Stanford Oliver

President & CEO

Stanford Oliver was born in Saint Louis, Missouri. He attended the University of Missouri at Rolla and received his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. He then joined the United States Army, was accepted into the Aviation Corps, and was selected to participate in the first Army Blackhawk Helicopter course at Fort Rucker, Alabama. Mr. Oliver later earned an MBA from Boston University and an MS in Mechanical Engineering. After retiring from the Army in 2003, Mr.Oliver took over as President/CEO of DigiFlight.

Yevette Bratten

Executive Vice President

Yevette Bratten is one of the original founders of DigiFlight.

Ms. Bratten’s reputation for exceeding expectations began with her service in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in Europe. She gained strategic leadership, international technology management, and financial experience with her subsequent position within a roll call of prestigious commercial firms. Ms. Bratten has proven herself as a hands-on, fanatically driven executive across a wide sector of IT, performing in roles of financial operations, portfolio management, network engineering, IT program officer, and Chief Information Officer.

Ms. Bratten earned a BS degree in Computer Science, a MS degree in Management Information Systems. Ms. Bratten also holds certifications in Information Technology Infrastructure Library, Lean Six Sigma, Project Management, and numerous IT related certifications.  Currently, Ms Bratten is pursuing her PHD in Business and IT Management.

Margaret Yee

Chief Financial Officer

Margaret Yee graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Applied Mathematics and is a Senior Certified Professional - SHRM. She co-founded two Silicon Valley small businesses in the mid 1990's. Both companies went on to become mulit-million dollar enterprises. As a co-founder, Margaret initialized the accounting systems, designed benefit and human resource packages while securing funding. Her move to DigiFlight has been very beneficial to both daily and long term corporate operations. Margaret's personal relationships with capital resource managers has enabled DigiFlight to become a very robust enterprise. She is intimately involved with the accounting practices and uses her extensive engineering experience with Sun Microsystems to develop world class accounting software solutions for DigiFlight. She provides top level consultation to the board and executive level management in a variety of situations.

Michael Flowers

Chief Operating Officer

Michael C. Flowers, Brigadier General U.S. Army (ret) is the Chief Operating Officer for DigiFlight, Inc. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas, Shippensburg University, and the U.S. Army War College. He served in Armor, Cavalry, and Aviation, Multi-national forces and is a veteran of multiple military operations including Operation URGENT FURY (Grenada); Operations DESERT SHIELD and STORM Saudi Arabia and Iraq; Operations RESTORE and UPHOLD DEMOCRACY (Haiti) and JOINT GUARDIAN (Kosovo). He led the Center for Army Leadership during the critical examination and revamping of the Army’s Leader Development programs for Officers, Warrant Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Army Civilians. BG (ret) Michael Flowers has extensive aviation experience that spans over 36 years. He is rated in five aircraft and has direct operational, planning and policy experience from platoon to Army to Theater level. He understands the complex nature of today’s military political environment, the criticality of fielding systems on time within budget and the need to work with multiple stakeholders. He can easily operate in the halls of the pentagon, the PMs Office or the hangar floor. He was the principle Officer in 18th Airborne Corps who conducted the study and analysis that produced the mission needs statement for smaller more transportable helicopters for the 82nd Airborne Division and was the commander who conducted the proof of principle with the OH-58D KW during a no notice deployment exercise where they demonstrated the ability to perform to an offload to operational mode in a 30 minute standard. He has fielded systems for the AH-1S, UH-60, OH-58D KW, UC-35 and air traffic control. Mr. Flowers has always been committed to excellence in the pursuit of mission accomplishment. He has worked for DigiFlight since 2008. He understands the need for concise communication and has worked closely in coordination with Partner nations, Partner companies and Government agencies.

Steve Lawrence

Vice President Defense & Civilian Agencies

Steve Lawrence has over 30 years of experience in a variety of high level leadership and staff positions with proven performance in leading programs and resolving complex issues across disciplines including: test and evaluation, force development, acquisition, logistics, nuclear, biological, and chemical defense operations and homeland security. Mr. Lawrence is a strategic thinker and results oriented, self motivating performer and leader. Mr. Lawrence manages the Defense & Civilian Agencies Portfolio.

Larry Jess

Senior Vice President, Aerospace Group

Mr. Jess is a respected executive with over 30 years of support to Army, Air Force, Navy, MDA, DoD, and NASA programs. As the Senior Vice President of the Aerospace Group, he is also the AMCOM EXPRESS Programmatic Domain PM. He works with customers and teammates to continue to grow our presence within the Aviation and Missile community and to lead DigiFlight as a major EXPRESS Programmatic Domain Prime. Mr. Jess's experience includes • bidding and executing large government contractor teams • oversight of subcontractors and contract administration • participating and overseeing company initiatives and processes • capture and proposal management • developing and executing operating budgets • hiring and supervising personnel • involvement in all levels of ISO certification activities. Mr. Jess’s software development background involves design, development, and maintenance of customized tools in support of Army, Air Force, Navy, and NASA customers and includes Foreign Military Sales (FMS) financial database tools, the MDA Radiation Hardened Catalog website, and SharePoint collaboration portals. He received his B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Alabama and is actively involved in the Huntsville community – serving on the board of the North Alabama Coalition for the Homeless, participating in Leadership Huntsville/Madison County, and Board Chair for Grateful Life Community Church.


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