About

Overview

Dobbs Defense Solutions, LLC, mostly known as D2S, is a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). D2S is registered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Veterans Enterprise Center. The company is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, among other federal contractors supporting a myriad of information technology and cybersecurity programs.

D2S contract classifications include:

  • DUNS Number: 116989365
  • CAGE Code: 89FW9
  • GSA: Multiple Award Schedule – SIN: 54151S
  • GSA Schedule Contract Number: 47QTCA20D00EP

Background

Dobbs Defense Solutions, LLC is an 8(a) certified Minority Owned Business, Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small business (EDWOSB), Women Owned Small Business (WOSB), and SDVOSB.

Our executives and employees have more than 35 years of proven experience in information technology (IT), cybersecurity, business intelligence (BI), and project/program management (PM). D2S focuses on delivering IT, BI, cybersecurity, and PM capabilities by employing professional services with exceptional results.

Values

We work with government and commercial customers to develop enterprise IT, cyber, and analytics solutions. We are committed to supporting our customers’ missions. Our focus is to invest in an experienced workforce that delivers premier solutions to meet customers’ business and technical requirements.

Mission & Vision

Mission

To deliver mission-centric IT, Cyber, and data analytics solutions for our government and commercial clients through the convergence of automation, innovation, training, and education.   

Vision

To deliver a high-quality IT, cybersecurity, and data analytics solutions through proven and innovative methods.

Mission, Values & Vision

Mission
Deliver mission-centric IT, cybersecurity, and analytics solutions for our government and commercial clients through the convergence of automation, innovation, and training.
Values
We work with government and commercial customers to develop enterprise IT, cyber, and analytics solutions. We are committed to supporting our customers’ missions. Our focus is to invest in an experienced workforce that delivers premier solutions to meet customers’ business and technical requirements.
Vision
Provide high-quality IT, cybersecurity, and analytics solutions through proven innovative, business, and technical practices.

Leadership

Erica Dobbs

PRESIDENT & CEO

Erica Dobbs

PRESIDENT & CEO

As founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dobbs Defense Solutions, LLC, Ms. Erica Dobbs oversees wide-ranging aspects of the company’s daily business operations. Erica is a military veteran with over 35 years of leadership, management, and business experience. 

As a senior executive, she provides leadership and strategic direction for her company. She is responsible for D2S’s domestic and global business operations. Her senior management role spans leadership, policy, and portfolio management for D2S’s business, revenue growth, processes, and client delivery. Her long-term vision is to bridge the gap between the company’s traditional and state-of-the-art technologies, the government and commercial sectors. 

Dobbs’ offerings comprise—cybersecurity services, IT consulting & management, and technology training for dynamic operational environments. Erica received an MBA and a Master of Science Degree in Cybersecurity from the University of Maryland Global Campus.

Lena Stewart

Chief Human Resource Officer, CHRO

Lena Stewart is the Chief Human Resource Officer at Dobbs Defense Solutions, LLC. She has been an integral member of Dobbs Defense Senior Executive Leadership Team since joining in 2019. Lena provides oversight of the day-to-day administration and operations of Dobbs Defense Solutions office functions.

Lena brings to the Dobbs team over 17 years of experience in the corporate, state and local market sectors. Prior to joining Dobbs Defense Solutions, Lena resided in Jacksonville, FL where she was employed for nine years in financial services and federal student aid at Florida State College at Jacksonville. She spent six years providing administrative and financial management support in the public school system in Norfolk, VA, and two years in the destination management industry, and investments and insurance management in Newport, RI.

Lena currently holds various degrees, and certificates in Business and Accounting Technology from Florida State College at Jacksonville, and also project management from Syracuse University, NY.

Malio West

Chief Financial Officer, CFO

As the Chief Financial Officer, Dr. West is a U.S. Navy Veteran that served during Desert Shield/Desert Storm in Kuwait City. After the U.S. Navy, Dr. West spent time in Singapore, Tokyo, Auckland, and Hong Kong working in international accounting, focused on the banking and financial services industry at an executive level.

Dr. West received his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business from the University of Louisville; his Master of Business Administration from the University of Louisville: Master of Financial and Accounting Management (MFAM) from Devry University; and Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from Walden University.

A senior financial leader with 22 years of expertise in capital markets, debt markets, IPO readiness, and global mergers & acquisitions (M&A). Dedicated to the administrative, financial, and risk management operation of the organization. Leverages experience in fiscal and operational strategy, metrics, and control system monitoring to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results. Also, Dr. West has over 12 years as a practitioner and educator with Baylor University, University of Louisville, Hawaii Pacific University, and various other universities.

