critical technical gaps that needed to be filled across the U.S. Government and business world.

All too often, deployed personnel were scraping for basic tools to safely and securely, and in the case of business - also profitably, accomplish their mission. These were problems the founders wanted to solve. They wanted to put technology into the hands of the end-user; they wanted technology that provided so much value people couldn’t imagine doing their work without it. Technology that was an asset, not a burden. Since our first client in 2015, we have continued to do what we set out to do originally - put useful technology into the hands of the end-user.

Who We Serve

We keep our eyes on the future so you can focus on the present.

Ridgeline partners with those who are tackling the toughest national security challenges that our country faces. Our clients include the U.S. Government, private and public companies, and non-profit organizations. The common thread is that they are securing and protecting our freedom and way of life, and providing us with the goods and services we need. We are proud to be part of this team.

Our Values

These are our non-negotiables. The values we want all of our teammates to embrace and live out.

Act With Integrity and Accountability

We’re honest, empathetic, and committed to doing what’s right for our teammates, our clients, and our community. Be deliberate, use good judgement, and hold each other to a high level of ethical standards.

Live Our Mission

Understand the context of what we’re delivering through active exploration in order to operationalize technology and deliver solutions that benefit our clients.

Strive for Excellence as a Team

Don’t fly solo but rather act in service to others. Put your colleagues first and strive to enrich their lives, professionally and personally. Demand excellence and improvement in all activities.

Foster a Learning Environment

Think critically, curiously, and with cognitive diversity. Always seek and share knowledge. Be a resource for your peers and rely on them when you need assistance. When failure presents itself, don’t falter but learn from mistakes and focus toward the future.

Cultivate Creativity and Innovation

Find the best way to tackle challenges by harnessing inventive mindsets within your teams. Remain flexible and agile as you build the path then codify your achievements by adding process and structure to create dependable and repeatable solutions.


At Ridgeline, a lot of our teammates are veterans. In fact, 52% of the people we hired in 2019 are veterans. Our work provides a clear mission and tangible sense of community, traits that resonate with many veterans.

We understand the challenges veterans face when looking to hang up the boots for good. As a result, we have established relationships with many veteran service organizations and transition offices to help ease the transition for service members entering the civilian workforce.

We are always looking for hardworking, reliable team members who share our passion for technology and innovation. We strive to provide an engaging work environment where veterans are able to apply their significant skill set to a new mission set, discovering rewarding work they enjoy.

Executive Team

Erik Wittreich

Chief Executive Officer

Embracer of Einstein’s quote, “I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious.”

Eric Bell

Chief Administrative Officer

Fan of cycles, cars, and coasters, continuous learner, goal oriented, travel enthusiast, adventurous.

Karl Williams

Chief Operating Officer

Globe trekker with 7 out of 7 continents, old world wine guy, NJ native: Bruce, Sunday Gravy, Down the Shore.

Nick Munchel

Director of Finance

Outdoor enthusiast, gear junkie, golf lover, obsessively competitive, golf hater, energized by people and cold brew.

Ridgeline Scholarship

At Ridgeline International, we recognize and appreciate the immense amount of responsibility we have to give back to our community. We’re excited to announce that one way we are doing this is through the Ridgeline International Scholarship Fund. In 2020, we awarded three $5,000 scholarships to students pursuing higher education in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

We value a number of qualities in our teammates, including grit, resilience, and agility. We want to properly recognize students who possess these attributes and take an active role in their community while contributing to the field of STEM. This scholarship fund is an extension of our internship program, in which students who are awarded a scholarship from Ridgeline may also be considered for future internship and full-time opportunities. Both graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students are eligible to apply.

The 2022 Ridgeline Scholarship application is open now.


Life at Ridgeline

We have many functions and teams, but integration and personal connection are core to our DNA. We don’t have a cut-throat or competitive culture; we’re all in it together as a team.

We work hard, do fun things and are actively building a unique community. We believe in strong relational connections and create opportunities to foster great teams – performance coaching, mentoring, monthly happy hours, swanky parties, non-swanky parties, off-sites, and $1000/month for employee generated team-building ideas. We want to keep improving the human experience for our workforce because we think it matters. We are perfectly imperfect but sincere in our desire to get it right...and we’re open to high-candor feedback if we’re not!