About Us

Spry is an Innovative & Agile Small Business

Headquartered in McLean, Virginia

Spry provides Cyber Security, Platform Services, National Security, and IT Strategy & Modernization 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. As an ISO 9001:2015, ISO/IEC 20000-1:2018, ISO/IEC 27001:2013, and CMMI-DEV ML3 and CMMI-SVC ML3 Certified Company, Spry is committed to quality and continuous improvement.

Our Team

Meet the Leadership

Mike Marshall

Founder & Chairman

Mike Marshall

Founder & Chairman
  • Hometown: Little Rock, AR
  • I think listening is the best leadership quality.
  • I’ve never traveled south of the equator but it’s on my bucket list.
  • I can always eat Rocky Road Ice Cream.
  • I’d rather be beer brewer.

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.

John “Jack” Hess

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

John “Jack” Hess

Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • Hometown: Paterson, NJ
  • I think hard work is the key to success.
  • I think humility is the best leadership quality.
  • Last thing I crossed off my bucket list was wine tasting in Napa Valley.
  • Favorite Quote: ….anything by Yogi Berra

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.

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.

Basil L. Parker

SVP, Strategic Initiatives

Basil L. Parker

SVP, Strategic Initiatives
  • Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
  • I’d rather be Golfing.
  • The last thing I crossed off my bucket list was playing the “Old Course” at St. Andrews in Scotland.
  • I think empowerment is the best leadership quality.
  • Favorite Quote: “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.” Mike Tyson

Jim Nowotny

SVP, Client Engagement

Jim Nowotny

SVP, Client Engagement
  • Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
  • I’d rather be at the beach with my family.
  • I think inspiring others is the best leadership quality.
  • I can always eat Sees Bordeaux chocolate.
  • Favorite Quote:For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”  John 3:16

Rick McElligott

VP, Human Resources

Rick McElligott

VP, Human Resources
  • 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

Ed Thomas

VP, Chief Architect

Ed Thomas

VP, Chief Architect
  • Hometown: Rockville, CT
  • I think being a good listener is the key to success.
  • The last thing I crossed off my bucket list was attending games 3, 4, and 5 of the 2019 World Series – go NATS!
  • I think caring and empathy is the best leadership quality.
  • I am an awesome: Grandfather (Lalo)

Tony Woskobunik

VP, Service Delivery

Tony Woskobunik

VP, Service Delivery
  • Hometown: Cleveland, OH
  • I’d rather be playing or coaching baseball.
  • I think teamwork is the key to success.
  • I think listening is the best leadership quality.
  • Favorite Quote: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

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

Richard (Rick) Greene

Director

Richard (Rick) Greene

Director
  • Hometown: Theresa, NY
  • I think listening is the key to success.
  • I think integrity is the best leadership quality.
  • If I could have one super power it would be the ability to communicate with every creature – 3CPO-esque.
  • Favorite Quote: “Do it with Passion or not at all.” Rosa N. Carey

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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