Chief Executive Officer
Ben Edson is the Founder and CEO of VariQ, a company with 200+ employees which has evolved from a single-employee start-up into a mid-tier government services provider. As an industry innovator and results-driven entrepreneur, Ben has built an award-winning business that engineers and delivers complex, problem-solving solutions in the areas of cybersecurity, software development and cloud services, while fostering lasting partnerships with industry leaders.
Ben Edson has served on the board of directors for the Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum (SECAF) since 2015. He was a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2019 and was awarded the Washington GovCon Executive of the Year award in 2015. Other noteworthy awards include: the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Leader of the Year award and the Washington SmartCEO's Family Business Legacy award in 2016. VariQ was the recipient of the 2018 Metro DC Moxie Award for Government Contractors (200-300 employees).
Ben holds an MBA and Master of Science in Information Telecommunications Systems from the Carey Business School of Johns Hopkins University.
VariQ - CEO
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As CFO for VariQ, Tom Edson is responsible for the overall financial governance and management of VariQ's operations. He directs, monitors, and administers activities and policies related to the company’s financial position.
Prior to joining VariQ, Tom worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, serving for five years as a senior associate, where he specialized in financial statement audits of numerous financial companies such as hedge funds and banking clients. In 2010, he relocated to Washington DC to join the VariQ team.
Tom Edson received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Texas, San Antonio. He received his CPA certification from the State of Texas, and is a certified Project Management Professional. He was the recipient of the Washington DC Executive Management Award in 2016 and the Trending 40 award in 2017 for Rising Stars in Federal Technology.
VariQ - CFO
Jim is responsible for overseeing all of Rivet Logic's engineering practices to guarantee the highest standards are met in every project. Jim brings technology and operations executive experience with deep understanding in the mobile wireless industry, with a unique approach to innovation and a healthy understanding of the ever-changing digital landscape.
With over 20 years dedicated to the field and startups, he has demonstrated outstanding leadership during company mergers and transitions, while driving technical innovation and change throughout.Jim founded a technology business in 2017 that focuses on CIO and CTO leadership, providing executive-level horsepower in mobile and digital strategy.
As CIO and CTO of Virgin Mobile, he led the technology strategy and implementation of four rapid country launches: Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. He owned all ongoing technology operations across the region. Jim also led service delivery and operations for Virgin Mobile in the United States.
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Brendan Coleman is a Practice Director for Client Services at Rivet Logic and is responsible for client relationships and success. Brendan brings a successful background of working with new and emerging technologies. Prior to Rivet Logic, Brendan was with MongoDB, a leading NoSQL database. While at MongoDB Brendan worked on a variety of product integrations and strategic partnerships to help educate and accelerate user adoption. Prior to MongoDB, Brendan was with Alfresco Software where he helped launch and grow the partner ecosystem.
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