Adrian Rich, Managing Principal, founded Simple Technology Solutions late in 2014 as a federally-focused digital consultancy. From its inception, STS began as a business development consultancy working with mid-to-large GovCon businesses in bringing their IT solutions to the Homeland Security space. Today, Adrian leads corporate strategic initiatives to expand the STS footprint while building and maintaining an employee culture that fuels growth and success. After just 5 years, 2019 proved to be an exceptional year for STS, ranking #429 on the “Inc. 5000” list, #13 on Washington Technology’s “Fast 50”, and receiving the 2019 “Best Places to Work” honors from the Washington Business Journal.
“Our success is measured by our mission: to identify client needs, apply cutting-edge IT solutions and provide apprenticeship opportunities for motivated individuals to meet and exceed the demands of industry. We’ve created a symbiotic relationship between our customers, our business, and our team. By providing technically superior solutions for our customers, we are able to build our business and establish mentorship programs to develop a skilled workforce. Our continued growth is a reflection of our team, their talent and willingness to learn, adapt and succeed, ” says Adrian.
Prior to starting STS, Adrian was a Senior Director at General Dynamics IT, managing a large swath of its Homeland Security business development portfolio. He spent several years prior to his GDIT tenure running professional services and business development at Enterprise Solutions Realized. Adrian’s “IT leadership” identity stems from his work as a special education teacher in Baltimore City, where he evolved into a technical project manager leading all types of IT projects in education, private industry and the federal space.
Adrian holds a BA in Government from the College of William & Mary, a Masters in Teaching (MAT) from Morgan State University and a Professional Certificate in Business Leadership from Johns Hopkins University.
Aaron Kilinski, Principal and Chief Technologist, is a multi-disciplined and energetic innovator committed to delivering business results that leverage cutting-edge ideas and state-of-the-art technology to STS. He brings a wealth of expertise with particular strengths in Cloud Computing, DevOps, Solution Architecture, Systems Engineering, Data Visualization and Big Data Analytics. Passionate about solutions architecture and continuous innovation, Aaron is adept at building teams and driving results in complex and chaotic environments.
Prior to STS, Aaron was part of several large-scale organizations, including Bechtel, Accenture and TSA, where he was responsible for the development and deployment of new business intelligence tools, reporting platforms and case management systems.
An avid and passionate supporter of natural spaces and the environment, Aaron founded the National Park Seminary-Glen Restoration Program. The program is a multi-year coordinated set of projects intended to restore the Forest Glen at National Park Seminary.
Aaron is an alumnus of the Center for Creative Leadership and earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech. He is certified in Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Services and Amazon AWS. He currently holds all five certifications for Amazon AWS and maintains the following Government Clearances: DOD Top Secret, ICE/USCIS/TSA Public Trust – 6C.
Betsey Hutton, Business Development Principal, joined the STS leadership team to build on STS’s successful track record of architecting and implementing cloud solutions in the federal civilian market. Hutton’s responsibilities focus on enhancing business development strategies and practices, and establishing and managing high-value strategic partnerships.
“When I first met the STS Team, I was amazed at the breadth and depth of expertise across all the major cloud providers and all layers of the computing stack. STS has unprecedented success automating the implementation of cloud hosting environments and migrating legacy applications. I thought, ‘This small company is tackling some of the biggest barriers to federal cloud adoption!’ I wanted to be a part of it, and I wanted to share their experiences to help other agencies,” says Betsey.
Prior to joining STS, Betsey was the Business Development Executive for Octo Consulting’s Federal Civilian and DHS Business Unit. She also spent 4 years at ICF International as the Director of Business Development for Federal Information Technology and Director of Alliances for ICF’s commercial business.
Betsey holds a BA in Rhetoric from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and an MAS in Conflict Resolution from the University of Basel-Centre for Advanced Studies.
Subhasis Datta, Chief Data Scientist and Principal, Machine Learning & AI, joined STS in 2019 bringing over 25 years of experience as a Chief Data Scientist, Chief Systems & Enterprise Engineer/Architect, VP & Technical Director, Program/Project Management and Machine Learning(ML)/AI Expert.
At STS, Subhasis is responsible for organization-wide practice building and oversight over all Data Science, ML/AI enterprise-wide programs across the DHS (TSA, USCIS, CBP, etc.), HHS, other federal agencies, and the DoD. Subhasis is responsible for recruiting, building and mentoring a world-class Data Science, ML/AI team supporting all STS agencies and harmonizing programs.
Subhasis is a Professional Alumni at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he has completed multiple Data Science, ML/AI, Big Data, IoT courses and continuing with his MicroMasters in Data Science and AI at MIT, and Deep Learning Certification at Stanford. Subhasis holds a BS in Engineering, MS and PhD (ABD Status) in Information Systems and Management Science from Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, and also an MBA in MIS and Operations Research. He is currently completing an MS in Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.
Subhasis has led over 5 dozen ML/AI programs at over a dozen Federal Agencies and DoD, and held Executive positions at large companies such as Technical Director, Data Scientist at ICF International, Chief Data Scientist, Enterprise Systems Engineer at MITRE, Vice President for ML/AI, Systems Engineering at Alion.
Carol Caputo, Director of Corporate Operations, provides leadership and accountability for business processes and performance. An innovative thinker with a background in strategic business and human resources operations, Carol consistently delivers optimized business results for large and small Commercial and Federal Government organizations. Specializing in Lean Agile adoption in back-office operations, she manages a network of empowered thought leaders to lead innovative solutions in a fast growth environment with complex business and human capital challenges.
“Applying a Lean Agile approach to our business processes has enabled us to establish a scalable business operation that can meet the rapid growth challenge at STS. It allows us to maximize results-oriented decision making to accommodate fast-growth and changing priorities. Using this model at STS has streamlined the way we deliver effective solutions to our federal agency customers,” says Carol.
Prior to joining STS, Carol served as the Senior Director of Administration and Operations for a large federal contractor and a national IT commercial consulting organization. She also served as a business consultant for small-to-medium sized federal Contractors in DC.
Carol holds a BS in Business Management from the University of Maryland, College Park, Certified SAFe for Government and a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) from the Society for Human Resources Management.
Gregory Daniel, Director of Program Delivery, joined the STS leadership team in 2018 to focus on streamlining processes, strategic operations, and resource allocation. Gregory also leads oversight and accountability for both STS Joint Venture Operations (SimpleCom Solutions, LLC and Applied Cloud Technologies, LLC).
Prior to joining STS, Gregory was the Federal Services Director for Deque Systems, Inc. He also held several other executive positions including, Principal/Government Lead at Educe Group, Inc. and Human Capital Technology Practice Director/GoLearn Program Manager at Sevatec, Inc.
Gregory holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from the Florida A&M University.