Charisse Quesada is R3’s Director of Contracts. With 30 years of experience in government as well as commercial contracting, her expertise spans across the Department of Defense and other government agencies including portfolios for Major System Acquisition and Strategic Systems programs. Charisse has created and led multi-million-dollar business divisions for firms such as Lockheed Martin, Booz Allen Hamilton, AT&T Government Solutions, and SRA International, Inc. As a member of the senior and executive management teams for these organizations, she successfully managed large staffs while participating in strategic planning and business development that consistently increased profitability.
Charisse gives back to the community by volunteering her time to a variety of organizations. She is currently on the Board of Directors for Women in Defense (WID) and active in National Defense Industry Association (NDIA), AFCEA, and San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) events. As a supporter of Operation Homefront, she participates in activities to directly support our military families.
Charisse is a graduate of National University with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and additional coursework in Law (Contracts, Corporate, and Criminal). She has completed Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification – Level III in Contracting, thru the Defense Acquisition University. Charisse is also a past recipient of the YWCA Tribute to Women in Industry Award, ATHENA Pinnacle Awards, featured in San Diego Magazine as one of the “Women Who Move the City”, San Diego Business Journal “Women Who Mean Business” awards, San Diego Union Tribune Latino Champion Awards – Business Leader, and numerous SPAWAR Lightning Bolt Awards.
Andy Bradley is R3’s Director of Business Development. He has extensive experience in a wide variety of defense business areas including: requirements and resourcing, operational logistics, and financial management. During his Navy assignments, he managed complex inventories valued at over one million dollars, oversaw numerous logistical projects, and orchestrated disaster relief efforts during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Andy served as a Department Head at an Explosive Ordnance Disposal training battalion, where he developed and executed robust annual operating/travel budgets to meet diverse supply and service requirements, facilitated and managed over 200 government contracts valued at 15 million dollars, and oversaw its Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) Program Objective Memorandum (POM) development and submission.
After transitioning from the U.S. Navy, Andy joined R3 where he first managed and led customer-facing projects, including budget development and logistics improvement initiatives on behalf of Navy and Joint Forces. He went on to establish R3’s Contracts Department and became our first Contracts Manager. As Director of Business Development, Andy currently oversees R3’s capture and sales activities and develops strategies and implementation plans for growth and diversification. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Ohio University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University. He is a graduate of Navy Supply Corps School and is qualified as a Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer.
Bill Brown is R3’s Business Development Manager. During his distinguished 33-year Naval career, he achieved the rank of Chief Warrant Officer Five (CWO5) and retired from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) community.
He has broad experience as an EOD Technician and EOD Officer and as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in business development as well as instruction, remediation, curriculum development, certification, program management, leadership, supervision and management of EOD Training. At R3, Bill develops business development strategy to support revenue generation, company growth objectives, and the renewal and expansion of current work. Additionally, he assists in increasing and improving R3’s market position by locating, developing, defining, negotiating, and closing business relationships.
Bill holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Saint Leo College, a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Human Development from Troy State University, an MBA from Columbia Southern University, a Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from University of West Florida and has completed all coursework required of a Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, University of West Florida.
Sally Wilson is R3’s Human Resources Manager. She has extensive experience in strategic human resource planning and performance management. Sally’s background in staffing, federal and state law compliance, employee benefits, compensation and payroll, and negotiation enables R3 to recruit, hire, and train highly capable and motivated personnel. Her skills also include conflict resolution, training and development, and collaboration which support our geographically dispersed team across the United States and overseas. Sally is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of our Human Resource Information System (HRIS) applications, as well as recruiting and payroll programs.
Her exceptional communication with all members of R3 and extraordinary customer service enables our team to stay focused on our clients. Sally has received a number of awards focused on her ability to cultivate a nurturing and supportive environment for employees.
Sally is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) both nationally and in the San Diego Chapter. She is a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). Sally holds a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Development from Villanova University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from San Jose State University.
Edelyn Tran is R3’s Finance Manager. She has finance, accounting, and related systems experience in the government and commercial industry. Her more than 14 years of experience in the field includes six years at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) initially responsible for the Annual Fixed Asset Inventory and promotion to the position of Senior Accountant. She managed intercompany accounts averaging over $100M of transactions monthly, prepared various account reconciliations, and assisted in dual system financial close. Additionally, Edelyn assisted in Deltek system conversion testing, implementation, and end-user training. She also spent three years at Kratos Defense and Security Solutions as a member of the financial management team reporting to the Corporate Shared Services Controller. In this role Edelyn gained valuable experience in the preparation and analysis of financial close reporting, payroll accounting, and Deltek system upgrade testing and implementation.
As part of the R3 management team, Edelyn oversees all areas of finance and accounting and serves as the liaison with public accounting firms, system consultants, government audits, vendors, and lenders. She provides financial analysis to stakeholders, prepares quarterly financial statements, and special reporting when required. Edelyn holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from San Diego State University and is an active member of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA).