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Joe Crandall joined Greencastle in 2012 as the Director of Client Engagement. In 2015 he became partner as the business continued to grow. On October 1st, 2019 he purchased the company from Greencastle’s founder and managing partner Celwyn Evans.

In 1989 Joe joined the US Navy as an Electronics Technician and ultimately earned a commission through the Naval Academy in 1996 with a BS in General Engineering. After graduation, Joe went to Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL School (BUD/S) training and was assigned to SEAL Team 5 where he served until 2003. After separating from the US Navy, Joe began a career in sales with Pfizer, GetWellNetwork and GE until he joined Greencastle.

Joe earned his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification from Villanova University 2015 and volunteers with Patriot Fund.


Questions for Joe Crandall:

What’s your biggest failure and what did you learn from that experience?

Last century, while platoon commander of SEAL Team FIVE Charlie Platoon, I failed as a leader. We were doing static line jumps and a couple of sticks ahead of us were suffering significant injuries on the DZ. As a leader, I should have stopped the evolution to prevent further, unneeded injury. I didn’t. As karma would have it, I was injured significantly on my jump. The lesson I learned was that sometimes as a leader you might have to make a hard call – albeit, the right call. Making the hard call sometimes means you are standing alone in your decision, but you need to be comfortable with that. I should have looked out for the team.

What’s the biggest challenge you’re facing now? How are you tackling it?

Biggest business challenge is always about Greencastle. I have a great team leading their respective areas, but sometimes forces outside your control cause business impacts that need to be addressed. Back to point number one, that often includes making hard calls that impact people’s lives. The way we tackle it is through thorough planning – preparing when things are going well. This allows you to have a plan that is not developed in a panic. Other ways we are tackling it is by following the EOS model, putting the right people in the right seats and holding everyone accountable. After that, you have the tools to respond to most outside challenges.

What’s the more important lesson you’ve learned over your career?

Read the “The Go Giver” and never regret the past. I have had conversations that center on making better decisions at this point or that point in my life. “I wish I would have…” is not healthy. I couldn’t have made better decisions back then because I was ignorant and immature. As we mature, we understand things differently. I understand why some business leaders made the decisions they made because I now have a similar frame of reference. But when I was an employee, it baffled me why we did this or that.

In your opinion, what’s the most important personality trait or strength someone needs to have to be a great consultant?

Depends. A new consultant at Greencastle needs to be hungry for knowledge and confident to put themselves out there in new and challenging situations. A mid-level consultant needs to start developing their leadership traits, learn how to do the consulting work, but also providing additional value outside of the project. Good enough is often just enough not to get fired or renewed. A senior consultant is almost a mini-business owner. They have to lead people, manage resources and grow their book of business. Overall, the client is looking for results. A successful consultant doesn’t confuse effort with performance.

Who has been your most important personal mentor?

I have not had one consistent mentor. I have had mini-mentors – a collage of mentors.

What are 2 books you’d recommend and why?

“The Go Giver” by Bob Burg and John David Mann. “The Attributes” by Rich Diviney and most books on stoicism. The Go Giver because it makes sense and I have seen it in action. The Attributes because it is fascinating the level of details Rich goes into about selecting top performing people for even higher performing roles. And stoicism is a great approach to flourishing in the world we live in today.


 

Eric’s focus is on client delivery and customer satisfaction, ensuring solutions the Greencastle team develops mesh with an organization’s culture, people, processes, technology, and goals.

Eric co-founded and managed a solar design and installation company after graduating Bucknell University in 2009 with a BS in Business Administration, while simultaneously commissioning as an officer in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.

After growing the solar company to the third largest in the state by installation size in less than three years, he left to attend flight school. There he became licensed as a FAA commercial helicopter pilot, operating CH-47 Chinook helicopters for the Army. After completing follow-on active duty assignments, Eric re-entered the civilian workforce and joined Greencastle in 2015, while furthering his education in project management at Syracuse University in 2016.

Adam Holstein, GSD™, PMP, LSSGB
Vice President of Talent Management

As the Vice President for Talent Management, Adam is the lead for developing talent within the organization.

Previous to this role he was a Client Engagement Services Vice President. Adam is the lead for project controls on a multi-year data analytics and convergence portfolio of projects. Adam’s team delivers business case development, executive level reporting, status and approvals, as well as financial forecasting, controls and analysis. Prior to Greencastle, Adam served in the active duty Air Force as a Space Officer stationed at Cape Cod Air Force Station where he operated a missile warning radar. He continues to serve as a Captain in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard as a Theater Missile Warning Officer as part of the 193rd Combat Operations Squadron in State College, Pennsylvania. Adam has received the Air Force Commendation Medal, Company Grade Officer of the Year award, 21st Space Wing Gold Knight Award, 14th Numbered Air Force Outstanding Contributor award, and the 6th Space Warning Squadron Space Operator of the Year award. He received a master’s in public policy from New England College in 2012 and a bachelor’s in history education from the University of Delaware in 2009. He also received his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in 2018.

Jeremy Strathmeyer, GSD™, PMP, CCP, LSSGB
Vice President of Client Engagement

Jeremy holds the pivotal role of Vice President of Client Engagement Services. In this capacity, he is responsible for steering the service delivery across a diverse array of clients and initiatives. His leadership approach is deeply rooted in the principles of servant leadership, a philosophy that empowers our consultants to consistently deliver services of the highest quality to our valued clients.

Jeremy brings to Greencastle a rich tapestry of experience from his previous career in law enforcement. He served with distinction as a police officer in York and Lancaster Counties for over 18 years. During his tenure, he undertook various roles including patrol officer, SWAT team member, and patrol sergeant. His service was marked by an unwavering commitment to community safety and welfare, underpinned by his adeptness in critical thinking and complex decision-making.

Parallel to his law enforcement career, Jeremy has a distinguished military background. He dedicated over 28 years to the United States Army, culminating in his retirement as a Command Sergeant Major in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, 28th Infantry Division. His military journey includes three combat deployments to the Middle East, with his final deployment as a Command Sergeant Major in the Headquarters element of Operation Spartan Shield. Jeremy’s military career is decorated with numerous accolades, including four Meritorious Service Medals and the esteemed Bronze Star.

In terms of academic and professional qualifications, Jeremy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Duquesne University. He further enhances his skillset with several certifications, including Scrum Master, Change Management Practitioner, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB), and Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

Jeremy’s diverse experience, combined with his leadership skills and commitment to excellence, make him an invaluable asset to our team at Greencastle Consulting.

Lindsey Foulk, CMP, LSSGB
Vice President of Client Acquisition

Before her role at Greencastle, Lindsey worked for two local marketing agencies and after that spent over 3 years at a large software company running global marketing campaigns. Now as the Vice President of Client Acquisition at Greencastle, she is responsible for marketing & sales strategy, execution and analysis. Lindsey is currently serving in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard where she earned her commission with the Pennsylvania OCS program in September of 2018. Currently, she is a Public Affairs Officer and previously served as an Infantry Battalion Signal and Communications Officer. She received her Bachelor’s in Journalism in August 2007 and Masters in Education in December of 2012 both from The Pennsylvania State University. Lindsey is also a graduate of the Defense Information School in Ft. Meade, Maryland.

Prior to joining Greencastle, Daniel served six years in an operations support role in the Air Force overseeing mission planning, execution and reporting, as well as aircrew training programs. Daniel carries a BS in Finance, MBA from Rutgers University, years of development experience and is steps away from an additional computer science degree. Additionally, Daniel is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Professional Scrum Master, and Microsoft Certified Data Analyst.

As an experienced entrepreneur, successfully scaling a manufacturing and eCommerce business, Daniel understands what it takes to optimize processes, foster team buy-in and execute on set goals. His background carries with it diverse experience to include project management, budget oversight, product development, and leadership.

As a Director, Ryan Murray improves processes, manages complex projects, and successfully guides our clients through change implementation. Prior to Greencastle Consulting, Ryan served as an Infantry and Information Operations Officer in the United States Marine Corps. As a certified Foreign Military Advisor, he provided instruction and direction to militaries throughout Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Middle East earning the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement and Commendation Medals. He was awarded his Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communication in May 2010 from College of Charleston.

