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Meet Our Team

Robert

Robert Rasmussen

President and CEO

Rasmussen

Robert Rasmussen President and CEO

Robert is a proud Navy veteran who has managed software programs and agile transformations in several countries. Robert’s gift is for bringing diverse teams together to solve business and technology problems. Whether for the benefit of companies like Ericsson and Humana or for agencies like DoD, CMS, or VA, he seeks purpose in the mission and builds pride in his teams. Robert has enjoyed a long history of representing purpose-driven companies like Three Wire Systems, DefenseWeb (Humana), NetCracker (NEC), Ericsson and SAIC. Robert holds an MBA from National University, is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Scrum Master (CSM & PSM2), and Product Owner (CSPO & PSPO). In his free time, Robert enjoys boating, fishing, scuba diving, travel, and spending quality time with his wife of 26 years and their two grown children.

PMP Certification CSPO Certification CSP Certification CSM Certification
Ernie

Ernie Ramirez

Chief Operations Officer

Ramirez

Ernie Ramirez Chief Operations Officer

Ernie is an experienced entrepreneur having played a central role in co-founding 4 successful businesses. After earning an MBA from UC Irvine's Paul Merage School of Business, Ernie worked at Price Waterhouse and Disney Interactive in Accounting and Finance. Next, he was a founding member of Reflexive Entertainment, Inc. a video game developer where he served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Producer for over 10 years. In 2008 Ernie and his partners sold the business to Amazon.com. During a six year tenure with Amazon, he served in the capacity of Executive Producer and then Studio Head of Amazon Game Studios, Orange County overseeing the development and release of over 20 game titles including Amazon's first internally developed games for iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Kindle e-readers, Kindle Fire Tablets, Fire TV and Fire Phone. Ernie is also a founding investor in the 3D printing company Matter Hackers where he continues to serve on the Board. Finally, he is a founding financial backer of the successful 501(c)(3) non profit firm Creative Kids Playhouse Children's Theater of Orange County. Since its founding in 2011, the theater has produced over 65 shows and introduced thousands of children to the self confidence building benefits of performing in theater arts.

SPC4 Certification PSM 1 PSPO I
Brian

Brian Derfer

Chief Technology Officer

Derfer

Brian Derfer Chief Technology Officer

Brian blends nearly 20 years of hands-on experience in the software industry with a background in cognitive anthropology in order to bring a unique perspective to technical problem domains. He has been involved in several start-up ventures as founding partner or early associate, and worked as an architect in the development of key systems within the Defense Health Information Management System (DHIMS) as well as Fortune 100 companies, in vertical markets that include family services, healthcare, education, and social media. His main areas of focus include Agile process, software development best-practices, artificial intelligence, organizational learning, web and mobile development, cloud computing, and test-driven design. Mr. Derfer holds a Master's Degree in Cognitive Anthropology from UCSD, and is a Certified Scrum Master through the Scrum Alliance. He is listed on one US patent. His other interests include soccer, sailing, music, history, and human cognition.

CSM Certification
James Edward

James Edward Teeple III

Chief Information Security Officer

Teeple III

James Edward Teeple III Chief Information Security Officer

Edward is a proud Navy veteran with over 20 years experience delivering secure Information Technology. His systems engineering and information assurance background has contributed to one of the US Navy’s largest networks (ONE-NET) and to pioneering virtualization solutions within the Office of Naval Intelligence - SCI-Networks. These virtualized systems now reside on various US Navy ships, submarine and US Coast Guard ships. Within Cyber Security, Edward has transitioned systems from DITSCAP to DIACAP and now to NIST RMF. He has worked with the US Navy, US Marines, US Air Force, US Army, US Coast Guard, and DHS on accrediting systems that deliver Defense Health Information, Logistical and National Intelligence. He comes to the mission with a B.Sc. in Information Systems and several certifications including CISSP and VMware Certified Professional with a focus on Virtual Infrastructure, vSphere and Data Virtualization. After serving in the Navy, Edward was a key contributor at AMSEC, SAIC, X-Feds, Deloitte & Touche and Three Wire Systems.

VCP Certification CISSP Certification
Brian

Brian Morgan

Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development

Morgan

Brian Morgan Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development

As an accomplished, effective ally for our Nation’s Veterans, Brian possesses nearly 20 years of Health IT technical expertise and industry-insider discernment that benefits customers who - like Brian - are determined to make a difference.

