Diane Pairel oversees the operations of the business and guides the vision for strategic growth across five major markets and nine core capabilities. She drives to organization’s mission support services while cultivating customer, partner and employee relationships. During her close to 20-year tenure with the company, GAP successfully graduated from a small, 8(a) company to a diverse mid-sized firm and expanded the company’s intelligence portfolio with a successful acquisition of TPGS, LLC, in 2018. Diane is a graduate of the University of Virginia.
Executive Vice President
Chief Operating Officer
Nick Gismondi directs the staff in providing high quality products and services across five major markets and nine core capabilities. He provides leadership and operational/technical expertise to ensure GAP’s deep industry knowledge seamlessly meets the Government requirements and customer/partner mission needs. Prior to joining GAP Solutions in 2020, Nick completed a thirty-year military career as an acquisitions officer, fighter/special operations pilot, multi-echelon Commander, and staff officer before retiring out of the Intelligence Community. Nick is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and also holds Master’s degrees in Acquisition & Logistics Management, Operations Management, And Strategic Planning.
Stephen (Steve) Ruppert is a corporate Vice President who oversees a diverse portfolio of services in support of Enterprise Health Solutions, Scientific and Technical services, Preparedness and Response operations, and other unique missions. Steve joined GAP Solutions in 2002 and has previously served the company in numerous roles in proposal and program management. Steve is a graduate of the University of Delaware and also certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Training Ops & Logistics
Eric Schorr is a corporate Vice President who oversees a diverse portfolio of services in support of critical operations, logistics, and training expertise to meet our customers critical homeland security support requirements and improve operational readiness. He has over thirty years experience in the Government Services Industry and applies his experience to build strong relationships and provide agile anticipation of worldwide mission driven requirements. Eric is a graduate of Old Dominion University.
Defense & Intelligence
Scott Davis is a corporate Vice President who oversees a diverse portfolio of services in support of critical intelligence requirements. Prior to joining GAP Solutions in 2020, Scott completed a 27-year military career as an intelligence officer, Commander and staff officer before retiring out of the Intelligence Community in the Washington DC area. He applies his leadership and deep understand of the intelligence and military landscape to meet government and customer/partner mission needs. Scott is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and also holds a Master’s degree in Business Organizational Management.
Management & Technical Solutions
Anita Flowers is a Senior Executive who oversees a diverse portfolio of programs supporting government clients with mission solutions for human resources, administrative support functions, litigation and attorney support services, application development, training and highly specialized curriculum development, business operations functions, and other specialized services. Anita has almost twenty years of leadership, business development, and executive management experience including multi-national and US-based government work. She was born and raised in Romania and holds multiple bachelor’s degrees and a master’s degree in Finance Management from Germany and is fully proficient in English, German, Romanian and French. Anita is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Susan Phin serves as the Senior Director of Business Development for Strategic Accounts at GAP Solutions, with the target of expanding current business lines and establishing new growth areas.
Susan comes with over 25 years’ experience in the staffing industry with both commercial and federal government, working for large and small businesses. She began her career in the U.S. by joining the US Navy. Upon retirement from the Navy, she moved to Los Angeles and became a branch manager for Kelly Services. She helped Kelly Services win a large government contract, and quickly moved to government sales. She holds a degree from University of North Gloucestershire, England.
Chief Technology Officer
Brian McLamb is a corporate Chief Information/Technology Officer who oversees corporate Information Systems and is our contract technology advisor. Brian began his IT career in 1995 before joining the US Coast Guard where he served as an Information Systems Technician for the Intel Directorate at US Coast Guard Headquarters. Brian has held leadership roles as a government contractor for US Army, FBI, NIH, and HUD. Brian has a Bachelors's Degree in Computer Science, a Master's Degree in Information Systems Management, and a Master's Degree in Business Administration.
Senior Director of BD
Steven (Steve) Thiebaut serves as the Senior Director of Operations and Business Development at GAP Solutions. He leads a dedicated team of capture and proposal management professionals.
Steve works closely with the GAP executive and business sector leadership to foster the company’s growth, mature its infrastructure, and achieve strategic business development initiatives. Steve has spent over 25 years in the public and private sector working for large and small organizations, building trusted relationships, growing talent, and managing business operations. Steve began his career in the government contracting field with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and holds a B.A. in Political Science from West Virginia University.
Edsson Contreras oversees all contracts operations and contract related activities. Edsson joined GAP in 2008 where he served as on-site Program Manager to a GAP Federal health customer and has served in various program and account management roles. Edsson brings his combined experiences supporting Federal customers ensuring high quality contract performance and compliance across the broad and diverse portfolio of contracts. Edsson is a graduate of the University of Maryland.
Director of HR
Sterling Croft oversees Human Resources and Recruiting operations, policies, and procedures and directs personnel and talent management programs. Prior to joining Gap in 2022, Sterling completed a 20-year military career in special operations, the intelligence community, and as a human resources officer at every level of the Department of Defense. Sterling is a graduate of Liberty University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Computational Science.
Kinga Crouch oversees the directing, planning, and, coordinating the accounting operational functions. Prior to joining GAP Solutions in 2020, Kinga managed accounting divisions, holding positions in both the private and the public sector. She applies her experience in all accounting aspects and strong understanding of government regulations and compliance to ensure the finance and accounting department supports the company in providing top notch agility, flexibility, and responsiveness to our customers and partners.
Kinga was born and raised in Poland and is a graduate of the Academy of Management in Lodz, Poland.