IT solutions provider ActioNet has announced the addition of strategic hires to its executive team in areas of innovation, defense programs, software engineering and cybersecurity.
Reuben Maher, an innovator and data strategist with more than 20 years of experience delivering digital solutions and corporate growth, joins as chief innovation officer and senior vice president. He will be tasked with driving digital transformation, delivering tangible client value, enhancing the strategic portfolio of mission-critical capabilities, and inspiring curiosity through the ActioNet Innovation Center.
Maher most recently served as global director for innovation and transformation for Jacobs. He was the principal and data analytics lead and drove digital strategy and an enterprisewide predictive analytics initiative to stand up a global innovation hub.
Prior to Jacobs, Maher served as Blue Canopy’s senior managing partner, responsible for strategic corporate direction, innovation and solutions development, M&A executive strategy, enterprise sales leadership, and line of business profit and loss. He also managed North American automotive sales reporting systems at General Motors.
David Fink joins ActioNet as vice president of Defense Programs, bringing more than 25 years of technical and programmatic leadership positions. He previously served as senior director of GDIT’s Air Force Multi-Domain Operations and Development account, where he was responsible for customer relationship management and program execution for a portfolio covering Air Force command and control, cyber, ISR, space and Air Force Research Laboratory programs.
Fink has also as served as a program manager, technical director and subject matter expert earlier with GDIT’s legacy companies, and supported Headquarters Air Staff/A2 Future Warfare Directorate. He came from the Air Force to private sector in 2000 after serving as a communications officer and air battle manager on the E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System.
ActioNet also announced the addition of R. Dennis Gibbs as vice president and chief software architect to focus on creating internal software centers of excellence and innovation for software application development. Gibbs has more than 30 years of experience focusing on large-scale software development in the federal government.
He most recently served as senior director of applications services for GDIT, where he led high-performance engineer teams. He’s also serves as chief engineer of big data program for the intelligence community at Boeing.
Finally, ActioNet’s new chief technology officer of Defense Programs is Joseph Kobsar, a cybersecurity expert with 28 years of experience in leadership positions in the Army. Kobsar is a retired warrant officer whose previous assignments include the U.S. Army’s Defense Information Systems Agency/Special Operations Command in Stuttgart, Germany; Joint Communications Support Element in Tampa, Florida; and the 4th Infantry Division in Fort Hood, Texas.
Kobsar has also served in technical and leadership positions at CERDEC at the S&TCD Tactical Networks Branch at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, including as the director for the C4ISR System Integration Laboratory and product director C4ISR network modernization.