DEDICATED TO THE MISSION

ABOUT US

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WHO WE ARE

Azimuth Corporation is a group of individuals and teams providing the highest quality of service and expertise. Our people allow us to offer innovative solutions that further “The Mission” and create lasting results. We have always had close ties to the military in the projects we execute and the people we hire, having a staff of over 40% military veterans.

We provide change to Programing and Policy Expertise, Security and Threat Analysis, and Operational, Program and Administrative Management Support to the National Security community. For the Air Force Research and Development (R&D) and Acquisition Communities, we provide Database and Modeling support and R&D and Lab support in the fields of Military Electronics, Optics, Sensors and Biotech.

OUR

VISION

A Trusted Partner delivering unmatched Services and Products to our National Security Customers.

OUR

MISSION

Provide exceptional leadership and expertise, creative and innovative solutions, and agile customer service to solve national security problems.

OUR HISTORY

In 2001, Valerie Rossi had a belief that customers deserved better than what she had been able to offer working for a large government contractor. So, with herself and two part-time employees, Azimuth was born. That mission has remained steadfast since Azimuth began and has grown the business into a $21MM+ national defense service organization, operating in six locations with offices in Beavercreek, OH and Washington D.C.

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    2001: Founding Of Azimuth Corporation

    Valerie Rossi established Azimuth Corporation with herself full time and two, part time employees.

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    2003: First Prime Contract

    Azimuth wins first prime contract supporting Army R&D.

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    2005: Azimuth grows

    Azimuth wins contract with Air Vehicles AFRL and company grew to 20 people. Deepens establishment of contract vehicles, facility clearances and core business processes.
    Company Revenue: $1.2 million

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    2010: Azimuth Wins First Sloan Award

    Azimuth wins its first Sloan award.
    Company Revenue: $6.4 million

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    2011: Honored as one of Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Companies

    Azimuth is honored as one of Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Private Companies in America.
    Annual revenue: $8.5 million

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    2013: Establishes office in D.C.

    Azimuth wins Washington Headquarters Services. Established first business in Washington D.C.
    Annual revenue: $9.3 million

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    2015: Azimuth solidifies D.C. presence

    Azimuth establishes a PMO office in D.C. to manage the multiple projects won over the previous two years.
    Company Revenue: $11.7 million

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    2018: Azimuth Enters New Era

    Azimuth rollouts out complete rebranding to reflect new company size and services as well as the current and future direction in solving national security problems.
    Annual revenue: 21.6 million

OUR LEADERSHIP

Valerie Rossi
President & CEO
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Valerie Rossi
President & CEO

Ms. Rossi established Azimuth Corporation in 2001 after spending many years as a contractor supporting large and small organizations. Azimuth was launched to provide the government with the skill, expertise and effectiveness of a large corporation combined with the highest levels of professionalism and agility of a small corporation. By establishing firm protocols and utilizing best practices from both large and small organizations, Azimuth has grown significantly over the years and continues to provide excellent service, competitive pricing and exceptional customer service.


Ms. Rossi is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business. Ms. Rossi provides overall direction for the company as well as managing employees, budgets, and growth strategies. Ms. Rossi has over 25 years of experience in the management of government and commercial projects, including numerous large programs for the Department of Defense, Air Force, Army and Navy.


Ms. Rossi earned a B.S., Wright State University (Dayton, OH), Environmental Health Sciences, 1995.

Charles Rossi
Executive Vice President
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Charles Rossi
Executive Vice President

Mr. Rossi is one of Azimuth’s original founders. He has been in the defense industry for over 25 years, having worked with both small and large businesses in support of the Army, DLA, Navy, DHS, and the Air Force, as an expert in contracts, operations, proposal development, business development, and program management. Through his career Mr. Rossi has been involved in R&D programs, SBIRs, management consulting, process improvement, and operations within both the large and small business environments. As Azimuth's Vice President, Mr. Rossi establishes new business strategies, oversees teaming, joint venture initiatives, as well as Azimuth’s interface with government agencies. He currently serves as Secretary for his local Rotary International club and as a member for the Oakwood High School Engineering Board.


Mr. Rossi graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics in 1986.

Dan McCusker
Vice President
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Dan McCusker
Vice President

Mr. Dan McCusker is Azimuth’s Vice President and Director of Azimuth’s operations in the National Capital Region. He is responsible for Azimuth’s operational, financial and growth goals in the NCR.Mr. McCusker has extensive experiences in leadership and program management. He is a retired USAF Colonel with 26 years of service and a background in Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR). Hislast assignment was the Commander of the 480th ISR Group during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. He also has over 15 years’ experience managing defense contracts including growing and leading an SAIC organization of 600 personnel and $90M in annual revenue. Mr. McCusker Joined the Azimuth staff in September 2018 but is no stranger to Azimuth; as a Consultant, he also supported the standup of the Washington Office several years ago.


Mr. McCusker has a MSA in Business from Central Michigan University, a MMS from US Army’s CGSC, and a Bachelor’s Degree from St Michael’s College.

Laura Filson
Director of Finance & Accounting
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Laura Filson
Director of Finance & Accounting

Ms. Filson has over 15 years of experience in corporate accounting with both privately and publicly held companies. As the Finance and Accounting Director for Azimuth, Ms. Filson oversees all aspects of financial management and planning including cash management, payroll, financial reporting, budgeting, compliance and taxation for all Azimuth locations. Prior to coming to Azimuth in 2017, Ms. Filson was the Corporate Controller for a $120M publicly traded manufacturing company with multiple US locations. She has extensive experience in cost accounting, financial reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley and financial planning & analysis.


Ms. Filson received a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in 2001 from Wright State University, Master’s in Business Administration in 2003 from the University of Dayton and has completed the Government Contracts Accounting Certificate Program in 2018 from George Mason University. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) through the state of Ohio.

Meg Gujer
Human Resource Manager, Facility Security Officer
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Meg Gujer
Human Resource Manager, Facility Security Officer

Ms. Gujer has over 30 years of experience across all administrative areas within the defense contracting industry. She manages the human resource programs of the organization including coordinating the efforts of Azimuth’s recruiter and generalist staff. In addition, Ms. Gujer manages the facility security program of the organization which includes ensuring all industrial security requirements are met to maintain the facility security clearance of the organization. Ms. Gujer has extensive experience supporting both external and internal customers through the human resource and industrial security functions of the organization, and works to supply exceptional customer service to both through her departments.


Ms. Gujer earned a B.S., Wright State University (Dayton,OH), Business/Human Resource Management, 1996.

Jonah Nelson
Dayton Business Lead, Program Manager
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Jonah Nelson
Dayton Business Lead, Program Manager

Mr. Nelson has a decade of experience in the defense industry, supporting customers in areas of industrial base analysis, project planning, and project management. Prior to working in the defense industry, he spent seven years as a product design and development engineer in the automotive industry. As the Dayton Business Lead and Program Manager for Azimuth, Mr. Nelson will oversee planning and execution of Dayton-based programs, managing a team of scientists, contract management/execution personnel, and an array of sub-contractors. He is also collaborating on joint venture initiatives and leading Dayton business development efforts.


Mr. Nelson received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1999 and a Master’s in Business Administration in 2006, both from the University of Dayton.

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