Leo Landaverde

VP OF FINANCE

As Vice President of Finance, Leo brings 20+ years as a seasoned C-level executive as well as Founder & CEO of several companies.  With solid background in accounting and finance, Leo brings many years of experience in scaling businesses profitably as well as raising capital for growth and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) expertise.  Leo has advised on multiple occasions on both buy-side and as sell-side M&A multi-million dollar transactions.

Leo received a B.S. degree in business from Edgewood College, Madison, WI.

Most recently Leo was also chosen as subject matter expert (SME) in accounting and finance for SBA THRIVE,  an accelerated entrepreneurship education program sponsored by the Small Business Administration (SBA) aimed to train executives of high-performing small businesses throughout the United States.  Leo is a husband & father, author, speaker, and serial entrepreneur, a voracious reader, 80’s music fanatic and a travel enthusiast. 

Brett Hayden

Director of Client Engagement

Brett Hayden

Director of Client Engagement

Brett Hayden has more than 17 years of experience in strategic account management, operations strategy, consulting, training, and system implementation. Brett has served in government contracting, national security, higher education, and healthcare industries. He has managed teams supporting the integration and implementation of critical systems to enhance business operations. His focus spans growth strategies, partner engagement, and important account success initiatives to ensure client goals and objectives are met.

Brett is a decorated U.S. Naval Air veteran with over 20 years of experience. He held several management positions in Maritime Patrol Squadron departments—such roles include operations, training, safety NATOPS, and Certification Instructor, focusing on Mission Readiness. As a University Professor, he has taught courses in business and marketing.

Brett holds a Master’s Degree in Management from Cambridge College. He also received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Design from the University of Maryland.

Ms. LaToya C. Staten is currently the Human Resource Administrator for Dobbs Defense Solutions. In this role LaToya Staten leads our employee recruitment and retention programs, leadership development and industry engagement initiatives.

Prior to joining Dobbs, LaToya was Chief Strategy Officer of Connected2Tech LLC, a boutique technology workforce consulting firm. Her various engagements focused on developing and leading innovative cyber workforce training programs including apprenticeship readiness for opportunity youth and underrepresented populations.

Ms. Staten has led several initiatives focused on advancing public-private workforce and economic development opportunities in key industries such as cybersecurity, the “internet of things”, and innovation.

LaToya holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Michigan State University. She is a Certified Agile Scrum Master and has received additional certificates in Technology Entrepreneurship, Cybersecurity for Leaders, Small Business Consulting, and I.T. Service Management.

LaToya Staten

Human Resource Administrator

Board of Advisors

Pete Senholzi has more than forty years of hands-on, advanced technology business development, operational support and strategic planning experience and retains an extensive network in both the public and private customer sectors. This experience includes support to both government and large and small private sector organizations. For the past decade, Senholzi has directly contributed to over $1.5B dollars of new awards primarily in the DoD, Cybersecurity and Intelligence market sectors.

Senholzi holds both a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a master’s degree in business/marketing from Drexel University.

Cynthia Miller is a career professional who collectively served 44 years as a Human Capital professional at the National Security Agency (NSA), Office of the Director of National Security (ODNI) and the United States Navy. She retired from federal civilian government service in 2021 having served 17 years in a number of leadership roles at NSA and ODNI.

Selected as NSA’s Chief of Human Resources Group, she created an environment that shaped and enabled successful management, implementation and administration of all plans, policies, services, and programs associated with the entire NSA workforce (civilian, military, and seniors); strategies and design; employee services; recruitment and hiring; diversity; global services; and occupational health, environmental and safety services. These duties were expanded across the Intelligence Community & Department of Defense in her capacity as NSA’s Chief Human Capital Officer.

Ms. Miller is a 2008 graduate of the MIT’s Seminar XX1 – Foreign Relations and International Affairs Fellows Program. She has a BS in Business Administration from Savannah State University, Master’s degree in Business Management from Central Michigan University, and is a graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College with a master’s level equivalency in strategic planning.

Prior to joining NSA, Ms. Miller served 27 faithful years in the United States Navy as a Personnel/Human Resources Officer; she attained the rank of Captain (O6). Key assignments included major command, commanding officer, and executive officer.

Cynthia Miller

Certifications

Vendor Info

  • Certified: 8(a), DBE, EDWOSB, MBE, SBE, SBR, SDVOSB, WOSB, ISO/IEC 20000-1:2018, ISO/IEC 27001:2013, ISO 9001:2015
  • DUNS Number: 116989365
  • CAGE Code: 89FW9
  • GSA: IT70
  • GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contract Number: 47QTCA20D00EP
  • Business Attributes: PMP, CEH, CASP, ISSM, Security+ CE, CSP, ITIL Professionals
  • CMMI® Maturity Level: Appraised at Level 2
  • Cleared Facility

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