Risk mitigation firm Geospark Analytics has hired industry veteran and former SAIC and TASC executive Amanda Brownfield as president.
An Army veteran and senior industry leader with large scale P&L experience, Brownfield served most recently as senior vice president at Engility Corp. and as chair of the board at Engility/AECOM Forfeiture Support Associates joint venture.
“Geospark Analytics was at a real inflection point, graduating from the start-up phase of our journey to scale up,” said CEO Omar Balkissoon. “We needed to expand our leadership team, add new capabilities and processes to capitalize on our momentum, all while remaining true to our reputation of being obsessively focused on our people, customers and providing technology that is intuitive, powerful and insightful.”
Brownfield will be responsible for the hands-on implementation of corporate goals into the actual workforce, while providing expertise in executive management, operations, strategic partnerships, new business development and technology-enabled solutions.
“The company’s leadership has been ahead of the curve since inception, literally revolutionizing the global threat and risk assessment business,” Brownfield said. “They understood intuitively that it isn’t enough to provide location data, rather it’s the data, models and analytics together that allow our customers to be ahead of the decision curve.”
“It’s literally a dream come true to join this company at this time,” she added. “The Geospark Analytics team with its Hyperion solution is literally helping to keep our nation’s citizens safer. I couldn’t ask for a better reason to go to work every day!”
Mark HuYoung at NorthWind Partners said he applauded Balkissoon’s decision to bring on board Brownfield.
“Amanda has experience developing critical connections where deals occur through both successful management of customer relationships and differentiation in creative solutions,” he said. “She attracts strong talent and builds high-performing teams through the credibility earned by being an energetic, hands-on leader. Amanda’s proclivity for pushing innovation in her previous roles aligns well with Geospark’s forward-moving goals.”