President & CEO
Kevin Ruelas, President and CEO, spun out Defense and Government Solutions (DGS) from Syndetix to focus on services. He is a 35 year veteran of the defense industry and is a former U.S. Army Infantry officer and disabled veteran. Previously, he ran defense companies from $6 million to $1.4 billion in sales around the world.
Chief Operating Officer
Randy Copperman, Co-Owner & Chief Operations Officer at DGS, is a 35+ year defense industry veteran. Prior to DGS, he has led multimillion-dollar organizations’ Information Technology and Business Organizations, including Manufacturing, Human Resources, and Sales operations with $6 million to $2 billion companies in both Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Operations Officer (COO) roles.
Chief Financial Officer
John Bricker, Chief Financial Officer at DGS, brings 30+ years of work in the defense industry. He is a seasoned senior sales, operations, and finance leader serving in organizations ranging from initial funding start-ups to those over $2B in market cap size. He also has an extensive mergers and acquisition background completing over 20 transactions within the Aerospace and Defense Industry. John is a disabled veteran and former operator serving within both U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Beret) and U.S. Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance special operations units. He also earned an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Director of Business Development
Dave Henderson, Director of Business Development for Services, has worked in the defense industry for 5+ years and the DOD for 12+ years. Dave has won IDIQs including ITES-3S, CIO-SP3, and VETS2 and Alliant II SB. He has won and managed revenue-producing programs (mostly OCONUS) in excess of $75 million. Dave is a Major in the US Army Reserves and a disabled veteran.