Brian's insights, technical capabilities, certifications, and credentials swell from an enduring commitment to help service members, Veterans, and their families. Early in his career as a VistA programmer and systems engineer, he set out to improve the quality of health care by changing how hospitals use digital interfaces, exchange information, and improve the user experience of medical personnel. Dedicated to bringing best-in-class health care to our nation's heroes, his interest in VA initiatives propelled his transition to government contracting work. Eventually working directly for VA on revolutionary projects, Brian has served in many leadership roles such as IT Major Initiative Lead for VA's Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record and was on the forefront of implementing the Nationwide Health Information Network (now known as VA's eHealth Exchange), Direct Secure Messaging, and other major VA efforts such as the instantiation of the Enrollment System Redesign, which was a major legacy VA system replacement. Focused on transformative technology and superlative service, Brian evaluates, architects, oversees, and ensures maximum success of solutions that improve the services VA and other agencies provide to their beneficiaries.

Before arriving at Agile Six, Brian provided IT services and solutions focused primarily on VA in diverse technical and leadership roles with tiag, 7 Delta, ManTech, and as an eight-year employee of the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

Brent

Brent Swartz

Senior Vice President of Operations and Services

Swartz

Brent Swartz Senior Vice President of Operations and Services

As Senior Vice President of Operations and Services at Agile6, Brent possesses a knack for communicating clearly, level-setting expectations and galvanizing teams to achieve shared goals. Bringing more than a decade of business experience along with extensive technical and project-management expertise, he is a wizard in quality assurance, performance assessment and reporting.

Setting high standards for contract deliverables and quality assurance, Brent takes a proactive, proven and well-documented approach to ensure customer satisfaction. Applying the business and technical principles, values and benefits of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Brent implements Agile business processes to scale success. Aligning teams and programs, he takes great care to bridge resources and maximize skill sets. Along the way, Brent motivates teams to execute beyond client expectations.

Guided by his personal slogan that “the right attitude can make a long day short and hard work enjoyable,” Brent maintains a positive attitude and leads by example. Training and mentoring team members, he simultaneously strives to heighten team performance, boost efficiency and increase delivery of value. Coaxing collaboration and creativity while fostering tiag’s unique corporate culture, Brent demonstrates a leadership style that keeps customers and employees happy.

Descending from generations of patriots dating to the Revolutionary War, Brent is likewise moved by the experiences of his grandfather, father and brother during their military service, deployment and VA health care. Brent’s desire to “change the system” fueled his prior work with IT contracting firms in which he helped advance numerous missions for VA and the Department of Defense.

In other previous positions, Brent advanced such initiatives as VA’s Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record Health Program; the Veterans Authorizations and Preferences subsystem; the Eliminate Veteran Homelessness program; and the Hazardous Material Management System supporting DoD and NASA, among copious other assignments that moved missions forward.

Karyn

Karyn Afari

HCD Qualitative Researcher/Program Analyst

Afari

Karyn Afari HCD Qualitative Researcher/Program Analyst

Karyn Afari joins our team as a HCD Qualitative Researcher/Program Analyst. She comes with over 15 years of experience in capacities as a Resource Quality Manager, Program Analyst, Business Analyst, Business Process Analyst, Business Rules Analyst, Data Analyst, and Systems Analyst in the healthcare industry, financial industry and more recently within the non-profit sector. Karyn embraces her innate passion for helping and empowering people. She enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, and the company of her doggy, Grover.

Athena

Athena Bozak

Sr. Program Analyst

Bozak

Athena Bozak Sr. Program Analyst

Athena has over 12 years of experience supporting government agencies with emphasis on military and DoD healthcare programs and initiatives. Athena holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and her professional background includes legislative research and analysis, congressional testimony preparation, workflow and website management, task administration, and program coordination for military Senior Leaders and executives. Recently, Athena was presented with the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal for her achievements and dedication while supporting the Office of the United States Air Force Surgeon General.

