ABOUT TEAM SPATHE

We strive for true partnership with our customers. Spathe Systems is a professional services and support provider for both government and commercial customers.

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OUR MISSION

Spathe Systems is a diverse and experienced workforce comprised of SOF, commercial, and academia professionals that provide Subject-Matter Expertise to USSOCOM, TSOCs, and components. We are integrated across the entire enterprise, with a complete understanding of USSOCOM’s complexities in partnership with a vast network.

We assist with specialized training, properly supporting and equipping deployed forces across the globe. Our capabilities and expertise are in line with a full spectrum of operations in the execution and planning stages, ranging from the tactical ground level through operational and strategic levels. We currently operate at the “Speed of SOF” by providing innovative solutions to the complex problems in cyber security, Cloud Enterprise, DEVSECOPS, and the IT network infrastructure.

Our experts fully understand the importance of a strong and unified fighting force comprised of a multinational partnership and have provided mission support operations with numerous NATO and coalition countries. We can deploy across your enterprise and around the globe in support of providing interoperable, innovative, capable, resilient, and secure lines of communication.

Our core strengths bring stability and continuity to an everchanging, fast-paced environment by providing our workforce the leadership and support that allows them to effectively communicate and focus on the mission.

Our areas of expertise include:

   CLOUD COMPUTING
   BIG DATA
   DEVSECOPS
   EDUCATION & TRAINING
   SYSTEMS & NETWORK
ENGINEERING/INTEGRATION
   CYBERSECURITY
   INTELLIGENCE
   LOGISTICS
   OPERATIONS
   PROGRAM/PROJECT
MANAGEMENT
 CLOUD COMPUTING
BIG DATA
DEVSECOPS
EDUCATION & TRAINING
 SYSTEMS & NETWORK
ENGINEERING/INTEGRATION
CYBERSECURITY
 INTELLIGENCE
LOGISTICS
OPERATIONS
 PROGRAM/PROJECT
MANAGEMENT

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

VETERAN OWNED

BROAD RANGE EXPERTISE

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

VETERAN OWNED

BROAD RANGE EXPERTISE

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MARK CLIFTON

PRESIDENT, MANAGING PARTNER


Prior to starting Spathe Systems, Mark worked in a myriad of positions within the defense industry and Government Civilian sector including Special Operations Forces (SOF) Account Manager for GDIT.

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AARON HERBST

CEO, PARTNER


Over the past 10 years, Aaron has excelled in a myriad of management positions in the Defense and Commercial industry including Manager of Finance, Accounting and Pricing in multiple small businesses, and Fortune 100 companies.

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ADAM HERBST

COO


Before joining Spathe Systems, Adam held multiple leadership positions in Fortune 500 and mid-sized companies leading Organizational Change, IT Project Management, Operations and Software Development. 

THE SPATHE DIFFERENCE

SPATHE is an 8(a) and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). Our focus is on absolute customer satisfaction through communications, collaboration, and our proven performance. Our customer-centric focus ensures we meet and exceed mission-critical goals while maintaining the nimble culture of a small business.

THE SPATHE DIFFERENCE

We draw from years of Defense, Commercial and Academic industry experience to deliver expertise with the flexibility and rapid responses demanded by our customers. By focusing on absolute customer satisfaction through communications, collaboration, and our proven performance, we meet and exceed mission-critical goals while maintaining the culture of our small business and customer-centric focus.

SOLUTIONS INTEGRATION

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WITH
THE BEST IN THE FIELD

Spathe Systems provides customers with the broad level of knowledge and expertise needed to
clearly define, develop and execute the integration of various solutions.

DIVERSE KNOWLEDGE FROM
BOTH COMMERCIAL & DEFENSE

Being both homegrown and commercially available, we create the perfect mix of subsystems
providing you with the most advantageous and forward-thinking enterprise.

OUR PARTNERS WORK WITH
LEADING TECHNOLOGY ACROSS ALL IT

Our proven ability to collaborate and lead multiple technology companies is a true testament of
successfully managing an Enterprise Architecture and Systems/Solutions Integration company.

SOLUTIONS INTEGRATION

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WITH


THE BEST
IN THE FIELD

Spathe Systems provides customers with the broad level of knowledge and expertise needed to clearly define, develop and execute the integration of various solutions.

DIVERSE KNOWLEDGE FROM


BOTH COMMERCIAL & DEFENSE

Being both homegrown and commercially available, we create the perfect mix of subsystems providing you with the most advantageous and forward-thinking enterprise.

OUR PARTNERS WORK WITH


LEADING TECHNOLOGY 
ACROSS
ALL IT

Our proven ability to collaborate and lead multiple technology companies is a true testament of successfully managing an Enterprise Architecture and Systems/Solutions Integration company.

AFFILIATES


Through our strategic relationship with OEMs, VARs, and Resellers, we offer advanced engineering, technology products, hardware, and software solutions from more than 3,000 manufactures around the world, so we can provide tailored solutions for our customer. Below is a list of some of the technology manufactures.

