Ms. Kelly Terrien is the founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Summit Technical Solutions, LLC (STS). Founded in 2001, Kelly Terrien has led the successful growth of STS from one employee to over 100 worldwide. Kelly is a results-oriented, decisive leader with proven success in market identification and strategic positioning for multi-million dollar government services and technology organizations.
In recent years, Ms. Terrien has been inducted into the Women of Influence by the Colorado Springs Business Journal, named Small Business Person of the Year and Women in Business Champion of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) among many other accolades, including Top Company, Fast Growing, and Great Place to Work recognitions.
Brian Sutton has more than 30 years of experience as a leader in operations and technical program management in both the federal and commercial information technology and defense markets. As the Chief Marketing & Sales Officer for Summit Technical Solutions LLC, he is directly responsible for all facets of the company’s growth, inclusive of corporate development and market growth among a variety of Department of Defense and Federal Agency programs.
Pam Heeps joined the Summit Technical Solutions team in 2011. Ms. Heeps has extensive experience in conducting pre-employment, background and investigations for the Office of Personnel Management, Federal Investigative Services Division (OPM-FIS); fulfilling suitability and security investigative needs for the DoD, DHS, DOE, and DOJ to name a few. At STS, Ms. Heeps has maintained oversight of the company’s employee relations, union negotiations, ISO certification, employee benefits and insurance products as well as a number of STS departments, including; Human Resource, Security, Safety, and Recruiting.
James (Jim) Romero joined Summit Technical Solutions in 2017. Mr. Romero is a retired Army Colonel, and is an expert strategic planner with 18 years experience as a Joint Program Management Professional managing cost, schedule, and performance for development of the most complex space, missile, and combat vehicle systems. As Director of Defense Programs, Mr. Romero leads the STS technical experts in delivering innovative and comprehensive solutions.
Ms. Ashley Sanks is the Business Development Manager at Summit Technical Solutions, LLC (STS). Since joining STS full-time after her internship, Ashley has supported the growth of STS’s Marketing and Sales team, specializing in opportunity development, strategic plans and pipeline growth, with an emphasis in Information Technology and Cybersecurity. A native of Chicago, IL, Ashley graduated with a bachelor of arts in Political Science from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and is currently pursuing a Masters of Engineering in Cybersecurity Policy and Compliance. Since joining STS, Ashley has performed successfully in all aspects of the business development lifecycle, from identifying opportunities, capture, solution development, win strategies, proposal development and negotiation.
Ms. Michelle Waychoff is the newest addition to the Summit Technical Solutions Business Development team, joining STS after her 12 week Fellowship through the Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program. Ms. Waychoff is a recently transitioned Army First Sergeant, previously serving within the 1st Space Brigade; the Army’s only active duty Space Brigade. Ms. Waychoff is a certified PMP with extensive experience in space system integration and satellite communications, Wideband Global SATCOM satellites, technical training, operations, and program management.