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BIOGRAPHIES

 
Valerie Rossi, President and CEO

Ms. Rossi established Azimuth Corporation in 2001 after spending many years as a contractor supporting large and small organizations. Azimuth was launched to provide the government with the skill, expertise and effectiveness of a large corporation combined with the highest levels of professionalism and agility of a small corporation. By establishing firm protocols and utilizing best practices from both large and small organizations, Azimuth has grown significantly over the years and continues to provide excellent service, competitive pricing and exceptional customer service.

Ms. Rossi is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business. She manages employees, organizes budgets, set priorities and devises strategies to help Azimuth achieve its corporate goals. Ms. Rossi has over 20 years of experience in the management of government and commercial projects, including numerous large programs for the Air Force, Army and Navy.

Ms. Rossi earned a B.S., Wright State University (Dayton, OH), Environmental Health Sciences, 1995

 
Charles Rossi, Vice President and Founder

Mr. Rossi is one of Azimuth’s original founders.  He has been in the defense industry for over 25 years, having worked with both small and large businesses in support of the Army, DLA, Navy, DHS, and the Air Force, as an expert in contracts, operations, proposal development, business development, and program management. Through his career Mr. Rossi has been involved in R&D programs, SBIRs, management consulting, process improvement, and operations within both the large and small business environments. As Azimuth's Vice President, Mr. Rossi establishes new business strategies, oversees teaming, joint venture initiatives, as well as Azimuth’s interface with government agencies. He currently serves as Secretary for his local Rotary International club and as a member for the Oakwood High School Engineering Board.

Mr. Rossi graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics in 1986.

 
Dan McCusker, Vice President

Mr. Dan McCusker has extensive experience in leadership and program management. His background is in Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C2ISR). He is a retired USAF Colonel with 26 years of service including being a senior leader in combat operations. He also has over 15 years’ experience managing defense contracts. Mr. McCusker is no stranger to Azimuth as he supported the standup of the Washington Office several years ago.

Mr. McCusker has a MBA from Central Michigan University and earned his Master of Military Science from the Army Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth.

 
 

Ms. Filson, Financial Manager

Ms. Filson has over 15 years of experience in corporate accounting with both privately and publicly held companies. Most recently she was a Corporate Controller for a $120M publicly traded manufacturing company with multiple US locations. She has extensive experience in cost accounting, financial reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley and financial planning & analysis. As the Finance and Accounting Director for Azimuth, Ms. Filson will oversee all aspects of financial management and planning including cash management, payroll, financial reporting, budgeting, compliance and taxation for all Azimuth locations.

Ms. Filson received a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in 2001 from Wright State University and a Master’s in Business Administration in 2003 from the University of Dayton. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) through the state of Ohio.

 
Meg Gujer, Human Resource Manager, Facility Security Officer

Ms. Gujer has over 30 years of experience across all administrative areas within the defense contracting industry.  She manages the human resource programs of the organization including coordinating the efforts of Azimuth’s recruiter and generalist staff.  In addition, Ms. Gujer manages the facility security program of the organization which includes ensuring all industrial security requirements are met to maintain the facility security clearance of the organization.  Ms. Gujer has extensive experience supporting both external and internal customers through the human resource and industrial security functions of the organization, and works to supply exceptional customer service to both through her departments.

 

Ms. Gujer earned a B.S., Wright State University (Dayton, OH), Business/Human Resource Management, 1996

 
Jonah Nelson, Dayton Business Lead, Program Manager

Mr. Nelson has a decade of experience in the defense industry, supporting customers in areas of industrial base analysis, project planning, and project management.  Prior to working in the defense industry, he spent seven years as a product design and development engineer in the automotive industry.  As the Dayton Business Lead and Program Manager for Azimuth, Mr. Nelson will oversee planning and execution of Dayton-based programs, managing a team of scientists, contract management/execution personnel, and an array of sub-contractors.  He is also collaborating on joint venture initiatives and leading Dayton business development efforts.  

Mr. Nelson received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1999 and a Master’s in Business Administration in 2006, both from the University of Dayton.

 

At A Glance

Azimuth is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

Support to Government and Commercial Enterprises

DCAA-compliant Accounting and Property Process

Scientific expertise w/sound financial practices and positive balance sheet

Extraordinary Customer Service Record for Program and Administrative Management Services

Experience with a variety of govt databases.

Direction in Business & Technology

Dayton, OH - Corporate Office

Washington DC Office