As a seasoned professional, Pat currently holds the position of Director at Greencastle, where he leads multiple teams overseeing crucial functions such as portfolio management office operations, project management, change management, and budget controls. His educational foundation includes an MBA earned from Penn State University in 2017, following an undergraduate degree obtained at Hofstra University in 2007. Immediately after graduating from Hofstra, Pat embarked on a dynamic career as an active-duty Field Artillery Officer in the United States Army, serving in various leadership and operational capacities over a six-year period, including two combat tours to Afghanistan. Transitioning from the military to Corporate America, Pat has amassed seven years of experience in infrastructure and facilities management, catering to the unique needs of retail and pharmaceutical clients. Further contributing to his diverse skill set, he has dedicated over four years as a consultant and project manager at Greencastle. Pat’s professional trajectory reflects a commitment to leadership, strategic thinking, and successful project execution.

Jeffrey Heavener, LSSGB
Senior Director

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Kevin Bowen, PMP, PSM, LSSBB
Senior Principal

As a Senior Principal, Kevin is responsible for creating and implementing the service engagement product/deliverable QA/QC program, governing the internal project/initiative ingestion and implementation processes to include deliverable quality, conducting the monthly Director’s Day training program, re-design and build of the Knowledge Management System (KMS), and for the Exelon oneMDS Program PMO engagement. He is the lead for Integration, Schedule Management, and Scope Management. Kevin earned a bachelor’s in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering and started his career in the United States Air Force as an Aircraft Maintenance officer and then as a Satellite Systems Engineer.  After separating from the Air Force as a Captain, he obtained project implementation experience in corporate intranet and internet, Web Store delivery, hospital IT systems and program delivery, field dispatch system development and implementation, as well as large scale customer program equipment and systems implementations.  Kevin has experience in the Telecommunications (Cable, Phone, Mobile), Power Utility, eCommerce, Medical IT Technology, Aerospace, and Retail industries.

Tom Morgan is a Senior Director who has led project management and business process improvement initiatives for several energy utilities. He is a certified PMP and Professional Scrum Master. Prior to joining Greencastle, Tom served as an Engineer Officer in the United States Army deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan. He is a graduate of the Engineer Captains Career Course, Ranger, Airborne, and Air Assault Schools. Tom has a bachelor’s degree from Temple University.

Nathan joined the company with 10 years of leadership and problem-solving experience. As a Senior Director, he focuses on making processes more efficient with attention to organizational design to create a better employee experience. Prior to joining Greencastle, Nathan served in the United States Air Force where his work focused on analytics and process improvement. He holds a bachelors and a minor in leadership studies from Virginia Tech.

Jim Blanchet
Senior Director

Jim is re-joining Greencastle after 6 years operating as an independent consultant and project manager. Jim is an expert in project management and PMO leadership, and he has led engagements for multiple Fortune 100 companies in the utility and telecom space and consulted for small and mid-range organizations during his 11-year career. Jim was commissioned as a Naval Officer through Navy ROTC at Tulane University in 2008, and he is a decorated veteran of two deployments to the Arabian Gulf. Jim is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM).

Prior to joining Greencastle, Anthony Burke has four years of experience in managing IT projects at a natural gas utility company and 6 years of experience in project management, business analysis, and leading operations teams. As a Senior Consultant, Anthony provides project management guidance and budget oversight for Greencastle clients.  Anthony currently serves in the Army Reserve as an Intelligence Officer. He holds several professional certifications including Project Management Professional (PMP), Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), and Scrum Master. He was awarded his Bachelor of Science in Business Management in 2010 and completed the MBA program at West Texas A&M University in 2019.

As a Director, Kate assists in large projects and specializes in project management and change management. Prior to that she has five years of experience in finance operations. She applied problem solving and critical thinking skills to facilitate front office operations. Kate commissioned through Penn State University ROTC while receiving her undergraduate degree in Biological Engineering in 2012. She has served as an officer in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard for ten years. Kate deployed to the Middle East in support of Operations Spartan Shield and Operation Inherent Resolve. Kate earned her MBA in Project Management from DeSales University in 2016.

Joe Kotalik, LSSGB
Principal

Joseph Kotalik brings 20 years of business management, policy analysis, and program controlling in the public and private sector. As a Principal, Joseph oversees project execution, training, and quality control of the Exelon team. He spent 5 years in the US Navy as a supply petty officer and led emergency medical teams and boarded vessels during anti-piracy deployments. He currently holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s in project management. Joseph is an officer for American Legion Post 181, volunteers with Scouts and local schools, and raises funds for Christians at risk.

Ben Egner is a Director and a seasoned implementation consultant. He has certifications in project management, change management, and process improvement. His experience across several client engagements, in addition to his formal education, allows him to lead teams that drive change and turn executive client visions into reality. Prior to working at Greencastle, Ben served 5 years as an Air Support Control Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps; spending most of his career training foreign national militaries overseas. He was awarded his Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland in 2012.

Bob Natale currently works as a Director. His prior experience includes a position as a Data Analyst, over 13 years in the fire service as paid and volunteer, and over 8 years of military service which he specialized in chemical, biological & radioactive incident response. He continues to serve as a Volunteer Fire Fighter and an Emergency Manager for the Pennsylvania Air National Guard. Bob holds an associate of applied science in emergency management from The Community College of the Air Force, Bachelor of Arts from Arizona State University in Spanish with a minor in business and undergraduate certificate in applied business data analytics, and various project management certifications. He has a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Negotiation & Influence from Pennsylvania State University.

Brad Kenny joined the company as an Associate Business Intelligence Consultant working to bring the story of clients’ data to life. Prior to Greencastle, Brad has worked in the BI and data management space for over 8 years for Fortune 50 tech and Higher Education organizations. Brad served in the Army National Guard as a combat medic for 7 years, providing healthcare to soldiers at home and abroad.  Brad holds a Master’s degree in Applied Statistics from Villanova University, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Cabrini University.

Prior to joining Greencastle, Tyler Reiser has six-years of experience consulting military, government, and businesses on financial planning, process improvement, and counter-terrorism. Tyler was an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician in the United States Air Force. While in the Air Force he served in the Iraq and Afghan wars, and received recognition from, then Director of the FBI Robert Mueller, for his contributions combating international terrorism. Tyler has a bachelor’s degree in business, a certificate in financial planning and an associate’s degree in the applied science of explosive ordnance disposal. He also holds a MSPS in Data Analytics.

Patrick Bragan joined the company as an Associate Consultant. Prior to that he has 13 years of experience in program and project management where he has honed his excellent problem solving skills. Pat was an Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps for 7 years and participated in two combat deployments to Afghanistan as a platoon commander and executive officer. Pat was also an instructor/evaluator at the United States Marine Corps Officer Candidate School. He was awarded his bachelor’s in criminal justice in May of 2007 from Sacred Heart University.

As a Contractor, Julius Davin focuses on harnessing data to solve problems and drive change within organizations. He has prior experience in proposal writing and coordination, public sector retirement administration, and benefits administration for federal programs. Julius is a C-130 Loadmaster in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard with over five years of service and was awarded an Air Medal for combat duty performed over the skies of Iraq. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Labor Studies and Employment Relations from Penn State in 2012.

Alicia Mendez
Senior Manager

Prior to joining Greencastle, Alicia has 10 years of experience in office management and excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.  As the Senior Manager, HR and Admin. of Greencastle, she maintains all office/building functions to include administration, human resources, and talent acquisition ensuring their smooth operation and efficiency.  Alicia was an Intelligence Analyst in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard for 6 years and participated in warfighter exercises that collaborated with multinational allies.  She was awarded her bachelor’s in psychology from American Military University and is currently perusing her SHRM-CP certification.

Amanda Wendling, LSSGB, PMP
Senior Consultant

As a Consultant, Amanda assists in large projects and specializes in process improvement. She has over five years of experience as a project officer in the functional areas of operations, training, and logistics. Amanda is a Logistics Officer in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. She deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Spartan Shield and Operation Inherent Resolve, where she received a Meritorious Service Medal. She is currently serving as a Company Commander. Amanda earned her bachelor’s in Supply Chain Management with a focus in Logistics in July of 2015 from Shippensburg University.

