Meet our Leaders

Leadership

Dan Goodwin

CEO

Dan Goodwin is the CEO of GrammaTech, formerly the General Manager for the Research Division. Dan is an experienced Technology Executive, Program Manager, and Digital Engineer with a diverse customer and industry background. His professional experience includes a diverse portfolio of technologies including cyber security, software, systems, FPGAs, microelectronics, telecommunications, networking, and hardware in domains such as Information Assurance, SIGINT, and Platform Missions.

Dan has an M.S. in Electrical/Computer Engineering and Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. in both Electrical Engineering and Business Information Systems from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is also a PMI certified Project Management Professional and participated in the University of Maryland’s Entrepreneurship Citation Program.

Dan enjoys running, biking, skiing, playing piano, and spending time with his wife and three small children.

Beth Michalak

CFO

Beth Michalak serves as the CFO of GrammaTech and is responsible for Finance and other business operations. Beth brings her extensive experience in government compliance, financial planning, process improvement, and a long, successful track record of driving operational and financial improvements.

Beth has over 30 years in financial leadership in the government contracting community. She started her career as a DCAA auditor then moved on to senior financial roles at ManTech, Windermere, and KEYW. Most recently, she was the CFO at Varen Technologies and SilverEdge Government Solutions.

Beth grew up in Iowa and stays true to those Midwest values. Beth received a B.S. in Accounting at Northwest Missouri State University. She lives with her husband and two sons in Maryland. She enjoys cooking, and attending any sporting event her sons are involved with.

Ray DeMeo

Chief Growth Officer

Ray DeMeo is GrammaTech’s Chief Growth Officer, heading both business expansion and product. Ray is a cybersecurity executive and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with experience building business in public and private sectors.

Ray is based on the FL Space Coast, a fast-growing focal point for securing space infrastructure – the ultimate distributed operating environment. He understands risk assessment and the criticality of software supply chain integrity where needs for resilience and continuous operations are paramount.

Ray has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Norwich University, and M.S. in Business Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Ray was previously appointed to the president’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Council (NSTAC), addressing the Abuse of Domestic Infrastructure Subcommittee.

Ray enjoys surfing, biking and travel with family.

Lucja Kot

Vice President of Research

Dr. Lucja Kot is the Vice President of Research at GrammaTech, formerly the Deputy General Manager for the Research Division. At GrammaTech, she has served as Principal Investigator on contracts for DARPA, ONR, and DHS, working on topics ranging from automating software certification to runtime monitoring to evaluating and improving static analyzers.

Before Lucja joined GrammaTech, she worked as a Research Associate in the Computer Science department at Cornell University. Her research focus was in databases and data management, with connections to programming languages and security. She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University.

Lucja enjoys flying light aircraft; she holds a commercial pilot’s license and is a flight instructor.

Bob Arco

Senior Director, CyberSecurity Operations and Compliance

Bob Arco is the Senior Director of IT and Cybersecurity.  Bob has over 25 years of IT leadership experience in industries with strong cybersecurity and compliance requirements.  He is an expert in regulated IT operations and software validation, particularly in research organizations utilizing configured management systems and integrated instrument control in a DevSecOps model.

Bob has an M.S. in Telecommunications and Network Management from Syracuse University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. Bob is CISSP certified.

Bob enjoys performing with the Ithaca Shakespeare Company, Trumansburg Community Chorus and Encore Players Community Theater, activities that he shares with his wife and two very talented children.

Bill Bierman

Director of Products

Bill Bierman is the Director of Products at GrammaTech, bringing a unique blend of technical expertise and business acumen to his role. With a background as a Software Engineer, Bill possesses a profound understanding of the software development process, an acute awareness of customer needs, and a keen insight into the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity. Prior to GrammaTech, Bill successfully ran his own business, where he honed his entrepreneurial skills and gained valuable experience in the world of commerce. Bill holds degrees in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, reflecting his passion for both the theoretical and practical aspects of technology. His exceptional entrepreneurial journey was recognized by the US Small Business Administration, which awarded him the prestigious title of Young Entrepreneur of the Year, a testament to his dedication and innovative spirit.

Bill enjoys the outdoors: camping, hiking, swimming, kayaking, and adventuring with his wife and two children.

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