The Bullpen


The Bulls Run Group is a uniquely equipped group of transformation experts that partners with clients to battle through adversity, uncertainty, and cost obstacles. Our team delivers solutions for the highest risk work domains.

Stoney Trent, Ph.D.

Founder and President

Cognitive Engineer and Military Intelligence and Cyber Warfare veteran. Stoney is a research professor and principal advisor for research and innovation at Virginia Tech. He designed and secured over $350M to stand up the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) for the Department of Defense. As the Chief of Missions in the JAIC, Stoney established product lines to deliver human-centered AI to improve warfighting and business functions in the world’s largest bureaucracy. Previously, he established and directed U.S. Cyber Command’s $50M applied research lab, which develops and assesses products for the Cyber Mission Force. Stoney has served as a Strategic Policy Research Fellow with the RAND Arroyo Center, and is a former Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral Science and Leadership at the United States Military Academy. He has served in combat and stability operations in Iraq, Kosovo, Germany, and Korea. Stoney is a graduate of the Army War College and former Cyber Fellow at the National Security Agency.

James Doty III, Ph.D.

Military Historian

Military Intelligence veteran, historian, and leadership development coach. Jim is an Adjunct Professor at The University of Texas at Arlington. He provides operational expertise for defense and intelligence technology development. As the Senior Intelligence Officer for the National Training Center (NTC) in Fort Irwin, CA, Jim coordinated the planning and execution of intelligence training and wargames for Army units preparing to deploy, and collaborated with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s INSIGHT program. As a Professor of Military Science, he directed leadership and military technical training for cadets preparing for commissions in the US Army. Jim has served as a Strategic Policy Research Fellow with the RAND Arroyo Center and is a former Assistant Professor of Military History at the United States Military Academy. He has deployed to combat and other operations in Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Germany, and Kosovo.

Christopher Long, Ph.D.


Paul Naughton Associate Professor of Management at the Peter J. Tobin College of Business, St. John’s University in New York City. He has served as a faculty member of Georgetown University, Duke University, and Washington University in St. Louis and has almost two decades of experience as an Army officer. In his award-winning research, he examines the decisions and actions that organizational leaders take within complex and dynamic business environments to optimize performance along a variety of key performance objectives. He has extensive experience consulting with multi-national corporations on issues of leadership, performance management, organizational design, and organizational change. He holds a Master in Public Policy degree from Harvard University and a PhD in Management from Duke University.

John Wasko, Ph.D.

Data Scientist

Data scientist and multi-tour combat veteran. Educated as an engineer (B.S.), in operations research (M.S), in measurement and statistics (Ph.D.), John served on the faculty of N.C. State, Army ROTC, and the United States Military Academy Math Sciences Department. John’s government work experience on the Army Staff, National Security Agency, Defense Information Systems Agency and U.S. Cyber Command is complemented with commercial experience at a big-four consulting firm and an AI/ML focused small business. That background enables a rapid ramp up to the latest technologies in areas such as data visualization, cognitive automation, and dynamic risk assessments. From implementing a 15K organizational restructure, longitudinal analysis reshaping a multi-billion 5-year budget, or leading technology insertion/adaptation efforts, John brings analytical rigor enabling data-driven decisioning to improve organizational efficacy, whether internal or client-facing products/services.

Jared Gregersen

Senior DevOps Engineer

Over 18 years’ experience in Enterprise Information Technology, providing datacenter infrastructure, disaster recovery, application and database platforms, and software development support expertise. Jared has served in positions within higher education, the energy sector, fortune 500 companies, and local and federal government. He specializes in server, network, storage and virtualization implementations, incorporating technologies from industry leaders including Cisco, EMC, Dell, HP, BigIP, Microsoft, VMware, Oracle, Riverbed, and RedHat. Jared has played key roles in disaster recovery, data integration, and virtualization projects, often serves as a leader, and is equally versed in development and infrastructure technologies. Jared brings with him a comprehensive knowledgebase, resulting from the experience of supporting disparate environments, and provides him a unique situational awareness in order to solve technical challenges and design creative solutions to meet complex business requirements.