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Get to know CORTAC Group

A Team of Advocates By Your Side

CORTAC Group is more than a company, we are a force of top-tier industry experts. Driven by dedication to our clients, we help you navigate business pain points with our full-circle solutions. We have years of experience helping companies in a variety of areas, from capturing new markets and customer bases, to transforming alongside cutting-edge market trends within the realms of Insights, Compliance, and Collaboration.

Above all, we are here for you. We are here to help you strategize, develop, and execute on solutions that position you for long-term success…imagine it all. Imagine success. Delivered.

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FIRMWIDE LEADERSHIP

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MARKET LEADERSHIP

Bob Mullen

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Tom Eide

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

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Bob Mullen

One of our three founding partners, Bob Mullen helps drive success daily. He brings 30 years of experience to the table, having worked as a Systems Engineer, Program Manager, and Proposal Manager throughout his career. Bob specializes in Department of Defense commercial work, international deals, and proposal writing. He holds a BS degree in Physics from Principia College and has also successfully completed the Executive Management program at UCLA.

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Tom Eide

Tom Eide is one of our three founding partners and is a vital part of our company. It’s no surprise, given his credentials. Tom has 30 years of experience under his belt. He’s held jobs as a Program Manager, Systems Engineer, Proposal Manager, and Mergers and Acquisitions Integration lead. Furthermore, he excels in any project within the realms of Aerospace and Defense, Systems Integration / IT, Software and Cloud Solutions, and Healthcare. Tom has a BS in Astronautical Engineering from the US Air Force Academy, an MS in Telecommunications from the University of Colorado, and completed the Mergers and Acquisition Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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David Overcash

Executive Vice President

Emily Luke

Director, Recruiting

Jerry Leishman

Executive Vice President

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David Overcash

David Overcash is a strategy and business development expert with 25+ years of experience in a variety of fields. He has owned and operated several businesses from the ground up, and now leads our Management and Technology Consulting line of business. Smart, driven, and ready for anything that comes his way.

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Emily Luke

Driven by a need to support our team, Emily Luke is a class act. She constantly goes above and beyond, always considering the thoughts, feelings, and concerns of those around her. Emily has over 15 years of experience in talent acquisition, and the results she produces shows it. Thanks to her, we constantly hire on employees who are the best in the industry, with great personalities that mix perfectly with the rest of our team.

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Jerry Leishman

A results-oriented, entrepreneurial leader, Jerry Leishman thrives in the world of Compliance and Regulations. He has over 30 years of experience managing teams from various backgrounds and industries and helped kick-start our Regulatory Business Advisory team from scratch. Before CORTAC Group, Jerry worked with many big-name companies, including Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Smartsheet, and Costco. Everyday, Jerry works tirelessly to strategize, lead, and coordinate his team.

Kate Farrell

Director, Business Operations

MARY JO BARLOW

Controller

Rick Agopsowicz

Executive Vice President

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Kate Farrell

Kate has been with us since Day 1 leading our Business Operations team. She is an expert in financial management and reporting, contracting, and overall corporate governance. With over 20 years of experience, Kate leads an amazing team of driven professionals that are responsible for the end-to-end business processes that helped grow CORTAC into the successful enterprise it is today. She excels at overall operational strategy, process development, and day-to-day execution.

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Mary Jo Barlow

As the Controller, Mary Jo Barlow is integral to our company, CORTAC Group, as a whole. With over 25 years of financial experience, she leverages both her industry knowledge and strategic mind to help guide our company toward an optimal financial path. She is a both a strong leader and an excellent communicator, and she puts these skills into practice every day. Always positive and professional, our team enjoys working with her! 

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Rick Agopsowicz

Rick is a hardworking, detail-oriented, and highly valued member of our team. He leads our Business Capture & Execution team, and gracefully owns all responsibility that comes with it. He has over 45 years of experience and has proved time and time again that he is dedicated to our clients. He specializes in government operations and procurement across R&D and operational program development, management, systems engineering & design, Information Assurance, Information Operations/Cyber Development & Special Technical Operations, and business capture.

