President & CEO
Stanford Oliver, born in Saint Louis, Missouri, Founded DigiFlight in 1999 to meet the demands of the complex and rapidly evolving Information Technology (IT) and Aerospace Industries, specifically related to web services, IT infrastructure modernization, cyber security, and aviation modernization. Under Stan’s leadership, DigiFlight has successfully grown from 2 employees in 1999 to over 300 employees, and 40 DoD, Intelligence Community (IC), and commercial contracts in 2022. DigiFlight is also recognized as a global leader in attack helicopter training and Cyber Hunt and Incident Response.
Prior to forming DigiFlight, Stan served 20 years as an Army Aviator and Blackhawk Helicopter Pilot. He is a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College and the Command and General Staff College. Stan has held a variety of command and staff positions during his 20 years of military service to include the Army Staff, 101st Airborne Division, 1st Armored Division, U.S. Army European Command, 10th Mountain Division, U.S. Army Security Assistance Command, and the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command. He has significant experience in Army Aviation Operations, Defense Acquisition, Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and IC Operations.
Stan earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla, as well as a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Boston University and is active in numerous industry organizations including a Board Member of the Army Aviation Association of America, Association of the United States Army, AFCEA, and Advancing Minorities in Engineering.
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, Aviation, and 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 education and training 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 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.
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.
Chief Corporate Operations Officer
Margaret Yee serves as Vice President of Corporate Operations for DigiFlight. She joined the company in 2004 as Director of Finance and has supported every aspect of business operation over the years. She is responsible for overseeing the management of company Contractual Matters, Financial Management, Human Resources, Talent Acquisition, Security (FSO), Facilities, and Information Technology. Margaret has extensive Federal Contracting Support Experience including all DCAA/DCMA auditing requirements.
Margaret combines technical knowledge and experience with extensive business management experience. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she started her career with Lockheed Martin, later transitioning to Sun Microsystems, as a software engineer. After leaving Sun Microsystems. Margaret started and operated a successful multimillion-dollar access security and manufacturing business for ten years before moving to Maryland.
Margaret holds a B.A. in Applied Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley. She has extensive human capital experience and is a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)-Senior Certified Professional.
Tori Oliver serves as General Counsel of DigiFlight with over 10 years of experience in corporate operations, including talent acquisition, finance and accounting, human resources, and business development. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Columbia University and a law degree with concentrations in Technology, Entertainment & New Media from Seton Hall University.
Chief Information Security Officer
Jerry Derrick, CISO and Director of Homeland Security Programs, is responsible for developing and implementing the information security program and cybersecurity products at DigiFlight. He has over 20 years of experience working with RCERTs, ACERT, and USCERT to automate cyber data analysis and integrate cybersecurity platforms into operational environments.
Chief Marketing Officer
Tom Beck is the Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer and is responsible for overseeing Marketing, Sales, and Business Development activities at DigiFlight. He has a 35-year legacy of strong leadership as a US Marine, defense contractor, government employee, and consultant. Tom is an experienced corporate executive, senior program manager, senior systems engineer, flight test pilot, acquisition professional, aviation trainer, operations manager, flight test director, systems engineer, human factors engineer, and high-risk complex-systems procedure development specialist. Tom is an experienced test pilot with over 5,000 flight hours in 30 different aircraft and holds multiple FAA-type ratings with ATP/CFI/CFII certificates. He is a U.S. Naval Test Pilot School and Naval Academy graduate.
Vice President Defense & Civilian Agencies
Steve Lawrence is the Vice President for Defense and Civil Agencies. He is a Distinguished Military Graduate of Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering. He also has a Master’s in National Resourcing Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University. Steve retired from the U.S. Army as a Colonel after 26 years of service. His key assignments included the 82nd Airborne Division, 3rd Armor Division where he commanded a Chemical Company during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, 75th Ranger Regiment, Battalion Commander in South Korea in charge of the ammunition stockpile for all US and South Korean Forces, two tours on the Army Staff, Director of Chemical and Biological Defense Programs for Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Chemical/Biological Defense, and Director, Future Force Evaluation Directorate, Army Evaluation Center. Steve has extensive experience in Test and Evaluation and Program Management since joining DigiFlight having served as task/technical leader for Coalition Interoperability Assurance and Validation in support of the Joint Interoperability Test Command and Program Manager/Lead Test Engineer for the National Security Agency Independent Test and Evaluation Directorate/Operational Test Authority. In addition, his experience includes force development, acquisition, logistics, nuclear, biological, and chemical defense operations, cybersecurity, and homeland security.
Vice President IC Mission Integration & HUMINT/SIGINT
Ralph has over 25+ years of Network/Cyber Security and Software/Systems Engineering experience. Ralph joined Digiflight in 2016 as a Sr. SW Engineer. He is responsible for the management, oversight, and capture of most of Diglflight’s IC related programs and works as a TTO lead for the CSD Innovation Cell at NSA. Prior to this Ralph worked at Raytheon, Verizon Federal, and Trusted Information Systems/McAfee. He holds a BS, Computer Science; MS, Systems Engineer & Technical Management and holds the certifications – CySA+, Security+, CCTHP, ITIL-V3 and a TS/SCI Clearance. Ralph’s experience ranges from Software Design, Architecture, and Engineering to Networking and DevSecOps. Ralph has hands-on experience with multi-vendor clouds providers such as AWS, Azure, and IBM. Ralph performs a number of activities including working on a full time contract as an SME in an Innovation Cell that incubates new analytical techniques to perform Malware Analysis and lead DevSecOps teams to create training and testing environments for them. Ralph was also selected to be the Technical Program manager for a large $380M DHS effort known as HIRTS. Digiflight current sub-contracts on this program due to this effort.
Vice President for Aviation, Special Operations & Cyber
Greg is a retired Army Colonel and Master Army Aviator with nearly 32 years of military service. As a traditional Guardsman, Greg worked 11 years in the civilian sector for the State of Utah, in financial services and as a program manager for Triumph Gear Systems. He served 21 years full-time with the Army National Guard in many aviation leadership positions including an Aviation Analyst for the National Commission on the Future of the Army in Washington DC, as the Utah Army National Guard Director of Aviation and Safety before transferring to Arizona and completing his career as the chief of staff for the Arizona National Guard.
Greg flew 2,600 accident-free hours in the UH-1H, OH-58A/C and AH-64A/D. He qualified as an AH-64A Instructor Pilot, Aviation Safety Officer and ASE/EW Officer. Greg held leadership and staff positions in the 1-211th Attack/Recon Battalion with two deployments post 9/11, one as the battalion commander in Afghanistan in 2012. He was a brigade commander in Arizona while also serving as the Aviation Task Force Chair for the National Guard Association. Greg earned a BA in Business Administration and an MBA prior to attending the Army Initial Entry Rotary Wing Course.