Cambridge's leadership team is committed to providing superb customer service.
Dr. Kimberly Harokopus, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Harokopus is the founder and chief executive officer of Cambridge International Systems, Inc. Under her direction, Cambridge gained a strong reputation for designing a variety of voice and data systems. With this technical expertise, the firm expanded to meet a growing client need for intelligence and surveillance solutions. Today, Cambridge provides an extensive set of offerings to national and homeland security clients as well as international partner nations.
Before founding Cambridge Dr. Harokopus served in the U.S. Air Force. During her tenure in the military she served in leadership and technical positions for a variety of mission systems including Combat ID and Surveillance Systems and various tactical communication programs. She was later nominated and served as the U.S. Department of Defense National Security Fellow, Harvard University.
Dr. Harokopus is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where she earned a bachelor's of science degree in electrical engineering. She holds a master's degree in government from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in political science and public policy from Boston College where she was the Thomas P. O’Neill Fellow for American Government. Dr. Harokopus has authored various publications including Transforming Organizations, Rowman and Littlefield, 2001, editors Paul Lawrence and Mark Abramson.
Mr. Chris Sentimore, President
Mr. Sentimore is president of Cambridge International Systems, Inc. In this role, he provides effective leadership, direction and motivation through the establishment of long and short range strategic business plans and financial objectives. Mr. Sentimore has an extensive history of building teams of information technology experts to achieve mission success for customers and bring cost-effective quality solutions to new markets. Mr. Sentimore is an active Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association life member and a member of the American Small Business Coalition. Mr. Sentimore earned his bachelor's degree in business from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Mr. Eric Garnier, Senior Vice President
Mr. Garnier is responsible for overseeing effective financial management, organic and inorganic business development, program execution and cost effective delivery for both domestic and international information systems and law enforcement support programs. Mr. Garnier has more than 20 years of experience in government and industry with a particular focus on international efforts in the Middle East, Southwest Asia and Latin America as well as integration of regional law enforcement initiatives. He has been responsible for the integration of a multi-national C2 system across the Gulf of Oman; implemented information exchange between Latin American Air Forces, U.S. Embassy agencies, U.S. command-and-control centers and U.S. military groups. He also led the implementation of computer and internet-based technologies for government communications and surveillance systems throughout Latin America. Mr. Garnier holds a master's degree in business administration from Texas University and a bachelor's of science degree in math from Rollins College. He is a U.S. Air Force veteran and speaks fluent Spanish.
Mr. Ron Neth, Vice President, Contracts
A seasoned executive, Mr. Neth has more than 20 years of experience in the U.S. Government contracting industry and advanced skills in proposal pricing, contract negotiation and corporate compliance. In addition to possessing expert-level knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations, Mr. Neth is a creative professional who brings innovative ideas to pricing strategy, proposal development and contract management. He also has experience leading mergers-and-acquisitions strategies and negotiations. Mr. Neth has hands-on experience establishing and leading contracts and pricing functions at small and large U.S. Government contractors. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and a master's degree in business administration from Loyola College.
Mr. Brien Risher, Vice President, Finance
Mr. Risher is responsible for all areas of financial management and administration at Cambridge, including accounting, budgeting, analysis and compliance with government contracting and legal requirements. Mr. Risher brings more than 20 years of experience in government contracting as well as commercial industries and has worked in a variety of roles including public accounting, consulting and controllership of a large multi-million dollar business unit at a major defense contractor. Through this experience he has developed capabilities across a broad spectrum of finance activities and brings to Cambridge an expertise to maximize the value-added element as well as compliance in this key functional area. Mr. Risher, a certified public accountant in Virginia, received a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from the University of Pittsburgh.
Mr. Jim Sweeney, Vice President, Strategy and Solutions
Mr. Sweeney is responsible for assessing emerging technologies for their business value to customers and develops tactics for the delivery of IT solutions and service offerings in response to changes in the marketplace. Mr. Sweeney is a certified ITIL Expert and a “trusted advisor” to executive level customers regarding technical best practices and solutions. Mr. Sweeney has over 30 years of experience developing technical solutions for network and communications systems, data centers, and infrastructure. Mr. Sweeney is a U.S. Army veteran with a track record of superior solutions delivery and project execution.
Mr. Russell Thurston, Vice President, Defense and Intelligence Solutions
Mr. Thurston has more than 22 years of experience directly supporting Strategic Command Centers, COCOMs and the Department of Defense Services. He reports directly to the President with full accountability for contract performance including: technical project execution; key personnel, project resourcing, resource assignment; contract quality control; schedule timeliness and compliance; financial management and contract cost control and business relations (Governmental and Industrial) for both domestic and international Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems and programs. Mr. Thurston is a U.S. Army veteran with an exceptional record of delivering solutions and services to the U.S. Department of Defense.