About Us

Spry is a certified Small Business headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

Spry provides Enterprise, C4IT, Management, and Cyber Solutions to the federal government and commercial entities.

Founded in 2001, Spry Methods was built on the foundation of combining industry knowledge with unmatched responsiveness to produce results for our customers. Our goal is to build a business dedicated to the maximization of value for all stakeholders starting with our employees, our customers, and our community.

We recognize that talented and dedicated employees are our most valued assets and the foundation of our success. Guided by these principles, we have established an impressive track record of proven past performance serving our customers within the Commercial, Federal Civilian, DoD, and Intelligence Communities. A CMMI Level 3 certified and ISO 9001:2015 registered company, Spry is committed to quality and continuous improvement.

Meet the Leadership

Ted Ahn

Co-President & CEO

Ted Ahn

Co-President & CEO
  • Hometown: McLean, VA
  • I’d rather be a Formula One race car driver.
  • The last thing I crossed off my bucket list was skiing the Rockies in Colorado over 12,000 feet above sea level.
  • If I could have one superpower, it would be the ability to heal any illness/injury.
  • Favorite Quote: Be thankful for problems because the only people without problems are dead people. (My Dad)

Edward H. Kim

Co-President & CEO

Edward H. Kim

Co-President & CEO
  • Hometown: Carmichael, CA
  • I love the smell of fresh roasted coffee.
  • I’ve never hiked the El Camino De Santiago but it’s on my bucket list.
  • Favorite Quote: “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.” 1 COR 16:13
  • My favorite Spry moments were winning our first prime contract in 2004 and closing the JSS deal in 2013.

Madhu ‘MK’ Kapur

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Madhu ‘MK’ Kapur

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Hometown: Fairfax, VA
  • I can always find time for my family and friends
  • I think perseverance is the key to success.
  • Favorite Quote: “Action expresses priorities.” Mahatma Gandhi
  • I’ve never been to Banff, Canada but it’s on my bucket list.

Jeremy D. James

Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)

Jeremy D. James

Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)
  • Hometown: South Charleston, WV
  • I’d rather be managing the tasting room at Ovid.
  • I think humility is the best leadership quality.
  • I’ve never been to Hawaii but it’s on my bucket list.
  • Favorite Quote: “Go to heaven for the climate, hell for the company.” Mark Twain

Lori James

Chief Growth Officer (CGO)

Lori James

Chief Growth Officer (CGO)
  • Hometown: Levittown, PA
  • I have always been addicted to chapstick.
  • I can always eat pizza.
  • I think listening is the key to success.
  • I love the smell of harvest in Napa.

David Fisher

VP, Platform Solutions

David Fisher

VP, Platform Solutions
  • Hometown: Atlanta, GA
  • I think an open mind is the key to success.
  • Last thing I crossed off my bucket list was attending The Masters.
  • I love the smell of BBQ grilling at the football tailgate.
  • Favorite Quote: “When you are finished changing, you are finished.” Ben Franklin

Rick McElligott

VP, HR & Contracts

Rick McElligott

VP, HR & Contracts
  • Hometown: Elmira, NY
  • I’d rather be watching my boys play baseball.
  • I think honesty is the key to success.
  • I have always wanted to tour Italy.
  • Favorite Quote: “Never let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game.” Babe Ruth

Chris Stockel

VP, Advisory Services

Chris Stockel

VP, Advisory Services
  • Hometown: Aldie, VA
  • I think integrity and persistance is the key to success.
  • If I could have one superpower, it would be Omnilingualism – the ability to connect with people from different parts of the world in their native language.
  • I think passion is the best leadership quality.
  • Favorite Quote: “Do everything you ask of those you command.” General George S. Patton

Ronald E. Zabko

VP, Tactical Initiatives

Ronald E. Zabko

VP, Tactical Initiatives
  • Hometown: Utica, NY
  • I’d rather be managing the Little League Yankees or the New York Yankees.
  • I love the smell of baking bread.
  • One of the things on my bucket list is to play a baseball game at Yankee Stadium.
  • Favorite Quote: “It doesn’t take talent to play hard.” Derek Jeter

Mae Diawatan

Director

Mae Diawatan

Director
  • Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
  • I love the smell of the beach.
  • One of the things on my bucket list is traveling to Paris.
  • If I could have one superpower, it would be to transport myself (and others) to another place/time/ just because we want to.
  • Favorite Quote: “When you own your story, you get to write the ending.” Brené Brown

Jimi Elderman

Director

Jimi Elderman

Director
  • Hometown: Richmond, VA
  • I’d rather be at a Clemson football game at Death Valley!
  • I am an awesome “dancer.”
  • I’ve never been to Latvia but it’s on my bucket list.
  • If I could have one superpower, it would be the ability to control/manipulate time.

Jason Gebert

Director

Jason Gebert

Director
  • Hometown: St. Louis, MO
  • I think integrity is the best leadership quality.
  • I think diligence is the key to success.
  • If eat Cadbury Crème Eggs throughout the year.
  • Favorite Quote: “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” T.S. Eliot

Tim Hoke

Director

Tim Hoke

Director
  • Hometown: Carbondale, IL
  • I’d rather be running an ultra in the Rocky mountains.
  • I have always loved cooking and gardening.
  • I think radical self awareness is the key to success.
  • If I could have one superpower, it would be immortality.

Kathy T. Kchao

Director, Strategic Development

Kathy T. Kchao

Director, Strategic Development
  • Hometown: Chantilly, VA
  • I’d rather be traveling somewhere with my family.
  • I eat constantly.
  • The last thing I crossed off my bucket list was skydiving.
  • Favorite Quote: “You don’t always get what you wish for, you get what you work for.”

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