Amy Sanchez, GSD™, PMP, CCMP, LSSBB, MPA
Senior Manager, Strategic Relationships

Amy Sanchez joined Greencastle via Stronghold Leadership, a DoD SkillBridge Program, as an intern transitioning from the military after 8 years of Active Duty service. Amy joined Greencastle full-time as a Consultant with a passion for Change Management. After leading the Change Management program, Amy has transitioned into a role focusing on Strategic Relationships.

Before working at Greencastle, Amy served as a Military Police Company Commander in the United States Army. Her military career consisted of various positions in the Military Police Corps after commissioning from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2014 where she was awarded her Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Politics. Her certifications include: PMP, Prosci’s CCP, PSM, ACMP’s CCMP, and her LSSBB from Villanova University. Amy was awarded her Master’s in Public Administration from Penn State in 2018.

As an Associate Consultant at Greencastle Consulting, Samuel assists on projects to ensure efficient provision of deliverables that meet and exceed customer expectations. Sam was a Field Artillery Officer in the U.S. Army for 5 years, with a deployment to Iraq and Kuwait from 2017 to 2018 in support of Operation Spartan Shield and Operation Inherent Resolve where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his performance while conducting joint and coalition operations. He was awarded his B.A. in Political Science in May of 2015 from Shippensburg University.

Josh Eife, LSSGB
Senior Consultant

Coming soon!

Prior to joining Greencastle, Andrew Dacey had 8 years of experience in management consulting with a specialization in process improvement and project management. Andrew has extensive experience in PMO, change management, and transformation initiatives with Fortune 500 utilities, commercial airlines, and telecommunications industries. As a Senior Consultant with Greencastle, he is working on an initiative to build out a change management plan for implementation at a utility company in order to streamline Electrical Distribution Operations processes and optimize business efficiency with an advanced technology software platform to be implemented by a technology partner. Andrew has 15 years of military service and is currently a Detachment Commander in the U.S. Army Reserve with a 2017 deployment to the Republic of Niger. Andrew was also an Infantry Platoon Leader in the United States Army and deployed to Baghdad in 2008-2009 in support of Operation: Iraqi Freedom. Andrew possesses the PMP, Lean Six Sigma, and Six Sigma Black Belt certifications. He received his master’s degree in Systems Engineering from Penn State University and received his Bachelor of Science in Business & Engineering from Drexel University.

Scott Hopp joined the company through Greencastle’s SkillBridge Program and was then hired on as a full-time Associate Consultant. Prior to working at Greencastle, Scott served 4 years as a Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear Defense Specialist in the U.S. Marine Corps. Scott spent most of his career as the Analytical Services Section Leader at an incident response force for the National Capital Region where he led a team supporting several presidential events. Scott earned his Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies from Lewis-Clark State College in 2016 and was awarded a Master of Business Administration from American Military University in 2021.

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Patrick Flynn, PMP, LSSBB
Senior Consultant

Patrick joined the company as an Associate Consultant. He currently conducts budget control duties for a major utility company and advises project managers on financial decisions. Before joining the Greencastle Consulting team, he was an Airfield Operations officer in the United States Air Force responsible for directing Air Traffic Control and Airfield Management. After leaving Active Duty he joined the Pennsylvania Air National Guard as a Combat Airspace Officer. He Graduated in 2010 from Daniel Webster College with a bachelor’s degree in Air Traffic Management.

Aaron joined the company as a DoD SkillBridge Fellow at Greencastle Consulting, Aaron is working to complete PMP, CCP, and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt while refining his project and change management skills. Aaron was an Infantry non-commissioned officer for 22+ years, completing his service to our country as a brigade-level operations Sergeant Major. He has combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq, and participated in multi-national training events in Lithuania, Latvia, Kosovo, and the Republic of North Macedonia. Aaron has received many military awards, most notably the Combat Infantryman Badge and Purple Heart. He was awarded his bachelor’s in science in May of 2016 from the American Military University.

Prior to joining Greencastle, Scott spent over 6 years at an investment and financial company gaining financial experience across a variety of disciplines including but not limited to reporting, derivative netting, and invoice contract allocation, validation, and execution. As a Consultant, he plays the role of Financial Analyst, Trusted Advisor, Deputy Portfolio Manager, and lead go-to person for Ad-Hoc requests on the Exelon BPP portfolio. Scott was Aircrew and an Airframe and Hydraulic Mechanic for the United States Marine Corps on the CH-53E helicopter platform for 2 combat tours and 1 humanitarian tour. He was awarded his Bachelor’s in Finance in December 2012 from the University of Delaware.

Eric Clever joined Greencastle as an Associate Management Consultant to assist in the leading complex projects and streamline processes. Eric served 16 years in the PA Army National Guard, both in full-time and part-time capacities. During his time there, he had roles commanding a 165-person company of combat engineers, developing multi-year training plans, and advising international military units on engineering best practices. From 2012 to 2013, he acted as a logistics officer in Kuwait supporting the closure of a military camp for which he received an Army Commendation Medal. Most recently, Eric worked as the operations chief for the PA National Guard’s COVID-19 response team for the northeastern region, establishing medical teams to set up testing and vaccination sites as well as assisting long-term care facilities with medical staffing augmentation. Eric holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Drexel University and is currently in an MBA program with Penn State University with a concentration in Data Analytics.

Prior to joining Greencastle, Gregory had worked in Human Resources and Operations management for 10 years, specializing in Human Resources Strategy and Organizational Development. As an Associate Consultant at Greencastle Consulting, he works with clients to help better their business. Gregory is currently severing in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard as a DAGRE team NCO, providing expert Force Protection to the Air Force Special Operations Command. He was awarded his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from West Chester University in 2013 and is currently pursing his Masters Degree in Organizational Development and Leadership and Saint Joseph’s University.

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Jonathan Fietkau currently works as a Senior Consultant. His prior experience includes 5 years in pharmaceutical operations, facilities, and project management, as well as security within government agencies. As a Senior Consultant, he applies unique problem-solving skills and client team leadership to ensure efficient execution of portfolio deliverables that meet and exceed customer requirements. Jonathan Fietkau was a Field Artillery Officer in the United States Army for 10 years, with 6 years conventional experience, and 4 years operating as a Special Operations Joint Terminal Attack Controller with deployments to Iraq and the Arabian Peninsula. He has received numerous awards during his military service to include the Bronze Star Medal and Army Commendation Medal for Valor. He was awarded a B.A. in Sociology in May of 2006 from Hofstra University and maintains various project management certifications.

Martin Densham is a Senior Consultant at Greencastle. He applies a thorough and highly dedicated approach to problem-solving and team management, to ensure the highest standards of project, program and portfolio execution. He specializes in financial consulting and has a wide range of financial and project management certifications.

Prior to joining Greencastle, Martin was the Director of a non-profit providing financial assistance and advice to active-duty personnel and their families in Japan and S Korea. He retired from the British Royal Navy as a Warfare Officer in 2013, during which time he deployed on operations worldwide, and attended the US Naval Postgraduate School to study for his masters. He also has a master’s in business management, a range of financial qualifications, and continues to broaden his knowledge of process improvement and change management methodologies.

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Prior to joining Greencastle, Jacob has 10 years of experience in operations management, risk analysis, asset protection, and physical security planning within the United States Air Force Special Operations Command. This has led to a development in strong leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills. As an Associate Consultant, he works directly with clients providing creative problem solving, process improvement solutions, specialized training, while communicating engagement progress to client management. Jacob currently serves as a Special Operations Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element team leader in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard. He was awarded his bachelor’s in Sports Administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is currently pursuing his PMP certification.

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Prior to joining Greencastle, Anthony was a Logistics Officer in the Army for four years and participated in deployments to the Republic of Korea and Germany. He has experience in supply chain management and personnel management. As a DoD SkillBridge Fellow at Greencastle Consulting, Anthony is working to achieve his PMP, CCP, and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certifications while honing project and change management skills.  He was awarded his Bachelor’s in Business Administration in May of 2018 from Temple University.

