Leadership

Our leaders wisely, ethically, and responsibly manage internal and sponsor investments. We have a group with diverse technology, industry, academic and public service experience. They bring high levels of expertise to tackle the most difficult challenges and assure mission success.

Our executive team provides the vision, skills, and judgment that shape our programs and guide staff activity. Our Board of Trustees, match a substantial record of achievement with a commitment to good governance and sound corporate policy. Our Technical Fellows, contribute their valuable perspectives and expertise in the rapidly evolving world of technology.

Together with our talented workforce Areté remains focused and committed to serving our customers’ needs effectively and efficiently.

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Dr. Lee Buchanan, President and CEO

Dr. Lee Buchanan joined Areté as our President and CEO in January 2014. He has over 35 years’ experience in technology development, transition, and the acquisition of advanced technology systems in the Department of Defense and the Private Sector.  Most recently, he was a Venture Partner with Paladin Capital Group in Washington, DC.

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Dr. Doug DeProspo, Chief Strategy Officer

Dr. Doug DeProspo leads strategy, business development and strategic investment for the company. Prior to that he was the Vice-President of Areté’s East Coast operations and focused on overseeing the design, development and transition of new capabilities to the Intelligence and broader DoD communities.

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Mr. David Campion, Chief Operating Officer

Mr. David Campion has an M.S. in Optical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego, and he has over 20 years’ experience in leading remote sensing, image processing, and application development projects. He oversees ten Business Areas spread over six physical locations.

 

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Mr. Christopher Choi, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Christopher Choi has over 30 years of experience in the financial management of companies in both the defense and aerospace industries.  He joined Areté in 2006 as the CFO.  He is a graduate of Seattle University where he received his Master’s Degree and an Undergraduate Degree from University of Washington in Business Administration.

 

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Ms. Sallie Di Vincenzo, Vice President of Administration

Ms. Sallie Di Vincenzo leads the administrative departments for the company. She has an MBA from Washington State University.  She has over 35 years of experience in Finance, Human Resources and Administration.  Work experience includes Boeing Commercial, Litton Industries, and Northrop Grumman.