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Leadership Team

Aydin Mohtashamian

President of C5ISR Solutions 

Aydin Mohtashamian serves as President of QinetiQ Inc. C5ISR Solutions, providing full scale ISR capabilities, C5 System integration, and technical services. Located in Lorton, Virginia, QinetiQ C5ISR has delivered specialized payloads and systems to deployed theaters and is supporting the U.S. Army in multiple Modernization efforts. 

Aydin joined QinetiQ in December of 2019 after MTEQ, was acquired by QinetiQ. At MTEQ, Aydin was the vice president of Integrated Sensing Solutions. Before joining MTEQ, he spent 10 years in a variety of engineering, engineering management, and program management roles at L3. His last position at L3 was the Director of Program Management at Maritime Systems, where he led several Navy C4ISR, ship automation/integration projects, and the development and installation of the first Hybrid Electric Drive on a Navy Destroyer.

He joined L3 after an 8-year career as an Army Officer, having served two tours in Iraq.  Aydin is a 1999 West Point graduate with an MBA and an MS in Systems Engineering. He is a certified System Engineer and holds a variety of Program Management Certifications from PMI.
Chris Forrest

Christopher Forrest

President of Technology Solutions 

Christopher Forrest is the President of Technology Solutions for QinetiQ Inc. In this role, Chris is responsible for the general management of the Technology Solution business unit including setting the organization’s strategic direction and overseeing operations, product management, global support and business development. Chris is a senior executive with progressive, broad-based experience in commercial aerospace and defense business development, strategic planning, international operations, and corporate finance.

He has diverse functional expertise with proven ability to quickly analyze key business drivers and develop strategies to grow the business in multiple, complex markets. Chris joined QinetiQ Inc. in January 2021 and was previously Director of Global Operations for the QinetiQ Group. Prior to QinetiQ, Chris held various leadership positions in Collins Aerospace, Rockwell Collins ARINC Europe, Middle East & Africa EMEA, and ARINC Research Corporation. These leadership roles covered U.S. DOD system integration solutions as well as information and communication technology products to the aviation industry, and airspace management for autonomous vehicles. Chris has a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration from Towson University and an MBA in International Finance from Loyola College. He is a member of the ACI World IT Standing Committee and the World Trade Center Institute.

Dan Gallagher

Dan Gallagher

Senior Vice President of Business Development

Dan Gallagher is the Senior Vice President of Business Development at QinetiQ Inc. Dan brings over 15 years of experience as a senior executive driving revenue growth and achieving profitability gains in federal markets and in technology companies. He is accomplished in building and sustaining profitable business growth with strong technical leadership on go-to-market efforts. 

Dan is best known for aggressive penetration of adjacent markets with strong branding campaigns that drive double-digit growth. He served as the Director of the Middle East, Africa, Asia Branch at the United States Navy, where he directed international policy for 26 countries and multi-million-dollar arms programs. He also served as a Commanding Officer of USS HERON (MHC 52). Dan holds the DoD Chief Information Officer Certification from the National Defense University.

Matthew Edwards

Matthew Edwards

Vice President of Operations

Matt serves as Vice President of Operations for QinetiQ Inc. Matt has over 25 years of progressive leadership experience within the defense and intelligence community and more then 15 year supporting advanced technology research and development activities leading to programs of record. He was a member of executive leadership team at ECS Federal and supported corporate acquisitions focused on building market presence. Additionally, Matt was a business Unit Manager responsible for leading daily operations and business development activities for the Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing business Unit within ECS Federal.

Significant clients included NAVAIR, PEO, IWS, ONI, ONR, CNIC, DARPA and MDA. Prior to joining ECS Federal, Matt ran a small aerospace corporation specializing in satellite command and control for the intelligence community and the Department of Defense. He holds a MS in Management with a graduate certificate in Leading Managing Change from Marymount University and a BA in Management from DeSales University.

Dan Deguire

Dan Deguire

Vice President of Land Systems

Dan Deguire leads QinetiQ Inc.’s, Land Systems, an integrated business unit focused on Unmanned Systems and Survivability Technologies. Since joining QinetiQ in 1990, Dan has managed and led teams of engineers and scientists in the research, development, and fielding of defense solutions.

