Chad Ritchie

Chad Ritchie

Senior Director
Business Development / Strategy

Chad Ritchie leads the corporate charge on developing and maturing a new formal business division for VATC focused on Intelligence Services and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Solutions. Chad possesses more than 14 years of experience in the Aerospace and Defense industry, the Intelligence Community, and supporting Joint Special Operations.

Chad served nine years in the U.S. Marines Corps performing multiple roles within the Intelligence Community as an Intelligence Analyst, Levant Counterterrorism expert, and Senior Staff NCO for U.S. Central Command’s Counterterrorism Branch. His broad range of experience operating across the tactical, operational, and strategic domains positioned him to enter the corporate world in 2010. At that time, Chad also went on to pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a minor in International Business at Liberty University. He intends to acquire his Master’s Degree next year in Business Data Analytics from West Virginia University.

Upon separating from the Marines Corps, Chad was immediately hired by Lockheed Martin, where he served as a Team Lead and Senior Targeting Analyst abroad. Utilizing nearly a decade of direct Intelligence and ISR tradecraft, Chad accepted a position with an aviation company in 2011 where he managed a fleet of deployed aircraft and transitioned into a strictly business development role. In 2014, Chad accepted a position with a North Carolina-based company as Director of Business Development, managing a number of sensitive Intelligence and ISR efforts. In May 2016, VATC ownership reached out to Chad to lead and align Business Development efforts within the Corporate Strategy umbrella to stand up the Intelligence Services Division.

 

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Sara Moola

VATC President, CEO & Co-Founder
SOFWOLF Co-Founder

Robert ‘Mike’ Vaughn

VATC COO & Co-Founder
SOFWOLF Co-Founder

Natalie Bonner

Vice President
Contracts

Kim Hardman

Vice President
Corporate Services

Tim Creighton

Vice President
Operations

Rita Maxwell

Vice President
Finance & Accounting

Chad Ritchie

Senior Director
Business Development / Strategy

Jeffrey Mason

Director
Training Coordination

Peter Davis

Director
Development

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