Born and raised in California, Athena joined the United States Air Force at just 18 years old. She met and married her husband shortly after arriving at her first duty station. Together, they have two children, Isabella and Leo. Athena has a passion for photography, music festivals, volunteering, and being an advocate for children with special needs. As an Air Force veteran and military spouse, Athena knows first-hand the challenges that come along with transition and resiliency. For this reason, Athena has a profound commitment to providing our nation’s veterans with the best care and support possible.

Phillip

Phillip Bui

Data Security Analyst

Bui

Phillip Bui Data Security Analyst

Phillip served the U.S Navy as an aviation support equipment technician. After his service, he went back to school and earned his bachelor's degree of science in information technology/network security. Phillip has contributed in four awarded ATOs (Authority to Operate) for different family programs for U.S. military branches. He is experienced in creating policy and documentation in both DIACAP (DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process) and NIST RMF (Risk Management Framework). He strongly believes in serving the government by providing support and security is a meaningful and worthwhile career.

CompTIA Security+ is the certification globally trusted to validate foundational, vendor-neutral IT security knowledge and skills.
Aurora

Aurora Hampton

Invisible Tiger Trainer

Hampton

Aurora Hampton Invisible Tiger Trainer

Aurora has over 96 months of software development experience that includes mobile applications, web applications in several different frameworks and programming languages, invisible tiger training, and game programming in various programming languages, platforms, and engines. She is an active member in the software development community by volunteering at events such as RailsBridge.

Most of Aurora’s family members and friends have an affiliation with various branches of the U.S. military, both active and veteran. So, she has a strong passion for Agile Six Application’s mission: to improve the lives of veterans.

In her free time, Aurora enjoys playing a few rounds of Call of Duty (and playing other games, of course), working on her side gaming and programming projects, listening to and playing music, exercising and working out, studying various subjects on new technologies, and hanging out with her family and friends.

Taghreed

Taghreed Mahdi

Sr. Program Analyst

Mahdi

Taghreed Mahdi Sr. Program Analyst

Taghreed has a Bachelors Degree in systems engineering, a Masters Degree in Project Management from George Washington University (GWU) and Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics from GWU. Taghreed's unique background includes work with US development offices embedded with US Army in the MENA region, where she implemented a variety of development programs and projects. She has experience designing financial models which drove revenue growth in banking while reducing risk.

The Honorable Tim

The Honorable Tim Mclain

Advisory Board Chairman

Mclain

The Honorable Tim Mclain Advisory Board Chairman

Tim has over 35 years of experience in executive leadership and management positions. He served as General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from 2001-2006, a Senate-confirmed Presidential appointment position, serving two Cabinet secretaries and managing an office comprised of nearly 400 attorneys. In 2005, Mr. McClain served concurrently as General Counsel and as Chief Management Officer for VA with overall responsibility for the Cabinet department’s budget formulation and execution, procurement policy and acquisitions management, and business process oversight. Mr. McClain is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, and California Western School of Law, San Diego, California. He is a retired Naval officer, where he served as a Surface Warfare Officer and in the Navy’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

Robert

Robert Ramirez

State and Utilities Advisor

Ramirez

Robert Ramirez State and Utilities Advisor

Robert completed a 35 year career with Southern California Edison (SCE) where he held numerous managerial positions in a wide variety of business disciplines. After starting his career as a Software Engineer, Robert moved into Project Management, Budgeting and Procurement, Organizational Development and Regulatory Compliance. Robert brings a wealth of experience in implementing Information Technology to solve large scale problems and has significant experience working with governmental agencies such as the California's Public Utilities Commission and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Robert is a graduate of California State University at Dominguez Hills with a BA in Psychology. Since retiring from SCE in 2014 he moved with his wife of over 37 years to the city of Beaumont. An active church member, Robert believes that the talents we are given are to be used to help others. He agreed to join Agile Six because he is committed to the mission of improving the lives of Veterans.

Lorena

Lorena Remmell

Process Patriot

Remmell

Lorena Remmell Process Patriot

Lorena has over 15 years experience working as a Contractor with the Federal Government in capacities such as Systems Analyst, Project Analyst, Project Scheduler, Process Engineer, Project Coordinator, and Portfolio Integrator. She is experienced in Project Management, Agile Development, SDLC, Project Scheduling, Process Elicitation, Process Diagramming Budgeting, Procurement, FISMA, OMB 300B, and other Federal Reporting. Lorena is a graduate of Strayer University with a B.S. in Business Administration. She is an avid follower of technology, science, and education and enjoys challenging herself to learn new processes, applications and technologies. In her free time Lorena keeps busy with current events, church and family.

