Our leadership team has the breadth of experience and track record to take on the most complex strategic challenges and transformation programs. They are committed to client success and happy to share their experiences and insights with current and prospective clients.
Meet Our Experts
Tom has a specialty in analyzing business dynamics of complex organizations and major programs to assess likely long-term performance, prioritize strategic risks, and identify actions to improve. Tom helps clients use this insight to develop pragmatic solutions and build support amongst stakeholders to the path forward. He is an expert in System Dynamics modeling and leads PA’s Business Intelligence and Analytics (BI&A) capability.
Tom holds an MS Management from MIT Sloan School of Management and a BS in Management Science from MIT Sloan School of Management.
Ritu has led PA’s largest DoD engagements, working across acquisition programs and security topics. She leads PA’s efforts on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), providing strategic advice across the program lifecycle on difficult decisions and priorities. She has also helped government organizations evaluate and plan for complex security issues, with past clients including the Joint Staff J5, ASD R&E, AFRL, DARPA, US Combatant Commands, and others.
Ritu holds an MBA from Cornell University and a B.S. in engineering from MIT.
He has a history of success leading talented teams working across the spectrum from strategy through execution to deliver results. His areas of expertise include: US and international government and programs negotiations; DoD acquisition programs; advising commercial operating companies across the defense industrial base; predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and system dynamics; business strategy and growth; lifecycle planning, strategy and execution; manufacturing, supply chain, operations and enterprise transformation and continuous improvement.
He is an innovate and thoughtful leader who has held Fortune 500 international executive leadership roles, been an early stage executive, investor and entrepreneur, and was a management consulting partner at Oliver Wyman and Capgemini.
James holds an MBA in International Business from the University of Miami and a BS from the University of Colorado. He currently serves on the PA Aerospace and Defense Board of Directors.
Bill holds an M.S. in Ocean Systems Management from MIT and a B.S. in Ocean Engineering from MIT.
His experience includes support of negotiations and expert witness testimony for disputes. Prior to joining PA, Chris was a Senior Program Manager at Raytheon and spent over 14 years on active duty in the US Navy in ship design, acquisition, maintenance and operations.
Chris holds a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Penn State University, MBA from Old Dominion University, M. Eng. Ocean Engineering from MIT, and M.S. in Naval Engineering from MIT.
Tamara leads PA efforts to adapt and tailor causal methods including: structuring disciplined, transparent causal analysis efforts in environments with sparse information and many sources of uncertainty; aligning causal methods with military Design, Planning, and Assessment practices; tailoring causal methods given demanding end user planning and adaptation contexts; and exploring potential hybrid System Dynamics / machine learning methods to accelerate causal modeling and enable effective utilization by non-modelers. She has worked with OPNAV N81, N3-5, Marine Corps PA&E, Army PA&E, several US Combatant Commands, Joint Staff J8, Joint Staff J5, DARPA, ONR, and ASD R&E.
Tamara holds a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Maine and MBA and M.S. Engineering degrees from MIT.
Interested in joining the team?
- Work in committed teams that combine industry experience, technology experts, strategic analysis, and business change.
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- Learn and grow in a fast-paced environment with opportunities to progress quickly.