Leadership

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Joel Hogendobler

How would you describe what you do? I guess at a high level, I lead a team of talented, motivated engineers and admins who are excited about our customers’ missions. In more detail, it depends on the day. Some days I’m providing counseling to people working on career development, and sometimes I’m stepping in to …

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Tom Petersen

How would you describe your role? I take Ridgeline’s business vision and shape it into technical direction. To break that down, our leadership on the business side of the house comes up with a high-level idea about a new market segment they want to target or a product they want to build, and it’s my …

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Ed Rueda

How would you describe your role? I do client outreach and business development. So, the main thing is trying to find new clients and increase our overall revenue as a company. Ubiquitous Technical Surveillance means that there is a need for Digital Signature Management across the board for businesses and government customers alike. How would …

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Jessica Guzman

How would you describe your role? I lead and provide direction for all activities in Ridgeline’s contracts administration function, and my team is relied upon for conducting streamlined negotiation, creation, execution, and closeout of contracts. I am challenged by finding creative solutions that optimize our contract management activity that can lead to operational efficiencies. A key part …

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Michael Stokes

How would you describe your role? I run marketing and business development at Ridgeline. This consists of driving strategic growth, managing brand awareness, capturing new business, and bringing new partners, relationships, and customers to Ridgeline. How would you describe your leadership style? My job is to empower and motivate our employees to work towards a …

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Eric Offermann

How would you describe your role? I’m responsible for managing and coordinating the design, development, testing, and maintenance of the software that we develop in-house. I ensure we deliver high quality software that meets our customers’ needs today, while also planning for tomorrow’s challenges. I do lots of other things as well that aren’t strictly …

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Paul Gripka

How would you describe your role? My role is coordinating staffing and training our Training & Advisory Services (TAS) instructors to meet customer requirements. It can be chaotic, but in a fun way. No two days are the same. Our customers are very unique and their requirements are unique, so sometimes my role is to …

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Rob Couey

How would you describe your role? I’m responsible for all things information security at the company. This extends to protecting all of Ridgeline’s assets, equipment, proprietary information, personnel, and all of the data entrusted to us by our customers. I keep them safe from intrusions, compromises, and unauthorized disclosures of activities, applications, and sensitive data …

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Matt Mead

How would you describe your role? My responsibilities are recruiting, compensation programs, equity programs, and talent development programs. So, I help bring the talent in, develop it, and make sure our compensation is aligned with the market. How would you describe your leadership style? I think for me, what I’ve always done is try to …

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Nick Munchel

How would you describe your role? I think like most Ridgeliners, my role here is multi-hatted. I focus primarily on two things. One, I focus on accounting and compliance, making sure all those less-than-fun but very important parts of running a business are accomplished. And secondly, the part of my job that I think is …

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Kay Russell

How would you describe your role? I’ve been described by a few coworkers as the conscience of the company. So, my role here is to serve as an advisor to our leadership, and to keep the company on the right track. I am responsible for ensuring we remain compliant with state and federal employment laws, …

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Karl Williams

How would you describe your role? My job involves overseeing the operations of the company, which is kind of broad. But, essentially, it includes our customer delivery; our customer satisfaction; our technical creation and maintenance; our business risk management capability; and the delivery, construction, and management of our courseware. And then, most importantly, I take …

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