At Gray Analytics, our goal is simple: to help our country, its businesses, and its
organizations improve security in the cyber realm. Period.
Real Problems, Real Solutions:
Gray Analytics Is Meeting The Need
What would you do if a cyberattack shut down your business today?
Every business or organization, no matter the size or focus, is continually at risk of a cyberattack. In the global economy operating in the digital information age, the opportunities for bad actors to do grave and sometimes-irreparable damage are numerous.
The bottom line: those with malicious intent are out to access, steal, alter, disable or destroy what does not rightfully belong to them. From nation-state groups to hacktivists, cybercrime to cyberwarfare, phishing attacks to denial-of-service, the tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) are ever changing and growing exponentially. Every organization requires a solution based on understanding a complex array of cyber threats…and creating the best defenses against them.
Our Leadership Team
Ron has over 30 years of Federal Government contracting experience supporting Department of Defense and NASA customers in Huntsville and Washington, DC. He has managed technical and business organizations his entire career and has specific expertise in the growth and management of small businesses in a method that results in an exceptional work environment for staff and superior support and products for customers. Ron has been inducted into the State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame and has been recognized as a Distinguished Engineering Fellow by the University of Alabama.
Scott Gray leads the Gray Analytics Team. He is responsible for setting growth strategies and execution plans with an emphasis on solving our client’s complex technical challenges with the highest levels of client satisfaction and Gray Analytics team member morale. Scott has over 30 years’ experience working with corporations and government organizations to deliver high-value solutions to help clients meet complex mission objectives. Prior to Gray Analytics, Scott worked at IBM with hardware infrastructure responsibility for the US Army, US Navy, US Marine Corps, and Missile Defense Agency. Scott has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Alabama, a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and a Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University.
Ed RawlinsonFederal Business Leader
Ed leads the execution of our Federal Government segment. He has over 40 years of Federal Government contracting experience supporting Department of Defense and NASA customers. Prior to joining Gray Analytics, Ed was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Digital Fusion where he presided over the growth of the company from revenue $7 million to revenue of $62 million in only four years while supporting the DoD and Intelligence communities in the development and application of advanced technology concepts. Ed has provided independent subject matter expertise for technical and management issues to the Government and private industry in the DoD and Homeland Security sectors as well as business development and leadership for several high growth companies in the DoD, Homeland Security, and Intelligence business sectors.
Jennifer Gray ElwellVP, Business Operations
Jennifer Gray Elwell leads Gray Analytics’ back office, managing all functional areas of corporate administration. She leads the day to day operations and delivers on strategy and operational plans, taking them from the planning process to completion based on the strategic vision for the company. Jennifer has experience working with clients in software development and managing custom software implementation from program creation to software release. She also has experience in business implementation including vision casting, strategic planning, financial forecasting, product creation and rollout, marketing, and policy creation. Jennifer has over 11 years’ experience in engineering, marketing, and business operations, both as an employee and as a small business owner.
David JarmonVP, Cybersecurity and DevSecOps
David Jarmon has over 20 years’ experience performing Systems Engineering, Cyber Security, and Program Management duties for the Department of Defense (DoD). Prior to joining Gray Analytics, David spent 10 years with the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) where he served as a Systems Engineering Chief, responsible for Cyber Security Engineering, Program Protection, Information Safeguards and developing Advanced Technologies. David also served as a liaison to the NSA, DOT&E, ATEC, ARL/SLAD, TSMO, AFRL, and the TRADOC Capability Manager for Air Defense. While serving at MDA, David was awarded the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, presented by MG James E. Rogers. Prior to MDA, David spent 10 years at the MITRE Corporation as a Senior Engineer supporting various Missile Defense Programs and DoD Cyber initiatives.
Brandon SessionsVP, Commercial Cybersecurity
Brandon Sessions leads our commercial cybersecurity operations and has over 10 years’ experience in strategic operations and business development demonstrated in diverse industries including software as a service, network security services, and partner management for commercial and federal companies. Prior to joining Gray Analytics, Brandon served as the chief revenue officer for PC Matic where he was responsible for the strategic vision of products and building customer bases in business-to-consumer, business-to-business, and business-to-government spaces. Representing PC Matic, Brandon was appointed to the NIST National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) board which focuses on national cybersecurity initiatives. Brandon recently acquired certification from the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB) as a Registered Practitioner (RP).
Jay TownVP and General Counsel
Jay Town is the former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama. As U.S. Attorney, he created the Prosecutor-to-Prosecutor Program and the OD Leads System which are now nationally recognized best practices among U.S. Attorneys. He also oversaw the Department’s largest civil rights investigation into abuses related to incarceration and incarcerated persons. While U.S. Attorney, Jay served on several of the Attorney General’s committees including the Cyber Subcommittee and he was one of five U.S. Attorneys selected to serve on the China Initiative Steering Committee. Jay, a former judge advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps, was an accomplished prosecutor in the Madison County District Attorney’s Office from 2005, when he moved to Huntsville, until his confirmation as U.S. Attorney in 2017. Jay earned a bachelor’s degree in Government & International Relations from the University of Notre Dame in 1995 and received his Juris Doctor from the Seton Hall University School of Law in 1998. He is a member of the State Bars of Indiana, New Jersey and Alabama, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Hunter VaughnVP, Engineering Services
Hunter Vaughn has more than 20 years’ experience performing program management for the Department of Defense. Over the last 12 years Hunter has worked for the Missile Defense Agency where he led the development and execution of C2BMC Defensive Cyber Ops strategy, oversaw participation in DOT&E, TSMO and CCMD penetration testing, and led systems upgrades to improve and remediate compliance issues related to NIST and RMF requirements. He has managed budgets exceeding $150M across 6 contracts and has strong experience in Cost as an Independent Variable (CAIV) and Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS). Hunter also has strong experience in kill vehicle test facilities, hardware in the loop systems, course of action planning, training programs, and board review processes.
LaKisha TisdaleManager of Human Resources
LaKisha Tisdale is a hands-on, dynamic professional with 12 years of experience in human resources and operations. She has spent the past 4 years in a management role for a greenfield startup company, working to foster a professional environment that promotes creativity, innovation, and unparalleled success. She is dedicated to creating robust corporate cultures that promote continuous business growth and cultivate customer loyalty by empowering and motivating employees to realize their full potential and bring their best to the job. She has expertise in the fields of high technology, government contracting, manufacturing, and the food industry. She has notable experience in strategic human resource planning, performance management, staffing, federal and state law compliance, employment contract negotiations, employee benefits, compensation and payroll, training and development, and management coaching.
Charlie GrayDirector, Business Development & Strategy
Charlie Gray leads our West Coast operations and opened our Los Angeles office. In addition to his time at Gray Analytics, Charlie has experience developing business in the professional consulting and commercial real estate industries. Previously, Charlie worked for nearly six years at a top consulting firm where he worked directly with boards of directors and executive leadership of Dow 30, S&P 500, pre-IPO, and privately held companies. There he provided clients guidance and expertise focused on executive compensation and other corporate governance-related topics. He led the development and completion of client deliverables, presented findings and recommendations, and was a lead writer on multiple winning business development proposals. Charlie earned a bachelor’s degree in International Management from the University of Alabama and a master’s degree in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University.