Seth Steinmetz joined Greencastle as a Fellow in the Stronghold Leadership Internship program. He brings with him extensive experience in both project and operational management, and a solid understanding of business solutions.  Seth continues to serve in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and has so for over 10 years. He has held many positions while serving in the military such as Operations Supervisor, Logistical Coordinator, Instructor, Telecommunications supervisor, and Security Manager. He was officially recognized throughout his career for both leadership and critical performance initiatives.  Seth received his Bachelors in Political Science from Liberty University.

Prior to joining the company, David gained 6 years of experience in the manufacturing industry serving in different positions to include Production Supervisor, Business Development Manager and Project Manager supporting development of new product lines and lean manufacturing processes. As a consultant, he applies unique problem-solving skills, client team leadership, and technical support to ensure efficient execution of deliverables that meet and exceed customer requirements. David Plunkett was a US Army Armor and Intel Officer for 10 years stationed in US, Germany, South Korea and Iraq supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. He has received numerous awards during his military service to include the Meritorious Service Medal. David was awarded a bachelor’s degree from The Citadel in 2004. He additionally holds professional certifications including Project Management Professional, Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master, Prosci Certified Change Manager, and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

Prior to joining the team, Calvin has 10 years of experience as an entrepreneur, operations manager, and account manager. He will begin his work with Greencastle as an Associate Consultant. Calvin was an Army logistics officer on Active Duty for 4 years, and in the Reserves for 3 years, serving in a variety of leadership roles. He has earned his Master of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.

Chandler Brenneman joined Greencastle as an Associate Consultant. Chandler brings 10 years of experience in leadership, operations management, and creative problem-solving in both the private sector and the U.S. Navy. After serving as a Surface Warfare Officer for 6 years, he earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business in 2015. Since then, he has honed his analytical and project management skills in the electric utility as well as the water and wastewater utility industry and led a team of project managers within the pharmaceutical industry. In addition to his Virginia Cavaliers, Chandler is a proud Nittany Lion, having earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a minor in Economics from Penn State’s Smeal College of Business in 2007.

Prior to joining Greencastle, Kristina has 16 years of program and organizational management experience and excels at developing strategic plans and driving implementation. As an Associate Consultant, she focuses on change management. Kristina was an Education and Training specialist in the Air Force and culminated her 23 year military career by starting up Learning and Development programs for the newly established U.S. Space Force.   She was awarded her Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from Friends University in 2004, and her Master’s degree in Leadership from the University of Oklahoma in 2019.

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Haydn Curtis, LSSGB
Consultant

Prior to joining the company, Haydn has 3 years of experience owning a small business. As a small business owner, he was responsible for daily operations, hiring and managing employees, customer service relations, generating new ideas for growth, and running payroll and bookkeeping. As an Associate Consultant at Greencastle, he provides solutions to problems, client team leadership and technical support. Haydn is an All-Source Intelligence Officer in the US Army Reserves and has served since 2011. He has been awarded 3 Army Reserve Component Achievement medals and 1 Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Bronze Hourglass device. He graduated from DeSales University in 2018 with a bachelor’s in Political Science and Criminal Justice.

Prior to joining Greencastle, Jim spent 20 years on active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps serving as an infantry officer, civil affairs officer, and communications officer. As a consultant, he has experience controlling the budget for large IT projects at two different utilities and is currently a project manager for an electric grid modernization project. Jim has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Norwich University and a master’s degree from the U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies.

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Erika Grubbs, LSSGB
Marketing Manager

Erika is currently the Marketing Manager and joined Greencastle as a Business Development intern while completing her MBA at Drexel University. She is currently responsible for social media management and general marketing support for the company. Prior to joining Greencastle, she spent four years in the Army as a Quartermaster Officer. She received her Bachelor of Arts in History from Lock Haven University and her Master of Business Administration from Drexel University.

Gabrielle Morain joined the company as an Associate Consultant. Prior to that she has 14 years of experience in logistics, transportation and operations management. She has an extensive track record of delivering key leadership to achieve operational excellence as both a military leader and for private sector companies. Gabrielle was a Transportation Management Coordinator in the United States Army Reserves for more than 10 years and served in OEF/OIF as an Instructor, System Administrator and Battle Staff Non-Commissioned Officer. She was awarded her Bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration in October of 2013 and her Master’s in Business Administration with a specialization in Project Management in September of 2017. Gabrielle currently continues her education by pursuing her PhD in Organizational Leadership.

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Andrew Dailey, FMVA
Consultant

Andrew Dailey joined the company as an Associate Consultant providing problem solving, leadership, technical support, and financial accounting expertise. Prior to joining the team Andrew was the Chief Financial Officer for a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned HVAC/R construction company in New York City. Andrew has 16 years of service in the US Army and is currently a lead planner for the US Army Reserve’s Combat Support Training Program. Significant awards from his military service include the Combat Infantry Badge, the Meritorious Service Medal, five Army Commendation Medals, and five Army Achievement Medals. Andrew acquired his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration specializing in Computer Information Systems from Manhattan College in May 2017.

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Matthew Books joined Greencastle as an Associate Business Intelligence Consultant. He has 8 years of experience working with IT systems and business partners offering solutions and providing enhancements to the IT systems that they use. He served 4 years on active duty with the US Navy as an Interior communications specialist and 3 years Navy Reserve as an Information Systems Technician. He is currently serving in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard as a Structural Craftsman helping to provide construction expertise and assistance within the United States and around the world. He holds an Associate Degree in Computer and Communication Technology from Pennsylvania Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology from Drexel University.

Prior to joining Greencastle, Blake had almost a decade of experience in operations and change management with strong resource knowledge and problem-solving skills. As an Associate Consultant at Greencastle, he learns, practices, and maintains core competencies required for Project, Change Management, and Process Improvement success. Blake was a Special Operations Officer and Pilot in the United States Air Force for 9 years with deployments to both CENTOM and EUCOM. For his military accomplishments, he was awarded the Combat Meritorious Service Medal by U.S. Central Command. He currently serves part-time in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard. Blake has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Industrial Engineering from Drexel University. He has been professionally recognized by Drexel University as a “40 Under 40” recipient.

Bryan McCallion has unique experience in leadership, change management, and project management. As a Consultant at Greencastle, he developed and created the Greencastle Enterprise Lessons Learned Library, a digital repository that is enabled with data & trend analysis through Power BI. Bryan was an enlisted Combat Engineer & Airborne Paratrooper in the U.S. Army for over 8 years. As a Noncommissioned Officer, he deployed to Afghanistan in 2017 to conduct Counter-IED and Route Clearance Operations with the 25th Infantry Division out of Alaska. Bryan ended his military career as a Staff Sergeant in the role of a Project Manager with Army Special Operations, earning numerous accolades to include 4 Army Commendation Medals, 3 Army Achievement Medals, an Afghanistan Campaign Star, and a Combat Action Badge. He earned his Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a major in International Business in 2011 from St. Joseph’s University and is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Project Management Professional (PMP), Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB), Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), and Change Practitioner (CCP).

Additional Certifications- Finance Graduate Certificate + Budget Control Methodology

Prior to Greencastle, Del served twenty years in the Intelligence Community, and concurrently, twenty-three years in the Army and Army Reserve as a commissioned and non-commissioned officer, retiring at the rank of Major.  In his prior careers, Del was recognized for consistently achieving high-impact results against strategic objectives in challenging conditions and dynamic environments.  He has extensive experience managing complex multi-organizational programs with global reach and building collaborative partnerships.  His military occupational specialties included Infantry, Signal Corps, and Military Intelligence, with command assignments in conventional and special operations forces.  His awards include the Bronze Star, two Meritorious Service Medals, and the Career Intelligence Medal.  He is a 1990 graduate of Bloomsburg University.

Kyle Nelson is a Penn State graduate who served six years as a Marine Corps officer and then worked in outside sales for a chemical company in Los Angeles before relocating back to the Philadelphia area. After working on several long-term client engagements in multiple roles he was assigned to the Aces team to apply his experiences to emergent opportunities across GAC’s array of initiatives. Outside of GAC he is an active public speaker with the Travis Manion Foundation.

