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The Team

Owners

Stanley L. Wood

Managing Member

CW5 (Ret) Stanley L. Wood’s first Army assignment was with C Co. 2/75th Ranger where he served four years and held the position of squad leader. In 1984 he became an Army Aviator.

In 1989 he joined Delta Company 1st Battalion 160th Special Operations Aviation Group (Airborne). While assigned with the 160th Stan served as an assault and attack flight lead, instructor pilot and aviation safety officer. During his time in the 160th Stan flew in support of Operation Desert Storm and the Battle of Mogadishu.

In 1995 Stan left the 160th and until his retirement in February of 2009 had several assignments, which included support of operations in the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq. During the last six years of active duty Stan spent considerable time developing and executing manned ISR tactics, techniques and procedures.

Stan retired from active duty in February with 30 years of service. He is currently a managing member of Fulcrum Concepts LLC, which provides problem solving for clients with tactical, technical and engineering needs.


Scott Richman

Managing Member

Sergeant Major (Ret) Scott Richman served in the United States Army for 20 years, 18 of which were in the United States Army Special Operations Aviation community.  Operationally he specialized in tactical rotary-wing operations, aircraft armament activities, and tactical ISR operations. He also specialized in rapidly integrating emerging technical solutions, and getting them into the field. After retiring from the Army in 2004 he spent 5 years as a Program Manager for Northrop Grumman managing complex aircraft integration programs. In 2009 he transitioned to Fulcrum Concepts LLC as a Managing Member where he continues to leverage his operational and technical experience to solve challenging customer requirements.


Michael Zinanni

Managing Member

Retired Army Sergeant Major with 20+ years, 17 of which were in the United States Special Operations community as an aircraft armament missile systems repairer, avionics, electrician, and aircraft integration specialist (armament, avionics, sensors, and special mission equipment).  Mike has 10 years of experience as an integrator and project lead ranging from small single system integration efforts up to full armed ISR packages on both fixed and rotary wing civil and military aircraft.  Mike's most notable leadership positions included Research and Development Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) and culminated as the Allied Shops Sergeant Major.  Mike has multiple combat deployments to include, Bosnia, Afghanistan, and Iraq.  Immediately following retirement in 2008, Mike accepted a position with the Technology Applications Program Office (TAPO) as the Sensors and Weapons Project Integrator for all sensors and weapons integration efforts for the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) aircraft to include the A/MH-6M, MH-60L/K/M, and MH-47G aircraft.  Mike, following his assignment at TAPO, served as a Business Development Manager for General Dynamics Armament and Technical Projects (GDATP) primarily focused on Gatling style weapon systems.  In 2010, Mike transitioned to Fulcrum Concepts, LLC as a Managing Member, where he leverages his technical experience to solve challenging customer requirements.



Tactical Solutions Team

Matt Killam

Senior Project Manager for Intelligence Operations

Matthew Killam is an intelligence specialist with expertise in Signals Intelligence, Counter-Terrorism and support to Special Operations elements.  He is a retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant and SIGINT Analyst with over 20 years’ experience.  He served 12 years in the Special Operations community in a number of capacities from analyst to Squadron Intelligence Officer building intelligence to develop the operational portion of the national counter-terrorism strategy, guide counter-network and man-hunting operations, and support dynamic and strong-point assaults.  Mr. Killam has served on the National Security Agency’s Intelligence Analysis Staff and is a graduate of the NSA’s analytic professionalization program.  Mr. Killam has provided operational intelligence in support of every major US military operation since Operation Restore Hope in Somalia, including 8 combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Mr. Killam is currently the Senior Program Manager for Intelligence Operations for Fulcrum Concepts, LLC., where he provides counter-terrorism and intelligence systems training and operational consulting for a wide range of Federal, Local and Commercial clients.

Matt.Killam@FulcrumConceptsLLC.com


Technical Solutions Team

Tony Cozzitorto

Director of Emerging Technologies

Retired US Army Master Sergeant with 20+ years of service, Tony served 14 years in 1/160th SOAR in multiple positions from powertrain repairer, to technical inspector ultimately culminating as the Regimental Maintenance non-commissioned officer for A/MH-6 series aircraft. Upon his departure from the special operations community Tony served as the maintenance subject matter expert (SME) for the US Army Armed Scout Helicopter Project Management Office. Duties there ranged from advising the project and product managers on all maintenance and armament related issues to directly training soldiers both in CONUS and deployed. Tony has served in all levels of leadership from team leader through First Sergeant including multiple combat deployments as a special operations unit Senior Enlisted Advisor. Tony has DOD Acquisition experience as an SME and member of numerous integrated product teams. Upon his retirement from the military in April 2013 Tony joined Fulcrum Concepts LLC as a Technical Program Manager for Emerging Technologies, where he leverages his diverse background to provide innovative solutions to unique requirements. Tony has DOD Acquisition experience as an SME and member of numerous integrated product teams as well as commercial aviation experience as an FAA certified mechanic holding Airframe and Powerplant certificates with Inspection Authorization. (A&P/ IA)


