Our Team

Rick Hepburn

Rick Hepburn

President / Chief Executive Officer

CAPT Rick Hepburn, PE, USN (Ret), is a 1976 United States Naval Academy graduate with a BS in Ocean Engineering and MS in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and a Naval Engineer degree from MIT. He is a past President of the American Shipbuilding Suppliers Association and the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE).

Scott Hepburn

Scott Hepburn

Principal, Chief Operations Officer

Scott Hepburn CGFM, PMP, earned his BS in Finance with a Minor in Economics at Virginia Tech and is MS in Finance at The George Washington University. He is an expert in EVM and the Agile methodology and is a highly effective capture manager and business development lead.

Eric Hepburn

Eric Hepburn

Principal, Chief Financial Officer

Eric Hepburn earned a B.S.B.A in Finance and minor in Economics at Longwood University. He is an expert in Costpoint, accounting, financial functions, and contracting including a thorough knowledge and experience following the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFAR).

Samantha Hertel

Samantha Hepburn Hertel

Principal, Customer Relations Officer

Samantha Hepburn Hertel has 10 years of experience with Marriott International and 4 years experience with Hepburn and Sons. Her sales and marketing experience combined with her knowledge of US Navy warfare requirements and contracting provide a unique and sought after skill set.

Frank McMahon

Frank McMahon

Chief Information Officer

Frank McMahon previously worked for AT&T, Government Solutions where he served as Associate Director Program Management with 80 direct reports supporting the USMC Enterprise network. Frank has a MS in Organizational Leadership and a BS in Network Engineering, with 37 years of Federal Service and over 70 formal Federal career awards.

Danny Georgiadis

Dr. Danny Georgiadis

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Daniel R. Georgiadis earned his Ph.D. in Systems Engineering, M.S. in Management, and B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He served as a science advisor at the Pentagon within OPNAV N95 Expeditionary Warfare, as well as PEO LCS, and PEO Subs, eventually becoming the Acquisition Manager at PMS 415, Undersea Defensive Warfare Systems, leading all surface ship and undersea torpedo defense for the entire Navy.

Henry Rainone

Henry Rainone

Director of Engineering

CAPT Henry M. Rainone, USN (Ret.), BSEE from USNA, brings over 30 years’ experience across an array of ship classes, propulsion plants, and C4ISR systems. His dual Navy / civilian career includes leading roles in Navy ship design, construction, qualification, operation, maintenance, and at-sea fleet C4ISR system interoperability testing, as well as related business development.

Frank Koye

Frank Koye

Director of Naval Services

CDR, Frank Koye, USN (Ret.), did business development with Alion Science and Technology and served as a senior program manager for NAVSEA IWS 4.0 Foreign Military Sales engineering services. A New Jersey native, he earned an MBA from Southern Methodist University (SMU), and a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering at the US Naval Academy.

ChaZ Balkenbush

Chaz Balkenbush

Director of Human Resources

Chaz Balkenbush earned her Leadership and Management degree at Bluefield College located in Bluefield, Virginia. She is a Human Resources and Talent Acquisition expert and provides consultation to management on strategic staffing plans, compensation, benefits, training and development, budget, and labor relations.

Ben Ford

Ben Ford

Engineering Manager

Ben Ford provides expertise in air-cushioned vehicles, amphibious warfare, minesweepers and neutralization, MVDC powersystems, and HEMP for Aegis Ahore/ Naval Fleet / Air Force. He previously worked out of NSWC Panama City, Florida and graduated with a BS in Electrical Engineering from Florida State University.

Forrest Parker

Forrest Parker

Engineering Consultant

Forrest Parker graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Florida State University. He collaborates with the Navy Shipbuilding and research community to provide the vision and direction for technology insertion and transition. He is the lead technical writer for material science projects, and internal web developer for Hepburn and Sons.