Jeffrey Bury joined the company as an Associate Consultant. Currently, he is the Reporting Lead for an Office of Business Transformation team which provides project management consulting through client engagement. Prior to joining Greencastle, Jeff served for over 20 years in the U.S. Air Force and Active Guard Reserve, before retiring in the highest enlisted rank of Chief Master Sergeant. As the Senior Enlisted Leader, he was the key advisor to the Commander, and responsible for the good order, morale, and discipline of 100 service members within the Security Forces Squadron. Jeff has vast experience in organizational leadership, change management, process improvement with an emphasis in physical security, asset protection, and risk management. He completed various worldwide duty assignments in the U.S., Asia, Europe, as well as multiple deployments to the middle east in support of OIF/OEF. He has been awarded the Air Force Achievement, Commendation, Meritorious Service Medals and was a past recipient of the prestigious Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award. Jeff earned his bachelor’s degree in May of 2016 from American Military University and has earned various industry level certifications such as Project Management Professional (PMP), Professional Scrum Master (PSM), Change Management Professional (CMP) and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB). Jeffrey is currently pursuing advanced certifications in change management and process improvement.

Additional Certifications- Power BI Advanced

Alexander’s prior experience includes six years in law enforcement and two years with an audit, tax & advisory firm. As a consultant, he applies problem-solving and leadership skills combined with technical support to ensure efficient execution of customer requirements. Alexander was commissioned through the Shippensburg University Army ROTC program in 2012 as a Military Police Officer. He is currently assigned to an Army Reserve Training Division at JBMDL as an OC/T (Observer/Coach/Trainer).

Additional Certifications- Power BI

Prior to joining the company Rachelle has 10 years of experience in operations and project management with skills in strategic communications and change implementation. As an Associate Consultant at Greencastle Consulting, she applies problem solving, client team leadership, and technical support to the Greencastle team. Rachelle was an Air Battle Manager in the US Air Force for 8 years where she managed risk and integrated communications in contested global environments. She was awarded her Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the US Air Force Academy in 2009, and a Master’s in International Relations from the University of Oklahoma in 2016.

Additional Certifications- Power BI

Arthur Swartwout joined the company as an Associate Consultant doing project finance control for IT projects at a Fortune 100 utilities company. Prior to Greencastle, Arthur spent 10 years on active duty in the United States Army with deployments to Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan. In Iraq in 2004, Arthur led a tank platoon with 2-63 Armor and saw action in and around the city of Baquba. In Afghanistan in 2011, he led a 110-person logistics company supporting 1-32 Infantry in the Horn of Panjwai near the city of Kandahar. In addition to his individual awards, the units he was part of were awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation and the Valorous Unit Award. Arthur holds a degree in Geography and Environmental Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. A native of Baltimore, he spends much of his free time building a nonprofit called the Baltimore Stakeholders, which aims to bring together Baltimore children from different socioeconomic backgrounds for community service and team-building activities.

Prior to joining Greencastle, Charlie spent 25 years in the financial services industry. He held field leadership roles in the New York City, Chicago and Philadelphia markets. He developed both project and change management skills through numerous corporate mergers and market cycles. As an officer in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division Charlie led tank, scout and support platoons as well as served as a company executive officer. He received three Army Commendation Medals and two Army Achievement Medals and earned the Ranger tab and Senior Parachutist wings. He received his bachelor’s degree in history from Ripon College in Wisconsin.

Additional Certification- Power BI

Elizabeth is a driven professional dedicated to ensuring the success of her clients. With five years of experience in the consulting industry prior to joining Greencastle, she has honed her expertise in project management and leveraged the power of cutting-edge technology to drive results. As an Associate at Greencastle, Elizabeth specializes in the effective execution of project management and the successful deployment of innovative solutions to Greencastle’s clients. Elizabeth actively serves in the Unites States Army Reserve as a logistics officer; she has deployed to the Middle East supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and led training missions in Eastern Europe. She holds a Master’s degree in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from Columbia University.

Additional Certifications: Power BI, Jira

John Auer joined the company as a Junior Associate Management Consultant he works closely with client’s to achieve their ideal version of success. Before this, he organized logistics in the modular space industry and as a paralegal processing veteran benefit claims with local veteran service organizations. In the Air Force, he was assigned to the U.S. Strategic Command within maintenance, logistics, and instructor teams and deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. For his response to the 2011 Souris River flood, he received the Humanitarian Service Medal. In addition, he was awarded the Missile Badge decoration and three AF Outstanding Unit Awards, once with valor. He is a proud 2019 graduate of West Chester University.

Aaron Schwartz joined Greencastle initially in February 2022 as an Associate Management Consultant. Prior to coming on board, he had 4 years of experience in Operations Management working in warehousing and fulfillment operations. Aaron served 15 years Active Duty with over 13 years spent with the US Army Special Forces as a Medical Sergeant. He received a BS in Business Administration from Devry University and his MBA from Fox School of Business at Temple University.

Additional Certifications- MS Cert + Power Automate

Presently serving as an Associate Consultant, Jacob brings with him over a decade of experience in leadership, decisive communication, and project management. He has made significant strides in his professional journey, transitioning from a DoD SkillBridge Fellow to his current role, achieving several noteworthy certifications along the way. As a Fellow, Jacob successfully completed the prestigious PMP® (Project Management Professional), Prosci’s CCP® (Change Management Certification), and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt courses (LSSGB Certification). In addition to his extensive qualifications and experiences, Jacob has also attained the Power BI certification, further enhancing his ability to analyze data and derive valuable insights for clients and the organization. These certifications have not only enriched his skill set but also reinforced his commitment to excellence in the field of management consulting.

With a profound background in the United States Air Force, where he served as a dedicated Structural Engineer for 12 years, Jacob contributed significantly to crucial projects, such as supporting Operation Juniper Shield in constructing a runway and hangars in the challenging terrain of the Saharan Desert. Adding to his impressive achievements, Jacob graduated with honors in 2022, obtaining his bachelor’s degree in Information & Computer Science with a specialization in Cybersecurity and Networking from Park University. This academic accomplishment reflects his unwavering dedication to continuous learning and professional growth. As an integral part of our consultant team, Jacob demonstrates a steadfast commitment to delivering exceptional results and providing innovative solutions to our clients’ challenges. With a track record of excellence and a drive for constant improvement, Jacob is a valuable asset to Greencastle.

Additional Certifications- Power BI

Prior to joining Greencastle, PJ has 20 years of experience in Project Management in both military, industrial and commercial applications. As an Associate Consultant he provides problem solving, client team leadership and technical support.  PJ has served for 20 years as an Army Engineer Officer; both on Active Duty as a platoon leader in South Korea & Hawaii and as a company commander in Germany. He is currently serving in the Reserve as the commander for an Engineer Battalion in central Pennsylvania.  PJ has received the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Iraq & Afghanistan Campaign Medals, Korean Defense Service Medal,  Combat Action Badge and is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College. He was awarded his Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of Delaware and a Masters Degree in Geological Engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology.

Prior to joining Greencastle, Matt has three years of experience in Project Management and has excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Matt served on active duty for 6 years in the Army, first working as an Infantry Officer before transferring to the Military Intelligence Corps. Matt is currently an MBA student at the University of Maryland College Park and received his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from Bowling Green State University in 2013.

Additional Certifications- Power BI

Prior to joining Greencastle, Steve has 29 years of experience in various roles within the Life Sciences Industry, including finance, sales, sales leadership, account management, marketing, consulting, market access and managed care.  Steve was enlisted in the Army as an airborne infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division where he deployed to Panama and Honduras, and then received his commission as an armor officer, serving with the First Infantry Division where he deployed to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iraq. He received a BS from The United States Military Academy and a MSIA from Carnegie Mellon University.

Additional Certifications- Power BI

Prior to joining Greencastle as an Associate Consultant, Mike spent 6 years in operations, program/project management, and business development in the private sector. He has led diverse teams both in a startup and large firm leading operations in support of multimillion dollar commercial and government contracts. As a Director at a last-mile technology startup, he led 30 front-line managers and 170 analysts executives over 40,000 daily deliveries generating $175M in annual revenue. Mike also successfully led the acquisition and delivery of $10 million of capital equipment enabling a growing government services firm to far exceed the government’s delivery expectations on day one of a multiyear refueling services contract. He retired from the United States Air Force in 2016 after 22 years of service as a Special Operations Navigator and served in both USAF Special Operations and Joint Special Operations organizations. Mike holds an MBA from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX and a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Washington and is currently pursuing his PMP certification.

