Jen Sovada, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, has joined intelligence technology startupÂ MissionTech SolutionsÂ asÂ chief futures officer and senior vice president and general manager for the defense market.
She will be responsible forÂ incorporatingÂ aÂ disruptive innovation model into MissionTech’s initiatives to help defense customers implement new technology,Â the companyÂ said Tuesday.
“Jen will assist in leading our efforts to disrupt status quo contracting by pulling the best of commercial tech into government,â MissionTech President Jeffrey Smeraglinolo said.
Sovada most recently served as the headÂ of talent management for Air Force intelligence, surveillanceÂ and reconnaissance and cyberÂ operations. In that capacity, she managed workforce development and retention programs forÂ 35K airmen.
The military veteran also commanded the 22nd Intelligence Squadron and held other intelligence-related positions during her career with the service branch.