  • A10
  • ADC
  • Aeroscout
  • AirWatch
  • Alcatel er
  • Amazon Web Services
  • American Power
  • Conversion (APC)
  • Apple
  • Arbor Networks
  • BlackStratus
  • BMC
  • Check Point
  • Citrix
  • Cloudera
  • CommVault
  • Computer Associates
  • Dell Technologies
  • Ekahau
  • FileNET
  • FireScope
  • Fortinet
  • Fujitsu
  • Gateway Computer
  • Corporation
  • GE
  • Glue Networks
  • Hitachi
  • Hortonworks
  • IBM
  • Infoblox
  • Ixia Jabra
  • Kognitio
  • Lakeside Software
  • Lenovo
  • Lexmark
  • Lucent
  • MapR
  • Mist Systems
  • MobileIron
  • Netscout
  • Nimble Storage
  • Novell
  • Nutanix
  • NVIDIA
  • OPNET
  • Oracle
  • Palo Alto Networks
  • Panasonic
  • Phunware
  • Pivotal
  • Placemeter
  • Polatis
  • Polycom
  • Prysm
  • Pure Storage
  • QLogic
  • Qualisystems
  • Red Hat
  • Riverbed
  • RSA Samsung
  • SimpliVity
  • Solarwinds
  • Sony ElectronicsVAIO
  • Splunk
  • Symantex
  • Tanium
  • Tellabs
  • Tintri
  • Trend Micro
  • Tripp Lite
  • Turn-Key Mobile
  • VBrickVBrick
  • Veeam
  • VMTurbo

AFFILIATES

Through our strategic relationship with OEMs, VARs, and Resellers, we offer advanced engineering, technology products, hardware, and software solutions from more than 3,000 manufactures around the world, so we can provide tailored solutions for our customer. Below is a list of some of the technology manufactures.

  • A10
  • ADC
  • Aeroscout
  • AirWatch
  • Alcatel er
  • Amazon Web Services
  • American Power
  • Conversion (APC)
  • Apple
  • Arbor Networks
  • BlackStratus
  • BMC
  • Check Point
  • Citrix
  • Cloudera
  • CommVault
  • Computer Associates
  • Dell Technologies
  • Ekahau
  • FileNET
  • FireScope
  • Fortinet
  • Fujitsu
  • Gateway Computer
  • Corporation
  • GE
  • Glue Networks
  • Hitachi
  • Hortonworks
  • IBM
  • Infoblox
  • Ixia Jabra
  • Kognitio
  • Lakeside Software
  • Lenovo
  • Lexmark
  • Lucent
  • MapR
  • Mist Systems
  • MobileIron
  • Netscout
  • Nimble Storage
  • Novell
  • Nutanix
  • NVIDIA
  • OPNET
  • Oracle
  • Palo Alto Networks
  • Panasonic
  • Phunware
  • Pivotal
  • Placemeter
  • Polatis
  • Polycom
  • Prysm
  • Pure Storage
  • QLogic
  • Qualisystems
  • Red Hat
  • Riverbed
  • RSA Samsung
  • SimpliVity
  • Solarwinds
  • Sony ElectronicsVAIO
  • Splunk
  • Symantex
  • Tanium
  • Tellabs
  • Tintri
  • Trend Micro
  • Tripp Lite
  • Turn-Key Mobile
  • VBrickVBrick
  • Veeam
  • VMTurbo

MARK CLIFTON

PRESIDENT, MANAGING PARTNER


Prior to starting Spathe Systems, Mark worked in a myriad of positions within the defense industry and Government Civilian sector including Special Operations Forces (SOF) Account Manager for General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) (a Fortune 100 company), Vice President for Solutions Development and Marketing for ARMA Global Corporation leading numerous new business opportunities resulting in ARMA’s exponential growth from less than 20 employees and $20M revenue in 2010 to more than 1000 employees and $200M revenue in 2016.

As a Government Civilian, he was the Director for USSOCOM’s Global Network Operations (NetOps) Control Center (GNCC). Mark retired from the U.S. Army as a Command Sergeant Major (CSM) after serving 24 years of active duty with Special Operations Forces and Conventional C4ISR units. He served combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. In 1991 he was selected as the U.S. Drill Sergeant of the Year, for this achievement he appeared on Good Morning America, Today’s Show, Regis and Kathy Lee Show, and was featured in many magazines: Jet, Ebony, Sports Illustrated and Black Enterprise. He is a recipient of the Stephen Ailes Award and the Silver Signal Order of Mercury Award as well as the 1993 United States Army Special Operations Command Robert Sigholtz  Award.

As an honorary member of the 26th Infantry Regiment and an Audie Murphy Club Inductee, his awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit award, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Path Finder Badge; Drill Sergeant Badge. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems, certification in Business Development and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy.

AARON HERBST

CEO, MANAGING PARTNER


Over the past 10 years, Aaron has excelled in a myriad of management positions in the Defense and Commercial industry including Manager of Finance, Accounting and Pricing in multiple small businesses and Fortune 100 (Disney, General Dynamics) companies. He has hands-on experience in Contracts, Business Development, Proposal Management, Capture Management and IT. He holds a B.S.B.A Finance from the University of Central Florida and an MBA IT Management from Florida Institute of Technology.

In 2017, Aaron was a finalist for the Tampa Bay Business Journal Up and Comers Award, one of 30 in his age group out of over 450 nominees.

 

ADAM HERBST

COO


Before joining Spathe Systems, Adam held multiple leadership positions in Fortune 500 and mid-sized companies leading Organizational Change, IT Project Management, Operations and Software Development.  While supporting these organizations Adam also moonlighted as a College Professor of Information Technology and Business at Valencia State College in Orlando, Florida.  Adam holds Masters in Computer Information Systems (MCIS), Business Administration (MBA), and a Bachelors in Finance.