About Us

Ardent Eagle Solutions is a service and mission-focused Small Business Headquartered in Tampa, Florida with a regional office in the National Capital Region (NCR) to provide technical services to the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and other Federal, State, and Local Government Agencies. The company was founded in 2012 by service-disabled veterans and experienced entrepreneurs with sixty years of combined government service including myriad assignments in the NCR and at USSOCOM and USCENTCOM. 

The core values of our company are the backbone of everything we do. All employees are expected to understand and commit themselves to these values every day. This is how we ensure that clients will get excellence in service and quality in work.

Our Core Values

Passion

We understand that passion is the key to commitment. We will passionately meet or exceed all commitments.
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Quality

We understand that the difference between good and great is quality. We will always provide the best quality services and ensure great value.

Partnership

We understand that our relationship with government and industry is a trusted partnership. We will provide quality services at a great value.

Integrity

We understand that integrity is absolute. We will perform every task with uncompromising integrity.

Patriotism

We understand that the services we provide support our country and our military. We will always remain committed to fulfilling that role.

About Us

Ardent Eagle Solutions is a service and mission-focused Small Business Headquartered in Tampa, Florida with a regional office in the National Capital Region (NCR) to provide technical services to the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and other Federal, State, and Local Government Agencies. The company was founded in 2012 by service-disabled veterans and experienced entrepreneurs with sixty years of combined government service including myriad assignments in the NCR and at USSOCOM and USCENTCOM. 

The core values of our company are the backbone of everything we do. All employees are expected to understand and commit themselves to these values every day. This is how we ensure that clients will get excellence in service and quality in work.

Our Core Values

Passion

We understand that passion is the key to commitment. We will passionately meet or exceed all commitments.
Z

Quality

We understand that the difference between good and great is quality. We will always provide the best quality services and ensure great value.

Partnership

We understand that our relationship with government and industry is a trusted partnership. We will provide quality services at a great value.

Integrity

We understand that integrity is absolute. We will perform every task with uncompromising integrity.

Patriotism

We understand that the services we provide support our country and our military. We will always remain committed to fulfilling that role.

Ardent Eagle Solutions provides technical services to the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and other Federal, State, and Local Government Agencies.

Our Leadership

Robert “Hoot” Gibson

Robert “Hoot” Gibson

President

With over 30 years of experience in Department of Defense leadership roles and a DAWIA Level III Acquisition/Program Management expert, Hoot is ideally suited to lead the growth and operations strategies for Ardent Eagle Solutions.
Jason Lipton

Jason Lipton

Executive Vice President, Strategic Growth

Founding Member

Jason Lipton brings more than 20 years of executive leadership experience to Ardent Eagle Solutions. Having founded 3 successful companies, he is uniquely qualified to provide expert insight to the long-term goals and business strategy of Ardent Eagle Solutions.

Joe Albano

Joe Albano

Executive Vice President, Business Management

Founding Member

Joe brings valuable experience in leadership and business processes from his strong background in program and project management. He is well suited for his role overseeing business management, to include development of corporate policies and procedures, facilitating employee engagement and human resources, management of systems and processes, and influencing the strategic direction of the company.

Gene Steffanetta

Gene Steffanetta

Executive Vice President, Contracts

Founding Member

Building on a 20+ year Marine Corps career in telecommunications, IT, and C4ISR; Gene’s industry tenure has focused on technical program & project management and proposal operations. Possessing system engineering and project management certifications, Gene is well qualified to manage AES’ proposal operations and Force Protection service offerings.

Paul Albano

Paul Albano

Vice President, Proposal Operations

Member

Paul has over 15 years of experience in proposal and project governance and business development. His reputation for excellence in management and efficiency makes him the ideal choice for overseeing proposal operations for AES.
Kristi Ausberry

Kristi Ausberry

Vice President, Accounting & Finance

Kristi is an accomplished professional and recognized leader with over 18 years of invaluable experience in the federal government contracting sector. With a robust background in accounting services, Kristi brings a wealth of expertise to the team. Kristi’s ability to optimize processes and drive operational improvements is commendable and enhances efficiency and productivity here at AES.