James Wisniewski

Test Director

jim.w@fulcrumconceptsllc.com

Brian Byrd

Avionics Design & Integration Technician

Retired ARMY Master Sergeant has 16+ years of experience in aviation management, electrical, avionics, multiple weapons systems, a variety of WESCAM and Raytheon Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) sensors, research and development (R&D) and quality assurance. Brian has his Federal Communications Commission License (FCC) and is skilled in troubleshooting, repair, and installation of avionics, weapons, and FLIR sensor systems for both rotary and fixed wing aircraft. He has experience as both an installation and project manager for Air Worthiness Release’s (AWR), Supplemental Type Certificate’s (STC), and Form 337’s. His ability to analyze and reconcile engineering drawings and system schematics makes him an asset to Fulcrum Concepts and its customers. Of Brian’s 16 years in ARMY aviation, 15 of those years were served in the United States Special Operations arena. His last position served in the ARMY was as the Allied Shops Sergeant Major. While in this position, he gained a great deal of experience serving a parallel job as a Government Liaison and Contracting Officers Representative (COR) for several vendors that supplied his unit’s mission requirements. Brian’s broad experience on rotary wing aircraft, fixed wing aircraft, and FLIR sensor’s is complimented by several factory level training courses including Bell 412 Electrical Management Training Course and Integrated Flight Control System Training Course, Bell 407 Electrical Management Training Course, S-76 Advance Troubleshooting, S-92 Maintenance Avionics Training Course, MH-47E Chinook Electrical and Avionics Course, WESCAM MX-20 Factory Level Training Course and the RAYTHEON MTS-A Factory Level Training Course.

Brian.Byrd@FulcrumConceptsLLC.com

Doug Jourdan

Field Service Engineer

Retired Army Command Sergeant Major with 20+ years, 14 of which were in the United States Special Operations community as an aircraft armament missile systems repairer, avionics specialist, electrician, and aircraft integration specialist (armament, avionics, sensors, and special mission equipment). Doug’s most notable leadership positions include Armament Platoon Sergeant for both AH-6J “Little Birds” and the MH-60L DAP in the 160th SOAR, company First Sergeant for B co, D co and HHC of the 160th SOAR and culminated as the Command Sergeant Major for 2-17 CAV located at Fort Campbell, KY. Doug has multiple combat rotations to both Afghanistan and Iraq, totaling 48 months spent deployed. While serving, Doug established himself in the SOF community as one of the most knowledgeable technicians on multiple weapons systems including the M-134, M230 and the GAU-19 as well as the tactics and techniques involved with aerial gunnery and airborne FARP operations. Additionally, throughout his career Doug was able to gain extensive knowledge of the armament and electrical systems of numerous rotary wing platforms in both the conventional Army and the Special Operations Community, including the AH-64, OH-58, AH-6, and MH-60L/K. Immediately following retirement in 2012, Doug accepted a position with Fulcrum Concepts LLC as the Field Service Representative for the development and support of the company’s weapon initiatives.


Jared Matt

Avionics Technician

jared.matt@fulcrumconceptsllc.com


Engineering Solutions Team

Steve Christensen

Vice President of Engineering Solutions

Steven Christensen has 25 years cutting-edge engineering experience working for major airframe and defense manufacturers including: McDonnell Douglas, Northrop Grumman, Bombardier, Sikorsky, L-3 Communications, and Gulfstream Aerospace. As a stress analyst in the MD-80 Airframe group, he performed classical and finite element analysis of primary aircraft fuselage and wing structures.  In 1992 he was selected Engineering Project Manager leading the development of advanced composite structures. He is a 2 time recipient of the President’s Award for technology innovation and was featured speaker at the Society for Manufacturing Engineers annual Symposium. He continued serving as lead structures engineer for a variety of primary airframe and mechanical systems aircraft certification programs. As Engineering Manager at Northrop Grumman, Steve was responsible for the development and integration of Special Mission platforms where over 50 FAA STC’s and AED approvals were obtained while managing as many as 4 major ISR integration programs concurrently. Promoted to Vice President of Engineering Solutions at Fulcrum Concepts LLC, Steve’s purpose is to create a vibrant and diverse engineering services capability that leverages the broad experience base and knowledge of the Special Operations community.


Jason Cisneros

Design Engineer

jason.cisneros@fulcrumconceptsllc.com

Coty Pinckney

Design Engineer

coty.pinckney@fulcrumconceptsllc.com

Joe Damis

Structural Analyst

joe.damis@fulcrumconceptsllc.com

Samantha Richman

Digital Media Specialist

samantha.richman@fulcrumconceptsllc.com


Administration Team