Additional Certification- Power BI

Prior to joining Greencastle, Whitney held roles as a Data Analyst and Program Manager for Data Strategy Development in both higher education and manufacturing industries. She continues to serve as an Intelligence Officer with more than 15 years combined active and reserve time in the Army. Whitney has a BS in Political Science and an MBA with Data Analytics from University of Denver. Whitney is certified in Python Coding, Negotiations, and Lean Sigma Foundations.

Brian Carpenter joined the company as an Associate Business Intelligence consultant, using data analysis to shape business strategy for clients. Prior to Greencastle he served 20 years Active Duty in the US Air Force, primarily in the expeditionary C2 and Joint Special Operations communities. He has commanded two squadrons and spent more than nine years overseas and deployed. He has a Bachelor of Science from the USAF Academy, an MBA from American Military University, and is a Google Certified Data Analyst.

Additional Certifications: Power BI

Justin joined Greencastle as an Associate Consultant. Justin has spent 8 years in management roles facilitating operations of businesses with over 50 million dollars in annual revenue.  His responsibilities included profit and loss accountability, revenue growth strategies, and strict adherence to budget constraints.  Justin has served 7 years in the US Navy as a Master at Arms.  He served in roles as a military policeman, field training officer, and in anti-terrorism roles. Justin earned a master’s degree in business administration from Southern New Hampshire University in 2021.

Additional Certifications: Power BI

Prior to joining the company, Joseph had 13 years of experience in project management and 3 years in statistical analysis possessing exceptional problem-solving skills.  As a Consultant at Greencastle Consulting, he supports client needs ranging from process improvement to project management/implementation, asset mapping and data analysis. Joseph was an Intelligence Specialist in the United States Navy for 6 and 1/2 years, participating in multinational training exercises with US allies globally, humanitarian aid and disaster relief missions, as well as combat missions with ISAF and NATO forces in Afghanistan. He was awarded his bachelor’s in economics in December 2017 from Loyola University New Orleans.

Eric Gardner joined the company as an Associate Consultant.  Prior to Greencastle, Eric worked for 14 years in the Mutual Fund Industry and then 8 years in Construction Management where he honed his skills in Project Management.  Eric is currently serving in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard where he began his career as a Forward Observer before commissioning as a Field Artillery Officer currently as the S3 Operations Officer.  Eric holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and Master’s Degree in Construction Management from Drexel University.

Mike Huf joined the company as an Associate Consultant. Throughout his time at Greencastle he has assisted in initiatives for several energy utilities while honing his skills in project management completing multiple certifications including Project Management Professional (PMP), Professional Scrum Master (PSM), and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB). Mike is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy where he earned a bachelor’s degree in science and played on the Navy Football Team. Upon graduation in 2014, Mike was commissioned as a Surface Warfare Officer serving as the Electronic Warfare Officer aboard USS KEARSARGE for three years and Anti-Terrorism Officer aboard USS RAMAGE for his final two years leading up to joining Greencastle.

Prior to joining Greencastle Sean had three years of civilian sector experience specializing in leadership, logistics, and project management. As an Associate Consultant, Sean works with the team to provide our clients the best in consulting across a variety of fields. Sean was an Army Officer serving both as an Armor Officer and Intelligence Officer. During his service, Sean deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan collaborating with a multitude of agencies during both. He was awarded his bachelors degree in Criminal Justice with a triple minor for Intelligence Analysis, Leadership Development, and Foreign Language in 2011 from Neumann University.

Prior to joining Greencastle Daniel has over 4 years of experience in business development and over 7 years of experience as a financial analyst. As an Associate Consultant at Greencastle Consulting, he maintains project financial tracking and analysis to ensure accurate project accountability. Daniel was a Supply and Logistics Manager in the United States Marine Corps for 4 years and was deployed on combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. During this time he was meritoriously promoted and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal and two Navy Achievement medals. He was awarded his BA in Management and MBA in Finance from Clark University in 2014 and 2015 respectively. He is actively pursuing his DBA in Strategic Management at Liberty University.

Additional Certifications- PowerBI

Prior to joining Greencastle, Travis has 12 years of management and leadership experience. As an Associate Consultant at Greencastle Consulting, he has experience working as a budget controller and management advisor, ensuring projects achieve success. Travis has been an Infantry Officer and Foreign Security Forces Advisor in the United States Marine Corps for the past five years, including deployments to Afghanistan, Georgia, and Okinawa, and has participated in numerous training exercises involving multinational allies. Significant awards from his military service include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat “C” device and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. He was awarded his bachelor’s in Strategic Communications in January 2011 from The Ohio State University. Before joining the military, Travis worked as a General Manager at a landscaping company and at a private family office in Columbus, OH.

Andrew joined Greencastle as a DoD SkillBridge Fellow in 2022. He employs a punctilious work ethic in his role as a consultant, adept at implementing analytical solutions to complex challenges in customer-facing digital products and platforms. Previously, Andrew served as a submarine propulsion plant supervisor in the Navy and worked on Ohio-, Los Angeles-, Virginia-, and Columbia-class submarines and projects. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Energy Engineering Technology from Thomas Edison State University.

Ryan Clements re-joined the company as an Associate Consultant. He served as an Infantry Officer for five years with the 10th Mountain Division completing one tour in Iraq in 2017 in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. During his time in the Army, he also earned the Army Ranger tab and Airborne Tab. He had previously worked at Greencastle as an intern while earning an MBA in Consulting from Simon Business School at the University of Rochester in 2020. Upon graduation, he gained experience in Operations Management sharpening his skills in process improvement and lean management. Now returning to the company, Ryan will apply his combined knowledge and experience to serve as an immediate value add to a range of projects.

Additional Education- Masters of Business Administration from the University of Rochester

Jessica Speary, LSSGB, CSM
Associate Consultant

Jessica Speary joined the company as an Associate Consultant.  Prior to that she was a Logistics Project Officer for 5 years.  Jessica has spent the last 20 years in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and is currently a Logistics Officer.  She has deployed several times to Iraq and worked at United State Army Europe HQ as a Mobilization and Reserve Affairs Exercise Planner.  She has earned 2 Army Achievement Medals, 3 Army Commendation Medals, and 2 Meritorious Service Medals among many other awards.  Jessica earned her bachelor’s degree in Health Science from Lockhaven University.

Additional Certification: Power BI

Dan Maloit, PMP
Associate Consultant

Dan Maloit is joining Greencastle as an Associate Consultant after spending the last seven years in medical device sales.  He worked as a sales rep in the operating room, a disease state specialist, and a district sales manager. Prior to sales, he worked as a facility administrator for two healthcare facilities in the Denver area.  Dan served in the US Army from 2004-2020 on Active Duty, in the Guard, and in the Reserves.  He was in the 82nd Airborne as an artillery officer for two deployments to Iraq prior to attending the Special Forces Qualification Course.  As a Green Beret, he deployed four times to Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Afghanistan, and Qatar.  Among his awards, he received the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Special Forces Tab, Airborne Badge, the Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, and Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star.  Dan graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a bachelor’s in Political Science in May 2006.

Prior to joining Greencastle, Jeff worked in operations in the ecommerce industry.  He later transitioned into corporate finance, eventually becoming the CFO of three companies in the government services industry.  In this role, he led financial efforts that resulted in three business acquisitions and raised over $2mm in investment capital.  Jeff was a submarine officer in the US Navy.  After a successful three year tour of duty onboard USS Rhode Island (an Ohio Class ballistic missile submarine), Jeff finished his naval career at the Pentagon on the Chief of Naval Operations staff.  Jeff holds a B.S. in Physics from the United States Naval Academy, a M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Additional Certifications- Power BI

Mike Smith, ACP, LSSBB, DASSM
Associate Consultant

Prior to joining Greencastle, Mike has over 25 years of experience in project management, recruiting, and multiple facets of training management. As a DoD Skillbridge Fellow he is transitioning out of the military into the civilian sector learning and pursuing multiple credentials and certifications. Mike served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard for over 25 years participating in peace keeping operations, domestic operations, and combat operations. He was awarded his bachelor’s in business management from Grand Canyon University and is currently pursuing his PMP certification.