Isaac

Isaac Shepard

Technology Advisor

Shepard

Isaac Shepard Technology Advisor

Isaac has over 15 years of experience developing large-scale software solutions and innovative user experiences. He earned his BS and MS in Computer Science at UC Santa Barbara, and in the late 1990's, Isaac joined Benefit Software and led the creation of a SaaS benefits-enrollment and total-compensation system for Fortune 500 companies. In 2006, Isaac joined Reflexive Entertainment to build up the company's front-end and back-end systems. After Amazon acquired Reflexive Entertainment in 2008, Isaac served as a Senior Software Development Engineer and worked on many of Amazon's special high-profile initiatives, such as Amazon's Test Drive cloud streaming technology and Amazon's Fire Phone Dynamic Perspective technology. In addition, Isaac served as a lead game development engineer for several Amazon Game Studios games, including launch titles for Amazon's Fire Phone and Fire TV. He holds nine patents and has another six patents pending. Isaac is also a professional music composer who has created the soundtracks for over a dozen games and charted at #1 on iTunes in the New Age category for his solo piano works.

Andy

Andy Wilke, M.D.

Medical Advisor

Wilke, M.D.

Andy Wilke, M.D. Medical Advisor

Andy is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine. He has worked in University Hospitals, Community Hospitals, VA hospitals and Indian Health Service. Andy has a wide variety of experience across the Country. He was a founding member of a Family Practice/Pediatrics Clinic group and then went on to setup and successfully run a solo Family Practice Clinic. Andy has worked in large urban Emergency rooms. Currently he is enjoying the hands-on and more personal approach in a rural Emergency Room setting. Andy has been married for 22 years. He and his wife, Sarah, have 4 children. Sarah is a breast cancer survivor. This experience has galvanized Dr. Wilke's desire to see health care from the patients' point of view---and thereby make health care better.

Integrity

Integrity

Integrity is the most important of our core values, and acts as the ultimate compass and measuring stick for everything we do. We believe that there is always ‘the right thing to do’ and we seek to always do that. We recognize that customer and employee relationships based on integrity take time to develop. We hold the goal that all parties that interact with us will trust that we have their best interests at heart.

Commitment

Commitment

Veterans and service members understand the nature of commitment: They have pledged to serve their country, and follow through with that commitment on every mission, often at great personal sacrifice to themselves and their families. We seek to honor that commitment, and believe we owe it back to them when they return home. We are committed to the success of the programs on and with which we are honored to work.  We are committed to creating a healthy, balanced, inspiring and empowered workplace. We are committed.  We are all- in.

Initiative

Initiative

We are self-starters. We see what needs to be done, and we do it. We seek to improve our company and ourselves every day. If you are a contracting office representative or a service provider looking for a partner, we want you to know that we will take the initiative to ensure your project's success, and we want to hear from you. If you are a self-starter who sets a high bar for yourself and your work, and want to create something truly rewarding, we want to hear from you.

Integrity

Integrity

Integrity is the most important of our core values, and acts as the ultimate compass and measuring stick for everything we do. We believe that there is always ‘the right thing to do’ and we seek to always do that. We recognize that customer and employee relationships based on integrity take time to develop. We hold the goal that all parties that interact with us will trust that we have their best interests at heart.

Commitment

Commitment

Veterans and service members understand the nature of commitment: They have pledged to serve their country, and follow through with that commitment on every mission, often at great personal sacrifice to themselves and their families. We seek to honor that commitment, and believe we owe it back to them when they return home. We are committed to the success of the programs on and with which we are honored to work.  We are committed to creating a healthy, balanced, inspiring and empowered workplace. We are committed.  We are all- in.

Initiative

Initiative

We are self-starters. We see what needs to be done, and we do it. We seek to improve our company and ourselves every day. If you are a contracting office representative or a service provider looking for a partner, we want you to know that we will take the initiative to ensure your project's success, and we want to hear from you. If you are a self-starter who sets a high bar for yourself and your work, and want to create something truly rewarding, we want to hear from you.