Dan and has team have developed and delivered over 5,000 robotic systems ranging from 10-pound hand carried platforms to 20-ton armored vehicles. Dan and his team had also delivered 1,300 fixed-wing aircraft armor kits and 14,500 RPG defeat systems for ground vehicles, helping save the lives of many warfighters. They are instrumental in capturing many programs of record and are proud to serve customers with mission-led innovations.

Dan is an inventor and co-inventor on 10 U.S. Patents assigned to QinetiQ and has authored numerous technical papers presented at AUVSI, SPIE and NDIA. He holds a bachelor’s degree at Central New England College in Electrical Engineering and serves on the Board of Directors for the National Advanced Mobility Consortium.

Donya He

Donya He

Vice President of Engineering for C5ISR Solutions

Donya is an Innovative Technology & Business Growth Executive and a proactive Leader. Donya has a demonstrated history of providing strategic vision, technology roadmaps and execution plans to organizations. Donya drives for Engineering Excellence, Disruptive Technology Innovation providing Mission-Critical Solutions to the DoD, US Intelligent community, aerospace, and commercial customers. With transformational leadership, she has led Digital transformation, Business Growth, Customer Engagement, Strategic Planning, and full life cycle management of portfolios. Donya has provided technical leadership, to include directing all engineering design and development activities, in providing a broad range of enterprise level multi-function, multi-mission ISR solutions covering 6 domains from Space to undersea. Solution space includes, space avionics & payloads, special mission aircraft, airborne ISRs, full-spectrum sea-based solutions, war fighter mission integration, next-generation SIGINT, intelligence solutions, electronic warfare, cyber, special mission command & control, modelling & simulation, and life cycle support. Donya is regarded as a thought leader by the industry. She has been a keynote speaker at the DOD annual conference. Co-authored a book on “Cognitive Radio”, Special invited Panel Speaker at the DOD annual Spectrum Summits, DARPA brainstorm sessions, AOC speaker, DISA, AFRL and ONR special sessions, technical panel and session chair at MILCOM. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the AOC Capitol Club where she connects the SIGINT/EW/Cyber community from DOD, IC, Capitol Hill decision makers to the industry and academia. Donya holds patents and she is the technical authority in developing world class ISR/SIGINT/EW/Cyber security solutions, multi-function mission solutions, SATCOM, space programs, UAS, ECM (Electronic Countermeasure), ECCM (Electronic Counter-Countermeasures), multi-function phased array radar systems, Cognitive radio, LPI/LPD waveforms and high-performance RF surveillance systems in supporting national security missions. Prior to joining QinetiQ Inc., Ms. He held the following roles, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Vice President Engineering & Technologies, Senior Technical Director and Senior Director of engineering positions at L3Harris Technologies, L3 Technologies, Curtiss Wright, DRS Technologies, BAE Systems, Hughes and TRW/NGC. Donya holds BSEE, MSEE, Whiting School of Engineering, John Hopkins University and MBA from Carey School of Business, John Hopkins University.

Myrna Ganley

Myrna Ganley

Director Human Resources

Myrna Ganley brings over 20 years of Human Resources experience across various sectors, with 10+ years in HR leadership roles to QinetiQ Inc.’s Human Resources. She specializes in leading organizational development strategies to build and retain a high-performing workforce for corporate agility and mission-led innovation. She is dedicated to international, multi-cultural workforces, like QinetiQ’s, and comes from a career marked with achievement in mergers and acquisitions, global operations, and working with cleared employees. Her capabilities extend from developing strategies for and implementing broad, enterprise-level HR systems down to change management, leadership coaching, and talent development initiatives for individual employees to maximize their effectiveness, engagement and job satisfaction across changing environments and systems.

Over her career she has been successful at bringing business strategy to Human Resources initiatives, in order, to promote operational efficiency and move businesses forward. Myrna holds an MBA and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the HR Certification Institute.