Aubrey Millan

Aubrey Millan

Director, Business Development

Aubrey has 20+ years of combined professional experience in Government, Cybersecurity, Software System Development, Finance, Sales, and Marketing. She spent most of her career in Business Development concentrating on Bid and Proposal Processes that cater to DoD, Intelligence Community, and National Security. She is a change champion promoting efficiencies and is experienced in implementing new applications and processes. She develops, qualifies, and executes operational sales and opportunity pipelines to drive profitable growth at AES. 

Jessica Mullen

Jessica Mullen

Director, Employee Engagement and Processes

With seven years of experience in talent operations and management, Jessica is passionate about creating and maintaining a positive and productive work environment for the employees of AES. Jessica leads the development and implementation of innovative strategies and programs to enhance employee satisfaction, retention, and performance. Jessica also oversees the optimization and automation of the talent processes, such as recruiting, onboarding, performance management, and career development.

Robert “Hoot” Gibson

Robert “Hoot” Gibson

President

With over 30 years of experience in Department of Defense leadership roles and a DAWIA Level III Acquisition/Program Management expert, Hoot is ideally suited to lead the growth and operations strategies for Ardent Eagle Solutions.
Jason Lipton

Jason Lipton

Executive Vice President, Strategic Growth

Founding Member

Jason Lipton brings more than 20 years of executive leadership experience to Ardent Eagle Solutions. Having founded 3 successful companies, he is uniquely qualified to provide expert insight to the long-term goals and business strategy of Ardent Eagle Solutions.

Joe Albano

Joe Albano

Executive Vice President, Business Management

Founding Member

Joe brings valuable experience in leadership and business processes from his strong background in program and project management. He is well suited for his role overseeing business management, to include development of corporate policies and procedures, facilitating employee engagement and human resources, management of systems and processes, and influencing the strategic direction of the company.

GENE STEFFANETTA

GENE STEFFANETTA

Executive Vice President, Contracts

Founding Member

Building on a 20+ year Marine Corps career in telecommunications, IT, and C4ISR; Gene’s industry tenure has focused on technical program & project management and proposal operations. Possessing system engineering and project management certifications, Gene is well qualified to manage AES’ proposal operations and Force Protection service offerings.

Paul Albano

Paul Albano

Vice President, Proposal Operations

Member

Paul has over 15 years of experience in proposal and project governance and business development. His reputation for excellence in management and efficiency makes him the ideal choice for overseeing proposal operations for AES.
Kristi AUsberry

Kristi AUsberry

Vice President, Accounting & Finance

Kristi is an accomplished professional and recognized leader with over 18 years of invaluable experience in the federal government contracting sector. With a robust background in accounting services, Kristi brings a wealth of expertise to the team. Kristi’s ability to optimize processes and drive operational improvements is commendable and enhances efficiency and productivity here at AES.

Aubrey Millan

Aubrey Millan

Director, Business Development

Aubrey has 20+ years of combined professional experience in Government, Cybersecurity, Software System Development, Finance, Sales, and Marketing. She spent most of her career in Business Development concentrating on Bid and Proposal Processes that cater to DoD, Intelligence Community, and National Security. She is a change champion promoting efficiencies and is experienced in implementing new applications and processes. She develops, qualifies, and executes operational sales and opportunity pipelines to drive profitable growth at AES. 

Jessica Mullen

Jessica Mullen

Director, Employee Engagement and Processes

With seven years of experience in talent operations and management, Jessica is passionate about creating and maintaining a positive and productive work environment for the employees of AES. Jessica leads the development and implementation of innovative strategies and programs to enhance employee satisfaction, retention, and performance. Jessica also oversees the optimization and automation of the talent processes, such as recruiting, onboarding, performance management, and career development.

Quickly Contact Us

Email: contact@ardenteaglesolutions.com

Our normal office hours are 08:00 – 17:00 Eastern on weekdays. Give us a call or drop by anytime.

We answer all inquiries as soon as possible.

Ardent Eagle Solutions provides technical services to the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and other Federal, State, and Local Government Agencies.

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