Who we are :: Leadership

Dr. David Hoffmeister, President & CEO With over 20 years in the intelligence and defense community, Dr. David Hoffmeister leads as our President and CEO. As CEO, he oversees the development and integration of systems that provide innovative technical SIGINT, Cyber solutions and advanced analytic capabilities for more effective intelligence planning and analysis. Dr. Hoffmeister previously served as the President and CEO of Ventura Solutions and has extensive experience in technical and business leadership roles. As a Subject Matter Expert in telecommunications, Dr. Hoffmeister also has a wealth of experience in technical proposals, product research and development, white papers, and direct customer support across the Intelligence Community. Dr. Hoffmeister earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Buffalo.

Francisco Velez, Chief Operating Officer With over 30 years of proven leadership and program management experience, Mr. Velez “Frankie” joins the Boeing Intelligence & Analytics (BI&A) Leadership Team as the Chief Operating Officer (COO).  As the COO Frankie will have the responsibility for profit and loss within the operations of the BI&A business establishing corporate goals for performance and growth. He will also serve as day to day leadership for our on-going operations and procedures and will help manage relationships with our customer and suppliers.  Frankie’s most recent assignment was as the Program Manager for one of the company’s largest program supporting one of BI&A’s key customers.  He holds a Masters in Software Engineering from the University of Maryland University College, a Project Management Professional certification from PMI, and completed the Strategic Marketing Executive education from the Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Shirl Jenkins, Chief Human Resources Officer With over 20 years of experience in Human Resources, Shirl Jenkins is responsible for all aspects of human resources management and operations for Boeing Intelligence and Analytics. As Chief Human Resources Officer, Ms. Jenkins oversees the design and administration of benefits and compensation programs, recruitment, performance management, learning and development, employment law matters and work/life programs. Prior to joining BI&A, Ms. Jenkins won multiple internal and external awards and was widely recognized for her outstanding leadership efforts. Most recently Ms. Jenkins was recognized as a 2015 Washington Executive Management Award Winner. Ms. Jenkins holds a Bachelor of Administration degree from Strayer University and a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Maryland, University College.

Sean Gildea, Chief Financial Officer Sean Gildea brings over 14 years of experience in Program Finance and Business Operations in Federal Contracting to Boeing Intelligence & Analytics. As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Gildea and his team are responsible for managing day to day financial transactions, contracts and risk mitigation, supplier management, financial reporting, and proposal pricing and coordination. Mr. Gildea has served in multiple roles during his career overseeing reporting, financial strategy, and pricing. He has a BA in Political Science and an MBA from Mount Saint Mary’s University.


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