Meet the leaders at Dynamic Software Solutions! DS2 began as a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business by our president, Wayne Pruitt. Since then, DS2 has grown and evolved, with leaders growing up around the business. Below are the most prominent leaders here at Dynamic Software Solutions.
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Joe Staton is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Dynamic Software Solutions providing leadership and vision for all strategic and business aspects of the company. He holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a Distinguished Graduate of the Air Force’s Electronic Warfare Officer School and is an RMS certified Program Manager Level III and RTN 6 Sigma Specialist. Prior to joining DS2, Mr. Staton was senior growth manager of the Miniature Air Launched Decoy (MALD) program at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson Arizona. He was responsible for developing and executing the strategy for expanding the MALD program via development of improved and expanded capabilities. Prior to joining Raytheon, Mr. Staton was a general manager with L-3 Communications, Titan group, managing the operations of a 500 member professional services division. Mr. Staton was a career aviator in the United States Air Force and served in executive, management, flight test, electronic warfare, and weapons development positions.
Richard has over a decade of experience in architecting and developing enterprise software solutions. Mr. Pruitt has developed dozens of enterprise and commercial products for various DOD and commercial entities. He holds several certifications in software engineering and application development including Microsoft Certified Professional Developer, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Microsoft Certified Application Developer, Microsoft Certified Professional, ESRI Web Developer, and ESRI Desktop Developer. Mr. Pruitt has specialized training in CMMI and ISO from SEI and public universities. In addition, he has a B.S. in Computer Science and an M.S. in Software Engineering.
Jeffrey S. Williams, PMP comes to Dynamic Software Solutions with over 23 years of experience in the area of enterprise software solutions. His focus is on developing strategic solutions to grow the company's technology portfolio and promote its vast array of expertise. Before joining DS2, Williams served as Director, Empower Services and PMP Lead at Influence Health, where he led client service teams enabling Patient Portals within the Health Industry. Prior to Influence Health, he was Deputy Program Manager at GIS, Inc. supporting the Army IGI&S program. Prior to joining GIS, Inc., he spent almost 18 years at L-3 Communications in various management and technical positions enabling enterprise GIS solutions within the Air Force, Army, Navy, and other commercial entities. He started his geospatial career at ESRI in Redlands, California developing his technical and consultative skills. Williams received his Bachelor of Science, Geography, from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He received his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in 2005.
Robert Pruitt is the Business Development Manager for DS2. He has been involved in the aerospace industry in one form or another for the majority of his working career. A graduate of Embry Riddle University, Robert has over 7,000 flight hours as an airline captain based in Atlanta and a corporate captain in Macon, GA. He has created several successful businesses including an aerospace supply chain company that he consolidated into the nation’s largest aerospace surface finishing company. His focus is now on growing and developing DS2. Robert enjoys flying and spending time with his wife and 3 daughters.
Todd Thompson is the Product Manager for Dynamic Software Solutions (DS2) where he is in charge of product development and enhancement through consumer analysis and industry-best practices. He brings to DS2 more than 20 years of experience in software design and development for both the government and private sectors. Prior to working for DS2, he worked for a number of well-known and highly respected companies including BTG Inc., Titan Corp., and L-3 communications. Mr. Thompson is a decorated veteran of our Armed Forces with a working knowledge of military procedures and protocol. His commitment to his country and company in conjunction with his strong work ethic has garnered him multiple awards and accolades throughout his career. His strengths in Software Product Management are the result of his extensive work experience coupled with his education in Business Administration from the University of Florida, as well as his intense passion to deliver the best product to the customer.
Keith Williams has over 14 years experience developing software products for the Department of Defense (DoD) Mission Planning Community. Mr. Williams has had roles that range from a sole developer on a project, to part of a program development team, as well as a lead developer for multi company projects. He has interfaced with end users and management to elicit and develop requirements, produce estimates, as well as hosted user events for evaluations of software and determine new functionality. His projects have included tools that integrate with several Mission Planning Systems including PFPS, JMPS, and XPlan. His core technical expertise revolves around Windows development using the .Net Framework. Projects Mr. Williams has been a part of use Infragistics, Bing Maps, Google Earth, ArcGIS, FalconView as well as many other popular toolkits and frameworks. Mr. Williams has a passion for learning and using new technologies and platforms exemplified by building iOS solutions for various customers. Mr. Williams is a Microsoft Certified Professional and holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science.
Nancy Davis is the Accounting and Human Resources Administrator for Dynamic Software Solutions (DS2). She brings to DS2 more than 17 years of experience in program finance, accounting and administration. She gained this experience while working for some well-known companies to include BTG, Inc., Titan Corp, L-3 Communications, and CACI. During this time, Mrs. Davis managed finance, accounting and reporting for up to 25 contracts at a time while working directly with over a dozen Program Managers across the globe. Early in her career, Mrs. Davis worked for Regions Bank performing various roles such as Teller, Customer Service Representative, Consumer and Commercial Loan Processor, and Executive Assistant to the bank Vice President. Nancy is well-respected in her field and is highly committed to providing top-notch customer service to both employees and clients of DS2.
Scott Smith is the Project Manager for the Government Services division of DS2, overseeing our Air Force Civil Engineering, Army, State, Local, and commercial projects and resources, while ensuring 100% customer satisfaction. As the primary customer contact, he maintains transparent and effective communication with our stakeholders, so they are aware of our progress through their requirements, budget, and schedule for completion. Prior to coming to DS2, Scott spent 13 years managing blast mitigation and airfield damage repair projects as a contractor working for the Air Force Research Laboratory at Tyndall, AFB. Scott also managed the testing, purchase, and worldwide fielding of the Rapid Airfield Damage Recover (RADR) repair equipment sets to Headquarters Air Force Civil Engineering Center (AFCEC). Scott has managed Force Protection and Damage Recovery projects for over 20 years and has traveled throughout the world helping to verify the satisfaction of Air Force requirements that were created to improve the resilience of Air Force capabilities. Scott is proud to support our war fighters.
Matt Kern is a Project Manager for the Mission Planning Systems division of DS2. He has been with DS2 since its inception. Using his over 10 years of experience as a software developer, including roles as senior and lead developer, he now oversees our newest division. Prior to taking on his new role, he acquired a great deal of experience developing GIS solutions and 3D simulators to replicate airfield damage repair processes for the Air Force. He has extensive experience in multiple Mission Planning Systems, including PFPS, JMPS, and XPlan. Mr. Kern is a Microsoft Certified Professional and holds a B.S degree in Computer Information Systems and an M.S. degree in Software Engineering Administration, he also has several Scrum certifications, including Professional Scrum Developer and Professional Scrum Master.