STF Executive Directors

Scott Ayers

Scott Ayers
President

Responsible for strategy, planning, and execution to enhance STF's performance and customer satisfaction. Scott served as STF's Chief Operating Officer before assuming his current role as President. Scott's leadership focuses on improved performance through innovation, advanced planning, and flexibility with a focus on customer success. Scott has a wealth of experience in the public and private sectors. Before joining STF, Scott served as the Contracts Director for the National Security Sector of SRA International as well as a Vice President for Administration at SAIC. Scott has a Bachelor of Arts in finance from James Madison University and received his Master of Business Administration in economics and public policy from George Washington University. Scott joined STF in 2011.

Chuck Pitts

Chuck Pitts
Executive Vice President

Manages and leads all phases of business and proposal development processes across the entire company. Chuck has experience in satellite communications, software development, life cycle cost modeling, and overall program execution. Chuck managed enterprise-wide programs and tasks in support of Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic and DISA; and directed the engineering team on all phases of the DoD Teleport Program, including cost modeling, architecture design, system integration, software development, IA, systems engineering, testing, and documentation. Chuck is PMP certified and has a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master of Science in electrical engineering from George Mason University. Chuck joined STF in 2005.

Mike Ziegler

Mike Ziegler
Executive Vice President

Leads and manages STF's Business Operations Management Team delivering direct support to Government customers and Defense Industry teammates. Mike is a retired Engineering Duty Officer Naval Officer with extensive Navy experience and Defense Industry experience supporting DoD customers. Mike is renowned for his extensive end-to-end Naval and Joint communications and network engineering expertise. Mike led the STF San Diego team's growth from the company's start in 2003, as the first Program Manager for PMW/A 170 Systems Engineering, PMW 790, and PMW 160 Program management services prime contracts wins. Mike has a Bachelor of Science in nuclear engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Science in electrical engineering with distinction from the Naval Post Graduate School. Mike joined STF in 2003.

Gary Kessler

Gary Kessler
Executive Vice President

Manages and leads marketing and business development activities across all of STF's Operation Centers. Gary has significant experience with numerous air traffic control, command and control, communications, and support systems covering all facets of program management. Gary managed the execution and achieved significant growth for STF by providing support to the NTCSS, GCCS, ARRS, HFIP, and AIT activities. Gary has a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the Virginia Military Institute and a Master of Science in engineering management from Old Dominion University. Gary joined STF in 2006.

Emily Morris

Emily Morris
Vice President, Director of Contracts

Oversees and provides direction and structure for staff responsible for multiple functions, including contract administration and management, subcontract management, procurement, and pricing/proposal development. Emily possesses experience in Government contracting, including cradle to grave Government contract management, subcontract management, pricing, and financial analysis. Emily joined STF in 2011.

Scott Stanley

Scott Stanley
Vice President, Director of Finance

Oversees all accounting and financial operations throughout STF and ensures STF is fiscally sound. Scott is directly involved in all STF auditing evaluations, including activities associated with ISO and DCAA compliance. Scott's experience encompasses business management, accounting, business analysis, cost accounting controls, business forecasting, and business planning. Scott joined STF in 2004.

Carol Cronin

Carol Cronin
Vice President, Director of Human Resources

Oversees and manages staff responsible for all STF employment functions and benefits as well as compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations. Carol leads all administrative functions across the STF enterprise and is responsible for full life-cycle human resource coordination and management, staffing, recruitment, quality training, employee relations, benefits administration, leadership development, facilities, and office management. Carol joined STF in 2006.

Terry Delaney

Terry Delaney
Vice President, Director of Operations

Oversees STF Operations across the company and is responsible for the execution and delivery of STF's support to customers. Terry supported and managed small and large DoD projects and major ACAT MAIS programs. Terry's vast experience includes providing project management, systems engineering and analysis, and contract program management support for an array of DoD customers, including the Army, Navy, and other DoD agencies. Terry joined STF in 2006.

Mike Wiles

Mike Wiles
Director of Plans and Analysis

Responsible for the corporate plan, forecasting, and DCAA compliance. Mike is the bank liaison and oversees project control and possesses experience in finance and accounting, specifically for Government Contractors. Mike joined STF in 2012.

James Jones

James Jones
Director of Information Technology

Oversees all IT related activities across STF's enterprise network and manages the execution of enterprise-level migrations, special projects. Jim performs market research that enables innovation and the ability of STF to offer advanced technical solutions to its customers and employees. Jim joined STF in 2018.

Kurt Toth

Kurt Toth
Director of Operations Process Management

Leads operational efforts to increase the quality of STF’s performance, heighten customer satisfaction, optimize efficiency, and advance innovation to ensure process outcomes are in alignment with the organization’s strategic goals.  Kurt has extensive experience in Strategic Planning, Intelligence, Organizational & Business Management, Program/Project Management, Process Modeling, Innovation and Technology, and Software Design and Development.  He has successfully led high profile initiatives for a wide range of customers, including the Department of the Navy, USMC, FBI, IRS, SEC, and Washington Headquarters Services.  Kurt earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Virginia Tech, a Master of Arts in Intelligence Studies from American Public University, and a certificate in Disruptive Strategy from Harvard Business School.  Kurt also possesses several certifications, which include PMP, ITIL, Six Sigma, DoDAF, DAWIA, Business Process Modeling & Discrete Event Simulation, and RUP.   Kurt joined STF in 2014.