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.