LEADERSHIP TEAM

CEO Robert A. (Bob) Fritschie, Colonel, USAF (Ret.)

Bob retired after a distinguished 25-year career in the Air Force. The first ten years of his career were served in the cockpit as an Electronic Warfare Officer (EWO) on the B-52 and as a sensor operator/EWO on the AC-130 gunship on which he flew 109 combat missions in Southeast Asia and was awarded 8 Air Medals and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He brings a history of successes while serving in engineering, project management, and senior program management roles. After retirement, Bob continued to contribute to the Air Force Acquisition Community for an additional 17 years. He rose to the level of Vice President of a defense contracting company, responsible for directing the operation of the Systems Engineering & Management Company’s largest support center, providing senior leadership to such projects as C-17, F-16, and the Advanced Cruise Missile. While serving in an executive position at Modern Technologies Corporation, he managed the development and acquisition of enhanced electronic warfare equipment for the F-15 Program Office. He is now the CEO and a co-founder of Tridec.

President Robert S. (Bob) Fritschie

Mr. Fritschie has been managing and developing software systems for over 25 years. During his 6 years in the Air Force, he was the software program manager for the TR-1/U-2 ground station and the secure avionics and communication, navigation, identification (CNI) manager for the F-22. After leaving the military, Mr. Fritschie joined a small business as a software engineer and project manager. During his tenure, his leadership in growing the company from fewer than 10 employees to nearly 300 prompted his promotion to Director of Engineering and Vice President. Mr. Fritschie was the System Architect and Lead Engineer on the first web- based grant management system developed for TSA in 2001 as a direct result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He has since been the program manager, system architect, designer, and developer for a wide variety of grant, contract, and business process management systems for the Air Force, Department of Commerce, NOAA, Maritime Administration, African Development Foundation, Department of Homeland Security and others. He is now the President and a co-founder of Tridec.

COO Dave London, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret.), CFCM

Mr. London has been an engineer, technical manager, and project manager for over 35 years. His 20-year career in the Air Force started with contributing to the successful initial launches of the Space Shuttle and the Air Launched Anti-Satellite Missile. From there, he moved to the F-16 Program Office as a Foreign Military Sales Program Manager and then a policy analyst at Air Force Material Command Headquarters. In his final assignment before retirement, he managed all technical aspects of a major DoD Acquisition Reform initiative, participating in the re-writing of DoD acquisition policy directives and manuals and then developing an information system—the DoD Acquisition Deskbook—to support the new policies. After retirement from active duty, Lt. Col. London applied his expertise as a program manager becoming a driving force behind a series of grants management, contract management, and other business process support tools. He rose to the level of Senior Vice President of 300-person small business prior to being hired by Lockheed Martin to manage the development of an information system to provide better visibility of all nuclear weapons related materials. He is now The Chief Operating Officer and a co-founder of Tridec.

Director of Human Resources and Programs Joe Smith. PMP

Mr. Smith is an accomplished visionary leader with proven success with over 35 years of program management and executive leadership experience in directing multi-skilled professionals in geographically dispersed teams to accomplish complex programs. Joe served in the US Army successfully for 20 years in various positions requiring continually greater responsibility including assignments in the United States and Europe. After retiring from active duty, Major Smith accepted a position supporting the Defense Acquisition Deskbook. Joe helped conduct the initial system requirements assessment and subsequent design and architectural development of the acquisition reform knowledge management system. He planned, organized, and managed critical aspects of the on-going development, production, and maintenance of the system while representing US Army and Foreign Military Sales interests in identifying content and capabilities. Joe helped transition the Deskbook systems to the Defense Acquisition University. After growing contract support on assigned programs to over 50 employees, Joe was promoted to Vice President with responsibility of more than 140 employees in delivering the small company’s scientific, technical and administrative support services to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA). Mr. Smith joined Tridec in 2010 and directs Tridec’s programs, and the corporate functions of Human Resources and Personnel Security. He is responsible for corporate oversight of NOAA contracts providing both scientific and IT application development services.