About Us

Spry is a certified Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) 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 9001:2008 registered company, Spry is committed to quality and continuous improvement.

Meet the Leadership

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.

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)

Jeremy D. James

Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)

Jeremy D. James

Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)
  • 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 Cyber Security Officer (CCSO)

Lori James

Chief Cyber Security Officer (CCSO)
  • 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.

Mark Gadomski

SVP, C4IT Solutions

Mark Gadomski

SVP, C4IT Solutions
  • Hometown: Anaheim, CA
  • I’d rather be where I have not been.
  • I love the smell of coffee beans roasting.
  • I am an awesome ambassador.
  • One of the things on my bucket list is to soar in a glider.

Ronald E. Zabko

VP, Management Solutions

Ronald E. Zabko

VP, Management Solutions
  • 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

Rick McElligott

VP, Administration

Rick McElligott

VP, Administration
  • 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

Kathy T. Kchao

Director of Strategic Development

Kathy T. Kchao

Director of Strategic Development
  • Hometown: Chantilly, VA
  • I have always been a champion sleeper. I can probably fall asleep standing.
  • 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.”

Jimi Elderman

Director of C4IT Services

Jimi Elderman

Director of C4IT Services
  • 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.

Justin C. King

Director of Cyber Services

Justin C. King

Director of Cyber Services
  • Hometown: Granada, CO
  • I think being genuine and helping others is the key to success.
  • One of the things on my bucket list is to ride an accordion-style railway carriage through the Australian outback and wake up to kookaburras, kangaroos, and breakfast cooked over a fire.
  • I have always been a fan of Free Open Source Software (FOSS), such as Linux and Mozilla Firefox.
  • If I could have one superpower, it would be to create and launch fireballs from my hands.

Mae Loren M. Diawatan

Director of ERP Services

Mae Loren M. Diawatan

Director of ERP Services
  • 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

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We're always recruiting candidates to fill future positions. Learn more about the Spry culture, benefits, and available opportunities!