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The Bullpen

Military Discipline. Engineering Rigor.

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.

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Colonel (Ret.) 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.

PRINCIPAL ASSOCIATE, CHIEF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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.

Jared Gregersen

Senior Cloud 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.

Jennifer Johnson, Ph.D.

PRINCIPAL Experimental Psychologist

Jennifer has over 15 years leading, working with, and studying complex operators and teams within safety critical organizations. She has served as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer, Maintenance Inspector, Pilot, Mishap investigator, and Experimental Psychologist in the U.S. Marine Corps and the Medical Service Corps of the U.S. Navy. She has personally trained, led, formed, and funded teams to optimize human performance, integrating Human Factors Engineering (HFE); Manpower, Personnel, and Training (MPT); health hazard and medical concerns; safety factors; survivability factors; and habitability considerations into the Department of Defense system acquisition process. Additionally, she has written policy for technology sharing across military services, protection agencies, and multiple nations for sharing of biometric data. She is an Adjunct Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University currently teaching core Master’s Degree level classes for the System Engineering and Human Factors tracks.

Christopher Long, Ph.D.

PRINCIPAL ORGANIZATION SCIENTIST

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.

Diana Periquito

Business Operations Manager

Leveraging her experience finance, manufacturing, and engineering sectors, Diana brings domestic and international best practices to the Bulls Run Group. As a Product Analyst at an international manufacturing company, Diana was able to review holistically the entire process for product development and reduced faulty materials throughout the supply chain. As a Senior Analyst for a global financial firm, Diana conducted research on multiple market segments, performed data analysis, and quality control on multiple projects. Diana is a native Brazilian Portuguese speaker, also possessing an advanced proficiency in Spanish. Diana has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a graduate certificate in Business Management and Strategy. She is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in Big Data & Analytics.

Brig. Gen. Frank Roy

Principal Business Operations Manager

Frank is an Air National Guardsman, and former Air Refueling Wing/Base Commander. As a combat veteran with 3900+ flying hours in multiple USAF aircraft and US Army helicopters, he has extensive experience in aviation, operational risk mitigation/management (ORM), and crew resource management (CRM). As a senior leader in the Maine National Guard, he responsible for the readiness and employment of 1100+ airman and serves as the Vice Chair of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee (Northeast) for the Air National Guard. Previously, Frank developed interagency relationships, policies, and procedures as the Air Refueling Weapons System Council (WSC) Chair. An executive leader with operational experience as pilot, flight simulator instructor, Maintenance Quality Assurance Officer, and Safety Officer, Frank understands and bridges tactical problems with strategic guidance and solutions.

Agnieszka Samsel

Human Resources Manager

Human Resources expert with cross-cultural experience and people analytics competency. Aga served in positions in finance, shipbuilding, retail, and hospitality industries and gives back by volunteering for the Skagit Island Human Resource Management Association. She lived and worked in Poland, Ecuador, and Spain, which allowed her to gain global commerce knowledge and appreciation for global cultures. She holds two Master’s Degrees – in Economics and Business Administration. This background provided her with a strong foundation of statistics, data analysis and ability to see the ‘big picture’ and make recommendations on how to increase organizational performance. Aga believes in leveraging people-related analytics to drive business decisions, improve efficiency and elevate employee experience.

Martin Voshell, Ph.D.

Chief Strategist and Principal Cognitive Engineer

Business strategist and Cognitive Systems Engineer with over 15 years of experience leading, managing, and executing the research, design, and fielding of advanced human-centered solutions and products for Defense and Commercial applications. Martin has managed a wide range of science and technology programs focused on advanced human interface design for Intelligence Community operations, manned/unmanned teaming in multi-domain operations, and live, virtual, constructive (LVC) technology integration for design and training. As a seasoned Principal Investigator, Project Manager, Proposal Manager, and Capture Manager, he has successfully led a wide variety of projects supporting large system integrator product development, priming DARPA program technical areas, and managing SBIR/STTR research projects. A well published expert in human machine teaming and system design, Martin has led work with stakeholders at EPRI to publish guidelines for the design of interfaces for future electric power systems, conducted field work with robotic search and rescue and emergency response teams in the US and the Netherlands.

John Wasko, Ph.D.

PRINCIPAL 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.