Jon M. Stout
Chief Executive Officer
Jon M. Stout has over 30 years of experience in founding, growing, and managing government contracting firms. In 1988, he founded DPC Technologies and grew that business from a start up to over $70 Million in revenue before selling the company to Northrop Grumman Corporation in 1999. The acquisition of DPC allowed Northrop Grumman a means of entry into key intelligence agencies, and was responsible for Northrop Grumman winning a major portion of a multi-billion dollar outsourcing program, as well as significant signal intelligence programs.
In 2000, Jon led a group of investors in a turnaround of failing defense contractor Hadron, Inc. After restructuring the company, Jon merged Hadron with Analex, Inc (Amex: NLX) in November of 2001 and migrated the new organization into a strong position in the military intelligence community. Analex specializes in developing intelligence, cyber security, systems engineering, and bio-defense solutions in support of our nation’s security. In Fiscal Year 2000, the company generated $19.9 million in revenue. As a result of Jon’s efforts, 2003 revenue exceeded $66 million and a large number of Intelligence Community jobs were created.
Jon presently directs the business development activities of Aspiration Software LLC in the Cybersecurity and Information Technology areas in the Federal Intelligence Community.
Jon is a 1971 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and belongs to a number of scholastic and charitable organizations, including the Harper Society of the University of Chicago, Lotus 88 Foundation for Women and Children, Fisher House, and the Wounded Warrior Project.
Shawna L. Stout
Vice President of Finance
Shawna L. Stout is a Managing Partner of The Shawmark Group and has extensive financial expertise in the defense contracting industry.
Prior to Aspiration Software, Shawna served as a Managing Partner at The Shawmark Group with primary responsibility for sourcing acquisitions. Shawna was instrumental in the acquisition and restructuring of Hadron, Inc, as well as the acquisition of Analex. Shawna served on the Board of Directors of Analex Corporation from 2000-2003.
During her tenure at DPC Technologies as the Director of Finance, Shawna managed the sale of DPC to Northrop Grumman. She has also worked on Wall Street for the Union Bank of Switzerland in Foreign Exchange.
Shawna received her MBA from The University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business with concentrations in Finance and Accounting, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a concentration in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.