Prior to joining Greencastle, Bradly Pellegrin has over 10 years of experience in leadership, decisive communication, and project management.  As a Director at Greencastle, he maintains and conducts all Business Development operations.  Additionally, he is the team leader for the Renewables and Energy Storage Program.  Bradly was an Infantry Officer, Ranger Qualified, in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard for 10 years.  He participated in OIF conducting multi nation joint operations with the Abu Ghraib District Police force as their direct advisor and ended his career with 20th SFG.  He was awarded his bachelor’s in international politics in 2007 from Pennsylvania State University.

Scott Lowe, LSSGB
Associate Consultant

Prior to joining Greencastle, Scott has 14 years of experience in high speed, dynamic environments that required rapid problem-solving and execution strategies.  As a Fellow of Greencastle’s SkillBridge program, he is forward leaning in learning and acclimating to their strategies and processes in order to bring new perspectives and solutions to their clients’ needs.  Scott was a Navy SEAL for 14 years and has deployed five times in support of three different national campaigns.  Some of his awards include five commendations and two combat action ribbons.  He earned his bachelor’s in organizational leadership from the University of Charleston and is currently pursuing his PMP certification.

Additional Certifications- Power BI

Al Green
Video Content Marketing Associate

Prior to joining the company Al owned and operated two media businesses that merged in 2009 and he continued to be the Lead Video Producer and Owner until 2020. Shortly after, he created a new entertainment and gaming business, in which he currently spends his free time doing video work for social causes and works on his passion of sci-fi writing. As Video Marketing Supervisor at Greencastle, Al works to convey the message of what Greencastle stands for and he aims to tell Greencastle’s story and personality behind the brand through digital media solutions. Al served in the U.S. Army for 3 years as a Generator Tech and served overseas in Bosnia SFOR, helping to stabilize the region.  After serving in the U.S. Army, Al received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from the Art Institute of Philadelphia to pursue his work as a Video Producer and Digital Marketer. In 2008, Al was recognized by the Senate of Pennsylvania for a medical rehabilitation training video that was used in Al Hillah, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 08-10.

Prior to joining Greencastle, Ryan has 8 years of experience in operations management and operations planning. As a Stronghold Leadership Fellow, he will complete Project Management Professional (PMP) and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt courses among others as well as participate in real world projects to gain vital experience in the industry. Ryan served as an infantry officer in the Army and deployed twice to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. He earned multiple awards and badges during his military service to include the Ranger Tab. Ryan earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University.

Additional Certifications- Power BI

Bryce is a DoD SkillBridge Fellow who is currently taking courses to develop skills in Project Management, Lean Six Sigma, and Change Management. Prior to joining Greencastle, Bryce served as an Infantry Officer in the US Army for four years with a deployment to Lithuania. Bryce has held various roles in the US Army giving him experience in logistics, project management, and personnel management. Bryce has received awards and badges while serving in the US Army to include the Ranger Tab and Army Commendation Medal. Bryce graduated from Temple University in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

Additional Certifications- Power BI

Daniel Trost, PSM, PMP, CMP, LSSGB
Associate Consultant

Prior to joining Greencastle, Dan worked the last 20 years in logistics, supply chain management, training, and management focused on building and developing teams and resilient supply chains and operations. Dan is a Department of Defense Skillbridge fellow developing his program management, business analytics, and change management skill sets. He served as a United States Army logistics officer where he deployed multiple times, worked as a strategic planner, and culminated as a battalion commander. Dan is a graduate of Ripon College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Government. He also received a Master in Human Resource Development from Villanova University, a Master of Business Administration from The College of William and Mary, and a Master of Military Operations from the US Army School of Advanced Military Studies. Dan enjoys challenging opportunities where he can build resilient and successful teams that positively impact people and their organizations.

Additional Certifications- Jira, PowerBI

Michael Murray, CMP
Event Marketing Associate

Michael Murray joined the company as the Event Specialist. Prior to that he owned and operated a martial arts school for 5 years. As the Event Specialist at Greencastle Consulting, he will be responsible for organizing all events. Michael was a Cavalry Scout in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard for 9 years with one combat tour in Iraq.

Daniel Beckers has been serving in the Army National Guard for over 20 years and joined Greencastle through the Stronghold Leadership DoD Skill Bridge program. He has experience as an infantryman and as a logistics officer, with highlights including two company commands, three years as an Army ROTC instructor, and over 15 years in operations. He holds several military skills including rappel master, pathfinder, instructor, and air assault. He additionally holds professional certifications including Project Management Professional, Certified Change Management Professional, Professional Scrum Master, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, and Microsoft Power BI Data Analyst. He has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Franciscan University of Steubenville and is pursuing a Master of Business Administration from American Military University.

Tabitha Ogle, PSM, CCP, LSSGB, PMP
Associate Consultant

Tabitha joins Greencastle as an Associate Consultant and will be providing process improvement and change management strategies for her clients. Before joining the organization, she ran a small boutique consulting firm fostering data-driven change, team development, and executive coaching for small healthcare businesses. She comes with over fifteen years of healthcare expertise that has developed her skills to ensure effectiveness, functionality, and the ability to merge through conflict. During her time in civilian healthcare, she received the Employee of the Quarter and STAR awards for her dedication to the organization and the community they served. Tabitha served eight years in the Army as a combat medic and later as a respiratory therapist. She received numerous awards and accolades following her deployment. She comes with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Central, a Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, graduate-level training in consulting and coaching, and is a board-certified coach.

Additional Certifications- PowerBI

Tanya Belousov
Associate Consultant

Prior to joining Greencastle, Tanya spent over a decade in various roles in consulting (both internal and external), project management, and banking. For the last 15 years, she has served in the Army (in both the National Guard and Reserve Components). From 2014-2015, she deployed to Kuwait as a finance officer in support of Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Inherent Resolve. She holds a BS in Economics and Finance from NYU’s Stern School of Business.

Rick Wood, PSM, LSSGB, CMP
Associate Consultant

Prior to joining Greencastle as an Associate Consultant, Rick has over two decades of experience in project management, sales and operations management within the technology, financial and healthcare industries. He served for two years in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves as a motor transport operator and then six years in the Delaware Air National Guard as a C-130 loadmaster where he received an Air Medal while deployed in the Middle East.  Rick earned his MBA from West Chester University in 2020.

Additional Certifications- Jira; Power BI

Jonathan Cleck
Contractor

Jonathan Cleck joined the company after a varied career in small business start-ups, program management, and Federal law enforcement, including a tour with the FBI’s National Joint Terrorism Task Force. Jonathan leads the company’s business development activities. Jonathan spent 24 years as a Navy SEAL, including time as both an enlisted sailor and as an officer. Jonathan has a B.S. in Behavioral Science, a M.A. in National Security Studies, and is currently a doctoral candidate for a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership & Innovation. In his off time, Jonathan can be found spending time with his family or dodging flying tomatoes on Philly’s amateur stand-up comedy circuit.

Bryce is an Associate Consultant at Greencastle helping clients with data management and data visualization. Bryce served 4 years on Active Duty in the Army as an Intelligence Analyst and deployed to Afghanistan/Qatar where he conducted analytical assessments spanning the entire country. He earned his bachelor’s in anthropology from Brigham Young University where he received several ORCA grants to conduct research in South Korea and Thailand. He presented his findings at the Society for Applied Anthropology academic conference 2016.

Additional Certification- Power BI

Salvatore Filardi, PSM, CMP, LSSGB
Associate Consultant

Sal joined the Greencastle team after a decade of global operations and leadership experience in the military and hospitality industry. As an Associate Consultant, he helps teams execute complex projects and make confident, data-backed decisions. He started his career as a General Manager for a restaurant group where he had P&L ownership. He pivoted, and became a US Army Special Forces Officer (Green Beret) leading teams of elite soldiers to analyze, plan, and execute multi-national training events in Africa – a key tool for US foreign policy. He holds a Bachelor’s in Communication and Organizational Psychology from the University of Illinois and is a graduate of the esteemed John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School where he studied Strategic Planning and Operational Design.

