As Vice President of Solution Development, Darren is responsible for winning business opportunities for C5I and Missions Support areas within Spathe. He leads a of team of highly skilled defense industry professionals and oversees business development, capture, bid strategies, pricing, teaming, and proposal activities.
Prior to joining Spathe, Darren held a myriad of positions in both the private and public sector including Vice President for Information Technology (IT) APR Energy (private sector), Sr. Director of Solution Development for General Dynamics (a Fortune 100 company) and Chief Architect (SOF) for ARMA Global Corporation leading the solution development for numerous new business opportunities resulting in the company’s significant growth from $20M to $200M in six short years. Darren retired from the U.S. Army as a Chief Warrant Office 3 (CW3) after serving for 22 years of active duty. During his service, he served as Director of Integration and Engineering for US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC), Network Architect and Force Modernization Officer for the 112th Signal Battalion (Airborne) and held numerous positions supporting Special Operations Forces and Conventional C4ISR units globally. He served multiple combat and peacekeeping tours from Iraq and Afghanistan to Bosnia and South America. He holds a B.A.S in Information Technology Management from Campbell University, is a member of the Orlando, Florida Chapter of INCOSE, holds the Bronze Order of Mercury, and is currently pursuing his TOGAF 9 Certification.