Cavan Solutions has a veteran management team with FAA, DoD, and Commercial experience.
Mary is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cavan Solutions. She oversees day-to-day operations of the engineering consulting business. Mary has over 30 years of experience in technical consulting services, with 20 years at C-level, SVP, or business owner level. Mary’s expertise includes P&L management, executive leadership, large-scale software development program management, strategic planning, quantitative performance measurement, Government-side Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance, and corporate-level engineering process improvement initiatives. Mary has held integral roles in Air Traffic Management, Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (C3I), Space, and Scientific systems design, development, and worldwide deployment. She has demonstrated competence in business management; Government acquisition processes; large-scale system development, deployment, and maintenance; all facets of systems and software engineering; and FAA systems, processes, and NextGen initiatives.
Mary is a graduate of the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and minor in Computer Science. She started her career at Sterling Software.
Lori is a Senior Vice President at Cavan Solutions primarily responsible for corporate operations. She has over 30 years of experience related to the research, development, and implementation of advance concepts related to communications and automation systems. Lori’s expertise includes P&L management, executive leadership, large-scale software development program management, systems architecture, and systems engineering. Lori has over 20 years of aviation related expertise, including 14 years with the FAA focused on research, development, and implementation of advance concepts in the areas of communications, navigation and surveillance; human factors; maintenance automation; and flight test and avionics. Lori has expertise in business management; Government acquisition processes; large-scale system development, deployment, and maintenance; and all facets of systems and software engineering.
Lori is a graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology with a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering. She also graduated from Stockton State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Oceanography. Lori is an INCOSE Certified Systems Engineer Professional (CSEP). Lori started her career with the FAA.
Greg is a Senior Vice President and the Chief Technology Officer at Cavan Solutions primarily responsible for corporate engineering oversight. Greg has 30 years of systems engineering and engineering management experience spanning research and development; system requirements analysis, development, and management, system development and deployment; adaptation data engineering; system maintenance; and engineering consulting via Government-side Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance. For over 20 years, he has been involved in air traffic management automation and decision support tool development, analysis, deployment, and support across the Terminal, En Route, and Traffic Flow Management domains as well as airline and airport operational efficiency enhancements. Greg has supported the FAA ERAM, TBFM, TFM-M, and SWIM programs and NASA CTAS components of TMA, pFAST, Direct-To, and Collaborative Arrival Planning. He supported air traffic flow management activities on six continents. Greg has also been involved in International Civil Aviation Organization activities as a co-author of the ICAO Doc 9971 (3rd edition) Manual on Air Traffic Flow Management.
Greg is a graduate of Stanford University with a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Greg started his career at Texas Instruments.
Mike is a Senior Vice President at Cavan Solutions primarily responsible for Strategic Development. Mike has over 30 years of experience in the aviation industry. Beginning as a USAF air traffic controller, Mike progressed through positions of increased responsibility and complexity at the FAA resulting in a breadth of experience in the operation and evolution of the National Airspace System. He has overseen the conceptualization, specification, design, development, testing, and successful fielding of numerous systems and NextGen capabilities. Mike is a recognized Subject Matter Expert in Terminal operations, procedures, and systems, and recognized for his ability to transition capabilities from research/concept to successful fielding. Mike led the development and field testing of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) and Center TRACON Automation System (CTAS), including TMA, FAST, D2, and EDC. He oversaw development and deployment of advanced decision support tools to provide enhancements to STARS/ARTS. Mike also served as FAA Liaison to NASA on future systems and field deployment of new ATC capabilities.
Mike served in the United States Air Force.
Dan is a Vice President at Cavan Solutions primarily responsible for Emerging Technologies including UAS program development and oversight. Dan has over 30 years of experience in professional aviation. This includes multi-domain FAA Air Traffic Control (ATC) experience spanning the En Route, Terminal, System Operations (Traffic Flow Management), Research & Acquisition, and Technical Operations lines of business with more than 15 years in Program Management and 17 years in direct Operations. Dan managed two Level 12 ATC Facilities and Metroplex District with 14 Towers/TRACONs. He has extensive program management expertise developed as program manager for the $1B+ Terminal automation program (STARS), $1B+ Traffic Flow Management Modernization program, and the $727M Controller Training Contract (CTC). His role in these complex programs spanned acquisition to deployment; required management of organizations with 500 – 1000 federal and contractor personnel; and entailed oversight in diverse labor/management environments involving all major FAA labor unions (e.g., NATCA, PASS, AFSCME). Dan also led the FAA Air Traffic Organization’s (ATO’s) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Program Office.
Dan is a graduate of LeTourneau University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Studies. He holds an Air Transport Pilot certificate and has over 3000 flight hours in commercial aviation.
Steve is a Vice President at Cavan Solutions primarily responsible for program management and execution of NAS programs. Steve has over 30 years of experience in the advancement of air traffic management, national airspace automation systems, and aviation research. From time as an Air Force and FAA Terminal controller to leading the technical division of the DOT’s aviation research organization, Steve’s expertise spans the elements crucial to advancing technology in a complex environment. Steve initiated and managed the Wake Turbulence Research Program that has delivered significant value to the National Airspace System and stakeholders through reductions in spacing between aircraft. He led the collaborative working group for Air Traffic Terminal Enhancements and Modernization (ATEAM) to deliver enhancements to STARS/ARTS. This included the Center TRACON Automation Systems (CTAS) suite of decision support tools (TMA, pFAST, D2, and EDC), Air Traffic Terminal Proximity Alert system (ATPA), and wake turbulence technology including Wake Turbulence Mitigation for Departures/Arrivals (WTMD/WTMA), and Wake Recategorization (RECAT). Steve also has international aviation experience through his work supporting the ICAO Wake Turbulence Study Group that included global partners from EUROCONTROL, Singapore, Japan, Russia, United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates.
Steve is a graduate of Bellevue University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He also graduated from the Community College of the Air Force with an Associate Degree in Air Traffic Control. Steve served in the United States Air Force.