Dr. Melissa Flagg

Dr. Melissa Flagg Liteye Systems Advisory Board Member Dr. Melissa Flagg is the founder and president of Flagg Consulting LLC. She is also a fellow at the Acquisition Innovation Research Center (AIRC), a visiting fellow at the Perry World House, and a senior advisor to the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center. Prior to this, she was […]

John H. Bonapart

John H. Bonapart Liteye Systems Advisory Board Member John H. Bonapart is a former member of the Senior Executive Service with the Department of the Air Force and has expertise and experience in US Air Force and US Space Force logistics, civil engineering, and force protection activities in the defense arena.  Bonapart most recently served […]

Dr. Craig A. Robin

Dr. Craig A. Robin Liteye Systems Advisory Board Member Dr. Craig A Robin is an industry expert in directed energy, optics, and photonics in the defense arena. He most recently served as the Director of the Directed Energy Project Office within the Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO).  He has been instrumental in […]

Marya Mista

Marya Mista Liteye Systems Chief of Staff & Vice President of Communications Marya Mista has over 20 years of experience in business development and marketing communications within the technology industry. Prior to joining Liteye Systems, she worked in strategic business development, channel sales and marketing at several companies driving national programs to sustainable growth. As a […]

Matthew Pflieger

Matthew Pflieger Liteye Systems Chief Financial Officer Matt joined the Liteye team in 2020 and brings over 25 years of multifunctional experience in the Aerospace & Defense industry in dynamic, success-oriented service and manufacturing organizations. Recognized as a collaborative leader and team-builder, Matt has an extensive record of building high-performing teams, leveraging technology, and implementing business […]

Jamie Rhone

Jamie Rhone Liteye Systems Chief Procurement Officer Jamie Rhone is a seasoned veteran and expert in Department of Defense contracting and negotiations. Rhone joined Liteye’s team in January 2018 after two decades as an Air Force Contracting Officer. In addition to Commanding a Contracting Squadron and leading contracting teams in Iraq and Afghanistan, Jamie held […]

Ryan Hurt

Ryan Hurt Liteye Systems VP Business Development Ryan Hurt is an experienced leader of strategic growth across complex global organizations operating in the Defense, Aerospace and Industrial markets. Over the past 20+ years, Ryan has held positions in Program Management, Systems Engineering and most recently in Strategic Planning and Business Development for Pentair and later […]

Rick Sondag

Rick Sondag VP of Operations Rick Sondag joined the Liteye team in July 2003 as a seasoned sales and business management leader. He has been part of every aspect of Liteye’s growth, from managing day-to-day operations to leading sales and support management functions for Liteye’s core product line. Over his career with Liteye, Sondag has […]

Derek Newsom

Derek Newsom Liteye Systems Chief Operating Officer Derek Newsom is a versatile and seasoned global business leader with over 20 years of experience in high-tech and fast-moving markets. He comes to Liteye in January 2018 with VP, CEO, CMO, COO and Board experience in large corporations in managing strategy, operations, sales and marketing, product and software […]

Tom Scott

Tom Scott Liteye Systems Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder Raised in Santa Fe New Mexico, Tom Scott’s love of the outdoors and ranching kept him focused towards a career in agricultural sciences. Spending most his young life on the large 100,000-acre ranch, the Blanca Trinchera in the San Louis Valley of Southern Colorado, Scott made the […]

Kenneth Geyer

Kenneth Geyer Liteye Systems Chief Executive Officer,Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder As an entrepreneur since 1990, Kenneth Geyer has always focused on defense technology, from virtual reality systems to the rapid proliferation of commercial drones and a need for counter unmanned systems, Mr. Geyer’s focus is to provide advanced products that provide customers with […]