Hypergiant advisors have deep industry expertise in defense, technology and artificial intelligence, and their expertise and vision is crucial as Hypergiant continues its expansive growth.
Lt. Gen. Steph Twitty serves as Chairman of the Hypergiant Advisory Board. His distinguished 36-year military career culminated in his role as the Deputy Commander of United States European Command (EUCOM), where he was responsible for all U.S. air, naval, and land (multi-domain) operations on the European continent. Lt. Gen. Twitty additionally brings extensive experience inside the Pentagon, the Joint Staff, Army Staff, NORTHCOM, CENTCOM, FORSCOM, ISAF-Afghanistan, and Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe. He is the founder of Twitty and Associates LLC, a renowned consulting and advisory firm specializing in strategic and operational planning across sectors, and serves as a National Security and Military Analyst commentator at MSNBC and NBC.
Major General (Ret.) Kurt Sonntag serves as an Advisory Board member at Hypergiant, bringing a rich history of leading ground-breaking modernization efforts throughout the U.S. Army Special Operations Command. His distinguished career includes almost 34 years of U.S. Special Operations service. He has commanded at every echelon with multiple combat and operational tours throughout the Middle East, South Asia, Africa, Central and South America, and the Levant. This experience provides unique insights into data-driven Command & Control requirements and complexities from the Tactical Edge to the Operational and Strategic levels of modern warfare.
Lieutenant General (Ret.) Scott Kindsvater serves as a strategic advisor at Hypergiant, where he brings expert knowledge in NATO military planning, defense innovation, strategic planning, and international negotiations. His distinguished career includes 32 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. He previously served as the Deputy Chairman of the NATO Military Committee and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Intelligence at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe. He is also a distinguished fellow with the Transatlantic Defense and Security Program at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA).
Major General (Ret.) Paul Pardew serves as an Advisory Board member at Hypergiant, providing expert advice and knowledge in federal market acquisitions. His distinguished career includes 32 years of service in the U.S. Army. Major General (Ret.) Pardew was previously the Commander of the U.S. Army Contracting Command, the Army’s largest procurement organization. He is a Certified Acquisition Professional in Contracting and the recipient of the Assistant Secretary of the Army’s 2014 Acquisition Director of the Year Award. He also received several venerable medals and honors from the U.S. Army.
Melanie Corcoran serves as a strategic advisor at Hypergiant, bringing her over 25 years of experience in strategic planning, industry-government partnerships, and technology solutions to help shape the company’s strategic direction and growth plans. She is the CEO of Analytic Fusion, a satellite data company providing cutting-edge information for the federal and commercial sectors, and served as the Chief Technology Officer for Ursa Space Systems, an analytics-based company in the emerging commercial New Space ecosystem. Melanie is a career intelligence professional with deep experience in government service and commercial R&D and has led research, testing and deployment of advanced technology solutions.
Simone Ledeen serves as a strategic advisor and industry liaison at Hypergiant, where she helps shape the company's strategic direction and provides guidance and insight on defense industry-specific issues. Ms. Ledeen additionally serves as a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue and is a Managing Director at the risk management firm Vantage ROI. She previously served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Middle East Policy at the U.S. Department of Defense, as a Principal Director for Special Operations, and in the intelligence community at both the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of the Treasury.
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