Additional Certifications- Power BI

Chris is an Associate Consultant at Greencastle helping clients solve some of their biggest problems. Chris brings over a decade of leadership and programmatic experience from the defense industry, having managed large and small teams and budgets over $10 million.  Most recently, he bridged government and private industry to negotiate strategic, regional industry partnerships to establish manufacturing talent pipelines for Pennsylvanians.  Chris served as a submarine officer in the United States Navy for 11 years, including two deployments to the Northern Atlantic and one to Bahrain having received multiple Navy Achievement and Commendation Medals.  Chris holds degrees in aerospace and mechanical engineering.

Shane Ferrell, LSSGB, PSM
Associate Consultant

Shane joined Greencastle as an Associate Consultant in 2024. Prior to joining Greencastle, Shane served 4 years Active Duty in the US Air Force as an Intelligence Analyst. During his time in the Air Force, he received the Joint Service Achievement Medal as well as the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for his contributions to several DoD intelligence missions. More recently, he worked for a non-profit gas utility as a Project Management Intern. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from Temple University.

Michael Stack, CSM, LSSGB
Associate Consultant

With 20 years in consulting, project management, and leading teams, Michael excels at finding simple and smart solutions to tackle big problems. Prior to Greencastle, Michael spent 5 years at Accenture working with clients on initiatives from strategy to operations. Whether developing strategic initiatives, designing and implementing SaaS solutions, or automating outdated and manual processes, Michael’s goal is to ensure fewer mistakes, get quicker results, and realize cost savings for your business.

Michael can lead teams of any size, and developing both the team and the individual is something that he is passionate about, whether that’s a small team of transformation consultants or a 30-agent strong service team delivering 1,500 customer interactions per day.

As a Communications and IT Officer in the United States Navy, Michael learned how to manage teams in high-pressure environments and deliver exceptional customer service, and the experience was instrumental in developing his ability to lead with influence and build relationships at all organizational levels.

Michael holds a Master of Science in Information Systems, specializing in Healthcare Service Entrepreneurship, and he has completed executive education certificate programs in Analytics & AI-Driven Consulting at Northwestern and Financial Management at Cornell.

Brad Wilson, PSM, PMP
Associate Consultant

With over a decade of experience in project management, Brad joins Greencastle with a distinguished record of achievement. His military career as an Army officer saw him excel as a Battalion Operations Officer, overseeing training activities and ensuring operational readiness. As a Company Commander, he honed his skills in conflict resolution and team building, while also serving as an intelligence advisor on senior-level staffs, notably in Syria in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Brad’s contributions earned him the Meritorious Service Medal and multiple Army Commendation Medals. Complementing his practical experience, Brad holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public and Rhetorical Communication Studies from Northern Illinois University, coupled with a Certificate in Project Management from the University of Wisconsin–Lacrosse. With his blend of hands-on expertise and academic acumen, Brad is well-equipped to navigate the complexities of any project.

RJ Clark, LSSGB, CMP, PMP, PMI-ACP
Content Marketing Coordinator

RJ Clark joined Greencastle as an Associate Consultant in 2022. Now as the Content Marketing Lead, he is responsible for digital content creation, management, and analysis. Before Greencastle, RJ spent 4 years as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army and 3 years working in higher education. RJ holds a Master’s in Public Administration from West Chester University and multiple project management certifications. RJ is the self-proclaimed ‘Canva King’ and moonlights as a graphic designer.

Justin Shaw, LSSGB
Administrative Specialist

Before becoming the Office & HR Administrative Assistant, Justin worked 7 years in the retail environment, working in both a security capacity, as well as merchandise/fulfillment management. Before that, Justin was a Military Police Sergeant for the U.S. Army where he served 8 years of active duty. He served overseas in both South Korea, and Iraq during that time. After his service, Justin received his associate degree in Criminal Justice from Montgomery County Community College in August 2015.

Jeff Moore, PSM
Recruiting Lead

Prior to joining the team Jeff has over 20 years human resources management experience. His primary lines of effort were in human capital management and equal employment opportunity compliance and training. As the Recruiting Lead for Greencastle, Jeff communicates with applicants by phone, email or in person.  He also screens resumes and ushers candidates through the hiring pipeline.  Jeff was a Senior Human Resources Supervisor for the Pennsylvania Army National Guard prior to retirement after 25 years of total service.  He has been awarded numerous awards that included, but are not limited to, four Meritorious Service Medals, Iraqi Campaign Medal (with Campaign Device), Career Counselor Badge, Pennsylvania Distinguished Service Medal, Adjutant Generals’ Corps Regimental Association’s COL Robert L. Manning Achievement Medal, and The Knight of the Honorable Order of Saint Michael. Jeff also studied Human Resources Management at Southern New Hampshire University.

Megan Flynn
Administrative Assistant

Megan joined Greencastle as an Intern and has experience in property and project management. Prior to joining Greencastle, she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from West Chester University in 2023 along with an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration and an Office Administration Certification from Delaware County Community College.

Luke Guffey
DoD SkillBridge Fellow

Luke Guffey is currently a DoD Skillbridge Fellow at Greencastle as he transitions from active duty service to the North Carolina National Guard. Luke was originally a Field Artillery Officer in the 82nd Airborne Division before attending Special Forces Selection and Assessment. Luke has been a Special Forces Officer for the last five years where he gained immeasurable experience leading some of our nation’s most experienced and well-trained soldiers. Luke has multiple deployments overseas leading multi-national and interagency efforts. Luke was awarded his bachelor’s in psychology from Texas Tech University and is currently pursuing industry standard project management certifications at Greencastle.

Ellen Smith
Fellow

Prior to joining Greencastle as a SkillBridge Fellow, Ellen had 26 years of experience in human resources and talent management with 19 years of experience in executive-level office administration, leadership, and program management. Ellen served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard for 26 years as a Human Resources Technician and served in Bosnia and Afghanistan. Her military decorations include the Presidential Service Badge and Bronze Star Medal. She was awarded her Bachelor of Science from Penn State University in Applied Behavioral Science and will receive her Masters of Business Administration from Delaware Valley University in August 2024. 

Matt Nalls
DoD SkillBridge Fellow

Prior to joining Greencastle Matthew was a dedicated and accomplished former United States Marine Corps Sergeant (5711) with 8 years of service specializing in Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Operations focusing on Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) operations. A proven leader and subject matter expert in CBRN, with extensive experience in crisis management, advanced training, foreign partner information exchange and collaboration with civilian and government inter agency partners. Possesses a broad range of certification, including hazardous materials expertise and Secret security clearance. Committed to excellence, adaptability, and maintaining the highest standards of performance. 

Joe Patti
DoD SkillBridge Fellow

Before joining the team at Greencastle, Joe served in the Army for over 10 years on active duty. During that time, he built experience in organizational leadership, process improvement and problem-solving in a variety of environments. As a SkillBridge Fellow, he will gain valuable insights and training to become a consultant. Joe commissioned through Shippensburg University ROTC in May 2013 as an Engineer Officer, and served in both traditional leadership positions and multiple instructor roles. Joe deployed to Iraq in 2015 and led training for the Iraqi Army’s only bridging unit. His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Basic Army Instructor Badge and Pathfinder Badge. He holds a MS in Engineering Management from the Missouri University of Science and Technology, a BS in Computer Science from Shippensburg University, and earned his Lean Six Sigma Green Belt in 2021.

Prior to joining Greencastle, Keith finished a lengthy term of service with the U.S. Army and PA Army National Guard where he held numerous HR management and logistics positions over a ten year period, concluding with his command of recruiting and retention operations across Pennsylvania. Keith has a lot of experience leading and working as a member of a team. He is excited to join the Greencastle team to see how his experience will translate to corporate and business processes. He was awarded a Master of Leadership and Business Ethics by Duquesne University and a Master of Strategic Studies by the U.S. Army War College and is pursuing his PMP certification.