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The Defense Team

At Pole Star Defense it requires a wide range of skills to develop, maintain, and support the high-quality products for which we have become renowned. As such, we consist of small, highly-skilled teams that collectively build our solutions for global defense challenges.

Read on to learn more about us and meet our team of maritime defense experts.

Ben Minichino

President & GM - Pole Star Defense

Ben Minichino

Management Team

Bill Olson

VP Global Tech Operations

  • USA

Bill Olson

Management Team

Brandy Lord

Human Resources Manager

  • USA

Brandy Lord

General Management

Marc Baker

VP Global IT

  • USA

Marc Baker

Management Team

Isaac Arevalo

Senior IT Project Manager

  • USA

Isaac Arevalo

Service Delivery

Drew Horne-Cooper

VP Program Management

  • USA

Drew Horne-Cooper

Management Team

Maura Massana

Senior Customer Success Manager

  • USA

Maura Massana

Customer Success

Miguel Ocana

IT Operations Manager

  • USA

Miguel Ocana

Service Delivery

Richard Aguilar

Senior GIS Product Owner

  • USA

Richard Aguilar

Service Delivery

Julie Ramos

Office Manager / PA

  • USA

Julie Ramos

General Management

Paul Yeager

Senior IT Auditor

  • USA

Paul Yeager

Information Security

Michael Galiano

Jr. Software Engineer

  • USA

Michael Galiano

Engineering

MD Bhuiyan

Senior Technical Engineer

  • USA

MD Bhuiyan

Service Delivery

Ron Harrel

Senior Technical Engineer

  • USA

Ron Harrel

Service Delivery

Bailey Minichino

Service Desk Analyst

  • USA

Bailey Minichino

Service Delivery

Patrick Sheppard

Security Analyst

  • USA

Patrick Sheppard

Information Security

Joseph Lugo

Junior Technical Engineer

  • USA

Joseph Lugo

Service Delivery

Landon Forcier

Jr. Cloud Security Engineer

  • USA

Landon Forcier

Information Security

Ny'Queen Woodard

Service Desk Analyst

  • USA

Ny'Queen Woodard

Service Delivery

Bill Huzar

Facility Security Officer

  • USA

Bill Huzar

Service Delivery

Mark Hendrikson

Service Desk Analyst

  • USA

Mark Hendrikson

Service Delivery

Frank Herrera

Service Desk Analyst

  • USA

Frank Herrera

Service Delivery

Ryan Burcel

Network Security Engineer

  • USA

Ryan Burcel

Information Security

Nicole Senft

Service Desk Analyst

  • USA

Nicole Senft

Service Delivery

Matthew Petix

Service Desk Analyst

  • USA

Matthew Petix

Service Delivery

Billy Wheaton

Network Administrator

  • USA

Billy Wheaton

Service Delivery

Ryan Schlagheck

Service Desk Analyst

  • USA

Ryan Schlagheck

Service Delivery

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