Are you looking for a great teaming partner?

We've Got Your Six

We believe that a strong team is built on trust and agility.  On a battlefield, your “6:00” position (your back) is the most vulnerable. When someone tells you that they’ve “Got Your Six,” it means they’re watching your back. In the same way, truly empowered software teams thrive on trust. Teams built on trust maximize collaboration, creativity, and quality, and when our clients and our team share this trust circle, truly great solutions emerge.

Vehicles

Agile Six is constantly looking for new vehicles upon which to market our services. Currently, we work with our strategic partners to market our services on the following contract vehicles: VA T4NG, Seaport-e, Alliant, SPARC, GSA 18F, and DHS FLASH.

We are a prime contract holder on GSA IT-70 (GS-35F-004GA)

Certification

Agile Six is a CVE certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), California certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE), and SB (Small Business), and San Diego certified Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE).

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Our team brings project management certifications such as PMI Project Management Professionals (PMP), Scrum Alliance certified Scrum Master (CSM), Product Owners (CSPO), Scrum Certified Professional (CSP) & SAFe certified Program Consultants (SPC). Our engineers possess certifications such as Certified Information System Security Professional CISSP, Security+, & VMWare Certified Professional (VCP5, & VCP6).

Do you want to be on a winning team?

It's easy to say "yes."  It's much harder to put in the work required to be the best. We want to work with highly responsible people who are self-directed, need very little management, and who are collaborative and team-oriented. If you have a high degree of integrity, are committed and passionate about helping Veterans and Service Members, and have the initiative to do what it takes to be the best, we want you on our team. We offer very competitive compensation packages and flexible work schedules. 

We also offer Medical PPO, PTO, and other great benefits.

We're looking for

UI/UX Designers

UI Designers

Software Engineers

Software Engineers

Scrum Masters

Scrum Masters

Cyber Assurance Professionals

Cyber Assurance Professionals

Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance

Data Architect

Data Architects

UI/UX Designers

UI Designers

We are looking for a UI Designer with at least 5 years of experience designing web and mobile applications that are elegant, responsive, and easy-to-use. Applicants should be able to lead design workshops, create prototypes, articulate to users and customers the rationale behind design choices, and work within engineering teams to deliver polished products.

Software Engineers

Software Engineers

We are looking for a senior-level software engineer who embraces and evangelizes engineering best-practices, is able to learn and adapt to new languages, platforms, and technologies quickly, and who can mentor other engineers on our team. We are also looking for someone who is familiar with Agile development methods. Our small teams need informal leaders who can put the team first, lead by example, and get the job done.

Scrum Masters

Scrum Masters>

We are looking for experienced and passionate agile champions who feel as much satisfaction from facilitating others’ success as their own. Traditional project managers don’t always make great Scrum Masters, but some make the best! The Scrum Masters first job is to champion the process and protect the team. Our small teams need informal leaders who can put the team first, lead by example, and get the job done.

Cyber Assurance Professionals

Cyber Assurance Professionals

We are looking for an enthusiastic professionals with 6+ years of hands-on experience in performing and/or participating in FISMA, RMF, DIACAP and NIST security assessments, continuous monitoring, and authorization activities, and the ability and proficiency to create and edit security documentation including System Categorization documentation, System Security Plans, Security Assessment Reports, System Scans and IT risk mitigations. Prior security clearance is preferred.

Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance

Agile Six is looking for a QA Test Engineer with at least 3 years of experience performing both automated and manual testing on mobile applications to ensure a high degree of quality. Successful applicants will be able to understand requirements, create and execute test cases, utilize automated testing tools to test native Android, iPhone, and phone-gapped apps, and work within teams to ensure the quality of all deliverables.

Data Architect

Data Architects

Agile Six is looking for an experienced data architect who can design and implement efficient and secure data storage and integration solutions for native mobile and phone-gapped applications. The successful candidate will be well versed in data modeling, demonstrate experience with a range of data technologies that are used in mobile applications, including NoSQL and relational systems, and understand the unique challenges and constraints storing and consuming data in a mobile environment.

Have questions for us?

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Agile Six Applications, Inc.
A Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business
861 Harold Place
Suite 207
Chula Vista, CA 91914
Give us a call at: (619) 335-8592

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