Who We Are
We are a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business providing technical, cybersecurity, logistics, and program management support to United States Department of Defense (DoD) agencies and select foreign militaries.
Our experience spans decades of operational and strategic support to the DoD, US Navy, USMC, USAF, and US Army. Our people range from retired and separated military to seasoned defense contractors to new grads. Our success stems from our drive to always provide objective, effective, and cost-efficient advice and solutions to our customers.
We never forget that our mission is to support our men and women in uniform.
Founder and CEO
Andrew is HDG’s CEO and founder. Andrew has led HDG’s growth from a three-person start-up to 120+ employees providing technical, cybersecurity, foreign military sales, logistics, and program management support to US Department of Defense agencies and select foreign militaries.
As well as leading HDG, Andrew also provides technical and engineering support to the Department of Navy as well as other DoD services and agencies. Andrew is currently the PEO C4I PMW 150 Maritime Tactical Command and Control (MTC2) Product Owner. His prior roles included PEO C4I PMW 150/157 Lead Technical Agent and System Architect for Global Command and Control System – Maritime(GCCS-M), Lead Technical Agent for PEO C4I PMW 740 and recognized technical expert called upon by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) and Navy International Programs Office (NIPO) as technical lead for international engagements, and Lead Cybersecurity Engineer supporting PMW 130, the Navy’s Cyber Security Program Office.
A 1989 graduate of the US Naval Academy, Andrew served as a Surface Warfare Officer for eight years; his final tour was a Personnel Exchange Program (PEP) with the UK Royal Navy, during which he was awarded an MSc (Engineering) from the University of Southampton, UK.
Founder and President
Nic is HDG’s president and HDG’s founder. She focuses on employee engagement, client relationships, and business development.
Prior to founding HDG, Nic provided legal counsel and business development support to several Washington DC and San Diego-based defense contractors. Prior to that, Nic practiced law in Washington DC for 10 years. She specialized in intellectual property litigation and patent portfolio counselling and litigated extensively in the International Trade Commission, state, and federal courts. Her clients included Apple, Panasonic, Toshiba, Sony, and Ajinomoto.
Nic holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of British Columbia, a JD from Duke Law School, and is a member of the bars of New York and California.
Daniel is HDG’s CTO and HDG’s founder. He leads HDG’s foreign military sales, cybersecurity, and engineering practices.
In addition, Daniel provides lead cybersecurity support to PEO PMW 130, to include acting as Lead Engineer for the Navy’s Computer Network Defense program. Daniel’s professional career started as a college intern and then a New Professional at SSC Pacific (now NIWC PAC). After transitioning out of the government, Daniel performed at increasing levels of seniority as a systems engineer in PEO C4I PMW 150 supporting GCCS-M, followed by supporting PEO C4I PMW 740 as a Foreign Military Sales technical expert. Daniel presently supports PEO C4I PMW 130 as Lead Cybersecurity Engineer and Subject Matter Expert.
Daniel holds a BS and MSc in Engineering and an MBA from San Diego State University and a CISSP certification.
Chief Operating Officer
Dave is HDG’s COO. He provides corporate operations and business development focused on the San Diego, Charleston, and Washington DC defense markets. He also leads HDG’s contract execution and capabilities enhancements. He is always available to provide career mentoring and support for our people.
Dave has over 20 years of experience in the defense contracting sector combined with a 20+-year career in Naval Aviation where he was an F-14 RIO, a Desert Storm veteran, and qualified Air Wing Strike Leader.
Dave holds a BA in Economics and an MBA in Finance from UCLA and a PMP certification from the Program Management Institute (PMI).
Paul leads HDG’s Program Management competency and serves as the PM of a $108M task order. Paul also provides career mentoring support and leads HDG’s Family Program, which includes organizing Soccer at the Beach, Batting Practice, and Bonfire and BBQ Nights for HDG’s parents and kids.
Paul completed a 22-year career in Naval Aviation where he primarily flew H-46D and T34C aircraft; in addition, he deployed to Iraq on a Combat Individual Augmentation in support of the Fleet Marine Forces. After tours with Fleet Forces Command, Carrier Strike Group One, and SPAWAR he retired as an 0-5 with an Honorable Discharge.
Paul holds a BA in Communications from Gonzaga University and MBA from Texas A&M University.