Rich Lupfer

Vice President, Client Development

Bill Funke

Senior Director, Business Development

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Ted Corbett

Senior Director, Insights

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Rich Lupfer

Rich is a true leader, consistently adding immense value to our team. He has 30+ years of experience working with diverse teams and industries, bringing fresh perspective to our team, always encouraging people to think outside of the box. He has a Technology Infrastructure and Cloud Finance background, working with new products, new business model implementation, margin expansion, radical cost reduction, team building and development, and so much more.

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Bill Funke

Committed to meeting and exceeding client expectations, Bill Funke is a one-of-a-kind employee. He has over 20 years of experience in Development and Sales, and absolutely loves the work he does. We consistently see Bill excel in leadership and management roles – he tackles challenges with a calm demeanor, both guiding team members and listening to their thoughts, questions and concerns.

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Ted Corbett

Seasoned analytics executive with more than 20 years of experience bridging the gap between business and IT to maximize self-service data use while maintaining organizational security and cost considerations. Ted Corbett is highly motivated with a passion for delivering success – from initial project launch through final delivery to client. He loves rolling up his sleeves, reaching deep into data, developing practical solutions and selling a scalable vision across the organization.

JP Patiño

Director, Channels

Bert Velasco

Strategic Client Advisor

DARIN WEBB

Strategic Client Advisor

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JP Patiño

JP Patiño is a passionate, client-focused project lead and strategic business developer. He enjoys breaking-down problems into actionable steps, connecting with others, and guiding teams to greatness. Specializing in Data Visualization, Smartsheet Solution Architecture, Change Management, and Program Optimization, Patiño is a vital member of our team. He has 13 years of experience, including 6 years as an Airforce Officer Program and Project Manager.

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Bert Velasco

With over 20 years of experience in IT, product development, manufacturing, and federal/military environments, to say Bert is a versatile team member is an understatement. He’s focused and driven in his day-to-day work, always balancing the needs of both his team and clients. But driving success isn’t the end of Bert – you can always count on him for a good laugh throughout the duration of any project.

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Darin Webb

Darin is one of our top Senior Client Advisors with a track record of success in cultivating internal and external client relationships. His experience stems from the consulting and technology worlds, and he leverages this experience in strategic ways with every initiative. Never worry about complex problems with Darin on your team – he doesn’t shy away from challenges. Instead, he takes them head on, always finding a solution that benefits our clients.

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ACE SWERLING

Director, Security Solutions

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TROY BELANGER

Director, Compliance

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BRAD WEALAND

Director, Capture

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Ace Swerling

Ace Swerling has over 30 years of security experience and has helped many of the largest organizations in the world to expand and protect their business by taking a balanced approach. Starting at a large US Defense contractor, he learned that while security is critical to defending the country, complying with regulations, and resisting attack; it is also critical to facilitating collaboration and ensuring economical results. He is dedicated to security and collaboration as business enablers by identifying business needs, defining processes, mapping to technical requirements, selecting vendors, and implementing quality solutions while managing risk and ensuring compliance.

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Troy Belanger

Troy Belanger has over 25 years of experience in US government security compliance, cloud computing security, IT strategy and implementation, and data security. As a former intelligence officer: Troy architected, directed & led several significant Intelligence Community and Department of Defense initiatives in data and behavioral sciences, information architecture and data security, large scale analytics, data governance, Insider Threat/Risk (800-53) and compliance. Troy specializes in information architecture, compliance, data security, practical application of machine learning, strategy development for security, and supply chain risk management.

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Brad Wealand

With over 25 years of experience, Brad Wealand is a technology-focused professional who has a passion for leading clients through impactful business Capture initiatives. He highly values communication in every engagement, and believes it is foundational to delivering success. His experience includes relationship management, business development, sales strategy, sales operations, and consulting operations across a broad variety of organizations.